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Firefighters Rescue 4 Dogs From Apartment Fire In Santa Rosa

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SANTA ROSA, CA — Firefighters rescued four dogs from an apartment fire Wednesday night, two of whom were unconscious from smoke inhalation, the Santa Rosa Fire Department said.

A fire alarm sounded at 7:30 p.m. at a fourplex in the 2400 block of Plata Court, and a witness called dispatchers and said the windows of one of the units were “glowing and turning brown from smoke,” according to Santa Rosa Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Gloeckner.

The first engine crew was at the scene within 4 minutes to hear the fire alarm still sounding.

Heavy smoke was coming from one of the units but the doors were locked and no one answered the door, Gloeckner said.

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Firefighters Save Kitten From Fire Caused By Lit Candle: SRFD

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SANTA ROSA, CA — A candle lit next to a bed is believed to be the cause of a fire Monday that displaced residents of a fourplex in Santa Rosa.

Fifteen fire personnel responded to the blaze at 4:22 p.m. Monday at a single-story residential structure divided into four units at 1800 Meda Ave., Santa Rosa Fire Department Battalion Chief Jason Jenkins said.

A moderate amount of smoke was coming from a middle unit when the first crew of firefighters arrived in under five minutes, Jenkins said.

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‘Sometimes it’s us that need the help’: California firefighter loses new home in wildfire

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California Firefighter Helps Save the Home of Girlfriend’s Parents After Completing 60-Hour Shift

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A California firefighter helped save his girlfriend’s family home this weekend when a blaze approached the property. Not only that, he did so after working nearly three days straight.

Grant Newnom of the San Jose Fire Department had just finished a 60-hour shift on Sunday when his girlfriend, Elise Jones, called him with panicked news — the Glass Fire, one of the series of blazes affecting the state, was quickly approaching her parents’ home.

Though he was exhausted battling fires near San Jose, Newnom immediately began driving 90 minutes to Santa Rosa in the hopes he’d be able to help save what he could, he told KGO. Once he arrived in the area, Newnom saw many homes were already on fire.

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