At 0453 hrs, Hughesville volunteers were alerted to 2906 Henry Court in Waldorf Company 3's first due for a reported house fire. Chief 3 arrived on scene with a two story single family dwelling fully involved with fire. Engine 22 arrived 4th on the scene and was instructed to hit a hydrant and pull a hose line to the 'Charlie' side of the residence. The fire was placed under control by several surrounding ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Sunday the 9th, members of the Hughesville Volunteer FD & RS made a home visit to a young boy named Anthony who's only wish is to be a firefighter. As his mother explained "He is very into the firefighting thing so much that he will suit up and run through the house kicking doors open yelling 'fire department'" Young Anthony has been to the station for our departments open house. Showing ... (Full Story & Photos)
On the morning of Feb 28th at 0258, Squad 2 was alerted for a reported house fire at 12616 Indian Lane in Waldorf. Waldorf Engine 33 arrived to a two story split level dwelling with heavy fire from side "Alpha". Squad 2 arrived as the first due special service and was instructed by command to conduct a primary search of the basement. All occupants escaped the home without injury. Volunteers from Hughesville ... (Full Story & Photos)
Members of the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad Inc. participated in helping to make young Tyler Seddon's wish for his birthday come true. Young Tyler is undergoing chemotherapy while doctors search for a bone marrow donor after being diagnosed with leukemia for the second time.
Tyler's wish was to receive cards from his favorite heroes: Police Officers and Firefighters. ... (Full Story & Photos)
The members of Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad would like to extend well wishes to fellow firefighter Damian Lyles. As an active member of Hughesville, Damian has shown a true dedication to public service over the last couple years. Damian has reported to Army basic training camp, and he will go on to fight and defend our country.
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Recycling Facility Burns in Kansas City
April 24--Firefighters continued to patrol hot spots late Wednesday afternoon after battling a fire that burned much of 7 tons of recyclable materials in Kansas City, Kan.
The blaze prompted more than a dozen fire trucks and vehicles to deploy to the Deffenbaugh Recycling facility in the 2400 block of South 88th Street, near Interstate 435 and the Kansas River.
An open-air structure that housed some of the recyclables was heavily damaged, said Craig Duke, deputy chief of the Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department.
"It was a big, open storage area in which they sorted and separated the recyclables," he said.
A vehicle in a nearby parking lot caught fire, and some trailers had to be moved to safety, Duke said. There were no injuries.
Crews responded to the blaze about 1 p.m. They also fought other small fires started by embers that the wind blew into dry grass nearby, Duke said.
Late Wednesday afternoon, investigators were still looking for clues as to what caused the fire...