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  • 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 · 57 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...
  • Green Light on the Hill

    01/19/2016 5:30:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: My upcoming debate with Nadine Strossen will begin at 7 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 21st, 2016. It will be held in Austin Auditorium in LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The Topic will be Roe v. Wade. Admission is free and open to the public. The live stream can be accessed here: https://plus.google.com/events/c4qg9k85cv9aljsns1mdk2bffjk?hl=enDear Chancellor Sartarelli (and UNCW Board of Trustees): In addition to wishing you a happy new year I would like to apologize for writing this long letter without having met you in person. I hope to get...
  • Farm bureau leader calls out feds on burn policy

    01/16/2016 9:55:57 AM PST · by Baynative · 13 replies
    Daily Astorian ^ | 1/13/16 | Dan Wheat
    Same practice landed ranchers in jail OKANOGAN, Wash. — It’s “outrageous and hypocritical” that the federal government imprisoned two Oregon ranchers for a backburn that got away from them and burned a little over 100 acres of public land while federal and state agencies backburned thousands of acres of private land in Okanogan County last summer and were not held accountable, the president of the Okanogan County Farm Bureau says.
  • Fire in two churches in Seine-et-Marne (France)

    01/10/2016 4:05:06 PM PST · by Lera · 23 replies
    FranceBleu ^ | 1/10/26
    Two fires broke out that night in two churches in Seine-et-Marne. A Fontainebleau and Veneux-les-Sablons, two remote towns of ten kilometers. For the Saint-Louis de Fontainebleau, criminal track is preferred. It is the guardian who raised the alarm. When she returned to the church this morning, a thick black smoke emerged from the building. The criminal track any subsequently privileged, three fire starts were reported by firefighters. "Carpets, furniture were piled to allow a starting fire," said Frédéric Valletoux, the mayor of Fontainebleau.
  • Hell Freezes Over

    01/01/2016 5:04:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Some readers may have noticed that six months have passed since I wrote a column criticizing the whacky leftist administration at my university, UNC-Wilmington. I am happy to report the reason for the silence is that the wacky leftist administrators are now gone. In addition to that, on July 1st of this year our university got its first out of the closet conservative chancellor. You heard that right. UNC-Wilmington is now under the leadership of a conservative chancellor. And he makes no effort to hide it. Jose "Zito" Sartarelli is just the man we have been looking for. Unlike me,...
  • Fire tears through impoverished Manila neighborhood

    01/01/2016 8:06:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    cbs ^ | January 1, 2016, 4:05 AM | ap
    New Year's firecrackers left at least one man dead and 380 others injured, and caused a fire that gutted 1,000 shanties in the Philippines despite rain and a government warning campaign, officials said Friday. A drunken man lit a dynamite-like firecracker called "Goodbye Philippines" and embraced it in Manila as it exploded, ripping his jaw and killing him, Health Secretary Janet Garin announced. Fire officials said a rocket lit by revelers set an abandoned hut ablaze, sparking a fire that razed about 1,000 shanties in Manila's Tondo slum district and displacing several thousand families. Many superstitious Filipinos usher in the...
  • Man, 37, charged with arson in southwest Houston mosque fire

    12/30/2015 7:48:09 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 60 replies
    ABC13 ^ | December 30, 2015 | ABC13
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Gary Nathaniel Moore, who investigators say also used the name "Jamal" Moore, now faces a charge of arson for setting fire to a southwest Houston mosque on Christmas day. "There's no motive that's clear to us right now. Nothing's been revealed," said the Houston Fire Department's chief arson investigator. "He was a member of that mosque. He was there for several years."
  • Firefighters battling two-alarm fire at SW Houston mosque

    12/25/2015 8:16:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 66 replies
    ABC News13 ^ | 12/25/15 | Christine Dobbyn
    A two-alarm fire caused major damage at a mosque in southwest Houston, but no one was injured in the Christmas Day blaze, officials said. The fire started around 2:45pm Friday at the Islamic Society of Greater Houston in the 1100 block of Wilcrest Drive. Restaurant owner Imran Momin said, "When I came out the smoke was pretty intense yeah." It didn't take firefighters long to knock down the fire. "When firefighters opened the rear doors, they discovered heavy fire and smoke. They began their attack cautiously at first," Deputy Chief Fernando Herrera with the Houston Fire Department said. Answering the...
  • US Airstrike May Have Inadvertently Killed Iraqi Soldiers

    12/18/2015 3:28:02 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 18, 2015 | Robert Burns
    The U.S. military said it is investigating an American airstrike that may have inadvertently killed Iraqi soldiers near the city of Fallujah. In a brief statement, the U.S. military headquarters in charge of the war effort in Syria and Iraq said that one of several airstrikes it conducted Friday against Islamic State targets may have resulted in the death of Iraqi soldiers. It did not say how many may have been killed, but other officials said the Iraqis initially reported that about 10 may have died. The U.S. statement said the airstrikes were in response to requests and information provided...
  • Fire at Southern California mosque; cause being investigated

    12/11/2015 6:18:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2015 8:24 PM EST
    A Southern California mosque was damaged Friday in a fire reported to authorities as a possible arson. Flames were reported just after noon at the Islamic Center of Palm Springs, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire was contained to the small building's front lobby, and no one was injured. Its cause is under investigation. ...
  • Suspected Burglar Stuck in Chimney Dies After Homeowner Starts Fire in Fireplace

    11/30/2015 2:51:53 PM PST · by Cowman · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 29, 2015 6:00pm | Dave Urbanski
    FRESNO, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in central California. It seems the man climbed into the chimney sometime Friday night while the owner of the home in the rural town of Huron was away — and then the man became stuck, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office told Reuters. The homeowner heard someone yell inside the chimney after lighting a fire in his fireplace Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities, Lt. Brandon Pursell said. The homeowner tried to put out the fire as his house began to fill with smoke, Pursell...
  • American forces to arrive in Syria 'very soon'

    11/22/2015 10:07:15 PM PST · by Mr. M.J.B. · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/23/2015 | Staff
    Dozens of American special operations forces will arrive in Syria "very soon," as promised by President Barack Obama's administration, a senior official said Sunday.
  • Fire Breaks Out In John Hancock Building

    11/21/2015 1:12:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | November 21, 2015
    (CBS) — The Chicago Fire Department is on the scene of the John Hancock Building battling a fire Saturday afternoon.
  • Calais migrant camp 'on fire' as France reels from Paris terror attacks

    11/13/2015 6:10:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11-14-15 | MIKEY SMITH
    Fire has reportedly broken out at the 'jungle' refugee camp in the port of Calais in the hours following the terror attacks in Paris. At around 11pm volunteers at the camp began sharing pictures of the blaze on social media. And soon after an anti-migrant group known as 'The Angry of Calais' posted videos of the inferno on Facebook.
  • Legendary singer Johnny Mathis left with only a few mementos

    11/03/2015 7:42:39 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 31 replies
    Dailymailonline ^ | 11/3/15 | Associated Press and Flora Drury
    A fire has engulfed the Hollywood Hills home of Johnny Mathis - causing extensive damage and leaving the singer with only a few mementos. The 80-year-old had just flown back to Los Angeles from Cleveland, where he had been performing, to learn that his home of 56 years had caught fire on Monday afternoon. Pictures from above the house reveal parts of the roof had caved in, and Mathis told reporters at the scene that the blaze had caused extensive damage, and that only a few things had been saved. Shock: Johnny Mathis had only just flown back into Los...
  • Bucharest nightclub fire kills 26 [180 wounded in blast]

    10/30/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 October 2015 | Barney Henderson, and Harriet Alexander
    26 people have been killed and scores injured in a Bucharest nightclub fire • Bucharest nightclub fire kills dozens • 150 wounded in blast • Fireworks reportedly caused the fire • Foreigners thought to be among the victims
  • Man starts gas station blaze trying to kill spider with lighter

    09/29/2015 9:24:18 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 99 replies
    Fox 2 Detroit ^ | September 30, 2015 | Taryn Asher
    CENTER LINE, Mich. - A man tried to kill a spider at a gas station using a lighter causing a dangerous fire. Using a lighter to kill the bug, he started a blaze that quickly engulfed the gas pump.
  • Turf fire delays start of Rams game

    09/27/2015 12:14:09 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 17 replies
    STL Today (Post Dispatch) ^ | 9/27/2015 | Beth O'Malley
    The Rams football game was delayed Sunday after part of the field caught on fire.
  • How did the fire happen at the steelers game?

    09/27/2015 10:37:52 AM PDT · by freebird5850 · 21 replies
    What caused the fire? I tuned in when they were vacuuming the field.
  • Ted Cruz told a 3-year-old her world is on fire. Her mom joined his campaign.

    09/22/2015 8:26:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | September 22, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    In March, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) told a 3-year-old girl that her world was on fire, and the Internet went nuts. Now the girl's mom has joined Cruz's campaign. Cruz, speaking in Barrington, N.H., said President Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's foreign policy had set the world on fire. "The world is on fire?" then-3-year-old Julia Trant immediately asked. "Yes, the world is on fire," Cruz said, looking at the girl. "Your world is on fire." He then told the girl that her mom is here and that everyone was trying to make the world a better...
  • Death toll in S. Sudan's oil tanker blast tops 150: report

    09/18/2015 5:30:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2015-09-18 18:17:17
    "Our situation here in Maridi is not good," he said, pointing out that most of the injured people are women and children. He added that other badly burned bodies have also been found around the wreckage of the tanker. On Thursday, Information Minister of Western Equatoria State Charles Kisagna said over 100 people were killed and about 50 others injured in South Sudan when an oil tanker swerved and exploded. The minister noted that "those people may not survive because we do not have the facilities to treat the highly burnt people." The oil tanker was traveling from the South...
  • One Reported Dead In Valley Fire

    09/15/2015 12:16:02 PM PDT · by freebilly · 7 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | 9/14/2015 | Mary Callahan
    The 1991 Oakland Hills fire, which consumed 2,900 structures, would likely still rank No. 1. Four members of a Cal Fire helicopter crew were burned Saturday when they were overrun by flames in the initial attack and are recovering at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Berlant said two had been moved out of the burn unit. The fire consumed the beloved Harbin Hot Springs, where few buildings were left standing Monday, and damaged cooling towers, communication equipment and power distribution lines at The Geysers geothermal energy complex. The projects main operator, Houston-based Calpine, generates about 60 percent of the...
  • Prayer Request, St. Helena Hospital (Napa Co., CA, N. of SF Bay, W, of Sacramento), forest fire

    09/14/2015 9:00:36 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    e-mail | 9/14/2015 | Erin
    Morning family. The fire situation here is the worst it has been yet. All our beds are full and we can't discharge sick and elderly home when they have no home to go to, we have families sleeping in the lobby, hallways, and patient rooms. My college PUC is on standby for evacuation. They have evacuated north angwin where I used to live. Smells like a campfire and its story after story here of coworkers who have lost everything. My heart is aching for my community.
  • Hundreds of homes destroyed in 50,000-acre Valley Fire [CA]

    09/13/2015 5:27:09 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 202 replies
    KCRA ^ | 3:38 PM PDT Sep 13, 2015
    <p>Local twitter reports and Live/recent video showing many structures burnt or burning..</p>
  • Large Wild Fire in Lake County CA

    09/12/2015 7:53:30 PM PDT · by rey · 112 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 12 Sept 2015
    (My text) Over 10,000 acres in less than six hours. Four firefighters burned. 50-100 homes lost. Unconfirmed 50 people cut off from evacuation. Lots at news site including live Twitter accounts and pics.
  • How Government Can Fire Its Bad Employees

    09/09/2015 9:40:17 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 8 replies
    Goexec.com ^ | 9-9-15 | Stewart Liff
    To fire a government employee, all you need is the will and the skill. This may sound simplistic given all the protections granted to civil servants and the complexities of federal human resources case law, but its true. What does it mean to have the will? It means having the strength to remove a poor employee when it is the right thing to do.
  • Fire reported on plane at McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas - British Airways)

    09/08/2015 4:54:08 PM PDT · by Drago · 17 replies
    8 News Now ^ | 09/08/2015 | Caroline Bleakley
    A fire on a British Airways plane at McCarran International Airport has been extinguished and two people were transported to the hospital. The fire was reported aboard flight 2276 which was preparing to take off for London, airport officials said.
  • Airliner on fire at Las Vegas Airport

    09/08/2015 4:32:50 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 48 replies
    twitter.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | twitter
    This just happened and I'm not finding any other sources other than Twitter yet.
  • Blaze that heavily damaged a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington state WAS arson

    09/05/2015 10:07:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5 September 2015 | Associated Press
    An early morning blaze at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington state was arson, according to fire investigators. Pullman Fire Department investigator Chris Wehrung said on Friday afternoon that the cause is arson, but a joint task force is still investigating and he declined to release other details. The fire that occurred shortly after 3.30am on Friday heavily damaged a clinic in the college town of Pullman Fire officials said there was extensive fire, smoke and heat damage to the front of the building, which was deemed structurally unsafe because of the damaged beams. Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Tanya Riordan told...
  • Fire damages Randolph village fire station

    09/01/2015 9:05:01 AM PDT · by bunkerhill7 · 7 replies
    WCAX tv ^ | Sept. 1, 2015 | wcax tv
    RANDOLPH, Vt. - Randolph is reeling after a fire hit the village fire station. The blaze destroyed the department's main pumper and damaged two other vehicles. Most of the firefighting gear was lost. And the brick building also sustained heavy damage.
  • Anger builds at EPA over radioactive landfill

    08/30/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Leaders in a St. Louis suburb are urgently calling on top Obama administration officials to quickly clean up a landfill with radioactive waste that they believe could catch fire. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for 25 years on the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton, Mo., which has housed barium sulfate waste from the Manhattan Project since the 1970s. The EPA is still studying the site and considering a wide range of actions to contain the radioactive material under its Superfund program for cleaning severe environmental contamination. But with an underground, smoldering fire in an adjacent landfill, residents...
  • 11 dead, over 200 hurt in Saudi Aramco's housing complex fire

    08/30/2015 12:03:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    hindustantimes.com ^ | Aug 30, 2015 22:42 IST
    The fire started in the basement of a tower in the eastern city of Khobar, the kingdom's civil defence said on Twitter. It added that several of the injured were in a "critical condition" and that the casualties were from "various nationalities," without giving details. Photographs published on the civil defence website showed plumes of black smoke rising from the windows of one of the buildings. Authorities said that residents of nearby towers were evacuated as helicopters took part in the firefighting operations
  • Blame for Oregon Forest Fires Falls on Feds, Says Logging Industry

    08/23/2015 4:56:04 PM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    GoLocalPDX ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Brendan Murray
    Oregon is in the midst of its third consecutive summer of severe forest fires, and industry professionals say logging limits on federal land are largely to blame. The fires have already made their costs felt, as the Oregon Department of Forestry has already spent an estimated $25 million to date on this years blazes. This comes on the heels of two consecutive severe seasons in 2013 and 2014, the former of which was the most destructive wildfire season in the states history.
  • DrillChem Explosion Rocks Texas Town As Black Smoke Clouds Sky [Video]

    08/14/2015 9:16:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Maat van Uitert
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Drillchem, a Conroe, Texas, plant, went up in flames as an explosion rocked the building. According to news channel KHOU Houston, Texas, a series of explosions triggered a huge 3-alarm fire at the DrillChem plant on Friday, August 14th in the afternoon. Theres been no word of injuries amidst the confusion that has followed the explosion. According to their website, DrillChem is an oil industry supply company that creates sealants, shale inhibitors, and lubricants. (PHOTO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK)The explosion caused tall streams of black smoke to rise into the air, causing a situation at the DrillChem plant that was very dangerous for...
  • Jerusalem fire Lake County (Backfire set by pot grower)

    08/10/2015 3:40:58 PM PDT · by rey · 5 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 10 Aug 2015 | RANDI ROSSMANN
    Jerusalem fire in Lake County continues to increase As Cal Fire ramped up efforts Sunday night to fight Lake Countys newly raging Jerusalem fire, estimated at 5,000 acres and growing, sheriffs deputies arrested a Lake County man suspected of starting a separate fire in the area in an attempt to protect his marijuana garden, sheriffs officials said Monday. The Lake County Sheriffs Office said Juan Ramos Silva, 51, of Lower Lake was arrested at about 6 p.m. Sunday. Hed told deputies and fire officials hed been a firefighter years ago while living in Mexico and hed wanted to set a...
  • Switch to that unicorn power: Obama to announce major escalation of war on energy

    08/02/2015 10:01:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Hope you like increasing prices, everyone! #ForTheMiddleClass https://twitter.com/WSJPolitics/status/627796768328183808 Its not like Americans werent warned. All in the name of fighting climate change, of course. Has that ever really been a barrier for this administration?
  • Anyone near any of the numerous wild fires in CA?

    08/01/2015 7:25:41 PM PDT · by rey · 23 replies
    Is anyone near any of the many fires in CA? I am in Sonoma County and there is a a steady stream of emergency aircraft flying. There are over 70 lightening fires in Humboldt county and a dozen in Mendocino County. Looking at the state wide map there are over 25 major fires. We have been hazed over for 2 days from the smoke from the Rocky Fire near Clearlake that has consumed 25000 acres in a little over 3 days. I understand some of the fires in Mendocino and Lake County may be arson.
  • At Least 1 Injured in Raging Fire at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas

    07/25/2015 1:52:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    abc ^ | EMILY SHAPIRO via
    The Clark County Fire Department said about 12:40 p.m. local time it was responding to the two-alarm fire. Photos posted to social media showed plumes of black smoke rising from the rooftop.
  • At least 3 dead after gunman opens fire at Lafayette, La. movie theater

    07/23/2015 8:34:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/23/15 | FoxNews
    DEVELOPING: A gunman killed two people and injured seven others late Thursday when he opened fire in a Lafayette, La. movie theater before turning the gun on himself, the city's police chief said. Police Chief Jim Craft told a news conference that authorities had identified the gunman as a 58-year-old white man, but did not release his name, citing an ongoing background check. The chief added that the conditions of the injured victims ranged from critical to non-life-threatening. City Marshal Brian Pope told The Daily Advertiser that the gunman opened fire at the Grand 16 Theatre in Lafayette, approximately 40...
  • Brush Fire Jumps Southern California Freeway, Burning Cars

    07/17/2015 7:24:13 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 18 replies
    NYTimes ^ | JULY 17, 2015 | LIAM STACK
    A swiftly moving brush fire in Southern California forced the closing of all lanes of a crowded freeway, stranded some motorists and spurred others to abandon their vehicles as flames engulfed roughly a dozen cars and trucks. Live video broadcast by a local CBS affiliate showed firefighters moving between empty vehicles on Interstate 15 in Cajon Pass, Calif., as motorists filed down the shoulder of the freeway in San Bernardino County. A black pillar of smoke rose into the sky as cars, pickup trucks, a tractor-trailer and a car carrier loaded with empty vehicles burned. The fire information line, to...
  • Cape Horn Fire near Bayview Idaho grows to 2,000 acres; Six homes destroyed

    07/06/2015 10:49:56 AM PDT · by Veto! · 30 replies
    KHQ Channel 6, Spokane ^ | July 6, 2015 | Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer
    UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. Monday: The Cape Horn Fire is now estimated to be around 2,000 acres. Crews have confirmed six homes have been destroyed, all on the eastern half of Cape Horn and containment is 0%. The fire spread rapidly overnight and evacuations have been issued by the Bonner County Sheriff's Office in the Cape Horn and Bayview areas using reverse 911.