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Huge Northern California Wild Fire Keeps Growing: Accused Arsonist in Custody

CRIME | Sep 21
As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.

Hell’s Kitchen High Rise Inferno Sparks Proposal Of New Safety Legislation

LOCAL | By EDGE | Jan 13
In response to the recent fire in a Manhattan high rise that killed a gay man and seriously injured his husband, newly elected City Council Member Corey Johnson proposed legislation today to mandate that communications systems be installed in stairwells.

Predator Drone Now Part of Calif. Wildfire Battle

LOCAL | By Brian Skoloff and Tracie Cone | Aug 29
As crews advanced against a giant wildfire around Yosemite National Park, fire commanders said they would maintain use of a Predator drone to give them early views of any new flare-ups across in the remote and rugged landscape.

Man in Uniform: Openly Gay Firefighter Breaks Stereotypes

WORKPLACE | By Tana Velen | Apr 16
Dunckel is an openly gay Firefighter Paramedic in Fort Lauderdale who had spent the majority of his life ambivalent about who he was.

Suit by Gay Fireman Alleges Workplace Harassment

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 13
A firefighter in White Plains, New York, says in a suit that he was targeted for taunts and given certain job assignments after his supervisor outed him to his colleagues, leading to a hostile workplace.

Court Agrees San Diego Firefighters Didn’t Have to Participate in Gay Pride

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18
Four firefighters who say they suffered physical ailments after being compelled to ride in a gay Pride parade won an appeal to their earlier court victory, with one firefighter bragging that the case has cost taxpayers "millions" of dollars.

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