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  • Crews knock down massive fire at Berkeley church

    09/30/2016 6:12:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist
    ABC 7 NEWS ^ | 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 | ABC 7 NEWS
    BERKELEY, Calif. -- Berkeley firefighters have knocked down a four-alarm blaze at a church on Channing Way and Dana Street, a fire department spokeswoman said.
  • Fire breaks out on Pemex tanker in Gulf of Mexico, crew safe

    09/25/2016 8:12:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 25, 2016 | 10:41am EDT | Natalie Schachar and Noe Torres
    A fire broke out on an oil tanker of Mexican state oil company Pemex in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, forcing all the crew to be evacuated in the latest accident to plague the struggling firm. The blaze on the tanker Burgos occurred off the coast of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and all the crew were safe, Pemex said in a tweet. Mexicos Navy said there were 31 crew members and that all had returned to port. [] The tanker was carrying 80,000 barrels of diesel and 70,000 barrels of gasoline, Mexicos Communications and Transport Ministry said....
  • Suspected debris from missing MH370 points to fire on plane

    09/12/2016 6:42:33 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 13 | Staff
    Charred debris, possibly belonging to the missing MH370 plane, has been handed to investigators - raising the prospect of a flash fire on board the ill-fated jet. An American amateur investigator handed over several pieces of blackened debris to Australia's Transport Safety Bureau on Monday in what may prove to be a breakthrough in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. Blaine Gibson said the material, which had washed up in Madagascar, included what appeared to be an internal panel.
  • Deputy's family, 'superdog' recovering months after house fire

    09/12/2016 8:06:18 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 1 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Stephanie Allen
    Margo Feaser loaded the emaciated 1-year-old German Shepherd into the back of her patrol car late one night in December 2009 in hopes of finding him a new owner. The Seminole County sheriff's deputy found him while responding to a call about a dog scaring away customers from a gas station. He wasn't injured or aggressive, so Feaser took him home. She had no idea that Maxx, the wild, heartworm positive pup, would end up making her family his fur-ever home and one day save her family's life. "He definitely returned the favor and then some," she said. It has...
  • Oh good: Kaepernick jersey is currently NFL's best seller

    09/07/2016 9:32:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Patriots! Hes the backup quarterback on a team that went 5-11 last season. His team wanted to trade him but no one really wanted to take him. Shocking that this guys jersey would be the top seller in the NFL? Not at all! Colin Kaepernick is the perfect poster boy for the self-absorbed American millennial who thinks his own good intentions and smug sanctimony should be all anyone expects. Results? Performance? Responsibility? A whit of discernible brain activity? Youve oppressed our generation long enough! Congratulations, America. You put Obama on top twice, and now youre outdoing yourselves:
  • Dog Dies After Protecting Baby From Fire

    08/19/2016 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 19 AUGUST 2016 | KTRK
    BALTIMORE, MD (KTRK) -- Firefighters say a dog gave his life protecting an 8-month-old from a fire late Sunday. The girl is alive today thanks to an act of heroism and a heart-breaking loss for her family. Erika Poremski, the child's mother, said she had quickly stepped out to her car when she turned around to find the house in flames and her daughter Viviana inside. "I just heard her crying and I couldn't get to her," Poremski said. "I tried really hard, everyone in the neighborhood tried. They were kicking the doors in and kicking the windows out. I...
  • Caribbean Fantasy ferry fire: More than 500 passengers to abandon ship <tr>

    08/17/2016 6:47:33 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 17 AUG 2016
    Stunned onlookers posted photos of a large boat with smoke billowing up into the sky Hundreds of passengers on board a packed ferry are being forced to abandon ship after a blaze broke out on board. US Coastguards raced to the scene after receiving reports that a huge fire caught hold of a massive ship carrying more than 500 people. According to reports, the vessel is a passenger ferry that caught fire just outside San Juan bay in Puerto Rico. The US Coastguard revealed it was racing to the location to support frantic efforts to rescue those on board.
  • Lower Lake burning; Clayton fire forces evacuation of Clearlake residents

    08/14/2016 7:18:46 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 14 Aug 2016 | Christi Warren
    Commercial structures in downtown Lower Lake and residences were in flames Sunday afternoon as the Clayton fire exploded, forcing thousands of people to flee homes and abandon businesses. By 5 p.m. flames had engulfed numerous commercial buildings in Lower Lake along Main Street, including the towns post office, a tire store, a funeral home and restaurants, despite the combined efforts of firefighters, water tankers and helicopters. State Sen. Mike McGuire, who was on the fire lines Sunday with the Lake County Sheriffs Office, saw the blaze burn down into Lower Lake on Sunday afternoon. Lower Lake may be completely lost,...
  • Armed man injures six in Swiss train attack

    08/13/2016 10:25:22 AM PDT · by traumer · 32 replies
    A man set a train carriage in Switzerland on fire using a flammable liquid and stabbed passengers on Saturday, injuring six people, including a six-year-old child, police said. The man, a 27-year-old Swiss citizen, carried out the attack on a train travelling in Switzerland's far east, along its border with Liechtenstein, and was also injured, regional police in Saint Gallen said in a statement. Police said the attack had taken place at around 2:20pm (1220 GMT) near the Salez station on a train running between Buchs and Sennwald and that some of the injuries were serious. "According to the information...
  • Terror on Swiss train as passengers are attacked by man with 'fire and knife' leaving carriage cove

    08/13/2016 9:32:37 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 8/13/16 | Sam Adams
    Full title .........Terror on Swiss train as passengers are attacked by man with 'fire and knife' leaving carriage covered in blood Swiss train passengers have reported been attacked by a man with 'fire and a knife' sparking fears of new terror attack. At least seven passengers were left seriously injured by the man who is believed to be 27-years-old. snip Swiss police and special forces have sealed off the train and the interior minister is believed to be holding a special meeting on how to deal with incident.
  • Statue Dedicated To Donald Trump Set Ablaze On Staten Island Lawn

    08/08/2016 12:06:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | 08/07/16
    The ‘T’ for Trump has been on the Staten Island lawn since May. Homeowner Sam Pirozzolo had it custom made to show his support, but just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, while the family was sleeping their T was up in flames. “I jump out of bed, I come down here, and I come downstairs, and I can see this big orange glow,” Pirozzolo said. The fire marshal was investigating damage, Sunday evening and had not yet determined the cause. Ground lights typically shine on the sign, but Pirozzolo said last night they were out. He believes someone was attacking...
  • Fire kills 13 after birthday cake falls to floor in French bar

    08/06/2016 3:12:38 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2016 | Reuters
    A fire swept through a bar in the northern French city of Rouen overnight, killing 13 people and injuring six, after a birthday cake with candles and sparklers fell to the floor and set the carpet ablaze, police said. The fire broke out in the basement of the popular Cuba Libre bar and quickly engulfed the room where some 20 people were celebrating, filling it with thick black smoke and poisonous fumes, a Rouen police officer told Reuters. "A large number of those who died were killed by the fire, others were overcome by the toxic fumes," the officer said.
  • Massive Fire Hits Bar in France, Kills Thirteen Youths at Birthday Party AFP 2016/ Valery HACHE

    08/05/2016 7:20:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    ... "we have a very odd situation in #Rouen where Cath. Priest was murdered. Media saying fire but looks suspect."
  • Smoke billows from jetliner after crash-landing

    08/03/2016 4:54:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Aug 3, 2016
    DUBAI -- An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board, including 6 Americans, crash landed at Dubai's main airport on Wednesday, sending black smoke billowing into the air and halting all traffic at the Middle East's busiest airport. Authorities said all passengers were evacuated safely. Dubai-based Emirates said the accident happened around 12:45 p.m. local time as Flight EK521 was arriving from the southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram.
  • From California to Nevada, wildfires burn in seven Western states

    08/01/2016 10:11:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | CBS/AP
    Wildfires were burning Monday in seven Western U.S. states, from California's famed Big Sur region to tribal towns and hamlets near Reno, Nevada. Evacuations were ordered in Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming and firefighters were trying to stop a Washington blaze from reaching a thickly forested security zone at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
  • Eight Hikers Stranded Inside Soberanes Fire Lines Rescued

    07/27/2016 12:41:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/26 | Ian Cull
    Eight men were rescued Tuesday from the fire lines on the south side of the Soberanes fire burning near Big Sur. Cal Fire said the men went hiking five days ago and became lost with little water or food. Once the fire flared up over the weekend, the men said they were stranded and didn't know which direction would lead them to safety. Bulldozing crews spotted the men Tuesday, and Cal Fire used air support to locate them. "Air attack did locate them initially," said Cal Fire's Kevin Bohall. "Once we found that, we used a global positioning unit, got...
  • Man Died Trying To Rescue Dog From Raging Sand Fire, Neighbor Says

    07/26/2016 10:24:50 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 32 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 07/25/2016 | Unattributed
    Homeowners returned to a Sand Canyon neighborhood Monday night, days after the raging Sand Fire tore through the area. For some like John Kim, returning to the area meant picking through the remains of his home. Kims neighbor died in his car trying to outrun the flames. The victim was a man in his 60s. He lived on the property with a woman, who was too distraught to speak. Their home also burned to the ground. Kim says the man who died went back to rescue his dog.
  • World's largest sawdust dump is on fire 'and will burn for years'

    07/26/2016 8:01:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 61 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | July 25, 2016
    World's largest sawdust dump is on fire 'and will burn for years' By The Siberian Times reporter 25 July 2016 Greenpeace concern as firefighters say they cannot extinguish 3 year blaze with smoke visible from space. The mountain of sawdust is the size of more than 800 Olympic swimming pools at a site in the Ust-Kutsky district of Irkutsk region. A council spokesman said: 'It is now impossible to extinguish dump with such an amount of sawdust. 'Obviously, it will keep burning for a few more years.' It has remained aflame winter and summer for around three years - and...
  • Santa Clarita area wildfire continues to rage out of control, threatens hundreds of homes

    07/24/2016 7:16:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | By Cindy Chang, Deborah Netburn, Matt Hamilton and Marisa Gerber
    he brush fire raging in the rugged mountains of Santa Clarita Valley has burned more than 22,000 acres, threatening hundreds of homes as firefighters battled Sunday to keep the fire from spreading. Mandatory evacuations were still in place Sunday for about 1,500 residents in parts of Sand and Placerita canyons, as well as for others along Little Tujunga Canyon Road. So far, 18 structures have been destroyed and another damaged in the Bear Divide and Sand Canyon areas, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The 14 Freeway in the Santa Clarita Valley was closed in both directions late...
  • Cleveland Police Warn Protester: Youre on Fire, Stupid!

    07/21/2016 11:58:19 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 20, 2016 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    At least five people were handcuffed and taken into custody at a flag-burning by anti-war protesters in downtown Cleveland Wednesday, in the first alleged violence at the Republican National Convention.
  • Massive fire seen in Ankara, Turkey

    07/19/2016 8:41:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 19 , 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING: A fire broke out in Turkey's capital city of Ankara Tuesday with initial reports indicating a large explosion, but Twitter reports later suggesting it was a fire in a large residential building.
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • Wreckage, Black Box Data Point to Fire Aboard EgyptAir Flight 804

    06/29/2016 3:52:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    WSJ ^ | 06/29/2016 | Robert Wall
    The flight data recorder contains information consistent with fault warnings transmitted by the Airbus Group SE A320 that pointed to smoke in one of the lavatories and the avionics bay, where key electronics are housed, Egyptian crash investigators said. Wreckage recovered from the plane that crashed on May 19, killing all 66 people aboard, also showed signs of high temperature damage and soot, they said. The findings are the most concrete evidence yet that a small number of automated messages transmitted by the Airbus A320 pointing to problems on the plane werent erroneous. They also are likely intensify the investigation...
  • Massive Wildfires Force Evacuations In at Least 3 States; New Mexico's Dog Head Fire Explodes

    06/17/2016 12:33:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Weather ^ | Jun 16 2016 | Eric Chaney
    Massive Wildfires Force Evacuations In at Least 3 States; New Mexico's Dog Head Fire Explodes to 12,000Major wildfires burning across the West have consumed tens of thousands of acres and forced evacuations in at least three states. In New Mexico, one particular wildfire exploded in size on Thursday. Dry conditions are hampering firefighting efforts in a region that is expected to see dangerous and potentially deadly heat over the weekend and into early next week. "Humidity values less than 15 percent and dew points as low as the single digits will be present and persistent across a large portion of...
  • Authorities call on Chilili residents to evacuate as Dog Head Fire triples in size (NM)

    06/15/2016 7:52:48 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 43 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 15, 2016 | Katy Barnitz
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The Bernalillo County Sheriffs Office says it will begin a mandatory evacuation of Chilili residents as the Dog Head Fire, which reportedly tripled in size Wednesday, moves their way. The county posted the announcement on social media around 7:30 p.m. The county also said N.M. 337 is closed at N.M. 217 because of the evacuation. Its very very close to the town itself, Forest Service spokeswoman Arlene Perea said. Its knocking at the door. The fire broke out Tuesday morning in a section of National Forest land in the Manzano Mountains near Tajique. It remains uncontained. Perea...
  • BREAKING: London tower block evacuated after massive explosion

    06/11/2016 8:35:35 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    Daily Star ^ | June 11, 2016 | Tom Evans
    Witnesses saw a huge explosion and massive plumes of black smoke followed after the incident in Brixton. Firefighters were rushed to the scene at London's Canterbury Crescent. 10 fire engines and 72 firefighters attended the scene according to the London Fire Brigade.
  • Thousands flee huge wildfire..that's home to stars including Kim, Kanye and Kylie Jenner [tr]

    06/05/2016 5:02:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 5, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Celebrities could be forced to leave the sanctuary of their estates as a roaring wildfire tears through southern California. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West left their Calabasas home on Friday just before a third-alarm brush fire sparked up on Saturday in the area, causing a mandatory evacuation. As that fire started three others broke out in southern California, NBC 4 reported, burning 200 acres of land and threatening 3,000 homes.
  • Pipeline would pass near mine fire

    06/03/2016 7:01:39 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 9 replies
    News-Item ^ | 6/2/16 | Larry Deklinski
    COAL RUN A section of a proposed natural gas pipeline is scheduled to go through an area of Coal Township known for having abandoned mine workings and a underground mine fire...
  • FIRE ERUPTS AT FORMER RUBY'S DINER SITE AT END OF SEAL BEACH PIER

    05/20/2016 1:17:32 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 32 replies
    KABC-7 Los Angeles ^ | 5/20/2016 | KABC Staff
    SEAL BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A fire ripped through the site of the former Ruby's Diner at the end of Seal Beach Pier Friday morning, sending a plume of thick, black smoke up into the air. More than 60 Orange County Fire Authority firefighters battled the blaze at the abandoned restaurant in the 900 block of Ocean Avenue. The fire was reported just after 7:30 a.m. VIDEO AT THE SOURCE
  • Migrants Burn Down Lampedusa Refugee Welcome Center

    05/18/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | May 17, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph. D.
    A group of Tunisian migrants set fire to the main pavilion in a Lampedusa refugee welcome center Tuesday night, causing severe damage, after learning they would be repatriated to their home country, according to reports. The fire enveloped the first aid and reception center of Imbriacola in Lampedusa, which presently houses some 530 asylum-seekers, though no injuries have been reported. This is not the first time that migrants have set the pavilion ablaze. Similar acts of arson occurred in 2009 and then in 2011. After hours battling the fire, which was set around 10:30pm, teams of firefighters stationed on the...
  • Target recalls 2600 Menorahs for Fire Hazard

    05/17/2016 11:15:55 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 19 replies
    Newswires@dowjones.com | 05/17/2016 | Tomi Kilgore
    Target Corp. (TGT) recalled about 2,600 Hanukkah menorahs sold from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $20 , because of a fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission . The clear acrylic menorahs, in a pyramid design and 10.5 inches long, can melt when the candles are burning, posing a fire hazard, the CPSC said. Target has received eight reports of melting, including three reports of fire, but no property damage or injuries. Target shares shed 1.9% in afternoon trade, and have edged up 0.8% year to date.
  • Man Sues Indiana, Road Contractors After Wife Killed When Car Drove Off Cline Avenue Bridge

    05/14/2016 11:51:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 11, 2016 | Steve Miller
    (CBS) A Chicago man is suing the state of Indiana and its road building contractors blaming them for a fiery accident on the Cline Avenue Bridge that killed his wife 14 months ago. It was March of last year when Iftikhar Hussain and his wife were driving from Chicago to West Lafayette, Indiana. Hussains attorney Timothy Schafer says the couple took the Indiana Toll Road and then the Cline Avenue exit, following the GPS in their Nissan Sentra. Schafer says even though the road was closed because the bridge ahead was demolished, the barricades had been removed and the...
  • Oil prices in light of oil sands shutdown, oil strike in Israel

    05/14/2016 10:16:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Fire feeds on oil: In the world of eco-terrorism, Islamic terrorism, it doesn't make much difference: Pitch western civilization backward a thousand years into another dark age A number of seemingly disparate variables are influencing the worlds volatile equation of oil and fire, needing just a spark to ignite a conflagration. And one of huge proportions has been blazing well to the north of us in Alberta, consuming the tinder dry landscape surrounding Ft. McMurray, the hub of Canadas oil sands development. Initial cause of the fire is yet undetermined, investigators employing drones to examine the hundreds of square miles...
  • Calgary pilot breaks rules; flies displaced Fort McMurray animals to shelters

    05/10/2016 2:51:39 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 13 replies
    metro ^ | May 10, 2016 | Jeremy Simes
    Pilot Keith Mann didnt think twice about breaking the rules and loading his plane with more than 40 furry friends, after they spent a few days north of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray. When more than 80,000 residents were ordered to flee on Tuesday, many had to leave without all of their pets as they were barred from re-entering the city due to the advancing wildfire.
  • Fire Crews Battle Massive Blaze at Gun Warehouse in Houston, Texas

    05/05/2016 11:16:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    nbc ^ | 05/05/2016
    The 4-alarm inferno at A-1 Custom Packaging started just before 10 a.m. local time in the Spring Branch neighborhood. It began as a house fire before moving to the warehouse, Houston police told NBC News. No injuries were immediately reported. Officials believed there was ammunition and chemicals with a possibility of igniting and exploding at the scene, where about 175 firefighters were dispatched. People in the area were being asked to shelter in place, although a nearby elementary school and businesses were being evacuated. Thick black plumes of smoke filling the skies were captured by people on video amid the
  • Fort McMurray wildfire grows 8 times larger as battle continues (update as of 12:30MDT, May 5, 2016)

    05/05/2016 12:19:43 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 30 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 3, 2016 | CBC News
    Supercharged by winds of up to 70 km/h, the Fort McMurray wildfire ballooned to 85,000 hectares overnight and is now raging across a wide front south of the city. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and wildfire officials say the fire is expected to continue to burn out of control today as more than 100 firefighters, 10 helicopters and 16 air tankers work to protect homes and critical infrastructure. One major task on Thursday will be to move up to 25,000 people now sheltering in oilsands work camps north of the city. The province hopes to transport many of those people, who...
  • At Least 1,600 Structures Destroyed By Wildfire in Fort McMurray, Canada; 88,000 Evacuated

    05/04/2016 3:22:14 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Weather.com ^ | May 4 2016
    A wildfire has invaded Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, forcing the entire city to be evacuated Tuesday as the large blaze engulfed homes and businesses. Some 88,000 people were forced to leave Tuesday evening as the fire quickly spread, putting homes, schools, businesses and lives in danger, according to the Globe and Mail. Local officials said Wednesday morning that 80 percent of the homes in Beacon Hill have been lost, and the most recent census said the neighborhood is home to 2,200 residents living in more than 700 dwellings. At a Wednesday morning briefing, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said the...
  • Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control after city evacuated

    05/04/2016 9:03:37 AM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 17 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 3, 2016 | CBC News
    A huge wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., destroyed an entire neighbourhood and burned homes and businesses in several others Tuesday, and continues to rage out of control. By late afternoon, the entire city of 60,000 had been ordered evacuated. Residents by the thousands fled the fire and for hours caused gridlock on Highway 63, even overwhelming oilsands work camps, where beds and meals were offered. Police were patrolling the highway with cans of gas, after fuel supplies ran out in Fort McMurray, Wandering River and Grasslands.
  • Massive fire engulfs historic church on Orthodox Easter

    05/02/2016 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 1, 2016 | Rosario, Sullivan, Wilson and Perez
    Parishioners watched in horror as a massive four-alarm fire engulfed a Serbian Orthodox church in Manhattan on Sunday hours after hundreds celebrated Easter services, authorities said. For this to happen on such a holy day, I dont know what to say, said Alex Velic, a 31-year-old churchgoer, as enormous fireballs erupted from the shattered windows of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street. To see it burning like that is such a shock. Its just so sad, he said. I cant think of the words to express how Im feeling. A force of 170 firefighters...
  • Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian...

    05/01/2016 6:38:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/01/16 | Chris Pleasance
    "Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian church is consumed by fire" A 160-year-old Orthodox Christian cathedral in New York has been completely destroyed after a huge fire tore through it on Sunday The blaze broke out at the Serbian Cathedral of Saint Sava on 25th Street in Manhattan's Flatiron district at around 7pm. It is not known how the fire started, though it is believed to have broken out on the first floor of the building before consuming the interior and roof. An FDNY spokesman said that nobody was believed to be inside the building at...
  • Muslim prayer hall set on fire on French island of Corsica

    04/30/2016 9:49:20 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/30/16
    A Muslim prayer hall was seriously damaged by fire overnight in the capital of the French island of Corsica, local authorities said, four months after a separate Muslim prayer hall there was ransacked. No one was injured in the fire in Ajaccio, which police are investigating as criminal after finding two separate sources of fire inside the hall. "This is unacceptable," Ajaccio mayor Laurent Marcangeli told iTELE newschannel. "Those sites are not sufficiently protected." In late December, the island was rocked by days of racial tension after firemen in Ajaccio were attacked on a housing estate with a large immigrant...
  • Amazon Kindles Hacked? Users reporting hundreds of Kindle Fires getting all data wiped.

    04/22/2016 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 20 replies
    Self, Amazon user website | 22 April 2016 | RACookPE1978
    Many hundreds of Amazon Kindle Fire users are reporting their Kindle registration data and all account information stored on their Kiindle electronic readers have been wiped clean - the kindle has been returned back to zero-zero or original empty. No name, no account, no stored books, no stored videos or audio or music, not even a single piece of anything loaded on the device. On the Amazon feedback site, there is no solution. No one has reported losing power or physical harm (dropped the kindle, dipped it in water or a tub, lost power completely, nor did anything but "turned...
  • 110 killed in Indian temple blaze horror; judicial probe ordered

    04/10/2016 9:24:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 04/10/2016
    The Kerala state government has ordered a judicial inquiry into a fireworks display (Watch the video clip) that went wrong at a South India temple killing at least 110 people and injuring more than 350 early Sunday. ... Competitive fireworks are illegal and stricter laws will be framed against such displays, he said. Over 50 bodies have been identified so far. Another 40 bodies are yet to be identified, he said, adding that DNA tests will be conducted to identify them. Most of the dead are either women or children. About 20,000 people had gathered on the temple premises to...
  • Huge Fire Erupts at ExxonMobil Refinery Near Houston

    04/08/2016 3:42:52 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 58 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Oh Lord It's A Fire
    An enormous fire erupted an ExxonMobil refinery in Texas on Thursday. The Baytown refinery caught fire, leading to huge black plumes of smoke into the air, visible from downtown Houston. Almost as soon as the fire in the ExxonMobil refinery was extinguished, we got reports of a fire in a refinery belonging to LyondellBasell Industries. CNBC reported that the fire occured in the coker unit of the refinery that can process over 263.000 barrels per day.
  • Fire reported at Oconee Nuclear Station (March 6 event)

    03/09/2016 7:57:57 PM PST · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    link prohibited | March 6, 2016 | Ron Barnett
    According to a GreenvilleOnline news report, a transformer exploded and burned at Oconee Nuclear Station. The article can't be linked but should you choose to search on it, includes cell phone footage. The fire burned a power line that connected the transformer to a switch yard (sends power to the grid). This triggered an alert classified as the "second least serious" level of emergency for a nuke plant. The level of severity was due to its capacity to affect plant operations. They shut down Unit 1 because without the damaged transformer, other transformers would not have been able to carry...
  • Smoke south of Palominas Saturday Mar 5th

    03/05/2016 4:26:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Patrick Call [patrick cochise county updates.ccsend.com]
    There is smoke visible south of the Mexican border, generated by two wildland fires. Neither fire is expected to threaten US property. One fire is approximately 3 miles south of the Palominas area and is being addressed by Mexican responders. Palominas Fire District and State Forestry have been monitoring the situation and as of this writing are preparing to demobilize. The second fire is several miles south of Naco, MX. Mexican authorities are also aware of and addressing that situation. Again, there is no anticipated threat to the US from either fire.
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for arson at South Ridge Walmart (W.Va)

    03/02/2016 8:50:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | wowk
    CHARLESTON, WV - UPDATE (2:15 p.m. 3/2/16): The South Charleston Police Department arrested Robert Walden Rogers in Logan County for the arson at the South Ridge Walmart last night. UPDATE: South Charleston Police are trying to identify a suspect in a fire at the South Ridge Walmart. They say a man set the blaze around midnight. No witnesses saw him set the fire, but they were able to get a picture from the surveillance video at one of the doors. If you know who the man in the picture is you're asked to call the South Charleston Police Department's non...
  • 52 Dead in Mexican Prison Fire

    02/11/2016 9:06:11 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 37 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2/11/2016
    At least 52 inmates have been killed in a prison fire and riot in Northern Mexico, the Nuevo Leon state governor confirms.
  • Dog placed in shelter by family she saved from fire

    02/05/2016 6:56:44 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 50 replies
    NBC4i.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | NBC4 Staff
    GLEN ROSE, TX (WCMH)- Last August, Snickers the dog saved her family by waking them up when the RV they were sleeping in caught fire. Now she needs someone to save her. According to CBS DFW, Snickers, a 1-year-old shar pei mix was credited with saving her family that night, but that same family recently moved and couldn’t take her with them. She was placed in the Glen Rose Animal Shelter in Texas.
  • Woman Lets Homeless Guy Spend The Night, Wakes To Alarming Scene

    01/19/2016 12:12:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    mad world news ^ | january 18, 2016 | amanda shea
    A Texas woman, wanting to give a homeless guy some reprieve from the cold and a warm place to rest, invited him in to stay the night in her spare bedroom. -snip The 66-year-old woman, whose name was not released, lives alone with her two granddaughters in Houston. With a spare bedroom and a big heart, she offered the space to Thomas Smith, who had no place else to go. Everyone in the house had turned in for the night, or so the woman thought, when she was woken up by what Smith was doing, just after 1:30 a.m. According...