Homes, camps evacuated as firefighters tackle forest fires in Greece

Firefighters battled more than 90 forest fires across Greece on Monday, an outbreak fed by dry winds and hot weather that saw blazes burning near Athens, in the Peloponnese, and on the Ionian islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia. The fire near Athens was burning unchecked for a second day, damaging dozens of homes. It had… Read More Homes, camps evacuated as firefighters tackle forest fires in Greece

Two firefighters shot as they responded to emergency call

A firefighter was shot and killed, and a second one seriously injured while responding to a medical call at a home in Maryland, authorities said. John Ulmschneider, 39, died after the shooting in Prince George’s County on Friday night, fire officials said. The firefighters were responding to a relative’s call “expressing concern” about the occupant… Read More Two firefighters shot as they responded to emergency call

Explosion leaves nine injured in Seattle

A massive explosion ripped through a Seattle neighborhood early on Wednesday, obliterating at least one building, damaging several others and sending nine firefighters who’d been investigating a gas leak to a hospital in the Washington state city. The one battalion chief and eight firefighters transported to Harborview Medical Center suffered minor injuries, said Seattle fire… Read More Explosion leaves nine injured in Seattle