Boston pauses to remember fallen firefighters

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All of Boston seemed to pause on Wednesday, to honor a fallen hero, Lt. Edward Walsh, 43, one of the firefighters who died last week in a 9-alarm inferno in the city’s historic Back Bay neighborhood.

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Firefighters sing ‘Let It Go’ to soothe girl stuck in elevator

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As if the song “Let It Go” from the hit movie “Frozen” couldn’t get any bigger, with countless performances, renditions and parodies, you can now credit it with helping a child calm down in an emergency.

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8-year-old hero who saved six declared honorary firefighter at funeral

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The 8-year-old New York state boy who died while saving the lives of six people in a roaring trailer fire was laid to rest Wednesday — complete with his own fireman’s helmet and the title of honorary firefighter.

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Officials: Survivor of Arizona fire crew followed protocol; blaze now partly contained

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The lone survivor of a 20-member elite crew deployed to fight a wildfire in Arizona was doing exactly what he was supposed to be doing, officials said Tuesday as the blaze was partly contained for the first time.

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Ariz. firefighter’s widow: ‘Our kids will remember them as heroes’

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Juliann Ashcraft, whose husband, Andrew, was one of the 19 elite firefighters killed in an Arizona wildfire, tells TODAY of swapping texts and photos with him just before he died.

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Granite Mountain Hotshots: Tough as nails but ‘being nice’ was key requirement

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Not just anyone could become a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

The elite firefighting force — which lost 19 of its 20 members in a wildfire on Sunday —  required candidates to complete a boot camp-style test to prove they were in peak physical condition.

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'Heroes': 19 elite firefighters killed battling Arizona blaze

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Nineteen firefighters - all members of an elite response team - were killed Sunday battling a fast-moving wildfire in Arizona, marking the deadliest single incident for firefighters since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, officials said.

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Officials: 19 firefighters killed battling Arizona blaze

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A fast-moving wildfire in central Arizona claimed the lives of 19 firefighters on Sunday, authorities said.

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BREAKING: Four firefighters killed, five injured in 5-alarm hotel fire in Houston, police say

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Officials confirm that at least four firefighters were killed in the five-alarm fire at a southwest Houston hotel Friday afternoon, KPRC reported.

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Ice forms as firefighters battle Chicago’s worst blaze ‘in many years’

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A massive fire ripped through a warehouse in Chicago’s South Side Tuesday night, as firefighters were hampered by bone-chilling temperatures so low that water froze on their uniforms.

Photos taken at the scene showed flames towering above the abandoned warehouse as icicles formed on a fire hose.  One photo showed a firefighter with his jacket, hat and gloves caked in chunks of ice.

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4 firefighters shot, 2 dead, after responding to blaze

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Four firefighters were shot — two fatally — as they responded to a large fire early Monday in Webster, N.Y., in the northwestern part of the state.

Wind, flames, Our Fathers: The inside story of Breezy Point’s terrible night

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BREEZY POINT, N.Y. —  As Hurricane Sandy turned the streets of this community into raging rivers on Monday evening, one company of volunteer firefighters ditched their rescue boats and sought refuge in the community center. Inside they found another bunch of volunteer firefighters, also stranded by rising water, who asked, “Are you here to rescue us?”

That was shortly before 70-mph winds blew embers the size of baseballs through the heart of this close-knit community on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York City’s Queens borough.

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Controlled explosion of WWII bomb ignites Munich fires

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Nearly 3,000 residents were evacuated from the heart of Munich on Tuesday before explosives experts detonated the remains of an undetonated, 550-pound World War II bomb, Andy Eckardt of NBC News reports.

Bales of straw which had been placed around the bomb to cushion the shock of the detonation were set ablaze and thrown through the air by the detonation, according to the European Pressphoto Agency. Some of them landed on the roofs of neighboring buildings and ignited fires. 

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Firefighter killed as wildfires rage across the West, destroying dozens of homes

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Wildfires raged in several Western states on Tuesday, destroying dozens of homes and threatening hundreds more. In Idaho, one firefighter was killed by a falling tree.

A fire in central Washington grew nearly tenfold overnight and destroyed more than 60 homes, NBC affiliate KING of Seattle reported.

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