• July 4, 2015

Odessa American: Fire And Rescue

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Fireworks rules remain firm despite wet season

This Fourth of July falls in one of Odessa’s wettest years on record, which means no county burn ban and sales of rocket and missile fireworks for the first time in several years.

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Fire dangers

The Texas A&M Forest Service urges caution to Texans using fireworks, grilling or hanging out by a campfire this holiday weekend. According to the National Fire Protection Association, July 4 has the most fires reported than on any other day, according to a TFS offici…

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Two indicted on arson charges

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Woman charged with arson in connection with May fire

Odessa police arrested a 34-year-old woman and charged her with arson in connection with a fire at 4200 Dawn Ave.

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Firefighters put out fire at metals facility

Originally called out to a report of an explosion, Odessa Fire/Rescue had to put out a fire originating from oxygen and propylene tanks before the tanks ruptured.

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Man arrested after several structure fires

A 43-year-old Odessa man has been arrested and charged with arson in connection with several fires set in the area of 11th Street and Dixie Boulevard.

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Toddler air-lifted to Lubbock hospital after drowning scare

A 15-month-old boy was air-lifted to Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center after a drowning scare at a home in Odessa on Thursday morning.

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Plane crashes in Alpine

A plane crashed in Alpine over the weekend and the pilot suffered minor injuries, according to a news release from the Alpine Police Department.

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Shed catches fire near Walgreens

An abandoned shed caught fire Wednesday just behind Walgreens on the corner of Maple Avenue and Dixie Boulevard.

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House considered total loss after Friday fire

A home on the corner of Moody Avenue and 10th Street is considered a total loss following a large fire that erupted Friday afternoon.

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House considered total loss after Friday fire

A home on the corner of Moody Avenue and 10th Street is considered a total loss following a large fire that erupted Friday afternoon.

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