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2 years 11 months ago

Memphis fires Larry Porter after 2nd season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis has fired head coach Larry Porter after going 3-21 in two seasons leading his alma mater. The university announced Porter's dismissal Sunday morning in a release. Porter's firing came after Saturday's 44-7 loss at Southern Mississippi, leaving the Tigers 2-10 this season. Fan interest in...

3 years 8 months ago

Small fires burning east of Pueblo

Pueblo Rural fire crews are working three small fires east of Pueblo. According to Sheriff's Office dispatchers the fires are all burning in fields. We have a call into the fire department to get more information. If you have any photos of the fire, please email us news@newsfirst5.com

3 years 11 months ago

Fires reported north of Pueblo

Three fires burned just north of Pueblo Friday afternoon near I-25 and Fountain Creek. Flames were reported as high as 20 feet in one of the fires. Fire crews investigated and found all three were controlled burns. They did not require action by local fire departments.

4 years 2 months ago

Winds push fire through 2 dozen Detroit homes

Flames swept through at least two dozen Detroit homes, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses. Tuesday night's fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east...

4 years 3 months ago

Group that helps others needs a little help too

When crisis strikes, Red Cross workers and volunteers are usually first on the scene to help cover the immediate needs of victims. "Things like food, clothing, shelter and even access to mental health support and medical needs such as prescription medications that may have been lost." explains Jaici Murcia of...

4 years 5 months ago

Volkswagen recalls minivans over fire concerns

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 16,000 Routan minivans to address fire concerns involving latches on the sliding doors. The German automaker says the recall affects 2009 minivans, which are jointly developed with Chrysler LLC and built at Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario, plant. Chrysler recently announced a recall of nearly 285,000...

4 years 5 months ago

Fire hazard prompts recall of dishwashers

Dishwashers sold under seven different brand names are being recalled because of a fire hazard. The 1.7 million dishwashers were made by Maytag . The Consumer Product Safety Commission, which announced the recall Thursday, says the company has received 12 reports of electrical failures in the dishwasher heating element...

4 years 5 months ago

San Miguel Fire now 40 percent contained

Crews fighting a wildfire in southwestern Colorado are dealing with forecasts for drier, warmer weather and higher winds. The fire burning on nearly 4 square miles, or 2,525 acres, was about 40 percent contained Wednesday morning. Earlier estimates said the fire was larger, but fire officials revised that based...

4 years 8 months ago

Controlled burns in eastern Pueblo County

If you're seeing smoke east of Pueblo--it's a result of controlled burns. The Pueblo Rural Fire District says the Pueblo Chemical Depot reported in advance that it would burn excess grass and brush Wednesday, to prevent a wildfire. In addition, farmers are burning their fields to clear debris...

4 years 9 months ago

Wildland fire crews need volunteers

Each year, homes are threatened and hundreds of acres are burned in Wildland fires. El Paso County is seeking volunteers for its Wildland Fire Crew. Volunteers will receive extensive training. The next Wildland Fire Academy is scheduled to start April 11. In addition to fighting fires in El...

5 years 2 months ago

Fire flares up in Southern California

A massive wildfire near Los Angeles has flared up and a new evacuation order has been issued for homes in a remote canyon. John Huschke of the U.S. Forest Service says 15 to 20 homes were ordered evacuated at around 4 a.m. Thursday as winds pushed flames into Pacoima Canyon...

5 years 2 months ago

Flames seen near observatory

Flames have been seen near the historic observatory atop Mount Wilson north of Los Angeles. But the flames spotted from a TV helicopter appear small, and firefighters are still on the mountain trying to protect the site. Mount Wilson is also home to at least 20 TV transmission towers and...

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