HEALTH BEAT 'The patient is on fire!'
December 2011: A 29-year-old woman is undergoing minor facial surgery at an outpatient center in Florida when a flash fire erupts. She sustains burns to the face and neck and is airlifted to a burn ce... Posted on 4/3/12 at 10:03 AM
STORM TRACKER Smoke
On several occasions this summer, especially after the passage of a cold front, the sky has appeared hazy and dull. These conditions were particularly noticeable the past two days. These unusual sky c... Posted on 8/20/10 at 8:34 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY The Natives are Restless
You know that is is spring when the pager starts going off during all times of the day and night for grass fires. I am not pointing a finger at any one group, but they seem to be involved more often t... Posted on 4/9/10 at 5:07 AM
NASCAR DAD Athens Is Burning !
Olive groves are burning on the outskirts. Huge clouds of smoke and ashes cover Athens. We spent a month in Greece a few years ago. We loved Athens, the ruins, the food, wine, and the people. Loved th... Posted on 8/24/09 at 3:44 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Although warmer weather is being embraced by many snow-accustomed residents in the Plains and Upper Midwest, the unseasonably dry conditions have turned the region’s vast grasslands into a tinderbox. Wildfires have already scorched thousands of acres, destroyed rural homes and caused two deaths.
An estimated 2,000 Thanksgiving Day fires occur each year in homes across the country. An estimated average of five deaths, 25 injuries and $21 million in property loss occur each year as the result of those fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Preston Rehm’s dog woke up early Saturday morning to be let out. Usually he sleeps through the night but it’s a good thing he got antsy and woke the residents. Rehm says maybe “Chico” heard something associated with a suspicious fire that destroyed his garage
The latest in a string of suspicious fires in this Philadelphia suburb tore through a block of row houses, damaging 15 homes, leaving several dozen people homeless and prompting city officials to declare a state of emergency.
The Stark County Sheriff’s Department reported Tuesday morning that a controlled fire at a residence near Gladstone on Monday not only violated the county wide burn ban, which was instated last Tuesday, but it also got out of hand.
The Press Staff
, April 09, 2008
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