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  • Utah firefighter killed while battling Mendocino Complex Fires

    08/14/2018 4:00:53 AM PDT · by Enterprise ^ | August 13, 2018 | Unknown
    Officials say a firefighter from Utah was injured while assisting with the Ranch Fire, the bigger of the two in the Mendocino complex. An emergency crew airlifted him to the hospital where he died.
  • The Alleged Holy Fire Arsonist Seems Obsessed with Conspiracy Theories

    08/10/2018 3:30:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    VIce ^ | Aug 10 2018, 12:50pm | y Allie Conti |
    Forrest Clark's Facebook page is filled with posts about miracle cancer cures, Qanon, and supposed secret pedophile rings. … Some of the conspiracies Clark posted about were merely goofy, like the Illuminati, ancient aliens, and Flat Earthism. Most recently, he seemed to have bought into Qanon, which some suspect to be a troll on Boomer conservatives. Meanwhile, others were directly related to forest fires and some did veer into extremist territory. For instance, his Facebook activity suggests he was obsessed with the idea of secret pedophile rings—the same idea that led a man to bring an assault rifle to a...
  • California fire explodes in size, is now largest in state history

    08/06/2018 10:46:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 6, 2018 | Madison Park
    Catastrophic wildfires continue to ravage California, as one blaze nearly doubled in size over the last three days, making it the largest in the state's history. Combined, they form the biggest blaze that California firefighters are currently battling. Altogether, the Mendocino Complex Fire has burned 283,800 acres -- growing about 80% since Friday night. As of Monday evening, it was 30% contained and had destroyed 75 residences. The Mendocino Complex Fire has now surpassed last year's Thomas Fire, which burned 281,893 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as the largest fire in Cal Fire history. Exhausted firefighters across the...
  • California Request for Presidential Major Disaster Declaration Approved

    08/05/2018 2:12:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    NBC News LA ^ | Aug. 5, 2018 | Shahan Ahmed
    California has been hard hit by wildfires, and 17 major fires continue to burn. California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced Saturday that the White House had approved the state's request for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Shasta County, where the historic Carr Fire continues to burn. According to Governor Brown's office, the request was submitted to the President and approved in the same day. "This is part of a trend – a new normal – that we've got to deal with. We're dealing with it humanly, financially and governmentally," Governor Brown said on Saturday during a media briefing...
  • CA on Fire: Devastating Destruction, Incomplete Alarm System, and the Falsehood of Climate Change...

    There are 18 active wildfires in California right now. A layer of haze and smoke has engulfed much of Northern California. The Carr Fire in Redding over the last week has already claimed two firefighters and at least four residents’ lives, and 1,500 homes have been destroyed. More recently, two fires in Lake County, which surged 25 percent in size on Friday night, became the largest fire in the state at more than 229,000 acres. Called the Mendocino Complex Fire, the Lake County fire has grown to more than two-thirds the size of Los Angeles. Unrelenting winds, low humidity, dry...
  • Arson Arrest Made In Fast-Moving Southern California Fire

    07/27/2018 4:48:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    NPR (National) ^ | July 26, 20184:23 PM ET | Merrit Kennedy
    A California man has been taken into custody on suspicion of arson, as firefighters have contained just 5 percent of the blaze that started Wednesday in the Idyllwild area in Riverside County. The Cranston Fire has destroyed five homes and forced some 3,200 people to evacuate. The fire spread very rapidly, expanding to 4,700 acres in just a few hours. On Wednesday, the same day the blaze started, California fire authorities arrested Brandon McGlover, a 32-year-old man from Temecula. He has been booked into a detention center for "five counts of arson to wildland," and it wasn't immediately clear what...
  • California's Carr Fire Jumps Sacramento River, Reaching Outskirts Of Redding

    07/27/2018 4:16:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    NPR (National) ^ | July 27, 20184:43 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    A fast moving fire in northern California jumped the Sacramento River, sending residents in the city of Redding fleeing ahead of the flames late Thursday in one of several wildfires sweeping through the state.Cal Fire announced the death early Friday of a private bulldozer operator, who was working on an active section of the fire. The Carr Fire tore through nearby Shasta and Whiskeytown destroying homes and other buildings before charging into Redding, a city of about 92,000. Several firefighters and civilians have also been injured, fire officials said.The Sacramento Bee reports: snip, video at link As the Carr fire...
  • Cranston Fire: Arson suspect Brandon N. McGlover of Temecula

    07/26/2018 3:48:14 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    Desert Sun ^ | July 26, 2018 | Amy DiPierro
    Brandon N. McGlover, 32, of Temecula was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of setting the Cranston Fire, which has destroyed eight homes and has burned 4,700 acres near Idyllwild. McGlover has been transported to Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta and booked on felony arson charges. He remains jailed on $1 million bail. According to a U.S. Forest Service-San Bernardino National Forest news release, CAL FIRE investigators, "determined a suspect description and issued a crime bulletin to other local law enforcement agencies. Based on the crime bulletin issued, the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force located and detained McGlover." Lieutenant...
  • Heartbreaking Photos Emerge as Residents Try to Escape Greek Fire

    07/24/2018 9:19:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | Jul 24, 2018 | Tasos Kokkinidis
    Hundreds of residents of the seaside resort of Mati, east of Athens, sought refuge on Monday to nearby beaches to evade the approaching fire that has claimed the lives of at least 50 people.Heartbreaking photos have emerged of panicked residents trying to escape the rage of the flames and waiting to be rescued by the Greek coast guard and private boats. (note: many more photos at the link and 2 videos) -- Greeks Turn to Social Media to Find Missing Persons A group of Greeks have created an electronic database with photos and names of missing persons following Monday’s devastating fires...
  • Phoenix FD: Safeway roof collapses, catches on fire during massive storm

    07/11/2018 7:07:35 PM PDT · by pbear8 · 17 replies
    12News Phoenix ^ | 7/11/2018 | 12News
    A Safeway in north Phoenix is burning Wednesday night during the middle of a strong storm hitting the Valley, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Fire officials said that firefighters responded to a roof collapse at the grocery store near Northern and 35th Avenues.
  • EgyptAir flight MS804: French investigators says fire likely cause

    07/08/2018 11:48:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2018
    The crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 in 2016 was probably caused by a fire in the cockpit, French investigators say. France's civil aviation accident bureau, known as BEA, said in a press release on Friday that "the most likely hypothesis is that a fire broke out in the cockpit while the aeroplane was flying at its cruise altitude and that the fire spread rapidly resulting in the loss of control of the aeroplane". The agency said that the crew could be heard discussing a fire on the cockpit voice recorder and that systems on board had detected smoke inside the...
  • Mary McCormick's husband has his Telsa burn on the side of the road...and no accident

    06/16/2018 5:55:06 PM PDT · by vg0va3 · 166 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8:44 PM - 15 Jun 2018 | Mary McCormack
    @Tesla This is what happened to my husband and his car today. No accident,out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him
  • Fire hits Iraq’s biggest ballot warehouse before recount

    06/11/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    A fire ripped through Iraq’s biggest ballot warehouse on Sunday where votes for the eastern Baghdad district were stored, before a recount ordered by parliament, a security official said. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known but it comes as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of around 10 million votes following allegations of fraud during the May 12 legislative election that saw a surprise victory for populist Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr. The senior security official, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said the fire broke out in a warehouse located in Al-Russafa, one of the largest...
  • 12,000 Pigs Die in Fire, Employee Refused to Let Firefighters Help Because It Was 'Unsafe'

    06/10/2018 7:24:32 PM PDT · by Hugin · 48 replies
    newsweek via yahoo ^ | June 8, 2018 | Kristin Hugo
    A pig farm in Saskatchewan caught on fire and caused millions of dollars in damage, including the deaths of 12,000 pigs. The volunteer fire department responded to an emergency call to fight the blaze, but when they got there, an employee of the farm didn't let them in.
  • What Does Jesus Mean When He Says We Must Be Salted with Fire?

    05/29/2018 8:33:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-28-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Jesus Mean When He Says We Must Be Salted with Fire? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 28, 2018 • The Gospel from last Thursday’s daily Mass featured one of Jesus’ lesser-known teachings:Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another (Mark 9:49-50).Let’s begin with a few observations about salt in those times. Salt was valuable. Some people were even paid with salt (which is where we get the word “salary”).Salt was connected with...
  • Hulen Mall Fire: One Jailed After Third Incident (Fort Worth, Texas)

    05/22/2018 2:40:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Patch ^ | May 19, 2017 | Payton Potter
    FORT WORTH, TX — A large police and firefighter presence was seen Friday after a fire broke out in the women's shoe department of Sears Department Store around 11:00 a.m. Friday, various news outlets report. The fire has been extinguished, and arson investigators are working the scene, KXAS reported. The mall was evacuated and sealed off after the fire and remains closed to the public, the station reported. No injuries have been reported. Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Steven English said on Twitter the fire was started by an incendiary device but was quickly extinguished by store employees. The jailed suspect...
  • Eagle Creek Fire teen ordered to pay $36 million

    05/21/2018 5:44:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 5/21/18 | Eileen Park
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Circuit Court Judge John Olson issued his restitution opinion for the teenager who pleaded guilty to starting the Eagle Creek Fire last summer, ordering him to pay $36 million dollars. The teen was in court on Thursday for a restitution hearing, where 11 different claims were submitted from different agencies and companies totaling $36 million. The teen's attorney argued the number was "cruel and unusual."The judge said in his opinion that the judgment does not violate the constitution and "is clearly proportionate to the offense because it does not exceed the financial damages caused by the...
  • Risk of fire spreading in 'horrific and tragic' Brandon blaze likely passed, say authorities

    05/20/2018 7:02:44 AM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies ^ | 5/20/18 | Riley Laychuk, Leif Larsen
    Authorities in Brandon say the danger that multiple fires burning in the city's downtown will spread to other buildings has likely passed. At least four buildings in Brandon's downtown caught fire Saturday in what the city's mayor said will "likely be one of the largest fires Brandon has ever seen." Around noon, crews began fighting flames billowing out of the Christie's Office Plus building at Seventh and Pacific Avenue in the southwestern Manitoba city. The fire later spread to two additional buildings in the 500 block of Pacific Avenue: Massey Manor, an apartment building across the street from the Christie's...
  • Execution by Cannon

    05/14/2018 8:58:18 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 48 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 05/12/2018 | Harpygoddess
    Execution by cannon was a method of execution in which the victim was typically tied to the mouth of a cannon which was then fired. The prisoner is generally tied to a gun with the upper part of the small of his back resting against the muzzle. When the gun is fired, his head is seen to go straight up into the air some forty or fifty feet; the arms fly off right and left, high up in the air, and fall at, perhaps, a hundred yards distance; the legs drop to the ground beneath the muzzle of the gun;...
  • Raging inferno collapses office building in Brazil

    05/01/2018 7:49:32 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1 May 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A 26-story abandoned office building in Brazil occupied by dozens of squatters turned into a towering inferno and collapsed Tuesday, killing at least one person and spewing fiery debris across the area... “The lifts had been taken out and those empty air shafts formed a chimney. There was also a lot of combustible material, such as wood and paper which helped fuel the fire,” he said. Tuesday’s fiery collapse was expected to put a spotlight on housing problems in São Paulo, where several dozen dwellings have been occupied by fair-housing groups that take over and then fight for ownership.