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Over 100 Firefighters Tackle Warehouse Fire in West London

Nearly 120 firefighters were involved in fire extinguishing at a warehouse in north-western London.

Ukrainian Emergency Services Have 4 Wildfire Spots to Put Out in Chernobyl

Ukrainian emergency services still trying to extinguish wildfire in the Chernobyl exclusion zone that started Monday, they have four more peat fire spots to put out, the Ukrainian governmental emergency service said in a statement Saturday.

Investigators probe Tennessee train fire that forced evacuation

The flames that engulfed a car of the CSX Corp train in Blount County, near Maryville in eastern Tennessee, late Wednesday were extinguished by late Thursday, CSX said. The tank car was loaded with about 24,000 gallons of acrylonitrile, a hazardous material used in manufacturing plastics and other industrial processes. Show More Summary

Thousands evacuated in Tennessee after freight train derails, catches fire

Specialists advised firefighters to let the fire burn itself out because attempts to extinguish it could be hazardous, Blount County firefighter Kermit Easterling said. At least one car contained a highly flammable and toxic gas, according to a Blount County Sheriff's Office post on Facebook.

DIY Air Compressor Made From Refrigerator and Fire Extinguisher

[Giorgos] wanted to build a pneumatic solder paste application tool but needed an air compressor to power it. Instead of going out and buying a compressor, he decided to build one himself. It sure is an ugly duckling but we’re impressed with it’s performance. The air tank is an old spent fire extinguisher. Show More Summary

Trio Of Tweens Dropped Fire Extinguisher From Queens Mall Parking Garage, Police Say

Police are after a trio of troublesome tweens who they say dropped a fire extinguisher from an upper level of a Flushing mall parking garage onto the windshield of a sport-utility vehicle. The NYPD has released surveillance footage of the incident, which occurred around 5 p.m. Show More Summary

And the Saga Never Ends: Fire at Oil Depot Near Kiev Renews on Sixth Day

A fire at an oil depot near the Ukrainian capital Kiev renewed on Saturday after the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported of its complete extinguishing, a local TV channel said.

Open Fire Put Out at Oil Depot Near Kiev

The fire at an oil depot near the Ukrainian capital has been totally extinguished, Nikolai Chechetkin, the head of the Ukrainian State Emergencies Service said Friday.

Breaking: Fire at Shanghai's iconic New World Emporium put out, no causalities reported

last monthChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Earlier this evening, a large fire broke out at Shanghai's New World Emporium shopping mall on People's Square. Chinese media outlets report that the fire has been extinguished and there were no casualties. [ more › ]

Why You Shouldn't Use Water To Extinguish a Grease Fire

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Since water and oil don't mix, when you dump water on a grease fire, it sinks right through to the bottom of the pan and evaporates instantly, spreading flaming oil everywhere. As you see in this video from The Slow Mo Guys, this could be a serious problem if it happens in your kitchen. Show More Summary

Exploding Fireball Video Shows Why You Shouldn't Use Water To Extinguish A Grease Fire

last monthNews : Huffington Post

What happens when you mix water and grease? Exploding fireballs, apparently. At least that's what Gav and Dan, better known as "The Slo Mo Guys," found out when they demonstrated why you shouldn't use water to put out an oil fire. Slowed down to 2,500 frames per second, the video gets REALLY hot -- fast. Show More Summary

Dare to Be 100: How Old Are You, Really?

Just like a candle under an inverted water glass, your fire is quickly extinguished without oxygen. Of the many tasks that your body performs the most critical one is how you extract oxygen from the air you breathe and convey it to the...Show More Summary

Solar panels catch fire on top of Apple facility in Mesa, Arizona

A fire broke out at an Apple facility in Mesa, Arizona. Firefighters were able to extinguish it before it burned anything inside the facility, and no injuries have been reported. Fire fighters in Mesa, Arizona, were called to the scene of a fire at an Apple facility in the city. Show More Summary

Fire extinguished at Apple site in Arizona - local ABC station

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters fought a blaze that erupted at an Apple Inc facility in Mesa, Arizona on Tuesday, local station ABC15 reported. The fire appeared to be out, but fire personnel remained on the scene, the station reported on Twitter. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese)

Bus blaze sends black smoke over Potomac River near 14th St. Bridge

A bus caught fire Saturday evening on Interstate 395 in Virginia at the approach to the 14th Street Bridge, sending a cloud of black smoke over the Potomac River. Arlington authorities said the fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Read full article >>

Crew Evacuated from Fugro Offshore Survey After Fire

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

Firefighters in Scotland worked overnight to extinguish a blaze aboard a Fugro offshore survey vessel while docked at Peterhead Port, north of Aberdeen. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service says [...] The post Crew Evacuated from Fugro Offshore Survey After Fire appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s new floor lamp is upcycled from old fire extinguisher parts - and the industrial designer is sharing the DIY instructions! Named Achille Le Grand after designer Achille Castiglioni’s Arco lamp, the arched floor lamp was dreamed up during

Army Captain Steve Voglezon saving the world

According to Fox8, two cars collided head-on and burst into flames in Chatham County, North Carolina. Army Captain Steve Voglezon happened upon the scene and didn’t hesitate to act; Voglezon used a fire extinguisher to break the windows of the car and rescue the couple inside the Acura. “I picked up the other gentleman, took […]

What Happens If A Fire Ignites When Astronauts Are Heading Into Space?

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Currently, the only route from Earth to the International Space Station for astronauts is by hitching a ride on the Soyuz spacecraft. But what happens if a fire breaks out en route to the station? Without fire extinguishers or normal firefighting tools, astronauts have special procedures to return them safely to Earth. Read more...

Remembering the 1933 Griffith Park fire disaster

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

In 1933, thousands of workers were widening roads and working on other projects in Griffith Park. When a small brush fire broke out, the workers, untrained in firefighting, were sent to extinguish the flames.

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