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Drones Disrupt Air Drops at California Wildfire 
As if four years of drought, thousands of acres of decades-old brush and more than 25,000 acres up in smoke weren’t enough for entrenched fire crews, Southern California’s first major wildfire of the year brought a man-made hazard to the skies that could have cost lives: Drones. Firefighters battling the massive Lake Fire deep in the San Bernardino Mountains found themselves waging war Thursday against the remote-controlled flying machines, in this case civilian drones that halted aerial fire-suppression efforts on Wednesday and contributed to the spread of the fire and threatened lives, officials said.
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Vacationing Florida lieutenant saves girl 
Lake County Fire Rescue Lt. Shannon Bush only thought he was taking a vacation from work when he and his family decided to spend a few days at an Orlando-area resort last week. Instead, the 14-year department veteran and Emergency Medical Technician found himself saving the life of a 4-year-old who nearly drowned, according to a press release issued Thursday. A little girl, who had moments earlier walked by and said hello to the family, was discovered lying at the bottom of the hotel pool.    
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Portland Fire & Rescue (OR) Respond to Residential Fire - Portland Fire & Rescue attend to pets rescued from residential fire. Two dogs and a cat were rescued from the home. No occupants were present at the time of the fire.
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