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Hundreds Evacuated North of Los Angeles as Wildfire Rages

About 300 homes were evacuated as a fast-moving wildfire burned through some 11,000 acres (4,450 hectares) of parched land northwest of Los Angeles on Saturday, the County of Los Angeles Fire Department said. The so-called "Sand Fire" broke out on Friday afternoon and spread quickly near Santa Clarita, about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of the city. Show More Summary

Massive Fire in Downtown Bothell Under Control

by Tricia Romano courtesy City of Bothell A fire that broke out on Main Street and 102nd Avenue NE in Bothell early this morning has been tamed, but is not yet out. According to the Bothell Fire Department the fire affected the Mercantile Building, which is under construction, and the Bothell Mall. Show More Summary

Apartment complex evacuated due to man cooking urine

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Amherst, Mass. fire department evacuated an apartment complex on Wednesday due to a nasty smell coming from one of the units. They saw what appeared to be chemicals cooking on the stove and called in the Hazardous Materials Response and bomb squad. Show More Summary

Pentagon Revises Law Of War Manual After Criticism Of Press Treatment

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Friday updated its law of war manual after a previous version came under fire for appearing to allow commanders to treat journalists as belligerents or spies. The U.S. Department of Defense manual, the first and most comprehensive of its kind, was first released last June. Show More Summary

Another Police Officer Down: Kansas City Loses One of Their Own

RIP Captain Robert Melton, who died in the line of duty when suspects opened fire on them during a pursuit. He was one of the police officers from the police department of Kansas City, Kansas.

Abbotsford Firefighters Receive Peta Award For Saving Dog From House Fire

A Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way from PETA to the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, which responded to a house fire on Laburnum Avenue on July 12—and... The post Abbotsford Firefighters Receive Peta Award For Saving Dog From House Fire appeared first on PETA.

DA won't seek charges against APD officers in Alexia Christian case

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard will not seek charges against the two Atlanta Police Department officers who shot and killed Alexia Christian, a 26-year-old African-American woman whom the department says opened fire while...Show More Summary

The Funeral for the Last 9/11 Fire Chief Takes Place Due to Bone Marrow Donation

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo of Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack via the New York Times) Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack, 58, of the New York Fire Department looked through his binoculars on the morning of September 11, 2001 as the second plane hit the south...Show More Summary

Cat Found Hanging by Head in Grate

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image credit: Winchendon Fire Department) Passersby noticed a cat stuck in a grate over a storm drain in Winchendon, Massachusetts, last Thursday. The Winchendon Fire Department responded and found the cat with its body hanging inside the grate, and its head stuck. Show More Summary

Turkish President Was Seconds Away From Being Shot Out Of The Sky During Friday Night Coup Attempt

President Tayyip Erdogan was enjoying a seaside holiday when the first shots were fired in Ankara. As chaos gripped the city, the 62-year old Turkish leader boarded his official jet at Dalaman airport and departed for Istanbul. A rebel faction of the national military was going berserk, and two Turkish F-15 fighter jets had their... Show More Summary

Atlanta Police Officer Charged With Murder In The Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

An Atlanta police officer who opened fire on an unarmed black man last month is now facing felony murder charges. James Burns was fired by the Atlanta Police Department after he shot and killed Devaris Caine Rogers, 22, on June 22. (Rogers’ first name has been spelled “Deravis” in some news reports. Show More Summary

Need a baby? Call the fire department!

Will You Give My Mommy a Baby? Cassidy 1998 In a nutshell, today’s romance selection for Friday Fiction is your typical meet cute (OMG! my kid called 911 to get me a firefighter man!) and then romantic comedy then proceeds to drag the firefighter and hapless single mother into a reluctant relationship. Hilarity follows and […]

Officers Fired for Anti-BLM Social Media

Police and fire departments across the country are cracking down on officers for posting racist, violent memes and comments. But its not enough.

Two men fall off a cliff playing 'Pokémon Go'

Two men in California were rescued after falling off a seaside cliff playing Pokémon Go.   The Encinitas Fire Department says that two men in their 20s were playing the augmented reality game between E and F Streets in Encinitas when...Show More Summary

Man dies in Northwest Washington under fallen vehicle

Fire department says a jack failed and vehicle crashed to the ground.

Sometimes it rains cats and dogs and even frogs, but have you...

Sometimes it rains cats and dogs and even frogs, but have you ever been caught in a shower of fire rain? The Department of Luminous Light Painting loves this video by Rob Nelson and Jonas Stenstom from Untamed Science, in which theyShow More Summary

Gunman Fires 17 Rounds at Policeman’s Home, Screams He Hates cops… Then THIS Happens

Right before 2:30 am yesterday morning, a 10-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was with his family in his home when they heard shots fired outside. 17 rounds

Amusement Park Near DC Shut Down After Bomb Threat

Six Flags America – an amusement park outside of Washington DC in Upper Marlboro, MD, – was shut down on Wednesday morning after a bomb threat around 11 a.m. Reportedly, the Prince George’s County Fire Department found a “suspicious package” … More » The post Amusement Park Near DC Shut Down After Bomb Threat appeared first on EveryJoe.

Atlanta cop fired after shooting black man dead in botched car theft investigation

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The Atlanta Police Department identified the officer fired for fatally shooting a 22-year-old black man, WXIA-TV reported. The department determined that James Burns used excessive force when he shot and killed Deravis Rogers last month. Burns was asked to investigate an alleged auto break-in at a...

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