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Thanksgiving holiday sees twice as many home fires than any other time of year

...System."We can't stress enough the importance of staying attentive while cooking on Thanksgiving," said Richmond County fire Chief Jason Beard. "Never leave food unattended and always wear clothes that fit. The last thing you want are sleeves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-25/thanksgiving-holiday-sees-twi
House fire kills Georgia woman, 88

...Hudgens said the fire began in the family room, where an extension cord appeared to have malfunctioned. Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien said he was uncertain how the cord malfunctioned but the cause was ruled electrical in nature and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-19/house-fire-kills-georgia-wom
Macon brush fire will burn until it rains

...continue to monitor the blaze as there are some homes and buildings nearby. No injuries were reported.Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief James Wallace tells WMAZ-TV that officials aren't sure how the fire started.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-27/macon-brush-fire-will-burn-u
Electrical fire suspected in blaze that killed 18 horses

...investigation, he said.The fire was reported at 1:36 a.m. by a tenant who lived on the horse farm, Oconee County Fire Chief Bruce Thaxton said. One of the 18 horses did escape the burning barn, but its injuries were so severe it had to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-31/stable-fire-kills-18-horses-
Ga. hunters rescued from lake

...Journal-Constitution reports the boat began taking on water Friday evening on the southern part of the lake. Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell says a nearby resident heard gunfire from the men and called 911 before rescuing them in his own boat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-18/ga-hunters-rescued-lake
Officials: Increase in arson reports doesn't indicate a problem

...of May than all of 2013. So far this year, there have been seven arsons reported, one more than 2013.Columbia County Fire Chief Doug Cooper echoed Beard's remarks about the number of reports not representing the actual arson cases."We don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-05-25/officials-increase-ars
New Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree seeks to increase community engagement

...focus on public safety, Roundtree said.He said his office had already been in discussion with Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James to expand the Explorer program to include all aspects of public safety."It sparks an interest in some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-01-05/new-richmond-county-sh
Augusta fire chief, retirees want to convert old station into museum

Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James and a band of retired and current firefighters are renewing a push to convert the nearly 100-year-old building...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-22/augusta-fire-chief-retir
Powerful storms rake Georgia, Southeast; 2 dead

...reached the restroom, the 20 seconds of a roaring noise and shaking walls had stopped, and everyone was OK.Bartow County Fire Chief Craig Millsap said there were reports that two storm warning sirens might have failed, but he said they were not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-01-30/powerful-storms-rake-georgia-
Augusta fire chief looks back and ahead after first year

Twelve months have gone by in a flash for Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James."The first couple of weeks were tough," James said of the time he served as interim chief before being voted in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-02-03/augusta-fire-chief-looks