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Former firefighter rushed to help after deadly bus crash
Former firefighter rushed to help after deadly bus crash

ORLAND, Calif. -- Chad Arnold, 31, was painting his black dirt-track race car when he heard what sounded like an explosion. He called 911 and then headed toward the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, a couple hundred yards away. A former firefighter, he began helping first responders at the scene of Thursday’s crash – a deadly collision between a FedEx freight truck and a charter bus filled with dozens of Los Angeles area high school students. Other neighbors also ran over to help, bringing water and blankets. The crash occurred on the highway near the Northern California town of Orland. The impact shook nearby homes and sent a plume of black, acrid smoke billowing above the...

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