PIC: Denise Bradley. Archant Firefighters spent the early hours battling a blaze at an industrial building in Methwold. Eight crews, including a water carrier and an aerial ladder platform went to the fire, at the property in Brandon Road, Methwold, at just after 1am today. They used compressed foam and hoses and had put out the fire by 4am. Nobody was hurt. … [Read more...] about Firefighters tackle blaze in Methwold
(Reuters) – A U.S. commando killed in a Somalia firefight against al-Shabaab militants was identified as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, the Department of Defense said late Saturday. Sgt. Conrad was killed and four other commandos were wounded Friday during an operation against the militants, the U.S. military said. Conrad, born in Mesa, Arizona, was attached to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Airborne, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, said Lt. Colonel Robert Bockholt, an Army spokesman. He was a Human Intelligence, noncommissioned officer. Conrad, and the U.S. special operations forces were fighting alongside about 800 troops from the Somali National Security Forces and Kenyan Defense Forces when they were attacked about 2:45 p.m. Friday by mortars and small arms fire. The troops had been on a mission to clear al-Shabaab from contested areas as well as villages the militants controlled, “and establish a permanent combat … [Read more...] about U.S. soldier killed in Somalia firefight identified
Associated Press Published 4:26 p.m. UTC Jun 8, 2018 St. Joseph – Authorities say firefighters and officers rushed into a southwestern Michigan home to rescue a person who set the home on fire. Officers responded Friday morning in St. Joseph and were told that he had cut a gas line in the house and poured gasoline throughout the home. St. Joseph police say people were evacuated from nearby homes as authorities tried to get him to come out safely. Police say that after about two hours he set fire to the house while on a video call with a negotiator. Firefighters and officers quickly got him out. He was conscious and alert when taken to a hospital for evaluation. Officers from the Berrien County sheriff’s office, state police, the Lincoln Township fire department and others also were involved in the rescue. … [Read more...] about Police, firefighters rush in after home set on fire
By Letters To The Editor | PUBLISHED: June 8, 2018 at 7:21 am | UPDATED: June 8, 2018 at 7:22 am Firefighters paid $300K+ are complaining? Re: “Rein in lackadaisical Bay Area fire officials” (Editorial, June 6): Thank you for bringing to our attention the lack of oversight in the local fire departments, especially Hayward’s. It’s shocking that many fire departments in the South Bay are failing to adequately inspect schools and apartment buildings on an annual basis. According to the Transparency California website there are over a dozen fire fighters in Hayward drawing over $300k per year in total compensation. They have no right to complain about being inadequately resourced or unpaid. The taxpayers deserve better service for all the money they are putting into this department. Gena Lee-ColeSunnyvale Submit your letter to the editor via this formLetters to the Editor … [Read more...] about Letter: Firefighters paid $300K+ are complaining?
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Firefighters are at the scene of a fire at a recycling center in southwest Houston.Crews are at 5904 Westpark near Chimney Rock, where smoke from the fire is drifting over the drivers on the Southwest Freeway. We do not know the cause of the fire or what materials may be burning.If you are driving in the area, exercise caution as firefighters work to extinguish the blaze. … [Read more...] about Firefighters called to blaze at recycling center in SW Houston