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September 10, 2013 at 5:34 AM
TACOMA (AP) — Firefighters knocked through the side of a chimney early Tuesday to rescue a man who was stuck inside.
KIRO reports it happened at a Tacoma house that had been converted to apartments.
The chimney was not in use and it’s unclear how the 24-year-old man got inside. He was not injured.
April 10, 2012 at 7:18 AM
The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Firefighters were told there were two of them, stuck 40 feet up a tree in Vancouver, Wash. No, not cats — these were little boys.
By the time a Vancouver Fire Department crew responded Monday afternoon, a 7-year-old boy had managed to climb down, but his 10-year-old brother remained stuck high in the tree.
Firefighters used a truck with an aerial ladder. Fire spokesman Capt. Dave James says a firefighter climbed up, secured the boy with a harness and brought him down.
James tells The Columbian that the boys’ mother was at work and an older brother had gone to the store.
Neighbor Pamela Sillars says the boys have been known to climb onto rooftops and up her maple tree. She calls them “adventurous.”
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