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Caught on camera: Fire hydrant gives car a lift in Los Angeles

Statter 911 - 3 hours 54 min ago

Report that speeding vehicle pushed second car into hydrant

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Today is Monday the 25th of September, 2017

ARFF Working Group - 9 hours 48 min ago

Trying to get back in the swing of things after last weeks festivities!

Here are the stories to get the new week started..

Be safe out there!

Tom

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Friends mourn Wyoming men killed in Saturday plane crash near Thief River Falls

ARFF Working Group - 9 hours 57 min ago

By Janelle Vonasek

THIEF RIVER FALLS — Employees of Mountain West Motors Inc. in Rawlins, Wyo., gathered Saturday afternoon at the outdoor sports store to mourn the loss of their co-workers and friends.

Three men were killed shortly before 8 a.m. when their small Cessna 182 airplane crashed in a stubble wheat field outside Thief River Falls.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office identified the men as Moy Wing, 69, Brian Duke, 27, and Zach Ostertag, 26, all of Rawlins.

Social media indicated both Duke and Ostertag were mechanics at Mountain West, but the Herald was unable to verify if Wing also was employed there.

“We’re a small town in Wyoming, and everybody’s devastated right now,” said a Mountain West employee who spoke briefly to the Herald.  “We’re just all finding out. It just happened this morning. We’re honestly all in shock right now.”

A Facebook post from Ostertag dated Wednesday announced “3 more days, I’m ready to go home.” He replied to a friend’s post that he was training for “Arctic Cat and Textron snow and dirt machines.”

Arctic Cat Inc., a major manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATVs and other off-road vehicles, is located in Thief River Falls.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release it received a 911 call shortly before 8 a.m. that a plane was down near the intersection of Center Avenue Northeast and 130th Street Northeast, an area southwest of town and about 2½ miles west of the Thief River Falls Regional Airport.

Emergency responders found the three men dead at the scene, the news release said.

A stretch of gravel road at 130th Street was blocked off yet Saturday afternoon as about a half-dozen uniformed officers and others continued to investigate the scene. From a distance, wreckage appeared to cross the roadway with debris scattered about 100 yards into the field.

Elizabeth Cory, a public affairs spokeswoman with the Federal Aviation Administration, said the crash is being investigated by the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board. No updates would be available until next week, she said, adding that investigations can take several months to more than a year to complete.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Thief River Falls Police Department, St. Hilaire Fire and First Responders, Thief River Falls Area Ambulance, Thief River Falls Fire Department and Minnesota State Patrol all responded to the crash.

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/4332827-friends-mourn-wyoming-men-killed-saturday-plane-crash-near-thief-river-falls

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Two people die in aircraft accident at Camden airport

ARFF Working Group - 10 hours 27 sec ago

Two people have been killed in the crash of a small airplane at the Camden Municipal Airport, according to Ouachita County Sheriff David Norwood.

The accident happened about 6:45 p.m. Sunday near the north end of the north-south runway at the facility off U.S. 79. There was a fire at the crash site.

“Sadly there was a fatal plane crash earlier this evening at the Camden Airport. While the plane was not local, the pilot was well known to the pilots who fly out of here. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved,” said a statement on the airport’s Facebook page.

The airport, called Harrell Field, has one 6,500-foot runway.

The last fatal airplane crash in the Camden area happened on August 5, 1992, when a pilot flying a new Beechcraft Bonanza from Tulsa, OK, to Jackson, MS ran into a thunderstorm. The aircraft broke up in flight and wreckage was scattered over a two-mile area north of the airport.

http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/ouachita_county/article_3c1fa55c-a19a-11e7-8dbf-ebc3cc1e637e.html

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Light aircraft skids off runway at Kuching International Airport

ARFF Working Group - 10 hours 2 min ago

KUCHING: A light aircraft carrying six passengers from Mukah, including a Sarawak minister, skidded at the Kuching International Airport upon landing on Sunday evening.

State Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah was among the passengers on board the plane.
All passengers and crew escaped unhurt in the 6pm incident that forced the airport to suspend operations when the Hornbill Skyways Beechcraft 20 skidded to a spot approximately 500m from the airport’s Fire and Rescue control tower.

Fire and Rescue Department response teams from the Tabuan Jaya and Batu Lintang stations some 10km away were immediately dispatched to the scene and arrived within 15 minutes.

According to the Tabuan Jaya Fire and Rescue operations chief, the Beechcraft 20 belonging to Hornbill Skyways Sdn Bhd was flying from Mukah to Kuching.

“All six passengers and crew including the pilot managed to get off the plane and they are all safe,” he said.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd senior manager Mohd Nadzim Hashim said work to remove the aircraft is estimated to take about two hours before normal operations at the airport can be resumed.

At press time, the airport has yet to disclose how many flights were affected, although it is understood that the affected flights would be diverted to Sibu airport.

“Praise God that all of us are safe. The journey from Mukah was fine until it was time for landing,” said Fatimah.

The Dalat assemblyman was in Mukah to officiate at several events, including a mini regatta at Kampung Balan, the opening of the waterfront and cement walkway.

She was also in Mukah to visit her constituents in Kampung Tanam and Kampung Terus before attending a religious talk for students at Masjid Nur Muslihin.

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/24/aircraft-with-six-passengers-skids-off-kuching-international-airport-runway/

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Neighbors Save Pilot Being Choked by Seat Belt After Small Plane Crashes Into Whitpain Township Yard

ARFF Working Group - 10 hours 4 min ago

“I heard gurgling in a bush and we found where the pilot was,” one neighbor said

By Vince Lattanzio

A pilot had to be cut from the wreckage of a home-built aircraft after the plane crashed into the front yard of a Whitpain Township, Pennsylvania, home Sunday afternoon, officials and witnesses said.

The single-engine VariEze-style plane went down just after 5 p.m. along Meade Road, police said.

Witnesses and police said the plane lost altitude shortly after takeoff and hit several trees before breaking apart on the front lawn of a home.

A pair of neighbors — Douglas DiSandro and Brian McShain — rushed to the wreckage and started searching for the pilot.

“I heard gurgling in a bush and we found where the pilot was,” DiSandro said.

When they got into the bush, they found the pilot being choked by the plane’s seat belt. The men lifted his body to relieve the pressure on his neck until another person brought scissors to cut him free.

“He relieved the pressure on his neck and he started gasping again,” DiSando said.

Paramedics took the pilot, who has not yet been identified, to Penn Presbyterian Trauma Center in Philadelphia. Police said his injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening, but a condition was not available.

The development where the crash happened is 1½ miles from Wings Field, a small airport where the plane took off from Sunday afternoon.

Wreckage was strewn across the lawn and garden of 25 Meade Road. It appears the house was spared from being hit. There was a person inside the home when the crash happened.

“We’re very fortunate that nobody got hurt on this scene. It’s amazing,” Whitpain Twp. Police Chief Kenneth Lawson said.

VariEze aircraft debuted in the 1970s and are a cheaper alternative to other popular small aircraft like Cessna or Piper, according to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The planes are typically made of composite foam and fiberglass, the museum said.

The National Transportation Safety Board will visit the crash site Monday to launch an investigation.

Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Pilot-Choked-by-Seatbelt-When-Small-Plane-Crashes-Into-Whitpain-Township-Yard-447480633.html#ixzz4thCHoDGG

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Two people sent to hospital after helicopter crash in Santa Barbara

ARFF Working Group - 10 hours 13 min ago

Two people were injured in a small helicopter crash at the Santa Barbara Airport Sunday morning.

According to the Santa Barbara City Fire Department Facebook page, the incident happened at 9:30 a.m., down in the slough just west of runway 15 right.

Minor to moderate injuries were reported. Additional information and identities on the two hurt were not made immediately available.

Santa Barbara City and Santa Barbara County Fire responded to the incident.

Events leading up to the crash are unknown at this time.

http://www.ksby.com/story/36439992/two-people-sent-to-hospital-after-helicopter-crash-in-santa-barbara

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Plane crashes in Darlington County, one person receives minor injuries

ARFF Working Group - 10 hours 17 min ago

By Adrianna Seals

DOVESVILLE, SC (WBTW) – The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a plane has crashed in Darlington County.

According to Lt. Kilgo with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, the plane went down off of Dovesville Highway around 2 p.m. Sunday.

There was only one person in the plane, who received only minor injuries.

The plane is a small, privately-owned aircraft.

Darlington County Sheriff’s have reached out the FAA about this incident.

Plane crashes in Darlington County, one person receives minor injuries

 

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Power glider crashes into fence of Newberg home

ARFF Working Group - 10 hours 20 min ago

NEWBERG, OR (KPTV) –

A pilot received minor injuries after the power glider he was operating crashed into a fence in Newberg.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said the incident happened Saturday afternoon in a residential area.

The homeowner was home at the time and called 911.

The pilot of the power glider walked away with just minor injuries. No one on the ground was injured.

http://www.kptv.com/story/36437678/power-glider-crashes-into-fence-of-newberg-home

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Plane collides with helicopter at Clearwater Airpark

ARFF Working Group - 10 hours 23 min ago

By WFLA Web Staff

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — At least two people were injured when a helicopter collided with a plane that was making an emergency landing at Clearwater Airpark, according to Clearwater police and firefighters.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the helicopter, a Robinson R22 was hovering as the Piper PA-28 aircraft was landing on Runway 34. A collision occurred and the plane carrying two passengers flipped over.

Only the pilot was on the helicopter when he hit the plane. Officials said two people were left with minor injuries, but their names and current conditions are unknown.

The Clearwater Fire Department is on the scene cleaning up a fuel leak. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Plane collides with helicopter at Clearwater Airpark

 

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Plane Lands On Its Nose At Danbury Airport

ARFF Working Group - 10 hours 24 min ago

UPDATED : DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police and firefighters responded to a report of a plane making a “rough landing” at Danbury Municipal Airport on Friday morning.

When Danbury fire units arrived after 10:30 a.m. Friday, they found a single-engine Cessna 180 airplane nose down on Runway 35, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta said in a statement.

The pilot, Jeffrey Butler, was the only person on board at the time, and he was not injured while attempting a landing, Omasta said.

The Fire Department used its Ladder Tower to assist with righting the aircraft, which was nose down on the runway, he said.

The plane was then towed off the runway. The airport was shut down for a brief time to allow emergency vehicles to access the Cessna aircraft and reopened soon after.

The plane is registered to Butler and is based at Reliant Air in Danbury.

This incident is being investigated by the FAA’s Flight Standards District Office out of Windsor Locks.

http://danbury.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/plane-lands-on-its-nose-at-danbury-airport/722257/

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Pre-arrival video: Garage fire in Broadalbin, New York

Statter 911 - 12 hours 47 min ago

Initial attack on detached garage fire

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Early video from Illinois house fire

Statter 911 - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:17

House fire in Carterville

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Video: It takes a village to set up a water supply

Statter 911 - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:34

Apartment fire in Columbia, Missouri

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IL FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT VACANT HOUSE FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 15:20

Scary moments this morning for the Rockford Fire Department when a firefighter fell through the floor of a vacant home while helping put out a fire.

District Chief Derreyl Brown said the fire was called in around 4:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of 15th Avenue.

When they arrived, Brown said the first crews saw flames coming from the back of the vacant home.

The first firefighters were able to knock down the main body of the fire from the outside quickly, said Brown.

It was when the crews were trying to advance the fire from inside the house, a firefighter fell through the floor.

Brown said the crew member hurt their ribs and shoulders and was taken to the hospital.  The firefighter has since been released from the hospital.

The home is a complete loss, said Brown.  It has already been razed as a safety precaution.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Tragic House Fire Kills Douglas County Elderly Couple

Tragic House Fire Kills Douglas County Elderly Couple
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JACKSON MI FIREFIGHTER INJURED AT FIRE IN PREVIOUSLY FIRE DAMAGED BUILDING

Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:43

One Jackson firefighter was hurt Saturday as flames damaged a home already condemned because of a July fire.

The firefighter, with minor injury to an arm, was treated at Henry Ford Allegiance Health and released.

Fire wrecked a room and its contents in the duplex in the 200 block of W. Franklin Street, said Tim Gonzales, a Jackson firefighter.

The cause and origin are under investigation.

No one was in the house at the time; it is unclear if anyone was living there.

The structure has been deemed dangerous and uninhabitable since July 6, according to a notice on the door signed by a Jackson building official. The city was taking action to demolish it.

A fire shortly after midnight July 6 displaced four residents, trapping one of them and necessitating a rescue.

As the house is close to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy noticed flames coming from the second floor of the building, according to the sheriff’s office.

Neighbors and evacuated residents told Deputy James Moore and Jackson Police Officer Mike Galbreath they believed a man still was inside the house.

Moore and Galbreath climbed stairs and carried the man to safety from a second-story balcony.

The man had burns and inhaled smoke. He eventually was taken to Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor.

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LOUISIANA FIREFIGHTER BITTEN BY DOG AT FIRE

Firefighter Close Calls - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:42

A firefighter was bitten by a dog and another dog died after a house fire in Caddo Parish Saturday afternoon.

The blaze happened just after 2 p.m. in the 5800 block of Jefferson Paige Rd.

Fire officials on the scene say one dog bit the firefighter causing a minor injury.

Two adults inside the home were able to escape from the burning house without being injured.

Unfortunately, one of the three dogs inside the home during the fire died before firefighters could save it. The other two are expected to be alright.

When firefighters arrived, the house was fully involved in flames. The blaze is now under control.

At one point, 17 fire units with Shreveport and Caddo Parish were called to the scene, according to the Caddo 911 dispatch page.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

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