Saturday, July 18, 2015

Event Update For 2015-07-17





The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.



A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Fires And Explosions

2015-07-17 - Wildfires growing more destructive and lasting longer almost everywhere on the planet:
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/07/16/wildfire-seasons-are-longer-almost-everywhere-on-earth.html
http://www.sott.net/article/299146-Study-Wildfire-seasons-are-more-destructive-and-lasting-longer-almost-everywhere-on-Earth

2015-07-17 - Earth has entered the 'Age of Super Fires':
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/the-age-of-super-fires.html

2015-07-17 - Brush fire destroys cars, trucks and boat on I-15 in the Cajon Pass (California), people abandon vehicles and flee:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/california-wildfire-jumps-highway-motorists-recall-terrifying-escape-1.3158760
http://www.cbsnews.com/live/video/semi-truck-and-car-carrier-on-fire-on-ca-freeway/
http://www.wcvb.com/news/wildfire-sweeps-across-california-freeway-burns-vehicles/34227504
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/17/california-freeway-wildfire/30323513/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/17/major-wildfire-sweeps-across-california-highway-burning-cars/
http://www.wlwt.com/national/wildfires-burn-cars-on-california-freeway/34228170
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/breaking-brush-fire-engulfs-ca/50407810
http://kxan.com/ap/wildfire-sweeps-across-california-freeway-burns-cars/
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/07/18/3-homes-44-vehicles-destroyed-in-3500-acre-north-fire-in-baldy-mesa/
http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Wildfire-Jumps-SoCal-Freeway-and-Burns-Cars-316385101.html
http://www.news3lv.com/content/news/local/story/Cajon-Pass-fire-5-percent-contained-60-vehicles-3/uwCguUAlYk24VakD0z0XQQ.cspx

Quote: "At least several dozen cars were in flames Friday as a fast-moving wildfire jumped over a Southern California freeway, major news sources reported."

Quote: "Dozens of vehicles were abandoned and hundreds of others turned onto side roads to get away from the flames as water-dropping helicopters flew overhead. Temperatures were in the high 90s. The San Bernardino County Fire Dept tweeted that five houses were burning and at least 50 more were in immediate danger."

2015-07-17 - Brush fire destroys storage facility on Canyon Road in Puyallup (Washington):
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/puyallup-brush-fire-spreads-to-storage-units-threatens-apartments/
http://q13fox.com/2015/07/17/brush-fire-sweeps-through-public-storage-units-on-canyon-road-in-puyallup/

2015-07-17 - Wildfire rips through two villages on the Peloponnese peninsula (Greece), people rescued from beach via boats:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20150717-49213-GRC
http://www.richmond.com/news/national-world/ap/article_6a88676d-aa05-5219-a4ae-0621f2b1e92e.html
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/07/17/firefighters-battle-large-blaze-in-greece-villages-evacuated-scores-trapped-on/

2015-07-17 - Wildfire sends people fleeing near Athens (Greece):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=WF-20150717-49216-GRC
http://news.sky.com/story/1520696/residents-flee-as-wildfire-threatens-athens
http://www.todayonline.com/world/dozens-flee-homes-wildfires-rage-greece-pm-urges-calm
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/athens-fire-live-greek-capital-smothered-in-smoke-as-blaze-breaks-out-on-mountainside-10396423.html
 



2015-07-17 - Home explodes and burns at 3:50 AM on Upper Valley Road in Christiana (Pennsylvania):
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/07/lancaster_county_home_explodes.html
http://www.wgal.com/news/lancaster-county-home-destroyed-by-fire/34234254
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/update-explosion-triggered-k-fire-at-sadsbury-twp-home/article_acb3f1b2-2c6a-11e5-9600-87199643f8a7.html

Quote: "The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating after a home exploded and caught fire in Lancaster County early Friday. The home in the 100 block of Upper Valley Road in Christiana was not occupied. Neighbors saw a glow and heard a loud explosion about 3:50 a.m. Friday before flames consumed the home."

Note: This is the 255th residential explosion in 2015...

2015-07-17 - Four-story mill building explodes and burns and collapses, in Bosley (Britain), 4 missing, probably dead:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-33579177
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/ongoing-explosion-in-a-bosley-woodmill
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=EX-20150717-49217-GBR
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11746136/Cheshire-wood-mill-blast-live.html
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/591845/Cheshire-wood-flour-mill-explosion-Bosley-people-trapped-fire
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3165069/Four-people-trapped-explosion-Cheshire-wood-treatment-works.html
http://news.sky.com/story/1520636/cheshire-explosions-four-feared-trapped-in-fire

Quote: "An estimated 75 firefighters are currently tackling the aftermath of two explosions after the collapse of a four-storey building at Wood Flour Mills in Bosley, near Macclesfield in Cheshire."

2015-07-17 - Refinery damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Izmir (Turkey):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=FR-20150717-49223-TUR

2015-07-17 - Railroad bridge over the Passaic River damaged by fire in Kearny (New Jersey):
http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2015/07/afternoon_fire_on_abandoned_bridge_in_kearny_offic.html

2015-07-17 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame shortly after takeoff, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Hong Kong (China):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VIV-20150717-49212-CHN

Quote: "Reports indicate the HKIA airport control tower recorded 'the [aircraft's] number three engine is on fire'. The crew continued to climb out to 5,500 feet to stabilize the aircraft, then made the emergency landing some 10 minutes after initial takeoff."

Note: The same thing happened the day prior too, in coastal Seattle (Washington), mentioned in the 2015-07-16 update. This is the 82nd aircraft to smoke or burn in 2015...

2015-07-17 - Boat 'Blue Oasis' bursts into flame at 3:22 AM in coastal Aurora Harbor (Alaska), 1 injured:
http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-17/man-saved-early-morning-boat-fire
http://m.juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-17/man-saved-early-morning-boat-fire#gsc.tab=0

Quote: "Firefighters rescued a 70-year-old man who was knocked unconscious from smoke inhalation after his boat caught fire in Aurora Harbor early Friday morning. Capital City Fire Rescue officials said a neighbor saw smoke coming from the vessel, called the 'Blue Oasis', at about 3:22 a.m. Friday and called 911."

2015-07-17 - Boat bursts into flame, burns and sinks, on Lake Erie near Erie (Pennsylvania):
http://blackburnnews.com/london/2015/07/17/boat-catches-fire-sinks-in-lake-erie/
http://www.simcoereformer.ca/2015/07/17/sailboat-catches-fire-sinks-on-lake-erie

2015-07-17 - Boat bursts into flame near coastal Kristiansand (Norway), nobody aboard:
http://www.norwaytoday.info/home_view.php?id=128134

Quote: "A boat was Thursday night completely destroyed in a fire outside Kristiansand. There was no on board. Divers from the fire department investigates the bottom around the boat to search for any people who may have jumped overboard, stated the operations center in Agder Police clock 4:10 am Friday morning. Ten minutes later confirmed divers that the search was done and that nobody had been found."

2015-07-17 - Houseboat destroyed by fire in Yellowknife (Canada), nobody aboard:
https://www.myyellowknifenow.com/6798/houseboat-consumed-by-fire-in-yellowknife/

Note: These are the 640th, 641st, 642nd and 643rd boats or ships to burn/explode in 2015...

2015-07-17 - Tanker truck bursts into flame near FM 1294 and FM 2528 in Lubbock County (Texas):
http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2015-07-17/report-vehicle-fire-involving-propane-truck-near-fm-1294-and-fm-2528#.Vani__lVhBc

2015-07-17 - Tanker truck bursts into flame on Highway 16 near Edson (Canada):
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Highway+closed+after+truck+carrying+nitrogen+catches+fire/11223854/story.html

Quote: "Highway 16 is partially closed near Edson after a fire in a tanker truck carrying nitrogen. Eastbound lanes were re-opened to alternating traffic around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Earlier the highway was completely closed."

2015-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Rodeo Road in North Platte (Nebraska), 6 cows killed:
http://www.1011now.com/northplatte/home/headlines/Six-Cows-Euthanized-After-Being-Burned-In-Trailer-Fire-316371271.html
http://www.1011now.com/news/headlines/Six-Cows-Euthanized-After-Being-Burned-In-Trailer-Fire-316371271.html

2015-07-17 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame before 2 AM on the A3 between Petersfield and Horndean (Britain):
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-33562638
http://www.wave105.com/news/local/large-lorry-fire-shuts-part-of-the-a3/
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13439925.Major_delays_after_lorry_bursts_into_flames_on_Hampshire_road/
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2015-07-17/lorry-carrying-tarmac-sets-alight-on-a3-near-petersfield/
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/essential-repairs-to-leave-a3-southbound-fully-closed-overnight-1-6855254
http://myinforms.com/en/a/14712145-a3-closed-after-tarmac-lorry-fire/

Note: These are the 1163rd, 1164th, 1165th and 1166th tractors/tankers/semis to burn in 2015...

2015-07-17 - Truck bursts into flame on the M5 in Bristol (Britain):
http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/M5-traffic-Lorry-causes-delays/story-26919738-detail/story.html
http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/fires-lorry-crash-causes-traffic-chaos-M5/story-26920053-detail/story.html
http://www.newslocker.com/en-uk/region/bath-and-north-east-somerset/m5-traffic-lorry-fire-causes-delays/
http://www.onenewspage.co.uk/n/UK/7554x1l2t/M5-traffic-Lorry-fire-causes-delays.htm

2015-07-17 - RV bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Sarasota (Florida):
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20150717/article/150719718
http://article.wn.com/view/2015/07/17/Fire_damages_RV_parked_at_Sarasota_home/

Quote: "Authorities are investigating a fire that heavily damaged an RV parked at a home in the 2300 block of Mango Avenue in Sarasota on Friday."

2015-07-17 - RV bursts into flame on I-10 near Marana (Arizona):
http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kgun9/news/I-10-closed-due-to-RV-fire-316599281.html
http://twitter.com/claytonklapper/status/622273158939152384/photo/1
http://www.scoopnest.com/user/kgun9/622450575343546368
http://myinforms.com/en/a/14741951-2-escape-injury-from-burning-rv-on-i-10-near-marana/
http://tucson.com/rv-fire/image_3600a4cc-2d12-11e5-82cf-e7f33db7976e.html
http://justsaynews.com/rv-fire/

2015-07-17 - RV bursts into flame on Wawasee Drive in Syracuse (Indiana):
http://www.inkfreenews.com/2015/07/17/rv-fire-on-wawasee-drive/
http://www.facebook.com/InkFreeNews/posts/880334742040047

Note: These are the 216th, 217th and 218th RVs to burn in 2015...

2015-07-17 - Camper-van bursts into flame on US 101 in Soledad (California):
http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/local-news/vw-bus-catches-on-fire-in-soledad-driver-loses-everything/34223634
http://lostcoastoutpost.com/chpwatch/2015/jul/17/00134/

2015-07-17 - Camper-van bursts into flame on the M62 near Leeds (Britain):
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pictured-moment-vw-camper-van-6089530
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/vw-camper-van-catches-fire-and-almost-brings-m62-to-standstill-10398133.html
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/camper-van-fire-brings-m62-to-near-standstill-near-leeds-1-7365273
http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/camper-van-fire-brings-m62-to-near-standstill-near-leeds-3352548.html
http://myinforms.com/en/a/14730398-camper-van-fire-brings-m62-to-near-standstill-near-leeds/
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-press-and-journal-inverness/20150718/282011851045433/TextView

2015-07-17 - Van bursts into flame at 2 AM while parked on Second Avenue in Cliftonville (Britain):
http://www.thanetgazette.co.uk/Firefighters-tackle-van/story-26919768-detail/story.html

2015-07-17 - Minivan bursts into flame on the Hart Highway near Prince George (Canada):
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/van-fire-extinguished-1.2004453
http://www.myprincegeorgenow.com/18263/pg-fire-and-rescue-respond-to-vehicle-fire/

2105-07-17 - SUV bursts into flame at 1:16 AM in the area of Highway 41 near Broadpath Road in Huger (South Carolina):
http://www.wect.com/story/29570786/vehicle-fire-blazes-near-broadpath-road
http://www.kltv.com/story/29570786/vehicle-fire-blazes-near-broadpath-road
http://www.toledonewsnow.com/story/29570786/vehicle-fire-blazes-near-broadpath-road
http://www.wfxg.com/story/29570786/vehicle-fire-blazes-near-broadpath-road

2015-07-17 - SUV bursts into flame while being towed, on US 550 near Ridgway (Colorado):
http://www.montrosepress.com/news/reopened-after-jeep-fire/article_65f71f34-2c46-11e5-b41d-57de32e3b836.html

2015-07-17 - Pickup truck and RV trailer destroyed by fire at 3:45 AM while parked at home near Soddy Daisy (Tennessee):
http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/7/17/304361/Camper-And-Vehicle-Destroyed-By-Fire.aspx
http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/29577105/early-morning-fire-destroys-camper-and-vehicle
http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/large-camper-car-catches-fire-hamby-road-18789.shtml
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/jul/17/early-morning-fire-soddy-daisy/315128/

2015-07-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Levittown (Pennsylvania):
http://levittownnow.com/2015/07/17/truck-bursts-into-flames-in-levittown/

2015-07-17 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street near Tupelo Buffalo Park in Tupelo (Mississippi):
http://www.wtva.com/news/local/story/Vehicle-burns-at-Tupelo-Buffalo-Park/6SMNtABqAki0A7eNeBn44Q.cspx

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on the Poplar Street Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):
http://www.kmov.com/story/29571803/car-fire-causing-delays-on-poplar-street-bridge
http://fox2now.com/2015/07/17/car-fire-closes-wb-i-64-at-poplar-street-bridge/
http://www.wect.com/story/29571803/car-fire-causing-delays-on-poplar-street-bridge
http://www.wnem.com/story/29571803/car-fire-causing-delays-on-poplar-street-bridge
http://www.ksla.com/story/29571803/car-fire-causing-delays-on-poplar-street-bridge

Note: A home exploded the day prior in St. Louis too, a bit north of this bridge, mentioned in the 2015-07-16 update...

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-40 at the Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):
http://www.journalnow.com/driver-escapes-car-fire-along-interstate/article_45fe8ece-2cc8-11e5-b437-ffe132240c03.html
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/muscle-car-with-dogs-inside-catches-on-fire/article_949a242e-2cf7-11e5-a5a7-93507dc15041.html

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on highway near Edison (New Jersey):
http://ban.jo/News/US-Canada/20150717/Car-Fire-Rages-In-New-Jersey-Edison/
http://twitter.com/CHESTERIIFAFF/status/622044567521460224/video/1

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame at intersection in Rantoul (Illinois):
http://www.rantoulpress.com/news/courts-police-and-fire/2015-07-17/fire-destroys-mans-car-former-base.html
http://www.paxtonrecord.net/news/courts-police-and-fire/2015-07-17/fire-rantoul-destroys-paxton-mans-car.html

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame in Izzy Village in Strattanville (Pennsylvania):
http://clariontoday.com/izzy-village-vehicle-fire/

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on I-49 near Butler (Missouri):
http://batescountynewswire.blogspot.com/2015/07/vehicle-fire-on-northbound-i-49-and.html
http://drive.euoa.net/vehicle-fire-on-northbound-i-49-and-passaic-exit-37187.html

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 99 at Lathrop Road in Lathrop (California):
http://www.sierrasentinel.com/2015/07/car-fire-in-lathrop.html

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home on Thomas Street in Kangaroo Flat (Australia):
http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/3217609/car-fire-in-kangaroo-flat/

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on Marcus Clarke Street near Canberra (Australia):
http://www.ewn.com.au/traffic/2015-07-16-224300-120827-1568.traffic

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame at 11:28 PM on Exmouth Road in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=33739&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Car-destroyed-Plymouth/story-27273936-detail/story.html

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on Duke Street in Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=33733&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/somerset_news/13462840.Car_fire_in_Taunton/

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on Moorland Avenue in Plympton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=33731&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Bridgwater (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=33729&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/13462824.Car_fire_on_the_M5_between_Taunton_and_Bridgwater/
http://myinforms.com/en/a/14727688-car-fire-on-the-m5-between-taunton-and-bridgwater/

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on the M5 near Wellington (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=33726&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.yeovilexpress.co.uk/news/somerset_news/13440222.Traffic_troubles_on_M5_near_Wellington_due_to_car_fire/

2015-07-17 - Car bursts into flame on the Rainford Bypass near St Helens (Britain):
http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/13462612.Car_fire_closes_section_of_Rainford_Bypass/

2015-07-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the A50 in Blythe Bridge (Britain):
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Vehicle-causes-delays-Blythe-Bridge/story-26924831-detail/story.html
http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/vehicle-fire-causes-delays-in-blythe-bridge-3351741.html

2015-07-17 - Vehicle bursts into flame on the M53 near Chester (Britain):
http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/disruption-m53-near-chester-following-9679903
http://myinforms.com/en/a/14724098-disruption-on-m53-near-chester-following-vehicle-fire/

2015-07-17 - Battery-powered bicycle bursts into flame in car on Waddon Close in Plympton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=33732&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2015-07-17 - Two cars and garage destroyed by fire, home damaged, on North Millbrook Drive in Peoria (Illinois):
http://www.pjstar.com/article/20150717/NEWS/150719377/1994/NEWS

2015-07-17 - Car and two barns destroyed by fire at 1:30 AM on Millersburg Road in Paris (Kentucky):
http://www.lex18.com/story/29570388/two-barns-destroyed-by-fire
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Fire-destroys-Bourbon-County-barn-316111121.html
http://www.wtvq.com/story/d/story/paris-stockyards-barn-fire-under-investigation/36077/MWaU_577dUCQNdOoj5GU5g

Quote: "Around 1:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a barn fire along Turley Road in Mt. Sterling. Firefighters say it was nearly on the ground by the time they arrived. Officials say there was car inside, and it was destroyed."

2015-07-17 - Barn destroyed by fire at 6 AM in Pender County (North Carolina), 1200 pigs killed:
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20150717/ARTICLES/150719752/1177?Title=Pender-hog-farm-fire-kills-more-than-1-200-pigs

2015-07-17 - Barn full of hay destroyed by fire in the Martins Creek section of Lower Mount Bethel Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-f-barn-fire-lower-mount-bethel-20150717-story.html

2015-07-17 - Barn destroyed by fire on Boyer Mill Road in Hamilton Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.therecordherald.com/article/20150717/NEWS/150719903
http://www.publicopiniononline.com/local/ci_28492873/fire-destroys-barn-boyer-mill-road
http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/14692303-barn-in-franklin-county-destroyed-by-fire/
http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/tri_state/pennsylvania/fire-destroys-large-barn-in-hamilton-township/article_9bfd4b62-2c05-11e5-8ee5-d7cc9ab1b0c5.html

2015-07-17 - Barn and 150 tons of straw destroyed by fire on Cockering Road in Chartham (Britain):
http://www.canterburytimes.co.uk/Kent-Rescue-scene-blaze-destroys-150-tonnes-straw/story-26922820-detail/story.html

2015-07-17 - Discarded railroad ties burst into flame near Water Street bridge in Concord (New Hampshire):
http://www.concordmonitor.com/news/17796546-95/discarded-railroad-ties-catch-fire-near-water-street-bridge

2015-07-17 - High-voltage utility pole bursts into flame in Stockland, Honiton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=33737&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2015-07-17 - Five buildings and 11,000 tons of hay destroyed by huge fire and explosion(s) in Moses Lake (Washington):
http://www.startribune.com/flames-smoke-shoot-into-air-after-explosion-at-business/316295741/
http://www.khq.com/story/29573750/multiple-commercial-buildings-on-fire-in-moses-lake
http://q13fox.com/2015/07/17/fire-burns-commercial-buildings-in-moses-lake-forces-closure-of-i-90/
http://www.kxly.com/news/spokane-news/fire-crews-responding-to-moses-lake-commercial-structure-fire/34220838
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2015/07/17/flames-smoke-shoot-into-air-after-massive-explosion-at-plastic-tarp-company-in/
http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/state_news/explosion-fire-at-tarp-plant-in-moses-lake-i-/article_a5849574-0b25-5c32-ba8a-9767530e198d.html

2015-07-17 - Home destroyed by fire at 2:48 AM in Swindon (Britain), 5 injured:
http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Family-injured-Cricklade-Road-Swindon/story-26920062-detail/story.html

2015-07-17 - Vacant home burns at 11:30 PM in Orchard Park (New York):
http://www.wkbw.com/news/orchard-park-firefighters-fight-michael-road-fire

2015-07-17 - Vacant home burns in Jefferson Township (Ohio):
http://xeniagazette.com/top-stories/1205/fire-guts-jefferson-twp-home

2015-07-17 - Vacant home burns in Stafford (Virginia), firefighter sickens:
http://potomaclocal.com/2015/07/17/stafford-fire-crews-douse-blaze-on-longwood-drive/
http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/local/stafford/firefighter-injured-at-blaze-in-stafford/article_be557ebc-52e5-51eb-bb83-a70941c4ccc8.html

Quote: "One firefighter was taken to a local hospital after becoming sick at a house fire on Longwood Drive. The firefighter was said to be in stable condition on Friday afternoon, said Stafford fire and rescue spokesman Mark Doyle."

Note: Not just some ramshackle piece of junk abandoned home here, looks like it was a very nice home...

2015-07-17 - Vacant betting parlor burns just before midnight in coastal St. Johns County (Florida):
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/local/fire-extinguished-former-st-johns-county-poker-roo/nmzpH/

2015-07-17 - Vacant psychiatric center burns at 5:17 AM in the Town of Poughkeepsie (New York):
http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2015/July/17/HRPC_fire-17Jul15.htm
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2015/07/17/hudson-river-psychiatric-center-fire-under-investigation/30304837/

2015-07-17 - Vacant building destroyed by fire in Dale Borough (Pennsylvania):
http://www.tribdem.com/news/latest_news/fire-destroys-vacant-building-in-dale-borough/article_01725a00-2d00-11e5-9709-63be6f1eba53.html

2015-07-17 - Vacant building destroyed by fire at 3:14 AM in the Rivertown District in Antioch (California):
http://eastcountytoday.net/firefighters-battle-two-alarm-fire-in-vacant-antioch-downtown-building/
 



2015-07-17 - Three leatherback turtles wash ashore dead at Matura Beach on the island of Trinidad:
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2015-07-14/three-leatherback-turtles-found-dead-matura
 



2015-07-17 - Man, 49, dies after swimming in swimming pool at Best Western Hotel in McAlester (Oklahoma):
http://newsok.com/man-dies-after-being-found-in-mcalester-hotel-swimming-pool/article/5434293
http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/man-found-unconscious-thursday-in-mcalester-hotel-swimming-pool-dies
http://www.newson6.com/story/29572065/mans-dies-after-found-floating-in-mcalester-hotel-pool
http://www.claremoreprogress.com/news/man-dies-after-being-found-in-mcalester-hotel-swimming-pool/article_f4c5e842-2cb1-11e5-a2ed-1777ff8c2f8d.html

Quote: "Police in McAlester say a man has died after being found unconscious in a hotel swimming pool. Sgt. Chris Morris told a local newspaper that 49-year-old Phillip Nickerson was found in the pool at a Best Western Hotel on Thursday and was pronounced dead at a local hospital."

2015-07-17 - Woman in her 30s found dead in the Charles River at 6:50 AM in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):
http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Body-Found-in-Charles-River-316121351.html
http://www.wcvb.com/news/womans-body-found-in-charles-river/34215602
http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2015/07/police_womans_body_found_in_charles_river
https://patch.com/massachusetts/framingham/s/f4bnv/cops-body-discovered-in-bostons-charles-river

2015-07-17 - Woman, 44, slumps over dead in car in Simpsonville (South Carolina):
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2015/07/18/simpsonville-woman-found-dead-car/30356587/
http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/29576774/simpsonville-pd-death-investigation-underway-after-body-found-in-car

2015-07-17 - Woman, 34, found dead in car at tractor business in Marietta (West Virginia):
http://www.thenewscenter.tv/home/headlines/Womans-Body-Found-In-Marietta-316880771.html

2015-07-17 - Man in his 40s found dead in the Connecticut River in Montague (Massachusetts):
http://wwlp.com/2015/07/17/mans-body-found-near-connecticut-river-in-montague/
http://www.recorder.com/home/17803248-95/mans-body-found-in-connecticut-river
http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/29573267/body-found-on-the-shore-of-the-ct-river-in-turners-falls
http://www.recorder.com/home/17797173-95/breaking-body-found-in-turners-falls-washed-ashore-on-connecticut-river

2015-07-17 - Man drops dead in jail cell in Portland (Oregon):
http://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/267050-141218-inmate-found-dead-in-cell-at-multnomah-county-detention-center
http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/267050-141218-inmate-found-dead-in-cell-at-multnomah-county-detentions-center
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/07/inmate_found_dead_at_multnomah.html

2015-07-17 - Man, 29, found dead in Pineview Reservoir in Weber County (Utah):
http://www.sltrib.com/news/2744097-155/body-of-missing-utah-man-found
http://fox13now.com/2015/07/18/body-of-missing-clearfield-man-found-in-pineview-reservoir/
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=35556781

2015-07-17 - Man found dead in the Roaring Fork River near Aspen (Colorado):
http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/confirmed-body-will-graham-recovered
http://www.9news.com/story/news/2015/07/17/body-found-in-river-identified-as-missing-man/30330353/
http://www.westernslopenow.com/story/d/story/body-found-in-roaring-fork-river/22583/0Qf1JWmOc0qExy1IuR2mFQ

2015-07-17 - Man found dead, partially clothed, outside sports bar in coastal Seattle (Washington):
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Man-found-dead-outside-North-Seattle-sports-bar-316134771.html

2015-07-17 - Man, 18, goes missing, next seen dead in the Lost Creek Wilderness area near Bailey (Colorado):
http://www.theflume.com/free_content/article_a240e496-2cca-11e5-a8dc-5fa785921fd9.html

2015-07-17 - Person found dead under bridge in Tulsa (Oklahoma):
http://www.fox23.com/news/news/local/police-investigating-body-found-under-ba-expresswa/nm2wW/

2015-07-17 - Man, 30, slumps over dead in van in Penal on the island of Trinidad:
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20150718/news/missing-man-found-dead-in-van

2015-07-17 - Man, 46, found dead in car in the wee hours in coastal Quezon City (Philippine Islands):
http://www.philstar.com/metro/2015/07/19/1478551/gsis-architect-found-dead-car

Quote: "A cursory examination showed no external signs of injury on the victim’s body."

2015-07-17 - Person found dead at beach in coastal Orewa (New Zealand):
http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/body-found-on-orewa-beach/ar-BBkW8gS

2015-07-17 - Man, 39, found dead in Lac de la Haute Sûre (Luxembourg):
http://www.wort.lu/en/luxembourg/did-you-see-anything-homeless-man-s-body-pulled-from-popular-bathing-lake-55a922780c88b46a8ce5cd13
 



2015-07-17 - Small plane crashes near coastal Hoonah (Alaska), 1 killed, 4 injured:
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/07/plane_crash_in_alaska_kills_bi.html
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/07/17/us/ap-us-alaska-missing-plane.html
http://kxan.com/ap/coast-guard-says-there-are-survivors-of-alaska-plane-crash/
http://www.wbtv.com/story/29577250/reports-three-rescued-after-charter-plane-crashes-in-alaska
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/three-people-rescued-after-alaska-plane-crash/
http://www.adn.com/article/20150717/plane-crashes-southeast-alaska-survivors-confirmed
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/07/18/alaska-plane-crash/30336297/
http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-17/troopers-coast-guard-respond-plane-crash-near-juneau-wings-alaska-plane-goes-down
http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/troopers-plane-crash-kills-pilot-injures-others-in-southeast-alaska/article_2c43954e-2d70-11e5-ac3b-7720b462ab4e.html

2015-07-17 - Small plane makes emergency landing at airport in Anoka County (Minnesota), landing gear problem:
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/07/17/plane-lands-safe-at-blaine-airport-after-gear-malfunction/

2015-07-17 - Two passenger trains collide near Johannesburg (South Africa), 300 people injured:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33576989
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/hundreds-injured-johannesburg-train-collision-150717211932631.html
http://www.rt.com/news/310127-south-africa-trains-collide/

Quote: "About 300 people have been injured in a collision between two trains near South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, paramedics have told the BBC. The crash took place close to Booysens station south of Johannesburg at about 18:30 local time (16:30 GMT)."

2015-07-17 - Freight train derails near Culbertson (Montana):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20150717-49224-USA
http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/elsewhere/3799478-oil-train-hits-powerline-it-derails-tank-cars-leaking-no-fire
http://www.sott.net/article/299154-Another-train-carrying-crude-oil-derails-in-Montana-forcing-evacuations

Quote: "There has been a train derailment approximately 6 miles east of Culbertson. The tracks are a few hundred feet south of US Hwy 2. There are an estimated 21 cars off the track and on the ground. All were loaded with crude oil and at least 2 of the cars are leaking."

2015-07-17 - Tanker truck crashes into canal at 4 AM, bursts into flame, in Malappuram (India), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/just-in/tanker-lorry-mishap-kills-1-in-malappuram.html

2015-07-17 - Tractor trailer loses brakes, takes out traffic light and overturns, in Scranton (Pennsylvania):
http://wnep.com/2015/07/17/tomatoes-spill-onto-morgan-highway/

Quote: "According to authorities, the rig’s brakes went out as it was coming down the Morgan Highway after 11 p.m. It blew through the intersection with North Keyser Avenue and took out a traffic light and all the electronics that run the lights there."

2015-07-17 - Tractor trailer and two cars crash, all of them burst into flame, brush fire ignites, near Galt (California):
http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sacramento/nb-lanes-on-i5-near-galt-closed-due-to-crash-fire/34226978
http://www.kcra.com/news/crash-fire-causes-massive-traffic-backup-on-interstate-5/34229030

2015-07-17 - Tractor trailer veers off road at 6 AM, hits six motorcycles, on I-85 in Greensboro (North Carolina), 1 killed, 5 injured:
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_62046766-29eb-575b-a6cc-b6340248661c.html
http://fox4kc.com/2015/07/17/tractor-trailer-plows-into-parked-bikers-along-n-c-interstate-leaving-1-dead-and-5-hurt/

Quote: "Officials said six motorcycles from out-of-state were parked on the side of the road taking a break when a tractor-trailer hit them. The motorcyclists are from Virginia, according to the report. Witnesses said they saw the tractor-trailer swerve and go off the road, hitting the motorcyclists. The crash happened at about 6 a.m. Friday."

2015-07-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on the Fort Duquesne Bridge over the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania):
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/07/17/tractor-trailer-flips-on-ft-duquesne-bridge/

2015-07-17 - Tractor trailer overturns on Highway 41 south of Fresno (California), 1 injured:
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article27519679.html

2015-07-17 - Cement truck blows tire, crashes, bursts into flame, in coastal Baytown (Texas), 1 injured:
http://abc13.com/traffic/miracle-overturned-cement-truck-driver-lived-witness-says/858515/

Quote: "One of his front tires blew out, he was at road speed. He lost control and ran into the wall about 100-200 feet back from where he landed. Then the drum separated and landed where you see it..."

2015-07-17 - Minivan veers off road, slams into home, in Salisbury Township (Pennsylvania), 1 injured:
http://fox43.com/2015/07/17/mini-van-strikes-house-in-lancaster-county/

2015-07-17 - Pickup truck and minivan collide head-on near bridge in Ensley (Alabama), 1 killed:
http://wiat.com/2015/07/17/one-dead-in-apparent-head-on-crash-in-ensley/

2015-07-17 - Car and transit bus collide head-on, in Orange County (Florida), 1 injured:
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/1-critical-condition-after-head-crash-involving-ly/nm2Yw/
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-lynx-bus-injury-crash-eatonville-20150717-story.html

2015-07-17 - Car and box truck collide head-on, in Pauma Valley (California), 2 killed, 2 injured:
http://www.cbs8.com/story/29573783/two-people-killed-in-head-on-crash-near-palomar-mountain
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/2-Killed-in-Pauma-Valley-Crash-316201301.html
https://patch.com/california/oceanside-camppendleton/2-dead-2-injured-north-county-head-crash
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/jul/17/2-killed-pauma-valley-collision/
http://www.10news.com/news/two-dead-in-sr-76-head-on-collision
http://myinforms.com/en/a/14729441-2-killed-in-head-on-crash-on-sr-76/

2015-07-17 - Car and dump truck collide head-on, near Highway 7 in Pickering (Canada), 1 injured:
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/5738856-driver-airlifted-to-hospital-after-head-on-crash-with-dump-truck-in-pickering/

2015-07-17 - Car hits RV trailer, camper bursts into flame, on I-80 near Salt Lake City (Utah):
http://kutv.com/news/local/camping-trailer-catches-fire-in-i-80-accident-diverts-traffic

2015-07-17 - Four cars crash, one bursts into flame, on I-35 near Bruceville-Eddy (Texas):
http://www.kcentv.com/story/29573142/car-fire-in-bell-county-backs-up-traffic
http://www.cbs19.tv/story/29573142/car-fire-in-bell-county-backs-up-traffic

2015-07-17 - Two cars collide, one crashes into garden and bursts into flame, near Barton Mills (Britain), 4 killed:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/four_people_killed_after_car_crashes_into_garden_and_catches_fire_1_4158256
http://www.itv.com/news/2015-07-18/four-people-killed-as-car-crashes-into-garden-and-catches-fire/
http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/18/four-people-killed-after-two-cars-collide-and-catch-fire-5301453/
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/four-killed-after-car-crashes-6090231
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-33577542

2015-07-17 - Car veers off road in the wee hours, overturns, bursts into flame, near Johannesburg (South Africa), 5 killed:
http://ewn.co.za/2015/07/17/Five-dead-after-car-catches-fire
http://citizen.co.za/426286/car-catches-fire-five-killed-in-joburg/
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Five-burn-to-death-in-car-crash-20150717
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-07/17/c_134422477.htm
http://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-citizen-kzn/20150718/281689728498052/TextView

2015-07-17 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, in Searcy (Arkansas), 1 injured:
http://searcy.thv11.com/news/news/638452-searcy-officials-responds-vehicle-fire-and-rescues-driver
http://www.wlox.com/story/29572532/man-rescued-from-burning-vehicle-in-searcy

2015-07-17 - Moped hits transit bus, bursts into flame, driver ignites too, in Flint (Michigan), 1 injured:
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/07/crash_involving_moped_mta_bus.html
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/07/police_news_moped_catches_fire.html

Quote: "Genesee County Sheriff's deputies and a witness at the scene said the moped caught fire following the collision. 'The moped hit the bus and it just blew up,' said Pluma Schrader, a passenger who said she was sitting at the front of the bus at the time of the collision. 'It exploded as soon as it hit the bus. (The driver of the moped) was on fire himself. He was rolling.'"
 



2015-07-17 - Man causes disturbances, climbs onto ocean pylon, strips naked, in coastal Humboldt Bay (California):
http://kymkemp.com/2015/07/17/naked-and-confused-man-rescued-and-arrested-by-law-enforcement/
http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2015/jul/17/naked-man-rescued-pylon-humboldt-bay/

Quote: "A social worker attempted to talk 'Jack' into swimming the relatively short distance to land but the naked and confused appearing man alternately stood or crouched without responding."

2015-07-17 - Shirtless man scales fences and runs onto runway at airport in coastal San Diego (California):
http://www.myfoxny.com/story/29573496/shirtless-man-runs-onto-airport-runway
http://news.yahoo.com/man-scales-fences-runs-onto-san-diego-airport-154545077.html

2015-07-17 - Man strips naked and swims around in pool at the JFK Memorial on Ocean Street in coastal Hyannis (Massachusetts):
http://hyannisnews.com/breaking-man-arrested-for-swimming-around-naked-in-the-president-jfk-memorial-fountain-in-front-of-families-and-tourists-video/
 



2015-07-17 - Swarm of bees attacks and injures man on Lake View Drive in Mission (Texas):
http://www.krgv.com/news/local-news/Lawn-Mowing-Company-Employee-Attacked-by-Bees/34224932

2015-07-17 - Grizzly bear attacks and injures man near Bella Bella (Canada):
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/man-survives-grizzly-bear-mauling-near-bella-bella-1.2475222
http://www.sott.net/article/299165-Man-survives-grizzly-bear-attack-near-Bella-Bella-Canada
 



2015-07-17 - Landslide strikes near Likely (Canada), 15 homes cut off:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=LS-20150717-49210-CAN

2015-07-17 - Sinkhole opens on Short Cut Road in Woongoolba (Australia):
http://www.mygc.com.au/news/sinkhole-forms-on-the-north-gold-coast/
 



2015-07-17 - US scientists warn that oceanic warming is unstoppable and irreversible:
http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/us_scientists_no_way_to_stop_the_warming_of_oceans_20150716

2015-07-17 - As the planet warms and the oceans absorb vast amounts of heat, records fall all over the planet:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-17/the-freakish-year-in-broken-climate-records

2015-07-17 - 'Thermal activity' closes road in Yellowstone National Park (Montana):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=UGE-20150718-49238-USA
http://www.kpax.com/story/29568325/road-in-yellowstone-national-park-closed-to-vehicles-due-to-thermal-activity

Quote: "A press release from the park says that the new feature became 'visibly active' in May near the Upper Terrace parking lot, creating new small terraces adjacent to the drive. Geologists and rangers monitored the thermal feature and found temperatures up to 152 degrees Fahrenheit."

Note: Another sign of heat rising from below...

2015-07-17 - Six tropical storms seen at the same time in the Pacific Ocean:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/the-hot-pacific.html

2015-07-17 - Vicious 50C+ (122F) heatwave scorches Iraq:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/50c-in-iraq.html

2015-07-17 - Kinzua Beach swimming area and Twin Lakes closed because of high e-coli levels near Warren (Pennsylvania):
http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/article27483346.html

2015-07-17 - EF-2 tornado rips through Cameron and Delavan (Illinois), at least 50 homes damaged:
http://www.weather.com/news/news/cameron-illinois-tornado-severe-damage-impacts
http://www.sott.net/article/299153-Tornadoes-rip-through-Illinois-towns-causing-significant-damage-and-injuries
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/07/17/Powerful-tornado-rips-through-Illinois-small-town-levels-grain-silos/3641437137356/

2015-07-17 - SIX waterspouts seen in Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Annapolis (Maryland):
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/07/17/at-least-6-waterspouts-spotted-on-chesapeake-bay/
http://www.sott.net/article/299166-At-least-6-waterspouts-seen-on-Chesapeake-Bay

2015-07-17 - Summer snowstorm hits the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island (Hawaii):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hawaii-summer-snow-storm_55a973dde4b065dfe89e737f
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/wild-weather-snow-in-hawaii-during-record-breaking-hot-july/

2015-07-17 - Typhon Nangka roars into Japan, at least 2 killed, 230,000 people told to evacuate:
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/typhoon-nangka-lashes-japan
http://www.sott.net/article/299164-At-least-two-killed-230000-residents-told-to-evacuate-amid-warnings-of-floods-landslides-as-Typhon-Nangka-strikes-Japan

2015-07-17 - Torrential rain and flooding hits Alyth (Scotland):
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-kinross/video-incredible-scenes-as-homes-and-businesses-are-flooded-in-alyth-1.890456
http://www.sott.net/article/299131-Torrential-rainfall-causes-flooding-in-Alyth-Scotland

2015-07-17 - Boeing warns airlines against flying battery shipments:
http://news.yahoo.com/boeing-warns-airlines-against-flying-battery-shipments-205051843--finance.html
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Boeing-warns-airlines-against-flying-battery-shipments-316432411.html

2015-07-17 - Towing company charges woman $1095 to tow her vehicle from scene of Cajon Pass fire in California:
http://abc7.com/news/driver-who-abandoned-car-in-north-fire-pays-$1000-to-towing-company/862325/

2015-07-17 - Medical drone makes house calls in remote mountain area in Virginia:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/medical-drone-makes-house-calls-in-the-remote-mountains-of-virginia/

Quote: "Friday's deliveries were from an airport only a mile away. It was a demonstration to show what's possible. In the future, the plan is to deliver medicine and medical supplies right to the front door of a remote patient in need."

2015-07-17 - Robot passes self-awareness test:
http://www.sott.net/article/299151-A-robot-has-passed-a-self-awareness-test
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/a-robot-has-passed-the-selfawareness-test-10395895.html
 

5 comments:

  1. Wow, talk about "gouging"! A thousand bucks to tow a burnt-out car somewhere? Just leave it there! Tell the insurance company to send out an adjuster and see how it works out (hey, at least THEY'LL be paying for it)!

    Lots more fires (and larger ones too) in populated areas now. Instead of single homes or buildings going up we have the added freeway trapped vehicles to add in.
    Hard to imagine how frightening that must have been.

    PA still exploding and burning - doing our small part to help the collapse along. . .

    i'll bet that 11,000 TONS of hay goin' up in flames was a sight to behold! dang!

    couple early stories:

    Boeing concern after panel falls off plane over Shanghai
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/boeing-concern-after-panel-falls-off-plane-over-shanghai/ar-AAdcfS3?ocid=iehp

    Plane Struck by Lightning After Takeoff From LAX, Makes Emergency Landing
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/plane-struck-by-lightning-takeoff-809743

    [they actually got some RAIN, which helped with the freeway fire! More below]

    Storms close Los Angeles beaches, cause power outages
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/19/storms-close-los-angeles-beaches-causes-power-outages/

    Case of Bird Flu Confirmed in United Kingdom

    A strain of bird flu identified as H7N7 has been confirmed in Lancashire
    http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/cook/case-bird-flu-confirmed-united-kingdom/71715

    Investigation into cause of Hatboro bank fire
    http://news.yahoo.com/video/investigation-cause-hatboro-bank-fire-222343505.html

    Tom



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  2. Wow the pics are something! The freeway fire is truly pivotal...We always knew a fire couldn't be outrun, but driving away from it is no longer a guaranteed option. A little shock from technology-steeped humanity is in order.

    In my local paper along the [densely forested (yikes!!!)] coast -- http://www.islandpacket.com/2015/07/18/3842166_early-morning-fire-destroys-cars.html?rh=1

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  3. Hey taproot, great story! Under investigation - only for the insurance company, we'll probably never hear another word about it. Please let us know if there is any follow-up to this (or even how long it takes for them to renovate - or close up shop). There was a "suspicious" fire at a relatively nice, stand alone restaurant right on the main road in my town around 3 years ago and the place sat vacant until about two weeks ago, when we noticed the building being torn down and construction fencing put around the site.

    Similarly there are vacant businesses and lots sprinkled all up and down the pike (main road) all the way down to Philly (about 25 miles). One place has had a "coming soon" sign in front of it for so long it was laughable - like 7 years, before the sign was in such bad shape, it was removed. Nothing since, place remains vacant.

    Couple mid-day stories:
    Flash floods wash away buildings and vehicles in Wickenburg, Arizona
    http://www.sott.net/article/299181-Flash-floods-wash-away-buildings-and-vehicles-in-Wickenburg-Arizona

    Up to 3,000 home and businesses were left without power as more than 50 electricity poles were knocked down, according to the Arizona Public Service.

    Confused Australian animals struggle to cope with freezing weather
    http://www.sott.net/article/299179-Confused-Australian-animals-struggle-to-cope-with-freezing-weather

    [this is really bad, and so sad]

    Roads closed in snow-covered Eastern Cape, South Africa
    http://www.sott.net/article/299178-Roads-closed-in-snow-covered-Eastern-Cape-South-Africa

    Waterspout filmed in Virginia Beach, Virginia
    http://www.sott.net/article/299174-Waterspout-filmed-in-Virginia-Beach-Virginia

    Waterspout spotted offshore in Sarasota, Florida
    http://www.sott.net/article/299173-Waterspout-spotted-offshore-in-Sarasota-Florida

    85-year search finds massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics
    http://www.sott.net/article/299169-85-year-search-finds-massless-particle-with-promise-for-next-generation-electronics

    [heh, too bad there won't be anyone around to use 'em]

    Surfer attacked by shark, punches it in the back
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/the-turnstile/surfer-attacked-by-shark--punches-it-in-the-back-141444813.html

    Tom

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  4. Wow, that surfer guy almost got eaten on live TV! Four things I've learned this year: 1) don't have pet cobras; 2) don't drive through lion enclosures with your windows down; 3) don't get in the water with sharks; and 4) don't dive into a lake where there's a sign that says, 'Alligators, Do Not Enter!'

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  5. All good advice Jonny.

    end of the day (for old guys whose bedtime is like 9 pm) stories

    Heavy rainstorms in central California spark wildfires
    http://www.sott.net/article/299201-Heavy-rainstorms-in-central-California-spark-wildfires

    [wait . . .what?]

    Fresno Fire says they responded to multiple power pole fires.

    [oh, i get it . . .the lightening; so they were fighting fires IN THE RAIN]

    Fast moving waterspout whips past New Jersey Beach
    http://www.sott.net/article/299193-Fast-moving-waterspout-whips-past-New-Jersey-Beach

    The fast-moving storm blew out windows and carried a boat five blocks
    http://www.sott.net/article/299193-Fast-moving-waterspout-whips-past-New-Jersey-Beach

    Manitoba residents spot waterspouts on Lake Winnipeg
    http://www.sott.net/article/299191-Manitoba-residents-spot-waterspouts-on-Lake-Winnipeg

    [what's with all the waterspouts all of a sudden?]

    'Volcano like' grass fire sweeps across hillfort near Aberystwyth, Wales
    http://www.sott.net/article/299190-Volcano-like-grass-fire-sweeps-across-hillfort-near-Aberystwyth-Wales

    Volcanic ash from Mt. Raung and Mt. Gamalama volcanoes shuts three more airports in Indonesia
    http://www.sott.net/article/299186-Volcanic-ash-from-Mt-Raung-and-Mt-Gamalama-volcanoes-shuts-three-more-airports-in-Indonesia

    Could a catastrophic earthquake really destroy Seattle? Risk warning raises new fears
    https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/could-a-catastrophic-earthquake-really-destroy-seattle-risk-warning-raises-new-fears/

    Demi Moore Releases Statement After Dead Man Found Swimming Pool: "I Am in Absolute Shock"
    https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/man-found-dead-demi-moores-swimming-pool-172751378-us-weekly.html?nf=1

    The 21 y.o man seems to have drowned. The police tell Us they believe the man slipped into the pool overnight and was found in the morning.

    4 hurt when small plane crashes outside Nevada airport
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/07/19/4-hurt-when-small-plane-crashes-outside-nevada-airport/

    [i'll close with this last one because the last pic and caption is so perfect]

    This Palm Tree on Fire in the Pouring Rain Pretty Much Sums Up LA

    Just four more years, guys! We’re almost there!

    Image: Screenshot from the 1982 utopian fantasy movie Blade Runner, set in the year 2019


    g'night Jonny (and readers, like taproot]

    Tom




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