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Five Out Of Six Bodies Now Located in Annapolis, Maryland Mansion Fire

It was a scene from hell for onlookers and firefighters alike – a 16,000 square foot mansion on the waterfront of Annapolis, Maryland, burning to the ground in the middle of the night. It took firefighters hours to extinguish and more...Show More Summary

Firefighters Attempt To Extinguish Car Fire And Everything Goes To Hell

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Here's a little cooking recipe, handed down from my step-uncle's roommate's brother's sister. Take one Mercedes, and completely engulf it in flames. Leave it on top of a big hill. Don't set the parking brake. Add firefighters, a high pressure fire hose, and now water everywhere to reduce the friction. The result is perfect. Read more...

Helmet Camera Captures a Fiery Inferno from the Firefighter’s Perspective

last weekOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) Earlier this month, fire ravaged about 48 square miles of land in Adelaide Hills, South Australia. While residents fled, firefighters rushed in to contain, then extinguish the fire. Volunteer firefighter Ben Wilson was one of those brave men and women. Show More Summary

Lock & Dam Fire Quickly Doused

  A construction crew working off a barge inside the auxiliary lock at Melvin Price Locks and Dam 26 extinguished a fire Thursday morning inside the engine of a crane on their vessel.

Amid Record Meth Seizures at Border, a 'Clear Trend'

Stashed in gas tanks, fire extinguishers, even wheels of cheese—those were some of the ways drug runners tried and failed in fiscal 2014 to smuggle methamphetamine through ports at the California-Mexico border, where meth seizures reached record levels, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. According to US Customs and Border...

Watch A Pair Of Tank-Mounted Fighter Jet Engines Extinguish An Oil Fire

4 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Pretty much what it says on the tin, folks. "The Big Wind" is a colossal, roving fire-extinguisher of Hungarian design that combines one part T-34 Soviet tank with two parts MiG - 21 turbine engine. Bring it all together, add a trio of operators, and you've got a Mad-Maxian chimera that can gush water at a rate of 220 gallons per second. Read more...

Italy's Help Sought to Extinguish Fire at Oil Port

  Libya has called on Italy to send firefighters to prevent a fire spreading out of control at Es Sider, the country's biggest oil port, officials said on Saturday.

Muslim Gang Attacks Police Station – Torches Cars IN SWEDEN

A Muslim gang torched 10 cars at a police station in Stockholm. The gang set the cars on fire then held the doors shut to prevent the officers from extinguishing the fires. 10News DK reported, via Religion of Peace: Friday … Continue reading ?

Is it possible to extinguish the Sun with water?

2 months agoOdd : Kottke.org

From Quora, an answer to the question "If we pour water on the sun with a bucket as big as the sun, will the sun be extinguished?" The probable answer is "no." The Sun involves a special type of fire that is able to "burn" water, and so it will just get hotter, and six times brighter. Water is 89% oxygen BY MASS. Show More Summary

Could the Sun Be Extinguished By a Bucket of Water Just As Big?

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The simple answer is probably not. That's because the sun involves a special type of fire that is able to "burn" water, and so it will just get hotter and six times brighter. Here's why. Read more...

Steve Smith to Dolphins fan: 'All I need is one hit'

Steve Smith might be the best self-motivator in the NFL. His fire is his biggest weapon. But sometimes that fire needs an extinguisher. As Smith was heading into the tunnel on Sunday, he decided to engage a Miami Dolphins fan — probably...Show More Summary

Celebrity Real Estate: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Obviously Winning the Bidding War For This Bonkers $85-Million Bev Hills Mansion

Maybe it's the candy room, or the Yves Saint Laurent fire extinguishers, or the indoor car showroom, but something is compelling super-couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z to get mixed up in a bidding war for this over-the-top, $85-million mansion in...

Wine Bottle Fire Extinguishers Hide In Plain Sight On Your Counter

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A fire extinguisher is only as useful as you're able to easily find it in an emergency. And being stashed under the kitchen sink means there's the risk it's not only hard to access, but might need recharging as well. So Greg MockettShow More Summary

Rex Ryan reportedly ready for TV if fired by New York Jets

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

The New York Jets are a grease fire with no extinguisher in sight. Rex Ryan, head coach of the last six seasons, is likely watching his reign come to an end with his group currently sitting at 2-9. After leading the team to consecutive...Show More Summary

Atlanta's fire chief suspended for one month without pay for anti-gay remarks

Atlanta's fire chief is usually tasked with making sure that his firefighters are extinguishing blazing infernos all around the city. But now Kelvin Cochran has found himself in the middle of a firestorm.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Suspicious house fire in Narrabundah

2 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious house fire in Narrabundah that was lit in the early hours of this morning (24 November). About 2.25am police were called to Warramoo Street, were the fire had already been extinguished by ACT Fire and Rescue and the house deemed safe. It appeared the fire was deliberately lit with an accelerant [...]

What Can Stop These Scorching Houston Rockets?

Grab a high-pressure hose. Grab the nearest fire extinguisher. Grab something, anything. The undefeated Houston Rockets are ablaze, torching defenses, melting opponents, setting fire to the Western Conference and any and all projections...Show More Summary

Fernando Alonso's F1 Car Catches Fire Just Like A Street Ferrari

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

When Fernando Alonso's car started to catch fire during during the second round of practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix, he simply pulled over, got out of the car and brought over a fire extinguisher as if this were a normal, expected thing to do. Read more...

Seven Dwarfs ride at Disney's Magic Kingdom catches fire

Firefighters have extinguished a fire at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride at the Magic Kingdom park, Saturday night. The small fire, which didn't cause any injuries, may have been ignited by fireworks, witnesses told a local reporter...Show More Summary

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