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Investigating blaze: Welding accident explored as spark

San Francisco Chronicle - 11 Mar 2014
Firefighters worked to stamp out the remaining hot spots Wednesday at an apartment complex that was consumed by flames in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, as investigators looked into whether welding work ignited the inferno during ...
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The Littler Fire Engine That Could Make Cities Safer

WIRED - 16 Nov 2017
In San Francisco, though: compromise. Earlier this month at Fire Department Station 13, tucked between the twisty, turn-y, packed streets of Chinatown and the Financial District, the San Francisco Fire Department rolled out its latest ride—a fire ...
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Recruits Tell Fire Chief of Hazing at San Francisco Fire Academy

NBC Bay Area - 11 Nov 2017
Eight cadets say they are victims of racist abuse and hazing at the San Francisco Fire Academy, according to a letter they wrote to the city's fire chief obtained by NBC Bay Area News Friday. Jaxon Van Derbeken reports. (Published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017).
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San Jose apartment fire kills 3 family members, 1 critical

Sacramento Bee - 18 Nov 2017
Authorities and neighbors say a fire ripped through an apartment in the San Francisco Bay Area, killing three members of a family and leaving another in critical condition. Fire Capt. Joshua Padron says crews found part of the San Jose apartment ...
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Musicians band together in SF to benefit North Bay fire victims

SFGate - 10 Nov 2017
An eclectic group of artists, most of whom grew up or gained fame in the Bay Area, took the stage Thursday night at AT&T Park to help raise millions of dollars for victims of the North Bay fires. The names kept getting bigger for the sold-out Band ...
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How families can prepare for fire

San Francisco Chronicle - 15 Nov 2017
Preparing for a house fire, including running fire drills, can help families escape and survive if such a disaster hits. Yet few families — just 18 percent — have practiced home fire drills. Here's what you can do: ...
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House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

San Francisco Chronicle - 19 Nov 2017
Xinhua News Agency says firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 p.m. local time on Saturday, three hours after it was reported. Xinhua says the injured have been taken to a hospital for treatment. Photos released ...
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PG&E says someone else's wires may have started Tubbs Fire

San Francisco Chronicle - 10 Nov 2017
Most of PG&E's filing argues against a move by attorneys who have sued the company over the Oct. 8 wildfires to consolidate their separate lawsuits into one proceeding in San Francisco. Instead, PG&E argues that there should be separate suits based on ...
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One dead, one injured in SF house fire

SFGate - 29 Oct 2017
One person died and another was injured in a house fire in San Francisco's Miraloma Park neighborhood on Sunday morning, firefighters said. The fire was first reported around 4:30 a.m. at 44 Molimo Drive, a two story house on a residential street half ...
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Wine Country fire victims struggle to find stability

San Francisco Chronicle - 09 Nov 2017
More than 10,000 people in Sonoma and Napa counties alone were displaced by the fires. Hundreds more lost homes in Mendocino County. Between crashing with friends, staying at motels and Airbnbs, sleeping at emergency shelters, finding new places to ...
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Former fire chief pleads guilty to igniting Utah wildfire

San Francisco Chronicle - 18 Nov 2017
Authorities say Olsen admitted to starting a fire June 9 near the town of Maeser. A subdivision was evacuated but there were no injuries. He also was federally indicted last month with starting a May 30 wildfire in the same area. Olsen worked for the ...
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San Francisco introduces "Vision Zero" fire trucks

Treehugger - 06 Nov 2017
“This fire engine is narrower, not as long, and has a better turning radius,” said San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White. “It's a beautiful piece of equipment.” The new engine, one of eight that will be deployed in the city, is ten ...

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