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Augusta firefighter causes $8,500 in damage to new aerial truck

...be sent to the Brown Road fire department. The remaining trucks are scheduled to be delivered through mid-2015.Fire officials told The Chronicle last month after the truck's arrival that it was especially important because it would be going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-18/augusta-firefighter-ca
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-
House fire kills Georgia woman, 88

...OXFORD, Ga. - Authorities in Newton County are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of an Oxford woman. Fire officials say 88-year-old Willie Peal Foster was killed in the Tuesday blaze at 936 Cook Road in Oxford. State Insurance...

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

...working smoke detector," Beard said. "Also, every family should keep a fire extinguisher nearby."Similar to fires, officials at Doctors Hospital say they treat more burns throughout the holidays."Children are curious, especially smaller...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-25/thanksgiving-holiday-sees-twi
Ga. chemical leak sparks alarm

...because a lid on a reactor vessel was not secured, according to a brief report released by the Dalton Fire Department. Fire officials said the chemical vapor did not leave the plant. One worker who inhaled the chemical vapors burned his respiratory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-07/ga-chemical-leak-sparks-alar
Storm problems across Georgia

...lightning strikes, including one at a Duluth home where they battled a fire in wall and floor of the residence. Fire officials said they also responded to reports of lightning strikes at an apartment building in Duluth; two homes in Auburn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-04/storms-cause-problems-across
Wedding party helps couple escape fire

PERRY, GA. - Fire officials in middle Georgia say members of a wedding party helped rescue an elderly couple from a house fire.Perry Fire Chief Joel Gray...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-03/across-georgia
Around the region

...amends and passes the measure, it will return to the House.Old Atlanta building topples; rot blamed ATLANTA - Fire officials say the poor condition of a historic building in midtown Atlanta contributed to its partial collapse Wednesday during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-02-13/around-region
Massive Savannah, Ga., blaze is contained but still burning

...to pump water directly from the Savannah River. Garden City Fire Rescue responded as well with similar equipment.Fire officials announced a few hours later the blaze was under control. It was contained to the southern half of the warehouse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-08/massive-savannah-ga-blaze-con
House fire kills Martinez teen

...to care for her father, who was diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease.Wallen said that it will likely take fire officials a few days to determine the cause and origin of the fire.The American Red Cross has contacted the family, neighbors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-10/house-fire-kills-martinez-tee