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You Need to Have Family Fire Drills at Home

It’s hard to keep track of all the things kids are missing out on right now by learning from home all (or most) of the time, from the social to the educational. One thing you might not have thought of, though, particularly for little kids: They’re not practicing all those regular fire drills. Read more...
Tags: Family, Fire, Lifehacks, Drills

Amazon adds device dashboard in bid to make Fire tablets a smart home control center

It’s been a busy few weeks for the smart home race. Amazon, Google and Apple have all announced new smart speakers aimed at — among other things — cementing their respective positions at the center of users’ connected households. Adding onto the introduction of a whole bunch of new Echo devices, Amazon is also improving what its famously inexpensive Fire Tablets can do. Today the company will be rolling out a free software update to select slates that brings a smart home device dashboard. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Echo, Apps, Hardware, Fire, Tech, Alexa, Amazon Fire, Smarthome, Amazon Google, Alexa Amazon Echo

Southern California’s extreme fire danger weather expected to ease Tuesday

Extremely dry, windy weather that fueled the outbreak of a large Orange County wildfire and put the region on edge watching for other potential blazes is expected to ease by Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures likely will rise through the week, and dry conditions will remain. But the strong gusts of Santa Ana winds that are a key component to what on Monday was considered the most dangerous fire conditions all year are expected to subside. As feared by forecasters, minor isolated showers over the we...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, Fire, Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, San Diego, Orange County, Southern California, Santa Ana, El Dorado, San Bernardino County, David Sweet

Two-Alarm Fire Burns Barber’s Shop Automotive In Midtown Sacramento

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Florida Men Cause Reloading Disaster Burning 10,000 Rounds Of Ammo

A Venice Florida home was recently set ablaze during a reloading disaster which resulted in over 10,000 rounds of ammunition being burned away in the blaze. According to the Fox 13 news report, the two-alarm fire was brought under control as neighboring houses were evacuated using remotely operated tools. Florida Men Cause Reloading Disaster Burning […] Read More … The post Florida Men Cause Reloading Disaster Burning 10,000 Rounds Of Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Florida, News, Guns, Fire, Fox, Florida Man, Daily News, Ammunition, Reloading, Venice Florida, Combustion, Florida Men Cause Reloading Disaster Burning

Baldwin Park ballot drop-off box set on fire; arson suspected

A fire that damaged ballots at a drop-off box outside the Baldwin Park library Sunday night, Oct. 18, is being investigated as arson, county officials said. Authorities did not say how many ballots were damaged and investigators haven’t arrested a suspect. “This is the only occurrence of damage like this so far. This is the very first,” said Mike Sanchez, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office. There are over 400 drop-off boxes in the county, he added. The Registrar-Rec...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Local News, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, San Gabriel Valley, Solis, Hahn, Ramona, Mike Sanchez, Hilda Solis, Baldwin Park, Janice Hahn

La Cañada students say thank you to Monrovia firefighters

The first responders battled a mammoth fire for weeks. And students from La Cañada Elementary School responded, too, to say “thank you.” Students from La Cañada Elementary School wrote and delivered thank you cards to the Monrovia Fire Department for fighting the Bobcat fire. The students, from left: Kyle Pollard, Katelyn Redfern, Nicholas Redfern and Dustin Damico. Courtesy photo Last week, the students wrote and delivered notes and cards of gratitude to Monrovia firefighters who battled th...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Monrovia, Edison, San Gabriel Valley, La Canada, Sylmar, Angeles National Forest, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories WDN

LAFD contains brush fire on both sides of Burbank Boulevard in Sepulveda Basin

VAN NUYS — Los Angeles firefighters contained a brush fire Friday to 7 acres in the Sepulveda Basin area near Van Nuys, where  no structures were damaged. About 100 firefighters were sent to the 15700 block of Burbank Boulevard after the fire was reported about 1:15 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Aircraft also were deployed. Brush was burning on both sides of Burbank Boulevard, which was closed between Sepulveda Boulevard and Woodley Avenue as a precaution. Related Article...
Tags: News, La, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Virgin Mary, Van Nuys, Sylmar, LAFD, Sepulveda Boulevard, Top Stories LADN, Sepulveda Basin, Burbank Boulevard, Woodley Avenue

Intact Virgin Mary painting found in rubble after Mission San Gabriel fire

A woman takes a break in front of the church next to the Mission San Gabriel that was destroyed by fire in San Gabriel on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) People walk past the Mission San Gabriel that was destroyed by fire in San Gabriel on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds The Mission San Gabriel was destroyed by fire in San Gabriel on Tuesday, July ...
Tags: News, Church, Religion, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Mass, San Gabriel, Huerta, Virgin Mary, Jose Gomez, Fu, Jose H Gomez, Los Angeles Archdiocese

Trash fire spreads to cafe in Van Nuys Civic Center area

VAN NUYS — A trash fire in the Van Nuys Civic Center area spread into a two-story commercial building early Thursday morning and burned for about 40 minutes before being extinguished. Firefighters responded to 14449 Friar St., near Van Nuys Boulevard, just after 3 a.m. and quickly extinguished the trash fire while other crews went inside the building, where they found fire burning on both floors, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The flames were extinguished insid...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Van Nuys, Sylmar, Los Angeles Fire Department, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN, Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys Civic Center, Crime and Public Safety, LA s Garment District Containment of Martindale

Brush fire burns 2 acres near 5 Freeway in Sylmar

The Los Angeles Fire Department sent 61 firefighters to a brush fire Wednesday morning between Laurel Canyon Boulevard and the 5 Freeway in Sylmar, where crews quickly stopped the blaze at 2 acres. Firefighters responded just before 10 a.m. and reported holding the fire on the 11800 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard to 2 acres before 10:30 a.m., said spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. A Los Angeles firefighter works on a brush fire that burned 2 acres Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, between the 5 Freewa...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles Daily News, Sylmar, Los Angeles Fire Department, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Mike Meadows, Margaret Stewart, Top Stories LADN, Crime and Public Safety, LA s Garment District Containment of Martindale

Rolled fabrics fuel greater-alarm fire in downtown LA

LOS ANGELES — Fire damaged a textile business inside a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday morning, burning for about 40 minutes before firefighters extinguished the flames. Firefighters responded to the 800 block of South Crocker Street, near Eighth Avenue, about 4:45 a.m. and found a fire outside the building that appeared to spread into the structure, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Crews made their way into the building and found fire burning...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Stewart, Santa Ana, Eighth Avenue, Martindale, Top Stories LADN, Crime and Public Safety, South Crocker Street, RB Textiles Inc

L.A. Fire Department’s new firefighting robot tested in major Downtown blaze

A fire in a Downtown Los Angeles textile business Tuesday, Oct. 13, became the first real-world trial in the United States of the Thermite RS3, a $278,000 robot recently donated to the city’s fire department. The Los Angeles City Fire Department demonstrates its new Thermite RS3 robotic vehicle in a parking lot adjacent to the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Los Angeles, Tuesday, October 13, 2020. The LAFD Thermite RS3 is the first robotic firefighting device to be used in the Uni...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Wildfires, Paris, Scott, Santa Ana, Downtown Los Angeles, Tides Foundation, Lin, Notre Dame Cathedral, Los Angeles Daily News, Eric Scott

Fire Breaks Out In Garage Of Sacramento Home

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Tags: News, Sacramento, Fire, Sacramento Fire Department, Sacramento Home, Sacramento News, CBS Sacramento News

Cell tower camera captures Beachie Creek fire up-close

Footage from a communications tower near Detroit, Oregon, shows the Beachie Creek fire up-close and up-high. It takes two minutes for the fire to close in and about 15 seconds for the camera housing to melt before the stream dies—scary stuff. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Fire, Footage, Beachie Creek, Detroit Oregon

"I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death."

Wrote Irina Slavina on Facebook, quoted in "Russian editor dies after setting herself on fire" (BBC).Irina Slavina was editor-in-chief of the small Koza Press news website. Its motto is "news and analytics" and "no censorship". Its website went down on Friday, as news of her death was confirmed. She was one of seven people in Nizhny Novgorod whose homes were searched on Thursday, apparently as part of an inquiry into [the pro-democracy group] Open Russia. Last year, she was fined for "disrespect...
Tags: Facebook, Protest, Law, Suicide, Wikipedia, Russia, Fire, Journalism, Bbc, Monsters, Joseph Stalin, Russian Federation, Stalin, Nizhny Novgorod, RIA Novosti, Ministry of Internal Affairs

Containment of Martindale fire up to 40 percent; evacuations lifted on Bouquet Canyon Road

Firefighters surrounded more of the Martindale fire that broke out in a remote area of the Angeles National Forest north of Santa Clarita Monday afternoon. The fire was 40% contained as of Tuesday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. That was up from 20% Monday night. An initial estimate of about 300 acres burned was revised down to 230 acres on Monday evening. The fire, which started a few miles southwest of the Bouquet Reservoir just before 3 p.m., charred more than 20...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Southern California, Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, Santa Ana, Martindale, Angeles National Forest, County Sheriff s Department, Top Stories LADN, Santa Clarita Crews, Crime and Public Safety, Bouquet Reservoir

Bobcat fire won’t be fully contained for a month

Firefighters on Tuesday, Sept. 29, continued to keep the Bobcat fire at bay, with authorities now expecting to fully contain the stubborn blaze by Oct. 30. Firefighters are building more containment lines, said Andrew Mitchell, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, adding that firefighters on Monday made sure the Bobcat stayed in its footprint. Authorities had estimated 100 percent containment by Wednesday, Sept. 30, but the fire that has eaten up an estimated 114,202 acres was only 62% conta...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Andrew Mitchell, Local News, Public Safety, Mitchell, Los Angeles County, U S Forest Service, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Santa Ana, San Bernardino County, San Gabriel Mountains, West Fork, San Gabriel Valley

Acton brush fire held at 10 acres

ACTON — A fire scorched about 10 acres of brush near Acton Monday, but firefighters stopped its forward progress within about an hour and no structures were damaged. Firefighters were sent to the 33000 block of Merritt Road about noon and battled the flames from the ground and from aircraft. At least one structure was reportedly threatened. About 1 p.m., the Los Angeles County Fire Department reported that the fire’s forward progress had been stopped. A large C-130 air tanker makes a drop on...
Tags: News, California News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Acton, Santa Ana, El Dorado, Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles County Fire Department, Mike Meadows, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure

As Santa Ana winds move in firefighters continue battling Bobcat fire

Firefighters are strengthening containment lines and keeping an eye on the perimeter of the Bobcat fire as hot weather and possible Santa Ana winds move into the area on Monday, Sept. 28. By Monday morning, the Bobcat fire had devoured 114,200 acres and was 62% contained. On Sunday, it burned 114,103 acres and was 65% contained. The containment decreased due to the fire south of Barley Flats moving Sunday night, according to U.S. Forest Service spokesman Larry Smith, who is assigned to the Bobca...
Tags: Weather, News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Smith, Ventura, Los Angeles County, U S Forest Service, San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Ana, LA County, San Gabriel Valley

Woman dies in house fire in Lake View Terrace

LAKE VIEW TERRACE — A woman was killed Sunday in a house fire in the Lake View Terrace neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley, authorities said. Her son had been staying in a nearby recreational vehicle at the time of the fire and was not harmed, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported. The woman was discovered by firefighters at the scene, where she was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported. Firefighters responded to the reported structure fire at 3:40 a.m. in the 11500 block of No...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Humphrey, San Fernando Valley, North Hills, Los Angeles Fire Department, Lake View Terrace, LAFD, Top Stories LADN, Brian Humphrey, Beverly Crest, Crime and Public Safety, LA Smoke, North Kismet Avenue

A strange image, from Joe Biden: "We got to stop pouring flames on the fire."

Pouring flames? On fire?The context is his remarks yesterday to the US Conference of Mayors (transcript):This moment we’re facing now, isn’t a partisan moment. It’s an American moment.... It’s a chance for us to overcome anger and division that has hold [sic] us back of late for far too long. We can emerge from these crises.... If I’m elected, you will have direct access to the White House. I want to thank you all because we need you to build back better. You are the foundation stone, not a joke...
Tags: Law, White House, Wikipedia, Fire, Joe Biden, Metaphor, The Wizard Of Oz, Bosch, Don, Foucault, Hieronymus Bosch, US Conference of Mayors, Symbols, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Denslow

How worsening wildfire seasons are threatening businesses of all sizes in California and Oregon, from tech giant Apple to small food trucks

Firefighters keep an eye on the Creek Fire along state Highway 168, September 6, 2020, in Shaver Lake, California. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo The recent blazing wildfires on the West Coast have burned through businesses and ruined livelihoods. Small companies are particularly at risk: Many have closed down because of fire damage, and may never re-open. "The Almeda fire took our home and our business," said Phoenix Sigalove, a food truck owner in Ashland, Oregon. School-owner Lola Conde D...
Tags: Apple, Business, Cook, California, Oregon, Finance, Fire, Trends, Wildfires, Tim Cook, Community, Wildfire, West Coast, Business Insider, Smoke, Company

Huawei R&D Lab Catches Fire in Dongguan, China

Huawei’s research and development lab in the city of Dongguan, China is on fire, with large clouds of gray smoke billowing from the building, according to multiple videos posted to social media and the state news outlet Global Times. It’s not clear what caused the blaze, but firefighters are on the scene, according to…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Fire, Huawei, Weibo, Global Times, Dongguan China, Huawei R

Heavy fire engulfs North Hills commercial building

NORTH HILLS — Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a one-story commercial building in North Hills in about 40 minutes early Wednesday morning. Crews responded to the 15700 block of Roscoe Boulevard, just west of the 405 Freeway, at 12:34 a.m. and found heavy fire coming from the structure, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department. “After knocking back the flames from the exterior, firefighters entered the structure to finish off the remainder of the flames,” Prange said. ...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Los Angeles Daily News, North Hills, 405 Freeway, Los Angeles Fire Department, Prange, Top Stories LADN, Rick McClure, Roscoe Boulevard, Beverly Crest

Two-Alarm Fire Burns At Door Company In Sacramento

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Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Fire, Mike Taylor, Sacramento News, Alarm Fire Burns At Door Company, Dos Rios Cause

A firefighter is fighting conspiracy theories about forest fires on TikTok

What the world really needs right now is a calendar of Sexy Firefighters debunking conspiracy theories. Anyway, you can follow this fireman, Michael Clark, on Instagram. Image: U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Matthew Riley (Public Domain) Read More
Tags: Post, News, Fire, Firefighters, Conspiracy Theories, Forest Fires, U S Army National Guard, Michael Clark, Firefighers, Capt Matthew Riley

Synchronized fire dancers really put on a show

A Belarusian fire show club called Maori lit up the night with an amazing synchronized pyrotechnic display for their finale at the annual Fire Life Fest in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. If you're wondering about the material in the mesh baskets, it's probably lycopodium. Image: YouTube / FIRE LIFE FEST Read More
Tags: Video, News, Fire, Fire Dance With Me, Uzhgorod Ukraine

Completely debunked?

Joe Rogan lies to his millions of listeners that left-wing activists are starting forest fires in Oregon. This dangerous claim has been completely debunked. — Alex Paterson (@AlexPattyy) September 17, 2020 I understand the fear of Joe Rogan, but don't overstate your factchecking. Business Insider says "Joe Rogan falsely blamed forest fires in Oregon on 'left-wing' activists":Authorities and fact-checkers have repeatedly debunked the idea that left-wing activists, suc...
Tags: Crime, Law, Oregon, Fire, Fbi, Lying, Terrorism, Portland, The New York Times, West Coast, Joe Rogan, Rogan, Oregon Department of Forestry, Ann Althouse, Alex Paterson, Fake News

Assess Your Air Quality With This Mashup of Sensors

I was checking the air quality at my California abode the other day, and the first website I went to said the Air Quality Index was a lovely 40 or so. That seemed strange, given how smoky it was outside—so I tried another site: 400+. That also seemed strange, since it didn’t quite look a Dune trailer outside, either.Read more...
Tags: California, Fire, Lifehacks, Air Quality, Air Quality Index, AirNow, PurpleAir