Goodbye to a Yankee Farmer, the Ghost of Exit 8

In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.

#agriculture-and-farming, #deaths-fatalities, #eminent-domain, #fires-and-firefighters, #roads-and-traffic, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trees-and-shrubs, #vermont

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Palisades Brush Fire Prompts Evacuation Order of 500 Homes

The fire burned through 750 acres in the Topanga Canyon area in Los Angeles County and was at zero percent containment on Saturday night, fire officials said.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fire-department-los-angeles, #fires-and-firefighters, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-calif, #palisades-fire, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #san-fernando-valley-calif, #topanga-calif, #topanga-canyon

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4 Dead in Shooting and Fire Near Baltimore, Police Say

Two men and one woman died after a shooting and a townhouse fire, which were related, officials said. The police fatally shot the gunman.

#baltimore-county-md, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #woodlawn-md

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Woman is Charged With Starting the 2018 Delta Fire in California

The Delta Fire burned more than 63,000 acres and forced a portion of Interstate 5 to close for days, the authorities said.

#arson, #cynthia-ann-leroux, #fires-and-firefighters, #shasta-county-calif, #wildfires

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Burning of Police Station After George Floyd’s Death Draws 4-Year Sentence

A 23-year-old Brainerd, Minn., man was also ordered to pay $12 million for his role in the fire in Minneapolis, U.S. prosecutors said.

#arson, #fires-and-firefighters, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #snap-inc, #united-states

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Hundreds Are Forced to Evacuate From Flag Fire in Western Arizona

The Flag Fire has consumed 600 acres in the Hualapai Mountains in northwestern Arizona and prompted the evacuation of about 200 households, the authorities said.

#arizona, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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Baghdad Hospital Fire Kills at Least 82, Many of Them Coronavirus Patients

A blast caused by an exploding oxygen cylinder swept through a hospital that lacked smoke detectors and had flammable false ceilings.

#accidents-and-safety, #baghdad-iraq, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals

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Baghdad Hospital Fire Kills at Least 82, Many of Them Older Covid Patients

A blast caused by an exploding oxygen cylinder swept through a hospital that lacked smoke detectors and spread partly because of flammable false ceilings, an official said.

#accidents-and-safety, #baghdad-iraq, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals

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Wildfire Deals Hard Blow to South Africa’s Archives

The fire, which began Sunday and is still being fought, ravaged a library that housed first-edition books, films, photographs and other primary sources documenting Southern African history.

#archives-and-records, #cape-town-south-africa, #colleges-and-universities, #fires-and-firefighters, #south-africa

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A Man Found 15,000 Bees in His Car After Grocery Shopping

An off-duty firefighter in Las Cruces, N.M., whose hobby is beekeeping, safely removed the swarm from the man’s car in an Albertsons supermarket parking lot.

#albertsons-inc, #bees, #fires-and-firefighters, #las-cruces-nm, #parking-garages-and-lots, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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South Dakota Wildfires Prompt Mount Rushmore to Close

Gov. Kristi Noem said the monument was not under threat but that gusting winds could cause conditions to change quickly.

#fires-and-firefighters, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #mount-rushmore-national-memorial-sd, #noem-kristi, #rapid-city-sd, #south-dakota, #wildfires, #wind

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Oil Refinery in Indonesia Catches Fire, Prompting an Evacuation

The state-owned oil company, Pertamina, which operates the refinery on Java island, suggested the fire may have been caused by a lightning strike. No deaths were reported.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #pertamina, #refineries

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After a Firefighter’s Death, His Son Gets a Truck Birthday Parade

Rows upon rows of police cars, fire trucks and construction vehicles showed up for Logan Lloyd’s 6th birthday, a day after his father was killed while battling a blaze at an assisted living center.

#birthdays, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-trucks, #fires-and-firefighters, #jared-lloyd, #ken-conjura, #logan-lloyd, #nanuet-ny, #parades, #rockland-county-ny

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Fire at Rohingya Camp in Bangladesh Leaves Thousands Homeless

The blaze at a refugee camp in Bangladesh left at least 15 people dead and hundreds missing. “This is the second time I lost everything in my life,” said one person whose home was destroyed.

#bangladesh, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #refugees-international, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

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Several Injured in Large Fire at New York Assisted Living Home

More than 100 residents were evacuated from the facility in Spring Valley, N.Y. “Numerous” residents and firefighters were injured and some were hospitalized, the police said.

#fires-and-firefighters, #nursing-homes, #rockland-county-ny, #spring-valley-ny

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Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow, the Great Chicago Fire and a Mansion Sale

Much like the legend that Catherine O’Leary’s cow started the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, historians doubt the story that the home was built for her — or that she ever lived there.

#chicago-ill, #fires-and-firefighters, #illinois, #myths-and-mythical-creatures, #oleary-catherine, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #the-great-chicago-fire

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I Was an E.M.T. While Covid-19 Devastated New York

The losses emergency responders witnessed are beyond what human minds can grasp.

#ambulances, #bronx-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #emergency-medical-service, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #first-aid, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #new-york-city, #nine-one-one-911-emergency-phone-number, #rescues

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Ex-Police Chief Charged With Attempted Murder After Arson Spree

Investigators said David M. Crawford, who resigned as the police chief of Laurel, Md., in 2010, had targeted “victims with whom he had previous disagreements.”

#arson, #crawford-david-m, #district-heights-md, #fires-and-firefighters, #laurel-md, #maryland, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #prince-georges-county-md

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Manhole Explosion in Manhattan Injures 3, Officials Say

The explosion damaged cars and storefronts and caused power failures on Manhattan’s East Side, the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #consolidated-edison-inc, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #manhattan-nyc, #manholes

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Garbage Truck Driver Is Charged in California Fire That Killed 2

The driver, Antonio Ornelas-Velazquez, is accused by the authorities of dumping a burning load of trash that sparked a deadly fire in 2019 that also destroyed more than 70 structures.

#california, #desert-hot-springs-calif, #district-attorneys, #fires-and-firefighters, #riverside-county-calif, #trucks-and-trucking, #wildfires

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Exploding Fuel Tanker Ignites Enormous Fire on Afghanistan-Iran Border

Afghan officials say they do not know what caused the tanker to explode and set fire to more than 100 other nearby fuel tankers at a customs post on the border with Iran.

#afghanistan, #fires-and-firefighters, #herat-afghanistan, #iran

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‘I’m Speaking Out:’ Calgary Firefighters Allege Decades of Racism

Accusations stretching back 25 years have spurred city officials to acknowledge racism within the department and pledge to address it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #calgary-alberta, #discrimination, #fires-and-firefighters, #indigenous-people, #race-and-ethnicity, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Chile Police Shooting Leads to Protests in Southern Town

Buildings were burned in the southern town of Panguipulli after the fatal shooting, which was captured on video.

#chile, #fires-and-firefighters, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Explosion Critically Injures 3 on Movie Set Near Los Angeles

Fire crews used two helicopters to put out a brush fire, which burned an acre of a hillside in Santa Clarita, Calif., the authorities said.

#accidents-and-safety, #fires-and-firefighters, #movies, #santa-clarita-calif, #wildfires

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First Came the Lockdown. Then Came the Wildfire.

Residents on the outskirts of Perth in Western Australia fled their homes in the middle of the night, just days after being told to stay in because of the coronavirus.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #perth-australia, #wildfires

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3 Teens Charged in Denver House Fire That Killed 5 From Senegal

The authorities said there was no indication that the August 2020 arson was a hate crime but described it as one of the most heinous cases they had investigated.

#accidents-and-safety, #arson, #baye-hawa-d-2020, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #colorado, #denver-colo, #diol-adja-d-2020, #diol-djibril-1990-2020, #diol-hassan-d-2020, #diol-khadija-d-2020, #fires-and-firefighters, #hancock-michael-b, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #senegal

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Firefighters Battle an Unseen Hazard: Their Gear Could Be Toxic

This week, in a first, firefighters are demanding independent testing for cancer-linked chemicals known as PFAS in their gear and that their union drop sponsorships from chemical and equipment makers.

#cancer, #chemicals, #fires-and-firefighters, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #international-assn-of-fire-fighters, #national-fire-protection-assn, #organized-labor, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-states, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Fire That Killed Hsieh May Have Been Carelessness or Intentional, Officials Say

A Connecticut fire department released an official report on the November death of Tony Hsieh, the former Zappos chief executive.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #candles, #computers-and-the-internet, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hsieh-tony, #zappos

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Master Tenant Pleads Guilty in Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

Some relatives of those killed in the Oakland warehouse fire in 2016 said they were outraged that prosecutors had a deal with the defendant that they said would allow him to avoid additional time behind bars.

#alameda-county-calif, #almena-derick-ion, #decisions-and-verdicts, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-max-cardin, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oakland-calif, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Arsonist Burns Poughkeepsie House Popular With Church of Satan Members

A campy Gothic house in Poughkeepsie’s “Witchcraft District” that served as a gathering place for the atheist group went up in flames.

#arson, #atheism, #church-of-satan, #fires-and-firefighters, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #price-vincent, #witchcraft, #wood-ed

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Rohingya Camp in Bangladesh Struck by Fire

The blaze comes as officials in Bangladesh look for longer-term solutions for the refugees from Myanmar, who fled anti-Muslim violence.

#bangladesh, #coxs-bazar-bangladesh, #fires-and-firefighters, #humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #muslims-and-islam, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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A Year of Watching Earthly Beauty Burn

From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.

#air-pollution, #amazon-jungle, #anxiety-and-stress, #australia, #brazil, #california, #canada, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #china, #colombia, #colorado-state-university, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #earth, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #european-union, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #forests-and-forestry, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #international-space-station, #marshall-tex, #new-zealand, #north-america, #oregon, #pantanal-brazil, #politics-and-government, #sacramento-calif, #seasons-and-months, #stanford-university, #texas, #united-states, #washington-state, #weather, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Baltimore Building Explosion Injures at Least 10

The explosion happened on the 16th floor of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company building. The cause was not immediately clear, but the utility said it was likely a construction accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #baltimore-md, #buildings-structures, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues

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Fraser Island Blaze Began With Campfire, Australian Officials Say

The police said the men started an illegal campfire, but experts said the region would remain vulnerable to more fires as climate change worsens dry conditions.

#australia, #fires-and-firefighters, #fraser-island-australia, #global-warming, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores

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3 Dead in Queens House Fire, Officials Say

One firefighter fell through a floor while responding on Saturday morning to a fire in the Elmhurst section of Queens.

#deaths-fatalities, #elmhurst-queens-ny, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

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At Least 240,000 Chickens Are Killed in Fire at Florida Egg Farm

The financial loss from the fire, which destroyed two barns owned by Cal-Maine Foods in Dade City, Fla., was estimated at $1 million, officials said.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #barns, #cal-maine-foods-inc, #dade-city-fl, #eggs, #fires-and-firefighters, #florida

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Some Health Care Workers Are Getting the Vaccine. Others Aren’t. Who Decides?

Many primary care doctors, firefighters and others at risk of exposure are waiting to learn when they will get vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #vaccination-and-immunization

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After Wildfires, Mourning the Loss of California’s Giants

For one reporter, documenting the destruction of redwoods and sequoias was a heartbreaking assignment.

#fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #mojave-national-preserve, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #trees-and-shrubs, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

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Fire Badly Damages Middle Collegiate Church in East Village

The fire tore through a vacant building early Saturday morning and then spread to Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue. Four firefighters had minor injuries.

#churches-buildings, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #fires-and-firefighters, #middle-collegiate-church

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Captain of California Boat That Caught Fire and Killed 34 Is Indicted

Federal officials said the captain of the Conception, who was indicted on charges of seaman’s manslaughter, neglected key safety measures that contributed to the deaths of passengers.

#boats-and-boating, #boylan-jerry, #channel-islands-calif, #diving-and-divers, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Navy Won’t Repair Fire-Damaged Warship, Saying It Would Cost Billions

The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard will instead be decommissioned and some of its spare parts will be used in other naval vessels, officials said.

#arson, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

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The Harmful Chemical Lurking in Your Children’s Toys

A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.

#american-chemistry-council, #babies-and-infants, #chemicals, #chemistry, #child-car-seats, #children-and-childhood, #consumer-product-safety-commission, #consumer-protection, #fires-and-firefighters, #flame-retardants, #foam, #furniture, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #parenting, #stapleton-heather-m

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Protesters in Guatemala Set Fire to Congress Building Over Spending Cuts

After two hurricanes displaced thousands of people and wrecked infrastructure, a bill that cut spending on health and education and bolstered lawmakers’ meal stipends touched off a wave of anger in the capital.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #fires-and-firefighters, #guatemala-city-guatemala

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‘Collective’ Review: When Tragedy Consumes a Nation

The shocking Romanian documentary “Collective” revisits a 2015 fire that killed scores of people and brought down the government.

#bucharest-romania, #collective-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #fires-and-firefighters, #nanau-alexander, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #romania

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Jacob’s Pillow Theater, Site of Dance Festival, Destroyed in Fire

“It looked like what a bomb must look like when it goes off,” the organization’s executive director said.

#becket-mass, #buildings-structures, #dancing, #doris-duke-theater, #fires-and-firefighters, #jacobs-pillow-dance-festival

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35 Years After MOVE Bombing That Killed 11, Philadelphia Apologizes

A police helicopter dropped an explosive charge onto the roof of a rowhouse during an armed standoff in 1985. The resultant fire destroyed 61 homes in a West Philadelphia neighborhood.

#attacks-on-police, #black-people, #bombs-and-explosives, #fires-and-firefighters, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goode-w-wilson, #helicopters, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #sambor-gregore-j, #wallace-walter-jr-1993-2020

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25 Years in Prison for Man Who Burned Down 3 Black Churches in Louisiana

Holden Matthews, 23, said he had set fire to the churches in order to raise his profile among ‘‘black metal” musicians, prosecutors said.

#arson, #churches-buildings, #fires-and-firefighters, #lafayette-la, #louisiana, #opelousas-la, #port-barre-la

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Toddler Recused From Rubble After Turkey Earthquake

Elif Perincek, 3, clung to the hand of one of her rescuers as she was lifted from her collapsed home in Izmir.

#earthquakes, #fires-and-firefighters, #izmir-turkey, #rescues, #turkey

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California Fires Prompt Evacuation of Thousands

About 60,000 people were affected by evacuation orders near Irvine, Calif., the authorities said, as the state prepared for strong winds that risked new fires.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #irvine-calif, #orange-county-calif, #pacific-gas-and-electric-co, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #wildfires

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Navy Plane Crashes in Alabama, Killing Crew

The plane crashed into a residential area. No civilians on the ground were injured, the authorities said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #foley-ala, #united-states-navy

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