Volunteer fire department

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After Sexual Assault Arrests, Fate Of Volunteer Fire Dept. Uncertain

Going into an emergency meeting, the future of the Emergency Services District No. 6 volunteer fire department in Ellis County was up in the air.

CBS 11–04/13/2015

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Fire Dept. Board Calls Emergency Meeting After More Sex Assault Arrests

The scandal involving volunteer Ellis County firefighters widens. Two more arrests, of high-ranking officials, were made on Thursday.

CBSDFW.COM–04/09/2015

Brittany Parten leaves jail and tries to shield herself from reporters' questions.(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Reaction After 5 Ellis Co. Volunteer Firefighters Charged With Sexual Assault

Five Ellis County volunteer firefighters are charged with sexually assaulting a man. According to court documents, the incident happened inside the department building last January, but the victim didn’t come forward until March 31.

CBS 11–04/07/2015

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Homeowner Says 911 Hung Up On Them

Home video shows just how intense the flames are as they consume John and Lori Helsley’s house.

03/30/2013

Firemen work to stop a fire. (credit: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images)

Ellis County Grass Fire Burns 250 Acres

Fire fighters contained a wildfire that burned 250 acres along Ike Road in Ellis County nearly six hours after it started Tuesday.

09/13/2011

U.S. Forest Service firefighter Erik Rodriguez battles a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Concern Over Forest Service Cuts As Wildfires Rage

After dealing with severe budget cuts, some are worried the Texas Forest Service might not be as effective as firefighters battle the worst wildfires in state history.

09/09/2011

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7 Buildings Burned In Lake Whitney Fire

A Thursday afternoon grass fire destroyed seven buildings and burned 300 acres in Hill County.

09/08/2011