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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Fires’

I-15 Bridge Collapse Caused by Fire

The Ranchero Interchange section of Interstate 15 near Hesperia, California is closed following a fire on a bridge section of the roadway. I-15 is a major U.S. highway that connects Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Both lanes of traffic on the interstate have been closed at the site. According to an Associated Press report, construction at the bridge site was …

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California Emergency: Fires And Drought

With the drought getting worse, California has some serious water problems, but add fires and it can be considered a state of emergency. California’s Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in California on Friday. Rivers, reservoirs and lakes are the driest on record in years, and he’s asked the residents to cut water usage by 20 percent. Mandatory conservation …

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Train Derailment Results in Town Evacuation

On Monday, a mile outside of Casselton, North Dakota, two trains collided around 2 p.m. CST, according to local time. One westbound 112-car train transporting soybeans derailed after being hit by an eastbound 106-car train containing crude oil where both were operated by BNSF Railway Co, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The safety of allowing the transport of …

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India Train: Fire Kills At Least 26

Early Saturday morning, an express train in India engulfed into flames near the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The Bangalore-Nanded express train was carrying 60 passengers, many who were traveling home for the holidays. Eight were injured where as 26 casualties were reported. Most of those traveling were asleep at the time of the fire. Railway official Sunanda Arun told …

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Ace Frehley Home Destroyed By Fire

Early on Saturday, New York firefighters were called out to a suburban home going up in flames. When the smoke cleared, it turned out that the heavily damaged property belonged to celebrity rocker, Ace Frehley. At about 11 AM, firefighters from multiple departments arrived on the scene after there had been a report of heavy smoke rising from the home. …

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Amazon Fires Have Destroyed Almost 3 Percent Of The Rainforest

Amazon fires are a major threat to the world’s largest rainforest, but we’re only just beginning to understand how fire spreads there. NASA recently released a study that looked at understory fires burning in the Amazon rainforest between 1999 and 2010. Through satellite imagery, they found that 2.8 percent of the rainforest has been affected by these devastating undestory fires. …

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Houston Fire Critically Injures 2 Firefighters

Houston firefighters this afternoon responded to a fire at a Bhojan Restaurant in Houston. According to the Houston Fire Department, the blaze injured four firefighters, who were take to hospitals in the area. The call for the fire went out just after noon on Friday, and by 1 pm the fire was upgraded to 5-alarm status. The cause of the …

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Naked Bathers Flee Fire in China

In a life or death situation, emotions such as embarrassment and pride can always be ignored. Bathers in a Chinese bathhouse did just that this week as flames began to engulf the building where they were lounging around in their birthday suits. According to a report from the Daily Mail, the fire began in an adjacent apartment and then spread …

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