3 Men Rescued from Grain Bin


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. – After more than four hours, crews with Washington County Fire and Rescue pulled out the man who was trapped chest deep inside a grain bin in Boonsboro.

The incident was reported just before 2:30 p.m. on a farm on 18025 Keedysville Road.

Rescue crews told WHAG that the man who was stuck inside the silo-like structure is a worker on the farm. They say he fell inside while working, and sunk chest-deep in to the corn grain inside. Two other men jumped inside to try and rescue the man, however their efforts failed.

Deputies with the Washington County Sherif’s Office say it was a tricky rescue – in order to get the two men out they would be risking the trapped man sinking deeper in to the grain. Crews worked over the spanning hours to give the trapped man space and breathing room.

Multiple crews, including Md. State Police’s Trooper 3 helicopter were on scene as a precaution. 

The trapped man, as well as the two other men inside the grain bin with him were rescued around 6:45 p.m. The victim was taken to Meritus Medical Center for treatment. The other two men are reported to be okay.

More than 50 emergency units responded to this incident Wednesday.




Rescue in Edmonton, Alberta


Firefighters pulled an unresponsive man from a northside house after a home care worker arrived to find smoke inside.

Fire crews were called to the house fire near 80 Street and 129A Avenue around 1 p.m. on Friday.

They pulled a man from the residence. He was transported to hospital.

The fire appears to have originated in the kitchen.

2 Rescues in Lindenwold, NJ


Officials say a man was injured and a pet killed in a fast-moving apartment building fire in Lindenwold, New Jersey early Friday morning.

The fire broke out just before 1:30 a.m. in the unit block of Oak Street.

A resident returning from work saw the fire, called 911 and began knocking on doors, but no one answered.

According to crews, the fire began in a downstairs unit, number 3406.

The resident of that apartment was not home when the fire started. Her dog was unable to escape and died in the blaze.

Upstairs, in apartment 3408, two residents were inside but did not hear the frantic knocks on their door.

Police knocked down the door but were not able to go inside because of the heat and smoke. When firefighters arrived, they rescued both.

One man is listed in stable condition at an area hospital. He’s being treated for smoke inhalation.

The fire forced the entire building to be evacuated. About a dozen people were affected. All those evacuated were back inside by 6:00 a.m.

The only apartments damaged were the apartment where the fire started and the unit directly above it.

The Red Cross is assisting the residents of both those apartments.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


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Rescue in Shreveport


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – One man is dead and a 7-year-old critically injured in an early morning apartment fire in Shreveport.

KSLA TV reports (http://bit.ly/18d5WgF ) firefighters responded to the fire just before 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Authorities say 30-year-old Antroious T. Kinsey was found dead at the apartment complex. Firefighters say a 7-year-old was revived at the scene and sent to the hospital.

Firefighters say it appears the man went back into the apartment to rescue the 7-year-old but collapsed from the smoke.

Officials say the fire heavily damaged the apartment. The remaining seven apartment units in the building had some fire, smoke and water damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Information from: KSLA-TV, http://ksla.com

Man Rescued from Apartment Fire in NJ

Plainfield firefighters today rescued an unconscious man from a North Avenue apartment in one of two fires reported two minutes apart, reports nj.com.

At 11:58 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire in a home on Allenwood Drive.

Then at noon, firefighters received a report of a fire on the first floor of a four-story apartment building at 171 North Ave., across the street from the train station, Deputy Chief Jeffrey Courtney said.

He said firefighters found smoke just outside the first-floor unit and quickly began evacuating residents from 12 units on the second, third and fourth floors.

“We found one man unconscious in a fourth-floor apartment and brought him out,” Courtney said.

He said city emergency responders revived the man, who suffered smoke inhalation but did not require hospital treatment.

The fire was contained to the first-floor unit, but there was smoke and heat damage throughout the building, Courtney said. He said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

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Women Rescued from Fire in Toronto


A 24-year-old woman is clinging to life in hospital after she was rescued from a burning house in Toronto’s west end early Wednesday morning.

The woman was without vital signs when firefighters pulled her from the basement of the Sheridan Avenue home, near College and Dufferin streets, at about 1:40 a.m.

Eight people live in the house, which is divided into four apartments, and everyone else was able to escape without serious injury.

Toronto Fire Services district chief Neil Gallagher said firefighters rushed into the house but were unable to find an entrance to the basement, where the fire was burning.

Crews went back outside and entered the basement from an exterior entrance.

When they got downstairs, they encountered “an extremely hot basement fire,” Gallagher said.

Firefighters knocked in the door to the woman’s apartment and carried her outside.

Paramedics were able to revive the woman at the scene before she was rushed to hospital in critical condition, a Toronto EMS spokesperson told CP24.

The woman was taken to Toronto Western Hospital and then transferred to a burn unit at Sunnybrook hospital, where she is receiving treatment for burns to about 70 per cent of her body, CP24’s Cam Woolley reported.

Investigators do not believe the basement suite meets legal requirements.

The house has four kitchens on one electrical service and there is only one exit from the basement when there should be two, a fire spokesman told CP24.

Gallagher said there were smoke alarms in the house but they were not linked.

A tenant who lives above the basement told firefighters he heard a faint noise in the basement and called 911 after he smelled smoke, Gallagher told CP24.

“If one goes off they should all go off and wake up all the tenants,” Gallagher said. “That was not the case here.”

Outside the house, there are metal security bars over at least one basement window, preventing anyone from entering or escaping.

Gallagher said the blaze was contained to the basement but it spread into the walls, adding another hour to the firefighting effort.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The damage is estimated at $250,000.

With files from CP24 reporter Cam Woolley

1 Dead and 4 Rescued After Boat Capsized in Seattle


EATTLE (AP) — Seattle Fire officials say four people were pulled from frigid Puget Sound waters Friday afternoon after a boat capsized off Seattle, but one of the men rescued died later in the day.

The Seattle Times reports that the man’s death was confirmed by Ballard Marine Construction, the company operating the boat.

The man was flown to Harborview Medical Center after spending about 20 minutes underwater near Alki Beach.

“That’s a long time,” Seattle Fire spokesman Kyle Moore told The Seattle Times. CPR was administered to him during a helicopter flight to the hospital, he said.

Coast Guard Petty Officer George Degener said the 30-foot aluminum boat capsized just before 2 p.m. while the commercial vessel was conducting a dive survey. Weather conditions may have contributed to the accident, according to the Coast Guard.

The Seattle area saw strong wings throughout Friday.

Degener did not have any details on the medical condition of the other three people pulled from the water.



Trench Rescue in Ipswich, MA

(NECN: Greg Wayland, Ipswich, Mass.) – Crews worked for about three hours to save a construction worker who was trapped in a trench on Country Road in Ipswich, Mass.

Multiple police, fire and regional technical rescue crews finally pulled the man, in his 40s, from under a sewer pipe.

“We had a trench collapse. We had a company working on the side of 1A, installing a sewer line,” said Chief Jack Parow of the Ipswich Fire Department. “The worker was trapped about seven to eight feet down into the hole.”

“I think it was critical just to stabilize that scene right away,” said Ipswich Police Chief Paul Nikas. “Get help moving, and getting him air.”

The unidentified worker from North Reading was transported by helicopter to Boston Medical Center. His injuries are not life-threatening.


Man Rescued from Impalement


TUCSON – A man has been extricated from his car after losing control on I-10 and crashing into a guardrail. The guardrail went into the car, trapping the victim and impaling him.

The accident happened Monday evening on the interstate near Orange Grove Road.

Northwest Fire Captain Adam Goldberg says it took firefighters nearly 40 minutes to get the man out of the car. He was rushed to UAMC by a medical helicopter.

Eastbound I-10 is back open.



Trench Rescue in Toronto


Firefighters have managed to free a construction worker who became trapped in a trench at a work site near Lawrence and Bayview avenues Tuesday afternoon.

The man was working on a leaky basement when the ground gave way and partially buried him in the trench, a co-worker said at the scene on Mildenhall Road.

His co-workers attempted to free him until firefighters arrived to take over the rescue effort.

A Toronto Fire Services spokesperson said the worker was trapped up to the shoulder level and was conscious and breathing as firefighters worked to dig him out.

He was successfully freed at around 3 p.m. and transported to hospital with minor injuries.

He is expected to make a full recovery.