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Habanero Peppers Close Down Colorado School Habanero Peppers Close Down Colorado School

An unknown substance initially designated as a “toxic irritant” forced the evacuation of Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado Monday. Students had come in from recess complaining of eye and skin irritation. After a school-wide evacuation on Monday, the …

Laerdal Norway: Fire Immerses the Historical Wooden Village Laerdal Norway: Fire Immerses the Historical Wooden Village

A large fire has destroyed at least 30 buildings in a historical village of Laerdal, Norway. The Laerdalsoyri village is home to at least 1,150 people. Sixteen residential homes were said to be some of the buildings ruined by the …

Train Derailment in Canada Causes Fire, Homes Evacuated Train Derailment in Canada Causes Fire, Homes Evacuated

Fire continues to burn Wednesday after a train carrying oil derailed in New Brunswick, Canada Tuesday. The train consisted of 122 cars and four locomotives. Only eight were transporting crude oil and propane from Canada, which were destined for an …

El Salvador Volcano Erupts – Causes Emergency Evacuations El Salvador Volcano Erupts – Causes Emergency Evacuations

A 7,025-foot volcano erupted in El Salvador Sunday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. sending up a shooting gas and smoke stream that reached over 3 miles high. The cloud of dark ash that went straight into the sky signaled what was …

El Salvador Volcano Erupts, Residents Flee Homes El Salvador Volcano Erupts, Residents Flee Homes

Frightened residents in the San Miguel region of El Salvador were ordered to evacuate after a volcano erupted Sunday morning. According to a civil protection official, “almost right after the explosion,” the Chaparrastique volcano prompted authorities to order the evacuations …

Harvard University Reopens Evacuated Buildings Following Bomb Threat Harvard University Reopens Evacuated Buildings Following Bomb Threat
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Early Monday morning around 8:40 a.m., Harvard University evacuated three to four buildings after an email was sent to the police department that “explosives may have been hidden in the three academic buildings — the Harvard Science Center, Sever Hall …

Oshkosh Chemical Spill Evacuation Order Lifted Oshkosh Chemical Spill Evacuation Order Lifted

At approximately 1 PM today, officials forced hundred of residents in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (Which is located in Winnebago County. Wisconsin has great place names) to evacuate the area due to a chemical spill from the Hydrite Chemical Company. According to …

Mount Diablo Fire in the San Francisco Bay Area Mount Diablo Fire in the San Francisco Bay Area
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(image) (Credit: Andrew Zhou) On Sunday in the San Francisco Bay Area, a wildfire broke out near Mount Diablo State Park, igniting more than 800 acres of vegetation, and leading to the evacuation of 75 homes nearby. “I could just …

Colockum Tarps Fire Endangers Homes Colockum Tarps Fire Endangers Homes
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The Colockum Tarps fire has been raging since July burning a path through the vast, open area of Wenatchee, Washington, of nearly 125 square miles. While the actual cause behind this event has yet to be officially confirmed, many are …

Princeton Threat: Bomb Scare Shuts Down Campus Princeton Threat: Bomb Scare Shuts Down Campus

A bomb scare at Princeton University today has shut down the school’s New Jersey campus. Princeton sent out a message via email and social networks at around 10:30 am EDT Tuesday morning. The message stated that there has been a …

Grenade Found In Package At 2 World Trade Center Grenade Found In Package At 2 World Trade Center

A suspicious package found its way into the WTC today, prompting a cautious evacuation of employees after an X-ray turned up an image of what appeared to be a grenade. The item was discovered just before eleven this morning and …

Hurricane Irene Prompts NYC Evacuations, Twitter Outbursts Hurricane Irene Prompts NYC Evacuations, Twitter Outbursts
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As she grows in size, Hurricane Irene gets closer and closer to the United States’ eastern seaboard. While Florida looks like it will escape much of Irene’s fury, other states may not be so lucky, and when you take a …