Man Rescued from Eagan House Fire


An Eagan man was pulled from a house fire Wednesday.

The fire chief arrived to the home on the 2900 block of Lexington Avenue around 4:40 p.m. He saw heavy smoke coming from the house and was told by a neighbor one person was inside.

The victim was found inside and was immediately removed. Fire staff and paramedics started rescue efforts at the scene. The 58-year-old man was taken to Regions Hospital suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, according to fire officials.

Crews from five Eagan fire stations, along with one Mendota Heights fire crew battled the fire for about three hours.

One Eagan firefighter was taken to an area hospital for observation.

Firefighters battled extreme cold temperatures and icy conditions. The Salvation Army was called to the scene to provide warm beverages and food for the fire crews.

The house is considered a total loss, according to fire officials.

Lexington was closed between Lone Oak Road and Keefe Street during the fire, according to Eagan Police

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Eagan Fire Marshal.


Rescues in Welland, Ontario


WELLAND – Two people were taken to hospital Monday night, at least one with serious injuries, after a fire broke out at a Scholfield Ave. home.

Welland Fire and Emergency Services, Niagara Regional Police and Niagara EMS were called to the scene of a working fire at 153 Scholfield Ave. at about 8 p.m.

Four pumpers, a rescue truck and an aerial truck were dispatched to the scene.

One of the home’s occupants, who firefighters initially had difficulty locating, did not have vital signs when he was found, said Welland fire Chief Denys Prevost.

CPR was performed on the scene by paramedics and the male was transported to Welland hospital. A second person was also taken to hospital, though the extent of their injuries has not been confirmed.

Prevost was unable to confirm the number of occupants in the home at the time of the fire, but said he believed there were more than two.

“It wasn’t a particularly large fire,” he said, with few signs of damage seen from outside the home. “There was a lot of smoke inside, but not a lot outside.”

He credited Welland’s firefighters for approaching the fire “aggressively” and putting it out “in minutes.”

The fire “appeared to be completely upstairs” in the one-and-a-half story building, he said.

A cause has not yet been determined.

The Office of the Fire Marshal will be investigating and was expected to attend the scene Monday night. The OFM is called in when a fire causes significant dollar loss, a fatality or significant injury or when there is high public interest.

Investigation inside the home had not yet begun late Monday, but witnesses were being interviewed to gather information, Prevost said.

The building was to remain under guard over night, he added, and would not be released until investigation into the incident was complete.

Scholfield, between Hagar St. and Welland St. was temporarily closed, but reopened shortly before 11 p.m

Man Rescued from Oklahoma City Fire


OKLAHOMA CITY – OKC fire crews responded to a house fire after receiving calls of “thick black smoke.”

The calls came in around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

When crews arrived on scene visible dark black smoke was pouring from the roof of the home.

Fire fighters pulled a man out of the burning home and are searching for others.

The victim has been taken to the hospital, according to officials.

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Hamilton, Ontario Woman Rescued from Highrise Fire

Firefighters rescued a woman who was unconscious in her bedroom after a fire started in her sixth floor apartment.

Just after 6:30 Sunday morning, the fire department responded to a call for alarm conditions in the 16-storey highrise at 121 Hunter St. W.

Firefighters found the lone occupant in her bedroom and brought her to the lobby, where paramedics took over. The woman, believed to be in her early 80s, was unconscious but with vital signs.

EMS platoon commander Carmen D’Angelo said she suffered from serious smoke inhalation but had regained consciousness before arriving at Hamilton General Hospital.

The fire was quickly extinguished and crews immediately started ventilation procedures to clear the building of smoke.

All residents have returned to their units.

The damage is estimated at $30,000 and the cause is unknown. The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate.

The Hamilton Fire Department asks residents of highrise buildings to review the fire safety plan posted on each floor and know how to get out of the building in an emergency

Ice Rescue (dramatic footage)


MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KSDK) – A man and his dog are both safe after falling through the ice on Creve Coeur Lake.

It happened early Sunday afternoon. Police say the man fell through the ice because he was trying to save his dog, which prompted a response from both the Maryland Heights and Pattonville Fire Departments.

Ice-suit clad firefighters pulled the man and his dog out of the freezing water in a matter of minutes.

The dog is back with his owner, and both are safe.

No additional information was immediately available.

Rescues in Virginia Beach


Update: The two firefighters have been released from the hospital. 

Fire crews have determined the cause of the fire to be accidental. 

Virginia Beach, Va. – Two people have died and two others are injured after flames ripped through a Beach home on Friday evening. Two firefighters have also been injured officials say.

They say the fire was on 1340 Thamesford Drive.

Fire crews say four engines, a ladder and fire squad, and EMS units were on the scene.

Crews were alerted to the fire at 6:10 p.m.

They say there was heavy fire when they arrived. Four people were taken out of the home. Two people died, another is in critical condition after being transported to a burn trauma unit, and one person refused treatment officials say.

Crews say two firefighters are also being treated for first and second degree burns.

Fire crews are still on the scene right now conducting secondary search operations and overhaul of the fire.

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Woman Rescued in Wichita (delayed post)



A woman has suffered critical burn injuries after a fire broke out in West Wichita.


Crews were called to the scene in the 1500 block of North Westgate around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters pulled the woman out of the home, then called for extra crews to help put the fire out.

The fire started in a bedroom on the main floor of the home, but it is still under investigation.

The fire caused about $20,000 in damage.

Man Rescued from Water Pipe in New Jersey



MANALAPAN TOWNSHIP – Firefighters and rescue technicians have freed a man who was trapped in a 20-inch pipe at a United Water facility in Manalapan.

Authorities identified the man as 26-year-old township resident Asaf Mohammed.

A United Water spokesperson says workers heard cries for help coming from a pipe inside the treatment facility at around 7 a.m. today. It’s believed that Mohammed jumped a fence into the property on Conner Road and climbed into the pipe, although it’s unclear why.

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Officials said sections of the pipe were removed and heat was pumped in.

“It was very difficult in the beginning because we had no idea how far along he was,” Manalapan Assistant Fire Chief Ken Genieczko says. “We had scopes, cameras going into the pipe to see where he was, we had communication with him, so we had an idea of his condition.”

After maneuvering past two 9-degree bends, Mohammed was finally freed from the pipe at around 11 a.m. He was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he’s in fair condition.

The incident did not affect water quality or supply, according to the utility company.

Two specialized technical search and rescue teams were called to help at the scene, including New Jersey Task Force 1 and Middlesex County Urban Search and Rescue. Firefighters from Manalapan and Monroe Township were also on the scene.

Mohammed was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal trespass, but officials say he could also be required to repay the cost of the rescue.

Woman Rescued in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. – At least four separate fires broke out across KAKEland Wednesday night and Thursday morning. One person was hurt, and a family pet was killed.

In Wichita, two fires broke out several hours apart and about two miles from each other.

A house caught fire around 1:00 a.m. in the area of 11th and Green. One woman was taken to a hospital because of smoke inhalation. Family members later said she was doing well. A second person in the house escaped safely.

Firefighters say the flames were primarily in a front bedroom of the home. The fire caused an estimated $20,000 to $30,000 in damage.

A second Wichita fire erupted in the 2200 block of North Bluff around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday night. Pictures submitted by a KAKE viewer indicated a car was burned, and the garage had extensive damage. Dispatchers were unable to provide more details.

Hutchinson fire crews had their own challenge. A house caught fire around 6:30 the 500 block of North Kent Road, about one mile east of the airport.

A person at the house said the fire started as he changed a fuel pump in the garage, while a propane heater was going. The family living there escaped, but their dog was killed.

A fire department statement says the house is a total loss.

And in Oakley, a Kansas Department of Transportation shop was damaged by fire. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office told KAKE it started around 11:50 at the intersection of highways 40 and 83.

No one was injured. The extent of damage and the cause of the fire are unclear.

Rescues in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN – At least four people were seriously hurt when flames broke out inside an East New York apartment building.

According to the fire chief, the flames were contained to one apartment on the fourth floor of the eight-story building on Stanley Avenue, but heavy smoke spread throughout.

Dozens of firefighters responded to the scene and helped rescue the four victims, three of which were taken to a burn center.

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There’s no word yet on what sparked the blaze.