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Chile Wildfire Kills 16, Burns 500 Homes

Chile Wildfire Kills 16, Burns 500 Homes

By Mike Fossum April 13, 2014

A major wildfire is sweeping through the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile which has so far left 16 dead and has consumed at least 500 homes. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said early Sunday that over 1,200 firefighters are at …

Cooking Class Explosion Caused By Heating Hot Cocoa Cooking Class Explosion Caused By Heating Hot Cocoa

A small fire erupted inside a biology lab at Northside College Prep High School while students were participating in a class activity. The project involved heating hot chocolate on a single-burner stove under the supervision of an instructor. The gas …

Tyler Doohan Honored By Firefighters At Funeral Tyler Doohan Honored By Firefighters At Funeral

On the early morning of Monday, January 20, 9-year-old Tyler Doohan noticed his grandfather’s home in Penfield, New York was on fire. Tyler woke up when his 4-year-old cousin’s blanket caught fire. He then woke up four adults and two …

Laerdal Norway: Fire Immerses Historical Village Laerdal Norway: Fire Immerses Historical 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 …

Tesla Stock Rises After Auto Show Announcement Tesla Stock Rises After Auto Show Announcement
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The fourth quarter was a definite success for Tesla Motors Inc. The electric car maker indicated yesterday that its Model S sedan deliveries surpassed original predictions by 20 percent. As Tesla delivered about 6,900 sedans during the quarter, shares shot …

Minneapolis Explosion Results In Fire Minneapolis Explosion Results In Fire

An explosion and fire in Minneapolis has injured 14 people and destroyed an apartment building and grocery store. The explosion happened around 8:00 in the morning, a time when many people were still sleeping. Witnesses reported seeing several people jumping …

Minneapolis Explosion Erupts In Apartment Building Minneapolis Explosion Erupts In Apartment Building

There was a New Year’s tragedy today when an early morning explosion resulted in a fire inside a three-story building containing apartments and a grocery store. There have been at least 14 reported injuries with 6 being in critical condition …

Minneapolis Explosion Destroys Building, Injures 13 Minneapolis Explosion Destroys Building, Injures 13
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At 8:16 AM this morning, an explosion erupted at a Minneapolis building containing apartments and a grocery store. Shortly after the explosion, a three-alarm fire broke out, prompting firefighters to respond to the scene. Upon their arrival at 9:30 AM, …

Ace Frehley’s Home Engulfed in Flames Ace Frehley’s Home Engulfed in Flames

The home of famed KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was damaged by fire on Saturday. Frehley left the following message on his personal website regarding the fire that was reported at his 1347 Spring Valley Road home in Yorktown Heights, New …

Ripon Fire Forces 26 People to Leave Apartments Ripon Fire Forces 26 People to Leave Apartments

A downtown Ripon fire erupted on Watson Street in the early morning of Wednesday that destroyed three businesses and burned through apartments impacting 26 people. Ripon District Fire Chief Tim Saul spoke about the fire. “It was too far ahead …

Thermal Injuries To Blame in Death of Paul Walker Thermal Injuries To Blame in Death of Paul Walker

Paul Walker is perhaps best known for his roles in the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise. As his Twitter profile describes him, Walker was an “Outdoorsman, ocean addict, adrenaline junkie.” Unfortunately, that spirit of adventure and love of adrenaline seems …

Exact Cause of Explosion Unknown Exact Cause of Explosion Unknown
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Around 10:18 am yesterday, a blast was reported at Encana Corp’s Antelope 91-29H facility, a natural gas field established on the Jonah Field of western Wyoming. According to NBC News, firefighters extinguished the flames by 1 p.m. that same day, …

Family Gets $20K Bill After Home Burns Down Family Gets $20K Bill After Home Burns Down
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A family in Surprise, Arizona certainly got the shock of their life after their home burned down and they received a bill for almost $20,000. Even though their home was a total loss, they are still expected to pay $19,825 …

Man Saves Family From Fire, Goes Back For Beer Man Saves Family From Fire, Goes Back For Beer
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Meet Walter Serpit, a man who can’t resist Bud Light’s crisp, clean, refreshing taste. WTVM reported that last Thursday afternoon on 43rd St. in Columbus, Georgia, Serpit was sitting in his living room with six adults and two children when …

Two Million Dehumidifiers Recalled; Catching Fire Two Million Dehumidifiers Recalled; Catching Fire

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 2 million dehumidifiers have been recalled, due to a fire risk. Over 2.2 million units comprise the domestic recall, along with another 52,500 from Canada. The faulty dehumidifiers, which can overheat, …

Mt. Diablo Fire in Bay Area Engulfs 800 Acres Mt. Diablo Fire in Bay Area Engulfs 800 Acres
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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 …

Riverside Explosion Destroys House Riverside Explosion Destroys House

(image) On Friday at 4:18AM, the fire station in the Southern California city of Riverside got a call about an explosion that leveled a house and shook the earth on Cochise Drive. The irruption was so powerful that it ended …