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  • Phoenix FD: Safeway roof collapses, catches on fire during massive storm

    07/11/2018 7:07:35 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 17 replies
    12News Phoenix ^ | 7/11/2018 | 12News
    A Safeway in north Phoenix is burning Wednesday night during the middle of a strong storm hitting the Valley, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Fire officials said that firefighters responded to a roof collapse at the grocery store near Northern and 35th Avenues.
  • EgyptAir flight MS804: French investigators says fire likely cause

    07/08/2018 11:48:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2018
    The crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 in 2016 was probably caused by a fire in the cockpit, French investigators say. France's civil aviation accident bureau, known as BEA, said in a press release on Friday that "the most likely hypothesis is that a fire broke out in the cockpit while the aeroplane was flying at its cruise altitude and that the fire spread rapidly resulting in the loss of control of the aeroplane". The agency said that the crew could be heard discussing a fire on the cockpit voice recorder and that systems on board had detected smoke inside the...
  • Mary McCormick's husband has his Telsa burn on the side of the road...and no accident

    06/16/2018 5:55:06 PM PDT · by vg0va3 · 166 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8:44 PM - 15 Jun 2018 | Mary McCormack
    @Tesla This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him
  • Fire hits Iraq’s biggest ballot warehouse before recount

    06/11/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    A fire ripped through Iraq’s biggest ballot warehouse on Sunday where votes for the eastern Baghdad district were stored, before a recount ordered by parliament, a security official said. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known but it comes as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of around 10 million votes following allegations of fraud during the May 12 legislative election that saw a surprise victory for populist Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr. The senior security official, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said the fire broke out in a warehouse located in Al-Russafa, one of the largest...
  • 12,000 Pigs Die in Fire, Employee Refused to Let Firefighters Help Because It Was 'Unsafe'

    06/10/2018 7:24:32 PM PDT · by Hugin · 48 replies
    newsweek via yahoo ^ | June 8, 2018 | Kristin Hugo
    A pig farm in Saskatchewan caught on fire and caused millions of dollars in damage, including the deaths of 12,000 pigs. The volunteer fire department responded to an emergency call to fight the blaze, but when they got there, an employee of the farm didn't let them in.
  • What Does Jesus Mean When He Says We Must Be Salted with Fire?

    05/29/2018 8:33:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-28-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Jesus Mean When He Says We Must Be Salted with Fire? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 28, 2018 • The Gospel from last Thursday’s daily Mass featured one of Jesus’ lesser-known teachings:Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another (Mark 9:49-50).Let’s begin with a few observations about salt in those times. Salt was valuable. Some people were even paid with salt (which is where we get the word “salary”).Salt was connected with...
  • Hulen Mall Fire: One Jailed After Third Incident (Fort Worth, Texas)

    05/22/2018 2:40:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Patch ^ | May 19, 2017 | Payton Potter
    FORT WORTH, TX — A large police and firefighter presence was seen Friday after a fire broke out in the women's shoe department of Sears Department Store around 11:00 a.m. Friday, various news outlets report. The fire has been extinguished, and arson investigators are working the scene, KXAS reported. The mall was evacuated and sealed off after the fire and remains closed to the public, the station reported. No injuries have been reported. Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Steven English said on Twitter the fire was started by an incendiary device but was quickly extinguished by store employees. The jailed suspect...
  • Eagle Creek Fire teen ordered to pay $36 million

    05/21/2018 5:44:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 5/21/18 | Eileen Park
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Circuit Court Judge John Olson issued his restitution opinion for the teenager who pleaded guilty to starting the Eagle Creek Fire last summer, ordering him to pay $36 million dollars. The teen was in court on Thursday for a restitution hearing, where 11 different claims were submitted from different agencies and companies totaling $36 million. The teen's attorney argued the number was "cruel and unusual."The judge said in his opinion that the judgment does not violate the constitution and "is clearly proportionate to the offense because it does not exceed the financial damages caused by the...
  • Risk of fire spreading in 'horrific and tragic' Brandon blaze likely passed, say authorities

    05/20/2018 7:02:44 AM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies ^ | 5/20/18 | Riley Laychuk, Leif Larsen
    Authorities in Brandon say the danger that multiple fires burning in the city's downtown will spread to other buildings has likely passed. At least four buildings in Brandon's downtown caught fire Saturday in what the city's mayor said will "likely be one of the largest fires Brandon has ever seen." Around noon, crews began fighting flames billowing out of the Christie's Office Plus building at Seventh and Pacific Avenue in the southwestern Manitoba city. The fire later spread to two additional buildings in the 500 block of Pacific Avenue: Massey Manor, an apartment building across the street from the Christie's...
  • Execution by Cannon

    05/14/2018 8:58:18 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 48 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/12/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Execution by cannon was a method of execution in which the victim was typically tied to the mouth of a cannon which was then fired. The prisoner is generally tied to a gun with the upper part of the small of his back resting against the muzzle. When the gun is fired, his head is seen to go straight up into the air some forty or fifty feet; the arms fly off right and left, high up in the air, and fall at, perhaps, a hundred yards distance; the legs drop to the ground beneath the muzzle of the gun;...
  • Raging inferno collapses office building in Brazil

    05/01/2018 7:49:32 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1 May 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A 26-story abandoned office building in Brazil occupied by dozens of squatters turned into a towering inferno and collapsed Tuesday, killing at least one person and spewing fiery debris across the area... “The lifts had been taken out and those empty air shafts formed a chimney. There was also a lot of combustible material, such as wood and paper which helped fuel the fire,” he said. Tuesday’s fiery collapse was expected to put a spotlight on housing problems in Săo Paulo, where several dozen dwellings have been occupied by fair-housing groups that take over and then fight for ownership.
  • Trump Tower is on fire in Azerbaijan capital Baku
  • Wind energy takes a toll on birds, but now there's help

    04/17/2018 8:58:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 17, 2018 | by Tom Metcalfe
    With more than 50,000 wind turbines in place across the U.S., wind power now accounts for 8 percent of the nation's energy-generating capacity — and experts predict that figure could rise to 20 percent by 2030. But all that clean, renewable energy comes with a high cost to the nation's wildlife. Researchers estimate that 140,000 to 328,000 birds are killed every year in collisions with the turbines' spinning rotor blades and support towers. The risk to birds is highest at night, when the blades and towers are cloaked in darkness. Now researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, have...
  • Here's What Would Happen Right After Trump Fired Mueller

    04/11/2018 1:54:39 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 89 replies
    Vice ^ | 4/11/2018 | Matt Taylor
    The idea that Donald Trump might fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and in so doing spark some kind of constitutional crisis has been gaining traction for months now. Political junkies, especially on the liberal side of the spectrum, have breathlessly discussed the scenario in neighborhood bars and on approximately 1,000 different podcasts. Protests against the firing have been preemptively organized by progressive advocacy groups. Even though Trump's 2016 campaign was marked by a contempt for the rule of law and bursts of actual violence, and even though he abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey last year (prompting Mueller's appointment), sacking...
  • Q Anon: (4/8/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/08/2018 6:58:47 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,367 replies ^ | 4/8/2018 | FReepers, Vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Man, 67, is KILLED and four firefighters are hurt in huge blaze in 50th floor residential ...

    04/07/2018 5:54:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | april 7, 2018 | Jessica Finn For
    FULL TITLE: Man, 67, is KILLED and four firefighters are hurt in huge blaze in 50th floor residential apartment at Trump Tower: Flames engulf several stories of president's New York home as burning debris falls on Fifth Avenue The blaze broke out on the 50th floor of the tower just before 6pm. Thick black smoke billowed out from Trump Tower as burning debris fell onto Fifth Avenue. The 67-year-old male occupant of the apartment where the fire started died after being transported to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in critical condition, an NYPD source tells They will release his identity...
  • Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building).

    04/07/2018 3:46:27 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 26 replies
    President Donald J. Trump Twitter ^ | April 7, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3 minutes ago Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!
  • Fire erupts at Trump Tower in NYC; 1 person dead, at least 4 hurt

    04/07/2018 3:30:49 PM PDT · by madison10 · 74 replies
    FOX news ^ | 4/7/2018 | Zwirz
    A fire has broken out in Trump Tower in New York City. The blaze was described by the FDNY’s alert system on Twitter as a 3-alarm fire that erupted on the 50th floor of the high rise the high rise on 5th avenue in Manhattan. They initially had called it a 2-alarm fire...
  • Russia fire: Dozens die in Kemerovo shopping mall blaze

    03/25/2018 3:31:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/25/2018
    At least 37 people are confirmed to have died in a fire that tore through a shopping centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. Dozens more people, children believed to be among them, are missing, according to Russian media. The blaze started on an upper floor of the Winter Cherry complex and many of the victims were in a cinema. Video posted on social media showed people jumping from windows to escape the flames on Sunday. Smoke billowed from windows as fire crews worked to evacuate the property. Kemerovo, a key coal-producing area, lies about 3,600km (2,200 miles) east of...
  • Officials ID 2 firefighters killed in York building collapse, 2 others injured expected to survive

    03/22/2018 7:14:39 PM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies ^ | 22 March A.D. 2018 | Wesley Robinson
    Officials in York have identified two firefighters killed in a structure collapse earlier today. Ivan Flanscha, 50, and Zachary Anthony, 29, and died from injuries sustained when the building collapsed just before 4 p.m. on the 100 block of North Broad Street in York. Both were later pronounced dead at York Hospital. Crews were at the scene of the the fire -- which broke out Wednesday evening at the former Weaver Organ and Piano -- trying to suppress parts of the fire that had reignited, York fire Chief David Michaels said at a news conference Thursday. Those remnants could have...