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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Why The Colorado Wildfires Feel Like a Season Without End

After a horrific summer of fires in the West, Colorado is fighting out-of-control fires as ski season approaches.

#colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #snow-and-snowstorms, #wildfires

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Modern Love Podcast: When Getting Old Never Happens

Love stories cut short by the unexpected live on in these retellings.

#dating-and-relationships, #deaths-obituaries, #fires-and-firefighters, #love-emotion, #new-york-city, #podcasts

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Lack of Night Patrol Delayed Detection of Deadly Boat Fire, U.S. Says

The fire aboard the Conception scuba dive boat killed 34 people last year.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-transportation-safety-board, #santa-barbara-calif, #truth-aquatics

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Colorado Wildfire Grows Into Largest in State History

Left vulnerable by dry conditions, more than 430,000 acres have burned so far in what has been one of the worst years ever for wildfires in the state.

#boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #washington-state, #weather, #wildfires

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Mount Kilimanjaro Fires Threaten a Diverse Ecosystem

Strong winds and dry weather have hampered efforts to extinguish the spreading blaze on Africa’s highest peak.

#fires-and-firefighters, #mount-kilimanjaro-tanzania, #tanzania, #wildfires, #world-heritage-sites

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Fire Engulfs South Korea High-Rise, Forcing Hundreds to Evacuate

Dozens were said to have suffered smoke inhalation in Thursday’s blaze. Major fires linked to lax safety standards have plagued South Korea for decades.

#fires-and-firefighters, #south-korea

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Fast-Moving Fire Kills 2 Girls in New Jersey

The blaze in downtown Elizabeth also left two adults, including a woman believed to be the girls’ mother, in critical condition.

#bollwage-chris, #deaths-fatalities, #elizabeth-nj, #fires-and-firefighters

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California Fires Take a Deep Toll on Wine Country

Beyond the financial cost of the destruction in Napa Valley is the emotional price, as wine that’s been nurtured from vineyard to barrel flows down the drain.

#calistoga-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #grapes, #napa-calif, #wines

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Some in Oregon Wildfires’ Path Never Got Evacuation Alerts

Technological advancements have helped people get information about when to leave and where to go. But some never got the alerts and had to search social media for vital information.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #security-and-warning-systems, #wildfires

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Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson

The country’s worst industrial fire killed more than 260 people in 2012. Victims’ relatives said the real culprits had escaped justice.

#arson, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #deaths-fatalities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fires-and-firefighters, #karachi-pakistan, #muttahida-qaumi-movement, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf

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How Wildfire Became an Enemy Instead of an Ally

Starting with the Big Blowup of 1910, the U.S. Forest Service’s strategy mostly has been to put out fires as fast as possible. With climate change and shifting populations, we’re losing that war.

#environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #interior-department, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #pinchot-gifford, #sunset-magazine, #wildfires

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Tommy Searcy, Veteran Texas Firefighter, Dies at 45

He and his twin brother volunteered when they were 18 and had remained on the job ever since. He died of the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #fires-and-firefighters, #houston-tex, #searcy-tommy-1975-2020

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Flames That Won’t Die Out So Easily

Conspiracy theories about antifa arson are a symptom of a deeper unraveling, and a sign of danger ahead.

#antifa-movement-us, #arson, #conspiracy-theories, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us, #wildfires, #yamhill-ore

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A Coronavirus Infection Complicates Portland-Area Firefighting Efforts

A fire incident management team went into temporarily isolation this week in Washington State after a member of a resupply crew tested positive for the coronavirus.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #quarantines, #washington-state, #wildfires

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The Smart Home Device Every Home Needs

A new spin on an old tool.

#content-type-service, #fires-and-firefighters, #home-automation-and-smart-homes, #mobile-applications, #smoke-detectors

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California Firefighter Dies in Blaze Sparked by Gender-Reveal Celebration

The firefighter died while battling the El Dorado Fire, which has burned through 19,000 acres since it was started by a pyrotechnic device.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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Wildfires Are Latest Risk in the Rewarding Quiet of Gold Country

California’s numerous fires are challenging the survival of some of the state’s oldest and most storied small communities.

#berry-creek-calif, #fires-and-firefighters, #gold, #mines-and-mining, #wildfires

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Speeding FDNY Truck Hits Ambulance, Killing Patient

A ladder truck rushing to a fire slammed into an ambulance carrying a man who had suffered a heart attack, killing him and injuring 11 others.

#ambulances, #bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #emergency-medical-treatment, #fires-and-firefighters, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Wildfires Live Updates: Dry Lightning Could Threaten Western Oregon

Firefighters were making progress against several significant wildfires, but a coming change in conditions could allow fires to quickly spread.

#cal-fire, #california, #clackamas-county-ore, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #rescues, #rumors-and-misinformation, #wildfires

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A Desperate Bid for Survival as Fire Closed In on an Oregon Mountain Town

After wildfires left them trapped on the shores of a reservoir near Detroit, Ore., dozens of people and nine firefighters mounted a last stand, hoping for a miracle.

#detroit-ore, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues, #wildfires

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Afghan Migrants Charged With Arson in Fires that Destroyed Lesbos Camp

Four men are accused of involvement in the blazes at the Moria camp that left 12,000 migrants without shelter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #greece, #immigration-and-emigration, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis

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Wildfires Live Updates: Rain Could Offer Some Relief for Oregon and Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee expressed confidence that Washington State could contain its fires, and offered help to Oregon, but warned that the air was still at “historically polluted levels.”

#california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #inslee-jay, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #washington-state, #weather, #wildfires

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Foul Air From West Coast Wildfires Spreads Across the Continent

Smoke from the wildfires in the West was spotted high in the skies over Washington, D.C. Firefighters continued to battle blazes that were still spreading.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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On the Fire Line, Grueling Work and a Shared Purpose

Basic firefighting techniques have changed little in decades — but fires themselves are now changing as the world warms, complicating an already perilous profession.

#california, #environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #wildfires

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Live Updates: Fires in Oregon, California and Washington

The wildfires raging on the West Coast are an all but inescapable crisis around the country, with at least 27 people dead in three states, and smoke haze reaching as far as New York City.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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Tracking Oregon, California and Washington Wildfires: Live Updates

The wildfires raging on the West Coast are an all but inescapable crisis around the country, with at least 27 people dead in three states, and smoke haze reaching as far as New York City.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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Australia’s Witnesses to Fire’s Fury Are Desperate to Avoid a Sequel

Eight months after blazes devastated a wide swath of Australia, the most battered communities are trying to burn their way to safety as another fire season approaches.

#australia, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #indigenous-australians, #wildfires

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California and Oregon Wildfires: Latest Updates

Firefighters were facing unpredictable wind gusts and drier weather on Monday, conditions that threaten to give new strength to raging wildfires.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #trump-donald-j, #wildfires

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For Prisoners in the West, the Virus and the Wildfires Are Colliding Threats

Prisoners are more vulnerable than ever to the twin crises of the pandemic and a historic wildfire season.

#california, #california-state-prison, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #newsom-gavin, #prisons-and-prisoners

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After Fire Razes Squalid Greek Camp, Homeless Migrants Fear What’s Next

The camp, already a bleak emblem of Europe’s migrant policy, was locked down after a coronavirus outbreak, prompting some asylum seekers to set fires that left thousands homeless.

#asylum-right-of, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #immigration-and-emigration, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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As Wildfires Burn Out of Control, the West Coast Faces the Unimaginable

Firefighters across California and Oregon are bracing for stronger winds that could partly clear the air — but also fan the flames of uncontrolled blazes.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #merkley-jeffrey-a-1956, #oregon, #paradise-calif, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Trump to Visit California After Criticism Over Silence on Wildfires

The announcement came after the president acknowledged a wildfire season that so far has claimed 17 lives and destroyed millions of acres of land in California, Oregon and Washington.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #fires-and-firefighters, #newsom-gavin, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wildfires

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As the West Coast Burns, Communities Unravel With Each Death

The fires have killed at least 17 people, leaving families and communities devastated up and down the West Coast.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #wildfires

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17 Dead and Dozens Missing in Vast Western Wildfires

In Oregon, where more than 1 million acres have burned, fires have destroyed entire towns and forced 40,000 residents to evacuate.

#california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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As Antifa Rumors Spread in Oregon, Residents Defied Evacuation Orders

A tumultuous summer of protests has become a complication in the wildfires raging around Portland.

#antifa-movement-us, #clackamas-county-ore, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #portland-ore

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Wildfires Live Updates: 500,000 Under Evacuation Orders in Oregon

The mayor of Portland declared a state of emergency as fires burned toward the city. California and Washington State are battling growing fires, too.

#california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #portland-ore, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Pandemic Collides With Europe’s Migrant Crisis to Set Off a Calamity in Greece

Frustrated asylum seekers lit fires this week in protest over lockdowns that worsened cramped and squalid conditions on Lesbos. Now 12,000 migrants are homeless.

#arson, #asylum-right-of, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #greece, #immigration-and-emigration, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #moria-greece, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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A Self-Perpetuating Cycle of Wildfires

A pattern of building and rebuilding has increased the destructiveness of the fires ravaging the American West.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #wildfires

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The Fire Compounding Misery at the Lesbos Camp, in Photos

Thousands were displaced by fires at Europe’s largest refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this week.

#fires-and-firefighters, #greece, #moria-greece

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Oregon, California and Washington State: Live Wildfires Updates

As wildfires raged up and down the West Coast, officials said one of the most damaging fires in Oregon may have been deliberately set.

#brown-kate-1960, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #inslee-jay, #oregon, #washington-state, #western-states-us, #wildfires

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Why California, Oregon and Washington State Are Searching for Help to Battle Fires

With millions of acres ablaze across the West Coast, states are having a tough time finding available fire crews. California resorted to calling in a team of firefighters from Israel.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #states-us, #washington-state, #wildfires

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States Are in Desperate Search for Help Battling Record Wildfires

With millions of acres ablaze across the West Coast, states are having a tough time finding available fire crews. California resorted to calling in a team of firefighters from Israel.

#california, #fires-and-firefighters, #oregon, #states-us, #washington-state, #wildfires

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