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Detailing alarm causes, actions to mitigate the incident and fire protection post-incident
Clovis Deputy Fire Chief Fay Craigmile said it took firefighters three hours to get the fire knocked down
Richmond Fire Chief Tim Brown said it may be weeks before the fire is fully extinguished because of four hot spots
Fires were burning within about 14 acres of various plastics stored inside and outside buildings; “it’s very much a mess,” said Richmond Fire Chief Tim Brown
About 140 crewmembers responded and encountered heavy fire
The blaze injured 3 firefighters and 3 EMS providers while destroying DNA evidence
We have essentially eliminated most of the redundant (and time-tested) fire protection features that we need to fight fires in these structures
From Walmart claiming operations made a fire worse to Vanessa Bryant’s $16 million win, these are the stories that stirred discussion this year
Firefighters have been using fireboats and drones, but the fire may burn for days, and DNA evidence has been lost
Officials said they had no reason to think anyone was inside. Crews performed interior operations but evacuated after seeing signs of structural instability.
Mayday training, preplanning, mutual-aid agreements and scene size-ups emerge as common themes in major incidents
One person was injured, the building collapsed in several spots and firefighters hosed down nearby buildings
Fire crews from around Michigan and Wisconsin continue their aggressive attack as environmental officials monitor the area’s drinking water
Tort claim notices name more than 30 fire departments