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From 7:00 pm October 30th until 7:00 am October 31st our District responded to more than 30 emergency incidents. Of those, 13 were water rescue or related water emergencies. At one point we had engaged every on duty person and all apparatus. Austin Fire Department had numerous resources committed in our District and played a significant role in the rescue evacuation of the Dessau Estates area off Crooked Creek.
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Fire Department Evacuates Residents
One person is dead after an early morning collision between a train and truck in Longview. According to the Longview Police Department, Andrew J. Gooden, 29, of Hempstead was killed in the crash.
A train and truck collided early Friday morning, around 2:25 a.m., at the railroad tracks in the 4000 block of Estes Parkway near Wal-Mart. - PUB DATE: 12/6/2013 8:52:06 AM - SOURCE: KFXK-TV Fox 51
A woman broke her ankle early Friday morning as she ran outside to escape a fire that eventually destroyed the home. Bruceville-Eddy fire units were sent at around 6:15 a.m. Friday to the house in the 2900 block of Theresa Lane where the first units on the scene reported that the home was engulfed in flames. - PUB DATE: 12/6/2013 8:49:09 AM - SOURCE: KWTX-TV 10 News Waco
Despite the best efforts of rescue crews, a worker was killed after being buried in a wall of mud and dirt at an industrial site in northwest Harris County.
A man and his co-worker were both buried when a trench caved in near Longenbaugh and Oakfield Glen. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Thursday while crews were repairing a broken water main. - PUB DATE: 12/6/2013 4:49:44 AM - SOURCE: KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston
Video: Dallas firefighters battled a fire that erupted through the grate of a sidewalk in front of the Joule Hotel on Main Street in Downtown Dallas Friday morning. More than 50 firefighters got the call about a fire in the 1600 block of Main Street just after 3 a.m.
According to the Dallas Fire Department, the sidewalk access point to an underground electrical vault caught fire, sending flames shooting 10-15 feet into the air above the sidewalk. - PUB DATE: 12/6/2013 2:52:45 AM - SOURCE: KXAS-TV NBC 5 Dallas - Fort Worth
Federal investigators in charge of investigating the deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West say they still consider the case open, eight months after the blast killed 15 people and sent debris flying miles away. One month after the April 17 blast, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Texas Fire Marshal's Office declared they had narrowed the initial fire that sparked the explosion to three possible causes: a battery-powered golf cart, an electrical system in the plant or a criminal act. - PUB DATE: 12/5/2013 12:05:43 PM - SOURCE: Austin American-Statesman
A fire that broke out Thursday morning in a mobile home in the 4900 block of Hernandez Drive in Temple left two adults and two teenagers homeless and sent the two adults to Scott & White Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The fire was traced to an incorrectly-used extension cord attached to a heat lamp, Temple Fire & Rescue spokesman Thomas Pechal said Thursday afternoon. - PUB DATE: 12/5/2013 9:27:07 AM - SOURCE: KWTX-TV 10 News Waco
An overnight fire has been a challenge for Amarillo firefighters Thursday morning as freezing temperatures caused issues with water putting out flames. The blaze began around 12:30 in a mobile home near 9th and North Buchanan. It took emergency crews until 3:30 to get the fire completely under control. - PUB DATE: 12/5/2013 7:49:00 AM - SOURCE: KFDA-TV Newschannel 10
A woman was taken to the hospital after authorities say she fell through her ceiling in northeast Houston. It happened Wednesday afternoon at a home in the 4700 block of Nina Lee Lane. The woman had climbed into her attic to get her Christmas decorations. She fell half way through the attic floor and screamed for help. - PUB DATE: 12/5/2013 1:42:03 AM - SOURCE: KTRK-TV ABC 13 Houston
Video: Firefighters responded to the scene of a large house fire in Speegleville late Wednesday night that left a family homeless. The fire was reported at about 8 p.m. in the 200 block of Randy Drive.
Crews from numerous surrounding fire departments were called in to help fight the fire.
Firefighters were able to extinguish most of the flames by about 9:15 p. - PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 8:14:52 PM - SOURCE: KWTX-TV 10 News Waco
There's a newly formed group in East Texas encouraging us to hug a firefighter. In fact, the group is called HUG. It's an acronym for Hurry Up Grab. The group is teaching children that they shouldn't be afraid of a firefighter wearing all their gear.
We went to Arp Elementary School to see how HUG helps take the fear out of seeing what can look like a monster in a smoke-filled room. - PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 3:51:08 PM - SOURCE: KLTV-TV ABC 7 Tyler
Two people escaped an early-morning blaze Tuesday that killed their cat after a neighbor reportedly threw a lighted gas can inside the home, according to fire officials and media reports. The neighbor, identified in a police report as 33-year-old Roberto Gonzales, was arrested shortly after the fire, which was reported at about 6:30 a. - PUB DATE: 12/4/2013 4:31:39 AM - SOURCE: Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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