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UPDATE: Two Firefighters Hurt Battling Paper Mill Fire [VIDEO]

Two firefighters were hurt and heavy equipment had to be used to battle a fire at the former Verso Paper Mill in Sartell Wednesday night.

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Firefighter Braves Exploding Car [VIDEO]

Cars are far less likely to explode in real life than they are in the movies. But when they do, you certainly don’t want your face anywhere close to the dramatic combustion.

The firefighter in this video had no choice on the matter, as he was trying to douse an already flaming car when it exploded right under his chin. Yet through some combination of testicular fortitude and confidence in his flame-retardant suit, the smoke eater doesn’t even flinch when the car blows up. Check out the amazing reaction below.

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Firefighter Races – Hot New Sport? [VIDEOS]

Firefighting isn’t just a job — it’s also a sport. Firematic Racing involves firefighters competing against the clock to complete tasks like assembling and climbing a ladder or fitting and shooting a hose. Though the sport is most popular in New York, its reach extends across the pond to Europe, too.

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Firefighter Rescues Kitten From Inside a Pipe [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, a man dropped off a section of rusty pipe to firefighters at Redding, California’s Fire Station #4. Why? There was a kitten trapped inside of it. That’s right, a real life, just-larger-than-pipe-sized cat. So were these American heroes able to squeeze him out? Yes!

Watch the nail-biting endeavor in the three-part rescue series below.

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