Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 - MAY - Fires And Explosions




 
2013-05-31 - Huge inferno devours thousands of pallets at pallet yard at 3:30 AM, lights up the night sky, in Doncaster (Britain):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-22739822
http://www.brightonwired.co.uk/news.php/1487420-Doncaster-pallet-yard-fire-spreads

Quote: "All the pallets, many thousands of them, have been destroyed in the fire."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours.

There have been numerous pallet fires over the past year or so, some of them simply gigantic. Pallets have a number of vulnerabilities to the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem. First, they're made of wood, and all flammable absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting, including wood, paper, cardboard, sawdust, dried brush, mulch, hay, straw, clothing, cotton, wool, etc. Secondly, they're held together with steel nails or screws, which rust, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel; sparking and fire can result from contact between rusty iron/steel and gaseous hydrogen sulfide, no flame or heat source necessary. Finally, pallets are often kept outside, where they are fully exposed to any hydrogen sulfide or methane blowing by in the atmosphere. Consequently, there've been lots of pallet-related fires. Wood porches and decks and fences all have these same vulnerabilities, although they are usually better-protected with sealants or paint or both...

2013-05-31 - Apartment building explodes in coastal Taguig City in the Philippine Islands, 6 killed, 5 injured:
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/06/01/death-toll-in-apartment-explosion-in-upscale-manila-district-rises-to-6/
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Six-killed-as-powerful-explosion-tears-through-luxury-apartment-in-Manila/articleshow/20377532.cms

2013-05-31 - Apartment building explodes and burns in downtown Brussels (Belgium), 9 injured:
http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/989/Binnenland/article/detail/1644009/2013/06/01/9-gewonden-bij-explosie-en-brand-in-centrum-Brussel.dhtml
http://translate.google.com/
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/989/Binnenland/article/detail/1644009/2013/06/01/9-gewonden-bij-explosie-en-brand-in-centrum-Brussel.dhtml

Note: First link is the original article, second link is Google Translate, and third link is a Google Translate link to translate the article to English...

2013-05-31 - Massive fire devastates hotel and restaurant in Houston (Texas), 4 firefighters killed, 5 people injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20130601-39445-USA
http://wtvr.com/2013/05/31/texas-hotel-fire/
http://www.wric.com/story/22472328/4-firefighters-killed-in-houston-motel-fire
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=9122467
http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Mayors-office-4-firefighters-killed-in-fire-that/v1OnkoYbWUqEi1ENraktBw.cspx

Quote: "Four firefighters were killed battling a massive hotel fire in southwest Houston today, making this the deadliest day in history for the Houston Fire Department."

Quote: "Records from HoustonFireMemorial.org show that dating back to 1889, never before have so many HFD firefighters been killed in a single blaze."

2013-05-31 - Vacant building explodes and burns in Jackson (Mississippi):
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2013/05/passersby_say_they_heard_what.html

Quote: "People near the former Consumers Energy building say they heard what sounded like an explosion shortly before a fire started in the vacant utility headquarters..."

2013-05-31 - Huge fire destroys electrical retail factory in coastal Sydney (Australia), millions in damages:
http://www.skynews.com.au/national/article.aspx?id=876279

Note: Say, I wonder if there was any electrified copper in there...

2013-05-31 - Massive fire engulfs foam factory in Delhi's Mundka area (India):
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/fire-breaks-out-in-foam-factory-in-delhis-mundka-area/1/277690.html

Quote: "The incident comes just five days after a fire broke in a storeroom containing foam mattresses and wooden material in Mundka village."

Note: Foam is another flammable absorbent material. All such materials are absorbing methane and/or hydrogen sulfide and spontaneously combusting, including wood, paper, cardboard, generic trash, dried brush, mulch, hay, straw, clothing, cotton, wool, etc.

2013-05-31 - Explosion rocks fragrance company in Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/breaking/Explosion-Bethlehem-209655711.html
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130531_ap_explosionreportedatpafragrancefactory.html

2013-05-31 - Lumber mill destroyed by fire in Juniata County (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/state/fire-destroys-juniata-county-lumber-mill/-/9758860/20374904/-/bxp53uz/-/index.html

2013-05-31 - Fire erupts at lumber plant in Hanceville (Alabama):
http://www.cbs42.com/2013/05/31/fire-breaks-out-in-hanceville-lumber-plant/

2013-05-31 - Wildfire burns 1,500 acres in San Francisquito Canyon near coastal Los Angeles (California), evacuations ensue:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Santa-Clarita-Powerhouse-Brush-Fire-209644771.html

2013-05-31 - Wildfire burns 800 acres in the Santa Fe National Forest near Jemez Springs (New Mexico), 40 homes evacuated:
http://www.koat.com/news/wildfires-extended-coverage/fire-sparks-in-the-sf-national-forest/-/9533358/20379490/-/f9ec9f/-/index.html

2013-05-31 - Underground fire erupts at auto junkyard in Falls (Pennsylvania):
http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/falls/junkyard-mobile-home-catches-fire-in-falls/article_3b88062c-5d10-52bb-9576-1a3a66f94dbd.html

Quote: "We were here for almost four hours Thursday for underground fires. The flames were shooting out of the ground..."

2013-05-31 - Japanese fishing ship 'Kenyo Maru 18' bursts into flame at port in coastal Lima (Peru):
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=953235

2013-05-31 - Boat bursts into flame at dock at Cedar Beach Marina in coastal Babylon (New York), on Long Island:
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/cops-boater-leaps-into-water-to-escape-fire-1.5378820

2013-05-31 - School bus bursts into flame on I-684 near Lewisboro (New York):
http://www.lohud.com/article/20130531/NEWS02/305310033/No-students-aboard-Tarrytowns-school-bus-684-fire
http://www.lohud.com/article/20130531/NEWS02/305310033/School-bus-fire-S-B-684-Goldens-Bridge

2013-05-31 - School bus bursts into flame on West Street in Southington (Connecticut):
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-southington-rham-bus-0601-20130531,0,3143293.story
http://www.myrecordjournal.com/southington/article_f51aad7e-c9fc-11e2-97b2-0019bb2963f4.html
http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/05/31/school-bus-fire-in-southington/

Quote: "He says students from RHAM High School were on their way to a field trip to Lake Compounce..."

2013-05-31 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in the area of Routes 55 and 39 in Sherman (Connecticut):
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Bus-Catches-Fire-in-Sherman-209676731.html
http://www.newstimes.com/policereports/article/Tour-bus-catches-fire-in-Sherman-4567051.php

2013-05-31 - Transit bus bursts into flame on road near Tatale (Ghana), completely destroyed:
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=275692
http://ghanareporters.com/2013/06/01/metro-mass-bus-catches-fire-in-middle-of-journey/
http://www.ghananaija.com/metro-mass-bus-catches-fire-in-middle-of-journey/

Quote: "A fully loaded Metro Mass.Transit bus travelling from Tamale to Tatale in the Northern Region on Friday evening caught fire and burnt to ashes. However, all passengers on-board numbering about 62, escaped unhurt but most of their goods and belongings on-board the bus were completely burnt."

Quote: "Mr Samed said the bus was in good condition before taking off."

2013-05-31 - Three tractor trailers burn in Albany (Georgia), loaded with McDonalds food:
http://www.walb.com/story/22466589/afd-puts-out-mcdonalds-semi-blaze-overnight
http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx?id=904233

Quote: "Firefighters are still trying to determine what caused a fire in Northwest Albany Friday morning that did more than $362,000 in damage to three tractor trailers."

Note: Two tractor trailers were destroyed, the third damaged. They were parked next to each other. If they'd just parked them away from each other, they might have saved a quarter million dollars in damages. I have a feeling we're gonna wish we'd been smarter about this when the tractor trailers and tanker trucks are all gone and there are no more food, fuel or medicine deliveries...

2013-05-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Scotrun (Pennsylvania):
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130531/NEWS/130539944

2013-05-31 - Box truck bursts into flame in AutoZone parking lot in Summerville (South Carolina):
http://www.live5news.com/story/22471932/truck-catches-on-fire
http://summerville.patch.com/articles/fire-consumes-rental-truck-on-north-main-street

2013-05-31 - Truck bursts into flame in parking lot in Vinton (Virginia):
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-car-catches-fire-near-vinton-war-memorial-20130531,0,7206649.story

2013-05-31 - RV bursts into flame in downtown Salt Lake City (Utah):
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=25407699&nid=148&title=downtown-slc-fire-destroys-rv
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56393334-78/dunn-motor-fire-blaze.html.csp

2013-05-31 - Camper-van bursts into flame at home in Blackburn (Britain), fire spreads to tree house, fence, house:
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/2013/05/camper-van-fire-in-blackburn-at-1628/

2013-05-31 - Burger van bursts into flame at industrial estate in Crawley (Britain):
http://www.crawleynews.co.uk/Dinner-cancelled-Crawley-burger-van/story-19155542-detail/story.html

2013-05-31 - Van bursts into flame while parked at unfinished home in Skippack (Pennsylvania), fire spreads to garage, home:
http://www.timesherald.com/article/20130531/NEWS01/130539897/garage-fire-damages-skippack-home

Note: Looks like it was gonna be a nice home and it looks like it was almost completed too. If contractors hadn't parked a vehicle next to it then this house might've lasted long enough for someone to actually move into it...

2013-05-31 - Van bursts into flame at 7-Eleven in Waterford (Michigan):
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/05/31/news/local_news/doc51a8e58fb58c8173585713.txt

2013-05-31 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on US 321 near Blowing Rock (North Carolina), fire spreads to towed RV trailer:
http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/Truck-fire-near-Blowing-Rock-id-011633

2013-05-31 - Limousine bursts into flame on Dey Road in Cranbury Township (new Jersey):
http://centraljersey.com/articles/2013/05/31/topstory/doc51a8f368c46c5713345778.txt

2013-05-31 - In separate incidents, three cars burst into flame in Suffolk (Britain):
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk_crews_called_out_to_a_series_of_car_fires_across_county_1_2218788
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk_crews_called_out_to_a_series_of_car_fires_across_county_1_2218788

Note: First car burned at 1:19 AM (Ipswitch), second at 3:33 AM (Needham Market), third at 3:40 AM (Felixstowe)...

2013-05-31 - In separate incidents, two cars and a van burst into flame in Winnipeg (Canada):
http://globalnews.ca/news/603958/three-fires-burn-vehicles-garages-overnight/

Note: First, car burned up at 2:30 AM and fire spread and damaged two garages too. Second, car burned up at 3:30 AM in a garage. Third, van burned up before 5 AM in an alley...

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame, fire spreads, at Hudson River parking deck at Pier 40 in coastal Manhattan (New York):
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9122323

Quote: "One car caught fire, igniting a chain reaction that sparked fires in several other cars. Smoke was seen billowing out of the parking deck."

Note: I mentioned some months ago that we'd eventually start seeing parking lots of vehicles going up in flames. Looks like we're getting there now...

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 50 near La Junta (Colorado):
http://www.lajuntatribunedemocrat.com/article/20130531/NEWS/130539994

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near coastal London (Britain):
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/10455858.Road_repairs_needed_on_M1_after_vehicle_fire/

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked near home in St. John's (Canada), fire spreads to motorcycle and home:
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/newfoundland/st-johns-house-scorched-during-blazing-vehicle-fire
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/05/31/nl-hamilton-avenue-house-fire-531.html

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked near home in Quinte West (Canada), near Lake Ontario:
http://www.quintenews.com/2013/05/small-car-fire-in-quinte-west/46162/

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on Rake Lane in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-fire-in-ellesmere-port_31-05-2013_8-44-58

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on Wellington Street in Gloucester (Britain):
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Car-catches-Gloucester/story-19154765-detail/story.html

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM on Conduit Street in Gloucester (Britain):
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/crew-t-save-blaze-car-despite-speedy-arrival/story-19144722-detail/story.html

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on High Road in Hough On The Hill (Britain):
http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/local/grantham-firefighters-tackle-car-on-fire-at-hough-on-the-hill-1-5148214

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame on Bridge Road in Countess Wear (Britain):
http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/destroys-car-Countess-Wear/story-19155726-detail/story.html

2013-05-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20130531/ARGUS911/306010001/Argus-911-Fire-rescue-investigating-vehicle-fire

2013-05-31 - Forklift bursts into flame inside industrial estate in Newquay (Britain):
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Forklift-truck/story-19133761-detail/story.html

2013-05-31 - Semi trailer bursts into flame, fire spreads, four mobile homes destroyed, in Walsenburg (Colorado):
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Fire-Destroys-Four-Homes-In-Walsenburg-209762881.html
http://www.koaa.com/news/update-on-a-fire-near-downtown-walsenburg/

2013-05-31 - Barn and home destroyed by blaze in Litchfield (Maine):
http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Litchfield-farmhouse-barn-destroyed-by-fire-Friday.html
http://www.kjonline.com/news/Litchfield-farmhouse-barn-destroyed-by-fire-Friday.html

2013-05-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in Acushnet (Massachusetts):
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130601/NEWS/306010331/-1/NEWS

2013-05-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in Loose (Britain), near Maidstone, 1 killed:
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent_messenger/news/Coxheath-hay-barn-fire-1408/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-22740519

2013-05-31 - Transformer bursts into flame near grocery store in Lexington (Kentucky):
http://www.kentucky.com/2013/05/31/2661064/transformer-fire-shuts-down-euclid.html
http://www.lex18.com/news/transformer-sparks-fire-at-grocery-store

2013-05-31 - Manufacturing plant erupts in flame in downtown San Antonio (Texas):
http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Firefighters-battle-fire-at-manufacturing-plant/j1mAhwPJl0a_S1-WHrmE0w.cspx

2013-05-31 - Construction debris bursts into flame inside shipping container in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/shipping-container-fire-in-ellesmere-port

2013-05-31 - Couch bursts into flame on porch, fire spreads, home desroyed, in Webster (Massachusetts):
http://www.necn.com/05/31/13/3-alarm-fire-destroys-Webster-Mass-home/landing.html?blockID=842553&feedID=11106

2013-05-31 - Rubbish fires erupt on CTA train tracks twice in one day in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-2nd-rubbish-fire-of-day-delays-blue-line-20130531,0,4606609.story

2013-05-31 - Home destroyed by fire in Puna on the Big Island (Hawaii):
http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/fire-destroys-puna-home.html

2013-05-31 - Home destroyed by fire near the mouth of Weber Canyon (Utah):
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=25410210&nid=148&title=fire-destroys-home-near-mouth-of-weber-canyon

2013-05-31 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Bronx (New York), 2 critically burned:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/critical_with_burns_in_bronx_blaze_6JTXswLJoBfSr6NftAC8vI

2013-05-31 - Back porch bursts into flame at 2:15 AM at home in Salisbury (Maryland):
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20130601/WIC/306010023/

Note: Several other fires mentioned too, including some mulch spontaneously combusting and causing $50,000 worth of damage to a home...

2013-05-31 - Vacant home bursts into flame at 2 AM in Buffalo (New York), fire spreads to adjacent occupied home:
http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/216370/37/Vacant-Fire-Spreads-to-Occupied-Home
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130531/CITYANDREGION/130539879/1003

Note: It's becoming decidedly unsafe to live next to vacant structures...

2013-05-31 - Vacant home and occupied home burn within an hour starting at 6:15 AM in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.indystar.com/article/20130531/NEWS/305310023/IFD-called-2-morning-fires-one-suspicious

2013-05-31 - Vacant house destroyed by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/may/31/fire-puts-building-danger-collapsing/
http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/local/story/Downtown-vacant-house-fire-under-investigation/KKooo-QfZ0eu8-P2XsHP0Q.cspx

2013-05-31 - Vacant building destroyed by fire at 12:42 AM in Spokane (Washington):
http://www.khq.com/story/22469538/abandoned-home-fire-at-princeton-florida

2013-05-30 - Massive fire erupts at landfill in coastal Sidon (Lebanon):
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2013/May-30/218889-huge-fire-at-sidons-landfill.ashx
http://www.yalibnan.com/2013/05/30/huge-fire-erupts-in-sidons-landfill/
http://www.lbcgroup.tv/news/93103/huge-fire-breaks-out-in-sidons-landfill

Quote: "Sidon’s garbage dump is located near the sea and poses a threat to the health and safety of Sidon’s residents. Residents call it a 'trash mountain'. The mountain has grown steadily for more than 30 years."

2013-05-30 - Major fire breaks out at paper mill in West Point (Virginia):
http://www.nbc12.com/story/22461817/2-alarm-fire-at-west-point

Quote: "The West Point Fire Department said large bales of recycled cardboard caught fire."

2013-05-30 - Underground fire and explosion hit the Outer Loop in Lexington (Kentucky):
http://www.wave3.com/story/22464414/fire-in-underground-vault-causes-explosion

2013-05-30 - Huge fire destroys plastic mat manufacturing factory in Vikasnagar (India), 1 killed:
http://zeenews.india.com/news/uttarakhand/one-killed-property-destroyed-in-massive-fire-at-dehradun-factory_851812.html

2013-05-30 - Massive blaze engulfs government building at Port Market in coastal Port-au-Prince (Haiti), 31 injured:
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Haiti+fire+engulfs+government+building+market+least/8456851/story.html

2013-05-30 - Explosion and fire hit natural gas facility in Branchburg (New Jersey), 2 injured:
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20130530/NJNEWS/305300063/

Quote: "The workers were welding a portion of a nonactive pipe at the compressor station at the time of the explosion..."

Note: If any methane and/or hydrogen sulfide blows by while you're welding, you might see an explosion and fire...

2013-05-30 - Explosion occurs outside home in coastal Varna (Bulgaria):
http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n307664

Quote: "There are no injured people or material damages. Only the doors of the garage were affected."

Note: I wonder if there was any rusty iron/steel or electric garden lights or a street lamp or something out there. Any of those could ignite a passing methane and/or hydrogen sulfide plume and cause an explosion. Well, at least their house didn't blow up, this time...

2013-05-30 - Large meat smoker explodes at restaurant in San Luis Obispo (California), 1 seriously injured:
http://www.ksby.com/news/cook-seriously-injured-in-explosion-at-mo-s-smokehouse-bbq/

Quote: "General Manager Nancy Snyder said in the 18 years Mo's Smokehouse has been grilling up goods, they've never experienced such a scene. She said the cook has been working at Mo's for more than 15 years and knows what he's doing. That is why the cause of the accident is so mysterious."

2013-05-30 - Home hit by explosion and fire in Redding (California):
http://www.redding.com/news/2013/may/30/explosion-fire-reported-home-neptune-terrace-reddi/

2013-05-30 - Wildfire burns 2,000 acres in Pecos Canyon (New Mexico), evacuations ensue:
http://www.koat.com/news/wildfires-extended-coverage/wildfire-burning-in-the-pecos-canyon/-/9533358/20365150/-/12ubn83/-/index.html
http://www.wowktv.com/story/22464700/fire-calmer-after-threatening-homes-north-of-la

Quote: "The wildfire that’s threatening more than 100 homes in Pecos Canyon has scorched more than 2,000 acres."

Quote: "Residents along the highway and north of Macho Creek have been asked to evacuate, and Highway 63 remains closed. So far, 134 seasonal homes, 10 campgrounds and six trailheads have been evacuated."

2013-05-30 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the Kurnool-Guntur highway at Manyam village (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Lucky-escape-for-marriage-as-bus-catches-fire/articleshow/20356740.cms

2013-05-30 - School bus bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked on Hewett Creek Road near Jeffrey (West Virginia):
http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/School-Bus-Catches-Fire-Vandalism-Suspected-209502571.html
http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201305300109

2013-05-30 - Tanker truck bursts into flame in West Goshen Township (Pennsylvania):
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9122046

2013-05-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:15 AM on US 20 in South Bend (Indiana):
http://www.fox28.com/story/22454220/2013/05/30/firefighters-called-out-to-flaming-semi-on-bypass-exit

2013-05-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 2 in Lexington (Massachusetts):
http://lexington.patch.com/articles/tractor-trailer-fire-doused-on-route-2-in-lexington
http://www.wickedlocal.com/lexington/newsnow/x1910061567/Tractor-trailer-fire-disrupted-traffic-on-Route-2-in-Lexington-Thursday-afternoon

2013-05-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-71 in Columbus (Ohio):
http://www.nbc4i.com/story/22459746/i-71-south-restricted-at-greenlawn-after-semi-fire

2013-05-30 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on street in Guilderland (New York):
http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/garbage-truck-catches-fire-8632.shtml

2013-05-30 - RV bursts into flame at 2:30 AM in Neshannock Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:
http://www.wkbn.com/2013/05/30/man-injured-in-rv-fire/

2013-05-30 - RV bursts into flame on Sandy Neck in West Barnstable (Massachusetts):
http://capecoddaily.com/news/102534/

2013-05-30 - Camper-van bursts into flame at roundabout in Latchingdon (Britain):
http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/local/maldon/10453920.BREAKING__Latchingdon__Fire_crews_tackle_camper_van_fire/

2013-05-30 - Van bursts into flame at gas station in Niles (Michigan):
http://953mnc.com/Admin/ArticleViewPage/tabid/66/ArticleId/21131/Test-drive-in-van-abruptly-ends-in-flames.aspx

2013-05-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in field near Ripley Island Road in Greeneville (Tennessee):
http://www.greenevillesun.com/Local_News/article/Fire-Destroys-Pickup-In-Hay-Field-id-324493

2013-05-30 - Two cars bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while parked in driveway on Broadway, in Grimsby (Britain):
http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Video-Investigation-launched-cars-set/story-19135203-detail/story.html

2013-05-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked at parking ramp on Lake Street, fire spreads to 2 more cars, in Madison (Wisconsin):
http://www.wkow.com/story/22464082/2013/05/31/firefighters-respond-to-car-fire-in-parking-ramp
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/car-fire-totals-lexus-in-lake-street-ramp/article_5d5c60e4-b465-5b54-ab39-da3be2366a74.html

2013-05-30 - Car bursts into flame at 3:08 AM while parked in garage at home on Bridgewater Street in Hindley (Britain):
http://www.wishfm.net/news/local/couple-escape-from-hindley-house-fire/

Note: People still park cars inside attached garages?!

2013-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in northeast Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/30/crews-battle-car-fire-on-i-95-in-northeast-philadelphia/

2013-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on Route 3 in coastal Plymouth (Massachusetts):
http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x1884775404/VIDEO-Car-fire-on-Route-3-in-Plymouth-slows-traffic-in-both-directions

2013-05-30 - Car bursts into flame, fire spreads, five vehicles destroyed, at auto shop in coastal Oakland (California):
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23353094/fire-crews-battle-two-alarm-blaze-at-car
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/05/30/fire-breaks-out-at-oakland-auto-repair-shop/

2013-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on the M18 near Doncaster (Britain):
http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/doncaster-news/two-car-fires-in-doncaster-1-5723909
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/two-car-fires-in-doncaster-1-5723909

2013-05-30 - Car bursts into flame on road near landfill in Timmins (Canada):
http://www.timminstimes.com/2013/05/30/timmins-police-called-to-investigate-car-fire-on-bush-road-south-of-the-deloro-landfill

2013-05-30 - Tractor and shed destroyed by fire in Fort Pierre (South Dakota):
http://www.capjournal.com/news/fire-burns-tractor-workshop-in-fort-pierre/article_776a3b5a-c9b2-11e2-afe8-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-30 - Tire store catches fire in Detroit (Michigan), firefighter injured:
http://www.freep.com/article/20130530/NEWS01/305300150/Firefighter-injured-fire

2013-05-30 - Barn destroyed by fire at Cayuga Pure Organics in Brooktondale (New York):
http://www.ithacajournal.com/article/20130530/NEWS01/305300061/1124/

2013-05-30 - Machinery bursts into flame at metal company in coastal Old Saybrook (Connecticut), 4 injured:
http://www.wfsb.com/story/22462084/factory-fire-reported-in-old-saybrook
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Factory-Fire-in-Old-Saybrook-209579441.html
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/middlesex_cty/fire-in-old-saybrook-factory

2013-05-30 - Massive fire rips through gym in Hyderabad (India), 1 killed, 3 injured:
http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/fire-in-hyderabad-gym-one-killed-373453

2013-05-30 - Porch bursts into flame at home in Springfield (Massachusetts):
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/springfield_fire_department_cr.html

2013-05-30 - Home damaged by fire on New Shackle Island Road in Sumner County (Tennessee):
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/22459964/crews-fight-fire-at-sumner-county-house

Quote: "A covered porch in the back of the house overlooking Drakes Creek sustained heavy damage."

2013-05-30 - Deadly fire tears through house in Park River (North Dakota), 2 killed:
http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/264869/

2013-05-30 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Coos Bay (Oregon):
http://theworldlink.com/news/local/fire-blackens-coos-bay-home/article_c69e906c-c990-11e2-a680-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-30 - Home undergoing renovations heavily damaged by fire in Dedham (Maine), near Green Lake:
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/30/news/bangor/crews-extinguish-fire-at-dedham-home-undergoing-renovations/

2013-05-30 - Vacant house burns in Rocky Mount (North Carolina):
http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/authorities-probe-suspicious-fire-vacant-house-2063349

2013-05-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:40 AM in Newark (New Jersey):
http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20130530/NEWS01/305300005/Fire-destroys-vacant-South-Sixth-Street-home

2013-05-30 - Vacant house hit by explosions and fire, burns to the ground at 4:59 AM in Billerica (Massachusetts):
http://www.wickedlocal.com/billerica/news/x1570567051/Blaze-levels-Billerica-home

2013-05-30 - Vacant building burns in Linden (New Jersey):
http://newjersey.news12.com/news/fire-rips-through-linden-home-1.5369276?qr=1

2013-05-30 - Vacant building burns at 6:30 AM along Winchester Road in Memphis (Tennessee), road closed:
http://www.wmctv.com/story/22456030/fire-crews-battle-a-structure-fire-road-closed

2013-05-30 - Vacant warehouse burns in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:
http://yourerie.com/fulltext?nxd_id=310352

2013-05-30 - Vacant hotel burns in coastal Panama City Beach (Florida):
http://www.wmbb.com/story/22461186/fire-at

2013-05-29 - Home explodes and burns in Tinsley, Sheffield (Britain), 4 injured:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2332616/Suspected-gas-explosion-Sheffield-destroys-terrace-house.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-22701234

2013-05-29 - Home explodes, burns, collapses, in coastal Howard Beach, Queens (New York), woman badly burned:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/qns-house-collapse-gas-explosion-article-1.1357653

2013-05-29 - More than 30 golf carts destroyed by fire just after 4 AM at business in North Plains (Oregon):
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Fire-destroys-dozens-of-golf-carts-at-rental-shop-209344601.html
http://www.koin.com/2013/05/29/dozens-of-golf-carts-damaged-in-north-plains-blaze/

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles. Golf carts are mainly battery-driven vehicles too, with no combustion engine. This problem is affecting all vehicles, including battery-powered golf carts...

2013-05-29 - Huge fire rips through cardboard factory in Deep Nagar (India):
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/fire-in-cardboard-factory-dhabha/1122344/

2013-05-29 - Massive fire breaks out at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi (India):
http://www.sikhsiyasat.net/2013/05/29/massive-fire-broke-out-in-guru-teg-bahadur-hospital-delhi-15-fire-tenders-rushed-to-spot/
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/472231/20130529/guru-teg-bahadur-hospital-fire-ac-plant.htm

Quote: "As per information the fire broke out around 11 am in a air condition unit."

Note: What do air conditioner units do? They move the atmosphere around. They also contain electrified copper wiring, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper. Also, air conditioning units are usually located outside, fully exposed to whatever hydrogen sulfide and/or methane may blow through in the atmosphere...

2013-05-29 - Sailing yacht bursts into flame before 5:45 AM at yacht club in coastal Esperance (Australia):
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/17370247/yacht-gutted-by-fire-in-esperance/

2013-05-29 - Several train cars burst into flame on train in Shreveport (Louisiana), all of them hauling wood posts:
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20130529/NEWS01/305290034/Authorities-Train-fire-south-Shreveport
http://arklatexhomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=329922

Quote: "The fire was in three to five open container cars of wood posts as part of a train traveling parallel to Interstate 49."

2013-05-29 - Car-hauler truck bursts into flame, several luxury cars destroyed, in Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand):
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/352379/cars-worth-b100m-destroyed-in-blaze-on-transporter-truckcausing-b100m-of-damage
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/352467/luxury-cars-catch-fire-on-truck
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Luxury-cars-worth-Bt100-million-destroyed-in-semi--30207175.html

Quote: "The driver said he tried to stop the transporter but the fire had burnt through its air brakes which caused them to fail."

Quote: "Two Lamborghinis, a BMW, a Bentley and two other vehicles were damaged in the fire."

Note: Actually, they say it was one of the cars being hauled that burst into flame, then the fire spread to other cars. However, I wouldn't be surprised if it was actually his brakes that caught fire first and that caught the cars on fire. Either way, same result: several luxury cars burned up. Also...CHA-CHING!

2013-05-29 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in Egremont (Britain), 2 miles from the coast:
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/cumbrian-bus-driver-praised-after-engine-catches-fire-1.1059056

2013-05-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on the A64 near Kirkham (Britain):
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10448525.Lorry_fire_closes_A64___UPDATED_12_40pm/
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/general-news/lorry-fire-causes-a64-traffic-chaos-1-5719001

2013-05-29 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on Highway 49 near the Little Yazoo River in Yazoo County (Mississippi):
http://www.wapt.com/news/central-mississippi/truck-burns-on-highway-49-in-yazoo-county/-/9156946/20340170/-/rgfhlnz/-/index.html
http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/22445312/18-wheeler-fire-blocks-hwy-49

Quote: "The fire broke out before 7:30 a.m. on Highway 49, about half a mile from the Little Yazoo River headed toward Yazoo City. Flames were seen coming from the truck, which had an oversized load marker on the back. The truck was a total loss."

2013-05-29 - Cleaning truck bursts into flame in Walmart parking lot in Steubenville (Ohio):
http://www.wtov9.com/news/news/semi-truck-catches-fire-steubenville-walmart-parki/nX5wb/

2013-05-29 - RV bursts into flame at 3:00 AM while parked at home in Saskatoon (Canada):
http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/late-night-rv-fire-1.1302451

2013-05-29 - RV bursts into flame on I-39 in Troy Grove (Illinois):
http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&ArticleID=29267

2013-05-29 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at shopping center, fire spreads to 2 more cars, in Cartersville (Georgia):
http://www.daily-tribune.com/view/full_story/22746017/article-Blaze-burns-cars-in-parking-lot

Note: These days, it probably isn't wise to park your vehicle(s) near other vehicles or near your residence. Also mentioned in this story were two other fires: 1) a fire broke out in a vacant mobile home, and 2) some woods caught fire near a man's property...

2013-05-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-81 in Greene County (Tennessee):
http://www.greenevillesun.com/Local_News/article/Pickup-Fire-Wreck-Snarl-Traffic-On-I-81-id-324478

2013-05-29 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-4 near Deltona (Florida):
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/driver-escapes-truck-fire-on-interstate-4/-/1637132/20338446/-/12jf0xmz/-/index.html

2013-05-29 - Car bursts into flame outside the Regal Inn in Murfreesboro (Tennessee):
http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20130529/NEWS01/305290032/No-one-injured-car-fire-outside-Regal-Inn

2013-05-29 - Car bursts into flame in Madoc, Ontario (Canada):
http://www.quintenews.com/2013/05/centre-hastings-crews-put-out-madoc-car-fire/46061/

2013-05-29 - Car bursts into flame in driveway at 2:32 AM, fire spreads to home, in York (Britain), 1 injured:
http://dringhousesandwoodthorpeward.mycouncillor.org.uk/2013/05/29/car-fire-in-dringhouses-woman-hurt/
http://www.yorkmix.com/york-press-releases/car-fire-female-hurt-in-york/
http://m.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10448976.Woman_in_hospital_after_York_car_fire/

Note: That's less than half a mile from Hogg's Pond...

2013-05-29 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM at intersection in Scunthorpe (Britain):
http://www.thisisscunthorpe.co.uk/crew-responds-car-Scunthorpe/story-19122432-detail/story.html

2013-05-29 - Car bursts into flame on Coast Road in coastal Berrow (Britain):
http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/police_investigate_car_fire_1_2215627

2013-05-29 - Barn destroyed by fire in coastal Nelson (New Zealand):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/8736768/Firefighters-battle-barn-blaze

2013-05-29 - Garbage bursts into flame inside garbage truck near coastal Apollo Beach (Florida):
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/318983/8/Garbage-truck-fire-closes-Big-Bend-Rd-EB-for-3-hrs
http://baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/5/29/garbage_truck_fire_s.html
http://tbo.com/news/hillsborough-fire-crews-extinguish-garbage-truck-blaze-b82497526z1

Quote: "When they arrived they found the contents -- which included construction materials such as wood, insulation, etc. -- burning inside."

2013-05-29 - Major fire destroys Pump House Ministries book warehouse at 2:15 AM in Ashland (Ohio):
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20130530/NEWS01/305300004/Massive-fire-hits-Pump-House-Ministries

Quote: "A fire that ignited early today at Pump House Ministries destroyed a warehouse which stored books and items for the ministry’s book and thrift stores."

Note: Books are made of paper and cardboard, flammable absorbent materials, and all such materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting, including wood, paper, cardboard, mulch, hay, straw, clothing, cotton, wool, dried brush, etc.

2013-05-29 - Two street lamps burst into flame on Nantwich Road in Chorley near Nantwich (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fire-involving-lamp-posts-in-chorley-near-nantwich

2013-05-29 - Basement fire spreads, rips through apartment complex in coastal Curtis Bay (Maryland), 1 killed, 6 injured:
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/05/30/one-dead-several-hurt-in-curtis-bay-fire/

2013-05-29 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at Suncoast Estates in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.news-press.com/article/20130529/NEWS0111/130529026/1002/

2013-05-29 - Deadly fire rips through home in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), 1 killed:
http://www.wtsp.com/rss/article/318863/8/Deadly-fire-overnight-in-St-Petersburg

2013-05-29 - Vacant home burns in the City of Orange (Texas):
http://therecordlive.com/2013/05/29/orange-fd-responds-house-fire/

2013-05-29 - Vacant house burns in Ottawa (Canada):
http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/05/30/fire-causes-heavy-damage-to-vacant-downtown-home
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Vacant+house+catches+fire+Centretown/8452577/story.html

2013-05-29 - Vacant home burns in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):
http://fox6now.com/2013/05/29/crews-battle-small-fire-in-vacant-building-near-9th-w-clarke/

2013-05-28 - Car explodes and burns at 3:30 AM in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 killed:
http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/may/28/vehicle-fire-investigation/
http://www.kptv.com/story/22438075/man-found-dead-in-car-after-explosion-in-vancouver

Quote: "Darek Whiteaker, 47, was pulling out of his driveway in the 9100 block of Northeast 54th Street just before 3:30 a.m. on his way to a job as a truck driver when he heard an explosion."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-28 - Car explodes and burns while parked in driveway at home in South Charleston (West Virginia):
http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/130529_16404.shtml

Quote: "Investigators on scene believe something inside the car caused the explosion and fire. They're just not sure what it was."

2013-05-28 - Sawmill burns to the ground at Jackson Pallet Company in Vinton County (Ohio):
http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Investigators-Looking-for-Information-in-Vinton-County-Sawmill-Fire-209390211.html

Note: And another devastating pallet-related fire. Pallets are made of wood and all flammable absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting, including wood, paper, cardboard, dried brush, mulch, hay, straw, clothes, cotton, wool, etc. Pallets are also held together with nails or screws, which rust, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel. Finally, pallets are often stored outside, fully exposed to whatever hydrogen sulfide or methane may blow by in the atmosphere. As a consequence there have been a great many fires this past year or so that have involved pallets or pallet companies...

2013-05-28 - Massive fire destroys building in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan, grocery store, apartments and laundromat destroyed:
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/05/28/huge-fire-raised-to-fourth-alarm-in-stone-park/

2013-05-28 - Huge fire rips through chipboard plant in Hexham (Britain):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-22677719
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/huge-fire-egger-plant-factory-4019799

2013-05-28 - Electrical substation catches fire and explodes near Spearman (Texas), Spearman and Gruver lose power:
http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=902974

2013-05-28 - Transformer bursts into flame at 3 AM at power plant in coastal San Lorenzo in the Philippine Islands:
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/05/28/13/fire-hits-transformer-san-lorenzo-power-plant

2013-05-28 - Electrical fire breaks out in basement of home in Jersey City (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2013/05/electrical_fire_in_jersey_city.html

Note: Jersey City is surrounded by bodies of water. There've been a number of major fires there over the last year or so. In fact, a basement fire broke out in City Hall there late last year, as mentioned in the 2012-11-03 update. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and it is a heavier-than-air gas that will tend to accumulate in low-lying areas like basements...

2013-05-28 - Electrical fire erupts at hospital building on Lake Pointe Parkway in Sugar Land (Texas):
http://www.khou.com/news/local/St-Lukes-Sugar-Land-Hospital-temporarily-evacuated-after-electrical-fire--209239851.html

2013-05-28 - Electrical fire breaks out in basement at Patton Towers high-rise in Chattanooga (Tennessee), 200+ displaced:
http://www.wbir.com/rss/article/276013/2/Over-200-residents-of-assisted-living-center-relocated-after-fire
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/22444262/patton-towers-evacuated-after-fire-displacing-residents
http://www.wdef.com/news/story/Fire-Forces-Evacuation-of-241-Patten-Tower/kX6Mw52pkkWl_At2zeezsA.cspx

2013-05-28 - Huge mulch fire rages in Phoenix (Arizona), nearby high school cancels classes:
http://www.kpho.com/story/22443087/mulch-fire-still-burning-nearby-school-cancels-classes
http://www.kpho.com/story/22443087/fd-crews-battle-large-mulch-fire-tuesday-night
http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20130528phoenix-mulch-fire-abrk.html

2013-05-28 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in coastal San Jose (California), smoke in the cockpit:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20130529-39406-USA
http://www.mercurynews.com/traffic/ci_23340670/san-jose-plane-returns-airport-after-reports-smoke

Quote: "A US Airways flight bound for Phoenix had to turn back and land shortly after leaving Mineta San Jose airport Tuesday afternoon after crew members saw smoke in the cockpit..."

2013-05-28 - School bus bursts into flame on C Street in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):
http://www.cbs2iowa.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/school-bus-catches-fire-16636.shtml

2013-05-28 - Tour bus bursts into flame on the New Jersey Turnpike near Cranberry (New Jersey):
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/28/tour-bus-catches-fire-on-new-jersey-turnpike/

2013-05-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-78 near Upper Macungie (Pennsylvania):
http://uppermacungie.patch.com/articles/truck-fire-shut-i-78-tuesday-police-say
http://uppermacungie.patch.com/articles/tractor-trailer-fire-shuts-down-i-78-in-upper-macungie-area

2013-05-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway roundabout in coastal Bluffton (South Carolina):
http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/05/28/2519762/tractor-trailer-fire-slows-traffic.html

2013-05-28 - Two RVs burst into flame at 1:41 AM near coastal Myrtle Beach (Florida):
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/05/29/3510346/horry-county-firefighters-battle.html

2013-05-28 - RV bursts into flame in Franklinville (New Jersey):
http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20130529/NEWS01/305290024

2013-05-28 - Van bursts into flame on busy road in Barrow (Britain):
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow-road-reopened-after-van-fire-1.1058510
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/barrow-road-closed-after-van-fire-1.1058510

2013-05-28 - Van bursts into flame at gas station in Concord (North Carolina):
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/independent_tribune/news/article_e643b1a2-c7da-11e2-bf89-001a4bcf6878.html

2013-05-28 - Van bursts into flame on St George's Way in Leicester (Britain):
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Van-St-George-s-Way-Leicester-causes-rush-hour/story-19113186-detail/story.html
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Rush-hour-queues-van/story-19122226-detail/story.html

2013-05-28 - Multiple cars destroyed by fire at workshop in Newmarket (Britain):
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/Cars-go-up-in-flames-at-workshop-fire-20130529084902.htm

2013-05-28 - Car bursts into flame inside auto shop, fire spreads, auto shop destroyed, in Columbus (Georgia):
http://www.wsfa.com/story/22440302/large-fire-destroys-columbus-car-shop

2013-05-28 - Car bursts into flame at 4:55 AM while parked at home in Ypsilanti Township (Michigan):
http://annarbor.com/news/ypsilanti/deputies-investigating-suspicious-fire-that-destroyed-dodge-stratus/

2013-05-28 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 880 in coastal Oakland (California):
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/car-fire-slows-southbound-880-commute/nX44r/

2013-05-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Montreal (Canada):
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/fire-damages-car-in-cote-saint-luc-1.1299859
http://www.theloop.ca/news/ctvnews/local/quebec/article/-/a/2441678/Fire-damages-car-in-CDN-NDG

2013-05-28 - Car bursts into flame in private car park in Naas (Ireland), fire spreads, damages nearby van too:
http://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/local/car-gutted-and-van-damaged-in-naas-car-park-fire-1-5141925

2013-05-28 - Moped bursts into flame on Church Lane in Newcastle Emlyn (Britain), near the River Teifi:
http://www.tivysideadvertiser.co.uk/news/10445407.Moped_fire/

2013-05-28 - Four cars and two mobile homes destroyed by fire near Point Reyes National Seashore (California):
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/05/29/cars-homes-destroyed-in-fire-near-point-reyes-national-seashore/

2013-05-28 - Boat, car and barn destroyed by fire near Fort Meade (Maryland), near the East Coast:
http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/5/28/barn_car_boat_destro.html
http://www.theledger.com/article/20130527/NEWS/130529518

2013-05-28 - Several tractors and barn destroyed by fire in Coral (Michigan), near Cowden Lake:
http://thedailynews.cc/2013/05/29/pole-barn-farm-equipment-destroyed-in-maple-valley-township-fire/

Quote: "...they discovered a fully involved barn fire just south of Cowden Lake."

2013-05-28 - Twelve-foot tall tire bursts into flame on gigantic 240-ton truck at business in Hibbing (Minnesota), 1 lightly injured:
http://www.hibbingmn.com/news/local/article_50c3ec5e-c7f9-11e2-a407-0019bb2963f4.html
http://www.fox21online.com/news/article/truck-fire-injures-mine-employee
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/268481/group/Business/

Quote: "A 240-ton taconite haul truck at Hibbing Taconite was severely damaged Tuesday morning when a fire ignited on one of its 12-foot tires."

Quote: "The Hibbing Fire Department was contacted at 10:45 a.m. Because of the high fuel load on such trucks and the possibility of the tire exploding, Cliffs and fire crews stayed up to a half-mile away from the truck and let the tire burn..."

Note: They should make one of these a Super Monster Truck for Monster Truck events. Nothing could touch one of these things! It probably gets like 0.1 MPG. Too bad there are no pics...

2013-05-28 - Barn damaged by fire in Batacia (New York):
http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/barn-fire-reported-state-street-road-batavia/37667

2013-05-28 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Mississauga (Canada), near Lake Ontario:
http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/3240326-blaze-breaks-out-in-fire-truck/

2013-05-28 - Three recycling bins burst into flame between 5 AM and 6 AM in the last 5 days in coastal Portland (Maine):
http://www.portlanddailysun.me/index.php/newsx/local-news/9445-authorities-investigating-series-of-fires-at-bayside-recycling-hub

Quote: "The fires were reported at 5:56 a.m. on Friday, May 24; at 5:46 a.m. on Saturday; and at 5:34 a.m. on Tuesday."

Note: Hard to blame this on an arsonist. For one thing, nobody cares if trash burns; there's no motive. And these wouldn't be spectacular fires either, just trash burning inside a bin. Also, no arsonist would be so predictable with timing in event after event. For these reasons, they haven't even tried to portray these particular fires as arson, but they also offer no explanation. That's probably because there really is only one explanation: the trash is spontaneously combusting. But why THIS year, and not before? That's because the hydrogen sulfide coming from the oceans hadn't reached high enough levels to cause things like this before recent times...

2013-05-28 - Dumpster bursts into flame at Lakeside Villa Apartments in San Antonio (Texas), fire spreads to cars, homes:
http://www.ksat.com/news/fire-that-spread-from-dumpster-to-cars-homes-ruled-accidental/-/478452/20332584/-/11v28t6z/-/index.html

2013-05-28 - Garden furniture bursts into flame at home on Manor Drive in Great Gonerby (Britain):
http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/local/grantham-fire-crew-tackle-garden-furniture-blaze-1-5135652

Note: Huh, hadn't even considered that. But like pallets and porches and decks, outdoor furniture is vulnerable too. Guess I was never rich enough to have indoor AND outdoor furniture, so it didn't even occur to me 'til now. If it's wood, you're safest if you coat it with sealant and/or paint it with a thick coat of glossy exterior paint, and it's probably not safe to have any kind of flammable absorbent cushions on it either...

2013-05-28 - Swimming pool cover bursts into flame at school in Murrow (Britain):
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/news/fire-crews-tackle-school-swimming-pool-cover-blaze-1-5136445

2013-05-28 - Tires burst into flame on Tanhouse Lane in Widnes (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/small-quantity-of-tyres-on-fire-in-widnes

2013-05-28 - Restaurant damaged by fire at 4 AM in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):
http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/gulf-coast/early-tuesday-fire-damages-gulfport-eatery/-/12537462/20326744/-/o5c01xz/-/index.html

2013-05-28 - Roof bursts into flame at the Alexandra Hotel in coastal Llandudno (Britain), hotel evacuated:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-22678949

Note: Seen many roof fires now. What do places like this put on roofs? Satellite dishes and air-circulation systems, so there's going to be some electrified copper wiring up there. A little hydrogen sulfide blows up over the building, finds that wiring, some sparking and sizzling ensues, and you have a fire...

2013-05-28 - Mortuary/crematorium destroyed by fire at 1:22 AM in Longmont (Colorado):
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/fire-breaks-out-at-longmont-mortuary-and-crematorium-early-tuesday-morning

2013-05-28 - Art gallery erupts in flame in St Ives, Cornwall (Britain):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-22680475

2013-05-28 - Explosion and small fire hit avionics business in Albuquerque (New Mexico):
http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/no-injuries-reported-after-explosion-small-fire-at-aspen-avionics/-/9153728/20334568/-/9s6x12/-/index.html

2013-05-28 - Clothes burst into flame at 3:49 AM outside apartment building in Williamsport (Pennsylvania):
http://www.herald-mail.com/news/local/hm-clothes-set-afire-outside-williamsport-apartment-building-20130528,0,1490413.story

2013-05-28 - Porch bursts into flame at duplex in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):
http://myfox8.com/2013/05/28/no-injuries-after-duplex-in-winston-salem-catches-fire/

Quote: "Fire officials said the blaze appears to have started in the outside porch area and spread to the roof and into two units."

2013-05-28 - Log cabin destroyed by fire in Cedar Hill (Missouri):
http://www.ksdk.com/rss/article/382543/3/Fire-destroys-log-cabin-home

Note: An entire house constructed out of a flammable absorbent material like wood? Probably not the best idea these days...

2013-05-28 - Campground trailer bursts into flame at 4:26 AM, fire spreads to 3 more trailers, in coastal Dennisport (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130528/NEWS11/130529747
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130529/NEWS/305290327/-1/

2013-05-28 - Basement fire erupts in North St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River, resident trapped, 1 injured:
http://www.ksdk.com/rss/article/382641/3/Basement-fire-extinguished-in-north-St-Louis-county

2013-05-28 - Two unoccupied adjacent homes burn near Deer Lake Resort (Washington), 1 destroyed, 1 heavily damaged:
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/fire-near-deer-lake-resort-burns-two-homes/-/101214/20337922/-/5c3krd/-/index.html

Note: One was for sale, one was a summer home...

2013-05-28 - Vacant ranch house destroyed by fire in rural Keokuk (Iowa):
http://www.dailygate.com/news/article_0eb6455e-d616-5c6d-ab41-4a936650e17a.html

Note: Check out the before and after pics. Nice $665k ranch house with a big old WOODEN DECK on the back. Now all that's left of it are the parts that weren't wood...

2013-05-28 - Vacant house burns in McKeesport (Pennsylvania), fire spreads to adjacent vacant house:
http://www.wtae.com/news/local/mckeesport-fire-under-investigation/-/9681086/20323980/-/svoaydz/-/index.html

Note: McKeesport is situated at the confluence of the Monongahela River and the Youghiogheny River...

2013-05-28 - Vacant home burns at 2 AM, second time in two months:
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/firefighters-investigate-second-fire-two-months-va/nX5rN/

2013-05-28 - Vacant house burns at 2:15 AM in Kansas City (Missouri), near the Kansas and Missouri rivers:
http://www.kmbc.com/news/kansas-city/fire-damages-vacant-home-at-67th-south-benton/-/11664182/20339134/-/c1pvc0z/-/index.html

2013-05-28 - Vacant home burns in Chicopee (Massachusetts):
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/fire_damages_vacant_school_str.html

2013-05-28 - Basement fire erupts at 2:30 AM at vacant house in Trenton (New Jersey), fire spreads to adjacent occupied home:
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/2-firefighters-hurt-while-battling-Trenton-blaze-4551631.php

Note: It's increasingly dangerous to live next to a vacant structure...

2013-05-28 - Vacant hotel partially destroyed by fire before 6:50 AM in Phoenix (Arizona):
http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20130528phoenix-fire-abandoned-motel-abrk.html

2013-05-28 - Vacant apartment building destroyed by fire in Brooklyn (Illinois):
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Fire-consumes-vacant-apartment-building-in-the-Metro-East-209314321.html
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/382640/3/Apartment-fire-in-Brooklyn-leaves-structure-in-ruins

2013-05-28 - Vacant flour mill and several rail cars destroyed by fire in Liberal (Kansas):
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/bb91b594d4c44fbf840f2b05eb6f886b/KS--Liberal-Mill-Fire

2013-05-27 - Fire erupts on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship 'Grandeur of the Seas', cruise cancelled, ship stranded in the Bahamas:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20130527-39389-OTH
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2013/05/28/royal-caribbean-cruise-ship-fire/2364929/
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/world_news&id=9117654
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130527/wire/130529722
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/27/fire-breaks-out-royal-caribbean-cruise-ship-florid/

Quote: "...the lifeboats at muster stations were lowered and opened as passengers had to stand in place wearing life jackets for over four hours."

Quote: "Photos show fire damage extending across at least four decks."

Quote: "The fire is the latest in a series of serious incidents on cruise ships that have shaken the industry, and it comes just four months after a fire left a Carnival ship dead in the water in the Gulf of Mexico."

2013-05-27 - Wildfire rages about 15 miles north of coastal Santa Barbara (California), in Los Padres National Forest, thousands flee:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20130528-39397-USA
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-international/4000-Evacuations-as-Wildfire-Rages-in-California-209165481.html
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/28/18553913-southern-california-wildfire-prompts-evacuation-of-4000-people

Quote: "Firefighters are battling a 1,200 acre blaze in Santa Barbara County that prompted 4,000 evacuations from year-round and summer homes and campgrounds, officials said. The White Fire was burning to the east along the Santa Ynez river, backed by strong winds."

2013-05-27 - Transformer explodes in coastal Montecito (California), lights go out for 3500 customers:
http://www.noozhawk.com/article/blown_transformer_leaves_some_montecito_residents_in_dark/

Note: Montecito is very close to that wildfire raging in Los Padres National Forest...

2013-05-27 - Mobile home explodes and burns at 5 AM in Boulder (Colorado):
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/smoke-seen-near-bolder-boulder-start-line

Quote: "I heard a loud crash and explosion and the flames were suddenly shooting up about 30 or 50 feet in the air..."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-27 - Home explodes and burns in Rio Rancho (New Mexico):
http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/local/central/none-hurt-in-rio-rancho-home-explosion

2013-05-27 - Explosion hits fireworks factory in Bhitaria (India), 3 killed:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Three-persons-killed-in-cracker-explosion-in-UP/articleshow/20307080.cms

2013-05-27 - Landfill catches fire in Fountain (Colorado):
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Fire-At-Midway-Landfill-In-Fountain-209091401.html

2013-05-27 - Pallets and trailers burst into flame at recycling facility in Linthicum (Maryland):
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel-county/fire-crews-investigate-recycling-plant-blaze/-/10137088/20326644/-/1i832sz/-/index.html

2013-05-27 - Boat explodes off the coast near Edgewater (Maryland), 6 to 9 injured:
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/05/27/boat-explosion-injuries-5-adults-2-children-in-edgewater/
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/05/27/2-children-among-8-injured-in-edgewater-boat-explosion/
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/05/edgewater-boat-explosion-leaves-6-hurt-including-2-children-89303.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maryland-boat-explosion-injures-6-people-including-5-children/2013/05/27/722943a8-c6fa-11e2-9245-773c0123c027_story.html

2013-05-27 - Charter bus bursts into flame on I-287 in Far Hills (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/somerset/index.ssf/2013/05/charter_bus_catches_fire_on_i-.html

2013-05-27 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on Old Hall Road in Sale Moor (Britain):
http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/10446769.Double_decker_bus_catches_fire_in_Sale_Moor/

2013-05-27 - Semi bursts into flame on I-40 in Albuquerque (New Mexico):
http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/local/central/semi-catches-fire-on-i-40-westbound

2013-05-27 - Grain truck bursts into flame at farm in Nankin (Ohio):
http://www.times-gazette.com/local%20news/2013/05/28/fire-destroys-grain-truck-near-nankin-on-jenkins-farm

2013-05-27 - Tractor bursts into flame in Whitstone (Britain):
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Tractor-Whitstone/story-19103723-detail/story.html

2013-05-27 - Tractor bursts into flame near Mountain Home (Idaho):
http://ktlo.com/wire/newstue/03570_MH_firefighters_put_out_tractor_fire_124335.php

2013-05-27 - RV bursts into flame on I-76 near Barberton (Ohio):
http://www.barbertonherald.com/67232/1803/brrv-fire052713

2013-05-27 - Van bursts into flame on highway in Antalya (Turkey):
http://www.sunexpressnews.com/he-gets-on-a-van-burning-up-and-drives-and-moves-it/

2013-05-27 - Station wagon bursts into flame at home in St. Marys (Pennsylvania):
http://www.thecourierexpress.com/courierexpress/courierexpresslocal/1006110-349/car-damagedpheasants-perish-in-weekend-fires-in.html

Note: Also mentioned, a fire that destroyed two structures and killed 550 pheasants in Fox Township (Pennsylvania)...

2013-05-27 - Two cars destroyed by fire, others damaged, while parked in lot in Glenside (Pennsylvania):
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/27/police-in-montgomery-county-investigating-overnight-car-fires/
http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/the_intelligencer_news/police-suspect-vehicle-arson-in-fire-in-church-lot/article_42b66d29-4948-5884-ba8a-e2daf9e19b0f.html

2013-05-27 - Car bursts into flame in underground parking garage on Red River Street in Austin (Texas):
http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/car-catches-fire-in-underground-garage

2013-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on the Merritt Parkway in coastal Norwalk (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/car-fire-on-merritt-parkway
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Car-fire-closes-two-parkway-lanes-4552814.php

2013-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on Route 2A in Minute Man National Historical Park near Lincoln (Massachusetts):
http://www.lincolnsquirrel.com/firefighters-extinguish-car-fire-on-route-2a/

2013-05-27 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Wyckoff (New Jersey):
http://www.wyckofffire.com/news/fullstory/newsid/188177

2013-05-27 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 in Montgomery County (Ohio):
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/traffic/report-of-car-fire-slows-i-75-north-traffic/nX4nM/

2013-05-27 - Refrigerated semi-trailer bursts into flame on loading dock at business on West Marsh Road in Spalding (Britain):
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/fire-damages-fridge-trailer-unit-in-spalding-1-5137195

2013-05-27 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Marlborough (Massachusetts):
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/newsnow/x83400765/Small-Marlborough-fire-quickly-snuffed
http://www.wickedlocal.com/marlborough/news/x83400765/Small-Marlborough-fire-quickly-snuffed

2013-05-27 - Barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Lyndon (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:
http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20130527/SHE0101/305270167
http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/10-fire-departments-battle-blaze-in-Sheboygan-County-209087421.html

2013-05-27 - Barn destroyed by fire near Kawartha Lakes, Ontario (Canada):
http://www.mykawartha.com/news/news/article/1622439
http://www.northumberlandnews.com/news/article/1622439--crews-continue-to-battle-barn-fire-on-crowley-line-update

2013-05-27 - Barn destroyed by massive fire in Shiloh (Ohio):
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20130527/NEWS01/305270008/Massive-fire-destroys-Shiloh-barn

2013-05-27 - Grain mill bursts into flame in Buffalo (New York):
http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/buffalo/fire-boat-puts-out-grain-mill-blaze

Quote: "Fire trucks were unable to get to the blaze by land. Crews instead shot water toward the top of the grain mill using the fire boat."

Note: Seeing as it was a fire boat that put out the fire, this was obviously near a body of water. In fact, virtually all mills are near bodies of flowing water, to provide free energy for millwork. Having looked at hundreds of fires involving the word 'mill' in the last year or so, after looking, every single one has been by a creek, stream, river, etc...

2013-05-27 - Strip mall hit by huge blaze at 12:15 AM in Glendale (California), man leaps from second story to survive, 1 injured:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Huge-Fire-Erupts-in-Glendale-Strip-Mall-209042151.html

Note: Glendale is about 15 miles from Santa Monica Bay, which is where an underwater methane release occurred in March, as mentioned in the 2013-03-03 update...

2013-05-27 - Maintenance building destroyed by fire at Camp Matoaka (Maine):
http://www.wlbz2.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=245411

Note: You can see from the images that this place is right by the shore of some lake...

2013-05-27 - Massive blaze destroys carpet store in Burbank (California):
http://www.dailynews.com/portal/news/ci_23331606/burbank-firefighters-battling-blaze-inside-carpet-store-glenoaks

Quote: "...the fire appeared to have started in an alley just outside the building."

Note: Dumpster in that alley? Filled with packaging and pieces of cut-up carpet? If so, that'd be where I'd guess this fire began. Carpet is another flammable absorbent material, like clothes for floors...

2013-05-27 - Hotel catches fire on Ocean Boulevard in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), hotel evacuated:
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/05/27/3507337/fire-breaks-out-at-north-myrtle.html

2013-05-27 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads to two trailers, in Madison Township (Ohio):
http://news-herald.com/articles/2013/05/28/news/doc51a4c86157d83388914668.txt

Quote: "While a cause has not yet been determined, Lutz said the fire began in the porch area."

2013-05-27 - Porch bursts into flame at 4 AM, fire spreads to home, in Johnson City (New York):
http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/666458/fire-damages-lusk-street-home-in-johnson-city/

Quote: "The area of origin looks to be the front porch area..."

2013-05-27 - Back porch bursts into flame at home in coastal Bradenton (Florida):
http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/one-hospitalized-after-bradenton-house-fire-b82496843z1

Quote: "The fire was contained to a back porch with damage estimated at $10,000..."

2013-05-27 - Deck bursts into flame at townhouse, fire spreads, 4 townhouses destroyed, in Elkridge (Maryland):
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/05/28/2-alarm-fire-damagestownhomes-in-howard-co/

Quote: "...firefighters believe the fire may have originated either on the back deck or from the kitchen of the main fire structure."

Note: Wood porches and decks have all the vulnerabilities of pallets, and then some. First, wood is an absorbent flammable material and all such materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. That includes wood, paper, cardboard, generic trash, dried brush, mulch, hay, straw, clothing, cotton, wool, etc. Secondly, porches and decks are generally held together with steel nails and screws, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel; sparking and fire can occur with no additional ignition source. Finally, hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and many homes have exterior electric lights or doorbells in the porch area. Over time the wood will absorb one or both gases, then eventually fire is going to break out. You're safer if you use that plasticky 'recycled wood' stuff since it's not nearly as absorbent as standard wood. If you have wood then you're safer if the wood is treated with a sealant or coated with a thick glaze of glossy exterior paint, or both. Got friends or family with wood porches or decks? Might wanna give them a heads-up...

2013-05-27 - Pallets and wood shed erupt in flame in coastal Lahaina on the island of Maui (Hawaii):
http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/573104.html

Quote: "The structure and a large pile of wooden pallets next to it were fully involved when firefighters arrived."

Note: I'd bet this fire started in those pallets...

2013-05-27 - Garage burns and explodes at home in Gresham (Oregon), 2 injured:
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Two-injured-in-garage-fire-explosion-in-Gresham-209113191.html

2013-05-27 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Covington Creek subdivision of coastal Jacksonville (Florida), started in garage:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/315067/3/300000-home-suffers-major-fire-damage

Note: Story doesn't mention if there were or weren't any vehicles in that garage...

2013-05-27 - Home damaged by fire at 3 AM in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.local10.com/news/miami-house-fire-causes-smoke-damage/-/1717324/20313746/-/aytweqz/-/index.html

2013-05-27 - Home damaged by fire at 4 AM in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/fire-strikes-bridgeport-home-read-street

2013-05-27 - In separate incidents, vacant duplex burns and trash chute bursts into flame, in Bridgeport (New York):
http://hudsonvalley.news12.com/news/tri-state/bridgeport-firefighters-probe-2-early-morning-fires-1.5347114

Quote: "The first one started at around 2 a.m. at the Fireside Apartments on Highland Avenue. The fire began inside a trash compactor chute, and no one was hurt. The second fire happened at vacant multi-family home on Road Street at around 2:40 a.m."

2013-05-27 - Vacant school destroyed by fire in Taunton (Massachusetts):
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/27/taunton-fire-battles-3-alarm-fire-at-old-school/
http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/05/27/fire-destroys-abandoned-school-building-taunton/OfuNjhCBOcHBChTEDhX5PL/story.html

2013-05-27 - Two vacant homes burn at around midnight within a block of each other in Robstown (Texas):
http://www.kristv.com/news/arson-suspected-after-two-vacant-houses-catch-fire-in-robstown/

Quote: "When fire crews arrived, the first house was completely engulfed by the blaze. They say as they were setting up to fight the fire, a house about a block away caught fire as well."

2013-05-27 - Vacant house bursts into flame at junkyard, fire spreads to junk cars, in coastal Palm River (Florida):
http://tbo.com/news/structure-fire-reported-in-tampa-near-us--b82496760z1
http://www.wtsp.com/rss/article/318682/8/2-alarm-fire-in-Tampa-junk-yard

2013-05-27 - Vacant garden center burns in Libertyville (Illinois), near Lake Michigan:
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130527/news/705279879/

2013-05-26 - Home expodes and burns in Fort Worth (Texas):
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/tarrant/Mystery-explosion-damages-Fort-Worth-home-209015191.html
http://www.firehouse.com/news/10949670/woman-dogs-escape-texas-house-explosion
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Woman-3-Dogs-Survive-Fort-Worth-House-Explosion-209013341.html

Quote: "Homeowner Paige Pauley told News 8 she smelled what she thought was sewer gas overnight. She called a plumber, but before he got there, she turned on the hot water faucet and there was a blast."

Quote: "Pauley said first noticed an odd smell late Saturday. 'I thought my sewer line had popped,' Pauley said Sunday afternoon in a telephone interview. 'It smelled like sewer gas so I just moved to the other end of the house.' Pauley said the smell wasn't bad on Sunday morning."

Note: One of the more common names for hydrogen sulfide is 'sewer gas'. So, three possible sources for the gas here: 1) it came into her home via the sewers; 2) it's a water-soluble gas and it came in through the water supply then evaporated out; 3) it came in via the atmosphere and was sucked in via her central AC system. It's a heavier-than-air gas, so however it got into this house, it would tend to flow to the basement and accumulate there, and that's where water heaters are located. So it accumulated in the basement between Saturday and Sunday and when she turned on her hot water, the water heater flame activated (beyond pilot light status), and that ignited the gas, and BOOM, explosion and fire. The lady and the dogs in this story are lucky to even be alive...

2013-05-26 - Man, 30, found on fire in garden at home in Bishop Auckland (Britain):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wear-22679671

2013-05-26 - Home explodes and burns in Saskatoon (Canada), 2 injured:
http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/two-escape-after-explosion-rips-through-house-1.1298166
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/story/2013/05/27/saskatoon-explosion-130527.html
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/House+explosion+shakes+Saskatoon+neighbourhood/8439420/story.html

2013-05-26 - Explosions then fire at auto salvage yard in East Bundaberg (Australia):
http://www.news-mail.com.au/news/explosions-before-before-fire-at-auto-wreckers-yar/1882548/

Quote: "The man who reported a huge fire in a car wrecker's yard in East Bundaberg says he heard two explosions about 30 seconds apart before it started."

Quote: "Fires don't just start on their own in the back of a car yard."

Note: Correction, fires didn't USED to start on their own in the back of a car yard. Now they do. I guess this man hasn't noticed that events like this are kinda common these days. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel of which there's gonna be plenty at places like this...

2013-05-26 - Explosion hits major gas pipeline in Jiangxi (China), gas supplies to southern China halted, 2 injured:
http://news.yahoo.com/pipeline-explosion-halts-gas-supplies-southern-china-xinhua-055034421.html
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8258384.html
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-05/26/content_16533193.htm

Quote: "Energy released from the explosion knocked over people hundreds of meters away..."

2013-05-26 - Explosion destroys street stalls in Ramkhamhaeng in coastal Bangkok (Thailand), 6 injured:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/351918/six-hurt-in-ramkhamhaeng-explosion

Note: Looks like they were clothing stalls. All absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. That includes wood, cardboard, paper, hay, straw, clothing, cotton, wool, mulch, generic trash, etc. So over time, clothing stalls like this will absorb one or both gases into clothing, until fire or explosion ensues. These were outside stalls, fully exposed to any hydrogen sulfide or methane blowing through in the atmosphere, and Bangkok is right on the coast...

2013-05-26 - Blaze breaks out at recycling plant in Memphis (Tennessee):
http://memphis.cityandpress.com/node/6311578

Quote: "Piles of paper and palettes caught fire outside a Memphis recycling plant Sunday afternoon..."

Note: I'm pretty sure they mean 'pallets' there, not 'palettes'...

2013-05-26 - Brazilian military transport plane bursts into flame during takeoff in coastal Port-au-Prince (Haiti):
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/26/3418000/plane-veers-off-runway-in-haiti.html

Quote: "Police in Haiti say a Brazilian military plane veered onto the grass next to a runway of the capital's airport after one engine caught fire as the aircraft attempted to take off. There were no injuries. Airport police spokesman Max Justin says the fire erupted as the airplane was speeding down the runway Sunday and the craft ran into the grass. Fire crews put out the blaze. There were burn marks visible on the plane, and its front landing-gear had snapped off. Justin says none of the 121 U.N. peacekeepers aboard the plane were injured."

2013-05-26 - Boat bursts into flame on the Northeast River south of North East (Maryland):
http://www.cecildaily.com/news/local_news/article_f7e935bc-c636-11e2-9fce-0019bb2963f4.html

Note: An RV recently burst into flame while parked on Theodore Road near North East too, as mentioned in the 2013-05-19 update...

2013-05-26 - Duck boat bursts into flame on the Charles River in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):
http://www.bostonstar.com/index.php/sid/214786986/scat/7ec3e5693f22907e
http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/small-fire-breaks-out-on-boston-duck-boat-in-charles-river/-/11971628/20310938/-/eethqsz/-/index.html

2013-05-26 - Boat catches fire at 1 AM while being towed on I-190 in Niagara Falls (New York):
http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/215815/37/Sunday-Night-Boat-Fire-Halts-Traffic-On-190
http://www.wgrz.com/news/national/article/215815/2/Sunday-Night-Boat-Fire-Halts-Traffic-On-190

2013-05-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-12 near St. Tammany (Louisiana):
http://www.northshorenews.info/past-news/item/947-vehicle-fire-reaponsibe-for-i12-closure

2013-05-26 - Truck and forklift destroyed by fire at business in coastal Belfast (Ireland):
http://www.manchesterwired.co.uk/news.php/1486339-Lorry-and-forklift-truck-destroyed-in-Belfast-fire

2013-05-26 - Deli delivery truck bursts into flame while parked at gas station in Tyler (Texas), fire spreads to semi trailer:
http://www.kltv.com/story/22427408/deli-delivery-truck-catches-fire-in-gas-station-parking-lot
http://www.ketknbc.com/news/truck-goes-up-in-flames-near-tyler-gas-station
http://www.ktbb.com/post/?p=259976

2013-05-26 - RV bursts into flame while parked at grocery store in Scottsdale (Arizona):
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northeast_valley/scottsdale/couples-motor-home-rv-erupts-in-flames-no-injuries
http://www.phoenixherald.com/index.php/sid/214780640/scat/caf48823f1822eb3

Quote: "A couple's travel plans were put on hold Sunday morning after their motor home became engulfed in flames Sunday morning."

Note: Sounds like this may have happened on Sunday morning...

2013-05-26 - RV bursts into flame in Peterborough (Britain):
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/news/fire-service-probes-peterborough-caravan-blaze-1-5134201

2013-05-26 - Van and two cars burst into flame at 3:04 AM on Commercial Road in Keyworth (Britain):
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/cars-van-damaged-Keyworth/story-19095600-detail/story.html

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-26 - Van explodes into flame while parked at shopping center in coastal Arcata (California):
http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2013/may/26/van-arcata-catches-fire/

Quote: "...she stopped to buy tofu sticks when she 'saw a Van explode on the Arcata Plaza.'"

2013-05-26 - Van bursts into flame on Warrens Lane in Ellough, near Beccles (Britain):
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/ellough_crews_tackle_van_fire_near_beccles_1_2210897
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/ellough_crews_tackle_van_fire_near_beccles_1_2210897

2013-05-26 - Minivan bursts into flame on the 405 Freeway in coastal Los Angeles (California):
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/05/26/vehicle-fire-on-405-freeway-snarls-traffic/

2013-05-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-10 in San Antonio (Texas):
http://www.kens5.com/younews/209013221.html

2013-05-26 - In separate incidents, 6 cars burst into flame in coastal Perth (Australia):
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/arson-spree-destroys-six-cars-in-scarborough-karrinyup/story-fnhocxo3-1226651153253
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/suspicious-fires-destroy-five-cars-20130527-2n6dp.html

Quote: "Karrinyup man Riley Gleeson, 20, was among the car owners affected. His 2002 Holden VU ute was gutted between 1.30am and 2am outside his home on Burroughs Road. He only bought it on Tuesday and had not yet got it insured."

Note: Five of the six fires occurred between 12:45 AM and 2:30 AM...

2013-05-26 - Car bursts into flame in underground car park at 2:45 AM in coastal Cronulla (Australia), apartment block evacuated:
http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1529109/residents-evacuated-from-blaze-in-cronulla-underground-car-park/

Quote: "A Fire and Rescue NSW spokeswoman said a car was destroyed by fire and six others were damaged by heat."

2013-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on High Street in Maxey (Britain), near Market Deeping:
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/news/fire-crews-tackle-car-blaze-in-maxey-1-5133789

2013-05-26 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 near Brighouse (Britain):
http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/calderdale/car-catches-fire-on-m62-1-5712664

2013-05-26 - Car bursts into flame in driveway in Tavistock (Britain), near the River Tavy, 1 lightly injured:
http://www.tavistockpeople.co.uk/Elderly-man-injured-car-Tavistock/story-19103358-detail/story.html
http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/Elderly-man-burnt-car/story-19102635-detail/story.html

2013-05-26 - Car bursts into flame at 2:33 AM in coastal Gorseinon (Britain):
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Car-Gorseinon/story-19102738-detail/story.html

2013-05-26 - Car bursts into flame in valet area at Dolphin Mall in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21010732554880/car-catches-fire-at-dolphin-mall/

2013-05-26 - Car bursts into flame at around 4 AM while parked on street in Bolton (Britain):
http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/10444720.Arson_probe_launched_after_car_blaze/

2013-05-26 - In separate incidents, within 24 hours, scooter and motorcycle burst into flame on Lynch Hill Lane in Britwell (Britain):
http://www.sloughexpress.co.uk/News/All-Areas/Britwell/Firefighters-put-out-second-motorcycle-fire-in-24-hours-26052013.htm

2013-05-26 - Trailer bursts into flame while being towed by RV near Vernon (Utah):
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=25349102&nid=148&title=family-loses-6-recreational-vehicles-in-trailer-fire

Quote: "The trailer was fully engulfed by the time fire officials arrived, Nye said. The trailer and its contents were a complete loss, including one side-by-side utility vehicle, two ATVs, and three motorcycles, plus all the required riding gear."

2013-05-26 - Semi and garage damaged by fire in Ravenswood (West Virginia), near the Ohio River:
http://www.wowktv.com/story/22426356/crews-fight

2013-05-26 - Around 200 tires burst into flame in Wolverhampton (Britain), black smoke fills the sky:
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/emergency-services/2013/05/24/black-smoke-fills-sky-in-large-wolverhampton-tyre-fire/

2013-05-26 - Vehicle and garage destroyed by fire on Oakridge Bay in St. Vital (Canada):
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/south-st-vital-fire-destroys-vehicle-garage-1.1298260

2013-05-26 - Several vehicles and barn destroyed by fire in Hamby (Texas):
http://bigcountryhomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=597502

2013-05-26 - Barn damaged by fire in Lowell (Arkansas):
http://5newsonline.com/2013/05/26/chicken-farm-barn-sustains-fire-damage/
http://www.4029tv.com/news/arkansas/northwest/crews-fight-fire-at-lowell-chicken-farm/-/8897460/20312052/-/103lr0lz/-/index.html

2013-05-26 - Barn damaged by fire in Whitley County (Indiana):
http://www.wane.com/dpp/news/indiana/whitley-county-barn-fire

2013-05-26 - Woman's dress touches heater, bursts into flame, in Salisbury (Maryland), 1 critically injured:
http://www.wtop.com/41/3337761/Car-wash-cashier-burned-when-dress-catches-fire

2013-05-26 - Dumpster bursts into flame at business in coastal Santa Cruz (California), fire scorches business too:
http://santacruz.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/dumpster-fire-doused-in-santa-cruz

Quote: "When firefighters arrived at the scene, shortly after 3 p.m., they found recycling containers and cardboard burning inside the dumpster behind the one-story building."

Note: All flammable absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting, including wood, paper, cardboard, generic trash, mulch, dried brush, clothing, wool, cotton, etc. Also, open-top dumpsters will act as large bowls and they will tend to help capture hydrogen sulfide and prevent it from being blown onward by winds, allowing it to more readily absorb into whatever's in the dumpster...

2013-05-26 - Major scrubland fire erupts in Slamannan (Scotland):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-22667518

2013-05-26 - Fire breaks out at landfill in Box Elder County (Utah):
http://www.tremontonleader.com/?p=27730

2013-05-26 - Transformer blows at airport in coastal San Diego (California), half of terminal goes dark for 9 hours:
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/national-international/Power-Out-San-Diego-Airport-208973051.html

2013-05-26 - Electrical breaker box bursts into flame at furniture store in Beavercreek (Ohio):
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/breaking-news/breaker-box-fire-evacuates-valu-city-employees/nX38Q/

2013-05-26 - Gas canister explodes at beach hut in coastal Bournemouth (Britain), 2 injured:
http://www.thisisdorset.net/news/tidnews/10444998.Two_people_hurt_as_gas_canister_explodes_at_beach_hut/

2013-05-26 - Fire breaks out in grain elevator at Feed Mix Mill in Springville (New York):
http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/Grain-Elevator-Fire-209017401.html

2013-05-26 - Maintenance facility and storage building destroyed by fire after midnight at campground in Lancaster (New Hampshire):
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/fire-destroys-lancaster-storage-building/-/9857858/20307682/-/4l214yz/-/index.html

Note: Lancaster is located right on the Connecticut River...

2013-05-26 - Unattached garage bursts into flame in Two Rivers (Wisconsin):
http://www.htrnews.com/article/20130526/MAN0101/305270100

2013-05-26 - Eight row homes damaged or destroyed by blaze at 3 AM in Allentown (Pennsylvania):
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/26/three-alarm-fire-rips-through-several-row-homes-in-allentown/
http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/22428733/3-alarm-fire-destroys-at-least-seven-homes

Quote: "Witnesses say they heard 'popping' sounds just before 3 a.m. Sunday."

Note: There are those popping sounds again, heard before many fires in the past year or so. That's probably hydrogen sulfide and/or methane finding an ignition source and igniting. The ignition source need not be a flame or heat if hydrogen sulfide is involved either: it could be rusty iron/steel (like nails or rusted steel reinforcement brackets on porches), electrified copper (outdoor lights and light switches), or a variety of chemicals...

2013-05-26 - Apartment complex catches fire at 3:07 AM in Mill Valley (California), 103 people evacuated:
http://www.marinij.com/millvalley/ci_23327630/fire-at-apartment-complex-mill-valley-results-evacuation

2013-05-26 - Massive blaze rips through apartment complex in Atlanta (Georgia), 35 units destroyed, 4 injured:
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/22425118/buckhead-fire-injures-4-including-2-firefighters

2013-05-26 - Duplex destroyed by fire in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):
http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/milwaukee/no-injuries-reported-in-fire-near-22nd-pierce/-/10148890/20311200/-/7xwoc2z/-/index.html

Quote: "Officials said they believe the fire started on or near a back porch, but they didn’t know what caused it."

2013-05-26 - Home destroyed by fire on the east shore of Upper St. Croix Lake near Solon Springs (Wisconsin):
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/268307/

2013-05-26 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:36 AM in Cedar Rapids (Iowa), 2 injured, dog killed:
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/viewart/20130526/NEWS/130526001/2-injured-dog-dies-Cedar-Rapids-house-fire

2013-05-26 - Home damaged by fire in Oxted (Britain), blamed on sunlight reflecting off mirror:
http://www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/Sun-causes-Oxted-bedroom-blaze/story-19088996-detail/story.html

2013-05-26 - Vacant house burns at 2 AM in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):
http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Fire-Department-responds-to-suspicious-fire-208991481.html

2013-05-26 - Vacant home burns at 3:56 AM in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania):
http://republicanherald.com/news/fire-damages-shenandoah-home-sunday-morning-1.1496139

Quote: "'The source of ignition is undetermined; however, it appears that it started outside the property with some trash,' Examitis said. 'There were two garbage cans there. One didn't light up and is still there, but there was one next to it and it's gone. We know it started with the trash but we can't determine the source of the ignition itself. It was a trash fire that spread to the building.'"

Note: It's probably not a good idea to keep any vehicles, lawn mowers, trash, pallets, dried brush or dead trees near your home...

2013-05-26 - Vacant 2-family home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Buffalo (New York), fire spreads to small building nearby:
http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/local/fire-destroys-2-family-home-on-buffalos-east-side

2013-05-26 - Vacant building burns in downtown Kitchener (Canada):
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/officials-investigate-a-suspicious-fire-in-downtown-kitchener-1.1297574

2013-05-25 - Large blaze erupts at recycling facility in Darlington (Britain), 10 miles from the coast:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-22672795
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10444576.Fire_crews_tackle_blaze_at_Darlington_recycling_site/
http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/10444576.Fire_crews_tackle_blaze_at_Darlington_recycling_site/

Quote: "More than 40 firefighters tackled a blaze involving 5,000 tonnes of rubbish at a Darlington recycling plant. Crews from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue were called to Albert Hill Industrial Estate, at about 19:00 BST on Saturday. At the height of the blaze, water was pumped from the River Skerne and smoke could be seen for miles around."

2013-05-25 - Inferno tears through paper mill in Jegurupadu (India), fire spreads, four homes destroyed:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/fire-ravages-paper-and-ginning-mills/article4750905.ece

Quote: "The heat generated from the burning material spread up to half kilometre in the village."

Quote: "'We left our houses as huge flames started engulfing not only the factory, but also our houses which are adjacent to compound wall of the paper mill,' said Lakshmi, one of the residents, whose house was reduced to ashes in the accident."

2013-05-25 - 'Electrical fires' erupt in multiple buildings in Lahore (India), lotsa stuff destroyed:
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013/05/26/city/lahore/fire-guts-valuables-at-several-places/

Quote: "Fire erupted at several places in the city owing to short-circuiting on Saturday. According to reports, a shop situated at Mcload Road Fountain Chowk, three houses at Gulberg II, Samsani Khokker and Gaziabad Pakora Chowk respectively caught fire. In another report an auction house situated in the area of Multan Chungi also caught fire that affected nearby buildings."

2013-05-25 - Electrical fire takes out power to strip mall in Golden Gate (Florida), 5 miles from the Gulf Coast:
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/may/25/fire-knocks-out-power-at-golden-gate-strip-mall/

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper. From the pics, looks like this fire began at some electrified copper at an electrical panel. Florida is downwind of the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, which are surely pluming hydrogen sulfide now. There have been numerous mysterious deaths in this area as well...

2013-05-25 - Home explodes and burns in Carpentersville (Illinois), 1 injured:
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130525/news/705259777/

Note: Carpentersville lies on the downwind (Eastern) banks of the Fox River, and is right next to the Fox River Shores Forest Preserve...

2013-05-25 - Vacant garage explodes and burns in Columbus (Ohio):
http://www.nbc4i.com/story/22424776/neighbors-concerned-about-east-side-garage-explosion

Quote: "Upon arrival, firefighters found evidence that there had been an explosion in the vacant garage. The doors were unhinged, and there were signs of sparks and embers."

2013-05-25 - Barn explodes and burns in Newburgh (Maine), 30 pigs killed:
http://www.wabi.tv/news/40443/over-thirty-pigs-killed-in-newburgh-barn-fire
http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/national/northeast/2013/05/more_than_30_pigs_killed_in_maine_barn_fire

Quote: "The homeowner tells us he was in his kitchen when he heard the explosion in his barn that housed the pigs. He was able to save some of the animals, but at least thirty died in the blaze. He assumes heat lamps that help warm the piglets might have something to do with the explosion. This was the second fire on his property over the past year."

Note: The heat lamp probably did have something to do with it. Heat will ignite any accumulated hydrogen sulfide and/or methane. The copper wiring could do the same if hydrogen sulfide was involved. Over time, places like this will absorb one or both gases into absorbent materials like hay, straw, wood, etc. Then a spark or some heat may cause an explosion or fire or both, as in this case. And it sounds like this place may be topographically vulnerable, in a valley or near a stream or pond or something, so it's highly likely that there will be more fires here...

2013-05-25 - Raging inferno destroys 100 shops in Duhok (Iraq), near Lake Duhok:
http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2013/5/state7099.htm

Quote: "A massive fire erupted in one of Duhok's bazar (market) that resulted in burning more than 100 commercial shops."

2013-05-25 - Tour bus bursts into flame at midnight in Gadsden (Alabama):
http://www.singingnews.com/Southern-Gospel-News/11692938/

2013-05-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Cincinnati (Ohio):
http://nky.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20130525/NEWS01/305250067/
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130525/NEWS01/305250067/Semi-fire-has-one-75-lane-shut-down
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20130525/NEWS01/305250067/

Quote: "The driver was having difficulty breathing, and might go to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment."

2013-05-25 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Grey Summit (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2013/05/25/viewer-captures-tractor-trailer-fire-near-grey-summit/

2013-05-25 - Two flatbed trucks burst into flame at roads department facility in coastal Grangemouth (Britain):
http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-headlines/two-lorries-on-fire-in-grangemouth-1-2944828

2013-05-25 - Tractor bursts into flame on Clancy Road in Mannington Township (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2013/05/mannington_tractor_fire_tops_l.html

2013-05-25 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked inside shed at Merton Farm near Canterbury (Britain):
http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Tractor-destroyed-Merton-Farm-near-Canterbury/story-19095609-detail/story.html

2013-05-25 - Tractor bursts into flame at Bryier Hurst Farm, The Hollow, Mount Pleasant in Mow Cop (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/tractor-fire-in-mow-cop

2013-05-25 - RV bursts into flame on road near Spruce Siding, Manitoba (Canada), RV and tow vehicle both destroyed:
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-couple-miraculously-safe-after-rv-bursts-into-flames-1.1297168
http://globalnews.ca/news/589937/fire-torches-motorhome-car-in-tow/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/05/25/mb-rv-fire-highway-one.html

2013-05-25 - RV bursts into flame on Old Route 56 in Young Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.1160wccs.com/news/Channels/Story.aspx?ID=1969666

2013-05-25 - RV bursts into flame at RV park in Chewelah (Washington):
http://www.khq.com/story/22424276/rv-destroyed-by-fire-in-chewelah

2013-05-25 - Car bursts into flame on the Brooklyn Bridge in coastal New York City (New York):
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9116158

Note: There have been numerous vehicular fires on bridges. That's because bridges go over depressions and hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas that will tend to accumulate in low-lying areas, like whatever is below bridges, often bodies of water of some kind. One of the most horrifying recent examples was the limousine that burst into flame on the San Mateo Bridge in California that incinerated 5 women and burned others, as mentioned in the 2013-05-04 update...

2013-05-25 - Car found on fire in Madison (Wisconsin), near Lake Monona, driver, man, found seriously burned nearby:
http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/burn-victim-is-connected-to-car-fire-officials-say/article_5dd51614-296b-5a3e-90c6-4d9c2096bd7a.html
http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Man-suffers-burns-after-vehicle-fire--208986361.html
http://www.wkow.com/story/22425013/2013/05/26/man-taken-to-uw-hospital-after-car-fire

Quote: "'The metal was glowing cherry red,' Wirth said. 'It was a really hot fire.'"

2013-05-25 - Car bursts into flame on Waterfront Terrace in Weehawken (New Jersey), near the Hudson River:
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2013/05/firefighters_extinguish_car_fi.html

2013-05-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Tyrone (Pennsylvania), fire spreads, destroys mobile home too:
http://www.wtae.com/news/local/fayette/Car-Fire-Leads-to-Home-Fire-in-Fayette-County/-/10931844/20303168/-/lc262c/-/index.html

2013-05-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked at carpark on Bethnal Street in Brighouse (Britain):
http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/calderdale/fire-crews-put-out-car-fire-in-brighouse-1-5711518
http://www.brighouseecho.co.uk/community/fire-crews-put-out-car-fire-in-brighouse-1-5711518

2013-05-25 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Topeka (Kansas), 1 injured:
http://cjonline.com/news/2013-05-25/man-pumping-gas-burned-after-car-ignites

Quote: "Police Lt. Chuck Haggard said the driver told authorities he was pumping gas into a Prius when he heard a pop and then noticed the car had caught fire."

Quote: "Firefighters had the blaze out within minutes, he said, which mostly was confined to the vehicle’s trunk where the hybrid’s battery happens to be. Gray cautioned the cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known and that he didn’t know if the battery had anything to do with it."

Note: A little hydrogen sulfide may have made contact with electrified copper wiring in the trunk and started this fire. And there's that 'popping sound' again, heard right before many fires this past year or so...

2013-05-25 - Car, car port, fence and playground burn in Sacramento (California):
http://fox40.com/2013/05/25/playground-catches-fire-crews-fight-small-blazes-all-day/

2013-05-25 - SUV and garage destroyed at home in Cheektowaga (New York):
http://statter911.com/2013/05/26/arrival-video-radio-traffic-garage-fire-in-cheektowaga-ny/

2013-05-25 - Barn destroyed by fire in coastal Craven County (North Carolina):
http://www.wcti12.com/news/fire-destroys-barn/-/13530444/20304566/-/u0m5g2/-/index.html

2013-05-25 - Barn, 10 tons of straw and farm trailers destroyed by fire near Basingstoke (Britain), near the River Loddon:
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2013-05-26/10-tonnes-of-straw-destroyed/

Quote: "More than 15 emergency crew were needed. When they arrived at the scene they found an open-sided barn containing straw bails and farm trailers well alight."

Note: Barns that are open-sided are basically fully exposed to any hydrogen sulfide and/or methane blowing through in the atmosphere...

2013-05-25 - Barn damaged by fire in Smyrna (Tennessee):
http://www.wsmv.com/story/22423934/fire-crews-responding-to-barn-fire-in-smyrna

2013-05-25 - Wood debris pile bursts into flame, fire spreads to 2 more piles, at wood company in Salt Lake City (Utah):
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56364565-78/fire-lake-piles-salt.html.csp

Quote: "Firefighters arrived at the business, which makes pellets out of discarded wood, to see that the wind had spread embers from the first fire and caught two more piles on fire."

Note: All absorbent flammable materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. That includes wood, cardboard, paper, mulch, generic trash, hay, straw, clothing, cotton, wool, etc.

2013-05-25 - Warehouse devastated by fire and explosion in Columbia (Georgia), 2 firefighters injured:
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/22424093/firefighters-injured-in-warehouse-fire

Quote: "The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports the injured firefighters were on a loading dock outside the burning warehouse late Friday when an explosion blew them backward."

2013-05-25 - Brush fire erupts near Moreno Valley in Riverside County (California):
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Firefighters-Struggle-to-Control-124-Acre-Blaze-Near-Moreno-Valley-208969691.html

2013-05-25 - Fire erupts in trash chute at around 4 AM at high-rise in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), building evacuated:
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9115839

2013-05-25 - Apartment building hit by fire in Grand Junction (Colorado):
http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headlines/Multi-family-complex-catches-fire-208964991.html

2013-05-25 - Expensive $1.5 million home damaged by fire at 4:30 AM in coastal San Jose (California):
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23323771/fire-officials-five-displaced-by-fire-san-jose

2013-05-25 - Home damaged by fire in Citrus Park (Florida), 5 miles from the coast, 2 injured:
http://tbo.com/news/two-taken-to-hospital-after-tampa-house-fire-b82496410z1

2013-05-25 - Vacant mobile home burns in Guilford County (North Carolina):
http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/mobile-home-fires-prompt-arson-investigation/-/10703612/20303474/-/iimon6/-/index.html

Quote: "Guilford County authorities were investigating several suspicious mobile home fires on Saturday."

2013-05-25 - Vacant home burns at 2 AM in Schenectady (New York):
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Vacant-Schenectady-house-fire-investigated-4547570.php

Quote: "After putting out the Mumford Street fire, crews responded to a trash can fire at 1628 Chrysler Ave., next to a CVS Pharmacy. The blaze destroyed the container and also affected the store..."

2013-05-25 - Vacant house burns at 12:06 AM in Waco (Texas):
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/fire/blaze-damages-vacant-house-in-waco/article_2fa3995c-25f6-50be-b6b0-d61b1f3aba42.html

2013-05-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Victoria (Texas):
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2013/may/25/tb_house_fire_052613_210584/

2013-05-25 - Vacant house burns in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Fire-damages-Huntington-Turnpike-house-4549074.php

2013-05-24 - Deadly blaze engulfs auto shop at 5:26 AM in coastal Guangdong Province (China), 9 killed:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-05/24/content_16528574.htm
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2013/05/24/2702s766737.htm
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/National/2013/05/24/9%2Bkilled%2Bin%2BGuangdong%2Bauto%2Bshop%2Bfire/

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-24 - Massive fire billows clouds of thick smoke at recycling facility in Holywell (Britain), near the River Dee:
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/fire-broken-out-greenfield-business-4012726
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/mainetti-fire-gas-explosions-heard-4011535

Quote: "Some properties have been evacuated and nearby residents have been asked to close their windows and doors with thick black smoke billowing from outside the Mainetti recycling factory."

Quote: "The sky is completely black. It’s really scary, I’ve never seen anything like this. Gas cylinders keep on exploding, it’s a massive blaze."

2013-05-24 - Huge inferno guts cargo warehouse at Colombo Port on the island nation of Sri Lanka:
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_13A/May24_1369373292CH.php

2013-05-24 - Landfill catches fire in coastal Izmir (Turkey):
http://www.habermonitor.com/en/haber/detay/izmir-harmandali-garbage-dump-fire/118570/

2013-05-24 - Mulch bursts into flame at landfill in Wicomico County (Maryland):
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20130524/WIC01/305240027/Assistant-chief-says-mulch-fire-Wicomico-County-Landfill-not-significant

2013-05-24 - Huge fire rips through 4-story building in Queenstown (New Zealand), on the South Island:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20130524-39356-NZL

Note: Queenstown is located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu...

2013-05-24 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in Catawba Island Township (Ohio):
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/article/3776871
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/node/3777301

2013-05-24 - Boat explodes and burns at Lost Bridge North Marina on Beaver Lake (Arkansas), 1 killed:
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2013/may/24/1-killed-boat-fire-beaver-lake/
http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2013/may/24/1-killed-boat-fire-beaver-lake/
http://5newsonline.com/2013/05/24/missouri-woman-23-killed-in-beaver-lake-explosion-identified/

2013-05-24 - School minibus explodes into flame in Gujrat (Pakistan), 16 children and teacher incinerated, 7 more injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20130525-39365-PAK
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22664819
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/national/25-May-2013/gas-cylinder-blast-kills-15-school-children-in-gujrat

2013-05-24 - School bus bursts into flame on I-20 near Tyler (Texas):
http://www.tylerpaper.com/article/20130524/NEWS01/130529873
http://www.cbs19.tv/story/22419224/emergency-crews-responding-to-school-bus-fire-on-i20-near-hwy-271

Note: An SUV burst into flame on I-20 near Starville (Texas) this same day, same general area, see below...

2013-05-24 - Passenger bus explodes into flame on Highway 243 near Idyllwild (California):
http://blog.pe.com/crime-blotter/2013/05/24/idyllwild-explosion-followed-bus-fire/

Quote: "The callers to 911 reported fire coming out from under the bus after something exploded..."

2013-05-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3:45 AM on I-84 in Wayne County (Pennsylvania):
http://wnep.com/2013/05/24/rig-on-fire-closes-lane-on-interstate/

2013-05-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-285 in DeKalb County (Georgia):
http://www.11alive.com/news/article/293922/8/285-NB-at-Covington-Hwy-blocked-by-vehicle-fire
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/22418313/big-rig-fire-snarls-traffin-on-i-285

2013-05-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM on the Western Highway in Dimboola (Australia), near the Wimmera River:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-24/truck-blaze-hampers-traffic/4710202

2013-05-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame inside truck wash in Kingman (Arizona):
http://pinionpinefire.blogspot.com/2013/05/crews-make-quick-work-of-semi-fire.html

2013-05-24 - Moving truck bursts into flame on Route 172 in Bedford (New York):
http://www.lohud.com/article/20130524/NEWS02/305240051/1018

2013-05-24 - Truck bursts into flame on the Gateway Motorway in coastal Brisbane (Australia):
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/truck-fire-forces-gateway-delays-20130524-2k4r4.html
http://www.baysidebulletin.com.au/story/1524239/truck-fire-forces-gateway-delays/

2013-05-24 - Truck bursts into flame on State Highway 1 between Johnsonville and coastal Porirua (New Zealand):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/8714126/Truck-fire-on-SH1-near-Johnsonville

2013-05-24 - Truck bursts into flame at oil well site in Karnes City (Texas):
http://www.wilsoncountynews.com/article.php?id=51281&n=breaking-news-oil-fire-erupts-near-karnes-city

2013-05-24 - RV bursts into flame near Ruardean Walk, Cheltenham (Britain):
http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Caravan-near-Ruardean-Walk/story-19079268-detail/story.html

2013-05-24 - Van bursts into flame on East Colonial Drive in Orlando (Florida):
http://www.wesh.com/news/traffic/van-catches-fire-on-east-colonial-drive/-/11788448/20287384/-/lt5ru1/-/index.html

2013-05-24 - SUV bursts into flame on I-20 near Starville (Texas):
http://www.cbs19.tv/story/22420215/traffic-slow-on-i-20-following-car-fire

2014-05-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in West Kelowna, BC (Canada), near Okanagan Lake:
http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-92541-101-.htm

2013-05-24 - Car bursts into flame inside garage, fire spreads, destroys home too, in Speake (Alabama):
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/05/a_friday_night_car_fire_spread.html

2013-05-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Dawson (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/car-fire-lower-tyrone-township-sets-home-ablaze/nX3gK/

Note: Above two events show why it's unwise to park your vehicle(s) next to your residence, or next to other vehicles...

2013-05-24 - Car bursts into flame on Berry Pomeroy Road in Totnes (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=24744&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=35

2013-05-24 - In separate incidents, two vehicles burst into flame in Brainerd (Minnesota):
http://brainerddispatch.com/news/2013-05-24/two-suspicious-fires-reward-being-offered

2013-05-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame in school parking lot in Afton (Tennessee):
http://www.greeneville.com/news/news4.htm

2013-05-24 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on road in Belfast (Maine), near the Penobscot River, 1 lightly injured:
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/24/news/midcoast/hot-rod-becomes-hot-ride-when-belfast-mans-motorcycle-catches-fire/

Quote: "I don’t remember ever dealing with a motorcycle that caught fire..."

2013-05-24 - Two cars destroyed by fire, garage and home damaged, in coastal Ventura (California):
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/may/23/residential-garage-burning-in-ventura/

Note: The fire began in the garage, probably in one of those cars. Parking a car in an attached garage is increasingly dangerous now....

2013-05-24 - Pickup and RV trailer destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Florence (Kentucky):
http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/news-northern-kentucky/fire-damages-home-destroys-pickup-trailer-in-florence/-/13608792/20295170/-/f08ea8z/-/index.html

2013-05-24 - Pickup truck, tractor and barn destroyed by fire in Centerburg (Ohio):
http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/13/05/25/article?id=1

Quote: "Hord told firefighters there was nothing in the barn that was flammable such as gasoline or propane tanks."

Note: I bet one or both of those vehicles had a battery, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles. These fires probably start small, with a little sizzling and sparking near a wire, then some plastic or rubber wiring insulation catches fire, then tires, upholstery, plastic, and eventually fuel tanks...

2013-05-24 - Barn destroyed by explosions and fire in Grand Junction (Colorado):
http://www.gjsentinel.com/breaking/articles/explosion-leads-to-barn-fire-along-28-1-4-road

2013-05-24 - Barns and other structures erupt in flames at around 2 AM in Phoenix (Arizona), horses saved:
http://www.azfamily.com/news/Firefighters-save-horses-from-stable-fire-in-Phoenix-208827081.html
http://www.kpho.com/story/22415678/firefighters-herd-horses-away-from-barn-blaze
http://www.kctv5.com/story/22415678/firefighters-herd-horses-away-from-barn-blaze

2013-05-24 - Barn damaged by fire in Miamisburg (Ohio):
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/local/miamisburg-barn-burns-in-fire/nX29s/

Quote: "The barn appeared to be newer with wood siding and a metal roof, according to News Center 7 staff at the scene. It was tough for crews to get to as it is somewhat in a ravine, staff said."

2013-05-24 - Creamery damaged by fire at farm in coastal Chilmark (Massachusetts):
http://www.mvgazette.com/news/2013/05/25/fire-damages-creamery-grey-barn-farm

2013-05-24 - Blaze erupts at tire store in Matthews (North Carolina):
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/fire-tire-store-matthews-friday/nX3SR/

2013-05-24 - Dumpster bursts into flame at Walgreens in Grand Junction (Colorado):
http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headlines/Fire-breaks-out-in-Walgreens-dumpster-208914351.html

2013-05-24 - Front porch catches fire before 5 AM, home burns down, in Custer (Michigan):
http://www.masoncountypress.com/2013/05/24/fire-destroys-custer-house/

2013-05-24 - Basement fire spreads, massive blaze devastates apartment building near Green Bay (Wisconsin), 107 people homeless:
http://www.wqow.com/story/22413955/107-displaced-by-allouez-apartment-fire

2013-05-24 - Basement fire hits apartment building before 6 AM in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan, 12 people homeless:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-south-side-fire-20130524,0,651982.story

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas and will tend to accumulate in low-lying areas like basements. It's also reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and many electrical panels are located in basements...

2013-05-24 - Raging fire destroys home in Cahokia (Illinois), near the Mississippi River:
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Fire-destroys-home-in-Cahokia-208884501.html

2013-05-24 - Unoccupied home bursts into flame in Flowery Branch (Georgia):
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/84192/

Note: An RV recently burst into flame in Flowery Branch too, as mentioned in the 2013-05-21 update...

2013-05-24 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Greensboro (North Carolina):
http://myfox8.com/2013/05/24/investigator-greensboro-mobile-home-fire-suspicious/

2013-05-24 - Vacant home burns in Kansas City (Kansas):
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/24/4253691/fire-destroys-vacant-house-in.html

Note: Kansas City sits at the confluence of the Missouri River and the Kansas River...

2013-05-24 - Vacant house burns for second time in two days in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/314672/3/House-catches-fire-for-second-time-in-two-days

Note: Whatever vulnerabilities this home has to the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem, putting out the first fire didn't fix them, so of course it was gonna burn again. It'll burn a third time eventually too, and if there's anything left TO burn, it will keep catching fire until there is nothing combustible left...

2013-05-24 - Vacant home bursts into flame in Hinckley (Britain), fire spreads to adjacent occupied house:
http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Firefighters-tackle-blaze-houses/story-19078949-detail/story.html

2013-05-24 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 5 AM in Ashland City (Tennessee):
http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wztv_vid_18125.shtml

2013-05-24 - Vacant restaurant burns in Rochester (New York):
http://www.whec.com/news/stories/s3044550.shtml

2013-05-23 - Passenger plane bursts into flame, lands at Heathrow in coastal London (Britain) with right engine burning:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22652718
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22653315
http://news.sky.com/story/1095039/ba-plane-on-fire-over-central-london
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20130524-39357-GBR
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/heathrow-airport-closed-after-emergency/story-fn3dxix6-1226650173866
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/engine-fire-video-captures-smoking-jet-forced-emergency-landing-article-1.1353583?localLinksEnabled=false
 
Quote: "Eyewitnesses described seeing smoke billowing from the plane, with the right engine on fire."
 
Quote: "I'm absolutely certain that as it came through the clouds, and I looked up ... the right engine was on fire. It wasn't smoking, it was actually on fire."
 
Quote: "We could just see the right engine on fire. It was absolutely horrendous to see."
 
Quote: "A loud popping sound after take-off..."
 
Note: First, planes started coming down with 'smoke in the cabin' or 'smoke in the cockpit'. It was just a matter of time until planes began coming down on fire. With an atmosphere filling up with flammable methane and hydrogen sulfide, how could it be otherwise? We'll be seeing more of this, eventually culminating in planes being obliterated by explosions while in flight, and then our days of flying will pretty much be over. From all the ground vehicles bursting into flame, it doesn't look like our driving days will last all that much longer either...
 
2013-05-23 - Huge fire destroys 300-foot wood railroad bridge in San Saba (Texas):
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/texas/article/Burning-railroad-bridge-collapses-in-Central-Texas-4542288.php
http://www.kxxv.com/story/22405144/burning-railroad-bridge-collapses-in-central-texas

Note: Wood bridges like this are highly vulnerable to the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem. The gases are being absorbed into flammable absorbent materials and spontaneously combusting, including wood. But bridges like this are held together with steel bolts and the like too, which rust, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel. And railroad bridges also have train tracks, which also rust. So some hydrogen sulfide hits some rust, some popping and sparking ensues, a spark lands on some wood and fire breaks out...

2013-05-23 - Mammoth fire tears through fuel depot in coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22652238
http://www.newsday.com/news/world/massive-fuel-depot-fire-breaks-out-in-brazil-1.5323259
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/massive-fuel-depot-fire-breaks-brazil-19241934
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/massive-fuel-depot-fire-breaks-out-in-rio-de-janeiro-no-word-on-cause-injuries/2013/05/23/264f11ce-c3bc-11e2-9642-a56177f1cdf7_story.html

Quote: "About an hour after the fire broke out, it began to spread from the six fuel storage tanks that initially caught fire. Residents of the area told Globo TV that they heard loud explosions before the blaze started."

Quote: "Firefighters were unable to get within a block of the blaze; its intense heat kept them at bay. Water from two fire trucks arched through the smoke in a mostly futile attempt to control the flames as police helicopters buzzed nearby."

2013-05-23 - Huge fire breaks out at Coca Cola stock yard in Gurgaon (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Massive-fire-at-Coca-Cola-stock-yard/articleshow/20219196.cms

2013-05-23 - Landfill fire in Bridgeton (Missouri) burning its way toward radioactive waste:
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/05/24/smelly-bridgeton-landfill-fire-creeping-closer-to-radioactive-waste/

Quote: "He notes the fire moved 200 feet in the last three months, and is now 1,000 ft. from the waste."

Note: So at that pace the fire will start sending out radioactive smoke and particles in about 15 months. Anyone in the St. Louis metropolitan area should be very concerned...

2013-05-23 - Transformer explodes at 3:30 AM in Spencer (Tennessee), causes major power outages in Roane County:
http://www.wowktv.com/story/22402901/power-restored-after-transformer-fire-causes-major-power-outages-in-parts-of-roane-county

Quote: "The 911 Center is running on a generator. Dispatchers say Wal-Mart and the hospital are two of the only places in the area with power."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours. Also, what happens when the generators at the 911 call centers burst into flame and/or explode? And when there's an emergency at a 911 call center, who do THEY call?

2013-05-23 - Explosion hits steel plant in Coatesville (Pennsylvania), 3 injured:
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/24/3-hurt-in-apparent-explosion-at-coatesville-steel-plant/
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130524_ap_3hurtinapparentexplosionatpasteelplant.html

2013-05-23 - Explosion hits pharmaceutical plant near Beersheba (Israel), 1 killed, 31 injured:
http://www.timesofisrael.com/one-killed-in-negev-plant-explosion/
http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Update-Factory-explosion-in-Ramat-Hovav-injures-31-314218

2013-05-23 - Train engine bursts into flame in Pittsburg (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/news/laurel-county-train-fire/

2013-05-23 - School bus bursts into flame at high school in Port Huron (Michigan), near Lake Huron:
http://www.thetimesherald.com/viewart/20130523/NEWS05/130523001/No-injuries-bus-fire

2013-05-23 - Car-hauler truck bursts into flame, some cars on it burn too, on State Route 2 in Lowell (Indiana):
http://www.z1071.com/index.php/news/region-news/63556-car-trailer-fire-on-sr-2.html

Quote: "Crews are responding to a semi fire on State Road 2 east of Interstate 65 in Lowell. It reportedly involves a semi hauling cars. Listeners tells us some cars on a car-hauler are on fire."

2013-05-23 - Car-hauler truck bursts into flame on I-75 in Lake Park (Georgia):
http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x240782550/Blaze-damages-cars-blocks-I-75

2013-05-23 - Dump truck bursts into flame on US 93 near Wickenburg (Arizona):
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northern_az/other/dump-truck-fire-closes-us-93-in-both-directions
http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/local/story/Highway-Closure-US-93/Yx2TzwFP50eY6X9pI64Tzw.cspx

2013-05-23 - Van bursts into flame on Neil Street in Champaign (Illinois):
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-05-23/vehicle-fire-reported-downtown-champaign.html

2013-05-23 - Minivan bursts into flame at coffee shop in Vaughan (Canada):
http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/3236522-van-catches-fire-in-vaughan/

2013-05-23 - SUV bursts into flame in parking lot in Orion Township (Michigan):
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/05/23/news/local_news/doc519eaf43049a8684252660.txt

2013-05-23 - SUV bursts into flame while parked on Northeast 10th Street in Grants Pass (Oregon), other fires mentioned:
http://ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_7146.shtml

2013-05-23 - SUV bursts into flame at Toyota dealership in Tilden Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.berksmontnews.com/article/20130523/NEWS01/130529853/tilden-dealership-vehicle-fire

2013-05-23 - SUV bursts into flame near railroad crossing in Joppa (Maryland):
http://www.daggerpress.com/2013/05/23/vehicle-fire-reported-in-joppa-wednesday-night/

2013-05-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-5 in coastal Oceanside (California), starts brush fire:
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/may/23/interstate-5-fire-camp-pendleton/
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Car-Fire-Sparks-Small-Brush-Fire-I-5-Oceanside-Las-Pulgas-Basilone-208725091.html

2013-05-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Palmdale Road in Victorville (California):
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/smoke-40476-truck-victorville.html

2013-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on Route 28 near Tarentum (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/-/10927008/20277398/-/lq0bsrz/-/index.html

2013-05-23 - Car bursts into flame at impound lot in Ridgewood (New Jersey), fire damages 3 other nearby vehicles:
http://cliffviewpilot.com/car-fire-in-ridgewood-impound-lot-damages-several-vehicles/
http://www.bergendispatch.com/articles/26167648/Car-fire-in-Ridgewood-impound-lot-damages-several-vehicles.aspx
http://ridgewood.patch.com/articles/video-flames-engulf-car-at-ridgewood-auto-yard#video-14577681

2013-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on North Avenue in Grand Junction (Colorado):
http://www.kjct8.com/news/couple-escape-car-fire/-/163152/20280030/-/ruue7y/-/index.html

2013-05-23 - Car bursts into flame in underground parking garage at flats on High Road in Ilford (Britain):
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/news/firefighters_tackle_car_fire_in_high_road_ilford_1_2207380

2013-05-23 - Car bursts into flame while parked at market in Boonville (Missouri):
http://www.boonvilledailynews.com/article/20130523/NEWS/130529371?refresh=true

2013-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on Denton Lane in East Oxford (Britain):
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/10441560.Crews_tackle_car_fire_in_suspected_arson_attack/

2013-05-23 - Car bursts into flame at Harlton Court in Peterborough (Britain):
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/news/peterborough-car-fire-ruled-accidental-1-5128779

2013-05-23 - Car bursts into flame on the Pan-Island Expressway in coastal Singapore:
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/car-reduced-metal-heap-after-catching-fire-near-cte-entrance-20130523

2013-05-23 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in suburb of coastal Hervey Bay (Australia):
http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/car-gutted-fire-torquay-police-investigating/1880889/

2013-05-23 - Small tractor bursts into flame at elementary school in Lafayette (Louisiana):
http://www.katc.com/news/prairie-elementary-fire-broke-out-on-tractor-pulling-kiddie-train/

2013-05-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on highway in Surrey, BC (Canada):
http://mynews.ctvnews.ca/mediadetails/11365625?collection=597&offset=0&siteT=bc

2013-05-23 - RV trailer bursts into flame in Huntsville (Alabama):
http://www.waff.com/story/22407626/fire-marshal-investigates-rv-fire-in-huntsville

2013-05-23 - RV trailer bursts into flame in Bridgwater (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=24754&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2013-05-23 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Shelburne (Vermont):
http://www.wcax.com/story/22409718/garbage-truck-fire-in-shelburne

2013-05-23 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Kendall Park (New Jersey):
http://www.kpvfc.org/news/fullstory/newsid/187945

2013-05-23 - Brush fire erupts near Coyote Creek in coastal San Jose (California):
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/05/23/firefighters-contain-brush-fire-near-san-joses-coyote-creek/
http://www.mercurynews.com/traffic/ci_23311344/san-jose-brush-fire-off-i-880-closes?source=rss

2013-05-23 - Welding shop destroyed by fire at 1:45 AM in Roanoke (Virginia):
http://www.roanoke.com/news/1954505-12/overnight-fire-damages-northeast-roanoke-business.html

2013-05-23 - Home destroyed by fire in Creek County (Oklahoma):
http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Fire-destroys-Creek-County-home/vKB3qbJGgkmVp1gGBJhpqA.cspx

2013-05-23 - Vacant building burns at 4 AM in Nitro (West Virginia):
http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/130523_16264.shtml

2013-05-23 - Vacant home bursts into flame at 2 AM in Coal Township (Pennsylvania), fire spreads, destroys adjacent occupied house:
http://wnep.com/2013/05/23/two-houses-gutted-neighbors-concerned/

Note: It's very dangerous to live next to a vacant structure these days...

2013-05-23 - Vacant building destroyed by fire in Edmonton (Canada), fire damages nearby auto shop too:
http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/overnight-fire-destroys-building-threatens-body-shop-1.1294842

2013-05-22 - Blaze erupts at recycling plant in coastal London (Britain):
http://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/general/fire-hits-bywaters2019-mrf-site-in-east-london

2013-05-22 - Paper recycling facility destroyed by fire in Lewiston (New York), near the Niagara River:
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130523/CITYANDREGION/130529663/1010
http://www.buffnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130523/CITYANDREGION/130529663/1003
http://buffalo.ynn.com/content/top_stories/665783/fire-at-recycling-facility-in-lewiston/

Quote: "They fought it for a while, but it looks like the building was a total loss."

2013-05-22 - Metal recycling facility hit by fire in Kempsey (Australia):
http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/home-destroyed-fire-overnight/1879234/

Quote: " The fire happened in a pile of scrap metal and wrecked car bodies as a front end loader was moving goods. At the height of the inferno, explosions could be heard from motor vehicle fuel tanks and LPG gas cylinders."

Note: Kempsey lies along the Macleay River and is about 10 miles from the coast. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel, like you might find in piles of scrap metal and wrecked car bodies. This story also mentions a home that was destroyed by a fierce fire at Newee Creek...

2013-05-22 - Sorting machine bursts into flame at Clover Flat Landfill south of Calistoga (California):
http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/upvalley-landfill-sorting-machine-out-of-service-after-fire/article_17a61b24-c33d-11e2-bdad-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-22 - Transformer bursts into flame at landfill in Wayne Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.lockhaven.com/page/content.detail/id/545500/Transformer-fire-at-landfill.html

2013-05-22 - Transformer explodes and burns in Copperopolis (California), near New Melones Lake:
http://www.sierrasentinel.com/2013/05/transformer-blows-starts-fire-in.html

2013-05-22 - Electrical meters blown off homes, traffic signals disrupted, in Washington County (Oregon):
http://www.oregonlive.com/sherwood/index.ssf/2013/05/firefighters_receive_dozens_of.html

Quote: "The caller from the residence reported an electrical meter was blown off the home. Ulven said the caller further reported there were “burn and scorch marks” on the residence. After that report, calls continued to pour in about electrical problems, she said. People reported electrical meters blown off, the smell of smoke and traffic signals out."

2013-05-22 - Electrical explosion hits component factory on London Road in Thrupp (Britain), 1 injured:
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Man-suffers-electric-burns-explosion/story-19054792-detail/story.html

2013-05-22 - Explosion hits building site, man's clothes ignite, in the city center in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland), 1 injured:
http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/latest-news/edinburgh-explosion-man-in-hospital-after-fire-1-2939332

2013-05-22 - Explosion rocks fireworks factory in Gorakhpur (India), 1 killed, 3 injured:
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/explosion-at-fire-cracker-factory-in-uttar-pradesh-kills-one-three-injured-370473

Quote: "The explosion, which took place last evening, was so strong that the parts of the body of the woman were scattered in a 200 metre radius, they said."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Ammo depots will be hit with explosions and fires, including the civilian versions like fireworks factories."

2013-05-22 - Boat bursts into flame near Anclote Key, near Tarpon Springs (Florida):
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/fire/boat-catches-fire-near-anclote-key/2122469

Note: A shrimp boat also recently burst into flame, burned and sank, in Tarpon Springs, as mentioned in the 2013-05-14 update...

2013-05-22 - Boat bursts into flame while docked in coastal Newport (Rhode Island):
http://portsmouth.patch.com/articles/docked-boat-burns-in-newport

2013-05-22 - Boat bursts into flame as man works on it in Newton Falls (Ohio):
http://tribune-chronicle.com/page/content.detail/id/587915/Wed--2-05pm-UPDATE--Man-escapes-barn-uninjured.html
http://www.tribtoday.com/page/content.detail/id/587945/Barn-burns-in-Newton-Township.html

2013-05-22 - Driftwood pirate ship bursts into flame at beach in Merseyside (Britain):
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/new-brightons-driftwood-pirate-ship-4005344

Quote: "...it appears the ship came under attack - apparently from arsonists."

Note: Why is it 'apparently' from arsonists? Is it because they simply cannot imagine that wood can spontaneously combust? If that's why they think it's 'apparent' - and they mention no evidence of human involvement at all, of any kind - then that's simply because they aren't observing the daily march of events around the world.

2013-05-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-55 in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):
http://www.semissourian.com/story/1971454.html

2013-05-22 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the M23 near Pease Pottage (Britain):
http://www.thisissussex.co.uk/M23-northbound-reopened-lorry-causes-chaos/story-19056976-detail/story.html

2013-05-22 - Dump truck bursts into flame at quarry in Tuscola (Illinois):
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-05-22/nobody-reported-hurt-fire-quarry.html

2013-05-22 - Dump truck bursts into flame on Bumblebee Road near Deep Creek (Maryland):
http://times-news.com/policelog/x1374699063/Garrett-company-s-truck-damaged-by-accidental-fire-05-23

2013-05-22 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on interstate at Cheekalabailu (India):
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/lorry-catches-fire-at-interstate-border/article4741430.ece

2013-05-22 - Truck bursts into flame at around 5 AM on I-90 near Rocky River (Ohio):
http://fox8.com/2013/05/22/truck-fire-shuts-down-i-90/
http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/300640/3/Rocky-River-I-90-West-reopens-after-truck-fire-shutdown

2013-05-22 - Truck bursts into flame on the A23 between Junctions 10A and 11 (Britain):
http://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/local/m23-closed-due-to-lorry-fire-1-5117712

2013-05-22 - Truck bursts into flame on Route 147 in Milton (Pennsylvania):
http://wkok.info/news/news-news/one-lane-of-route-147-closed-in-northumberland-county/

Quote: "Route 147 in Northumberland County is now fully open. One lane was closed for a time due to a truck fire."

2013-05-22 - In separate incidents, RV and SUV burst into flame, and car bursts into flame, on Broad Lane in Illogan (Britain):
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/10434691.Two_cars_and_caravan_destroyed_by_fire_in_Illogan/
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/10434691.Two_cars_and_caravan_destroyed_by_fire_in_Illogan/

Quote: " Five firefighters from Camborne and six from Redruth were mobilised to the scene at 12.42am. At 12.52am another emergency call was received stating that a second car was on fire at a different location on Broad Lane..."

Note: Wee hours, same general area, multiple fires breaking out - that could be the sign of a gas plume, hydrogen sulfide or methane or both, blowing through the area...

2013-05-22 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home in Elkin (North Carolina), fire spreads to two trailers:
http://www.elkintribune.com/view/full_story/22683722/article-Fire-damages-two-Elkin-trailers

Quote: "The fire spread from the vehicle to the trailer where it was parked, but also burned the neighboring trailer."

2013-05-22 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in Portage (Wisconsin):
http://www.wiscnews.com/news/local/article_8dc06b58-c35f-11e2-85f3-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 101 ramp in Chualar (California), car fire begets grass fire:
http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/salinas/car-fire-ignites-vegitation-near-highway-ramp-in-chualar/-/5738906/20262964/-/11rr504z/-/index.html

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame on Old Highway 91 in Bannock County (Idaho), car fire begets brush fire:
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/article_35d0f61a-c341-11e2-a499-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in North Rockhampton (Australia):
http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/car-erupts-into-ball-of-flame-on-berserker-street/1879000/

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 11 near Burk's Falls (Canada):
http://www.moosefm.com/cfbg/news/12787-just-in-vehicle-fire-on-highway-11-near-burks-falls

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame on Red Bank Road in Goose Creek (South Carolina):
http://sconfire.com/?p=265

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-25 frontage road in Albuquerque (New Mexico):
http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2013/05/22/abqnewsseeker/breaking-car-fire-at-paseo-and-i-25.html

2013-05-22 - Car explodes in coastal Vancouver (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/05/22/bc-west-end-car-explosion.html
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/toyota-torn-apart-after-explosion-in-vancouver-s-west-end-1.1291872
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/22/mysterious-explosion-in-vancouvers-west-end-tears-car-apart-and-wakes-up-neighbourhood/

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in Plainview (New York):
http://plainview.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/car-fire-put-down-by-plainview-firefighters

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame on US 33 near Logan (Ohio):
http://www.logandaily.com/news/vehicle-fire-on-u-s/image_fa37f11e-9191-5fe9-accb-3ad8990bfbd5.html

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Hopkinton (Massachusetts), fire damages garage too:
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x83398395/Two-alarm-garage-fire-in-Hopkinton

Note: That's around 1500 feet from Whitehall Reservoir...

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield (Missouri):
http://chesterfield.patch.com/articles/fire-crews-respond-to-st-luke-s-hospital-car-fire
http://townandcountry-manchester.patch.com/articles/fire-crews-respond-to-st-luke-s-hospital-car-fire#photo-14559978

2013-05-22 - Car bursts into flame on South Smithville Road in Dayton (Ohio), father saves his two kids:
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/local/dad-acts-fast-to-save-kids-from-burning-car/nXzcJ/

2013-05-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home in Lake Naomi Estates in Monroe County (Pennsylvania):
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130523/NEWS/305230351

2013-05-22 - RV trailer bursts into flame in Spring Arbor (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2013/05/fire_claims_late_90s_dutchmen.html

Quote: "...the fire originated inside the kitchen of the camper near the refrigerator."

Note: Any copper wiring near there? Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like wiring in vehicles and electrical facilities. There also may have been a pilot light if there were any propane-powered appliances in there...

2013-05-22 - Four vehicles and large home destroyed by fire on Elders Mill Estates Drive in Coweta County (Georgia):
http://www.times-herald.com/local/541633-20130523Housefire-SQ

Quote: "The fire appeared to have started in the garage and is under investigation at this time..."

Quote: "One car in the garage, as well as another vehicle and two pickup trucks outside, were destroyed."

Note: I'd bet the fire started with that vehicle in the garage. Also, people still park vehicles inside attached garages?!

2013-05-22 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at 2:00 AM in North Highlands (California):
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/05/22/man-loses-late-wifes-car-to-garage-fire/

2013-05-22 - Auto shop devastated by fire before 7 AM in Atlanta (Georgia):
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/auto-repair-shop-burns-atlanta/nXyzn/
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/firefighters-battling-large-business-blaze-just-we/nXyym/
http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/22382681/large-fire-burns-at-downtown-atlanta-building

Quote: "Ward said that according to the shop’s owner, there are between 5 and 10 cars inside the build, but there were no people inside when the fire broke out."

2013-05-22 - Barn destroyed by fire in Blackburn (Canada):
http://blackburnnews.com/sarnia/sarnia-news/2013/05/23/fire-destroys-barn/

2013-05-22 - Hundreds of bales of hay burst into flame at farm in coastal Montrose (Scotland):
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/226508-250-pigs-rescued-from-their-montrose-shed-after-hay-bales-catch-fire/

Note: Flammable absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. That includes wood, cardboard, paper, generic trash, mulch, straw, hay, clothing, wool, cotton, etc.

2013-05-22 - Grass fire breaks out near high school in coastal San jose (California):
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_23299875/san-jose-huge-plume-looms-firefighters-battle-grass

2013-05-22 - Brush fire erupts in the Island Park area in Lee County (Florida):
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22398197/brush-fire-island-park-lee-county

2013-05-22 - Major fire erupts at garden center in Bradmore (Britain):
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Garden-centre-blaze-tackled/story-19055558-detail/story.html

2013-05-22 - Huge blaze destroys church just after 5 AM in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):
http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/boston/10010691343454/three-alarm-fire-forces-firefighters-out-of-lynn-building/
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/22/firefighters-battle-3-alarm-blaze-at-lynn-church/

2013-05-22 - Inferno hits tower block in coastal Sydney (Australia), hundreds evacuated:
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/fire-forces-sydney-building-evacuation/story-e6frg6nf-1226648370215

Quote: "Smoke was everywhere. It looked like when the buildings collapsed at 9/11."

2013-05-22 - Condo complex erupts in flame at around 2 AM in the Egypt Lake area of coastal Tampa (Florida), eight families homeless:
http://tbo.com/news/fire-displaces-at-least-eight-families-in-tampa-condo-complex-b82494992z1
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/tampa-road-closed-following-apartment-fire-residents-from-eight-units-displaced
http://www.wtsp.com/rss/article/317793/8/Woman-grabs-daughter-and-runs-as-fire-guts-Carrollwood-condos

Quote: "...the damage is so severe, a condo association representative told her they don't even intend to try to repair the gutted building."

2013-05-22 - Home damaged by fire at 3:45 AM in San Antonio (Texas), dog killed:
http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Dog-killed-two-firefighters-hurt-in-South-Side/KINQOXFKi02V5tn1gUCdFA.cspx

2013-05-22 - Home destroyed by fierce blaze near Lake Norman in Iredell County (North Carolina):
http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Crews-battling-2-alarm-house-fire-near-Lake-Norman-208557541.html

2013-05-22 - Vacant house damaged by fire at 2:25 AM in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):
http://www.wvec.com/news/local/Suspicious-fire-at-vacant-Va-Beach-house-208457611.html
http://wtkr.com/2013/05/22/beach-house-fire-ruled-suspicious/

2013-05-22 - Vacant home under renovation bursts into flame after 1 AM in Merrill (Wisconsin):
http://www.merrillfotonews.com/news/208555471.html

2013-05-22 - Vacant house burns for second time this week in Abilene (Texas):
http://www.ktxs.com/news/firefighters-battle-early-morning-north-abilene-house-fire/-/14769632/20251946/-/11d6qh2z/-/index.html

2013-05-22 - Vacant commercial building burns near I-75 Rouge River bridge in southwest Detroit (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/05/commercial_building_fire_sent.html
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/detroit/detroit-fire-department-battles-large-warehouse-fire-in-southwest-detroit

2013-05-21 - Mammoth blaze erupts at landfill in Tiruchirapalli (India), choking smoke envelops neighborhoods:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/blaze-at-garbage-dump-suffocates-neighbourhood/article4738703.ece
 
Quote: "S.P. Saravanan, former councillor who has been campaigning for shifting the dump, termed the fire unprecedented and said residents in Jaganathapuram and Venkateswara Nagar were being forced to move out of the area."
 
Quote: "The thick smoke is causing suffocation. I have closed my unit and moved out. Some other residents in Jaganathapuram are moving out of their houses..."
 
Note: From the full hypothesis: "Trash-related facilities such as recycling centers and landfills will burn hard too, as hydrogen sulfide is absorbed into flammable absorbent materials like wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, dried brush, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool."
 
2013-05-21 - Massive fire rips through plastic recycling facility in Windor (Canada), state of emergency declared:
http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/plastic-recycling-fire-in-windsor-ont-leads-to-state-of-emergency
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/05/21/wdr-industrial-fire-.html
http://www.freep.com/article/20130521/NEWS01/305210113/Fire-in-Windsor-heavy-smoke
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130521/METRO/305210395/1478/

Quote: "A massive industrial fire at a plastic recycling facility in Windsor, Ont., has led the mayor to declare a state of emergency for an area of the city. Mayor Eddie Francis told residents in the city's west end to stay indoors, close their windows and not use air conditioning after a recycling facility caught fire mid-afternoon Tuesday."

2013-05-21 - Huge blaze devastates sawmill and lumber yard in Fulda (Germany):
http://firegeezer.com/2013/05/22/sawmill-fire-flashover-scorches-aerial-truck-in-germany/

Quote: "Several company vehicles were also destroyed and the firefighters were kept back from the fire for a while as several compressed gas cylinders periodically exploded in the flames."

Quote: "The saw shop, which contained many machines, was completely destroyed by the fire. There were also logs waiting to be processed into lumber. Also wood chips produced in the hall. The adjacent carpentry shop was spared by the flames. The fire spread to a nearby warehouse, but it was not completely destroyed like the saw shop. According to the police the damage is over two million euros."

2013-05-21 - Box of ammunition explodes as man carries it, in New Castle (Delaware), 1 injured:
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/21/trash-can-explosion-injures-man-in-delaware/

Note: Ammunition, sooo...brass? And what's brass made out of? Copper and zinc. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper. I don't know if brass has enough copper to pose a problem, but then again, I don't know that anybody has done that kind of research. Anyway, just noting the event, in case a pattern arises, of peoples' ammo blowing up on them. Putting a copper-based alloy next to explosive gunpowder may end up not being a very good idea...

2013-05-21 - Massive fire destroys 120 cars at auto scrapyard on Saltbrook Road in Cradley (Britain), near the River Stour:
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/emergency-services/2013/05/22/cars-destroyed-in-black-country-scrap-yard-blazes/

Note: Also mentioned, same night, 60 cars burned up at a different auto scrapyard in Bilston. They suspect arson, as usual. Not much else they can say, seeing as they haven't faced the reality that our atmosphere is being contaminated by hydrogen sulfide and methane. Maybe someday they'll cough up some surveillance video, or a witness, or a motive, or any type of evidence at all. So far all I'm hearing is an assumption. Seems like what their fire investigators are doing is hitting an 'arson' button anytime a fire breaks out that they can't explain. Psst, Britain! You could train monkeys to do that, and they'd work for bananas, and you'd save a lot of taxpayer money that way! Just sayin'...

2013-05-21 - Major blaze erupts at recycling plant in Widnes (Britain), roads closed, residents warned to stay indoors:
http://www.wirefm.com/news/local/fire-at-widnes-recycling-plant/
http://www.runcornandwidnesworld.co.uk/news/10432435.Roads_closed_as_Widnes_firefighters_tackle_recycling_blaze/
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/home/blaze-at-widnes-recycling-plant

2013-05-21 - Transformer explodes in Council Bluffs (Iowa), near the Missouri River, 3500 customers lose power:
http://www.southwestiowanews.com/council_bluffs/news/local_news/transformer-explosion-leaves-western-council-bluffs-without-power/article_a89f86ba-c25c-11e2-a79a-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-21 - Electric meter explodes and burns at 12:30 AM at high-rise in suburb of coastal Mumbai (India), 2 killed, 7 injured:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Two-elderly-women-choked-to-death-in-Ghatkopar-high-rise-fire/articleshow/20190763.cms

Quote: "Two elderly women were killed when they tried to flee their flats after smoke from a fire triggered by an explosion in the electric meter room engulfed an 11-storey building in Ghatkopar (East). Seven others were injured in the incident around 12.30am on Tuesday."

Quote: "In a similar incident on May 3, three elderly persons fell and died while running down the stairs after a meter box explosion in a six-storey Mulund building."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like that used in electrical infrastructure in buildings, vehicles, and pretty much everything else that has anything to do with electricity...

2013-05-21 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole near I-94 in Eau Claire County (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/22304170/2013/05/20/transformer-starts-on-fire-in-eau-claire-county

2013-05-21 - Gas canister explodes at holiday park in coastal Weymouth (Britain), 4 injured:
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10433821.Four_injured_in_explosion_at_holiday_park/

2013-05-21 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off the coast near Dubai (UAE):
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/dhow-catches-fire-with-crew-on-board-on-dubai-creek

2013-05-21 - Tour bus bursts into flame in Antalya (Turkey):
http://www.todayszaman.com/news-316159-27-tourists-barely-escape-tour-bus-fire-in-antalya.html

2013-05-21 - RORO bus bursts into flame in coastal Iloilo in the Philippine Islands:
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/05/21/13/roro-bus-catches-fire-iloilo

Note: RORO stands for 'roll-on roll-off'. Exactly what that means, I do not know. Heh.

2013-05-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Atalissa (Iowa):
http://www.kwqc.com/story/22336441/semi-fire-blocks-traffic-on-i-80
http://qctimes.com/news/local/wb-i--traffic-resumes-after-truck-fire/article_3730876a-c219-11e2-b506-001a4bcf887a.html
http://www.whbf.com/story/22379274/truck-catches-fire-on-i-80

2013-05-21 - Semi bursts into flame at Wissell Farms on Lake Lowell Avenue in Nampa (Idaho):
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/05/21/2585365/crews-quickly-extinguish-fire.html
http://www.kivitv.com/news/local/208423421.html
http://www.idahopress.com/news/local/crews-extinguish-fire-at-wissel-farms/article_121c5fe0-c2b8-11e2-95fd-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-21 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in Fittleworth (Britain):
http://www.midhurstandpetworth.co.uk/news/top-stories/fire-in-fittleworth-refuse-lorry-1-5110320

2013-05-21 - Dump truck bursts into flame while parked in Department of Transportation shop in South Fargo (North Dakota):
http://www.valleynewslive.com/story/22383770/dump-truck-catches-fire

2013-05-21 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on High Street in Crediton (Britain):
http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/Gas-lorry/story-19044517-detail/story.html

Quote: "The vehicle's brakes overheated in High Street during rush-hour. Police closed the road and schoolchildren looked on as firefighters used hoses to cool the brakes at around 7.45am on Tuesday."

2013-05-21 - RV bursts into flame on I-985 in Flowery Branch (Georgia):
http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=261741
http://southhallgazette.com/two-separate-fires-a-home-and-a-rv-in-south-hall/

Note: Electrical fire in home also mentioned in second link...

2013-05-21 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on ferry in coastal North Haven (New York):
http://shelterislandreporter.timesreview.com/2013/05/19992/south-ferry-crew-quickly-douses-car-fire-sunday-afternoon/

2013-05-21 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home in Cambridge (Canada), fire spreads to small bus:
http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news/local/article/1620320--car-fire-cause-unknown
http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/937350--fire-destroys-truck-in-driveway-of-cambridge-house-police-investigating

2013-05-21 - Car bursts into flame on the San Mateo Bridge (California):
http://fostercity.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/car-fire-slows-traffic-on-san-mateo-bridge_cbc9e6d4

Note: This is the same bridge where the limousine burst into flame and incinerated 5 women not long ago, as mentioned in the 2013-05-04 update. California (and the entire North American West Coast generally) is downwind of the giant dead zone known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is surely pluming hydrogen sulfide now...

2013-05-21 - Car bursts into flame on Route 134 in Yorktown Heights (New York):
http://www.yorktownfire.org/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=391

2013-05-21 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in coastal East Patchogue (New York):
http://medford-ny.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/car-fire-shuts-down-sunrise-service-road

2013-05-21 - Car bursts into flame while parked on street in Dunkirk (Maryland), near the coast, 1 injured:
http://www.somdnews.com/article/20130522/NEWS/130529816/1057/officials-investigate-dunkirk-vehicle-fire

2013-05-21 - Car bursts into flame on US 13 near Hares Corner (Delaware):
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130521/NEWS15/130521006/Car-fire-US-13-near-Hares-Corner

2013-05-21 - Car bursts into flame inside garage at home in New Ipswich (New Hampshire), man seriously burned:
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/man-suffers-serious-burns-after-car-fire-in-his-garage/-/9857858/20233144/-/3qxwrz/-/index.html

2013-05-21 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM near Tyler Way in Highbridge in coastal Burnham-On-Sea (Britain):
http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2013/car-fire-21-05-13.php

2014-05-21 - Car bursts into flame on Green Road in Eye (Britain):
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/news/electrical-fault-sparks-eye-car-fire-1-5114236

2013-05-21 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM on Statler Street in El Paso (Texas):
http://www.kdbc.com/news/fire-fighters-investigate-overnight-car-fire

2013-05-21 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Jennings (Louisiana):
http://www.jenningsdailynews.net/2013/05/car-fire-reported-on-garage-alley/

2013-05-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-595 near University Boulevard (Florida):
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sfl-tuesday-0521-traffic-20130521,0,5577266.story

2013-05-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame on South Benbrook Road in Butler Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.palive365.com/2013/05/21/vehicle-fire-in-butler-township-closes-road/

2013-05-21 - Large 20,000-square foot barn destroyed by huge blaze on Rogue River Ranch in Central Point (Oregon):
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130522/NEWS/305220352
http://ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_7108.shtml

Quote: "Jackson County Fire District No. 3 crews arrived in time to watch a roaring fire chew away a 100-foot-by-200-foot barn that was loaded to the rafters with hay."

Quote: "Patterson determined the cause of the fire to be 'spontaneous combustion.'"

2013-05-21 - Barn destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Camden (New York):
http://www.wktv.com/news/local/Barn-destroyed-by-fire-in-Camden-early-Tuesday--208278991.html

2013-05-21 - Barn damaged by fire in Black Creek (Canada):
http://hqcomoxvalley.com/news/news/v/Local/192218/Barn-fire-in-Black-Creek

2013-05-21 - Brush fire erupts in Whitewater Canyon (California):
http://www.kesq.com/news/brush-fire-burning-in-whitewater-canyon/-/233092/20244166/-/k8spebz/-/index.html

2013-05-21 - Dumpster bursts into flame in Lexington (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/news/fires-in-hill-rise-neighborhood-for-second-morning-in-a-row

2013-05-21 - Home Depot store erupts in flame in Capital Heights (Maryland):
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=260243
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/05/21/fire-breaks-out-inside-home-depot-store-in-md/
http://www.foxbaltimore.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.md/38f0644b-www.foxbaltimore.com.shtml

2013-05-21 - Massive fire damages glass plant in Oil City (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/several-departments-respond-massive-fire-venango-c/nXyzN/

2013-05-21 - Sporting goods store destroyed by fire in Woodlawn (Tennessee):
http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20130521/NEWS01/305210016/-1/

2013-05-21 - Blaze erupts at quarry in Leicestershire (Britain):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-22579986

2013-05-21 - Deck bursts into flame at around 3:30 AM at home in Louisville (Kentucky):
http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/louisville-news/fire-breaks-out-on-deck-of-house-on-dundee-road/-/9718340/20250776/-/3d68au/-/index.html

Note: Like pallets, wood decks and porches and fences look like a serious vulnerability. If you have a wood porch, deck or fence, I highly advise you to put a thick glaze of sealant and/or paint on the wood, and don't keep anything made of iron/steel that might rust too close to your house (that'd include vehicles)...

2013-05-21 - Fire tears through triple-decker home in Central Falls (Rhode Island):
http://www.turnto10.com/story/22382206/fire-sweeps-through-triple-decker-home

2013-05-21 - Garden shed bursts into flame, fire spreads to vacant house, in Tredegar (Britain):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-22595090

2013-05-21 - Vacant building destroyed by fire in Hawaiian Acres on the Big Island (Hawaii):
http://bigislandnow.com/2013/05/21/fire-destroys-vacant-hawaiian-acres-structure/

2013-05-21 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 4:15 AM in Neversink (New York):
http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2013/May/21/TNev_fire-21May13.html

2013-05-21 - Vacant house burns at 4:20 AM in Cincinnati (Ohio):
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130521/NEWS/305210023/UPDATE-Fire-destroys-State-Avenue-home

2013-05-21 - Vacant home catches fire in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), fire spreads to occupied home:
http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Milwaukee-fire-fighters-battle-two-home-fire-call-it-suspicious-208426951.html

2013-05-21 - Vacant house destroyed by fire in Winchester (Kentucky):
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Fire-destroys-vacant-Winchester-home-208433781.html

2013-05-21 - Vacant two-story building goes up in flames in East Toledo (Ohio):
http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2013/05/21/Building-catches-fire-in-East-Toledo.html

2013-05-21 - Vacant office building burns in southwest Houston (Texas):
http://www.khou.com/news/local/2-alarm-fire-burns-empty-office-building-in-southwest-Houston-208422411.html

2013-05-20 - RV bursts into flame, fire spreads to towed pickup truck, both destroyed, on I-70 near Englewood (Ohio):
http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/montgomery/rv-fire-blocks-westbound-i-70
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/traffic/vehicle-fire-on-i-70-west-slows-traffic/nXxm4/
 
Quote: "Mangas said the owners reported they had bought the RV and truck new less than a month ago and recently got warranty work done. No one was injured but damages were estimated at $325,000 for the RV and $50,000 for the truck."
 
Note: They were towing the truck, and this was probably a heavy RV too, so that's a lot of mass. The fire broke out in the rear of the RV. That was likely the brakes or tires igniting from an abnormal amount of heat being generated from the brake-friction, caused by hot-burning hydrogen sulfide having been absorbed into the tire rubber and brake pads. This problem is hitting massive vehicles the worst, though no vehicle is immune...
 
2013-05-20 - Home explodes and burns in Westfield (New York):
http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/622521/Home-Explosion.html?nav=5192

Note: They say a gas leak caused this. That's a possibility. But how do they know an explosion didn't CAUSE the gas leak, instead of the reverse? Since there IS no way to know, they DON'T know. They are assuming. Apparenly they haven't noticed just how many homes and businesses have been exploding lately either...

2013-05-20 - Building explodes and burns in West Point (California), fire spreads, 2 boats and RV trailer destroyed too:
http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_9968427a-c22c-11e2-8bb4-0019bb2963f4.html

Note: That's close to the North Fork Mokelumne River...

2013-05-20 - Massive 6-alarm inferno rages through condo complex at 3 AM in Dallas (Texas), firefighter trapped and killed:
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Fire-Torches-Dallas-Condos-208104041.html
http://www.newson6.com/story/22298266/firefighter-killed-in-massive-dallas-condo-fire
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dallas-firefighter-dies-6-alarm-blaze-article-1.1349154

Quote: "Stanely Wilson, a 28-year veteran of the department, was among about 100 Dallas firefighters who responded to the six-alarm conflagration about 3 AM Monday at three-story apartment complex."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-20 - Cooking oil recycling plant erupts in flame in Stourport-on-Severn (Britain), local evacuations ensue:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-22605797
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/emergency-services/2013/05/21/residents-evacuated-after-stourport-factory-fire/

Quote: "The Environment Agency were on site very quickly...and they've been on site pumping away some of that waste now so it doesn't leak into the nearby river."

Note: That's near the River Severn, thus the name...

2013-05-20 - More than 25 forest fires rage through Siberia (Russia):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20130520-39306-RUS

2013-05-20 - Wildfire erupts along the Colorado River (Arizona), devours 500-1000 acres:
http://www.yumasun.com/articles/fire-87582-river-colorado.html

2013-05-20 - Explosives factory hit by huge explosion in Caofan (China), at least 12 killed, others injured and missing:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EX-20130520-39302-CHN
http://www.thestar.com/business/2013/05/20/explosion_kills_at_least_12_at_factory_in_china.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324787004578494511231664652.html

Quote: "The force of the blast flung broken glass, smashed concrete, and other debris as far as 200 meters (660 feet), reports said. Walls in outlying buildings were flattened and glass shattered."

2013-05-20 - Explosion rocks army bomb disposal unit in Viator (Spain), 5 miles from the coast, 3 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/3-killed-2-injured-in-explosion-at-spanish-army-base/2013/05/20/184bc26e-c166-11e2-9aa6-fc21ae807a8a_story.html

2013-05-20 - Mobile phone shop hit by explosion in Peshawar (Pakistan), 7 injured:
http://tribune.com.pk/story/552024/explosion-seven-injured-in-plaza-blast/

2013-05-20 - Fireworks catch fire and explode at home in Govindgarh (India), 4 killed, 5 injured:
http://zeenews.india.com/news/rajasthan/four-killed-5-injured-in-alwar-explosion_849912.html

2013-05-20 - Major fire rips through True Value hardware store in Sauk City (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/22306016/fire-at-sauk-city-hardware-store-is-out

Quote: "Firefighters from more than a dozen departments helped Sauk City put out a fire in a building that houses a hardware, small engine and tire store."

Note: Sauk City is on the banks of the Wisconsin River...

2013-05-20 - Plane bursts into flame inside aircraft hangar in St. Paul (Minnesota), fire spreads, hangar damaged too:
http://www.wqow.com/story/22299343/fire-damages-hangar-at-st-paul

2013-05-20 - Huge fishing boat bursts into flame off the coast of Washington State, 120 crew evacuated:
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021024102_apwafishingvesselfire.html
http://www.chinookobserver.com/free/ship-fire-off-gray-s-harbor-out-evacuation-underway-update/article_c1be1136-ec55-55d8-9a7b-85c62e801db7.html

Note: It's a 314-foot vessel named 'Arctic Storm', and it was the engine room that caught fire...

2013-05-20 - Taiwanese fishing boat bursts into flame near the island nation of Mauritius, 11 rescued, 2 missing:
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aall/201305210024.aspx
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2013/05/22/379227/11-saved.htm
http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2226416
http://www.allvoices.com/news/14650272-two-missing-in-taiwanese-fishing-boat-fire

2013-05-20 - School bus bursts into flame in Tangipahoa Parish (Louisiana), near Lake Pontchartrain:
http://www.hammondstar.com/news/local/article_c4e82cf8-c1be-11e2-a066-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-20 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Highway 39 in Chappells (South Carolina), 1-mile evacuation zone:
http://www.wistv.com/story/22304034/truck-carrying-ammonium-nitrate-on-fire-residents-asked-to-evacuate
http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=237418

Note: The tanker was hauling potentially explosive granulated ammonium nitrate, thus the large evacuation zone...

2013-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Maxwell (Nebraska):
http://www.knopnews2.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7889:tractor-trailer-fire&Itemid=105

2013-05-20 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Hibner Road in Hartland (Michigan):
http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20130521/NEWS01/305210010/Fire-garbage-truck-shuts-down-road

2013-05-20 - Heavy truck bursts into flame, explodes, while parked at home in Villawood (Australia):
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/22300718/5-killed-when-passenger-van-crashes-in-illinois

Quote: "The blasts happened around 1.30am this morning as a result of a fire that ripped through and completely destroyed the cab of a nearby parked truck."

2013-05-20 - RV bursts into flame, fire spreads to two pickup trucks and mobile home, in Las Cruces (New Mexico):
http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_23282829/rv-fire-damages-trucks-las-cruces-mobile-home
http://www.krwg.org/post/multi-vehicle-las-cruces-fire-under-investigation

Note: And that's why you might want to consider not parking your vehicles next to other vehicles, or next to your home. If they'd all been separated here, they'd still have two pickup trucks and an undamaged mobile home. Now they have no vehicles and a damaged mobile home. Of course, it could have been even worse, since there were no injuries or fatalities this time...

2013-05-20 - SUV bursts into flame near gas station in coastal York County (Virginia):
http://www.dailypress.com/news/breaking/dp-nws-york-car-fire-20130521,0,7148092.story?track=rss

2013-05-20 - Pickup truck and another vehicle burst into flame at 1:16 AM in Sprague (Washington), separate events:
http://www.khq.com/story/22300527/2-vehicle-fires-in-sprague-arson-investigation-underway

Note: Multiple fires erupting at around the same time in the same general area is what you'd expect to see as a flammable gas plume - hydrogen sulfide or methane or both - blows through an area. Was the second fire downwind of the first? I bet it was, but since the cops have no clue what's going on, they don't even know to ask such questions. And even when they do realize what's going on, this won't really be their concern. It's not a crime when atmospheric gases cause things to burn and/or explode, nor is it a crime when hydrogen sulfide knocks people dead...

2013-05-20 - Two cars burst into flame around 3 AM, within a block of each other, in coastal Cardiff (Britain):
http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2013-05-20/fire-crews-deal-with-two-car-fires-in-cardiff/

2013-05-20 - Car bursts into flame in shopping center car park in Blackburn (Britain), fire spreads, destroys adjacent car too:
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/blackburn/10430715.Cars_written_off_after_fire_spreads_at_Blackburn_car_park/

2013-05-20 - Car bursts into flame at around 1 AM while parked in driveway at home in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22295144/car-found-on-fire-ar-fort-myers-home

Quote: "The state fire marshall began an investigation and is calling it unusual because it was a cold car that hadn't been driven in 24 hours."

Note: Vehicles need not have been driven recently in order to burst into flame now. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles. What planet has this guy been living on? I must've documented hundreds of fires like this in the past 15 months, maybe thousands. It's not unusual at all, not anymore. Also, Florida is downwind of the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, which are surely pluming hydrogen sulfide now...

2013-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on Battishorne Way in Honiton (britain):
http://www.midweekherald.co.uk/news/car_fire_in_honiton_1_2203060

2013-05-20 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Phillipsville Road in Phillipsville (California), near the West Coast:
http://kymkemp.com/2013/may/20/vehicle-fire-phillipsville/

2013-05-20 - SUV and barn destroyed by fire in Wilmington (New York), a half mile from a stream:
http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/537040.html
http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/537040/Fire-destroys-Wilmington-pole-barn--SUV.html

2013-05-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Harvard (Illinois):
http://www.nwherald.com/2013/05/20/fire-destroys-harvard-barn/aue7peu/

Quote: "The barn was unoccupied and hay was stored inside."

2013-05-20 - Barn damaged by fire in Hartford Township (Ohio):
http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20130520/NEWS01/305200006/1006/

2013-05-20 - Barn damaged by fire in Dinnington, west of Yeovil (Britain):
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/crews-tackle-blaze-barn/story-19043803-detail/story.html

2013-05-20 - Trash compactor bursts into flame at business in coastal Portsmouth (New Hampshire):
http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130520-NEWS-130529980

Quote: "The trash compactor — which measures about 10 feet by 25 feet — was found filled with burning and smouldering 'non-food waste' that was difficult to access..."

2013-05-20 - Recycling bin bursts into flame in coastal South Aberdeen (Washington), home burns nearby in separate fire:
http://kxro.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/early-morning-fire-in-south-aberdeen/

2013-05-20 - Trash can bursts into flame outside supper bar in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/wheelie-bin-fire-in-ellesmere-port_21-05-2013_7-43-09#.UZv9ZqwudEN

2013-05-20 - Pile of trash and debris bursts into flame, fire spreads to vacant building, in Detroit (Michigan):
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/firefighters-battle-large-fire-at-abandoned-warehouse-in-highland-park
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/05/fire_consumes_vacant_building.html

2013-05-20 - Flash fire at co-op in Otho (Iowa), 1 injured:
http://www.kcci.com/news/central-iowa/worker-burned-in-flash-fire-at-coop/-/9357080/20223282/-/x7vfls/-/index.html?absolute=true

2013-05-20 - Tanker explodes at auto repair shop in Von Ormy (Texas), 2 lightly injured:
http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/Two-hurt-when-tanker-explodes-at-repair-shop/xDaRuJaSmkOHNaDQj5F3Bg.cspx

2013-05-20 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads, at home in Southington (Connecticut):
http://www.myrecordjournal.com/southington/article_c42f4e3e-c215-11e2-b9b4-0019bb2963f4.html

Quote: "Wisner said the fire is believed to have started on the front porch/deck area..."

2013-05-20 - Porch catches fire at home in Pavilion (New York):
http://thebatavian.com/howard-owens/quick-response-volunteers-pavilion-fire-saves-womans-life-her-home-and-her-pets/37579

2013-05-20 - Vacant duplex burns at around 1 AM, in Lexington (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/news/investigators-looking-into-fire-in-vacant-duplex/

2013-05-20 - Vacant house burns in Liberty (Indiana):
http://www.pal-item.com/article/20130520/NEWS01/305200017/Reward-offered-information-about-suspicious-fire-Union-County

2013-05-20 - Vacant home burns in Abilene (Texas):
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2013/may/20/fire-damages-vacant-home-in-abilene/

2013-05-20 - Huge fire destroys vacant home, threatens nearby homes, in New Castle (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/vacant-house-fire-new-castle-threatens-nearby-home/nXw7Q/

2013-05-19 - Major fire guts part of electrical substation near coastal Accra (Ghana), power cuts ensue:
http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2013/05/20/power-cuts-to-hit-accra-as-fire-outbreak-destroys-ecg-substation/
 
Quote: "Residents of some parts of Accra are to experience power outages following a fire outbreak that gutted portions of the Electricity Company of Ghana’s (ECG’s) main substation at Achimota yesterday."
 
Note: This event is not all that different from the many underground electrical fires occurring in towns and cities all over; it was just above ground this time. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like wiring in vehicles, and wiring in electrical facilities of all kinds, like this one. Eventually this copper reactivity problem may turn off the lights permanently, everywhere. Accra is no little village; it's a major metropolitan center. This is a portent of things to come in all cities...

2013-05-19 - Mobile home explodes and burns at 1:19 AM in Yulee (Florida), near the coast, 1 killed:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/314036/483/Man-found-dead-after-explosion-at-Yulee-trailer
http://www.cbs12.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.fl/22f04686-www.cbs12.com.shtml

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-19 - House explodes, completely leveled, in the Town of Washington (Wisconsin):
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/House-explosion-in-no-one-injured--208064881.html
http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/breaking_news/article_4165ae96-c0c9-11e2-9835-0019bb2963f4.html

Quote: "Authorities say the couple who owns the home that exploded, and their three children, are away on vacation."

2013-05-19 - House explodes on Wright Street in Newark, Nottinghamshire (Britain), completely destroyed, 2 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/may/20/newark-gas-explosion-second-body
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-22591002

Quote: "I live just a couple of streets away and was first on the scene, with my wife and two kids. We were walking our dog and got within 8ft of the house, when it exploded right in front of us..."

2013-05-19 - Explosion rocks cafe on the island of Salamina (Greece), 13 injured:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/05/19/salamina-tavern-explosion-injures-13/

Quote: "The tavern was closed and a memorial service was taking place in the Church of Aghios Dimitrios across the street. The explosion caused serious damage to the tavern as well as to the nearby buildings and cars."

2013-05-19 - Boat bursts into flame in the Gulf of Mexico near Egmont Key (Florida), 4 aboard rescued:
http://www.wfla.com/story/22297759/4-rescued-from-burning-boat-off-st-pete-beach
http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/5/19/boat_catches_fire_ne.html
http://www.wtsp.com/rss/article/317388/8/Four-people-escape-burning-boat-off-Egmont-Key

2013-05-19 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in carport at home in Albury (Australia):
http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1512633/boat-ablaze-in-carport/?cs=55

2013-05-19 - Twelve trucks destroyed by fire at business at the Codham Hall Interchange at Junction 29 by Hornchurch (Britain):
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/basildon/10429219.Firefighters_across_Essex_tackle_blaze_involving_12_lorries/
http://www.heart.co.uk/essex/news/local/esex-12-lorries-fire-near-m25/
http://www.ukwirednews.com/news.php/1485057-Essex-lorry-fire-at-company-near-M25-at-Great-Warley

Quote: "The police said the owner had told them there was £1m worth of damage at the site which is off the B186."

2013-05-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in Williston (North Dakota):
http://www.newsdakota.com/2013/05/20/bus-fire-near-williston-no-injuries/
http://www.wqow.com/story/22297399/bus-catches-fire-in-nd-all-passengers-are-safe
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/bus-en-route-to-missoula-catches-fire-passengers-safe/article_0fa30174-c15a-11e2-9e8d-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-19 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Makati, near the coast, in the Philippine Islands:
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/309125/news/metromanila/bus-catches-fire-on-edsa

2013-05-19 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame at Tollgate Hill in Broadfield (Britain):
http://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/local/fire-breaks-out-on-bus-in-broadfield-1-5108668
http://www.thisissussex.co.uk/Passengers-evacuated-bus-catches/story-19035350-detail/story.html

2013-05-19 - Oil tanker truck bursts into flame on I-10 in Lake Charles (Louisiana):
http://www.kplctv.com/story/22293065/oil-tanker-on-fire-on-i-10-traffic-being-diverted

2013-05-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Cloverdale (Indiana):
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51930880/
http://www.wthr.com/story/22291024/semi-fire-closes-i-70-east-of-cloverdale

2013-05-19 - Truck bursts into flame on Emirates Road on the way to coastal Abu Dhabi (UAE):
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/truck-fire-causes-huge-tailbacks-on-emirates-road-1.1185485

2013-05-19 - RV bursts into flame while parked in coastal Vallejo (California):
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_23281206/vallejo-fire-consumes-vacant-motor-home

2013-05-19 - RV bursts into flame while parked on Theodore Road near coastal North East (Maryland):
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130520/NEWS01/305200053/Fire-destroys-RV

2013-05-19 - RV bursts into flame at 3:50 AM on Lime Treen Road in Hucknall (Britain):
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Caravan-Hucknall/story-19026943-detail/story.html

2013-05-19 - RV bursts into flame at Fernsplatt, near Bissoe (Britain):
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Caravan-near-Bissoe/story-19026924-detail/story.html

2013-05-19 - Minivan bursts into flame on I-75 in Bartow County (Georgia):
http://cartersville.patch.com/articles/look-car-fire-shuts-down-interstate-75-in-bartow#photo-14515953

2013-05-19 - SUV bursts into flame at 2:08 AM while parked on Market Street in New Mills (Britain):
http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/new-mills-vehicle-fire-in-early-hours-1-5691129
http://www.bakewelltoday.co.uk/news/local/new-mills-vehicle-fire-in-early-hours-1-5691129

Quote: "The crew attended Market Street, New Mills, at 2.08am on Sunday where they saw smoke coming from the rear of a Land Rover."

Note: Cha-ching...

2013-05-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in Fargo (North Dakota):
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/400402/

2013-05-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Route 12A in Claremont (New Hampshire):
http://www.eagletimes.com/news/2013-05-20/Front_Page/Truck_fire_halts_traffic_on_Route_12A_Saturday.html

2013-05-19 - Antique cars destroyed by fire at antique car garage in Gering (Nebraska):
http://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/fire-damages-gering-antique-car-garage/article_cd7b05ee-c091-11e2-abd6-0019bb2963f4.html
http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/state_news/fire-damages-gering-antique-car-garage/article_c5d22bbc-c14d-11e2-9aa9-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-19 - Car bursts into flame in apartment complex parking lot in Old New Castle (Delaware):
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130519/NEWS01/130519013/Car-catches-fire-Old-New-Castle-no-injuries-reported

2013-05-19 - Car bursts into flame at 4:42 AM while parked on Orchard Ridge Road near Hancock (Maryland):
http://www.herald-mail.com/news/local/hm-car-fire-in-hancock-area-causes-10k-in-damage-20130520,0,5951808.story

2013-05-19 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Lehigh Acres (Florida):
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22293192/mercedes-benz-catches-fire-in-lehigh

Note: A car-hauler truck burst into flame in Lehigh Acres recently too, as mentioned in the 2013-05-13 update...

2013-05-19 - Car bursts into flame at 1:24 AM while parked inside auto dealership in Manchester (New Hampshire):
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/fire-destroys-car-inside-manchester-auto-dealership/-/9857858/20208710/-/nwgmluz/-/index.html

2013-05-19 - Car explodes into flame while parked at home in Dayton (Ohio):
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/crime-law/man-awakes-to-car-on-fire/nXxKJ/

Quote: "Residents on Westwood Avenue in Dayton reported hearing a 'crack' and then a loud 'boom' at about 11 p.m. Sunday and one man looked out the window to find his car engulfed in flames."

2013-05-19 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Walton Drive in Totteridge (Britain):
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10429484.Suspected_arson_attack_after_car_fire/

2013-05-19 - Car bursts into flame in driveway in Chalfont St Peter (Britain):
http://chalfontstpeter.buckinghamshireadvertiser.co.uk/2013/05/car-fire.html

2013-05-19 - Car bursts into flame in Surat City (India):
http://www.divyabhaskar.co.in/article/DGUJ-SUR-a-car-fire-on-the-road-father-and-son-saved-4268534-PHO.html

2013-05-19 - Car bursts into flame on Deloro Road in Madoc (Canada), near the Bay of Quinte:
http://www.quintenews.com/2013/05/minor-fires-in-quinte/45486/

2013-05-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame in coastal Riviera Beach (Florida):
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/vehicle-found-on-fire-in-suburban-riviera-beach/nXwmY/

2013-05-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on East Park Drive off of Derry Street in Swatara Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/05/crews_responding_to_vehicle_fi.html

2013-05-19 - Riding lawnmower bursts into flame, fire spreads to garage, in Rumford (Maine):
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/19/news/lewiston-auburn/riding-lawnmower-catches-fire-burns-rumford-garage/

2013-05-19 - RV and two sheds destroyed by blaze, near Helena (Montana):
http://helenair.com/news/local/fire-destroys-motor-home-sheds-northwest-of-helena/article_7845823c-c101-11e2-ad22-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-19 - Two vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at home in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):
http://www.dailypress.com/news/breaking/dp-suffolk-garage-fire-0520,0,4811940.story
http://wtkr.com/2013/05/19/firefighters-battle-fire-at-suffolk-home/
http://www.wvec.com/news/local/Smoke-filled-sky-during-Suffolk-garage-fire-208078201.html

2013-05-19 - Barn destroyed by fire in Fayette (New York), in the Finger Lakes area:
http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=78036

2013-05-19 - Barn destroyed by huge blaze in Georgina (Canada):
http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/2879355-turkey-farm-owners-devastated-afte-loss-of-barn/

2013-05-19 - Barn damaged by fire in Mooers (New York):
http://pressrepublican.com/0100_news/x1169353675/Barn-fire-in-Mooers

2013-05-19 - Gas station convenience store destroyed by fire at 1:15 AM in Wayne County (West Virginia):
http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Gas-Station-in-Wayne-County-Destroyed-by-Fire-208076361.html

2013-05-19 - Wastebasket bursts into flame at 3:45 AM inside vacant apartment, apartment damaged, in coastal Oceanside (California):
http://fox5sandiego.com/2013/05/19/early-morning-fire-causes-30000-in-damage/

2013-05-19 - Fires at homeless encampments on the rise around Fresno (California):
http://www.cbs47.tv/news/local/story/Fires-at-homeless-encampments-on-the-rise/artWAHSJhEy3WZD2zHMFkQ.cspx

Note: Well, they're outside, fully exposed to the atmosphere. This isn't too terribly surprising, especially in California, which is downwind of the giant dead zone known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is surely pluming toxic and highly flammable hydrogen sulfide now. Also, two homeless people were found burned to death in Bidwell Park late last year, in Chico (California), as mentioned in the 2012-10-24 update...

2013-05-19 - Two sleeping bags burst into flame at 3:41 AM on porch at home in Conewago Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/news/ci_23265026/police-conewago-twp-fire-suspicious.html

Quote: "Police and the Strinestown Fire Department responded to the fire at 5145 Susquehanna Trail at 3:41 a.m., after the resident reported waking to the sound of popping noises on her front porch. 'She then observed that two sleeping bags that had been hanging on the porch railing were ablaze,' police wrote in a bulletin."

Note: The sleeping bags probably absorbed some hydrogen sulfide and/or methane, being both highly absorbent and completely exposed to the atmoshere outside like that. Then some hydrogen sulfide found some electrified copper on the porch, or some rusty iron/steel (zippers, nails, bbq grill, whatever) and pop, a small detonation as a small gas plume ignited the sleeping bags...

2013-05-19 - Porch explodes into flame at home in Brutus (New York):
http://auburnpub.com/news/local/fire-breaks-out-in-town-of-brutus/article_f7c9e058-f820-5760-ae9b-ce24c0263337.html

Quote: "A Cayuga County emergency dispatcher said neighbors reported that they heard an explosion at 9:46 p.m. The front porch of 8407 Jericho Road, Brutus was reported to be 'engulfed in flames,' said the dispatcher."

2013-05-19 - Porch bursts into flame at home on Paper Mill Road in Peach Bottom Township (Pennsylvania), fire spreads:
http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_23276985/house-fire-reported-peach-bottom-township

Quote: "The fire was on the right side of the old, frame farmhouse. It looked like it started on the porch and spread to the rest of the house."

2013-05-19 - Porch bursts into flame at home in Ashland (Massachusetts), fire spreads:
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/top_stories/x776192238/Fire-leaves-Ashland-home-uninhabitable

Quote: "An enclosed porch at the back of the 1.5-story home was completely charred..."

Note: Looks like I may have had some pretty good timing so far as applying sealant to my home's outdoor wood is concerned...

2013-05-19 - Blaze damages Millbrook Apartments off Skinner Mill Road in Augusta (Georgia):
http://www.wjbf.com/story/22291327/fire-damages-millbrook-apartments-off-skinner-mill-road

2013-05-19 - Fire breaks out at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in coastal Coconut Grove (Florida):
http://www.local10.com/news/firefighters-battle-fire-at-coconut-grove-hotel/-/1717324/20213586/-/8hsgpr/-/index.html

2013-05-19 - Timber-framed home damaged by fire at Gypsy caravan site on Curtis Mill Lane in Navestock (Britain):
http://travellerspace-gypsyroads.blogspot.com/2013/05/firefighters-tackle-fire-at-navestock.html

2013-05-19 - Home damaged by fire in Palm Springs (Florida), near the coast, 6 people homeless:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/fire-in-palm-springs-home-leaves-six-homeless/nXwyw/

2013-05-19 - Two adjacent vacant houses damaged by fire in South Bend (Indiana):
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/sbt-fire-damages-vacant-houses-20130520,0,2791728.story

Quote: "...they found the exteriors of two adjacent houses on fire..."

2013-05-19 - Vacant garage apartment heavily damaged by fire in Tecumseh (Michigan), near the River Raisin:
http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20130520/NEWS/130529984

2013-05-19 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:00 AM, fire spreads to adjacent home, in Fort Erie (Canada):
http://www.610cktb.com/news/local/story.aspx?ID=1964629

2013-05-19 - Vacant three-story building destroyed by fire in Berlin (New Hampshire):
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/fire-destroys-vacant-berlin-building/-/9857858/20208680/-/lgoiftz/-/index.html
http://www.berlindailysun.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45553:fire-destroyed-pleasant-street-building

2013-05-18 - Passenger plane bursts into flame after landing at airport in Moscow (Russia):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22579630
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57585173/plane-catches-fire-landing-in-moscow/
http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/world/boeing-737-catches-fire-on-landing-at-moscow-airport-live-foot-11743.html
http://www.delmarvanow.com/viewart/20130518/NEWS01/130518007/WORLD-Plane-catches-fire-landing-Moscow-no-injuries-
 
Quote: "The plane’s left landing gear leg caught fire upon landing. Preliminary reports suggest the brake wheels were destroyed..."
 
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is being absorbed into tire rubber and probably brake pads. Then when brakes are applied, the brake-friction generates more heat than normal (because hydrogen sulfide burns very hot), and then bad things can happen: tires ignite or explode, brakes burn out or ignite, fluid lines rupture, the entire vehicle goes up in flames, or all of the above. Many planes have experienced landing gear issues in the last year or so as a consequence. Mostly they blow tires or run off the runway and on small planes often the landing gear collapses, but obviously sometimes their landing gear is going to ignite, just as tires and brakes are igniting on ground vehicles...

2013-05-18 - Dredging barge bursts into flame in canal in coastal Bay Shore (New York):
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/bay-shore-firefighters-battle-barge-blaze-1.5289294
http://hudsonvalley.news12.com/news/tri-state/fire-destroys-dredging-boat-in-bay-shore-1.5289323
http://longisland.news12.com/news/fire-destroys-dredging-boat-in-bay-shore-1.5289323

2013-05-18 - Boat explodes at Roy's Boat Harbor in Harrison Township (Michigan), 2 injured:
http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/05/18/2-people-injured-in-boating-explosion/

2013-05-18 - Boat bursts into flame, completely incinerated, at Toorbul Point (Australia):
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/six-metre-boat-incinerated-100-metres-off-shore-from-toorbul-point-moreton-coast-towed-back-to-toorbul-point/story-e6freoof-1226645928366

2013-05-18 - Timber-framed boat bursts into flame on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Sulhamstead (Britain):
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/s/2134301_fire_crews_tackle_boat_blaze_in_sulhamstead

2013-05-18 - Five vehicles burst into flame at 3:20 AM in neighborhood in Columbus (Georgia):
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/05/18/2508403/cars-set-on-fire-overnight-in.html

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-18 - Five vehicles burst into flame starting at 3:45 AM in Easton (Pennsylvania):
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2013/05/five_cars_set_on_fire_in_easto.html
http://articles.mcall.com/2013-05-18/news/mc-f-car-fires-easton-20130518_1_lehigh-street-easton-police-suspicious-car-fires

2013-05-18 - Patrol car and another vehicle burst into flame while parked in driveway at home near Lubbock (Texas):
http://www.kcbd.com/story/22289688/regional-fire-departments-responding-to-house-fire-on-e-cr-7000
http://www.myfoxlubbock.com/news/local/story/car-catches-on-fire-spreads-to-home/oR9eDHXWM0uBKr2mUldvFw.cspx

Quote: "Around 3:45 p.m., a DPS trooper was at his house. He heard a pop, went outside and found his patrol car and another vehicle on fire in the driveway."

2013-05-18 - Two cars burst into flame, third damaged, while parked in coastal Brighton-Le-Sands (Australia):
http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1510566/car-fires-at-brighton-suspicious-say-police/?cs=12

2013-05-18 - Explosion and fire destroys two vehicles and garage at home in Sussex (Wisconsin), near Pewaukee Lake:
http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Explosion--208054301.html
http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/explosion-fire-damage-garage-and-vehicles-at-house-in-sussex-fsa0c7l-208048701.html

2013-05-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in parking lot at business in Montgomery (Illinois):
http://montgomery.patch.com/articles/semi-catches-fire-near-warehouse-in-montgomery

2013-05-18 - Truck bursts into flame while parked at Chapali Chowk, Chapali Bhadrakali-4 Nepal):
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Mini-truck+gutted+in+fire+&NewsID=377022

2013-05-18 - RV bursts into flame at 3:00 AM on Westhaven Drive in coastal Trinidad (California):
http://www.times-standard.com/news/ci_23277774/rv-burns-trinidad

2013-05-18 - Vacant RV bursts into flame on Old Quay Close in Parkgate, Neston (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fire-in-a-derelict-caravan-in-neston

2013-05-18 - Van bursts into flame at Citizens Bank in Milton (Massachusetts):
http://milton.patch.com/articles/police-log-van-fire-laptop-stolen-from-vehicle

2013-05-18 - SUV bursts into flame at 2:00 AM while parked at home in Lexington (Kentucky), fire spreads to home:
http://www.wkyt.com/yourtown/locations/lexington/headlines/Overnight-vehicle-fire-damages-Lexington-home-205931061.html

2013-05-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Old Farm Road in Leominster (Massachusetts):
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/breakingnews/ci_23272568/leominster-truck-fire-photo

2013-05-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Londonderry Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/05/crews_respond_to_pickup_truck.html

2013-05-18 - Car bursts into flame inside garage at home in Affton (Missouri), fire spreads to home, firefighter injured:
http://fox2now.com/2013/05/18/garage-fire-sends-firefighter-to-hospital/

2013-05-18 - Car bursts into flame near the Bailey Bridge over the Gudgenby River (Australia):
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/car-fire-closes-bailey-bridge-20130518-2jsyf.html

2013-05-18 - Car bursts into flame just before 4:30 AM on Castle Road in Kidderminster (Britain):
http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/local/10428783.Firefighters_stop_car_fire_spreading_to_Kidderminster_building/

2013-05-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-96 in Crockery Township (Michigan):
http://www.grandhaventribune.com/article/policefire/392941

2013-05-18 - Car bursts into flame on East Street in Drayton (Britain), near Langport:
http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/taunton_news/10428939.Car_fire_threatened_to_ignite_oil_tank_near_Langport/

2013-05-18 - Car bursts into flame in car park next to Stanley Racing on Hough Green Road in Widnes (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-on-fire-in-widnes_19-05-2013_8-21-49

2013-05-18 - Forklift bursts into flame at WT Burdons Ltd on Athlone Road, Warrington (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fork-lift-truck-fire-in-warrington

2013-05-18 - Motorcycle and barn destroyed by fire in Waldoboro (Massachusetts), near the coast:
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/18/news/midcoast/fire-destroys-barn-harley-davidson-in-waldoboro/

2013-05-18 - Soldier Basin Fire burns 800 acres near Patagonia (Arizona):
http://www.kvoa.com/news/over-150-working-to-control-soldier-basin-fire/

2013-05-18 - Lake Fire scorches 700 acres near Santa Clarita (California):
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/05/18/lake-fire-north-of-santa-clarita-now-75-percent-contained/

2013-05-18 - Goose Creek Candle Company destroyed by blaze in Casey County (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/news/candle-factory-destroyed-by-fire/

2013-05-18 - Roof catches fire at high school in Webster Groves (Missouri):
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/fire-at-webster-groves-high-school-quickly-put-out/article_8b4794f7-eafe-54ec-b47d-711ab62d548b.html

2013-05-18 - Elevator transformer bursts into flame on roof of Carnival Cruise Lines headquarters in Doral (Florida):
http://www.local10.com/news/fire-units-respond-to-carnival-cruise-lines-headquarters/-/1717324/20203308/-/c872be/-/index.html

2013-05-18 - Flash fire hits school in Fairfax County (Virginia), near the coast:
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Fire-at-Fairfax-County-High-School--208054521.html

2013-05-18 - Business heavily damaged by fire in Casselberry (Florida):
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fire-burning-seminole-county-wareahouse/nXwJc/

Quote: "The business, Servpro, does cleanup and restoration for water and fire damage, according to its website."

Note: Irony alert!

2013-05-18 - Restaurant damaged by fire in coastal North Hollywood (California):
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_23275724/l-firefighters-knock-down-fire-at-north-hollywood

2013-05-18 - Administrative offices catch fire at 4:58 AM at used car dealership in Leominster (Massachusetts):
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/breakingnews/ci_23273775/fire-hits-leominster-used-car-lot

2013-05-18 - Two vacant houses burn on Wansbeck Grove in Kings Norton (Britain):
http://b31.org.uk/2013/05/fire-crews-hindered-while-tackling-kings-norton-fire/

2013-05-18 - Vacant home burns in Springfield (Missouri):
http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-vacant-house-catches-fire-in-springfield-20130518,0,1532731.story

2013-05-18 - Massive fire engulfs vacant scrap metal business in Willoughby (Ohio), near Lake Erie:
http://fox8.com/2013/05/18/fire-breaks-out-at-scrap-metal-company/
http://www.news-herald.com/articles/2013/05/19/news/doc5198395f6e36b006647292.txt
http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/oh_cuyahoga/firefighters-battle-huge-fire-in-willoughby

Quote: "According to the Willoughby Fire Department, the building at 3911 Ben Hur Ave. was owned by DeMilta Iron and Metal."

Note: Any old rusty iron in there? Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel...

2013-05-18 - Vacant school burns in coastal Geelong (Australia):
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/abandoned-school-fire-deemed-suspicious/story-fni0fit3-1226645931583

2013-05-17 - Underground electrical explosion blows pavement apart, leaves crater, in Stevenage (Britain):
http://www.theadvertisergroup.co.uk/News/Stevenage-explosion-leaves-a-hole-in-ground-20130517124602.htm
 
Quote: "Police were called to the scene of the explosion in Town Square on a pedestrian walkway in front of Mecca Bingo at quarter to one last night."
 
Quote: "The underground electrical explosion blew some paving apart, leaving a crater in the pavement which was cordoned off at 1.23am for public safety."
 
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas and will seek out low-lying areas like underground electrical facilities, sewers, basements, etc. It's also highly flammable and reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like that found in underground electrical facilities. There have been many similar events recently, especially in the last several months...

2013-05-17 - Home explodes and burns on East Maumee Street in Adrian (Michigan):
http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20130517/NEWS/130519525

Quote: "Neighbors reported hearing a loud explosion and then seeing black smoke pouring out of the house."

Note: Adrian is right next to Lake Adrian...

2013-05-17 - Brush fire erupts in the Port Manatee area in coastal Tampa (Florida), cars at auto junkyard ignite:
http://www.wtsp.com/rss/article/317042/8/Hillsborough-Country-Fire-Rescue-battling-junk-yard-fire
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/crews-battling-brush-fire-near-east-bay-raceway-park-off-us-41-in-tampa-junk-cars-in-line-of-fire

Quote: "The flames caught at least four cars on fire near a junk yard at near East Bay Raceway Park off US-41."

2013-05-17 - Explosion hits recycling center in Greenville (Kentucky), 1 killed:
http://www.ktre.com/story/22284577/one-possible-fatality-following-recycling-center-explosion

2013-05-17 - Blaze breaks out at recycling plant in Springwater Township (Canada):
http://www.b101fm.com/Channels/LocalNews/story.aspx?ID=1963747

2013-05-17 - Explosion and fire hit truck repair shop in Las Vegas (Nevada), roof blown off, 1 killed:
http://www.rgj.com/viewart/20130517/NEWS07/305170067/Welder-dead-fire-explosion-Vegas-auto-shop
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/may/17/explosion-fire-reported-near-nellis-air-force-base/
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/22283277/breaking-news-fire-crews-respond-to-explosion

2013-05-17 - Explosion hits coal mine in Sirnak (Turkey), 1 killed:
http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/150509/worker-killed-in-mine-explosion-in-southeast.html

2013-05-17 - Massive blaze tears through large section of Broadacres Shopping Centre in Johannesburg (South Africa):
http://ewn.co.za/2013/05/18/Police-investigate-cause-of-fire-at-Broadacres

2013-05-17 - Passenger plane's cockpit fills with smoke, plane lands safely in Springfield (Missouri):
http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-jet-lands-at-springfieldbranson-natl-airport-with-smoke-in-cockpit-20130517,0,5005371.story

2013-05-17 - Water taxi explodes in coastal South Kalimantan (Indonesia), 6 killed, 5 injured:
http://www.borneocolours.com/2013/05/water-taxi-explosion-in-south-kalimantan-claimed-6-lives/

2013-05-17 - School bus bursts into flame on road in Knoxville (Tennessee):
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/may/17/no-one-hurt-when-powell-bus-catches-fire/
http://www.wate.com/story/22279546/knox-county-school-bus-catches-on-fire-students-safely-escape
http://www.wbir.com/rss/article/274576/2/No-kids-injured-when-Knox-Co-school-bus-catches-fire

2013-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 152 in Monterey County (California):
http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/22287349/semi-fire-causes-highway-to-close-friday-night

2013-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 10 near Pernham (Minnesota):
http://www.perhamfocus.com/content/semi-fire-closes-down-highway-10

2013-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 20 in Eddyville (Oregon):
http://www.newslincolncounty.com/archives/82935

Quote: "A motorist said the brakes on a semi appear to have overheated, causing a fire."

2013-05-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Lian Huo Highway in Xiayi County (China):
http://www.chinanavis.com/more-than-2000-pounds-eggs-are-roasted-because-truck-is-on-fire-153730

Note: You can see from the image that this fire began with the tires or brakes...

2013-05-17 - Box truck bursts into flame at construction site at Union Station in Denver (Colorado):
http://kdvr.com/2013/05/17/truck-catches-fire-near-denver-union-station-construction-site/
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/denver/truck-catches-fire-outside-union-station

2013-05-17 - RV bursts into flame on Marsh Road in Oulton Broad (Britain):
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/caravan_blaze_in_oulton_broad_quickly_dealt_with_by_lowestoft_firefighters_1_2200141

2013-05-17 - Ice cream van bursts into flame at auto shop in coastal Renfrewshire (Scotland):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-22571198

2013-05-17 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in carport at apartment complex in Saginaw Township (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2013/05/fire_in_saginaw_township_destr.html

2013-05-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Golden Pond Road in Canton (Maine):
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/river-valley/2013/05/17/canton-man-loses-truck-fire/1365647

Note: That's about 300 feet from a stream...

2013-05-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at intersection in East London, Ontario (Canada):
http://www.fm96.com/channels/newsinfo/localnews/story.aspx?ID=1964121

2013-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-80 in Allamuchy Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/express-times/index.ssf/2013/05/vehicle_fire_on_interstate-80.html

2013-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on Route 22 in South Whitehall Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/lehigh-county/index.ssf/2013/05/car_fire_on_route_22_east_near.html

2013-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while parked on Kiefer Boulevard in Sacramento (California):
http://fox40.com/2013/05/17/car-completely-charred-after-catching-fire/

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-69 near lapel (Indiana):
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51921190/
http://www.wthr.com/story/22284354/car-fire-halts-traffic-on-i-69-near-lapel

2013-05-17 - Car bursts into flame at 5:00 AM on I-24 near Nashville (Tennessee):
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130517/NEWS01/305170101/1969/NEWS

2013-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on the A14 between St Ives and Hemingford Abbots (Britain):
http://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/latest-news/car_fire_causes_lane_closures_on_cambs_a14_westbound_1_2199860
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Motorists-delayed-on-the-A14-after-car-fire-20130517163218.htm

2013-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee (Florida):
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Car-Fire-on-North-Monroe-Street-207858141.html

2013-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Junction 28 (Britain):
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-05-17/travel-car-fire-causes-tailbacks-on-m1/

2013-05-17 - Car bursts into flame on Triq V. Dimech in Floriana on the island of Malta:
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130517/local/car-fire.470096

2013-05-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked in carport in Henderson (Nevada):
http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/22285054/vehicle-in-carport-catches-fire-in-henderson

2013-05-17 - Barn destroyed by fire, fire spreads to home, home destroyed too, in Gilbertsville (Pennsylvania):
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Barn-Horse-Fire-207885561.html
http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20130517/NEWS01/130519332/fire-destroys-douglass-%28mont-%29-barn-%28video%29
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/17/barn-house-engulfed-in-blaze-in-montgomery-county/

2013-05-17 - Pallet of biochar bursts into flame near University of Arkansas in Fayetteville (Arkansas):
http://5newsonline.com/2013/05/17/firefighters-respond-to-fire-near-ua-campus/

Quote: "Vaughn said they have used biochar for several years and they have never had an issue before."

Note: Maybe the problem didn't start with the biochar at all, but rather the pallet...

2013-05-17 - Storage silo of ground plastic bursts into flame at 4:30 AM at business near Gainesville (Missouri):
http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=808922
http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-firefighters-battle-ozarks-plastics-plant-fire-20130517,0,2931896.story

2013-05-17 - Garbage bursts into flame inside garbage truck in New City (New York):
http://newcity.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/garbage-truck-fire-in-new-city

2013-05-17 - Massive blaze rips through apartment building in Little Rock (Arkansas), 130 people rendered homeless:
http://arkansasmatters.com/fulltext?nxd_id=663982

2013-05-17 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Salt Lake City (Utah), 4 people rendered homeless:
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56328561-78/fire-residents-lake-salt.html.csp

2013-05-17 - Vacant house burns for second time this week in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):
http://hamptonroads.com/2013/05/second-fire-reported-week-house-norfolk

2013-05-17 - Vacant home burns in Henderson (Nevada):
http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/207863251.html

2013-05-17 - Vacant house burns in Rochester (New York):
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20130517/NEWS01/305170037/post-avenue-fire-rochester

2013-05-17 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Adelaide (Australia), car fire mentioned too:
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/house-car-go-up-in-flames/story-e6frfkp9-1226644935856

2013-05-17 - Vacant house burns in Tulsa (Oklahoma):
http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/news/local_news/vacant-house-fire-keeps-fire-crews-busy-early-friday

2013-05-17 - Vacant home burns in Springfield (Massachusetts):
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/vacant_house_heavily_damaged_b.html

2013-05-17 - Vacant house burns at 2 AM in Louisville (Kentucky):
http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/louisville-news/vacant-house-catches-fire-on-crittenden-drive/-/9718340/20170794/-/ab8f82/-/index.html

2013-05-17 - Porch bursts into flame at vacant house, fire spreads, house destroyed, in Windsor (Canada):
http://windsor.ctvnews.ca/fire-rips-through-vacant-windsor-house-1.1285786
http://www.windsorstar.com/Vacant+house+demolished+after+being+ravaged+overnight+fire/8404565/story.html

Note: Porches have the same vulnerabilities as pallets: absorbent wood and nails and screws that rust. I just put a fresh new coat of sealant on all of my exterior wood (small porch and fence), which should hopefully provide at least some protection from this problem...

2013-05-17 - Vacant print shop destroyed by fire in coastal Aransas Pass (Texas):
http://www.kristv.com/news/arson-suspected-at-closed-print-shop/

2013-05-17 - Huge inferno destroys vacant school in South Ockendon (Britain):
http://www.yourthurrock.com/2013/05/17/massive-fire-in-disused-building-in-south-ockendon/

2013-05-16 - Mysterious powerful explosion shakes the ground, rattles homes and windows, in Buckeye Lake (Ohio):
http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_explosion-felt-at-buckeye-lake-23904.shtml
 
Note: These mysterious explosions - of which there have been many - are likely caused by atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and/or methane plumes finding an ignition source and detonating. As time goes on and the atmosphere becomes increasingly contaminated with both gases, these explosions are highly likely to destroy entire neighborhoods and quite possibly entire towns and large sections of cities...

2013-05-16 - Basement transformer explodes and burns at downtown office building in Cincinnati (Ohio), 3 injured:
http://www.fox19.com/story/22274544/crews-battle-downtown-fire-at-w-3rd-plum
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20130517/NEWS/305170034/
http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_central_cincinnati/downtown/fire-crews-transformer-explosion-blamed-for-the-third-street-office-building-fire

Quote: "The initial investigation indicates that one or two transformers blew up in the basement of the property."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas and will tend to seek out low-lying areas like basements and underground electrical facilities. It is also reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like that found in electical facilities and vehicles. This event is essentially the same as all the underground transformer explosions and fires blowing manholes off and occasionally igniting cars on the street above that have been occurring in towns and cities all over, especially in the last several months. Speaking of which...

2013-05-16 - Underground transformer fire takes out power to six city blocks in Gainesville (Florida):
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130517/articles/130519658
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/content/topstories/story/Underground-fire-wipes-out-power-to-Gainesville/8N39oNdhbE2V0sQs9_meOw.cspx
http://www.fox30jax.com/content/topstories/story/Underground-fire-wipes-out-power-to-Gainesville/8N39oNdhbE2V0sQs9_meOw.cspx

Quote: "A Gainesville Fire Rescue spokesman says when firefighters arrived on scene they saw smoke coming from the manhole cover. The fire caused a power outage for about six blocks from the intersection of Main Street and University Avenue. People were asked to evacuate the area."

2013-05-16 - Blaze erupts at landfill in Rapid City (South Dakota):
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/yard-waste-fire-burning-at-landfill/article_3524cee0-318c-5e8c-b6e0-f7d32734d42d.html
http://www.kotatv.com/story/22271110/rapid-city-landfill-fire-producing-heavy-smoke
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/landfill-fire-continues-to-burn-operations-return-to-normal/article_5232995e-c57e-581a-b08f-73df84a8df7e.html

2013-05-16 - Fire breaks out at recycling center in Roseville (Michigan):
http://www.macombdaily.com/article/20130516/NEWS01/130519604/fire-breaks-out-at-roseville-recycling-center

2013-05-16 - Fire breaks out at garbage and recycling center between Midhurst and Elmvale (Canada):
http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=57031

2013-05-16 - Garage explodes and burns in Devon (Canada):
http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/crews-called-to-garage-explosion-fire-in-devon-1.1285542

2013-05-16 - Huge stack of pallets erupts in flame at business in Corby (Britain):
http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/top-stories/police-say-pallet-blaze-in-corby-was-arson-1-5101981

Note: They suspect arson, blah blah. Probably because they don't realize that hydrogen sulfide is blowing around the atmosphere and it's reactive with rusty iron/steel like nails and screws that hold pallets together. Without that knowledge, they simply can't fathom how pallets could ignite without a human element being involved. Any witnesses? Nope. Any surveillance footage? Nope. Any motive? Nope. So, they have an assumption. Not good enough; I want to see at least ONE of those three things before I can accept an assumption of arson these days...

2013-05-16 - Massive fire destroys restaurants, shops, book store, in Kathmandu (Nepal):
http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Massive+fire+at+Thamel%26sbquo%3B+contained+after+nine+hours+&NewsID=376748
http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=54785

Quote: "It is believed that the fire started due to the problems in the electric generator in the Faces Lounge and Bar."

Note: Generator is a combustion engine, so this is like a vehicle bursting into flame, except the fire spread farther and did more damage...

2013-05-16 - Small plane bursts into flame, crashes in Tahoe National Forest (California), casualties unknown:
http://www.news10.net/news/local/article/245389/2/Cal-Fire-Small-plane-crashes-inTahoe-Natl-Forest-

Quote: "Dispatchers said witnesses said they saw a fireball in the sky before the plane went down."

Note: Fireball may have been the plane igniting a passing atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and/or methane plume...

2013-05-16 - Cargo ship 'Taigan' bursts into flame at port on the island of Hokkaido (Japan), 6 killed, 3 injured:
http://japandailypress.com/6-russians-killed-in-cargo-ship-fire-in-hokkaido-1629009
http://english.pravda.ru/news/hotspots/16-05-2013/124578-russian_sailors_japan-0/
http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/six-killed-in-fire-aboard-crab-fishing-boat-manned-by-russian-ukrainian-crew-at-japanese-port-324354.html

2013-05-16 - Large boat bursts into flame while moored in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):
http://www.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com/page/content.detail/id/534987/Officials--CCFD-extinguishes-boat-fire.html
http://www.news-press.com/article/20130516/NEWS0101/130516046/Cape-Coral-Fire-Department-stops-boat-fire

Quote: "The involved boat was a fiberglass hull, twin-engine sports fisherman boat that is approximately 42 foot in length, with a fly bridge and fishing tower."

2013-05-16 - Boat bursts into flame at Loch Leven Fisheries in Kinross (Scotland):
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-kinross/30-000-boat-destroyed-in-fire-at-loch-leven-fisheries-1.94013

2013-05-16 - Houseboat bursts into flame at St. Mary's Marina in Rufford (Britain):
http://www.osadvertiser.co.uk/news/ormskirk-news/2013/05/16/boat-house-catches-fire-in-rufford-80904-33334272/

2013-05-16 - Train engine bursts into flame near Catoosa (Oklahoma):
http://claremoreprogress.com/local/x730879755/Firefighters-battle-BNSF-train-engine-fire

2013-05-16 - School bus bursts into flame at school in Elk Grove (California):
http://www.egcitizen.com/articles/2013/05/16/news/doc519571550fa6c933832314.txt

2013-05-16 - Tour bus bursts into flame on I-380 near Gilbertville (Iowa):
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/passenger-bus-catches-fire-on-i--near-gilbertville-no/article_8b723dc0-beca-11e2-bf6b-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Allentown (Pennsylvania):
http://uppermacungie.patch.com/articles/tractor-trailer-burns-at-millard-refrigerated-services

2013-05-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Alabama 46 in Heflin (Alabama):
http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/22606326/article-Tractor-trailer-pulls-into-Heflin-gas-station-and-burns-Thursday-afternoon

2013-05-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 222 in Warwick Township (Pennsylvania):
http://fox43.com/2013/05/16/tractor-trailer-fire-in-lancaster-county/
http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/850543_Truck-fire-shuts-Route-222.html
http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/lancaster/tractortrailer-fire-closes-part-of-rt-222/-/9704306/20185696/-/urfd6wz/-/index.html

2013-05-16 - Three tow trucks burn in three months in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21010643495489/arson-suspected-in-string-of-tow-truck-fires/

Quote: "A truck driver captured the flames on video. The blaze burned though a truck at round 4 a.m. Thursday."

Quote: "The first time the trucks were targeted was back in February. The second time was on May 9. Police said the fires occurred during the early morning hours."

Note: Arson suspected, but again, no witnesses, no motive, no surveillance video. The man who owns the trucks is installing surveillance cameras now. This sort of reminds me of when three police cruisers burst into flame in Norwich (Vermont), mentioned in the 2012-11-22 update. Initially they said that fire was arson too, and that accelerants were used, but then they retracted that and said it was accidental, mechanical problem or electrical problem. I think they looked at their surveillance video and saw that one of the police cruisers simply burst into flame and the fire then spread to the other two cruisers. The reason they detected accelerants is because there WERE accelerants - both hydrogen sulfide and methane are highly flammable, e.g. accelerants. So, maybe these tow truck fires were arson, maybe not. If not, then the next time it happens he'll just see a truck burst into flame. Also, the wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-16 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in Sepulveda Pass in Brentwood (California):
http://brentwood.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/trash-truck-burns-in-sepulveda-pass

2013-05-16 - RV bursts into flame on highway 730 near Umatilla (Oregon):
http://www.hermistonherald.com/news/local_news/blaze-destroys-motorhome-for-washington-travelers/article_36f2b9b8-bea8-11e2-bd30-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-16 - Two camper-vans catch fire at caravan park in coastal Gerringong (Australia):
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1507247/caravans-up-in-flames-at-gerringong/

2013-05-16 - Transit van bursts into flame on East Ashling Road in Chichester (Britain):
http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/top-stories/latest/van-blaze-in-east-ashling-1-5105176

2013-05-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame in parking garage in downtown Tulsa (Oklahoma), fire damages nearby car too:
http://www.newson6.com/story/22270044/car-goes-up-in-flames-inside-downtown-tulsa-parking-garage
http://www.newson6.com/story/22270044/pickup-truck-catches-fire-inside-downtown-tulsa-parking-garage

2013-05-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 26 near Valley Springs (California):
http://www.kvgcradio.com/local-daily-headlines/1405-vehicle-fire-near-valley-springs-caused-concern

2013-05-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 11E in Jonesborough (Tennessee):
http://www.nbc26.tv/story/22258950/photos-truck-catches-on-fire-on-hwy-11e-in-jonesborough

2013-05-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home in the Highroad Well area of Halifax (Britain):
http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/calderdale/car-fire-in-halifax-1-5676660

2013-05-16 - Car bursts into flame on road in Pathum Thani (Thailand):
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/350397/car-catches-fire-in-pathum-thani

2013-05-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-675 near Dayton (Ohio):
http://fox45now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wrgt_vid_13352.shtml

2013-05-16 - Car bursts into flame near The Animal League of Green Valley in Sahuarita (Arizona):
http://www.gvnews.com/sahuarita_sun/news/early-morning-car-fire-in-sahuarita/article_a72bf7a2-be45-11e2-9358-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-16 - Car bursts into flame on Chancery Lane in Parr (Britain):
http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/10424961.Electrical_fault_sparks_car_fire/

2013-05-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked in driveway in Solihull (Britain):
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/solihull-bmw-set-fire-owners-3861133

2013-05-16 - Car bursts into flame on Delaware 141 near I-95 (Delaware):
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130516/NEWS15/130516013/1010/RSS0905

2013-05-16 - RV trailer bursts into flame in coastal Suffolk (Virginia), 1 injured:
http://wtkr.com/2013/05/17/man-burned-when-fire-destroys-camper-trailer-in-suffolk/

2013-05-16 - RV trailer bursts into flame at caravan park off Poundbury Road in Dorchester (Britain), 1 critically injured:
http://www.wessexfm.com/news/dorset-news/972389/man-fighting-for-his-life-after-caravan-fire/
http://www.thisisdorset.net/news/tidnews/10423306.Updated__Man_taken_to_hospital_after_Dorchester_blaze/

2013-05-16 - RV trailer bursts into flame, fire spreads to another RV trailer and truck, near Moose Jaw (Canada):
http://www.discovermoosejaw.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29563&Itemid=902

2013-05-16 - RV trailer bursts into flame in Tuffley (Britain):
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/crews-hand-extinguish-completely-destroyed/story-19013320-detail/story.html

2013-05-16 - Barn destroyed by fire, boat damaged, in South Lockport (New York):
http://lockportjournal.com/breakingnews/x701045975/Barn-fire-in-south-Lockport
http://lockportjournal.com/local/x326082003/Barn-destroyed-boat-damaged-in-Bowen-fire

2013-05-16 - Barn destroyed by fire, fire spreads, home damaged, in Ops Township, near Kawartha Lakes (Canada):
http://www.mykawartha.com/news/article/1618465--barn-fire-spreads-to-ops-home

2013-05-16 - Barn destroyed by fire near Gilbertsville (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-southeasternpa/firefighters-battle-barn-fire-near-gilbertsville/-/121434/20192004/-/jdstrfz/-/index.html

2013-05-16 - Barn destroyed by fire near Mattawan in Van Buren County (Michigan):
http://www.wwmt.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wwmt_-barn-burns-near-mattawan-10153.shtml

2013-05-16 - Barn destroyed by fire in Palestine (Illinois), some pigs killed:
http://www.originalcompany.com/2013/05/17/Hog-Barn-Fire-Under-Investigation/16375646

2013-05-16 - Barn damaged by fire in Watertown (New York):
http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Family-Mourns-Loss-Of-Memories-Following-Barn-Fire-207840881.html
http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/664856/fire-damages-watertown-barn/

2013-05-16 - Barn damaged by fire in Grant Township (Minnesota):
http://stillwater.patch.com/articles/photos-barn-fire-in-grant-township#photo-14455424

2013-05-16 - Gas station catches fire on Bardstown Road in Louisville (Kentucky):
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130516/NEWS01/305160029/1001/

2013-05-16 - Fire breaks out at Valicor plant in Franklin (Ohio):
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/local/fire-reported-at-franklin-industrial-facility/nXsmX/

Quote: "The EPA was called to the facility because of a nearby creek and the concern of runoff issues..."

2013-05-16 - Rash of 'suspected arsons' hits Minneapolis (Minnesota):
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/05/17/police-investigating-string-of-arsons-in-minneapolis/

2013-05-16 - Massive fire destroys home in Kansas City (Kansas):
http://www.kctv5.com/story/22269933/massive-fire-destroys-kck-home

Note: Kansas City sits at the confluence of the Missouri River and the Kansas River...

2013-05-16 - Home under construction explodes and burns in coastal Dundalk (Maryland):
http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/baltimore_county/new-house-declared-unsafe-after-possible-explosion
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/firefighters-find-blaze-at-home-after-loud-noises-reported/-/10136486/20190130/-/8t5trdz/-/index.html

Quote: "A house under construction caught fire after what neighbors describe as an explosion Thursday afternoon."

Quote: "While neighbors heard a boom, authorities aren't exactly calling it an explosion. The noise was so loud people who live nearby say whatever happened, it blew the stuffing out of the place."

2013-05-16 - Vacant home burns in Omaha (Nebraska):
http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/vacant-house-fire-under-investigation/-/9674510/20170948/-/ax5to0/-/index.html

2013-05-16 - Vacant house burns in Syracuse (New York):
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/firefighters_respond_to_early_1.html

2013-05-16 - Vacant home burns in Davenport (Iowa), fire started on porch:
http://www.kwqc.com/story/22279374/overnight-abandoned-house-fire

Note: Wood porches have the same vulnerabilities as pallets, unless they have a good coat of paint or the wood has been treated with sealant, or both. The wood will absorb hydrogen sulfide and/or methane. The nails will rust and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel. So the wood absorbs gas over time, then a little hydrogen sulfide blows by, finds some rusty iron/steel, some sparks ensue, and whoosh, fire erupts...

2013-05-16 - Porch catches fire at home in coastal Lynn (Massachusetts):
http://www.itemlive.com/articles/2013/05/17/news/news85.txt

2013-05-16 - Vacant Wendy's destroyed by fire in Mesa (Arizona):
http://www.kpho.com/story/22269110/fire-destroys-former-wendys-in-mesa

2013-05-16 - Vacant slaughterhouse burns in Blenheim (Canada):
http://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2013/05/16/suspicious-fire-at-old-abattoir/

2013-05-15 - Wildfire rips through 3,000 acres in Los Padres National Forest (California), near the coast:
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/national/fire-burns-acres-in-calif-national-forest/article_2cb3e0c5-657a-574c-a1a4-aa5fb311c101.html

2013-05-15 - Green Valley Fire consumes 7,000 acres near Menagha (Minnesota), 55 buildings destroyed:
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/22265836/minn-wildfire-25-percent-contained
http://www.kare11.com/rss/article/1025956/14/Northern-Minn-wildfire-consumes-7000-acres
http://www.startribune.com/local/207652391.html?refer=y

2013-05-15 - Home explodes in Buttle (Montana), 1 seriously injured:
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/man-injured-in-butte-home-explosion/article_d44d6c97-015d-5986-bb9f-3696841f976e.html

2013-05-15 - Shed explodes and burns at home near Las Vegas (Nevada), fire spreads to home, home destroyed:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/may/15/fire-spreads-shed-guts-family-home/

Quote: "The man told firefighters he then heard a couple of explosions, looked outside and saw a glow. He went outside and found the shed behind the house on fire..."

2013-05-15 - Massive fire breaks out at trash recycling plant near Elder Creek Road in Sacramento (California):
http://fox40.com/local-news/stories/sacramento-recycling-plant-goes-up-in-flames/
http://fox40.com/2013/05/16/firefighters-face-uphill-battle-with-mounds-of-burning-trash/

2013-05-15 - Major fire damages 60 vehicles at auto recycling center in Val Caron (Canada):
http://www.northernlife.ca/news/localNews/2013/05/16-val-caron-fire-sudbury.aspx

2013-05-15 - Major blaze breaks out at Divisoria Mall in coastal Manila in the Philippine Islands:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2325374/Panic-streets-Manila-massive-breaks-mall-days-out.html
http://www.covertimes.com/news/the-independent-uk_2013-05-16/firefighters-tackle-blaze-at-shopping-mall-in-manila-philippines/327816

2013-05-15 - Man in his 40s found on fire near the Saracen's Head pub in the center of Worcester (Britain):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-22516719

2013-05-15 - Cargo ship bursts into flame off the coast near Sharjah (UAE):
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/crew-rescued-from-fuel-ship-fire-off-uae-coast

2013-05-15 - Lobster boat bursts into flame off the coast near Wells (Maine):
http://www.pressherald.com/news/maine-2-escape-burning-lobster-boat-off-Wells.html

2013-05-15 - Transit bus bursts into flame on Highway 29 in Molino (Florida):
http://www.northescambia.com/2013/05/fire-destroys-bus-on-hwy-29

2013-05-15 - Transit bus bursts into flame while being towed near Senai (Malaysia):
http://www.nst.com.my/streets/johor/express-bus-bursts-into-flames-1.279816

Quote: "... the bus had to be towed as it had developed a problem with its brake."

2013-05-15 - Tanker truck bursts into flame in southwest Birmingham (Alabama):
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/05/firefighters_contain_tanker_tr.html

2013-05-15 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-20 in Aiken County (South Carolina):
http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Tanker-truck-catches-on-fire-on-I-20-207675711.html

2013-05-15 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on the M62 between junction 30 at Lofthouse and junction 31 at Rothwell (Britain):
http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/local/more-wakefield-news/earlier-tanker-fire-on-m62-cleared-1-5672682

2013-05-15 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Highway 51 near Hoss Everett Road overpass in Dyer County (Tennessee):
http://www.stategazette.com/story/1969666.html

2013-05-15 - USPS tractor trailer bursts into flame in Leland (North Carolina), some mail burned:
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130516/ARTICLES/130519766?Title=Leland-mail-destroyed-in-USPS-vehicle-fire
http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/05/16/mail-damaged-postal-truck-fire

2013-05-15 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Highway 1 in the Dome Valley near coastal Auckland (New Zealand):
http://www.3news.co.nz/Traffic-delays-after-truck-fire/tabid/423/articleID/297824/Default.aspx
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/rodney-times/8674838/Truck-catches-fire-on-SH1

2013-05-15 - Beach patrol truck bursts into flame at beach in coastal Myrtle Beach:
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/05/16/3489778/myrtle-beach-police-vehicle-caught.html
http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/22266600/mb-police-truck-catches-fire-on-beach

2013-05-15 - Fertilizer truck bursts into flame in field near coastal Orancock (Virginia):
http://www.easternshorefire.com/news/fullstory/newsid/187517

2013-05-15 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in Marion (Ohio):
http://www.marionstar.com/article/20130515/NEWS01/305150008/Garbage-truck-fire-causes-minimal-damage

2013-05-15 - Armored car bursts into flame on I-95 in South Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9103761

2013-05-15 - Truck bursts into flame while parked on Mary Street in George Town (Australia):
http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2013/05/15/379303_tasmania-news.html

2013-05-15 - Truck bursts into flame on the M56 near Stockton Heath (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/lorry-on-fire-m56

2013-05-15 - RV bursts into flame on I-10 in Escambia County (Florida), near the Alabama state line:
http://www.northescambia.com/2013/05/rv-fire-shuts-down-portion-of-i-10
http://www.weartv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/rv-fire-blocks-part-interstate-10-escambia-county-31880.shtml

2013-05-15 - RV bursts into flame near Rain Tree Park in coastal North Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.news-press.com/article/20130515/NEWS0111/130515038/1002/RSS01

2013-05-15 - RV bursts into flame at touring park in South Petherton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=24664&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=35
http://www.yeovilexpress.co.uk/news/10422190.Caravan_destroyed_in_blaze_in_South_Petherton/

2013-05-15 - Van and two RV trailers destroyed by fire at a property in Cropthorne, near Pershore (Britain):
http://www.eveshamobserver.co.uk/2013/05/15/news-Van-and-caravans-destroyed-in-blaze-71094.html

2013-05-15 - Van bursts into flame on Route 248 in Palmer (Pennsylvania):
http://palmer.patch.com/articles/route-248-closed-from-vehicle-fire

2013-05-15 - Several cars destroyed by fire at auto shop in Jackson (Mississippi):
http://www.wapt.com/news/central-mississippi/jackson/-/9156912/20155764/-/s24ry3/-/index.html

2013-05-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked near a Buffalo Wild Wings in Castleton, Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.indystar.com/article/20130515/NEWS/305150100/1001/NEWS

2013-05-15 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 near bridge over the Brandywine River in Wilmington (Delaware):
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130515/NEWS15/130515014/Car-fire-causes-delays-NB-95

2013-05-15 - Car bursts into flame on the Garden State Parkway in Sayreville (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2013/05/sayreville_car_fire_causes_15-.html

2013-05-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked in driveway in the Glenvar area (Virginia):
http://www.roanoke.com/news/1934236-12/fort-lewis-firefighters-extinguish-early-morning-vehicle-fire.html
http://www.wsls.com/story/22255500/roanoke-co-vehicle-fire
http://www.wset.com/story/22258447/crews-respond-to-car-fire-in-roanoke-co

2013-05-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Easton (Massachusetts), fire spreads to garage:
http://norton.patch.com/articles/norton-fd-assists-with-car-fire-in-easton
http://easton-ma.patch.com/articles/car-fire-extends-to-garage-on-kathleen-grant-way

2013-05-15 - Car bursts into flame while parked near the Trans Canada Highway near Holyrood (Canada):
http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=34206&latest=1

2013-05-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in Victor (New York):
http://www.mpnnow.com/topstories/x1910057740/Crews-respond-to-vehicle-fire-in-Victor-municipal-parking-lot

2013-05-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame right outside fire station in Dothan (Alabama):
http://www.rickeystokesnews.com/article.php/vehicle-fire-in-front-of-fire-station-42296

2013-05-15 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the 215 Beltway in Las Vegas (Nevada):
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/may/15/vehicle-fire-closes-westbound-lane-215-beltway/
http://www.thevegasgeek.com/vehicle-fire-closes-westbound-lane-of-215-beltway/

2013-05-15 - RV trailer bursts into flame in Leavenworth (Kansas), 1 injured:
http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20130515/NEWS/130519481/1001/NEWS

2013-05-15 - Auto shop catches fire in Barstow (California):
http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/injuries-14510-shop-auto.html

2013-05-15 - Auto shop catches fire in Sylvania Township (Ohio):
http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/22259955/alexis-road-closed-due-to-car-dealership-fire

2013-05-15 - Farming equipment and barn destroyed by fire in the Town of York, near Fall River (Wisconsin):
http://www.nbc15.com/news/headlines/Fire-Destroyed-Storage-Barn-in-Dane-Co-207625451.html
http://wnow.worldnow.com/story/22266118/2013/05/16/fire-destroys-barn-farm-equipment-in-town-of-york

Note: Had to be some tractors or something in there because this was half a million dollars in damages...

2013-05-15 - RV trailer and barn destroyed by fire near Fredericktown (Ohio), 1 mile from stream:
http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/13/05/16/article?id=1
http://www.knoxpages.com/?NewsID=9822&CatID=1

2013-05-15 - Barn destroyed by fire in coastal Suffolk (Virginia), several chickens and a goat killed:
http://wtkr.com/2013/05/15/several-animals-die-in-suffolk-barn-fire/
http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-suffolk-barn-fire-20130515,0,4064249.story

2013-05-15 - Barn destroyed by fire in Frankfort (Indiana):
http://www.chronicle-tribune.com/ftimes/news/barn-fire/image_317eb760-bda5-11e2-a16c-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-15 - Barn damaged by fire in Peotone (Illinois):
http://www.russell-publications.com/articles/14943/peotone-barn-fire

2013-05-15 - Storage building bursts into flame at motel in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), motel evacuated:
http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=898037

2013-05-15 - Explosion hits fireworks factory near Sivakasi (India), 3 killed, 19 injured:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Three-killed-in-Sivakasi-fireworks-explosion/articleshow/20068633.cms

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Ammo depots will be hit with explosions and fires, including the civilian versions like fireworks factories."

2013-05-15 - Air filtration unit bursts into flame at Hormel Foods faciiity in Austin (Texas):
http://www.austindailyherald.com/2013/05/15/crews-respond-to-fire-at-hormel-foods-annex-building/

2013-05-15 - Building damaged by fire in coastal Beach Haven (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/article/20130515/NJNEWS/305150119/1001/rss

2013-05-15 - Fire erupts at apartments under construction in Richmond (Virginia):
http://www.wric.com/story/22260243/fire-damages-under-construction-vcu-housing

2013-05-15 - Deadly blaze rips through duplex in Oshkosh (Wisconsin), 1 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/1-killed-2-hurt-in-oshkosh-duplex-fire-6l9veh9-207694321.html

2013-05-15 - Home under renovation catches fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2013/05/15/house-fire-in-cypress-point-section-of-virginia-beach/
http://www.wvec.com/news/local/Fire-damages-home-under-renovation-in-Va-Beach-207504411.html

2013-05-15 - Vacant home bursts into flame, fire destroys homes on each side too, in Springfield (Illinois):
http://www.wandtv.com/story/22257410/fire-destroys-3-springfield-homes

2013-05-15 - Vacant house burns for second time in two months in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):
http://www.wvec.com/news/local/2nd-fire-in-two-months-at-vacant-Norfolk-house-207515391.html

2013-05-15 - Vacant home burns in Palm Springs (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/firefighters-have-blaze-in-unoccupied-palm-springs/nXsM4/

2013-05-15 - Vacant house burns in Lorain (Ohio):
http://morningjournal.com/articles/2013/05/16/news/cops_and_courts/doc51944f6cdbb87647035660.txt

2013-05-15 - Vacant home burns in Hamilton (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/05/authorities_declare_hamilton_h.html

2013-05-15 - Vacant 2-story home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in North St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/380538/3/Fire-ravages-vacant-north-St-Louis-home

2013-05-15 - Major blaze tears through vacant apartment building in Montreal (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/05/15/montreal-north-fire-vacant-apartment-building.html

2013-05-15 - Vacant hotel under renovation destroyed by fire in Wyoming (Pennsylvania):
http://citizensvoice.com/news/fire-guts-former-restaurant-1.1490086

Quote: "The fire appears to have started in the basement, which was burned out..."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas and will tend to seek out low-lying areas like basements, underground electrical vaults, etc.

2013-05-15 - Vacant building burns at Michigan State University in East Lansing (Michigan):
http://www.freep.com/article/20130515/NEWS06/305150157

2013-05-14 - Shrimp boat bursts into flame in coastal Tarpon Springs (Florida), burns and sinks:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/15/3398298/crews-battle-shrimp-boat-fire.html
http://www.tampabay.com/news/fire-crews-battling-boat-fire-in-tarpon-springs/2120980
http://www.wtsp.com/rss/article/316629/8/Shrimp-boat-destroyed-by-fire-in-Tarpon-Springs
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_north_pinellas/tarpon_springs/boat-caught-fire-near-tarpon-springs-sponge-docks
 
Quote: "At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Skye Marie, an 85-foot shrimp boat moored at the fueling station on the Anclote River's south bank, caught fire."
 
Quote: "Longtime residents said that it was one of the worst fires ever seen in the area."
 
Quote: "A witness, 53-year-old Bill Gresko, saw 5-foot-high flames sprint across the river and ignite a dock on the opposite shore. 'It was almost in an instant,' said Gresko, who has worked as a sponge diver for 30 years and said he had had never seen anything like it. 'For almost half an hour the river was on fire.'"
 
Quote: "Boat owner Billy Harris of Port Richey told the Times he had just put $18,000 worth of fuel into the boat. He says he has no idea what started the fire. 'There was no power to it,' he said. 'An act of God, I guess.' Harris said he has no insurance for the boat, which is named after his granddaughter."

2013-05-14 - Biggest wildfire in 33 years rages through 8,700 acres in Douglas and Bayfield counties (Wisconsin):
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/douglas-county-wildfire-now-at-6800-acres-80-contained-ql9v1ui-207511341.html
http://www.waow.com/story/22256926/2013/05/15/nw-wisconsin-wildfire-consumes-8700-acres

Quote: "Seventeen homes have been destroyed in the fire, officials said."

2013-05-14 - Wildfires erupt near Possum Kingdom Lake (Texas), 30 homes evacuated:
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/texas/article_1ceb67ee-2d67-5166-8854-e45ce3826e54.html
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Grass-Fire-at-Possum-Kingdom-Lake-Forces-Evacuations-207320051.html

2013-05-14 - Wildfire destroys 3-4 thousand acres near Park Rapids (Minnesota):
http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/263660/

Quote: "This is not typical for Minnesota ground fires. It’s big. There’s a lot of residences. We’re going to be here longer. It might be a week before you see many of these trucks and yellow shirts leave the scene."

2013-05-14 - Rumsey Gulch Fire destroys 5 homes and numerous outbuildings in Philipsburg (Montana):
http://mtstandard.com/news/local/five-homes-destroyed-in-wildfire-near-philipsburg/article_cb8284d0-bcde-11e2-9f41-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-14 - Cable car bursts into flame on Mont Blanc (Italy/France):
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/399885/Terror-for-British-tourists-as-cable-car-catches-fire-at-7-500-near-Mont-Blanc
http://www.thelocal.fr/page/view/tourists-evacuated-as-mont-blanc-cable-car-breaks-down

Quote: "More than 200 tourists were crammed into the car scaling Europe's highest peak when it suddenly ground to a halt on Tuesday morning. Moments later, as the car dangled perilously, the engine began smoking before catching fire, causing further panic."

Note: Sounds like those British tourists had quite a terrifying experience there...

2013-05-14 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame on Lockport Road in Niagara Falls (New York), Amtrak service disrupted:
http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130514/CITYANDREGION/130519481/1010

2013-05-14 - Explosion and fire damage LP gas compressor station in Brooklyn Township (Pennsylvania):
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/explosion-at-susquehanna-gas-compressor-station-thought-to-be-accidental-remains-under-investigation-1.1489789

2013-05-14 - Blaze damages Laramie River Station power plant in Wheatland (Wyoming):
http://trib.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/no-injuries-reported-in-wheatland-power-plant-fire/article_12700d1f-f471-5fd0-9fa7-4bcc07b779eb.html

2013-05-14 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Amarillo (Texas), smoke in the cockpit:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20130515-39249-USA
http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/207550341.html
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/texas/article_007a83de-b9e9-59f0-a767-5516dc0fa504.html

Quote: "The pilot reported smoke in the cockpit of the Boeing MD-80 and that several alarms and warnings had been triggered, said Patrick Rhodes, aviation director for the Amarillo airport."

2013-05-14 - Boat bursts into flame at home in coastal Toms River (New Jersey), fire damages home too:
http://www.app.com/article/20130514/njnews/305140081/1001/rss

2013-05-14 - Passenger train bursts into flame at station in Silver Spring (Maryland):
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Train-Fire-Disrupts-Metro-Red-Line-Service-in-Silver-Spring-207454111.html
http://dcist.com/2013/05/metro_fire_in_silver_spring.php

2013-05-14 - Fire truck bursts into flame on I-29 near Worthing (South Dakota):
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20130514/UPDATES/130514040/Photo-Fire-truck-destroyed-by-fire-Interstate-29

Note: I mentioned a while back that fire trucks might want to travel in pairs, so they can put each other out. I actually wasn't kidding!

2013-05-14 - Tanker truck bursts into flame in Crediton (Britain):
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/crews-called-blaze-petrol-lorry/story-18989904-detail/story.html

2013-05-14 - Tractor trailer explodes and burns at 4:30 AM on I-85 in DeKalb County (Georgia), 1 injured:
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/tractor-trailer-driver-injured-fire-i-85/nXqhy/
http://www.11alive.com/news/article/292611/40/Truck-carrying-chewing-gum-catches-fire-on-I-85
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/truckload-of-chewing-gum-additives-catches-fire-ne/nXqhL/

2013-05-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 23 in Pittsfield Township (Michigan):
http://www.mydesert.com/article/C4/20130514/NEWS05/305140040/Truck-fire-Pittsfield-ramp-closed
http://www.annarbor.com/news/fire-destroys-semi-tractor-closes-ramp-to-us-23-for-hours/
http://www.freep.com/article/20130514/NEWS05/305140040/Truck-fire-Pittsfield-ramp-closed

2013-05-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Vinita (Oklahoma):
http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/semi-fire-delays-traffic-will-rogers-turnpike/nXqkQ/

2013-05-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-95 in Port Wentworth (Georgia):
http://www.wtoc.com/story/22251357/tractor-trailer-catches-fire-in-port-wentworth
http://www.gadailynews.com/news/savannah/158265-semi-catches-fire-in-port-wentworth.html

2013-05-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 50 east of Placerville (California):
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/05/14/carnival-truck-fire-closes-portion-of-highway-50-east-of-placerville/
http://www.news10.net/news/article/245123/338/Highway-50-at-Whitehall-closed-due-to-truck-fire
http://ulocal.kcra.com/_Truck-fire-shuts-down-Hwy-50-by-Kyburz/photo/19051004/62973.html

Quote: "Cal Fire says it appears the fire started in the truck's brakes and then spread to the cab and trailer."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Massive vehicles such as big RVs, buses, tanker trucks, tractor trailers, dump trucks, and car-haulers will be destroyed by fire in escalating numbers after tires or brakes ignite." The tanker truck fire above also started in the brakes, although they caught that fire early, before the truck was destroyed...

2013-05-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 near Elizabethtown (Kentucky):
http://www.wave3.com/story/20480018/semi-fire-closes-northbound-i-65-in-hardin-county
http://www.wbtv.com/story/20480018/semi-fire-closes-northbound-i-65-in-hardin-county

2013-05-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-580 in Pleasanton (California):
http://pleasanton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/tractor-trailer-fire-blocking-traffic-on-eastbound-i-580

2013-05-14 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-24 near Whites Creek (Tennessee):
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51885967/ns/local_news-nashville_tn/
http://www.wsmv.com/story/22252765/vehicle-fire-blocks-westbound-lanes-of-i-24

2013-05-14 - Semi bursts into flame at busy intersection that leads to South Padre Island (Texas):
http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=897804
http://sbnewspaper.com/2013/05/14/semi-truck-on-fire/

2013-05-14 - Semi bursts into flame on Highway 83 south of Minot (North Dakota):
http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=63793

2013-05-14 - Tractor bursts into flame inside barn at Readington River Buffalo Farm in Readington Township (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2013/05/tractor_on_fire_inside_barn_at.html
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/hunterdon-county/express-times/index.ssf/2013/05/tractor_fire_at_readington_buf.html

2013-05-14 - Log truck bursts into flame on Highway 34, near I-5 near Albany (Oregon):
http://www.kval.com/news/local/Log-truck-goes-up-in-flames-207457201.html
http://www.kezi.com/truck-fire-closes-highway-34/

2013-05-14 - Dump truck bursts into flame on State Street in Auburn (New York):
http://auburnpub.com/news/local/dump-truck-catches-fire-on-state-street/article_ab764379-a507-5936-a90c-1b0cd538ef89.html

2013-05-14 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Aston Fields Road in Runcorn (Britain), fire spreads to load of cardboard:
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/lorry-fire-in-runcorn_14-05-2013_16-00-24

2013-05-14 - Van bursts into flame on street in Attard on the island of Malta:
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130514/local/car.469659

2013-05-14 - Minivan bursts into flame on the River Road near Smith's Cove (Canada):
http://www.digbycourier.ca/News/Local/2013-05-14/article-3248102/Van-a-total-loss-after-roadside-fire/1
http://www.novanewsnow.com/section/2013-05-14/article-3248102/Van-a-total-loss-after-roadside-fire/1

2013-05-14 - SUV bursts into flame while being towed behind motorhome on Highway 97 near Vernon (Canada):
http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/207440881.html

2013-05-14 - SUV bursts into flame near the Feather River (California):
http://www.paradisepost.com/news/ci_23249406/fishing-trip-ends-car-fire

2013-05-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked on Barnard Road in Richmond (New York):
http://www.mpnnow.com/news/x1338685419/Firefighters-extinguish-truck-fire-in-Richmond

2013-05-14 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the Central Expressway in coastal Singapore:
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Motoring/Story/A1Story20130514-422595.html

2013-05-14 - Car bursts into flame while parked at shopping center in Monrovia (California):
http://arcadia.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/fire-blotter-car-bursts-into-flames-outside-hong-kong-supermarket_fc864115

2013-05-14 - Car bursts into flame at 5 AM on the M4 in coastal Sydney (Australia):
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-14/crash-causes-m4-traffic-chaos/4687252

2013-05-14 - Car bursts into flame on Broadway in Alton (Illinois):
http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/local/article_bc100ba8-bced-11e2-8134-001a4bcf6878.html

2013-05-14 - Car bursts into flame at 4:15 AM while parked at Elsa Court in Manalapan (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/article/20130515/NJNEWS14/305150102/1004/NEWS01

2013-05-14 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-70 in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/traffic/car-fire-clogs-traffic-on-eb-i-70

2013-05-14 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on I-26 in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina), 1 injured:
http://www.wtma.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1368554714&article=D3667E48BCC011E286DEFEFDADE6840A&mode=2

Quote: "...William Johnson, Jr. was riding a motorcycle east on I-26 when the vehicle somehow burst into flames, injuring Johnson."

2013-05-14 - Semi trailer and shed full of sawdust destroyed by fire at pallet company in the Town of Green Bay (Wisconsin):
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20130514/GPG0101/305140405

Quote: "The shed was located behind the main building and stored wood dust from ground-up wooden pallets. Workers had evacuated before firefighters arrived and no one was hurt. A semitrailer located inside the shed was also destroyed."

2013-05-14 - Vehicles and airport hangar destroyed by fire at Beaver County Airport in Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wtae.com/news/local/beaver/fire-breaks-out-at-beaver-county-aiport/-/10927942/20138670/-/msswanz/-/index.html
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/05/14/airport-fire/

Quote: "Desks, office equipment and some vehicles were destroyed in the fire."

Quote: "County 911 dispatchers say the fire was reported at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-14 - Three delivery trucks and warehouse destroyed in massive blaze at dairy in Worcester (Massachusetts):
http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/05/15/alarm-fire-hits-worcester-dairy-farm/45S5ogBN6se0eqQ8PkP4gO/story.html

Note: Some nearby dumpster fires also mentioned...

2013-05-14 - Boat and storage barn destroyed by fire in Pierre (South Dakota):
http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/campus-barn-fire/?id=148096
http://www.northjersey.com/news/education/207511541_Fire_destroys_Pierre_Indian_Learning_Center_barn.html

Quote: "The cause of the fire wasn't immediately determined, though investigators believe it started in a pile of old telephone poles stacked near the building."

2013-05-14 - Barn destroyed by fire in Altamont (Illinois), some show animals killed:
http://effinghamdailynews.com/local/x730877917/4-H-animals-perish-in-barn-fire
http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-local-news/5628-barn-burned-east-and-south-of-altamont

2013-05-14 - Barn destroyed by fire in Sacramento (California):
http://fox40.com/2013/05/14/barn-burns-down-in-sacramento-county/

2013-05-14 - Chemical plant hit by small explosion in St. Francis (Wisconsin):
http://www.cbs58.com/news/top-stories/Chemical-plant-explosion-causes-scare-in--207337811.html
http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/fire-and-hazmat-crews-respond-to-explosion-at-st-francis-company-4b9ulh6-207345681.html

2013-05-14 - Sludge tank bursts into flame at recycling facility in Carmel (Maine), near Lake Sebasticook:
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/14/news/penobscot/personnel-battle-sludge-fire-at-carmel-recycling-facility/

2013-05-14 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Nicholasville (Kentucky):
http://www.centralkynews.com/jessaminejournal/news/jj-fire-causes-garbage-truck-driver-to-drop-his-load-on-nicholasville-street-20130514,0,2965902.story

2013-05-14 - Trash can bursts into flame on Woodsome Drive in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/wheelie-bin-fire-in-ellesmere-port_14-05-2013_15-54-14

2013-05-14 - Debris bursts into flame on CTA train tracks in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cta-red-line,0,6718310.story

2013-05-14 - Two businesses destroyed by fire at 2:04 AM in coastal San Jose (California):
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_23238522/fire-destroys-two-businesses-san-jose

2013-05-14 - Roof air conditioner bursts into flame at Lowe's in Enid (Oklahoma):
http://enidnews.com/localnews/x2002148809/Breaking-news-Fire-at-Lowes-out

2013-05-14 - Explosion hits black powder plant in Clarksville (Arkansas), 1 seriously injured:
http://www.thv11.com/news/article/265022/2/Explosion-at-gun-powder-plant-sends-one-to-hospital
http://www.ky3.com/news/sns-ap-ar--gunpowder-supplier-explosion-20130514,0,3855284.story

2013-05-14 - Sandblasting pellets burst into flame inside hopper at business in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):
http://www.wvec.com/news/local/Firefighters-respond-to-overheated-hopper-at-Norfolk-business-207478341.html

2013-05-14 - Duplex destroyed by fire in Newport (Pennsylvania), fire so hot it damages nearby homes, cars and 2 fire trucks:
http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/Firetrucks-damaged-in-early-morning-fire-in/oJpzywr_H0Wo0KxUDgt9XA.cspx

2013-05-14 - Home heavily damaged by blaze near Clear Spring (Maryland):
http://www.herald-mail.com/news/local/hm-firefighters-on-the-scene-of-house-fire-north-of-clear-spring-20130513,0,7412474.story

2013-05-14 - Vacant mobile home destroyed on Turtle Lake Trail near the Mississippi River, in Melrose Township (Illinois):
http://www.whig.com/story/22257503/fire-takes-out-vacant-turtle-lake-mobile-home

2013-05-14 - Vacant house burns on Rouse Street in Modesto (California):
http://www.modbee.com/2013/05/14/2715495/raw-video-fire-on-rouse-street.html

2013-05-14 - Vacant home burns in Columbia (Missouri):
http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/161987/fire-reported-at-vacant-home-tuesday-morning/

2013-05-14 - Vacant apartment building hit by raging fire in Dallas (Texas):
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Fire-Engulfs-Vacant-Dallas-Apartment-Building-207487751.html

2013-05-14 - Vacant school damaged by fire in Rosendale (Missouri):
http://stjoechannel.com/fulltext?nxd_id=343392

2013-05-14 - Vacant hotel destroyed by fire in Glen Wild (New York):
http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2013/May/15/GlenWildFire-15May13.htm

2013-05-13 - Underground explosions and fire ignite cars, cut power, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/05/13/exploding-manholes-set-cars-on-fire-cut-power-in-brooklyn/
 
Quote: "Several manholes exploded in Brooklyn on Monday, setting cars on fire and sending people running for their safety."
 
Quote: "And when the manholes did blow, at least two had cars sitting on top of them. Hernan Gonzalez came home to find his car burned to a crisp on the bottom with the bumper off, with the manhole still smoking underneath."
 
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas and will seek out low-lying areas like underground electrical facilities, sewers, basements, underground parking garages, etc. It's also highly flammable and reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like that found in underground electrical facilities. If you have a vehicle, you might not want to park right on top of - or even near - any manholes. Might wanna be cautious about WALKING over them too, for that matter...

2013-05-13 - Massive fire and explosion hit chemical plant in Dombivli (India), 1 killed, 3 injured:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thane/One-dead-three-hurt-in-chemical-factory-fire-near-Thane/articleshow/20026777.cms

2013-05-13 - Explosions and fire hit Airgas plant in Putnam County (West Virginia), 2 injured:
http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/explosions-fire-reported-at-wva-gas-plant-8599.shtml
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2020979089_apusairgasexplosions.html
http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201305130068
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/explosions-fire-reported-wva-gas-plant

Quote: "The company is a distributor of specialty gases used in industry and elsewhere."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "...chemical plants of all types will burn and/or explode, including biofuels plants, fertilizer plants, specialty chemical plants, petroleum-related facilities and more."

2013-05-13 - Devastating fire destroys sawmill at pallet company in Lake Holcombe in Chippewa County (Wisconsin):
http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/daily_updates/article_2e9f4a18-bca7-11e2-8344-0019bb2963f4.html
http://www.wqow.com/story/22241106/2013/05/13/fire-at-a-wood-pallet-company-in-chippewa-county

Quote: "Blizek said the area where pallets are manufactured was burned."

Quote: "...she saw the fire around 9 p.m. and could see fireballs shooting high into the air."

2013-05-13 - Huge fire tears through recycling plant in Freeport on the island of Trinidad, 3 miles from the coast:
http://www.classifieds.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-05-13/40-jobless-after-freeport-fire
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Paper-warehouse-destroyed-by-fire-207303841.html

Quote: "A multi-million-dollar warehouse dealing in paper-based material for recycling was destroyed by fire on Sunday evening."

Note: Also mentioned, separate incident, bolts of cloth burst into flame at a business near Port of Spain...

2013-05-13 - Trash bursts into flame inside metal recycling facility in Boise (Idaho):
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/05/13/2574544/fire-near-airport-extinguished.html

2013-05-13 - Huge pile of mulch bursts into flame at facility in Brooksville (Florida):
http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/fire/mulch-fire-forces-a-road-closure-near-brooksville/2120733
http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2013/5/13/smoke_from_mulch_fir.html

2013-05-13 - Bark mulch bursts into flame at McDonald's in Westborough (Massachusetts):
http://westborough.patch.com/articles/wfd-handles-small-bark-mulch-fire-at-mcdonald-s

2013-05-13 - Enclosed water well explodes at home in Morrilton (Arkansas), 1 injured:
http://www.fox16.com/news/local/story/Man-Injured-In-Enclosed-Well-Explosion/-uVZRV25IEmmtS8W9VA6Nw.cspx

Quote: "...residents are concerned this could happen to them because some city officials believe natural gas caused the explosion."

Note: Methane coming from underground contaminating water, then evaporating out? And this was an enclosed well, so the gas would be stuck inside, building up, until eventually a spark from static electricity or something occurs and...boom!

2013-05-13 - Power poles burst into flame all across Spokane (Washington) after rainstorm:
http://www.khq.com/story/22241390/multiple-power-poles-across-the-city-catch-fire-after-rainstorm

Note: Storm may have brought in some hydrogen sulfide and/or methane from the coast. They're blaming a rainstorm after a dry spell. That's what they said when power poles burst into flame in Texas too not long ago. And yet I don't ever recall hearing about large numbers of power poles bursting into flame like this in previous years, and it's not like this year is the first year we've had a dry spell in Texas or Washington, so that story is obviously just something made up to placate people and keep them from understanding what's actually going on...

2013-05-13 - Fishing trawler bursts into flame near Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast (Australia), 2 aboard flee in dinghy:
http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2013/05/14/451822_gold-coast-news.html

2013-05-13 - Train car bursts into flame near the Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton (Colorado):
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/train-car-catches-fire-in-littleton

2013-05-13 - Tour bus bursts into flame on I-395 in coastal Washington DC:
http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/259102/187/Police-Tour-Bus-Fire-on--I-395-South-Put-Out-

2013-05-13 - Car-hauler truck bursts into flame on Sara Avenue in Lehigh Acres (Florida):
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51865988/
www.nbc-2.com/story/22233937/driver-safe-after-lehigh-truck-bursts-into-flames

2013-05-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the 5 Freeway near Castaic (California), fire spreads, brush fire erupts:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Fire-Castaic-Threatens-Mobile-Home-Park-207295391.html

2013-05-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near Chain Of Rocks Canal bridge on I-270 in Granite City (Illinois):
http://fox2now.com/2013/05/13/tractor-trailer-on-fire-on-i-270-canal-bridge/

2013-05-13 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on US 13 near New Castle (Delaware):
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130513/NEWS1501/305130065/One-lane-US-13-NB-reopens-after-tractor-trailer-fire
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20130513/NEWS1501/305130065/1003/RSS01

2013-05-13 - Tractor bursts into flame on Highway V in Racine County (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:
http://journaltimes.com/news/local/tractor-destroyed-in-fire/article_a7b44336-bc8e-11e2-aadb-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-13 - Tractor bursts into flame on Grange Lane in Hutton (Britain):
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/2013/05/tractor-fire-in-preston-at-0630/

2013-05-13 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Cedar Road in Medford (Massachusetts), near the East Coast:
http://www.wickedlocal.com/medford/topstories/x1884766587/Medford-Fire-Department-responds-to-garbage-truck-fire

2013-05-13 - Ice cream truck bursts into flame at 5:53 AM on the Honoapi'ilani Highway near coastal Maui Hawaii):
http://mauinow.com/2013/05/13/truck-fire-at-launiupoko-slows-morning-commute/
http://www.khon2.com/2013/05/13/maui-firefighters-put-out-ice-cream-truck-fire/

2013-05-13 - RV bursts into flame at home in Columbia (Missouri), fire spreads to mobile home, family homeless:
http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=896981
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/rv-fire-damages-mobile-home/article_10ebca58-bbd7-11e2-8243-001a4bcf6878.html
http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/161927/rv-fire-displaces-family-from-mobile-home/

Note: And that's why it seems unwise to park your vehicle(s) next to your residence, or next to other vehicles...

2013-05-13 - Utility truck bursts into flame on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Lincoln (Canada):
http://www.niagaraadvance.ca/2013/05/13/truck-fire-on-qew-in-lincoln

2013-05-13 - Minivan bursts into flame in New Philadelphia (Ohio):
http://www.timesreporter.com/newsnow/x438179801/Van-fire-reported-in-Phila

2013-05-13 - SUV bursts into flame while parked near barn in Chilliwack (Canada):
http://www.chilliwacktimes.com/news/Horse+barn+threatened+fire/8380994/story.html

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto (Canada):
http://www.citynews.ca/2013/05/13/rush-hour-traffic-snarled-by-gardiner-car-fire/

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on Quail Street in coastal Newport Beach (California):
http://newportbeach.patch.com/articles/car-catches-fire-in-newport

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Lexington (Kentucky):
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Car-catches-fire-outside-Lexington-home-207165731.html#.UZF5itimgTZ

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at gas station in El Cajon (California):
http://www.cbs8.com/story/22246774/car-bursts-into-flames-at-el-cajon-gas-station

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame, then crashes into tree, in Lake Placid (New York), 1 injured:
http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/536927/1-hurt-after-car-catches-fire--crashes-into-tree.html?nav=5008

Quote: "As the vehicle approached, the officers noticed that its interior was engulfed in flames, according to a press release."

Note: The driver admitted he was drunk or stoned, but that doesn't explain the burning car..

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on Maplewood Road in Harrison (Arkansas):
http://harrisondaily.com/news/car-fire/article_5b8479c4-bbd8-11e2-b1f0-0019bb2963f4.html
http://www.krzk.com/15025/car_fire_at_maplewood_cemetery_in_harrison.html

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on the Sprain Brook Parkway near Greenburgh (New York):
http://www.lohud.com/article/20130513/NEWS02/305130035/Traffic-Car-fire-Sprain-Brook-Parkway-southbound-Taconic-accident

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on Bridge Road in Countess Wear, Exeter (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/news/newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=24637&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=35

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame in field in Hassel (Luxembourg):
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/mystery-car-fire-in-hassel-5190b771e4b02b992e7b5f71

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on I-80 near Reno (Nevada):
http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/Car-fire-cleared-on-I-80W-near-USA-Parkway/e6v8vcQb8UahcSmHNEeIAw.cspx
http://www.kolotv.com/news/headlines/Traffic-on-I-80-Slowing-at-USA-Pkwy-Vehicle-Fire-207304311.html

2013-05-13 - Car bursts into flame on 36th Street in St. Joseph (Missouri):
http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_4851f893-9dbd-5aa2-a80d-29cbe34c4bd3.html

2013-05-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked in carport at home in Toluca (Illinois):
http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&ArticleID=28850

2013-05-13 - Vehicle bursts into flame near the Radium Bridge in Great Bend (Kansas):
http://www.greatbendpost.com/2013/05/13/great-bend-fire-department-handles-vehicle-fire-on-saturday/

2013-05-13 - RV trailer bursts into flame on I-17 near bridge in Arcosanti (Arizona):
http://bigbugnews.com/Main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=52601

2013-05-13 - RV trailer bursts into flame at Harbour Side Caravan Park in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/police-set-to-investigate-blaze-at-portsmouth-caravan-park-1-5087464

2013-05-13 - Boat and home destroyed by fire in Napa (California):
http://napavalley.patch.com/articles/fire-damages-napa-home

2013-05-13 - Boat, home and sheds destroyed by fire near Basin (Montana):
http://helenair.com/news/local/structure-boat-burn-near-basin/article_73a7bf64-bc2a-11e2-ae43-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-13 - Minivan and garage damaged by fire at home in Maryville (Tennessee):
http://www.thedailytimes.com/Local_News/story/Fire-severely-damages-garage-vehicle-at-Maryville-home-id-036381

2013-05-13 - Car and home-business destroyed in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22249694/fire-destroys-cape-coral-home-business

2013-05-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in Hall County (Georgia):
http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=261452

2013-05-13 - Barn destroyed by fire near George (Iowa), 35 calves killed:
http://www.dairyherd.com/dairy-news/latest/Iowa-barn-fire-kills-35-calves-207263001.html

2013-05-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in Belchertown (Massachusetts), near Quabbin Reservoir:
http://www.gazettenet.com/news/policefirescourts/6218537-95/barn-fire-in-belchertown-monday-night

2013-05-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in Stockbridge (New York):
http://www.oneidadispatch.com/articles/2013/05/13/news/doc51915f7a4c472218295489.txt

2013-05-13 - Barn destroyed by fire near Sarto, Manitoba (Canada), calf and 100+ chickens killed:
http://www.mysteinbach.ca/newsblog/20452.html

2013-05-13 - Barn destroyed by fire in East Hall County (Georgia), horse killed:
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/83746/

2013-05-13 - Dumpster bursts into flame at strip mall in Sioux Falls (South Dakota), vehicles and building damaged:
http://www.argusleader.com/article/20130513/ARGUS911/130513016/Dumpster-fire-closes-businesses-Park-Place-Center-41st-Street

2013-05-13 - Fence bursts into flame on the Dove Creek Court cul-de-sac in Chico (California):
http://www.chicoer.com/news/ci_23236827/fence-catches-fire-chico

Note: Fences have the same vulnerabilities to the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem as pallets do. So do wooden porches, decks and gazebos...

2013-05-13 - Devastating fire destroys medical complex in Jamestown (New York):
http://post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/622174/Massive-Blaze.html

2013-05-13 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Providence (Rhode Island), resident flees:
http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/providence/heavy-fire-damages-providence-home-on-elma-street
http://www.abc6.com/story/22232677/providence-firefighters-knock-down-fire-in-double-decker

Quote: "Fire officials are still investigating and have not given a cause of the fire, although it's believed to have started on an outside deck."

Note: Wood decks have the same vulnerabilities as pallets. They're wood and all absorbent flammable materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. They're also frequently held together with steel nails and screws, which rust, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel. So the wood of a deck or porch absorbs some flammable hydrogen sulfide or methane over time. Eventually it either spontaneously combusts or some hydrogen sulfide finds a bit of rusty iron/steel and a spark is generated, which hits the wood, and whoosh, fire erupts...

2013-05-13 - Home hit by fire twice in 10 hours in Kansas City (Missouri):
http://www.kctv5.com/story/22232630/fire-burns-kck-familys-home-twice-in-1-day

Note: Kansas City sits at the confluence of the Missouri River and the Kansas River...

2013-05-13 - Vacant house burns near Worthington (West Virginia):
http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=5-NEWS-UPDATE-Abandoned-House-Fire-Believed-to-be-Arson9685

2013-05-13 - Vacant home burns in Tuscon (Arizona):
http://www.kgun9.com/news/local/207174861.html

2013-05-13 - Vacant house and mostly vacant apartment building burn within an hour in East Liverpool (Ohio):
http://www.reviewonline.com/page/content.detail/id/566810/Three-alarm-fires-destroy-houses.html

Note: These were not adjacent structures, with the fire spreading from one to the other. These were separate events, though near each other. That's a sign of a flammable gas plume blowing through an area and igniting stuff here and there as it goes. I bet if they could look up where the wind was blowing during that time in that area, they'd find the second fire occurred downwind of the first fire...

2013-05-13 - Vacant house destroyed by fire in Howe (Texas):
http://heralddemocrat.com/sections/news/local/abandoned-howe-home-destroyed-fire.html

2013-05-12 - Massive inferno destroys 37 buses at depot near Newquay (Britain), a third of company's fleet wiped out:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-22506806
http://www.middevonstar.co.uk/news/10415107.Huge_fire_near_Newquay_destroys_37_buses/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323714/Third-transport-firm-Western-Greyhounds-fleet-goes-huge-Cornwall-destroys-35-buses.html
 
Quote: "The blaze in Summercourt, near Newquay, Cornwall, broke out at about 1am today and caused significant disruption to services in the middle of the county, including some school buses."
 
Quote: "I was terrified to be honest. It was quite windy so the fire was spreading really quickly - thank God in the opposite direction to us. Once it had caught all the buses that were down there, the flames were enormous, 50 or 60ft easily with billowing black smoke. It was really intense."
 
Quote: "Once the fire was confirmed out it was established that a total of 37 buses had been involved."
 
Quote: "The scale of the blaze means that bus services across Mid Cornwall will be affected, with no park and ride service from Truro operating today. Disruption to school and general bus services is also expected."
 
Note: This is the new record for most buses burning up in one fire. The previous record was 30 buses, when a huge fire broke out at a bus depot in Seoul (South Korea), as mentioned in the 2013-01-15 update. The record for most semis burning up in one fire is 11, when a blaze hit a truck repair shop in New Windsor (New York), mentioned in the 2013-03-21 update. The record for most boats burning up in one fire is 58, which were consumed in a devastating fire on Norris Lake in Lafollette (Tennessee), mentioned in the 2012-09-10 update. And the record for most vehicles of any type burning up in one fire is 200, when a vehicle storage facility filled with RVs, boats and collector cars went up in flames in Mishawaka (Indiana), mentioned in the 2013-02-11 update.
 
There is a town in Illinois that is now renting garbage trucks because they lost all of theirs in a fire. As this problem escalates, eventually there will be no garbage trucks left TO rent and garbage pickup will end, first in one town or city then another and so on. The same goes for delivery of food to grocery stores and delivery of fuel to gas stations as semis and tanker trucks are wiped out. We could at least postpone these hardships by confronting reality and taking some simple steps, like parking vehicles well away from each other. They might only have lost ONE bus in this fire if they'd taken just that one precautionary step. Now mass transit and kids getting to school has been disrupted in that area, probably significantly.
 
By ignoring the atmospheric problem that is upon us, we hasten and exacerbate hardship and accelerate our demise. Is that really what people want to do? Will people still think that was wise when they're starving, they can't get fuel, and garbage is piling up everywhere? We will see...

2013-05-12 - Underground electrical fire takes out power to some in Palm Springs and Cathedral City (California):
http://www.mydesert.com/article/20130510/NEWS01/305100013/Power-restored-most-Edison-customers-Palm-Springs-Cathedral-City

Note: And yet another underground electrical fire. There've been a bunch of these the past year or so, and particularly in the last, say, three or four months. Hydrogen sulfide is an explosively flammable heavier-than-air gas and it will seek out the lowest-lying areas it can reach, like underground electrical vaults, sewers, basements, etc. Hydrogen sulfide is also reactive with copper, especially 'hot' copper with a charge running through it, like that found in underground electrical facilities...

2013-05-12 - Huge fire erupts at metal recycling center in Phoenix (Arizona):
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/22229807/2013/05/12/thick-black-smoke-covers-phoenix-sky-during-recycling-plant-fire

2013-05-12 - Fire breaks out at metal recycling center in El Paso (Texas):
http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_23227463/fire-at-recycling-center-central-el-paso-smoke

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Metal-related businesses will be hit hard, including salvage yards and metal recycling centers."

2013-05-12 - Landfill catches fire in coastal Ghallis on the island of Malta:
http://www.di-ve.com/news/fire-ghallis-landfill-under-control

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Trash-related facilities such as recycling centers and landfills will burn hard too, as hydrogen sulfide is absorbed into flammable absorbent materials like wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, dried brush, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool." Bing, bang, boom. Accurate predictions are actually pretty easy to make when you understand what's going on...

2013-05-12 - Massive fire engulfs garbanzo bean silos in Craigmont (Idaho), state of emergency declared:
http://www.kxly.com/news/north-idaho-news/large-grain-elevator-fire-in-graigmont-idaho/-/101230/20117656/-/68p99az/-/index.html

Quote: "Five structures in an area of approximately two city blocks were destroyed in the fire including three grain elevators, a flat house connected to one elevator and a maintenance shop."

Note: Garbanzo beans probably qualify as a flammable absorbent material...

2013-05-12 - Huge wildfire burning south of Ashcroft (Canada), evacuations ensue:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20130513-39228-CAN
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/05/13/alberta-wildfire-evacuation-nordegg-lodgepole.html

Note: That's near the Thompson River, Barnes Lake and Willard Lake...

2013-05-12 - Saudi ship 'Asir' bursts into flame in the Red Sea, 4 injured:
http://www.arabnews.com/news/451341
http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130513165494

2013-05-12 - Large boat bursts into flame while moored in coastal Anchor Point (Canada):
http://www.northernpen.ca/News/Local/2013-05-13/article-3246646/Boat-fire-in-Anchor-Point/1

2013-05-12 - Boat bursts into flame in Rocky Bayou off the coast near Niceville (Florida):
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/local/boat-destroyed-in-fire-in-rocky-bayou-1.142045

2013-05-12 - Electrical fire hits train in Wilmington (North Carolina):
http://portcitydaily.com/2013/05/13/fire-crews-respond-to-possible-electrical-fire-on-train/

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles...

2013-05-12 - Mobile crane bursts into flame at port in coastal Visakhapatnam (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Visakhapatnam/Mobile-crane-gutted-at-port/articleshow/20021857.cms

2013-05-12 - Four school buses destroyed by fire while parked at depot in coastal Lee County (Florida):
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51857387/
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22227466/four-school-buses-catch-fire-at-lee-county-bus-depot
http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2013-05-12/Breaking-News-School-Bus-Fires-in-Lee-County
http://www.news-press.com/article/20130512/NEWS01/130512003/1014/FORECLOSURE/Multiple-school-bus-fires-Lee-County

Quote: "The call came in around 4 Sunday morning. Morgan said four buses burned in the fire and were damaged beyond repair."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-12 - Passenger bus explodes in North Waziristan (Pakistan), 15 killed:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/15-killed-in-gas-cylinder-explosion-on-Pak-van/articleshow/20018657.cms

2013-05-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 near Reno (Nevada):
http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Truck-Fire-Slows-Traffic-Over-Donner-207126601.html

2013-05-12 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-380 near Raymond (Iowa):
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Interstate-Reopens-After-Semi-Fire-Forces-Closure-207165511.html
http://www.kwwl.com/story/22230093/2013/05/12/semi-fire-snarls-traffic-on-interstate-380-near-raymond

2013-05-12 - Garbage truck bursts into flame near condos in Toronto (Canada):
http://mynews.ctvnews.ca/mediadetails/11218975?collection=742&offset=3&siteT=

2013-05-12 - U-Haul box truck bursts into flame on the Jericho Turnpike in coastal Northport (New York):
http://northport.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/flames-engulf-truck-on-jericho-turnpike

2013-05-12 - Truck bursts into flame while parked in underground parking garage in Euclid (Ohio):
http://www.19actionnews.com/story/22228652/euclid-firefighters-battle-underground-car-fire

Quote: "It happened at Water's Edge Apartments on Lakeshore Boulevard."

Note: Say, I wonder if there's a body of water around there...

2013-05-12 - Truck bursts into flame on the William H. Thomason Bypass in Leichfield (Kentucky):
http://www.gcnewsgazette.com/view/full_story/22526850/article-Truck-catches-fire-on-bypass

2013-05-12 - Camper-van bursts into flame on Sandys Lane in Upottery (Britain):
http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/10414588.Camper_van_damaged_by_fire_in_Upottery/
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/10414588.Camper_van_damaged_by_fire_in_Upottery/

2013-05-12 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Ostrander Avenue in coastal Riverhead (New York), on Long Island:
http://www.riverheadlocal.com/breaking-news/9469-video-firefighters-douse-fully-involved-vehicle-fire-on-ostrander-avenue

2013-05-12 - Patrol car bursts into flame while parked at school in Madison (New Jersey):
http://madison.patch.com/articles/fire-in-drew-public-safety-vehicle-extinguished

Quote: "The fire started around the wiring to the Dodge Charger's battery, which is in the trunk for that vehicle model, Madison Fire Chief Lou DeRosa said."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles...

2013-05-12 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame inside garages in neighborhood in Toronto (Canada):
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/05/12/ontario_fire_marshal_investigating_two_suspicious_fires_in_roncesvalles.html

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground car park under movie theater in coastal Shellharbour (Australia):
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/1497449/moviegoers-evacuated-after-car-fire/

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Kirikkale (Turkey):
http://www.habermonitor.com/en/haber/detay/kirikkale-car-fire/111689/

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Rotorua (New Zealand), near Lake Rotorua on the North Island:
http://www.theboplive.net/2013/05/car-fire-z-petrol-station.html

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame at Millbrook Drive in West Leigh (Britain):
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/car-fire-at-junction-1-5084894

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 between junctions 9 and 10 (Britain):
http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/News/Car-fire-and-collision-on-M1-over-weekend-20130513100848.htm

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame on Redshank Lane in Birchwood, Warrington (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-on-fire-in-birchwood_12-05-2013_9-13-42

2013-05-12 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Main Street in Monroe (Connecticut):
http://www.monroecourier.com/8228/car-fire-quickly-squashed-near-wood-market/

2013-05-12 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 3:30 AM near pub in Wythall (Britain):
http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/10415503.Vehicle_fire_by_Horse_and_Jockey_in_Wythall/

2013-05-12 - Several tractors, boat and barn destroyed by fire on Otter Pond Road in coastal Walton County (Florida):
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/local/barn-fire-causes-thousands-in-damages-1.142127

2013-05-12 - Barn destroyed by fire in Perham (Minnesota), as many as 50 cows killed:
http://www.fergusfallsjournal.com/2013/05/13/fire-destroys-perham-barn-claims-cattle/

2013-05-12 - Barn destroyed by fire in Mercer County (Ohio), 100 turkey chicks and 100 pheasant chicks killed:
http://www.wkbn.com/2013/05/12/mercer-county-barn-catches-fire/

2013-05-12 - Barn destroyed by fire near Kemptville, Ontario (Canada), animals saved:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/05/12/ottawa-barn-fire-destroyed-donnelly-road-sunday-morning.html
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/ottawa/fire-destroys-100-year-old-barn-near-kemptville-ont
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Crews+battle+early+morning+barn+fire+Donnelly+Road/8373179/story.html

2013-05-12 - Barn damaged by fire in Beallsville (Ohio):
http://www.wtov9.com/news/news/belmont-county-firefighters-battle-barn-fire/nXpTN/

2013-05-12 - Dumpster bursts into flame in Regina (Canada), fire spreads to structure, grease bin, pallets and hotel:
http://regina.ctvnews.ca/dumpster-fire-damages-downtown-regina-hotel-1.1267770
http://www.newstalk650.com/story/photos-dumpster-fire-spreads-hotel-downtown-regina/108567

Note: This event was last week but I missed it, so here it is now...

2013-05-12 - Pile of wood bursts into flame inside garage wood shop in Indio (California):
http://www.kesq.com/kesq/indio-fire-scorches-garage-now-under-investigation/-/232254/20120984/-/81hxdz/-/index.html

2013-05-12 - Fence bursts into flame on slip road to the M56 (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fence-fire-on-slip-road-to-m56

2013-05-12 - Neon sign bursts into flame, fire spreads to restaurant, in Kirkwood (Missouri):
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/05/13/sign-fire-slams-kirkwood-steakhouse/

Note: I mentioned the sign problem some days ago. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and that's how these outdoor signs are powered. If any copper is left exposed to the atmosphere and some hydrogen sulfide blows by, then fire may erupt and possibly destroy whatever business or building to which the sign is attached...

2013-05-12 - Three homes destroyed by fierce blaze, two more damaged, in West Edmonton (Canada):
http://metronews.ca/news/edmonton/669039/massive-fire-consumes-three-homes-in-west-edmonton/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2013/05/12/edmonton-lewis-estates-house-fire.html

Quote: "I actually thought it was going to devour the whole neighbourhood."

2013-05-12 - Home damaged by explosion and fire near Whitman’s Pond in coastal Weymouth (Massachusetts):
http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/south/10010613773378/fire-destroys-weymouth-home/

2013-05-12 - Three vacant Aeroplex buildings destroyed by blaze in Blytheville (Arkansas):
http://www.kait8.com/story/22229125/vacant-building-catches-fire

2013-05-12 - Vacant mobile home destroyed by fire in Pike Township (Ohio):
http://www.coshoctontribune.com/article/20130512/NEWS01/305120009/Officials-investigating-fire-vacant-trailer

2013-05-12 - Vacant home burns near Lostant (Illinois):
http://newstrib.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=27&ArticleID=28847

2013-05-12 - Vacant house burns in Mount Isa (Australia):
http://www.northweststar.com.au/story/1498464/house-fire-investigated/

2013-05-12 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in coastal Barrington (Canada):
http://www.thecoastguard.ca/News/2013-05-13/article-3246534/Suspicious-fire-destroys-Villagedale-home/1

Note: Barrington is nicknamed the 'Lobster Capital of Canada'...

2013-05-12 - Vacant commercial building heavily damaged by blaze in Kenora (Canada):
http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/2013/05/12/kenora-fire-under-investigation

2013-05-12 - Vacant school burns on Beeston Drive in Winford (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fire-involving-disused-building-in-winsford

2013-05-12 - Vacant factory burns on Spring Street Road in Colonie (New York):
http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/breaking-altec-steel-plant-fire-8222.shtml

2013-05-11 - Electrical fire erupts in the West Wing of the White House in coastal Washington DC:
http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/05/west_wing_of_white_house_evacu.html
http://www.postbulletin.com/news/politics/smoke-forces-evacuation-of-white-house-press-room/article_b84c46c8-ab3c-55b4-b565-0689b063c96d.html

2013-05-11 - Spectacular fire erupts at trash station in coastal Stockholm (Sweden):
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/05/12/Smoke-from-Swedish-trash-fire-to-linger-for-days/UPI-43121368364552/
http://latinbusinesstoday.com/2013/05/smoke-from-swedish-trash-fire-to-linger-for-days/

Quote: "The blaze was spectacular enough it stirred up a mistaken report that Sweden's royal palace in central Stockholm was on fire, the Swedish news agency TT said."

2013-05-11 - Rubber recycling plant hit by fire near Goose Creek (South Carolina):
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130511/PC16/130519789/1177/berkeley-firefighters-battle-blaze-at-rubber-recycling-plant
http://www.live5news.com/story/22225406/firefighters-fight-blaze-at-moncks-corner-recycling-plant

2013-05-11 - Vacant factory explodes and burns in Belper (Britain):
http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Investigation-Belper-explosion/story-18956060-detail/story.html

Quote: "I was watching the game when I spotted the fire and it became clear the building had exploded."

2013-05-11 - Humongous fire destroys potato plant in Hastings (Florida), 1 mile from the St. Johns River:
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/312967/3/Enormous-fire-destroys-potato-plant-in-Hastings-
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/312964/3/Massive-fire-in-St-Johns-County-

Note: The owner mentions, as part of his losses, potato sacks and pallets, both absorbent flammable materials. Pallets are particularly vulnerable to the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem and there have been a great many fires in the past year or so, many simply enormous, involving pallets...

2013-05-11 - Small plane makes emergency landing in coastal Palm Beach (Florida), smoke in the cockpit:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/plane-lands-safely-at-pbia-after-reports-of-smoke-/nXpHr/

2013-05-11 - Norwegian cargo ship 'Siem Sailor' bursts into flame near Stavanger (Norway):
http://www.fleetmon.com/maritimenews/2013/fire-engine-room-ahst-siem-sailor-norway/
http://www.fleetmon.com/en/vessels/Siem_Sailor_49670

2013-05-11 - Boat bursts into flame, eventually explodes, near Bay Harbor Island (Florida), family escapes in dinghy:
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21010600394112/family-escapes-boat-fire-no-injuries/
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/05/11/family-safely-escapes-boat-blaze/

2013-05-11 - Boat bursts into flame at Wickford Cove Marina in North Kingstown (Rhode Island):
http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_news/south_county/boat-catches-fire-in-lightning-storm

2013-05-11 - Twelve-vehicle fire erupts in Wooburn Moor (Britain):
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10414042.Firefighters_battle_twelve_vehicle_fire/
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10414257.Wooburn_Moor_fire_scene__looks_like_Beirut_/
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/whereilive/localheadlines/10414042.Firefighters_battle_twelve_vehicle_fire/

Quote: "The blaze involving nine cars, a caravan, a minibus and a van required six fire engines at the scene at Southside Farm, White Hill."

2013-05-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 in Spokane (Washington):
http://www.krem.com/news/local/Semi-catches-fire-on-I-90-207041811.html
http://www.khq.com/story/22224145/semi-truck-catches-fire-on-i-90

2013-05-11 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in St. Michael (Minnesota):
http://stmichael.patch.com/articles/garbage-truck-fire-mutual-aid-for-dayton-fire-st-michael-fire-blotter

2013-05-11 - Van bursts into flame on I-82 in Kennewick (Washington), fire spreads, starts large brush fire:
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/05/11/3005284/brush-fire-causing-poor-visibility.html
http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/Car-fire-ignites-150-acre-blaze-207083781.html

2013-05-11 - Van bursts into flame while parked at auto shop in Mirfield (Britain):
http://www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/news/local/more-local-news/van-fire-in-mirfield-1-5662340
http://www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk/news/local/van-fire-in-mirfield-1-5662340

2013-05-11 - Van bursts into flame on I-5 near Canyonville (Oregon):
http://www.nrtoday.com/news/6487023-113/dube-van-fire-canyonville
http://www.kval.com/news/local/Car-fire-closes-I-5-near-Canyonville----207067981.html

2013-05-11 - Minivan bursts into flame on Ward Lane in Chedzoy (Britain):
http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Arson-suspected-late-night-Chedzoy-car/story-18956199-detail/story.html

2013-05-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near Target store in Marquette Township (Michigan):
http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?list=294717&id=896626

2013-05-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on side of road in Emporia (Kansas):
http://www.emporiagazette.com/latest_news_and_features/article_d241f756-bb1c-11e2-9194-001a4bcf6878.html

2013-05-11 - Three cars burst into flame at 2:30 AM at auto dealership in coastal Paphos on the island of Cyprus:
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/arson-suspected-car-dealership-fire/20130512

2013-05-11 - Car explodes into flame on East Street in Wimborne (Britain):
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10414295.Car_fire_drama/

Quote: "Witnesses reported hearing three loud bangs as the car erupted into a ball of flames just after 4.30pm."

2013-05-11 - Car bursts into flame on I-75 near Davie (Florida):
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-05-11/news/fl-i75-car-fire-20130511_1_vehicle-burns-road-closures-interstate-75

2013-05-11 - Car bursts into flame on Hampton Street in Scranton (Pennsylvania):
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/crews-douse-west-side-car-fire-1.1488040

2013-05-11 - Car bursts into flame at Triq San Xmun, Fgura, at 2.30am on the island of Malta:
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130511/local/no-one-injured-in-car-fire.469160
http://www.di-ve.com/news/car-fire-fgura-no-one-injured

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-11 - Car bursts onto flame on Old Sterlington Road in Monroe (Louisiana):
http://myarklamiss.com/fulltext?nxd_id=214312

2013-05-11 - Massive fire tears through warehouse in coastal Dundalk (Maryland):
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/05/11/dundalk-4-alarm-warehouse-fire/

2013-05-11 - Shopping center catches fire in Kissimmee (Florida), near Lake Tohopekaliga:
http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/osceola-county/building-fire-snarls-traffic-in-kissimmee/-/17565894/20109498/-/sj65swz/-/index.html

2013-05-11 - Underground explosion hits coal mine in Luzhou (China), at least 27 killed, 16 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EX-20130512-39218-CHN
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/201351201555288344.html
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/12/world/asia/china-mine-explosion/

Quote: "Twenty-seven workers have been killed in an explosion at a coal mine in southwestern China, state media reports, in the second deadly incident to hit the country's troubled industry in as many days."

2013-05-11 - Home damaged by fire in the Bay View area in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):
http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/milwaukee/twoalarm-fire-rips-through-bay-view-home/-/10148890/20113232/-/u1si8hz/-/index.html

2013-05-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Wisconsin Rapids (Wisconsin):
http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/article/20130511/SPJ0101/305110497

2013-05-11 - Vacant home burns in Youngstown (Ohio):
http://www.wkbn.com/2013/05/11/vacant-home-damaged-by-fire/

2013-05-11 - Vacant house destroyed by fire in Ballina (Australia), unoccupied house also destroyed by fire, in Dundoon:
http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/two-homes-destroyed-fires/1864430/

2013-05-11 - Vacant building destroyed by fire in Hamilton (Ohio):
http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_north_cincinnati/hamilton/suspicious-blaze-guts-abandoned-building-in-hamilton

2013-05-10 - Duplex explodes and burns in Easton (Pennsylvania):
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2013/05/firefighters_battle_blaze_in_s.html

2013-05-10 - Tug boat bursts into flame in St. John's Harbour (Canada):
http://ntv.ca/ship-fire-catches-fire-in-st-johns-harbour/

2013-05-10 - Fishing boat bursts into flame in Vietnam, fire spreads to adjacent vessel:
http://news.dbv.vn/fishing-port-panic-because-the-ship-is-parked-fire-11366.html

2013-05-10 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on I-10 near Tallahassee (Florida):
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Bus-Fire-on-I-10-206956811.html

2013-05-10 - School bus bursts into flame while parked on road near Janetpur (India):
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130511/cth2.htm

2013-05-10 - Transit bus explodes in Maharashtra (India), several injured:
http://www.firstpost.com/india/explosion-in-maharashtra-state-transport-bus-10-to-15-wounded-771675.html
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/2-seriously-injured-in-bus-explosion/article4703325.ece

2013-05-10 - FedEx tractor trailer bursts into flame on Knight Drive in Nashville (Tennessee):
http://www.wkrn.com/story/22222278/fedx-semi-truck-catches-fire-in-north-nashville

2013-05-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mechanicsburg (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/05/tractor-trailer_fire_causing_d.html

2013-05-10 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-75 in Troy (Michigan):
http://www.freep.com/article/20130510/NEWS05/305100036/1001/RSS01
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130510/METRO05/305100384/1478/rss

2013-05-10 - Truck bursts into flame while parked at business in Worcester (Massachusetts):
http://www.telegram.com/article/20130510/NEWS/130519965/1116

Note: But that's not all. In the same general area, a pile of pallets burst into flame and caught a warehouse on fire, and a dumpster burst into flame, and the week prior 11 dumpsters burst into flame. I mentioned that vehicle fires, wood-related fires, and trash fires would be escalating in the full hypothesis...

2013-05-10 - RV bursts into flame on Longsight Road in Blackburn (Britain):
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/2013/05/caravan-fire-in-blackburn-at-1743/

2013-05-10 - Prisoner transport van bursts into flame on the M1 in Northamptonshire (Britain):
http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/News/Northampton-News/Van-fire-causes-tailbacks-for-motorists-20130510114600.htm

2013-05-10 - Van bursts into flame on Queen's Road in Manningham (Britain):
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10413651.Manningham_van_fire_sparked_by_electrical_fault/
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/10413651.Manningham_van_fire_sparked_by_electrical_fault/

2013-05-10 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 826 in Miami Gardens (Florida), driver burned, airlifted to hospital:
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21010591401874/826-car-fire-blocks-traffic-sends-driver-to-hospital/

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on I-195 in coastal Dartmouth (Massachusetts):
http://www.heraldnews.com/newsnow/x183056939/Firefighters-battle-car-fire-on-I-195-in-Dartmouth

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame near the Drunken Duck in Ambleside (Britain):
http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/10413330.Fire_crews_called_out_to_car_fire_in_Ambleside/

Quote: "Crews attended the incident, close to the Drunken Duck, at around 3.40pm, after the brakes on the car set alight."

Note: Tire rubber and probably brake pads are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane. Then when brakes are applied, the brake-friction generates more heat than normal (since hydrogen sulfide burns very hot), and then bad things can happen: tires ignite or explode, brakes burn out or ignite, fuel lines rupture, the entire vehicle goes up in flames, or all of the above. This is more apt to happen to massive vehicles because they have more tire rubber and require more friction to slow, but smaller vehicles certainly aren't immune...

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame at auto dealership in Rexburg (Idaho):
http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/car-fire-breaks-out-friday-morning/article_663327c2-b98e-11e2-99e2-001a4bcf887a.html

Quote: "The vehicle was not running when it caught fire."

Note: Vehicles can be non-running, 'cold', and fire can still break out, because hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles...

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on the New York State Thruway in South Nyack (New York):
http://nyack.patch.com/articles/car-heavily-damaged-by-fire-on-thruway-in-south-nyack

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame at Central Square in Chelmsford (Massachusetts), fire spreads to nearby building:
http://chelmsford.patch.com/articles/fire-knocked-down-at-cushing-place#photo-14308683

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on Turner Road in Lodi (California):
http://fox40.com/2013/05/10/stolen-car-too-hot-to-handle-catches-fire/

Note: Guy stole the car, and then it caught on fire, so he ran away. Karma...

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 400 near Barrie (California):
http://1041thedock.com/car-fire-on-highway-400/

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on Route 24 in Millburn (New Jersey):
http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20130510/NJNEWS/305100021/1005/
http://summit.patch.com/articles/firefighters-extinguish-car-fire-on-route-24

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on road in Cadiz (Kentucky), near Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley:
http://www.wkdzradio.com/Friday-Afternoon-Vehicle-Fire/16322131

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in La Plata (Maryland):
http://smnewsnet.com/archives/63112

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing (Michigan):
http://www.fox47news.com/news/local/207040861.html

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame in church parking lot in Battle Ground (Indiana):
http://www.jconline.com/article/20130510/NEWS/305100041/Volunteer-watches-car-burn-up

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame on the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Chatsworth (California):
http://northridge.patch.com/articles/car-fire-on-118-spreads-to-brush

2013-05-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in Eugene (Oregon):
http://www.kval.com/news/local/Car-catches-fire-in-parking-lot-206993351.html

2013-05-10 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-5 in Tehama County (California):
http://www.redding.com/news/2013/may/10/vehicle-fire-backing-i-5-traffic/

2013-05-10 - Vehicle, barn and farm equipment destroyed by fire near Enterprise (Utah):
http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20130510/NEWS01/305100006/Blaze-destroys-barn-equipment
http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2013/05/10/fire-crews-respond-to-barn-fire-near-enterpirse-1/

2013-05-10 - Barn and 200 tons of straw destroyed by fire in Ringmer (Britain):
http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/videos-and-slideshows/200-tonnes-of-straw-ablaze-at-ringmer-barn-fire-1-5079441
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10411648.Huge_barn_filled_with_200_tonnes_of_straw_still_burning___eight_hours_on/

2013-05-10 - Barn damaged by fire in Winfield (Maryland):
http://www.winfieldvfd.org/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=428

2013-05-10 - Thirty dumpster and outdoor furniture fires erupt in Mt. Pleasant (Michigan) since April 28:
http://www.cm-life.com/2013/05/07/5000-reward-offered-for-information-regarding-over-40-mount-pleasant-dumpster-furniture-fires/

Quote: "...MPFD scrambled throughout the city last weekend to put out numerous dumpster and couch fires, including four dumpster fires at Lexington Ridge Apartments, 3700 E. Deerfield Road, and couch fires on Main Street and at the Jamestown and Deerfield Village apartment complexes."

Note: All flammable absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. Such materials include wood, sawdust, paper, cardboard, generic trash, mulch, dried brush, upholstery, clothing, cotton, wool, straw, hay, pallets, furniture, etc.

2013-05-10 - Trash can bursts into flame on Brocklehurst Avenue in Macclesfield (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/wheelie-bin-on-fire-in-macclesfield

2013-05-10 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Mandurah (Australia):
http://www.murraymail.com.au/story/1492436/rubbish-dumped-in-mandurah-after-truck-catches-fire/

2013-05-10 - Popular waterfront restaurant damaged by fire at 3 AM at Pier 41 ferry terminal in coastal San Francisco (California):
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/05/10/fire-damages-popular-waterfront-restaurant-on-sf-pier/

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-10 - Fire erupts at Bisbee Wood and Wire in Des Moines (Iowa):
http://whotv.com/2013/05/10/business-fire-section-of-merle-hay-closed/

2013-05-10 - Explosion hits explosives company in Sterling (Connecticut), 1 seriously injured:
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Chemical-Explosion-in-Moosup-206915451.html

Quote: "Officials from Occupational Safety and Health Administration said they are aware of the incident. A search shows no violations or infractions at the local Austin Powder facility in the last 10 years."

Note: Employee was mixing chemicals and a reaction occurred, causing an explosion. I'd like to know what chemicals. If some hydrogen sulfide blew in and he was mixing up something involving nitric acid or sodium hydroxide or something else reactive with gaseous hydrogen sulfide then an explosion might be the result. Obviously, this hasn't happened in the past ten years, at least, so this isn't a common occurrence...

2013-05-10 - Home damaged by blaze in Grand Rapids (Michigan), firefighter injured, cat killed:
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2013/05/grand_rapids_firefighter_injur.html

2013-05-10 - Home damaged by fire in Hillsborough County (Florida) near the Palm River:
http://tbo.com/news/crews-battle-house-fire-near-palm-river-b82490584z1

2013-05-10 - Vacant property burns in Glazebury (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fire-in-a-derelict-property-in-glazebury

2013-05-10 - Vacant apartment complex burns in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
http://www.newson6.com/story/22217559/abandoned-nw-okc-apartment-complex-on-fire-again

2013-05-10 - Vacant home burns in El Centro (California):
http://www.kswt.com/story/22222252/house-fire-in-el-centro-could-be-arson-related

2013-05-10 - Vacant house burns in Walnut Hills (Ohio):
http://www.fox19.com/story/22224623/firefighters-rescue-one-from-a-vacant-home-in-walnut-hills

2013-05-10 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Phoenix (Arizona):
http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20130510vacant-house-consumed-by-fire.html

2013-05-10 - Vacant house destroyed by fire in Desert Hot Springs (California):
http://www.kesq.com/news/fire-destroys-home-in-desert-hot-springs/-/233092/20099214/-/k95qxl/-/index.html

2013-05-09 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hit Chelsea neighborhood in coastal Manhattan (New York):
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Manhole-Explosion-Chelsea-Transformer-Fire-25-Street-206833831.html

Note: There have been numerous such incidents, especially recently. On May 6, an underground electrical fire hit downtown Albany (New York), the fourth such incident there since September. Also on May 6, an underground electrical explosion and fire blew a manhole off in Dubuque (Iowa). On May 7, an underground electrical explosion and fire took out power to the Empire State Building in coastal New York City (New York). On May 8, an underground explosion and fire knocked out power to part of East Rutherford (New Jersey). Also on May 8, an electrical panel exploded and burned in an underground parking garage in Ottawa (Canada), injuring two workers...

2013-05-09 - Trash recycling plant erupts in fire in Mantua (New Jersey):
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9096580
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Recycling-Plant-on-Fire-206811591.html
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/09/fire-crews-battle-2-alarm-fire-at-trash-recycling-plant-in-gloucester-county/
http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2013/05/gloucester_county_recycling_pl.html

2013-05-09 - Landfill bursts into flame on Eyebury Road in Eye (Britain):
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/news/crews-tackle-landfill-fire-in-eye-for-15-plus-hours-1-5077550

Quote: "The cause of the fire was spontaneous combustion."

2013-05-09 - Sawdust delivery system bursts into flame at Plummer Forest Products in Post Falls (Idaho):
http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_48fd6b4e-9d96-552b-8003-a8d658875807.html

Quote: "Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from a storage silo and a bag house with eventual fire spread to a main sawdust storage building."

Note: Lots of fires involving sawdust recently. On April 30, a massive fire erupted in sawdust silos at an Ethan Allen furniture plant in Orleans (Vermont). On May 1, a sawdust silo burst into flame at a furniture plant in Bradford (Vermont). On May 2, a sawdust hopper burst into flame at a furniture and mattress manufacturer in Salt Lake City (Utah). On May 4, a sawdust hopper burst into flame at East Tennessee Wood Products in Seymour (Tennessee). These fires don't include any of the other wood-related fires, at pallet companies, a wood-pellet plant, cabinet companies, porches and decks, etc. These are just sawdust fires. Sawdust and wood, and all absorbent flammable materials generally, are absorbing atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting...

2013-05-09 - Massive inferno virtually destroys Nissan-Renault auto parts warehouse near Chennai (India):
http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130509/OEM01/130509870/renault-nissan-parts-warehouse-in-india-nearly-destroyed-by-fire

Quote: "The warehouse, operated by third-party supplier Yusen Logistics Co., stored spare parts and accessories used in the factory outside Chennai on India's southeast coast."

2013-05-09 - Garage explodes and burns at 1:20 AM at home in Oak Park (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/05/firefighters_battle_large_fire.html

Quote: "Multiple loud booms were heard in the area around 1:20 a.m. and a massive plume of smoke rose above high flames that appeared to burn the garage to the ground."

2013-05-09 - Garage explodes and burns at Sunrise Beach (Missouri), near Lake of the Ozarks:
http://lakeexpo.com/news/lake_news/article_bb50d5a0-b98a-11e2-a44d-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-09 - Explosion reported on Lakeview Avenue in Clifton (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2013/05/explosion_reported_in_clifton_1.html

2013-05-09 - Thirteen-story high-rise erupts in flame in Lahore (Pakistan), 8 killed (3 by falling/leaping away from the fire):
http://dawn.com/2013/05/09/blaze-in-lahore-plaza-casualties-feared/

2013-05-09 - Transit bus bursts into flame while parked at bus depot in Dopeni (South Africa), fire spreads to second bus:
http://www.zoutnet.co.za/details/10-05-2013/gnt_bus_destroyed_in_dopeni_village/19051

2013-05-09 - Transit bus explodes in Moscow (Russia), 2 injured:
http://rt.com/news/blast-moscow-bus-victory-054/

Quote: "The blast wave also damaged a shuttle bus parked next to the vehicle, and a nearby bus stop."

2013-05-09 - Transit bus bursts into flame while parked at shopping center in coastal Karrinyup (Australia):
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/17093406/bus-fire-at-karrinyup-shopping-centre/

2013-05-09 - Backhoe bursts into flame at trash recycling center in Dayton (Ohio), fire spreads to recyclables:
http://www.abc22now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wkef_monument-avenue-closed-after-fire-reported-at-rumpke-facility-13203.shtml
http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/montgomery/fire-breaks-out-inside-recycling-center

Note: I did mention both vehicles and trash-related facilities would be burning. Well, tada, a combo platter!

2013-05-09 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near West Jefferson (Ohio):
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/05/09/70closed.html
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/05/09/west-jefferson-semi-fire-reported-i70-eastbound.html

2013-05-09 - Tractor bursts into flame inside shed at commercial orchard in Paonia (Colorado):
http://www.kvnf.org/post/fire-stahl-orchards-paonia-took-5-hours-extinguish

2013-05-09 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/05/eastbound_traffic_reopened_aro.html
http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/cumberland/separate-truck-fire-slows-traffic-on-turnpike/-/9704098/20086660/-/hinfxtz/-/index.html
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/fire-officials-truck-s-load-catches-fire-avoid-turnpike-east/article_b31523f0-b8f4-11e2-abfe-0019bb2963f4.html

Quote: "The fire is at mile market 242, between the West Shore and East Shore exits, on 76 East."

Note: This isn't the fuel tanker that overturned, exploded and burned near Harrisburg. (That's listed in the accidents section.) This is a separate event; this truck was hauling hay. But just how separate were the two events, really? Same general area, same general timeframe, same atmosphere. Maybe the two events weren't as separate as they may have seemed...

2013-05-09 - Mulch truck bursts into flame in Wilmington (Massachusetts):
http://wilmington.patch.com/articles/mulch-truck-catches-fire-destroyed-on-eames-street

Quote: "According to workers on scene, a new truck similar to the one that was destroyed on Thursday would cost about $500,000 while a used truck would cost around $350,000."

2013-05-09 - Dump truck bursts into flame at business in Zeeland (Michigan):
http://www.wzzm13.com/news/regional/255993/5/Fire-damages-Js-Disposal-in-Zeeland

2013-05-09 - RV bursts into flame on I-70 in Clay Township (Ohio):
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/traffic/fire-destroys-rv-shuts-down-i-70-west/nXmyw/
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/traffic/fire-destroys-rv-shuts-down-i-70-west/nXmyw/

2013-05-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 in Lake Worth (Florida):
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/truck-goes-up-in-flames-on-interstate-95-in-lake-w/nXm7B/

2013-05-09 - Two cars burst into flame while parked in driveway at home in suburb of coastal Sydney (Australia):
http://www.news.com.au/national-news/nsw-act/car-fires-in-campsie-driveway-spark-emergency-response/story-fndo4bst-1226637998850
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/car-fires-in-campsie-driveway-spark-emergency-response/story-e6freuy9-1226637998850

2013-05-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked at nightclub in coastal Brighton (Britain):
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10411647.Car_fire_outside_Brighton_nightspot/

2013-05-09 - Car bursts into flame on Spring Road in Ipswitch (Britain):
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/ipswich_busy_road_re_opens_after_car_blaze_is_extinguished_1_2187988

2013-05-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 in Bay County (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2013/05/traffic_update_northbound_i-75.html

2013-05-09 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Highway 102 in Halifax (Canada):
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1128566-highway-102-reopens-after-vehicle-fire-extinguished

2013-05-09 - Tractor and barn damaged by fire in Tenterden (Britain):
http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/fire_crews_tackle_tenterden_barn_blaze_1_2186402

2013-05-09 - Pickup truck and shed destroyed by fire in the Town of Johnson (Wisconsin):
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20130509/WDH0101/305090337

2013-05-09 - Flash fire erupts at auto shop in Passaic (New Jersey), 1 injured:
http://www.northjersey.com/news/Fire_injures_worker_at_auto_body_shop_in_Passaic.html

2013-05-09 - Skid steer and barn destroyed by fire in Cass County (North Dakota):
http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/80046/
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/399225/group/homepage/

2013-05-09 - Pickup truck and barn destroyed by fire in Livonia (Michigan):
http://thelcn.com/2013/05/09/livonia-barn-complete-loss-following-fire/

2013-05-09 - Barn destroyed by fire near Newton, Ontario (Canada), 670 pigs killed:
http://www.stratfordbeaconherald.com/2013/05/09/firefighters-from-three-departments-battle-barn-blaze-north-of-newton

2013-05-09 - Wood bursts into flame on railway line in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/wood-on-fire-on-railway-line

2013-05-09 - Hay bursts into flame at barn on Woodhall Road in Pinner (Britain), barn damaged:
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/10412604.Fires_damage_barn_and_flat/
http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/LatestIncidentsContainer_10051312.asp

2013-05-09 - Eight dumpsters burst into flame in one week in St. Cloud (Minnesota), plus a fence and garage:
http://www.sctimes.com/article/20130510/NEWS01/305100010/St-Cloud-fires-punctuate-week-arson-awareness

2013-05-09 - Huge fire destroys cable car station in Morzine (France):
http://www.planetski.eu/news/4910
http://alpes.france3.fr/2013/05/08/un-incendie-ravage-la-gare-d-arrivee-d-un-telepherique-morzine-haute-savoie-247841.html

2013-05-09 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Ormond Beach (Florida), dog missing:
http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/volusia-county/dog-missing-after-ormond-beach-house-fire/-/12983450/20079332/-/ux8i09z/-/index.html

2013-05-09 - House under renovation damaged by fire in Ansonia (Ohio), started in basement:
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/crews-battle-darke-county-fire/nXmRK/

Note: Homes undergoing renovation aren't as well-sealed against the atmosphere as well-sealed completed occupied homes, making them more vulnerable to the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem. Hydrogen sulfide is also a heavier-than-air gas and will tend to flow to the lowest-lying area around, like basements. It's also reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and electrical pabels are often located in basements, as are water heaters, many of which have pilot lights which can also serve as an ignition source...

2013-05-09 - Porch bursts into flame at home in University City (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/House-fire-damages-porches-blocks-away-from-University-City-Hall-206731541.html

2013-05-09 - Vacant garage burns in Runcorn (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fire-in-derelict-garage-in-runcorn_10-05-2013_7-39-02

2013-05-09 - Vacant house burns in Nashville (Tennessee):
http://www.wkrn.com/story/22204344/vacant-house-fire-being-investigated-as-arson

Quote: "Officials said it appears someone tried to light the door on fire in hopes of it spreading to the rest of the home."

Note: Door made of wood? If so then I wouldn't be assuming this is arson. Might just be more wood absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting, kinda like the recent deck and porch fires...

2013-05-09 - Vacant house burns in Waterbury (Connecticut):
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Fire-Damages-Vacant-House-in-Waterbury-206787221.html

2013-05-09 - Vacant home burns at 6 AM in Greensboro (North Carolina):
http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=283984
http://myfox8.com/2013/05/09/house-fire-reported-in-greensboro-2/

2013-05-09 - Vacant house burns in Nashville (Tennessee), third in a week:
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/22203598/firefighters-battle-third-suspicious-fire-this-week

Quote: "'There's no one here, there's no power. The things fully involved, that's not rocket science, okay?' said Nashville Fire Chief George Hickey on Sunday."

Note: Vacant home gets saturated in hydrogen sulfide and/or methane, both accelerants. Some hydrogen sulfide finds some rusty iron or steel - a nail or pipe - and some sparking and sizzling ignites the house. Tada, fast-moving fire. He's right, it's not rocket science; it's chemistry...

2013-05-09 - Vacant home burns in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
http://www.news9.com/story/22204321/fire-at-nw-okc-house-may-be-suspicious

2013-05-08 - Underground explosion and fire knocks out power in East Rutherford (New Jersey):
http://www.northjersey.com/news/206660791_Underground_explosion_knocks_out_power_in_East_Rutherford.html
 
Note: And the day prior, a similar event happened in coastal New York City (New York), as mentioned in the 2013-05-07 update. And the day before that, two similar events happened, in Albany (New York) and in Dubuque (Iowa), as mentioned in the 2013-05-06 update. Many more underground explosions and fires have occurred in the last year or so, and these events are clearly escalating as our atmosphere continues to be contaminated by hydrogen sulfide coming from the oceans. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly flammable heavier-than-air gas which will seek out low-lying areas like basements, underground parking garages, underground electrical facilities, etc. It is also reactive with copper, especially electrified copper like that found in vehicles and homes and businesses and in underground electrical facilities. This problem may ultimately be what permanently turns off the lights for human civilization...

2013-05-08 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Pueblo (Colorado), burning smell reported:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20130509-39164-USA

Note: And the day prior, a planes made an emergency landing in Kansas City (Missour) after smoke was smelled, and another plane was evacuated on the tarmac in Mobile (Alabama) because of smoke in the cockpit, as mentioned in the 2013-05-07 update. And the day before that, a private jet carrying Chris Brown made an emergency landing in Burbank (California) after the plane filled with smoke, as mentioned in the 2013-05-06 update...

2013-05-08 - More than 20 cars destroyed by fire in basement at car dealership in Paragpur (India):
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/Jalandhar/22-cars-burnt-in-fire-in-car-showroom/SP-Article1-1056991.aspx

2013-05-08 - Electrical panel explodes and burns in underground parking garage in Ottawa (Canada), 2 workers injured:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/05/08/ottawa-possible-explosion-hydro-workers-poulin-highrise-smoke-fire.html

2013-05-08 - Major blaze rips through auto salvage yard in Detroit (Michigan), smoke seen for 15 miles:
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130508/METRO01/305080407/1478/
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/05/fire_at_detroit_auto_salvage_y.html

2013-05-08 - Fire rages through clothing factory in Dhaka (Bangladesh), at least 8 killed:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20130509-39170-BGD
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22460803
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/world/asia/bangladesh-fatal-fire/index.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/world/asia/new-fatal-fire-at-bangladesh-clothes-maker.html

Note: Clothing is an absorbent flammable material and all such materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. There have been numerous fires at clothing factories in this area in the last few months, some burning hundreds of people to death...

2013-05-08 - Shed explodes and burns at home in Homestead (Pennsylvania):
http://www.local10.com/news/homestead-neighborhood-rocked-by-shed-explosion/-/1717324/20075430/-/i2usydz/-/index.html
http://www.local10.com/news/firefighters-battle-fire-after-house-explosion/-/1717324/20073190/-/12vidku/-/index.html

2013-05-08 - Home explodes and burns in Felton (Delaware):
http://www.wdel.com/story.php?id=50845

Note: About 2 miles from Killens Pond State Park...

2013-05-08 - Fire and explosions damage cargo plane at airport in coastal Papua (Indonesia):
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/load-of-trouble-sets-cargo-jet-ablaze-in-papua-indonesia/story-e6frg6n6-1226637865823

2013-05-08 - Boat bursts into flame at repair shop in Aberdeen (South Dakota):
http://www.aberdeennews.com/news/aan-fire-reported-in-south-aberdeen-20130508,0,4445060.story?track=rss

2013-05-08 - Transit bus bursts into flame on highway in Kolkata (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Kolkata/Bus-fire-blocks-rush-hour-Bypass/articleshow/19958722.cms

2013-05-08 - Semi bursts into flame, fire spreads to 2 more semis, at the Port of Seattle in coastal Seattle (Washington):
http://fireline.seattle.gov/2013/05/08/semi-tractor-fire-causes-45000-in-damage/

2013-05-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on State Route 502 in Redmond (Washington):
http://redmond.patch.com/articles/semi-truck-catches-fire-on-sr-520-at-redmond-way#photo-14281797

2013-05-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Tuscon (Arizona):
http://www.kvoa.com/news/tractor-trailer-fire-stopped-before-burning-building/
http://azstarnet.com/mobi/latest/article_d159da18-b836-11e2-9750-0019bb2963f4.html
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/22199967/semi-truck-fire
http://www.kgun9.com/news/local/206669931.html

2013-05-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 in Columbus (Ohio):
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/05/08/columbus-truck-fire-westside-columbus.html
http://www.clevelandstar.com/index.php/sid/214368523/scat/d3350bca3cdaf0d1

2013-05-08 - Dump truck bursts into flame near Gurgaon (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Massive-jam-at-Bakhtawar-Chowk/articleshow/19961639.cms

2013-05-08 - RV bursts into flame on Michigan 33 in Oscoda County (Michigan), near Lake Michigan:
http://www.oscodaherald.com/stories/RV-fire-diverts-M-33-traffic,97058

2013-05-08 - RV bursts into flame on Highway 101 near San Luis Bay Drive in San Luis Obispo (California):
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51816790/
http://www.ksby.com/news/rv-fire-on-highway-101-north-near-san-luis-obispo-slows-traffic/
http://www.allvoices.com/news/14569234-rv-fire-on-highway-101-north-in-san-luis-obispo-slows-traffic

2013-05-08 - Camper-van bursts into flame while parked on Raikes Lane in Holme Wood (Britain):
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/10408455.Camper_van_destroyed_in_blaze/

2013-05-08 - Van bursts into flame on Coombsville Road in Napa (California):
http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/van-engulfed-by-fire/article_4fc1553e-b837-11e2-bd7e-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-08 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in driveway at home in Tyler (Texas):
http://www.kltv.com/story/22197401/truck-goes-up-in-flames-in-smith-co-driveway

2013-05-08 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Ottawa (Canada), fire damages carport and home too:
http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/663729/pick-up-truck-fire-under-investigation/

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on US 127 in Lansing (Michigan), 3 occupants jump out of moving burning car, 3 injured:
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/viewart/20130508/NEWS01/305080045/U-S-127-car-fire-3-injured-after-jumping-out-moving-vehicle
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2013/05/car_fire_closes_southbound_us-.html

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-5 in Medford (Oregon):
http://www.kdrv.com/car-fire-on-i-5/

Quote: "...he says the oil light came on and the engine started smoking. He tried to stop but says he had no brakes."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is being absorbed into tire rubber and possibly brake pads. Then when brakes are applied, the brake-friction burns hotter than normal (because hydrogen sulfide burns very hot). Then bad things can happen: tires ignite or explode, brakes burn out or ignite, fluid lines rupture, the entire vehicle goes up in flames, or all of the above. This fire probably started at the brakes...

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on the Florida Turnpike near coastal Hollywood (Florida):
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Car-on-Fire-on-Florida-Turnpike-in-Broward-Causes-Traffic-Backups-206561471.html
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/08/3386648/car-fire-closes-northbound-lanes.html

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Nova Scotia (Canada):
http://mynews.ctvnews.ca/mediadetails/11182297

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on Highlands Road in Runcorn (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/vehicle-fire-in-runcorn_08-05-2013_8-47-55

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on the Meadowbrook Parkway near Farmingdale (New York):
http://bellmore.patch.com/groups/local-connections/p/car-fire-log-jams-meadowbrook-parkway
http://merrick.patch.com/groups/public-safety/p/car-fire-logjams-meadowbrook-parkway

Quote: "A car fire on the Meadowbrook Parkway between exits M5 and M6 has caused massive traffic back-up on the roadway. Cars were spotted going over the grass to get off the parkway. Delays are expected until the roadway is cleared."

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame near main road in Sowerby Bridge (Britain):
http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/local/car-fire-closes-road-in-sowerby-bridge-1-5657810

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on I-93 in Salem (New Hampshire):
http://salem-nh.patch.com/articles/car-completely-engulfed-in-flames-near-salem-border
http://londonderry.patch.com/articles/mini-cooper-caught-fire-en-route-to-londonderry-ea85aefe

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame at the Riverside Medical Center Specialty Services Center in Watseka (Illinois):
http://www.newsbug.info/article_f7a20fd0-b87a-11e2-9203-001a4bcf887a.html
http://www.newsbug.info/iroquois_countys_times-republic/article_2ed17c2a-b84e-11e2-8a95-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame on expressway near coastal Abu Dhabi (UAE):
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/car-catches-fire-on-dubai-abu-dhabi-motorway

2013-05-08 - Car bursts into flame at Qwik Trip in Mankato (Minnesota):
http://www.keyc.tv/story/22201410/fire-guts-car-in-north-mankato

2013-05-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-26 in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):
http://www.live5news.com/story/22196988/vehicle-fire-backing-up-traffic-along-i-26-westbound

2013-05-08 - Vehicle bursts into flame inside warehouse in Hot Springs (South Dakota):
http://wildfiretoday.com/2013/05/08/vehicle-fire-in-a-warehouse/

2013-05-08 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Belle Glade (Florida), near Lake Okeechobee:
http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/Palm-Beach-County-News/local-business-goes-up-in-flames/-/8815578/20058960/-/62qbykz/-/index.html
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_the_glades/belle_glade/belle-glade-auto-body-shop-fire-shop-opened-in-1939-burned-to-the-ground
http://cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/firefighters-battle-belle-glade-auto-repair-shop-fire-7172.shtml

Quote: "The owner of the auto shop told WPBF 25 News' Chris McGrath that the business was not insured, adding that the destruction of the building will cost him at least $500,000."

Note: An auto shop, not insured?! Obviously he doesn't know about the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem and the resulting fires and explosions, especially as relates to electrified copper, like battery cables in vehicles. If only someone had mentioned the danger to him, he might've gotten some insurance and saved himself a half million bucks. Knowledge can help prevent misery!

2013-05-08 - Auto shop damaged by fire and explosions in Thompson (Connecticut):
http://www.wfsb.com/story/22200348/fire-damages-autobody-shop-in-thompson

2013-05-08 - Auto shop damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Windsor (Canada):
http://windsor.ctvnews.ca/another-windsor-fire-treated-as-suspicious-1.1272064

Quote: "Crews were also called to a suspicious clothing store on Tecumseh Road East early Tuesday morning after a fire started in some garbage left at the rear of the building."

Note: Clothing, cotton, wool, etc, all flammable absorbent materials and all such materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting...

2013-05-08 - Vehicles inside auto shop damaged or destroyed by fire in Torrance (California), 4 miles from the West Coast:
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_23194719/breaking-news-3-alarm-fire-hits-building-downtown

2013-05-08 - Vintage car, tractor-loader, lawn equipment and garage destroyed by fire at home in Lebanon (Connecticut):
http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/crime/x1398952239/Garage-vehicles-destroyed-by-fire-in-Lebanon

2013-05-08 - Truck, two tractors, hay bailer, hay and barn destroyed by fire in Salado (Texas):
http://www.tdtnews.com/news/article_e8911128-b846-11e2-88b3-0019bb30f31a.html

2013-05-08 - Barn damaged by fire in Eastry, Dover (Britain):
http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Barn-Eastry-Dover/story-18936713-detail/story.html

2013-05-08 - Cabinet shop and home destroyed by fire at Carson Lake near Barry's Bay (Canada):
http://www.barrysbaythisweek.com/2013/05/08/fire-destroys-the-cabinet-shop

Note: More wood burning up. Not unlike all the pallet companies being destroyed by fire lately. Wood is absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. As a consequence there have been a huge number of wood-related fires this past year or so: cabinet shops, carpentry shops, sawmills, lumber yards, furniture companies, wood carving businesses, door companies, pallet companies, and on and on. If there's wood involved, it's just a matter of time until fire erupts...

2013-05-08 - Dumpster bursts into flame behind supermarket in Midland (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2013/05/midland_supermarket_is_open_af.html

2013-05-08 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck on Quarrendon Road in Amersham (Britain):
http://amersham.buckinghamshireadvertiser.co.uk/2013/05/paper-lorry-fire.html

2013-05-08 - Rubbish bursts into flame on Weston Point Expressway in Runcorn (Britain):
www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/large-amount-of-rubbish-on-fire-in-runcorn

2013-05-08 - Garden fence bursts into flame at home in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fire-involving-a-fence-in-ellesmere-port

2013-05-08 - Roof bursts into flame at North River Plaza in Pembroke (Massachusetts), near the East Coast:
http://www.patriotledger.com/topstories/x1961185691/Roof-fire-does-minimal-damage-at-North-River-Plaza

2013-05-08 - Roof bursts into flame at junior high school in Nixa (Missouri):
http://www.ky3.com/news/ky3-portion-of-roof-at-nixa-junior-high-school-catches-fire-20130508,0,3634098.story

Note: People still use roofs?! Hah, just kidding, sorta...

2013-05-08 - Porch bursts into flame at vacant home in Quincy (Illinois):
http://www.connecttristates.com/news/story.aspx?id=895006

2013-05-08 - Fire and explosion hit metal finishing plant in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Barrels-explode-in-Stratford-fire-4501693.php

2013-05-08 - Home damaged by fire in coastal San Rafael (California):
http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county-times/ci_23206625/san-rafael-firefighters-battle-structure-fire

Quote: "The fire appears to have been caused by a faulty exterior electrical switch in the rear of the home. The fire spread up the wall, into a bathroom and across the ceiling of the home..."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper. I've seen a number of fires just like this now, and the problem seems to be worsening, as would be expected. To a fire official it will look like faulty wiring simply because the fire starts where there's some electrified copper. But with hydrogen sulfide blowing around, that may be the cause, not any kind of fault. It's just that our electrical system was not designed to function safely in an atmosphere contaminated with hydrogen sulfide. This area is right on the West Coast, and the switch was on the outside of the home, fully exposed to whatever hydrogen sulfide that might blow by...

2013-05-08 - Vacant building burns in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):
http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/milwaukee/vacant-building-burns-in-earlymorning-fire/-/10148890/20059250/-/l21cru/-/index.html

2013-05-08 - Vacant home burns in the Snug Harbor area of coastal Toms River (New Jersey), adjacent vacant home damaged too:
http://www.app.com/article/20130508/NJNEWS/305080055/
http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2013/05/fire_toms_river_ensign_court_sandy.html

2013-05-08 - Vacant house burns in Ancaster, Ontario (Canada):
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2556721-police-probe-second-fire-at-vacant-ancaster-home/

2013-05-08 - Vacant home catches fire, fire spreads to adjacent occupied home, in Springfield (Virginia):
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Fire-in-Springfield-Damages-Two-Houses-206561251.html

2013-05-08 - Vacant house burns in Moultrie (Georgia):
http://moultrieobserver.com/local/x2002143631/Investigators-to-probe-Monday-house-fire

2013-05-08 - Vacant nine-story high-rise under renovation erupts in flame in Dallas (Texas):
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/High-Rise-Catches-Fire-in-Downtown-Dallas-206615571.html
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/texas/article_c57f1425-0a8c-5335-91d8-c149c1b2b7ec.html
http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2013/05/08/fire-hits-nine-story-dallas-building.html
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/05/08/4835570/vacant-dallas-office-building.html

2013-05-07 - Underground electrical explosion and fire, Empire State Building loses power, in coastal New York City (New York):
http://www.businessinsider.com/explosion-on-fifth-avenue-in-new-york-2013-5
https://twitter.com/beth_alimena/status/332129264751230976/photo/1
 
Note: Two similar events happened the day prior, one in Albany (New York) and one in Dubuque (Iowa), as mentioned in the 2013-05-06 update. The underground electrical fire in Albany was the fourth in that city since September, 2012. Hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas which will seek out low-lying areas like basements, underground parking garages, sewers, underground electrical facilities, etc. It is also reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like that used in underground electrical infrastructure. So as the atmosphere becomes increasingly contaminated, more undergound electrical fires and explosions are obviously one consequence...

2013-05-07 - Pile of pallets bursts into flame outside grocery store in Weedsport (New York):
http://auburnpub.com/news/local/weedsport-grocery-store-reopens-after-dumpster-fire/article_7dd203c7-7cc0-5c05-9e11-82984a1ef87a.html
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/05/fire_closes_weedsport_grocery.html

Note: A massive inferno virtually destroyed a pallet company in Fontana (California) recently too, as mentioned in the 2013-05-04 update. There have been MANY pallet-related fires in the last year or so. They have a number of vulnerabilities to the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem. First, they're made of wood, and all flammable absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting, including wood, paper, cardboard, hay, straw, clothing, cotton, wool, generic trash, mulch, dried brush, etc. Secondly, pallets are held together with nails and screws, which rust, and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusted iron/steel. Finally, pallets are often kept outside - as with this fire and the pallet company fire in Fontana and many other pallet-related fires - and that means they're fully exposed to whatever hydrogen sulfide and/or methane blows through in the atmosphere. Conclusion: don't keep pallets near anything that you don't want to burn...

2013-05-07 - Huge fire erupts at trash recycling center in Houston (Texas):
http://www.khou.com/news/local/Crews-battle-flames-at--206497111.html
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=9093777

Note: A piece of machinery burst into flame and spread fire to trash. They weren't specific but I've seen a number of similar fires now to be able to make an educated guess about what happened here. First, the trash absorbed some hydrogen sulfide. Next, they used some machine to do something with the trash - a bailer or conveyor belt, something like that. As the contaminated trash moved through or near the machine, hydrogen sulfide gas found some electrified copper in the machine and started it burning, and then the fire spread rapidly due to the trash being contaminated with hydrogen sulfide, which is highly flammable, e.g. an accelerant...

2013-05-07 - Enormous blaze at trash recycling facility still burning after a week, in Long Marston (Britain):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-22418441
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/long-marston-plant-fire-still-3476490

Quote: "Around 50,000 tonnes of mixed waste and plastic went up in flames at Sims Metal UK in Long Marston on Tuesday, April 30."

Note: That's 100 million pounds of burning trash there...

2013-05-07 - Massive fire breaks out at trash recycling facility in Shelton (Connecticut):
http://valley.newhavenindependent.org/archives/entry/fire_at_winters_bros._recycling_facility_in_shelton

Quote: "Trash-related facilities such as recycling centers and landfills will burn hard too, as hydrogen sulfide is absorbed into flammable absorbent materials like wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, dried brush, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool."

Note: That's a quote from the full hypothesis there...

2013-05-07 - Brush fire mysteriously erupts in coastal Miami-Dade (Florida):
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/08/3386939/brush-fire-in-sw-miami-dade-remains.html

Note: Like I just said about flammable absorbent materials. Dried brush is one such material and once it absorbs enough hydrogen sulfide and/or methane it will spontaneously combust...

2013-05-07 - Explosion and fire hit chemical plant near Breckenridge (Texas):
http://www.breckenridgeamerican.com/ci_23188952/fire-explosion-rocks-chemplex-plant
http://www.reporternews.com/news/2013/may/06/no-one-injured-in-breckenridge-chemical-plant/

2013-05-07 - Explosion and fire devastates sandblasting company in Eufaula (Oklahoma), 2 people critically injured:
http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=22185181
http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Witnesses-felt-propane-explosion-in-Eufaula/oP06vur8NECcxIMzkT9Ixw.cspx

2013-05-07 - Storage tank explodes and burns at well site in Duchesne County (Utah), 1 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56279151-78/utah-newfield-fire-oil.html.csp
http://fox13now.com/2013/05/07/report-drilling-rig-on-fire-at-duchesne-co-oil-rig/
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=25095062&nid=960&title=chaotic-scene-described-in-uintah-county-after-oil-structure-catches-fire

2013-05-07 - Passenger plane makes emergency landing in Kansas City (Missouri), smoke smelled:
http://www.kmbc.com/news/kansas-city/plane-lands-safely-after-odor-of-smoke-reported-on-board/-/11664182/20060160/-/au74stz/-/index.html

2013-05-07 - Commercial plane evacuated at airport in coastal Mobile (Alabama), smoke in the cockpit:
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/05/passengers_evacuated_from_plan.html

2013-05-07 - Speedboat bursts into flame in garage, fire spreads to garage then home, in coastal Indianola (Washington), 1 injured:
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2013/may/08/indianola-fire-sends-one-to-hospital-with-burn/

Quote: "Total damage estimates were not known early Wednesday morning, but the garage was destroyed along with a truck parked in the garage, the boat and about half of the home."

Note: It's a big risk parking any kind of vehicle inside an attached garage now. You could easily lose everything, including your life...

2013-05-07 - Boat bursts into flame at 5 AM in field near Palm Beach Boulevard in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.abc-7.com/story/22179303/fort-myers-police-investigating-boat-fire
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22179303/fort-myers-police-investigating-boat-fire

2013-05-07 - Boat bursts into flame near Okanagan Lake Marina in Penticton (Canada):
http://www.am1150.ca/News/Local/Penticton/Story.aspx?ID=1955546

Note: Penticton is sandwiched between Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake...

2013-05-07 - Boat explodes at Sharpness Marina (Britain), explosion blows roof off, 1 injured:
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Boat-explosion-Sharpness-Marina-injures-woman/story-18912546-detail/story.html

2013-05-07 - Crane bursts into flame at business near Newport (Arkansas), near the White River:
http://www.kait8.com/story/22189407/business-fire-in-newport-at-industrial-park

2013-05-07 - Transit bus bursts into flame near Sikar (India):
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/bus-catches-fire-passengers-safe-113050700899_1.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/delhibound-bus-catches-fire/article4694122.ece

Note: Also mentioned, a private bus burst into flame near Delhi...

2013-05-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Pacific Highway at Telegraph Point (Australia), near the Wilson River:
http://www.portnews.com.au/story/1483277/highway-reopens-after-truck-fire/

Quote: "HAZMAT crews are on scene to prevent run-off damaging the environment or entering the Wilson River."

2013-05-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 401 near London (Canada):
http://london.ctvnews.ca/highway-401-lanes-near-london-reopen-after-tractor-trailer-fire-1.1270489
http://blackburnnews.com/london/2013/05/07/401-lanes-open-after-truck-fire/

2013-05-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Ohio Turnpike in Jackson Township (Ohio):
http://www.wfmj.com/story/22193078/semi
http://tribune-chronicle.com/page/content.detail/id/587262/Wed---7-52am--Turnpike-reopens-following-truck-fire.html

Quote: "The truck, that was carrying steel coils, was traveling westbound when a brake fire broke out."

Quote: "Massive vehicles such as big RVs, buses, tanker trucks, tractor trailers, dump trucks, and car-haulers will be destroyed by fire in escalating numbers after tires or brakes ignite."

Note: Second quote is from the full hypothesis...

2013-05-07 - Truck bursts into flame on the Long Island Expressway in Brentwood (New York):
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/debris-truck-fire-delay-lie-traffic-1.5212676

2013-05-07 - RV bursts into flame in Oswaldtwistle (Britain), near the Leeds and Liverpool Canal:
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/2013/05/caravan-fire-in-oswaldtwistle-at-2142hrs/

2013-05-07 - RV bursts into flame at caravan park in Troutbeck (Britain), fire spreads to nearby vehicle:
http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2013/05/07/penrith-firefighters-tackle-caravan-park-blaze/

2013-05-07 - Van bursts into flame near Tuhey Pool in Muncie (Indiana):
http://www.thestarpress.com/VideoNetwork/2363617598001/Fire-destroys-van-near-Tuhey-Pool
http://www.thestarpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=C7&Dato=20130507&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=305070024&Ref=PH

2013-05-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at store in Hope (Arkansas), starts itself:
http://www.hopeprescott.com/pick-up-destroyed-by-fire-at-hope-farm-store/

Quote: "As the truck burned it began to move across the parking lot on its own as its starter was activated by the fire."

Note: A fishing boat recently burst into flame, started itself, and motored around causing havoc in coastal Coffs Harbour (Australia), as mentioned in the 2013-05-03 update. Hydrogen sulfide's reactivity with copper - especially electrified copper like wiring in vehicles - is igniting fires in non-running vehicles. Sometimes when that happens, the vehicle 'hot wires' itself and takes off. Just imagine if this problem significantly worsens, which it might - flaming vehicles starting up in the middle of the night, crashing into homes and businesses, and burning them down. Just when you think this extinction event couldn't possibly get any wilder, it does! What's that Chinese curse? 'May you live in interesting times.' Well, we sure do...

2013-05-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in hospital parking garage on RiverBend Drive in Springfield (Oregon):
http://www.registerguard.com/rg/news/local/29838896-169/fire-garage-patients-eugene-evacuated.html.csp
http://www.kval.com/news/local/Car-goes-up-in-flames-in-hospital-parking-garage-206483061.html

Quote: "Tom Hunt, who was hospitalized on Monday with flulike symptoms, was in the lobby when fire alarms started blaring. Hunt, 21, sat in his wheelchair for about 30 minutes during the evacuation. He said he enjoyed his brief moment in the sun."

Note: Flu-like symptoms? You don't say...

2013-05-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at business in Helena (Montana):
http://www.beartoothnbc.com/news/helena/34912-suspicious-vehicle-fire.html

Quote: "The fire is suspect in origin. Vehicles don’t normally just start on fire when they're sitting idle. It wasn’t hot enough to get any ambient heat from the sun or anything like that so yeah. I don’t know what caused it. We didn’t see, we didn’t have any witnesses saying that there was anybody around the truck, but obviously it's on fire."

Note: Doesn't sound like fire officials know that hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles. No sun or heat is necessary as the chemical reaction itself will produce sparking and sizzling and ignite 'cold' vehicles, even at night. Actually late at night and especially during the wee hours is probably the worst time, because that's when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide and/or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making fires, explosions and poisoning by hydrogen sulfide more common during those hours...

2013-05-07 - Jeep bursts into flame on street in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.indystar.com/article/20130507/NEWS/305070066/1001/NEWS

2013-05-07 - In separate incidents, three cars burst into flame in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:
http://www.rrstar.com/updates/x2062764138/Arson-investigator-Series-of-Rockford-car-fires-likely-related

Note: The fires began at 2:45 AM. The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any flammable hydrogen sulfide or methane in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making fires, explosions and poisoning by hydrogen sulfide more likely during those hours. The authorities believe these fires were related. Hah, yeah, I bet they were - by the atmosphere! In all, five vehicles were damaged or destroyed. As the gas plumes blowing around the atmosphere get larger and more concentrated, we'll be seeing more of this, and the number of fires breaking out during each set of incidents will be on the rise too. ..

2013-05-07 - Car bursts into flame in driveway at home in Kalamazoo County (Michigan), fire spreads to home:
http://wwmt.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wwmt_car-fire-spreads-home-9893.shtml

Note: People still park their vehicles near their homes?! Crrrazy! (Might be good for the home construction sector though, from the rebuilding after the homes are damaged or destroyed. Like Monty Python sang, 'Always look on the bright side of life!')

2013-05-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in the Village of Fox Point (Wisconsin), fire spreads to 2 adjacent vehicles:
http://www.bhfc11.com/news/fullstory/newsid/187013

Note: That town is on the shore of Whitefish Bay. Also, people still park their vehicles next to other vehicles?!

2013-05-07 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Madisonville (Kentucky):
http://surfky.com/index.php/communities/55-local-hopkins-top-news/31004-vehicle-fire-at-intersection-of-grapevine-road-and-spicer-avenue

2013-05-07 - Car bursts into flame in Marina Village in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://longisland.news12.com/news/car-fire-in-bridgeport-s-marina-village-called-suspicious-1.5213139?qr=1

2013-05-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked at medical center in Brownwood (Texas):
http://www.brownwoodtx.com/news/local/image_c0cab473-b553-5be3-bf2f-6f57158b1730.html

2013-05-07 - Car bursts into flame at home in Dundee (New York), in the Finger Lakes area:
http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=16&id=76448

2013-05-07 - Trailer and trash compactor burst into flame at Wal-Mart in North Brunswick (New Jersey), store evacuated:
http://bronx.news12.com/news/loading-dock-fire-at-north-brunswick-walmart-causes-evacuation-1.5216706
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20130507/NJNEWS/305070032/Shoppers-describe-orderly-evacuation-Walmart-North-Brunswick-after-fire-behind-store

2013-05-07 - Boat and garage destroyed by fire in Upper Saucon Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/garage-boat-destroyed-in-northampton-co-fire/-/132502/20049490/-/2savwx/-/index.html

2013-05-07 - Barn and outbuilding destroyed by fire in Kimball (Minnesota):
http://www.sctimes.com/article/20130507/NEWS01/305070053/2-outbuildings-destroyed-after-fire-near-Kimball
http://holliston-hopkinton.patch.com/articles/barn-destroyed-on-kimball-road-vandalism-at-school

2013-05-07 - Barn destroyed by fire in coastal Saco (Maine), a dozen chickens killed:
http://www.wmtw.com/news/maine/York-County/fire-destroys-barn-in-saco/-/9284124/20049238/-/eb74am/-/index.html

2013-05-07 - Barn destroyed by fire in Longmont (Colorado):
http://www.timescall.com/news/longmont-local-news/ci_23188917/longmont-fire-responding-structure-fire-near-s-main

2013-05-07 - Barn destroyed by fire in Bury (Britain):
http://www.towerfm.co.uk/news/local/bury-farm-fire-could-have-been-catastrophic/

2013-05-07 - Seven coal fires smoldering under Menefee Mountain (Colorado):
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Coal-Mine-Smoldering-Poses-Fire-Risk-In-SW-Colo-206447441.html

Note: These coal fires were ignited by the raging 2012 Colorado fires. Fire officials are developing plans to try to douse them. Good idea, because they'd end up being a constant ignition source for flammable hydrogen sulfide and methane blowing by...

2013-05-07 - Fire tears through storage facility in coastal Naples (Florida), 9 units destroyed, 2 more damaged:
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22177452/fire-at-collier-storage-unit-facility

Quote: "Dave and Jimmy Perez were not so lucky. It took them a year to save and start a landscaping business and only minutes to watch it all slip away. 'We had our mowers, blowers, our chainsaws our trailer, everything we needed,' Jimmy said. 'It's heart-wrenching you know?'"

Note: Mowers, chainsaws = combustion engines...

2013-05-07 - Commercial building housing 10 businesses destroyed by fire in Tuttle (Oklahoma):
http://www.koco.com/news/oklahomanews/okc/firefighters-blaze-burning-in-downtown-tuttle/-/11777584/20044458/-/b77pekz/-/index.html

2013-05-07 - Huge blaze erupts in the town center in Windsor (Britain), near the River Thames:
http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2013/05/08/89151-huge-blaze-in-windsor-town-centre//

2013-05-07 - Armchair bursts into flame in alley in Runcorn (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/rubbish-fire-in-alleyway-in-runcorn

Note: Furniture is made of absorbent flammable materials and often contains steel, which will rust (springs, nails, screws, staples), and hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel...

2013-05-07 - Trash bursts into flame on Parker Street in Warrington (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/loose-refuse-on-fire-in-warrington

2013-05-07 - Garden waste bursts into flame on Brook Street in Congleton (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/garden-waste-alight-in-congleton

2013-05-07 - Peat fire erupts near Burleyhurst Lane in Wilmslow (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/peat-fire-in-wilmslow

2013-05-07 - Mulch bursts into flame at hardwood mulch company in Plant City (Florida):
http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_east_hillsborough/plant_city/mulch-fire-breaks-out-at-plant-city-company
http://www.wtsp.com/rss/article/315405/8/Hillsborough-Fire-crews-on-scene-at-Plant-City-mulch-company

Note: Trash, garden waste, peat, mulch - all absorbent flammable materials that are outside fully exposed to the atmosphere and which rest along the ground where they're more likely to absorb a heavier-than-air gas like hydrogen sulfide...

2013-05-07 - Home damaged by fire, rendered uninhabitable, in Wallingford (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/wallingford-fire-leaves-home-uninhabitable

Note: Nobody was home at the time...

2013-05-07 - Fire damages home in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/firefighters-tackling-house-fire-in-palm-beach-gar/nXj7k/

Note: Fire began in the garage and spread from there. They don't mention whether there were or weren't any vehicles or other combustion engines in there (mowers, generators, etc)...

2013-05-07 - Major fire destroys three buildings at vacant sawmill in Hednesford (Britain):
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/emergency-services/2013/05/08/fire-rips-through-hednesford-sawmill-buildings/

Note: I highlight the word 'mill' because mills are virtually always built near bodies of flowing water, to provide free energy for millwork, and bodies of water are where a heavier-than-air gas like hydrogen sulfide will tend to accumulate when the wind isn't blowing it onward and from where any gas that has accumulated will blow when the wind picks up...

2013-05-07 - Vacant house burns in Waco (Texas), fire spreads to adjacent occupied home:
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/fire/waco-police-rescue-family-from-burning-home/article_6b8a1785-5277-5d13-9756-3b200b146828.html

2013-05-07 - Vacant home damaged by basement fire in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Basement-fire-damages-Bridgeport-home-4494736.php

2013-05-07 - Vacant house destroyed by fire in Houston (Texas):
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Fire-guts-vacant-house-near-downtown-4494457.php

2013-05-07 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:
http://www.rrstar.com/updates/x1213315069/Fire-destroys-vacant-Rockford-home

2013-05-07 - Vacant house burns in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:
http://yourerie.com/fulltext?nxd_id=304342
http://www.goerie.com/article/20130508/NEWS02/305089915/Fire-crews-extinguish-blaze-at-vacant-west-Erie-home

2013-05-07 - Vacant house burns near Bevo Mill, adjacent occupied homes damaged, in St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/05/08/fire-engulfs-vacant-south-st-louis-home/
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/fire-destroys-vacant-home-in-st-louis-damages-neighbors-homes/article_07635c21-84bd-5da3-a5f4-4b5d7fcf91ba.html

2013-05-06 - Another underground electrical fire hits downtown Albany (New York):
http://capitalregion.ynn.com/content/top_stories/662728/another-underground-fire-in-downtown-albany/
 
Quote: "It's the fourth time since September this has happened."
 
2013-05-06 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blows manhole off in Dubuque (Iowa):
http://www.kwqc.com/story/22175207/officials-report-small-explosion-in-dubuque
http://www.kwwl.com/story/22176556/2013/05/06/underground-electrical-fire-in-dubuque-causes-explosion-like-sound
 
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas which will seek out low-lying areas like underground facilities. It is also an explosively flammable gas and it is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like that found in underground electrical facilities. As a consequence, as the atmosphere becomes increasingly contaminated by hydrogen sulfide, not only are more people and animals dropping dead, and not only are more vehicles of all kinds - and homes and businesses - bursting into flame and/or exploding, but there is also a rising number of underground electrical fires and explosions occurring in towns and cities all over. Dubuque lies along the western shore of the Mississippi River...

2013-05-06 - Private jet carrying Chris Brown fills with smoke, makes emergency landing in Burbank (California):
http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/05/chris-browns-jet-makes-emergency-landing-when-the-plane-fills-with-smoke.html

2013-05-06 - NOAA ship bursts into flame on Lake Washington (Washington):
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020932773_apwaseattleshipfire1stld.html
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/ship-fire-causes-large-hazmat-response-magnuson-pa/nXhxr/
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020932647_apwaseattleshipfire.html?syndication=rss

Quote: "He says the fire is in a storage compartment below the main deck that holds netting and other materials."

Note: Netting is another flammable absorbent material...

2013-05-06 - Large boat bursts into flame while parked in canal in coastal Lighthouse Point (Florida):
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/lighthouse-point/fl-lighthouse-point-boat-fire-20130506,0,1174778.story

2013-05-06 - Boat bursts into flame at 2:30 AM outside home in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), fire damages home too:
http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/315077/8/Home-catches-fire-after-boat-goes-up-in-flames

2013-05-06 - Boat bursts into flame while parked in coastal Anacortes (Washington), fire damages nearby van too:
http://www.goskagit.com/all_access/boat-catches-fire-in-anacortes/article_850681b6-b697-11e2-b216-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-06 - Boat hit by explosion and fire at Ala Wai Harbor in coastal Honolulu (Hawaiia), 1 seriously injured:
http://www.khon2.com/2013/05/06/man-injured-in-ala-wai-yacht-explosion/
http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/man-burned-in-possible-ala-wai-boat-explosion/-/8905354/20036792/-/117ci0k/-/index.html

2013-05-06 - Boat bursts into flame on Winterton Way at Lyme Green Business Park in Macclesfield (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/large-skip-on-fire-in-macclesfield

2013-05-06 - Small boat (skip) bursts into flame at Parkgate Court in Chester (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/skip-on-fire-in-chester

2013-05-06 - Eight tractors destroyed by fire at business in Rochester Hills (New York):
http://rochester.patch.com/articles/crews-extinguish-tractor-fire-in-rochester-hills

Quote: "According to the report, deputies discovered eight tractors on fire inside a fenced area behind the business, which was closed."

2013-05-06 - Luxury bus bursts into flame on highway in Chikodra (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/speednewsshow/19929327.cms

2013-05-06 - Tour bus bursts into flame on Sand Lake Road in Orange County (Florida):
http://www.cfnews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2013/5/7/tour_bus_catches_fir.html

2013-05-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at truck stop in Lexington (Virginia), fire spreads to second tractor trailer:
http://www.roanoke.com/mobile/1913689-29/truck-stop-fire-in-lexington-damages-tractor-trailer-cabs.html
http://www.roanoke.com/news/1913689-12/truck-stop-fire-in-lexington-damages-tractor-trailer-cabs.html

2013-05-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Lisle (New York), 30 horses incinerated:
http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/662931/tractor-trailer-fire-shuts-down-right-lane-of-part-interstate-81-northbound/
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/30-horses-die-in-truck-fire-on-upstate-NY-highway-4495302.php

2013-05-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-40 in Nashville (Tennessee):
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130506/NEWS/305060030/UPDATE-40-E-still-crawling-after-cargo-fire
http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wztv_vid_17821.shtml
http://www.wsmv.com/story/22169478/vehicle-on-fire-at-i-40

Quote: "A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of frozen poultry caught fire on Interstate 40 eastbound Monday morning."

2013-05-06 - Tractor bursts into flame on Berry Street in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), firefighter lightly injured:
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/05/06/firefighter-injured-responding-to-tractor-fire/

2013-05-06 - Tractor bursts into flame inside barn on West Waneta Lake Road in the Town of Wayne (New York):
http://www.wetmtv.com/news/local/story/Tractor-On-Fire-Inside-Barn-In-Wayne/Nau_T7kXn0Ctrv6SYqr14g.cspx

2013-05-06 - Tractor bursts into flame near Baileyville (Kansas):
http://www.mscnews.net/news/index.cfm?nk=23985

2013-05-06 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in Minot (North Dakota), home damaged by fire too:
http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/575305/Garbage-truck-destroyed-by-fire.html

2013-05-06 - Garbage truck bursts into flame in Lacombe (Louisiana):
http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2013/05/garbage_truck_catches_fire_in.html
http://www.northshorenews.info/past-news/item/732-fd3-battles-garbage-truck-fire

2013-05-06 - Flatbed truck bursts into flame on I-396 in Thompson (Connecticut):
http://www.norwichbulletin.com/x1398950656/Truck-fire-shuts-down-I-395-in-Thompson

2013-05-06 - Van bursts into flame on road in Dumas (Texas):
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/22176016/car-fire-leaves-boy-scout-troop-in-need

2013-05-06 - Van bursts into flame while parked at Staples in Petaluma (California):
http://www.petaluma360.com/article/20130506/COMMUNITY/130509719?Title=Video-Friday-car-fire

2013-05-06 - Van bursts into flame on Highway 16, near Delafield (Wisconsin), tons of lakes nearby:
http://www.livinglakecountry.com/lakecountryreporter/206286631.html

2013-05-06 - Van bursts into flame on the A31 at St Leonard’s (Britain):
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10402257.A31_van_fire_causes_traffic_disruption/
http://www.thisisdorset.net/news/10402257.A31_van_fire_causing_traffic_disruption/

2013-05-06 - Van bursts into flame at Sofia Airport in Sofia (Bulgaria):
http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n305786

2013-05-06 - Van bursts into flame while parked in Peterborough (Britain):
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/arsonists-torch-van-in-peterborough-1-5056176

2013-05-06 - SUV bursts into flame at auto shop in Orland (Maine):
http://fenceviewer.com/site/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=80779:orland-vehicle-fire-extinguished-quickly&Itemid=938

2013-05-06 - SUV bursts into flame on Claremont Avenue in Montclair (New Jersey):
http://www.baristanet.com/2013/05/car-fire-on-claremont-ave-montclair/

2013-05-06 - Pickup truck and car burst into flame in parking garage in Spokane (Washington):
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/may/07/vehicles-damaged-during-garage-fire/
http://www.krem.com/news/local/Vehicle-fire-fills-Spokane-parking-garage-with-smoke--206356121.html
http://www.khq.com/story/22176674/car-catches-fire-inside-parking-garage-in-downtown-spokane

2013-05-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame off Redmond Way in Redmond (Washington), near Lake Sammamish:
http://redmond.patch.com/articles/photo-redmond-firefighters-extinguish-car-fire-off-redmond-way#photo-14242787

2013-05-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on dirt road near Vernon (Florida):
http://fosterfollynews.com/2013/05/06/monday-morning-truck-fire/

2013-05-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Highway 12 in Yakima Valley (Washington):
http://katsfm.com/truck-and-camper-fire-on-hwy-12-in-yakima-valley/

2013-05-06 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Moores Road in Uhrichsville (Ohio):
http://www.timesreporter.com/communities/x1213314988/Truck-catches-fire-in-Uhrichsville

2013-05-06 - Car bursts into flame in underground parking garage, fire spreads to other cars, in coastal San Jose (California):
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/disasters/crews-extinguish-car-fire-inside-underground-parki/nXhks/

Quote: "A total of two cars had burned and others were damaged by heat from the fires."

2013-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on Roche Harbor Road on San Juan Island (Washington):
http://www.sanjuanislander.com/island-newshome/more/fire/5912-vehicle-totaled-in-car-fire-no-one-hurt

2013-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-675 in Beavercreek (Ohio):
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/car-fire-snarls-traffic-on-i-675/nXhxz/

2013-05-06 - Car bursts into flame in parking lot at Easton Area High School in Palmer Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2013/05/easton_area_high_school_parkin.html

2013-05-06 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in East Pembroke (New York):
http://thebatavian.com/billie-owens/car-fire-wortendyke-and-route-33/37311

2013-05-06 - Car bursts into flame on street in Blackpool (Britain):
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/traffic-travel/travel-news/car-catches-fire-on-way-out-of-town-1-5651977

2013-05-06 - Car bursts into flame at around 3 AM on Goodliff Road in Grantham (Britain):
http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/local/car-fire-in-goodliff-road-1-5054927

2013-05-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked in Mansfield (Britain), fire spreads to nearby building:
http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/car-fire-spread-to-building-in-mansfield-1-5651721

2013-05-06 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at home in La Crescenta (California), fire spreads to horse trailer:
http://montrose.patch.com/articles/car-fire-spreads-to-home

2013-05-06 - Fire breaks out at Henley's Truck Cover Center in New Castle (Pennsylvania):
http://www.ncnewsonline.com/update/x319978373/BREAKING-NEWS-Fire-erupts-at-Henleys-Truck-Cover-Center
http://www.ncnewsonline.com/police/x319978425/UPDATE-Another-photo-from-fire-at-Henleys-Truck-Cover-Center

Note: I can't tell what's burning there from the pics, and the story doesn't say. It appears to be in the parking lot though, so it's probably vehicles...

2013-05-06 - Barn, outbuilding and 30 tons of hay destroyed by fire in Evenlode (Britain):
http://www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/10401521.Firefighters_battle_barn_fire_in_Evenlode/
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Barn-closes-road-Evenlode-Moreton-Marsh/story-18904413-detail/story.html

2013-05-06 - Barn destroyed by fire on Beadle Lake Drive in Emmett Township (Michigan):
http://wwmt.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wwmt_emmett-township-firefighters-bring-massive-barn-fire-under-control-9824.shtml

2013-05-06 - Waste transfer station destroyed by fire in Terrace Heights (Washington):
http://www.kapptv.com/article/2013/may/06/fire-guts-terrace-heights-transfer-station/

Note: This was a facility where people could drop off trash which would then be sent to the landfill. Now they will have to drop their trash off at the landfill themselves. This fire was probably caused by trash that had absorbed hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and then spontaneously combusted...

2013-05-06 - Metal lathe machine bursts into flame at business in Hudson (New Hampshire):
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/officials-investigate-fire-at-hudson-business/-/9857858/20043764/-/15g5ckez/-/index.html

2013-05-06 - Fire erupts at commercial business in Fort Collins (Colorado):
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/fire-damages-advanced-energy-in-fort-collins

Quote: "Love said there are hazardous materials in the room where the fire burned, so a Hazmat team has been called out."

2013-05-06 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Westport (Massachusetts):
http://www.turnto10.com/story/22181207/house-severely-damaged-by-fire

Quote: "The neighborhood experienced a similar fire at a home last week. In each the case, the fire started beneath the deck of the home, engulfed a gazebo and eventually the entire house."

Note: I know there are a lot of stories, but check this one out, look at the pic. You can see this fire began outside, beneath that deck, then roared upward. The deck was wood, the gazebo too. All absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. Hydrogen sulfide is also reactive with rusty iron/steel. I'd bet that deck and gazebo were built with steel screws or nails or both, and some had accumulated rust. Hydrogen sulfide is also a heavier-than-air gas, which explains why these fires started at ground level, beneath the decks. The wind blows some gas under those structures, the gas gets trapped and shielded, absorbs into the wood, eventually some rusty iron/steel sparks and the contaminated wood ignites and when that happens, the whole shebang goes up in flames really fast. Know anyone with a porch or deck like that? Don't be surprised if the same thing happens to them any time now, especially if they're downwind of, near, or in a low-lying area...

2013-05-06 - Porch bursts into flame at home in Oconomowoc (Wisconsin), near a bunch of lakes:
http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Porch-fire-spreads-to-home-206238211.html

Note: Porch made of wood? I bet it was. All absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. Such materials include wood, paper, cardboard, sawdust, straw, hay, clothing, wool, cotton, generic trash, pallets, etc. This means wood decks and porches and log homes and wood cabins are all more apt to erupt in flame now. If you have wood exposed to the atmosphere outside then it might be wise to apply some kind of sealant to the wood and/or paint it with thick glossy outdoor paint, to make it less absorbent...

2013-05-06 - Explosion and fire damage home in Regina (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2013/05/06/sk-house-regina-13th-avenue-130506.html

Quote: "'We don't know exactly what's happened over there,' she said, adding there were unusual odors in the air that she could not identify."

2013-05-06 - Blaze engulfs three row homes in coastal Brooklyn Park (Maryland), 6 people homeless:
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/05/07/6-displaced-after-2-alarm-fire-in-brooklyn-park-engulfs-3-homes/

Note: That's right next to Curtis Bay...

2013-05-06 - Home damaged by fire on Lagoon Drive in coastal Toms River (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/article/20130506/njnews/305060087/1001/rss

2013-05-06 - Unoccupied townhome damaged by fire in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):
http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=894232

Note: By 'unoccupied' I mean someone lives there (if a home) or it's an operational business, but nobody was there at the time for whatever reason. I use the word 'vacant' to describe buildings that are empty/unused all of the time.

2013-05-06 - Vacant home burns in Danville (Illinois):
http://commercial-news.com/local/x2002141532/Early-fire-damages-vacant-home

2013-05-06 - Vacant building burns in Salt Lake City (Utah), fire spreads to adjacent night club:
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56273665-78/fire-club-accidental-buildings.html.csp

2013-05-06 - Two vacant houses burn within 2 days in Cleveland (Texas):
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cleveland/news/cleveland-firefighters-battle-two-house-fires/article_f1961b1e-4a86-522c-b635-ad2a730cbc56.html

2013-05-06 - Two vacant homes burn within an hour in Duncan (Oklahoma):
http://duncanbanner.com/local/x730870783/Two-structure-fires-under-investigation

2013-05-06 - Huge fire destroys two vacant four-story apartment buildings in downtown Lewiston (Maine):
http://www.kjonline.com/news/Firefighters-battling-another-major-fire-in-Lewiston.html

2013-05-05 - Tour boat bursts into flame in San Francisco Bay (California):
http://coastguardnews.com/coast-guard-rescues-14-from-a-tour-boat-in-san-francisco-bay/2013/05/06/
http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1765483/

Note: Not that far from where the limousine burst into flame and burned 5 women alive the previous evening, as mentioned in the 2013-05-04 update...

2013-05-05 - Powerboat bursts into flame at marina in coastal Marathon (Florida), fire spreads, destroys adjacent boat too:
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/05/05/two-boats-destroyed-in-marathon-marina-fire/
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21010549858918/2-boats-destroyed-1-damaged-in-marina-fire/
http://www.local10.com/news/2-boats-destroyed-in-Florida-Keys-blaze/-/1717324/20030922/-/gocmn6z/-/index.html

Note: And five lobster boats were incinerated while docked in Canada the day prior, as mentioned in the 2013-05-04 update. And the day before that a boat burst into flame, started itself, and created havoc in a harbor in Australia, as mentioned in the 2013-05-03 update...

2013-05-05 - Two tractor trailer cabs burst into flame in FedEx parking lot in Hagerstown (Maryland):
http://articles.herald-mail.com/2013-05-05/news/39047125_1_fire-sunday-morning-911-supervisor-parking

2013-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked at business in South Charleston (Ohio):
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/truck-fire-spreads-to-business-building/nXhF4/
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/local/truck-fire-spreads-to-business-building/nXhF4/

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on I-95 in South Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9090803

2013-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5 AM on expressway near Weslaco (Texas), 1 injured:
http://www.krgv.com/news/one-person-airlifted-to-hospital-after-truck-catches-fire

2013-05-05 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM on I-85 in Spartanburg County (South Carolina):
http://www.wspa.com/story/22163970/tractor-trailer-fire-shuts-down-interstate

2013-05-05 - Tractor bursts into flame inside shed in Santa Clarita Valley (California), near the Santa Clara River:
http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/95458/

2013-05-05 - Tractor bursts into flame in Milton Damerel near Holsworthy (Britain):
http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/Tractor-Holsworthy/story-18897159-detail/story.html

2013-05-05 - Truck bursts into flame, fire spreads to woods, in remote area near Mahwah (New Jersey):
http://mahwah.patch.com/articles/mahwah-fire-department-knocks-down-1-000-acre-blaze

2013-05-05 - RV bursts into flame on York Street in Rishton, Great Harwood (Britain):
http://www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk/2013/05/caravan-fire-in-great-harwood-at-2331/

2013-03-05 - RV bursts into flame on Ballybogey Road in Ballymoney (Britain):
http://www.ballymoneytimes.co.uk/news/local/suspicious-fire-in-ballymoney-police-appeal-1-5052710

2013-05-05 - Commercial minibus bursts into flame on street in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):
http://www.nairaland.com/1280587/loss-fire-guts-commercial-bus

2013-05-05 - Van bursts into flame in housing subdivision in coastal Paradise, Newfoundland (Canada):
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/newfoundland/paradise-vehicle-fire-under-investigation
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/05/05/nl-vehicle-fire-paradise-rnc-505.html

2013-05-05 - SUV bursts into flame on street in Saginaw (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/saginaw-river/index.ssf/2013/05/video_firefighters_respond_to.html

2013-05-05 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-57 near West Frankfort (Illinois):
http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Truck-Fire-Closes-Down-Interstate-57-206202821.html
http://www.dailyamericannews.com/article/20130505/NEWS/130509550
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/franklin-jefferson-hamilton/no-one-injured-in-vehicle-fire-sunday/article_cc839684-b668-11e2-9abf-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame at commercial greenhouse, fire spreads 2 two more cars, tractor, in Salinas (California):
http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/salinas/quick-action-helps-crews-put-out-threatening-salinas-blaze/-/5738906/20025328/-/13oyj73z/-/index.html

Quote: "...by the time crews arrived to the scene on the 2600 block of Encinal Road, two cars had already burned down to their frames, a third was on fire and a tractor was just starting to ignite."

Note: That's about 6 miles from the coast...

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on street in North Ballarat (Australia), near the Yarrowee River:
http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/1478623/car-destroyed-by-fire-on-paling-st/

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame near Dutchtown (Missouri):
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/22165427/crews-respond-to-fully-engulfed-car-fire-in-dutchtown

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on Balmoral Avenue in coastal Comox (Canada):
http://hqcomoxvalley.com/news/local/news/v/Local/183648/Car-fire-attracts-crowds-in-Comox

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Fairfield (Connecticut):
http://fairfield.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/two-cars-catch-fire-fairfield-highways-over-weekend

Note: Also mentioned in Fairfield, an accident where a car veered off the road, overturned and burst into flame...

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on I-595 in coastal Dania Beach (Florida):
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21010554147586/car-catches-fire-on-i-595/

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame at 4:30 AM, while parked at St. Peter's Close in Cheltenham (Britain):
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Car-St-Peter-s-Close-Cheltenham/story-18896868-detail/story.html

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame on the M1 near Mereway (Britain), in Northamptonshire:
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/fire-crews-tackle-car-blaze-on-m1-in-northamptonshire-1-5054353

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame near the A417 Air Balloon roundabout (Britain):
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Firefighters-tackle-car-near-A417-Air-Balloon/story-18896805-detail/story.html

2013-05-05 - Car bursts into flame at property on Bidwill Road in Maryborough (Australia), on the Fraser Coast:
http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/crews-called-car-fire-bidwill-rd-maryborough/1856017/

2013-05-05 - Vehicle bursts into flame, explodes, at intersection in Roanoke (Virginia):
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-roanoke-police-investigate-vehicle-fire-20130505,0,7636690.story

Quote: "An explosion could be seen from Interstate 581."

2013-05-05 - Van and two sheds destroyed by fire in Kuna (Idaho), some chickens killed:
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/05/05/2564952/fire-destroys-sheds-vehicles-and.html

2013-05-05 - Massive fire destroys barn in Peterborough (New Hampshire), some chickens killed:
http://www.ledgertranscript.com/home/6039166-95/4-alarm-barn-fire-in-peterborough
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130505/NEWS07/130509551
http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/fully-involved-peterborough-barn-fire-reaches-4alarms/-/9857858/20020182/-/80jv4n/-/index.html

2013-05-05 - Big pile of trash bursts into flame in East Lubbock (Texas):
http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2013-05-05/trash-fire-engulfs-quarter-acre-land-east-lubbock

Quote: "The trash pile included several planks of wood and tires, among other items."

2013-05-05 - Gas cylinder explodes at cycle repair shop in Kanpur (India), 5 injured:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Kanpur/5-persons-injured-in-gas-cylinder-explosion/articleshow/19904187.cms

2013-05-05 - Explosion panics shoppers at mall in Mandaluyong in the Philippine Islands, 2 miles from the coast:
http://gulfnews.com/news/world/philippines/philippines-mall-explosion-caused-by-dumpling-steamer-1.1179843

Quote: "The blast, followed by a staccato sound similar to gunshots, caused people to scurry away from the direction of the noise. In the end, the management of the mall, SM Supermalls, said that the gunfire-like sound was caused by a dumpling (siomai) steamer that short circuited."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper. That's why so many non-running vehicles are spontaneously combusting in peoples' garages, parked in driveways, in car parks, boats at docks, etc - battery cables and other wiring in vehicles. Anything with exposed copper wiring that has a current running through it is now vulnerable to this problem. Also, they didn't mention what they think caused the initial explosion...

2013-05-05 - Multiple wildfires erupt in western Washington State:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/2-small-wildfires-creating-heavy-smoke-in-W-Wash-206188701.html

Quote: "Several wildfires in Western Washington continued to burn on Sunday with smoke visible across Lewis, Grays Harbor and Thurston counties..."

Note: So, more fires breaking out near the West Coast, not unlike the coastal fires farther south in California, though not nearly as devastating, at least not yet...

2013-05-05 - Two row homes damaged by blaze in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/05/05/crews-battle-blaze-in-west-philly-row-homes/

2013-05-05 - Home and art gallery destroyed by fire in Morrisville (Vermont), near Lake Lamoille, 3 firefighters injured:
http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new-york/burlington/3-injured-in-explosion-during-fire-that-destroyed-home-gallery/-/8869880/20030864/-/jl9xkc/-/index.html

2013-05-05 - Vacant barn destroyed by fire in Holton-le-Clay (Britain):
http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Barn-blaze-Holton-le-Clay-lasted-hour/story-18904554-detail/story.html

2013-05-05 - Vacant mobile home burns in Stronghurst (Illinois):
http://www.thehawkeye.com/story/stronghurst-fire-050513

2013-05-05 - Vacant building burns in Salt Lake City (Utah):
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579519/Vacant-building-damaged-in-Salt-Lake-City-fire.html

2013-05-04 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame, explosion mentioned, makes emergency landing in Helsinki (Finland):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20130505-39117-FIN
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/engine-issue-forces-plane-back-finnish-airport-19112354
 
Quote: "A photo published by Finland’s YLE showed a fire burning in the left wing of the aircraft and the broadcaster reported that passengers heard an explosion."
 
Note: Flying through an increasingly flammable atmosphere is seriously beginning to seem less than safe, to me anyway. A refueling plane exploded in midair then crashed after takeoff from a US-run base in Kyrgyzstan just the day prior, as mentioned in the 2013-05-03 update...

2013-05-04 - Limousine bursts into flame on the San Mateo Bridge (California), 5 women incinerated, 4 people injured:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/women-dead-california-limo-fire/story?id=19112742
http://www.hlntv.com/article/2013/05/05/limo-fire-san-mateo-bridge-vehicle-fire
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-limo-fire-kills-5-women-dramatic-photos-show-flames-smoke-20130505,0,6478940.story
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Limo-Fire-Traps-Occupants-Closes-San-Mateo-Bridge-206142021.html
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/wb-lanes-san-mateo-bridge-closed-due-limo-fire/nXhFg/
http://sfbay.ca/2013/05/05/nightmare-limo-fire-kills-five-on-san-mateo-bridge/

Note: The San Mateo Bridge goes over San Francisco Bay, linking the San Francisco Peninsula with the East Bay...

2013-05-04 - Towering blaze destroys stacks of pallets, lumber, trucks and tires at pallet company in Fontana (California):
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/05/04/fire-engulfs-pallet-yard-in-fontana/
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Fire-Erupts-in-Pallet-Yard-206123101.html
http://www.pe.com/local-news/san-bernardino-county/san-bernardino-county-headlines-index/20130504-fontana-towering-fire-consumes-pallets-guts-business.ece

Quote: "A family-run business in Fontana that employs 80 people was staggered Saturday, May 4, when wind-driven flames tore through stacks of wooden pallets and the raw lumber used to assemble them. Delivery trucks and tires also burned, and propane tanks exploded at Ramirez Pallets, 8431 Sultana Ave."

Note: There have been many pallet-related fires this past year or so. All absorbent flammable materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting, including wood, paper, cardboard, sawdust, mulch, straw, hay, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool, etc. So pallets have that vulnerability. They also have another vulnerability: hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel and pallets are held together with nails and screws which rust. Finally, pallets are often kept outside - as with this business - where they are fully exposed to whatever hydrogen sulfide or methane blows through in the atmosphere. This fire may have been even worse than the inferno that destroyed 100,000 pallets at a pallet company in Tippecanoe County (Indiana), as mentioned in the 2013-01-05 update...

2013-05-04 - RV bursts into flame, fire spreads to six more RVs, at RV park near Benalla (Australia):
http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1479736/residents-evacuated-in-caravan-park-blaze/?cs=11
http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/1479007/caravan-park-engulfed-in-flames/

Quote: "A CFA volunteer, a resident of the Midland Holiday Park at Lima South, and the caravan park owner reported a fire at a caravan shortly before 5pm. A CFA spokesman said fire spread quickly to a further six caravans and annexes with 48 fire-fighters from 12 brigades protecting adjacent structures as residents were evacuated."

2013-05-04 - Five lobster boats incinerated by fierce blaze at dock in Tabusintac, New Brunswick (Canada), on Miramichi Bay:
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/newbrunswick/5-fishing-boats-burn-in-tabusintac-fire
http://news.yahoo.com/5-fishing-boats-burn-tabusintac-fire-153039416.html

2013-05-04 - Sawdust hopper bursts into flame at East Tennessee Wood Products in Seymour (Tennessee):
http://www.wbir.com/rss/article/272934/2/Seymour-crews-battle-2nd-fire-in-12-hours

Note: Let's look at some related fires this past week. On April 27, an explosion and fire hit a wood pellet plant in North Clarendon (Vermont). On April 30, a massive fire erupted in sawdust silos at an Ethan Allen furniture plant in Orleans (Vermont). On May 1, a sawdust silo burst into flame at a furniture plant in Bradford (Vermont). On May 2, a sawdust hopper burst into flame at a furniture and mattress manufacturer in Salt Lake City (Utah). All absorbent materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting, including wood, paper, cardboard, mulch, straw, hay, clothing, cotton, wool, generic trash, etc. Clearly sawdust is going to be a huge problem. If businesses don't protect their sawdust hoppers and sawdust silos and the like from the atmosphere then those businesses are gonna burn and maybe explode...

2013-05-04 - Explosion followed by fire damages manufacturing plant in Sheboygan Falls (Wisconsin):
http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/206090241.html

Quote: "According to the witness, the fire began at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning events more common during those hours...

2013-05-04 - Transit bus bursts into flame in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight (Britain), third in three weeks:
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/firefighters-called-to-bus-fire-in-ventnor-49282.aspx
http://www.iwradio.co.uk/articles/2013-05-04-bus-fire-in-ventnor
http://www.islandecho.co.uk/fire-crews-tackle-third-bus-fire/

Quote: "Two pumping appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are this morning tackling a bus fire in Ventnor, the third in as many weeks."

2013-05-04 - Tanker truck bursts into flame in Hewlett (New York), on Long Island, roads closed, homes evacuated:
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/tanker-truck-fire-causes-evacuation-in-hewlett-1.5196065

Quote: "A tanker-truck fire Saturday morning prompted the evacuation of homes and closed parts of four roads in the South Shore hamlet of Hewlett."

2013-05-04 - Tractor bursts into flame at farm in Chilcote Drove near Wells (Britain):
http://somerset-news.co.uk/2013/05/05/two-fire-engines-called-to-chilcote-for-tractor-fire/
http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/engines-called-Chilcote-tractor/story-18896781-detail/story.html

2013-05-04 - Six cars burst into flame at around 4 AM in High Wycombe (Britain):
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10400875.Six_cars_set_on_fire_in_three_suspected_arsons_in_High_Wycombe/

2013-05-04 - Three cars burst into flame inside auto shop in Scarborough (Canada):
http://www.citynews.ca/2013/05/04/cars-damaged-in-scarborough-auto-shop-fire/

Quote: "It happened around 2 a.m. at Pic Auto Sales & Service on Kingston Road at Ellesmere."

Note: Wee hours again...

2013-05-04 - Two cars burst into flame within 2 minutes while parked a few blocks from each other in Indiana (Pennsylvania):
http://www.indianagazette.com/news/indiana-news/car-fires,17187128/

Note: That's a sign of a flammable gas plume blowing through an area, igniting stuff here and there as it goes...

2013-05-04 - Car bursts into flame on Hector Street in Grant Park in Winnipeg (Canada):
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/car-destroyed-by-fire-in-grant-park-1.1266910

2013-05-04 - Car bursts into flame on highway in Jammu (India):
http://zeenews.india.com/news/jammu-and-kashmir/car-catches-fire-on-highway-driver-escapes-unhurt_846387.html

2013-05-04 - Car bursts into flame in Austin (Minnesota):
http://www.austindailyherald.com/2013/05/04/driver-puts-out-car-fire-with-snow/

2013-05-04 - Car, dirt bikes, ATV and garage destroyed by fire in Black Forest (Colorado):
http://www.koaa.com/news/family-loses-car-dirt-bikes-and-atv-in-garage-fire/

2013-05-04 - Boats and barn destroyed by fire in Wayne (Maine):
http://www.kjonline.com/news/Wayne-fire-destroys-chicken-house-burns-nearby-woods-Saturday.html

Quote: "...the two-story, 30-by-40 foot building was used to store boats and antiques."

Note: Wayne is right next to Androscoggin Lake...

2013-05-04 - Two Cadillacs, lumber and barn destroyed by fire in Monroe Township (Michigan):
http://www.monroenews.com/news/2013/may/05/old-saw-mill-burns-down-monroe-township//?news

2013-05-04 - Vehicle parts and barn destroyed by fire in Boroughbridge (Britain):
http://www.ripongazette.co.uk/news/ripon/barn-destroyed-in-flames-near-boroughbridge-1-5648967

2013-05-04 - RV and barn destroyed by fire near Boise (Idaho), in Ada County:
http://www.ktvb.com/news/Fire-crews-work-together-to-put-out-Meridian-barn-fire-206121221.html
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/05/04/2563600/crews-working-to-put-out-a-barn.html

2013-05-04 - Truck and barn destroyed by fire, home damaged, in Lapeer Township (Michigan):
http://thecountypress.mihomepaper.com/news/2013-05-05/News/Fire_destroys_barn_truck__damages_house.html

2013-05-04 - Barn destroyed by fire in Giroux, Manitoba (Canada), More than 100 cows killed:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/05/04/mb-.html
http://globalnews.ca/news/535302/crews-fight-barn-fire-in-southeast-manitoba/
http://www.steinbachonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=36320&Itemid=100413

2013-05-04 - Garage bursts into flame at 3 AM at home in Beavercreek (Ohio):
http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/greene_county/beavercreek-garage-fire-wakes-family

2013-05-04 - Mortar explodes during training exercise in coastal Situbondo (Indonesia), 2 killed, 4 injured:
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/05/05/two-killed-mortar-explosion-training-site.html

2013-05-04 - Massive fire destroys condo complex under construction in Ontario (Canada):
http://www.bulletnewsniagara.ca/2013/05/05/911-fire-marshal-to-investigate-suspicious-blaze-that-caused-2-million-damage-to-condo-complex/

Note: Because they're not as well-sealed against the atmosphere, buildings under construction are more vulnerable to the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem. Vacant homes and unoccupied homes are more vulnerable than well-sealed occupied homes too...

2013-05-04 - Vacant home explodes and burns at 3:30 AM in Milwaukie (Oregon):
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2013/05/explosion_fire_wake_milwaukie.html

2013-05-04 - Vacant house destroyed by fire in Rochester (New York):
http://rochesterhomepage.net/fulltext?nxd_id=386982

2013-05-04 - Vacant home burns in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin):
http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20130505/FON0101/305050149/Crews-respond-to-5-alarm-fire-Saturday-in-Town-of-Fond-du-Lac

2013-05-04 - Vacant house undergoing renovation destroyed by fire in Spokane (Washington):
http://www.khq.com/story/22162675/crews-attacking-fire-at-6th-adams

2013-05-04 - Vacant building erupts in flame, fire spreads to apartment building, in Lowell (Massachusetts):
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/05/04/fire-damages-several-buildings-in-lowell/

Note: It's becoming increasingly dangerous to live next to a vacant structure...

2013-05-04 - Vacant Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club destroyed by fire on the shore in coastal Sydney (Australia):
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2013-05-04/article-3234090/Yacht-club-fire-deemed-suspicious/1

2013-05-03 - Fishing boat bursts into flame, starts itself, smashes into other vessels, in coastal Coffs Harbour (Australia):
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/phantom-boat-mayhem-at-nsw-marina/story-e6freuy9-1226634384298
http://www.news.net/article/266992/Top+Stories
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-03/blazing-boat-rams-into-nearby-vessels/4667108
 
Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring on vehicles of all kinds. This is now the 5th event that I know of involving a motor or vehicle starting itself. This may be because a fire involving hydrogen sulfide's reactivity with copper might melt away insulation on wiring and the vehicle then basically 'hot-wires' itself and starts its own engine. And then you end up with a 'ghost vehicle' starting itself and moving around on its own, quite possibly while it's burning, as in this case...

2013-05-03 - Refueling plane explodes in midair then crashes after takeoff from US-run base in Kyrgyzstan, 2 killed, 1 missing:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20130503-39088-KGZ
http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/03/world/asia/kyrgyzstan-us-aircraft-missing/index.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/04/us-pilots-kyrgyzstan-plane-crash

Quote: "One resident of the agricultural and sheep-grazing area, Sherikbek Turusbekov, said the plane exploded in flight and split into three pieces as it fell."

Note: I wonder what happens if you fly operating combustion engines through a cloud of flammable methane and/or hydrogen sulfide. I bet sometimes you get an exploding plane that then crashes out of the sky...

2013-05-03 - Massive inferno breaks out at recycling center in Battle Creek (Michigan), firefighter collapses:
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20130503/NEWS01/305030047/1002/NEWS01
http://wkzo.com/news/articles/2013/may/04/fire-at-recycling-center-in-battle-creek-fills-sky-with-black-smoke/
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20130503/NEWS01/305030047/Fire-engulfs-Battle-Creek-recycling-center
http://www.freep.com/article/20130503/NEWS06/305030142/1001/

Quote: "It was a huge dramatic fire, one of the biggest in recent Battle Creek history, sending huge black plumes of smoke into the evening sky that could be seen for miles."

Quote: "The fire involved paper products outside, structures on the site, and a brushy area across 6½-Mile Road."

Quote: "Huge paper and cardboard bales appeared to make up the bulk of the material that was burning."

Quote: "Trash-related facilities such as recycling centers and landfills will burn hard too, as hydrogen sulfide is absorbed into flammable absorbent materials like wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, dried brush, generic trash, clothing, cotton, wool."

Note: The last quote is from the full hypothesis. The location of this facility is about 1000 feet from the Kalamazoo River. Also, two metal recycling centers burned in the previous two days. I mentioned metal-related facilities burning in the full hypothesis too, because hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper and rusty iron/steel, both of which are common at metal-related facilities...

2013-05-03 - RV explodes and burns while parked in Poway (California), fire spreads to home, near the West Coast:
http://www.cbs8.com/story/22159945/ex
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Motor-Home-Catches-Fire-in-Poway-206050361.html

2013-05-03 - Petrochemical plant erupts in flame in coastal Point Comfort (Texas), 16 injured (2 critically):
http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/business_news/Fire_at_Formosa_plant_in_Texas_leaves_16_hurt.html
http://www.khou.com/news/local/Fire-at-Formosa-Plastics-plant-in-Point-Comfort--205867181.html

2013-05-03 - Explosion hits apartment in coastal Stockholm (Sweden), 3 killed:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/349384

Quote: "A fire followed the explosion and forced residents of the building to be evacuated shortly afterwards, at around 4:30 am (02:30 GMT)."

Note: The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating above closer to the ground, making fires, explosions and poisoning by hydrogen sulfide more common during these hours...

2013-05-03 - Explosion and fire destroy home in East Norwich (New York), 1 mile from the coast, on Long Island:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/East-Norwich-House-Explosion-Fire-Gabriele-Drive-Nassau-County-205998881.html

Note: Looks like it was a nice house before it got all burned and blown up...

2013-05-03 - Explosion rocks power plant in Muscatine County (Iowa):
http://qctimes.com/news/local/no-one-injured-in-area-power-plant-explosion/article_1a1d7fd4-e2f2-501f-ab5b-716012e9e9a2.html

2013-05-03 - Transit bus bursts into flame on the island of Malta:
http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/newsdetails/news/national/No-incidents-with-bus-fire-20130503
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130503/local/bendy-bus-fire.468164

Quote: "This is the third bus catching fire? Many disabled people were happy with the intro of these buses because they allowed them mobility and rightly so. However, I ask myself what would happen if a bus catches fire and a mobility disabled person is on board with the result that he/she can't leave bus quickly?"

Note: That's a comment from one of the residents there. So, three transit buses have burst into flame there, recently enough to stick in someone's mind...

Quote: "Otherwise how would you explain these incidents. Two buses catching fire in a week."

Note: So not just three buses burning up recently, but two in one week. That's escalation there, and it sounds like people are slowly beginning to tune in to the fact that what's occurring is out-of-the-ordinary...

2013-05-03 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in coastal Muntazah (Qatar):
http://iloveqatar.net/forum/read.php?28,42671,42671

2013-05-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked at business in Kitchener (Canada), fire spreads to two more trucks:
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/suspicious-truck-fire-in-kitchener-1.1265268

2013-05-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M1 at Yatala (Australia), near the coast:
http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2013/05/03/451357_gold-coast-news.html

2013-05-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in Trader Joe's parking lot in Redding (California):
http://www.redding.com/news/2013/may/03/vehicle-fire-trader-joes-parking-lot-redding/

2013-05-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on NC 24 in Fayetteville (North Carolina):
http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/05/03/1254597

2013-05-03 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M42 near Redditch (Britain):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-22389822
http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2013/05/04/news-Delays-after-motorway-lorry-fire-70105.html

2013-05-03 - Semi bursts into flame on trailer being hauled by semi, both semis burn, on I-94, near Paw Paw (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2013/05/crews_still_cleaning_up_fuel_s.html
http://wwmt.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wwmt_semi-fire-shuts-down-portion-i94-9758.shtml
http://www.wsjm.com/Semi-Catches-Fire-Fire-Then-Spreads-To-A-Second-Se/16263391
http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/part-of-i--shut-after-truck-fire-explosion/article_078b034c-1781-57d0-b0fe-3082c5628fea.html

Note: Huh, never really occurred to me how semis get moved around. Always kinda figured they got driven, but apparently sometimes they're trailered and hauled by other semis. The semi that burst into flame here was the non-running vehicle being transported on a trailer, then the fire spread to the towing semi...

2013-05-03 - Garbage truck bursts into flame inside storage barn, fire spreads to second truck, in Centralia (Illinois):
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/truck-fire-disrupts-centralia-trash-service/article_8fa438e6-b437-11e2-be62-001a4bcf6878.html

Quote: "The city has rented a truck from Dayne's Waste Disposal in Mexico, Mo., and will add one person from Dayne's staff to the city's two-person crew 'while we consider our options,' he said."

Note: This occurred shortly before 2 AM, the wee hours, when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating in the atmosphere above closer to the ground, thus making explosions, fires and hydrogen sulfide poisoning more likely during those hours. The loss of these garbage trucks means that Centralia is RENTING a garbage truck, else there would be no trash pickup service for residents. This is a harbinger of things to come as human infrastructure degrades, including delivery of goods and services - like food and fuel and medicine, for three examples.

2013-05-03 - Truck bursts into flame on I-465 in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/marion_county/all-lanes-of-i-465-closed-due-to-vehicle-fire

2013-05-03 - RV and motorcycle burst into flame at Parkland Caravan Site, Sorely, Kingsbridge (Britain):
http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Caravan-destroyed-blaze-Kingsbridge-caravan-park/story-18889953-detail/story.html
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=24544&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2013-05-03 - RV bursts into flame at Eggwood Farm, Merriott (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/news/newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=23781&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=35

2013-05-03 - RV bursts into flame at home on Harvey Crescent in Telford (Britain):
http://www.shropshirelive.com/2013/05/04/caravan-destroyed-by-fire-in-telford/

2013-05-03 - School van bursts into flame in Lucknow (India), driver and 2 children burned:
http://www.sify.com/news/three-injured-as-school-van-catches-fire-in-lucknow-news-national-nfdsElejfgj.html
http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2013/05/03/327--Three-injured-as-school-van-catches-fire-in-Lucknow-.html

Note: The driver was seriously burned, the children lightly burned...

2013-05-03 - Camper-van bursts into flame on the A9 near coastal Inverness (Scotland):
http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2013/05/vehicle-fire-on-a9-south-of-inverness.aspx

2013-05-03 - Van bursts into flame near Rainhill Stoops at the M62 (Britain):
http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/10399044.Van_fire_leads_to_more_traffic_disruption_near_to_Rainhill_Stoops/

2013-05-03 - Van explodes and burns in Lankana (Pakistan), 3 miles from the Indus River, 4 killed, 13 injured:
http://dawn.com/2013/05/04/four-burnt-to-death-in-van-fire/

2013-05-03 - Minivan bursts into flame on Pearson Drive in Asheville (North Carolina), explosion mentioned:
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130503/NEWS/130503027/Flames-engulf-vehicle-Asheville-street

Quote: "No one was hurt, but one neighbor reported hearing an explosion."

2013-05-03 - SUV bursts into flame, fire spreads, destroys four boats, at storage facility near Louisville (Kentucky):
http://www.gcnewsgazette.com/view/full_story/22460496/article-Fire-damages-business--boats-and-truck

2013-05-03 - SUV bursts into flame while parked in Lexington (Kentucky), fire damages nearby home too:
http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/Overnight-vehicle-fire-damages-Lexington-home-205931061.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/51759342/ns/local_news-lexington_ky/

Quote: "Family members in a home along Eastway Drive woke up around 1:45 a.m. hearing popping sounds outside. When they looked out, they saw an SUV in the driveway burning. The vehicle was only about 10 feet away from the house and burned so hot, siding on the home melted."

Note: The 'popping sounds' have been heard right as many fires have broken out this past year or two. Those sounds are likely small explosions as hydrogen sulfide and/or methane plumes find an ignition source and detonate. Since hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper like battery cables on vehicles, no initial fire or flame or heat source is required to get these non-running vehicular fires going. Also, the wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating above closer to the ground, making fires, explosions and poisoning by hydrogen sulfide more common during these hours...

2013-05-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Baiting Hollow (New York):
http://www.riverheadlocal.com/breaking-news/9368-riverhead-firefighters-douse-vehicle-fire-in-baiting-hollow-

Quote: "The truck, a Ford F-150, was not running at the time of the incidents and the residents of the house were not even home..."

Note: Vehicles need not be running to burst into flame. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables and other wiring in vehicles. This is the likely cause of a great many of the non-running vehicles bursting into flame now. If this family had parked their pickup next to their home then they might have lost everything. The fact that non-running battery-using equipment can now spontaneously combust fairly easily is why I think it unwise to park vehicles near homes or near other vehicles...

2013-05-03 - Pickup truck bursts into flame near intersection in Helena (Montana):
http://helenair.com/news/local/truck-catches-fire/article_7e1e836a-b419-11e2-b5f6-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-03 - Jeep bursts into flame on Highway 18 near Crestline (California):
http://rotwnews.com/2013/05/03/highway-18-car-fire-in-the-narrows/

2013-05-03 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 29 near Lakeport (California), catches fire again later:
http://www.record-bee.com/news/ci_23169417/car-fire-that-refused-go-out

Quote: "Flames broke out and it took a while for firefighters to put them out a lot longer than anyone expected, according to reports that indicated the vehicle caught fire again as it was being towed on Highway 29 near Lower Lake."

2013-05-03 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage, fire spreads to garage, in Chattanooga (Tennessee):
http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/car-fire-near-brainerd-rd-5250.shtml

2013-05-03 - Car bursts into flame at equestrian center in Northaw (Britain):
http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/arson_probe_after_northaw_car_fire_1_2179120

2013-05-03 - Car bursts into flame on Lovely Lane in Warrington (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-fire-in-warrington_03-05-2013_9-10-00

2013-05-03 - Car bursts into flame on Chester Road in Whitby in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-fire-in-ellesmere-port_03-05-2013_7-32-52

2013-05-03 - Car bursts into flame on Main Street in Moose Jaw (Canada):
http://www.discovermoosejaw.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29309&Itemid=902

2013-05-03 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 111 in Dunlap (Tennessee):
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/22158995/video-dunlap-volunteer-firefighters-battle-car-fire

2013-05-03 - In separate incidents, two pallets of cardboard and parked car burst into flame, in Wrexham (Britain):
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/two-arson-attacks-space-90-3405695

2013-05-03 - Vehicle bursts into flame inside garage, fire spreads, 3 homes destroyed, in Saskatoon (Canada):
http://www.newstalk650.com/story/photos-three-homes-destroyed-after-fire-saskatoon/108301

Quote: "Neighbours said they heard pops from explosions and then saw flames around 3 a.m. in the city’s Wildwood neighbourhood. An update from Saskatoon Fire and Protective Services shows that the blaze started in the garage of 603-415 Heritage Crescent. Officials said some sort of malfunction in the vehicle sparked a flame."

Note: Wee hours again, when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any hydrogen sulfide or methane floating above closer to the ground, making fires, explosions and poisoning by hydrogen sulfide more common during these hours. Also, people still park vehicles near their homes?!

2013-05-03 - Motorcycle bursts into flame at gas station in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:
http://www.goerie.com/article/20130503/NEWS02/305039860/No-injuries-reported-after-motorcycle-bursts-into-flames-at-east-Erie-gas-station

2013-05-03- RV trailer bursts into flame at car dealer in coastal Patchogue (New York):
http://medford-ny.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/fire-engulfs-trailer-at-patchogue-car-dealer_7301f275

2013-05-03 - Wrecked Jeep bursts into flame, fire spreads, destroys boat too, in Norway (Maine):
http://www.fireengineering.com/news/2013/05/04/hours-after-rollover-suv-catches-fire-in-lot-destroys-boat.html

Note: Hours earlier, the Jeep overturned and seriously injured the driver. They towed the Jeep to a lot, then it burst into flame, hours after the accident, then the fire spread to a nearby boat and destroyed that too...

2013-05-03 - Car and home catch fire in Cambria (New York):
http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/local/fire-crews-respond-to-house-car-fire

2013-05-03 - Auto parts store catches fire in Tolland (Connecticut):
http://tolland.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/firefighters-extinguish-fire-at-bills-auto-parts

2013-05-03 - Vehicles, equipment and barn destroyed by fire in Monroe County (Pennsylvania):
http://wnep.com/2013/05/03/fire-wrecks-barn-in-monroe-county/

Quote: "The fire even sparked a brush fire near Marshalls Creek."

2013-05-03 - SUV and barn destroyed by fire in Buxton (Maine), near the East Coast:
http://www.wgme.com/news/top-stories/stories/wgme_vid_16699.shtml
http://www.wmtw.com/news/maine/buxton-fire-destroys-barn-suv/-/8792012/20011724/-/hbaeoaz/-/index.html

Quote: "The barn was used for storage for vehicles."

2013-05-03 - Barn destroyed by explosion and fire on Golf Course Road in Robeson Township (Pennsylvania):
http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=475072
http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-berks/fastmoving-fire-consumes-large-barn-in-robeson-township-berks-county/-/121418/20013816/-/uvvwd2/-/index.html

Quote: "Moyer said he heard an explosion right before the fire started."

Quote: "The barn went up like someone dropped a bomb on it..."

2013-05-03 - Fire devastates multiple structures at farm near North Diamond Lake Road in Dayton (Minnesota):
http://www.twelve.tv/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=1424&newsitemid=21719

Quote: "...firefighters also faced a challenge in the property itself. The century-old farm is strewn with old trucks, lumber, farm equipment, even parts of an airplane and a Greyhound bus."

Quote: "...there was a sheep barn, an old streetcar that was used for a granary, a steel granary, a machine shed, an RV full of tires, an old pumphouse, and an old milkhouse."

2013-05-03 - Underground pipes explode at gas station, 3 homes damaged, in Marapalam Village in coastal West Sumatra (Indonesia):
http://www.antara.co.id/en/news/88717/underground-fuel-pipelines-explode-damaging-houses-in-this-city

2013-05-03 - Marsh bursts into flame near Alexandria Bay (New York):
http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Marsh-Fire-Lights-Up-Night-Sky-Near-Alexandria-Bay-205999621.html

Quote: "Cattails in the marsh were ablaze and the flames were spreading fast."

2013-05-03 - Pile of mulch bursts into flame, fire spreads, several businesses damaged, in Skippack (Pennsylvania):
http://perkiomenvalley.patch.com/articles/second-alarm-called-for-fire-in-skippack

2013-05-03 - Trash can bursts into flame, fire spreads to SUV then two cars, at university in coastal Santa Barbara (California):
http://dailynexus.com/2013-05-03/fire-damages-vehicles-near-mosher-alumni-house/

2013-05-03 - Park bench bursts into flame on Rileys Lane in Alderley Edge (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/park-bench-on-fire-in-alderley-edge

Note: Park bench made of wood? All absorbent flammable materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. Such materials include wood, paper, cardboard, straw, hay, clothing, wool, cotton, mulch, generic trash, etc.

2013-05-03 - Blaze tears through two buildings on Main Street in Waterville (Maine), near the Kennebec River:
http://www.kjonline.com/news/Fire-hits-two-three-story-Waterville-buildings.html
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/05/03/news/mid-maine/crews-at-scene-of-waterville-fire-involving-two-four-story-buildings/

2013-05-03 - Fire rips through home in Topanga Canyon (California), large propane tank explodes, 5 miles from the coast:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-topanga-canyon-house-fire-explosion-20130504,0,1386563.story

2013-05-03 - Home under construction destroyed by fire in Henderson (Nevada):
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/fire-rescue/fire-destroys-home-under-construction-henderson

Note: Homes under construction are inherently more vulnerable to the atmospheric hydrogen sulfide and methane problem. That's especially true in the framing stage when all that lumber is exposed to the atmosphere...

2013-05-03 - Vacant home burns in Aberdeen (Maryland), near the coast:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/aberdeen-havre-de-grace/ph-ag-aberdeen-fire-0508-20130504,0,9402.story

2013-05-02 - Massive wildfire breaks out between Camarillo and Newbury Park (California), near the coast, grows to 10,000 acres:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HZ-20130503-39093-USA
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/03/california-wildfires/2131801/
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/02/18018487-monster-california-wildfire-reaches-ocean-pushes-toward-malibu
http://www.businessinsider.com/images-of-california-wildfire-that-has-burned-a-10-mile-path-to-the-pacific-2013-5
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/may/02/small-brush-fire-camarillo-springs-lanes-closed/
http://www.wdtimes.com/news/national/article_9f8cb0ce-133c-54bb-8cb0-fa1dcc82ff89.html
 
Quote: "Firefighters on the scene radioed that Naval Base Ventura County, which is backed up to the Pacific Ocean, should be advised that flames had leapt the iconic coastal highway that was the only barrier beween the fire and the facility."
 
Quote: "Hazmat teams are trying to contain a massive California wildfire that is threatening 2,000 homes. Locals are being warned not to inhale the smoke - especially since highly toxic pesticides have caught fire and are releasing dangerous chemical fumes. And while smoke inhalation is never healthy, the fumes of this wildfire are particularly dangerous: fire officials on Thursday warned that a store of highly toxic pesticides caught fire at an agricultural property in Laguna Farms, near the university campus."
 
Note: I did mention there'd be more coastal fires. This fire burned right to the ocean, and it's huge, devastating, fierce. Is this fire as destructive as the inferno that destroyed an entire community near coastal Myrtle Beach in March? (Mentioned in the 2013-03-16 update.) Not yet, but this fire's still got legs...

2013-05-02 - Transport ship bursts into flame, 12 cars aboard destroyed too, while berthed at Hansa Hafen, Hamburg (Germany):
http://news.odin.tc/index.php?page=view/article/366/Major-fire-on-ro-ro-Atlantic-Cartier-Hamburg
http://www.hafen-hamburg.de/en/vessel/atlantic-cartier
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/hamburger-hafen-brand-auf-autotransportschiff-1.1663174
http://www.focus.de/panorama/welt/deck-mit-65-wagen-in-flammen-autotransportschiff-brennt-im-hamburger-hafen_aid_977662.html

Quote: "Fire broke out on board of container / ro-ro vessel Atlantic Cartier, berthed in Hansa Hafen, Hamburg, at night May 1 13. Fire spread to car deck with some 70 cars already loaded for transportation to USA."

Note: Second link shows some info about the ship itself, named 'Atlantic Cartier'. Latter two links are in German...

2013-05-02 - Oil holding tank explodes at facility near Denham Springs (Louisiana), nearby homes evacuated:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/3/oil-tanker-explosion-louisiana-sends-residents-pac/
http://theadvocate.com/home/5876364-125/lpso-explosion-near-watson
http://www.nola.com/traffic/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2013/05/oil_tank_explosion_denham_spri.html
http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Denham-Springs-tanker-fire-cause-evacuation-of-homes-say-officials-205929751.html

2013-05-02 - Explosion blows doors off garage at home in Niagara Falls (New York):
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2013/05/02/explosion-blows-doors-off-garage

2013-05-02 - Huge fire destroys garage and 2 vehicles, damages eight buildings total, in coastal Bronx (New York):
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9087619
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/massive-bronx-blaze-transit-delays-article-1.1332930
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/nyregion/five-alarm-fire-in-bronx-disrupts-subway-service.html

Quote: "In total, eight buildings caught fire, jumping from unpartitioned roof to unpartitioned roof."

Quote: "The smoke was so thick that some schools relocated or dismissed students. Many area residents were walking around wearing masks over their mouths in an effort to filter it out."

2013-05-02 - Fire destroys 2 homes, 5 outbuildings, 10 vehicles and a boat in Jurupa Valley (California):
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-jurupa-fire-20130502,0,3465372.story
http://www.kesq.com/news/fire-burns-four-structures-in-jurupa-valley/-/233092/19988384/-/115nfugz/-/index.html

Note: Two more homes were also damaged...

2013-05-02 - Major 6400-acre wildfire burns near Lake Almanor (California), hits Reno (Nevada) with smoke:
http://www.rgj.com/article/20130503/NEWS/130503001

2013-05-02 - Passenger plane catches fire after landing in Orlando (Florida), pilot puts it out:
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/pilot-extinguishes-fire-plane-landing-orlando/nXfQq/

Quote: "Jet Blue Flight 1706 was headed to Orlando from Santo Domingo when the pilot noticed a flame on the front exterior of the plane shortly after landing."

2013-05-02 - Fire breaks out on Princess Cruises' Coral Princess cruise ship near the island of Aruba:
http://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/news/news.cfm?ID=5334

2013-05-02 - Speedboat bursts into flame near the Marina Club in coastal Manama (Bahrain):
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=352513

2013-05-02 - Private bus bursts into flame in Hyderabad (India), completely consumed:
http://www.telugism.com/video/zee-24-private-bus-turns-ash-hyderabad
http://www.newswala.com/video/load/1673-Tourist-bus-damaged-due-fire-accident-near-Imliban-Bus-depot-Kali-Khabar.html

2013-05-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Bakersfield (California):
http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x568090376/Big-rig-goes-up-in-flames-no-injuries

Quote: "Battalion Chief Stephen Shoemaker said Kern County Fire Department and city of Bakersfield Fire Department units responded to the blaze, laid 800 feet of 4-inch hose to a canal to access a water supply and hosed down the skeletal truck as it burned just west of Coffee on 7th Standard."

Note: So, 800 feet from a canal there...

2013-05-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the M1 near Milton Keynes (Britain):
http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/lorry-fire-causes-heavy-traffic-on-m1-northbound-1-5051200
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-22387714

2013-05-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame in the Markusberg Tunnel on the A13 near Luxembourg:
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/lorry-bursts-into-flames-in-tunnel-5181feffe4b08d4e6de0b8c3
http://www.chronicle.lu/categoriesluxembourgathome/item/2993-markusberg-tunnel-on-a13-closed-due-to-truck-fire

2013-05-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-10 near Beaumont (Texas):
http://www.12newsnow.com/story/22140329/interstate-10-reopens-following-truck-fire

2013-05-02 - Tractor bursts into flame in parking lot at business near I-25 in Colorado Springs (Colorado):
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Smoke-Off-Of-I-25-and-MLK-Bypass-Is-Not-A-Wildfire-205873601.html

2013-05-02 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 61 in Cap Au Gris (Illinois):
http://warrenlincoln.fox2now.com/news/transportation/175691-tractor-trailer-fire-highway-61

2013-05-02 - Boom truck bursts into flame at construction site in Waterloo (Canada):
http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/927899--construction-site-fire-closes-king-street-north-near-columbia-street-in-waterloo

2013-05-02 - Propane truck bursts into flame on Highway 101 near Coldbrook (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/05/02/ns-propane-fire-truck-101.html
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1127222-propane-truck-fire-closes-highway
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/novascotia/propane-truck-on-fire-along-highway-101-1

2013-05-02 - RV bursts into flame on US 101 in coastal Trinidad (California), 1 injured:
http://www.times-standard.com/news/ci_23159379/injuries-reported-trinidad-rv-fire

2013-05-02 - RV bursts into flame near elementary school in Madisonville (Kentucky):
http://surfky.com/index.php/communities/55-local-hopkins-top-news/30778-madisonville-fire-report-vehicle-fire-vehicle-accident-and-medical-emergency

2013-05-02 - RV bursts into flame in Orange County (Florida), 1 injured:
http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/motorhome-fire-sends-1-to-hospital/-/12978032/19984268/-/121nnbl/-/index.html

2013-05-02 - RV bursts into flame in Crystal Brook (Australia):
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/man-escapes-caravan-blaze/story-e6frfkp9-1226633594672
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/man-escapes-caravan-blaze/story-e6frg12c-1226633594672

2013-05-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on road in Posey County (Indiana):
http://www.14news.com/story/22145093/pickup-truck-catches-fire-in-posey-county

2013-05-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked on street in coastal Havre de Grace (Maryland):
http://havredegrace.patch.com/articles/cooley-mill-road-truck-fire-under-investigation-may-2-2013-maryland-fire-marshal

2013-05-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/truck-fire-on-i-95-in-bridgeport

2013-05-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on the 10 Freeway in Ontario (California):
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_23159056/vehicle-fire-10-freeway-slows-morning-traffic
http://photos.dailybulletin.com/2013/05/photos-firefighters-battle-fully-involved-vehicle-fire/

2013-05-02 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Elm Road in Irish Valley (Pennsylvania), hay bales in trailer catch fire too:
http://newsitem.com/news/bales-burn-in-truck-fire-1.1483131

2013-05-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads to garage, home, in Weston (Connecticut), 5 miles from the coast:
http://longisland.news12.com/news/fire-damages-home-on-eleven-o-clock-road-in-weston-1.5189260?qr=1

2013-05-02 - Car bursts into flame outside the Grand Burstin Hotel in coastal Folkestone (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentish_express/news/2013/may/2/burstin_fire.aspx

2013-05-02 - Car bursts into flame on the M18 near Doncaster (Britain):
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/car-fire-on-motorway-near-doncaster-1-5636941

2013-05-02 - Car bursts into flame at Beach Close in coastal Falmouth (Britain):
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Car-Falmouth/story-18868852-detail/story.html

2013-05-02 - Car bursts into flame near Tenbury (Britain):
http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/10399177.Firefighters_attend_car_fire_near_Tenbury/

2013-05-02 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-40 near Hermitage (Tennessee):
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130502/NEWS01/305020069/Vehicle-fire-could-slow-40-traffic-near-Hermitage
http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130502/NEWS01/305020069/1969/NEWS

2013-05-02 - Lawnmower bursts into flame inside barn in Rushcreek (Ohio), fire spreads, destroys barn:
http://www.examiner.org/news/23100-update-fire-destorys-barn

Quote: "Rushcreek was assisted by firefighters from Perry Township, Bokescreek and Tri-Valley fire departments."

Note: Sounds like there are lotsa creeks and valleys around there. This area is also about 5 miles due east of Indian Lake. All those areas - creeks, lakes, valleys, gorges, ravines, ditches, quays, etc - are low-lying areas (relative to their surroundings) where a heavier-than-air gas like hydrogen sulfide will accumulate when the wind isn't blowing it onward and from where any gas that has accumulated will blow when the wind picks up. Thus, buildings and vehicles on the downwind side of low-lying areas like that are more apt to burn and/or explode, and people downwind of such areas are more likely to suffer brain damage, other organ damage, or death from hydrogen sulfide poisoning...

2013-05-02 - Truck camper bursts into flame, fire spreads, destroys truck, home, in Hesperia (California):
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/hesperia-40185-home-truck.html

2013-05-02 - RV trailer explodes in Springfield (Oregon), 1 injured:
http://www.kval.com/news/local/Man-injured-when-RV-explodes-205807061.html

2013-05-02 - Multiple buses and multiple businesses destroyed by fire at Matching Airfield in coastal Essex (Britain):
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/efnews/10396942.More_photographs_released_of_airfield_blaze_scene/

2013-05-02 - RV and two homes destroyed by fire near Porterville (California), by the Tule River:
http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/05/02/3283685/fire-near-porterville-destroys.html

Quote: "The fire spread to 20 acres of dry grass behind homes along the Tule River..."

2013-05-02 - Two tractors, three boats, an ATV and a barn destroyed by fire in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township (Canada):
http://www.923jackfm.com/2013/05/02/fire-destroy-a-barn-fire-in-elizabethtown-kitleytownship/

2013-05-02 - Barn destroyed by fire in the Town of Brussels (Wisconsin), 3 animals killed:
http://www.doorcountydailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=28&id=75940

Note: This area is about 2 miles from Green Bay and also about 2 miles from Gardner Swamp State Wildlife Area...

2013-05-02 - Barn destroyed by fire near Mandan (North Dakota):
http://www.wday.com/event/article/id/79668/group/homepage/
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/fire-destroys-tack-barn/article_e8accc92-b396-11e2-8ff3-001a4bcf887a.html
http://www.kxnet.com/story/22147163/berger-barn-destroyed-by-fire-south-of-mandan

2013-05-02 - Barn destroyed by fire in Lenham (Britain):
http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Investigation-launched-Lenham-barn/story-18881516-detail/story.html

2013-05-02 - Barn damaged by fire in Milford (New Hampshire):
http://milford-nh.patch.com/articles/barn-fire-reported-in-milford

2013-05-02 - Bark bursts into flame in front of Old Courthouse in Carlisle (Pennsylvania):
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/fire-crews-extinguish-tan-bark-fire-in-front-of-old/article_b0a9e098-b33a-11e2-8268-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-02 - Sawdust hopper erupts in flame outside funiture and mattress manufacturer in Salt Lake City (Utah):
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579333/SLC-crews-respond-to-2-alarm-fire.html
http://kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/2alarm-fire-breaks-out-at-slc-business-4790.shtml

Note: And sawdust silos burst into flame at two different furniture companies in Vermont recently too, plus an explosion hit a wood pellet biomass plant. Sawdust - and wood generally - is an absorbent material and all such materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane and spontaneously combusting. Such materials include wood, paper, cardboard, mulch, straw, hay, clothing, cotton, wool, dried brush and grass, generic trash, pallets, furniture, etc.

2013-05-02 - Pallets burst into flame at Stanley Green Trading Estate in Handforth (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fire-involving-pallets-in-handforth

2013-05-02 - Garbage bursts into flame in garbage truck in Kell (Illinois):
http://newsitem.com/news/bales-burn-in-truck-fire-1.1483131
http://www.wjbdradio.com/LocalNews/Kell-Firemen-Put-Out-Garbage-Truck-Fire

2013-05-02 - Dumpster bursts into flame at high-rise in coastal Seattle (Washington), hundreds of people evacuated:
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/2013/05/02/fire-evacuates-30-story-seattle-apartment-building/

2013-05-02 - Metal recycling plant erupts in flame in Chesterfield County (Virginia), second fire there in 2 weeks:
http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/chesterfield/fire-strikes-again-at-metal-recycling-plant-in-chesterfield/article_bbf2e118-b3fb-11e2-83ff-0019bb30f31a.html

2013-05-02 - Home destroyed by fire in Keaukaha on the Big Island (Hawaii):
http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/fire-destroys-keaukaha-home.html

2013-05-02 - House damaged by fire in Spokane Valley (Washington), 1 injured:
http://www.khq.com/story/22147234/manufactured-home-fire-in-the-spokane-valley

2013-05-02 - Three vacant homes burn in one night in Akron (Ohio):
http://www.ohio.com/news/three-suspicious-fires-at-vacant-akron-houses-similar-to-2009-spate-1.394431

2013-05-02 - Three vacant homes burn in one night in Highland Park (Michigan):
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/wayne_county/suspicious-fires-destroy-houses-and-dreams-in-highland-park

2013-05-02 - Vacant building at juvenile correctional facility in Topeka (Kansas):
http://cjonline.com/news/2013-05-02/large-fire-damages-vacant-building-juvenile-complex

2013-05-02 - Vacant home burns in Mount Carmel Township (Pennsylvania), garage and another fire too, all in one week:
http://wnep.com/2013/05/03/suspicious-fires-have-neighbors-worried/

2013-05-01 - Sawdust silo bursts into flame at furniture plant in Bradford (Vermont):
http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/2013/05/02/sawdust-fire-damages-plant/LiAD87dD8GrEljfKcAoe1I/story.html
http://www.wcax.com/story/22138458/sawdust-fire-at-copeland-furniture-plant
 
Quote: "Copeland Furniture makes products for companies such as Crate and Barrel. On Tuesday, firefighters responded to a sawdust fire at the Ethan Allen furniture plant in Orleans."
 
Note: I had to do a double-take on this story, thought maybe they'd confused something with the Ethan Allen fire. But nope, different company here, different day, but otherwise, same exact scenario. Silos at a wood pellet plant also burst into flame recently in North Clarendon (Vermont), as mentioned in the 2013-04-27 update. So that's three sets of silos containing flammable absorbent materials (sawdust, sawdust, wood pellets) bursting into flame in a span of about 4 days. Well, I did mention in the full hypothesis that wood-related businesses were going to burn hard...

2013-05-01 - Fuel barge explodes at port in Sangatta, East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, 4 killed, 5 injured:
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/05/02/e-kalimantan-barge-explosion-kills-4.html-0

Note: Say, didn't we just have some fuel barges explode recently? Ah yes, two fuel barges exploded in the Mobile River near coastal Mobile (Alabama), as mentioned in the 2013-04-24 update...

2013-05-01 - Massive explosion blasts vehicle, rattles Narre Warren suburb in coastal Melbourne (Australia):
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/mystery-car-explosion-shatters-windows-20130502-2itxm.html
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/ford-territory-ripped-apart-by-explosion-in-narre-warren-that-woke-residents-up-to-10km-away/story-fnat79vb-1226633550124

Quote: "People up to 10km away reported being woken."

Note: The authorities are portraying this as a bomb, but no witnesses, no surveillance footage and no motive. I think this was likely one of those neighborhood-shaking 'mystery explosions' that have been heard and felt around the world the last year or two as the amount of explosively flammable methane and hydrogen sulfide in the atmosphere has been increasing. But this time, instead of the gas plume exploding NEAR a neighborhood, it exploded IN a neighborhood. They will certainly want people to believe it was a bomb though, because human perpetrators can be caught and stopped, but nobody is going to catch or stop the Earth itself...

2013-05-01 - Huge blaze erupts, burns for days, at metal recycling center in Long Marston (Britain), near the River Avon:
http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Smoke-recycling-plant-forces-Mickelton-Primary/story-18870880-detail/story.html

2013-05-01 - Propane tank explodes at facility in Robbinsville (North Carolina), 3 injured:
http://www.wlos.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wlos_breaking-robbinsville-explosion-11457.shtml

2013-05-01 - Massive wildfire rages in Riverside County (California), hundreds of homes evacuated:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20130502-39066-USA

2013-05-01 - Inferno rips through chemical facility at the port in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):
http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-99213-Fierce-fire-erupts-at-chemical-godown-in-Karachi

Quote: "The officials declared the fire as third-degree inferno."

2013-05-01 - Explosion hits auto parts factory near Bayview Avenue in Newmarket (Canada), at least 9 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EX-20130502-39070-CAN
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/explosion-at-newmarket-factory-sends-6-to-hospital-1.1261889
http://globalnews.ca/news/526406/five-in-hospital-after-blast-at-magna-plant/

2013-05-01 - Boat and section of dock destroyed by fire at Windsor Beach State Park in Lake Havasu City (Arizona):
http://www.havasuscannerfeed.com/video-report-boat-fire-north-ramp-may-1-2013/

2013-05-01 - Six cars damaged by blaze at Landrover/Jaguar dealership in Thornhill, Ontario (Canada):
http://www.citynews.ca/2013/05/01/6-vehicles-damaged-at-thornhill-auto-dealer-fire/

2013-05-01 - School bus bursts into flame in Punjab (India):
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Punjab/Ludhiana/School-bus-catches-fire/SP-Article1-1053345.aspx

2013-05-01 - Fuel tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Laguna in the Philippine Islands, 1 injured:
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/05/02/13/oil-truck-catches-fire-slex-gas-station-1-critical
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/video/nation/regions/05/02/13/driver-critical-condition-oil-truck-catches-fire-laguna

Note: The critically burned person was in a van next to the tanker and the van caught fire too...

2013-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Hume Highway near Mittagong (Australia):
http://www.2st.com.au/index.php/news/highlands-news/47749-hume-highway-clean-up-continues-after-truck-fire

2013-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on interstate in Nevada:
http://silverpinyon.com/breaking-news/68-community-information/3101-interstate-closed-due-to-vehicle-fire

2013-05-01 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame near the Taheke Bridge (New Zealand), driver leaps from cab, 1 lightly injured:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10881117

2013-05-01 - Dump truck bursts into flame twice in Los Gatos (California):
http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/dump-truck-catches-fire-twice-in-los-gatos

2013-05-01 - Insulation truck bursts into flame on Woodcreek Boulevard in Ann Arbor (Michigan):
http://www.annarbor.com/news/ann-arbor-firefighters-put-out-blaze-in-back-of-insulation-truck/

2013-05-01 - RV bursts into flame, fire spreads to minivan then home, in Neosho (Missouri):
http://www.neoshodailynews.com/article/20130502/NEWS/130509825?refresh=true

Note: People still park vehicles near their other vehicles or near their home?!

2013-05-01 - RV bursts into flame on Route 11 in Salem (Connecticut):
http://www.theday.com/article/20130501/NWS04/130509935/1047

2013-05-01 - Camper-van bursts into flame in coastal Trusthorpe (Britain), 1000 feet from the ocean:
http://www.louthleader.co.uk/community/newsflash-electrical-fault-causes-camper-van-fire-in-trusthorpe-1-5048963

2013-05-01 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home on Smiddles Lane in Bankfoot (Britain):
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10393434.Van_fire_tackled_in_Bankfoot/

2013-05-01 - Minivan bursts into flame in restaurant parking lot in Hialeah (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21010512198664/van-erupts-in-flames/

Quote: "The driver smelled smoke right before her battery light turned on. She then opened the hood and saw flames and quickly got her kids out safely."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, like battery cables. And her battery light went on right before she saw the fire. And Florida is downwind of the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, which are surely pluming hydrogen sulfide now...

2013-05-01 - Minivan bursts into flame on road near middle school in Merrick (New York), woman and child escape:
http://merrick.patch.com/groups/breaking-news/p/woman-child-escape-merrick-avenue-van-fire

2013-05-01 - Minivan bursts into flame on the Tappan Zee Bridge near Nyack (New York):
http://nyack.patch.com/articles/vehicle-fire-slows-tappan-zee-bridge-traffic#photo-14175754

2013-05-01 - Car bursts into flame near the Birch Pond Office Park in Nashua (New Hampshire):
http://nashua.patch.com/articles/family-escapes-car-fire-on-amherst-street#photo-14185590

2013-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on Manitook Drive in Oxford (Connecticut):
http://oxford-ct.patch.com/articles/oxford-fd-extinguishes-car-fire-photos#photo-14185301

2013-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on Washington Street in Chillicothe (Missouri):
http://www.kmzu.com/vehicle-fire-stalls-traffic/

Note: Another car recently burst into flame in Chillicothe, on Locust Street, as mentioned in the 2013-04-29 update...

2013-05-01 - Car bursts into flame at apartment complex in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):
http://www.ksfy.com/story/22138249/overnight-car-fire-in-sioux-falls

2013-05-01 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in St. Albans (Vermont):
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130502/NEWS02/305020035

2013-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on Saxis Road in Temperanceville (Virginia):
http://www.easternshorefire.com/news/fullstory/newsid/186631

2013-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on Cabrillo Boulevard in coastal Santa Barbara (California):
http://www.keyt.com/news/Car-Fire-on-Cabrillo-Blvd/-/17671600/19979364/-/13avd6jz/-/index.html

2013-05-01 - Car bursts into flame on I-15 near Lehi (Utah):
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/car-fire-slows-northbound-traffic-on-i/article_3ff81a2e-b2c5-11e2-947d-0019bb2963f4.html

2013-05-01 - Car bursts into flame in garage at home in coastal Benicia (California):
http://benicia.patch.com/articles/car-catches-fire-inside-home-s-garage-on-stuart-court-photo
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_23156643/benicia-car-fire-contained-put-out-by-owner

2013-05-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked at park-and-ride in Silver Spring Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/05/firefighters_responding_to_pos.html

2013-05-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-84 in Waterbury (Connecticut), near the Naugatuck River:
http://www.rep-am.com/articles/2013/05/01/news/local/doc51819ab575269240993939.txt

2013-05-01 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Pennsylvania 309 in South Whitehall Township (Pennsylvania):
http://articles.mcall.com/2013-05-01/news/mc-traffic-alerts-309-vehicle-fire-20130501_1_vehicle-fire-south-whitehall-twp-reports

2013-05-01 - ATV, sofa and porta-potty burst into flame in Scunthorpe (Britain), separate incidents:
http://www.thisisscunthorpe.co.uk/crews-called-sofa-toilet-fires-Scunthorpe/story-18868639-detail/story.html

2013-05-01 - Auto-rickshaw explodes and burns, catches passing car on fire too, in coastal Karachi (Pakistan), 5 injured:
http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-99295-Five-injured-in-Karachi-explosion-

2013-05-01 - Car battery explodes, begets two-alarm fire, in coastal San Jose (California), multiple buildings damaged:
http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23156441/san-jose-two-alarm-fire-displaces-at-least

2013-05-01 - Four auto shops destroyed as building goes up in flames in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-05-01/news/bs-md-ci-fire-sisson-street-20130501_1_roman-clark-baltimore-fire-department-two-alarm-fire
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/north-baltimore/bs-md-ci-fire-sisson-street-20130501,0,6609175.story

2013-05-01 - Fire erupts at former General Motors plant in Moraine (Ohio):
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/local/fire-reported-at-former-gm-plant/nXdBL/

2013-05-01 - Truck, feed grinder and feed mill destroyed by fire in Wolcottville (Indiana):
http://www.kpcnews.com/news/latest/newssun/article_95eec0c0-b268-11e2-8f7c-001a4bcf6878.html

2013-05-01 - Several vehicles and four garages destroyed by fire, condos damaged, in Knoxville (Tennessee):
http://www.local8now.com/news/headlines/Two-alarm-fire-at-West-Knox-County-condo-205709001.html

2013-05-01 - Three farm vehicles, 30 tons of straw and barn destroyed by huge fire in Kingswinford (Britain):
http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/local/10395428.Kingswinford_fire_rips_through_farming_equipment/?ref=nt
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/emergency-services/2013/05/02/fire-crews-tackle-huge-kingswinford-barn-blaze/28885005/

Note: Also mentioned in a separate fire, in Stourbridge, a pile of rubbish burst into flame...

2013-05-01 - Barn destroyed by fire at Black’s Heritage Farms south of Ames (Iowa):
http://amestrib.com/sections/news/ames-and-story-county/fire-destroys-building-black%E2%80%99s-heritage-farms.html

2013-05-01 - Barn destroyed by fire in South New Berlin (New York):
http://www.evesun.com/news/stories/2013-05-02/17259/Fire-destroys-barn-in-South-New-Berlin/
http://www.wbng.com/younews/205710091.html

2013-05-01 - Barn destroyed by fire in Georgetown (Kentucky):
http://www.wtvq.com/content/localnews/story/Barn-Destroyed-In-Georgetown-Fire/SUANN9Hk5UKKtrvW4cbaWg.cspx
http://www.lex18.com/videos/lex-18-on-the-scene-barn-fire-in-scott-county/

2013-05-01 - Barn destroyed by fire on Troy Road in Delaware County (Ohio):
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/05/02/delaware-firefighters-investigating-barn-fire.html

Quote: "They added the only thing inside the barn was some straw and lumber."

Note: Both flammable absorbent materials and all such materials are absorbing hydrogen sulfide and/or methane an spontaneously comusting. That includes wood, paper, cardboard, clothing, cotton, wool, straw, hay, generic trash, mulch, dried brush, pallets, furniture, etc.

2013-05-01 - Barn destroyed by fire and home damaged, in West Newbury (Massachusetts), near the Merrimack River:
http://www.newburyportnews.com/local/x1169347217/Fire-damages-house-destroys-barn

2013-05-01 - Barn and 30 tons of hay destroyed by fire on Sudlow Lane in Tabley, near Knutsford (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/barn-fire-in-tabley

2013-05-01 - Pole barn destroyed by fire in Middle Branch Township (Michigan):
http://www.9and10news.com/story/22134366/osceola-county-fire-destroys-pole-barn

2013-05-01 - Peanut butter plant catches fire in Lexington (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/news/peanut-butter-plant-evacuated-due-to-fire/

Note: It was the unit that separates the shells from the peanuts. Peanut shells, another flammable absorbent material, basically wood...

2013-05-01 - Utility pole catches fire in Ann Arbor (Michigan):
http://annarbor.com/news/fire-officials-report-major-power-outage-after-wires-fall-in-ann-arbor/

2013-05-01 - Shed destroyed by fire at sawmill in Quincy (California):
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/02/5388540/sawmill-temporarily-shut-after.html

2013-05-01 - Garbage bursts into flame inside garbage truck at Pascoe Vale South reserve (Australia):
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/garbage-truck-driver-dumps-burning-rubbish-in-pascoe-vale-south-reserve/story-fnglenug-1226633033840

Quote: "Marian Yeo, who took snaps of the blaze, said she was shocked to see a 'fireball' erupt in the car park near her home."

2013-05-01 - Home destroyed by fierce blaze in Crystal Lake (Illinois), fire damages four nearby homes:
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/05/01/crystal-lake-fire-demolishes-home-damages-at-least-2-others/
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9087035

Quote: "Scott and Justin were skating past the home when they say they first saw fire under the deck."

Note: Deck? Made of wood, I'm sure. People still have wood decks attached to their houses?! That's almost as crazy as parking a vehicle in an attached garage!

2013-05-01 - Home burns twice in one night in Cleveland (Tennessee):
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/22138803/firefighters-called-twice-in-one-night-to-same-home-in-cleveland-to-battle-blaze

2013-05-01 - Deadly blaze tears through home in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.local10.com/news/1-dead-1-injured-in-St-Pete-house-fire/-/1717324/19983376/-/s38s61z/-/index.html

2013-05-01 - Luxurious bayfront home destroyed by fire in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):
http://theworldlink.com/news/local/blaze-engulfs-glasgow-bayfront-home/article_7d543eb4-b20e-11e2-9e5e-0019bb2963f4.html

Quote: "A neighbor said Kim Sweet is returning from vacation in Mexico this evening."

2013-05-01 - Wood shingle roof bursts into flame at duplex in coastal San Jose (California):
http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_23148438/san-jose-two-alarm-fire-damages-duplex-displaces

Quote: "A second alarm was called for precautionary reasons, in part because the duplex had a wood shingle roof and because of strong winds at the time..."

Quote: "A man helping his parents move out of one of the units smelled smoke and saw flames and called 911..."

Note: Excellent timing by the parents!

2013-05-01 - Vacant home burns in Chattanooga (Tennessee):
http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/vacant-home-destroyed-fire-5220.shtml

2013-05-01 - Vacant house burns in the Sea View section of coastal Staten Island (New York):
http://www.silive.com/westshore/index.ssf/2013/05/fire_reported_in_staten_island.html

2013-05-01 - Vacant home burns in Medford (Oregon):
http://ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_6674.shtml

2013-05-01 - Vacant house burns in Lyons (Oregon):
http://democratherald.com/news/local/officials-investigate-house-fire-in-lyons/article_16113470-b2de-11e2-a164-001a4bcf887a.html

2013-05-01 - Vacant home burns in Springfield (Illinois):
http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x1424272503/Vacant-home-severely-damaged-in-blaze

2013-05-01 - Vacant house destroyed by fire in Modesto (California):
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/04/30/vacant-modesto-home-destroyed-by-fire/

2013-05-01 - Vacant commercial building burns in Syracuse (New York):
http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/Investigators-say-Spencer-Street-fire-was-caused/7r55uci4BkKZO5LeSKH3bQ.cspx

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