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  • 15 Marines taken to hospitals after tank catches fire at Camp Pendleton

    09/13/2017 4:13:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 13, 2017
    SAN DIEGO -- The military says 15 Marines have been taken to Southern California hospitals after a seafaring tank caught fire during training at Camp Pendleton. Marine 1st Lt. Paul Gainey told The Associated Press that at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday an amphibious assault vehicle caught fire while the Marines were conducting a training exercise on a beach at the base, north of San Diego.
  • Heat, wind expected to ease as firefighters keep battling La Tuna fire, a blaze of historic scope

    09/03/2017 11:56:28 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 3, 2017 | Emily Alpert Reyes and Thomas Curwen
    Fire officials said cooler temperatures and calmer winds Sunday should help firefighters tame a nearly 5,900-acre fire burning in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles, but warned that favorable weather conditions could change quickly.
  • Burning Man attendee jump into flames (WARNING: Disturbing Content)

    09/03/2017 11:12:07 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 63 replies
    Shocking photographs show how fire rescue officers chased the man trying to stop him from entering the inferno, but were unable to do so. He slipped through a safety perimeter and sprinted for the flames at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Sleeping on ashes

    09/02/2017 8:42:41 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    2 Sept. 2017
    I have a friend who is on a CDF crew. He says they sleep on the ashes of the fire they just fought recently to stay warm. I call foul. This sounds like the old wives' tale (why I'm not married) of sleeping inside a gutted animal to stay warm. I wold be worried that my clothing or bedding would ignite. What say you?
  • What Does Jesus Mean When He Says That We Will Be Salted with Fire?

    07/25/2016 6:38:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-24-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Jesus Mean When He Says That We Will Be Salted with Fire? Msgr. Charles Pope • July 24, 2016 • I was recently asked (through my Our Sunday Visitor column) about one of Jesus’ lesser known sayings. I would go into a little more detail in today’s post. Here is the passage: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).Some argue that these were separate sayings that were just stitched together,...
  • Plant trees to protect against terror attacks, says Italian architect

    08/21/2017 8:15:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 21 August 2017 17:27 CEST+02:00
    Renowned Italian architect Stefano Boeri has argued that public spaces should be redesigned to include natural barriers such as giant plants to protect pedestrians from possible terror attacks. Boeri is the brain behind the sustainable residential building project Vertical Forests, the first of which was built in Milan, hosting thousands of trees and plants on a tower block. He has championed the idea of incorporating greenery into urban planning to tackle problems caused by urbanization, including air pollution, and a larger green city will be built near the Chinese city of Liuzhou in the next few years. Now Boeri has...
  • [Oregon / Eclipse] Fire sparked by lightning near Sisters still 0% contained, evac order issued

    08/18/2017 8:05:32 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 27 replies
    KATU TV ^ | 8/18/17 | KATU Staff
    Incident commanders say the Milli Fire, which is located about 9 miles west of Sisters, remains 0 percent contained. It started about a week ago and has spread to more than 4,600 acres. 250 personnel are fighting it, and a red flag warning has been issued for Friday. Crews expect it to spread with the help of 20 to 25 mph winds, along with warm and dry weather. A Level 3 evacuation (which means residents need to leave immediately) has been issued for the Crossroads subdivision, Remuda Road, Wildwing Road and Peterson Burn Road.
  • Trump: 'Fire and fury' warning to North Korea might not have been tough enough

    08/10/2017 12:24:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    The Washingtonton Examinter ^ | 08/10/17 | Melissa Quinn
    President Trump said Thursday his warning that the U.S. would meet North Korea with "fire and fury" may not have been tough enough. "They've been doing this to our country for a long time, for many years, and it's about time someone stuck for the people of this country and for the people of other countries," he said in Bedminster, N.J., in response to criticisms of his comments this week, according to a pool report. "If anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough." The president also urged the rogue regime to "get their act together," and said the U.S. military...
  • White House to Staffers: If You Like Infowars or Milo Youre Fired

    08/04/2017 11:49:56 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Medium ^ | 08/04/17 | Jack Posobiec
    Never Trump Members Have Hijacked the Presidential Personnel Office, Attack Trump Loyalist White House Staffers and Interns Multiple sources within the White House have confirmed that Jana Toner, a member of the Presidential Personnel Office, is regularly heard publicly insulting prominent pro-Trump media figures, including former Breitbart Technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Infowars founder Alex Jones. Mrs. Toner has even told White House interns that sharing content from Mr. Yiannopoulos or Mr. Jones Infowars on social media is grounds for dismissal. Furthermore, two White House interns recounted how other employees with the Presidential Personnel Office, at the direction of Mrs....
  • Hero Dog Dies Rescuing Family in House Fire

    08/03/2017 11:19:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Aug. 02, 2017
    While investigators search for a fire cause in Naples, a family is crediting their dog with helping them get out alive. Sadly, that pet didnt survive the fire. Fire officials say four people were inside of the home. Two adults and one child got out safely. Another adult was taken to the hospital to be treated for burns. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. The Naples fire chief says the fire started around 4:30 Tuesday morning on Pleasant View Drive. Several fire departments from surrounding towns responded as mutual aid, blocking off Gore Road. The American...
  • MS 13 doesn't fear Trump, rival gangs or police but are terrified by another group

    08/02/2017 10:56:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 49 replies ^ | 8/2/17 | Andrew O'Reilly
    MS-13 doesn't fear prison, President Trump or even death. But there is one thing that scares the hell out of tattooed members of the murderous Central American gang: La Sombra Negra. Spanish for "The Black Shadow," La Sombra Negra is a mysterious paramilitary organization that is part death squad, part vigilante group, and dedicated to responding in extreme kind to MS-13's ruthlessness. MS-13 members captured by La Somba Negra purportedly have been sexually tortured and dismembered before being dispatched with a bullet, their bodies left to be discovered by family or fellow gang members.
  • Vanity - One down, Priebus, two to go....McConnell & Ryan.

    07/29/2017 9:00:10 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 38 replies
    Well..Priebus is gone, and now we will see if the House and Senate Republicans immediately fire both Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. You can blame McCain, Murkowsky & Collins for the Obamcare Repeal Failure, and, yes they are all turncoats & traitors to the American People and Republican caucus, but the real culprits are Ryan & McConnell. When a Democrat leader of either the House & Senate issues an edict on how will Senators vote on issue, every Democrat falls into line. Why? That is why they have leaders. Both McConnell and Ryan are not leaders, rather, they are weak...
  • SpaceX Building Catches Fire in Florida

    07/18/2017 9:54:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies ^ | 07/17/2017 | Mike Wall,
    The fire was reported Sunday afternoon (July 16) in Port Canaveral, on the roof of a large building that SpaceX uses to store the first stages of Falcon 9 rockets that have landed back on Earth during orbital missions, according to Florida's WESH 2 News. "The large building and difficulty reaching the fire made the job tough," WESH 2 reported. "Firefighters wearing lots of heavy protective gear and equipment had to climb 75-foot-tall [23 meters] ladders in the hot Florida afternoon sun to reach the blaze. One firefighter experienced heat stress, and was taken to a hospital to be checked....
  • Surrounded by Flames, Firefighters in Oroville Rescue U.S. Flag From Wildfire

    07/10/2017 10:29:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Josh Edelson, the photographer who took the picture, shoots wildfires in California every summer. He saw the fire, which was about a couple hundred yards away, slowly creeping up the hill toward the home. Firefighters from Cal Fire were spraying water on nearby weeds and doing other preventative measures to defend the house. And then, Edelson said, there was a brief moment of calm. That was about the time they turned around and saw the flag, and they wanted to get it down, Edelson told CNN. But it was pretty high up; they couldnt reach it. Edelson said he presumes...
  • Firefighters add drones to threats faced in a wildfire

    07/10/2017 6:18:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Ben Moffat | Cronkite News
    WASHINGTON It used to be that firefighters biggest worries in a wildfire might be unpredictable winds, rocky terrain and scorching heat. That was before the advent of affordable, readily available aerial drones. Firefighters battling the Goodwin Fire in central Arizona had to suspend operations twice in one week after drones flew into airspace over the blaze, incursions that one official called extremely unusual but which he fears is the beginning of a very disturbing trend. Drone incursions into airspace that is restricted to helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes, which drop water and fire-retardant chemicals, forces them to be grounded to...
  • 140,000 Customers Without Power After Electrical Fire, Explosion at LADWP Plant in Northridge

    07/08/2017 9:35:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    KTLA ^ | Updated at 09:04PM, July 8, 2017 | Posted 7:39 PM, July 8, 2017, by Mariel Turner,
    The 230 Kilovolt equipment, which carries high voltage electricity and distributes it to customers in the surrounding area, caught fire, according to a LADWP press release. The fire only affected one portion of the station but power to and from the facility has been shut off while LAFD personnel work to put the fire out, the Department added. Residential and commercial customers across San Fernando Valley are without power and the blackout extends for 15-square miles, according to the LADWP. ... Crews will begin reenergizing affected areas once the fire has been extinguished. Power is expected to be out for...
  • Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud [tr]

    06/30/2017 8:24:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2017 | Jenny Stanton
    Fyre Festival organizer ARRESTED: Promoter of disastrous festival is charged with wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in prison over claims he LIED about being worth millions William McFarland was arrested in New York and charged with wire fraud The 25-year-old founder of Fyre Festival is expected to appear in court Saturday Revelers arrived at the Bahamas festival to find a wasteland of half-built tents
  • The Latest: 153 killed in Pakistan tanker fire

    06/25/2017 1:11:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    power source ^ | 06/25/2017
    An announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak sent scores of villagers racing to the scene to gather spilled fuel. ... The disaster occurred when hundreds of residents of a nearby village gathered at the site of an overturned oil tanker to collect the leaking fuel. Its believed that a spark from the many cars and motorcycles that raced to the scene ignited the fuel.
  • Sixty-eight flats in 2bn luxury block to be given to families... in Grenfell blaze

    06/22/2017 2:57:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 41 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 6/22/17 | BENEDICT MOORE-BRIDGER, NICHOLAS CECIL
    Residents evacuated from Grenfell Tower are set to move into a 2 billion luxury complex in the heart of Kensington, the Standard can reveal. Plans are pressing ahead for some of the families made homeless from the devastating fire to be housed in one of Londons most desirable addresses. New flats in a Kensington High Street development where penthouses go for up to 13 million will be used to provide accommodation for families following the huge blaze that destroyed the tower block last week. Sixty-eight flats in the Kensington Row scheme have been acquired to permanently house families...
  • How the Asbestos Hysteria Led to the Grenfell Tragedy

    06/22/2017 11:07:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/17 | Michael Fumento
    Too late for asbestos; it will never be brought back. But there's always the hysteria that will beset us tomorrow... There was no single cause of the tragic 24-story Grenfell Tower conflagration in London. The British newspaper The Telegraph lists eight factors, including lack of dual staircases, lack of sprinklers both outside and inside, and sub-standard fire doorsnone of which at this time appear to have violated the law. But nothing contributed more to the sheer speed of the spread, blocking both exits and preventing rescues, and hence the horrific death toll, than whats called cladding. Thats a covering or...