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San Francisco Fire: Blaze Quelled By Firefighters

It took 150 firefighters and 90 firetrucks, but a “five-alarm fire” that is burning in San Francisco, Calif. has been successfully brought under control. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the fire, said to be the largest seen in several years, consumed a large apartment building on Fourth Street. There were no residents in the building as it had been …

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New Jersey Explosion Leaves One Dead, 55 Homes Damaged

On Tuesday, an explosion in a New Jersey condominium development left one person dead and seven workers injured. According to local authorities, the blast occurred at the Ewing Township “after a gas line was damaged by contractors who were digging in the area.” A spokeswoman for the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) utility company said that workers arrived at the scene around …

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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 used during the activity ultimately triggered the fire; however, the sprinkler system quickly extinguished the flames. According to Chicago Fire …

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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 children – ages 4 and 6 – who were sleeping. While trying to help his disabled grandfather get out of …

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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 flames. Others included notable monuments. An emergency evacuation took place and at least 90 people were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, …

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Tesla Stock Rockets Despite Hazardous Adapter Recall

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 up by almost 16 percent. “We look forward to 2014 with anticipation,” said Jerome Guillen (vice president of global sales …

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Minneapolis Explosion Injures 14 And Destroys Apartment Building

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 or falling out of windows on the second floor of the building. Officials are still trying to determine if everyone …

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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 from the fire located within Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. Some of the victims have been transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. …

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Minneapolis Explosion Destroys Building, Injures 13

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, firefighters witnessed a roaring blaze on the second and third floors of the building and victims standing on the sidewalk …

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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 York. “The official statement from the fire inspector was as follows: An electrical fire was caused by a tree falling …

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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 of us to put our guys in there and knowing everyone was out that was the mode we took. We …

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Thermal Injuries To Blame in Death of Fast And Furious Star

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 to have lead to the actor’s untimely death. The 40-year-old man died, somewhat ironically, in a terrible, fiery car crash …

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