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  • Birds Seem to Intentionally Spread Fires!

    01/17/2018 1:43:18 PM PST · by fishtank · 53 replies
    Proslogion ^ | 1-15-18 | Jay Wile
    Birds Seem to Intentionally Spread Fires! Jan. 15, 2018 Birds are incredibly intelligent animals. They work through certain probability problems better than some students, they communicate with people in order to hunt, they build structures with perspective in mind, they can figure out other birds’ desires, and they use and modify tools. Well, now we have one more thing to add to the list. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Ethnobiology, at least three species of bird (Black Kites, Whistling Kites, and Brown Falcons) also use fire!
  • Fire engulfs casino shuttle boat off Florida coast, 15 injured

    01/14/2018 7:20:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Rueters ^ | Renita D. Young
    A preliminary investigation showed the fire broke out at about 4:17 p.m. EST from an apparent engine issue, said Shawn Whited, division chief with Pasco Fire Rescue. “The captain of the boat said there was an issue with the engine. He said he noticed smoke coming form the engine room and turned the boat around,” Whited said. The 60-foot shuttle boat was on its way to the Sun Cruz Casino boat, a little more than three miles away in international waters. It had only made it about 100 yards from where it originated in Port Richey, about 30 miles north...

    01/14/2018 6:55:52 PM PST · by varina davis · 56 replies
    Pasco County news ^ | 1/14/2018 |
    Sun Cruz Casino Boat engulfed in fire this afternoon just offshore Port Richey, Pasco County, florida. 50 passengers went into the 50 degree water, some swam ashore, an est. 15 taken to hospitals. Has yet to make the MSM. Happened about 4 p.m. today.
  • Man Attempting to Kill Spider Reportedly Sets Apartment on Fire, Causes $11,000 in Damages

    01/10/2018 9:55:04 AM PST · by Bratch · 13 replies ^ | January 9, 2018 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A California man who reportedly attempted to kill a spider using a torch lighter wound up destroying more than a small insect. The Redding Record Searchlight reports that the unidentified resident of the Redding apartment complex tried to kill a wolf spider with a torch lighter but ended up setting fire to a mattress. Fire officials say the fire spread from the mattress to several flags and curtains inside the man’s bedroom. It also torched a bedroom closet but did not spread to any other apartments in the complex.  
  • He Set a Spider on Fire. But the Spider Got Even (Apartment Burned in Fire)

    01/08/2018 4:26:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | JANUARY 08, 2018 | Don Sweeney
    A do-it-yourself extermination gone off the rails Sunday ended up ousting residents from a California apartment. A man set fire to a spider in the Redding apartment with a torch lighter, reported The Record Searchlight. “It was a huge wolf spider,” Lyndsey Wisegarver, a caregiver for one of the tenants, told the publication. The flaming arachnid scuttled onto a mattress in an upstairs bedroom, setting it abalze as well, she said. The tenants extinguished that fire, but by then it had spread to a flag collection and window curtains. By the time firefighters arrived around noon, the blaze had spread...
  • Firefighters Battling Fire on Roof of Trump Tower in NYC

    01/08/2018 4:41:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | 1-8-18
    <p>No link yet. Friend in area has told me. Firemen on roof of Trump Tower. TV should cover soon.</p>
  • Home of woman who accused Roy Moore of misconduct destroyed by fire; authorities investigate arson

    01/05/2018 8:19:17 PM PST · by TBP · 12 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 5, 2018 | Kate Scanlon
    The home of a woman who accused failed Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual harassment was destroyed in a fire earlier this week, reported Friday. Authorities are conducting an arson investigation. During the special election campaign last year, Tina Johnson accused Moore of grabbing her backside in his office in the early 1990s. reported that Johnson’s home in Gadsden, Alabama, burned down Tuesday morning. According to the report, neighbors and utility workers called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday to report the fire. The Lookout Mountain Fire Department responded to the scene, but by the time...
  • Fire Breaks Out At The Clintons’ Home In Chappaqua, New York

    01/04/2018 6:59:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/04/2018 | John Sexton
    A fire broke out at the home Bill and Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York Wednesday. A newspaper for the Lower Hudson Valley reports: Police declined to give further details on the fire at 15 Old House Lane where Bill and Hillary Clinton have lived for nearly 20 years after buying it for $1.7 million in 1999.But scanner reports said it was a bedroom fire and has been extinguished. As usual with the Clintons, a fog of secrecy has descended and none of the details have been given out. TMZ adds that the fire happened in an upper story...
  • Firefighters Respond to Fire at Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Chappaqua Home

    01/03/2018 1:15:17 PM PST · by SERKIT · 94 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/3/2018 | Conor Beck
    New Castle police confirmed a fire Wednesday afternoon at Hillary and Bill Clinton's home in Chappaqua, New York. Police have not given further details, but police scanner reports say it was a bedroom fire and has been extinguished, local New York outlet reports. The house, built in 1889, has five bedrooms and a pool across its 1.1 acres.
  • NYE celebrations: Aussies partied while a barge in NSW caught alight

    12/31/2017 9:59:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    AS the rest of Australia rolled out its New Year’s Eve celebrations, thousands were evacuated from a beach on the NSW Central Coast after a fireworks barge caught on fire during NYE celebrations. The barge caught fire during the 9pm fireworks at Terrigal. Two pyrotechnicians were forced to jump off a fireworks barge on the NSW Central Coast and suffered minor injuries after a NYE display went horribly wrong. Crowds were evacuated from the Terrigal beach after the barge caught fire just minutes into the New Year’s Eve fireworks show shortly after 9pm. NSW Fire and Rescue said the two...
  • Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

    12/30/2017 4:06:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2017 | Joe Marino
    An Army solider died in the Bronx inferno Thursday night — while heroically rushing in and out of the apartment building to save several other lives, his grieving dad told The Post. “That’s his nature,” said Kwabena Mensah, 62, whose son Emmanuel died when the Belmont building went up in flames. “He was trying to help people out from the fire, and unfortunately he lost his life. He tried to do his best.
  • Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

    12/29/2017 7:41:35 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 29, 2017 | Joe Marino
    Emmanuel Mensah, 28, had been home from Army duty for the holiday after finishing basic training in Georgia, said the dad. He was scheduled to head next to Virginia and from there to battlefields unknown.
  • Soldier Visiting New York City Among 12 Killed In Bronx Blaze

    12/29/2017 4:20:51 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A soldier visiting New York City who had been reported missing following a deadly fire in the Bronx was among the 12 people killed in the massive blaze, sources tell CBS2. As smoke engulfed the building on Prospect Avenue just before 7 p.m. Thursday, family after family desperately ran out, barefoot and freezing, to try and get to safety. “When I wake up, all I see is the flames going up, kids are on the fire escape,” said neighbor Rafael Gonzalez. “It was one apartment and then it escalated to two apartments. It just kept going...
  • Bronx Fire Started by Child Playing with Stove

    12/29/2017 8:08:22 AM PST · by Tazzo · 51 replies
    New York City Patch ^ | 29 December 2017 | Noah Manskar
    NEW YORK, NY — A child playing with a stove started a massive fire that killed a dozen people in the Bronx Thursday night, officials said Friday morning.
  • 12 dead, including baby, several others injured in massive fire at Bronx apartment building

    12/28/2017 7:17:58 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    PIX 11 (WPIX) ^ | December 28, 2017 | Andrea Cavallier
    BELMONT, the Bronx — Twelve people are dead and several others injured as a massive fire ripped through an apartment building in the Bronx on a frigid night, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference on Thursday. About 170 firefighters responded to the blaze at the five-story, walk-up apartment building at 2363 Prospect Ave., near East 187th Street around 7 p.m. It quickly escalated to a 5-alarm fire.
  • 1 body recovered, 'zero chance' of survival for 36 others in Philippine mall fire

    12/24/2017 7:18:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    A raging fire in a Philippines shopping mall on Sunday likely claimed the lives of 37 people, according to officials who said that they've recovered one body and there was "zero" chances of survival for the other 36 who were trapped inside the four-story building in southern Davao city. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said firefighters told distraught relatives of the 36 trapped employees of a business outsourcing company at the top floor of the NCCC Mall that nobody could survive the extreme heat and thick black smoke. "They were told that the chances of survival are zero," she said, adding that...
  • Destructive Skirball Fire Spread From Homeless Encampment

    12/13/2017 4:08:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Moonbattery
    Turns out the Skirball fire that destroyed over 400 acres and damaged dozens of homes in Bel-Air last week was not caused by whiteness as we were told. Quite the reverse: it was caused by people living like Third Worlders in a homeless camp. The encampment was nestled in a canyon several hundred feet from Sepulveda Boulevard and the 405 Freeway, hidden from passing cars. For several years, it had been home to an unknown number of people, officials said. Apparently, a cooking fire got out of control. The camp — one of scores of makeshift communities that have grown...
  • The inferno that won't die: How the Thomas fire became a monster

    12/12/2017 11:34:10 AM PST · by G Larry · 17 replies
    LAT ^ | 12-11-17 | Brittny Mejia, Alene Tchekmedyian, Ruben Vives and Joseph SernaContact Reporters
    On Friday, an army of firefighters in Ventura County hoped it was finally beginning to turn the tide on the Thomas fire. After burning hundreds of homes, the fire was slowing as Santa Ana winds calmed down. But over the weekend, the fire reemerged with a vengeance, pushing into Santa Barbara County and destroying more homes. Here’s a look at the fire that has refused to die.
  • New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up

    12/10/2017 8:06:22 PM PST · by familyop · 25 replies
    Fox News, Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2017 | Fox News, Associated Press
    The so-called Thomas fire has burned about 200,000 acres and is only 15 percent contained, Fox 11 reported. The fire grew by more than 25,000 acres during the day, the Los Angeles Times added...Officials handed out masks to residents who stayed behind in Montecito, the wealthy hillside enclave that’s home to celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges and Rob Lowe. “Our house is under threat of being burned,” Ellen DeGeneres tweeted at midday Sunday. “We just had to evacuate our pets. I’m praying for everyone in our community and thankful to all the incredible firefighters.”
  • In 1961, the Bel Air-Brentwood Fire burned more than 500 structures

    12/10/2017 12:59:16 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 23 replies
    LA Curbed ^ | December 6, 2017 | Elijah Chiland
    Multiple fires sweeping through Los Angeles are creating nightmarish scenes that, for many longtime residents, may bring back memories of the Bel Air-Brentwood Fire of 1961—arguably the most destructive in the city’s long history. The blaze started the morning of November 6, and at at 8:15 a.m., a construction crew reported that brush was burning above Stone Canyon, just off Mulholland Drive. As former Los Angeles firefighter Frank Borden recalled in 2015, a “dark billowing cloud of smoke” soon began to appear above the canyon, making it clear before many fire crews were even dispatched to the scene that this...