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Propane tank explodes in house fire south of Fresno State

A house four blocks south of Fresno State was severely damaged in an early morning attic fire Saturday. Firefighters from Fresno and Clovis were dispatched to the blaze at 4768 North Jackson Avenue, said Fresno Fire Department battalion chief Randy ...

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Vacant house near Fresno State gutted by fire for the second time in months

A home in a quiet residential neighborhood five blocks south of campus was destroyed after it caught fire for the second time in less than two months early Monday morning. Fresno Fire Department Battalion Chief Bob Van Tassel said the ...

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Flames Damage Home West of Fresno State Campus

A house west of Fresno State was heavily damaged by fire early Monday evening. According to Fresno fire deputy chief Rich Cabral, the fire was reported shortly after 6 p.m. at the home in the northeast corner of Browning Avenue ...

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Civil rights groups call for investigation into Randa Jarrar to stop

The fallout of the tweets sent out by Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar has continued nearly one week after the controversy began. But even as the university plans an investigation into Jarrar’s tweets, several civil rights groups are calling ...

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When fire ripped through her community, she knew how to help

Amid loss and destruction caused by the recent North Bay wildfires, a Fresno State alumna is using the power of T-shirts art to aid relief efforts in and around her hometown of Redwood Valley. Kasandra Brooks said her family, being ...

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Despite recent wildfires, air quality in the Valley is improving

Have you ever looked up at the gray haze that looms over Fresno in the afternoon hours and wondered “What is that and why is it there?” Many might think Fresno’s notoriously unhealthy air is growing worse, but the opposite ...

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Fundraiser held for badly injured firefighter

Captain’s Challenger Challenge car show and concert will be held Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. honoring Fresno Fire Capt. Pete Dern. The event will take place at Fresno State in front of the Smittcamp Alumni House. Food vendors ...

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Unhealthy air quality alert in effect for Friday

An alert is in effect Friday that warns people to be wary of the poor air quality in Fresno, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District said. The warning previously only affected people with lung ailments like asthma, but ...

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Display case catches fire in Science Building

The Fresno Fire Department responded to a call from the University Police Department Sunday evening to put out a fire in the Science building that started in a display.

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Truck catches fire near campus

Collegian photographer Matt Weir was able to get video on his cell phone of a truck that caught fire on Bulldog Lane.

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Truck catches fire on Bulldog Lane

At approximately 1:10 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, a pickup truck caught fire near Cedar Avenue and Bulldog Lane, west of the Fresno State campus.

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‘Dogs made mistake by firing Cleveland

Fresno State Director of Athletics Thomas Boeh announced last night that men’s basketball coach Steve Cleveland would be stepping down, his new position being “special assistant to the director of athletics” — whatever that means.

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Broken news

Weekly update of the University Police Department’s campus crime reports.

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Auto-flow gas latches removed

California fire officials announced a mandatory removal of auto-flow gas latches that keep the gas flowing after releasing the pump handle. Latches have been sticking in the open position, leaving them to overflow and cause serious injuries or pose fire dangers.

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Apartments, absence of fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers, fire alarms and all fire prevention devices are designed to prevent and minimize fires. Most residents, however, are unaware of them and often do not have them. About one out of every two homes are not required to have any fire safety inspections or fire extinguishers. The fire department has no authority to implement safety regulations in these buildings.

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Peters Building classrooms reopened after evacuation

First-floor classrooms in the Peters Business Building were evacuated for approximately one hour this morning due to a smell of smoke through the air vents.

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Police suspect arson

Multiple trash fires set on the California State University, Fresno campus Wednesday night forced the evacuation of dozens students and faculty from the Speech Arts building, according to a report filed with the university police department.

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Developing story: Fire in Speech Arts, outside Keats

Three fires were set on campus Wednesday evening. University Police Department as well as the Fresno Fire Department are investigating all three incidents.

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