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House Fire Set By Cigarette Kills Retired Marine

Cleburne firefighters say a paralyzed, retired Marine accidentally set himself on fire with a cigarette and died in the blaze despite his elderly mother’s best attempts to save him.

12/02/2014

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I-Team Uncovers Hydrants Out-Of-Order For Months

The CBS 11 I-Team took a close look at fire hydrant work orders in Dallas, after a neighborhood association reached out to Investigative Reporter Mireya Villarreal asking for help.

CBS 11–11/17/2014

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I-Team Investigation: Detector Danger

The CBS 11 I-Team put 18 used and new Carbon Monoxide Detectors to test at the Grand Prairie Fire Department.

CBS 11–11/05/2014

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Firefighter Helps 1-Year-Old Chihuahua Cheat Death – Again!

A one-year-old Chihuahua named Pony has faced tragedy twice in her short life. In 2013 she survived the awful fertilizer explosion in West, and Yvette Childers adopted her as a refugee pet. But last week, death came calling again.

CBS 11–07/11/2014

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Major Storm Damage After Rain, Floods & High-Water Rescues

Heavy rain and floods took dozens of North Texas drivers by surprise — leading to more than 40 high-water rescues in Fort Worth. In the course of a few hours, firefighters responded to more than 200 calls for help.

CBSDFW.COM–06/24/2014

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Report On West Recommends More Firefighter Training & Planning

A new state fire marshal report, investigating the firefighter deaths when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded in 2013, is making some recommendations when it comes to firefighter planning and training.

CBS 11–05/16/2014

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PD Investigating Claims Of Excessive Force Against Teen

A 15-year-old boy is allegedly ‘taken down’ by police. It started with a bonfire on private property in Wilmer and turned into a chaotic run-in with officers and firefighters.

CBSDFW.COM–05/05/2014

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Elderly Woman Dies In Fort Worth House Fire

An elderly Fort Worth woman died in a house fire around 4:50 a.m. Saturday in the 3600 block of S. Hughes St.

03/22/2014

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Irving Apartment Fire Injures Three, Displaces More Than 80 Residents

A four-alarm fire that broke out around 1:53 a.m. Saturday at the Finley Terrace Apartments of Irving has displaced more than 80 residents.

03/22/2014

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Winds Fuel Grass Fire In Denton

Howling winds have been fueling a grass fire in Denton County for more than 24 hours.

03/12/2014

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2-Alarm North Dallas Apartment Fire Displaces 40 People

Approximately 40 residents are displaced after a 2-alarm fire at the Preston Valley Apartments in north Dallas broke out around 7 p.m. Sunday.

02/23/2014

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Rural Areas Benefitting From New Emergency Fire System

With both a Wind Advisory and Fire Weather Warning in effect across North Texas, dry, dangerous conditions should be a concern for everyone. Firefighters in Parker County prepared well in advance for days just like today.

CBSDFW.COM–02/20/2014

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