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CSX train derails near Allendale, S.C., spills unidentified chemicals

...Division, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the American Red Cross arrived.Allendale County Fire Chief Roger Stanley is in charge of the scene, Robinson said."Right now the haz-mat teams are working the scene and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-27/csx-train-derails-near-allend
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
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
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
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
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
Richmond County CERT volunteers ready to assist in disasters

...responders in emergency medical care, firefighting, logistical support and many other tasks.Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Chris James told attendees at the Thursday ceremony that 50 percent of hazardous materials in Georgia are produced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-22/richmond-county-cert-voluntee
Across the region

...said the two-alarm blaze started around 3 a.m. Tuesday at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home near Tucker. DeKalb County Fire Chief Edward O'Brien said the blaze was contained to one room on the second floor of the two-story building, and was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-26/across-region
Mother, 3 daughters killed in Macon fire

...hospital's emergency room, he said.The blaze apparently started in the attic, but the cause was unknown, Bibb County Fire Chief Marvin Riggins told WMAZ-TV. Jones said investigators found no evidence of working smoke detectors in the house...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-13/mother-3-daughters-killed-mac