Blast levels New Jersey home 'like a pancake,' killing one

...natural gas leak, said the utility's spokesman, Duane Bourne.The fire went out on its own. Bollwage and Elizabeth Fire Chief Thomas McNamara said that fact may have helped prevent the loss of more life and damage to neighboring buildings, which...
Nation and World
Murder in the valley

...shot or where he was hit."The scene was under their command, and they have an open investigation ongoing," the fire chief said.JPD spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said by phone, "That's not information we're going to be releasing, probably...
Mom, 3 kids, neighbor killed in row house fire in Kentucky

...she said belonged to the victims.The father of the children survived, as did two of his other children.Maysville Fire Chief Kevin Doyle said the father was in and out of the building several times.Chris Hargis, in his 30s, went back inside...
Nation and World
Sitka's 'slave auction' to be renamed

...SpottedBird said."I stand with them," he said. "There should be basically an apology for using that term."Sitka Fire Chief Dave Miller said the auction money will be put into the training fund for volunteers. He said after Law's comments...
Weekly tsunami tests in Ketchikan to go silent

...News reported the sirens located on the roof of the fire department have gone off around noon every Saturday. Assistant Fire Chief Jon Dorman says the sirens have been switched to a silent test.The previous tests consisted of a steady-pulsed tone...
Mat-Su Borough, fire department spat over on-duty rules

...amid an ongoing conflict about rules led to the acting fire chief's resignation, KTUU-TV reported.Eric Chappel was...Community Council on Thursday asked for a full-time fire chief and improved leadership training.
'Life in a smile': Friends reflect on those lost in Sitka landslide

...Almost everybody involved in the recovery - including Gov. Bill Walker, Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell, the city's fire chief, police officers, Red Cross volunteers and members of the church - mentioned how impressed they were by the show of...
Two bodies recovered from Sitka landslide

...Diaz, 26 and 25, respectively.Teams with search dogs scoured the area searching for the third person.Assistant Fire Chief Al Stevens confirmed Thursday that recovery crews found a second body at the site where a landslide buried the three...
State | Local
Amid heavy rainfall, Sitka officials suspend search for body

...displaced residents."We cannot say what effect the rain will have on the already weakened slide area," Deputy Sitka Fire Chief Al Stevens said in a statement. "The most prudent thing we can do is back-off and see how the slide area handles the...
State | Local
Somber day in Sitka

...evening. Community SupportAt a press conference Wednesday morning, City and Borough of Sitka Mayor Mim McConnell and Fire Chief Dave Miller praised the community for pulling together to aid in the recovery effort, help shelter families who had...


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