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  • Wind Turbine Fires 10 Times More Common than Previously Thought

    07/18/2014 9:50:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 17 Jul 2014 | Nick Hallett
    Nearly 120 wind turbines catch fire each year – ten times the number reported by the industry – according to new research. The figures show that fires are the second biggest cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure. ... because the turbines are so far off the ground, it is almost impossible to put the fires out, leading to the whole structure potentially being destroyed. Dr Guillermo Rein of Imperial College said: “Fires are a problem for the industry, impacting on energy production, economic output and emitting toxic fumes. “This could cast a shadow over the industry’s green...
  • Multiple Fires Break Out Near Jerusalem Massive brushfires reported in Lifta, Even Sapir, Tzur

    07/02/2014 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 7/2/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Jerusalem forest fire in Ein Kerem Flash 90 Fifty-one firefighting teams and six firefighting planes were sent to the moshav of Even Sapir on Wednesday, after another brushfire broke out near the town, which is close to Jerusalem.  The fire began in a plastics factory on the moshav, according to ZAKA. All Even Sapir residents have been evacuated from their homes.  As of 9:15 pm, control has finally been wrested over the fire.  Three homes have been swallowed by the blaze in Ein Kerem, according to recent updates. Firefighting teams have flooded the neighborhood to help stymie the inferno. ...
  • Wildfires Worse Due to Global Warming, Studies Show (More Chicken Little)

    05/18/2014 7:41:42 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 20 replies
    Daily Freeman (AP story) ^ | May 19, 2014 02:34 GMT | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON >> The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the past three months, at least three different studies and reports have warned that wildfires are getting bigger, that man-made climate change is to blame, and it’s only going to get worse with more fires starting earlier in the year. While scientists are reluctant to blame global warming for any specific fire, they have been warning for years about how it will lead to more fires and earlier fire seasons.
  • San Diego fires - Arson suspect in custody!

    05/15/2014 3:14:12 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 27 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | 10News San Diego
    Escondido police have announced that an arson suspect has been taken into custody.
  • Salvage of Burned Timber in Full Swing on Private Lands ( Oregon )

    01/06/2014 7:54:33 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The News-Review ^ | 1/6/14 | Chuck Benson
    Salvage logging on lands burned by last summer's Douglas Complex wildfire in southwestern Oregon is in full swing on privately owned forests, but not on public lands. ... On BLM lands, federal environmental laws require a lengthy planning process that includes the public. The Douglas Complex fires burned through 76 square miles on a patchwork of public and private lands.
  • 5 NFL Coaches Already Fired

    12/30/2013 12:22:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 111 replies
    AP ^ | December 30, 2013 | BARRY WILNER
    It didn't take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL's regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington's Mike Shanahan, Detroit's Jim Schwartz, Minnesota's Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano.
  • More Fires, More Subsidies for Tesla in California

    12/20/2013 9:53:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC ^ | December 20, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    There’s that uncomfortable juxtaposition of words again: “Tesla” and “fire.” This time was quite an accomplishment by the electric automaker’s publicity department: they kept the Irvine, Calif. garage fire quiet for over a month. The secrecy expired on the November 15 incident when the Orange County Fire Authority attributed the incident to the EV’s re-powering set-up, according to a report obtained by Reuters. “The fire occurred as a result of an electrical failure in the charging system for an electric vehicle,” the report said, while stating the cause of the fire is unclear. “The most probable cause of this fire...
  • Economic Warfare: Jihad by forest fire

    09/23/2013 6:11:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2013 | Bob Taylor
    Not long after Al Qaeda published a story in its online magazine, Inspire, about how to make pressure cooker bombs, the Boston Marathon became a victim of those devices. Since that time America’s hopscotch media with its 24/7-be-the-first-to-report-a-story mentality has covered riots in Egypt, red lines in Syria, Paula Dean’s racism, Oprah Winfrey’s Switzerland trip, defunding Obamacare, shutting down the government for the 100th time and endless hours debating the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident. Meanwhile, ever-vigilant global jihadists have been creating new and better ways of economic terrorism which may be less visible than flying planes into buildings or attacking...
  • Jihadist Group: We Started Arizona Wildfires

    07/05/2013 11:20:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 58 replies
    FreedomOutpost ^ | 7/4/2013 | Tim Brown
    Oh the many facets of jihad! Now we’re seeing fire jihad in America. According to reporter David Barnett, a Palestinian jihadist group, Masada al Mujahideen, has recently claimed credit for the ongoing wildfires in Arizona in a statement that was posted to a jihadist forum on Wednesday. Barnett reports: The statement, titled “Masada al-Mujahideen Fulfilled its Promise and Attacked America Again After the Expiration of the Period with Fires that Achieved Historic Results,” was obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. “We had previously announced an unconventional war against the occupation state of Israel, and then we escalated this...
  • Colorado Fires and the Day of the Lord!

    06/17/2013 1:54:33 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 19 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/17/13
    Deadly wildfires continue to ravage Colorado Springs and have thus far destroyed 473 homes making this wild fire the most destructive fire in Colorado's history. The images of these wild fires are apocalyptic and grips the imagination. It is in such times like these... while these images are fresh in the minds of Americans that we want to EXPONENTIALLY magnify this event and focus our attention to the very soon coming Day of the Lord (Rev. 6-19)! The first of the seven Trumpet judgments (which follow the Seal Judgments - Rev. 6) in the Day of the Lord is described...
  • North Korea fires three short-range missiles

    05/18/2013 2:29:47 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 18, 2013
    (Reuters) - North Korea fired three short-range missiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, but the purpose of the launches was unknown. Launches by the North of short-term missiles are not uncommon, but the ministry would not speculate whether these latest launches were part of a test or training exercise. "North Korea fired short-range guided missiles twice in the morning and once in the afternoon off its east coast," an official at the South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman's office said by telephone.
  • NBA's Houston Rockets Owners Fund Animal Rights Terrorists

    07/31/2003 6:18:02 AM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 4 replies · 260+ views
    Consumer Freedom.com "SPECIAL REPORT: Slam-Dunking Animal Rights" ^ | July 28, 2003 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    SPECIAL REPORT: Slam-Dunking Animal RightsPosted On July 28, 2003It's no secret that Leslie and Nanci Alexander, co-owners of the NBA's Houston Rockets franchise, are among the global animal-rights movement's biggest financial backers. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals even acknowledged the couple in 1998 for making "one of the most generous gifts we have ever received." Nanci Alexander personally donated over $225,000 toward the passage of a constitutional amendment that gave legal protection to pigs in Florida. But recently released tax records indicate that the Alexanders have also funded the operations of "Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty" (SHAC), one of...
  • IDF fires warning shots into Syria after shell hits Golan

    11/11/2012 4:36:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/11/2012
    The IDF fired warning shots into Syrian territory on Sunday after a mortar shell fired from Syria hit an IDF outpost in the Golan Heights. The incident follows a similar spillover from Syria on Thursday, when a shell from Syria exploded in Moshav Alonei Habashan. "Further attacks [from Syria] will illicit a vigorous response," the IDF Spokesman's Office stated. The military also sent a letter to the United Nations warning Syrian forces to be careful in avoiding fire into the Golan. Just hours earlier, Defense Minister Ehud Barak threatened that Israel would respond should stray Syrian ordnance continue to strike...
  • Sandy's death toll climbs; millions without power

    10/30/2012 2:30:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | October 30, 2012 | Allen G. Breed and Tom Hays (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 38, many of the victims killed by falling trees. The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore Monday night with hurricane-force winds of 80 mph, was unclear. Police and fire officials, some with their own departments flooded, fanned out to rescue hundreds.
  • 1999 MSU Arsonist Sentenced Today

    02/05/2009 6:57:58 PM PST · by magslinger · 35 replies · 1,050+ views
    WQTX ^ | 2/5/2009
    The government says a 20-year prison sentence for a woman who committed arson at Michigan State University would be the toughest punishment ever in a case of so-called eco-terrorism. Marie Mason is due in federal court at 9 a.m. today. The explosion and fire at Michigan State's Agriculture Hall in 1999 was a protest against genetically modified crops. Damage exceeded $1 million. Prosecutors want a 20-year prison sentence for the 47-year-old Cincinnati woman. Mason's lawyer says that would be extreme. Mason has admitted other acts from 1999 through 2003, including fires at homes under construction in southeastern Michigan and Indiana....
  • Project could have lessened fire damage ( Ecos delayed forest thinning )

    07/04/2012 9:37:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Ruidoso News ^ | 06/26/2012 | Erik LeDuc
    Forest Service official: Environmental groups delayed thinning. Damage from the Little Bear Fire could have been reduced if a proposed Forest Service thinning project had not been delayed by an appeal from two environmental groups, a Forest Service official said Tuesday. "Any type of treatment we could have done would have reduced the severity of the fire," said Chad Stewart, fire and timber officer for the Lincoln National Forest. While the fire as a whole could not have been stopped by thinning efforts, especially in the face of 40 mph wind gusts, damage to the Bonito watershed likely would have...
  • President Obama to tour Waldo Canyon Fire Friday

    06/27/2012 1:58:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    fox 31 Denver ^ | June 27, 2012 | Eli Stokols
    Barack Obama will fly to Colorado Springs Friday to tour the scene of the Waldo Canyon Fire, which continues to ravage homes and forest on the edge of Colorado’s second most populous city. ... Politically, the fire offers Obama a chance to be on the ground in a key swing state assuming the responsibilities of actually being President. Further, with the Supreme Court set to issue its ruling on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, traveling to the fire lines on Friday offers the President an opportunity to attempt to turn the page should the Court rule part or all...
  • Colorado fire near Pikes Peak forces 11,000 from homes [BO raising million$ while people suffer]

    06/26/2012 5:58:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/25/12 | Keith Coffman
    A fast-growing wildfire in Colorado forced 11,000 people from their homes at least briefly on Sunday and threatened popular summer camping grounds beneath Pikes Peak, whose vistas helped inspire the patriotic tune "America the Beautiful." Live summit video from the 14,115-foot (4,302-metre) peak showed plumes of dark smoke billowing in the air, and a cog railway that ferries tourists up the side of the famous mountain was shut down because of the wildfires.
  • Loggers: Forest Service policies thwart logging

    06/14/2012 5:47:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    ap ^ | June 14, 2012 | BEN NEARY
    As crews continue to face off against a fast-moving wildfire in northern Colorado, some in the timber industry say the area's fire danger has been heightened by U.S. Forest Service policies and an economy that discourages them from harvesting millions of acres of dead trees that stand ready to burn. The High Park Fire burned has about 80 square miles west of Fort Collins, Colo. It is 15 to 20 percent contained but has been active on its west flank, where there are many beetle-killed trees... As bad as the fire has been, timber experts say the forests of northern...
  • New Mexico Fires Just Another Enviromentalist Induced Catastrophe - 250,000 Acres Lost

    06/14/2012 7:13:38 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 23 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 06/14/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    We, perhaps, will never be able to reckon the entire extent to which the Environmentally ill and the EPA have caused the loss of life, limb, and monetary resources due to their obsessive love for Gaia, their Mother Earth. Frankly, I think they have done more harm to their Ma, than we could ever guess.New Mexico, as well as other western states, have been the latest victims of an out of control environmental policy as directed by out of control Democrats, especially in the Obama administration as of late. As Spain goes broke from going solar, as Obama works toward...
  • Al Qaeda threatens wildfires in US, fire officials ready (are fire officials kidding?)

    05/04/2012 12:18:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 35 replies
    abclocal.go ^ | 5-2012 | Montanez
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An al Qaeda website is now calling for recruits to set wildfires in the United States. The targets of the fires are areas prone to dry conditions, like California. Both Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service said they are taking the threats seriously -- but they're not worried, they said. The agencies tell Action News they're ready for wildfires, no matter what or who causes them. "Ever since 9/11 we've had a heightened sense of awareness for terrorism and we do talk about that," said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Julie Hutchinson. "In the last three...
  • 'Unleash Hell': New Al Qaeda magazine describes how to start huge forest fires across the U.S.

    05/04/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 28 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Al Qaeda has called upon its followers to unleash massive forest fires upon the United States this summer. Published in the latest edition of the notorious terror magazine, 'Inspire', are graphic instructions for the creation and ignition of 'ember bombs' Detailed in the memorably titled, 'It is of your Freedom to Ignite a Firebomb', the magazine encourages any would-be terrorist to target Montana, because of the rapid population growth in its wooded areas. 'In America, there are more houses built in the countryside than in the cities,' explained the writer known as The AQ Chef according to ABC News. Reveling...
  • WTVJ Fires Reporter Jeff Burnside for Allegedly Editing Trayvon Martin 911 Tape

    04/25/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 90 replies
    sfltv.com ^ | 4/25/12
    You won’t hear it anywhere else but here – insiders have told us WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside was fired last Friday for allegedly editing the Trayvon Martin 911 tape, the same tape NBC aired on ‘Today’ in early April. Allegedly, his firing wasn’t announced internally and so far there is no information whether NBC made a conclusion if the edit was misleading on purpose or if it was an oversight.
  • Ray Ray LaHood on Toyota

    12/07/2011 2:28:55 PM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 6 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | Dec 7, 2011 | donjuanluis
    Not a good day in Obamaville. His newly owned car company is having problems. Government Motors engines are catching fire on their Environment conscious flag ship, the Volt. Heres the run down: Government saftey checks were ignored it seems.Sales were already miserable.And it looks like the Repub controlled House might start an investigation! This brings back memories of newly minted Car Czar, Transportation Secretary Ray Ray LaHood. He was talking about the fraudulent claims of an accelerator problem. (Toyota did an investigation and proved it was bogus.) But leave it to Obama's loveable RINO Ray Ray LaHood to say this...
  • Texas Fire Destroys 1,554 Homes, 17 People Missing

    09/11/2011 4:18:07 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 39 replies
    BASTROP, Texas – The number of homes destroyed by a Texas wildfire has risen to 1,554 and is expected to further increase as firefighters enter more areas where the blaze has been extinguished, officials said Sunday. Seventeen people remain unaccounted for.
  • Fires reported at North Dakota, Minnesota sugar plants

    09/10/2011 12:23:29 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-10-11 | ap
    GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. are blaming fires at plants in Drayton and in East Grand Forks, Minn., on inexperienced replacement workers hired to take over harvesting duties. Company spokesman Jeff Schweitzer said the fires happened in pulp dryers Thursday at the plant in Drayton and on Friday at the East Grand Forks plant. No one was hurt. East Grand Forks Fire Chief Randy Gust said a pulp dryer fire isn't unusual and that his department responds to about one each year. Union spokesman Mark Froemke said the company won't share information about...
  • Contract Dispute Grounds Firefighting Planes (Sit idle in CA grounded by Obama Admin)

    09/07/2011 10:41:16 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 33 replies
    09/07/2011 | Audrey Hudson
    Firefighting air tankers are siting idle at a California airport, grounded by the Obama administration Nearly half of the federal government’s firefighting air tankers are siting idle at a California airport, grounded by the Obama administration in a contract dispute just weeks before wildfires swept through Texas killing a mother and her child, and destroying 100,000 acres. The massive blazes forced Texas Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry to abruptly call off a campaign appearance in South Carolina earlier this week to respond to the crisis, and may force him to cancel his first debate appearance Wednesday night....
  • Contract Dispute Grounds Firefighting Planes

    09/07/2011 9:30:24 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | 09/07/2011 | Audrey Hudson
    Nearly half of the federal government’s firefighting air tankers are siting idle at a California airport, grounded by the Obama administration...
  • California ready to help combat Texas fires (Not officially received a request)

    09/06/2011 11:30:01 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 37 replies
    calcoastnews.com ^ | 9/6/2011 | DANIEL BLACKBURN
    California ready to help combat Texas fires September 6, 2011 A state fire official told CalCoastNews today that California is ready to respond to a request from Texas authorities “should it come” as wildfires in the Lone Star State explode in dry, windy conditions. Texas Forest Service officials are asking for help from firefighting agencies nationwide in the battle against a series of 181 raging blazes that already have killed four people including a mother and her 18-month-old child, consumed nearly 120,000 acres, gobbled up 700 homes, and show few signs of containment. Today is the 294th consecutive day of...
  • Texas calls for help as wildfires worsen

    09/06/2011 11:45:59 PM PDT · by americanophile · 20 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | September 6, 2011 | Ashley Powers and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Reporting from Bastrop, Texas, and Los Angeles— Out-of-control wildfires — among the worst in state history — leaped across Texas' parched midsection, destroying 1,000 homes and killing four as firefighters called for more resources and the governor, a Republican presidential hopeful who's made his mark blasting federal spending, asked Washington for help. Winds were expected to abate, but only slightly, and the dry conditions will persist for days. Gov. Rick Perry complained about the slow pace of assistance from Washington and Ft. Hood as Federal Emergency Management Agency officials arrived in Bastrop, where 600 houses were burned, to survey fire...
  • Rick Perry: Because of the Texas fires, I’m not sure I’ll make the debate tomorrow night

    09/06/2011 2:13:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2011 | Allahpundit
    A thousand homes and 100,000 acres have burned in just a week. A friend of mine who lives just outside Austin was forced to flee with her family last night as the flames encroached, and not until this afternoon did she learn whether her home had survived. (It had.) Go figure that this guy thinks he should do his job rather than gladhand people on the trail for a few days. Presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he does not yet know whether he will attend Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate…“I don’t know. That’s a fluid situation at...
  • Marsh Fires And Smoke Push New Orleans Into A State Of Emergency

    08/31/2011 6:53:07 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-31-2011 | Robert Johnson
    Marsh Fires And Smoke Push New Orleans Into A State Of Emergency Robert Johnson Aug. 31, 2011, 8:52 AM Image: AP A second swamp fire outside New Orleans has filled the city with smoke, prompting Mayor Mitch Landrieu to declare an emergency and call in the National Guard. According to The Washington Post, the smoke that's been hazing downtown for days is getting worse and to contain the blaze, the four helicopters dropping water will be joined by five more Wednesday. The National Weather Service reports haze from the fire is reported as far west as Baton Rouge and its...
  • S. Korean Navy fires shots after hearing sound of artillery fire near wester sea border(NK arty)

    08/10/2011 12:04:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/10/11
    Title only so far.
  • Christine O’Donnell Fires Back At Sen. McCain For Insulting Her On Senate Floor

    07/28/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 7/28/11 | Frances Martel
    In a fit of anti-Tea Party rage, Sen. John McCain tossed a media exposure lifesaver out to former Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell, insulting the Tea Party for having launched her to the Republican nomination. O’Donnell graciously accepted the opportunity to make headlines once again, releasing as epic a statement as we haven’t seen since the Homeric tribute to Newt Gingrich last May. Needless to say, being dismissed as a crazy candidate did not sit well with the Senate hopeful known mostly for having to clarify whether or not she was a witch. In a short and sweet statement, she...
  • Arizona Wildfires June 2011 Caught on Video

    06/23/2011 11:31:33 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 22, 2011 | by SecureBorderIntel
    Fire-gate, the cover up of who started the Arizona wildfires. Smugglers have exploited environmental restrictions along the border for decades. Arizonans pay the price after smugglers set several wildfires that have burned homes and cost millions of dollars. All of the images in this video were taken after the forest was closed to the public. Smugglers and Illegal Aliens were among the only people in the wilderness. The Department of Homeland Security has failed to provide security for the people of Arizona and beyond.
  • Teen girl killed, four wounded on Brooklyn's Brighton Beach boardwalk as gunman fires on crowd

    06/10/2011 3:31:31 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6/9/11
    A 16-year-old girl was killed and four people were wounded by gunfire Thursday after two groups clashed on a crowded Brooklyn boardwalk, cops and witnesses said. Two of the victims were bystanders, sources said. One man used an umbrella to crack another man in the head as the fight erupted on the Brighton Beach Boardwalk near Brighton Sixth St. about 5:20 p.m. Suddenly, a gunman squeezed off about eight rounds, first shooting in the air before aiming at the brawling crowd, cops and witnesses said. Onlookers scurried into nearby stores and restaurants, huddling in fear as the bullets flew near...
  • The NLRB fires a shot South Carolina can’t ignore

    04/23/2011 10:47:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/23/11 | Kathleen Parker,
    It is almost clockwork: As a new presidential election cycle winds around, the early primary state of South Carolina provides a defining issue for Americans and candidates to chew over. Whether it’s a debate about where the Confederate battle flag should fly — or the “real” meaning of secession — the nation’s most stubborn state can be a tar pit for the incautious politician. Thus, almost to the day that South Carolina commemorated the 150th anniversary of the first shot of the Civil War, the federal government lobbed a grenade into the Palmetto State, challenging a private industry’s right to...
  • [TX Gov] Rick Perry asks for federal help in wildfire fight

    04/18/2011 1:47:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 18, 2011 | AP
    AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry has appealed to President Barack Obama to declare the state a major disaster area as wildfires strike or threaten all but two of the state's 254 counties. A statement issued Sunday by Perry requested the aid in a letter dispatched Saturday afternoon. Perry's office says more than 7,800 fires across the states have charred more than 1.5 million acres - about 2,400 square miles - while burning 244 homes and threatening more than 8,500 others. .."major disaster declaration" would make the state eligible for help in responding to and recovering from the emergency.
  • Gaza Fires Rocket at Ashkelon

    03/31/2011 4:28:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 3/31/11 | Gil Ronen
    After two days of relative quiet on the Gaza front, Gaza terrorists fired a short range missile into Israel Thursday. It exploded south of Ashkelon, but caused no casualties or damage. Israeli security forces are looking for the remains of the rocket. The Iron Dome system, which is supposed to protect against missile strikes, is currently only stationed near Be'er Sheva. It did not go into action. IAF jets attacked a terrorist cell in Gaza Wednesday, in response to the rocket fire Tuesday. An Islamic Jihad terrorist was killed. Arab sources said the man was killed east of Rafiah.
  • Clashes, fires reported in Libya's capital

    02/21/2011 5:49:11 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 27 replies
    The Herald-Mail ^ | 02/21/2011 | Bob Drogin
    Anti-government protests raged Monday for the first time in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, with unconfirmed media reports of pro-regime snipers firing into crowds, bloody clashes on the city's main square, and fires blazing in key government buildings. Al Jazeera reported that a fire was burning inside the People's Hall, a symbol of longtime strongman Moammar Kadafi's repressive regime. TV images ......posted using frpa
  • Breaking: North Korea Fires Artillery at South, Killing 1

    11/23/2010 1:42:43 AM PST · by FTJM · 27 replies
    AP via FOX News ^ | 11/23/10 | Staff
    North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. At least one South Korean marine was killed and 13 wounded, the military said. The skirmish came amid high tension over North Korea's claim that it has a new uranium enrichment facility and just six weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Il unveiled his youngest son Kim Jong Un as his heir apparent. One South Korean marine was killed, three were seriously wounded and 10 slightly wounded, a Joint Chiefs...
  • N. Korea fires artillery towards S. Korean island, official says (houses destroyed, fire broke out)

    11/22/2010 10:44:16 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 574 replies · 4+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/23/10
    N. Korea fires artillery towards S. Korean island, official says SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Tuesday fired several rounds of artillery towards South Korean waters and an island near the tense west sea border, the South's military said. The North's artillery shells fell at 2:34 p.m. in the South's waters off the island of Yeonpyeong, some of them landing directly on the island, said Col. Lee Bung-woo, spokesman at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. The South's military responded with its artillery firing.
  • Arrest made in LDS church fires in South Salt Lake

    11/01/2010 8:51:23 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 70 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Oct.31, 2010 | Aaron Falk
    South Salt Lake police Sunday arrested a man in connection with fires that damaged two LDS meetinghouses over the weekend. Patrick Ehat, 26, of Salt Lake City, was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of arson, burglary and criminal mischief, said South Salt Lake police Detective Gary Keller. “He did take responsibility for the church fires,” Keller said. “We haven’t established a motive at this time. It’s still under investigation. ... We’re just glad we have this person off the street and people can feel safe in their communities.” South Salt Lake firefighters put out...
  • Researchers study link between climate, wildfires ( Global Warming Money Scam )

    09/02/2010 8:55:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | September 2, 2010
    Scientists from universities in Montana, Colorado and Idaho announced Wednesday the start of a 5-year, $3.85 million research project into how a changing climate will influence wildfires. The project is being pursued in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and researchers in Australia and New Zealand. The goal is to identify how human activities and climate change drive fires. The team will collaborate with researchers at the University of Tasmania, Australian National University, the University of Aukland and Landcare Research NZ.
  • Russia Is Still On Fire (pics of huge Russian fire)

    08/13/2010 6:03:55 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies
    Englishrussia.com ^ | 8-13-10 | unattributed
    Pictorial of the Russian fires. high quality pics
  • Wildfires Highlight Dysfunctional Russia

    08/07/2010 7:13:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Financial Times ^ | August 6 2010 | Neil Buckley and Isabel Gorst
    As forest wildfires blaze across western Russia, levelling homes and villages and leaving Moscow, the capital, swathed in acrid smog, an anonymous blogger has captured the mood of many. “Under the communists ... we had three fire ponds, there was a bell people rang if a fire started and ... a fire engine – one between three villages, it’s true, but there was one,” railed the blogger, from the rural Tver region north-west of Moscow. Today, he said, the ponds and fire engine were gone and the bell had been replaced by a telephone that had never been connected. The...
  • All Hell Breaking Loose In Thailand, Stock Exchange On Fire

    05/19/2010 5:29:17 AM PDT · by blam · 47 replies · 1,846+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-19-2010 | Vincent Fernando, CFA
    All Hell Breaking Loose In Thailand, Stock Exchange On Fire Vincent Fernando, CFA May. 19, 2010, 5:01 AM Via TwitpicDeveloping... my twitter has a play by play of today's events so far @vincefernando --- All hell is breaking loose in Thailand now. The army moved to clear protesters out of their main Ratchprasong encampment this morning, moving slowly inwards towards the main protest stage while encountering sporadic resistance in the outer area of the protest site. There were some limited casualties, including foreign journalists, though we'll wait for official confirmation of the exact counts. Via Twitpic Yet even after the...
  • Underground (peat) fires raging in Spanish wetlands: expert

    10/13/2009 5:11:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 664+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/09 | AFP
    MADRID (AFP) – Underground fires have been raging for weeks in a wetlands area in southern Spain, sparked by the dry summer and the overuse of water for agriculture, an environmentalist said Tuesday. The Tablas de Daimiel National Park, fed by the Guadiana river, has been drying up since the 1980s, and some lagoons have already disappeared. In late August, hot dry weather caused the peat subsurface to catch fire, and plumes of smoke can be seen rising from the ground, said Jose Manuel Hernandez, head of the environmental organisation that looks after the park. "This is a new phenomenon...
  • Official: LA-Area Fire Human-Caused ("Station Fire")

    09/02/2009 1:22:11 PM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 811+ views
    upi.com ^ | Sept. 2, 2009 | staff
    The monster Station Fire burning north of Los Angeles was human-caused, a U.S. Forest Service official said Wednesday. Meanwhile, fire crews prepared for potential setbacks because of returning drier conditions, MSNBC.com reported. Investigators don't know specifically how the Station Fire was started but have enough information to determine it was caused by a person, the Forest Service's deputy incident commander Carlton Joseph said during a news conference. Investigators were determining whether the fire was accidental or arson and identified the point of origin as mile marker 29 on Angeles Crest Highway. Firefighters caught a weather break Tuesday when moister, cooler...
  • White House Fires Back After Cheney Calls CIA Probe 'Political'

    08/31/2009 12:27:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1,589+ views
    Fox ^ | 8/31/09 | staff
    The White House on Monday fired back after former Vice President Dick Cheney called the Obama administration's decision to open a probe into alleged CIA abuses an "outrageous political act." White House Press Secretary Roberts Gibbs broadly dismissed Cheney's comments on "FOX News Sunday" as typical and unfounded.