Fire en Rustic Crust Pushes To Restart Production In April <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Construction crews are working two shifts a day to open a temporary facility for the <a href="" target="_blank">Rustic Crust</a> company in </span>Pittsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Earlier this month a fire burned down its production facility.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 45147 at Rustic Crust Pushes To Restart Production In April With Fewer Fires To Fight, Is It Time To Revisit The Role Of Firefighters? <p>In 1975, Boston firefighters battled more than 400 blazes. Last year, there were only forty. That 90 percent drop reflects a nationwide victory in the crusade against fires, but even as America’s blazes burn out, the number of career firefighters per capita remains relatively unchanged. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Leon Neyfakh </strong>is Ideas reporter for <a href=""><em>The Boston Globe.&nbsp; </em></a></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:44:59 +0000 Taylor Quimby 35116 at With Fewer Fires To Fight, Is It Time To Revisit The Role Of Firefighters? State Says No Evidence of Air Pollution In Balsams Fire <p>Working largely on what amounts to the honor system state officials say they have decided state air pollution standards were not violated in a fire last January when&nbsp;two buildings at the Balsams resort were burned down as part of a renovation.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 19:36:26 +0000 Chris Jensen 27916 at High-Rise Fires A Growing Risk In Arab Gulf States <p>A raging fire gutted the Al Hafeet tower late last month, a 20-floor residential building in the United Arab Emirate city of Sarjah.&nbsp; The incident drew uncomfortable comparisons to other recent blazes in a region known for spectacular high-rise sky-scrapers. &nbsp;One expert in the United Arab Emirates has estimated that 70% of high-rise buildings in the gulf are at a high risk of catching fire.&nbsp; Here to discuss this growing safety concern is <strong>Bill Law</strong>, <a href="" target="_blank">gulf analyst for the BBC News</a>.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 15:03:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27604 at High-Rise Fires A Growing Risk In Arab Gulf States Four-Alarm Brush-Woods Fire In Littleton <p>Spring is a time that worries fire fighters because the forest and brush are not yet green enough to resist a flame.</p><p>That was a problem Wednesday afternoon in Littleton.</p><p>Diana Levesque never wants to wake up from a nap this way again.</p><p>She was sleeping Wednesday afternoon when she heard noises outside her home high on a hill on the outskirts of Littleton.</p><p>Fire trucks were pulling up around her house and there were flames all around.</p><p><em>“The woods are all on fire and the wind is blowing. It was just crazy. I pretty much had a heart attack.”</em></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:00:43 +0000 Chris Jensen 27138 at Four-Alarm Brush-Woods Fire In Littleton Worker Charged With Arson In Maine Sub Fire <p>A civilian worker has admitted to starting a fire aboard the U.S.S. Miami nuclear submarine last May.&nbsp; The fire caused $400 million in damage, and was followed by another suspicious dock fire. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:47:03 +0000 Ryan Lessard 9314 at Worker Charged With Arson In Maine Sub Fire Fewer Forest Fires Mean Fewer Habitats <p>Wildfires out West and in New Hampshire have been making headlines this spring and summer. Wildfires have burned 177 acres in the Granite State this year, damaging twelve buildings and injuring three people.</p><p>But when there aren&rsquo;t any fires it can also lead to problems. Now some organizations have to set fires on purpose, to preserve a vanishing habitat.</p><p>If you want to get an idea what some parts of New Hampshire used to look like, you&rsquo;ve got to find a spot where people don&rsquo;t live. Like, alongside an airport runway.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:30:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 9229 at Fewer Forest Fires Mean Fewer Habitats Fatal Fire in Berlin <p>A&nbsp;body was found in a burned-out garage in Berlin Sunday afternoon, according to a news release from state and local fire officials.</p><p>The fire was reported in a garage at 16 Williamson Avenue about 12:30.</p><p>The garage was engulfed in flames when the fire department arrived and the body &nbsp;was found after the fire was extinguished.</p><p>The name of the victim was not&nbsp;released and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.</p><p>Fire officials said they are still investigating the cause of the fire but there&#39;s a possibility repairs were being made to a vehicle.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 01:06:48 +0000 Chris Jensen 8354 at North Country Gets Its Own Fire-Fighting Training Center <p>Gov. Lynch has signed a bill to establish a fire training site in Bethlehem.</p><p>It will allow a long-sought $550,000 training facility.</p><p>NHPR&rsquo;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p><em>Sound of fire departments being dispatched for fire in Bethlehem&hellip;</em></p><p>For decades North Country fire fighters rushing to fires such this one last month first had to go to&nbsp;Concord for training and practice.</p><p>And for years fire chiefs have dreamed of having a training facility above the notches, says Jack Anderson, the fire chief in Bethlehem.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:30:43 +0000 Chris Jensen 6175 at North Country Gets Its Own Fire-Fighting Training Center In Colorado, Chaotic Evacuation After Initial Blaze A wildfire in the foothills southwest of Denver continues to burn out of control. It's destroyed dozens of homes and buildings, and with two people confirmed dead and another missing, it looks to be Colorado's deadliest wildfire in decades.<p>A day and a half after the fire started, the weather at the command post is so beautiful it's hard to imagine the nearby blaze is raging almost out of control. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:02:00 +0000 2828 at In Colorado, Chaotic Evacuation After Initial Blaze Wildfire Season Comes Early <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The<a href=""> state agency responsible for protecting forests from wildfires </a>is warning that state forests are more at risk of burning this year.</p><p>Forest Ranger Bryan&nbsp;Nowell says state forests are now seeing conditions that usually are more typical of mid-April.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:33:18 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2617 at Wildfire Season Comes Early Fatal Fire in Woodsville <p>Fire officials say one person died yesterday in a house fire on Swiftwater Road in Woodsville.</p><p>The fire was reported about 3 p.m. and while fighting the fire a body was found on the second floor of the home, according to a news release from the state fire marshal&rsquo;s office.</p><p>The positive identification of the victim and autopsy results are pending.</p><p>Fire officials said they didn&rsquo;t find any working smoke alarm on either the first or second floor of the home.</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:51:48 +0000 Chris Jensen 1597 at