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Firefighters escape injury when hydraulic failure sends aerial into live wire

Fire chief says this mishap is a result of an aging fleet

By Christin Coyne
The Weatherford Democrat 

WEATHERFORD, Texas — The Weatherford fire marshal believes a homeless man’s activities in the basement of a vacant Weatherford ISD building likely led to a blaze late Wednesday night that destroyed the single-story structure.

Weatherford firefighters received a call of smoke in the area after 10 p.m. Wednesday and found heavy, thick, black smoke coming from the eaves of a single-story building in the 100 block of North Denton Street, officials said.

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Joseph Hebert Joseph Hebert Friday, December 14, 2012 10:33:59 AM Firefighters, remember, it is not just the fire itself that can get you.
Colin Bonner Colin Bonner Friday, March 01, 2013 11:16:08 AM All fire rescue personnel should have hydraulic safety awareness training, not only understanding issues with engines, but hazards with tooling. Also consider hydraulic hazards where rescue involves extrication from hydraulic equipment. example; farm equipment and industrial presses.

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