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  • New arson charge for woman accused in Missouri firefighters' deaths
    New charges have been filed in connection with the October 2015 arson fire that killed two Kansas City firefighters. Thu Hong Nguyen, the 45-year-old woman accused of starting that fire, now faces a new arson charge for allegedly setting a 2013 Lee’s Summit blaze for which the cause previously had been ruled to be undetermined.
    - PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Kansas City Star
  • Washington fire department selects first woman assistant chief
    For the first time in city history, the Spokane Fire Department will be led in part by a woman. “Since 1884,” said Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer. “It’s exciting. It’s progressive.” On Monday, city officials announced Trisha Wolford would work as the department’s assistant fire chief. The position was previously held by Schaeffer, who was promoted to fire chief in May following the retirement of Bobby Williams, who worked as fire chief for 28 years.
    - PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Spokesman-Review
  • Containing factory blaze daunting task for New York firefighters
    After the first of two explosions rocked the Verla International factory at 10:15 a.m. Monday, dozens of firefighters – some paid, most volunteers – raced to the scene on Temple Hill Road. They found chaos. Employees poured out of the burning building. They were using multiple exits, and many didn’t speak English, said Chris Sweeney, chief of the Vails Gate Fire Department.
    - PUB DATE: 11/22/2017 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Times Herald-Record
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