Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 - MAR - Spotlight Stories

Category: Variety Pack

2017-03-01 - Man, 61, found dead and burned in fire pit while camping at Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area (Illinois):

Quote: "Illinois State Police are continuing the investigation into a body found in a fire pit at a camping site in the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area. Cass County Death Examiner Scott Lummis said the body of David Gibson, 61, of Athens was found Feb. 19 at Site M of the 16,500-acre state wildlife preserve. He had been camping with family members, according to reports. Gibson was partially burned in a fire, but a cause of death has not been determined. Lummis said there was no evidence of foul play."

Note: Burn some contaminated wood, get a whiff of the smoke, lose consciousness, slump over into fire pit and die. Been seeing this happening over and over again over the last coupla years. It'll keep getting worse though...

2017-03-01 - Trash explodes and kills boy, 15, junior firefighter, in Clearfield County (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong after a Clearfield County teenager was killed while throwing out and burning trash. Pennsylvania State Police are describing the death of 15-year-old Thane Lucas as a freak accident. The junior firefighter was putting a bag of garbage in a metal barrel Tuesday night when something exploded and hit him in the neck, investigators said."

2017-03-01 - Update on small plane that crashed into homes and killed 3 people in Riverside (California) - plane was smoking as it came down:

Quote: "Clues ranging from the trail of smoke from a small plane as it plunged to earth to the two failed attempts to start its engine before takeoff will be examined as investigators piece together what happened to the twin-engine Cessna 310 that crashed in a Riverside neighborhood this week, experts said Wednesday, March 1."

Note: This is the 21st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-01 - Parked car starts itself, takes off, slams into home, bursts into flame, near Cleckheaton (Britain):

Quote: "A parked car started itself, drove off and burst into flames as it crashed into a house, setting the kitchen on fire. The bizarre incident happened near Cleckheaton this afternoon. The occupants of the house at Marsland Court, Hunsworth, escaped unaided but their dog was saved from the flames by firefighters."

Note: What actually probably happened is, the car ignited near some wiring, some insulation burned off, and then some wires shorted, the car started itself and then took off, still burning, then hit the house. The most notable event involving a self-starting and burning vehicle so far (and it'll be tough to top this) was an unoccupied boat that burst into flame in the middle of the night, started itself, then tore across coastal Coffs Harbour in Australia while burning, hitting other boats, mentioned in the 2013-05-03 update. Hydrogen sulfide is reactive with copper, especially electrified copper, and methane can ignite in the presence of electrified copper too, and a great many of the vehicle fires (and cellphone fires, house fires, business fires, underground fires, etc) are being caused by 'electrical faults', e.g. fires that ignite right where there's some electrified copper.

When these fires occur with occupied vehicles it's sometimes fatal because these fires can disable the electrical system and suddenly windows don't roll down and you can't unlock the doors, so unless you have something handy with which to shatter car windows - and you may only have seconds to act before the oxygen supply is gone - then you can easily die. Many people have died that way and many more will. Sometimes they find the dead people in the back seats of the burned vehicles because they crawl there to move away from the flames spreading from the dash, but that just buys you a few seconds....

2017-03-01 - Underground electrical fire shoots flames from manholes in Reading (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The fire prompted explosions that caused flames to shoot several feet into the air from manholes in Reading. The fire was reported about 8 p.m. Wednesday and not controlled until about 3 a.m. Thursday."

2017-03-01 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire in coastal Edgewood (Maryland):

2017-03-01 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, 100 scrap cars burn, in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

Quote: "A fire involving up to 100 crushed vehicles at a scrap metal business in Adelaide's north has been brought under control."

2017-03-01 - Metal scrapyard hit by fire, scrap metal burns, on Boulder Bridge Lane in Royston (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame at 12:56 AM on Upton Lane in Forest Gate area in coastal London (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Recycling center ravaged by massive fire at 11 PM in Marsh Barton (Britain):

2017-03-01 - Massive permafrost thaw documented in Canada, portends huge carbon release:

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2017-03-02 - Geothermal plant spewing high levels of hydrogen sulfide in coastal Reykjavík (Iceland):

Quote: "The level of hydrogen sulfide from Hellisheiði geothermal plant has measured above health limits in Reykjavík today and yesterday, according to RÚV. The Reykjavík Public Health Authority has not seen the level this high in the capital area for a long time. A warning was issued by the Health Authority yesterday after the level of hydrogen sulfide measured above 50 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) . It reached a half hour peak of almost 150 µg/m3 on Grensásvegur road at 8:30 am yesterday. The main source of the hydrogen sulfide is the Hellisheiði geothermal plant, just east of the city."

2017-03-02 - RV bursts into flame and kills person while parked at Ship Ashore Resort in coastal Smith River (California):

Note: Looks like the kind of place where an RV would go up in flames and kill a person. Here's a Google Maps link of the area. This is the 72nd RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-02 - Passenger plane engine cover blown off by fire and/or explosion at O'Hare Airport in Chicago (Illinois):

Quote: "Investigators are looking into an issue with a plane at O'Hare. Pictures from the ground show the engine on a SkyWest plane clearly missing part of its cover. The FAA said it is unclear if there was an explosion. The airline said the plane has been removed from service."

Note: Looks like charring on that dangling piece so something bad must've happened. This is the 22nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-02 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 15 scrap cars burn, on Haven Road in Colchester (Britain):

2017-03-02 - Pallet business hit by fire at 11:30 PM, pallets burn for six hours, on Greenspring Road in North Newton Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Fire crews are now investigating the cause of a fire at the Righi Pallet Company. Officials say they were called to the business on Greenspring Road around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. When they arrived on scene firefighters say they saw flames shooting 50 feet in the air from stacks of pallets. The fire happened to pallets on the outside of the company, luckily staying away from the building on the property."

2017-03-02 - Recycling center hit by fire, fourth fire in four years, 2000 tons of rubbish burns, in Cowbridge (Britain), near the coast:

Quote: "Local business owner Tony Evans, who runs the Llandow Caravan Park, which is near to the trading estate, described the blaze as a 'fireball'."

2017-03-02 - Auto spare parts center devastated by massive fire in coastal Taizhou (China):

2017-03-02 - Around 40 homes destroyed by fire near river in Phnom Penh (Cambodia):

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2017-03-03 - People zombifying in Brazil, especially around coastal Rio de Janeiro:

Quote: "A terrifying series of events has begun to take place in Brazil; people are arriving at hospitals in 'Zombie-like' condition, not even slowing down even when they've been SHOT! The video below is from a hospital in Brazil. The language being spoken is Portuguese. The man is suffering from, among other things, a gunshot to the face. Doctors confirm they have NOT been able to identify any drug in the systems of these people, but their White Blood Cell Counts are said to be 'astronomical' indicating their bodies are fighting an infection."

Note: Very similar to the two face-eater incidents on the coast in Florida. They didn't find any drugs in either of the face-eaters either, but they didn't mention anything about the white blood cell counts in either of the two face-eater incidents. That could be because cops shot the first one dead when he wouldn't stop munching on his victim's face (and it took six bullets to kill him too), and the second face-eater is still alive and has some medical privacy rights. Hydrogen sulfide is a powerful signaling molecule in the human body though, so besides neurological impairment and superhuman strength and such, it seems quite plausible that it could affect other things too, like white blood cell counts.

Quote: "In the meantime, reports are coming in that more and more people, especially around rio de Janeiro, are presenting with similar symptoms."

Note: In other words, this is especially affecting people along the coast...

2017-03-03 - Naked man, 40, has sex with cow in broad daylight in Mueang Lampang District (Thailand):

Quote: "He laughed about his bestiality upon his arrest, and said he could not help himself from feeling attracted to the cow as he watched it grazing."

Note: That's just grazy!

2017-03-03 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "Was that an earthquake in northeast Phoenix area? Nope..."

2017-03-03 - Bathroom explodes at strip club in coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "It is believed that the explosion happened in the men's toilets of the Windmill Club in Archer Street, the Evening Standard reports. The Windmill theatre is described as 'the oldest and most iconic strip club in London'."

2017-03-03 - Power station damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Adelaide (Australia):

2017-03-03 - Hotel under renovation and 3 homes destroyed by massive fire at 5 AM, two condo complexes damaged, in coastal Ocean Grove (New Jersey):

2017-03-03 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 15 scrap cars burn, in coastal Richmond (California):

Quote: "On Dec. 16, about 200 cars caught fire at the Deal Auto Wrecking in Richmond, sending a large plume of black smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles."

2017-03-03 - Trump International Hotel and Tower damaged by small fire before 5 AM in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Note: All of Trump's properties are going to be destroyed in time, the same as everyone else. This is just a harbinger of things to come...

2017-03-03 - Paper recycling center hit by fire, 10,000 tons of paper burn, in Tha Muang District (Thailand):

Quote: "Mr Suriya said about 10,000 tonnes of recycled paper were destroyed by the fire, which ravaged over three rai of the seven-rai compound."

Note: No idea what a rai is, but they still have four of 'em!

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2017-03-04 - Rotten egg odor reported at home in coastal Hull (Britain), not natural gas:

Quote: "Ellerburn Avenue, Hull. Sat 4 Mar 2017 16:01 (No:04582) Report of smell of gas at property. Fire Service investigated, nothing found. Council informed."

2017-03-04 - Middle-aged man found unconscious at Boynton Harbor Marina in coastal Boynton Beach (Florida), in critical condition:

2017-03-04 - Man sickens on cargo ship in coastal Chesapeake Bay (Virginia), medevac'd off:

2017-03-04 - Parked bus bursts into flame in the wee hours and kills man in his 20s in Ghorahi in Dang District (Nepal):

Quote: "A man was burned to death inside a parked bus in Ghorahi of Dang district on Friday. The man who seemed to be in his mid 20s are yet to be ascertained,according to police. The fire had damaged most of his body parts, due to which it became difficult to recognise his identity, said police."

Note: Dang! This is the 202nd bus to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-04 - Van bursts into flame and kills man at Asda store in Reddish (Britain), near the River Tame:

Quote: "Police said they are treating the incident as non-suspicious, although stressed their investigation was still at an early stage."

2017-03-04 - Man, 80, tries to stomp out brush fire, his clothes ignite and burn him to death, in Shawnee (Oklahoma):

Quote: "His body has been sent to the medical examiner to determine if he died from the fire or if he had a medical condition that may have claimed his life."

2017-03-04 - BART station disrupted by underground electrical fire in Walnut Creek (California), near the coast:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-05 - Charred corpse found in burned car near Cordell (Oklahoma):

2017-03-05 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Rochester (New York):

2017-03-05 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Woburn (Massachusetts), near the coast:

2017-03-05 - Landfill fire rages on Pond Island near the island of Sint Maarten:

2017-03-05 - Auto salvage yard hit by massive fire in coastal Glasgow (Scotland), fire spreads to power station, blackouts ensue:

Quote: "Fire chiefs said a number of tyres and vehicles in the scrapyard were on fire and an electricity substation was on one side of the building. Scottish Power confirmed on Sunday evening that one of its buildings was involved in the fire and power had to be shut off to 3,000 properties in the Govan area as a precaution while fire crews assessed the damage."

2017-03-05 - Car bursts into flame, ignites wildfire, wildfire burns from US 90 to I-10 near Moss Point (Mississippi), near the coast:

Quote: "The MS Sandhill Crane Natl Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service says the fire started on Missala Rd after a car fire around 9:45a.m. Sparks from the fire ignited the grass and jumped from area to area because of the wind."

2017-03-05 - Nine cars go up in flames while parked at auto shop in West Seneca (New York):

Quote: "He said crews were called to George's Collision on Seneca Street near Lind Ave. at about 2:30 p.m. A fire that started in one vehicle spread to eight others, he said, and there were heavy flames in the area. "

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-06 - Man burns to death in burning car along road in Wichita (Kansas):

Quote: "A man has died in a car fire in southeast Wichita Monday night. 911 dispatchers say the fire was located near Funston and Greenwich. A little before 10 p.m., police say a man drove off the road near Greenwich and Harry. They say his car wound up in a row of trees and caught fire while the man was still inside. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Police believe the cause of the accident was medical-related, but the case remains under investigation."

2017-03-06 - Person found burned to death in burning car at 1:50 AM in coastal Miri (Malaysia):

2017-03-06 - Air ambulance plane bursts into flame then crash-lands near coastal Bangkok (Thailand), 1 killed, 2 injured:

Quote: "An Indian air ambulance with five people on board crash-landed near Bangkok on Monday, minutes after the aircraft caught fire."

Quote: "The Air Ambulance of Medanta Hospital with five member crew caught fire and crash landed near Bangkok, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Monday evening. The minister informed that the pilot of the ambulance, Arunaksha Nandy, died in the incident while two other doctors were badly injured are in ICU at a Bangkok hospital."

Note: This is the 23rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-06 - Mysterious explosion alarms people at apartment building near the Ottawa River in Gatineau (Canada), nothing found:

Quote: "The building is located just east of Resolute Forest Products near the Ottawa River at Kettle Island in a mostly residential neighbourhood."

2017-03-06 - Landfill burns, again, near coastal Nassau (Bahamas):

Quote: "Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force blocked the entrance to the subdivision as visibility dropped to zero. Angry residents became involved in verbal altercations with the police after they were blocked from entering the area. Several persons were also rushed to the hospital with respiratory complaints."

2017-03-06 - Tire recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, near Rock Port (Missouri):

2017-03-06 - Massive fire rages in wetlands area on the coast of the island of Ibiza (Spain):

Quote: "It was feared last night the entire wetland bordering the island capital may have been destroyed, with initial local reports estimating 80 per cent had been affected."

2017-03-06 - Pallet business hit by fire at 2:15 AM, scrap pile burns, in Bladenboro (North Carolina):

2017-03-06 - Passenger buses increasingly going up in flames in Vietnam:

Quote: "Multiple cases of sleeper buses catching fire have been recorded across Vietnam in recent months, with authorities scratching their heads to determine the cause and to prevent similar incidents. Numerous cases have occurred since late 2016, reflecting an increased risk of fire on the mode of transportation."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-07 - Woman, 67, ignites while burning trash and burns to death, in Sumter (South Carolina):

Quote: "Sumter County deputies told media outlets that the woman set the trash on fire Tuesday afternoon and her clothes also caught fire. Authorities say the woman ran into the woods and died. She also set off a small brush fire that firefighters were able to put out."

Note: From the full hypothesis: "People's clothing will spontaneously combust from time to time, or ignite very very easily from the slightest spark or heat, as has been happening with increasing frequency and people will be burned to death as a consequence."

2017-03-07 - Person found dead in burning car at campground on Clinton Lake near Topeka (Kansas):

Quote: "The Douglas County Sheriff office is investigating after a body was found in a car that was on fire at Clinton Lake. First responders were called to Rockhaven Campground, 1046 E700 Rd., just before noon on Tuesday when someone reported a car was on fire. Fire crews were able to put out the fire and found the body inside."

2017-03-07 - Massive wildfires rage in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, 6 killed:

Quote: "In Harper County, Oklahoma, an unidentified woman was killed after she had a heart attack while trying to evacuate cattle from the fires, emergency management officials told NBC News."

Quote: "And in Clark County, Kansas, Corey P. Holt, 39, of Oklahoma City, died of smoke inhalation after he tried to back up his semi-trailer on state Highway 34 because of limited visibility from the fires, state Trooper Michael Racy told NBC News."

Note: At least 545 square miles have burned in Oklahoma, 625 square miles have burned in Kansas, and around 500 square miles have burned in the Texas panhandle, so that's 1670 square miles combined, which is more than a million acres. Looks like fire season is gonna be brutal, once it begins...

2017-03-07 - Wildfire burns through 45 square miles in Colorado, 5 homes destroyed, hundreds of cattle killed:

Quote: "Northeastern Colorado ranchers say a wind-driven grass fire has killed scores of cattle. Kyle McConnell told KCNC-TV on Tuesday that he he lost 185 head of cattle in the fire, which also destroyed five homes. The Colorado Cattlemen's Association says other ranchers lost livestock but no numbers were immediately available."

2017-03-07 - Wildfire grows to 6000 acres in Picayune Stand State Forest (Florida), 2 homes destroyed, evacuations ensue:

Quote: "About 6,000 acres have burned at the Picayune Stand State Forest. As of Tuesday, only 30 percent of the blaze was contained, according to the Caloosahatchee Forestry Center."

2017-03-07 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, truck and tires burn, in Brentford area in coastal London (Britain):

2017-03-07 - Landfill erupts in flame in coastal Ajman (UAE):

2017-03-07 - Update on car-carrier ship 'Honor' that burned in late February - hundreds of US soldiers may have had vehicles destroyed:

Note: That ship fire was mentioned in the 2017-02-24 update...

2017-03-07 - Fire truck bursts into flame just before 1 AM on street in St. Louis (Missouri), near the Mississippi River:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-08 - Car bursts into flame at school and burns 2-year-old girl to death in Laiwu (China):

Quote: "A 2-year-old girl was burnt to death in a car fire on Monday in Shandong Province. The tragedy happened at about 3:40pm in Laiwu City when the parked car she was in with her father suddenly erupted in flames. They were waiting for the girl's mother who had gone into the school to bring out another child of the family. When the car caught fire, the father escaped and tried to rescue his daughter, but the fire spread too quickly and he could not open the door. The heartbroken man, fell to the ground as the fire claimed his daughter’s life in front of him."

Quote: "The firefighters advise people to find something hard to smash windows in similar situations."

Note: Or better yet, have something with which to smash car windows with you in your car at all times...

2017-03-08 - Laptop explodes and kills man in Taraba State (Nigeria):,326430.0.html

2017-03-08 - E-cigarette bursts into flame inside lawyer's pocket, ignites his pants, during arson trial in coastal Miami (Florida):

2017-03-08 - Wildfire grows to more than 500,000 acres in Kansas, thousands of cattle killed, fire now largest in state history:

Quote: "Kansas just set a new record it never wanted to break. 502,000 acres have burned in Clark County and Comanche County, making it the biggest single fire in state history, according to the Kansas National Guard. That surpasses the 312,427 acres that burned in Barber and Comanche Counties in 2016."

Quote: "Randall Spare, a veterinarian in Ashland, the county seat, said it was too early to make a guess as to how many cattle were lost in the blazes; ranchers are still trying to assess the damage. 'It’s probably at least 2,000. It could be 6 or 7,000,' he said. With spring approaching, many of the cows were calving, Bouziden said, and if the calves are added to the count, the number of animals lost could nearly double."

Note: So the previous largest fire in Kansas history was set just one year ago, and now this one just surpassed that one by almost 190,000 acres, so far...

2017-03-08 - In addition to Kansas, wildfires continue burning in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Florida, 7 killed total:

2017-03-08 - Steel treating plant rocked by explosion in Saginaw (Michigan), 1 killed, 1 injured:

2017-03-08 - Coal-fired power plant under construction damaged by explosion on the coast in Binh Thuan Province (Vietnam):

Quote: "The explosion hit around 11:00am at the coal-fired power plant located on the southeast coast of Vietnam in the southern province of Binh Thuan."

2017-03-08 - Tire recycling center erupts in flame twice in two days in Sturgis (Michigan):

Quote: "First crews on the scene were met by 20-foot flames when the Sturgis Fire Department responded early Wednesday morning to a second fire this week at Cobalt Holdings, LLC., 1111 N. Centreville Road."

2017-03-08 - Scrapyard fire breaks out at thermal power plant in Karnataka (India):

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2017-03-09 - Transit buses increasingly bursting into flame in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "NSW buses are becoming deathtraps, with a damning government report revealing the number of bus fires has almost doubled in two years."

2017-03-09 - Freight train engine bursts into flame at 3:28 AM near Paddlers Lane in Confluence (Pennsylvania):

Note: Near the confluence of the Casselman River and the Youghiogheny River...

2017-03-09 - Ten people sickened by unknown cause in underground parking garage in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "Update Chemical Investigation; 8:27PM; 10870 W Weyburn; Westwood / UCLA; Corrected address: 1010 S Glendon Ave; 10 patients (unk age/gender) complained of illness with mild symptoms after being inside multi level underground parking structure. Hazardous Materials Squad unable to detect hazardous source after a thorough sweep of the parking structure."

2017-03-09 - Man, 27, crewmember, has chest pains on ship near coastal Point Au Fer (Louisiana), medevac'd off:

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old man from the 'Isabella Rose' approximately 45 nautical miles south of Point Au Fer, Louisiana, on Mar 9, 2017. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report from the supply vessel at 11 a.m. of a deckhand complaining of chest pains and abdominal discomfort."

2017-03-09 - Volcano Bezymianny erupts in on the Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia), spews ash 33,000 feet into the atmosphere:

2017-03-09 - Overpass bridge collapses onto car near coastal Ancona (Italy), 2 killed:

Quote: "Country’s second such incident in recent months prompts questions over state of infrastructure..."

2017-03-09 - Bridge collapses in Opol (Philippine Islands):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-10 - Man burns to death in burning box truck in Mifflin Township (Ohio):

2017-03-10 - Hoverboard bursts into flame inside home, fire spreads to home, in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2017-03-10 - Pallet factory destroyed by fire in Rocky Mount (North Carolina):

Quote: "A Rocky Mount pallet factory went up in smoke Friday afternoon. Firefighters from Rocky Mount, Red Oak, Nashville and Nash County battled a blaze beginning at around 4 p.m. at 7015 Stanley Park Drive, located in an industrial park off Halifax Road. Smoldering is Planned Packaging of North Carolina, a 10,000-square-foot facility, which opened in April 2011. The Chicago-based company manufactures pallets and crates. Plant Manager Cory Jones said no one was injured, but the business is a total loss."

2017-03-10 - Aluminum business damaged by fire in Ogden (Utah):

Note: A home was just destroyed by an explosion and fire in Ogden too, mentioned in the 2017-03-07 update...

2017-03-10 - Underground electrical explosion hits coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2017-03-10 - Electrical substation damaged by fire at 1 AM in East Allen Township (Pennsylvania), thousands of homes go dark:

2017-03-10 - Oklahoma wildfire burns 545 square miles, causes huge damage, Senator Inhofe tours the area:

Quote: "The wildfire destroyed hundreds of miles of fences, farmers' and ranchers' equipment, multiple structures and killed hundreds of head of cattle. About 545 square miles was burned in Oklahoma, where a woman had a deadly heart attack trying to protect her farm."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-11 - Man, 57, burns to death outside hotel in Raleigh (North Carolina):

Quote: "A 57-year-old man died late Saturday after catching on fire in the 2600 block of Appliance Court near Capital Boulevard. Raleigh police say foul play is not expected in the man's death."

2017-03-11 - Car bursts into flame and kills person just after 3 AM at boat ramp in coastal Port Wakefield (Australia):

Quote: "Police and fire crews attended the Port Wakefield boat ramp just after 3am 11 March in response to reports of a car fire. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire, but located a body inside the car. Police believe there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death at this stage."

Note: Wee hours, on the coast, at a boat ramp, deadly car fire - things keep getting obviouser and obviouser!

2017-03-11 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and alarms people in Shelby County (Kentucky):

2017-03-11 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame at 4 AM, fire gets huge, at the Alexandra Dock in coastal Bootle (Britain):

2017-03-11 - More than 600 homes destroyed by inferno after midnight in coastal Hout Bay (South Africa), 2 killed:

2017-03-11 - Vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire in Garner (North Carolina):

2017-03-11 - Vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire in Tigard (Oregon), nobody there:

2017-03-11 - Vehicles and auto shop go up in flames on New Road in Ingleton (Britain):

Quote: "Location: Ingleton Industrial Estate, New Road, Ingleton Fire within a goods vehicle service logistics building of approx. 30 x 20 metres extensively damaged by fire. Building also contained various vehicles, gas cylinders and equipment. X5 fire appliances and ancillary resources attended."

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2017-03-12 - Man sits near heater, his clothes ignite and burn him to death, in Joliet (Illinois):

Note: From the full hypothesis: "People's clothing will spontaneously combust from time to time, or ignite very very easily from the slightest spark or heat, as has been happening with increasing frequency and people will be burned to death as a consequence." A lot of these fires are flying below the radar because a lot of the time, someone will ignite then collapse, still burning, which ignites their home, and by the time firefighters show up, the entire home is in flames, so then it just looks like any ol' fatal fire. Same with the cars bursting into flame. Sometimes a car bursts into flame and then the car runs off the road and hits a tree, and responders show up and assume that the impact is what caused the fire instead of the fire causing the impact...

2017-03-12 - Car bursts into flame at Princes Quay Shopping Centre in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 13:55 (No:05201) Car fire, out on arrival, inspection only by Fire Service."

2017-03-12 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Beverley Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Beverley Road, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 19:23 (No:05239) Motorcycle involved in fire. Extinguished using buckets of water."

Note: Beverley Road in Hull is where a home just exploded and burned and killed a person, mentioned in the 2017-03-10 update...

2017-03-12 - Carpet, tires and rubbish go up in flames on Chapman Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Chapman Street, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 21:49 (No:05247) Fire involving rubbish, carpets and tyres. Battery operated cutters in use to gain access to site. Two hose reels, one main jet and four BA in use."

2017-03-12 - Tires go up in flames on Southcoates Lane in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Southcoates Lane, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 07:58 (No:05180) Tyres on fire, one hose reel."

2017-03-12 - Rotten egg odor reported on Logan Close in coastal Hull (Britain), nothing found:

Quote: "Logan Close, Hull. Sun 12 Mar 2017 18:22 (No:05229) Report of a smell of gas in the area. Investigated but no smell found."

2017-03-12 - Volcanic unrest - Popocatepetl (Mexico), Sinabung (Indonesia), Fuego (Guatemala), Erta Ale (Ethiopia), Etna (Italy), Bogoslof (USA) and Pacaya (Guatemala):

Note: MISA Theory keeps on chuggin'...

2017-03-12 - The world’s oceans are storing up staggering amounts of heat, and it’s even more than we thought:

Quote: "A new study, out Friday in the journal Science Advances, suggests that since 1960, a staggering 337 zetajoules of energy — that’s 337 followed by 21 zeros — has been added to the ocean in the form of heat. And most of it has occurred since 1980."

Note: I'll type that out, cuz it looks impressive: 337,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 joules. I'm sure the ancient anaerobic bacteria and archaea that produce hydrogen sulfide are extremely happy about all that heat, which will help them grow their colonies and expunge us from the surface of the Earth all the faster...

2017-03-12 - Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose at record pace for 2nd straight year:

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2017-03-13 - Man, 20, burns to death in burning car on Dryden Road in Almont (Michigan):

Quote: "The body of a Lake Orion man, 20, was found in the back seat of a vehicle that caught fire Monday night on Dryden Road.  The fatal fire is under investigation by the Almont Police Dept. to determine whether the incident was accidental or a suicide."

Note: I bet his car ignited and he tried to escape but his doors were locked and windows up and they weren't working, so he retreated to the back seat trying to avoid the flames. But that just buys you a minute or so, and maybe not even that long. Best to have something in your car at all times with which to cut seat belts and smash windows, because you may only have seconds to act once your car ignites. A man just had to watch his daughter burn to death after their car ignited and he couldn't open the door and he had nothing to break the windows, in Laiwu (China), mentioned in the 2017-03-08 update...

2017-03-13 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in Cheektowaga (New York):

Quote: "Cheektowaga Chronicle reached out to the National Weather Service in Buffalo and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The service did not observe anything around that time and the air base said nothing military out of the Falls could have caused the 'boom.'"

2017-03-13 - Foul odor evacuates high-rise at same time as debris bursts into flame outdoors, in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "One person who was evacuated told Patch they were told to leave the building due to a foul odor, not because of smoke."

Note: A foul odor could CAUSE such a fire...

2017-03-13 - Increasing amounts of methane belching from the sea floor in the Arctic:

Quote: "Large amounts of methane are erupting from the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean. These methane eruptions are often missed by measuring stations, because these stations are located on land, while measurements are typically taken at low altitude, thus missing the methane that rises in plumes from the Arctic Ocean. By the time the methane reaches the coast, it has typically risen to higher altitudes, thus not showing up in low-altitude measurements taken at stations on land."

Quote: "The danger is that self-reinforcing feedback loops such as albedo decline and methane releases will further accelerate warming and will, in combination with further warming elements, cause a temperature rise as high as 10°C or 18°F by the year 2026, as described at the extinction page."

2017-03-13 - Volcano Popocatepetl erupts twice over the weekend in Mexico:

2017-03-13 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Baldock (Britain):

2017-03-13 - Underground electrical fire hits mine in Heilongjiang Province (China), 17 killed:

Quote: "The workers were in a cage which suddenly fell down during operation after its electric cable caught fire at Dongrong Second Mine of the Shuangyashan branch of Longmay Mining Holding Group."

2017-03-13 - Electrical substation erupts in flame in coastal Mystic (Connecticut), 9161 homes go dark:

2017-03-13 - Electrical substation hit by explosion in Palmerston North (New Zealand), blackouts ensue:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-14 - Man's clothes ignite as he lights pipe, fire spreads, home destroyed, man severely burned, in Michigan City (Indiana):

Quote: "A Michigan City area man burned over 40-percent of his body Tuesday night. While lighting a pipe, his clothing somehow caught fire. Jerry Boehner, 71, was transported to a Fort Wayne burn center. He suffered second and third degree burns to his entire left side."

Quote: "His home was a total loss."

2017-03-14 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in Lincolnshire (Britain):

Quote: "A mysterious 'explosion' heard across a Lincolnshire village has alarmed residents who are trying to discover what it was. Worried Kirton villagers took to social media in a bid to track down clues to the bang, which shook the area to the south of Boston at around 7pm on Monday, March 13. Jamie Roberts wrote on the Kirton and Frampton Community Group's Facebook page: 'Anyone else just hear a massive explosion type bang?'"

2017-03-14 - Deadly wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas burned 2 million acres, wiped out ranches, killed thousands of livestock:

Quote: "The fire, moving up to 70 miles per hour (112 kph), was one of several across more than 2 million acres (810,000 hectares) that hit the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas last week, causing millions of dollars of damage and killing thousands of livestock."

2017-03-14 - Wildfire rages near the Covesea Lighthouse in coastal Lossiemouth (Scotland), caravan park evacuated:

2017-03-14 - Acer e-reader bursts into flame in elementary school in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin):

2017-03-14 - Tablet computer bursts into flame in apartment in Vancouver (Washington):

2017-03-14 - Laptop bursts into flame on bed at home in Snellville (Georgia):

2017-03-14 - Headphones explode into flame on passenger plane flying from Beijing (China) to Melbourne (Australia), 1 injured:

Note: Jeez, she got fried pretty bad, looks like. What would happen if Apple earpods explode inside your eardrum?!

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-15 - Underground electrical fire blows manhole cover off in Brockton (Massachusetts), 10 miles from the coast:

Quote: "For the third time since July, a manhole cover exploded in downtown Brockton from an underground fire, officials said."

Quote: "The manhole cover has not been found, he said."

2017-03-15 - Underground electrical explosions and fire hit Sioux City (Iowa):

2017-03-15 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Sunset Park area in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-03-15 - Electrical substation damaged by fire on Station Road in Delamere (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Electrical substation damaged by fire at university in Telford (Britain):

2017-03-15 - Transformer explodes and burns, fire spreads, 3 shops destroyed, in coastal Pattaya (Thailand):

Quote: "A transformer exploded on the popular Walking Street in Pattaya beach city on Wednesday morning, shooting flames that ravaged three shophouses nearby. No casualties were reported."

2017-03-15 - Refinery erupts in flame near the Houston Ship Channel in Houston (Texas):

2017-03-15 - UPS warehouse heavily damaged by fire shortly after 6 AM in Hialeah (Florida), near the coast:

2017-03-15 - ATV business destroyed by huge fire at 11 PM in South Waverly (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-15 - Market and apartments destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM in coastal Seabrook (New Hampshire):

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

2017-03-15 - Cabin without power bursts into flame and burns up on unoccupied island in Lake of the Woods in Kenora (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A source close to the situation says no one was on the island at the time of a cabin fire on Lake of the Woods today. The fire started on one of the small islands between Scotty's and Middle Island in Kenora late this afternoon. No cause of the fire has been identified, but the source added power at the cabin was off at the time of the fire. They also noted the fire may have spread to a neighbouring island."

Note: Heh, that's gotta be a puzzler for investigators - nobody on the island, no power to the cabin, and yet it still went up in flames. Must've been something rusty in the area, or there was something flammable and adsorbent around, like wood the cabin was made with, or upholstered furniture, rugs/carpet/curtains, paper/cardboard or clothes. Anything like that and fire can break out now. If there's any electricity around then fire breaking out is even more likely, but it's not necessary. So any home that's made with wood/nails or which contains anything rusty, or which contains wood, clothes, paper, cardboard, rugs/carpets/curtains or upholstered furniture can go up in flames at any time, just like this cabin did. That's a civilization-ending problem all by itself, and it's just one of many...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-16 - Car goes up in flames at storage facility and kills man in coastal Virginia Beach (Virginia):

Quote: "When crews arrived two minutes later, they found a old model Ford Escort station wagon engulfed in flames. The fire had spread from the vehicle to two nearby storage units. Firefighters went inside one of the units and found a man suffering from severe burns to his lower body. The man was unresponsive and taken to Norfolk General Hospital, where he passed away Friday afternoon."

2017-03-16 - Apartment building under construction destroyed by massive fire in Raleigh (North Carolina):

Quote: "Raleigh firefighters battled the largest fire the city has seen in almost 100 years Thursday night."

Quote: "The Raleigh fire smoke plume is so large that it's being picked up on radar."

Quote: "'There's cars exploding up in the parking deck that are burning. I've never seen anything like this before,' Woodward said."

2017-03-16 - Auto service center destroyed by huge fire in New Delhi (India):

2017-03-16 - Pallets burst into flame outside Walmart in Gastonia (North Carolina):

2017-03-16 - Battery and bulb business damaged by pallet fire before 4:30 AM in Glendale (Wisconsin):

Quote: "It was reported around 4:00 a.m. at a battery company near Baker and Flint roads. It appears that pallets were on fire inside a warehouse."

2017-03-16 - Cellphone bursts into flame in man's pants pocket at Costco in Puyallup (Washington):

2017-03-16 - iPhone 6 cellphone explodes into flame at repair shop in Queensland (Australia):

2017-03-16 - Samsung Galaxy S4 cellphone explodes into flame in girl's lap in Mooroolbark (Australia), 1 injured:

2017-03-16 - E-cigarette bursts into flame inside passenger's bag at airport in Windsor Locks (Connecticut):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-17 - Person found dead in burning SUV in parking lot at theater at coastal Jones Beach State Park (New York):

Quote: "Authorities say a body was found inside a burning SUV that was parked next to the Jones Beach Theater. Police say the car burst into flames in the theater parking lot Friday evening."

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

2017-03-17 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at the Empire State Building in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-03-17 - Transformer explodes and burns, ignites business, in Hazle Township (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Crews responded to reports of a structure fire at the Gallery of Sound store near the Laurel Mall in Hazle Township Friday evening. According to officials, they believe a transformer near the store exploded, igniting the store's external sign and igniting the blaze. The building reportedly suffered heavy smoke damage, but there is no word on any injuries."

2017-03-17 - At least 58 cars go up in flames at 12:38 AM while parked at apartments in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "A fire at an apartment complex damaged 58 vehicles early Friday morning. Albuquerque firefighters responded to the fire at 1127 Cardenas Southeast around 12:38 a.m. Friday. Upon arrival crews found several cars parked under a large metal carport on fire."

2017-03-17 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Sedalia (Missouri), 2 more house fires and a crash occur too:

Quote: "According to SFD, the first fire started early Friday evening on the 1209 S. Grand Avenue. Firefighters said it was caused by a vehicle fire in the driveway and sustained moderate damage to the outside of the house."

2017-03-17 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame within 70 minutes in Brampton (Canada):

Quote: "Two cars burst into flames in Brampton within the space of an hour Friday afternoon, March 17."

Quote: "Peel Regional Police say the first report came in at 2 p.m. when a motorist called to say his car had started to burn at Steeles Avenue and Clementine Drive. The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived."

Quote: "At 3:08 p.m. a Peel police officer spotted a car on fire in the area of Williams Parkway and AIrport Road. The driver was not inside, and no one was injured."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-18 - Man burns to death in burning car at cemetery in Attleboro (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Firefighters who extinguished a burning car in Hillside Cemetery Saturday afternoon made a grim discovery when the flames were out: a body inside, burned beyond recognition Gregg Miliote, spokesperson for the Bristol County District Attorney’s office, said late Saturday afternoon that the person found inside the vehicle appears to be an elderly male, and there was no suspicion of foul play involved with the death."

2017-03-18 - Apartment complex under construction destroyed by massive fire at 3 AM in Phoenix (Arizona):

Quote: "The fire spread quickly throughout the unprotected wood framing, resulting in large flames. Bigler estimated the cost of the damage to be about $7 million."

Note: Very similar to the huge fire that just destroyed an apartment complex under construction in Raleigh (North Carolina), mentioned in the 2016-03-16 update, which was also in the framing stage. Sure are a lot of buildings under construction going up in flames nowadays...

2017-03-18 - Chemical plant heavily damaged by fire on Grand Island (New York), nobody there:

2017-03-18 - Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station damaged by electrical fire in coastal Homestead (Florida):

2017-03-18 - Power station damaged by explosion and fire in Idaho Falls (Idaho):

2017-03-18 - Power plant damaged by fire in Monroe (Michigan):

2017-03-18 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 12 junk cars burn, in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

Quote: "The Milwaukee Fire Department was dispatched to a fire Saturday afternoon at 1144 W. Bruce St. in Walker's Point. Twelve cars were burning in the salvage lot at Frank's Auto Sales & Salvage. Battalion chief Ray Groth said it took 30 minutes to put out the blaze. Damages are estimated to be between $4,000 and $6,000."

Note: About 300 feet from the Menomonee River. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

Category: Variety Pack

2017-03-19 - Scrapyard hit by fire, 6000 scrap buses and cars destroyed, in coastal Haikou (China):

Quote: "Burnt-out cars are seen at a parking lot in Haikou City, South China’s Hainan Province, March 2, 2017. More than 6,000 scrap cars on the parking lot were destroyed in a fire that lasted about seven hours."

Note: First I've heard about it, but better late than never! That's the new record for most scrap vehicles to burn in one fire. I don't recall exactly what the previous record was, but I know it was less than 3000 vehicles, so this Haikou fire was at least twice as big as any previous scrap vehicle fire I've seen...

2017-03-19 - Scrapyard hit by fire at 7:11 AM, 20 tons of metal burns, in coastal Grays (Britain):

Quote: "Crews were called this morning (Sunday 19 March) to a fire at a scrap yard in Grays. On arrival firefighters reported that 20 tonnes of metal was alight and worked quickly to extinguish it by 8.02am. "

2017-03-19 - Landfill erupts in flame in Cananea (Mexico), smoke blows across the border into Arizona:

2017-03-19 - Wildfire erupts at 1:30 AM near Boulder (Colorado), hundreds of homes threatened:

2017-03-19 - Wildfire breaks out at coastal Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (Florida):

2017-03-19 - Wildfire destroys homes near Lake McConaughy (Nebraska):

2017-03-19 - 15 new volcanoes are erupting around the world right now:

2017-03-19 - More than 250 earthquakes rattle Volcano Herdubreid in Iceland:

2017-03-19 - Despite no El Nino, Earth sizzles to near record heat:

Category: Variety Pack

2017-03-20 - Over 7,000 methane-filled bubbles 'ready to explode' discovered in Siberia:

Quote: "There are over 7,000 gas-filled bubbles in remote parts of Siberia that are set to explode, scientists have discovered. Following extensive field expeditions and satellite surveys, researchers in Russia have identified thousands of bulging bumps in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas – far more than they had expected."

Quote: "On Bely Island, scientists found methane was 1,000 times above normal, while CO2 was around 25 times higher. 'As we took off a layer of grass and soil, a fountain of gas erupted,' one of the scientists working at the site explained."

2017-03-20 - Man, 71, ignites and burns to death while burning yard debris at home in Britton's Neck (South Carolina):

2017-03-20 - Man's hair ignites at zoo in Atlanta (Georgia):

Note: Sounds similar to an event late last year where a woman's wig burst into flame on her head and critically burned her at 3:30 AM on a street in coastal Washington DC, mentioned in the 2016-11-22 update...

2017-03-20 - Wildfire season gets a furious start in the US:

Quote: "Wildfires have charred a whopping 2 million acres across the U.S. so far this year, an area larger than the state of Delaware. It's a gigantic number for so early in the season, roughly 10 times the average and also the most acres burned as of mid-March since 2006, according to spokeswoman Jessica Gardetto of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho."

2017-03-20 - Early start to fire season sends homeowners racing to buy insurance:

2017-03-20 - Apartment complex under construction devasted by inferno, nearby homes ignite too, in Overland Park (Kansas):

Quote: "A massive fire Monday afternoon at an apartment building under construction at a multimillion-dollar development on College Boulevard in Overland Park sparked blazes at numerous homes blocks away."

Quote: "Some residents described hearing an explosion before debris fell on houses and started fires. 'It sounded like a bomb,' said Juan Roque. The home of a resident on Reeder was completely destroyed. 'It just went poof,' she said."

Quote: "'It's a bit of a war zone down there,' Rhodes said, adding that in his ten years with the fire department, he's never seen an incident of this magnitude."

Quote: "The vast scale of the blaze left firefighters' resources stretched thin. As crews battled the large fires, homes could be clearly seen in flames with no trucks immediately available to help."

Quote: "'Yesterday’s CityPlace fire is undoubtedly the largest fire-related incident in Overland Park history,' Overland Park Fire Department spokesman Jason Rhodes said."

2017-03-20 - Train bridge over the Ohio River bursts into flame before 2 AM near Henderson (Kentucky):

2017-03-20 - Tree mysteriously bursts into flame and burns for hours in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

Quote: "There was panic in Badagry area of Lagos on Monday when an Iroko tree burst into flames and continued to burn for more than eight hours on its own. The incident happened in Topo Garage in the early hours of today and all efforts to put out the fire did not yield much result. Rather, the fire became more massive as officials of the State Fire Service battled to quell the inferno which was said to have started from the stem of the tree."

Note: A lot of the time with wildfires, they're blaming humans after eliminating 'traditional' ignition sources like electricity or lightning, but assuredly many of those fires they're blaming on humans are starting like this, with a tree or some bushes or dried grass or brush bursting into flame...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-21 - RV trailer goes up in flames at 3 AM and kills woman in Tulsa (Oklahoma):

2017-03-21 - Small plane bursts into flame at airport in Yukon (Oklahoma):

Note: This is the 23rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-21 - Underground electrical fire hits coastal Queens (New York):

2017-03-21 - Underground electrical fire hits Bath (Britain), road goes dark:

Quote: "A Bath road was plunged into darkness on Monday (March 20) after a suspected underground electrical fire."

2017-03-21 - Electrical substation explodes and burns in Leicester (Britain), 45,000 homes go dark:

2017-03-21 - Oil and chemical recycling center erupts in flame in coastal Jurong (Singapore):

2017-03-21 - Landfill bursts into flame in Lansing (Minnesota):

Category: Variety Pack

2017-03-22 - Hydrogen sulfide sickens two people and causes building evacuation at maritime academy in coastal Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Rescue crews were called to the campus for reports of an odor of gas in a building that connects the school's dining room to its dormitories. The gas was determined to be hydrogen sulfide, which triggers carbon monoxide alarms, and the source was discovered in a generator outside the main electrical and fire alarm room."

Quote: "Bourne firefighters responded to the scene around 11:43 PM. Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Joseph J. Carrara, Jr. said that firefighters detected hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide coming from the vicinity of the Cadet Information Center. 'There was a smell like rotten eggs,' he said."

Note: Smells like coverup to me. All we can really know for sure is that this building got hit by hydrogen sulfide and two people were hospitalized. Everything else relies on trusting information that comes from the people who are hiding the truth from the public. Here's a Google Maps link of the area. This place is about 24 miles from coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts), and about 30 miles from Rockland (Massachusetts). Read on to see why I mention Marshfield and Rockland...

2017-03-22 - Vehicle ignites and kills man delivering newspapers at 6:55 AM off Sylvan Lake Road near Custer (South Dakota):

Quote: "A Custer County man died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a vehicle fire off Sylvan Lake Road near Custer on Monday. Matt Morgan, 56, was a Rapid City Journal newspaper carrier who served the Custer area. The fire occurred around 6:55 a.m. Monday."

2017-03-22 - Passenger plane hit by booms, engine spits fire, plane makes emergency landing in Dubbo (Australia):

Quote: "Mr Evans described the moment the incident unfolded. 'We were about 10 minutes out of Dubbo and all of a sudden there was this big loud noise and a shaking of the aeroplane,' he said. 'I happened to be in a seat just next to the engine and I saw these flames came out of the engine. Then it did another big bang and a shake of the plane and all of these embers came out of the engine and I looked at the propeller and it was clear the engine had stopped.'"

Quote: "The pilot was forced to shut the engine down after a warning light came on about 10:10am, due to a temperature issue."

Note: Well yeah, fires and embers are apt to cause 'temperature issues'. Derp. This is the 24th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-22 - Scrapyard hit by fire at 3:40 AM, 50 tons of refuse burns, in coastal East Tilbury (Britain):

2017-03-22 - Passenger train bursts into flame near coastal Leuchars (Scotland):

Quote: "Passengers were evacuated from a carriage after a Virgin Trains East Coast train caught fire in Fife."

2017-03-22 - Two vans destroyed by fire at 5:24 AM while parked at business in coastal Marshfield (Massachusetts):

2017-03-22 - Vacant factory or warehouse destroyed by massive 7-alarm fire at 4:45 AM in Rockland (Massachusetts), nearby area evacuated:

Quote: "'Most impressive thing I’ve ever seen,' Rockland fire captain Thomas Heaney told reporters as he described flames 'raining' onto the street. 'I’ve heard stories about it. Recently they had the fire in Cambridge where embers were falling in the street. Never thought in the town of Rockland I’d be seeing something like this.' A plume of smoke from the fire could be seen on weather radar stretching to Hanover and Marshfield before sunrise."

Note: So this occurred near Marshfield, where the two parked vans burst into flame at 5:24 AM, 39 minutes after this factory went up in flames...

Category: Variety Pack

2017-03-23 - Rotten egg odor reported on Beverley Road in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Beverley Road, Hull. Thu 23 Mar 2017 19:58 (No:06110) Report of smell of gas in area. Crew investigated, nothing found."

Note: A motorcycle just went up in flames on Beverley Road in Hull a week and half ago too, mentioned in the 2017-03-12 update. Two days before that, a home exploded and burned and killed a person on Beverley Road in Hull, mentioned in the 2017-03-10 update. Last October, a double-decker bus burst into flame on Beverley Road in Hull, mentioned in the 2016-10-31 update. Beverley Road runs right up to within two blocks of the ocean. A man was just found dead last week in the River Humber in Hull too, mentioned in the 2016-03-15 update...

2017-03-23 - Release of Arctic methane 'may be apocalyptic,' study warns:

Note: It already IS apocalyptic. We have people, vehicles, buildings and trees randomly igniting, and people and animals dropping dead. Will things get MORE apocalyptic? Oh yeah. Even after humans are long gone, things will keep getting worse too. We won't be around for the REALLY bad stuff, because the stuff less bad than that is plenty enough to scour humanity off the surface of the planet...

2017-03-23 - Man, 65, goes outside for cig before 4 AM, next seen burned to death in brush fire in St. Clair (Missouri):

2017-03-23 - Man killed and woman seriously burned by unexplained fire in garden at home on Painswick Road in Gloucester (Britain):

2017-03-23 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home and kills 2 young girls, in Delhi (India):

Quote: "In a bizarre incident, two girls, aged two and three, sustained severe burns injuries after the car they were playing in suddenly caught fire in the Sultanpuri area, outer Delhi, said a police official."

Quote: "Two minor girls, who had sustained burn injuries after the car they were playing in caught fire in outer Delhi's Sultanpuri area, died this afternoon, police said."

Note: What's bizarre about a parked car bursting into flame? Apparently they're oblivious to all the parked cars that are regularly bursting into flame nowadays...

2017-03-23 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Cincinnati (Ohio):

Quote: "A Delta flight from Cincinnati to Orlando, Florida, went back to the airport after a smoky odor was detected in the back of the plane. Delta spokesman Michael Thomas said in an email the 148 customers on board were given a different aircraft Thursday 'out of an abundance of caution.'"

Note: This is the 25th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-23 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, fire gets huge, in Marion (Ohio):

Quote: "Firefighters are battling a massive scrap metal fire at Sims Brothers Recycling in Marion."

2017-03-23 - Scrapyard hit by fire in Peoria (Illinois):

2017-03-23 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at 6:30 AM in coastal San Jose (California), 3000 homes go dark:

2017-03-23 - Underground electrical fire hits coastal San Francisco (California), transformer burns 'separately in coastal Richmond:

Category: Variety Pack

2017-03-24 - Rotten egg odor hits the Massachusetts Maritime Academy again in coastal Buzzards Bay (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Students at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy were evacuated for the second time this week for reports of a gas odor. Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Joe Carrara said they responded to the Buzzards Bay campus Thursday night after a few people in the dorm reported the smell."

Note: Hydrogen sulfide just hit this place at 11:43 PM a couple of days before, mentioned in the 2017-03-22 update. That was blamed on a battery problem - color me skeptical. And now here's a rotten egg odor again. If I were a student there, I wouldn't be counting on living long enough to graduate if this keeps happening. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-03-24 - Woman, 36, burns to death in fire pit outside her home in Surry County (North Carolina):

Quote: "The Surry County Sheriff's Office is investigating a woman who was found in a fire pit Friday night. Heather Leanne Wilkins Frye, 36, was found outside her home on Autobahn Lane a little after 7:00 p.m. dead."

Quote: "'At this time there are no obvious signs of foul play,' Sheriff Graham Atkinson stated."

Note: Burning to death in fire pits looks to be an increasingly popular way to die nowadays...

2017-03-24 - Passenger plane hit by engine fire, plane makes emergency landing in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "An Allegiant Air flight that departed the Orlando area made an emergency landing in Ohio a week ago after the pilot reported a fire in one of the aircraft's engines at 14,000 feet. Flight 636 with 163 passengers and crew was about 10 minutes from landing in Dayton, Ohio,just before noon when a cockpit warning light indicated a fire in the aircraft's right engine, according to an internal Allegiant memo obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. Pilots immediately deployed the engine's fire-suppression system, telling air traffic controllers, 'We have an engine failure and a fire. We're declaring an emergency,' the pilot said, according to an air traffic control recording of the incident."

Quote: "An inspection of the engine revealed what the memo described as signs of fire/high heat involving an engine generator and engine cowling."

Note: This is the 26th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-24 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in Kenosha (Wisconsin):

2017-03-24 - High-rise under construction, tallest building in Miami, damaged by fire in coastal Brickell, Miami (Florida):

Quote: "The cause of the fire, which Carroll said was worsened by high winds, is unknown and under investigation, he said. There was no construction work underway at the time the fire broke out, Carroll added."

Quote: "Just earlier Friday, the tower’s developers, the Hollo family’s Florida East Coast Realty, had announced that Panorama had surpassed the Four Seasons tower on Brickell to become Miami’s tallest skyscraper. Construction of Panorama, which will encompass apartments, a hotel, medical offices and high-end retail, was scheduled to top off at 83 stories later this year."

Note: Should make an awe-inspiring sight when it goes up in flames completely. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-03-24 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, pile of scrap cars burns, near Curtis Bay in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "Images posted on Twitter by the Baltimore Fire Department appeared to show a large pile of crushed cars burning."

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

2017-03-24 - Metal business heavily damaged by massive fire in Croydon (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "The building, located in the small town of Croydon, belongs to the Metal Finishing Corporation. The fire was first reported around 5:00pm, and went from a two-alarm to three-alarm after 6:00pm, according to WCAU."

Quote: "The fire started around 5 a.m."

Note: So, 5 PM or 5 AM? Well anyway, the fire started at 5 something and it was massive...

2017-03-24 - Industrial site devastated by huge blaze in coastal Durban (South Africa):,-no-end-in-sight

Quote: "The fire is the biggest since a massive tanker explosion in 2008."

2017-03-24 - Underground fire breaks out in Wimbledon (Britain):

2017-03-24 - Van goes up in flames, fire spreads to several cars, in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "The blaze destroyed a BMW X1, a truck, two minivans and other cars, leaving smoldering hunks of metal, cops and witnesses said."

Note: Manhattan, where six people have slumped over dead on subway trains in the last two weeks. Another man dropped dead at train tracks in Manhattan on this day too, mentioned in this update...

2017-03-24 - Microbes add to melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet:

Quote: "Scientists are investigating a new 'positive feedback' in Greenland’s melting ice sheet—as climate warms, more microbial growth on the ice sheet is darkening ice, and hastening ice melt and sea level rise."

Note: I just mentioned the possibility of biogenically-accelerated albedo loss a week or so ago when a huge area of ice was found in Antarctica that had turned green. So this problem IS spreading. That's bad news...

Category: Variety Pack

2017-03-25 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing over coastal Palm Bay (Florida), for three months, blamed on rotting seaweed:

Quote: "Drift algae and muck along the lagoon banks emit hydrogen sulfide and methane, only toxic at very high concentrations."

Quote: "For three months, residents at the condo have endured a brutal rotten-egg odor from the seaweed, called drift algae. They are at their wits’ end. But their putrid plight — although much more extreme this spring — is not unique. Drift algae explosions have been befouling the lagoon region and other coastal communities in Florida and beyond in recent years."

Note: Well, 'very high concentrations' is a subjective term. Hydrogen sulfide at 1 part per thousand (0.1%) can kill you with one breath, the so-called 'Slaughterhouse Sledgehammer Effect' where you're dead even before you hit the ground. Also, because hydrogen sulfide is a heavier-than-air gas, it will flow into low-lying areas and then it will concentrate, so even if the amount they're smelling is low in concentration, that doesn't mean it will STAY low in concentration. And NOBODY KNOWS what the effects are of chronically breathing hydrogen sulfide, even at low concentrations. So the people here might have heart or kidney or brain or other problems down the line, if they don't fall over dead or burn to death first...

2017-03-25 - More than 200 lakes in Russia's Arctic region now bubbling up methane:

Quote: "Satellite images have revealed more than 200 strange, bright blue lakes in Russia's Arctic regions that are bubbling 'like jacuzzis' as a result of leaking methane gas."

Quote: "Bogoyavlensky and his team identified the strange new lakes after studying satellite data from 2015 and 16, and are now monitoring them as an active source of methane emissions. They appear to be similar to pockmarks and craters found on the floors of some of the world's oceans, which are also known to be slowly leaking methane stores."

Quote: "The discovery of the lakes comes the same week as researchers announced that they're closely monitoring around 7,000 gas bubbles or 'pingos', which have formed in Siberia and are at risk of exploding to form huge craters."

2017-03-25 - From Canada to Siberia, permafrost thaw produces 'Hell's Mouth' craters, sinking lands, and 7,000 methane pockets waiting to blow:

2017-03-25 - Building(s) destroyed by huge explosion on Boundary Road in coastal Port Sunlight (Britain), 32 injured:

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

2017-03-25 - Ordinance factory devastated by explosions and fire in Khamaria, Jabalpur (India):

Note: A munitions depot just went up in flames in Ukraine, and a military base was also hit by an explosion on the same day as the Ukraine explosion, in coastal Porto Romano (Albania), both events mentioned in the 2017-03-23 update. Sure are a lot of munitions-type places exploding and burning. From the full hypothesis: "Ammo depots will be hit with explosions and fires, including the civilian versions like fireworks factories."

2017-03-25 - Gunpowder factory damaged by fire and explosion in Kazan (Russia), 1 killed:

Note: Russia did it! Er, wait...

2017-03-25 - Underground fire breaks out in gold mine in Lingbao City (China), 8 killed, 1 missing:

2017-03-25 - Car explodes into flame at 5 AM on the Mulligan Highway west of Mareeba (Australia), two men seriously burned:

Quote: "TWO young Innisfail men will face the fight of their lives as they recover from a freak car explosion that left one of them engulfed in a ball of fire. Kashia Vue and Quentin O’Brien, both 22, were heading for a weekend fishing trip with two other friends on Friday when their car exploded into flames on the Mulligan Highway, leaving both men with serious injuries."

Quote: "Friends Cheng Thao and Jesse Santariga were driving behind when the car exploded. Mr Thao said he saw the vehicle explode into flames about an hour and a half west of Mareeba, at 5am on Friday."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-26 - Car bursts into flame just before 4 AM and kills man on street in Thorold (Canada):

Quote: "A man is dead following an overnight car fire in Thorold. St. Catharines police said several people called them just before 4 a.m Sunday morning to report the fire. The four-door sedan was fully engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived at the intersection of Tupper Drive near Sullivan Avenue in Thorold. Once the fire was put out, crews found the man’s burned body inside the vehicle. Police said the fire is not suspicious. The Ontario Fire Marshal and Niagara Regional Police Forensic Investigators continue their investigation tonight to determine what caused the car to burst into flames."

Note: Thorold is on a strip of land between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-03-26 - Update on massive explosion that injured 30+ people in coastal Port Sunlight (Britain) - widespread rotten egg odor reported the day before:

Quote: "Gas Engineers were called to Bebington Road less than 24 hours before a massive explosion - but found nothing wrong. A spokesperson for National Grid today confirmed that engineers were called to Bebington Road to reports of a smell of gas on the evening of Friday, March 24 but say they found 'no trace' of gas. They were also called to several other sites around the borough but say that emergency engineers found 'no indication of a gas leak'."

Quote: "Worried residents described smelling gas 24 hours before explosion, but were told it was 'stench from the River Mersey'..."

Quote: "Jonathan Coxell, 36, a retail manager who lives just 200 metres from the scene, claims he called National Grid on Friday afternoon because of a strong smell of gas outside his home. But he claims an inspector told him the stench was 'the smell of the River Mersey' and could not find any evidence of a leak - despite admitting 'six people' reported the stench."

Note: More likely the stench came from the ocean right by this area, and that was almost definitely hydrogen sulfide there. And then within a day a massive explosion. Also, as I've been saying for years, people are confusing the smell of hydrogen sulfide with that of methyl mercaptan, which is what they add to normally odorless natural gas to give it an odor. And there's good reason for the confusion: one of the ingredients used to make methyl mercaptan is hydrogen sulfide...

2017-03-26 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and alarms people in Lake View (South Carolina):

Quote: "Some concerned after loud noise shakes windows near Lake View Some viewers in and around Lake View contacted us after hearing a loud noise after 8 p.m. Sunday that shook windows in their homes. Lake View Police Chief Wayne Campbell said he heard the noise too, but isn't sure what it was or where it came from."

2017-03-26 - Massive mysterious explosion shakes homes and alarms people in Gordonvale (Australia), near the coast:

Quote: "Mystery surrounds the cause of a giant 'explosion' in Gordonvale that was so powerful, it felt like a small-scale earthquake. Several residents in the vicinity of Warner and Crossland roads reported a loud bang and their homes being rocked shortly after 8.30pm on Saturday."

Note: The center of Gordonvale is 6 miles from the coast. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-03-26 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and baffles residents in Bodmin (Britain), 9 miles from the coast:

2017-03-26 - Barbecue grill explodes at campground in Belanglo State Forest (Australia), 5 injured:

2017-03-26 - Transformer bursts into flame at substation in Amargarh Sopore (India):

2017-03-26 - 22 cars go up in flames just before 1 AM at auto business in Le Roy (New York):

Quote: "The LeRoy Fire Department says an electric fence hindered them from responding quickly to a fire in a parking lot of an Automotive Repair Shop. The fire broke out in two vehicles just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning at Copart Automotive in LeRoy. Fire officials say they were unable to gain access to the fire because of the fence, and they had to wait for a key holder to let them in. According to fire official, the fire spread from two vehicles to 22 vehicles."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-03-27 - Hydrogen sulfide hits office building on Collins Street in coastal Melbourne (Australia), blamed on batteries, some injured:

Note: Also see the Alfa Romeo that burst into flame on a street in Melbourne on this day...

2017-03-27 - Hydrogen sulfide sickening people in homes in Plano (Texas), homeowners sue the city:

Quote: "Residents alleged that they have been exposed to methane and hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like rotten eggs and can be detected by the human nose at very low concentrations. Plano determined that air toxins were coming from its sanitary sewer system and hired an engineering firm to assess the problem, but it hasn't been solved, according to the suit. "

2017-03-27 - Rotten egg smell emanating from the ground at work site and sickening people near coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "WestConnex contractors have been given two days to clean up their work site in Sydney's inner west after residents complained of foul odours emanating from the earthworks. For more than a week, St Peters residents have experienced a 'rotten egg' smell wafting from the worksite of the WestConnex M5 interchange, which is being built on top of the old Alexandria Landfill."

Quote: "Ms Pierce, whose two children attend nearby St Peters Public School, said parents were concerned their children attending the school were unable to escape the smell during the day. 'The smell was so bad all the children were blocking their noses as they walked into the school. That's when we really thought, oh gosh, this is starting to affect little kids.'"

2017-03-27 - Car bursts into flame at 2 AM and kills man, 39, on Highway 17 in Glynn County (Georgia):

Quote: "A 39-year-old Anderson man was found dead after a car fire was extinguished Monday morning on a Georgia highway, police said. Officers with Glynn County responded just after 2 a.m. to a 911 call about a vehicle fire on Highway 17 North. When officers arrived they found a 1994 Cadillac Deville, with a South Carolina license plate, engulfed in flames on the side of the road. After the fire was extinguished, Matthew Lee Johnson, was found dead in the car, police said."

Quote: "Johnson was headed north on the highway in the south Georgia coastal county, which is around five hours from Anderson."

2017-03-27 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Kahului (Hawaii):

Quote: "A Honolulu-bound flight from Oakland made an emergency landing on Maui on Monday, according to Hawaii News Now. Hawaiian Airlines flight HA47 was diverted to Kahului after people on board smelled smoke in the cabin of the Boeing 767-300 aircraft. No injuries were reported."

Note: This is the 27th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-27 - Scrap bus explodes at metal recycling center in Pacific (Washington), 1 killed, near the coast:

Quote: "According to witnesses, the man was on top of the bus when it exploded about 11:30 a.m., throwing him about 25 feet into the air, VRFA spokeswoman Kimberly Terhune said."

2017-03-27 - Stadium erupts in flame, fire gets big, in coastal Shanghai (China):

Quote: "Others thought the fire could be a good omen for the national team, which beat South Korea last week to reignite a faltering World Cup qualifying campaign. 'The fire is extinguished, the emblem is intact, this must mean the Chinese national team will rise from the ashes,' said one."

Note: Always look on the bright side of life! (Cue Monty Python music.)

2017-03-27 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Brooklyn (New York):

2017-03-27 - Alfa Romeo bursts into flame at intersection in coastal Melbourne (Australia):

Quote: "A car spectacularly caught fire during Melbourne's peak hour rush on Monday, causing long traffic delays on the Eastern Freeway. The Alfa Romeo was engulfed by flames about 6pm on the inbound corner of Wellington Street and Alexandra Parade, one of the city's busiest thoroughfares."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-28 - Forklift explodes and burns man inside shipping container in Travelers Rest (South Carolina), 1 injured:

2017-03-28 - Subway track fire breaks out before 5:45 AM in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-03-28 - Samsung store erupts in flames in coastal Singapore, 1 day before release of Galaxy S8 smartphone:

2017-03-28 - Volvo battery laboratory damaged by fire in coastal Gothenburg (Sweden):;-production-unaffected

Quote: "This is the second fire at Volvo's Gothenburg factory in less than two months. In early February, another building, housing a test facility, caught fire."

2017-03-28 - Transformer bursts into flame at 5:25 AM on Burritt Street in Southington (Connecticut):

2017-03-28 - Transformer bursts into flame at brewery in Milton (Australia), near the Brisbane River:

2017-03-28 - Schiphol Tunnel hit by fire near coastal Amsterdam (Netherlands):

2017-03-28 - More than 420 tons of hay go up in flames before midnight in Sacramento (California):

Quote: "There were no injuries reported due to the fire, but the blaze was strong enough to be detected by the National Weather Service's GOES-16 satellite."

Quote: "More than 420 tons (381 metric tons) of hay caught on fire before midnight Monday at a ranch in Fresno County, said Capt. Jeremiah Wittwer of the Fresno County Fire Protection District. The hay is continuing to burn."

2017-03-28 - Furniture store destroyed by massive fire in the wee hours in Bessemer (Alabama):

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2017-03-29 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at airport in coastal Hyannis (Massachusetts):

Quote: "A Cape Air plane with smoke in the cockpit landed safely at Barnstable Municipal Airport on Wednesday."

Note: This is the 28th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-29 - Man, copilot, 58, has 'medical emergency' and slumps over dead as plane nears Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "An American Airlines co-pilot died after becoming incapacitated while in the air Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Flight 1353, a Boeing 737, was just 2 miles from Albuquerque, N.M., when the captain announced a 'medical' emergency over the intercom, an American Airlines spokeswoman told the Daily News."

2017-03-29 - Pilot has 'medical emergency' on small plane, plane lands safely in coastal Mobile (Alabama):

Quote: "A pilot of a private aircraft suffered an undisclosed medical issue this morning at Mobile Regional Airport.  The plane was able to land safely and the pilot was transported to a local hospital for treatment."

2017-03-29 - Around 90 vehicles destroyed by fire while parked in storage building at impound lot in coastal Haggardstown (Ireland):

Quote: "About 90 vehicles have been destroyed in a fire in a storage compound near Dundalk, County Louth. Police and emergency services were called to the scene at Haggardstown at about 19:20 local time. No injuries have been reported. The fire has now been brought under control, but emergency services remain at the scene. Residents and motorists in the area were earlier warned to keep windows closed due to toxic fumes."

Quote: "Approximately up to 90 vehicles we are told were inside and all were destroyed in the fire."

2017-03-29 - Wildfires up 300 percent since 2015 in Loris (South Carolina), 20 miles from the coast:

Quote: "In Loris, they've seen a 300 percent increase since 2015."

2017-03-29 - Underground electrical explosion and fire before 3 AM blacks out homes in South Wigston (Britain):

2017-03-29 - Reservoir suddenly turns pinkish-purple in Ba Ria-Vung Tau (Vietnam), bad smell, people sickening:

Quote: "The concerns of the locals are compounded as children in the area also fall sick regularly, he added. 'We cannot live with this kind of stink,' Vinh said."

Note: That color is probably from purple sulfur bacteria, which eat hydrogen sulfide and only exist in waters where there is hydrogen sulfide present. The water at a bird refuge suddenly turned that same color in late September 2015 in coastal Santa Barbara too, mentioned in the 2015-09-22 update...

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-30 - Man, 23, found dead and on fire outside home in coastal Tampa (Florida):

2017-03-30 - Huge spools of plastic burn beneath I-85, fire gets massive, section of overpass collapses, in Atlanta (Georgia):

Quote: "Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for Fulton County after a massive fire erupted under I-85 Thursday afternoon, causing portions of the interstate to collapse."

2017-03-30 - Rio Tinto plant rocked by explosion at 4:30 AM in Sorel-Tracy (Canada), near the St. Lawrence River, 4 injured:

2017-03-30 - Scrapyard hit by fire, scrap metal and machinery burn, on Marshlands Road in coastal Portsmouth (Britain):

2017-03-30 - Transformer bursts into flame at 3 AM and destroys 14 shops at chicken market in coastal Lagos (Nigeria):

2017-03-30 - Track fire breaks out at 4:30 AM near Garfield Station in Chicago (Illinois), near Lake Michigan:

2017-03-30 - RV bursts into flame while parked in coastal Ocean Park (Washington):

Note: Here's a Google Maps link of the area. This is the 108th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-03-30 - Marsh fire rages at Point Pelee National Park (Canada), near Lake Erie:

Quote: "Officials say the park, which is a stopping point for migrating songbirds in the spring and monarch butterflies in the fall, is closed until further notice."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-03-31 - Underground fire erupts at landfill near coastal Kaohsiung (Taiwan), strange odors hit the city too:

Quote: "Tainan City's Environmental Protection Bureau denied on Friday that the strange odor wafting through parts of neighboring Kaohsiung City had originated from its landfill fire. Parts of Kaohsiung City reported strange odors late Thursday night, but the bureau was quick to point out the smell was not necessarily Tainan's fault, saying that the origin of the smell was difficult to pinpoint."

2017-03-31 - Multiple underground electrical explosions and fires hit coastal Manhattan (New York), windows shattered, fire truck damaged:

Quote: "Streets closed and some damage was reported in the East Village after multiple manhole fires Friday. The first report was on the northwest corner of East 12th Street and Fourth Avenue at 6:20 a.m. Several more manhole lids blew off around 8 a.m, according to Con Edison."

Quote: "At least one fire apparatus was damaged after a series of manhole fires in the East Village of New York City, according to a news report."

Quote: "People living, working and walking in busy Union Square were rattled by at least two manhole explosions so powerful they shattered nearby building windows and damaged a fire truck Friday morning.  Firefighters first became aware of a smoking manhole at around 5 a.m., and Con Edison was called to the scene, according to fire officials."

2017-03-31 - Electrical substation damaged by fire at Tatton Park in Knutsford (Britain):

2017-03-31 - Metal recycling yard erupts in flame, fire gets big, in coastal Serasa (Brunei):

Quote: "Firefighters took nearly a day to completely extinguish a massive fire that broke out at a recycling yard located in Serasa."

Quote: "Authorities received a distress call regarding the incident at 12.59pm on Thursday. On reaching the site, a car junkyard, the firefighters saw a huge fire of burning rusted steel, which ignited an old gas cylinder and caused a small explosion."

2017-03-31 - Two passenger train cars start smoking in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

2017-03-31 - Passenger train bursts into flame in coastal London (Britain):

2017-03-31 - In four separate incidents, car bursts into flame and 3 crashes occur within an hour, on I-15 near Pocatello (Idaho), 5 injured:

Quote: "If you were traveling on Interstate 15 in the Pocatello area on Friday afternoon, you likely got stuck in at least one traffic jam. That’s because there were three wrecks that sent five people to the hospital. And a short time after that a vehicle caught fire on the interstate in an unrelated incident. The three crashes all occurred during a very busy one-hour span for emergency responders."


  1. Hi Jonny,
    Thanks for that report. Wow !! Mind-blowing to contemplate what's happening. Time to max out the credit card and maybe take out a Personal Loan to boot ?

    All the best everyone.
    Tom N.

  2. I'm not one to give financial advice - but I wouldn't blame you if you did any of that!

    Might not be the worst time to cross some stuff off your 'bucket list' anyway. I did some of that back in 2011 when I realized what was happening and I have no regrets about that.

  3. Enjoying those Variety Packs - ya get some of all the JJFH incidents: explosions, die-offs, people keeling over or bursting into flame, weird accidents, buildings collapsing, and all kinda shit burning at the most inopportune time!