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FIRST PLACE: “The Charleston Fire”

Nine fire fighters lost their lives in the Charleston, South Carolina, furniture store fire in June 2007. Correspondent Osunsami and producer Goldberg developed this coverage in the aftermath.

ABC World News
Reported by: Steve Osunsami and Harvey Goldberg
Submitted by: Charleston, SC Local 61

SECOND PLACE: “Life Saving Lesson”

Five family members escaped a burning apartment because a 10-year-old boy knew how to kick open the security bars covering the windows.

WSVN Channel 7
Submitted by: Miami, FL Local 587


 “Emergency Escape”

“With fire after fire, some wonder how York’s department will hold up,” reads the kicker on this front-page article. By early April, the city’s fire and rescue services had called in off-duty fire fighters eight times.

CTV News Toronto
Reported by: Keith Hanley, Mairianna Bachynsky and Brian Weatherhead
Submitted by: Toronto, ON Local 3888


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