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  • Trump blames wildfires on California forest policy and threatens to withhold funds from state

    10/18/2018 7:19:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    L A Times ^ | Oct 17, 2018 | 8:05 PM | Susanne Rust and Louis Sahagun
    “I say to the governor, or whoever is going to be the governor of California, you better get your act together,” Trump said at the meeting. “We’re just not going to continue to pay the kind of money we’re paying because of fires that should never be to the extent.” It is unclear what funding the president is suggesting he would withhold — whether for forest management or firefighting on federal land, aid and reimbursements to state agencies after fires, or something else entirely. … [The Presdient] blamed “incompetence” for causing the federal government to pay out “hundreds of billions...
  • Senate Questions for Christine Blasey Ford..add your own!

    09/18/2018 4:29:19 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 117 replies
    freerepublic ^ | today | self
    Okay this could be fun. What are some questions YOU would like the Senate panel to ask Christine Blasey Ford. Here are some to start it off: Questions for her: 1. At this party YOU were at and which Mr. Kavenaugh was NOT at, according to him, were you drinking as well as they boys that were with you in the bedroom? 2. How often did you go to drinking parties with teenage boys? 3. Did any other teenage boys ever feel you up in high school? 4. After you were laying on the bed with the drunk high school...
  • Police: Gas emergency ignites fires across Andover, North Andover, Lawrence MA

    09/13/2018 2:35:39 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 221 replies
    Eagle Tribune ^ | 9/13/2018 | Kiera Blessing
    Multiple explosions in the Lawrence, MA area.
  • Ford recalls 2M pickup trucks; seat belts can cause fires

    09/07/2018 12:40:26 PM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    kxan ^ | Sept. 6, 2018 | Tom Krisher
    Ford said Thursday that it has 23 reports of smoke or fire in U.S. and Canadian trucks, but it's not aware of any injuries. NHTSA began investigating in early August after getting five fire reports, including three reports that trucks were destroyed. According to Ford, seat belt pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they tighten before a crash. That can ignite gases inside a support pillar between the front and rear seats, causing insulation and carpet to catch fire... The Regular Cab and SuperCrew Cab trucks were built between March 12, 2014 and Aug. 23, 2018, according to documents posted...
  • Brazil's Biggest Meteorite Survives Museum-Destroying Fire

    09/04/2018 12:43:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 4, 2018 12:42pm ET | Hanneke Weitering,
    After a catastrophic fire blazed through the National Museum of Brazil on Sunday (Sept. 2), destroying many of the institution's 20 million artifacts, the museum's meteorites were some of the few relics left standing. Among the space rocks that survived the blaze is the Bendegó meteorite, which is the largest meteorite ever found on Brazilian soil. The iron-nickel meteorite is one of about a dozen meteorites housed at the museum. … Officials have not yet been able to tally the damages, as investigators have been instructed to hold off on their work until engineers declare the building safe to enter,...
  • Report: PA demanding Trump fire Jason Greenblatt

    09/04/2018 1:15:06 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/18 | David Rosenberg
    The Palestinian Authority has demanded that President Donald Trump fire special envoy Jason Greenblatt, a senior PA official has claimed, conditioning the resumption of direct negotiations with Israel on Greenblatt’s removal. According to a report by Israel Hayom, a senior PA official and confidant of PA chief Mahmoud Abbas said that Abbas is pushing for Greenblatt to be replaced, citing his recent article in which Greenblatt criticized the PA leadership over its refusal to renew talks with Israel, and the PA’s stated intention not to consider the White House’s planned framework for a final status agreement. “At the time of...
  • Fire at Brazil’s National Museum Threatens Hundreds of Years of History

    09/03/2018 1:40:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | Sept. 2, 2018 | Ernesto Londoño and Shasta Darlington
    RIO DE JANEIRO — A fire engulfed the National Museum of Brazil on Sunday night, ravaging the stately, 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro and threatening the years of history encapsulated inside.Aerial video posted by the television station Globo showed roaring flames and billowing smoke overtaking the large museum. Windows on multiple floors across the museum displayed a burning orange color, and the glow of the fire lit up the dark night sky.The destruction to the building was significant, and it is unclear whether any historical artifacts had been saved. The museum housed a collection of more than 20 million...
  • Utah firefighter adopts stray dog he rescued from California wildfire

    09/01/2018 11:52:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 1, 2018 | Janine Puhak - Fox News
    One German shepherd puppy has found a forever home with a Utah firefighter who rescued him from the Mendocino Complex wildfire in California. On August 28, KTVU reported that Draper City Fire Department member Patrick Cullen had been in Mendocino County to battle the massive blaze in August when he crossed paths with the 2-year-old pup, in the middle of the night.
  • McCain and the Forrestal Fire...from 2008

    08/27/2018 1:11:54 PM PDT · by blu · 145 replies
    Truth Dig ^ | Oct. 7, 2008 | Mary Hershberger
    Ever since, McCain has added compelling details at key points in his political career. When his stories are placed beside documented evidence from other sources, significant contradictions often emerge. One such case involves McCain’s experience in the devastating fire and explosions that killed 134 sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal during the Vietnam War three months before he was shot down over North Vietnam. McCain has made claims about this accident that differ dramatically from parts of the official Navy report and accounts of reliable eyewitnesses.
  • Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

    08/18/2018 9:55:03 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 37 replies
    CBC ^ | 8/17/18 | Nicole Mortillaro
    The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week. There are nearly 600 fires burning across B.C. which is in its third day of a province-wide state of emergency. Between Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon 36 new fires started, mostly sparked by lightning. NASA used two satellites to image the smoke: the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite, or VIIRS on its Suomi NPP satellite and the DSCOVR satellite that launched in 2015. Smoke from the fires rises high into...
  • Utah firefighter killed while battling Mendocino Complex Fires

    08/14/2018 4:00:53 AM PDT · by Enterprise
    https://abc7news.com ^ | 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.