Seattle Times: Fire fighter dies in NYC house blast after report of gas leak
NEW YORK (AP) - A fire fighter who responded to a report of a gas leak at a home was killed Tuesday morning when the residence exploded shortly after authorities discovered a possible drug lab there, officials said.
The Fire Department of New York confirmed the fire fighter's death shortly after the explosion at around 7:30 a.m. in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.
The Mayor's office tweeted that the mayor and fire commissioner went to a nearby hospital shortly after the explosion.
Fire fighters had gone to a two-story house to investigate a report of a gas leak when they came upon what they believed to be a drug lab and notified police, authorities said. The house exploded about an hour after the call for gas.
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Delaware Online: Remembrances for Wilmington fire fighters killed
Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51, were killed in Canby Park fire.The fire that killed two Wilmington firefighters early Saturday has deprived the city of men who knew the risk, loved their jobs and wanted to help their community, friends and family said.
Wilmington Fire Department Lt. Christopher Leach, 41, and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes, 51, died fighting a rowhouse fire in the 1900 block of Lakeview Road.
More than 100 mourners gathered outside Wilmington's Salesianum School, where Leach was a 1994 graduate, to remember the two men. A vigil also was held at Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Co. in Newark, the station where Fickes started his career.
"They are beyond heroes," said Tim Taggart, vice president of the Wilmington Fire Fighters Association. "They are super heroes and they loved the community."
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Seattle Fire Fighters Clinic Ribbon Cutting 7/14/2016
We're pleased to announce the opening of the new Seattle Fire Fighters Healthcare Clinic at Station 2 in Belltown.
This dedicated fire fighter health clinic will ensure that fire fighters receive healthcare commensurate with the risks, hazards, exposures, and expectations that we face on a daily basis.
Thank you to the long list of dedication people who helped make this dream a success!
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