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Monitoring company slow to call about Marshall Square fire

...retirement complex didn't alert authorities to the fire until two hours after it began, according to a Co lumbia County fire official.Fire Department Bat talion Chief Jeremy Wallen said the call for the fire early Tuesday was made by someone inside...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-03/monitoring-company-slow-call-
Police: Fire official had sex with helpless woman

GREENWOOD, S.C. - A Greenwood County fire official has been arrested and accused of having sex with a woman who was incapacitated by medication she had taken.The State Law Enforcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-02-08/police-fire-official-had-sex
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Fourth fire official resigns in scandal LAWRENCEVILLE - A fourth fire official has stepped down after it was found that 30 schools in the county had gone years without fire inspections. Capt. Bruce Douglas, a 19-year veteran of the Gwinnett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/19/met_57636.shtml
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Probe doesn't suggest arson

One day after an early-morning fire gutted several units at a west Augusta apartment complex, a Richmond County fire official said a preliminary investigation suggests no foul play. "It looks to be an accidental fire," Lt. G.B. Hannan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/30/met_5209.shtml
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Two firefighters rescued after becoming trapped

...rubble of the World Trade Center became trapped in an air pocket Thursday before they were rescued hours later, a fire official said. Earlier, a police official said five firefighters who had been trapped in an SUV since Tuesday had been rescued...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/09/13/nat_319632.shtml
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...downtown Augusta early Thursday caused smoke damage to a connecting finance company building and a television studio, a fire official said. Richmond County firefighters were called at 1:25 a.m. to a vacant building at 129 Ninth St., where flames...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/01/met_310340.shtml
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Local fires spark suspicions

...vacant Augusta houses near 15th Street burned down Friday afternoon in a fire that may have been set on purpose, a fire official said. Two one-story buildings on Woodson Lane were destroyed in Friday's fire, which began about 3:30 p.m...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/04/met_232506.shtml
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Castigates officials for `foolishness'

...have some real problems with what is known as, "common sense." Most reasonable people can tell you that to allow a fire official -- whose duties include plan review, inspections, and fire investigation -- to continue in such a sensitive position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/06/edi_214250.shtml
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Gas leak closes parts of Laney Walker

...crews responded to 1501 Laney Walker Blvd., where a contractor truck hit a gas line while digging, according to a fire official.The Circle K remained opened and no injures were reported.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-16/gas-leak-closes-parts-
Fired Atlanta fire chief speaks at Augusta church

...fire chief in 2008. In 2009, he was appointed to the head of the U.S. Fire Administration, the highest-ranking fire official in the nation. Only 10 months into that job, Mayor Kasim Reed asked him to return as At lan ta's fire chief, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-18/fired-atlanta-fire-chief-spea