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Building explodes in NYC’s East Village 
Construction workers accidentally “hit a gas main” that fueled an explosion and massive fire that burned four East Village buildings on Thursday, collapsing one and leaving another in danger of falling down, sources told The Post. At least 12 people were injured — three critically — but there were no immediate fatalities and no reports of anyone missing in the ruins, Mayor de Blasio said. The blast, first reported to 911 at 3:17 p.m., was heard blocks away and acrid smoke from the blaze billowed north across Manhattan, where it could be smelled even inside office towers in Midtown.
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Delaware firefighter saves drowning girl 
When Minh Nguyen ran out of his home the afternoon of Jan. 25, he heard a little girl screaming "Don't let me die! Don't let me die!" The longtime Christiana Fire Company volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician is being hailed as a hero for saving the 8-year-old's life after she walked onto an ice-covered pond in Bear and plunged into the water. But he says his mother-in-law and wife played vital roles in the rescue. Nguyen, also a full-time firefighter and his wife, Michelle, also an EMT and Christiana volunteer, were busy the day it happened.   
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/24/2309912/two-off-duty-firefighters-save.html#storylink=cpy
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8 Dept Battle blaze at House Fire in New London, New York - The Pager broke with New London Car 2 Reporting Fully Involved Structure Fire at his residence at 7075 County Highway 50, The house is Directly across the street from the Fire Station, As the Family Members were exiting the Structure out of a back bedroom window the home owner was calling fire control on his portable radio for help. Photo by Gene Carey Sr.
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