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NIOSH LODD Report: One Firefighter Dead, Another Burned at Texas Grass Fire

Contributing factors and lessons learned in March 2018 grass fire     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program   On March 10, 2018, a 68-year-old male volunteer fire fighter was burned during firefighting operations at a grass fire. ...

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USFA: California On-Duty Death

Forest Service firefighter was killed in a helicopter crash in Texas     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Captain Daniel Laird, 41, of the United States Forest Service – Tahoe National Forest, on March ...

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Firefighter Killed in Texas Helicopter Crash

Helicopter crashed during a burn in the Sam Houston National Forest     Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle with permission MONTGOMERY, Texas (Houston Chronicle) – Authorities are investigating a deadly helicopter crash in northwest Montgomery County on Wednesday. A 2009 ...

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USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Weatherford firefighter stricken while at a wildfire     The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Firefighter Richard “Andy” Loller, Jr., 42, of the Weatherford Fire Department on June 10, 2018. While performing wildland firefighting operations, ...

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Texas Firefighter Fatally Stricken During Wildfire

Weatherford firefighter dies after assisting at fire     WEATHERFORD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Weatherford firefighter has died after assisting in firefighting operations in West Texas, the department said Sunday. “It is with great sadness and deepest regrets that the ...

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Texas Panhandle Wildfire Burns Over 69,000 Acres

Nearly 300 firefighters are on the scene     WAYSIDE, Texas (AP) — Firefighters in the Texas Panhandle are working to contain a wildfire that’s blackened more than 69,000 acres (27923.92 hectares). The Texas A&M Forest Service reports nearly 300 ...

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Forecasters Warn of Life-Threatening Wildfire Weather

Dangerous conditions in the Southwest and Southern Plains   (Associated Press)   By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday as firefighters ...

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Over Two Dozen Wildfires Burning in Oklahoma, Texas

Largest fire has burned over375 square miles     OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Strong winds are fueling more than two dozen wildfires burning across Oklahoma and Texas. Authorities say one blaze in western Oklahoma is estimated to be nearly 40 ...

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Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas Face Tornado and Wildfire Threats

States brace for spring disasters     By KEN MILLER, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s ...

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Mississippi Sends Firefighters to Fight Texas Wildfires

Team is bringing two bulldozers to the fires   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is sending five firefighters to Texas to help that state put out wildfires. The Mississippi Forestry Commission says the group will arrive Tuesday in Merkel, Texas, ...

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