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  • 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...
  • Jaguar F type bursts into flames on the German Autobahn
    Jaguar F type bursts into flames on the German Autobahn
    GT Spirit reported earlier today ( Sept. 9,2014) that a 2015 Jaguar F Type roadster mysteriously burst into flames while driving on the Autobahn highway in Germany. According to the 26 year old driver and his passenger, the Jaguar F Type was...
  • The History of Black Forest, CO and the Fire that Nearly Destroyed It
    The History of Black Forest, CO and the Fire That Nearly Destroyed It
    The Fire of 2013has been seared in the hearts and minds of the residents of Black Forest, Colorado. It was a year residents say they'll never forget.In June of 2013, firefighters fought back the vicious flames that swept through the community...
  • Smokey the Bear turns 70
    Smokey the Bear turns 70
    According to CBS News, Smokey the Bear turned 70 years old on Aug. 9. Smokey the Bear has been the star of the longest-running public service ad campaign in U.S. history. Smokey the Bear has been warning against the dangers of forest fires for...
  • Almanac
    A shipwreck, an August snowstorm, and a tornado outbreak
    A shipwreck, an August snowstorm, a tornado outbreak and vast tracks of timber destroyed 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 August 8.1882 ...
  • fire
    Fire in Chicago's Little Village destroys massive pallet factory (VIDEO)
    A fire accompanied with billowing black and gray smoke could be seen for miles in Chicago on Thursday night and early Friday morning as a fire raged on in the 2500 west block of 25th Street on the city’s southwest side. In the Little Village...
  • Hydrant among burned material
    Help available for workers and companies affected by Eastern WA wildfires
    The Employment Security Department announced recently that the same type of disaster unemployment benefits that were available to those workers impacted during the Oso Landslide are also available for those not able to work due to the wildfires in...