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  • South Hollywood
    South Hollywood fire at Just Tires
    Monday night, at approximately 10:30pm, the residents of South Hollywood were woken up by sirens and helicopters hovering over the intersection of Highland and Waring. A neighbor who lives right behind the commercial site heard an explosion that...
  • Arson fire Poland: Why was 750-year-old tree burned? Oldest in Poland, damaged
    Arson fire Poland: Reason for tree fire unknown, 750 y/o 'grandpa' oak damaged
    An arson fire in Poland to a 750-year-old tree has community members frustrated and forest rangers confused as to the motive behind damaging the beloved oak. Often called the “grandpa” tree in the area, Warsaw officials are...
  • Ferguson in daylight
    Ferguson: the aftermath
    What will the looting, fires and outrage accomplish in Ferguson? After the grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson protestors against the court findings have either hurt their cause by the use of excessive violence or...
  • Fire London train station: Small blast not terrorism, fault is probable cause of fire
    Fire London train station: Electrical fault to blame, Charing Cross 'explosion'
    A fire at a London train station elicited some terrorism fears this week, but officials believe that an electrical fault is to blame for the small explosion. The relatively small-sized and quickly contained fire occurred at Charing Cross, one of...
  • The house next door
    What is important?
    At 3 am, I jerked up from a sound of the pounding on the door, and there on the wall from a reflection through the window, was a bright orange glow. I knew immediately that the house next door was a blazing inferno. Grabbing my pants, a sweatshirt...
  • Fire and and a car crash
    Man dies in fiery car crash
    There was a car chase in Anaheim last night involving an unnamed man trying to evade the police. The man being pursued had killed the grandmother of his child. The victim's name was Lahoma Ballester. After the man murdered her in Tustin on...
  • Almanac
    Shipwrecks, one of the worst wildfires, and snow
    Shipwrecks, one of the worst wildfires, and snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on October 8.1869 - The wood schooner, 2-mast D O...
  • Check the safety of your home during National Fire Prevention Month
    Check the safety of your home during National Fire Prevention Month
    October is National Fire Prevention Month. This article will discuss different types of home fires and how to prevent or extinguish them.Many of the fires in homes are caused by:Wildfires outside of the homes.Unattended cooking.Chimneys coated...
  • House destroyed by fire, 45 dogs dead
    Dozens of dogs die in fire at Las Vegas rental house
    According to Monday's publication of the Las Vegas Review Journal, dozens of dogs perished inside of a rental home in Las Vegas, Nevada, over the weekend.Multiple sources reported that the rental home at 2604 Stanley Avenue belongs toa North...
  • Chimney and house fire
    National Chimney Safety Week Promotes Awareness of Chimney Dangers
    Every year during the last week of September the Chimney Safety Institute of America promotes National Chimney Safety Week, where chimney professionals from all over the country are encouraged to promote chimney safety. This year it runs from...
  • Green Dragon
    Green Dragon reopens after fire
    The Green Dragon Farmer’s Market & Auction will be open today, Friday, 26 September. As normal, the market will open at 9 a.m. and will continue until 9 p.m. The iconic farmer’s market had been closed since the 13 September fire...
  • Heartland Veterinary Care
    9 cats die in early morning fire at Heartland Veterinary Care in Jackson
    Jackson Fire Chief Jason Mouser said the call came just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. Heartland Veterinary Care was ablaze.Crews arrived at 2612 E. Jackson Blvd. to find a single room of the building engulfed in flames and the entire...
  • A !Kung Bushman, sporting a Calvin Klein hat, tells stories at a firelight gathering in Africa's Kalahari Desert.
    Ancient ‘fireside chats’ created the basics of human society
    Man learned to use fire at least 400,000 years ago. Fire functioned as a tool and extended the time that people remained awake. Fire offered the opportunity to converse and express opinions. The ancient fireside chats formed the basis for human...
  • The power of a father's love in 'The Road'
    The power of a father's love in 'The Road'
    "The Road" is a movie that is the embodiment of what is both beautiful and savage. The story demonstrates the deepest kind of love: the love a father has for his child, but in order for the essence of that love to survive in a world...
  • Fire in fireplace
    Cozy Fires Can Turn Deadly Without Proper Chimney Maintenance
    As soon as cool weather hits cozy fires in fireplaces and stoves will become an everyday occurrence. If the chimney is not properly maintained, however, a friendly fire can easily become a nightmare. Each year over 24,000 house fires occur in the...