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Five children die in central Florida fire

Five children, three brothers and two sisters, died in a house fire on Monday in Citra, Fla. that fire officials believed was caused by a space heater. Trapped inside the house at 1760 NE 182nd Place were th...
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Woman dies in Staten Island house fire

NEW YORK -- A woman died in a fast moving fire that tore through a house on Staten Island on Friday, according to the US Fire Administration, which records all fire deaths. The woman was asleep in the top fl...
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Brentwood man killed in house fire

A 42-year-old Brentwood, N.Y. man was killed early Sunday morning after a fire swept through his home, officials said. Sean Sheridan was unable to escape the flames, Newsday reported. His mother was able to...
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Boston firefighter nearly electrocuted

A Boston firefighter was shocked and nearly electrocuted on October 24 during a 4-alarm fire after an aerial ladder set down on contact with a life electrical wire. FirefighterCloseCalls reported that Boston...
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88-year-old woman dies after house burns

LOS ANGELES -- An elderly Pinon Hills, Calif., woman died after being rescued from a house fire on Monday morning, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. June Nichols was rescued from the blaze, but she ...
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Broome County EMS chief dies on call

A veteran fire chief died suddenly while out on a call early Tuesday morning. Karen Hand was chief of the Broome County, N.Y. Volunteer Emergency Squad. She sent into sudden cardiac arrest while on a call, a...
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Wyoming hotel fire ruled arson

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson, together with Mayor Rick Kaysen, Cheyenne, Wyo. Fire Chief Jim Martin and Police Chief Bri...
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86-year-old killed in Watts house fire

An elderly man died on Sunday in a house fire in Watts, a mostly residential neighborhood in South Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, which reports on fire deaths. The fire broke out at ...
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Orange County firefighter dies in training

An Orange County Fire Authority firefighter died Thursday during a training operation. James M. Owen, 56, was on a break from rescue drills at the OCFA Headquarters in Irvine when he collapsed and went into ...