Thursday, December 1, 2016

2016 - NOV - Spotlight Stories

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-01 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death near his home on Pigeon Street in Roodepoort (South Africa):

Quote: "Police spokesperson Captain Walter Spencer confirmed the incident. 'At this stage we expect no foul play but have opened an inquest. We first have to confirm the man’s identity by doing DNA tests,' he said. He could not confirm reports elsewhere that the deceased’s cellphone, laptop and R100 000 watch were still in the vehicle."

2016-11-01 - Tanker ship explodes and burns at breaking yard near coastal Karachi (Pakistan), 18+ killed, 50+ injured:

Quote: "The death toll from the blast at Gaddani ship-breaking yard mounted to 18 as more bodies were recovered from the site late on Tuesday, officials said. More than 50 laborers were also injured on Tuesday after a huge blast ripped through an oil tanker at the ship-breaking yard, according to local officials."

2016-11-01 - Passenger ship 'MPS Element' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Harderwijk (Netherlands), 3 injured:

2016-11-01 - Tugboat 'Sassafras' bursts into flame while docked on coastal Staten Island (New York):

Note: These are the 1374th, 1375th and 1376th boats or ships to burn in 2016...

2016-11-01 - Car bursts into flame at 7:13 AM while parked inside garage at home in coastal Stamford (Connecticut):

2016-11-01 - Auto rickshaw bursts into flame at 5 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Delhi (India), 3 killed:

2016-11-01 - Deadly fire rips through karaoke bar in Hanoi (Vietnam), 13+ killed:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-02 - Warehouse explodes and burns at 5 AM in Sungei Kadut area in coastal Singapore:

2016-11-02 - Pallet business hit by major fire in Elora (Tennessee):

2016-11-02 - Electrical explosion and fire disrupts BART service in coastal San Francisco (California):

2016-11-02 - Transformer bursts into flame near cell tower in Livingston County (Missouri):

2016-11-02 - Transformer bursts into flame on West Seneca Street in Vernon (New York):

2016-11-02 - Van bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Grayling (Michigan):

2016-11-02 - Forklift bursts into flame and explodes while parked inside wood business in Spokane Valley (Washington), nobody there:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-03 - Woman found dead and burning before 3 AM under the Schuylkill Expressway in South Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Firefighters discovered a body on fire under the eastbound Schuylkill Expressway in South Philadelphia. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on the 2500 block of West Passyunk Avenue. Crews arrived and quickly began extinguishing flames, and realized it was a body on fire."

Quote: "The body was so burned that the fire marshal's preliminary look, before an autopsy scheduled for later, shows no obvious signs of trauma, so they don’t know how the victim died. The body was fully clothed. Police also told FOX 29’s Steve Keeley they think the victim was a woman."

Note: People still wear clothes nowadays?! Er, waitasec...

2016-11-03 - At least one boat, five RVs, a bus, a limousine and boat/RV storage building go up in flames in Lake Dallas (Texas):

Quote: "Fire ripped through the Luxury Motor Coach and Boat Storage facility in Lake Dallas Thursday morning, destroying several units. Firefighters were able to contain the flames to one of the three buildings. The building contained 38 storage units, many housing expensive boats and RVs."

Quote: "Several luxury RVs and a limousine sat completely charred outside of their destroyed units. One tenant who could see his boat in the smokey wreckage said it was devastating to take in."

Quote: "Katz had to face the reality that his $140,000 boat was there in the rubble. It was a rare 30-foot sports performance boat."

Quote: "The five-alarm blaze destroyed several vehicles in the storage units, including five motor homes, a limousine and a bus, Gonzalez said late Thursday afternoon."

Note: This is the 1380th boat or ship to burn in 2016, and this is the 812th bus to burn in 2016, and these are the 491st, 492nd, 493rd, 494th and 495th RVs to burn in 2016...

2016-11-03 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, junk vehicles burn, in Opa-locka (Florida):

Quote: "Fire rescue units responded to a fire at an Opa-Locka junk yard, around 5:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said multiple vehicles were on fire..."

2016-11-03 - More than 35 wildfires burn in Kentucky, governor declares statewide emergency:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-04 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, fire gets huge, area evacuated, in Revesby (Australia), near the coast:'s-west/7998004

2016-11-04 - Massive pallet fire rages before 4 AM in pallet yard in San Bernardino (California):;-firefighters-on-scene/1589120/

Quote: "The dramatic blaze erupted shortly before 4 a.m. at Inland Pallets in the 1200 block of Mountain View Avenue, the San Bernardino County Fire Department said on Twitter. About 80 firefighters and 18 fire engines responded to the scene, along with a bulldozer, hazardous materials unit and hand crew, the agency said."

2016-11-04 - Hundreds of homes destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in shanty town in coastal Lima (Peru):

2016-11-04 - Sand dunes erupt in flame at beach in the Ocean View area in coastal Dunedin (New Zealand), homes evacuated:

Quote: "Police are evacuating homes in the coastal Dunedin suburb of Ocean View after a fire broke out on nearby sand dunes."

2016-11-04 - Car and home go up in flames in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

Quote: "The homeowners near 21st and Memorial said they were in their living room when they heard a popping sound and smelled smoke. They found their garage fully engulfed."

Quote: "The family said they were renting the home and lost everything, including their car in the fire. They did not have renters insurance."

Note: Popping sound was probably their car bursting into flame. Best not to park vehicles near your residence nowadays unless you're hankerin' to be homeless or dead...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-05 - Man, 62, burns to death in burning work van on Low Beach Road in coastal Sconset (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of an island man whose body was found inside a burning work van off Low Beach Road in Sconset last Thursday morning."

2016-11-05 - Car bursts into flame at 1:15 AM and kills man in Kingaroy (Australia):

Quote: "A man has died in a car fire in Kingaroy this morning. Neighbours on Murray Pde raised the alarm when they heard a loud horn sound from the 72-year-old man's carport at 1.15am on Sunday morning."

Quote: "The death does not seem suspicious at this stage."

Note: Excellent, no crimes, just more people burning to death unsuspiciously in their vehicles...

2016-11-05 - Underground electrical explosion and fire blows pavement apart in Covina (California):

2016-11-05 - More than 60 wildfires rage in New South Wales (Australia), fire season begins early:

Quote: "More than 1100 firefighters are currently battling 65 bushfires across NSW, including 24 that are out of control."

2016-11-05 - Garbage truck bursts into flame while parked at auto auction business, fire spreads to more vehicles, in Beaumont (Texas):

Quote: "A fire broke out in an out of commission truck which spread to two other garbage trucks and two police cruisers."

2016-11-05 - Treadmill bursts into flame at 4:30 AM at apartment building, fire spreads to building, in Price (Utah):

2016-11-05 - Waterfront Tavern heavily damaged by fire at 3:36 AM on the Juniata River in Lewistown (Pennsylvania):

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

2016-11-05 - Woman ignites while cooking, gets in shower, falls and dies, in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

Quote: "The woman then frantically ran into the bathroom and turned on the shower to put out the flames, the sources said. But during the chaotic scene, she apparently slipped – or had a heart attack – and slammed her head on the floor."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-06 - Underground explosion and fire hits York (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Firefighters were called to handle an underground fire in York on Sunday evening. It broke out around 7:15 on the first block of North George Street. It was first reported as an explosion."

2016-11-06 - 15 heavy trucks destroyed by fire while parked at municipal building near Crawfordsville (Indiana):

Quote: "Nearly every truck the Montgomery County Highway Department uses on a daily basis was lost in a blaze Sunday night. Rod Jenkins, highway director, estimated 13 tandem trucks and two service trucks were destroyed in the fire that was first reported at 7:56 p.m."

Quote: "There were no injuries in the fire, but our news gathering partners at The Paper of Montgomery County report all 13 snow plow trucks housed inside the garage are expected to be total losses."

Quote: "Jenkins estimates the loss of the vehicles, equipment and building will exceed $1.5 million."

2016-11-06 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire at 7:16 AM, 12 cars burn, in Toronto (Canada), nobody there:

Quote: "Flames eventually spread to about 12 cars. However, no one was injured, and no one appeared to have been at the scrapyard when the fire began, said Eckerman. Though guard dogs initially hampered firefighting efforts, the animals’ handler showed up in short order to get them back under control, according to Eckerman."

2016-11-06 - School bus maintenance garage destroyed by fire in Sacramento (California):

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2016-11-07 - Woman, 34, found burned to death near Fairmont Avenue in Greenville County (South Carolina):

2016-11-07 - F-35 fighter jet bursts into flame over coastal Beaufort (South Carolina), plane lands okay:

Quote: "The Marine Corps is investigating after an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter based out of Beaufort, South Carolina, recently caught fire in mid-air, has learned. The incident happened Oct. 27 at Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, a fleet replacement squadron for the Marine Corps consisting of 20 F-35B aircraft. One of the aircraft experienced a fire in the weapons bay while conducting a training mission over Beaufort, 1st Lt. John Roberts, a spokesman for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, told"

Note: An F-35 burst into flame at Mountain Home Air Force Base (Idaho) in September too, mentioned in the 2016-09-23 update. This is the 131st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-07 - 17 cars and carport destroyed by fire before 5 AM, apartment building damaged, in Salt Lake City (Utah), 3 injured:

Quote: "The fire destroyed 17 cars and torched the front of an apartment building where dozens of residents were trying to escape."

2016-11-07 - Substation damaged by fire in coastal Oakwood (New York), on Staten Island, train transit disrupted:

Quote: "A woman who lives adjacent to the Oakwood substation said the fire seemed like a 'big explosion' when it started late Monday afternoon."

2016-11-07 - Dozens of wildfires rage near coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "Rising temperatures and strong winds led to a wildfire in Australia's Hunter Valley, north of Sydney on Monday, November 7. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service said that around 50 bush and grass fires burned on Monday, with Port Stephens and Cessnock being the worst affected regions."

2016-11-07 - Landfill erupts in flame at 2 AM in Harare City (Zimbabwe):

2016-11-07 - 29 young children sickened by unknown cause, rushed to hospital, in Lauderhill (Florida), near the coast:

Quote: "First responders said they got a call around 2 p.m. of a sick child at the school. When they arrived, they found 29 students experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration. Rescue crews took 21 kids to the hospital from Ave Marie Friends Preparatory School located at 5801 NW 19th Street."

2016-11-07 - Terrible stench spewing from landfill and sickening people in Sylmar (California):

Quote: "Residents who live near the Sylmar dump in the San Fernando Valley have complained of headaches, nosebleeds and respiratory problems and say they shut their windows and don't spend time outdoors."

2016-11-07 - Fish, seals, birds and more dying, all around the world:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-08 - Man, 73, found burned to death in burning car on Seaway Lane near coastal Sidmouth (Britain):

Quote: "Emergency services were called to Seaway Lane just before 1.30pm. Two fire appliances attended and extinguished the flames, which were almost out on their arrival. Duty of care was left with the police. A spokesman said this afternoon (Wednesday): 'Police can confirm that a body of an adult was located inside the car.'"

2016-11-08 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 11:58 PM, fire chief, man, 58, drops dead at the scene, in Brookston (Indiana):

Quote: "Brookston Fire Chief Michael Payne raced to the scene of a vehicle fire early Tuesday, helped extinguish the fire then collapsed from an apparent heart attack. 'We were out on a fire run. A semi was on fire on an exit ramp,' Brookston Assistant Fire Chief Karl Stokes said, noting that the department was dispatched to the scene at 11:58 p.m. Monday."

Note: This is the 2067th tractor/tanker/semi to burn in 2016...

2016-11-08 - Man, 63, drops dead at scene of field fire in Montgomery County (Mississippi):

Note: Hydrogen sulfide is blowing around here and there and adsorbing onto matter. That causes fires, but that also means that the smoke from fires involving contaminated matter may be highly dangerous and knock you unconscious or dead, give you a seizure (that's your brain chemically frying), etc. The best way to tell if smoke is contaminated is to breathe some. If you don't collapse unconscious, spaz out or drop dead then whatever is burning was probably not contaminated...

2016-11-08 - Car bursts into flame while parked at apartment building, fire spreads, building heavily damaged, in Houston (Texas), near the coast:

Quote: "A ground-level car fire was to blame for a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex in Houston's Museum District, Houston Fire officials confirmed Tuesday."

Note: Now that cars are randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time, parked or not, apartment buildings are becoming increasingly vulnerable to fiery destruction since all it takes is ONE person's car to burst into flame and destroy everyone else's vehicles or the building or both, and that has happened numerous times now. That problem will get worse as the overall atmospheric contamination problem escalates...

2016-11-08 - Car bursts into flame at 4 AM while parked in underground parking garage on Music Row in Nashville (Tennessee):

2016-11-08 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in coastal Eastbourne (Britain), nothing found:

2016-11-08 - Pallet yard erupts in flame shortly after 2 AM in Lancaster (California):

Quote: "Firefighters Tuesday extinguished a blaze that erupted in a pallet yard in Lancaster. The fire broke out shortly after 2 a.m. in the 600 block of W. Avenue L, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Upon their arrival, crews located a large amount of pallets burning across from Kaiser Hospital."

Note: Another day, another big pallet fire. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with rusty iron/steel, which is what they often use to hold pallets together - nails, screws, staples, etc. So some hydrogen sulfide blows by, some sparking occurs near some rusty iron, which just happens to be next to a pile of wood - the pallet wood - and you have a pallet fire. And since this often happens in the wee hours - when the atmosphere cools and contracts and pushes any methane and/or hydrogen sulfide in the atmosphere above closer to the ground - and since that's when there's usually nobody around, these fires tend to get very big very fast before someone even notices there IS a fire. Just like the igniting-cars problem, this problem will also continue to escalate...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-09 - Two people found dead in burned vehicle on Region-Reedyville Road in Roundhill (Kentucky), near Big Reedy Creek:

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

2016-11-09 - Car bursts into flame and burns man to death on street in Taman Megah (Malaysia), near the coast:

Quote: "A man burnt to death when his car was engulfed in flame in Taman Megah, Cheras, this afternoon. The incident took place at 5:30pm at Jalan Megah 21. The cause of the blaze is still unknown as of this time. Eyewitness account says that the victim was trapped in the car. Attempts to rescue the man from the burning car by the public failed as the fire spread rapidly."

2016-11-09 - High-rise apartment building heavily damaged by explosion and fire in Tanjung Duren (Indonesia) near the coast:

Quote: "28-year-old Rahmat, a Neo Soho employee, claimed to have heard two explosions before the fire. He was in the basement of the shopping complex when he heard the first explosion at around 6:30 pm and the second around 7 pm before the fire broke out."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area. This is the 357th residential explosion in 2016...

2016-11-09 - Small plane hit by explosion, plane crashes in field near Crescent City (Florida), near Crescent Lake, 2 killed:

Quote: "People who knew Stevens said he was taking off from his farm about a mile away from the crash site when they heard a loud explosion and came running. They said he was taking a joyride in the plane, which was an ultralight experimental aircraft (similar to one pictured). According to the FHP report, 'for reasons still under investigation, the aircraft quickly lost altitude and struck the trees and ground below.'"

2016-11-09 - Small plane damaged by fire at McPherson Airport in McPherson (Kansas):

Note: These are the 132nd and 133rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-09 - Pallet business hit by huge fire at 5:30 AM, 20,000 pallets, buildings and equipment destroyed, in Statham (Georgia):

Quote: "The blaze at B&M Pallet Company involves thousands of pallets, buildings and trailers, according to Barrow County Emergency Services. B&M Pallet Company is on Broad Street in Statham."

2016-11-09 - Plastic recycling plant erupts in flame before 4 AM in Lodi (California):

Quote: "The incident at the Epic Plastics recycling facility on North Stockton Street and East Turner Road began just before 3:54 a.m., according to Lodi Fire Department Chief Larry Rooney. 'They had large recycling bales on fire,' he said. 'When we got there, the flames were about 80 feet in the air.'"

2016-11-09 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, cars burn, in coastal Burien (Washington):

2016-11-09 - Scrap metal recycling center hit by machinery fire and possible explosion in coastal Wiri (New Zealand):

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2016-11-10 - Rotten egg sulfury odor sickens 58+ people at school in Murrysville (Pennsylvania), near Turtle Creek:

Quote: "Like other students, middle-schooler Susie Putnam went to a hospital because she felt nauseous with a headache and was light-headed. Jacob Sizemore, a sophomore student and an employee at Goodwill, had to evacuate twice: First at the high school where he's a student and then after he came to work at Franklin Plaza. He compared the smell to rotten eggs and sulfur."

Quote: "Officials confirmed 60 people, including 49 students from the middle school, one adult and 10 patients from other area businesses were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries."

Quote: "Despite spending much of the day in Murrysville testing the air and looking for leaks, authorities and crews from Peoples Natural Gas were unable to pinpoint the source of the natural gas odor. Whatever the source, authorities believe that winds today helped propel the nasty stink through air intake vents on the roofs of buildings, Murrysville Police Chief Thomas Seefeld said."

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area. So they want to blame this on natural gas from a passing truck. They checked for natural gas and found nothing, so there's zero evidence that this was natural gas, nor is there any evidence that there was any passing truck leaking anything. Also, natural gas, being primarily methane, is a lighter-than-air gas. So if any DID leak from a truck, it'd go straight up into the atmosphere, not flow along the ground into a school, nor would natural gas cause such severe symptoms that quickly, at least not without there being an explosion or fire in short order.

Notice on the map where this occurred, just northeast (downwind) of that creek. The reason that creek is there is because that's the lowest-lying area in the vicinity, which is why water flows down into that creek and forms the creek in the first place. Such areas are where a HEAVIER-than-air gas like hydrogen sulfide will tend to accumulate and concentrate when the wind isn't blowing, and then blow onward when the wind picks up, generally toward the east or northeast, like right towards that school.

So, given the fact that natural gas is a lighter-than-air gas and wouldn't leak from a truck into a school, and given the rapid onset of the symptoms mentioned, and given the fact that not one of the meters used by responders ever measured any natural gas readings at all, this had to be hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide explains the rapid-onset symptoms, the lack of natural gas readings, the entry into a school on the ground and the fact that this occurred just downwind of the lowest-lying area in the vicinity. Natural gas would explain none of these things.

This will all become very obvious when it's not just a few dozen kids sickened by an unknown sulfury odor at a school, but when there's a pile of children's corpses, and that could happen at any time now...

2016-11-10 - Minivan bursts into flame and kills at man, 73, in Parkville (Maryland), near the coast:

Quote: "According to a spokeswoman, one man is dead. Witnesses say when they realized the fire started, some people tried getting out of the back seat of the van, but because of the intense flames, there was nothing they could do. A witness says when she pulled into the Parkway Plaza off Perring Parkway, smoke was billowing out of a navy blue minivan."

Note: Another day, another carbecued person...

2016-11-10 - RV, trucks and petroleum warehouse goes up in flames on Halls Mill Road in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

Quote: "My trucks, I had a motorhome in there, all my tools, all my equipment, materials for my installation of fuel tanks and petroleum equipment stuff that we do."

Quote: "According to Huffman, the facility is one building broken into four different sections. The fire seems to have originated near the rear section where an RV is parked, according to Huffman."

2016-11-10 - RV bursts into flame while parked near business in coastal Ventura (California):

Quote: "Crews put out a motor home fire Thursday night in Ventura, officials said. The blaze was reported at 8:48 p.m. in the 6400 block of Ventura Boulevard, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. The motor home was fully engulfed in flames and burning about 50 feet away from a business, authorities said."

Note: These are the 504th and 505th RVs to burn in 2016...

2016-11-10 - Car bursts into flame at 5:15 AM while parked in garage, fire spreads to home, in Memphis (Tennessee):

Quote: "Daisa Bonner woke up when she heard the loud knocking. 'The first thing I noticed when I came out of my room was that there was a light coming from the carport,' Bonner said. That light was the family’s car on fire."

2016-11-10 - Car bursts into flame in the wee hours while parked at home in Oxford (Connecticut):

Note: A riding mower just burst into flame the day before in Oxford too, mentioned in the 2016-11-09 update...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-11 - Van bursts into flame and kills man in Rahway (New Jersey), near the coast:

Quote: "A man died on Friday night after his van caught fire on Westfield Avenue. William Ryan, 55, was parked behind a building when his van caught fire."

2016-11-11 - Small plane bursts into flame during flight, plane makes emergency landing on road in Marion County (South Carolina):

Quote: "A single-engine plane with three people on board caught fire and had to make an emergency landing on Highway 378 in Marion County Friday morning."

Quote: "I heard a loud noise. It sounded like metal beating really loud. I looked out the window and saw the plane coming down. The front of it was engulfed in fire. So he landed in front of my house. He hit my mail box. He rolled and he stopped here."

Note: This is the 134th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-11 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Shelton (Connecticut):

Quote: "Firefighters are on the scene of a one-alarm fire at Round Hill Road house in the White Hills. The blaze that started around noon as a truck fire underneath a rear porch."

Note: One block from the Housatonic River. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2016-11-11 - Car bursts into flame at 5:20 AM while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Lakewood (Colorado):

Quote: "West Metro Fire says a call first came in about the blaze at around 5:20 a.m. It started in the garage at the home in the 9800 block of West Vassar Way and burned a car. Firefighters say the fire later extended around the outside of the home and into an upstairs bedroom and through the window."

Note: Car fires killing people left and right lately, parked cars igniting and burning homes regularly too. Clearly things are getting worse, but they're gonna get waaaay worse than they are...

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2016-11-12 - Man, 21, burns to death in burning car at 3:23 AM at home in Grand Rapids (Michigan):

Quote: "Police reported that the Grand Rapids Fire Department was called to the 700 block of Olympia St. at 3:23 a.m. to put out a car fire in a driveway. Firefighters found a severely burned dead man in the car and they contacted police."

Quote: "However, family members of the victim at the home where the fire occurred said the person was a 21-year-old male. Neighbors identified him as Oliver Hernandez and said he was a friendly, church-going young man."

2016-11-12 - Man, 71, found dead and on fire at 1:22 AM near burning dumpster at strip mall in Southfield (Michigan):

Quote: "Southfield police are investigating a dead body found on fire early Saturday, Nov. 12. A Berkley police officer saw smoke coming from the rear of a strip mall in the 27100 block of Greenfield Road at about 1:20 a.m. The Berkley officer discovered the dead body of a man lying in an alley on fire. A nearby dumpster was also on fire. The body is that of a white man, about 40 to 50 years old."

Quote: "Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a man found on fire in an alley in Southfield early Saturday, Nov. 12. An investigation is continuing into the death of the man, identified as a 71-year-old Lathrup Village resident."

Note: I guess being burned to death made him look younger! 'Try Earth's new anti-aging technique...'

2016-11-12 - Woman found dead and burning near Hunts Hill Lane in Naphill, Buckinghamshire (Britain):

Quote: "They said: 'At around 5.45pm on Friday the body of a woman was found in woodland off Hunts Hill Lane, when firefighters attended a report of a fire. 'Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.'"

2016-11-12 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and alarms people in and around Spearfish (South Dakota):

2016-11-12 - Municipal garbage truck maintenance facility rocked by explosion and fire before 2 AM in coastal Oban (Scotland):

Quote: "A major fire is ongoing at Millpark in Oban after a 'huge explosion' at the council yard shortly after 1.40am."

Quote: "A major fire has damaged a maintenance depot in Oban which services Argyll and Bute Council's fleet of vehicles. About 30 firefighters and eight appliances were called to tackle the blaze on Soroba Road at about 01:30."

Quote: "The council warned that the destruction at the depot, where bin lorries and other vehicles are kept, could impact on services."

2016-11-12 - Unknown cause sickens 26 people at recycling center near pier in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "Roughly an hour after the spill was first reported, officials with the SFFD determined that a chemical spill was not at fault. Rather, whatever caused the scare 'was trash and standard material' — leading to the obvious question of what kind of recycling or trash is nauseating enough to make that many people ill."

Note: Trash that's adsorbed hydrogen sulfide would sicken people like that, and this place is right on the ocean too. Heck, they're lucky some of them didn't just fall over dead or start spazzing out with 'medical events' or burst into flame. Also, notice in the above events that several are trash-related: the man on fire next to the burning dumpster in the wee hours, the garbage truck facility that exploded and burned in the wee hours on the coast in Scotland, and the people that sickened at the recycling center on the coast in California...

Category: Variety Pack

2016-11-13 - Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes near the coast near Christchurch (New Zealand), 2+ killed:

Quote: "A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake has rocked New Zealand’s South Island, triggering a tsunami and strong aftershocks, and killing at least two people. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management said the quake hit just after midnight on Monday (10pm Sunday AEDT) near Hanmer Springs, about 90 kilometres from Christchurch, which was devastated five years ago by a 6.3 tremor."

Quote: "The tremor, with a magnitude initially estimated at 7.4 before being scaled up to 7.8, had a depth of 23km, according to the US Geological Survey. New Zealand's Civil Defense puts the depth at 15km. It was centered 46km from the town of Amberley with about 2,000 people, 70km from the town of Kaiapoi with 10,000 residents and 91km north-northeast of Christchurch."

2016-11-13 - Car fire kills man on Connecticut River bridge on Route 15 in Hartford (Connecticut):

Quote: "A man died in a car fire on the Charter Oak Bridge Sunday afternoon. The incident happened on the north bound lanes of Routes 5 and 15 in Hartford shortly before 3 p.m. The unidentified man died in the sedan."

2016-11-13 - Man found burned to death at 6:14 AM at site of brush fire near Raritan River bridge in Edison (New Jersey):

Note: A man was just killed in a van fire in Rahway (New Jersey) too, less than 11 miles from this area in Edison, mentioned in the 2016-11-11 update. Both areas are near the coast. Here's a Google Maps link that shows both areas. There are 5 trillion pounds of explosively flammable methane dissociating off the US East Coast...

2016-11-13 - Pallet yard erupts in flame at 4:15 AM near the 60 Freeway in City of Industry (California):

Quote: "This fire is the fourth pallet fire in the Los Angeles region within the past month, firefighters told KTLA."

Note: A big rig just burst into flame and ignited a brush fire on the 60 Freeway in City of Industry too, mentioned in the 2016-11-10 update...

2016-11-13 - Transformer explodes and burns at 4 AM, ignites supermarket, in coastal Bronx (New York):

Quote: "A fire ignited at a supermarket in Fordham Manor early Sunday morning. The blaze began around 4 a.m. at the Morton Williams Supermarket. News 12 is told that the fire was caused by a transformer that blew up."

2016-11-13 - Four RV trailers go up in flames shortly before 11 PM next to Sun Valley Lake in Stafford Springs (Connecticut):

Quote: "Investigators are looking into what sparked a fire that engulfed four campers late Sunday night in Stafford Springs. According to fire officials, the fire broke out shortly before 11 p.m. deep in the woods at Sun Valley Resort on Old Springfield Road. It is a camp site used year-round next to Sun Valley Lake."

2016-11-13 - Volcanic lake emitting gases from lake bed in Lake Rotorua (New Zealand):

Quote: "A collaboration between the New Zealand Defence Force and GNS Science has picked up hydrothermal activity in Lake Rotorua. The Crown Research Institute asked the Navy to survey the lake bed. It found evidence of hydrothermal activity throughout the lake, including pockmarks on the lake floor. GNS said pockmarks indicated gas was being discharged through the lake floor. Hydrothermal vents showed the release of gas and hot water. Lake Rotorua formed within a large caldera volcano that last erupted 240,000 years ago."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-14 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire at 12:30 AM, 100 junk cars burn, in North Toledo (Ohio):

Quote: "Firefighters responded early today to a large junkyard fire in North Toledo. About 100 vehicles burned at A&D Auto Parts & Repairs, 5846 N. Detroit Ave. The fire was reported about 12:30 a.m., Toledo fire Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld said."

2016-11-14 - Paper plant erupts in flame in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2016-11-14 - Chemical plant erupts in flame in Boisar (India), near the coast, 3 injured:

2016-11-14 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Chatham (Britain), blackouts ensue:

2016-11-14 - Residential area devastated by massive inferno in Mandaluyong City (Philippine Islands), near the coast, 3 killed:

Quote: "Houses destroyed by a massive fire in Mandaluyong City, east of Manila, in the Philippines yesterday. Three people are reported to have died and more than 6,000 displaced by the blaze, which lasted for seven hours."

2016-11-14 - Wildfires raging in North Carolina could take months to put out:

Note: If that's true then by the time the fires are'll be fire season again! In other words, the term 'fire season' is losing its meaning. Non-stop fires from here on out? If that's not the case already then that'll be the case soon...

Category: Variety Pack

2016-11-15 - Two people die while snorkeling, another has a 'medical condition', in coastal Michaelmas Cay (Australia):

Quote: "Two French tourists have died after suffering heart attacks while on a snorkelling trip north of Cairns."

Quote: "A third person later suffered a medical condition but survived."

Quote: "The marine park's peak tourism body suggested both holidaymakers may have had heart attacks in a rare tragic coincidence before they were found floating near idyllic Michaelmas Cay."

Note: Coincidence my ass. Did they test for hydrogen sulfide poisoning, check the water, anything? Nope, so they'll never know for sure what killed these two people or caused that third person to have a medical problem, but two people dead and one sickened, all in the same water, all near a dying reef, all on the same excursion on the same day - that doesn't sound remotely like any coincidence to me. This is at least the fifth time THIS YEAR that multiple divers have died. That's not counting the multiples of people found dead in swimming pools, which has also occurred multiple times this year.

This reminds me more of the five people who died on the same day in the water in August at a calm safe beach at coastal Camber Sands Beach (Britain), mentioned in the 2016-08-24 update. People are starting to bubble up dead in 'schools' just like fish have been. As mentioned before, the best way to tell if water is safe nowadays it to get in it. If you don't die then it was probably safe...

2016-11-15 - As underground fire burns at radioactive landfill, radioactive dust found in homes in Bridgeton (Missouri):

2016-11-15 - Refinery damaged by fire in coastal Torrance (California), gas prices could rise:

2016-11-15 - SUV and pickup truck destroyed by fire while parked inside garage at home in Thousand Palms (California):

2016-11-15 - Scientists confirm Monday's earthquake in New Zealand lifted seabed by at least a meter:

Note: A huge methane clathrate field was discovered dissociating off the coast of Gisborne (New Zealand) in 2014, mentioned in the 2014-05-13 update. Big earthquakes like the one that occurred this week will accelerate the dissociation of such methane clathrate deposits. Gisborne is pretty far from where this quake occurred, but A) there may be (and probably are) clathrates near Kaikora too, and B) that was a big-ass quake and so may still have affected the sea floor near Gisborne...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-16 - Two people found burned to death before 1 AM in burning SUV in coastal St. Augustine (Florida):

2016-11-16 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "The owner of the recycling center says all kinds of metals are recycled there including copper and aluminum. Lozana said because it is a metal recycling shop, there are a lot of cars crushed with residual fluids that are causing the smell and darker burn in the smoke."

2016-11-16 - Landfill erupts in flame near Hays (Kansas), smoke hits town:

2016-11-16 - Fish plant destroyed by massive blaze at wharf in coastal Halifax (Canada), nobody there:

2016-11-16 - Wildfire bigger than Manhattan rages in northern Georgia:

2016-11-16 - Wildfire grows by 1000 acres in one day near Lake Lure (North Carolina):

2016-11-16 - More than 60 wildfires burn in Tennessee, many outdoor activities banned:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-17 - Small plane bursts into flame and crashes shortly after takeoff in Williamson (Georgia), 2 killed:

Quote: "According to witnesses the plane was taking off from the Candler Field Museum about 5:40 p.m. and crashed shortly after taking flight, Neath said. The flames were visible before the plane hit the ground."

Quote: "Witnesses told investigators that there were visible flames from the plane before it crashed."

Note: This is the 135th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-17 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2016-11-17 - Metal recycling plant hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Video from a TV news helicopter shows water cannons spraying some smoldering piles of scrap metal with lots of smoke in the area."

2016-11-17 - Building and pallets go up in flames at pallet business in Jurupa Valley (California):

Quote: "A building burned during a nighttime fire at a Jurupa Valley pallet yard, say Riverside County Fire Department officials."

2016-11-17 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Monticello (Arkansas):

Quote: "The recycling center was once the old Burlington rug mill. The fire has been reported as a 'major fire.'"

2016-11-17 - 'Surreal' US wildfires should not be burning in mid-November:

Quote: "A single fire in the North Georgia Mountains is larger in size than Manhattan. And with numerous large blazes raging throughout the region, about 130,000 acres has burned so far in an area that rarely sees large fires during summer — much less in the middle of November."

2016-11-17 - As wildfires rage across the US Southeast, people hacking, coughing, wheezing:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-18 - Mysterious explosion at 5:30 AM rattles people in and around coastal Wirral (Britain):

2016-11-18 - Auto salvage business erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Baxter (Minnesota), near the Mississippi River:

Quote: "Firefighters are responding to a massive fire in Baxter. Repeated explosions were heard fire as the fire engulfed Dean's Used Auto Parts on the 12000 block of Evergreen Drive. Flames were fanned by a strong winter storm wind creating blizzard conditions across central Minnesota. Those blizzard conditions also made it difficult for emergency responders."

2016-11-18 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 140+ scrap cars burn, in Radstock (Britain):

Quote: "People living near a scrapyard in Somerset where 145 cars are on fire have been warned to keep their doors and windows shut."

2016-11-18 - Massive pallet yard fire erupts shortly before 3 AM, two acres of pallets burn, in Perris (California):

2016-11-18 - Recycling center damaged by fire on Valley Road in Prescott Valley (Arizona):

2016-11-18 - Recycling center hit by fire in Edmonton (Canada):

Quote: "The city’s Sarah Meffen said the call came in at 10:40 am and the fire was quickly contained to the metal and garbage recycling centre."

2016-11-18 - Plastic recycling center hit by massive fire in Delhi (India):

2016-11-18 - Number of dead trees in California soars to 102 million, sparking alarm over drought and fire danger:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-19 - Scrap metal business hit by fire, three trailers full of stuff burn, in Fort Worth (Texas):

2016-11-19 - Landfill erupts in flame in Milton (Georgia):

2016-11-19 - Recycling center hit by fire at 1:30 AM, 50 tons of rubbish burns, on Mariner Way in coastal Newport (Britain):

2016-11-19 - Massive wildfire rages through 120 square kilometers in Imbil State Forest and Conondale National Park (Australia):

Quote: "ABOUT 120 square kilometres of bushland in the Imbil State Forest and Conondale National Park has been destroyed huge bushfire that firefighters say may continue burning for weeks. The area destroyed so far by the bushfire is roughly equivalent to all the land between Mooloolaba and Caloundra, out to the Bruce Highway."

2016-11-19 - Passenger train carriage bursts into flame near Slaithwaite (Britain):

2016-11-19 - Multi-family home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in Superior (Minnesota), firefighter has medical problem:

Quote: "One firefighter experienced medical difficulties during the fire and had to exit the structure."

Note: Also see the firefighter, man, who collapsed and died while helping at a river rescue in coastal Savannah (Georgia) on this day...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-20 - Woman, 53, mysteriously ignites and burns to death in apartment in coastal Bronx (New York):

Quote: "A 53-year-old woman burned to death after she mysteriously caught fire in her Bronx apartment. The victim was found burning inside the bathroom of her apartment in the Webster Houses just before 3:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon. After she went into the kitchen to make food, her fiance and his son saw smoke coming from the kitchen. The boy went to the bathroom and saw the woman on fire sitting on the toilet. The son and the fiancé poured water on the woman to put her out. She sustained burns over 70% of her body and was pronounced dead at the scene."

2016-11-20 - Man, 39, found dead in burning van shortly after midnight near home on Chaffey Street in Huntsville (Canada):

Quote: "On Sunday November 20, 2016 shortly after midnight, Huntsville Fire along with Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were notified of a vehicle fire at a residence on Chaffey St., in the town of Huntsville. Members arrived to find that an older model van was fully engulfed. Once the fire was extinguished investigation found that a body was inside the van."

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

2016-11-20 - Mysterious explosion and flash of light at 2 AM alarms people in and around Stockport (Britain):

Quote: "Another, Madie, said: 'Did anyone else hear that dead loud bang in Cheadle then?!' Mark Clacher reported a 'massive bang & flash' and added: 'I’m sure it wasn’t just thunder.' On Facebook, Kate Kelly wrote: 'Anyone else see/hear that loud bang round Cheadle Heath way?! Massive flash of light too!'"

2016-11-20 - Passenger plane hit by smoke at airport in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "It happened shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday at Philadelphia International Airport. Officials say the plane was about to take off when the cabin filled with light smoke. The plane was turned around, and passengers were de-planed and put on another plane."

Note: This is the 136th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-20 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Salem Township (Michigan):

2016-11-20 - Two dump trucks, front-end loader and municipal building destroyed by fire on Colebrook River Road in Tolland (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Along with the building itself, the DPW lost two dump trucks, a front-end loader and the countless pieces of equipment that any municipality needs. Things like weedwhackers and 'every chainsaw the town owns,' Munson said."

2016-11-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in Buffalo (New York):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-21 - Two men burn to death in burning car near intersection in Taylor County (Kentucky):

Quote: "Taylor County sheriff’s deputies are trying to determine what caused to a deadly car fire Monday morning. Two people died in the fire near the intersection of Palestine Road and U.S. 68. One of the victims was identified as 20-year-old Gerald Raisor Jr., of Campbellsville. The other person’s name has not been released. Neighbors described hearing a loud noise and seeing black smoke."

Quote: "A man who runs a business in the area says on Monday, two men pulled over on his property because they thought something might have been wrong with the muffler on their car. The owner walked off, but minutes later, says the car the men were in burst into flames. He rushed over and tried to rescue the people. He was able to get them out of the car but said by then, it was too late."

2016-11-21 - Man, 46, burns to death in burning car at probation office in Rolla (Missouri):

2016-11-21 - Man, 86, burns to death in minivan near Watertown (South Dakota):

Quote: "A rural Watertown man was found dead in his vehicle following a car fire Monday morning. The call came in just before 9:30 of a vehicle on fire in a field northwest of the intersection of 172nd Street and 446th Avenue. When the fire was extinguished, authorities found the body of 86 year-old Bernard Pesall inside the Dodge Caravan. Codington County Chief Deputy Brad Howell says it appears a medical condition caused Pesall to drive off the road and into thick grass, and then the vehicle caught on fire."

2016-11-21 - Car bursts into flame at 1:15 AM while parked at home in Larksville (Pennsylvania), firefighter collapses:

Quote: "Burnt wreckage is all that remains after an early Monday morning vehicle fire. A fire fighter battling the fire collapsed during the operation. Firefighters were called to Howard Street in Larksville just after 1:15 Monday morning. The fire was so intense it melted the side of a neighboring home. Complicating matters--a member of the Larksville fire department had a medical emergency, possibly a heart attack, while battling the blaze."

Note: Also see the six firefighters that had breathing problems and chest pains in the wee hours after fighting a fire in Chicago (Illinois) on this day...

2016-11-21 - Nine homes and 3 cars destroyed by massive fire at 3 AM in Trenton (New Jersey):

Quote: "The blaze gutted nine row homes and three cars as firefighters were initially hampered by whipping winds which downed utility lines and made it unsafe for first responders to immediately begin battling the blaze."

Quote: "This is devastating. The whole street is gone..."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-22 - Man, 41, burns to death in van off East River Place in Jackson (Mississippi):

2016-11-22 - Woman's wig bursts into flame at 3:30 on street in coastal Washington DC, woman critically burned:

Quote: "Police are investigating an accident that left a woman hospitalized after her wig caught fire overnight on a D.C. street corner. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 1200 of Holbrook Street in the northeast. Officers say emergency crews found the woman on the corner of Holbrook and Neal Street suffering from burns. Authorities say the fire spread to others parts of her body causing her to sustain critical injuries. It is unclear what caused the wig to catch fire, however, police say a review of surveillance video confirmed that the incident was accidental in nature."

Note: This sounds similar to the woman who just caught fire at home and burned to death in coastal Bronx (New York), mentioned in the 2016-11-20 update. Or the woman who burst into flame while sitting on a park bench at a beachside park in coastal Flensburg (Germany), mentioned in the 2015-11-05 update. And so on and so on. Lots of people going up in flames this past year, mostly dying but sometimes they live, albeit with grievous burn injuries...

2016-11-22 - Water well dries up then starts spewing gas and flames, in Barmer (India):

Note: Similar to the other underground fires except no electrical stuff here...

2016-11-22 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits coastal Marina Del Rey (California), blackouts ensue:

2016-11-22 - Underground electrical explosion hits coastal Norwalk (Connecticut), blackouts ensue:

2016-11-22 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at 12:20 AM in Swanland (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "West End, Swanland. Tue 22 Nov 2016 00:20 (No:26167) Fire involving underground mains electricity supply to street lamp post. Dry powder extinguisher in use."

2016-11-22 - Transformer explodes and burns in Woodruff (South Carolina):

2016-11-22 - Pickup truck and two cars destroyed by fire while parked at seafront business in coastal Groton (Connecticut):

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

Category: Other Stories Of Interest

2016-11-23 - Fissures bubbling hydrogen sulfide and other gases off the coast of New Zealand near Kaikora:

Quote: "The phenomena was found in Whalers Bay by Matt Foy and Connor Stapley and it is believed they have been caused by the magnitude 7.8 quake. Dr Matthew Hughes says the bubbles are likely dissolved gases in the sea floor which have become exposed by new cracks in the rock, and are now venting to the surface. He says its very much like any other geologically active part of New Zealand. The bubbles are a combination of several different gases, but the strong smell likely comes from hydrogen sulfide. 'What the earthquake has done, is it's opened up a few new fissures and fractures in those rocks and liberated the water and the gas to the sea bed,' Dr Hughes said."

Note: Probably some methane mixed in there too...

2016-11-23 - Foul smell that's lasted a month sickening people in coastal Waialua on the island of Oahu (Hawaii):

Quote: "Something stinks in Waialua and residents say it's affecting their health. A foul odor has permeated the community for the past month and it's source hasn't yet been confirmed. Parents say the stench is so vile, it's making their children queasy. 'Both kids feeling pretty nauseous yesterday,' said one resident. 'It's worse in the mornings.' The stench daily fills homes and schools near Waialua Beach Road, residents say."

Quote: "State health officials say they will revisit the farm Wednesday since residents report the smell is as pungent as ever. 'It smelled like someone was pumping sewer water,' said Carrie Fitzsimmons, Waialua resident. She adds that she's not convinced it's rotting fish."

Note: A fish kill could cause a noxious smell, but it wouldn't last a month. Hydrogen sulfide oozing from the ocean, however, could kill some fish, cause a sickening sewery smell, AND could easily last a month (or a year, or a thousand years)...

2016-11-23 - Volcanoes Sabancaya, Ticsani, Ubinas, Nevados de Chillan and Hudson all erupting or rumbling in South America:

2016-11-23 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes near coastal Fukushima (Japan):

2016-11-23 - ‘Extraordinarily hot’ Arctic temperatures alarm scientists:

Category: Variety Pack

2016-11-24 - Update on face-eater Austin Harrouff in coastal Jupiter (Florida) - no drugs in his system:

Quote: "FBI test results show no evidence that Austin Harrouff, the 19-year-old authorities say killed two people in their Martin County home and was found biting one of their faces, had either bath salts or flakka in his system at the time of the fatal attacks."

Quote: "Police said Harrouff made 'grunting and howling' noises as he bit off chunks of Stevens's face after stabbing the couple to death in their garage in Jupiter, Florida, in a crime that shocked the US."

Note: He stabbed a couple to death then bit the face off one near the coast in Florida. That event was mentioned in the 2016-08-15 update. He's the second face-eater in Florida, both were on the coast, and neither were on any kind of drugs. It's not drugs causing this...

2016-11-24 - Person found burned to death in burning car on Canoe Creek Road in Osceola County (Florida):

2016-11-24 - Mysterious double-flash of light illuminates the sky over Surgut (Russia), near the River Ob:

Quote: "A collision of warm and cold air streams creating a lightning? Short-cut? No lightnings have been reported by the weather division of the city. And what about a double fireball explosion? The flashes have been reported from across the city."

2016-11-24 - Oil recycling business devastated by massive fire in Des Moines (Iowa), firefighter has 'medical issue':

Quote: "And authorities say one firefighter was taken from the scene to a Cedar Rapids hospital with what was described as a 'life-threatening' medical issue. No other details were given."

Quote: "Linn County Sheriff’s Sgt. S.A. Humphrey said in a news release one firefighter was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital for a possible life threatening medical issue during the blaze."

2016-11-24 - Electrical substation erupts in flame, fire gets big, in Las Vegas (Nevada), blackouts ensue:

2016-11-24 - Transformer explodes and burns in coastal San Diego (California), blackouts ensue:

Quote: "Power has been restored for the more than 2,000 homes who lost power in San Diego's South Bay after a transformer exploded and caught fire, officials confirmed. The power went out at approximately 9:17 a.m. Thursday, according to San Diego Gas Electric (SDGE). SDGE officials restored the power prior to the noon estimate, according to their site. According to SDGE, 2,342 customers in the Rancho Del Rey, Eastlake, Otay Reservoir, S. Chula Vista, Castle Park and Otay neighborhoods are affected."

2016-11-24 - Boy, 14, collapses unconscious near Wythenshawe Park in Manchester (Britain):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-25 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in San Jose (Costa Rica):

Quote: "Aboard United Flight 846 was Trinidad Express editor-in-chief Omatie Lyder, who said passengers smelt smoke and the aircraft shook as it prepared to descend into San Jose, Costa Rica, where it was met by an emergency response team."

Note: This is the 137th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-25 - Unknown explosion injures 3 women at riverbank in Delhi (India):

Quote: "Mr. Mahatha said the victims had gone to pick up fire wood near the Kharkhai river when the explosion occurred. The victims were trying to cut wood with an axe when the explosion took place, he said suspecting a bottle bomb kept hidden underneath sand might have exploded."

Note: Interesting theory. Don't see any mention of them actually finding a 'bottle bomb' though, so this just looks like another 'mysterious explosion' near a body of water. Did they check that river to see if its spewing methane like the various other rivers that have caught fire in recent times? Nope...

2016-11-25 - Landfill erupts in flame on Pond Island near the island of St. Maarten:

2016-11-25 - 250 shops destroyed by huge fire in coastal Mumbai (India), at least 1 killed:

2016-11-25 - 600-year-old town hall destroyed by massive fire in Straubing (Germany):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-26 - Oil terminal damaged by major fire in coastal Karachi (Pakistan):

2016-11-26 - SUV, pickup truck and garage go up in flames at 6 AM at home in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2016-11-26 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Centralia (Illinois):

2016-11-26 - Two cars go up in flames while parked in underground carpark in coastal Singapore:

2016-11-26 - Car bursts into flame at 3 AM while parked at home in Hamilton (New Zealand):

2016-11-26 - Five cars destroyed by fire while parked at auto shop in Hyderabad (India):

2016-11-26 - Two cars go up in flames at 1:28 AM while parked in coastal Lowestoft (Britain):

2016-11-26 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 2:06 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Bedford (Britain):

Note: All vehicles are now randomly-igniting firebombs that can go off at any time, whether driven or parked. People are losing their homes, businesses and sometimes their lives because of this problem. Park a vehicle near anything you don't want to see on fire at your own risk...

Category: Variety Pack

2016-11-27 - Two people found burned to death in burned-out SUV in Soldotna (Alaska), near the coast:

2016-11-27 - Man, 27, burns to death in burning car at 4:45 AM at shopping plaza in Fairborn (Ohio):

2016-11-27 - Passenger plane engine spits fire, plane makes emergency landing at airport in Albuequerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "AmericanAir Flight 1693 DFW to LAS. Engine on fire before being shut off and diverted to Albuquerque."

Note: This is the 138th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-27 - Hydrothermal eruption creates geyser on Lake Rotorua (New Zealand):

Quote: "'Hydrothermal eruptions happen reasonably regularly in that area of the lake edge but they more often than not just cause a bit of bubbling up of water and mud from the lake bottom, rather than creating a geyser like this morning’s one did.' According to Brownbridge, the eruption was like a cap blowing off a well shaken bottle of fizzy drink."

Quote: "While it was noisy, it was nothing to worry about, says council geothermal inspector Peter Brownbridge."

2016-11-27 - Guy McPherson - human extinction within 10 years:

2016-11-27 - 19 volcanoes erupt in a week around the planet:

Quote: "Are there still any people around saying that the seismic activity isn’t high around the world?"

Note: MISA Theory keeps on chuggin'...

2016-11-27 - Arctic experiencing rapid ice melt unlike anything seen before:

2016-11-27 - Thawing Arctic ice reveals new clues to mystery of the lost ships Terror and Erebus:

Category: Variety Pack

2016-11-28 - Rising ocean temperatures wipe out 700-kilometer stretch of the Great Barrier Reef (Australia):

Quote: "Warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 700-km (435 miles) stretch of coral in the past nine months, the worst die-off ever recorded on the World Heritage site, scientists who surveyed the reef said on Tuesday. Their finding of the die-off in the reef's north is a major blow for tourism at reef which, according to a 2013 Deloitte Access Economics report, attracts about A$5.2 billion ($3.9 billion) in spending each year. 'The coral is essentially cooked,' professor Andrew Baird, a researcher at James Cook University who was part of the reef surveys, told Reuters by telephone from Townsville in Australia's tropical north."

2016-11-28 - Passenger plane hit by bang, spits fire, returns to airport in coastal San Francisco (California):

Quote: "A United Airlines 747-400 bound for Japan was forced to return to San Francisco International Airport Monday after reports of flames coming out of one of its engines while taking off."

Quote: "Sam Smith said he had just left the office in San Bruno around noon for lunch when he heard a loud bang. He looked up and said he was stunned to see the jet with 'flames coming out of the left side' of the aircraft."

Note: This is the 139th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-28 - Wildfire rages near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg (Tennessee), many structures burn, 3+ killed:

Quote: "Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon three people have died in the wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains. Search and rescue operations are ongoing and crews are going house to house to reach homes they could not last night."

Quote: "Gov. Bill Haslam said this is the largest fire in 100 years in Tennessee."

2016-11-28 - Passenger plane crashes near Medellin (Colombia), electrical failure, 71 killed:;-71-dead/1630019/

Quote: "A chartered plane with a Brazilian first division soccer team crashed near Medellin while on its way to the finals of a regional tournament, killing 75 people, Colombian officials said. Six people survived."

Quote: "The British Aerospace 146 short-haul plane, operated by a charter airline named LaMia, declared an emergency and lost radar contact just before 10 p.m. Monday (0300 GMT) because of an electrical failure, aviation authorities said."

2016-11-28 - Volcano Chirinkotan erupts explosively in the Kuril Islands (Russia):

2016-11-28 - Giant crack in West Antarctic ice sheet has scientists concerned over 'unstoppable' collapse of Amundsen Sea area:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2016-11-29 - Passenger plane hit by engine explosion, plane returns to Zurich (Switzerland):

Quote: "The noise sounded like an explosion, reported news agencies. The plane, carrying 167 passengers, turned around over Lake Constance and returned to Zurich airport."

Note: This is the 140th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2016...

2016-11-29 - Gas pipeline explodes and burns in Platte County (Missouri):

2016-11-29 - Food court rocked by explosion in Chinatown area in coastal Sydney (Australia), 7+ injured:'s-chinatown/8076934

2016-11-29 - Concrete plant explodes in Jinan (China), trains disrupted:

Quote: "Photo taken on Nov. 29, 2016 shows the blast accident site in a concrete additive plant nearby the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail in Jinan City, capital of east China's Shandong Province. The explosion on Tuesday morning disrupted the power supply to a section of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail."

2016-11-29 - RV explodes and burns while parked at home in Westfield (New York):

Quote: "A spontaneous motor home explosion sent firefighters running to 7233 Route 5 Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. According to Marsha Holland, Westfield Fire Department chief, 'It’s nothing suspicious, but it is going to be under investigation. The owner, who was not in the motor home at the time, heard an explosion, and when he ran to see what it was, discovered that the motor home was on fire.'"

Note: Right next to a creek and also just east (downwind) of Lake Erie. Here's a Google Maps link of the area. This is the 522nd RV to burn in 2016...

Category: Animal Die-Offs

2016-11-30 - Hundreds of red-winged blackbirds found dead in coastal Cumberland County (New Jersey):

2016-11-30 - Dogs sickening and dying, some birds found dead too, in Tucson (Arizona):

Quote: "At least four different households, some with multiple dogs have fallen ill within the last month. Some dogs have been taken to the pet emergency room multiple times. Symptoms include seizures, foaming at the mouth, and difficulty standing and breathing. Neighbors report that up to 12 birds were also found dead outside their home."

Note: Birds and dogs don't eat the same things, so it has to be something other than food that birds and dogs would have in common, like the water they drink or the air they breathe or the matter they touch...

2016-11-30 - Manatee found dead in coastal Dundalk (Maryland):

Quote: "This was the third case of a deceased manatee in Maryland. The animal was examined by biologists and veterinarians at the Smithsonian Institution."

2016-11-30 - Thousands of mysterious jelly-like creatures wash ashore at Huntington Beach (California):

Quote: "Dan Coursey, who also posted pictures of the jelly-like pods to the same Facebook group, wrote that the creatures burrowed in the sand. He was walking down the beach Monday when he spotted hundreds, if not thousands of the creatures. He told KTLA he’s been walking on the beach for decades and had never seen anything like it."

2016-11-30 - Many thousands of herring washing ashore in coastal Annapolis Basin (Canada):

Quote: "Ted Leighton, a wildlife biology professor, estimates there are 5,000 herring on the beach and floating in the water in front of his property in Smith’s Cove. 'What percentage of the fish is washing up?' he wonders. 'Is this one percent, five percent? No one knows. But it’s a lot of fish. What part of St. Mary’s Bay is affected? And now the Annapolis Basin? It could be millions. It could be much more.' Herring has been washing up in St. Mary’s Bay for over a week now and still we are no closer to understanding what is causing it."

Quote: "Herring have washed up on the shore of the eastern end of St. Mary’s Bay, in Weymouth, through Gilbert’s Cove, the head of St. Mary’s Bay, along the shore to Timpany Lane, Griffin Cove and Sandy Cove. And then Nov. 29, people started seeing the herring in the Annapolis Basin, on the shores of the Bear River, on the western end of Smith’s Cove, in the Digby harbour area and on beaches on the town’s south end."

2016-11-30 - Massive number of fish die in Lake Buhi (Philippine Islands), state of calamity declared:

Note: It's not just people dropping dead, but animals too...

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