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A restaurant fire Tuesday in a strip mall on Grand Island caused an estimated $200,000 in damages, according to the Grand Island Fire Company. Firefighters arrived at about 2:35 p.m. – within three minutes of the start of the fire – at the Tai Pei restaurant on Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road. Several employees who worked at the restaurant were able to exit the…

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A fire in a second-floor rear bedroom Monday caused an estimated $60,000 damage to a Garden Parkway residence on Grand Island, according to the Grand Island Fire Company. The fire, which occurred at about 4:15 p.m., was largely contained because the occupant closed the bedroom door, which prevented the fire from gaining additional oxygen and spreading throughout the int…

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Grand Island firefighters Sunday were called to the scene of a vehicle fire that started in the engine compartment of a tractor-trailer that had pulled up to the rear loading dock of a Tops Market on Grand Island Boulevard. Firefighters used hand extinguishers to put out the fire before it spread into the store, according to Grand Island Fire Company Deputy Fire Chief M…

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A house fire Monday on East River Road on Grand Island caused about $110,000 in damage, according to the Grand Island Fire Company. Assistant Chief Dan Mathes said fire crews encountered heavy smoke venting from the building at about 3:30 p.m. when they arrived at the location. The fire was brought under control at 3:49 p.m. No injuries were reported. Damage to th…

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The occupants of a Grand Island house that was on fire Sunday were able to escape flames and thick smoke that began pouring out of a first-floor boiler, which fed the home's heating system, according to the Grand Island Fire Company. The fire was confined to the boiler and was extinguished within five minutes of the arrival of firefighters, said Grand Island Fire Chief …

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Four people were medically evaluated by emergency medical technicians for non-life threatening injuries following a two-car accident Monday on the northbound north Grand Island Bridge, according to the Grand Island Fire Company. Captain Jourdain Benoit said volunteer firefighters from his company responded to the accident at 3:20 p.m. One person was transported to Ke…