Ladder Rescue in Camden, NJ

Firefighters rescued a woman from the roof of her burning home in Camden.

The blaze broke out before 2:30 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 700 block of Woodland Avenue.

Firefighters arrived to find fire had ripped through the first floor, sending a woman inside scrambling to the roof.

They used a ladder to rescue her.

They also evacuated a family of four in a neighboring home.

The fire was declared under control within 20 minutes.

Investigators were working to determine the cause.

Woman Rescued from Clothing Donation Box in Seattle

When they say “anti-theft,” believe it.

Seattle firefighters rescued a woman early Monday morning after she became trapped inside a Georgetown clothing-donation box.

A 26-year-old woman had crawled inside the 4-foot by 6-foot clothing-donation box at the corner of Fourth Avenue South and South Mead Street to take clothes, according to statement from the Seattle Fire Department. When she was crawling out, her leg became stuck in the anti-theft mechanism.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 4:34 a.m. The Technical Rescue Team used heavy tools to pry open the box and free the woman, the statement said. She declined medical treatment.

Man Rescued from Machine in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


A 46-year-old man has been rushed to Hamilton General after getting his arm caught in a pasta-making machine at Catering by Luigi on Lancing Drive near Nebo Road.

Paramedics and firefighters were on the scene for just over an hour-and-a-half trying to extricate the worker and treating him before he could be taken to hospital.

Fire department spokesperson Dave Christopher said firefighters assisted the paramedics by removing the machinery where the man’s arm was caught. “We’re taking apart the equipment under the paramedics’ direction,” he said earlier this afternoon.

The emergency call came in to paramedics and firefighters at about 2 p.m.

Paramedics say the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his right arm.

Catering by Luigi has a 2,200-square-foot kitchen with bakery and modern other equipment designed to prepare food in large volumes daily for its off premise catering, according to the business’s website.

Man Rescued from Grain Bin in Augusta, WI


AUGUSTA (WQOW) — Emergency responders worked as a team, racing against the clock, at a farm just outside of Augusta to save a man stuck in a grain bin.  It happened around three o’clock this afternoon.  Three area fire departments rushed to help.  Fire officials say they emptied the grain bin at the farm along County Road R, and the man was able to walk out on his own. He was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.

“Anytime you enter a confined space, especially with a grain or any commodity type, it creates a funnel and a suction,” said Zach Buttke, a firefighter of the Augusta Bridge Creek Fire Department. “It essentially pulls your body down and can lead to being trapped, in which this was the case today.”

The August Bridge Creek fire chief says the farmer was buried to his chin, and his legs were straight as if he was standing up. He may have sunk beneath the corn if firefighters hadn’t worked as quickly as they did. Rescue crews used a rope to pull him to safety.

Man Rescued from Fire in Jackson, MI


JACKSON, MI – Fire crews entered a burning house early Saturday and rescued a man trapped on the second floor.

An inside crew took the man out an upper-story window and firefighters on a ground ladder brought him to safety.

“Considering the situation and the amount of fire we had, everything that could have (gone) wrong, everything went right and the guys did a great job,” said Acting Capt. Joel Skrypec of the Jackson Fire Department.

House fire on Wildwood Avenue Firefighters work early Saturday, Aug 8, outside a house on Wildwood Avenue in Jackson.

The man, a tenant, was “semi-conscious,” but alive, Skrypec said, and went by Jackson Community Ambulance to Allegiance Health. His condition as of about 7 a.m. was unknown.

The fire, reported at 12:15 a.m. Aug. 8, caused significant damage to the back of the structure on Wildwood Avenue, an older home split into apartments, Skrypec said.

An investigation is pending and the cause of the fire is not known.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the house a short distance west of Jackson High School.

The firefighters made an aggressive interior attack and knocked down the fire, Skrypec said.

Other tenants escaped without harm. Neigbhors were yelling to them, Skrypec said.

When firefighters went into the house, smoke detectors were sounding, he said.

Personnel remained on scene until 4:15 a.m.

Crews from Summit Township, the Blackman-Leoni Township public safety department and Spring Arbor assisted Jackson.

2 Rescued from Fire in Baltimore


Firefighters were called at 3:47 p.m. to the 400 block of N. Belnord Ave. in McElderry Park, where they found the two people trapped inside the burning rowhouse, Fire Department spokesman Samuel Johnson said.

Their conditions were not known, and the cause of the fire, which was brought under control at 4:13 p.m., was under investigation.

FDNY Saves Man Dangling from Wires


Firefighters saved a man dangling by his legs from wires three stories above the ground after he fell off a Brooklyn rooftop and got entangled on his way down, FDNY officials said Wednesday.

When fire trucks arrived on Hooper St. near S. 2nd St. in Williamsburg about 7 p.m. Tuesday, smoke-eaters were shocked to see the man hanging precariously above them.

“We could see that he was hanging by little more than a cable wire,” said firefighter Joe Andres, 26.

“We had some unsuccessful attempts to bring him in through a window.”

When that failed Andres shimmied up the building’s four-story facade and was then lowered down by another firefighter from the roof with a rope secured to a harness around his waist.

“There were obstacles in the way,” Andres said.

“As soon as I got even with him I basically bear hugged the victim. I was thinking, ‘Don’t let this guy go. No mater what happens just hold onto him.’”

Other rescuers from Ladder 108 and Engine 216 were working to secure the victim so he wouldn’t fall during the rescue, said Capt. Daniel Keane, 42, of Staten Island, who led the operation.

“The roof-rope rescue was our only option,” Keane said, calling the operation rare.

“The objective was for him to grab the victim. (The victim) could have dropped at any point. We didn’t know when the cable wire was going to snap.”

Firefighter Matt Regis, 43, said he helped assure the victim that everything would be all right while tying a piece of webbing around him to secure him.

“I was trying to keep him calmed down,” Regis said.

“He told me that he was on the roof and fell. There was a piece of cable wire that was across his knee and toes on one leg. It was unreal.”

4 Rescued from Fire in Naples, FLA


NAPLES, Fla.- Two people are in serious condition after an overnight fire in Naples.

Firefighters say the flames broke out around 4 a.m. Thursday in the 4000 block of Bayshore Drive near Linda Drive.

First responders say four people were rescued from the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.