Wildfires Could Be Treated as a Form Of Maintenance, Like Flu Shots

Climate change hasn’t made all prescribed burns unsafe, but more care needs to be taken in starting them, and even then, risk cannot be eliminated entirely.

#cal-fire, #fires-and-firefighters, #forest-service, #global-warming, #internal-sub-only-nl, #new-mexico, #southwestern-states-us, #weather, #wildfires

Arizona Wildfire Destroys Observatory Buildings

The Contreras fire has disrupted the work of astronomers, though the observatory’s scientific equipment remains safe for now.

#arizona, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-science-foundation, #space-and-astronomy, #telescopes-and-observatories, #tucson-ariz, #wildfires

Philadelphia Firefighter Dies in Building Collapse

A 27-year veteran of the Fire Department was pronounced dead at the scene, fire officials said.

#buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #philadelphia-pa, #rescues

The Grenfell Fire, 5 Years Later: What Happened, and What Has Changed

The fire quickly engulfed the apartment building, fueled by cladding now banned. An investigation is continuing. But the families of the 72 who died find accountability slow in coming.

#buildings-structures, #england, #fires-and-firefighters, #great-britain, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Bangladesh Firefighters Unaware of Chemicals Stored on Site

Nine firefighters were among at least 41 people killed in a blaze and a subsequent series of explosions.

#bangladesh, #deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fires-and-firefighters, #sitakunda-bangladesh, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Dozens Killed and Hundreds Burned in Bangladesh Depot Disaster

A fire set off a series of explosions, killing at least 39 people, including firefighters. Many others were in critical condition.

#accidents-and-safety, #bangladesh, #chattogram-a-k-a-chittagong, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #ports, #sittakunda

11 Families in Senegal Welcomed Newborns. A Fire Left Them Devastated.

Joy over the births turned to shock and grief after a blaze swept through a neonatal ward at a hospital in Senegal. “There’s nothing we can do but suffer,” said a man who lost his grandson.

#accidents-and-safety, #babies-and-infants, #fires-and-firefighters, #hospitals, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sall-macky, #senegal

The Rise and Fall of America’s Environmentalist Underground

This year, one of the last fugitives of the Earth Liberation Front pleaded guilty to arson — at a moment when climate activists are again flirting with radical ideas.

#arson, #colorado, #dibee-joseph-mahmoud, #earth-liberation-front, #environment, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #gerlach-chelsea-d, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #oregon, #overaker-josephine-s, #terrorism

Extreme Heat and Drought Conditions Fuel Several Texas Wildfires

The Mesquite Heat Fire, near Abilene, among nine wildfires the Texas A&M Forest Service was battling in the state, was 5 percent contained on Thursday and had destroyed about 30 structures, the agency said.

#abilene-tex, #fires-and-firefighters, #heat-and-heat-waves, #taylor-tex, #texas, #wildfires

Why Climate Change Makes It Harder to Fight Fire With Fire

Worsening wildfires in recent years have led officials to embrace planned fires to thin forests before disaster strikes. But the warming world is making it tougher to do safely.

#arizona, #boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #florida, #forest-service, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #nature-conservancy, #nebraska, #new-mexico, #oregon, #rain, #texas, #united-states, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #wildfires, #wind

Firefighter Killed in Brooklyn Blaze Was ‘Everyone’s Go-To Guy’

Timmy Klein, who died in a blaze this week, will be buried three years after delivering a eulogy for a comrade who died in the line of duty.

#canarsie-brooklyn-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

Bronx Fire Survivors Lament City’s Failure to Disburse Aid

Nearly four months after a fire tore through a Bronx complex, killing 17 people, its residents say that the city has yet to disburse millions in aid.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #department-of-housing-preservation-and-development-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #mayors-fund-to-advance-new-york, #public-and-subsidized-housing

Arizona Wildfires Seize on Chaotic Winds and Parched Forests

An uncontained springtime blaze north of Flagstaff, along with smaller fires in New Mexico and Colorado, has been a harsh reminder that fire season might now be year-round.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #flagstaff-ariz, #wildfires, #wind

Fire Chief Killed While Responding to Nebraska Wildfire

Chief Darren Krull of the Elwood Volunteer Fire Department died in a car crash during a fire that has scorched some 30,000 acres in two days.

#agriculture-and-farming, #drought, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-weather-service, #nebraska, #ricketts-john-peter, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states, #weather, #wildfires

Fires, Then Floods: Risk of Deadly Climate Combination Rises

A new study found that the dangerous pairing of disasters may become more common in the American West as rains trigger runaway surges of mud and debris in areas damaged by wildfire.

#boulder-colo, #california, #colorado, #disasters-and-emergencies, #fires-and-firefighters, #floods, #global-warming, #golden-colo, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #idaho, #landslides-and-mudslides, #montecito-calif, #national-center-for-atmospheric-research, #nevada, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #rain, #research, #science-advances-journal, #united-states, #united-states-geological-survey, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-california-santa-barbara, #utah, #weather, #western-states-us

Colorado Wildfire Scorches Nearly 190 Acres and Prompts Evacuations

The blaze, known as the NCAR fire, at its peak led to the evacuation of 19,000 people near Boulder. Officials said there were no injuries or structures damaged.

#boulder-colo, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #ncar-fire, #wildfires

Weather Conditions Continue to Fuel Texas Wildfire

As the Eastland Complex kept burning in central Texas, a new fire emerged on Sunday.

#eastland-county-tex, #fires-and-firefighters, #fort-worth-tex, #national-weather-service, #wildfires

As Crews Battle Texas Wildfires, Officials Brace for More

Weather conditions forecast for Sunday could raise the risk of more fire danger.

#eastland-county-tex, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-weather-service, #texas, #val-verde-county-tex, #weather, #wildfires

Robot Dogs Join the New York Fire Department

Plans to use two new robot dogs only in precarious search and rescue missions may help avoid the controversy that met the Police Department’s robots last year.

#boston-dynamics, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #international-committee-for-robot-arms-control, #new-york-city, #robots-and-robotics, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

Central Park Brush Fires May Have Been Deliberately Set, Officials Say

A series of fires in the park’s North Woods section were extinguished without injuries or serious damage.

#arson, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #fires-and-firefighters, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

Florida Fire Consumes 1,400 Acres and Continues to Grow

By Saturday afternoon, more than 24 hours after the fire began, dry conditions and high winds were continuing to make it hard to contain the flames.

#bay-county-fla, #fires-and-firefighters, #florida-panhandle, #panama-city-beach-fla, #wildfires

Fire at Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Is Out, but Russian Troops Take Control

International observers and Ukrainian officials said that as of 6 a.m. the facility was still able to function safely.

#fires-and-firefighters, #nuclear-energy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Fire at Ukraine Nuclear Plant Is Out, but Russian Troops Take Control

International observers and Ukrainian officials said that as of 6 a.m. the facility was still able to function safely.

#fires-and-firefighters, #nuclear-energy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

At Least 10 Are Injured in Explosion at Maryland Apartment Building

Residents described smelling gas and hearing a blast at an apartment complex in Silver Spring, Md., outside Washington.

#affordable-housing, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #elrich-marc, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #montgomery-county-md, #silver-spring-md

Treasured Paintings Burned in Russian Invasion, Ukrainian Officials Say

Roughly 25 works by the painter Maria Primachenko were destroyed at a museum in Ivankiv, Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

#art, #fires-and-firefighters, #ivankiv, #maria-primachenko, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

8 Found Dead After Ferry Fire Off Greece as Grim Search Continues

The blaze aboard the Euroferry Olympia burned for most of a week. Hundreds of passengers were rescued, but at least three more are believed missing.

#corfu-greece, #deaths-fatalities, #ferries, #fires-and-firefighters, #italy, #maritime-accidents-and-safety

Climate Change Could Increase Risk of Wildfires 50% by Century’s End

Worsening heat and dryness could lead to a 50 percent rise in off-the-charts fires, according to a United Nations report.

#africa, #arctic-regions, #australia, #canada, #chile, #commonwealth-scientific-and-industrial-research-organization-australia, #fires-and-firefighters, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #north-america, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portugal, #russia, #siberia, #united-nations, #wildfires

Dead Body Is Pulled From Burning Ferry Off Greece, With 10 Still Missing

At least one person was confirmed to have died on the Euroferry Olympia, which caught fire on Friday and is still ablaze near the island of Corfu. Hundreds of others have been rescued.

#corfu-greece, #ferries, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues

S’mores and the City: The Rise of the Illegal Fire Pit

Backyard fires do wonders for socializing during a pandemic. But they pose deadly risks all the same.

#brooklyn-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #law-and-legislation, #parties-social, #zoning

Fire at Oakland Hills Country Club Causes Major Damage

The Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich., which was founded in 1916, has hosted six U.S. Open tournaments and numerous star golfers, including Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

#bloomfield-township-mich, #country-clubs, #fires-and-firefighters, #golf, #oakland-county-mich, #oakland-hills-country-club, #ryder-cup-golf, #united-states-golf-assn, #united-states-open-golf, #united-states-womens-open-golf

Stop Calling Them ‘Accidents’

A forthcoming book argues many so-called accidents are due to neglect of the poor and vulnerable.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #internal-sub-only-nl, #national-safety-council

Fire Erupts at Brooklyn Building Under Construction

No injuries were reported, a New York Fire Department spokesman said on Monday. It was unclear whether residents in nearby buildings were required to evacuate.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #buildings-structures, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

Is My Apartment Building Ready for Fire?

We spoke with an expert about how residents can keep an eye on their buildings and make sure their homes are safe and up to code.

#accidents-and-safety, #fires-and-firefighters, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Thousands Told to Evacuate as North Carolina Fertilizer Plant Burns

The fire broke out at the plant in Winston-Salem, where more than 6,000 people within a mile of the plant were told to leave over worries of a possible explosion.

#bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #fires-and-firefighters, #north-carolina, #occupational-safety-and-health-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

In California, a New Fight to Stop Building in the Path of Fire

A proposed luxury development in hills already scarred by wildfire is raising questions about the continued push to build in areas at highest risk.

#cal-fire, #california, #center-for-biological-diversity, #fires-and-firefighters, #lake-county-calif, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wildfires

Essex Card Shop Was Destroyed by a Fire. Its Customers Might Save It.

Essex Card Shop, known for its spiritually positive manager and niche inventory, has a devoted clientele.

#arson, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #essex-card-shop-manhattan-ny-retailer, #fires-and-firefighters, #stationery

3 Firefighters Die After Being Trapped in Blaze at Vacant Baltimore Rowhouse

Part of the building collapsed as they battled the fire. Another firefighter was in critical condition and fighting for his life, officials said.

#baltimore-md, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #hogan-lawrence-j, #maryland

Dennis Smith, Firefighter Who Wrote Best Sellers, Dies at 81

“Report From Engine Co. 82” was the first of his 16 books. He also started Firehouse magazine and was the founding chairman of the New York City Fire Museum.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #report-from-engine-co-82-book, #smith-dennis-1940-2022, #writing-and-writers

Big Sur Sees Wildfire From Palo Colorado Canyon

A late-season blaze that started on Friday grew to 1,500 acres in the scenic region of California.

#big-sur-calif, #cal-fire, #carmel-calif, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #national-weather-service, #salinas-calif, #santa-cruz-calif, #wildfires

How Fire Defined the Bronx, and Us

The recent fire at Twin Parks in the Bronx was an undeniable tragedy. Just as every fire there over the past 50 years has been.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #arson, #bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #happy-land-social-club

The Attack at a Synagogue in Texas

Reaction to the hostage siege in Colleyville, Texas. Also: Glass barriers in the subway; the Bronx fire; Democrats’ task; vote counting and the V.P.

#bronx-nyc, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-kamala-d, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #morris-mary-1947, #new-york-city, #subways

The Bronx Fire Victims: Passionate Students and Hardworking Parents

The victims, eight children and nine adults, came from a tight-knit community of West African immigrants.

#bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #touray-abdoulie-d-2019

Scenes From a Weekend of Mourning in the Bronx

Prayer services were held for 15 of the 17 victims of the fire that broke out last week at the Twin Parks North West building.

#accidents-and-safety, #adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #funerals-and-memorials, #islamic-cultural-center-bronx-ny

Inside a Deadly Bronx Fire: Scenes of Chaos, Desperation and Love

When the building where they made their home became a smoke-filled death trap, hundreds of residents had to make life-or-death decisions as rescue workers raced to save them.

#accidents-and-safety, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters

‘Devastated’: Crowds Throng Funeral Service for 15 Bronx Fire Victims

Mourners crowded a mosque to say goodbye to 15 of the 17 people killed in the Jan. 9 blaze in a Bronx high-rise.

#adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #funerals-and-memorials, #islamic-cultural-center-bronx-ny

Firefighters Continue to Battle Large Blaze at Passaic Chemical Plant

Firefighters were still working to bring the fire under control on Saturday morning 14 hours after it erupted, but officials said residents did not need to evacuate.

#bergen-county-nj, #fires-and-firefighters, #new-jersey, #passaic-nj

Firefighters Battle Large Blaze at Passaic Chemical Plant

Mayor Hector Lora urged residents to shut their windows as smoke from the burning chlorine plant wafted through the region.

#bergen-county-nj, #fires-and-firefighters, #new-jersey, #passaic-nj

After Apartment Fire, Some Tenants Wary of Going Back to Bronx Building

Residents of the Bronx high-rise where 17 people died in a smoky blaze gathered to express frustration over their current circumstances.

#accidents-and-safety, #adams-eric-l, #bronx-nyc, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters

How the Site of a Bronx Fire Became a Haven for Gambians

Abdoulie Touray is believed to have been the first Gambian to move into 333 E. 181st Street. He drew scores of compatriots to the building where 17 died in a fire.

#africa, #bronx-nyc, #bronx-fire, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #gambia, #heat-and-heat-waves, #heating, #immigration-and-emigration, #muslims-and-islam, #new-york-city, #touray-tower, #west-africa

What We Know About the Building in the Bronx Apartment Fire

The companies purchased Twin Parks North West, the Bronx building where there was a deadly fire, along with seven other buildings in the borough for $166 million.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #bronx-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential