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Fire at chemical storage facility

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said 15 firefighting pumps are at the incident in Albion Way in Leeds and residents are being asked to keep windows and doors closed.


Sun Apr 20, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the... Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his ... (more)


Related Topix: Activism, Marijuana

Camp helps firefighter who lost legs in accident

Washington Township firefighter Joe Tadijanac energetically demonstrated how he can sit down on a chair with his electronic prosthetic legs, get down on the floor and get back up.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster

Sentinel & Enterprise

Homeowner blames himself for Townsend fire

A two-alarm fire in Townsend Saturday night is being investigated by the state fire marshal, though the lone resident of the home affected by the blaze says he is to blame.


Related Topix: Townsend, MA, Pets, Birds

ABC News

Large Wildfire in Dutch National Park

A large wildfire has destroyed at least 350 hectares in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park, in one of the largest fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities say.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Netherlands, World News

CBS Local

Far Rockaway Fire Leaves Two 4-Year-Olds Dead

Easter Sunday has turned tragic for a Queens family who is spending the holiday mourning the deaths of two 4-year-old siblings killed in an overnight house fire.


Related Topix: Family, Kids


Bellevue brush fire forces nearby evacuation

The brush fire broke out during the early evening, between the Missouri River levee and nearby railroad tracks, according to first responders on scene.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Daily World

Yarnell shrine scarred by wildfire but still standing

They were helping their parents pack up the 70-year-old house in Yarnell, but once or twice each hour, one of the three Wasson brothers would scramble up the rocky hill on the property to see how close the wildfire was getting.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Arizona

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Easter Bunny train sparks New Jersey brush fires

The Express-Times newspaper in Easton, Pennsylvania, reports the fires occurred Saturday in Pohatcong Township and Phillipsburg.


Related Topix: Easton, PA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

Grayson News Gazette

Burned a nuisancea home ...

A "nuisance" house that burned last week in Alton was the subject of a request police had filed asking a court to determine probable cause for forfeiture of the property.


Related Topix: Madison County, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Family left homeless after blaze at house

However, paramedics did have to treat three people for smoke inhalation, but would not say if theywere members of the family.


National Public Radio

Holy Fire Ceremony Draws Thousands In Jerusalem

The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox Easter rites.


Related Topix: Religion, Orthodox Church

Belper News

Elderly woman taken to hospital after dishwater fire

Fire crews from Belper, Crich and Ripley attended the property in Derby Road, Ambergate at 2.33am on Saturday, after a smoke alarm alerted the elderly occupant to the fire, which was in the rear of the property.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Derbyshire County, England,

CBS 3 Springfield

2 dogs escape Westfield house fire, woman arrested for setting blaze

Firefighters responded to at 918 Granville Rd. early Friday morning and extinguished a house fire, but not before the roof was destroyed and heavy damage was caused throughout the house.


Related Topix: Westfield, MA, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Police: Fatal fire began with dropped cigarette

State police say a fatal house fire in a southern Indiana town began when a disabled woman dropped a cigarette.


Related Topix: Santa Claus, IN

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

In this photo provided by Joanne Dollarton, people watch as fire engulfs three homes near the beachfront, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Sea Isle City, N.J. .


Related Topix: Sea Isle City, NJ, Epidemic, Natural Disasters


Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

In this photo provided by Joanne Dollarton, people watch as fire engulfs three homes near the beachfront, Friday, April 18, 2014, in Sea Isle City, N.J. .


Related Topix: Sea Isle City, NJ

Nanaimo Daily News

Recalls this week includes lanterns, exercise devices, gun storage boxes, shoes

Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week's recalled consumer products.


Related Topix: Household Products, Pier 1 Imports, Retail


Nebraska Joins Fire Compact, NEMA Assistant Director Named as Administrator

Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will have Nebraska join forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas in fighting wildfires.


Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Natural Disasters, Wildfire

My Mother Lode

Mom and son who died in San Francisco fire ID'd

San Francisco fire officials say a woman and her 3-year-old son who died in an apartment blaze were found in the apartment's bathroom.


Related Topix: San Francisco, CA


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