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    NY - Two firefighters & woman slain, 3 injured in Webster ambush, 24 Dec 2012

    Shooter opens fire on multiple people at Webster, N.Y., house fire, injuring at least one firefighter (NY Daily News)

    Firefighter shot at scene of blaze in western NY (AP)

    Firefighters shot while battling New York blaze (CNN)
    (CNN) -- At least two firefighters were shot when they arrived to battle a blaze at a house in upstate New York on Monday, officials said.

    Authorities believe someone shot at the firefighters shortly after they exited their vehicles, said Rob Boutillier, fire marshal in the town of Webster, New York.

    The gunfire stopped firefighters from battling the blaze and forced police SWAT teams to evacuate homes in the area.

    Firefighters arrived at the scene before 6 a.m., Boutillier said. By 9 a.m., flames had engulfed three houses and a vehicle, he said.
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    Oh God.
    Matthew Keys ‏@TheMatthewKeys
    [Update] Democrat & Chronicle reporting two firefighters dead after being shot at while responding to fire in NY -
    2 firefighters killed, residents being searched and evacuated (democratandchronicle.com)
    At least two Webster firefighters are dead, and three houses on Lake Road continue to burn after a gunman open fired on firefighters who responded to an early morning fire.

    There are no active shooters at the scene, according to a news conference held by Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn.

    The fire broke out at 5:45 a.m. at 191 Lake Road on the Irondequoit Bay side of the street.
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    What a strange story. Why shoot unless you have something to hide.
    I think Steely Dan lives in that area. Maybe he will come by and tell us what is being said from his local tv stations.
    "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
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    [Update] Four firefighters shot -- two dead, two injured -- while responding to call in Webster, New York - @RachBarnhart
    livestream (not much to see at moment): http://www.13wham.com/content/mediac...e/default.aspx

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    I hope they get whoever did this before he kills more. Another tragedy to deal with. More sad people who lost loved ones.
    "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...-shot/1788917/
    The gunman was still at large at mid-morning. Fire Marshal Rob Boutillier said the blaze was allowed to spread to two other houses until the area is secured.
    "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
    C.S. Lewis

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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/firefighter...4#.UNhz83eWTIU

    There is "no active shooter, or shooters" at this time, Webster Police Chief Gerald L. Pickerin told reporters this morning, according to ABC affiliate WHAM-TV.
    "If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world."
    C.S. Lewis

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    Latest Democrat and Chronicle update:

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...-Webster-blaze
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    Authorities are on the scene evacuating residents. Residents are being evacuated from the Webster side of the bay to the Irondequoit side. They are being searched by New York state police and other authorities before being taken to a Regional Transit Service bus.
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    There is no information whether the homes that are on fire were occupied.

    Boutillier advised that residents who feel safe in their homes could stay, but advised them to stay away from windows and doors. A SWAT team is also on the scene escorting residents to RTS buses that are taking them out of the neighborhood.
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    Really? What the heck is wrong with people? It infuriates and saddens me to know two families will be mourning their loss rather than getting excited about opening gifts in the morning.

    I hope they catch these SOBs.


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    These men went out to save lives-instead they lost theirs. How could anyone do this, on Christmas Eve morn? This sounds like a trap laid for the firefighters...

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    Latest AP update: http://www.wrex.com/story/20417024/f...-in-western-ny
    WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) - Four volunteer firefighters responding to an intense pre-dawn house fire were shot Monday morning, two fatally, leading to a shootout between a suspect and police in suburban Rochester, N.Y., police said.

    "One or more shooters" fired at the firefighters after they arrived shortly after 5:30 a.m. at the blaze near the Lake Ontario shore, just east of Rochester, Town of Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering said.
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    Matthew Keys ‏@TheMatthewKeys
    [Firefighters shot in New York] MT @rachbarnhart: Shooting suspect believed to be dead at scene. No ID yet.
    Matthew Keys ‏@TheMatthewKeys
    [NY Firefighter shooting] Authorities believe they have weapon used in shooting.
    Matthew Keys ‏@TheMatthewKeys
    [Firefighters shot in NY state] Official: "This is still an active crime scene."

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    Deed to one of the properties involved in name of ex-con who served 17 years for manslaughter in death of his grandmother.

    http://www.13wham.com/content/mediac...e/default.aspx
    The Associated Press ‏@AP
    BREAKING: Police: Western NY gunman dead; firefighters were victims of a trap

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