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Kern County residents struggle with devastation wrought by massive wild fire

Lake Isabella — As a wildfire roared down the mountainside and into his wooded neighborhood, 76-year-old Joe Palme grabbed a garden hose and raced to douse the wooden beams before the flames reached his property. Half an hour later, his home of 33 years had been reduced to a smoldering heap of...

Kern County's destructive wildfire was driven by 50- to 60-mph winds and fed by dry grass

Lake Isabella – As David Brinsfield headed up to a wildfire that had just been reported on the edge of Lake Isabella late Thursday afternoon, he listened to the radio chatter. “I hear two acres. Then within 20 minutes or less, it’s 200 acres,” said Brinsfield, a federal fire management officer. ...

Erskine Wildfire in Lake Isabella [MAPS]: 2 Killed and 100+ Buildings Lost in Kern County; Latest Updates, Casualties and Progress

Erskine Fire has been burning since Thursday. Around 2,000 people have been evacuated, two people were confirmed dead and 30,000 acres of land scorching in a blaze which cause is yet to be known. Kern Country has been declared to be in a state of emergency.

Fast, deadly fire in Kern County is barely contained

LAKE ISABELLA -- Near this man-made lake about 45 miles northeast of Bakersfield, a 2-acre fire has grown to an inferno that stretches over 46 square miles, killing two people and destroying at least 100 homes and other structures. The frantic effort to control the raging Erskine fire in the southern...

View over Lake Isabella from last night and this morning

Live updates: Erskine fire forces evacuations, threatens 1,500 homes in Kern County June 24, 2016, 10:06 a.m. At least 80 homes have burned, and 1,500 others are threatened by a wildfire racing across Kern County that grew to 8,000 acres in less than 24 hours and quickly became the state's most...

Multiple structures burning in fast-moving brush fire in Kern County

Multiple structures have been burned in a fast-moving brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in Kern County. The Erskine fire was burning near Lake Isabella in Squirrel Valley, according to the Kern County Fire Department.   https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE/status/746136688485818368 Firefighters...

Utah police employ "porn-sniffing" dog

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A 16-month-old black labrador named URL has been trained to sniff out electronic storage devices for the Weber County Sheriff’s Office in Utah. From Fox 13 Salt Lake: URL is specifically trained to sniff out electronic storage devices...Show More Summary

10 horses, 2 goats found dead after desert barn fire

Los Angeles County fire officials say 10 horses and two goats have been found dead after a barn fire in the desert community of Lake Los Angeles. Fire Inspector Joey Marron said crews were called to the fire on Mossdale Avenue about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. The bodies of the animals were found after...

The Unraveling of Dr. Timothy Jorden

Dr. Timothy Jorden, a 49-year-old trauma surgeon at the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, New York, a clean-cut, 6" 2" 250-pound ex-military weapons specialist who lived in a suburban luxury home overlooking Lake Erie, epitomized achievement and success. Show More Summary

Alligator Dragged 2-Year-Old Into Lake At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

ORLANDO, FL — Early reports state that a 2-year-old was dragged into a lake by an alligator near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Reports are still coming in, but the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a child was attending...Show More Summary

Alligator drags child into water near Disney resort in Florida

A young child was dragged into a lake by an alligator near a Walt Disney World hotel, according to authorities in Orange County, Fla. The 2-year-old child was dragged into the Seven Seas Lagoon — a man-made lake in front of the Magic Kingdom Park — about 9:30 p.m., Sheriff's Office spokeswoman...

Gov’t Officials Tour Great Lakes Shipyard

U.S. Labor Secretary Perez and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish visit The Great Lakes Towing Company headquarters and Great Lakes Shipyard; tour and discussion

ZIP code profile: 33462

The 33462 ZIP code comprises the city of Lake Worth and parts of Atlantis, Hypoluxo, Lantana and Manalapan, about an 80 minute drive from Miami. The area sits inside Palm Beach County and borders the Lake Worth Lagoon...

ZIP code profile: 60061

The 60061 ZIP code comprises the city of Vernon Hill, about an hour drive from Chicago. The area sits inside Lake County and is known for its shopping malls, public parks and golf courses...

Laketran Debuted New, Clean Fleet for Park-n-Ride, Bus on Shoulder Service

Officials from Laketran, the regional public transportation system in Lake County, OH, and community representatives gathered on June 2, to check out the clean, green, new commuter coach models making their debut on Park-n-Ride and Bus on Shoulder service

Minnehaha Beekeepers of Hennipen County

This is an announcement of the first Minnehaha Beekeepers of Hennipen County meeting, which will be June 16 at 6:30 pm at St. Paul’s church at 13207 Lake Street Extension, Minnetonka, MN? For more details, the website is: https://sites.google.com/site/minnehahabeekeepers/home

After Dog Dies in Hot Car, PETA Offers Salt Lake County Tips for Safeguarding Animals During Hot Weather

PETA receives reports every year about animals who experience horrifying deaths after being left outside or in hot cars during the summer months. This past Saturday, a dog was... The post After Dog Dies in Hot Car, PETA Offers Salt Lake County Tips for Safeguarding Animals During Hot Weather appeared first on PETA.

Murdered UTA Employee to be Honored with Service Stand Down Memorial Day Weekend

May 27--SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Transit Authority is honoring an employee this weekend whose body was found in rural Lincoln County, Wyoming on Tuesday, May 17 after he was reported missing from Salt Lake on May 12. The death Kay Porter Ric

These 9 Counties Are Running Out Of Water

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

This week, California lifted some — but not all — of its statewide restrictions on urban water use. This comes as Lake Mead’s water level, affected by the same dry conditions that have devastated California, reached its lowest level on record. Show More Summary

Laketran Swears-in Reappointed Board Members

The Lake County Commissioners reappointed three members of the nine-member Board of Trustees to serve an additional three-year term from 2016-2019.

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