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Greece to try Spanish rescuers for 'migrant trafficking'

Madrid - Three Spanish firefighters will stand trial in May in Greece for allegedly trying to help illegal migrants enter the country via Lesbos where they were taking part in sea rescue operations.

US Wildfire threat levels - How technology helps in preparedness

At the end of last week, U.S. fire managers raised the National Fire Preparedness Level status to its highest level for the first time in two years as California and a number of other Western states are at high risk for lightning storms.

It is against the law to fly drones near wildfires in the U.S.

Prescott - Just days after a drone forced firefighting aircraft out of the sky over the raging Goodwin Fire in Arizona, the drone operator has been arrested. The 54-year-old man is facing multiple charges.

Relentless battle for California firefighters

California - For two days straight, with barely time for sleep, Ron Earls and his team of firefighters battled a monster blaze this week that spread out of control in a small California town.

Forest fire spreads in Big Bear, California Special

Big Bear Lake - A forest fire began in the mountain town of Big Bear, California at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23. It rapidly spread eastward, covering more than 10 acres by 3:00 p.m. Parts of the 7000-foot high popular tourist and residential town are being evacuated.

4,000 California inmates are fighting wildfires

Nearly 4,000 prisoners are currently battling wildfires across California making up about 40 percent of the nearly 10,000 firefighters deployed across the state. Participants make $2 per day in the program and $2 an hour when they’re on a fire line.

Canadian Firemen told to stop helping coworker with cancer

Regina - When Tanner Brotzel was diagnosed with cancer in December, his coworkers didn't hesitate to offer to help him in every way possible, including covering his shifts at the firehouse in Saskatchewan's capital city of Regina.

Police dashcam captures NJ home explosion caused by gas leak

Atlantic City - A huge blast that was captured on a police dashcam ripped apart a home under renovation and shattered the quiet in a New Jersey neighborhood on Tuesday. Firefighters and gas company employees were already on the scene when the detonation occurred.

San Francisco fire kills one, leaves 40 homeless

San Francisco - Dozens of residents rescued Wednesday from a burning San Francisco building may have been further imperiled by blocked fire escapes and a malfunctioning alarm system, officials said.

World Series tickets saved from fire, woman meets George Brett

Kansas City - A Kansas City woman willing to risk life, limb and the possibility of arrest to rescue her World Series tickets from her burning home, ended up crossing paths with baseball legend George Brett upon conclusion of the ordeal.

Weed man charged with starting Northern California wildfire

Weed - A 24-year-old Northern California man was arrested and charged Saturday with starting the Boles fire that burned through the tiny lumber town of Weed, destroying more than 150 homes.

Firefighters report gains against California's giant King fire

Pollock Pines - Firefighters in California appeared to be winning the race this week to contain the huge King fire consuming forest and threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra foothills, but shifting winds could imperil recent gains.

King wildfire containment may be hampered by high winds

CalFire and USFS crews have made good progress on containing the King wildfire in Northern California last night, even though the fire grew 2,000 acres, from 87,5 92 acres to 89,574 acres. Containment has now reached 37 percent as of Tuesday.

Photo Essay: Wildfires — When the woods burn around your homes Special

Wildfires put communities in danger and interrupts daily activities. A single fire can destroy homes leaving many homeless. And owners sometimes will die in a tragic and futile effort to save their homes.

Crimea firemen switch sides in Soviet-style ceremony

- Crimea's firefighters proudly switched allegiance on Tuesday, becoming the disputed peninsula's first department under Russia's full control after a hastily arranged ceremony reminiscent of the Soviet era."Lutsevich!

Switzerland hosts first national fire hydrant toss event

The Scots toss the caber, and apparently Alpine farmers have a traditional stone toss event, and now some firemen in the canton of Aargau have come up with their own version. The first-ever national "toss the fire hydrant event."

Firefighters gaining, but Rim Fire increases to 187,466 acres

Groveland - Firefighters continue to battle the flames in California's Sierra mountains, but the fire continues to grow. Still more than 5,500 structures threatened.

Hundreds evacuated in Mallorca due to out-of-control forest fires

Andraitx - 700 people have been evacuated from the town of Estellencs in the west of Mallorca as a fierce forest fire rages out of control. 300 firefighters from all over the island are fighting the blaze.

Las Vegas-area wildfire has consumed 25,500 acres since July 1 Special

Las Vegas - The wildfire raging west of the Las Vegas Valley was started by a lightning strike on July 1 and since then it has consumed more than 25,000 acres. The costs of fighting it are nearing $6 million and counting.

Op-Ed: 19 firefighters who died as heroes

Prescott - Nineteen firefighters lost their lives while fighting a wildfire in Arizona, the hightest amount of firefighters to lose their life in the line of duty since the 343 firefighters died on 9/11.

Firefighters lost in Arizona fire

Prescott - The Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona has claimed the lives of firefighters. The official pronouncement came just before 8:00 p.m. PST tonight.

Baby dumped in toilet rescued from sewage pipe

A baby boy just a few days old, dumped in a toilet, was rescued by firefighters who took him to hospital still stuck inside the connecting sewage pipe.

Review: Powerful documentary BURN opening May 3 in Toronto Special

Detroit - In the 1950s Detroit was thriving. Times have changed. The population is down to 750,000 from 1.8 million with a third of the people unemployed. For the Detroit Fire Department it's a powder keg that ignites every night of the year.

5 Firefighters taken hostage in Georgia

At least five firefighters have been taken hostage in northwest Georgia, with the hostage taker barricading himself alongside the firefighters.

Safe traps Toronto man

Toronto - A young party-goer who decided to act out a alcohol-infused dare had to rely on the Toronto Fire department to free him after being trapped inside a safe.

Firemen join locksmiths in fight against evictions in Spain

As heartbreaking evictions continue in Spain due to the financial crisis, firefighters have now joined the protest against removing people from their homes by refusing to assist the bailiffs.

Local police and firefighters protest again in Fuengirola (video) Special

Fuengirola - It seems that Tuesday is turning into a day for protest by local police and firefighters in Fuengirola, as for the second week in a row, whistles and noise filled the town centre.

Atlantic City firefighters sworn into office with iPad Bible app

In America, taking any kind of public office meant taking an oath where you put your hand on a Bible. Atlantic City firefighters had to do a bit of a twist on the tradition by using an iPad Bible app instead.

Police, firefighters protest at Town Hall in Fuengirola (video) Special

Fuengirola - The local police and firefighters in Fuengirola have had enough of all the cuts to their salaries and benefits. They protested, with much noise, in front of the Town Hall on Tuesday.

Spengler's note: 'I do what I like doing best – killing people'

Webster - William Spengler, the shooter in the Christmas Eve neighborhood blaze in Webster, NY, and the deaths of two people, left a note. The note said he wanted to do what he liked best: killing people.
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Police officers and firefighters attend the funeral of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim.
Police officers and firefighters attend the funeral of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim.
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This homeowner tries to fight back a fully engulfed forest in his backyard using a garden hose to fi...
This homeowner tries to fight back a fully engulfed forest in his backyard using a garden hose to fight the fire. The hose is no match for the roaring fire, and he was picked up by firemen before his house caught on fire.
Neighbors helping each other as the prepare to evacuate their homes when a 500+ acre wildfire consum...
Neighbors helping each other as the prepare to evacuate their homes when a 500+ acre wildfire consumed areas in both Sarasota and Charlotte counties.
New York City firefighters examine the rubble after a building explosion in Harlem
New York City firefighters examine the rubble after a building explosion in Harlem
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A North Port fireman puts out a brushfire that started when a homeless man s homemade structure went...
A North Port fireman puts out a brushfire that started when a homeless man's homemade structure went up in flames. It can be barely seem in the steam and smoke coming off the forest's floor.
irefighters stand at the funeral for Daniel Barden  7  a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School ...
irefighters stand at the funeral for Daniel Barden, 7, a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn.
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A brushfire quickly spread towards this house where children were playing in the driveway. The paren...
A brushfire quickly spread towards this house where children were playing in the driveway. The parents grabbed their children and evacuated the house, as evident by the toys still on the front yard. The fire department was able to stop the fire from spreading to the home, saving it from burning.
Firefighters line up along the funeral procession route for Daniel Barden.
Firefighters line up along the funeral procession route for Daniel Barden.
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Firefighters working the Rim Fire in a neighborhood
Firefighters working the Rim Fire in a neighborhood
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A fireman ensures that everyone leaves this house as a fire in the back is about to overrun it. A wo...
A fireman ensures that everyone leaves this house as a fire in the back is about to overrun it. A woman is holding her dog as the fireman helps other occupants. The firemen were able to stop the fire before it reached their back yard and saved the house.
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their sala...
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their salaries, February 12, 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
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A fuel truck is refueling the Sarasota County Sheriff s helicopter near the scene of a wildfire. Thi...
A fuel truck is refueling the Sarasota County Sheriff's helicopter near the scene of a wildfire. This saves time from having to fly to an airport to refuel. This way, the helicopter is back on the fire quickly.
Rough translation:  Full for Oña (Mayoress) and the scavenger civil servants.   Local police & ...
Rough translation: "Full for Oña (Mayoress) and the scavenger civil servants." Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Firefighters from the FDNY and other departments attend the funeral of Daniel Barden.
Firefighters from the FDNY and other departments attend the funeral of Daniel Barden.
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Families near a wildfire prepare to evacuate their homes while firemen with their truck is down the ...
Families near a wildfire prepare to evacuate their homes while firemen with their truck is down the road battling the blaze.
Firefighters hooking up a pump truck to a nearby fire hydrant to continue to battle the flames.
Firefighters hooking up a pump truck to a nearby fire hydrant to continue to battle the flames.