Saturday, October 1, 2016

2016 - SEP - Spotlight Stories

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-01 - Huge explosion and fire destroys SpaceX rocket and satellite on launch pad in coastal Cape Canaveral (Florida):

Quote: "There were no humans on board, and no one was hurt. But the massive explosion could be felt for miles and a plume of dark, thick smoke hung over the coastline as emergency officials scrambled to assess the damage."

Quote: "A massive explosion erupted Thursday at SpaceX's main launch pad, destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa. There were no injuries. The pad had been cleared of workers before what was supposed to be a routine pre-launch rocket test."

2016-09-01 - Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 smartphones exploding and burning, stock drops almost $7 billion in one day:

Quote: "Almost $7 billion was wiped off smartphone giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's market value Thursday after it delayed shipments of its Galaxy Note 7 amid reports of exploding batteries."

2016-09-01 - HTC cellphone explodes and burns, ignites mattress, at home in Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

2016-09-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 16+ cars burn, in Leland (North Carolina):

2016-09-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, building full of car parts destroyed, near Erie (Pennsylvania), near Lake Erie, burns a second time too:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-02 - Two people burn to death in burning minivan at 12:30 AM in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan:

Quote: "But surveillance video from the parking area does not reveal anyone walking to the van or away from it."

Note: Also see the car that burst into flame on I-57 near Chicago on this day...

2016-09-02 - Two women, 28 and 51, burn to death in burning UTV in Moab (Utah):

Quote: "When they arrived a Polaris Ranger was still fully engulfed in flames, the press release states. Authorities found the two women deceased in the vehicle."

2016-09-02 - Man found burned to death outside home in Edmonton (Canada):

Quote: "When Travis Torrens heard the wail of sirens, he peered out his window into the backyard. About 15 to 20 feet from his back steps, he saw a body engulfed in flames."

Quote: "He said other than the steps near the body, the home itself didn’t seem to have caught fire."

2016-09-02 - Two underground electrical fires blow manhole covers off in Buffalo (New York):

Quote: "Around 5:00 p.m., a manhole cover blew off near the intersection of East Delavan Avenue and Sheridan Avenue. No one was hurt and a crew from National Grid is investigating the incident. Earlier around 4:00 p.m., an underground explosion blew the cover off a manhole on Elm Street in Downtown Buffalo and left some nearby business without power."

2016-09-02 - Underground fire breaks out next to road in Ramol (India):

Quote: "On Friday, the public had a major scare in Ramol when they witnessed fire, water and smoke belching out of the ground next to an arterial road."

2016-09-02 - Three or four cars go up in flames shortly after 5:30 AM while parked in coastal Yonkers (New York):

Quote: "Yonkers fire officials believe one car caught fire, and the flames eventually spread to the other three vehicles shortly after 5:30 a.m."

Quote: "Authorities say they do not believe the fire to be suspicious..."

2016-09-02 - Car bursts into flame at 6:55 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to garage, in coastal Oxnard (California):

2016-09-02 - Car bursts into flame while parked at the Edison Club on Riverview Road in Rexford (New York), near the Mohawk River:

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-09-02 - Golf cart bursts into flame while parked at mansion, fire spreads, mansion destroyed, in coastal Delray Beach (Florida):

Quote: "Investigators say an electrical malfunction in a golf cart sparked a huge fire at a mansion in West Delray. The fire caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage to the home on Isa Verde Way in the Addison Reserve subdivision."

2016-09-02 - 20 parked cars go up in flames in a month in and around coastal Naples (Florida):

Quote: "Including the most recent car fires, the fire district has seen a total of 20 vehicles destroyed or damaged 'in less than 30 days,' Cunningham said."

Category: Aircraft Incidents

2016-09-03 - Small plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Goodyear (Arizona):

Quote: "There are no injuries after a small aircraft made an emergency landing in Goodyear. Goodyear fire officials say the airplane was forced to land in a dirt road after smoke began coming out of the cockpit Saturday afternoon. The aircraft landed without incident near Rainbow Valley and Germann roads."

Note: This is the 96th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-09-03 - Small plane crashes into the ocean near coastal Dania Beach (Florida), 2 killed:

2016-09-03 - Small plane crashes into the Trinity River in Liberty County (Texas), engine failure, 2 killed:

2016-09-03 - Small plane crashes shortly after takeoff in Park Township (Michigan), engine failure, 1 injured:

2016-09-03 - Small plane crashes into barn in Trenton (Maine), 1 injured:

2016-09-03 - Small plane crashes near Sarnia (Canada), 1 killed:

2016-09-03 - Gyrocopter crashes into field near airport in Bryant (Arkansas), 1 killed:

Note: Flying in planes, especially small planes, just keeps getting more 'exciting'...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-04 - Couple found burned to death in burning truck at 1 AM in coastal Tokyo (Japan):

Quote: "According to police, a motorist saw the truck ablaze, parked under an elevated part of the Chuo Expressway at around 1 a.m. Sunday, Fuji TV reported. It took firefighters about an hour to extinguish the blaze."

2016-09-04 - Three men found dead in burned-out car near coastal Montego Bay on the island of Jamaica:

Quote: "Reports are that Hibbert and two men left a club in Smithfield, Westmoreland, about 1 a.m. Sunday. The police later responded to reports that a Toyota Corolla, registration RG 6166, was seen engulfed in flames in a gully near cane fields about 11 a.m."

2016-09-04 - Person found burned to death in burning car in Lexington (Kentucky):

Quote: "Lexington Police are on the scene of a death investigation. Police tell WKYT that firefighters were called to a vehicle fire near the intersection of Redd Road and Elkchester Road around 8:00p.m. on Sunday. Police responded to the scene shortly after firefighters arrived to the scene. Once the fire was out, investigators found a body in the backseat of the car."

Quote: "There does not appear to have been a crash before the vehicle fire, Willoby said."

2016-09-04 - Transformer bursts into flame at substation in coastal Dania Beach (Florida):

Quote: "For the second time in 12 days, one of FPL’s transformers caught fire."

2016-09-04 - Transformer bursts into flame at substation in Neosho (Missouri):

Quote: "An Empire District Electric substation spontaneously catches fire Saturday evening. Neosho Fire Department received a call around 8:30 P.M. Saturday night about a transformer on fire at the substation located at the corner of Industrial Drive and Missouri Highway 59."

2016-09-04 - Ice cream truck bursts into flame on street in coastal Wildwood (New Jersey):

2016-09-04 - Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cellphone explodes and burns at 6:30 AM in coastal Winthrop (Massachusetts):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-05 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion in Airds (Australia), 2 injured, 40,000 homes go dark:

2016-09-05 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets big, in coastal St Ives (Britain):

Quote: "Police at the scene have confirmed that the fire is in fact at the recycling plant next door to the DHL building."

2016-09-05 - Scrap yard erupts in flame in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Flames at Phoenix scrap yard marks 4th fire in area since May"

2016-09-05 - Car dealership hit by fire, cars and garage destroyed, in Modesto (California):

Quote: "Investigators had not determined the cause of the fire but it’s possible the blaze started in one of the cars inside the garage, said Modesto Fire Battalion Chief Hugo Patino."

2016-09-05 - Generator explodes, ignites two trucks, at storage facility in Guelph (Canada):

2016-09-05 - Fire engine bursts into flame at 6 AM while parked inside fire station in El Paso (Texas):

Quote: "In an ironic start to the week, a fire broke out at a fire station in El Paso’s Lower Valley. The incident occurred at 6 a.m. Monday on San Jose Street while firefighters were asleep. Battalion Chief Carlos Franco said they came down and found one of their trucks on fire."

2016-09-05 - Two cars destroyed by fire just before midnight while parked at home in coastal Logy Bay (Canada):

2016-09-05 - Car bursts into flame while parked at school in coastal Conception Bay South (Canada):

2016-09-05 - Oceanfront mansion destroyed by fire on Ocean Road in coastal Narragansett (Rhode Island):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-06 - Underground electrical explosion and fire at 5:44 AM blacks out part of Culver City (California), near the coast:

2016-09-06 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Redfern (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "One witness posted on social media that the hole in the ground where the fault occurred appeared to be smouldering after the incident."

2016-09-06 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Salcombe (Britain):

2016-09-06 - Transformer bursts into flame in Beach neighborhood in Toronto (Canada), 2600 homes go dark:

2016-09-06 - Abandoned bridge bursts into flame in coastal Great Egg Harbor Bay (New Jersey):

Quote: "Firefighters could not reach the blaze because the deck of the old bridge has been removed, leaving only piles in most places."

Note: It's just a chunk of what's left of the bridge sitting in the middle of the bay, and that's what ignited...

2016-09-06 - Wildfires rage on the Costa Blanca (Spain), 1400 people evacuated:

2016-09-06 - Car bursts into flame at 5:10 AM on I-285, another car bursts into flame at 5:17 AM on I-20, and another car bursts into flame at 5:35 AM on I-20, in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "5:35 a.m. -- A third car fire on has been moved off to on I-20 westbound at Panola Road. Expect delays. 5:17 a.m. -- A second car fire on I-85 northbound just past Highway 20 is causing delays. 5:10 a.m. -- Two right lanes block on I-285 eastbound just past Moreland Avenue due to a car fire."

2016-09-06 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame on the M1 in Leicestershire (Britain):

Quote: "Fire and rescue crews had to deal with two car fires which delayed traffic on the M1 close to Leicester Forest East services. The first call came in at around 8.10pm last night, Tuesday September 6, following an alert over a vehicle ablaze on the northbound carriageway between J20 and J21."

Quote: "Later appliances from Loughborough and Coalville were called out at around 11.40pm to another car fire this time on the southbound section between J23 and J22."

2016-09-06 - Eleven cars go up in flames just after 2 AM while parked in carports at apartments in Anaheim (California):

Quote: "11 vehicles were significantly damaged or destroyed as the fire ripped through 17 carports at the apartment complex, and caused an estimated amount of $150,000 in damages."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-07 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Castro Valley (California), near the coast, blackouts ensue:

2016-09-07 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in El Paso (Texas), blackouts ensue:

2016-09-07 - Transformer bursts into flame in Owen Sound (Canada), near Lake Huron, blackouts ensue:

2016-09-07 - Pallet business hit by fire, thousands of pallets burn, in Spartanburg County (South Carolina), nobody there:

Quote: "The blaze began that afternoon and WSPA-TV says it involved thousands of pallets at the business on Freys Drive. Emergency Management spokesman Doug Bryson says at least eight fire crews responded to the scene. Firefighters used a bulldozer to stop the fire from spreading. Officials say no employees were on the scene at the time of the blaze."

2016-09-07 - Landfill hit by mulch fire near Curry Lake (South Carolina):

2016-09-07 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets big, on Shoreway Road in coastal San Carlos (California):

2016-09-07 - Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone explodes and burns, ignites Jeep, in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

Category: Variety Pack

2016-09-08 - 46+ birds fall from the sky in coastal Dorchester (Massachusetts), cats die too:

Quote: "The Animal Rescue League of Boston says it went to the neighborhood after residents reported birds falling from the sky and a sick cat. The cat was later euthanized."

Quote: "Rescuers were able to save 15 of the birds, but 32 have died. Investigators are working to determine the cause, and whether the deaths of two cats in the neighborhood could be related."

Note: Obviously 'something' in the atmosphere hit these birds as they flew since no disease would knock dozens of birds from the sky at the same time like that. That leaves an environmental cause and since they were flying, the only environmental cause possible is something in the atmosphere...

2016-09-08 - SUV bursts into flame and kills person on I-95 near Joppa (Maryland):

Quote: "One person was killed in a vehicle fire on Interstate 95 Thursday night south of the exit for MD 24, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company. The vehicle was fully involved in fire, officials reported just before 10 p.m. One person in the vehicle was deceased, according to Joppa-Magnolia. The vehicle was a BMW truck/SUV that had one person inside, Maryland State Police told Bel Air Patch."

Quote: "With the help of a K-9 unit, deputy state fire marshals determined the fire began in the interior passenger department of the car and was 'incendiary in nature,' rather than accidental or resulting from an accidental or mechanical failure."

Note: Say, both methane and hydrogen sulfide, being flammable gases, are, by definition, 'incendiary'. Was it cloth-based upholstery in that car? I bet it was, and I bet that's what spontaneously ignited, like the various people (mostly women) who have burst into flame - it's their clothes igniting, e.g. cloth...

2016-09-08 - Underground electrical fire blacks out part of coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2016-09-08 - Three cars destroyed by fire while parked in parking garage in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2016-09-08 - Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Macquarie Islands (Australia):

2016-09-08 - Dog found with chemical burns in San Bernardino (California):

Quote: "Doggy Smiles says Max is the fourth dog they have rescued with similar chemical burns this year."

Category: Other Stories Of Interest

2016-09-09 - Six people sickened by unknown cause at landfill in Irvine (California):

2016-09-09 - Sewage plant spewing hydrogen sulfide in coastal Portland (Maine):

Quote: "But the 36-year-old system has trouble getting enough oxygen into the tanks, so bacteria continue to devour waste, but emit noxious gases such as hydrogen sulfide, said Scott Firmin, director of wastewater services."

2016-09-09 - New report - 'Blowtorch'-like ocean warming advances killer seas, shifts El Nino, heats hydrates:

Quote: "The kinds of life warm, oxygen-deprived waters do support are poison-producing microbes. These microbes thrive in the warm, oxygen-poor waters. If ocean heating continues to progress, the warming seas will eventually fill up with their deadly byproducts. Among the most nasty of these is hydrogen sulfide. If enough of it is produced, it will spill out from the ocean into the nearby air, resulting in land animal mortality as well."

Note: That's already happening, and it's not just animals dropping dead, but people too...

2016-09-09 - Coming big Arctic ocean warm-up may extend sea ice melt season:

2016-09-09 - Arctic sea ice on its last legs:

2016-09-09 - Giant cruise ship navigates the melting Arctic:

2016-09-09 - La NiƱa fizzles, making record warm global temperatures more likely:

2016-09-09 - Lightning strikes kill 2,297 people in 7 years in Odisha (India):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-10 - Man, 55, bursts into flame while taking a leak at the Musi River and dies in Rajendranagar (India):

Quote: "Later on he went to attend call of nature near Musi, and was engulfed in flames. He immediately jumped into the Musi. Locals shifted Gokul to Osmania General Hospital where he died while undergoing treatment."

2016-09-10 - Small plane bursts into flame in flight, plane makes emergency landing in field in Saxony (Germany):

Quote: "The incident comes only a day after another plane caught fire in the region, with the pilot having to make an emergency landing in a field. The 40-year-old escaped without any injuries."

Note: Also see the two small planes that collided mid-air at an airshow in Saxony, which is actually what this story is about, with the plane fire only mentioned because it just happened in the same area the day before the planes collided. This is the 97th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-09-10 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and alarms people in Aldergrove (Canada), near the coast:

2016-09-10 - Multiple underground electrical fires hit coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "New York City firefighters battled multiple manhole fires in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon."

2016-09-10 - Tire recycling plant damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in Green Bay (Wisconsin), near Lake Michigan, nobody there:

2016-09-10 - Covered bridge destroyed by fire on Swamp Road in Cornwall (Vermont):

2016-09-10 - Around 100 homes destroyed by huge fire in coastal Belawan in Medan (Indonesia), 1200 people homeless:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-11 - Underground electrical explosion blows five manhole covers off in coastal Birkenhead (Britain):

2016-09-11 - Transformer explodes and burns at natural gas plant on Depues Ferry Road in Lower Mount Bethel Township (Pennsylvania):

2016-09-11 - Huge pile of metal bursts into flame before 1 AM at business on Port Sutton Road in coastal Tampa (Florida):

Quote: "The blaze was reported around 12:30 a.m. at Trademark Metals Recycling on Port Sutton Road in Tampa. Crews arrived at the scene to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the pile of metals. The pile was roughly 100 feet wide, 200 feet long and around 15 feet tall."

2016-09-11 - Scrap metal business hit by fire in coastal Camden (New Jersey):

Quote: "Crews are working to put out a fire that broke out at a scrap yard in Camden. Officials say a large trash fire broke out at Camden Fire and Metal on the 1400 block of S. Front Street around 1:30 p.m."

2016-09-11 - Landfill erupts in flame in Vacaville (California):

2016-09-11 - Campsite explosion and fire kills six dogs, destroys five cars and trailers and five quad bikes, near Pine Creek (Australia):

Quote: "A police source said the six dogs were burnt alive as they were kept in cages on the back of the hunters utes or tied to trees. The explosion destroyed five cars and trailers and five quad bikes."

2016-09-11 - Wildfire breaks out on coastal Pewetole Island (California), fire reignites, then reignites again:

2016-09-11 - Wildfire rages on the island of Thassos (Greece), some homes burn, emergency declared:'s+Thassos+Island+over+Wildfire

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-12 - Man, 53, killed when RV bursts into flame near Ridge Road and Raygen Lane near Glencoe (California):

Note: This is the 380th RV to burn in 2016...

2016-09-12 - Suspected debris from missing Flight MH370 points to fire on plane:

Quote: "Charred debris, possibly belonging to the missing MH370 plane, has been handed to investigators - raising the prospect of a flash fire on board the ill-fated jet. An American amateur investigator handed over several pieces of blackened debris to Australia's Transport Safety Bureau on Monday in what may prove to be a breakthrough in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history."

2016-09-12 - Lumber yard and motorcycle shop destroyed by huge fire near the Susquehanna River in Lemoyne (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Flames have consumed a Pennsylvania lumber yard. The massive blaze broke out Monday night at Lafferty and Co. Inc. in Lemoyne, just across the Susquehanna (suhs-kwuh-HAN'-uh) River from Harrisburg. Firefighters at the scene reported several buildings on fire. Smoke and flames lit up the night sky and could be seen from Harrisburg."

Quote: "The blaze, which was reported at 9:40 p.m., quickly consumed the entire lumber yard at 1100 Hummel Ave., and a neighboring motorcycle shop dubbed 'Vicious Cycles,' said John Bruetsch, Cumberland County public information officer."

2016-09-12 - Landfill hit by fire at 3:30 AM, 250 tons of trash burn, in Springfield (Tennessee):

2016-09-12 - Plastic recycling business destroyed by huge fire in Kempton Park (South Africa):

Quote: "This is the third factory to be engulfed by fire in Kempton Park in a week."

2016-09-12 - Samsung Galaxy Core phone bursts into flame and explodes at home in coastal Brooklyn (New York), 1 injured:

2016-09-12 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in Guadalupe (California):

Quote: "Fire officials say crews arrived to find a vehicle inside the carport engulfed in flames. The carport was also burning and the flames had spread to the kitchen area of the main home, as well as to the eaves and carport of the neighbor's house."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-13 - Man, 26, ignites outside restaurant in Rochdale (Britain):

Quote: "A 26-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after being found on fire outside a Frankie & Benny’s restaurant in Rochdale. Police confirmed they had been called to Sandbrook retail park in Rochdale at around 11.20am on Tuesday following reports that a man was on fire. A spokesperson for North West ambulance service said that on arrival at the scene they found a man with severe burns from the waist down and on his hands."

Note: A man in his 60s burst into flame and died a few days later last month in Tonbridge (Britain) too, mentioned in the 2016-08-09 update...

2016-09-13 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, makes emergency landing at airport in Chicago (Illinois):

Note: This is the 98th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-09-13 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, around 600 cars burn, in Garvagh (Ireland):

Quote: "Up to 600 vehicles have been damaged during a large fire at a car dismantlers' yard in County Londonderry, firefighters have said. Huge plumes of smoke billowed from the site at Belraugh Road, Garvagh, on Tuesday afternoon."

2016-09-13 - Several cars go up in flames just after 1 AM while parked at car business in coastal Savannah (Georgia):

Quote: "The Garden City Fire Department along with Pooler Fire responded to Prosperity Drive in Savannah just after 1 a.m. and found several vehicles on fire in the back of Shining Star One Inc. Automobiles Export."

2016-09-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home in coastal Hampton (Virginia):

2016-09-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked at school in coastal Newport News (Virginia):

2016-09-13 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at office in coastal Arlington (Virginia):

Note: Above four parked car fires - coast, coast, coast and coast...

2016-09-13 - Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cellphone explodes and burns, ignites car, in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

Note: This is at least the third Galaxy Note 7 to explode and burn, plus a Samsung Galaxy Core phone burst into flame and exploded too. Where did these events happen? Galaxy Note 7 burned in coastal Winthrop (Massachusetts), mentioned in the 2016-09-04 update; Galaxy Note 7 burned in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida), mentioned in the 2016-09-07 update; Samsung Galaxy Core burned in coastal Brooklyn (New York), mentioned in the 2016-09-12 update. So all of these fires have occurred in coastal cities so far...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-14 - Car bursts into flame and kills person at airport in Hanoi (Vietnam):

Quote: "A car suddenly caught fire at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi early this morning, September 14, killing the driver inside."

2016-09-14 - Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet bursts into flame on runway in Ambala (India):

Quote: "A Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force caught fire minutes before take off at Ambala air base on Tuesday evening. Defence sources said a crash crew however, managed to rescue the pilot in time. The aircraft was in the middle of the runway when the incident took place."

Note: This is the 99th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-09-14 - Bridge erupts in flame in coastal Old Saybrook (Connecticut):

Quote: "A fire that affected a couple of pylons for a bridge in Old Saybrook temporarily halted train traffic on Wednesday morning. Dispatchers said Amtrak trains were suspended while crews from Old Saybrook and Old Lyme responded."

Note: Looks like a steel and concrete bridge, normally not terribly flammable...

2016-09-14 - Two underground explosions and electrical fires hit the Crown Heights area in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "Some 800 homes in Crown Heights are without power following two underground fires on Wednesday afternoon. At around 4:00pm an explosion was heard on Albany Avenue near Montgomery Street quickly followed by another on Empire Boulevard and Kingston Avenue. Many homes in the vicinity either lost part or all their electricity."

2016-09-14 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Toledo (Ohio):

Quote: "An underground electrical fire closed a downtown intersection for several hours Wednesday evening and led to the evacuation of The Blade building on Superior Street."

2016-09-14 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, as many as two dozen junk cars burn, in Bridgewater (Massachusetts):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-15 - Passenger buses regularly going up in flames in New South Wales (Australia):

Quote: "The state of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia is going through a bus fire epidemic at the moment after the 36th bus to catch fire this year burst into flames on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge on Thursday."

2016-09-15 - School bus bursts into flame on Hubbard Valley Road in Seville (Ohio):

Quote: "A Cloverleaf school bus caught fire Thursday afternoon. The bus, which was carrying several elementary students at the time, had to be evacuated at around 4pm on Hubbard Valley Road in Seville."

2016-09-15 - School bus bursts into flame a 7:10 AM at school in Nacogdoches (Texas):

Note: These are the 184th and 185th school buses to burn in 2016 and these are the 645th and 646th buses to burn in 2016...

2016-09-15 - Seven passenger buses destroyed by fire before 1 AM while parked at depot in coastal Greenock (Scotland):

2016-09-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "At least two people have been taken to hospital after a bus full of peak hour commuters caught fire at Milsons Point, temporarily closing all lanes of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Emergency services and traffic crews responded to the blaze, which burned ferociously and caused traffic chaos as cars were forced to stop behind it."

2016-09-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Taieri Road in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand):

2016-09-15 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 7 AM and kills woman in coastal Shenzhen (China):

2016-09-15 - Private bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Singapore:

Note: These are the 647th through 657th buses to burn in 2016...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-16 - Man, 64, burns to death in burning pickup truck in parking lot at store in Kenosha County (Wisconsin):

Quote: "While on the way to the call officials were advised that the vehicle was occupied and bystanders were trying to remove the occupant. When Deputies arrived they were told that the occupant was still in the vehicle but the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The identity of the subject at this time is unknown, but officials say this is a death investigation."

Quote: "Witnesses on the scene recognized the truck as belonging to a longtime employee of the store. They were unsuccessful in getting him out."

2106-09-16 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Beaumont (Texas):

2016-09-16 - Historic train station destroyed by huge fire before 3 AM in coastal Long Beach (California):

2016-09-16 - Recycling center hit by fire, 200 tons of rubbish burns, in Wraysbury (Britain):

2016-09-16 - Recycling center or landfill erupts in flame in Vaggeryd (Sweden):

2016-09-16 - Passenger plane hit by fire when battery bursts into flame en route to Atlanta (Georgia):

2016-09-16 - Three cars and motorcycle destroyed by fire shortly before 1 AM while parked at apartments in Santa Rosa (California):

Quote: "Flames scorched a Santa Rosa apartment complex early Friday morning, destroying three cars and a motorcycle and displacing eight people. The fire began shortly before 1 a.m. around a motorcycle at a complex on the 400 block of Klute Street in the St. Rose neighborhood downtown and engulfed the three other cars in the carport, Santa Rosa Fire officials said."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-17 - Boy, 15, found dead and burned at 1:25 AM near burning garage in alley in Austin area in Chicago (Illinois):

2016-09-17 - Small plane bursts into flame, everybody aboard parachutes out, plane hits home, ignites home, in Gilbert (Arizona):

Quote: "A small plane caught fire in the sky over Gilbert and Chandler and then crashed into a Gilbert home Saturday night."

Quote: "Hildebrandt said the pilot radioed in before the crash saying the plane's wing was on fire."

Note: Someone got some video of the plane on fire in the sky before the crash, in the second link...

2016-09-17 - Small plane bursts into flame after landing in Reno (Nevada):

Quote: "No injuries were reported after an aircraft caught fire during the Reno Air Races Saturday morning, according to a spokeswoman. Mary-Sarah Kinner told News 4-Fox 11 in an emailed statement that there was no crash whatsoever. She said the pilot landed the aircraft safely. After the pilot safely exited the aircraft, the fire broke out, according to the statement."

Note: These are the 100th and 101st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-09-17 - Dumpster explodes in coastal Manhattan (New York), 26 injured:

Quote: "An explosion in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood injured at least 26 people, according to city officials. Of the injuries, 23 were believed to be minor, one patient had moderate injuries, and the condition of two others was currently unknown, according to the Fire Department of New York."

Quote: "Two law enforcement sources said the explosion occurred in a dumpster, and the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau tweeted a photo of a mangled dumpster, after tweeting that they were responding to an explosion at West 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue."

Note: They say they found a pressure cooker four blocks away too, and blamed this explosion on some kind of device. But once you rule out all information that comes ONLY from 'the authorities' - who are lying about a whole lot in order to hide the end of the world from the people - then all you're left with is: a dumpster exploded on the coast. That's all we may ever know for sure. Was there a pressure cooker in it? Maybe, maybe not. Was there another pressure cooker? Maybe, maybe not, or maybe they PUT one there, to add credence to the story about the exploding dumpster. If they catch a perp and that perp confesses, then that'd be pretty believable. For now, all I see is a dumpster exploding, on the coast, and some words from 'the authorities', which aren't worth anything.

Apparently a garbage can exploded on Ocean Avenue in coastal Seaside Park in New Jersey too. The authorities blamed an IED on that, and said they found others. But again, once you eliminate information that comes ONLY from 'the authorities', then what you're left with is: a garbage can exploded on the coast. So it's the same scenario there as with the exploding dumpster. Believe what you see for yourself, the indisputable facts. What people SAY, especially 'the authorities' - probably not a good idea to put too much faith in much of that, if any, being truthful, not at this point.

2016-09-17 - Underground electrical explosion occurs near mall in Charlottesville (Virginia):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-18 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2016-09-18 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Norton Road in Worcester (Britain):

2016-09-18 - Wildfire rages out of control on coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base (California), Atlas V launch delayed:

Quote: "A wildfire that broke out Saturday evening on Vandenberg Air Force Base continued to burn out of control Sunday as crews coped with high temperatures and dry vegetation while bracing for expected windy conditions. The Canyon Fire had grown to 2,260 acres Sunday evening, forcing officials to delay the scheduled Sunday morning launch of an Atlas V rocket. The fire had zero containment."

2016-09-18 - Owens River Fire grows to 6000 acres in Inyo National Forest near Mammoth Lakes (California):

2016-09-18 - Bins of clothes burst into flame at mall in Sterling Heights (Michigan):

Quote: "Bins of clothes somehow sparked a two-alarm fire Sept. 9 at a Sterling Heights shopping center, forcing the evacuation of several stores and a laser tag facility."

Note: More clothes combusting. Nothing to worry about! Well, as long as you don't wear clothes...

2016-09-18 - In separate incidents, parked car bursts into flame in parking lot, and car bursts into flame on street, in Melville (New York):

Quote: "The Melville Fire Department battled two car fires over the weekend just days after facing a blaze that destroyed two vehicles outside a Melville home on Wednesday."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-19 - Passenger plane bursts into flame at Midway Airport in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "The blaze was reported in the engine compartment of a plane near Gate 7 at 12:17 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs."

Note: This is the 102nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-09-19 - Cost of fighting Big Sur Fire in California tops $200 million, costliest fire in US history:

Note: Last year was the worst fire season in US history and this year we had the costliest fire in US history, and the verdict is still out on whether this fire season tops last year's...

2016-09-19 - Forest fires and haze in Southeast Asia last year may have led to deaths of 100,000+ people:

Quote: "The forest fire and haze disaster in Southeast Asia last year may have led to the deaths of more than 100,000 people, according to a study released Monday by researchers from two United States universities."

2016-09-19 - Satellite view of Siberia wildfires in September 2016:

2016-09-19 - Multiple underground electrical fires break out in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

Quote: "A series of underground transformer fires in Newark on Monday morning forced the evacuation of three buildings and closed part of a major downtown thoroughfare, police said."

2016-09-19 - Auto salvage yard goes up in flames, scrap cars burn, in coastal Dundee (Scotland):

2016-09-19 - Pallet business erupts in flame, fire gets huge, spreads to home, in Chicago (Illinois):

2016-09-19 - Wood recycling center erupts in flame at 3:30 AM, 1000+ tons of wood chips burn, in Coity, Bridgend (Britain):

2016-09-19 - Wax recycling plant destroyed by massive fire in Stoke Prior (Britain):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-20 - Mysterious explosion followed by rotten egg odor hits Kirksville (Missouri):

Quote: "Minutes later, employees at US Bank on McPherson Street contacted Central Dispatch regarding a strong gas odor in their building. Kirksville Fire and Police and Adair County Ambulance responded, as well as workers from local utility companies. No gas leak was detected."

Note: They say 'apparent sonic boom'. If so, it's the first sonic boom ever in the history of the planet to result in a rotten egg odor. No natural gas detected either, so the rotten egg odor didn't come from that. Say, hydrogen sulfide is explosive AND smells like rotten eggs...

2016-09-20 - Underground electrical explosion and fire at 2:30 AM blows manhole cover off in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2016-09-20 - Transformer bursts into flame in school playground in Houston (Texas):

2016-09-20 - Chemical plant damaged by fire in Tracy (California):

2016-09-20 - Chemical plant explodes and burns in Medak (India):

2016-09-20 - Oil facility erupts in flame in coastal Ras Tanura (Saudi Arabia), 8 injured:

2016-09-20 - Wildfire grows to more than 10,000 acres near coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base (California):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-21 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and alarms people in coastal New York City (New York), NORAD says not sonic boom:

Quote: "Well, New York, there is good news and bad news. The noise that shook buildings and rattled nerves does not appear to have been caused by terrorism. But no one seems to know what, exactly, was the cause."

2016-09-21 - Electrical substation damaged by fire in Puerto Rico, island goes dark:

Quote: "'The entire island is without power,' Angel Crespo, director of Puerto Rico’s fire department, told The Associated Press."

2016-09-21 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion at Rolls-Royce facility in Hucknall (Britain):

2016-09-21 - Recycling center goes up in flames in Milford (Connecticut):

2016-09-21 - Industrial building full of plastic and waste destroyed by massive fire in Walesby (Britain):

2016-09-21 - Pallet fire reignites from previous fire at pallet company in Spartanburg County (South Carolina):

2016-09-21 - Wildfire grows to 19 square miles near coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base (California):

2016-09-21 - Royal Institute of Art damaged by fire on Skeppsholmen Island in coastal Stockholm (Sweden):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-22 - Woman, 53, burned to death when van bursts into flame just after 2 AM on road in coastal Flagler Beach (Florida):

Quote: "A Flagler County woman known to many as the former owner of a rural pig sanctuary was found dead early Thursday morning after a van she was traveling in caught fire and burned on a Flagler Beach road."

Quote: "Lory Yazurlo, a 53-year-old Flagler Beach resident who also was a paraplegic, was found in a 1997 Ford Econoline E150 van in the 3400 block of John Anderson Highway — less than a half-mile from her home — just after 2 a.m., according to a heavily censored Flagler County Sheriff’s Office report. Dispatchers received two calls that the van somehow had caught fire and Yazurlo was trapped inside."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-09-22 - Ambulance bursts into flame and kills man, injures 2 people, at hospital in Naas (Ireland):

Quote: "The vehicle itself has been described as 'brand new' and was manned by two experienced paramedics."

2016-09-22 - Passenger plane hit by smoke at airport in Nashville (Tennessee):

Quote: "A Delta flight at Nashville International Airport had to return to the gate after reports of smoke in the cockpit. The issue happened after the plane left the gate, but the flight did not take off."

2016-09-22 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Perth (Australia):

Quote: "WA Police said the evacuation was sparked by fumes in the cockpit just before midday. Qantas, in a statement, said 102 passengers were evacuated safely, however WAtoday understands two people on board the flight have been taken to Royal Perth Hospital by ambulance. At least one of the people was believed to be suffering from smoke inhalation."

Note: These are the 103rd and 104th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-09-22 - Rural fire costs increase 14% year-over-year between 2014 and 2015 in the UK:

Quote: "The rural insurer said it paid out £47.9m in farm fire claims in 2015 – a 14% increase on the previous year."

Note: That's concurrent with the spike in people dying in the UK, which gave the funeral industry a hefty profit. No coincidence that the rise in fires and the rise in people dying happened - are happening - concurrently. There's no real upper limit to how bad things will get: as things get progressively worse, everything that can burn will burn and everyone living on the surface of the Earth will die...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-23 - Man, 43, found dead in burning SUV on West 21st Street in Pilsen area in Chicago (Illinois):

2016-09-23 - F-35A Lightning II fighter jet bursts into flame at Mountain Home Air Force Base (Idaho):

Quote: "Authorities say an F-35A fighter jet from Arizona caught fire during an engine start at an Air Force Base in Idaho. Officials at Luke Air Force Base in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale say a 'ground emergency' occurred about 9:30 a.m. Friday as the aircraft was preparing for a training mission at Mountain Home Air Force Base."

2016-09-23 - F-15E fighter jet bursts into flame at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro (North Carolina):

Quote: "An F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft caught on fire at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base this morning."

Note: These are the 105th and 106th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-09-23 - Metal recycling plant hit by explosion and fire near Lindo Lake in Lakeside (California):

2016-09-23 - Electrical plant damaged by explosion and fire in Taunton (Massachusetts), 1+ injured:

2016-09-23 - Transformer bursts into flame on Stephanie Street in Centerville (Ohio), blackouts ensue:

2016-09-23 - Landfill erupts in flame in Soap Lake (Washington):

Category: Other Stories Of Interest

2016-09-24 - Hydrogen sulfide leaking from the water at Hoover Reservoir near Columbus (Ohio):

Quote: "Laura Young Mohr, spokeswoman for the Columbus water division, said the smell is caused by the summer heat raising the temperature of the top 15 to 25 feet of water. 'This isolates the colder bottom water from the surface water that has been heated by sunlight. Bacteria in the colder bottom water slowly consume the dissolved oxygen and convert sulfate to the hydrogen sulfide gas,' she said. That’s where the stink comes from."

2016-09-24 - Hydrogen sulfide leaking from wastewater plant in South Abington Township, Lackawanna County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The smell is hydrogen sulfide, a gas produced from the breakdown of organic matter. The gas, poisonous in high concentrations but not dangerous once exposed to open air, must be vented for the safety of authority employees, Ms. Elliott said."

Note: Oh yeah? Tell that to the 29-year-old man who was outside in the open air and got gassed to death by hydrogen sulfide along with some of his cows in Amherst (Wisconsin), mentioned in the 2016-09-14 update. It doesn't matter if you're indoors or outdoors - if you're exposed to air that's 0.1% hydrogen sulfide (1 part per thousand) then you can be killed with one breath. Hydrogen sulfide is as deadly as hydrogen cyanide, which is what they use to execute people in gas chambers. In WWI, the British weaponized hydrogen sulfide and used it to kill German soldiers during trench warfare. Obviously, the trenches were out in the open too. That worked well and killed the crap out of German soldiers because as a heavier-than-air gas, hydrogen sulfide hugged the ground and flowed into the trenches and reconcentrated. Of course, sometimes the wind would unexpectedly shift direction...

2016-09-24 - Crew member, 45, has heart attack on cruise ship 'Ruby Princess' near coastal Point Loma (California), medevac'd off:

2016-09-24 - Planet set to warm more rapidly as oceans reach limits of heat absorption:

2016-09-24 - Rising ocean temperatures threatening Maine lobster industry:

Quote: "A new study released by the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is warning that baby lobsters will not be able to survive in the Gulf of Maine's warming ocean waters..."

Note: Rising ocean temperatures are also threatening the humans-staying-alive industry...

2016-09-24 - Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the Fiji Islands:

2016-09-24 - Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes in the ocean near the island of Mindanao (Philippine Islands):

2016-09-24 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near West Papua (Indonesia):

2016-09-24 - Magnitude 5.3+ earthquake strikes north of Bucharest (Romania):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-25 - Mysterious fiery somethings spotted in the sky over Madisonville (Louisiana), near the coast:

2016-09-25 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, several semi trailers of scrap metal burn, in Twinsburg (Ohio):

Quote: "The fire ignited in several tractor trailers that housed scrap metal off Highland Road next to Crown Hill Cemetery, the department said."

2016-09-25 - Crane bursts into flame at 6:30 AM at docks in coastal Porto do Itaqui (Brazil):

2016-09-25 - Propane tank explodes and ignites home in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):

2016-09-25 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion in Chadderton (Britain):

2016-09-25 - Landfill erupts in flame near Carthage (Tennessee):

2016-09-25 - Recycling center goes up in flames in Juarez (Mexico):

2016-09-25 - Railroad tie starts smoldering on train bridge over the Oneida River near Brewerton (New York):

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame at 3:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in Saugus (California):

Quote: "'That was a car fire that caught the garage on fire,' he said. The fire was reported at 3:30 a.m. on the 29000 block of Luzon Drive. The fire was knocked down by 4:06 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department."

Note: Brave people, parking a car in an attached garage nowadays!

2016-09-25 - Car bursts into flame while parked at bakery, fire spreads to truck, in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

2016-09-25 - RV trailer bursts into flame just before 5 AM while parked in RV park in coastal Surrey (Canada):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-26 - Passenger plane engine spits fire before 2:30 AM, plane makes emergency landing in Buffalo (New York):

Quote: "Spirit Flight 647 flying from Niagara Falls International Airport to Fort Lauderdale took off at 2:21 a.m. Moments later flames shot out of right engine causing the engine to shutdown. The plane was diverted to Buffalo Niagara International Airport where it landed at 2:31 a.m."

2016-09-26 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "A plane from Los Angeles landed safely in Las Vegas Monday morning after the smell of smoke was detected on board."

Note: These are the 108th and 109th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-09-26 - Underground electrical explosion at 2:40 AM hits coastal Manhattan (New York), blackouts ensue:

2016-09-26 - Grain elevator damaged by explosion and fire in Francesville (Indiana), 2 injured:

2016-09-26 - Auto salvage yard hit by huge fire, scrap cars burn, in Mississauga (Canada), near Lake Ontario:

2016-09-26 - Van and home destroyed by deadly fire at midnight on Shore Drive in coastal Atlantic (North Carolina), 1 killed:

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

Category: Variety Pack

2016-09-27 - Man, 63, dies in burning car in driveway at home in coastal Pawleys Island (South Carolina):

Quote: "Although a Pawleys Island man died after firefighters found him inside a burning car, officials said they were uncertain as to the cause of his death. At about 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 27, units with Midway Fire Rescue arrived at a residence on River Oaks Drive after receiving reports that a sedan was on fire in a driveway. Midway Chief Doug Eggiman said firefighters arrived at the scene and discovered a man inside the burning car. Eggiman said firefighters extricated the man — later identified as 63-year-old John Herman Rigsbee — and determined he was suffering from an apparent cardiac arrest."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-09-27 - Two sisters, 37 and 42, drop dead in resort room at coastal resort in the Seychelles:

Quote: "A pair of Minnesota sisters were on a dream vacation off the African coast last week, when they mysteriously died. Annie Korkki, 38, and Robin Korkki, 42, were found unresponsive in their room at the Maia Resort at Anse Louis on Sept. 22."

Note: Looks like a likely place to drop dead nowadays. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-09-27 - Underground gas explosion hits coal mine near Shizuishan (China), 19 killed, 1 missing:

2016-09-27 - Underground electrical fire ignites pickup truck on Canal Street in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Fire Department first responders and Emergency vehicles from Con Edison have been on Canal Street the last 45 minutes dealing with an electrical situation below the street. It’s pretty bad, apparently. A pickup truck parked outside Dimes Deli caught fire after a blaze erupted in a manhole beneath. Firefighters quickly extinguished."

2016-09-27 - Electrical substation goes up in flames in El Dorado Springs (Missouri), blackouts ensue:

2016-09-27 - Electrical substation damaged by fire in Burslem (Britain):

2016-09-27 - Transformer bursts into flame at business in coastal Tahunanui, Nelson (New Zealand):

2016-09-27 - Mount Barujari erupts on Lombok Island (Indonesia), 1100 evacuated, hundreds missing:

Quote: "Indonesian authorities are searching for several hundred tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere and have evacuated more than 1,100 others, the country's disaster agency said Wednesday."

2016-09-27 - Volcano Fuego erupts in Guatemala, Turrialba erupts in Costa Rica:

2016-09-27 - Magnitude 3.9 earthquake shakes volcano Katla (Iceland):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-28 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Birmingham (Alabama):

Quote: "Although Birmingham Fire is not 100% sure, they believe the fire started as a result of some cars that were handled at the scrap yard."

Note: Also see the car that burst into flame while parked at home in Birmingham on this day...

2016-09-28 - Iron and steel recycling facility erupts in flame at port in Ghent (Belgium), near the coast:

Quote: "Kotug Smit Salvage has successfully tackled a fire and provided emergency assistance to an iron and steel recycling site at the Belgian Port of Ghent."

Note: Looks like a big pile of scrap metal burning. Back in MAH day, iron and steel didn't regularly burst into flame!

2016-09-28 - Used car dealership damaged by fire at 5:30 AM in New Baden (Illinois), nobody there:

2016-09-28 - Huge tire fire breaks out in coastal Bootle (Britain):

2016-09-28 - Freight train bursts into flame near Gudiyatham (India):

2016-09-28 - Five cars destroyed by fire, three more damaged, while parked at hospital in Olathe (Kansas):

Quote: "Crews responded to a call of multiple car fires in a staff garage at the hospital about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. Five vehicles have been destroyed and at least three others have been damaged as a result of the fires. Fire crews say the fire started in one car and spread to the others."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-09-29 - Camp Minden hit by explosion at 5 AM in Minden (Louisiana):

2016-09-29 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, large pile of scrap metal burns, in Salem (Oregon):

Quote: "A first-alarm fire sparked at a large scrape metal pile in north Salem Thursday morning, sending plumes of black smoke visible from throughout the city."

2016-09-29 - Utility pole bursts into flame near James River High School in Chesterfield (Virginia):

2016-09-29 - Transformer explodes and burns at 6:30 AM in coastal Remuera (New Zealand), blackouts ensue:

2016-09-29 - As the Earth warms, fires in Russia are too big to fight, people choking on smoke:

2016-09-29 - Three cars go up in flames just after 11 PM while parked at home near Lake Wichita in Wichita Falls (Texas):

Quote: "Three local fire crews spent Thursday morning battling a fire behind a home near Lake Wichita. Fire officials say the blaze started just after 11 p.m. in the 2300 block of Decker Road in Wichita Falls. They say 3 cars were fully engulfed when they arrived, and the fire had spread to a metal building which was also building used as living quarters."

Category: Variety Pack

2016-09-30 - Woman burns to death when car bursts into flame at 11:40 PM on Webb Lynn Road in Arlington (Texas):

Quote: "A woman burned to death when her car caught fire late Saturday night in Arlington. It happened a little west of Highway 360 on Webb Lynn Road. the woman had pulled her car partially off the road when it caught fire. She was unable to get out, and passersby who tried to help her were beaten back by the intense heat."

2016-09-30 - Man, 31, burns to death when car bursts into flame in Bankhandi (India):

Quote: "The charred body of a resident of Jalandhar (Punjab) was found in his car, which was destroyed in a fire, early this morning by the Una police in Bankhandi area on the Una-Hoshiarpur border. The deceased has been identified as Chandan (31), a resident of Anand Nagar in Jalandhar city. According to DSP (Headquarters) Kulwinder Singh, the car (PB-08 BE 6416) was going towards Jalandhar. A short-circuit in the car’s electrical system could have been the cause of the incident."

2016-09-30 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 1:42 AM in Pitsea (Britain), near the coast:

2016-09-30 - iPhone 6 Plus explodes and burns in man's pocket in class at university in Mount Laurel Township (New Jersey):

2016-09-30 - Three bison drop dead at the Toronto Zoo in Toronto (Canada), near the Rouge River and Lake Ontario:

2016-09-30 - Volcano Colima erupts in Mexico, spews ash, two villages evacuated:

2016-09-30 - Volcano Katla rumbling and quaking in Iceland, alert level raised:

2016-09-30 - After quake swarm at the Salton Sea (California), risk increases for major San Andreas quake:

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