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Environment
7:20 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Crews Work to Contain Shawnee Forest Blaze

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Crews are working to contain a fire that has damaged at least 14 acres of the sprawling Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Patricia York says at least one-quarter of the blaze is contained at Little Grand Canyon near Pomona, southwest of Carbondale, in Jackson County. 

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Society
2:33 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

All Animals Safe After Christian County Shelter Fire Extinguished

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A fire damaged the Christian County Animal Shelter Monday morning. The county’s Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says all of the animals survived the fire. He also says there is some structural damage to one wing and the offices in the building.

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Fire
7:37 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Fire Destroys Paris Landmark

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A fire has destroyed a former antique mall near downtown Paris.  The blaze broke out shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday on north Market Street.

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Society
9:10 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Authorities Probe Cause of Morehead Fire

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Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a Morehead State University building that injured four firefighters.  Morehead Fire Chief Jeff Anderson says the firefighters were injured by bricks that fell while crews were battling the blaze at Downing Hall around 7 a.m. Sunday. 

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Crime
8:21 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Fort Campbell Woman Sentenced 25 Years for Fatal Fire

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A Fort Campbell woman accused of trying to collect on her Army husband's life insurance policy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for setting fire to her home and killing two of her children. Billi Jo Smallwood maintained her innocence at her sentencing Thursday in Louisville. 39-year-old Smallwood could have been given life in prison. She was convicted in federal court of maliciously setting fire to the family’s housing unit in 2007 while her children slept inside. Prosecutors say her intent was to kill her husband and cash in his $400,000 insurance policy.

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Society
3:26 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Fire Kills Two in Stewart Co.

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A Stewart County fire has killed two people and burned a teenager. The Leaf-Chronicle reports six people were in the mobile home early Thursday when the fire broke out in the Indian Mound community in eastern Stewart. Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Rick Joiner says the names of the victims would not be released until the state medical examiner identifies them.

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Society
3:25 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Fire Crews Douse I-24 Fire

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A semi-trailer fire closed a section of I-24 in Trigg County for most of the morning. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd, the semi was on its way to Miami with a truckload of pears when it caught fire around 5:30 AM.

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Roads & Highways
9:18 am
Fri November 23, 2012

I-24 Semi Fire and Lane Closure

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Kentucky transportation officials report eastbound lanes on Interstate-24 remain closed Friday morning in Trigg County near the 65 mile marker. A tractor-trailer rig carrying pears is on fire. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says firefighters brought in a backhoe to break open the trailer to access the burning cargo inside.

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Society
8:06 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Fire from Train Derailment Under Control

Emergency workers in Kentucky are increasingly confident that fire crews have contained a multi-day blaze spewing flames and smoke from a derailed tanker car. The blaze began Wednesday afternoon, and authorities initially thought it would last no longer than a couple hours. They were still waiting for it to die out late last night, acknowledging they were unsure how much butadiene was left in the burning railcar to fuel the flames. 

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Environment
11:55 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Recycling Center Catches Fire Again

A Union City, Tenn., recycling center has erupted in flames for the second time in two months. A previously unburned part of Greenway Recover & Recycle caught fire shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday. Union City Fire Chief Kelly Edmison says a fire crew remains on site to control the blaze. Edmison says fires in bales of plastic have been difficult to put out because of the type of material. He says plastic from the first fire in September continues to smolder.

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