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  • McCain was right: Monument fire caused by humans

    05/15/2012 10:43:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    While officially the investigation into last year’s Monument Fire is “closed-unsolved,” there is no doubt it was human-caused. What is not known is whether it was accidentally started, or was lit as a diversion for criminal activities involving drug or people smuggling, Coronado National Forest spokeswoman Heidi Schewel said. “We know it was human-caused, there was no lightning in the area,” Schewel said during a telephone interview with the Herald/Review Monday. Monday she sent out a press release which highlighted investigations of the Monument and Horseshoe 2 fires in Cochise County done by forest service wildland fire investigators. Investigation of...
  • School Canyon Fire grows to 1,200 acres, incident commanders say

    05/08/2012 5:59:39 PM PDT · by exbrit · 1 replies
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 5/8/12 | Unspecified
    TUCSON - The School Canyon Fire has grown to an estimated 1,200 acres burning in the vicinity of School Canyon, in Coronado National Forest, near the U.S./Mexico border. According to the national Incident Information System, the School Canyon Fire started in Mexico, and has burned onto the United States portion of the Sierra Vista Ranger District. It is burning in grass and brush, and has forced the evacuation of Parker Canyon lake campground. No structures are threatened at this time.
  • The main-street Republican values of ... Burning Man?

    05/04/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT · by redreno · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/03/2012 | by Suzy Khimm
    Go to Burning Man, and you’ll find everything from a thunderdome battle between a couple in tiger-striped bodypaint to a man dressed as a gigantic blueberry muffin on wheels. But underneath it all, says the festival’s co-founder, Larry Harvey, is “old-fashioned capitalism.”
  • Citing "Great Recession," Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund Trims Benefits For "New Hires"

    04/29/2012 6:25:40 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Dallas Observer blogs ^ | 01 March 2012 | Robert Wilonsky
    Back in mid-June came The Big Announcement: The Dallas Police & Fire Pension System was ponying up the $200 million needed to build the long-stalled-out Museum Tower high-rise in the Arts District. That same day, you may recall, we revisited a blast from the past -- the system's $27-mil investment in Arizona, which, as of last summer, was worth close to nada. Then, just last month, the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System's name came up yet again -- this time, as an investor in Jack Matthews and NYLO's boutique hotel in the Cedars, next to the South Side. In...
  • Why I prepare

    04/10/2012 8:08:12 AM PDT · by JRandomFreeper · 71 replies
    Vanity | Apr 10, 2012 | JRandomFreeper
    Sometime last night, my slightly dotty, older neighbor put a pan on the stove and went to check her email. The obvious resulted, with a standard issue kitchen grease fire.She panicked, couldn't contain it, and called me yelling: "Bring a fire extinguisher! Hurry!".So I hustled over to her house with my trusty kitchen extinguisher with the cobwebs on it.Of course, I did fail to put on pants.The upshot of the night was: A)Don't put a pan on the stove and walk off. Ever.B)Have a fire extinguisher, and know where it is.C) Don't wait to call 911. Those fire guys are...
  • Behold, how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!

    04/10/2012 4:28:51 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 13 replies
    Vanity based on recent news | 10 April 2012 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It just never ends. First, National Public Radio had a feature this morning on the race riots in Tulsa around 1921. The people involved in that incident were completely wrong and everyone knows it. No further discussion needed. However, why bring this up in the middle of severe racial tension in the nation? Is NPR trying to bring about a peaceful, with-justice resolution to the national wound? No way. It's all about politics and race now, values have nothing to do with it. The reporter in talking about that event, said, "....Oklahoma, where not a single county voted for Barak...
  • Crews respond to Norfolk building fire (2nd major fire in Virginia Beach area this week)

    04/09/2012 4:30:09 PM PDT · by blueyon
    Wavy 10 News ^ | 4/9/2012 | ?
    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Norfolk fire crews are on the scene of a large fire at a medical complex. The Fort Norfolk Medical Complex is located at 301 Riverview Ave. Norfolk dispatch says the call came in at 6:40 p.m. There are no reported injuries.
  • Science question. What makes fire start with a flare?

    04/09/2012 2:13:42 PM PDT · by Lady Lucky · 67 replies
    04/09/2012 | self
    I've been asked one of those questions so basic that you never know 'til you're asked, that you really don't know. So I tried and all those other reasonable places and still can't answer. I figure there are enough smart people on FR to improve my chances. Question: When a fire starts, why does it flare up with a sudden burst of energy that is more intense than the subsequent flames? What's going on there? Why does it not kindle gradually, appear first feeble and then grow to its regular intensity?
  • Battle Mountain Humane Society Burns to The Ground (So. Dakota---VANITY)

    04/04/2012 6:16:53 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 24 replies
    Local breaking news; no linkable sources yet. The Battle Mountain Humane Society animal shelter in Hot Springs, South Dakota burned to the ground this afternoon. No human injuries involved; one known animal death . At last word, a full accounting of the animals was on-going.
  • Victims of Colorado wildlands fire say warning never came

    03/29/2012 8:23:35 AM PDT · by catnipman · 16 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 03/29/2012 | Kirk Mitchell, Carlos Illescas and Jordan Steffen
    JEFFERSON COUNTY — Families driven from their homes by a fast-moving wall of fire Monday evening said they stayed longer than was safe because authorities told them that the smoke they were smelling was from a controlled burn that was being monitored. "I thought we weren't going to make it," said Kim Olson, who barely escaped the fire that killed her neighbors, Samuel, 77, and Linda "Moaneti" Lucas, 76. "I thought we were going to die right there."
  • Mother of teen who claims set on fire says 'we're being brushed off'

    03/27/2012 12:45:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | DeAnn Smith & Amy Anderson
    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The mother of a 13-year-old boy who says he was set on fire by two teens said Monday that her son is having a difficult time after he suffered first-degree burns. "It's hard for him," the boy's mother told KCTV5 Monday. "It's hard for us as a family having to deal with this." Other media outlets have identified the boy's mother. KCTV5 is not doing so because the boy is a minor and no one has been charged. Part of the police investigation has included attempting to verify the veracity of the boy's claims. This...
  • Brush Fire Burning 1 Mile From Trayvon Martin Rally

    03/26/2012 8:15:53 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 52 replies · 150+ views ^ | 3-26-2012 | WFTV
    SANFORD, Fla. — A brush fire is burning in Sanford about 1 mile from the Trayvon Martin rally. The blaze is burning between two railroad tracks near First Street and Airport Boulevard.
  • Celebrated Latino hire not bilingual

    03/22/2012 8:30:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 22, 2012 | Dave Wedge
    The Boston Fire Department’s new second in command was hailed as the city’s first Latino chief when he was hired last year, but the veteran firefighter doesn’t speak Spanish, the Herald has learned.
  • Israel Responds To Rocket Fire, Kills 16 Terrorists & No Civilians

    03/10/2012 11:27:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Challah hu akbar ^ | 3/10/12 | staff
    6Early Friday, terrorists in Gaza fired two rockets into Israel. A few hours later, in a preemptive strike against terrorists planning a major terrorist attack, the IDF carried out a targeted assassination, which killed the Secretary General of the Popular Resistance Committees, Zuhir al-Qaisi, as well as senior Popular Resistance Committees member, Ahmed Hanani. Since then Israel’s southern communities have been bombarded with rocket fire. Since the killing of al-Qaisi and Hanani, more than 135 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel. As a result, approximately 200,000 children will stay home on Sunday as authorities “decided on Saturday night...
  • Teen Set on Fire in Racial Attack; Media Silent

    03/01/2012 10:55:20 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 68 replies · 82+ views
    The New American ^ | 01 March 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.” So spewed the attackers of Melissa Coon’s 13-year-old son, as they doused him with gasoline and set him alight. Police, they say, are “investigating” whether this is a hate crime. Yes, and I’m investigating whether the media is biased and if hate-crime law is applied equally. I’ll get back to you on that — in about two paragraphs. The attack on the boy took place on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri. Fox 4 Kansas City provides some (sanitized) details, writing, “The victim is a student at...
  • Fire causes minor damage at Fenway Park

    02/27/2012 2:21:11 PM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    The Red Sox are more than 1,000 miles away, but they had a small problem at home on Monday. A local Boston CBS affiliate reported that fire crews put out a small blaze at Fenway Park on Monday morning, which, according to a tweet by the Boston Fire Department, caused around $100,000 in damages. The fire was apparently contained to a mail room in the second floor in the administrative office section of Fenway Park, the oldest of all Major League Baseball ballparks. Fenway Park was built in 1912, and it has been the oldest stadium still in use since...
  • Explosion Destroys 2 Homes in Chandler

    01/30/2012 7:26:31 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    MyFoxPhoenix ^ | Monday, 30 Jan 2012
    Explosion Destroys 2 Homes in Chandler Updated: Monday, 30 Jan 2012, 7:46 AM MST Published : Monday, 30 Jan 2012, 4:44 AM MST CHANDLER, Ariz. - An explosion near Cooper and Chandler Boulevard destroys two homes. People in the area said they heard loud explosions and debris from the first home scattered to the house next door. The Red Cross says a woman living inside the second home was able to get out of the burning house safely. The owner of the first home could not be found. Police are describing him as an older man who lives alone and...
  • Explosion, Fire in Chandler Neighborhood (Arizona)

    01/29/2012 10:46:30 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 19 replies
    1-29-2012 | Jeff Chandler
    A house in my neighborhood just blew up . The house next door to it caught on fire and is probably gone. The fire department has things under control.
  • Neil Young company sued over warehouse fire (vintage car converted into a hybrid)

    01/22/2012 5:31:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 1/21/12
    Neil Young company sued over warehouse fireSaturday, January 21, 2012 SAN CARLOS, Calif. -- A company founded by Neil Young is facing a lawsuit over a fire in the San Francisco Bay Area that authorities say started in a vintage car the rocker had converted into a hybrid vehicle. The San Jose Mercury News reports that Unigard Insurance Co. sued LincVolt LLC this week, accusing the company of negligence for converting the 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on electricity and a biodiesel-powered generator.
  • Wildfire in Reno again

    01/19/2012 3:50:25 PM PST · by Crapgame · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Wildfire sweeps through south Reno, several homes destroyed, evacuations underway