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At approximately 12:15p.m. Wednesday, June 15, the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of an 18-wheeler on fire in the eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County near mile marker 871. An International truck tractor semi-trailer towing live chickens experienced a tire blowout that sparked a fire.  At the time of the crash, the vehicle was transporting approximately 6,000 chickens.

About 2,000 chickens died in the fire.

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The occupants of a home severely damaged by a fire in the 300 block of Major Drive on June 1 escaped the blaze without injury, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Firefighters in Beaumont battled two blazes in two days at two separate residences, one vacant and one occupied, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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It took firefighters more than an hour to extinguish a large blaze that devastated a Wall Street home in Beaumont May 22, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reported Sunday. 

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Beaumont firefighters battled an apartment fire, extinguishing the blaze before it could spread to other apartments at 4905 Wyatt St. on May 3.

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Apartment fire at 5230 S MLK Parkway (Facebook.com)

Just before 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016, Beaumont Fire Rescue firefighters responded to 5230 S. MLK Parkway for a reported structure fire. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke conditions and a fire on the patio of a first floor apartment. Firefighters made a quick attack and were able to confine the fire to the patio area with no interior fire damage.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Humane Center of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Road, on March 15 at 8:43 p.m. after a nearby resident saw flames coming from the building. When firefighters arrived, flames were visible and there was heavy smoke coming from the building.

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Cable St. fire - courtesy of Beaumont Fire Rescue

Beaumont firefighters extinguished a rapidly expanding house fire at a residence in the 2200 block of Cable Street on the morning of Feb. 19, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports, after two adult occupants escaped the blaze without injury. 

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A young woman and her 4-year-old nephew narrowly escaped a blaze that engulfed a pickup truck and a gas pump at the Valero gas station on Main Street in Vidor Feb. 15, reports the Orange County Fire Department.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis reports one man was injured in a rollover accident this afternoon, Feb. 4.

According to a news release, DPS received a report of a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 73 just west of Taylor’s Bayou at about 12:30 p.m. The initial report stated that the vehicle was on fire.

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