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The truthers will be yapping about that I'm sure.

Ignoring the fact that it's a reinforced concrete structure.


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Still images at https://gulfnews.com/photos/news/photos ... 9?slide=20

Looks like a fire on a floor higher up and lots of cladding dropping and dripping down the side of the building.

Not sure if I interpret the image gallery correctly, but it would seem to me that the dropping burning cladding may be under control of the fire department.

Residential building. Evacuated. As to yet no reports of loss of lifes.


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Wildland Fire Camps Need Dramatic Change Amid COVID-19 Pandemic


When a wildfire explodes out of control and threatens property and lives, thousands of firefighters and support crews rush to the scene from around the country and even the world.

Almost overnight a small city sprouts up, with firefighters camped in dense rows of tents in fields and eating in crowded mess halls. There are the caterers, the contractors, the crew bosses huddled around laptops at the command post.

Fire camps are akin to cruise ships on land, says Melissa Baumann, who heads the union representing U.S. Forest Service employees.

"There's a tremendous tension between fighting a wildland fire and not being near each other," Baumann says.


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re: fire at the Abbco tower in the UAE

Fire out.

No deaths, 12 injured, 3 of them in hospital.

Aftermath gallery at https://gulfnews.com/photos/news/photos ... 8757069335


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RTH10260 wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 3:57 pm re: fire at the Abbco tower in the UAE

Fire out.

No deaths, 12 injured, 3 of them in

Aftermath gallery at https://gulfnews.com/photos/news/photos ... 8757069335
No deaths! From the photos I expected many deaths.


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Where there's smoke.............
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We are monitoring the brush fires in SWFL and this afternoon I will be traveling to #CollierCounty to receive an update from local emergency management officials. We thank the first responders &
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Florida wildfires in Naples area force evacuations, close Interstate 75

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/14/us/flori ... index.html
Florida wildfires fueled by winds and dry weather on Thursday forced evacuations and closed parts of Interstate 75 in the Naples area.

Mandatory evacuation orders by the Greater Naples Fire Control District were prompted by "fast-moving" brush fires sweeping across 4,000 acres, according to a tweet by the Collier County sheriff.

"Moderate winds are contributing to significant fire movement which is now anticipated throughout the late night," the sheriff's office said Wednesday night via Twitter.

It was unclear how many people were affected by the order but structures in the heavily wooded areas north of I-75 and the RV communities of Panther Walk and Club Naples were included, according to the tweet.


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'This is horrible': Massive fire erupts on South Padre Island, engulfing condominiums

https://www.chron.com/local/article/Mas ... =sftwitter
"This is a crazy day," Hill said. "We have a lot of damage to our building. A lot of odor. Thank God the storm blew through and it's helping the firefighters get control of the structure...This has been the craziest morning....You never know what's gonna happen in Texas."

Some of those in the Facebook post comments said that they could see smoke all the way from Port Isabel.

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Another witness, Tommy Saenz, also captured video of the massive fire.

"We've been hearing cars explode on the ground. The biggest fire I've ever seen on this island...This is horrible," Saenz said
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KTLA: Firefighters injured, multiple buildings on fire after explosion in downtown L.A.

Several firefighters were injured and multiple buildings were set ablaze after an explosion in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, the the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The explosion was reported around 6:30 p.m. while firefighters were responding to a fire at a one-story structure at 327 E. Boyd St., according to LAFD.

Video showed dark plumes of smoke billowing over the area and flames shooting up from one of the buildings.

LAFD estimated that 10 firefighters were hurt.

The department upgraded the incident to ” a major emergency” and over 230 responded to the fire, going into defensive mode as they battled the flames, LAFD said about 7 p.m.

“A medical branch has been created for treating and transporting injured firefighters,” LAFD said.


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Update on the LA explosion.
https://apnews.com/597864b3e0f1c56ccee2 ... ce=Twitter
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside and on the roof to try to knock down a fire and then had to run for their lives when a ball of flames shot out the building and scorched a fire truck across the street.
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Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said one of the firefighters inside the building thought things didn’t seem right — the pressure from the smoke and heat coming from the rear of the building were increasing. He directed everyone to get out, and as they quickly started exiting the building as it was rocked by the explosion.

Firefighters on the roof scrambled down ladders with their protective coats on fire. The wall of flames shot out the building and burned seats inside a fire truck across the street.
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Scott said the building was a warehouse for SmokeTokes, which he described as a maker of “butane honey oil.” Butane is an odorless gas that easily ignites, and it’s used in the process to extract the high-inducing chemical THC from cannabis to create a highly potent concentrate also known as hash oil. The oil is used in vape pens, edibles, waxes and other products.
11 firefighters suffered burns. Fortunately, they are all expected to survive.


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Now that looked more than scary!

"Eight firefighters remained hospitalized Sunday morning including two in critical but stable condition."



ETA as viewed from the skySekrit Stuffs!


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An enormous fire in San Francisco at the historic Fisherman's Wharf could be seen for miles this morning.
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Oh noes! The Wharf has been huge part of my mom’s family’s social life for generations. Swiss Louis’ restaurant is where they celebrate pretty much any good thing with tons of family. I have many memories...

ETA The fires are at Pier45. Swiss Louis is at Pier 39, so prolly safe.


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No worries, just a warehouse.


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Estiveo wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 11:13 am No worries, just a warehouse.
Not "just a warehouse". It houses/housed the Musee Mechanique, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musée_Mécanique] it was a performance space ( I performed in that space for a few years) it's where the Liberty ship Jeremiah O'Brien is docked there, as is the USS Pampanito

It's a great loss also, the Musee was started by my cousin, Ed Zelinsky
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No, really, just a warehouse, albeit one housing several fish processors.

It's a very big pier with multiple buildings. The building that burned is circled below. The arrow points to the building housing the musee, which was threatened but undamaged.
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La Dee da, there’s a fire! Less than a mile away.

Down the street, on a steep hillside, burning up toward the fabulous Coco Palms Cuban restaurant which is closed except for take out. Our house is filled with smoke and the sound of choppers.

Water dropping helos are stationed at Brackett Field 2 minutes away. Puddingstone Lake, also 2 minutes away, is full. Small mercies

Fingers crossed. At least it’s a change. 🥴

Two restaurants are at the top of the hill. Right behind them is a gated community, then us.

Twitter has updates. The Gillette fire.


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RTH10260 wrote: Tue May 26, 2020 6:25 am details with video clip at https://ktla.com/news/local-news/firefi ... in-pomona/
Great precision on that helicopter drop!


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kate520 wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 9:21 pm La Dee da, there’s a fire! Less than a mile away.

Down the street, on a steep hillside, burning up toward the fabulous Coco Palms Cuban restaurant which is closed except for take out. Our house is filled with smoke and the sound of choppers.

Two restaurants are at the top of the hill. Right behind them is a gated community, then us.
I grew up in brush fire country, up in the hills of Los Angeles county. You could see the mountains in the Angeles National Forest, and whenever they burned, it was something straight out of Dante. But the real nightmare was when the wild lands above our house caught fire in one of the small fires like you're experiencing.

My parents figured they'd grow old in the house in LA, until one particular fire came over the ridge top about 20 years ago. It jumped all the fire lines, they were told to evacuate, and they did. The fire crews managed to stop it at their last line of defense one house away; if it had jumped that line, they would have backed off and let the neighborhood burn while trying to save the larger community.

My mother was so traumatized from that she insisted they move immediately. They put the house up for sale within a month, and moved to Seattle.

So I can absolutely understand how scary it is to experience even a small-scale near-miss as you have had to deal with.


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