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  • France: Huge Fire Breaks Out at Radio France Headquarters in Paris

    10/31/2014 5:36:07 AM PDT · by McGruff · 32 replies
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES ^ | October 31, 2014 | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    A massive fire has broken out at the Radio France headquarters building in Paris, causing the evacuation of personnel, according to reports. The fire engulfed the seventh and eight floors of Maison de la radio (Radio House) in the 16 arrondissement of Paris. Several windows exploded due to the extreme heat. Firefighters were called to the scene. Radio programmes of France Inter and France Info were suspended as a necessary safety measure. The fire reportedly hit the area of a ventilation system under works. No injuries were immediately reported. "I hope we can resume our radio programmes as soon as...
  • India and Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir border clashes

    10/08/2014 11:46:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/08/14
    Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire over their border in the divided Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing at least four civilians and worsening tensions between the longtime rivals, officials on both sides have said. The small-arms and mortar exchanges – which Indian officials called the worst violation of a 2003 ceasefire – also left 18 civilians wounded in India and another three in Pakistan.
  • UPDATE: WV Fire Marshals say Milton Flea Market fire caused by faulty wiring

    10/03/2014 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWKTV ^ | staff
    MILTON, WV - UPDATE: Donald Barker spent Friday morning sifting through rubble, trying to salvage what he could after a fire tore through the Milton Flea Market. He and his family have been vendors for years and lost everything in their booth to the blaze. “It's not as bad as some of the other people, they lost a lot of money,” Barker said. A Milton police officer first spotted the blaze around 8 a.m. Four fire departments responded and were able to contain the fire within an hour. News spread quickly through social media, sparking a frenzy among vendors praying...
  • Fire reported at Flight 93 National Memorial

    10/03/2014 1:16:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.dailyamerican.com/ ^ | 10-03-2014 | Staff
    Six fire departments have been called to a working structure fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters along Park Headquarters Road in Stonycreek Township, according to scanner reports. The fire was reported around 3:15 p.m. Friday. The Daily American has sent a reporter to the scene and will provide updates as they become available.
  • Millennials are Winning the Battle Against Campus Speech Codes

    10/01/2014 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Elliot Tengstrom
    Despite its protection in our Constitution, free speech has never been a given in the United States. From the struggle to pass the First Amendment to Twentieth Century prohibitions on anti-war speech, every American generation has fought some sort of battle to protect this most sacred of rights. In 2014, Millennials are waging their generation's fight for free expression on college campuses across the nation. And today, they are winning. Over the past several decades, "speech codes" have proliferated at an alarming rate across our nation's college campuses. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education defines such a code as...
  • Flights Halted At Chicago Airports Due To Fire At FAA Radar Center

    09/26/2014 7:09:39 AM PDT · by mykroar · 64 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 9/26/14 | CBS Chicago
    Flights at both Chicago airports have been halted Friday morning, due to a fire at Federal Aviation Administration radar facility in Aurora. Emergency crews found a man with self-inflicted wounds while putting out the fire. A ground stop was in place at O’Hare International and Midway International airports as a result of the fire. Flights headed into both airports were being diverted to other airports, while flights departing the airports were being delayed. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said fire investigators were at the scene, as part of the DuPage County Fire Investigation task force. Aurora...
  • Tuition Pays for This

    08/20/2014 4:42:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents. Many schools, such as Columbia University and George Washington University, charge yearly tuition and fees close to $50,000. Faced with the increasing costs of higher education, parents and taxpayers might like to know what they're getting for their money. Campus Reform documents outrageous behavior at some colleges. Mark Landis, a former accounting professor at San Francisco State University, frequently entertained students at this home. He now faces 15 charges...
  • Check Out This New, Incredibly Stupid And Deadly Online Dare That’s Sweeping America

    08/10/2014 10:13:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    http://www.thefederalistpapers.org ^ | august 10, 2014 | steve straub
    US health officials have warned of the dangers posed by the latest deadly dare sweeping the internet: The Fire Challenge. Those taking part in the challenge douse themselves in flammable liquids and set fire to themselves, then extinguish the flames as quickly as they can, uploading the videos onto sites including YouTube and Facebook. Santa Clara county health officials in California have warned of the dangers posed by the game, and say that several taking part in it have suffered severe burns as a result. “A number of kids have suffered second- and third-degree burns across the country,” said Joy...
  • Prayer Request: Fire Approaching Home of Daughter, N. Idaho

    08/09/2014 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Veto! · 31 replies
    KREM.com ^ | August 9, 2014, 4:54 p.m. PDT | Veto!
    I just saw this announced in a streamer over the golf game on TV, sent text to my daughter, who is shopping in another town and had no idea. She and her husband are racing home. Their home is very close to this fire. Please join me in praying for all who live near this fire and especially for Katy and Fred and their dogs. May they stay free of fire, dear Lord, and damages of every kind. Thanks so much, Veto!
  • Man Killed After E-Cig Charging Snafu

    08/09/2014 10:49:50 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 46 replies
    Newser ^ | August 9, 2014 | John Johnson
    A UK man was killed after his device misfired and ignited his oxygen equipment, reports the BBC. Fire officials say David Thomson, 62, was charging his e-cig in his bedroom when it "exploded, caught fire, and ignited the oxygen tube of an oxygen concentrator, which may have been in use by the occupier."
  • Rescue Cat Saves Family's Home From Massive Fire

    08/03/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Mashable ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Jenny Ryall
    SYDNEY — A newly-adopted cat has been credited with saving the home of its new family. Tilly, a tabby, alerted her owner Matt Clayton to a fire in the roof of the family home in Melbourne, Australia. As he was leaving for work later than usual, Tilly refused to move out of his way. Instead she starred at the ceiling, purring repeatedly. There was a silent, odourless fire in the roof but traces of danger were hidden. At Tilly's insistence, Matt gently touched a down-light and smoke came billowing out. He said the straw insulation would have caught alight and...
  • Teen Sets Himself on Fire for Online 'Challenge' (LOL!)

    07/30/2014 8:55:17 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies
    Newser ^ | July 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    If pouring rubbing alcohol on your chest and lighting it on fire sounds like a bad idea, you're on the right track. A 15-year-old boy in Kentucky had to learn the hard way, however, after he attempted a stunt called the "fire challenge" that's been popping up on sites like Facebook and YouTube. "I just poured alcohol on it, and lit it, and it just automatically went and burst," the teenager, who suffered second-degree burns, tells WKYT-TV. (snip) "Unbearable," the teen says. "Literally after it got put out it was already blistering."
  • Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint

    07/17/2014 6:56:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    KOMO News.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | KOMO Staff
    Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint SEATTLE -- Fire officials say a West Seattle man was using a lighter and a can of spray paint to kill a spider in his laundry room when the house went up in flames. Fire crews were called to a home in the 10200 block of 34th Avenue SW just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters originally battled the blaze from a distance after learning there may be ammunition inside. Crews were eventually able to extinguish the fire, but not before it did significant damage to the structure....
  • Tesoro Refinery fire, Anacortes, Washington

    07/16/2014 6:39:38 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    WhiskeyX | 2014-07-16 | WhiskeyX
    At least two large fires that appear to be uncontrolled are visible at the Tesoro Refinery, Anacortes, Washington. No further information is available at this time. The Tesoro website does not say anything about the fires yet.
  • Michelle Obama Says Soldier Was Caught In A ‘Fire Fart’ [Video]

    07/16/2014 6:39:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/14 | Patrick Howley
    First Lady Michelle Obama told a harrowing story Wednesday of a soldier caught in a “fire fart” during his wartime experience. “There’s this soldier that we met just a month ago,” Obama told the crowd at a Los Angeles event addressing the plight of homeless veterans, “who was caught in a fire fart–fight in Afghanistan.” The soldier returned home to find a bleak environment for veterans of war, according to Michelle’s prepared remarks at the event, which also featured a presentation from Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.
  • Hamas fire anti-aircraft missile at IAF jets; miss target

    07/08/2014 3:00:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    ynet ^ | 7/8/14 | Elior Levy
    Fighting Get Breaking News Alerts to Your Desktop Red email - send us news tips Hamas fire anti-aircraft missile at IAF jets; miss target Arab media reports Egypt attempting to broker ceasefire, sends warning from Israel to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Elior Levy Published: 07.08.14, 12:06 / Israel News Hamas' military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, has fired an anti-aircraft missile at an IAF fighter jet flying above the Gaza Strip. The missile failed to hit its target. Meanwhile, reports indicate Egypt is working to broker a ceasefire agreement. The reports came as rockets rained down on Israel, with...
  • FIRE Files Four Lawsuits

    07/07/2014 12:05:36 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) announced today that it is coordinating the filing of lawsuits against four universities as part of its new Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project. FIRE logo The project goal is to eliminate unconstitutional speech codes at universities by targeting First Amendment violations and initiating lawsuits. First Amendment attorney Robert Corn-Revere will serve as the leading counsel to students and faculty members participating in the project. “For 15 years, FIRE has fought for free speech on campus using public awareness as our main weapon, but more is needed,” said FIRE President Greg Lukianoff,...
  • Video: Woman Tries To Light Bus Passenger's Hair Ablaze

    06/29/2014 7:50:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – A bus ride almost turns into a hair-raising experience for one Washington woman. Police say Robin Myers sat down behind a former friend on the Community Transit bus in Marysville on Monday. In bus surveillance video released by the transit agency later in the week, it seems Myers tried to light the woman's hair on fire using a canister of hairspray and a lighter. A man sitting next to the victim saw what was happening and used his hand to put out the fire.
  • The Most American Way to Light a Campfire Imaginable...

    06/17/2014 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    This is great, watch the video at YouTube
  • Fire restrictions still in place at national forests

    05/20/2014 1:37:59 PM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | May 19 2014
    TUCSON – Continuing from the May 1 initiation of fire restrictions across multiple jurisdictions of public lands, all ranger districts of Coronado National Forest remain under campfire and smoking restrictions. Beginning May 1, and until rescinded, the following are prohibited: • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than in a developed campsite or picnic area where grills are provided. • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all...
  • Photoshop experts: Is this real? (DC-10 drop over San Marcos, CA Fire)

    05/16/2014 1:18:24 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 100 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 16, 2014 | Self
    Posted on a local Facebook page. The photo quality is poor. Is this photoshopped?
  • 20,000 Homes Ordered Evacuated in San Diego-area Wildfire

    05/13/2014 5:13:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 17 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    A wildfire roaring through Southern California has forced evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes, but so far none have burned. San Diego's Emergency Operations Center says most of the homes are in the city and northern San Diego County.
  • Two more suspicious fires Monday evening

    05/06/2014 4:27:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The list of recent suspicious fires in and around the Sierra Vista area continues to grow after local fire crews responded to two more brush fires in a field near a residential area Monday evening. Firefighters were called out to the 2900 block of Cardinal Drive in Sierra Vista at 6:40 p.m. for a possible residential fire, said Fry Fire Chief Bill Miller. When fire personnel arrived, they found a fire burning in a field behind 4948 E. Cardinal Drive. “It was a small grass fire right around the base of a power pole,” and burned about...
  • Another Oil Train Explodes in Town; River Contaminated: Who Wants Keystone Now?

    05/02/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another major derailment of a train carrying oil through a town in the U.S. has caused the evacuation of 300 people, with oil washing into the James River in Virginia, which feeds into the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Quick response tames Aerostat Fire. Firefighters making sure blaze has been extinguished

    04/27/2014 10:53:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — A fire, which apparently began in a picnic area in the post’s Lower Garden Canyon, consumed 75 acres but as of 7 p.m. Saturday the blaze was well underway of being extinguished, post and U.S. Forest Service officials said. “We’re fairly certain it was human-caused,” said the post’s director of Emergency Services Dan Ortega, noting there were people picnicking in the area. However the exact cause of the blaze is under investigation, he emphasized. While it is being called the Aerostat Fire, the site of the blaze is not close to the special function on the post...
  • Brown Canyon reopens

    04/23/2014 2:40:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Brown Canyon, located on the Sierra Vista Ranger District, Coronado National Forest has reopened. The area was temporarily closed during the Brown Fire to allow for public safety from hazards associated with emergency fire suppression activity. Visitors are reminded that a wildfire recently burned in the upper reaches of Scheelite Canyon below Ramsey Peak, and to use situational awareness and caution when hiking in the area. For further information please contact the Sierra Vista Ranger District at (520) 378-0311.
  • Type 1 team to hand off command of Brown Fire on Sunday

    04/19/2014 7:30:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The Type 1 Incident Management Team that has overseen containment efforts of the Brown Fire since Tuesday will transition out of command on Sunday. Minimal fire growth occurred Friday, in part due to increased humidity and lower temperatures, and Hot Shot crews continued to reinforce the hand line of cleared vegetation and fuels surrounding the fire perimeter. These crews also stared work on the areas inside the hand lines, extinguishing smoldering spots closest to the line. The fire was declared to be 25 percent contained on Thursday evening by Clay Templin, commander of the Type 1 Incident...
  • Several small fires being investigated for possible connection [Brown Canyon]

    04/18/2014 1:30:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — After a number of small suspicious fires erupted in and around the Sierra Vista area over the last 24 hours, local fire officials have requested assistance from state fire investigators to determine if there is any connection between them. One of the fires occurred at about midnight Thursday in the lower area of Ramsey Canyon, near the trail head for Brown Canyon, said Fry Fire Chief Bill Miller. The fire was extinguished after burning less than an acre. On Wednesday afternoon, Palominas Fire District personnel responded to a brush fire in the area of Highway 92 and...
  • Air Tanker Base opens to combat Brown Fire

    SIERRA VISTA — The Forest Service’s Air Tanker Base operations opened earlier than its planned May 10 date, albeit it is currently operating out of the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport, not from Fort Huachuca’s Libby Army Airfield. Gilbert Gil, Coronado National Forests Sierra Vista Ranger District Air Tanker Base manager, said the Army is planning to make repairs to some of the area on the post which support aircraft operations for the Forest Service, requiring the need to move the functions to the city’s airport. Tuesday morning the site on the civilian side of the airfield was busy as three...
  • Portion of Coronado National Forest closed

    04/16/2014 7:53:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A large swath of the Coronado National Forest is being closed off to the public to curb any potential safety hazards that may arise from ongoing emergency fire suppression efforts of the Brown Fire. Most of the closed area is within Fort Huachuca, though the southern portion does fall within public lands. The closure encompasses a number of trails and Forest Service roads and will remain in effect until May 1 or until the order is rescinded. Use of Forest Service Road 5736 is prohibited while the closure is in place, as is the use of Forest...
  • Growing Brown Fire draws national concern. Sheriff to develop pre-evacuation plan

    04/15/2014 7:47:16 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Brown Fire in the Huachuca Mountains, which began Sunday, exploded from nearly 25 acres to about 300 acres of blackened brush and timber with no containment reported as of 7 p..m. Monday. “The rapid expansion in a little more than 24 hours requires a national Type I Incident Management Team which will be in place by 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to Heidi Schewel, spokeswoman for the Coronado National Forest. The expanded size of the fire was done by an airborne GPS survey, she added. Concerns that the fire may spill over into populated areas is leading...
  • Fire in Huachucas thought to be human caused

    04/14/2014 2:55:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — The Coronado National Forest Service assigned fire resources, to include air tankers, to suppress a fire burning high in the Huachuca Mountains, near Garden Canyon, on Sunday afternoon. Spokeswoman Heidi Schewel said the fire, called the Brown Fire, is thought to be human caused, because there was no lightning in the area, and is under investigation. In her last report, received at about 4:30 p.m., the fire was burning 5 acres in a remote location near the Miller Peak wilderness area. An air attack unit is mapping and monitoring the fire and the forest service has also...
  • Brown Fire now at 25 acres. Hot Shot crew from Silver City, N.M. now on the scene

    04/14/2014 2:49:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Helicopters are being used to get access and fight the growing Brown Fire near Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains Monday morning. Firefighters from the State Wildland department, based from Fort Grant, will be joined by a Hot Shot crew from Silver City, N.M., on the fireline, when they can be airlifted to the remote scene. Right now, helicopters are using a staging area in Lower Garden Canyon to refill for water drops, and to conduct an aerial survelliance of the fire. About 60 firefighters, including inmates from the Douglas correctional facility, will be airlifted to begin the work of...
  • Chile Fire: Amazing Photos Show Scale of Devastating Valparaiso Blaze

    04/14/2014 3:10:27 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | April 14, 2014 10:15 GMT | David Sim
    Firefighters battled deadly forest fires in Valparaiso, Chile for a second night after coastal winds whipped up the flames again. At least 12 people were killed and 500 injured as the blaze swept through the hills above the city, destroying 2,000 homes and forcing 10,000 people to flee.
  • 8-alarm fire confirmed in East Boston

    04/09/2014 5:32:45 PM PDT · by matt04 · 27 replies
    Boston Fire battled an 8-alarm fire in the city's East Boston section Wednesday evening. Officials say the fire was reported at 85 Lexington St. just before 7:30 p.m. As of 8 p.m., firefighters were blasting water of the tops of the affected building and surrounding buildings. There's no word yet on any injuries. It's unknown if anyone was in the building at the time and if it's currently occupied. Winds are gusting at 30 mph from the northwest, according to NECN's Joe Joyce.
  • Orlando, Fla ... Man Burns Down His Apartment to Kill Bug Infestation

    04/08/2014 7:36:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jeff Weiner,
    Man started fire to burn bugs in 'deplorable' apartment, report states A man pulled from a fire on Sunday night told authorities that he started the blaze accidentally — while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment, the Orlando Police Department said. Orlando police and fire crews were called to the fire at an apartment building on Lakeview Street, near Lake Concord just north of downtown Orlando, about 11:30 p.m. The man was rescued from his burning apartment and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to Orlando police. An officer who checked...
  • Cigarette a culprit in 3-alarm wedding venue fire

    04/07/2014 6:18:27 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    AP ^ | April 6, 2014
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A firefighter says a cigarette tossed onto mulch may have caused a destructive fire at a popular wedding venue in Foxborough. Deputy Fire Chief Steven Bagley tells The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/1q9bTxR ) that the fire at the Lakeview Pavilion on Saturday night then spread to the building.
  • Woman sued for $2 million after boyfriend torches squirrel on apartment deck, starts massive fire

    04/04/2014 6:32:26 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 99 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 4/3/2014 | Heidi Fenton
    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI -- A woman who signed an apartment lease with her boyfriend and allegedly agreed to be liable for any smoke or water damage, faces a $2 million lawsuit after he attempted to cook a squirrel and started a massive fire with a torch. ... Khek Chanthalavong told investigators the blaze started after he had been using a torch on the deck of a unit he shared with Barbara Pellow, to burn the fur off a squirrel he'd captured. Once the fur was removed, he placed the torch in the corner of their deck, next to a plastic...
  • Once in a lifetime: Tornado of tumbleweeds spreads grass fire in Colorado. [video]

    03/26/2014 5:23:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 3-26-2014 | Thomas Rogers
    Firefighter Thomas Rogers recorded this video of a tumbleweed tornado that helps spread a controlled fire beyond what was originally intended. Taken at a wildlife refuge in Denver, Colorado, several fire teams were at hand to help control the blaze. "Prescribed burn of 150 acres at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Denver, CO. Participating agencies: USFWS, USFS, South Metro Fire, West Metro Fire, Denver Fire, Fairmount Fire. A dust devil formed and drew the prescribed fire into it. It crossed the line and burned about 1 additional acre."
  • Massive blaze burning at residential building under construction in Montrose (Houston)

    03/25/2014 11:13:58 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 29 replies
    KPRC - TV Houston ^ | March 25 | Matt Aufdenspring
    A huge fire is burning at a residential building under construction in the Montrose area. The blaze is happening at West Dallas and Marconi. A large portion of the building is on fire. Flames and smoke can be seen from miles away. Firefighter have called for a 4th alarm.
  • Joe Biden: 'Close to Barbaric' That Businesses Can Fire Gay Employees

    03/23/2014 9:18:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/23/14 | ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking to supporters of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, Biden said it's "close to barbaric" that in some states, employees can be fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. "Imagine 20 years from now as America looked back and say 'How in the hell can that ever been allowed?' The country's moved on, the American people have moved on," he said....
  • 3-alarm fire rips through historic downtown Garrettsville (OH)

    03/22/2014 4:32:44 PM PDT · by EBH · 9 replies
    NewsNet5 ^ | 3/22/14 | Dena Greer, Veronica McGraw
    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio - Firefighters are battling a massive 3-alarm blaze in the Village of Garrettsville. Flames swept throughout Garrettsville’s historic downtown buildings and businesses on Route 82 (Main Street), just east of the Route 88 intersection, around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. The blaze is not under control, but spreading. Buildings from the 1800's are a total loss. Sources tell NewsChannel 5 that water is being pulled from the Silver Creek River to help battle the massive fire. A person witnessing the blaze said that it feels like the whole downtown portion of the village is on fire. Auburn, Aurora, Bainbridge, Boardman,...
  • Up-Up, Re-Update ... my fire

    03/19/2014 5:05:17 AM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
    self ^ | march 19, 2014 | knarf
    We're overwhelmed
  • We Lost Our House In A Fire, Monday

    03/12/2014 5:03:44 PM PDT · by knarf · 86 replies
    self
    On the way from shopping Monday morning around 9:30 AM, about 10 minutes from home, we got a call from one of our neighbors ...
  • Buildings Collapse After Explosion, Fire In East Harlem

    03/12/2014 8:05:35 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/12/14
    Two buildings have collapsed after an explosion Wednesday morning in East Harlem. It happened around 9 a.m. on Park Avenue on 116th Street, the FDNY said. One of the buildings that collapsed had a piano repair shop with apartments above. The second building housed a church. Officials believe both buildings were 5-stories.
  • 5-alarm fire burning at high-rise building on 4th Street near China Basin in San Francisco

    03/11/2014 6:19:03 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 106 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A 5-alarm fire is burning at a high-rise building under construction on 4th Street near China Basin in San Francisco. The blaze was reported at 4:56 p.m. at Fourth and China Basin streets. The building is reportedly apartments that were set to open in a few months. The property that is burning does not belong to the nearby University of California at San Francisco, a UCSF spokeswoman said. San Francisco Fire Department spokesperson Mindy Talmadge says there is a lot of radiant heat coming from the burning building. Firefighters have decided to pull back from the...
  • St. Paul couple try to save flat-screen TV as apartment burns

    03/06/2014 10:46:04 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 15 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | 03-02-2014 | Raya Zimmerman
    Two people were hospitalized Sunday after they tried to save their flat-screen TV before leaving their burning St. Paul apartment. Firefighters were called to the six-unit apartment building at 624 N. Chatsworth St., near North Lexington Parkway and Interstate 94, just before 3 p.m., according to St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard. He said when firefighters entered the basement apartment, a man and a woman were disconnecting the TV in an attempt to take it out with them. The room already had filled with thick smoke, he said. Firefighters had to tell them to leave the TV behind and get...
  • Breaking: Largest European Refinery Catches on Fire – Happens to Be in Russia

    03/04/2014 7:32:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/4/14 | Jim Hoft
    The largest European refinery caught on fire today. The refinery happens to be in Russia. It will take months to get production back up. Jalopnik reported: Amazingly, no one was injured when Europe’s largest oil refinery, like, totally burned with the force of a thousand suns yesterday. And obviously it’s in Russia.P The refinery is OJSC TANECO, formerly known as the Nizhnekamsk refinery, in Tartarstan. If you get into your Lada and drive due East from Moscow, you’ll get there in about 14 hours.P Reuters reports that the fire was put out the same evening it started and there were...
  • Canadian navy ship adrift in heavy seas off Hawaii after engine room fire

    03/01/2014 3:53:34 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 27 replies
    National Post ^ | 28 Feb 14 | unknown
    VANCOUVER — A Canadian navy ship with more than 300 people on board is adrift in the Pacific Ocean in heavy seas after a fire in the engine room. HMCS Protecteur was returning to its home port of Esquimalt, British Columbia when the blaze broke out Thursday night. Several crew members aboard the 44-year-old supply ship suffered minor injuries from the fire. Sailors put out the flames, the Department of National Defence said Friday morning. HMCS Protecteur is currently 630 kilometres northeast of Pearl Harbor and has limited power.
  • This is how fire will be the unifying factor in the legacies of JFK and Obama...

    02/19/2014 1:24:11 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-19-14 | The Looking Spoon