Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 - DEC - Fires And Explosions 1




2014-12-31 - Home explodes and burns at 3:15 AM in Roubaix (France), 1 injured:
http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/region/explosion-a-roubaix-j-ai-cru-qu-un-avion-venait-de-ia24b0n2577631
http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nord-pas-de-calais/2014/12/31/explosion-d-un-maison-roubaix-1-homme-gravement-brule-6-pompiers-legerement-blesses-621986.html
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lavoixdunord.fr%2Fregion%2Fexplosion-a-roubaix-j-ai-cru-qu-un-avion-venait-de-ia24b0n2577631

Quote: "Ten houses were evacuated. Three cars parked in front of the damaged house were damaged or destroyed by fire. At present, electricity and gas are cut in the neighborhood. An investigation was opened to try to identify the victim and to understand the reasons of the accident."

2014-12-31 - Auto plant rocked by multiple explosions in Foshan (China), near the coast, at least 17 killed, 33 injured:
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/gas-explosion-chinese-factory-kills-17-27920226
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/12/30/gas-explosion-at-auto-parts-factory-kills-17-in-southern-china/
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/12/30/world/asia/ap-as-china-factory-explosion.html
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/31/gas-explosion-at-chinese-factory-kills-17/
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-12-31/explosion-in-auto-parts-plant-in-china-kills-17-xinhua-reports
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/Gas-explosion-kills-17-in-China/articleshow/45698979.cms
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/gas-explosion-kills-17-in-china/2014/12/30/e103e9a2-90a4-11e4-a66f-0ca5037a597d_story.html

Quote: "The Southern Metropolis Daily reported that witnesses heard three blasts at the Fuhua Engineering and Manufacturing Co. factory, and the facility's walls and ceiling were destroyed. The blasts also damaged a nearby glass factory and other plants. Pictures posted on the Southern Metropolis Daily's website showed panels blown off the building's structure, with people lying hurt on the ground."

2014-12-31 - Electrical box bursts into flame at building that houses the New Years ball in coastal New York City (New York):
http://7online.com/news/fire-breaks-out-in-building-that-has-new-years-eve-ball/457618/

Quote: "There was an electrical box fire outside 1 Times Square in the building that has the New Year's Eve ball. The fire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday."

Note: Sort of a metaphor for the fiery year of 2014, or perhaps an omen for what 2015 has in store for us, or both...

2014-12-31 - Four hotels, 30 shops and some houses go up in flames as huge inferno rages in Muzaffarabad (Pakistan):
http://www.dawn.com/news/1154239/blaze-engulfs-30-shops-in-muzaffarabad-market
http://www.dawn.com/news/1154421/fire-breaks-out-in-furniture-market-in-karachi

Quote: "This incident has occurred a day after when a huge fire in Lahore's Anarkali market ravaged a three-storey building, leaving 13 people dead. On Dec 28, a fire had also swept into a timber market in Karachi's Old Haji Camp, razing dozens of nearby buildings."

Note: Muzaffarabad is located at the confluence of the Jhelum River and the Neelum River...

2014-12-31 - Landfill hit by fire, recycling warehouse destroyed, in Fredericton (Canada), near the Saint John River:
http://www.cj104.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=2171891
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/fredericton-landfill-building-destroyed-by-fire-1.2887407
http://canadatoday.org/news/fire-destroys-storage-building-at-landfill
http://metronews.ca/news/canada/1250534/fire-destroys-storage-building-at-landfill/
http://newssaskatchewan.ca/2014/12/31/fire-destroys-storage-building-at-landfill/
http://www.onenewspage.com/n/World/750rp5yr2/Fire-destroys-storage-building-at-landfill.htm
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/fire-destroys-a-recycling-warehouse-in-fredericton-1.2168467
http://www.capitalfm.ca/local-news/2014/12/31/firefighters-battle-blaze-at-fredericton-landfill-site

2014-12-31 - Recycling plant hit by fire in Greensboro (New York):
http://www.scrapmonster.com/news/fire-at-greensboro-recycling-plant-under-control/1/34180
http://myfox8.com/2014/12/31/patton-avenue-in-greensboro-closed-due-to-structure-fire/
http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2014/12/31/paper-fire-at-greensboro-recycling-plant/21118653/
http://www.wfmynews2.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2014/12/31/fire-at-greensboro-recycling-plant/21130735/

2014-12-31 - 98 people still unaccounted for after ferry boat fire in the Adriatic Sea near Italy:
http://newsok.com/italy-98-still-unaccounted-for-from-fire-ravaged-ferry/article/feed/778874
http://news.yahoo.com/storm-thwarts-bid-tow-fire-ravaged-ferry-adriatic-150702350.html
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/storm-thwarts-bid-tow-fire-ravaged-ferry-adriatic-27924490
http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Storm-thwarts-bid-to-tow-fire-ravaged-ferry-in-5987320.php
http://www.wral.com/storm-thwarts-bid-to-tow-fire-ravaged-ferry-in-adriatic/14320316/
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/12/31/5416870/storm-thwarts-bid-to-tow-fire.html

2014-12-31 - Boat bursts into flame while docked at marina on the Yantic River in Norwich (Connecticut), 2 more boats damaged:
http://www.theday.com/article/20141231/NWS04/141239961/1047/NWS
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Boat-Catches-Fire-at-Norwich-Marina-287255611.html
http://www.firehouse.com/news/12031059/norwich-conn-firefighters-tackle-boat-fire-at-marina
http://wtnh.com/2015/01/01/fire-destroys-40-foot-boat-at-norwich-marina/
http://nlcfirephotos.blogspot.com/2015/01/norwich-boat-fire-12-31-14.html
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/9115857-boat-catches-fire-at-norwich-marina/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbrCwzK71Rw

Quote: "A stubborn fire destroyed one boat before it sank and damaged two others Wednesday at the Marina at American Wharf in Norwich Harbor."

2014-12-31 - Two boats destroyed by fire while moored near coastal Jacobs Well (Australia), 2 lightly injured:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-01/boat-on-fire-at-jacobs-well-marina/5996240
http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2015/01/01/photo-2-people-treated-after-a-boat-fire-at-jacob/
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/two-hospitalised-after-boat-blaze-at-jacobs-well/story-fnj94idh-1227171960498
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2893319/Ferocious-blaze-engulfs-two-boats-two-people-treated-paramedics.html
http://twitter.com/ABCNewsBrisbane/status/550521602379485185/photo/1
http://www.onenewspage.us/n/World/754uvzz8e/Photo-people-treated-after-boat-fire.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCVJTB4ntWs

2014-12-31 - Passenger bus traveling from Lake Tahoe bursts into flame in Reno (Nevada):
http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/Bus-catches-fire-en-route-to-airport/M8Ymgbxl5ki6AmytcqidfQ.cspx
http://www.foxreno.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/bus-catches-fire-en-route-airport-4321.shtml
http://www.firehouse.com/video/12031070/reno-firefighters-find-bus-on-fire-near-airport
http://www.facebook.com/kolotv/posts/10152425391246503

2014-12-31 - Transit bus bursts into flame while parked in bus barn near Aspen (Colorado):
http://www.aspentimes.com/news/14452826-113/bus-fire-aspen-osier

2014-12-31 - Transit bus bursts into flame before 2 AM on I-35 in San Antonio (Texas):
http://www.ksat.com/content/pns/ksat/news/2014/12/31/flames-engulf-bus-on-i-35.html
http://www.foxsanantonio.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/driver-passenger-escape-fire-bus-9287.shtml
http://www.news4sanantonio.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/driver-passenger-escape-fire-bus-19053.shtml
http://www.kgns.tv/news/headlines/Driver-passenger-escape-fire-on-bus-287208821.html

2014-12-31 - Transit bus bursts into flame on highway in coastal Istanbul (Turkey):
http://www.todayszaman.com/national_public-bus-catches-fire-on-istanbul-highway_368464.html

2014-12-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Delaware 1 near Smyrna (Delaware):
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/traffic/2014/12/31/tractor-trailer-catches-fire-del/21104549/
http://6abc.com/traffic/truck-carrying-live-chickens-catches-fire/456806/
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/12/31/truck-fire-shuts-down-part-of-route-1-in-delaware/
http://abc13.com/traffic/truck-carrying-live-chickens-catches-fire/457181/

2014-12-31 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame shortly after 5 AM on I-15 near Mesquite (Nevada):
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/mesquite/2014/12/31/truck-fire-shuts-southbound/21124967/

2014-12-31 - Garbage truck bursts into flame near Yellow River bridge in Holley-Navarre (Florida):
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/local/recycling-truck-fire-shuts-down-traffic-1.419684
http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/florida/recycling-truck-fire-shuts-down-traffic/

Quote: "A recycling truck fire north of Choctaw Field Tuesday night shut down traffic on State Road 87 for nearly two hours. Holley-Navarre Fire Department was called to the fire on S.R. 87 at the south end of the Yellow River Bridge at 7:42 p.m..."

2014-12-31 - Recycling truck bursts into flame at business in Bonney Lake (Washington):
http://www.blscourierherald.com/news/287232401.html

2014-12-31 - Truck bursts into flame at fuel service business in Marlow (Oklahoma), 1 injured:
http://www.kswo.com/story/27740143/accidental-fire-injures-man

2014-12-31 - Truck hauling firefighting equipment bursts into flame at toll plaza in Balsamud (India):
http://freepressjournal.in/fire-breaks-out-in-truck-at-balsamud-barrier/

Quote: "They immediately checked and found that rear portion caught fire from some unidentified source. They alerted the other drivers and barrier staff but within no time the goods kept in the truck including fire fighting equipments, garments etc were gutted in fire."

Note: Irony alert!

2014-12-31 - Camper-van bursts into flame while parked at home, fire melts house windows, in coastal Southampton (Britain):
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11695016.Camper_van_destroyed_in_fire_so_hot_it_melted_windows_of_houses/
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/camper-van-destroyed-in-fire-so-hot-it-melted-windows-of-houses
http://www.topix.com/news/fire/2014/12/camper-van-destroyed-in-fire-so-hot-it-melted-windows-of-houses

2014-12-31 - Van bursts into flame in bank drive-thru in Garden City (Kansas):
http://ksffa.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/van-catches-fire-10k-in-damage/

2014-12-31 - Minivan bursts into flame at home in Lockport (New York):
http://www.lockportjournal.com/news/local_news/van-catches-fire-on-walnut-street/article_30128a6c-9b8a-50ad-93ec-0e92ed3161bc.html

2014-12-31 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at coastal Lincolnville Beach in Lincolnville (Maine):
http://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/truck-destroyed-by-fire-at-lincolnville-beach/1286536

2014-12-31 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at apartments on Mountain Home (Arkansas):
http://www.baxterbulletin.com/story/news/2014/12/31/truck-fire/21124951/

2014-12-31 - Car bursts into flame on road in Baxter County (Arkansas), near Mountain Home, 1 injured:
http://www.baxterbulletin.com/story/news/local/2014/12/31/car-fire-on-county-road-25/21097097/

2014-12-31 - Car bursts into flame before 1 AM while parked at home in Westwood area in coastal Seattle (Washington):
http://westseattleblog.com/2014/12/seattle-fire-handling-car-fire-at-westwood-home/

Quote: "Our crew at the scene was told by SFD that the fire started in a vehicle in a carport and also scorched a boat parked nearby, but didn’t spread to the house."

2014-12-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at business in Concordia (Kansas):
http://www.theconcordianonline.com/story/2152051.html

2014-12-31 - Car bursts into flame on I-196 in Grandville (Michigan), separate crash too:
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/12/eastbound_i-196_shut_down_in_g_1.html
http://fox17online.com/2014/12/31/eb-i-196-closed-at-chicago-drive/

Quote: "Rescuers said that an occupant of the burning vehicle got out before the car was engulfed in flames. The crash, involving two vehicles, happened around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31."

2014-12-31 - Car bursts into flame on I-16 in coastal Savannah (Georgia):
http://www.wtoc.com/story/27739155/traffic-slowed-by-car-fire-on-i-16-wb-near-exit-137
http://www.wistv.com/story/27739155/traffic-slowed-by-car-fire-on-i-16-wb-near-exit-137
http://www.wdam.com/story/27739155/traffic-slowed-by-car-fire-on-i-16-wb-near-exit-137
http://www.wsmv.com/story/27739155/traffic-slowed-by-car-fire-on-i-16-wb-near-exit-137

2014-12-31 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartments, fire spreads to building, in Regina (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/car-fire-scorches-regina-apartment-building-1.2887408
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/fire+damages+side+apart+ment+build+Video/10693219/story.html
http://globalnews.ca/news/1750187/car-fire-scorches-regina-apartment-building/
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/car-fire-scorches-regina-apartment-164452707.html
http://cjme.com/story/photos-fire-spreads-car-regina-apartment/498505
http://newssaskatchewan.ca/2014/12/31/car-fire-scorches-regina-apartment-building/

2014-12-31 - Car bursts into flame at Coomb End, Radstock (Britain):
http://www.somersetguardian.co.uk/Car-Radstock/story-25787735-detail/story.html

2014-12-31 - Car and machine shop destroyed by fire in Bazetta Township (Ohio):
http://wkbn.com/2014/12/31/bazetta-fire-closes-portion-of-route-46/

2014-12-31 - SUV destroyed by fire, home damaged, dog killed, in Anderson (South Carolina):
http://www.independentmail.com/news/fire-damages-home-destroys-vehicle-and-kills-dog_84436274

2014-12-31 - Car and garage go up in flames at home in Windsor (Colorado), near Windsor Lake:
http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/14454523-113/fire-windsor-car-garage
http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/local/windsor/2014/12/31/fire-rips-downtown-windsor-home/21124269/

2014-12-31 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Greene Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.goerie.com/fire-destroys-greene-township-auto-service-business

2014-12-31 - Several barns and lots of equipment destroyed by fire at potato farm in Montcalm County (Michigan), nobody there:
http://woodtv.com/2014/12/31/fire-destroys-potato-farm-in-montcalm-county/
http://www.9and10news.com/story/27739742/fire-at-montcalm-county-potato-barn
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/12/up_to_20_departments_battle_mo.html

Quote: "Officials do not yet know what caused the fire. Rockafellow estimated, given that farm equipment was destroyed, that damages will run into the millions of dollars. 'You can't fathom the size of it,' he said. 'I can't imagine how many potatoes are stored in these buildings.'"

2014-12-31 - Barn destroyed by fire at residence in Schuylerville (New York), near the Hudson River:
http://poststar.com/news/local/fire-levels-barn-in-schuylerville/article_b10c65c4-9169-11e4-b707-db168c01e42f.html

2014-12-31 - Pole barn destroyed by fire near Marathon (Wisconsin), nobody there:
http://www.waow.com/story/27741017/2014/12/31/crews-on-scene-of-marathon-county-shed-fire

2014-12-31 - Barn destroyed by fire in Dutton/Dunwich (Canada):
http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/2015/01/01/fire-wednesday-heavily-damages-duttondunwich-farm-building

Note: Dutton/Dunwich is located on the shore of Lake Ontario...

2014-12-31 - Barn destroyed by fire and explosions in Avington (Britain):
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11696190.Huge_explosion_as_firefighters_tackle_major_farm_blaze/
http://www.romseyadvertiser.co.uk/news/winchester/11696214.Firefighters_tackle_large_blaze_in_barn_at_Avington_farm/
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/huge-explosion-as-firefighters-tackle-major-farm-blaze
http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/11696214.Firefighters_tackle_large_blaze_in_barn_at_Avington_farm/

2014-12-31 - Fire station destroyed by fire in Westlake (Texas), near Grapevine Lake, nobody there:
http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-attack/articles/2050192-Texas-firehouse-destroyed-by-fire/
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Westlake-Fire-Department-Catches-Fire-287266031.html
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article5282220.html

2014-12-31 - Sausage factory heavily damaged by fire in Bayview area in coastal San Francisco (California):
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/firefighters-battling-two-alarm-fire-at-bayview-sausage-factory/Content?oid=2915643

Note: Heh, sausage factory, San Francisco...

2014-12-31 - Storage building destroyed by fire before 3:15 AM in Gastonia (North Carolina):
http://www.wbtv.com/story/27735776/storage-building-destroyed-in-fire
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/firefighters-prevent-storage-shed-flames-spreading/njdQL/

2014-12-31 - Three-story mixed-use building destroyed by huge fire in the wee hours in Bangor (Pennsylvania):
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Bangor-Fire-287192021.html
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/slate-belt/index.ssf/2014/12/fire_roars_through_attached_ba.html

2014-12-31 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Malcolm (Iowa):
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2014/12/31/year-old-malcom-home-destroyed-fire/21107503/

2014-12-31 - Porch bursts into flame before 1 AM, fire spreads to condo building, in Payson (Arizona):
http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2014/dec/31/fire-destroys-condo-unit-cause-under-investigation/

2014-12-31 - Garage bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to home, in Moira (New York):
http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/moira-garage-fire-spreads-to-home/article_528b5b94-91ce-11e4-8749-b739120500c2.html

2014-12-31 - Garage bursts into flame at home in Las Vegas (Nevada):
http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/local/story/las-vegas-fire-rescue-academy-charleston-buffalo/ZnWUye4fa0GwRQv3EptOqg.cspx

2014-12-31 - Home damaged by basement fire at 1:45 AM in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://6abc.com/news/basement-fire-damages-home-in-ne-philadelphia/456459/

Note: An underground electrical explosion and fire just hit Philadelphia, and another underground electrical fire broke out near Philadelphia and a plane burst into flame at the airport in Philadelphia, all three events mentioned in the 2014-12-29 update...

2014-12-31 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in Priest Lake area of Nashville (Tennessee), near Percy Priest Lake:
http://www.jrn.com/newschannel5/news/Priest-Lake-House-Damaged-By-Fire-287212251.html
http://wkrn.com/2014/12/31/overnight-fire-displaces-family-of-5/

2014-12-31 - Home destroyed by basement fire in Bracken County (Kentucky), nobody there:
http://www.maysville-online.com/news/local/bracken-fire-destroys-asbury-road-home/article_09637ea1-8184-51e1-b546-4692c1067fc2.html

2014-12-31 - Hotel damaged by fire in coastal Torquay (Britain):
http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/UPDATE-50-guests-staff-evacuated-Torquay-hotel/story-25787637-detail/story.html
http://www.southwestnews.org.uk/news/update-50-guests-and-staff-evacuated-from-torquay-hotel-fire

2014-12-31 - Deadly fire burns home on Lehua Lane in coastal Ocean View (Hawaii), 1 killed:
http://bigislandnow.com/2015/01/01/one-person-found-dead-in-ocean-view-house-fire/

2014-12-31 - Deadly fire burns home in Shawnee (Oklahoma), 1 killed:
http://kfor.com/2014/12/31/oklahoma-man-and-his-dog-killed-in-house-fire/

2014-12-31 - Deadly fire burns home in Stanton Heights (Pennsylvania), near the Allegheny River:
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/2014/12/31/One-dead-in-Garfield-fire/stories/201412310246
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/12/31/crews-battling-stanton-heights-house-fire/

2014-12-31 - Deadly fire burns home at Ahtahkakoop First Nation (Canada), 2 killed:
http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/two-found-dead-after-fire-on-ahtahkakoop-first-nation-1.2168051

2014-12-31 - Vacant home burns shortly after midnight in Rochester (New York):
http://www.whec.com/article/stories/s3662485.shtml

2014-12-31 - Vacant home burns at 12:48 AM in Mansfield (Ohio):
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/30/priar-road-vacant-house-fire-considered-suspicious/21042963/

2014-12-31 - Vacant home burns at 7 AM in Oakland City (Indiana):
http://www.14news.com/story/27730067/vacant-home-fire-in-oakland-city

2014-12-31 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in St. Joseph (Missouri):
http://www.stjosephpost.com/2014/12/31/fire-destroys-vacant-midtown-home/
http://www.stjoechannel.com/story/d/story/fire-destroys-vacant-home-in-midtown-area/25708/ye7a4ubQhkCV1qvvWeMj-g

2014-12-30 - Recycling center erupts in flame shortly before 11 PM, fire gets big, in coastal Seattle (Washington):
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/12/fire-at-recycling-plant-in-south-seattle/
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Seattle-recycling-plant-fire-was-accidental-287237081.html
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/31/seattle-fire-crews-respond-to-recycling-plant-fire/
http://q13fox.com/2014/12/31/massive-fire-sparks-huge-response-at-recycling-facility/
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Crews-battle-2-alarm-rubbish-fire-at-Seattle-recycling-center-287185751.html
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Seattle-fire-crews-respond-to-recycling-plant-fire-5986911.php
http://www.wral.com/seattle-fire-crews-respond-to-recycling-plant-fire/14319935/
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/science/article/Seattle-fire-crews-respond-to-recycling-plant-fire-5986911.php
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/31/Seattle_fire_crews_respond_to_recycling_plant_fire/

2014-12-30 - Recycling facility destroyed by fire in Sumner (Iowa):
http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/fire-destroys-sumner-recycling-facility-20141231
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/fire-in-sumner-levels-recycling-center/article_a5f74bde-27fb-585a-894f-64a0b2cf5653.html
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/9106441-fire-destroys-sumner-recycling-facility/

2014-12-30 - Packaging/recycling business hit by fire in Yakima (Washington):
http://www.kvewtv.com/article/2014/dec/30/commercial-fire-packaging-plant-yakima/

Quote: "Fire crews quickly contained the scene, stacks of paper in the building caught fire. The building is also used for recycling materials."

2014-12-30 - Recycling plant hit by fire in Barrow-in-Furness (Britain):
http://www.thebay.co.uk/news/local-news/firefighters-tackle-fire-at-barrow-recycling-plant/

2014-12-30 - Recycling plant hit by compost fire in York (Britain):
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11693436.Fire_at_York_recycling_plant/
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11693436.print/
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/NEWS/11694332.Compost_fire_could_last_days/
http://news24.org.uk/news/compost-fire-could-last-days
http://www.newslocker.com/en-uk/region/york/fire-at-york-recycling-plant/

2014-12-30 - Carpet recycling warehouse destroyed by huge fire in Denver (Colorado):
http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2014/12/30/fire-in-northeast-denver/21064531/
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/12/30/denver-firefighters-battle-massive-warehouse-fire/
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/warehouse-fire-sends-up-a-towering-plume-of-smoke-in-east-denver
http://www.9news.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2014/12/30/huge-plume-of-smoke-from-ne-denver-fire/21065729/

Quote: "About 80 firefighters from Denver and Aurora were called to the fire at a carpet recycling company near the intersection of interstates 70 and 225 on Tuesday afternoon."

Note: I definitely see why major international insurers have bowed out of the recycling industry. Also see the fatal plane crash in Centennial (Colorado) on this day, near Denver. 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."

2014-12-30 - Home explodes and burns at 3 AM in coastal Wennappuwa on the island of Sri Lanka:
http://newsfirst.lk/english/2014/12/explosion-damages-house-wennappuwa/69944

2014-12-30 - Home explodes and burns, fingers blown off boy, in Seri Iskandar (Malaysia), 2 injured:
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/12/31/Young-brothers-seriously-injured-following-home-explosion/

2014-12-30 - Maintenance room explodes at YMCA in Prince George (Canada):
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/small-explosion-at-local-ymca-1.1700130

Note: 'Young man, there's no need to feel down. Young man, you might get blown off the ground. YMCA, let's explode at the YMCA!'

2014-12-30 - Underground electrical fire erupts on Stack Lane in Bacup (Britain), blackouts ensue:
http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/news/local-news/bacup-homes-hit-power-cut-8365143

2014-12-30 - Transformer explodes and burns on pole near Channel Islands Boulevard in coastal Oxnard (California), 2400 homes go dark:
http://www.vcstar.com/news/local-news/oxnard/power-outage-transformer-on-fire-reported-in-oxnard_20119714
http://www.wopular.com/power-outage-transformer-fire-oxnard

2014-12-30 - Two pallet businesses and a cabinet business destroyed by fire in Kearns (Utah), near the Great Salt Lake, nobody there:
http://www.sltrib.com/news/2005974-155/kearns-businesses-destroyed-in-fire
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618720/3-businesses-destroyed-in-2-alarm-Kearns-fire.html
http://www.kutv.com/news/features/local-news/stories/Fire-destroys-three-Kearns-businesses-66143.shtml
http://utah.dotnewz.com/kearns-businesses-destroyed-in-fire-saltlakecity/
http://utahgateway.com/2014/12/31/kearns-businesses-destroyed-in-fire/
http://www.kutv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Business-gutted-by-fire-but-owners-determined-to-rebuild-66319.shtml

Quote: "The fire broke out about 9 p.m. at a warehouse-style building near 5180 W. 4900 South, in an industrial complex, said Unified Fire Authority Battalion Chief Brian Anderton. The building housed a cabinet shop and two wood pallet repair businesses."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Wood-related fires will escalate, including fires at pallet companies, wood-carving businesses, furniture businesses, door companies, cabinet companies, etc."

2014-12-30 - Three buildings and numerous businesses destroyed by massive inferno in downtown Dubois (Wyoming):
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/fire-destroys-three-buildings-in-downtown-dubois/article_cc78f12a-48e0-5c08-b162-a7e2f6f4cc0d.html

2014-12-30 - Bridge bursts into flame on coastal Prince Edward Island (Canada), near the Souris River:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/arson-suspected-in-bridge-fire-1.2886455
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/police-investigating-cause-of-fire-that-damaged-wooden-bridge-in-eastern-p-e-i-1.2166779
http://metronews.ca/news/canada/1249873/fire-damages-bridge-in-rural-p-e-i/

Quote: "The wooden bridge is about three meters long. Police say there was no wiring or other possible sources of ignition in the area of the bridge, and the fire is considered suspicious."

Note: Wood bridge, so it's held together with steel bolts or nails, which rust, so yes, there IS an ignition source there, right next to the wood. Obviously, they're ignorant of the problem so they suck at their job, but no more than fire investigators elsewhere...

2014-12-30 - Due to increase in car fires, responders ask people to carry fire extinguishers, in Tyler (Texas):
http://www.ketknbc.com/news/first-responders-asking-drivers-to-put-a-fire-exti

Quote: "Because of an increase in car fires, they're urging people to add fire extinguishers to their emergency car kit. It’s important to keep certain items in your vehicle in the event of an emergency, items like jumper cables and a medical kit. And now first responders are asking people to add fire extinguishers."

Note: There's an increase in car fires everywhere, but at least they're recognizing the problem somewhat in Tyler, which is more than can be said of almost any other city...

2014-12-30 - Two yachts go up in flames at 5:30 AM while docked in coastal Fort Myers Beach (Florida):
http://www.winknews.com/2014/12/30/fmb-boat-fire-damage-estimated-at-1-2-million/
http://www.winknews.com/2014/12/30/two-boats-catch-fire-at-diversified-yacht-services/
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/27727934/boat-catches-fire-on-fort-myers-beach
http://www.jrn.com/fox4now/news/Active-boat-fire-investigation-on-Fort-Myers-Beach-287104631.html
http://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/fort-myers-beach/2014/12/30/boat-fire-under-investigation-on-fort-myers-beach/21056653/
http://www.abc-7.com/story/27727934/boat-catches-fire-on-fort-myers-beach

Quote: "The fires happened at Diversified Yacht Services around 5:30 Tuesday morning. Fire Marshal Captain Ron Martin tells WINK News two boats were fully involved in flames. One is considered a total loss and sank to the bottom of the bay. The other, a 59 foot boat, was very heavily damaged."

Quote: "Both boats are a complete loss. The damage is estimated to be around $1.2 million."

2014-12-30 - Fishing boat 'Munseong 103' bursts into flame at 5:13 AM near the coastal Dokdo Islets (South Korea), 2 killed, 4 missing:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/453104/two-dead-four-missing-in-south-korean-fishing-boat-fire
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-12/30/c_133887252.htm
http://www.china.org.cn/world/2014-12/30/content_34438791.htm
http://news.yahoo.com/two-killed-south-korean-boat-fire-063818806.html
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/141229/two-dead-4-others-missing-fishing-boat-fire-dokdo
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2014-12/30/content_19202074.htm
http://www.arabtoday.net/gnhgq-fg-geygef/2-dead-4-others-missing-in-fishing-boat-fire-off-dokdo.html
http://www.thesouthasiantimes.info/news-Two_killed_in_South_Korean_boat_fire-80562-India-17.html
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/30/2_dead_4_missing_in_S_Korean_fishing_boat_fire/

Quote: "A fire on a fishing boat off South Korea killed two and left four others missing, a media report said Tuesday. The Munseong 103 caught fire early Tuesday, 5 nautical miles north-east of the Dokdo islets, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported, citing the Ministry of Public Safety and Security."

Note: A ferry boat just burned and killed 10+ people near Italy too, mentioned in the 2014-12-28 update...

2014-12-30 - Commercial minibus bursts into flame on road in coastal Lagos State (Nigeria):
http://allafrica.com/stories/201412311148.html
http://www.yohaig.com/newspapers/leadership/inferno-driver-weeps-as-bus-catches-fire/

2014-12-30 - Seven tractor trailers go up in flames while parked in truck yard in Mississauga (Canada), near Lake Ontario:
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/12/30/several_trucks_go_up_in_flames_in_mississauga_truck_yard_fire.html
http://www.firefightingincanada.com/headlines/truck-yard-fire-damages-several-vehicles-20275

Quote: "As many as seven empty tractor trailers went up in flames during a Mississauga truck yard blaze Tuesday evening. No injuries were reported and the trailers were empty at the time. Peel police were called to a trucking lot at 2200 Drew Rd. shortly after 7 p.m. on reports of several trucks on fire."

2014-12-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on County Farm Road in Harrison County (Mississippi):
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/27735295/18-wheeler-carrying-oil-popcorn-catches-fire
http://www.wlox.com/story/27733231/detour-set-up-until-debris-from-truck-fire-removed
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/27733231/detour-set-up-until-debris-from-truck-fire-removed
http://www.wlox.com/story/27733231/county-farm-road-reopened-following-truck-fire
http://www.ksla.com/story/27733231/detour-set-up-until-debris-from-truck-fire-removed
http://www.fox8live.com/story/27733231/county-farm-road-reopened-following-truck-fire
http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/2014/12/31/truck-oil-popcorn-fire/21100271/

Quote: "Sullivan says the truck was carrying cooking oil, popcorn and other products."

Note: Unpopped popcorn? That'd make for an interesting big rig fire!

2014-12-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-81 in Lower Paxton Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/12/tractor_trailer_fire_slowing_t_1.html
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/12/tractor-trailer_fire_cleared_f.html
http://abc27.com/2014/12/30/truck-fire-slows-i-81-traffic/
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/capital_region/truck-fire-slows-i--traffic-in-dauphin-county/article_277294ce-903c-11e4-9f9c-5745d51e6133.html

2014-12-30 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Litchfield Road near El Mirage (Arizona), fire ignites field:
http://www.azfamily.com/news/Hay-fire-burning-near-El-Mirage-287110871.html

Quote: "A semitruck reportedly caught fire near Litchfield Road and Olive Avenue and the flames spread to a nearby field."

2014-12-30 - Tractor, snowmobiles and barn destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Turner (Maine):
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/1636555
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/30/news/lewiston-auburn/fire-destroys-large-barn-in-turner/
http://www.wgme.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/fire-destroys-large-barn-turner-25395.shtml
http://www.fireengineering.com/news/2014/12/31/turner-barn-destroyed-by-fire.html
http://www.wopular.com/fire-destroys-large-barn-turner

Quote: "The fire started about 3 a.m. on Snell Hill Road. Derek McLaughlin, who lives in the home next to the barn, said he woke up to the sound of popping, looked out his window and saw flames."

Quote: "Snowmobiles, obviously my tractor was right there. There was a lot of food inside and freezers and everything..."

2014-12-30 - Tractor, mini-excavator and van destroyed by fire near Truro (Britain), near the Truro River:
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/11692754.Catering_van_and_tractor_set_ablaze_near_Truro/
http://www.southwestnews.org.uk/news/catering-van-and-tractor-set-ablaze-near-truro
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/11692754.Catering_van_and_tractor_set_ablaze_near_Truro/

2014-12-30 - Heavy truck bursts into flame while parked in Holbeach St Marks (Britain), near Holbeach Marsh:
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/lorry-blaze-stuns-holbeach-st-marks-1-6496087
http://www.eastmidlandsnews.org.uk/news/lorry-blaze-stuns-holbeach-st-marks
http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/lorry-blaze-stuns-holbeach-st-marks-2871571.html

2014-12-30 - Fire truck (brush truck) bursts into flame on road near Van Alstyne (Texas):
http://heralddemocrat.com/news/local/howe-fire-department-brush-truck-catches-fire
http://www.firefighterclosecalls.com/news/fullstory/newsid/215936
http://www.firetruckblog.com/2014/12/31/texas-brush-truck-destroyed-fire/

Quote: "The fire melted most of the truck, which was a 2000 Ford F-350. It was the Howe FD’s only brush fire truck, Hoy said."

2014-12-30 - RV bursts into flame on road in Penllergaer area of coastal Swansea (Britain):
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Motorhome-severely-damaged-Penllergaer/story-25783489-detail/story.html
http://www.walesnews.org.uk/news/motorhome-severely-damaged-in-penllergaer-fire
http://www.onenewspage.co.uk/n/UK/750rp5df8/Motorhome-severely-damaged-in-Penllergaer-fire.htm

2014-12-30 - Van bursts into flame while parked on Oldington Lane in Kidderminster (Britain):
http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/regional/11692810.Van_fire_in_Kidderminster_extinguished/
http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/local/11692810.Van_fire_in_Kidderminster_extinguished/
http://www.westmidlandsnews.org.uk/news/van-fire-in-kidderminster-extinguished
http://www.topix.com/forum/uk-county/shropshire/T3N9AQ2ECDLEAVQGI

2014-12-30 - SUV bursts into flame at home in Baileys Harbor (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/news/2014/12/30/baileys-harbor-fire-contained-suv-house-saved/21056491/

2014-12-30 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-64 near Elberfeld (Indiana):
http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/truck-catches-fire-on-i-64-in-warrick-co/35087/b-WP0KyC80yfY4OjjNGeyg

2014-12-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage, fire spreads to home, in Dunmore (Pennsylvania):
http://wnep.com/2014/12/30/car-fire-spreads-to-home-2/
http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/garage-fire-displaces-two-in-dunmore-1.1810731

2014-12-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carport, fire spreads to carport then home, in Asheboro (North Carolina):
http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/car-fire-spreads-home

Quote: "Officials said the fire appeared to have started at the vehicle (make unidentified in the report) and then spread from the carport to the house."

2014-12-30 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage and second vehicle, on River Road in Flanders area in Mount Olive (New Jersey):
http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/2014/12/30/car-fire-spreads-home-flanders/21047573/
http://www.nj.com/warrenreporter/index.ssf/2014/12/car_fire_contained_before_spre.html
http://www.topix.com/city/flanders-nj/2014/12/car-fire-contained-before-spreading-to-home-in-flanders

Quote: "Fenichel said Mount Olive police arriving on the scene described the car fire as 'fully involved' as it was parked next to a home and detached garage. Flanders respondents were joined and assisted by members of the Budd Lake Fire Company as the fire was spreading up the outside walls of the house to the roof of the garage and to a second vehicle."

2014-12-30 - Car bursts into flame and explodes while parked in lot on Drydock Avenue in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):
http://ulocal.wcvb.com/mediadetail/21235766-BFD-extinguishes-car-fire-on-B?gid=76459&uid=&sort=upload%20DESC&offset=1

Quote: "This video is taken from our office on Drydock Avenue at 4:30 PM yesterday. The car burst into flames, and exploded as firemen prepared to extinquish the fire. Note how little the fireman flinches when the explosion occurs."

Note: That area is right on the waterfront...

2014-12-30 - Car bursts into flame at 5:54 AM at business in Woodstock (Illinois):
http://www.nwherald.com/2014/12/30/car-catches-fire-in-woodstock-parking-lot/ab2jvud/

2014-12-30 - Car bursts into flame on the M8 near coastal Glasgow (Scotland):
http://glasgow.stv.tv/196330/

2014-12-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked on Alderpoint Road near Garberville (California):
http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2014/dec/30/vehicle-fire-one-mile-alderpoint-road/
http://kymkemp.com/2014/dec/30/vehicle-fire-one-mile-alderpoint-road/

Quote: "According to a neighbor the vehicle was parked about three miles east of Garberville."

2014-12-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame near two homes in Trevor (Wisconsin):
http://www.westofthei.com/2014/12/30/units-responding-to-vehicle-fire-in-trevor-2/50585

2014-12-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-35 near Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
http://kfor.com/2014/12/30/vehicle-ablaze-on-i-35/

2014-12-30 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Midway in coastal Exmouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31466&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-30 - Quadbike bursts into flame on Finlayson Brook Road in coastal Waipu (New Zealand):
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11380580

2014-12-30 - Several cars and auto shop go up in flames at strip mall in Jessamine County (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/story/27735238/fire-burns-through-jessamine-county-business

2014-12-30 - Truck, motorcycle and garage destroyed by fire at 12:02 AM at home in Janesville (Wisconsin):
http://www.channel3000.com/news/Fire-starts-in-garage-60-000-in-damage/30453502

2014-12-30 - Small plane and barn destroyed by fire in Lawton (Michigan):
http://www.wwmt.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/New-images-of-Lawton-barn-fire-shared-Wednesday-66298.shtml
http://www.wwmt.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Fire-crews-respond-to-large-barn-fire-in-Lawton-66137.shtml
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/12/fire_engulfs_barn_in_lawton_no.html

Quote: "The owner says there was a woodshop, several antiques, and a small plane in the barn."

2014-12-30 - Barn destroyed by fire near Brodhead (Wisconsin):
http://www.wkow.com/story/27733705/2014/12/30/happening-now-crews-fighting-fire-near-brodhead

2014-12-30 - Barn destroyed by fire at equestrian business in Oceola Township, near Howell (Michigan):
http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/community/oceola-township/2014/12/29/fire-damages-howell-area-horse-center/21028711/

2014-12-30 - Barn and agricultural machinery go up in flames in Pershore (Britain), near the River Avon:
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/NEWs/11692696.Fire_in_barn_near_Pershore/

2014-12-30 - Electrical vault bursts into flame before 7 AM at high-rise in Portland (Oregon):
http://www.katu.com/news/local/2-alarm-fire-at-Downtown-Portland-apartment-building-287110831.html
http://www.kgw.com/story/news/local/2014/12/30/2-alarm-fire-in-downtown-portland-high-rise/21046433/
http://koin.com/2014/12/30/downtown-portland-condos-catch-fire/
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/12/apartment_fire_reported_in_dow.html

2014-12-30 - Grass fire breaks out just before 6:30 AM along I-81 in Cumberland County (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/12/crews_responding_to_grass_fire.html

2014-12-30 - Large pile of hay erupts in flame in the wee hours near Litchfield Park (Arizona), near the Agua Fria River:
http://www.azcentral.com/videos/news/local/southwest-valley/2014/12/30/21042837/

2014-12-30 - Large oil battery goes up in flames near Guymon (Oklahoma):
http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=1142742

2014-12-30 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Shawano (Wisconsin), near Shawano Lake:
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/2014/12/30/fire-destroys-landmark-shawano-restaurant/21043603/
http://www.waow.com/story/27728327/2014/12/30/structure-fire-in-shawano-blocks-road

2014-12-30 - Two karaoke bars, motorcycle shop, two clothing shops and three homes destroyed by fire in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), 1 killed:
http://tuoitrenews.vn/society/25075/one-death-in-major-hcmc-blaze
http://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2014/12/ad-boards-short-circuit-blamed-for-major-fire-in-ho-chi-minh-city/

2014-12-30 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in coastal North Kingstown (Rhode Island):
http://www.turnto10.com/story/27729672/fire-damages-home-in-north-kingstown
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/police-fire/20141230-photos-fire-damages-house-in-north-kingstown-video.ece
http://wpri.com/2014/12/30/flames-break-out-inside-north-kingstown-home/
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/2-escape-unhurt-from-fire-in-North-Kingstown-home-5985459.php

2014-12-30 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in Dracut (Massachusetts), nobody there:
http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_27227659/man-saves-dog-from-dracut-fire

2014-12-30 - Garage bursts into flame at home in coastal Prince Edward County (Canada):
http://www.quintenews.com/2014/12/county-garage-fire-update/78186/

2014-12-30 - Garage bursts into flame at 11 PM at home in Greenville (Ohio):
http://www.whio.com/news/news/local/greenville-fire-contained-to-garage/njcsX/

2014-12-30 - Garage bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, on Springvale Road in Boyne Falls (Michigan), near Walloon Lake:
http://www.petoskeynews.com/featured-pnr/fire-destroys-garage-spreads-to-home/image_1e4475ee-ecc2-59fa-b97d-8f7e02a191b9.html

Quote: "Firefighters fill a portable water tank in the foreground, as others battle the garage fire (far left) and the main house (center) at 2659 Springvale Road, near Walloon Lake. Firefighters from Melrose township, Boyne Valley township, Boyne City and Resort-Bear Creek township responded to the Monday afternoon blaze."

2014-12-30 - Home damaged by fire at 4:44 AM in Madison (Wisconsin):
http://www.channel3000.com/news/home-damaged-by-early-morning-fire/30453840

2014-12-30 - Home damaged by fire at 5:39 AM in Arvada (Colorado):
http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2014/12/30/permagreen-arvada-fire/21042631/

2014-12-30 - Home destroyed by fire on Valley Drive in Dilles Bottom (Ohio), near the Ohio River:
http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/621170.html

Note: This area is surrounded on three sides by the Ohio River, and this house is - er, was - two blocks from the Ohio River Scenic Byway...

2014-12-30 - Home destroyed by fire in Swannanoa (North Carolina), nobody there:
http://www.wlos.com//news/features/top-stories/stories/couple-loses-everything-swannanoa-house-fire-19116.shtml

2014-12-30 - Mansion, just completed, destroyed by fire near Lake Minnetonka's Spring Park Bay in Orono (Minnesota), nobody there:
http://kstp.com/news/stories/s3663314.shtml
http://www.swnewsmedia.com/lakeshore_weekly/news/public_safety/article_3e733c2a-bbb3-5785-aee1-fb1f382fee0d.html
http://lakerpioneer.com/2014/12/31/fire-departments-around-the-area-respond-to-orono-house-fire-the-7000-square-foot-house-a-total-loss/

Quote: "No one was home at the time as the owners were on vacation. They had just moved into the house about two weeks ago."

2014-12-30 - Riverside mansion goes up in flames on the River Thames in Reading, Berkshire (Britain), nobody there:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-30623623
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/caversham-grange-fire-riverside-mansion-4893156
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2890139/Multi-millionaire-businessman-family-homeless-fire-tears-3-5m-three-storey-mansion-banks-Thames.html

2014-12-30 - Condo complex devastated by fire just after 5 AM in West Chester Township (Ohio):
http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/fire-reported-at-west-chester-condo-complex/njcn2/

2014-12-30 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 2:30 AM in Bon Aqua (Tennessee), 3 killed:
http://www.wsmv.com/story/27727773/3-killed-in-hickman-co-house-fire
http://wkrn.com/2014/12/30/serious-house-fire-reported-in-hickman-county/
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/27727773/3-killed-in-hickman-co-house-fire
http://www.thedailytimes.com/news/state_region/die-in-mobile-home-blaze/article_52754df5-2bd5-5af7-86d6-6d0c4d3f8d45.html

2014-12-30 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 1:37 AM in Lingfield, Surrey (Britain), 3 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2890957/Two-children-adult-die-mobile-home-fire-man-child-suffered-burns.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30630975
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/caravan-park-fire-kills-two-children-and-an-adult-in-surrey-9949476.html
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/newchapel-caravan-fire-kills-mother-8361385
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/weather/today/caravan-fire-three-killed-in-mobile-home-blaze/vp-1ef68930-8c26-4920-adcc-7fb79134f4ce
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2892772/Pictured-Fairground-worker-died-two-young-sons-aged-one-six-caravan-fire.html

2014-12-30 - Deadly fire burns home in Marrero (Louisiana), near the Mississippi River, 1 killed:
http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2014/12/man_found_dead_in_marrero_hous.html

2014-12-30 - Deadly fire burns structure in Lawrenceburg (Tennessee), 1 killed:
http://www.wsmv.com/story/27735506/1-person-killed-in-lawrenceburg-fire

2014-12-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Majestic Drive in Washington (Utah):
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/2014/12/31/fire-destroys-abandoned-house-washington-city/21129217/

2014-12-30 - Vacant home destroyed by fire before 4 AM in Sand Springs (Oklahoma):
http://www.ktul.com/story/27728022/fire-destroys-house-near-sand-springs
http://www.fox23.com/news/news/local/house-destroyed-fire-near-sand-springs/njcqL/
http://www.newson6.com/story/27729119/neighbors-call-in-sand-springs-house-fire

2014-12-30 - Vacant western film studio destroyed by fire shortly after 5 AM in Avondale (Arizona):
http://www.kpho.com/story/27728089/fire-breaks-out-at-avondale-film-studio
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/27728573/2014/12/30/fire-rages-at-old-movie-studio
http://www.myfoxcarolinas.com/story/27728573/2014/12/30/fire-rages-at-old-movie-studio
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/southwest-valley/2014/12/30/avondale-fire-cjs-film-studios-abrk/21041431/
http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/fire-burns-film-location-in-phoenix-suburb/article_d5d7525c-500b-52f0-9600-12659abb8473.html

Quote: "The fire erupted shortly after 5 a.m. at CJS Film Studios at 2005 N. 103rd Ave., an Avondale Fire Department spokesman said. Crews from Avondale, Tolleson, Goodyear and Phoenix were fighting the fire. The property, which has been abandoned for several years, contains several studios, horse stables, a Western town set, caretaker's buildings and a guard shack. It was not known how many buildings were involved, but it appeared it would be a total loss, the spokesman said."

2014-12-30 - Vacant community center destroyed by massive fire in Spencer (North Carolina):
http://myfox8.com/2014/12/30/large-fire-destroys-staple-of-east-spencer-community/
http://www.wbtv.com/story/27733374/fire-reported-at-east-spencer-community-center
http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/12/30/2-alarm-fire-rips-through-spencer-building/21083081/
http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2014/12/31/5-alarm-fire-destroys-historical-building-in-rowan-county/21097075/

2014-12-29 - Home explodes at 1:30 AM in Jackson (Mississippi), 500 feet from a pond:
http://www.wlox.com/story/27725168/jackson-family-counts-their-blessings-after-house-explosion

2014-12-29 - Lighter explodes, ignites woman, at home in Hodgenville (Kentucky), 1 killed:
http://www.wlky.com/news/daughter-remembers-mother-killed-in-fire-following-lighter-explosion/30445848
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Woman-killed-in-fire-after-lighter-explosion-in-LaRue-County-287073171.html

Quote: "On Saturday, Fields' body caught on fire in an apartment on Landmark Drive. She was confined to a wheel chair. Kentucky State Police said Fields was smoking a cigarette when her lighter exploded. 'It's still hard to believe,' said Redman."

2014-12-29 - Public toilets explode at 6 AM in Stevenson Park near Klamath Falls (Oregon):
http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/explosion-damages-restroom-at-county-park/article_d06d89a0-907b-11e4-b583-531937741ded.html

Note: Toilets, sewer gas. They say 'unknown explosive'. Maybe that unknown explosive was explosive 'sewer gas' that had accumulated inside the building. This is by no means the first toilet to explode and/or burn in recent times...

2014-12-29 - Grain bin explodes, shakes homes as far as Chillicothe (Missouri):
http://www.kttn.com/kgozfm/modules/news/article.php?storyid=14748

2014-12-29 - Deadly blaze rips through shopping mall in Lahore (Pakistan), at least 13 killed:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20141230-46501-PAK
http://www.richmond.com/news/national-world/ap/article_d1f5bb3b-e80b-58fb-b2c7-cd17d3849cbe.html
http://kxan.com/ap/fire-in-pakistan-shopping-mall-reportedly-kills-at-least-13/
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/12/29/mall-fire-in-pakistan-leaves-at-least-13-dead/
http://www.dawn.com/news/1153855/at-least-13-killed-in-lahore-building-fire

2014-12-29 - Underground electrical explosion and fire at 8:15 PM on Byberry Road hits Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), blackouts ensue:
http://6abc.com/news/manhole-explosion-results-in-northeast-philadelphia-power-outage/454839/
http://news.yahoo.com/manhole-explosion-results-northeast-philadelphia-025755850.html
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Manhole-Explosion-Causes-Power-Outage-in-Northeast-Philadelphia-287067751.html
http://philadelphia.cityandpress.com/node/8892856
http://snewsi.com/id/1449539410/Manhole-explosion-results-in-Northeast-Philadelphia-power-outage

2014-12-29 - Underground electrical fire breaks out before 3:29 PM on Wynnewood Road in Wynnewood (Pennsylvania), near Philadelphia:
http://patch.com/pennsylvania/ardmore/underground-electrical-fire-wynnewood

Quote: "There is an underground electrical fire in Wynnewood, Montgomery County public safety officials said Monday afternoon. As a result of the fire, Wynnewood Road is closed between Lancaster Avenue and Williams Road, officials said. The closure is expected to last until about 5 p.m. Monday. PECO is reporting no power outages as a result of the fire."

Note: Logged the times for the above two events, and the streets, to be sure they weren't the same event. They were definitely different events. Also see the passenger plane that burst into flame during takeoff from Philadelphia on this day...

2014-12-29 - Passenger plane bursts into flame at takeoff, makes emergency landing in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20141230-46491-USA
http://www.whdh.com/story/27726047/manchester-bound-flight-forced-to-land-after-engine-explosion
http://7online.com/travel/video-of-flames-from-plane-engine-before-landing-in-philadelphia/454866/
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/plane-makes-emergency-landing-in-philadelphia/

Quote: "A US Airways Express flight has made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport after passengers saw fiery flashes from one of the engines as the plane took off. The flight bound for Manchester, New Hampshire, quickly returned to the airport Monday morning before 75 passengers and crew boarded another plane and continued on. The people on the ground and aboard the plane heard a loud boom and saw flames shooting out."

Quote: "Those on the ground and those in the air inside the Manchester, New Hampshire-bound flight say they heard a loud boom and then they saw the flames shooting from the plane."

2014-12-29 - Two boats destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM at Lake Texoma (Texas):
http://www.kten.com/story/27725386/fire-destroys-two-boats-at-pottsboro-marina
http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/Early-morning-fire-destroys-boats-moored-at-Pottsboro-marina-287063111.html

Quote: "Cell phone pictures were snapped seconds after the boats caught fire at Flowing Wells Marina in Pottsboro. Walton says a cruiser cabin caught fire first. The flames spread across a dock to a speed boat being stored on a lift above the water."

2014-12-29 - Boat bursts into flame while parked at home in Lehigh Acres (Florida), 1 injured:
http://www.abc-7.com/story/27722895/lehigh-acres-man-injured-while-working-on-boat

2014-12-29 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on the Nottingham Canal in Nottinghamshire (Britain):
http://www.nottinghampost.com/Boat-sinks-near-London-Road/story-25781459-detail/story.html
http://nottingham.dotnewz.com/boat-sinks-after-fire-near-london-road-nottingham/

2014-12-29 - Boat, tractors and barn destroyed by fire in Goffstown (New Hampshire), some chickens killed:
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20141229/NEWHAMPSHIRE1409/141239954
http://www.wmur.com/news/goffstown-barn-completely-destroyed-by-fire/30449718

Quote: "'The thing was full of hay and sawdust, and we had all of our tractors and everything ... Everything is gone.' A boat stored next to the coop at 425 Terrell Hill Road was also destroyed, Stemska said."

2014-12-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 1:45 AM at truck stop on Bradley Cove Road in Russellville (Arkansas):
http://www.rivervalleyleader.com/news/article_3750001c-8f3c-11e4-92b7-335db41ecb19.html

2014-12-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-10 near Grosse Tete (Louisiana), near the Mississippi River:
http://theadvocate.com/news/11204076-123/interstate-10-west-closed-at
http://www.wbrz.com/news/i-10-partly-re-opens-after-vehicle-fire/
http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/i-10-west-closed-at-lobde
http://www.19actionnews.com/story/27720278/i-10-wb-near-grosse-tete-shut-down-due-to-vehicle-fire
http://www.wistv.com/story/27720278/i-10-wb-near-grosse-tete-shut-down-due-to-vehicle-fire
http://www.wafb.com/story/27720278/i-10-wb-near-grosse-tete-shut-down-due-to-vehicle-fire
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/9025289-i-10-west-closed-at-lobdell-because-of-vehicle-fire/

Quote: "Authorities closed I-10 West at LA 415 for nearly nine hours Monday morning after an 18-wheeler hauling motor oil caught fire on the interstate. State Police said the fire happened before Grosse Tete at mile marker 144 around 5:30 a.m."

2014-12-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the Bayway near coastal Daphne (Alabama):
http://fox10tv.com/2014/12/29/semi-truck-catches-fire-on-bayway-near-daphne/
http://snewsi.com/id/1449540729/Semi-truck-catches-fire-on-Bayway-near-Daphne
http://www.weartv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/overnight-tractor-trailer-fire-shuts-down-stretch-i10-temporarily-53473.shtml#.VKOV9CvF_h4

2014-12-29 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at grocery store in Fort McMurray (Canada):
http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/2014/12/29/firefighters-on-grocery-run-stop-truck-fire
2014-12-29 - Tractor bursts into flame in barn, fire spreads, barn destroyed, in East Montpelier (Vermont):
http://www.wcax.com/story/27726330/barn-fire-in-east-montpelier

2014-12-29 - RV bursts into flame while parked near Terrell (Texas):
http://inforney.com/local-news/item/2725-two-displaced-after-fire-destroys-rv-south-of-terrell
http://www.facebook.com/inForneycom/posts/848063888568098

2014-12-29 - SUV bursts into flame while parked near shops in Ingleby Barwick (Britain):
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/teesvalley/stockton/11692277.Blazing_Ingleby_Barwick_car_fire_caught_on_camera/
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/teesvalley/11692277.Blazing_Ingleby_Barwick_car_fire_caught_on_camera/

2014-12-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads to garage and home, in Bridgton (Maine), near Sebago Lake:
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/12/29/firefighters-battle-fire-at-house-in-bridgton/
http://www.wmtw.com/news/multiple-crews-respond-to-fire-in-bridgton/30450230
http://www.wlbz2.com/story/news/local/2014/12/30/fire-bridgton-house-garage/21039039/

Quote: "Firefighters from Bridgton and six neighboring towns put out a house fire Monday night that started in a car that was parked in an attached garage."

Note: People still park cars in attached garages?! Easy way to end up homeless or dead nowadays...

2014-12-29 - Car bursts into flame at 1 AM while parked in garage at home on Arrott Street in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://www.phillyfirenews.com/2014/12/29/two-cops-hurt-car-bumper-hits-garage-fire-philly/
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/two-officers-injured-in-frankford-garage-fire/
http://6abc.com/news/2-officers-hurt-in-fire-at-frankford-garage/453792/

Quote: "The flames were reported before 1:30 a.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Arrott Street in Frankford. Police say a vehicle inside the garage exploded, sending fragments of a metal bumper flying about 100 feet. Two 15th district officers were struck by the debris. One suffered a broken leg. The other suffered cuts."

2014-12-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground parking garage at apartments in coastal Seattle (Washington):
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/explosive-car-fire-forces-residents-apartments/njcPy/

Quote: "A car caught fire in the underground garage at the University Park Apartments at 5644 University Way Sunday night."

2014-12-29 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire scorches home too, in Tracy (Minnesota):
http://www.marshallindependent.com/page/content.detail/id/563519.html

2014-12-29 - Car bursts into flame on the Long Island Expressway near Old Westbury (New York):
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/fire-shuts-down-2-westbound-lanes-of-lie-1.9757489

2014-12-29 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Castleton (Britain):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-30621899
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/family-seven-rescued-house-fire-8354163
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/549205/Family-of-seven-rescued-house-fire-Greater-Manchester

Quote: "Seven people and a puppy have been rescued after a car fire in Rochdale set a nearby house ablaze. Firefighters were called to Manchester Road, Castleton, at 03:30 GMT after an 'intense fire' started in a Volkswagen Golf and left a family trapped."

2014-12-29 - Car bursts into flame on the B4317 near Trimsaran (Britain):
http://www.carmarthenjournal.co.uk/crew-attended-car-near-Trimsaran/story-25777447-detail/story.html
http://www.llanellistar.co.uk/Pontyates-crews-extinguish-Carwe-car/story-25777510-detail/story.html

2014-12-29 - Car bursts into flame on the A23 near Pease Pottage (Britain), three teens treated for smoke inhalation:
http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/local/teenagers-treated-for-smoke-inhalation-after-small-car-fire-on-a23-1-6494563
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/emergency-services-treat-children-after-a23-car-fire

2014-12-29 - Car bursts into flame in the Kemble area near Cirencester (Britain):
http://gloucesternewscentre.co.uk/fire-crew-deal-with-car-fire-in-cirencester/

2014-12-29 - Auto-rickshaw loaded with pot bursts into flame on road near Bodiput (India):
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/ganjaladen-auto-catches-fire/article6734034.ece

Note: Dude! Awkward!

2014-12-29 - RV trailer destroyed by fire at holiday park in coastal Nobby Beach (Australia):
http://www.mygc.com.au/news/fierce-fire-destroys-caravan-at-gold-coast-holiday-park/
http://www.facebook.com/goldcoastbulletin/posts/10152588558407358
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/caravan-burns-at-nobby-beach-holiday-village-in-massive-but-contained-blaze/story-fnj94j0t-1227169707681

2014-12-29 - Car, garage and home destroyed by fire in Ithaca (New York):
http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/public-safety/2014/12/29/cayuga-heights-structure-fire/21007467/
http://www.ithacajournal.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2014/12/29/gallery-house-fire-destroys-northeast-ithaca-home/21013993/

Quote: "The home's garage was burnt level to the ground, and at least one car was destroyed in the fire. Firefighters entered the home with oxygen tanks strapped to their backs, hosing down a gutted interior. They emerged with suits covered by charred material. The house is a total loss..."

2014-12-29 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire at 1:50 AM at home in Austin (Texas):
http://kxan.com/2014/12/29/5-people-displaced-by-n-austin-garage-fire/

2014-12-29 - Barn destroyed by fire in Weybridge (Vermont):
http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412weybridge-barn-destroyed-fire

2014-12-29 - Barn damaged by fire in Swinderby (Britain):
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Barn-Swinderby/story-25781435-detail/story.html

2014-12-29 - Utility pole bursts into flame in coastal Hingham (Massachusetts), blackouts ensue:
http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20141230/NEWS/141239865/12662/NEWS

2014-12-29 - Wildfire erupts near Lake Charm (Australia):
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fire-threatening-mystic-park-lake-charm-and-kangaroo-lake-has-been-contained-20141229-12f12q.html

Quote: "People in the Mystic Park, Lake Charm and Kangaroo Lake areas had been told that it was too late to leave as the fast-moving fire moved towards townships. The Department of Environment and Primary Industries issued an emergency warning at 1pm on Monday, advising people in those areas to act immediately to protect themselves, with the safest remaining option to take shelter indoors. The fire, which started about eight kilometres west of Lake Charm, was travelling in an easterly direction from Third Marsh towards Kangaroo Lake Road on Monday afternoon."

2014-12-29 - Pile of hay bales bursts into flame in Curdievale (Australia), near the coast:
http://www.coast.com.au/news-sport/article/141229/latest-fire-crews-battle-hay-stack-fire-in-curdievale/41

2014-12-29 - Vacation home heavily damaged by fire at 3:18 AM in coastal Naples (Florida), nobody there:
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/27722247/fire-damages-vacation-home-in-naples

2014-12-29 - Home under construction destroyed by fire shortly before midnight in McLean (Virginia), near the Potomac River:
http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/2014/12/29/under-construction-mclean-townhouse-fire/20997893/

Quote: "The townhome was in the process of being built and was two months from completion."

2014-12-29 - Former hotel heavily damaged by fire in Rumford (Maine):
http://www.wlbz2.com/story/news/local/2014/12/29/rumford-hotel-fire/20992259/

2014-12-29 - Hotel damaged by fire in the wee hours in Cleveland (Ohio):
http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/cleveland/2014/12/29/fire-sparks-in-downtown-hotel-wyndham/20991187/

2014-12-29 - Hotel damaged by fire in Palatine (Illinois):
http://abc7chicago.com/news/no-injuries-in-palatine-holiday-inn-express-fire/455178/

2014-12-29 - Rash of deadly house fires hits central Pennsylvania:
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/rash-of-regional-house-fires-claim-lives/article_a500448e-8f67-11e4-933d-fb945e2a16a7.html

2014-12-29 - Deadly fire burns home after 2 AM in Newberry Township (Pennsylvania), 2 killed:
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/12/couple_killed_newberry_townshi.html
http://www.wfmj.com/story/27720498/2-dead-in-central-pennsylvania-house-fire
http://www.wtrf.com/story/27720498/2-dead-in-central-pennsylvania-house-fire

2014-12-29 - Deadly fire burns high-rise in Denver (Colorado), 1 killed:
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/denver-firefighters-find-man-dead-after-responding-to-high-rise-fire-alarm/

2014-12-29 - Vacant structures regularly burning in Lansingburgh (New York):
http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3662161.shtml

2014-12-29 - Vacant building burns at 1:23 AM in Anniston (Alabama):
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/27721845/no-injuries-reported-in-anniston-fire
http://www.annistonstar.com/news/article_9ecf881e-8f93-11e4-9d2d-3feb69847fcd.html

2014-12-29 - Vacant commercial building burns in Houston (Texas):
http://www.chron.com/houston/article/2-alarm-fire-burns-business-in-west-Houston-5983415.php

2014-12-29 - Vacant home for sale burns near Lake Carlton in Loganville (Georgia):
http://patch.com/georgia/loganville/loganville-lake-home-suffers-heavy-fire-damage

Quote: "Gwinnett County firefighters responded to a report from 'neighbors across the lake' of a house fire that caused heavy damage to a single-story home..."

2014-12-29 - Vacant home burns near West Lake Mead Boulevard in Las Vegas (Nevada):
http://www.mynews3.com/content/news/local/story/las-vegas-fire-rescue-lawry-vacant-house/xHj8phJhK0uliiQnRd6BHA.cspx

2014-12-29 - Vacant bar destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Forest Hill (Texas), near Lake Arlington:
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/vacant-forest-hill-bar-destroyed-by-fire/
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article5124288.html
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Fire-Engulfs-Mansfield-Restaurant-286997241.html

2014-12-29 - Man in his 50s killed when RV trailer bursts into flame in Rowan County (North Carolina):
http://www.salisburypost.com/2014/12/29/fire-in-camper-trailer-leaves-one-dead/
http://www.wbtv.com/story/27725466/one-killed-in-mobile-home-fire-in-rowan-county
http://2015newyear.org/tag/fire-in-camper-trailer-leaves-one-dead

2014-12-28 - Smoke fills cabin, passenger plane makes emergency landing in Toronto (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/porter-airlines-flight-pd539-makes-emergency-landing-in-toronto-1.2885113?cmp=rss

Quote: "A Porter Airlines flight from Toronto to Sudbury was forced to make an emergency landing at Pearson airport Sunday night after the plane's cabin filled with smoke, a Radio-Canada reporter on board said."

2014-12-28 - Smoke on the flight deck sends passenger plane to emergency landing in Williamsport (Pennsylvania):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-porter-flight-forced-to-land-en-route-to-washington-1.2885045

Quote: "The crew detected smoke in the flight deck and some in the cabin, according to Porter. The plane was diverted to Williamsport, Pa., where it landed safely and the smoke cleared."

Note: Also see the cargo plane that went missing over central Guyana on this day. A passenger plane carrying 160+ people just went missing over the Java Sea too, presumably crashed into the ocean with everyone aboard killed, mentioned in the 2014-12-27 update...

2014-12-28 - Ferry ship carrying people and vehicles bursts into flame before 6 AM near the island of Othonoi (Greece), 10 killed:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20141228-46472-OTH
http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/28/world/europe/ferry-fire-italy-greece/
http://www.capecodonline.com/article/20141229/NEWS11/141229443/-1/rss01
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2014/1229/At-least-10-dead-in-ferry-blaze-as-survivors-fight-to-get-off-ship
http://wdtn.com/2014/12/29/7-dead-in-greek-ferry-fire/
http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Death-Toll-in-Greek-Ferry-Fire-Rises-to-Eight-287025131.html
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/12/29/hundreds-evacuated-after-mediterranean-ferry-catches-fire/
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/ci_27222036/italian-coast-guard-lifts-greek-ferry-fire-death
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/world/hundreds-trapped-ferry-catches-fire-near-greece-ph/njbxD/
http://abc13.com/news/5-dead-dozens-still-trapped-on-greek-ferry/453206/
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/190-trapped-greek-ferry-49-reach-land-27871564
http://news.sky.com/story/1398669/ferry-on-fire-britons-trapped-on-burning-boat
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/12/28/4433378_greek-ferry-burns-at-sea-killing.html

Quote: "The Norman Atlantic, sailing from Patras in western Greece to the Italian port of Ancona, was 33 nautical miles off the small island of Othonoi when it sent a distress signal, Greek coast guard officials said. 'The captain has requested the evacuation of the ship, according to initial information,' coast guard spokesman Nikos Lagkadianos said. The fire broke out in the garage of the vessel, which was carrying 222 vehicles, just before 6.00 a.m. local time (11.00 p.m. EST), the coast guard said."

Quote: "A fire broke out on the car deck of a ferry carrying 466 people from Greece to Italy early Sunday, forcing authorities to order an evacuation."

Quote: "The death toll climbed to 10 as survivors told of a frantic rush to escape, caught among flames, pelting rain and passengers who fought others for rescue."

Note: So this was basically the same as all the parking lots of vehicles that have been going up in flames, mostly in the wee hours like this fire, except this time the parking lot was on a ship...

2014-12-28 - Thirty buses, 5 minibuses and a car destroyed by inferno after 1 AM while parked at depot in Merthyr Tydfil (Britain):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-30615428
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/massive-blaze-sweeps-through-transport-8350680
http://www.walesnews.org.uk/news/30-coaches-destroyed-in-huge-blaze
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/melted-ground-twisted-metal-frames-4887234

Quote: "A huge blaze has swept through a depot in Merthyr Tydfil, destroying 30 coaches, five minibuses and a car. The inferno triggered a series of explosions at First Call Coaches at Pant Industrial Estate on Sunday. More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze which started shortly after 01:00 GMT. South Wales Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue are investigating, with a spokesman calling it 'a scene of devastation'."

Note: At least 25 buses, plus some cars, were just destroyed by a huge fire in the wee hours in Springe (Germany) too, $12 million in damage, nobody there, mentioned in the 2014-12-26 update. So in just two fires that was at least 55 buses, 5 minibuses and some cars destroyed...

2014-12-28 - Four parked tanker trucks and two warehouses destroyed by inferno in the wee hours in Estevan (Canada):
http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/fire-sevrely-damages-an-estevan-transportation-company-1.2165219
http://www.news.nom.co/fire-sevrely-damages-an-estevan-14454685-news/

Quote: "Crews battled the fire for at least eight hours as it engulfed two commercial warehouses. Estevan’s fire chief Shane Code says at least four fuel tanks on trucks also caught fire."

Quote: "The damage has been estimated to be in the millions of dollars."

2014-12-28 - Two tanker trucks go up in flames while parked at warehouse under construction in Perris (California):
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/12/28/firefighters-battle-tanker-blaze-in-perris/
http://www.rvcfire.org/_Layouts/Incident%20Information/IncidentInfoDetail.aspx?1428

Quote: "The fire destroyed the two tankers while the nearby warehouse, which is under construction, was not damaged..."

2014-12-28 - RV bursts into flame before 5 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, on Bay View Drive in coastal Foley (Alabama):
http://fox10tv.com/2014/12/28/rv-fire-spreads-to-house-destroys-home/
http://snewsi.com/id/1449506457/RV-fire-spreads-to-house-destroys-home

Quote: "Investigators say the family woke up to 'loud popping noises.' When they walked outside, they saw their RV in flames. The vehicle, said Chief Darby, was parked close to the house and the flames soon spread to the attic. Fire officials say the house is a total loss."

Quote: "The Gulf Shores Fire Department was also called in to assist fighting the fire, and, Chief Darby says, one of their firefighters suffered breathing problems and had to be taken to the hospital."

2014-12-28 - Man, 50, found dead in burning car at home in Washington Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/12/car_fire_franklin_county.html
http://www.your4state.com/story/d/story/body-found-in-burned-vehicle/26612/ciKmwDlrq0aRaDWMb3GX6A
http://local21news.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/coroner-called-scene-automobile-fire-14386.shtml
http://www.publicopiniononline.com/crime/ci_27222106/blue-ridge-summit-man-found-dead-after-vehicle
http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/breaking/police-identify-body-found-in-burned-vehicle-in-blue-ridge/article_aa7b8e4e-8f69-11e4-a15c-33be53948aba.html

Quote: "Emergency crews and the Franklin County Coroner were called to the vehicle fire shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday outside of Smay's home in the 14000 block of Charmian Road in Washington Township."

Note: As map in the first link shows, this home is about 500 feet northeast (downwind) of a stream called Red Run. Vehicular fires - of all kinds - continue to escalate...

2014-12-28 - Home damaged by basement explosion and fire in Hixson (Tennessee):
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/27718100/gas-explosion-leads-to-house-fire-in-hixson
http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/gas-explosion-leaves-3-family-members-minor-burns-14468.shtml

2014-12-28 - Butane tank explodes and burns at home near Spring Creek Road in Galien Township (Michigan), 4 injured:
http://www.wsjm.com/Several-Burned-In-Galien-Township-Explosion/20605776

2014-12-28 - Building damaged by basement explosion in Superior (Wyomind):
http://www.sweetwaternow.com/explosion-superior-building-basement-investigated-no-one-injured/

2014-12-28 - Vaccination center damaged by explosion in Agouza (Egypt), near the Nile River, 5 injured:
http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/12/28/explosion-cairo-injures-5/

2014-12-28 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and rattles people in Riverside (Idaho), in Bingham County, second time in a week:
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/another-mysterious-explosion-heard-in-bingham-county-residents-in-riverside/article_e76e150e-8f2f-11e4-86f2-573e59da983c.html

Note: The previous mysterious explosion in this area was mentioned in the 2014-12-24 update...

2014-12-28 - Deadly fire rips through senior high-rise at 6 AM in Castle Hills, near San Antonio (Texas), 5 killed, 10+ injured:
http://kxan.com/ap/17-in-hospital-after-deadly-texas-high-rise-fire/
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/First-victim-identified-in-high-rise-fire-that-5983219.php
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Fire-breaks-out-at-senior-living-community-5981971.php
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dead-apartment-building-fire-san-antonio-27864047
http://www.woai.com/articles/woai-local-news-sponsored-by-five-119078/five-dead-in-san-antonio-fire-13098720/
http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/texas/2014/12/28/fire-breaks-out-at-senior-apartments-in-san-antonio/20966821/

Quote: "Five people died and 10 were injured after a 3-alarm-fire broke out Sunday at a senior living high-rise in the North Side suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said. The Castle Hills Fire Department first responded to the 6 a.m. blaze at Wedgwood Senior Living Apartments, an 11-story structure at 6701 Blanco Road that houses about 700 residents."

2014-12-28 - Timber market ravaged by massive blaze in the wee hours in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):
http://www.dawn.com/news/1153582/fire-breaks-out-in-karachi-timber-market
http://www.dawn.com/news/1153582/blaze-in-karachi-timber-market-controlled
http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/videos/news/residents-flee-karachi-blaze/vC7274/
http://www.thepkchannel.com/timber-market-burnt-in-karachi/

2014-12-28 - Tour bus bursts into flame on bridge in coastal Xiamen (China):
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2014/12/28/3941s858690.htm

Quote: "A tour bus with a dozen passengers on board caught fire on Sunday afternoon on an elevated road bridge in Xiamen, in east China's Fujian province. The fire was soon put out. But the bus and some fencing structures on the bridge were badly burnt."

2014-12-28 - Passenger bus destroyed by fire while parked at Lekan Salami Stadium in Adamasingba, Ibadan (Nigeria):
http://www.tribune.com.ng/news/news-headlines/item/25396-fire-guts-ajimobi-branded-bus

2014-12-28 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 in Franklin (Tennessee), 1 injured:
http://www.wsmv.com/story/27718721/tractor-trailer-fire-shuts-down-franklin-bridge
http://wkrn.com/2014/12/28/semi-fire-slows-traffic-on-i-65-south-in-williamson-county/
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2014/12/28/tractor-trailer-on-fire-both-lanes-of-i65-closed-at-mcewen-dr-exit/20975937/
http://www.jrn.com/newschannel5/news/Southbound-Interstate-65-Blocked-By-Truck-Fire-286969401.html
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/29/I65_partly_reopened_after_tractor_trailer_fire/

Quote: "A tractor trailer driver is in the hospital Sunday after his truck burst into flames. Police say he was driving down Interstate 65 southbound when the truck cab became engulfed in flames around 4 p.m. under the McEwen overpass."

2014-12-28 - Tractor, hay, machine shed and two storage buildings go up in flames near Anthon (Iowa):
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/firefighters-battle-machine-shed-fire-near-anthon-iowa/article_4d6ff110-b080-5333-9b53-fa8971711a6e.html

Quote: "Armstrong said at least one tractor and several hay bales were inside of the machine shed."

2014-12-28 - RV bursts into flame on I-78 in Clinton Township (New Jersey):
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/hunterdon-county/express-times/index.ssf/2014/12/interstate_78_westbound_lanes.html
http://www.asiaeu.com/us/interstate-78-westbound-lanes-shut-down-due-to-mobile-home-fire-according-to-emergency-radio-h116286.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EbPvsaN_iA

2014-12-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in Denver (Colorado):
http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2014/12/29/denver-fire-high-street/20988603/

2014-12-28 - Pickup truck bursts into flame as man works on it, fire spreads to home, in Scott County (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/story/27716648/car-fire-spreads-to-home

2014-12-28 - At least one car goes up in flames in parking garage at condos on Creve Coeur Mills Road in Maryland Heights (Missouri):
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/12/28/condominium-parking-garage-catches-fire/
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Fire-breaks-out-at-Chesterfield-parking-garage-286956881.html
http://fox2now.com/2014/12/28/heavy-smoke-water-damage-after-condo-complex-garage-fire/

Quote: "With the exception of one or two automobiles, the damage was kept to a minimum."

2014-12-28 - Car bursts into flame while parked near business in Alva (Oklahoma):
http://www.alvareviewcourier.com/news/local/image_382394ae-8efb-11e4-981b-2fbadd275666.html

2014-12-28 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal New Smyrna Beach (Florida), separate crash 20 minutes later too:
http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20141228/news/141229479

Quote: "The car fire occurred shortly before 3 p.m. and the crash about 20 minutes later."

2014-12-28 - Car bursts into flame at entrance to Gulf Coast Town Center in San Carlos Park (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/2014/12/28/car-fire-causes-traffic-delays-on-alico-road-in-san-carlos-park/20967485/

2014-12-28 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 77 in Ricardo, just south of Kingsville (Texas):
http://www.kiiitv.com/story/27718879/vehicle-fire-backs-up-traffic-along-highway-77-south-of-kingsville
http://www.navbug.com/article119465928/vehicle_fire_backs_up_traffic_along_highway_77_south_of_kingsville.htm

2014-12-28 - Car bursts into flame at apartment building in Fargo (North Dakota):
http://www.inforum.com/news/accidents/3643567-fargo-vehicle-fire-leaves-damages-car-no-injures

2014-12-28 - Three cars burst into flame shortly before midnight while parked at home in St. Vital area of Winnipeg (Canada):
http://globalnews.ca/news/1745703/late-night-car-fire-in-st-vital/
http://www.macroinsider.com/local/late-night-car-fire-in-st-vital-h15968.html

2014-12-28 - Car bursts into flame AND driver has 'medical condition', on road in Westbury (Britain):
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/headlines/11690482.Car_fire_closes_road_in_Westbury/
http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/latestheadlines/11690482.Car_fire_closes_road_in_Westbury/

Quote: "Motorists in Westbury had to find an alternative route this evening when the police and fire service were called to a fire in a red Ford Ka. The driver suffering a medical condition was helped by a passing couple who called fire and police."

2014-12-28 - Car and RV trailer burst into flame at Knollbury, Magor (Britain):
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11690418.Fire_crews_called_to_blaze_in_Magor/

Quote: "Emergency crews responded to 49 Parkville Drive around 11:30 p.m. where the three vehicles were on fire in the rear of the house."

2014-12-28 - Car bursts into flame in the Uplands area of Stroud (Britain):
http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/11690500.Fire_crew_tackle_car_on_fire_in_Stroud/
http://www.southwestnews.org.uk/news/fire-crew-tackle-car-on-fire-in-stroud
http://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/11691063.Crews_tackle_car_fire_in_Uplands_Stroud/

2014-12-28 - Car bursts into flame at 12:30 AM on Willowfield Road in Halifax (Britain):
http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/calderdale/fire-crews-attend-car-fire-1-7023036

2014-12-28 - Car bursts into flame on Liskeard Close in Runcorn (Britain), two nearby vehicles damaged too:
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-fire-in-runcorn_28-12-2014_16-42-56

2014-12-28 - RV trailer bursts into flame in Grays Hill (South Carolina):
http://www.islandpacket.com/2014/12/28/3509399_grays-hill-camper-used-as-home.html

2014-12-28 - RV trailer bursts into flame at RV park at coastal Cowichan Bay (Canada):
http://897.juicefm.ca/news/investigation-continues-after-weekend-blaze-at-cowichan-bay-rv-park/

2014-12-28 - Barn destroyed by fire at 12:36 AM in Chatham Township (Minnesota), 9 horses killed:
http://kstp.com/news/stories/s3661870.shtml
http://www.wqow.com/story/27725718/9-horses-die-in-minnesota-barn-fire
http://northwrightcounty.today/2014/12/horses-perish-wright-county-barn-fire/
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/29/9-horses-die-in-minnesota-barn-fire/
http://www.onenewspage.us/n/US/750rp4skj/Nine-horses-killed-in-Wright-County-barn-fire.htm

Quote: "Nine horses were killed in a barn fire in Wright County over the weekend, according to the sheriff’s office. The fire was reported at 12:36 a.m. Sunday at a horse ranch on the 2100 block of Bolton Drive Northwest in Chatham Township. The barn was engulfed in flames when Wright County deputies arrived."

2014-12-28 - Transformer bursts into flame outside home on Airport Road in Emporium (Pennsylvania):
http://solomonswords.blogspot.com/2014/12/outside-fire-transformer-address-1.html
http://www.facebook.com/solomonswords/posts/827682393937551

Note: About 100 feet from West Creek...

2014-12-28 - Power pole explodes near Swamp Road in Riversdale area of Blenheim (New Zealand), blackouts ensue:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/64520357/Explosion-leaves-thousands-without-power

2014-12-28 - Brush fire breaks out along I-95 in Chesterfield County (Virginia):
http://wtvr.com/2014/12/28/brush-fire-causes-delays-on-i-95n-in-chesterfield/

2014-12-28 - Forest fire erupts in Malam Jabba (India):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20141228-46476-IND

Quote: "A fire engulfed the forest range of Malam Jabba and ravaged hundreds of trees, as forest department officials battled to put the inferno out on Saturday, a day after it erupted. According to locals, the fire erupted due to unknown reasons on Friday."

2014-12-28 - Oil drilling camp erupts in flame at midnight near the Kuparuk River (Alaska):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20141229-46480-USA
http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/fire-reported-at-eni-petroleum-camp-on-north-slope/30433632
http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/fire-breaks-out-at-north-slope-camp-no-injuries/article_df7fcff6-8f0a-11e4-a799-5b64a312f769.html

Quote: "Eni Petroleum spokesman Grande Whitney says everyone involved was safe after the fire at the company's Nikaitchuq Operations Camp north of the Kuparuk River unit operated by ConocoPhillips. Whitney says the fire took place about midnight."

2014-12-28 - Bank damaged by fire in Lancaster (New York), nobody there:
http://www.wkbw.com/news/crews-respond-to-fire-at-evans-bank-in-depew

2014-12-28 - Storage facility destroyed by fire at 5:20 AM in Owensboro (Kentucky):
http://www.14news.com/story/27713760/owensboro-storage-facility-complete-loss-after-fire

2014-12-28 - Storage building bursts into flame at 3 AM, fire spreads to law office, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):
http://www.koco.com/news/suspicious-fire-investigated-at-oklahoma-city-business-officials-say/30430184?absolute=true

2014-12-28 - Boutique destroyed by fire in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):
http://www.turnto10.com/story/27718470/fire-destroys-providence-business

2014-12-28 - Tanning salon damaged by fire in coastal Shoreline (Washington):
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/fire-tanning-salon-shoreline/njb5Z/
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Fire-burns-room-at-Shoreline-tanning-salon-286964971.html

2014-12-28 - Garage bursts into flame in Compton (California), roof collapses, 5 firefighters lightly injured:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/12/28/5-firefighters-injured-while-battling-compton-garage-fire/
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/5-Firefighters-Injured-Battling-3-Alarm-Fire-in-Compton-286950401.html

2014-12-28 - Porch bursts into flame at home in Lander (Wyoming):
http://county10.com/2014/12/29/fire-chief-porch-fire-in-lander-has-no-obvious-cause/
http://www.facebook.com/county10news/posts/751242874962875

Quote: "Siwik and Hudson both said that there were no obvious signs as to how the fire got started. 'It wasn’t a set fire by any means,' Siwik said, adding that the cause likely would ultimately land in the 'freak of nature' category."

Note: Probably something rusty nearby, like nail heads under the rug or a bracket or hinge or something like that. But since they're unaware of the rusty iron/steel fire-ignition problem, that won't occur to them, so they'll just end up baffled when fires like this occur. That's ironic, since understanding fires and their causes is THEIR job, not mine. In any case, one can't count on fire investigators being competent until they recognize the problem...

2014-12-28 - Mobile home burns to the ground in Jackson County (Kentucky), nobody there:
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Fire-destroys-home-in-Jackson-County-286967221.html

2014-12-28 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Holden (Maine), 2 injured:
http://bangordailynews.com/slideshow/apartments-on-fire-at-24-unit-holden-complex-for-elderly-and-disabled-residents/
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/28/news/bangor/apartments-on-fire-at-24-unit-holden-complex-for-elderly-and-disabled-residents/

Quote: "Bangor firefighter Andrew Emery posted to Twitter from the scene, saying two people were injured, one by fire and one by a medical condition."

2014-12-28 - Apartment building destroyed by fire at 4:37 AM in coastal Plymouth (Massachusetts):
http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20141228/NEWS/141227633/12662/NEWS
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/12/28/firefighters-battle-heavy-fire-at-plymouth-house/

2014-12-28 - Deadly fire burns caravan at 1 AM in coastal County Galway (Ireland), 1 killed:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/1228/669342-fatal-fire-galway/
http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2014/1228/20703678-man-dies-in-house-fire-in-galway/
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/28/64yearold_man_dead_following_caravan_fire_in_Galway/

2014-12-28 - Deadly fire burns mobile home just after 3 AM in Castaic (California), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/12/28/wife-killed-husband-hospitalized-in-castaic-mobile-home-fire/
http://abc7.com/news/73-year-old-woman-found-dead-in-castic-trailer-after-fire/453210/
http://www.signalscv.com/section/36/article/131294/

2014-12-28 - Deadly fire burns mobile home in Victoria (Texas), near the coast, 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/texas/2014/12/29/boy-6-dies-in-victoria-mobile-home-fire/20999053/

2014-12-28 - Vacant home burns in Kannapolis (North Carolina):
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/kannapolis-firefighters-fight-fire-vacant-home/njcFc/

2014-12-28 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Dillonvale (Ohio):
http://www.heraldstaronline.com/page/content.detail/id/614965/Vacant-house-burns-in-Dillonvale.html?nav=5010
http://www.wtov9.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wtov_crews-encounter-challenges-at-dillonvale-house-fire-6937.shtml

2014-12-28 - Vacant home burns in Paterson (New Jersey):
http://newjersey.news12.com/multimedia/fire-breaks-out-in-paterson-home-1.9753386
http://www.northjersey.com/news/paterson-fire-heavily-damages-building-1.1182461
http://www.nj.com/passaic-county/index.ssf/2014/12/paterson_firefighters_extinguish_blaze_in_vacant_home.html

2014-12-27 - Home explodes and burns in La ForĂȘt-Auvray (France), 1 killed:
http://www.tendanceouest.com/actualite-88920-explosion-et-incendie-dans-pavillon-de-la-foret-auvray-une-victime.html
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.tendanceouest.com/actualite-88920-explosion-et-incendie-dans-pavillon-de-la-foret-auvray-une-victime.html&prev=search

Quote: "A tragedy occurred this morning, Saturday, Dec. 27 Orne: an explosion followed by a fire in a house. The incident occurred around 8 am in the small town of Forest Auvray, west of Argentan."

2014-12-27 - Hot dog stand explodes and burns in Kamloops (Canada), 2 injured:
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/two-seriously-injured-in-kamloops-hot-dog-stand-explosion-1.2163600
http://www.cfjctv.com/story.php?id=22317
http://www.vancouversun.com/injured+stand+explosion+Kamloops/10684896/story.html

Quote: "A Kamloops Fire Rescue spokesman said one bystander was thrown more than four metres through the air."

Note: Kamloops is located at the confluence of two branches of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake...

2014-12-27 - Underground electrical explosion shatters manhole cover, shakes homes, in Ilkeston (Britain):
http://www.nottinghampost.com/Neighbours-tell-pavement-explosions-Ilkeston/story-25772286-detail/story.html
http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/grassroots/ilkeston-fire-crews-attend-electrical-explosion-on-middleton-road-1-7022823

2014-12-27 - Timber warehouse devastated by inferno at 2:30 AM near coastal Mumbai (India), 8 killed, 3 injured:
http://www.dawn.com/news/1153489/eight-killed-in-fire-in-timber-shop-near-mumbai
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/five-dead-in-bhiwandi-timber-godown-fire/article6730309.ece
http://www.9ijanews.com/news/five-dead-in-bhiwandi-timber-godown-fire
http://www.newsnation.in/article/65021-maharashtra-eight-killed-bhiwandi-timbre-mart-fire.html

Quote: "At least eight persons were on Saturday charred to death and three others seriously injured in a fire in a timbre mart in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi here, police and fire officials said. The inferno began around 2.30 am when a fire broke out in a wood godown of Madvi compound in Rahnal and spread to at least three other adjacent godowns including that of a scrap dealer, killing eight persons, Senior Police Inspector Anil Akade of the Narpoli Police Station in Bhiwandi said."

2014-12-27 - 40 boats and boat house destroyed by fire at boat club on the Ohio River in Robinson Township (Pennsylvania):
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/12/28/boathouse-fire-destroys-40-boats-causes-hundreds-of-thousands-in-damage/
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2014/12/27/Firefighters-battle-structure-fire-at-Robinson-boat-club/stories/201412270124
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/12/27/fire-erupts-at-boat-club-in-robinson-twp/
http://pittsburgh.icito.com/firefighters-battle-structure-fire-at-boat-club-in-robinson/
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/28/Firefighters_battle_structure_fire_at_boat_club_in_Robinson/

Quote: "A fire at a Robinson Township boathouse destroyed 40 boats, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. The fire started Saturday night at the Groveton Boat Club along the Ohio river, on Royal Avenue. Officials say the boathouse housed 40 boats valued at $10,000 to $30,000 apiece."

2014-12-27 - Boat explodes and burns at fueling dock at Tarpon Point Marina in coastal Cape Coral (Florida), 3 lightly injured:
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/27718330/boaters-considered-heroic-after-towing-burning-boat
http://www.winknews.com/2014/12/27/boat-explosion-at-tarpon-point-marina/
http://www.winknews.com/2014/12/28/boat-explosion/
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/27714646/boat-explosion-at-tarpon-point-marina
http://www.jrn.com/fox4now/news/Three-injured-in-Cape-Coral-boat-explosion--286933271.html
http://www.facebook.com/TheNewsPress/posts/10152405517816534
http://www.news-press.com/story/news/local/cape-coral/2014/12/27/boat-fire-explosion-at-tarpon-point-marina/20940873/

Note: Possibly the work of the Ghostly Match. I mentioned refueling as a danger specifically, and this same thing has happened many times now in the last couple of years, sometimes killing people...

2014-12-27 - Boat explodes and burns on the Hawkesbury River in Sackville suburb of coastal Sydney (Australia), 2 injured:
http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/25863291/two-girls-burned-in-nsw-boat-explosion/
http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2014/12/27/two-girls-burned-in-nsw--boat-explosion-.html

Quote: "Officers were called to Ulinbawn Ski Park in Sackville, north of Sydney, at 5pm (AEDT) on Saturday with reports of a 'boat explosion', a police spokesman told AAP. The two girls onboard were treated for what appears to be 'significant burns' to their legs."

2014-12-27 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame on the A45 in Northampton (Britain), near the River Nene:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-30612155
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/breaking-news-firefighters-tackle-double-decker-bus-blaze-on-a45-in-northampton-1-6492696
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/27/A45_bus_fire_Police_escort_for_Northampton_mumtobe/

2014-12-27 - Commuter minibus bursts into flame near filling station in coastal Lekki (Nigeria):
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/12/lucky-escape-12-passengers-bus-goes-flames/
http://247nigerianewsupdate.co/breaking-news-bus-catches-fire-in-front-of-mrs-filling-station-lekki/
http://www.naijaballers.com/2014/12/breaking-news-bus-catches-fire-in-front.html
http://www.cliqloaded.com/2014/12/breaking-news-bus-catches-fire-in-front-of-mrs-filling-station-lekki/
http://www.naijaloaded.com.ng/2014/12/27/breaking-news-bus-catches-fire-front-mrs-filling-station-lekki/
http://www.ngtrends.com/2014/12/breaking-news-bus-catches-fire-front-mrs-filling-station-lekki-photos/
http://www.facebook.com/Naijaballers1/posts/704956576284229

2014-12-27 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked inside building in Portland (Connecticut):
http://www.wfsb.com/story/27713751/truck-fire-reported-in-portland
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Tractor-Trailer-Catches-Fire-in-Portland-Building-286924921.html
http://foxct.com/2014/12/27/portland-firefighters-battle-blaze-on-wilcox-hill-road/
http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/connecticut/tractor-trailer-catches-fire-in-building/
http://snewsi.com/id/1449488246/Tractor-trailer-damaged-in-fire-in-Portland
http://www.facebook.com/FOXCT/posts/821885074520332

Note: Portland is located along the eastern (downwind) banks of the Connecticut River...

2014-12-27 - Semi tractor bursts into flame on the A3 near coastal Portsmouth (Britain):
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/video-lorry-engulfed-by-fire-on-a3-m-1-6492851
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/lorry-fire-on-motorway-near-waterlooville
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2014-12-27/lorry-fire-causing-delays-for-havant-motorists/
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/video-lorry-engulfed-by-fire-on-a3m
http://www.facebook.com/portsmouthnews/posts/10152916197782418

2014-12-27 - RV bursts into flame on I-95 in Hanover County (Virginia):
http://wtvr.com/2014/12/27/traffic-alert-vehicle-fire-snarls-traffic-on-i-95/
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/traffic/article_e4f6411d-b4d9-55a8-9598-0650ae6e000f.html
http://www.video11.com/autos/traffic-alert-rv-fire-on-i-95-south-h226219.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km5SyAOyzOk

2014-12-27 - SUV bursts into flame on I-80 near Wood River (Nebraska):
http://www.nebraska.tv/story/27715923/car-fire-temporarily-closes-i-80-near-wood-river
http://www.nbcneb.com/home/headlines/Car-Fire-286941671.html
http://www.ketv.com/news/patrol-car-on-fire-affects-i80-in-nebraska/30431010

2014-12-27 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at home, fire damages home too, in Georgetown (Kentucky):
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Man-suffers-minor-injuries-after-Scott-County-fire-286932421.html

2014-12-27 - Ferrari 360 Modena supercar bursts into flame in the wee hours on highway in coastal Hong Kong (China):
http://www.gtspirit.com/2014/12/27/ferrari-360-catches-fire-on-christmas-eve-in-hong-kong/

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Mill Creek Drive in Longview Beach (Maryland):
http://www.sdvfd5.com/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=270

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame while parked at movie theater in coastal Boca Raton (Florida):
http://www.facebook.com/WestBocaNews/posts/986025491426776

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame at 1:17 AM at intersection in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.doingitlocal.com/2014/12/tonights-car-fire-107/

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 53 in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/27715355/2014/12/27/car-fire-slows-traffic
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Car-fire-causes-major-backups-on-Highway-53-North--286933761.html

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Centralia (Washington):
http://www.chronline.com/crime/article_e3556800-8d81-11e4-8761-d7fe891e30fa.html

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame on Perkiomen Ave in Exeter Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.exetertwpfire25.com/news/fullstory/newsid/215851

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame at home in San Angelo (Texas):
http://sanangelolive.com/news/san-angelo/2014-12-27/firefighters-fend-house-fire-during-car-fire-driveway

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame on road in Delhi (India), brakes fail too:
http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail2/story197354/car-catches-fire-near-bhikaji-cama-place-in-delhi.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Close-shave-as-new-car-catches-fire-brakes-fail/articleshow/45664578.cms

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame at 4:20 AM while parked on Victoria Street in Goole (Britain), nearby homes scorched:
http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Residents-evacuated-intense-car-Goole-melts-doors/story-25774315-detail/story.html

Quote: "Police and fire crews raced to Victoria Street, Goole which is lined with terraced houses after the Vauxhall estate was engulfed in flames around 4.20am on Boxing Day. The fire was so intense it melted the front doors and cracked the glass in two houses."

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame at 6:11 AM while parked on Timbrell Avenue in Crewe (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-fire-in-crewe_27-12-2014_8-16-37
http://www.westmidlandsnews.org.uk/news/firefighters-investigating-car-fire-in-crewe

2014-12-27 - Car bursts into flame on Middle Path in Crewkerne (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31436&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Crewkerne-crew-responds-car-Middle-Path/story-25774147-detail/story.html

2014-12-27 - Vehicle bursts into flame in downtown Las Vegas (Nevada), 1 injured:
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/downtown-vehicle-fire-hospitalizes-one-person
http://www.wopular.com/downtown-vehicle-fire-hospitalizes-one-person

2014-12-27 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 6:30 AM while parked on coastal Ocracoke Island (North Carolina), nobody there:
http://ocracokeobserver.com/2014/12/28/early-morning-fire-strikes-camper-on-ocracoke/

2014-12-27 - Battery explodes and burns, fire spreads, auto shop destroyed, in the Town of Davenport (New York):
http://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/fire-leaves-local-business-destroyed/article_871aaac2-a65f-5770-b874-02a4791d5827.html
http://www.firehouse.com/news/12030591/blaze-destroys-davenport-auto-business

2014-12-27 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Norco (California):
http://www.pe.com/articles/fire-757112-auto-release.html
http://riverside.crwe-pr.com/blog/2014/12/27/norco-fire-damages-auto-repair-business/

2014-12-27 - Seven vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire at 12:45 AM in Andover (Massachusetts), nobody there:
http://www.eveningtribune.com/article/20141228/NEWS/141229745

2014-12-27 - Car, duplex and tree go up in flames in Cornelius (Oregon):
http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2014/12/duplex_destroyed_in_cornelius.html

2014-12-27 - Barn destroyed by huge fire at Middle Creek Montessori School near Bozeman (Montana), some animals killed:
http://www.kbzk.com/news/crews-battling-barn-fire-at-middle-creek-montessori-school/
http://www.kxlf.com/news/update-barn-roof-collapses-from-fire-at-middle-creek-montessori-school/
http://www.ktvq.com/news/barn-roof-collapses-from-fire-at-middle-creek-montessori-school/
http://www.kxlf.com/news/crews-battling-large-barn-fire-west-of-bozeman/
http://www.facebook.com/Q2News/posts/10150441638324982
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/fire-destroys-middle-creek-montessori-barn/article_a84c06d0-8e56-11e4-9875-7fea17749c89.html

2014-12-27 - Barn and 12 tons of hay and straw destroyed by fire at Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31432&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11689957.Major_barn_fire_at_Cheriton_Fitzpaine/
http://www.southwestnews.org.uk/news/major-barn-fire-at-cheriton-fitzpaine

2014-12-27 - Heavy equipment manufacturing plant heavily damaged by fire in Grundy Center (Iowa), $1 million in damage:
http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/fire-heavily-damages-grundy-center-manufacturer-20141227
http://whotv.com/2014/12/27/fire-causes-1-million-in-damages-at-grundy-manufacturing-plant/

2014-12-27 - Mixed-use building with vacant storefront destroyed by fire shortly after 6:30 AM in Plattsville (Canada):
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/fire-fighters-evacuate-30-homes-after-an-early-morning-blaze-in-plattsville-1.2162746
http://london.ctvnews.ca/plattsville-fire-under-investigation-almost-30-homes-evacuated-1.2162723
http://www.am980.ca/2014/12/26/plattsville-fire/

2014-12-27 - Garage bursts into flame at 1:30 AM at home in Knoxville (Tennessee):
http://wate.com/2014/12/27/garage-deemed-total-loss-after-fire-breaks-out-in-north-knoxville/

2014-12-27 - Home damaged by basement fire shortly before midnight in coastal Queens (New York), 1 injured:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/man-hospitalized-critical-injuries-queens-fire-article-1.2058635

2014-12-27 - Deadly fire burns home at 5:25 AM in Moriah (New York), 2 killed:
http://www.wptz.com/news/fire-breaks-out-at-a-trailer-kills-2/30424000
http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/fatal-fire-in-moriah/article_5179550a-8dda-11e4-b111-870bbecb88e3.html

2014-12-27 - Deadly fire burns home in Hull (Illinois), 1 killed:
http://www.wgem.com/story/27712094/2014/12/26/woman-found-dead-in-hull-ill-house-fire

2014-12-27 - Deadly fire burns home on Colebrook Road in Londonderry Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/12/woman_dead_fire_londonderry_to.html

2014-12-27 - Deadly fire burns home at 7:25 AM in Piedmont (Alabama), 1 killed:
http://www.al.com/news/anniston-gadsden/index.ssf/2014/12/piedmont_man_dead_in_morning_f.html

2014-12-27 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:30 AM in Byhalia (Mississippi), 3 killed:
http://wreg.com/2014/12/27/3-children-die-in-byhalia-house-fire/
http://djournal.com/news/3-children-die-byhalia-house-fire/
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/27714950/three-children-die-in-early-morning-house-fire
http://jackson.gotnewswire.com/news/three-children-die-in-early-morning-house-fire

2014-12-27 - Deadly fire burns home in Marion (Indiana), 2 killed:
http://www.wthr.com/story/27714251/two-dead-in-marion-house-fire
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/couple-4-dogs-killed-in-marion-house-fire
http://www.wave3.com/story/27714556/indiana-house-fire-kills-man-woman-their-4-dogs

2014-12-27 - Vacant home destroyed by fire before 4 AM in Temple (Texas):
http://www.kxxv.com/story/27709850/temple-house-a-total-loss-after-early-morning-fire
http://www.tdtnews.com/news/article_be68eb98-8d72-11e4-b529-4bf89aa0530e.html

2014-12-27 - Vacant warehouse destroyed by huge fire at 3:25 AM near the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville (North Carolina):
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/fire-consumes-large-warehouse-off-person-street-near-downtown-fayetteville/article_8b4fa32a-8db6-11e4-8881-3f64039b0afd.html

Quote: "A vacant warehouse off Person Street near the Cape Fear River burned early Saturday, the Fayetteville Fire Department said. Part of Person Street near the river bridge was closed to traffic. Firefighters arrived around 3:25 a.m. and found the building at 128 N. Water St. to be fully engulfed in flames."

2014-12-27 - Vacant factory destroyed by massive blaze in Carlow (Ireland), near the River Harrow, people warned to stay indoors:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/1227/669242-carlow-fire/
http://www.eveningecho.ie/2014/12/28/roads-reopen-after-fire-in-disused-carlow-factory/
http://www.eveningecho.ie/2014/12/27/gardai-warn-residents-to-stay-indoors-as-fire-releases-toxic-materials-in-carlow/

2014-12-26 - 25 buses, cars and bus depot destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Springe (Germany), $12 million damage, nobody there:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/26/391968/fire-totals-german-bus-garage/
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/fire-fighter-extinguishes-fire-bus-depot-springe-northern-photo-151931872.html
http://www.firerescue1.com/fire-attack/articles/2046830-Fire-guts-German-bus-garage/
http://www.vosizneias.com/news/photos/view/252738881
http://alternative-news-network.net/fire-totals-german-bus-garage/
http://news.newsdirectory1.com/hall-with-25-buses-burns-down/

Quote: "Police sources put the damages from the fire in the town of Springe in the federal state of Lower Saxony at around 10 million euros (12 million dollars), DPA reported on Friday. The blaze took 350 firemen and nearly 10 hours to control. Residents reported seeing flames coming from the shed -- which also contained several cars -- and hearing loud noises. According to the police, no transport staff was on the site at the time of the blaze as regional bus services shut down during the night."

Note: The record for most buses to be destroyed in one fire remains at 37, which burned up in May 2013 at a depot near coastal Torquay (Britain), mentioned in the 2013-05-12 update...

2014-12-26 - DC-3 tourist plane lands, bursts into flame, at airport in Riverside (California):
http://www.pe.com/articles/riverside-757074-plane-appeared.html

Quote: "The crew noticed that the right engine was on fire after the plane landed about 5:20 p.m. and activated an extinguisher, Stamper said."

2014-12-26 - Passengers smell smoke, passenger plane grounded, at Logan Airport in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/12/26/smoke-reported-on-american-airlines-plane-at-logan-airport/

Note: Lotsa planes coming down smoking or on fire these days...

2014-12-26 - Canadian Navy ship 'HMCS Toronto' damaged by fire in the Mediterranean Sea:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1259711-hmcs-toronto-deals-with-minor-on-board-fire-on-christmas-day

2014-12-26 - Fishing boat explodes and burns on coastal Lummi Island (Washington):
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/12/fishing-boat-explodes-on-lummi-island/
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/12/26/4047421_boat-explodes-on-lummi-island.html
http://www.facebook.com/WhatcomReport/posts/747875085303067

Note: It's not just ground vehicles burning up, but all vehicles, including planes and boats. There ARE more ground vehicles burning up, that's true, but that's because there are more ground vehicles, period. All vehicles are now randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time, so it's increasingly unwise to park a vehicle near anything you don't want to see on fire, like your home. The house fires that start when a vehicle spontaneously ignites in the middle of the night are particularly dangerous because smoke detectors inside homes may not go off until escape routes are already in flames, which can be fatal...

2014-12-26 - Auto scrapyard hit by fire, caravan burns, in Gwynedd (Britain):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-30603262
http://news24now.net/news/investigation-into-caravan-fire
http://www.facebook.com/BBCWalesNews/posts/776118895787533

2014-12-26 - Boat, tractor trailer, camper and tires go up in flames at trucking business in Cleveland (Ohio), nobody there:
http://www.wncn.com/story/27713028/suspicious-fire-at-brooklyn-business
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/3-cars-on-fire-as-firefighters-respond-in-cleveland
http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/cleveland/2014/12/26/ridge-road-fire/20929183/

2014-12-26 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-26 in Dorchester County (South Carolina):
http://www.live5news.com/story/27707999/vehicle-fire-on-i-26-stalled-christmas-night-traffic-for-hours
http://charleston.gotnewswire.com/news/vehicle-fire-on-i26-stalled-christmas-night-traffic-for-hours
http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/cleveland/boat-rv-bobcat-damaged-in-brooklyn-garage-fire/

Quote: "Witnesses said an 18-wheeler caught fire, causing major traffic delays for up to three hours."

2014-12-26 - Semi tractor bursts into flame shortly before midnight while parked in Ringgold Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/fire-marshal-estimates-50k-damage-in-christmas-night-fire-in-ringgold/

Quote: "Police say the fire broke out around 11:45 p.m. at 3899 State Route 536. According to police, the owner of the property, John Reed, discovered that his 2006 Freightliner truck was on fire. Reed moved two vehicles but was unable to move a third vehicle due to its close proximity to the Freightliner. The fire extended to the third vehicle, a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck, and a two-car garage."

2014-12-26 - Tractor, mower and shop destroyed by fire at around midnight in Lake Kahola (Kansas):
http://kvoe.com/news/6702-montgomery-thankful-lake-kahola-shop-fire-didn-t-spread

Quote: "Montgomery says the shop will have to be rebuilt and equipment like a mower, tractor and other implements will have to be replaced after the shop burned to the ground..."

2014-12-26 - Garbage truck bursts into flame at business in coastal Savannah (Georgia):
http://www.wtoc.com/story/27708925/recycling-truck-destroyed-by-fire
http://www.wistv.com/story/27708925/recycling-truck-destroyed-by-fire
http://www.19actionnews.com/story/27708925/recycling-truck-destroyed-by-fire
http://www.kait8.com/story/27708925/recycling-truck-destroyed-by-fire

2014-12-26 - Box truck bursts into flame on I-5 near the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood (Washington):
http://lynnwoodtoday.com/vehicle-fire-snarls-traffic-5-south/

2014-12-26 - Van bursts into flame on State Road 528 in Orange County (Florida):
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/car-fire-backs-up-sr-528-traffic-in-orange-county/30404610
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2014/12/26/car-fire-blocks-lane-on-eastbound-sr528/20909915/
http://www.floridatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/20910781/video-car-fire-on-state-road-528/

2014-12-26 - In separate incidents, van bursts into flame in coastal Poole, and car bursts into flame in Westbourne (Britain):
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/News/11689807.Busy_time_for_firefighters_on_Boxing_Day/

2014-12-26 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 65 near Branson in Taney County (Missouri):
http://www.krzk.com/23577/car_fire_north_of_branson_.html
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/car-fire-doused-hwy-65-traffic-snarled/59637/Fr01rr5YzUm7NdWNqPICRg

2014-12-26 - Car bursts into flame at 1:07 AM while parked at home, fire damages two homes, in Wichita (Kansas):
http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article4995264.html
http://www.kctv5.com/story/27709782/car-blamed-for-fire-that-damages-2-wichita-homes
http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Car-fire-damages-two-Wichita-homes-286862951.html
http://www.salina.com/news/state/car-blamed-for-fire-that-damages-wichita-homes/article_d8311558-faa4-529d-85fb-f96e0dd6ad1c.html

Quote: "An investigation revealed the fire actually started in the car and spread to the house, Fire Lt. Joe Evans said. Along with the house, the blaze damaged a privacy fence and another vehicle parked in the driveway."

2014-12-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked in parking garage at University Village in coastal Seattle (Washington):
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/car-fire-breaks-university-village-parking-garage/njbTH/
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/12/car-fire-put-out-at-university-village-parking-garage/

2014-12-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-76 near Harrisburg (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/12/traffic_turnpike_car_fire.html

2014-12-26 - Car bursts into flame on I-85 in Montgomery (Alabama):
http://www.wsfa.com/story/27710391/car-burns-along-i-85-in-montgomery

2014-12-26 - Car bursts into flame while parked on Bridge Street West in Belleville (Canada):
http://www.intelligencer.ca/2014/12/26/police-blotter-car-fire

Quote: "Sgt. Ian Jarvis said there is no evidence of foul play and the cause of the fire is unknown. The vehicle was not occupied."

2014-12-26 - Two cars go up in flames while parked in parking lot in coastal Amsterdam (Netherlands):
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8d2_1419598056

2014-12-26 - Car bursts into flame on coastal highway in Miri (Malaysia):
http://www.theborneopost.com/2014/12/27/lucky-4-exit-car-just-before-it-catches-fire/

Quote: "Four people escaped unscathed when the car they were travelling in caught fire nearby Kampung Angus’s junction along Miri coastal highway on Thursday."

2014-12-26 - Car bursts into flame on the M6 near Walsall (Britain):
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/look-m6-car-fire-sees-8346477
http://www.thepeepingtom.net/look-m6-car-fire-sees-smoke-billowing-into-the-air/
http://www.theyamyam.net/look-m6-car-fire-sees-smoke-billowing-into-the-air/
http://birnews.com/look-m6-car-fire-sees-smoke-billowing-into-the-air/

2014-12-26 - Vehicle bursts into flame on East Landis Avenue in Vineland (New Jersey):
http://www.thedailyjournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/26/vineland-fire-calls-dec/20923765/

Quote: "At 1:11 p.m. Friday, firefighters were sent to the 600 block of East Landis Avenue for a vehicle fire."

2014-12-26 - Wheelchair bursts into flame at nursing home in Williamsville (New York), 2 injured:
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/police-courts/two-taken-to-hospital-after-wheelchair-fire-in-williamsville-20141225

Note: Some wheelchair fires in the last two years have been fatal...

2014-12-26 - Generator bursts into flame in underground carpark at mall in coastal Jakarta (Indonesia), people try to save cars:
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/27/mall-visitors-scramble-save-cars-during-fire.html

Quote: "He said many mall visitors went to the basement in spite of the fire to save their cars. 'The power is completely out at the mall and now visitors are scrambling into the car park,' he said."

2014-12-26 - Two cars and garage go up in flames at home in Lauderdale Lakes (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.wsvn.com/story/27712402/lauderdale-lakes-home-catches-fire

Quote: "The blaze destroyed two cars inside the garage of the house on Northwest 37th Terrace and 42nd Street."

2014-12-26 - Barn destroyed by huge fire at Newton Bewley, near coastal Hartlepool (Britain):
http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/firefighters-spend-boxing-day-morning-tackling-huge-barn-blaze-1-7021756

2014-12-26 - Trash burns beneath the 101 Freeway in coastal Los Angeles (California), freeway closed:
http://abc7.com/news/trash-fire-shuts-southbound-101-freeway-in-los-angeles/451558/

2014-12-26 - Generator room bursts into flame at Maryland State Police Headquarters near coastal Baltimore (Maryland):
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-police-data-center-20141226-story.html

2014-12-26 - Two high-end restaurants destroyed by fire in Yorkville area in Toronto (Canada), near Lake Ontario:
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/12/26/sotto_sotto_spuntini_restaurants_destroyed_in_yorkville_fire.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/yorkville-restaurants-spuntini-ristorante-sotto-sotto-destroyed-by-fire-1.2884140?cmp=rss

2014-12-26 - High school damaged by fire in Spartanburg (South Carolina), nobody there:
http://www.wspa.com/story/27711801/fire-damages-rooms-at-broome-high-school
http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/27711102/five-departments-respond-to-fire-at-broome-high-school
http://www.goupstate.com/article/20141226/ARTICLES/141229779/-1/www.029wply.cn

2014-12-26 - Restaurant destroyed by fire at 4 AM at truck stop in Leoni Township (Michigan), nobody there:
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2014/12/early_friday_fire_destroys_res.html
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2014/12/sisters_owners_of_the_145_truc.html
http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Truck-Stop-Fire-Near-I-94-Exit-145-286861421.html

2014-12-26 - Flea market heavily damaged by major fire in Orangeburg (South Carolina):
http://www.wltx.com/story/news/local/2014/12/26/fire-damages-orangeburg-flea-market/20913657/

2014-12-26 - Deck bursts into flame at 5:37 AM at home in Jersey City (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/12/fire_under_deck_of_jersey_city_home_quickly_put_out_fire_officials_say.html
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8959143-fire-under-deck-of-jersey-city-home-quickly-put-out-fire-officials-say/
http://breakingnjnews.org/archives/2014/fire-under-deck-of-jersey-city-home-quickly-put-out-fire-officials-say/28185
http://www.wopular.com/fire-under-deck-jersey-city-home-quickly-put-out-fire-officials-say-0
http://www.topix.com/city/jersey-city-nj/2014/12/firefighters-quickly-dash-fire-under-deck-of-heights-home

2014-12-26 - Deck bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in Omaha (Nebraska):
http://www.ketv.com/news/house-fire-takes-place-near-115th-and-washington-friday/30418334

2014-12-26 - Garage bursts into flame in Reseda area in coastal Los Angeles (California):
http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20141226/fire-in-reseda-burns-white-oak-avenue-garage

2014-12-26 - Converted garage damaged by fire at home in coastal Long Beach (California):
http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20141226/long-beach-firefighters-respond-to-garage-fire

2014-12-26 - Home destroyed by fire in Almena Township (Michigan), nobody there:
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/12/family_dog_dies_in_christmas_d.html
http://www.wwmt.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Fire-destroys-home-kills-beloved-pet-on-Christmas-Day-65451.shtml#.VJ5cFF4AHA

2014-12-26 - Home destroyed by fire in Spanish Lake (Missouri):
http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Fire-destroys-Spanish-Lake-home-286880651.html

2014-12-26 - Home destroyed by fire on Lakeview Road in coastal Boothbay Harbor (Maine):
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/12/26/boothbay-harbor-home-gutted-by-fire/
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/26/news/midcoast/fire-breaks-out-at-home-in-boothbay-harbor/

2014-12-26 - Home destroyed by massive blaze on Breckenridge Cove in Lakeland area of Cordova (Tennessee):
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/27712948/house-catches-fire-in-cordova
http://memphis.gotnewswire.com/news/lakeland-home-destroyed-by-massive-fire

2014-12-26 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4 AM near Washington Court House (Ohio), 4 killed:
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/26/4-dead-in-ohio-house-fire-where-3-kids-visited-grandma/
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/woman-3-grandchildren-killed-ohio-house-fire-after-christmas-n275171
http://www.daytondailynews.com/ap/ap/ohio/ohio-fire-marshal-spokesman-4-bodies-pulled-from-b/njbNT/

2014-12-26 - Deadly fire burns home in Salem Township (Michigan), 2 killed:
http://927thevan.com/news/articles/2014/dec/26/two-perish-in-salem-township-house-fire/

2014-12-26 - Vacant home burns in East Liverpool (Ohio), 1500 feet from the Ohio River:
http://www.topix.com/city/east-liverpool-oh/2014/12/vacant-house-fire-on-elm-street-in-elo
http://www.reviewonline.com/page/content.detail/id/581939/Vacant-house-fire-on-elm-street-in-elo.html

2014-12-26 - Vacant home burns at 1 AM in Cahokia (Illinois), just east (downwind) of the Mississippi River:
http://fox2now.com/2014/12/26/investigators-looking-into-vacant-house-fire-in-cahokia/
http://usa24.mobi/news/investigators-looking-into-vacant-house-fire-in-cahokia
http://snewsi.com/id/1449466067/Investigators-looking-into-vacant-house-fire-in-Cahokia

2014-12-26 - Vacant church destroyed by fire in Fresno (California):
http://www.yourcentralvalley.com/story/d/story/fire-engulfs-vacant-downtown-building/44228/5ur7I6fXb0afLe7BPnnceQ

2014-12-25 - Three tractors, van and 2 cars destroyed by fire while parked at truck yard in Kearny (New Jersey), near the coast:
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/12/fire_breaks_out_in_kearny_truck_yard_no_one_injured_deputy_fire_chief.html
http://jerseytribune.com/2014/12/25/fire-breaks-out-in-kearny-truck-yard-no-one-injured-deputy-fire-chief/
http://www.usa-news.net/sitio/news-usa.php?id=66-12254&id_sm=1
http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2014/12/no_injuries_in_blaze_at_kearny.html

Quote: "When they arrived, three tractors, two cars and a van were fully engulfed in flames..."

2014-12-25 - Three RVs destroyed by fire at 2:45 AM while parked in storage area in Pinellas Park (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/three-rvs-destroyed-by-fire-in-pinellas-park
http://www.wfla.com/story/27705960/3-rvs-destroyed-in-early-morning-pinellas-park-fire
http://www.woodallscm.com/2014/12/three-rvs-burn-in-rv-resort-storage-area/

Quote: "Three recreational vehicles were destroyed by fire at a Pinellas Park mobile home park Thursday morning, according to authorities. The RVs were in storage area and unoccupied when the emergency crews responded around 2:45 a.m."

2014-12-25 - Numerous motorcycles and ATVs destroyed by fire while parked at repair shop in Fellsmere (Florida), near the coast:
http://cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/fire-burns-atvs-at-motorcycle-repair-shop-fellsmere-21725.shtml
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/local-news/indian-river-county/indian-river-county-fire-crews-battle-blaze-at-repair-shop-on-christmas-day_16077268

2014-12-25 - Heavy truck bursts into flame while parked at electric company in New Albany (Mississippi):
http://www.wtva.com/mostpopular/story/Fire-destroys-New-Albany-electric-department/dfPBuJw7s0K_qS2i_iVR7Q.cspx

2014-12-25 - Van bursts into flame while parked near business in coastal Auckland (New Zealand):
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11379326
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/26/Fire_in_van_in_West_Auckland/
http://newstral.com/en/article/en/969083100/fire-in-van-in-west-auckland
http://newzealand.gotnewswire.com/news/fire-in-van-in-west-auckland
http://www.onenewspage.com/n/Asia-Pacific/750rp34u0/Fire-in-van-in-West-Auckland.htm
http://www.news.nom.co/fire-in-van-in-west-auckland-14400700-news/
http://www.ligerzero.net/2014/12/26/fire-in-van-in-west-auckland/

2014-12-25 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home on Queens Bay Lane in coastal Bourne (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodtimes.com/article/20141225/NEWS/141229672
http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/bourne-firefighters-busy-christmas-eve/
http://www.capenews.net/bourne/news/firefighters-snuff-buzzards-bay-truck-fire/article_4da5f1bc-8d22-11e4-91d9-07f8f468e13b.html

2014-12-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage, fire spreads to home, in Houston (Texas):
http://abc13.com/news/fire-ripped-through-ne-houston-garage/450562/
http://www.khou.com/videos/news/local/2014/12/25/20898349/

Quote: "The couple says their car caught fire around 9am at their townhome near Aldine westfield and the beltway in northeast Harris County. Luckily, they were able to get out of the home and call 911 before the fire spread."

2014-12-25 - In two separate events, three cars burst into flame in the wee hours while parked in Worksop (Britain):
http://www.worksopguardian.co.uk/news/local/several-overnight-car-fires-being-investigated-by-police-1-7021493

Note: One car ignited at 12:40 AM and two cars ignited at 3 AM...

2014-12-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark in Cheddar Gorge in Cheddar (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31410&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-25 - Semi trailer bursts into flame while parked at flea market in Georgetown (Kentucky):
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Firefigters-work-trailer-fire-in-Georgetown-Christmas-morning-286831751.html
http://www.lex18.com/story/27706316/early-morning-semi-trailer-fire-in-georgetown
http://www.kentucky.com/2014/12/25/3611210_georgetown-fire-destroys-trailer.html

Quote: "Officials tell LEX 18 that they don't believe the fire was suspicious at this point although there have been numerous dumpster fires recently in the area."

2014-12-25 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 2:32 AM at travellers site in Smithy Fen, Cottenham, Cambridge (Britain), nobody there:
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Christmas-Eve-blaze-breaks-travellers-site-near/story-25765876-detail/story.html
http://travel.einnews.com/article__detail/241468711?lcode=7-khpFS6jx3dtZtHA4juCw%3D%3D

Note: About 500 feet from the River Great Ouse...

2014-12-25 - Two RV trailers destroyed by fire just before midnight at travellers site at Paynes Hill in coastal Southampton (Britain):
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/two-caravans-destroyed-by-fire-at-travellers-site
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/NEWS/11688809.Two_caravans_destroyed_by_fire_at_travellers_site/

Note: Just some more piles of parked vehicles going up in flames all over the place. It's almost getting to the point where more vehicles are now spontaneously igniting while parked and 'cold' than are igniting while being driven. That actually makes sense, as most vehicles are parked more hours per day than they are driven, and since vehicles are going up in flames either way now, the percentage of them that are parked when they ignite is therefore on the rise...

2014-12-25 - Home explodes and burns in Gurun (Malasyia), near the coast, 3 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2014/12/25/residents-traumatised-explosion-killed-3-people/
http://english.astroawani.com/news/show/residents-traumatised-explosion-killed-three-people-30684
http://www.9ijanews.com/news/3-die-one-seriously-hurt-in-kedah-explosion-bernama

2014-12-25 - Massive explosion lights up the sky during fireworks display in coastal Lima (Peru), power goes out briefly:
http://strangesounds.org/2014/12/mysterious-explosion-and-power-outage-light-up-the-sky-over-lima-peru-during-xmas-fireworks.html

Note: That had to be a very large gas plume igniting, probably ignited BY the fireworks, but as the video shows, that wasn't fireworks. The huge sky-illuminating explosion is seen near the end of the video. Just imagine if a gas plume explosion like that occurs INSIDE a city. I see why responders trained to deal with the aftermath of a ten-kiloton explosion in coastal New York City recently, mentioned in the 2014-10-22 update. (Estimates were for 100,000 people instantly killed.)

2014-12-25 - In separate incidents, two electrical substations explode and burn in Leicester (Britain), blackouts ensue:
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Christmas-Day-blackout-Leicester-explosions/story-25765974-detail/story.html

Quote: "Hundreds of homes were left without power on Christmas Day after fires at two nearby electricity sub-stations. Crews from Leicester's Western fire station were called to Somerset Avenue, Beaumont Leys, at 4.45pm today after residents reported hearing an explosion. A fire service spokeswoman said: “We were called out to a report of an explosion at a electricity sub-station in Somerset Avenue. 'When the crews arrived the area was in total blackout. They were made aware of a second explosion at another sub-station in nearby Avebury Avenue, so the two appliances were split up.'"

2014-12-25 - Gas station explodes near the coast in Vietnam, 4 injured:
http://on.aol.com/video/large-explosion-at-vietnam-gas-station-injures-four--including-infant-518574324
http://finance.yahoo.com/video/large-explosion-vietnam-gas-station-131748826.html

2014-12-25 - Cafe explodes at coastal Laufou Shopping Center (American Samoa), 2 injured:
http://www.pngloop.com/2014/12/27/two-injured-explosion-restaurant/

2014-12-25 - Barbecue grill explodes and burns in Richmond suburb of coastal Melbourne (Australia), 7 more barbecues catch fire too:
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/12/25/15/31/two-men-suffer-burns-in-christmas-barbecue-explosion

2014-12-25 - Palm tree bursts into flame shortly before 3 AM in coastal Los Angeles (California), embers blow around:
http://ktla.com/2014/12/25/palm-tree-bursts-into-flames-in-mid-city-sends-embers-cascading-through-street/

Note: Wow, that was a sight to see there, check out that video. There have been a number of fires involving spontaneously combusting palm trees. I think it's because their 'skin' is more rubbery than other types of trees, like vehicle tires, which makes them more able to adsorb hydrogen sulfide and/or methane as it blows by, until eventually they spontaneously combust. Obviously, palm trees are also often found near coasts. Just think about how bad this one problem might be once things escalate some more - there are lots of palm trees around...

2014-12-25 - Boat and home destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Brisbane (Australia):
http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/watch/fire-rips-through-two-queensland-homes/vp-BBhd1Un

2014-12-25 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on road near footbridge in Dhaka (Bangladesh):
http://latestbanglanews.com/english-news-from-bangladesh/english-news-from-bangladesh-2/bus-catches-fire-in-city/
http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2014/12/26/72803
http://www.htsyndication.com/htsportal/article/Bus-catches-fire-in-city/6343180

2014-12-25 - Car bursts into flame at auto shop, fire spreads to 7 more vehicles, in Dallas (Texas), 1 injured:
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/1-Person-Burned-in-Dallas-Auto-Shop-Fire-286835471.html
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20141225-auto-shop-blaze-in-far-east-dallas-sends-man-to-hospital.ece
http://dallas.gotnewswire.com/news/1-person-burned-in-dallas-auto-shop-fire

2014-12-25 - Car bursts into flame in the East River Mountain Tunnel near Bluefield (West Virginia):
http://www.wvnstv.com/story/27708575/breaking-news-car-fire-shuts-down-east-river-mountain-tunnel
http://www.wvva.com/story/27708540/2014/12/26/breaking-fire-shuts-down-east-river-mountain-tunnel
http://www.bdtonline.com/news/tunnel-damage-minimal-following-christmas-fire/article_8bd53ba8-8d15-11e4-8c04-83a07ee48bd0.html
http://www.bdtonline.com/news/i--traffic-diverted-due-to-fire-in-east-river/article_0dfdfb66-8cbb-11e4-b80c-038d353ed449.html
http://www.swvatoday.com/news/bland_county/article_9c937236-8d31-11e4-a529-0793fd856253.html

2014-12-25 - Car bursts into flame on the M2 between Rochester and Strood (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/car-fire-partially-closes-m2-29229/
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/car-fire-closes-m2-between-rochester-and-strood

2014-12-25 - Car bursts into flame on the A31 between Burley and Rufus Stone (Britain):
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11688854.Car_fire_causes_A31_delays/
http://www.southwestnews.org.uk/news/car-fire-causes-a31-delays

2014-12-25 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Cutthorpe (Britain):
http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/car-repair-centre-on-fire-in-cutthorpe-1-7021617

2014-12-25 - Barns burning up big-time in the Upper Midwest:
http://www.startribune.com/local/286847501.html

Quote: "Massive casualties in the Upper Midwest, the heart of the nation’s livestock production, have surprised even longtime professionals: 300,000 hens perished in La Grange, Wis., in a winter fire that was the largest the town’s fire chief had ever fought; 150,000 hens died in a Galt, Iowa, fire this spring; and a blaze that consumed 13,000 hogs near Truman, Minn., in October was the worst that a consultant for the state’s Board of Animal Health had come across in his 40 years on the job."

2014-12-25 - Barn destroyed by fire just after 2:30 AM in Richmond (New York), 64 cows killed:
http://www.whec.com/article/stories/s3659809.shtml
http://www.brightonpittsfordpost.com/article/20141225/News/141229766
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/25/barn-fire-kills-cows-in-ontario-county/
http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/barn-fire-kills-cows-ontario-county-21939.shtml
http://www.rochesterhomepage.net/story/d/story/several-fire-departments-battle-overnight-barn-fir/33418/MgHSV-LiSUGK4HJPVPtcLA
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/12/25/barn-fire-ontario-county-seven-fire-departments-human-injuries-cows-died/20890303/

2014-12-25 - Wildfire erupts, burns 100 acres, in Amarillo (Texas):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20141226-46447-USA
http://www.freenewspos.com/en/home-news-article/a/1495437/Emergency/update-large-grass-fire-in-west-amarillo-under-control

2014-12-25 - Furniture and mattress business goes up in flames at midnight in Carson (California), near the coast:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Carson-Mattress-Furniture-Building-Fire-286829421.html
http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20141225/midnight-carson-fire-burns-furniture-and-mattress-business

2014-12-25 - Silo full of wood pellets bursts into flame at Holton Heath Trading Park near coastal Poole (Britain):
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11688315.UPDATE__Firefighters_tackle_silo_fire_at_Holton_Heath/
http://www.southwestnews.org.uk/news/update-firefighters-tackle-silo-fire-at-holton-heath

2014-12-25 - Laundry bin bursts into flame inside business in Grand Junction (Colorado), nobody there:
http://www.kjct8.com/news/headlines/Fire-damages-Grand-Junction-business-on-Christmas-night-286852841.html

2014-12-25 - Thrift store damaged by fire at 2:26 AM in coastal Newport News (Virginia), firefighter injured:
http://www.dailypress.com/news/newport-news/dp-two-alarm-fire-damages-newport-news-thrift-store-20141225-story.html
http://wtkr.com/2014/12/25/two-alarm-fire-sends-newport-news-firefighter-to-hospital/
http://www.13newsnow.com/story/news/local/mycity/newport-news/2014/12/25/newport-news-firefighter-injured/20891109/

2014-12-25 - Ventilation system bursts into flame at business in Florence (South Carolina):
http://www.live5news.com/story/27707894/filter-system-at-johnson-controls-catches-fire

2014-12-25 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Gwinnett County (Georgia):
http://patch.com/georgia/suwanee/4-escape-christmas-eve-house-fire-near-mall-ga-0

2014-12-25 - Garage bursts into flame at 1 AM in Kaukauna (Wisconsin), nobody there:
http://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2014/12/25/garage-fire-kaukauna/20905733/

Note: Cars and an auto shop just went up in flames in Kaukana too, mentioned in the 2014-12-23 update. Nobody was there either...

2014-12-25 - Garage bursts into flame shortly before midnight at home in Racine (Wisconsin), nobody there:
http://journaltimes.com/news/garage-fire-under-investigation/article_4eaf3cbe-81ce-52d3-9f3c-0776b87eb787.html

2014-12-25 - Garage bursts into flame at home in Aloha (Oregon), 1 injured:
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Man-found-seriously-hurt-outside-garage-fire-in-Aloha-286834931.html
http://www.kgw.com/story/news/local/2014/12/25/one-person-injured-in-house-fire/20895745/

2014-12-25 - Mobile home damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in Clay (New York), 2 injured:
http://utica-mohawkvalley.twcnews.com/content/news/795508/two-men-hospitalized-after-mobile-home-fire-in-clay/

2014-12-25 - Home damaged by fire at 12:42 AM in Pflugerville (Texas):
http://kxan.com/2014/12/25/early-christmas-morning-fire-in-pflugerville/

2014-12-25 - Home damaged by fire in the wee hours in Kansas City (Missouri):
http://www.kmbc.com/news/couple-escapes-earlymorning-house-fire/30396752

Quote: "The homeowner says his wife heard some popping noises, and when she got up they saw an orange glow."

Note: Kansas City is located at the confluence of the Kansas River and the Missouri River. Some shopping carts just burst into flame in the wee hours at a grocery store in Kansas City too, mentioned in the 2014-12-23 update...

2014-12-25 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Naples (Florida):
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/local-news/christmas-eve-fire-does-serious-damage-to-naples-home_26715386

2014-12-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 12:12 AM in coastal Ormond Beach (Florida), nobody there:
http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20141225/news/141229606
http://www.wesh.com/news/fd-ormond-beach-residents-left-homeless-after-home-catches-fire-christmas-morning/30396690

2014-12-25 - Home destroyed by fire in Bridgewater Township (New Jersey):
http://newjersey.news12.com/news/fire-crews-respond-to-house-fire-in-bridgewater-1.9747288
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/somerset-county/2014/12/25/bridgewater-fire/20890357/

2014-12-25 - Home destroyed by fire at 6:40 AM, two more homes damaged, in coastal San Francisco (California):
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/12/25/fire-san-francisco-potrero-hill-neighborhood/

2014-12-25 - Motel goes up in flames in Westlake area in coastal Los Angeles (California), 5 injured:
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/12/25/blazing-fire-drives-guests-from-motel-in-westlake-district/
http://topnews-uk.com/topnews/5-hurt-dozens-displaced-when-fire-tears-through-motel-in-westlake-district-cbs-local
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/us/ap/los-angeles-motel-fire-injures-critically/article_3f7d4863-39d6-5ec7-b873-8d47671f1150.html

2014-12-25 - Deadly fire burns mobile home at 3:15 AM in Bamberg (South Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.wistv.com/story/27707323/one-dead-in-christmas-day-fire
http://www.live5news.com/story/27707323/one-dead-in-christmas-day-fire

2014-12-25 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home before 4 AM in Spokane (Washington), 1 killed:
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/one-dead-in-early-morning-house-fire/30398192
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/12/spokane-woman-dies-in-christmas-morning-blaze/

2014-12-25 - Deadly fire destroys home at 5:30 AM in Penn Hills (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Deadly-Christmas-Fire-in-Western-Pennsylvania-286829111.html

2014-12-25 - Deadly fire burns duplex at 2:15 AM in Capitol Heights (Maryland), near the Potomac River, 1 killed:
http://www.foxbaltimore.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.md/361bda20-www.foxbaltimore.com.shtml
http://journaltimes.com/news/news-state-md/dead-after-fatal-christmas-fire-in-capitol-heights/article_e4634fb7-a4e2-58e6-b7fc-d11132aa9b29.html

2014-12-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Warren (Ohio):
http://wytv.com/2014/12/24/crews-let-vacant-house-burn-in-warren/

2014-12-25 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:28 AM in Turners Falls (Massachusetts):
http://www.recorder.com/home/14958771-95/vacant-turners-falls-house-destroyed-on-christmas-eve
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8917359-christmas-eve-fire-destroys-vacant-turners-house/

2014-12-25 - Vacant factory burns in Brockton (Massachusetts):
http://www.wickedlocal.com/article/20141226/NEWS/141227990/12581/NEWS

2014-12-24 - Home under renovation explodes and burns in Slidell (Louisiana), nobody there:
http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/home-being-renovated-from-previous-fire-destroyed-after-tuesday-night-blaze/30389778

Quote: "According to a news release from the St. Tammany Fire District No. 1, a neighbor heard the sound of a loud boom, looked out the window and then saw flames coming from the rear of the home. The owner was not home at the time of the fire, officials said. The home was being renovated from a previous fire."

2014-12-24 - Mysterious explosion rattles people in and around Groveland (Idaho):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EX-20141225-46441-USA

Quote: "Emergency responders rushed to this Bingham County town on Wednesday afternoon after several residents reported hearing an explosion. Bingham County sheriff's deputies, Blackfoot fire units and Idaho State Police converged on Groveland northwest of Blackfoot expecting to find what blew up. But their search of the area turned up nothing, according to the Bingham County Sheriff's Office."

2014-12-24 - Underground electrical explosion blows 110-pound manhole cover off, misses shoppers, in coastal Sydney (Australia):
http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/explosion-in-sydney-cbd-misses-shoppers/ar-BBhar3F
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/manhole-explodes-in-sydney-cbd-20141224-12din7.html
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/breaking-news/explosion-in-sydney-cbd-misses-shoppers/story-fnjbnvyk-1227166160261
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-24/gas-explosion-blows-manhole-into-air-in-sydney-cbd/5987950
http://www.news.com.au/national/gas-explosion-blows-cbd-manhole-into-air-in-sydney/story-fncynjr2-1227166241930
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/24/Gas_explosion_blows_CBD_manhole_into_air/
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/explosion/T4HS4P3DIB0VCTPJJ
http://news24now.net/news/christmas-shoppers-left-in-shock-as-underground-explosion-blasts-50kg-concrete-manhole-cover-into-the-air-on-a-busy-sydney-cbd-road

Note: The last underground electrical explosion was waaaaay back in...the day prior, in coastal Exmouth (Britain), mentioned in the 2014-12-23 update...

2014-12-24 - Underground electrical fire erupts on East 14th Street in coastal Manhattan (New York):
http://evgrieve.com/2014/12/some-early-xmas-eve-smoking-manhole.html

2014-12-24 - Gas pipeline erupts in flame in Houston (Pennsylvania), nearby residents evacuated:
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/12/25/w-va-pipeline-explosion-pushes-residents-out-of-homes-on-christmas-eve/
http://triblive.com/news/washington/7447941-74/fire-delgado-company
http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/gas-pipeline-fire-washington-co-prompts-urgent-eva/njZ3q/
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/washington/2014/12/25/Williams-Ohio-Valley-not-yet-sure-what-caused-fire-at-its-ethane-pipeline-meter-station/stories/201412250172
http://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/companies-powersource/2014/12/24/Utica-Shale-well-blowout-in-Ohio-brought-under-control/stories/201412240215

2014-12-24 - Underground fire still burning near radioactive waste in Bridgeton (Missouri), nuns take to the streets and protest:
http://www.bnd.com/2014/12/24/3579526_nuns-vigilant-at-troublesome-landfill.html
http://www.columbiamissourian.com/a/183183/nuns-vigilant-protest-at-troublesome-suburban-landfill/
http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Nuns-vigilant-at-troublesome-suburban-landfill-5977681.php
http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/nuns-vigilant-at-troublesome-suburban-landfill/article_83623352-796a-5bcb-b86b-923128a5b45f.html

2014-12-24 - Two boats destroyed by fire while docked in coastal Penjaringan, North Jakarta (Indonesia), 1 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/12/26/crew-member-killed-ship-blaze.html

Quote: "Two ships, named the Hyn 16 and Hyn 19, caught fire in Jakarta Bay, about 1.5 miles from Pantai Mutiara in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Wednesday. One crew member, identified as Ruslan, 28, from Gresik, East Java, died from burns he received in the incident. Two others, Aliong, 25 and Rizal, 19, also suffered extensive and severe burn injuries."

2014-12-24 - Passenger bus bursts into flame in the wee hours on road near Sambalpur (India):
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Bus-Catches-Fire-None-Injured/2014/12/25/article2587668.ece

Note: Sambalpur is located along the eastern (downwind) banks of the Mahanadi River...

2014-12-24 - At least two tanker trucks destroyed by fire in lot in Vizianagaram (India):
http://www.aplatestnews.com/usnewsvideo.php?vidtype=2&idx=lorries-catch-fire-in-vizianagaram-tv9-2014-12-23
http://www.bharatchannels.com/tv9telugu-shows-news-watchonline/lorries-catches-fire-in-vizianagaram-tv9-video_47229f7e9.html
http://www.ctnow.com/topic/fl-coconut-creek-burned-pickup-20141224,0,3393057.story

2014-12-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 79 near Guntersville (Alabama), driver jumps out, truck crashes:
http://www.waff.com/story/27702927/gas-truck-catches-on-fire-while-driver-is-driving
http://www.wtvm.com/story/27702927/gas-truck-catches-on-fire-while-driver-is-driving
http://whnt.com/2014/12/24/both-sides-of-hwy-79-shut-down-south-of-guntersville-due-to-overturned-fuel-truck/
http://www.waff.com/story/27702927/truck-fire-causes-traffic-delays-in-albertville
http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20141224/news/141229898
http://www.wjhl.com/story/27702927/gas-truck-catches-on-fire-while-driver-is-driving

Quote: "A large semi truck was moving northbound on Highway 79 south. It caught on fire while in transit."

Quote: "The truck caught on fire while the driver was driving. He panicked, and that's when he wrecked and the truck overturned."

2014-12-24 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 5:25 AM while parked on Market Place in Camelford (Britain):
http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Lorry-unit-catches-Camelford/story-25759930-detail/story.html
http://www.facebook.com/cornishguardian/posts/902114623155722

2014-12-24 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on I-95 near Clear Lake Road in coastal Cocoa (Florida):
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/local/2014/12/24/garbage-truck-on-fire-on-interstate-95/20865499/
http://www.wesh.com/traffic/fire-shuts-down-i95-southbound-in-brevard-county/30388256
http://ban.jo/News/US-Canada/20141224/Florida-Garbage-Truck-Fire-Extinguished-Cocoa/
http://spacecoastdaily.com/2014/12/waste-management-garbage-truck-burns-on-i-95/
http://www.wesh.com/traffic/30389782
http://www.wopular.com/video-garbage-truck-fire-1-95

2014-12-24 - RV bursts into flame at 3:15 AM in Amarillo (Texas):
http://www.newschannel10.com/story/27704669/fire-officials-investigating-rv-fire
http://www.kswo.com/story/27704669/fire-officials-investigating-rv-fire

2014-12-24 - Van bursts into flame while parked on Armley Road in Leeds (Britain), 1000 feet from the River Aire:
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/fire-sends-smoke-over-leeds-city-centre-1-7018351

2014-12-24 - Van bursts into flame at 2:19 AM in carpark at Chard Reservoir in Chard (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31384&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Van-Chard-reservoir-investigation-police/story-25759931-detail/story.html
http://www.yeovilpress.co.uk/blog/2014/12/24/south-somerset-news-van-fire-at-reservoir/

Note: Another van just burst into flame in Chard too, at 3:43 AM on Jarman Way, mentioned in the 2014-12-22 update. They may need to change the name of the town to 'Charred' before long...

2014-12-24 - SUV bursts into flame on I-43 near Cedar Grove (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan:
http://www.sheboyganpress.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2014/12/24/fire-engulfs-suv-on-interstate-43-near-cedar-grove/20885079/

2014-12-24 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Twohig Avenue in San Angelo (Texas):
http://sanangelolive.com/news/san-angelo/2014-12-24/firefighters-battle-truck-fire-twohig

2014-12-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in Trotwood (Ohio):
http://www.whio.com/news/news/breaking-news/car-fire-threatening-a-nearby-home-in-trotwood/njZ3g/

Quote: "Shank Avenue in Trotwood. The fire is threatening a nearby house, which the vehicle is parked next to."

2014-12-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Walmart in Chesapeake (Virginia):
http://www.13newsnow.com/story/news/local/mycity/chesapeake/2014/12/24/firefighters-put-out-chesapeake-car-fire/20880347/

2014-12-24 - Car bursts into flame at home in Falkville (Alabama):
http://www.decaturdaily.com/news/car-fire-reported-in-morgan-county/article_dcf2c65a-8b7f-11e4-999c-475c16bf1a00.html

2014-12-24 - Car bursts into flame on I-49 in Rogers (Arkansas):
http://5newsonline.com/2014/12/24/rogers-authorities-respond-to-vehicle-fire/

2014-12-24 - Car bursts into flame on Highway H near Sullivan (Missouri):
http://www.mysullivannews.com/2014/12/vehicle-fire-on-highway-h/

2014-12-24 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Sainsbury's in coastal Truro (Britain):
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11688025.Sainsbury_s_staff_use_fire_extinguishers_to_tackle_car_fire/
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/11688025.print/

2014-12-24 - Car bursts into flame at 6:29 AM in carpark on Baker Street in Frome (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31388&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-24 - Car bursts into flame at Bryn-y-Don Park in North Hill in coastal Swansea (Britain):
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Car-totally-destroyed-Swansea/story-25761079-detail/story.html
http://www.walesnews.org.uk/news/car-totally-destroyed-by-swansea-fire

2014-12-24 - Car bursts into flame at 1:01 AM while parked on Okehampton Street in Exeter (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31383&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-24 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M180 near Scawby, Scunthorpe (Britain):
http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/M180-vehicle-causes-disruption-motorists/story-25760342-detail/story.html
http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/m180-vehicle-fire-causes-disruption-for-motorists-2861828.html

2014-12-24 - Two cars and auto shop destroyed by fire in Rutherford County (North Carolina), nobody there:
http://www.wlos.com//news/features/top-stories/stories/fire-destroys-auto-repair-business-19030.shtml

2014-12-24 - Barn damaged by fire near Paris (Texas):
http://theparisnews.com/news/article_130e0b46-8aea-11e4-9dec-eff540f3c6ac.html

2014-12-24 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 2 AM in coastal Bellarine (Australia), birds and reptiles killed:
http://www.bayfm.com.au/news/local-news/54399-bellarine-barn-destroyed-in-blaze

2014-12-24 - Large haystack bursts into flame at 1 AM near Blackfoot (Idaho), near the Snake River:
http://www.idahostatejournal.com/members/fire-destroys-large-hay-stack/article_5b388cca-8bdf-11e4-929b-738664906fa4.html

2014-12-24 - Two warehouses destroyed by huge fire on Bay Beach Road in Green Bay (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan, nobody there:
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/2014/12/25/fire-destroys-green-bay-warehouse/20888659/
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/videos/news/local/2014/12/25/20889103/
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2014/12/25/bay-beach-road-fire-scene/20894161/

2014-12-24 - Two businesses destroyed by fire just after 3 AM in coastal Cambridge (Massachusetts):
http://www.whdh.com/story/27701103/fire-tears-through-cambridge-businesses

2014-12-24 - Storage facility erupts in flame in Fort Wayne (Indiana), two blocks from Sky Run Creek, nobody there:
http://www.news-sentinel.com/article/2014141229810

2014-12-24 - Manufacturing plant damaged by fire at 7:30 AM in coastal South Kingstown (Rhode Island):
http://www.turnto10.com/story/27702136/fire-damages-manufacturing-plant

2014-12-24 - Consignment shop and apartments destroyed by fire in Charlotte (North Carolina):
http://www.wbtv.com/story/27704038/fire-destroys-consignment-shop

2014-12-24 - Jewelry store heavily damaged by fire at 5:45 AM in Albuquerque (New Mexico), nobody there:
http://www.koat.com/news/crews-battle-morning-fire-at-jewelry-store/30384878
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3659216.shtml

2014-12-24 - Heating and cooling business damaged by fire in Dayton (Tennessee), near Chickamauga Lake:
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/27701372/dayton-fire-damages-business

2014-12-24 - Garage bursts into flame in the wee hours at home on River Edge Drive in coastal Milford (Connecticut):
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Fire-Extinguished-at-Milford-Garage-286763731.html

Quote: "Residents at 18 River Edge Drive heard a popping noise from their one-car garage and saw smoke rising from the structure."

Note: There are those popping sounds again, heard right as many fires have broken out in the last couple of years or so. Those are small gas plumes finding an ignition source (heat/flame or electrified copper or rusty iron/steel) and detonating the gas with small explosions, like firecrackers or M-80s. When the gas plumes are very large then you get those gigantic town-shaking explosions that people around the world have been reporting in the last couple of years. Responders just trained to handle the aftermath of a ten-kiloton explosion in coastal New York City (New York), mentioned in the 2014-10-22 update. That's about the maximum size of a large gas plume exploding. And off the East Coast a 2.5 gigaton methane clathrate deposit is now dissociating, containing enough gas to cause 250,000 ten-kiloton explosions...

2014-12-24 - Garage bursts into flame at 11 PM at home in Amarillo (Texas):
http://www.connectamarillo.com/news/story.aspx?id=1140527

2014-12-24 - Deck bursts into flame before 2:30 AM, fire spreads to home, in Scarborough (Canada), near Lake Ontario:
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/12/24/back-deck-blaze-ruins-holidays-for-scarborough-family
http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5231933-early-morning-blaze-at-cedarview-drive-home-to-be-investigated-by-fire-marshal-s-office/

2014-12-24 - Porch bursts into flame just after 2 AM at home in Utica (New York):
http://www.wktv.com/news/Authorities-investigate-early-morning-porch-fire-286761801.html
http://www.topix.com/city/utica-ny/2014/12/authorities-investigate-early-morning-porch-fire

2014-12-24 - Porch bursts into flame at home in Dayton (Ohio):
http://www.whio.com/news/news/local/dayton-firefighters-help-family-stay-in-their-home/njZjC/

2014-12-24 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads, home destroyed, at Angela Drive, Cortlandt, in Croton-On-Hudson (New York):
http://www.macroinsider.com/breaking/christmas-eve-fire-destroys-montrose-home-h9648.html

Note: Just east (downwind) of the Hudson River...

2014-12-24 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2014/12/24/virginia-beach-home-damaged-by-early-morning-fire/
http://www.13newsnow.com/story/news/local/mycity/virginia-beach/2014/12/24/firefighters-battle-blaze-wivenhoe-way/20851573/

2014-12-24 - Home damaged by fire at 5 AM in Carrick (Pennsylvania):
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/12/24/crews-battle-fire-at-home-in-carrick/

Note: About 2 miles from the confluence of the Monongahela River and the Allegheny River...

2014-12-24 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM on Foust Hallow Lane in Clinton (Tennessee):
http://wate.com/2014/12/24/andersonville-home-destroyed-by-fire/

Note: About 200 feet east (downwind) of a stream...

2014-12-24 - Five homes heavily damaged by fire in Coal Township (Pennsylvania):
http://wnep.com/2014/12/24/fire-spreads-to-five-houses/

2014-12-24 - Hotel heavily damaged by fire in North St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/12/24/3-alarm-fire-at-hotel-in-north-st-louis/
http://fox2now.com/2014/12/24/st-louis-firefighters-battle-3-alarm-blaze/

2014-12-24 - Deadly fire burns home at 1:08 AM in Decatur (Illinois), near Lake Decatur, 1 killed:
http://www.wics.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_20347.shtml
http://www.wandtv.com/story/27702484/1-dead-in-early-morning-decatur-house-fire

2014-12-24 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:30 AM in Columbus (Georgia):
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/12/24/3484136_vacant-house-burns-on-25th-street.html
http://www.wtvm.com/story/27700569/fire-on-25th-street-in-columbus-destroys-home

2014-12-24 - Vacant home destroyed by fire in Rockford (Illinois), near the Rock River:
http://rockfordscanner.com/2014/12/23/another-vacant-home-goes-up-in-flames-in-rockford/

2014-12-24 - Man found burning and dead behind 7-11 in Inglewood (California):
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-body-on-fire-inglewood-7-eleven-20141224-story.html
http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20141224/firefighters-find-body-after-putting-out-inglewood-alley-fire
http://www.reviewjournal.com/trending/feed/body-found-fire-behind-los-angeles-7-eleven
http://abc7.com/news/burned-body-found-near-inglewood-convenience-store/449456/

Note: Sounds similar to the man who burst into flame and died near a dumpster outside a 7-11 in Provo (Utah), mentioned in the 2013-02-11 update. Peoples' clothes are getting contaminated so they go up in flames more easily, and those fires burn very hot so such fires are often fatal...

2014-12-23 - Cruise ship 'Costa Neoclassica' hit by fire in the Red Sea near Jordan:
http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=6119
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Costa-Neoclassica-I5828.html
http://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/fire-extinguished-on-costa-neoclassica-cruise.html
http://www.cruisehive.com/fire-extinguished-outbreak-onboard-costa-cruise-ship/5390
http://www.justtravelnews.com/fire-breaks-out-on-costa-neoclassica-2/

Quote: "The fire broke out in the funnel of the ship but was quickly extinguished by ship personnel, according to a statement from Costa Cruises. During the incident no onboard services were stopped and the ship reached its destination port in Aqaba, where it is now berthed. It is not clear whether the cruise -- a 25-day Indian Ocean itinerary -- will need to be abandoned."

Note: This is the third cruise ship to burn in less than two weeks. The previous two were mentioned in the 2014-12-11 update (which included 3 fatalities) and in the 2014-12-12 update. There have been ten cruise ship fires in 2014 so far, that I know of, counting these three. The other 7 fires were in the first 11.5 months of the year, so to have 3 cruise ship fires in less than two weeks is about a 900% escalation in the cruise ship 'burn rate'. Granted, the sample size is still small, so we'll see what 2015 brings...

2014-12-23 - Boat bursts into flame at 3:45 AM while parked at Competition Marine on Mill Road in coastal Gulfport (Mississippi):
http://www.wlox.com/story/27692888/overnight-boat-fire
http://www.wafb.com/story/27692888/overnight-boat-fire
http://www.ktre.com/story/27692888/overnight-boat-fire
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8873550-overnight-boat-fire-rattles-gulfport/

2014-12-23 - Boat and RV storage building burns, a dozen RVs and boats damaged, near Fern Ridge Lake (Oregon):
http://www.kezi.com/fire-damages-rv-boat-storage-facility/
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/32586378-75/fire-damages-rv-and-boat-storage.html.csp
http://www.facebook.com/kezi9/posts/10152873028720944

Quote: "Investigators say it’s hard to put a price tag on the amount of damage the fire caused, but say it’ll most likely cost more than a million dollars to repair the damaged boats and RVs. The storage building was also heavily damaged in the fire, but is not a total loss."

Note: Boats haven't been doing too well, with many burning up this year, often with no one aboard and while not running. But then the same is true of big rigs, buses of all kinds, cars, etc. Vehicles parked at homes are obviously the greatest danger, since those fires are destroying homes and sometimes killing people, but still, I'm sure boat owners aren't too happy when their boats are incinerated either...

2014-12-23 - Homeless camp hit by multiple explosions in Chester Creek area in coastal Anchorage (Alaska):
http://www.adn.com/article/20141223/firefighters-respond-call-multiple-explosions-homeless-camp

2014-12-23 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits coastal Exmouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31369&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Emergency-services-called-electrical-explosion/story-25754478-detail/story.html
http://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/fire_crews_attend_electrical_fire_after_explosion_1_3896052
https://www.veooz.com/news/fI4V9kb.html

Quote: "The Fire Service received a call from a concerned resident who heard a loud bang and could see a flame coming from an underground service manhole on Vernon Road at 07:23 today."

2014-12-23 - Massive underground explosion rocks Huehuetoca (Mexico), cars ignite, 2000 people evacuated, 4 firefighters injured:
http://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2014/12/23/al-menos-2-mil-desalojados-por-explosion-en-huehuetoca-4-bomberos-lesionados-9693.html
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2014/12/23/al-menos-2-mil-desalojados-por-explosion-en-huehuetoca-4-bomberos-lesionados-9693.html&prev=search

2014-12-23 - Paper recycling plant hit by fire in Canning Vale suburb of coastal Perth (Australia):
https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/25848744/rubbish-fire-sparks-smoke-alert/
http://www.news.nom.co/500-000-fire-at-paper-recycling-14370631-news/
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/fire-causes-500000-damage-at-canning-vale-paper-recycling-plant/story-fnhocxo3-1227165973538

2014-12-23 - Pallets and containers burst into flame at 2:11 AM at business in Lubbock (Texas):
http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2014-12-23/lubbock-fire-rescue-crews-respond-fire-tci-coatings-north-lubbock

2014-12-23 - Shopping carts burst into flame in the wee hours outside grocery store in Kansas City (Missouri):
http://fox4kc.com/2014/12/23/peculiar-fire-reported-in-parking-lot-of-save-a-lot-grocery-store/

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

2014-12-23 - Brush fires burning in coastal Valparaiso (Chile), red alert issued:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20141223-46405-CHL

Quote: "Chilean authorities on Monday declared a red alert for five municipalities in the central Valparaiso region after several forest fires were reported in the zone, the same area that in April was the site of a fire that killed 15 people and destroyed 3,000 homes."

2014-12-23 - Transit bus bursts into flame on highway in Minya (Egypt):
http://www.el-balad.com/1306824

2014-12-23 - Ambulance bursts into flame and explodes in Tonbridge (Britain), second time since June 2013:
http://www.courier.co.uk/ambulances/story-25760246-detail/story.html

Quote: "Patient transport firm NSL has launched an investigation after a terrifying incident in which one of its ambulances exploded in Colts Hill, Tonbridge, earlier this month. Miraculously nobody was hurt in the blaze, as the patient was moved from the vehicle moments before it erupted into flames on December 3. But safety concerns from staff and patients have begun to grow and the Courier can reveal another NSL non-emergency ambulance exploded without warning in Louth, Lincolnshire, in June last year."

2014-12-23 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-90 near Bozeman Pass, near Bozeman (Montana):
http://www.ktvq.com/news/truck-fire-near-bozeman-pass-on-i-90-snarls-morning-traffic/
http://www.kbzk.com/news/update-truck-fire-near-bozeman-pass-snarls-morning-traffic/
http://www1.ktvq.com/news/truck-fire-near-bozeman-pass-on-i-90-snarls-morning-traffic/

2014-12-23 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at 7 AM on I-70 near Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum (Colorado):
http://www.aspentimes.com/news/14362698-113/fire-fuel-jet-tanker
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27193469/tanker-truck-hauling-jet-fuel-ablaze-i-70
http://www.vaildaily.com/news/14364520-113/fire-eagle-truck-firefighters

2014-12-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 4 AM on I-77 in Charleston (West Virginia):
http://www.wowktv.com/story/27692542/crews-work-to-contain-tractor-trailer-fire-along-i-77-in-charleston-wv
http://www.wchstv.com/news/features/eyewitness-news/stories/Fire-Closes-I-77-South-Near-Kanawha-City-65023.shtml

2014-12-23 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 3 AM on I-40 in Mt. Juliet (Tennessee), separate crash too:
http://wkrn.com/2014/12/23/i-40-west-in-mt-juliet-closed-after-tractor-trailer-fire/
http://murfreesboro.com/i-40-west-closed-after-tractor-trailer-fire/
http://www.wsmv.com/story/27692784/i-40-west-closed-in-mt-juliet-after-box-truck-fire
http://www.fox19.com/story/27692784/i-40-west-closed-in-mt-juliet-after-box-truck-fire
http://snewsi.com/id/1449399814/Semi-Fire-on-I-40-W.-in-Mt.-Juliet-Closes-Roadway
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/23/Tractor_trailer_fire_blocks_westbound_I40_at_mile_marker_228/
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2014/12/23/tractor-trailer-fire-blocks-westbound-i-40-at-mile-marker-228/20799323/

2014-12-23 - Paving truck bursts into flame while parked in parking lot in Bismarck Township (Minnesota):
http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20141223/NEWS/141229908/-1/news

Quote: "The Bismarck Tribune reports that firefighters responded to the blaze Sunday afternoon at a parking lot and found the paving machine engulfed in flames. Firefighters brought the flames under control within minutes. The machine was a total loss due to heavy damage to the engine compartment. Officials say the blaze began as an electrical fire."

2014-12-23 - Truck bursts into flame on Ivatt Way in Peterborough (Britain):
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/lorry-catches-fire-in-peterborough-1-6489093
http://www.newseast.org.uk/news/lorry-catches-fire-in-peterborough

2014-12-23 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to shed, in Salt Lake City (Utah):
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618338/Salt-Lake-fire-burns-RV-shed.html
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=32865630&nid=148&title=crews-work-to-contain-large-rv-fire-in-slc-neighborhood
http://snewsi.com/id/1449409032/Crews-work-to-contain-large-RV-fire-in-SLC-neighborhood
http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/utah/salt-lake-fire-burns-rv-shed/

Quote: "The fire started in an RV parked in the backyard and spread to a nearby shed. The home owner said there was no electricity hooked up to the RV."

2014-12-23 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Hubbleton Road in the Town of Portland (Wisconsin), near the Maunesha River:
http://www.hngnews.com/waterloo_marshall/news/local/article_f37e8462-8ab8-11e4-9d54-dffe90055166.html

2014-12-23 - In separate incidents, three cars burst into flame between 11:40 PM and 1:40 AM, in coastal San Jose (California):
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fire-Crews-Investigating-Three-South-Bay-Car-Fires-Two-Possible-Arson-286662181.html
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/12/23/san-jose-crews-investigating-what-caused-3-car-fires-in-2-hours-overnight/
http://abc7news.com/news/san-jose-police-investigate-string-of-car-fires-/448809/
http://www.topix.com/san-jose/2014/12/fire-crews-investigating-three-south-bay-car-fires

Quote: "Four cars were also set on fire last week in San Francisco. Investigators said they believe it happened early the morning of Dec 17 within a 10-15 block radius in the Noe Valley and Castro neighborhoods. Investigators said it is still not clear what was used to set the fires."

Note: Investigators haven't ruled out accidental causes, like hydrogen sulfide's reactivity with electrified copper or rusty iron/steel, in ANY of those car fires, all of which happened in the wee hours on the coast, so the word 'set' may not even apply at all for any of them...

2014-12-23 - Car bursts into flame on Route 1 in New Brunswick (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2014/12/firefighters_take_on_route_1_car_fire_in_new_brunswick.html

2014-12-23 - Car bursts into flame on road in the Pauma Valley (California), fire spreads to brush:
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/24/brush-fire-rincon-pauma-cal-fire/
http://trendingnewsz.com/car-fire-starts-blaze-at-state-route-76-and-pauma-valley-road

Quote: "Cal Fire crews quickly doused a brush fire Tuesday night in the Pauma Valley area that the California Highway Patrol said was started by a car fire. A car that was pulled off along state Route 76 near Pauma Rancho Road, about a half-mile east of Red Gate Road, caught on fire and was fully engulfed in flames about 10:45 p.m., the CHP said on its website."

2014-12-23 - Car bursts into flame just before midnight on I-35 near West (Texas):
http://www.kxxv.com/story/27692558/car-catches-on-fire-on-i-35

2014-12-23 - In separate incidents, within 2 hours, taxi and car burst into flame on the A21 near Sevenoaks (Britain):
http://www.courier.co.uk/Second-car-A21-near-Sevenoaks-space-hours/story-25755939-detail/story.html
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sevenoaks/news/firefighters-tackle-vehicle-blaze-29150/

Quote: "A second car is on fire on the A21 near Morleys roundabout, just two hours after a taxi caught light nearby."

2014-12-23 - Car bursts into flame at 12:30 AM in Deal, Kent (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/news/freemens-way-car-fire-is-29100/

Quote: "Watch manager Malcolm Cowie said: 'There is no suspicion of arson. There was no sign of excess fuel and the windows didn’t appear to be broken. It’s unexplainable ignition.' The destroyed vehicle remains in the road."

Note: Well yeah, it's unexplainable if you don't know what's going on...

2014-12-23 - Car bursts into flame on Caerleon Road in Llanfrechfa, Wales (Britain):
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/mercedes-destroyed-after-accidentally-catching-8339187
http://www.walesnews.org.uk/news/mercedes-destroyed-after-accidentally-catching-fire-in-llanfrechfa

2014-12-23 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 in Iberville Parish (Louisiana):
http://www.katc.com/story/27693092/interstate-10-down-one-lane-following-vehicle-fire

2014-12-23 - Vehicle and home destroyed by fire, RV trailer damaged, near Dotson (Texas):
http://www.news-journal.com/panola/news/fire-destroys-home-and-vehicle-near-dotson/article_1331a439-8447-57f7-8498-90efb13d9d79.html

2014-12-23 - Vehicles and garage destroyed by fire at home in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2150143.html

Quote: "Although the fire damage was confined to the garage, firefighters estimated the loss at $350,000, the release stated. Dillow said most of that value came from the 'very expensive' luxury cars that were in the garage at the time."

2014-12-23 - Cars and auto shop go up in flames in Kaukauna (Wisconsin), nobody there:
http://www.jrn.com/nbc26/news/Fire-Destroys-Auto-Repair-Shop-in-Kaukauna-286650151.html
http://www.wearegreenbay.com/story/d/story/fire-destroys-kaukauna-car-dealership/12764/WB_BlNUBXUGUYdl2iflUaQ
http://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2014/12/23/fire-damages-kaukauna-repair-shop/20799875/
http://www.whby.com/index.php/News/WHBY_News/449732

Quote: "The fire began just before 11 pm Monday night, at Gordy's Automotive, a used car lot at the intersection of Law and Delanglade Street in Kaukauna. The building suffered major damage, mostly in the garage. Many cars that were there to be serviced were damaged."

2014-12-23 - Auto shop damaged by fire on Bay Street in coastal Fall River (Massachusetts):
http://www.wickedlocal.com/article/20141223/NEWS/141228567/12581/NEWS

2014-12-23 - Car dealership damaged by basement fire at 4:15 AM in Boardman (Ohio):
http://www.wfmj.com/story/27692982/crews-battle-fire-in-boardman

Quote: "Crews responded to a call about a fire in the basement of DNM Autos on the corner of Market Street and Gertrude Avenue around 4:15 a.m."

2014-12-23 - Car dealership damaged by fire in Bethesda (Maryland):
http://www.mymcmedia.org/fire-at-auto-shop-in-bethesda-forces-temporary-road-closure/
http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/bethesda/2014/12/23/car-dealership-fire-wisconsin-avenue-bethesda/20801325/

2014-12-23 - Barn destroyed by fire on River Road in coastal Biddeford (Maine):
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/12/23/biddeford-crews-fighting-barn-fire/
http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/biddeford-saco/2014/12/23/biddeford-barn-fire/20827961/
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8888272-biddeford-crews-fighting-barn-fire/
http://www.journaltribune.com/news/local_stories/article_85539024-8b7e-11e4-93a3-57cc23cb06d0.html

2014-12-23 - Barn destroyed by fire just before midnight in Soo Township (Michigan), some animals killed:
http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1140122
http://www.9and10news.com/story/27694599/some-animals-escape-soo-barn-fire
http://abc10up.com/chippewa-county-barn-fire-kills-livestock/
http://www.mifox32.com/story/27695996/some-animals-escape-soo-barn-fire

2014-12-23 - Barn, trailers and hay destroyed by fire in Madison Township (Indiana):
http://953wiki.com/local-article/fire-destroys-pole-barn/

2014-12-23 - Barn destroyed by fire just before 2 AM in Wallington (Australia), near Lake Connewarre:
http://www.bayfm.com.au/news/local-news/54399-bellarine-barn-destroyed-in-blaze

2014-12-23 - Two barns destroyed by fire on Bunns Lane in Witham Friary, Frome (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31372&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-23 - T-shirt business damaged by fire at 12:40 AM in Charlotte (North Carolina):
http://www.wbtv.com/story/27692822/no-one-injured-in-north-charlotte-business-fire

2014-12-23 - Greenhouse destroyed by fire at 2 AM at business in Hillsboro (Oregon):
http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2014/12/greenhouse_fire_at_peterkort_r_1.html

2014-12-23 - Porch bursts into flame shortly before 3 AM, fire spreads to log cabin, in Westminster (Maryland):
http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/local/ph-cc-cabin-fire-122414-20141223,0,6556837.story

Quote: "A smoke alarm was present but did not activate because the fire occurred on the exterior of the cabin."

2014-12-23 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Malone (New York), nobody there:
http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/long-smoldering-fire-guts-malone-home/article_ecc1cc60-3324-589b-ba7b-dea02901bb6e.html

2014-12-23 - Home destroyed by fire just before 5 AM in East Peoria (Illinois), 1 injured:
http://www.pjstar.com/article/20141223/NEWS/141229752/1994/NEWS

Note: East Peoria is on the eastern (downwind) side of the Illinois River, across the river from Peoria...

2014-12-23 - Duplex damaged by fire at 4:14 AM in coastal Newport Beach (California), 2 injured:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Two-People-Injured-in-Newport-Beach-House-Fire-286655921.html
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/12/23/2-injured-in-apartment-fire-on-newports-balboa-peninsula/

2014-12-23 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Long Island City area in coastal Queens (New York), 2 injured:
http://7online.com/news/injuries-reported-in-large-fire-burning-in-long-island-city/447827/

2014-12-23 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Jersey City (New Jersey), home burns separately:
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/12/2-alarm_fire_ruins_christmas_for_one_jersey_city_family.html

2014-12-23 - Deadly fire burns home in Raeford (North Carolina), 1 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/12/24/4427357_70-year-old-woman-dies-in-hoke.html
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/hoke-county-woman-killed-in-house-fire-monday/article_3b4775d7-c781-519c-84af-1bec9e74919e.html

2014-12-23 - Deadly fire burns home at 4 AM in Lancaster (South Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/12/23/5403201/fire-marshal-one-man-found-dead.html

2014-12-23 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2:30 AM in Les Coteaux (Canada), near Montreal, 4 killed:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/12/24/parents_two_children_perish_in_apartment_fire_near_montreal.html
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/12/23/three-family-members-killed-in-fire-southwest-of-montreal/

Note: Les Coteaux is located along the banks of the St. Lawrence River...

2014-12-23 - In separate incidents, unoccupied home and unoccupied building destroyed by fire in Charlotte (North Carolina):
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/breaking-crews-respond-east-charlotte-fire/njZRw/

Quote: "It took 60 firefighters 1 hour and 41 minutes to control the blaze. No one was in the building at the time of the fire."

Quote: "A second fire broke out less than an hour away at a two-story home on Parkview Drive in south Charlotte. The large home was a total loss, officials said. No one was living there becuase it was undergoing renovations."

2014-12-23 - In separate incidents, vacant building burns and semi crashes into bunch of cars on I-10, in Indio (California):
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2014/12/22/eastbound-lanes-closed-big-rig-rollover/20788195/

Quote: "The I-10 crash came at nearly the same time that an abandoned building caught fire in Indio, closing the eastbound lanes of Highway 111 for about an hour. Together, these two incidents severed the main thoroughfares for desert drivers, congesting eastbound travel throughout the valley."

2014-12-23 - Vacant home burns at 4:58 AM in Stockton (California):
http://www.recordnet.com/article/20141222/NEWS/141229923/-1/A_BIZ

2014-12-23 - Vacant home burns at 12:34 AM in Goshen (Indiana):
http://www.goshennews.com/news/wilden-avenue-house-fire-under-investigation/article_f6fcf58c-89f6-11e4-b514-5f83a78a1cfc.html

2014-12-23 - Vacant commercial building burns at midnight in Cleveland (Ohio):
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/fire-closes-west-130th-street-early-monday-morning-in-cleveland

2014-12-23 - Vacant home burns at 5:30 AM in Chattanooga (Tennessee), occupied home burns at 4:30 AM too:
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/27692833/firefighters-respond-to-house-fire-on-bradt-street
http://www.chattanoogan.com/2014/12/23/290785/Firefighters-Deal-With-Two-House-Fires.aspx

2014-12-23 - Three vacant homes burn within 4 hours in Clover (South Carolina):
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/york-co-authorities-investigate-3-fires/njYrN/
http://www.thestate.com/2014/12/22/3889352_three-clover-abandoned-houses.html

2014-12-22 - Garage explodes and burns at home in Meade County (Kentucky), 1 injured:
http://www.wlky.com/news/man-survives-garage-explosion/30357948
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Meade-County-man-injured-in-garage-explosion-286635811.html

2014-12-22 - Mysterious explosions alarm people in Fitchburg (Massachusetts):
http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_27193094/cause-loud-booms-fitchburg-undetermined

2014-12-22 - Metal recycling plant hit by massive fire in Johnston (Rhode Island), near the coast:
http://wpri.com/2014/12/22/crews-respond-to-fire-in-johnston/
http://www.abc6.com/story/27690630/breaking-massive-fire-in-johnston
http://www.whdh.com/story/27693924/investigators-trying-to-find-cause-of-large-ri-fire

Quote: "Fire crews from Johnston and Warwick responded to a massive fire at The Sims Metal Recycling plant off Green Earth Avenue in Johnston Monday night around 7 P.M. The smoke could be seen for miles. Johnston's Assistant Fire Chief tells ABC 6 the fire was in a 75 by 75 white metal scrap pile consisting of washers, dryers, and refrigerators."

2014-12-22 - Steel business heavily damaged by fire in Alvarado (Texas):
http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/2014/12/20/large-fire-engulfs-alvarado-manufacturing-plant/20716467/

Quote: "Sabre Tubular Structures manufactures utility poles and other steel products used by utility companies for transmission lines, according to its website."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Metal-related businesses will be hit hard, including salvage yards and metal recycling centers."

2014-12-22 - Underground mine fire breaks out at derelict mine in Butte (Montana):
http://mtstandard.com/news/local/mine-fire-smolders-at-mountain-con/article_0dd958cc-3cb8-5392-81d8-99ca3c21f656.html
http://mtstandard.com/news/local/smoldering-fire-continues-at-mine-yard-hoist-house-safe/article_859857d9-6aa9-52b2-932b-a24cca09e331.html

2014-12-22 - Electrical substation erupts in flame in San Bernardino (California), 19,000 homes and businesses go dark:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=PW-20141223-46408-USA
http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20141223/power-back-on-in-san-bernardino-after-citywide-blackout-cause-under-investigation
http://www.pe.com/articles/electrical-756833-bernardino-least.html
http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20141222/san-bernardino-outage-leaves-thousands-without-power/1
http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2014/12/23/crews-working-to-restore-power-to-nearly-20000-cu/
http://www.transformers-magazine.com/component/k2/item/1602-transformer-explosion-leaves-san-bernardino-in-the-dark-power-transformer.html

2014-12-22 - Transformer bursts into flame at 6:15 AM on pole near Scappoose (Oregon):
http://portlandtribune.com/scs/83-news/244679-112400-transformer-catches-fire-south-of-scappoose
http://www.thechronicleonline.com/news_paid/article_385eab96-8ac5-11e4-b9cf-a7610db3397e.html

2014-12-22 - Power lines go up in flames in the White River Valley near Highlandville (Missouri), 600 homes go dark:
http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/fire-leaves-600-without-power-in-christian-co/30507/MbXAxxYajEmRQGjVLsBG1w

2014-12-22 - Pile of pallets bursts into flame in parking lot at business in Limestone (Tennessee), truck burns too maybe:
http://www.wjhl.com/story/27688939/pallet-fire-reported-at-limestone-business
http://www.wnct.com/story/27688939/pallet-fire-reported-at-limestone-business
http://www.facebook.com/wjhlTV11/posts/732721806793848

Quote: "The pallets were in located in a parking lot at MRJ Sales, 439 Washington College Station Road, and earlier reports indicated that a truck may have also caught on fire."

2014-12-22 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Bredbury (Britain):
http://manchesterinnews.com/fire-crews-tackle-blaze-at-recycling-plant-in-bredbury/
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/fire-crews-tackle-blaze-recycling-8330869

2014-12-22 - Gas station heavily damaged by fire and explosions in Brentwood (New York), on coastal Long Island:
http://www.wcax.com/story/27692760/fire-sparks-explosions-at-long-island-auto-shop
http://longisland.news12.com/news/crews-battle-fire-after-gas-station-explosion-in-brentwood-1.9740135
http://7online.com/news/fire-at-bp-gas-station-in-brentwood/447317/
http://newyork.gotnewswire.com/news/fire-engulfs-auto-mechanic-shop-in-brentwood-sets-off-explosions-officials-say
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/23/Fire_engulfs_Brentwood_gas_station_garage_closes_intersectio/
http://www.thedailystar.com/news/state/fire-sparks-explosions-at-long-island-auto-shop/article_2645b3dc-50b8-58fe-b7d4-03340c9d7fb0.html

2014-12-22 - Auto shop goes up in flames in Lake County (Michigan), 1 injured:
http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1139709

2014-12-22 - Fire-related deaths climb to three-year high in South Carolina:
http://www.thestate.com/2014/12/22/3889251_fire-deaths-at-3-year-high-officials.html?sp=/99/132/154/&rh=1

Quote: "But a one-week span from Dec. 13 to Saturday has proven to be among the most deadly so far with 12 deaths, including nine on Saturday. State Fire Marshal Robert Polk said it was an anomaly to have so many people die within one day as a result of separate residential fires. 'In recent history, no one can recall nine confirmed civilian fire fatalities in one day,' Polk said."

Note: In the December 11 update, I said this: "Keep an eye on house fires too - the body counts have been climbing, 4 dead here, 5 dead there, etc." People won't even be aware when their homes adsorb some hydrogen sulfide and methane onto stuff: wood, paper, cloth, rugs, bricks, etc. Eventually a fire breaks out and then any hydrogen sulfide present will get into the smoke, at least sometimes, and that will knock people unconscious (or dead), so they can't escape the fire when otherwise they might have. And the fires will also burn hotter and spread much faster, lowering the odds of survival even more. Add all that up and there will be more people dying as homes burn, and we are seeing that...

2014-12-22 - Tour bus bursts into flame at the Busan Port Coast Passenger Terminal in coastal Busan (South Korea):
http://busanhaps.com/fire-disrupts-busan-city-bus-tour/

2014-12-22 - Tanker truck and aboveground tank burst into flame near the Gallatin River, near Belgrade (Montana), 1 injured:
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/evacuated-residents-return-home-after-fuel-truck-fire/30361708
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/gasoline-tanker-catches-fire-in-belgrade/article_8972ec0c-8a4f-11e4-af52-c30d42d79daf.html
http://www.kbzk.com/news/update-evacuations-after-reported-explosion-between-belgrade-and-manhattan/
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/fire-crews-investigate-fire-in-belgrade/30376926
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/Driver-treated-for-burns-after-fuel-truck-fire/30375082
http://www.krtv.com/news/officials-say-truck-fire-fire-near-belgrade-could-have-been-much-worse/

Quote: "Residents near Central Park, west of Belgrade and north of the Frontage Road. Residents who live north of the Frontage Road, west of Thorpe Road, and east of the Gallatin River were evacuated."

2014-12-22 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on I-86 in Bath (New York):
http://www.mytwintiers.com/story/d/story/truck-fire-on-i-86-monday-morning/27646/x8oHLH2EwUy2xLiXwUkZ_w
http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/public-safety/2014/12/22/tractor-trailer-fire-bath/20757761/
http://binghamton.twcnews.com/content/news/794746/tractor-trailer-fire-causes-morning-commute-headache-on-i-86-in-bath/
http://regionalnewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/12/bath-tanker-truck-carrying-oil-catches.html
http://www.the-leader.com/article/20141222/NEWS/141229946

2014-12-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road in Rome (Georgia):
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/firefighters-respond-to-tractor-trailer-fire-near-turner-bend-road/article_ba578990-8a0e-11e4-ab37-0b6bcaa2b6f6.html

2014-12-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-80 in Omaha (Nebraska):
http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Vehicle-Fire-In-I-80-Shuts-Down-Lanes-286614831.html
http://www.ketv.com/news/car-fire-shuts-down-eastbound-i80-lanes-monday/30358716
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/i--vehicle-fire-slows-evening-commute/article_6f793f94-8a32-11e4-8349-af0dd9d8476d.html

2014-12-22 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A40 near Witney (Britain):
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2014-12-22/lorry-carrying-egg-boxes-bursts-into-flames/
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/11682105.Video__Watch_the_blaze_that_destroyed_a_lorry_trailer_carrying_egg_boxes_on_the_A40/
http://www.witneygazette.co.uk/news/11682105.UPDATE__A40_reopens_lorry_carrying_egg_boxes_catches_fire_near_Witney___more_pictures/
http://m.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/top_news/11682105.UPDATE__A40_reopens_lorry_carrying_egg_boxes_catches_fire_near_Witney___more_pictures/
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/update-a40-reopens-lorry-carrying-egg-boxes-catches-fire-near-witney-more-pictures
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/update-a40-both-ways-shut-as-lorry-carrying-egg-boxes-catches-fire-near-witney-more-pictures
http://news24.org.uk/news/a40-both-ways-shut-as-lorry-carrying-egg-boxes-catches-fire-near-witney

2014-12-22 - Box truck bursts into flame on Chestnut Street in Lewiston (Maine), near the Androscoggin River:
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2014/12/22/box-truck-fire-lewiston/1634182

2014-12-22 - Truck explodes and burns at semiconductor plant in Thomas Township (Michigan), 1 injured:
http://www.abc12.com/story/27691479/explosion-felt-near-hemlock-semiconductor-monday-night
http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/12/thomas_township_fire_departmen_1.html
http://www.ourmidland.com/news/explosion-involving-truck-carrying-hydrogen-injures-one-at-hsc-site/article_6cc79d32-8a54-11e4-b55a-8fb45c7ccf71.html

Quote: "Jarrod Erpelding, Dow Corning and Hemlock Semiconductor spokesman, said a Praxair truck carrying hydrogen 'experienced an explosion and subsequent fire while unloading.' The driver of the truck experienced some burns and was transported to a local hospital."

2014-12-22 - Truck bursts into flame inside recycling business in Harrisonburg (Virginia):
http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/Crews-Respond-to-Fire-at-Daves-Recycling--286616041.html

2014-12-22 - Truck destroyed by fire, 20 hectares of land burn too, in Anakie (Australia):
http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/geelong/anakie-fire-burns-truck-and-20-hectares-of-farmland/story-fnjuhovy-1227164599151

2014-12-22 - Van bursts into flame at 12:30 AM at Raby Gardens in coastal Hartlepool (Britain):
http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/fire-fighters-tackle-van-blaze-1-7016063

2014-12-22 - Van bursts into flame on High Street in Glynneath (Britain), near the River Neath:
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Glynneath-crews-tackle-van/story-25751860-detail/story.html
http://www.walesnews.org.uk/news/glynneath-crews-tackle-van-fire

2014-12-22 - Van bursts into flame at 4:30 AM on Canal Road in Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31354&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-22 - Van bursts into flame at 3:43 AM on Jarman Way in Chard (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31352&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Cause-Chard-vehicle-investigated/story-25750436-detail/story.html
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/somerset_news/11681740.Vehicle_fire_in_Chard_being_investigated/

2014-12-22 - Van bursts into flame on Braybrooke Road in Market Harborough (Britain):
http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/mail-news/fire-alerts-van-blaze-hedge-fire-and-fuel-leak-1-6486547
http://www.topix.com/uk-county/northamptonshire/2014/12/fire-alerts-van-blaze-hedge-fire-and-fuel-leak
http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/fire-alerts-van-blaze-hedge-fire-and-fuel-leak-2857716.html

2014-12-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 7 AM while parked at home in Laotto (Indiana):
http://wowo.com/ArticleDisplay/tabid/74/ArticleId/26760/Family-Business-Loses-Truck-to-Fire.aspx
http://www.21alive.com/news/local/Family-Business-Loses-Vehicle-To-Fire-286556911.html

2014-12-22 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Notting Hill Way in Weare, Axbridge (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31363&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Stratford (Connecticut):
http://patch.com/connecticut/stratford/traffic-alert-car-fire-closes-i-95-south-stratford-0
http://wtnh.com/2014/12/22/i-95-south-closed-in-stratford-from-car-fire/
http://www.wfsb.com/story/27685983/i-95-in-stratford-closed-due-to-car-fire

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the H-1 in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):
http://khon2.com/2014/12/22/car-on-fire-closed-h-1-freeway-on-ramp-2/
http://www.kitv.com/news/h1-freeway-car-fire-causes-traffic-back-up/30359444

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the Cross County Parkway In Mount Vernon (New York):
http://mountvernon.dailyvoice.com/news/car-fire-takes-out-two-lanes-cross-county-parkway

2014-12-22 - Two cars burst into flame at 1:51 AM while parked on Maidenburgh Street in Colchester (Britain):
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/colchester_fire_crews_tackle_pair_of_blazing_cars_in_maidenburgh_street_1_3894280
http://www.newseast.org.uk/news/colchester-fire-crews-tackle-pair-of-blazing-cars-in-maidenburgh-street

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame at 3:45 AM while parked at home on Winckworth Way in Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31353&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M2 near Faversham (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/vehicle-fire-closes-motorway-29030/
http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/m2_delays_after_car_fire_1_3894161

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Stokenchurch (Britain):
http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/NEWS/11682750.Car_fire_on_the_M40_this_afternoon/
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/car-fire-on-the-m40-this-afternoon

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the A358 at the M5 roundabout in Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31360&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on Bwlch Road in Baglan (Britain):
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Car-Bwlch-Road-Baglan/story-25751983-detail/story.html
http://www.walesnews.org.uk/news/car-fire-on-bwlch-road-baglan

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 in Exeter (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31357&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on Mead Way in Wiltshire (Britain):
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/11682064.Car_fire_closes_Mead_Way/
http://m.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11682064.Car_fire_closes_Mead_Way/

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the A52 near Borrowash (Britain):
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Travel-Car-causes-problems-A52/story-25751768-detail/story.html

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame at 1:50 AM on the M6 near Hanley (Britain):
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-Rescue-Service-called-car-M6/story-25750395-detail/story.html

2014-12-22 - Car bursts into flame on the M62 near Warrington (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-fire-on-m62_22-12-2014_21-35-22

Note: Damn, Britain, is there any road in the country that didn't see a vehicle burning on this day?!

2014-12-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-30 near Lake Ray Hubbard near Garland (Texas):
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Vehicle-Fire-Closes-Eastbound-Interstate-30-Near-Garland-286636361.html

Quote: "All lanes of eastbound I-30 were closed Monday evening at Bobtown Road near Lake Ray Hubbard due to a vehicle fire."

2014-12-22 - Vehicle bursts into flame at home on Orchard Place in Cuba (New York):
http://solomonswords.blogspot.com/2014/12/cuba-dispatched-to-vehicle-fire-in.html

2014-12-22 - Barn destroyed by fire near Garden City (Minnesota), 150 pigs killed:
http://www.keyc.com/story/27690441/150-pigs-killed-in-barn-fire-north-of-vernon-center
http://www.keyc.com/story/27684701/multiple-fire-crews-respond-to-barn-fire-near-garden-city
http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/fire-wrecks-hog-barn-pigs-killed/article_95b7ee3d-ff62-5486-bd06-75081f1beb80.html
http://fargo.gotnewswire.com/news/multiple-fire-crews-respond-to-barn-fire-near-garden-city

2014-12-22 - Barn destroyed by fire in Harrisburg (Missouri), near Columbia:
http://www.abc17news.com/news/authorities-investigate-harrisburg-fire/30348224
http://centralmoinfo.com/pages/20567518.php?contentType=4&contentId=16506758
http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/fire-destroys-harrisburg-barn/article_0067e546-f6ed-546f-9f0b-c658d1fd10c6.html

2014-12-22 - Barn destroyed by fire near Lawrence (Kansas):
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/dec/22/fire-engulfs-barn-east-1100-road/

2014-12-22 - Machine bursts into flame inside paper recycling business in Mansfield (Massachusetts):
http://mansfield.wickedlocal.com/article/20141222/NEWS/141229117
http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/mansfield-firefighters-respond-to-machine-fire-in-business-park/article_56f24b54-8a06-11e4-ae79-6730d16f6762.html

2014-12-22 - Plant nursery heavily damaged by fire and explosions in Greenburgh (New York):
http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/greenburgh/2014/12/21/sprain-brook-nursery-fire-in-greenburgh/20747861/

Note: Greenburgh is located on the eastern (downwind) banks of the Hudson River, near the coast...

2014-12-22 - Warehouse heavily damaged by fire in Houston (Texas):
http://abc13.com/news/fire-crews-investigating-suspicious-warehouse-fire/447621/

2014-12-22 - Workshop destroyed by fire just before 3 AM on Water Division Road in the Town of Eaton (Wisconsin):
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/2014/12/22/fire-destroys-workshop-near-bellevue/20758001/

2014-12-22 - Shed bursts into flame at home in Mardela Springs (Maryland):
http://www.wboc.com/story/27685161/shed-fire-under-investigation-in-mardela-springs

2014-12-22 - Garage bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in Bellevue (Washington), near the coast:
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/garage-fire-bellevue-spreads-throughout-home/njYrm/

2014-12-22 - Mobile home destroyed by two fires, one at 8 PM and one at 3:30 AM, in Goodlettsville (Tennessee):
http://www.wsmv.com/story/27685111/goodlettsville-mobile-home-destroyed-by-fire

Note: Near the Cumberland River...

2014-12-22 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in North St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River, nobody there:
http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/12/22/st-louis-place-home-fire/20751703/

Quote: "The fire started at the home in the 2300 block of Hebert in the St. Louis Place neighborhood around 3:30 a.m. The two-story home was fully-involved when firefighters arrived at the scene. Nobody was inside the home when the fire started."

2014-12-22 - Home destroyed by huge fire on Water's Edge Drive at Lake Tuscaloosa (Alabama), nobody there:
http://www.al.com/news/tuscaloosa/index.ssf/2014/12/lake_tuscaloosa_house_belongin.html
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/12/23/fire-destroys-dallas-cowboys-rolando-mcclains-alabama-home/

Quote: "The home was listed for sale on several real estate websites, with an asking price of $1.5 million. Listings said the home was built in 1991 and was nearly 7,500 square feet."

2014-12-22 - Home destroyed by two fires, one at 2:30 AM and one at 6:30 AM, near Tallahassee (Florida):
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/2014/12/22/eastern-leon-county-home-destroyed-in-fire/20758933/

Quote: "Fire officials returned to the home after 6:30 a.m. after the fire reignited. The home was completely destroyed according to a news release from the Tallahassee Fire Department."

2014-12-22 - Deadly fire burns home at midnight in El Paso (Texas), 1 killed:
http://www.cbs4local.com/news/features/local-headlines/stories/Body-found-in-South-Central-El-Paso-64782.shtml
http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Police-investigating-cause-of-death-for-a-body-found-64784.shtml

2014-12-22 - Deadly fire burns home in the wee hours in coastal Sligo (Ireland), 1 killed:
http://www.eveningecho.ie/2014/12/22/man-dies-in-sligo-house-fire/

2014-12-22 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal University Place (Washington), 1 killed:
http://q13fox.com/2014/12/22/apartment-fire-leaves-one-dead-several-homeless/
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/12/woman-found-dead-in-university-place-fire/

2014-12-22 - Vacant home mostly destroyed by fire in Huntsville (Alabama):
http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2014/12/fire_partially_destroys_vacant.html
http://www.waff.com/story/27691030/crews-battling-fire-on-dubose-st-off-drake-ave

2014-12-22 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in Port Myers subdivision of coastal Seaford (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2014/12/22/york-county-vacant-house-for-sale-goes-up-in-flames/
http://wydaily.com/2014/12/22/fire-fully-engulfs-vacant-seaford-house-resulting-in-total-loss

2014-12-22 - Vacant Yacht Club condos burn at 5:13 AM on Portland Avenue in coastal Dover (New Hampshire):
http://www.unionleader.com/article/20141222/NEWS07/141229788
http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20141222/GJNEWS_01/141229883/0/FOSNEWS

2014-12-22 - Two vacant buildings destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM at the Williams Inn in Williams Lake (Canada):
http://www.wltribune.com/news/286575451.html

2014-12-21 - Home explodes and burns, roof collapses, on River Drive in Watertown (Wisconsin), nobody there:
http://www.wkow.com/story/27680332/2014/12/21/structure-fire-in-watertown
http://www.wdtimes.com/news/local/article_bec572aa-8a02-11e4-815f-c3829e63b45e.html

Quote: "Watertown Fire Chief Greg Michalek tells 27 News no one was inside the home on River Drive around 7:30 a.m. when it exploded, blowing out part of the house. The house went up in flames after and the roof collapsed."

2014-12-21 - Apartment complex under construction destroyed by fire just before 4 AM near Cave Creek Road in Phoenix (Arizona):
http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/phoenix-fire-construction-site-burns-in-saturday-morning-blaze
http://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/crews-put-out-blaze-at-phoenix-construction-site/article_6bffff9c-a076-5bdb-964d-4e03c5ca5a41.html

Quote: "Firefighters say a fire ripped through a construction site of an apartment complex early Sunday. Phoenix fire officials say no one was injured in the fire that broke out shortly before 4 a.m. near Cave Creek Road and Siesta Lane."

2014-12-21 - Landfill erupts in flame in Austin (Minnesota):
http://www.wxow.com/story/27682944/2014/12/21/fire-at-austin-landfill-requires-two-departments
http://www.ktiv.com/story/27682944/2014/12/21/fire-at-austin-landfill-requires-two-departments
http://kimt.com/2014/12/22/landfill-fire-causes-problems-for-crews/
http://www.kaaltv.com/article/stories/s3656760.shtml
http://www.kttc.com/story/27682944/fire-at-austin-landfill-requires-two-departments
http://www.wqow.com/story/27682944/2014/12/21/fire-at-austin-landfill-requires-two-departments

2014-12-21 - Landfill hit by fire near Penticton (Canada):
http://www.pentictonherald.ca/news/article_fe647fd2-8971-11e4-a380-eb9aa3213e43.html
http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/news/286612571.html

2014-12-21 - Fishing boat 'Atlant' bursts into flame near the island of Simushir (Russia), 1 killed:
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Atlant-8515104.html

Quote: "A fire broke out aboard the 'Atlant' fishing near the Kuril island of Simushir in the Sakhalin Region, killing a senior Foreman in the night of Dec 21, 2014. Two vessels, the "Yasny" and the "Vostok", approached the burning Atlant and took aboard the crew from the burning ship. The senior foreman suffocated in smoke and died."

2014-12-21 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at warehouse in Yerevan (Armenia):
http://news.am/eng/news/245047.html

2014-12-21 - Tractor bursts into flame at 6:25 AM on West End Road in Bradninch, Exeter (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31337&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Firefighters-tackle-tractor-near-Exeter/story-25747012-detail/story.html
http://www.southwestnews.org.uk/news/firefighters-tackle-tractor-fire-near-exeter
http://www.topix.com/forum/uk-county/devon/T3R4K328GD5J17UN7
http://www.onenewspage.co.uk/n/UK/750rp0lax/Firefighters-tackle-tractor-fire-near-Exeter.htm

2014-12-21 - Tractor bursts into flame off State Highway 3 in Otorohanga (New Zealand):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/64389797/Two-fires-in-Otorohanga

Quote: "At the same time another truck from the Otorohanga brigade was called to a tractor on fire in a paddock off State Highway 3.  King said the tractor was ablaze when firefighters arrived."

2014-12-21 - Van bursts into flame just before 3 AM on Lansdown Crescent in Bath (Britain):
http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Firefighters-called-van-Lansdown-Crescent/story-25747050-detail/story.html
http://www.onenewspage.co.uk/n/UK/750rp0lm1/Firefighters-called-to-van-fire-in-Lansdown-Crescent.htm

2014-12-21 - SUV bursts into flame on I-69 in DeWitt Township (Michigan):
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/22/fire-dewitt-suv/20754213/

2014-12-21 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 44 in Canton (Connecticut):
http://cantoncompass.com/2014/356144/vehicle-fire-on-route-44/

2014-12-21 - Four cars destroyed by fire at 6:30 AM while parked at Table Mountain Casino in Friant (California):
http://abc30.com/news/fire-destroys-4-cars-in-table-mountain-casino-garage/446083/

Quote: "Investigators don't know what caused the fire, but at this time they don't believe anyone was there in the vicinity when the fire started in one of the cars. The fire quickly spread to a total of four cars, and firefighters confirm they are a total loss."

Note: And another parking lot ignites. Friant is located on the shore of Millerton Lake...

2014-12-21 - Car bursts into flame on Route 37 in Manchester Township (New Jersey), near the coast:
http://www.app.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2014/12/21/car-fire-blocks-traffic-route/20724951/
http://muckrack.com/link/oSJpM/car-fire-blocks-traffic-on-route-37
http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2014/12/car_fire_shuts_down_highway_37_saturday_night_manchester_police_say.html

2014-12-21 - Car bursts into flame at 3:02 AM in Dolores Heights area in coastal San Francisco (California):
http://kron4.com/2014/12/21/sffd-investigating-car-fire-in-dolores-heights/
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Car-fire-in-San-Francisco-near-location-of-four-5972704.php
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/10969621-police-fire-department-investigate-5th-car-fire-in-sf-castro-district-in-past-week/
http://www.kgoradio.com/common/page.php?pt=Fifth+Car+Fire+in+a+Week+Reported+in+Dolores+Heights%2C+SF&id=101921&is_corp=0

Quote: "San Francisco fire crews doused a car fire in the city's Dolores Heights neighborhood early Sunday morning, fire officials said, not far from the location of four other car fires on Wednesday."

2014-12-21 - Car bursts into flame at 3:20 AM while parked in garage at home in coastal Waimangaroa (New Zealand):
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/west-coast/64378584/Car-torched-in-West-Coast-garage

2014-12-21 - Car bursts into flame on the M25 in coastal West Thurrock (Britain):
http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/incidents/22710/
http://www.yourthurrock.com/Car-West-Thurrock/story-25747502-detail/story.html

2014-12-21 - Car bursts into flame at Four Firs in Woodbury Common (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31346&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Pictures-Car-destroyed-Woodbury-Common/story-25748178-detail/story.html

2014-12-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Lewisville (Texas):
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/27680343/three-fire-departments-help-fight-lewisville-house-fire

Quote: "Fire investigators with the Lewisville Fire Department believe the fire started as a vehicle fire in the garage and spread to the attic."

2014-12-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Colorado Springs (Colorado):
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Vehicle-Fire-Inside-Garage-286501251.html
http://www.fox21news.com/news/story.aspx?id=1139344
http://www.facebook.com/FOX21NewsColorado/posts/10152192459787609
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8818600-updated-firefighters-knock-out-vehicle-fire-in-colorado-springs/

Note: Around 20 or 30 scrap vehicles went up in flames at an auto scrapyard in Colorado Springs the day prior too, mentioned in the 2014-12-20 update...

2014-12-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame inside car wash in Greenacres (Florida), near the coast:
http://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/report-vehicle-on-fire-at-mobil-gas-station-near-forest-hill-boulevard-and-jog-road

2014-12-21 - Vehicle bursts into flame at 1:15 AM at intersection in Port Allegany (Pennsylvania):
http://drive.euoa.net/vehicle-fire-in-port-allegany-14718.html

2014-12-21 - Motorcycle explodes and burns in shed in coastal Fraserburgh (Scotland), 1 seriously injured:
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/north-east/fraserburgh/437588/charlotte-street-resident-tells-of-moment-he-saw-explosion-that-sent-man-flying/

2014-12-21 - Barn destroyed by fire in Hockessin (Delaware), 11 horses killed:
http://6abc.com/news/11-horses-killed-in-hockessin-del-barn-fire/446119/
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/12/22/horses-die-barn-fire-hockessin/20754649/
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/12/22/11-horses-killed-in-barn-fire-in-hockessin-del/
http://news.yahoo.com/horses-killed-hockessin-del-barn-034513693.html
http://www.robinspost.com/us-news/daily-usa-news/1011990-usa-news-fire-tears-through-barn-in-hockessin-del.html
http://philadelphia.gotnewswire.com/news/fire-tears-through-barn-in-hockessin-del

Quote: "The state fire marshal says 11 very expensive Arabian horses perished. One did manage to escape. The Yorklyn Arabian farms is quite well regarded in the realm of Arabian horses, known for specializing in the breeding of straight Egyptian Arabians. One male killed, firefighters were told, was worth at least $7-million because of its siring value."

2014-12-21 - Barn destroyed by fire in Rowlett (Texas), near Lake Ray Hubbard, 8 horses killed:
http://www.inquisitr.com/1696771/8-horses-killed-in-stable-fire-rowlett-stables-lose-horses-in-blaze/
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/12/21/eight-horses-die-in-stable-fire/
http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/dallas-county/2014/12/21/two-horses-killed-rowlett-stable-fire/20733115/
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/At-Least-Seven-Horses-Dead-in-Rowlett-Barn-Fire-286499511.html
http://kxan.com/ap/at-least-7-horses-dead-in-north-texas-stable-fire/

2014-12-21 - Barn damaged by fire in New Glasgow (Canada):
http://www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2014-12-21/article-3985100/New-Glasgow-Fire-Department-responds-to-barn-fire/1
http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2014-12-22/article-3985431/New-Glasgow-Fire-Department-responds-to-barn-fire/1

2014-12-21 - Commercial garage goes up in flames in Monroe (Maine), nobody there:
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/21/news/midcoast/firefighters-from-four-towns-battle-monroe-garage-fire-saturday/

2014-12-21 - Business park hit by huge explosion and fire in coastal Swansea (Britain):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-30567913
http://www.llanellistar.co.uk/Emergency-services-dealing-huge-commercial/story-25747186-detail/story.html
http://topnews-uk.com/topnews/large-fire-breaks-out-at-swansea-industrial-estate-at-site-of-hitech-firm-pure-wafer-walesonline
http://www.walesnews.org.uk/news/large-fire-breaks-out-at-swansea-industrial-estate-at-site-of-hi-tech-firm-pure-wafer

2014-12-21 - Bungalow erupts in flame at school in Hollywood (California), near the coast:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Bungalow-Fire-Reported-at-Hollywood-Elementary-School-LAFD-286497181.html

2014-12-21 - Garage bursts into flame at home in Weston (Wisconsin):
http://www.waow.com/story/27682618/2014/12/21/house-fire-destroys-garage-in-weston
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/local/2014/12/21/house-burning-village-weston/20737605/

2014-12-21 - Two cottages damaged by fire in coastal Mashpee (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodtimes.com/article/20141221/NEWS/141229893

2014-12-21 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Muhlenberg Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:
http://readingeagle.com/news/article/fire-displaces-muhlenberg-township-family

2014-12-21 - Triple-decker damaged by fire in Central Falls (Rhode Island), near the coast:
http://www.turnto10.com/story/27680306/two-alarm-fire-damages-central-falls-home

2014-12-21 - Three adjacent homes heavily damaged by fire in Bedford-Stuyvesant area in coastal Brooklyn (New York):
http://7online.com/news/families-homeless-after-fire-rips-through-homes-in-brooklyn/445447/

2014-12-21 - Apartment building damaged by fire at 9 PM and again at 5 AM in Memphis (Tennessee):
http://wreg.com/2014/12/21/205919/

Quote: "Seven South Memphis families are searching for places to stay after two different fires at their complex left them out in the cold. The first fire on Olive happened Saturday night around 9:00 p.m., the second fire sparked around 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning."

2014-12-21 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in the wee hours in Manchester (New Hampshire), 50 people homeless:
http://www.wmur.com/news/50-people-displaced-following-apartment-building-fire/30340992

2014-12-21 - Deadly fire burns home after 11 PM in Warsaw (Indiana), 1 killed:
http://wane.com/2014/12/21/body-found-after-fire-in-building/
http://wishtv.com/2014/12/21/warsaw-fire-under-investigation-after-body-found-in-home/

2014-12-21 - Deadly fire burns triple-decker in coastal Pawtucket (Rhode Island), 1 killed:
http://wpri.com/2014/12/21/person-dies-after-pawtucket-house-fire/
http://www.abc6.com/story/27681449/1-hospitalized-after-fire-in-pawtucket-

2014-12-21 - Deadly fire burns home in New Castle (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:
http://www.wtae.com/news/body-found-in-new-castle-house-fire/30344742

2014-12-21 - Deadly fire burns apartment building in coastal Tacoma (Washington), 1 killed:
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/one-man-and-one-dog-die-fire-sunday/njYLK/

2014-12-21 - Deadly fire burns apartment building before 1 AM in Murray Hill area in coastal Manhattan (New York), 1 killed:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/12/21/officials-woman-killed-in-early-morning-murray-hill-blaze/

2014-12-21 - Deadly fire destroys apartment building at 2 AM in Claymont (Delaware), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://6abc.com/news/1-dead-in-claymont-del-apartment-fire/445371/
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/2-Hurt-in-Delaware-Apartment-Building-Blaze-286490611.html

Quote: "The 2-alarm blaze when it erupted around 2 a.m. at the Harbor House Apartments on Harbor Drive, in Claymont, Delaware, officials said."

Note: Claymont is located on the banks of the Delaware River...

2014-12-21 - Vacant home burns at 5:30 AM in Fresno (California):
http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/12/20/4295399_vacant-home-burns-in-southeast.html

2014-12-21 - Vacant home burns in Trenton (New Jersey):
http://jerseytribune.com/2014/12/20/two-alarm-fire-damages-vacant-home-in-trenton/
http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20141220/two-alarm-fire-burns-in-vacant-trenton-home
http://www.wopular.com/two-alarm-fire-damages-vacant-home-trenton-0

2014-12-21 - Vacant home destroyed by fire on Valley Road in Reno (Nevada):
http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Structure-Fire-On-Valley-Road-And-5th-286466151.html

2014-12-21 - Vacant historic church destroyed by huge fire in Harlan (Iowa):
http://www.ketv.com/news/fire-devours-historic-iowa-church/30345868

2014-12-21 - Vacant pallet factory destroyed by fire in Albion (Michigan):
http://woodtv.com/2014/12/21/albion-dps-abandoned-factory-fire-suspicious/
http://www.woodradio.com/articles/wood-news-125494/abandoned-factor-fire-in-albion-called-13086850
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8821159-albion-dps-abandoned-factory-fire-8216suspicious8217/
http://wincountry.com/news/articles/2014/dec/22/suspicious-fire-destroys-empty-factory-in-albion/

2014-12-21 - Man killed when car bursts into flame at 12:40 AM in coastal Coney Island (New York), woman dies in apartment fire separately, at 12:50 AM:
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-fires-kill-woman-critically-injure-man-article-1.2052482

Quote: "A man was also in clinging to life after he was trapped inside a car that caught fire on Neptune Ave. near W. 23rd St. in Coney Island at about 12:40 a.m., police said."

Note: I bet he had power windows and locks and they were disabled by the fire. Warned about the problem numerous times. Might wanna carry something to break out car windows when you're driving because it may only take seconds before you're unconscious and burning to death when your car ignites...

2014-12-20 - At least 20 cars go up in flames at salvage yard in Colorado Springs (Colorado):
http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2014/12/20/fire-damages-cars-at-salvage-lot/20713671/
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/21/Salvage_yard_on_fire/
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Smoke-from-Car-Fire-Visible--286494301.html
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8813897-car-fire-at-scrapyard-sends-up-plumes-of-smoke/

Quote: "Witnesses told our sister station KOAA, they saw several cars on fire in the back of the fenced-off lot. The Stratmoor Hills Fire Department says between 20 to 30 cars caught fire."

2014-12-20 - Twelve passenger buses go up in flames at 3 AM while parked in lot on the island of Viti Levu (Fiji Islands):
http://fijivillage.com/news/Cause-of-bus-garage-fire-still-being-determined-9rs5k2

2014-12-20 - Lawn care building goes up in flames at Palm Lakes Estates Clubhouse in coastal West Palm Beach (Florida):
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/no-injuries-in-west-palm-beach-morning-fire-at-law/njXpD/
http://cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/authorities-suburban-west-palm-lawn-care-building-catches-fire-gas-cans-heard-exploding-21552.shtml

Note: Note the locations: springs, island, coast. All three of these fires are almost identical, basically piles of parked vehicles going up in flames, like all the other parking lot fires that are now occurring regularly. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and rusty iron/steel. The buses and lawncare equipment had both and the scrap cars had at least some rusty iron/steel, though probably not any electrified copper (since they usually remove fuel and batteries from scrap vehicles). Because of this problem all vehicles are now randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time, whether running or not, so it's not wise to park a vehicle near anything you don't relish seeing on fire, especially your home...

2014-12-20 - Residential building explodes and burns in Beijing (China), 4 killed:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-12/20/c_133868583.htm
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/beijing/2014-12/22/content_19138627.htm

2014-12-20 - Home explodes in Shaoyang City (China), 5 killed:
http://world.einnews.com/article__detail/240805764?lcode=3uGspiZFt8f-4e_zd_UHvw%3D%3D
http://www.ubalert.com/BQRb

2014-12-20 - Residential building explodes in Gongju (South Korea), 7 injured:
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/12/116_170269.html

2014-12-20 - Cellphone explodes and kills man in Rajasthan (India):
http://www.thenewsminute.com/news_sections/2416

Quote: "The victim, Rajulal Gurjar was using the mobile while charging his phone when the suddenly the battery burst causing a loud noise. He was rushed to community health centre where he was declared brought dead."

2014-12-20 - Sawmill virtually destroyed by fire in the Town of Fenton (New York):
http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Fire--286458391.html

2014-12-20 - Closed recycling center erupts in flame in Rotherham (Britain):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-30561336
http://sheffieldinnews.com/six-fire-engines-called-to-fire-at-closed-rotherham-recycling-plant/
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/six-fire-engines-called-to-fire-at-closed-rotherham-recycling-plant-1-7014950
http://www.news.nom.co/fire-at-town-s-former-recycling-14306906-news/
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/fire-probe-at-fatal-blast-recycling-centre-in-rotherham-1-7015744

2014-12-20 - Ship 'MT Kit 57' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, fire spreads to second ship, near coastal Pulau Mungging (Malaysia), nobody aboard:
http://www2.nst.com.my/nation/general/fire-damaged-singapore-ship-sinks-1.348293

Quote: "Both Singapore-registered vessels were moored together one nautical mile south of Pulau Mungging, near here, when a fire broke out in the engine room of the unoccupied and unmanned MT Kit 57."

2014-12-20 - Freight train bursts into flame in Monmouth (Maine):
http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/20/news/augusta/monmouth-firefighters-extinguish-burning-train-engine/
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/12/20/train-locomotive-catches-fire-in-monmouth/
http://www.centralmaine.com/2014/12/20/fire-destroys-train-engine-in-monmouth/

2014-12-20 - Passenger train bursts into flame in coastal Richmond (Canada):
http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/12/fire-on-canada-line-track-near-aberdeen-station/

2014-12-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame while parked at business in Springfield (Massachusetts):
http://www.wggb.com/2014/12/20/truck-burns-near-chuck-e-cheeses-on-boston-rd/
http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/3470/5514897?title=fire_news
http://www.onenewspage.us/video/20141221/2378804/Tractor-Trailer-Unit-Catches-Fire.htm

2014-12-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on River Road near Riverview Park in Muhlenberg Township (Pennsylvania):
http://readingeagle.com/news/article/multi-alarm-fire-destroys-tractor-trailer-in-muhlenberg-township

2014-12-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the N1 near coastal Tema (Ghana):
http://www.twimovies.com/news/94679-video-fire-guts-truck-carrying-580-bags-of-cocoa.html
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/19/Video_Fire_Guts_Truck_Carrying_580_Bags_Of_Cocoa/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwu0ucxBRa0

2014-12-20 - Hay truck bursts into flame on the Kings Highway near Kowen (Australia):
http://esa.act.gov.au/2014/12/20/truck-fire-closes-kings-highway/

2014-12-20 - SUV bursts into flame at intersection in Monroe (Connecticut):
http://www.doingitlocal.com/2014/12/tonights-car-fire-103/
http://www.doingitlocal.com/2014/12/tonights-car-fire-103/monroe-car-fire/

2014-12-20 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked at home in Barbour County (West Virginia):
http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=UPDATE-Early-Morning-Fire-In-Barbour-County-Turns-Out-To-Be-Car-Fire-20146

2014-12-20 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 30 near Chapman (Nebraska):
http://www.nbcneb.com/home/headlines/Car-Fire-Near-Chapman-Closes-Highway-30-286480291.html
http://www.1011now.com/centralnebraska/home/headlines/Car-Fire-Near-Chapman-Closes-Highway-30-286480291.html

2014-12-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark on Rocky Park Road in Pomphlett, Plymstock (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31331&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-20 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked at home on Bradstone Avenue in coastal Folkestone (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/folkestone/news/houses-evacuated-by-car-fire-28989/

2014-12-20 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in coastal Seabright, Nova Scotia (Canada):
http://globalnews.ca/news/1737794/fire-destroys-commercial-garage-in-seabright-n-s/

2014-12-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Long Green (Maryland):
http://patch.com/maryland/belair/harford-firefighters-help-battle-barn-blaze
http://patch.com/maryland/perryhall/kingsville-firefighters-help-battle-barn-blaze
http://patch.com/maryland/fallston/fallston-firefighters-help-battle-barn-blaze-0
http://inagist.com/all/546456743438725120/
http://twitter.com/jmvfc8/status/546456743438725120/photo/1

2014-12-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Tredegar (Britain), near the Sirhowy River, some geese and chickens killed:
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11680458.Animals_die_in_Tredegar_barn_fire/
http://www.walesnews.org.uk/news/animals-die-in-tredegar-barn-fire
http://www.4-traders.com/TREDEGAR-CORPORATION-14583/news/Tredegar--Geese-and-chickens-die-in-barn-blaze-19573943/
http://www.topix.com/uk/ebbw-vale/2014/12/barn-fire-a-number-of-animals-died-after-the-blaze-in-tredegar

2014-12-20 - Storage building bursts into flame at Lakeside High School in Hot Springs (Arkansas):
http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/2014/12/20/fire-damages-storage-shed-on-lakeside-campus/20711307/

2014-12-20 - Historic seafront bathhouse goes up in flames in coastal Hove (Britain):
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/local/11680815.Fire_takes_hold_at_historic_seafront_bath_house/
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/local/brighton_hove/11680815.Fire_takes_hold_at_historic_seafront_bath_house/?ref=arc

2014-12-20 - Restaurant heavily damaged by fire just after 1 AM in Phoenix (Arizona), nobody there:
http://ktar.com/22/1793041/Fire-severely-damages-popular-Phoenix-restaurant
http://www.azfamily.com/news/Fire-severely-damages-popular-Phoenix-restaurant-286462531.html
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/12/20/fire-la-tolteca-mexican-foods-phoenix/20689177/
http://www.kpho.com/story/27677987/fire-severely-damages-popular-phoenix-restaurant

2014-12-20 - Garage bursts into flame at home in Goose Creek (South Carolina):
http://www.sconfire.com/2014/12/20/working-garage-fire-goose-creek/

2014-12-20 - Guest house destroyed by fire in the south valley near Albuquerque (New Mexico), nobody there:
http://krqe.com/2014/12/20/news-briefs-bus-crash-in-durango-rattles-students/

Quote: "Firefighters said a guest house in the Albuquerque’s south valley is a total loss after a fire Saturday evening. No one was staying in the house at the time. Bernalillo County Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the blaze."

2014-12-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal San Diego (California), nobody there:
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fire-house-20141220-story.html

2014-12-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Sycamore Lane in Milton (Pennsylvania), nobody there:
http://wnep.com/2014/12/20/family-of-eight-displaced-by-fire-in-northumberland-county/

2014-12-20 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:05 AM in Bowling Green Township (Ohio), 2 injured:
http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2014/12/20/multiple-departments-battle-fire-honda-hills-road/20686203/

2014-12-20 - Home destroyed by massive fire in Mill Creek (Delaware):
http://6abc.com/news/massive-flames-engulf-new-castle-co-home/445154/

2014-12-20 - Duplex destroyed by fire in coastal Freeport (Maine), nobody in unit where fire started:
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/12/20/fire-in-freeport-displaces-four-families/
http://www.wmtw.com/news/crews-from-multiple-towns-responding-to-freeport-fire/30333156

2014-12-20 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan, 6 injured:
http://www.wisn.com/news/six-injured-in-milwaukee-house-fire/30337962

2014-12-20 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Westwood area in coastal Los Angeles (California), 1 injured:
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Firefighters-Battle-Apartment-Building-Blaze-on-Wilshire-Boulevard-286485101.html
http://abc7.com/news/6-story-apartment-building-in-westwood-on-fire;-streets-closed/445323/
http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20141220/130-firefighters-knock-down-fourth-floor-apartment-complex-fire-in-westwood

2014-12-20 - Motel under renovation destroyed by fire just before 3 AM near Sinnemahoning (Pennsylvania), nobody there:
http://www.bradfordera.com/news/article_437d925c-87f1-11e4-a967-8728fdc36fa8.html

Quote: "The New Lakeview Motel, located along Route 872 across from the Sinnemahoning State Park entrance to the George B. Stevenson Dam Boat Launch, was fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene just before 3 a.m."

2014-12-20 - Deadly fire burns home in Warren (Michigan), 1 killed:
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/27678838/woman-dies-in-house-fire-in-warren
http://www.myfoxcarolinas.com/story/27678838/woman-dies-in-house-fire-in-warren
http://www.wmyt12.com/story/27678838/woman-dies-in-house-fire-in-warren

2014-12-20 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1:19 AM on Hunts Bridge Road in Berea (South Carolina), 3 killed:
http://www.wfsb.com/story/27676825/five-die-in-2-upstate-fires-overnight
http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/27676278/the-coroner-is-on-the-scene-of-a-deadly-fire-in-berea
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2014/12/20/baby-parents-killed-berea-home-fire/20690053/
http://www.wncn.com/story/27677331/fatal-fire-in-greenville-county

2014-12-20 - Deadly fire rips through apartment building just after midnight in Spartanburg County (South Carolina), 5+ killed:
http://www.wnct.com/story/27676181/crews-battling-apartment-fire-in-spartanburg-co
http://www.wfsb.com/story/27676176/firefighters-battling-blaze-at-spartanburg-apartment-building
http://www.wistv.com/story/27676176/firefighters-battling-blaze-at-spartanburg-apartment-building

Quote: "Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said the number of victims in the Spartanburg apartment fire has risen from two to five."

Note: That's a lot of people to burn to death in one night in South Carolina, and both fires in the wee hours too. The wee hours are when the atmosphere cools and contracts, which will push any methane and/or hydrogen sulfide in the air above closer to the ground, making fires, explosions and animals and people sickening or dying more common during those hours...

2014-12-20 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2 AM in Lebanon (Indiana), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/1-dead-1-hospitalized-after-lebanon-apartment-fire
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2014/12/20/baby-parents-killed-berea-home-fire/20690053/

2014-12-20 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 4:41 AM in Monroe (Michigan), 1 killed:
http://www.monroenews.com/news/2014/dec/20/man-found-dead-apartment-fire/
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/12/20/monroe-man-dead-fire/20709645/

2014-12-20 - Deadly fire burns residential high-rise in Duluth (Minnesota), 1 killed, vacant home burns separately:
http://www.startribune.com/local/286479671.html
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3639327-man-dies-fire-duluths-tri-towers-apartments

2014-12-20 - Vacant home burns in Duluth (Minnesota), started in basement:
http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/S3656357.shtml
http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Duluth-firefighters-battle-blaze-at-abandoned-house-damages-at-50000-286481391.html

Quote: "Other crews were responding to the scene of a fatal fire at Duluth's Tri-Towers Apartment Complex at the same time."

2014-12-20 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at 2:15 AM on Pine River Road in Standish (Michigan):
http://www.arenacindependent.com/stories/No-one-injured-in-Pine-River-Road-house-fire,100719

2014-12-20 - Vacant home destroyed by fire at before 4 AM in Ramseur (North Carolina), near the Deep River:
http://courier-tribune.com/news/local/ramseur-house-gutted-early-morning-fire
http://www.news-record.com/news/update-heavy-fire-damage-to-vacant-house-in-ramseur-this/article_5b407aa6-8848-11e4-ae1e-c3536c6fae7a.html

2014-12-20 - Vacant building burns and collapses in Robbins (Illinois), 2 firefighters injured:
http://chicagofirewire.com/two-firefighters-hurt-collapse-robbins-cook-county-il-fire/
http://abc7chicago.com/news/2-injured-in-robbins-fire-after-building-collapse/444720/
http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2014/12/two-firefighters-injured-after-building-collapse-in-robbins-il.html

2014-12-20 - Vacant motel destroyed by huge in Liberty Township (Ohio):
http://wkbn.com/2014/12/20/crews-responding-to-large-fire-at-i-80-and-belmont-ave/
http://www.wfmj.com/story/27679005/girard-structure-fire
http://wytv.com/2014/12/20/crews-battle-fire-at-vacant-motel-in-liberty/

2014-12-19 - Garage explodes and burns at home in coastal Long Beach (California):
http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20141219/fire-destroys-garage-in-east-long-beach

Quote: "A witness reported hearing an explosion then seeing flames, according to a news photographer at the scene."

2014-12-19 - Man ignites inside tent near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):
http://www.bnd.com/2014/12/20/3573896_homeless-man-suffers-critical.html
http://fox2now.com/2014/12/20/homeless-man-severely-burned-in-tent-fire/
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-in-critical-condition-after-fire-in-tent-in-st/article_c6bf836a-18bd-5f1e-8146-6019a7a42462.html

Quote: "A man living in a homeless encampment near the Mississippi River downtown was in critical condition Friday night after he somehow caught on fire while inside a tent."

Quote: "Friends nearby dragged him out and started to put out the fire with water from the river, and firefighters responded to do overhaul."

Note: An underground electrical fire just took out power to 6300 homes in St. Louis, mentioned in the 2014-12-18 update. I just smelled 'rotten egg' odor outdoors in the wee hours in St. Louis a couple of nights back too. I took off my outer layer of clothes, and put both my clothes and myself near ozone generators as soon as I got home...

2014-12-19 - Laundromat destroyed by explosion and fire, auto shop and metal business damaged, in coastal Burleigh Heads (Australia):
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/a-burleigh-factory-has-been-destroyed-after-it-exploded-and-erupted-in-a-fireball/story-e6frg6n6-1227160910776

Quote: "Witnesses say a massive fireball shot into the sky from the Five Star Linen Laundry on Ern Harley Dr around 2.30pm. The laundry was gutted by the blaze and the neighbouring Burleigh Automotive and Excel Metal factories had major smoke damage."

2014-12-19 - Oil drilling rig explodes and burns at 1 AM near Coalgate (Oklahoma), 2 killed, 2 injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20141219-46379-USA
http://news.yahoo.com/2-dead-explosion-fire-oklahoma-oil-rig-151903446.html
http://fuelfix.com/blog/2014/12/19/2-dead-in-explosion-fire-at-oklahoma-oil-rig/
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dead-explosion-fire-oklahoma-oil-rig-27716617
http://www.kjrh.com/news/state/2-dead-in-explosion-at-oklahoma-oil-rig-owned-by-pablo-energy-in-atoka
http://www.newson6.com/story/27669211/two-killed-two-hurt-in-coal-county-drilling-rig-fire
http://www.mcalesternews.com/news/two-killed-two-injured-in-rig-fire/article_e6f0c698-8788-11e4-a015-e314acc9e581.html
http://www.okcfox.com/story/27669091/several-people-injured-after-oil-rig-fire-in-coal-county

2014-12-19 - Chevron refinery does some serious 'flaring' in coastal Richmond (California):
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.co.nz/2014/12/refinery-fire-in-california.html

Quote: "The flames were visible for miles in the night's sky, while local residents said the smell coming from the refinery was not pleasant."

2014-12-19 - Recycling center hit by fire, huge pile of outdoor rubbish burns, in Thomastown suburb of coastal Melbourne (Australia):
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fire-engulfs-huge-rubbish-pile-outside-thomastown-recycling-plant-20141219-12aiki.html
http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2014/12/19/photo-fire-crews-battle-a-large-blaze-at-a-recycl/
http://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/25822149/fire-in-waste-at-vic-recycling-plant/
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/melbourne-recycling-plant-fire-creates-photo-094628266.html
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/mfb-battling-fire-at-mahoneys-rd-recycling-centre-thomastown/story-fnglenug-1227161648142
http://ban.jo/News/Australia-New-Zealand/20141218/Recycling-Fire-Rages-In-Melbourne-Darebin-Preston/
http://www.facebook.com/FBNewswire/posts/820395931331863
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWrPvnyDmKc

Quote: "A huge pile of rubbish caught fire outside a recycling plant in Melbourne's north on Friday. The rubbish pile, containing tyres, cardboard and plastic, caught fire near the recycling plant on Mahoneys Road in Thomastown about 10.40am. It took eight fire crews more than one hour to get the blaze under control."

2014-12-19 - Five paper and plastic businesses ravaged by huge blaze in coastal Dammam (Soudi Arabia):
http://www.arabnews.com/featured/news/676616

2014-12-19 - Plant hit by explosion in Maglizh (Bulgaria), 1 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.standartnews.com/english/read/explosion_in_bulgarian_factory_kills_one_injures_another_two-6782.html
http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2014/12/19/357695/explosion-at-private-plant-in-bulgarias-maglizh-kills-worker.html

2014-12-19 - Cargo ship 'Lorena' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Emden (Germany):
http://www.emderzeitung.de/emden/~/schwelbrand-auf-borsssumer-kraftwerk-gelaende-170551/
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Lorena-I367669.html
http://www.facebook.com/FeuerwehrStadtEmden

Quote: "On Dec 18, 2014, a fire broke out in the cargo hold of the 'Lorena' which was berthed at the power plant in Emden. The fire rescue was alerted at 7 p.m. after the crew remarked smoke emerging from the cargo of 1000 tons wood pellets."

2014-12-19 - Yacht bursts into flame in the Middle Harbour in coastal Sydney (Australia):
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydney-fire-boat-alight-in-middle-harbour-20141219-12b2ns.html
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/12/19/19/04/boat-blaze-fills-sydney-sky-with-black-smoke
http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/other/boat-fire-on-sydney-harbour/vp-BBgZLI0
http://au.news.yahoo.com/election/video/watch/25824079/boat-fire-on-sydney-harbour/
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/large-motor-cruiser-ablaze-on-sydney-harbour/story-fni0cx12-1227162381495
http://www.news.sail-world.com/Spectacular_fire_on_Sydney_Harbour_captured_on_video/130033

2014-12-19 - Tour bus and RV destroyed by fire while parked inside barn near Gadsden (Alabama):
http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219757
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/27671336/fire-destroys-southern-gospel-groups-tour-bus-barn-in-gadsden
http://chattooga1180.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45917
http://www.hallels.com/articles/12223/20141219/southern-gospel-group-gold-city-suffers-loss-caused-by-a-fire.htm
http://www.facebook.com/myfoxal/posts/10154925826460293

Quote: "According to a press release posted on the Facebook page of the Gold City Quartet, both the tour bus and a motor home used by the group for transportation – were destroyed during a Thursday night fire in Hokes Bluff, Alabama."

2014-12-19 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on highway in Jiamusi (China), 19 SUVs destroyed:
http://austriantimes.at/news/Around_the_World/2014-12-19/52085/Entire_Shipment_Of_SUVs_Goes_Up_In_Flames

2014-12-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-90 near Billings (Montana):
http://www.ktvq.com/news/hazmat-called-to-semi-fire-on-i-90-east-of-billings/
http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/semi-catches-fire-on-i--west/article_ebdc6dc9-b652-5d64-b5eb-4f5552d4f477.html
http://www.connectbillings.com/?p=104271
http://www.wopular.com/semi-catches-fire-i-90-west-spilling-fuel
http://www.facebook.com/Q2News/posts/10150437231349982

2014-12-19 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 375 in Mena (Arkansas):
http://mypulsenews.com/semi-catches-fire-while-hauling-load/

2014-12-19 - Dump truck bursts into flame while parked inside truck repair shop in Fort Wayne (Indiana):
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/police-fire/Firefighters-battle-blaze-at-truck-repair-business-4099094

Quote: "Firefighters forced open an entry door and also opened an overhead bay door to ventilate smoke from throughout the building, according to the fire department. A large dump truck was on fire in a service bay, which set off the alarm."

2014-12-19 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on road in Machesney Park (Illinois):
http://rockfordscanner.com/2014/12/19/rs-fan-photos-of-the-garbage-truck-fire-in-machesney-park/
http://www.frequency.com/video/rockford-scanner-garbage-truck-fire-in/211821015
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESq05ABiE2A

2014-12-19 - Road sweeper truck bursts into flame on London Road in Warrington (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/fire-in-a-road-sweeper-in-warrington

2014-12-19 - RV bursts into flame at RV park in Montrose (Colorado):
http://www.montrosepress.com/news/motor-home-total-loss-after-fire/image_d7f788d4-873d-11e4-824d-7373612202bd.html

2014-12-19 - SUV and six other vehicles go up in flames at 6 AM while parked at hotel in coastal Riverside (Maryland):
http://patch.com/maryland/belair/multiple-vehicles-ablaze-riverside-cause-under-investigation-officials
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/abingdon/ph-ag-car-fire-riverside-1224-20141219-story.html
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/suv-catches-fire-with-man-sleeping-in-it/30317956

Quote: "In all, seven vehicles sustained fire damage, with the total losses estimated at $200,000 to the vehicles and another $5,000 to their contents..."

Note: Just another parking lot going up in flames in the wee hours near a coast, nothing weird about that!

2014-12-19 - SUV bursts into flame on I-95 near coastal Fort Lauderdale (Florida):
http://www.local10.com/news/car-fire-closes-2-northbound-lanes-of-i95/30315024
http://www.wsvn.com/story/27671936/car-catches-fire-in-dania-beach

2014-12-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at 4:30 AM while parked at home in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.wthr.com/story/27674240/second-vehicle-fire-in-8-days-has-neighborhood-on-edge
http://indiana.dotnewz.com/second-vehicle-fire-in-8-days-has-neighborhood-on-edge-indianapolis/

2014-12-19 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on I-90 in Avon (Ohio):
http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2014/12/19/i90-eastbound-closed-car-fire/
http://fox8.com/2014/12/19/truck-catches-fire-on-interstate-90-in-avon/
http://www.video11.com/travel/truck-fire-i90-avon-ohio-h216590.html

2014-12-19 - Several parked cars go up in flames at 12:30 AM at CarMax dealership in Harris County (Texas):
http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/neighborhood/2014/12/19/cars-catch-fire-at-carmax-along-highway-290/20638987/
http://www.click2houston.com/news/fire-damages-several-cars-at-carmax-dealership-in-northwest-harris-county/30320554

Quote: "The fire broke out at Carmax on Highway 290 at FM 1960 around 12:30 a.m. Firefighters from the Cy Fair Fire Department arrived to find several cars on fire, and quickly extinguished the flames."

Note: Another parking lot going up in flames?! No way!

2014-12-19 - Two cars burst into flame while parked in parking lot in coastal East Patchogue (New York):
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/east-patchogue-pathmark-parking-lot-car-fires-probed-by-police-1.9730466

Note: And another...

2014-12-19 - Car bursts into flame on I-405 in coastal Kirkland (Washington):
http://www.kirklandreporter.com/news/286381211.html

2014-12-19 - Car bursts into flame at home in Dubuque (Iowa):
http://www.thonline.com/mobile_new/news/article_d68bad0c-87ad-11e4-a362-ab41fa1a2e0e.html
http://m.thonline.com/mobile_new/news/tri-state/article_d68bad0c-87ad-11e4-a362-ab41fa1a2e0e.html

2014-12-19 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 169 near Mankato (Minnesota):
http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/no-one-injured-in-highway-car-fire/image_386702cc-87d3-11e4-9fe8-27d7db7b5a2c.html

2014-12-19 - In separate incidents, car and shed burst into flame, and car bursts into flame, in coastal Barrow-in-Furness (Britain):
http://www.nwemail.co.uk/home/three-engines-attend-walney-shed-fire-1.1182735

Quote: "Three fire engines have attended a Walney blaze at a shed with a car inside."

Quote: "While the incident was developing, the Ulverston engine was called to a car fire in Priors Path, Barrow."

Note: Multiple cars going up in flames on the coast in separate incidents...

2014-12-19 - In separate incidents, car bursts into flame on the A40 and car bursts into flame on the A34, near Burford (Britain):
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/11679795.Car_fire_and_oil_spillage_closes_A40_westbound_near_Ducklington/
http://www.bicesteradvertiser.net/news/11679795.UPDATE__Car_fire_and_oil_spillage_closes_A40_near_Ducklington_and_A34_car_fire_cause_delays/

Quote: "A car fire and oil spillage closed the A40 westbound causing severe delays. Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called at 3.10pm to the incident on the A40 near Ducklington roundabout, towards Burford."

Quote: "A second car fire on A34 northbound, before the A4130 Milton Interchange, is also causing delays."

Note: More multiple cars going up in flames in multiple incidents in the same area on the same day. Things are getting even more obvious than they already were, and things were already obvious...

2014-12-19 - Car bursts into flame in carpark in Leicester (Britain):
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/closes-John-Lewis-Leicester-car-park/story-25740289-detail/story.html

2014-12-19 - Car bursts into flame on the M56 near Altrincham (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-on-fire-on-m56-east-near-altrincham

2014-12-19 - Car bursts into flame on Summer Lane in Whipton, Exeter (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31324&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Road-repairs-car-Exeter/story-25744395-detail/story.html

2014-12-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame at apartment complex in Brainerd (Minnesota):
http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/3638805-fire-calls-vehicle-lost-fire

2014-12-19 - Vehicle bursts into flame on Witte Road in the Township of Hewitt (Wisconsin):
http://cwbradio.com/news/?fn_mode=fullnews&fn_id=13084

2014-12-19 - Trailer full of hay bursts into flame while being towed, in West Donegal Township (Pennsylvania):
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/corn-fodder-bales-catch-fire-on-trailer-on-lancaster-county/article_cc46bace-87aa-11e4-ba98-af7cda7315da.html

2014-12-19 - Lawnmowers and snowblowers go up in flames while parked inside building in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodtimes.com/article/20141219/NEWS11/141219371

2014-12-19 - Auto shop damaged by explosion and fire in Liverpool Township (Ohio):
http://medinagazette.northcoastnow.com/2014/12/19/fire-control-liverpool-twp-auto-repair-shop/

Quote: "Valley City Fire Chief Jack Petrone said his department received a call at 4:44 p.m. regarding an explosion at Engine Works Complete Auto Repair, 5927 Center Road. When firefighters arrived, flames had engulfed much of the building, causing Petrone to call for mutual aid from Erhart/York Township, Brunswick Hills Township, Brunswick and Columbia Township."

2014-12-19 - Auto shop damaged by fire at 3:30 AM in Indio (California):
http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2014/12/19/indio-early-morning-fire/20632689/
http://www.kesq.com/news/overnight-fire-damages-indio-auto-repair-shop/30316020

2014-12-19 - Auto shop burns and explodes on Station Road in Masbrough (Britain), 1 injured:
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/man-injured-in-explosion-at-rotherham-garage-1-7012676
http://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/man-injured-in-explosion-at-rotherham-garage-1-7012676

2014-12-19 - Barn destroyed by fire near Union City (Tennessee):
http://www.thunderboltradio.com/firefighters-respond-to-barn-fire-in-obion-county/

2014-12-19 - Transformer bursts into flame in coastal Vasai (India), 6 injured:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Transformer-bursts-in-Vasai-6-hurt/articleshow/45580790.cms
http://www.afternoondc.in/city-news/4-injured-as-transformer-catches-fire-in-vasai/article_127334
http://bollywood.indiaeveryday.in/news-transformer-bursts-in-vasai-6-hurt-1099-7954424.htm
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/19/Transformer_bursts_in_Vasai_6_hurt/

2014-12-19 - Pile of wood bursts into flame inside business in Chattanooga (Tennessee), nobody there:
http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/chattanooga-business-fire-under-investigation-14354.shtml
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/27669340/fire-damages-chattanooga-business

Quote: "Captain Donny McMillian with Engine 9 said smoke was visible when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. He said the firefighters had to force their way through a locked gate and into the building, where they found a large pile of wood burning."

2014-12-19 - Pet food business heavily damaged by fire after midnight near Atwood (Canada):
http://blackburnnews.com/midwestern-ontario/2014/12/19/fire-blocks-highway-south-of-listowel/
http://news24now.net/news/fire-blocks-highway-south-of-listowel

Quote: "It’s a sad day for the owners and employees of Atwood Pet Food Supplies Limited after fire tore through the office and truck loading bays of the company this morning. Flames were spotted after midnight at the plant on Hwy. 23 just south of Atwood."

2014-12-19 - Garage bursts into flame just after 2:30 AM at home in Pleasure Ridge Park area in Louisville (Kentucky):
http://www.wlky.com/news/Garage-destroyed-by-fire-in-PRP/30312674

2014-12-19 - Garage bursts into flame just after midnight at apartments in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):
http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/public-safety/fire/officials-investigate-garage-fire-in-cedar-rapids-20141219
http://www.kwwl.com/story/27671831/2014/12/19/fire-destroys-garage-in-cedar-rapids

2014-12-19 - Unoccupied room bursts into flame at hotel on Fern Valley Road in Louisville (Kentucky):
http://www.wlky.com/news/structure-fire-on-fern-valley-road/30327066

2014-12-19 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:05 AM in Bristol (Connecticut), 2 killed:
http://wtnh.com/2014/12/19/bristol-two-people-die-in-fire/
http://www.wfsb.com/story/27668028/fire-rips-through-home-in-bristol

2014-12-19 - Deadly fire burns home at 2:06 AM in the Town of Byron (New York), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2014/12/19/fire-byron/20629367/
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/communities/one-dead-another-rescued-from-byron-house-fire-20141219

2014-12-19 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 1 AM in Pointe Coupee Parish (Louisiana), 1 killed:
http://theadvocate.com/news/11135167-123/new-roads-man-dies-in

2014-12-19 - Deadly fire burns apartment at Lake Carlton Arms Apartments in Lutz (Florida), 1 killed:
http://tbo.com/northeast-tampa/womans-body-found-during-lutz-apartment-fire-20141219/
http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/12/19/carlton-arms-apartment-fire-woman-dead/20647721/
http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2014/12/19/woman_s_body_found_i.html

2014-12-19 - Vacant home burns before 4 AM in coastal Woodmere (New York), firefighter falls and has heart attack:
http://7online.com/news/li-firefighter-critical-after-fall-cardiac-arrest-while-battling-fire/443450/

2014-12-19 - Vacant building burns shortly before 4 AM in Akron (Ohio):
http://fox8.com/2014/12/19/fire-breaks-out-in-vacant-akron-building/
http://www.9ijanews.com/news/fire-breaks-out-in-vacant-akron-building

2014-12-19 - Vacant building burns in Gypsy (West Virginia):
http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Abandoned-Building-Catches-Fire-In-Gypsy-20144

2014-12-19 - Vacant school burns in the wee hours in Washington Park (Illinois):
http://www.bnd.com/2014/12/19/3571638_firefighters-battle-blaze-at-abandoned.html

2014-12-19 - Woman found dead, body partially charred, in Bremen (Indiana):
http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Womans-partially-charred-body-found-in-Marshall-County-286386491.html
http://1480newsnow.com/ArticleAdmin/ArticleDetail/tabid/87/ArticleId/2098/Womans-Partially-Charred-Body-Found-Near-Bremen.aspx
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/crime/police-investigate-body-found-near-bremen/article_06ac2f86-87c0-11e4-be8a-d7b3364b425e.html

2014-12-18 - Underground electrical fire hits North St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River, 6300 homes go dark:
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/12/18/fire-blamed-for-st-louis-power-outages/
http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/12/18/manhole-fire-ameren-missouri-power-outages/20576481/
http://fox2now.com/2014/12/18/underground-fire-causes-power-outages-across-st-louis-area/
http://www.ksdk.com/videos/news/local/2014/12/18/20614511/
http://www.wopular.com/about-6000-ameren-customers-lose-power-after-overnight-fire
http://www.facebook.com/FOX2Now/posts/10152941372484228
http://www.topix.com/business/energy/2014/12/underground-fire-leaves-thousands-without-power
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/about-ameren-customers-lose-power-after-overnight-fire/article_5a590553-0800-55ee-810f-dc10f5324124.html

2014-12-18 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blacks out 1600 homes and businesses in Tulare (California):
http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/2014/12/19/electrical-vault-fire-explosion-knocks-power-tulare/20628195/

Quote: "'We heard an explosion. We thought it was a wreck,' said Alfredo Quintanilla, who lives nearby. 'That explosion was pretty loud.' The incident was reported at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, just about the start of the normal work day."

2014-12-18 - Electrical substation rocked by explosion(s) and fire on Middlefield Lane in Hinckley (Britain):
http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/video-investigations-substation-explosion-begin-8315811
http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2014-12-18/explosion-heard-in-hinckley-before-sub-station-fire/
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Explosion-rocks-electricity-sub-station-Hinckley/story-25734859-detail/story.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-30537158

Note: Here's some more electrical infrastructure exploding and/or burning. Not looking good for people who enjoy electricity. Keep some flashlights handy!

2014-12-18 - Home destroyed by explosion and fire in Macomb Township (Michigan):
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/27665376/fire-destroys-house-of-family-with-twin-babies

Quote: "First a neighbor reported hearing an explosion, at the house on Barbara Drive in a neighborhood near 21 Mile and Hayes. Fire Chief Robert Phillips said that almost immediately after the explosion, the second floor and roof collapsed."

2014-12-18 - Aerospace plant hit by explosion in Winnipeg (Canada), 2 injured:
http://www.winnipegsun.com/2014/12/18/employees-burned-in-standard-aero-explosion
http://globalnews.ca/news/1734200/explosion-injures-worker-at-winnipeg-aerospace-plant/

Note: Also see the tractor trailer that burst into flame on Ness Avenue in Winnipeg on this day...

2014-12-18 - Gas well explodes and burns in San Fernando (Mexico), just south of the border:
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2014/12/18/massive-gas-explosion-reported-south-of-texas-border/

2014-12-18 - Boiler explodes at noodle factory in coastal Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), 3 killed:
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/12/18/Noodle-factory-explosion/
http://www.nst.com.my/node/63873

2014-12-18 - Underground fire continues burning at landfill near Pasco (Washington), near the Columbia River:
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/12/18/3319579_underground-fire-north-of-pasco.html
http://bako.com/hanford/news/Underground-Fire-North-Of-Pasco-Is-Smaller/223217/
http://www.theolympian.com/2014/12/18/3485902_underground-fire-north-of-pasco.html

2014-12-18 - Landfill erupts in flame, again, in Chester County (South Carolina):
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/epa-dhec-officials-monitoring-chester-co-landfill-/njWdK/
http://www.wsoctv.com/videos/news/epa-back-out-at-chester-co-landfill-fire/vC6zdM/

Quote: "Six weeks after neighbors near an abandoned landfill began seeing smoke and smelling a foul odor, that fire is now visible again. On Nov. 2, Chester County emergency management first began getting reports of smoke from the abandoned Bennett landfill near the Broad River, close to Lockhart."

2014-12-18 - Recycling warehouse damaged by fire in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan, nobody there:
http://www.chicagofiremap.net/2014/12/fire-in-recycling-warehouse-on-chicago.html

2014-12-18 - Two adjacent auto businesses and 60 cars destroyed by fire just before midnight in coastal Xiamen (China), 1 killed:
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/ask-topic-12915.html

Quote: "2 adjacent auto 4S stores near the Longshanqiao BRT Station caught fire about 11:50 pm last night, leaving 1 dead and dozens of cars destroyed. The two stores were a Guangzhou Honda 4S store and a Chang’an Suzuki 4S store. The 2-storey exhibition halls were almost destroyed by the fire. Blasts were heard, giant flames lit up the sky, and heavy smoke was seen at the scene, according to witnesses. The fire was put out about 1:50 am this morning. More than 60 new cars were burned out."

2014-12-18 - Cargo ship hit by container fire, two containers burn, at pier in Jersey City (New Jersey):
http://www.nbc40.net/story/27668771/container-fire-aboard-ship-in-new-jersey-put-out
http://postipedia.com/pin/coconut-charcoal-fire-aboard-container-ship-on-jersey-citybayonne-border/
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2014/12/coconut_charcoal_fire_aboard_container_ship_on_jersey_citybayonne_border.html
http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2014/12/coconut_charcoal_fire_aboard_c.html
http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20141219/container-fire-aboard-ship-in-new-jersey-put-out
http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index.ssf/2014/12/coconut_charcoal_fire_aboard_c.html

2014-12-18 - Houseboat bursts into flame on the Gold Coast Broadwater near coastal Wave Break Island (Australia):
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/boat-on-fire-at-gold-coast-broadwater-20141218-129mtu.html
http://ban.jo/News/Australia-New-Zealand/20141218/Boat-Catches-Fire-Off-Coast-Of-Australia-Main-Beach-South-Stradbroke/
http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/boat-on-fire-at-gold-coast-broadwater-20141218-129mtu.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/queensland/boat-on-fire-at-gold-coast-broadwater-20141218-129mtu.html
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/houseboat-explodes-into-flames-on-the-broadwater-at-labrador/story-fnj94idh-1227160354732

2014-12-18 - Subway train bursts into flame at the Archway Tube station in coastal London (Britain), 200 people evacuated:
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/archway-tube-station-evacuated-after-reports-of-fire-on-board-a-train-9932783.html
http://news24now.net/news/archway-tube-station-evacuated-after-reports-of-fire-on-board-a-train

Quote: "One witness tweeted: 'Just had to get off a train at Archway because it was ON FIRE. Not even joking.'"

Quote: "More and more smoke was coming out and it was getting hard to breathe. Passengers realised something was wrong and suddenly everyone was getting off the train."

Note: A basement fire just hit the London Bridge train station in London too, mentioned in the 2014-12-16 update...

2014-12-18 - School bus bursts into flame on Hamilton Street in Republic (Missouri):
http://www.jrn.com/ktts/news/Republic-School-Bus-Evacuated-Along-Highway-60--286275411.html

Note: This is the 19th school bus to burn in December and the 157th school bus to burn since May 1...

2014-12-18 - Passenger bus bursts into flame while parked at business in coastal Coffs Harbour (Australia):
http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/fire-destroys-old-bus/2490420/
http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2014/12/19/fire-hits-ryans-bus-service/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnSSXdx5cLQ

Note: I'll always remember this town, because an unoccupied boat burst into flame in the middle of the night, started itself, then tore across the harbor while burning, hitting other boats in Coffs Harbour (Australia), mentioned in the 2013-05-03 update. That's still the most notable incident involving a parked vehicle bursting into flame and driving off by itself...

2014-12-18 - Commuter bus bursts into flame on the 3rd Mainland Bridge in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):
http://streetsofnaija.net/2014/12/photos-bus-on-fire-on-3rd-mainland-bridge/
http://uncova.com/just-in-bus-on-fire-on-3rd-mainland-bridge-see-photo
http://www.9ijanews.com/news/just-in-bus-on-fire-on-3rd-mainland-bridge-see-photo
http://entertainmentbonus.blogspot.com/2014/12/photos-bus-on-fire-on-3rd-mainland.html
http://www.remikuti.com/media/36838/photos-bus-on-fire-on-3rd-mainland-bridge.htm

2014-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 13 in Spencer (Wisconsin):
http://www.wsaw.com/home/headlines/Crews-at-Scene-of-Semi-Cab-Fire-in-Spencer-286254581.html
http://www.waow.com/story/27664107/2014/12/18/semi-tractor-burned-up-in-unusual-spencer-fire
http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/story/news/local/2014/12/18/tractor-trailer-fire-in-spencer/20594129/
http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/media/cinematic/video/20599607/two-escape-tractor-trailer-fire-in-spencer/

2014-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-85 in Gastonia (North Carolina):
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/traffic-alert-tanker-fire-shuts-down-i-85-gastonia/njWy4/
http://charlotte.gotnewswire.com/news/lanes-reopen-on-i85-after-tractortrailer-fire
http://www.gastongazette.com/news/local/truck-fire-shuts-down-i-85-thursday-night-1.415497

2014-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 22 north of Dickinson (North Dakota):
http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/local/3637779-semi-truck-fire-closes-highway-22
http://topics.areavoices.com/2014/12/18/semi-truck-fire-closes-highway-22/

2014-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on I-85 between Shorter and Tallassee (Alabama):
http://www.wsfa.com/story/27659525/delays-i-85-sb-between-shorter-and-tallassee

Quote: "According to Corporal Jess Thornton with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the tractor trailer caught fire around 6 a.m. Thursday morning."

2014-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Route 78 in Union Township (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2014/12/tractor_trailer_on_fire_on_rou.html

2014-12-18 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Ness Avenue in Winnipeg (Canada):
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/semi-truck-fire-closes-part-of-ness-avenue-1.2153431
http://www.news.nom.co/semi-truck-fire-closes-part-of-ness-14261838-news/
http://www.newswinnipeg.net/semi-truck-fire-closes-part-of-ness-avenue/
http://interpeg.com/news/semi-truck-fire-closes-part-of-ness-avenue/
http://winnipeg.dotnewz.com/semi-truck-fire-closes-part-of-ness-avenue-winnipeg/
http://inagist.com/all/545572057556467714/

2014-12-18 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen (Australia), near the coast:
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/truck-does-a-burn-out-driver-watches-fireball/2490370/

2014-12-18 - Truck bursts into flame at 7 AM on highway near coastal Mumbai (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/navi-mumbai/Truck-catches-fire-on-Pune-E-way/articleshow/45568704.cms

2014-12-18 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home on Midland Road in Bryant (Arkansas):
http://www.mysaline.com/profiles/blogs/rv-fire-in-bryant-threatens-homes

2014-12-18 - RV bursts into flame, fire spreads to scrub, at recreational park in Highbury (Australia), near the coast:
http://www.vivalanka.com/newspage/811978ai-fire-destroys-60-000-motorhome-spreads-nearby-scrub
http://dailymail.org.uk/news/5410218/Fire-destroys--60-000-motorhome--spreads-to-nearby-scrub.html
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/fire-destroys-60000-motorhome-and-spreads-to-nearby-scrub-at-highbury/story-fni6uo1m-1227161523040

2014-12-18 - Camper-van bursts into flame while parked at eatery in Balclutha (New Zealand), near the coast:
http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/south-otago/327732/camper-van-engine-fire

2014-12-18 - Van bursts into flame before 2 AM while parked at home in coastal Ocean Grove (Australia):
http://www.bayfm.com.au/news/local-news/54341-kombi-damaged-in-blaze

2014-12-18 - Van bursts into flame on the A507 near Buntingford (Britain):
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/A507-near-Buntingford-closed-owing-vehicle/story-25734700-detail/story.html
http://www.newseast.org.uk/news/a507-near-buntingford-re-opens-after-vehicle-fire

2014-12-18 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at Denny's in coastal Pismo Beach (California):
http://www.ksby.com/news/truck-catches-on-fire-in-pismo-beach/

2014-12-18 - Car bursts into flame at 1:45 AM while parked on Clay Avenue in St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:
http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/crime/2014/12/18/suspicious-car-fire-north-city/20577195/

2014-12-18 - Car bursts into flame on I-26 in coastal North Charleston (South Carolina):
http://www.live5news.com/story/27663189/eastbound-traffic-on-i-26-moving-slowly-following-car-fire-near-hwy-78-exit
http://www.wbtv.com/story/27663189/eastbound-traffic-on-i-26-moving-slowly-following-car-fire-near-hwy-78-exit

2014-12-18 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 26 near Portland (Oregon):
http://www.oregonlive.com/roadreport/index.ssf/2014/12/thursday_evening_portland-area_6.html

2014-12-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at K-mart in Burwood East area in coastal Melbourne (Australia):
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/12/18/20/35/melbourne-man-left-homeless-after-car-destroyed-by-fire

2014-12-18 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame in Farnworth (Britain), at least one a parked car:
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11676771.Investigation_launched_after_two_car_fires_in_Farnworth/

2014-12-18 - Car bursts into flame while parked at park-and-ride in coastal Truro (Britain):
http://www.southwestnews.org.uk/news/park-and-ride-car-fire-sparks-call-out-for-truro-firefighters
http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/11675492.Park_and_Ride_car_fire_sparks_call_out_for_Truro_firefighters/

2014-12-18 - Car bursts into flame on the A44 near Pinvin (Britain):
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11675429.One_lane_of_the_A44_near_Pinvin_closed_after_car_catches_fire/
http://www.westmidlandsnews.org.uk/news/one-lane-of-the-a44-near-pinvin-closed-after-car-catches-fire

2014-12-18 - Car bursts into flame on Preshute Lane in Manton (Britain):
http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/11673071.Fire_crew_tackles_Mondeo_blaze_and_other_news_snippets_you_may_have_missed/

2014-12-18 - Car bursts into flame at 1:08 AM on the M5B between Dunball and Edithmead (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31294&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-18 - Truck and barn destroyed by fire on Waterdown Road near Burlington (Canada):
http://www.flamboroughreview.com/news/barn-vintage-truck-burn-in-old-waterdown-road-fire/
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5214286-fire-destroys-waterdown-road-barn/
http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/5214286-update-vintage-truck-barn-destroyed-in-200-000-waterdown-road-blaze/

Quote: "A 1948 Ford F50 truck was destroyed in barn fire on Old Waterdown Road Thursday night."

2014-12-18 - Auto shop destroyed by fire in Covington Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/crews-on-the-scene-of-fire-at-leggs-car-care-in-co/22934/gcoby7AMI0CEwso8twF8_A

2014-12-18 - Auto shop damaged by fire in Kent Town area in coastal Adelaide (Australia):
http://au.news.yahoo.com/sa/a/25807761/staff-escape-sa-car-workshop-fire/

2014-12-18 - Barn destroyed by fire near Winslow (Illinois), 5 cows killed:
http://www.journalstandard.com/article/20141218/News/141219424
http://www.wrex.com/story/27664195/2014/12/18/several-cows-die-in-stephenson-county-barn-fire
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8733873-several-cows-die-in-stephenson-county-barn-fire/
http://www.facebook.com/wrextv/posts/10152464276077175
http://rockfordscanner.com/2014/12/19/several-livestock-pass-away-in-barn-fire-in-stephenson-county/

2014-12-18 - Barn destroyed by fire at 1 AM in Scriba (New York):
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/12/fire_in_oswego_county_barn_burns_down_in_scriba_new_york.html
http://www.localsyr.com/story/d/story/oswego-county-barn-destroyed-by-fire/24835/oz1RQVYFG0uTQ9BhZrEyMg
http://www.fingerlakes1.com/news-link.php?aid=14323945
http://www.wopular.com/barn-destroyed-oswego-county-fire
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/18/Barn_destroyed_in_Oswego_County_fire/

2014-12-18 - Barn destroyed by fire on Crumley Road in Amanda Township (Ohio):
http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/story/news/local/2014/12/18/firefighters-headed-barn-fire-crumley-road/20579629/

2014-12-18 - Commercial building destroyed by fire in coastal Coney Island (New York):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20141219-46372-USA
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Coney-Island-Fire-Warehouse-Brooklyn-286305761.html
http://7online.com/news/fire-destroys-deli-in-coney-island-brooklyn/442919/

2014-12-18 - Industrial plant damaged by fire in Hastings (Minnesota):
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/27663684/large-fire-in-hastings-998-spiral

2014-12-18 - Mixed-use building goes up in flames in Logan area in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://6abc.com/news/olney-building-with-business-homes-catches-fire/442233/

2014-12-18 - Garage bursts into flame in American Fork (Utah), near Utah Lake:
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/fire/firefighters-responding-to-garage-fire-in-american-fork/article_768a3108-8238-5209-a8a6-2a6bdb3baa2a.html

2014-12-18 - Mobile home destroyed by fire at 5:45 AM in Geneva Township (Michigan), near Lake Michigan, nobody there:
http://www.wsjm.com/pages/20545935.php
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/12/fire_destroys_mobile_home_near.html
http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/2014/12/18/geneva-township-manufactured-home-fire/20583545/

2014-12-18 - Home damaged by fire in Watervliet (New York), nobody there:
http://news10.com/2014/12/18/crews-battle-fully-involved-house-fire-in-watervliet/
http://www.troyrecord.com/general-news/20141218/watervliet-home-damaged-in-morning-blaze

2014-12-18 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2014/12/18/beach-family-displaced-after-devastating-fire/

2014-12-18 - Home destroyed by fire before 5 AM in Sheshequin Township (Pennsylvania):
http://wnep.com/2014/12/18/home-destroyed-by-fire-in-bradford-county/

2014-12-18 - Apartment building and former lodge destroyed by fire in Carnuel (New Mexico):
http://www.koat.com/news/bernco-firefighters-respond-to-blaze-east-of-albuquerque/30304722
http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3654227.shtml

2014-12-18 - Duplex heavily damaged by fire at 4:13 AM in Pittsfield (Massachusetts):
http://www.iberkshires.com/blog/iBerkshiresBlotter/2630/Truck-Fire-Closes-Pittsfield-s-West-Housatonic-Street.html

2014-12-18 - Two separate fires burn four homes just before 5:30 AM in Paterson (New Jersey):
http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20141218/4-homes-caught-fire-in-paterson
http://7online.com/news/two-fires-burning-one-block-apart-in-paterson/441603/

Quote: "The first fire broke out on 4th Avenue early Thursday. Firefighters then had to respond to two more homes in flames on 5th Avenue."

2014-12-18 - Apartment building destroyed by massive 5-alarm blaze in coastal Queens (New York):
http://7online.com/news/5-alarm-fire-destroys-ozone-park-apartment-building/442427/
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/videos/news/fire-raging-in-queens-residential-building/vC64Rb/
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Fire-Causes-A-Line-Delays-in-Queens-MTA-286278391.html

2014-12-18 - Deadly fire burns home in coastal Miami Beach (Florida), 1 killed:
http://www.local10.com/news/woman-dies-in-miami-beach-house-fire/30308756
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/12/18/fire-claims-life-of-woman-on-miami-beach/
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Elderly-Woman-Dies-in-Miami-Beach-House-Fire-286312581.html

2014-12-18 - Deadly fire burns home near coastal Belhaven (North Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.wsls.com/story/27661289/fatal-fire-under-investigation-in-beaufort-co

2014-12-18 - Deadly fire destroys home at 4:30 AM in Winston-Salem (North Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/body-found-in-winston-salem-fire/article_1563a184-86c2-11e4-8bbd-df5e18918a09.html
http://www.wxii12.com/news/home-destroyed-in-earlymorning-house-fire/30291976

2014-12-18 - Deadly fire burns motel in Bellmead (Texas), 1 killed:
http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Woman-Found-Dead-in-Burned-Motel-Room-286186021.html
http://www.kgns.tv/news/headlines/Womans-body-found-in-burned-out-Bellmead-motel-room-286231001.html

2014-12-18 - Vacant home burns in Dayton (Ohio):
http://www.whio.com/news/news/crime-law/investigator-sent-to-fire-in-vacant-dayton-house/njWwd/

2014-12-18 - Person burns to death when RV trailer bursts into flame just after 1 AM in coastal Lewes (Delaware):
http://www.wdel.com/story.php?id=64869
http://www.wboc.com/story/27661769/fire-marshal-investigating-fatal-fire-in-lewes
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2014/12/18/morning-fire-lewes-leaves-one-dead/20581763/

Quote: "Firemen from Lewes were called to the 29000 block of Field Road in the Tall Pines Development just after 1 a.m. for a fire that engulfed a travel trailer. One person was found deceased inside the trailer..."

2014-12-18 - Woman burns to death when RV bursts into flame at caravan park near Chipping Norton (Britain):
http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/local-news/body-found-after-fire-at-chipping-norton-caravan-site-1-6483048
http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/body-found-after-fire-at-chipping-norton-caravan-site-2852010.html
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/11680190.Caravanner_killed_as_blaze_turns_motorhome_to_ashes/
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-30552355
http://news24now.net/news/body-found-after-motorhome-fire-at-hook-norton-caravan-site
http://www.newslocker.com/en-uk/region/oxford/body-found-after-motorhome-fire/
http://www.southnews.org.uk/news/update-body-found-after-motorhome-fire-at-caravan-site-near-chipping-norton
http://www.facebook.com/oxfordmail/posts/915086721837455

2014-12-18 - Man found burned to death in burning pickup truck in field along Mudville Road near Millington (Tennessee):
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/27669244/deputies-investigate-after-burned-body-found-in-truck
http://wreg.com/2014/12/18/body-found-in-burning-car-in-millington/
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/27665189/body-found-in-burning-car-in-millington
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/27665168/body-found-in-burned-truck

Note: From the full hypothesis: "Vehicles of all kinds will continue to burn, as they have been, and the number of vehicular fires will continue to escalate, inevitably resulting in a corresponding increase in the number of people being incinerated in their vehicles."

2014-12-17 - Electrical explosion rocks newspaper printing building in Bristol (Tennessee):
http://www.tricities.com/news/article_d766422a-85ee-11e4-9567-7b5b2b7bb162.html
http://ecmweb.com/fire-security/electrical-explosion-occurs-printing-plant-tennessee

2014-12-17 - Electrical explosion hits King's Place Mall in Fredericton (Canada), 1 injured:
http://bigcountry969.com/electrical-explosion-in-fredericton/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/electrical-explosion-sends-one-to-hospital-in-fredericton-1.2876013

2014-12-17 - Transformer bursts into flame at substation in Marlow (Oklahoma), blackouts ensue:
http://www.swoknews.com/area/fire-sparks-power-outage-marlow

Quote: "A fire at the same substation in October also shut down the system."

2014-12-17 - Transformer box bursts into flame at 5 AM in yard at home in Buffalo (New York):
http://www.westsenecabee.com/news/2014-12-18/Letters_to_the_Editor/Neighbors_watch_out_for_one_another.html

Quote: "My husband and I were awakened by our neighbor at 5 a.m. on Dec. 12. Our neighbor, Sandy, told us the transformer box in our backyard was crackling and on fire."

2014-12-17 - Transformer bursts into flame on pole in Bourne End (Britain):
http://www.wycombetoday.com/2014-12-17-electricity-transformer-caught-fire-in-bourne-end/

Note: A car just burst into flame while parked at a home in Bourne End, home scorched too, mentioned in the 2014-12-15 update. Bourne End is located on the banks of the River Thames...

2014-12-17 - Paint plant damaged by explosion and fire in Brantford (Canada), 1 injured:
http://www.brantnews.com/news-story/5209763-explosion-at-paint-factory-injures-one/

2014-12-17 - Aluminum plant explodes in Sierre (Switzerland), 1 killed:
http://www.lenouvelliste.ch/fr/valais/sierre/chippis-explosion-dans-les-usines-d-aluminium-de-constellium-un-mort-496-1389410
http://www.lematin.ch/faits-divers/explosion-usines-aluminium-constellium/story/12356424
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.lematin.ch/faits-divers/explosion-usines-aluminium-constellium/story/12356424&prev=search

2014-12-17 - Lumber yard warehouse destroyed by massive fire in Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan), nobody there:
http://www.mifox32.com/story/27658217/fire-at-soo-builders-supply-co-in-sault-ste-marie

Note: This place is located right next to the Saint Marys Falls Canal, with Canada on the other side...

2014-12-17 - Oil recycling facility damaged by fire just before midnight in Woodville (Wisconsin):
http://www.newrichmond-news.com/news-region/3636812-late-night-fire-damages-woodville-oil-recycling-firm-volatility-materials
http://www.rivertowns.net/news-region/3636812-late-night-fire-damages-woodville-oil-recycling-firm-volatility-materials
http://mygatewaynews.com/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotator/Article/Fire-damages-CRI-Recycling-in-Woodville-Industrial-Park-/-3/635/9037

2014-12-17 - At least four businesses destroyed by raging 5-alarm fire at 5:30 AM in coastal Bronx (New York):
http://7online.com/news/5-alarm-fire-destroying-stores-in-bronx/439918/
http://nypost.com/2014/12/17/nearly-200-firefighters-44-trucks-respond-to-bronx-blaze/
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Fire-Bronx-Community-College-Stores-University-Heights-286072481.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/firefighters-battle-blaze-torched-bronx-buildings-article-1.2048169
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Fire-Bronx-Community-College-Stores-University-Heights-286072481.html

2014-12-17 - Dozens of stored yachts and two boat storage buildings destroyed by huge blaze at marina in Roermond (Netherlands):
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/17/390700/asbestos-alert-after-dutch-city-fire/
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2014/12/roermond-centre-closed-off-after-massive-fire-releases-asbestos.php/

Quote: "The asbestos was released following a major fire in two boat sheds. The fire broke out shortly before 22.00 on Tuesday night in the marina where dozens of yachts are in winter storage. The fire was brought under control some 90 minutes later but it is not clear how it began."

Note: Dozens plural, so I'll just call it 24 boats to be conservative...

2014-12-17 - Sailboat 'Lz Sea Dogs' bursts into flame, burns and sinks, at coastal Whittaker Pointe Marina (North Carolina):
http://towndock.net/news/blaze-sinks-lz-sea-dogs

2014-12-17 - Boat bursts into flame in the Wareham Channel off Russell Quay in Wareham (Britain):
http://www.swanageandwarehamvoice.co.uk/news/11672510.Lifeboats_launched_to_rib_boat_on_fire_in_Wareham/

2014-12-17 - School bus bursts into flame on road in Zimmerman (Minnesota), presents and belongings burned:
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/12/18/kids-survive-zimmerman-school-bus-fire/
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/27661850/student-made-gifts-for-parents-lost-in-school-bus-fire
http://www.wqow.com/story/27662586/students-lose-belongings-in-fire
http://wjon.com/zimmerman-students-lose-belongings-in-school-bus-fire/

Quote: "In an email to parents, Zimmerman Elementary Principal Gretchen Fisher explained that Vision Bus Company protocol required students to leave their personal belongings behind as a safety measure. Everything left on the bus was destroyed in the fire, including winter coats, backpacks, shoes and the gifts students had made for their parents."

2014-12-17 - School bus bursts into flame on the Sunrise Highway in coastal West Babylon (New York):
http://patch.com/new-york/babylonvillage/no-one-hurt-school-bus-goes-flames-sunrise-highway
http://patch.com/new-york/westhampton-hamptonbays/school-bus-fire-teens-accused-stealing-packages-soccer-pro-li-honored

Note: These are the 17th and 18th school buses to burn in December and the 155th and 156th school buses to burn since May 1...

2014-12-17 - Double-decker bus bursts into flame at intersection in Bridport (Britain), near the coast:
http://www.wessexfm.com/news/dorset-news/1481522/bus-catches-fire-in-bridport/
http://www.dorsetfire.gov.uk/live-incident-feed/double-decker-bus-on-fire-inc-no-10716/
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/localnews/westdorset/11675370.print/

2014-12-17 - Transit bus bursts into flame on street in Bratislava (Slovakia):
http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/56290/10/bratislava_public_transport_bus_caught_flames_driver_saved_the_day.html

2014-12-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 12:45 AM east of Petty Creek exit near Missoula (Montana):
http://www.kpax.com/news/semi-hauling-explosives-catches-fire-near-missoula/

2014-12-17 - Semi tractor, tractors, and barn destroyed by fire and explosions at 3:15 AM in Cheney (Kansas):
http://www.jrn.com/kfdi/news/Fire-destroys-barn-farm-equipment-near-Cheney-286077321.html
http://www.kwch.com/news/local-news/Barn-fire-destroys-farm-equipment-in-Cheney/30272788

Quote: "The 50x80 foot barn was used to store tractors and trucks, including a semi, inside the building at the time of the fire. The farmer also had new tires for his combine in the building."

2014-12-17 - Box truck bursts into flame on street in Collingwood (Canada):
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/5210627-truck-catches-fire-in-collingwood/

2014-12-17 - Heavy truck bursts into flame on road in coastal Castries on the island of St. Lucia:
http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/photos-truck-on-fire/img_20141217_125025/

Note: St. Lucia is where the cruise ship 'Insignia' was docked when it burst into flame and killed 3 people, mentioned in the 2014-12-11 update, one of two cruise ships to burn on that day...

2014-12-17 - Truck bursts into flame on the A404D between Bisham and Marlow (Britain):
http://www.wycombetoday.com/2014-12-17-lorry-fire-caught-fire-on-a404d-between-bisham-and-marlow/

2014-12-17 - Van bursts into flame on the M5 near Worcester (Britain):
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11671702.Long_delays_on_M5_southbound/
http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/regional/11671702.Long_delays_on_M5_southbound/
http://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/11671702.Long_delays_on_M5_southbound/
http://www.westmidlandsnews.org.uk/news/long-delays-on-m5-southbound

2014-12-17 - SUV bursts into flame on road in Spokane (Washington):
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/dec/18/fire-roundup-driver-headed-to-mechanic-watches/

2014-12-17 - SUV bursts into flame while parked at home on Charlton Road in Creech Heathfield, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31291&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

Note: Also see the motorcycle that burst into flame while parked in carpark in Taunton on this day...

2014-12-17 - Pickup truck and dump truck go up in flames at 2:12 AM while parked at business in Salina (Kansas):
http://salina.com/news/two-trucks-damaged-in-fire-at-johnson-sand/article_1a73c6e4-b57d-55ef-9102-80c97548eda4.html

2014-12-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame at Walmart in Norfolk (Nebraska):
http://94rock.fm/local-news/hard-starting-pickup-truck-catches-fire-at-walmart-parking-lot/
http://us92.com/local-news/hard-starting-pickup-truck-catches-fire-at-walmart-parking-lot/

2014-12-17 - Three parked cars burst into flame in the wee hours in coastal San Francisco (California):
http://news.kron4.com/news/sf-police-investigating-three-early-morning-car-fires/

2014-12-17 - Car bursts into flame at 12:33 AM while parked inside building, building damaged, in Sioux Falls (South Dakota):
http://www.ksfy.com/news/headlines/Overnight-fire-burns-car-inside-garage-286063351.html
http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2014/12/17/vehicle-fire-damages-building/20525047/
http://www.keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm/vehicle-catches-fire-inside-building-in-sioux-falls/
http://ksoo.com/early-morning-shop-fire-in-sioux-falls/

Quote: "Crews found smoke coming from a steel building that was used as a shop for vehicles. They forced entry into the building and extinguished a fire in a vehicle inside. The fire was extinguished with 15 minutes of the first truck’s arrival, Thom said. The fire was contained to the car but the building has smoke damage."

2014-12-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage, fire spreads to home, in Silver Spring Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wgal.com/news/car-fire-spreads-into-home-in-cumberland-county/30287140
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/12/silver_spring_township_home_da.html
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/mechanicsburg/house-heavily-damaged-in-silver-spring-township-fire/article_c423f8b6-8647-11e4-adf3-137c06fb853c.html

Quote: "Firefighters say it started in the garage after a car caught fire. The homeowner came home from work and smelled something burning. He and a neighbor removed the car from the garage, but the fire had already spread to the home. Crews were able to put it out quickly and no one was hurt. Damage is estimated at about $200,000."

2014-12-17 - Car bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at home in Columbus (Ohio):
http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/12/17/columbus-stanton-ave-car-fire.html
http://614now.com/2014/news/crime-safety/firefighters-use-foam-to-combat-car-fire

Quote: "Firefighters rushed to north Columbus to put out a car fire Wednesday morning. The fire started around 3:00 a.m. In the driveway of a home on east Stanton Avenue, just east of High Street."

2014-12-17 - Car bursts into flame after 11 PM while parked on North Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park (Illinois):
http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-17-2014/Parked-car-catches-fire-in-Oak-Park/

2014-12-17 - Two cars burst into flame at 2 AM on Beatrice Road in Margate (Britain):
http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/crews-battle-exploding-car-Margate/story-25727575-detail/story.html

Quote: "Fire crews were called today at 2am to reports of two cars ablaze on Beatrice Road."

2014-12-17 - Car bursts into flame outside school in Dartford (Britain):
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11672840.PICTURED__Car_on_fire_outside_Wilmington_Grammar_School_in_Dartford/

2014-12-17 - Car bursts into flame on Grazebrook Road in Dudley (Britain):
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/17/car-bursts-into-flames-in-dudley-street/

2014-12-17 - Car bursts into flame on the Old A40 Road in Northleach (Britain):
http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Car-Old-A40-Road-Northleach-Cotswolds/story-25726621-detail/story.html
http://gloucesternewscentre.co.uk/firefighters-deal-with-car-fire-at-northleach/

2014-12-17 - Motorcycle bursts into flame while parked in carpark on Duke Street in Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31288&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.southwestnews.org.uk/news/taunton-fire-crew-deals-with-motorbike-fire
http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/11673349.Taunton_fire_crew_deals_with_motorbike_fire/

2014-12-17 - Barn destroyed by huge fire on West Yorkshire Road in Yorkshire (New York), near Arcade, nice pic:
http://www.mywnynews.com/arcade_warsaw/image_10e72772-8701-11e4-bee0-cf416f5e16de.html

2014-12-17 - Lakewood Elementary School damaged by fire at 1:53 AM in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):
http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/fire-overnight-at-st-petes-lakewood-elementary-school-20141217/
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-south-pinellas/st-petersburg/overnight-fire-burns-through-lakewood-elementary-school-administration-offices

2014-12-17 - Warehouse goes up in flames at cotton factory in Lake City (South Carolina):
http://www.wbtw.com/story/27656405/fire-crews-fight-blaze-at-lake-city-warehouse
http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1137978

2014-12-17 - Deck bursts into flame at 3:24 AM, fire spreads to home, in Kentwood (Michigan):
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/12/investigation_underway_after_d.html
http://grandrapidscity.com/news/articles/deck-fire-spreads-to-roof-of-twostory-home-kentwood-firefighters-investigating
http://www.wopular.com/deck-fire-spreads-roof-two-story-home-kentwood-firefighters-investigating

2014-12-17 - Porch bursts into flame at 3:30 AM at home in Albuquerque (New Mexico):
http://www.dailynews724.com/new-mexico/porch-fire-under-investigation-h340000.html

2014-12-17 - Garage bursts into flame at home in Two Rivers (Wisconsin):
http://www.htrnews.com/story/news/local/2014/12/17/two-rivers-garage-fire/20551939/

2014-12-17 - Home damaged by fire at 6:30 AM in Meriden (Connecticut), second fire in two days:
http://www.wfsb.com/story/27648610/fire-erupts-at-meriden-home-for-second-time-in-as-many-days
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Fire-Breaks-Out-Again-at-Meriden-Home-286069111.html
http://foxct.com/2014/12/17/crews-fight-fire-in-meriden/

Note: A deadly house fire killed a person in Meriden recently, mentioned in the 2014-11-19 update. A car recently burst into flame while parked at a home in Meriden, mentioned in the 2014-11-14 update. A noxious smell blew through Meriden in February, starting at 4:30 AM, mentioned in the 2014-02-21 update. Two days after that, a man in his mid-40s dropped dead in a hotel room in Meriden, mentioned in the 2014-02-23 update...

2014-12-17 - Home damaged by fire just before midnight in Scituate (Rhode Island), near Scituate Reservoir:
http://wpri.com/2014/12/17/house-fire-breaks-out-in-scituate/

2014-12-17 - Home destroyed by fire in coastal Leonardtown (Maryland), nobody there:
http://www.the-chesapeake.com/2014/12/17/home-remote-location-country-road-destroyed-fire/

Quote: "The family is now without a home on Breton Beach Road in Leonardtown."

2014-12-17 - Deadly fire burns apartment at mixed-use building in Orlando (Florida), 1 killed:
http://www.wesh.com/news/firefighters-working-apartment-blaze-in-orlando/30273216
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/firefighters-battle-blaze-at-orlando-apartments/30272904

2014-12-17 - Deadly fire burns home under renovation from previous fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Mobile (Alabama), 1 killed:
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2014/12/fire_claims_the_life_of_person.html

Quote: "The homeowner had been attempting to rebuild after a fire approximately a year ago, said Huffman. The cause of the fire is unknown."

2014-12-17 - Deadly fire burns home before 4 AM in coastal Pascagoula (Mississippi), 1 killed:
http://www.wlox.com/story/27652834/pascagoula-house-fire-claims-a-life

2014-12-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Ossineke (Michigan), 1 killed:
http://newsinmi.com/authorities-man-dies-after-fire-in-alpena-county/
http://www.thealpenanews.com/page/content.detail/id/537019.html

Note: Ossineke is located on the shore of Lake Huron...

2014-12-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Duncan (Oklahoma), 1 killed:
http://www.kswo.com/story/27655515/man-and-pets-die-in-house-fire

2014-12-17 - Deadly fire burns home in Albuquerque (New Mexico), 1 killed:
http://krqe.com/2014/12/17/young-woman-found-dead-in-se-abq-fire/

2014-12-17 - Vacant home burns before 2 AM in Springfield (Ohio):
http://www.abc22now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wkef_crews-battle-vacant-house-fire-23813.shtml
http://www.whio.com/news/news/breaking-news/house-catches-fire-on-northern-ave-in-springfield/njTgS/
http://wdtn.com/2014/12/17/vacant-springfield-home-catches-fire/
http://www.abc22now.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/wkef_vid_23813.shtml

2014-12-17 - Vacant store burns at 5:53 AM in Richmond (Virginia):
http://wtvr.com/2014/12/16/q-street-fire/
http://chpn.tumblr.com/post/105351189810/fire-in-vacant-store-on-q-street
http://chpn.net/news/2014/12/16/fire-in-vacant-store-on-q-street_39004/
http://virginia.dotnewz.com/fire-on-q-street-damages-vacant-building-richmond/

2014-12-17 - Vacant restaurant burns in Aurora (Colorado):
http://kdvr.com/2014/12/16/vacant-restaurant-catches-fire-in-aurora/
http://colorado.dotnewz.com/vacant-restaurant-catches-fire-in-aurora-denver/
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8661634-vacant-restaurant-catches-fire-in-aurora/

2014-12-17 - In separate incidents, two vacant homes burn in Fayetteville (North Carolina):
http://www.wopular.com/two-vacant-homes-catch-fire-afternoon-no-injures-are-reported
http://www.fayobserver.com/news/crime_courts/two-vacant-homes-caught-fire-wednesday-no-injures-were-reported/article_9f0e1889-a57e-58f8-bb74-b3dde4641c6c.html

2014-12-17 - Two vacant buildings burn in two days in coastal Atlantic City (New Jersey):
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/communities/atlantic-city_pleasantville_brigantine/a-c-steps-up-inspections-demolitions-of-derelict-buildings/article_59d1dfd0-857c-11e4-8d8a-67a580629c1b.html

2014-12-16 - Passenger plane bursts into flame, makes emergency landing in coastal Belfast (Ireland):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20141217-46358-GBR
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-30504199
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/jet-lands-safely-after-engine-fire-30843078.html
http://www.eveningecho.ie/2014/12/16/plane-makes-emergency-landing-in-belfast-after-engine-fire/
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/flybe-emergency-passengers-jump-onto-runway-after-fire-hits-belfastbound-plane-in-midair-30843503.html

Quote: "Quintin Oliver said there had been a 'visible shudder' throughout the plane. He said that some passengers noticed the fire half-way into the flight. 'It's a short 20 to 25-minute flight and there was a visible shudder throughout the plane and those on the left hand side behind the engine clearly saw it burst into flames,' he said. 'Some of them described it as a burning rocket, as the flames were shooting out the back and the plane lurched a little, not dramatically, but a little as it presumably stabilised on the second engine.'"

Note: And yet another plane coming down on fire. Thanks for the fine reporting there, Quintin!

2014-12-16 - Basement fire hits London Bridge train station, station closed, in coastal London (Britain):
http://www.breakingnews.com/item/2014/12/16/london-bridge-underground-station-closed-while-fir/
http://rt.com/uk/214775-london-bridge-evacuation-fire/
http://london.report/index/london-bridge-station-evacuated-due-to-fire
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/fire-at-london-bridge-underground-station-causes-tube-delays-9927807.html
http://www.sevenoakschronicle.co.uk/London-Bridge-underground-station-evacuated-small/story-25717182-detail/story.html
http://article.wn.com/view/2014/12/16/Fire_at_London_Bridge_underground_station_causes_Tube_delays/

2014-12-16 - CNG gas station damaged by explosion in Jacobabad (Pakistan):
http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-168823-CNG-cylinder-explosion-in-Jacobabad-

2014-12-16 - CNG gas shop damaged by explosion in Kabul (Afghanistan), 5 injured:
http://1tvnews.af/en/news/afghanistan/14104-five-injured-in-gas-explosion-at-shop-in-kabul

2014-12-16 - Factory damaged by explosion and fire in Dronfield (Britain):
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/emergency-services-tackle-explosion-at-dronfield-factory-1-7007145

2014-12-16 - Recycling center hit by fire in Worcester (Massachusetts):
http://www.telegram.com/article/20141216/NEWS/312169658/1116

2014-12-16 - Pallets burst into flame at business in coastal Canvey Island (Britain):
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/11671715.Cardboard_box_factory_fire__could_have_gone_on_for_days_/

Quote: "Fire fighters rushed to the cardboard box manufacturers on the Charfleets Industrial Estate in Canvey to avert a major incident last night just before 8.30pm. The blaze had taken hold on pallets in a container outside the industrial unit and risked spreading to the several hundred tonnes of paper stored inside."

2014-12-16 - Raging out-of-control brush fire bears down on Boweya and Boweya North (Australia), too late to leave:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20141217-46357-AUS
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/bushfires-bear-down-on-boweya-victoria/story-e6frg6nf-1227158833420

Quote: "The Country Fire Authority (CFA) early on Wednesday morning warned residents of Boweya and Boweya North they should act now to protect themselves, adding it was too late to leave the area. The 'fast-moving, out of control' fire was travelling in an easterly direction from Lake Rowan towards Boweya and Boweya North, a CFA statement said."

2014-12-16 - Two boats destroyed by fire while parked at boat storage facility in Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie:
http://www.yourerie.com/news/news-article/d/story/boats-catch-fire/39700/-q6x6hAIwkeBBQ5OECAETQ

Quote: "When the first trucks arrived on scene, the fire had spread from one boat to a second. According to deputy fire chief Marty Heid, both were destroyed but firefighters were able to prevent the flames from damaging three other nearby boats."

Note: About one mile from Lake Erie. 16 boats just went up in flames while parked on boat lifts in coastal Haulover Beach (Florida), mentioned in the 2014-12-13 update...

2014-12-16 - Lobster boat bursts into flame near Crane Island off coastal Vinalhaven (Maine):
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/12/16/coast-guard-responding-to-lobster-boat-fire-near-crane-island/
http://www.centralmaine.com/2014/12/16/coast-guard-responding-to-lobster-boat-fire-off-vinalhaven/
http://news.mpbn.net/post/two-swim-safety-after-lobster-boat-fire-penobscot-bay
http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/maine-marine-patrol-good-samaritans-respond-vinalhaven-boat-fire/45484
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/318f079c60e44e3293aa4ebd5d568735/ME--Lobster-Boat-Fire
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/16/lobster-boat-on-fire-in-penobscot-bay/
http://www.wmtw.com/news/father-son-take-icy-swim-to-escape-lobster-boat-fire/30274168

2014-12-16 - Boat, truck and storage barn go up in flames near Ferndale (Washington), near the coast:
http://kism.com/news/007700-barn-fire-in-north-whatcom-county/
http://kgmi.com/news/007700-barn-fire-in-north-whatcom-county/
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/12/16/4031868_storage-unit-fire-causes-500k.html

Quote: "It looks like a boat, a truck and some other stuff in one unit are destroyed."

2014-12-16 - Freight train bursts into flame in Johnson County near Olathe (Kansas), motorists alert authorities:
http://www.kctv5.com/story/27645964/motorists-alert-authorities-to-train-on-fire-traveling-through-johnson-county

Quote: "One of the back engines on the BNSF apparently caught fire, authorities said. Some motorists saw the flames coming out of the engine as it passed near Interstate 35 in Olathe. Numerous motorists alerted authorities and KCTV5. Authorities were eventually able to get the train stopped near 83rd Street and Woodland Drive."

2014-12-16 - School bus bursts into flame on the Houston Harte Expressway in San Angelo (Texas):
http://sanangelolive.com/news/city-san-angelo-government/2014-12-16/school-bus-fire-halts-traffic-houston-harte-expressway

2014-12-16 - Four school buses go up in flames while parked in lot in Haileybury (Canada), near Lake Timiskaming:
http://speaker.northernontario.ca/school-bus-fire/

Note: These are the 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th school buses to burn in December with 154 school buses having burned since May 1...

2014-12-16 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Route 65 near coastal Hadera (Israel):
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/311880

2014-12-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on highway in White Bear Lake (Minnesota):
http://www.startribune.com/local/blogs/285933541.html

Quote: "A semitrailer truck caught fire on the ramp from Century Avenue/Hwy. 120 to westbound I-694 in White Bear Lake."

2014-12-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road in coastal San Diego (California):
http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/SD-Fire-Rescue-Dept-Avenida-Costa-Norte-closed-due-to-semi-truck-fire-286004881.html
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/16/cardboard-bales-fire-otay-mesa-recycle/

2014-12-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 4:34 AM on the A51 in Rugeley (Britain):
http://www.cannockmercury.co.uk/Rugeley-lorry-leads-delays-roads/story-25716916-detail/story.html
http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Lorry-shuts-Rugeley-road-directions/story-25716650-detail/story.html
http://www.westmidlandsnews.org.uk/news/lorry-fire-shuts-rugeley-road-in-both-directions

2014-12-16 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 69 near Harris Lake (Canada):
http://cfbg.moosefm.com/news/tractor-trailer-fire-has-highway-69-closed-near-harris-lake/

Quote: "Highway 69 north of Parry Sound is closed because of a tractor trailer fire. Around 9:30am this morning, Britt Fire Department responded to the fire two kilometers north of Harris Lake and closed both lanes."

Note: This highway is about five miles east (downwind) of the ocean...

2014-12-16 - Semi tractor bursts into flame at ethanol plant near Logansport (Indiana):
http://www.pharostribune.com/news/collection_53302078-8537-11e4-b2eb-17c50d815572.html
http://www.pharostribune.com/news/local_news/article_bcba2670-8536-11e4-ae31-d38c9a01dc6a.html

2014-12-16 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on the Palmetto Expressway in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.wsvn.com/story/27641120/garbage-truck-fire-has-all-lanes-blocked-on-826
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/wsvn/544901434202787840
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8651645-garbage-truck-fire-has-all-lanes-blocked-on-826/

2014-12-16 - SUV bursts into flame on Highway 142 in Paris (Wisconsin):
http://www.westofthei.com/2014/12/16/units-responding-for-vehicle-fire-in-paris-2/50425

2014-12-16 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Idle Bank Road in Westwoodside (Britain):
http://www.gainsboroughstandard.co.uk/news/local/fire-crews-called-out-to-car-blaze-in-westwoodside-1-7006651
http://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/fire-crews-called-out-to-car-blaze-in-westwoodside-1-7006651

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked in basement parking garage in Tulsa (Oklahoma):
http://www.newson6.com/story/27638658/car-fire-in-downtown-tulsa-parking-garage
http://world.einnews.com/article__detail/240017407?lcode=lO_PiY3igYSKJn8D4uNr0Q%3D%3D
http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/downtown-office-building-evacuated-after-car-catches-fire-in-nearby/article_0d3f44a0-7afd-5a5c-91d0-f789259d0cb7.html

Quote: "Firefighters briefly evacuated a downtown Tulsa office building after a car fire in the building's basement parking garage Tuesday morning. The Tulsa Fire Department was called to the Petroleum Club building at 6th and Boulder just after 7 a.m."

Note: Also see the auto shop and car that were destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM and the apartment building that burned in Tulsa on this day...

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked in underground parking garage at Greenwich Town Hall in coastal Greenwich (Connecticut):
http://blog.ctnews.com/realtime/2014/12/16/car-catches-fire-in-greenwich-town-hall-garage/

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-16 in coastal Savannah (Georgia):
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/27640188/vehicle-fire-slows-morning-traffic-on-i-16-eb
http://www.walb.com/story/27640188/vehicle-fire-slows-traffic-on-i-16-eb-between-dean-forest-chatham-pkwy
http://www.kptv.com/story/27640188/vehicle-fire-slows-morning-traffic-on-i-16-eb
http://www.kpho.com/story/27640188/vehicle-fire-slows-morning-traffic-on-i-16-eb

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-91 in Hartford (Connecticut):
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Car-Fire-on-I-91-North-in-Hartford-285977021.html

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame on I-5 near Central Point (Oregon):
http://www.thedailycourier.com/articles/2014/12/16/breaking_news_free/news1.txt

Quote: "Drivers on Interstate 5 were delayed Tuesday afternoon on Blackwell Hill between Gold Hill and Central Point because of a car fire."

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame before 7:10 AM while parked on King Street in Kitchener (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/car-fire-extinguished-on-king-st-in-kitchener-1.2874534

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame on Commonwealth Avenue in Mount Pearl (Canada), 5 miles from the ocean:
http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=51453&latest=1

2014-12-16 - In separate incidents, three cars burst into flame in/near Rugby (Britain):
http://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/three-car-fires-in-and-around-rugby-in-24-hours-1-6475419

Note: First car was at 7:37 AM on Wolds Lane in Wolvery. Second car was parked at home on Wigston Road in Hillmorton and burned at 6:35 AM. Third car was in a field and burned at 7:25 AM along Mellish Road in Rugby. I wouldn't doubt that that third car fire was arson, though I also wouldn't assume it was, but not the other two...

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame while parked at Aldi store in Sale (Britain), near the River Mersey:
http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/11669844.Aldi_supermarket_evacuated_after_car_fire/

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame at home in Horsham (Britain):
http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/local/video-car-fire-in-horsham-1-6475989

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame at 1:48 AM while parked on Woodchurch Lane in coastal Ellesmere Port (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-fire-in-ellesmere-port_16-12-2014_8-18-19

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame at 7:16 AM on Beeston Court in Runcorn (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/car-fire-in-runcorn_16-12-2014_8-21-53

2014-12-16 - Car bursts into flame on Knighthayes Walk in Devington Park, Exminster (Britain), nearby car damaged too:
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31283&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-16 - Vehicle bursts into flame at Penn Hill Park in Yeovil (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=31276&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2014-12-16 - Auto shop and car parked inside destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 1 injured:
http://www.krmg.com/news/news/local/fire-destroys-building-vehicle-parked-inside/njS62/
http://www.newson6.com/story/27637853/fire-destroys-tulsa-auto-repair-shop
http://www.ktul.com/story/27637078/fire-destroys-north-tulsa-business
http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/north-tulsa-fire-injures-man-damages-business

2014-12-16 - Car and garage destroyed by fire at home in Hillcrest (Ohio):
http://www.mchnews.com/articles/2014/12/17/news/top_stories_and_breaking_news/doc5490d8b87ef4d527491396.txt

2014-12-16 - Barn destroyed by huge fire at 12:45 AM near Round Lake (Minnesota), 7500 young turkeys killed:
http://www.grandforksherald.com/news-agriculture/3636129-7500-turkeys-die-southwest-minnesota-barn-fire
http://www.firehouse.com/news/11793369/worthington-minnesota-barn-fire-claims-7500-young-turkeys
http://www.wopular.com/barn-fire-kills-7500-turkeys-near-worthington

2014-12-16 - Barn destroyed by huge fire at 6:30 AM north of Milverton (Canada), $1 million in damage, 13000 chickens killed:
http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/13-000-chickens-killed-in-barn-fire-north-of-milverton-1.2150033
http://www.mystratfordnow.com/barn-fire-causes-million-dollars-damage/
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/nearly-13-000-chickens-wiped-out-in-barn-fire-2-survive-1.2875699
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2014/12/16/22135921.html
http://video.theloop.ca/watch/chickens-killed-in-barn-fire/3945598759001

2014-12-16 - Barn destroyed by fire near Readlyn (Iowa):
http://www.kwwl.com/story/27639433/2014/12/16/fire-destroys-eastern-iowa-barn
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/8646992-fire-destroys-eastern-iowa-barn/
http://koel.com/fire-destroys-ne-iowa-barn/

2014-12-16 - Barn destroyed by fire at 5:56 AM near Goodhue (Minnesota):
http://www.republican-eagle.com/news/3635663-update-fire-destroys-dairy-barn-near-goodhue

2014-12-16 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6:20 AM on Newlands Road in Forest Town near Mansfield (Britain):
http://www.nottinghampost.com/Firefighers-remain-scene-barn-blaze-near/story-25717666-detail/story.html
http://nottingham.dotnewz.com/serious-fire-at-barn-near-mansfield-nottingham/

2014-12-16 - Barn, horse trailer, machinery and 200 tons of hay destroyed by fire near coastal Swanage (Britain):
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/11670582.Residents_told_to__keep_doors_and_windows_closed__due_to_barn_fire/
http://news24now.net/news/residents-told-to-keep-doors-and-windows-closed-due-to-barn-fire
https://bbc1.azurewebsites.net/news/uk-england-dorset-30510540
http://news24.org.uk/news/fire-services-tackling-a-barn-fire-in-swanage

2014-12-16 - Barn damaged by fire at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds (California):
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3258854-181/firefighters-snuff-out-barn-blaze

2014-12-16 - Stevens County firefighters respond to record-breaking number of fires in Washington State:
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/stevens-county-fire-feels-strain-of-record-breaking-calls/30250612

2014-12-16 - Fire station damaged by fire in Monroeville (New Jersey):
http://6abc.com/news/crews-battle-fire-station-blaze-in-gloucester-co/438309/
http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20141216/fire-damages-elk-township-firehouse

2014-12-16 - Paper mill hit by fire in coastal Georgetown (South Carolina):
http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1137166
http://www.southstrandnews.com/article/20141216/GTT01/141219907/1141/fire-at-international-paper-co-extinguished

2014-12-16 - Engineering business damaged by fire before 7 AM in Lexington (South Carolina), nobody there:
http://www.thestate.com/2014/12/16/3876387_lexington-business-fire-is-contained.html

2014-12-16 - Porch bursts into flame, fire spreads to home, in Parkersburg (West Virginia):
http://www.newsandsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/601265/No-injuries-reported-in-house-fire.html
http://www.thenewscenter.tv/home/headlines/A-Parkersburg-Porch-Up-in-Flames-286101321.html

Note: Parkersburg is located at the confluence of the Ohio River and the Little Kanawha River...

2014-12-16 - Garage apartment destroyed by fire in the wee hours in Newport (Kentucky), nobody there:
http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/fire-burns-garage-newport-22134.shtml

2014-12-16 - Home damaged by fire before 7:30 AM in Coventry (Rhode Island), nobody there:
http://www.turnto10.com/story/27640525/woman-returns-to-find-house-on-fire

2014-12-16 - Home destroyed by inferno just before 3 AM, two nearby homes damaged, in coastal Hull (Massachusetts):
http://www.whdh.com/story/27637502/hull-home-destroyed-by-fire-2-others-damaged
http://www.patriotledger.com/article/20141216/NEWS/141217538/12662/NEWS
http://www.wcvb.com/news/2alarm-fire-burns-hull-home-to-ground/30251684

Quote: "Two other neighboring homes were damaged by the flames, one of them is expected to need more than $100,000 in repairs."

Note: Check this place out on Google Maps or whatever - hard to be more coastal than that without being an island. In fact, there's just one tiny sliver of land one or two blocks wide that prevents it from being an island...

2014-12-16 - Condo complex damaged by fire in Riverdale (Illinois), 4 firefighters injured:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-4-firefighters-hurt-in-riverdale-20141216-story.html

2014-12-16 - Apartment building damaged by fire in coastal Oceanside (California), 6 injured:
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/dec/16/at-least-two-injured-oceanside-apartment-fire/

Quote: "Six people were injured in an Oceanside apartment fire Tuesday night, including an Oceanside police officer who pulled two elderly unconscious victims from the second-story unit, police and fire officials said."

2014-12-16 - Apartment building damaged by fire in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 1 injured:
http://www.fox23.com/news/news/local/fire-forces-evacuations-west-tulsa-apartment-compl/njTff/
http://www.ktul.com/story/27648356/apartment-fire-displaces-2-families-in-west-tulsa

2014-12-16 - High-rise residential building erupts in flame in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):
http://tribune.com.pk/story/807539/fire-erupts-in-karachi-residential-building/

2014-12-16 - Inn destroyed by massive blaze in Muscoda (Wisconsin):
http://www.channel3000.com/news/12-fire-departments-respond-to-fire-at-Muscoda-business/30260106

2014-12-16 - Deadly fire destroys apartment building in Norway (Oregon), near the Coquille River, 1 killed:
http://theworldlink.com/news/local/one-death-in-norway-apartment-fire/article_0240c4d2-4ec8-5d39-801e-14496332578f.html
http://theworldlink.com/news/local/one-killed-in-apartment-fire-outside-myrtle-point/article_94a946ba-74c7-5a70-ab87-6bbc47eff54b.html

2014-12-16 - Vacant home burns at 6:15 AM near Carter Lake in Omaha (Nebraska):
http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Fire-Ignites-in-Vacant-Omaha-House-285935951.html
http://www.topix.com/city/omaha-ne/2014/12/fire-ignites-in-vacant-omaha-house

Quote: "A vacant house near Carter Lake was partially destroyed by fire Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called to the scene at 15th & Fowler St. in Omaha around 6:15 am."

2014-12-16 - Vacant home burns at 3:37 AM in Santa Rosa (California):
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3254084-181/two-alarm-blaze-damages-santa-rosa

2014-12-16 - Vacant home burns at 2 AM in Youngstown (Ohio):
http://wkbn.com/2014/12/15/vacant-house-damaged-by-fire/

2014-12-16 - Vacant home destroyed by fire near McArthur (Ohio):
http://www.vintondaily.com/news/fire-destroys-vacant-route-house/article_702e7aaf-5c92-55cd-9e01-c1d1808f3adf.html

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