Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2017 - OCT - Spotlight Stories

Category: Variety Pack

2017-10-01 - Metal recycling business hit by fire, large pile of scrap metal burns, in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "No injuries are reported after Dayton fire crews extinguished a scrap metal fire Sunday evening, according to District Chief David Wright.  Wright said crews were sent to Franklin Iron and Metal on a report of heavy smoke in the area. Firefighters arrived to find a large pile of scrap metal on fire and quickly put out the flames."

2017-10-01 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-10-01 - Power station damaged by explosion and fire in coastal Londonderry (Ireland):

2017-10-01 - Electrical substation damaged by fire in Candler (North Carolina), blackouts ensue:

2017-10-01 - Recycling center hit by fire, shredded tires start smoldering, in Galion (Ohio), nobody there:

Quote: "Smoldering began in a pile of shredded tires near the back of the building. Lt Rodriguez of the Galion Police Department noticed the smoke while nearby on an unrelated case. Fortunately, no one was in the building when the tires began to smolder so no injuries have been reported. The structure itself is mostly concrete so the damage has been minimal and is mostly due to the smoke. Authorities are uncertain at this time as to how the fire got started."

2017-10-01 - Man, 34, has heart-attack-like symptoms on coastal Horn Island (Mississippi):

Quote: "A 34-year-old man was suffering from heart attack-like symptoms on Horn Island on Sunday when the Coast Guard responded and got him to a hospital. The Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from a local dispatch of a man using a personal watercraft suffering heart attack-like symptoms."

2017-10-01 - Man, firefighter, has 'medical emergency' and collapses during walk on the Ravenel Bridge in coastal Charleston (South Carolina):

Quote: "4th Annual 9/11 Silent Walk organizer, Tian Griffieth, said a firefighter experienced a 'Medical Emergency' at 10 a.m. during the walk across the Ravenel Bridge."

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

2017-10-01 - Person has heart attack and collapses at church in Willesborough, Ashford (Britain), 9 miles from the coast:

2017-10-01 - Man, 64, retiree, kills 59+ people with guns, injures 525+ more, at concert in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "A retiree armed with multiple assault rifles strafed an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas from a high-rise hotel window on Sunday, slaughtering at least 59 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history before killing himself. The barrage of gunfire from the 32nd-floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of 22,000 people came in extended bursts that lasted several minutes, as throngs of terrified music fans desperately cowered on the open ground, hemmed in by fellow concertgoers, while others at the edge tried to flee. More than 525 people were injured - some by gunfire or shrapnel, some trampled - in the pandemonium adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip as police scrambled to locate the assailant. Police identified the gunman as Stephen Paddock, 64, who lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-10-02 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing off the ocean prompts committee to investigate in coastal Huntington Beach (California):

Quote: "The Huntington Beach City Council formed a committee Monday to address the mysterious foul odors afflicting the community. The council voted 6-0 to work with other agencies to identify the source of the sulfur-like smell and possible solutions. Councilman Erik Peterson was absent."

Quote: "Councilman Billy O’Connell, expressing dissatisfaction with the progress of the South Coast Air Quality Management District in responding to complaints of the smell of hydrogen sulfide, suggested the city create an ad hoc committee to work with residents and create a 'Coastal Area Odors work plan.'"

Quote: "One city councilmember says the smell has gotten worse..."

Note: First time they've explicitly mentioned that it's hydrogen sulfide hitting the coast in this area, not just a 'foul odor' or 'sulfur odor'. I was 99.99% sure that's what it was before they even said so - what else could it be? Nobody anywhere knows what chronically breathing even small amounts of hydrogen sulfide does to people. And this certainly explains the nausea and headaches - those are light hydrogen sulfide poisoning symptoms. I wouldn't be at all surprised if there's more people suffering seizures, 'medical events', strokes, heart attacks, memory loss problems and 'untimely deaths' in this area. In any case, if you're living in Huntington Beach, Seal Beach or Long Beach and you smell a 'rotten egg' odor or 'sulfur odor', you're being poisoned. But there's a committee investigating it, so now we'll see if the committee can investigate the problem away. It's Earth versus a committee!

2017-10-02 - Car goes up in flames and kills woman in Trinity County (Texas):

2017-10-02 - Person found dead in burning minivan at home in Lindsey Street in Blytheville (Arkansas):

2017-10-02 - Person found dead in burning car on I-35 in Lewisville (Texas):

2017-10-02 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire at 10:45 PM, 29 junk cars burn, in Central (Louisiana):

Quote: "District Chief Derek Glover with CFD said a total of 29 cars caught fire. He added an investigator will return to the scene Tuesday, but foul play is not suspected at this time."

2017-10-02 - Rubbish bursts into flame at 5 AM in underground sewer in Reseda (California):

Quote: "Firefighters today extinguished a rubbish fire in an underground sewer in Reseda, but no one was hurt. The fire was reported about 5 a.m. at 6550 Vanalden Ave., and was extinguished in an hour and 15 minutes, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported."

2017-10-02 - Recycling center hit by compost fire in Zamora (California), smoke blankets the area:

2017-10-02 - Landfill erupts in flame, fire gets big, near Markham Vale (Britain):

2017-10-02 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #70, September 25th-30th, 2017:

2017-10-02 - As the permafrost continues melting in Alaska, burying the dead becomes a problem:

Quote: "Climate change is thawing the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta's permafrost, and it's doing more than cracking foundations, sinking roads and accelerating erosion. In villages like Kong, communities have stopped burying their dead because, as the permafrost melts, the oldest part of their cemetery is sinking. Digging graves in the soggy ground was just making it worse."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-10-03 - Foul odor hits coastal Great Yarmouth (Britain):

Quote: "There is speculation that is could be the sewers, while others have said it could be from farmers spreading pig muck across their fields."

Note: Could simply be blowing in off the ocean, just like it is in coastal Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Long Beach in California...

2017-10-03 - Unknown odor hits Burnley and Padiham (Britain):

2017-10-03 - Man in his 20s or 30s collapses and foams at the mouth in Boston (Britain):

Quote: "Residents have been left concerned after a man collapsed in the street and was seen foaming at the mouth. Concerned passers-by came to the man’s aid after spotting him laying on the ground outside William H Brown on Wide Bargate in Boston at around 12.30pm today, Tuesday, October 3."

2017-10-03 - Huge volcanic eruptions in Siberia were the cause of the Permian-Triassic extinction:

Quote: "At the same time, explosive interactions of the magma with older coal deposits could have released large amounts of carbon dioxide and methane, two greenhouse gases, which would explain the intense global warming recorded in the oceans and on land at the time of the mass extinctions. The warm oceans also became sluggish and depleted in dissolved oxygen, contributing to the extinction of many forms of life in the sea."

Note: That's right, those volcanic eruptions burned an enormous amount of coal and methane in the Siberian Traps. Then the Earth heated up and the oceans went anoxic and spewed hydrogen sulfide and methane. The hydrogen sulfide and methane wiped out the atmospheric UV protection, making the Sun look whiter rather than yellow (as is happening to the Sun now for the same reason), and most any species that didn't die from fires or poison got fried by UV or suffocated from lack of oxygen, or they died from the sheer heat, or the lack of food from a collapsed biosphere, or from floods or drought or disease.

The same sequence of events is playing out right now, but with one difference: it's not volcanic eruptions burning vast amounts of coal in one (large) geographic area, it's us, human civilization, burning vast amounts of coal from wherever we've found it, all over the planet. (And add to that the oil and natural gas that we burn too.) But the Earth doesn't care WHO burns the coal/oil/gas, or WHY it burns. The Earth reacts WHEN the coal/oil/gas burns.

So we've replaced volcanoes as the source of the coal/oil/gas burning, but since that's irrelevant to the Earth, the result will be exactly the same: mass extinction and a global 'reset' on life on this planet, with most species dying off, followed by a very long period of recovery. In 20 or 30 million years the Earth will be back to what we think of as normal, minus human beings and most species that exist today, but plus many new species that don't exist today. What's left of the human race may BE coal by then. We've awakened - or replicated - the most powerful and the most ancient of dooms and there's no putting the foul djinni back in the bottle. The End.

2017-10-03 - Construction landfill erupts in flame near Box Elder (South Dakota):

2017-10-03 - Landfill ignites and spews toxic smoke in Bhalswa, Delhi (India):

2017-10-03 - Wood pylons ignite at 5:30 AM beneath Tappan Zee Bridge near Westchester (New York):

Quote: "Authorities say firefighters have doused a blaze that started on wooden pylons under the old Tappan Zee Bridge. State police tell The Journal News that troopers were called to the span linking Westchester and Rockland counties around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after some of the pylons under the old bridge caught fire. Police say fire boats battled the blaze from the Hudson River and firefighters doused the flames from the deck of the bridge."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-10-04 - Hydrogen sulfide killing plants around the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest:

Quote: "Eelgrass is widely distributed in the Salish Sea region of the Pacific Northwest. Recently, however, loss of these plants is commonly reported. While no single culprit has been identified, there is evidence that local increases in Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) concentration may kill seedlings before they reach mature plant status. This could result in plant losses at specific locations. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a chemical compound notoriously toxic to humans and animals because it interferes with cellular respiration. More recently, studies have shown that it is also toxic to plants."

Note: The Pacific Northwest is where marine life was first spotted fleeing the depths of the ocean, in 2002. That's where hydrogen sulfide is produced in the oceans - in the depths. That marine life was fleeing death. The problem has undoubtedly gotten much worse since 2002, thus the rise of 'unknown gas odors' around the world, the rise in car fires and other mysterious fires, people mysteriously dropping dead, the whitening of the Sun, etc. So the fact that it is in this area that they've noticed hydrogen sulfide killing coastal plants isn't all that surprising. It took a while to move from killing the deep sea life in this area to killing life on the edge of the sea. It's getting into the atmosphere now too, randomly blowing around, hitting a beach here or a school there...

2017-10-04 - Unknown 'gas odor' evacuates eight schools in Denver (Colorado):

Quote: "Denver Public Schools is working with Xcel Energy to figure out what caused an odor late Wednesday morning that led to the evacuation of eight schools in southwest Denver. DPS says evacuations began around 11:30 a.m. and numerous businesses in the area of South Federal Boulevard and West Evans Avenue were also affected. 'An odor, a really strong odor, and it was making our heads dizzy so we had to evacuate to a bowling alley,' said 13-year-old Jesus Carrillo. Xcel Energy says 15 workers responded to search for the source of the odor. Xcel says no leaks were found. Denver Police and Denver Fire also responded and could not identify the source of the problem."

Quote: "'I've never seen anything like this -- such a large area affected by an odor and we don't even know where the odor came from,' said Will Jones, director of Media Relations for DPS. 'It's very concerning.'"

Note: Not a natural gas leak, sooooo...?

2017-10-04 - Unknown 'gas odor' evacuates school in Houston (Texas):

Quote: "Spring ISD officials say Dekaney High School was briefly under evacuation due to a reported gas odor on campus. According to the district, the odor was detected when students and staff arrived for classes Wednesday."

2017-10-04 - Unknown odor evacuates Chase Building in Waterbury (Connecticut):

2017-10-04 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Berlin (Germany):

Quote: "EasyJet can confirm that the captain on flight EZY6819 from Glasgow to Berlin requested an expedited landing at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport due to reports of a smoke smell in the flight deck."

2017-10-04 - Small plane bursts into flame then crashes in Eden Prairie (Minnesota), 1 killed:

Quote: "Police responded to the plane crash around 11:10 a.m. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported a fire on board the plane. It crashed in a wooded area near the parking lot of Resurrection Life Church on Glory Lane near Eden Prairie Road."

Quote: "The pilot had reported a fire on the single-engine plane before it crashed. The distress call came through shortly after the pilot took off from Flying Cloud Airport."

Note: These are the 88th and 89th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-04 - Passenger, 63, has 'medical emergency' and dies on passenger plane after departing coastal Muscat (Oman):

2017-10-04 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Hanoi (Vietnam):

Quote: "Vietjet’s flight VJ926  from Hai Phong, Vietnam to Seoul, South Korea, earlier this week, was diverted to Hanoi due to a passenger needing urgent medical attention."

2017-10-04 - Volcano Fuego erupts big-time, spews ash 5 kilometers into the atmosphere, in Guatemela:

Quote: "The Fuego Volcano in south Guatemala burst into life on Wednesday plumes of ash blew into the sky in what has been described as one of 'the largest recorded eruptions' in the volcano's history."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-10-05 - Unknown odor hits school, several students sent to the hospital, in Indio (California), 21 miles from the Salton Sea:

Quote: "An unusual odor that made students feel ill led to the evacuation of 1,900 students from Shadow Hills High School in Indio on Thursday, Oct. 5. Six people were sent to area hospitals for evaluation, and another 22 evaluated at school with minor symptoms, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release. The incident was reported at 12:23 p.m. at the school in the 39000 block of Jefferson Street. The county’s hazardous materials team was unable to locate a source of the odor."

Quote: "Anna Rodriguez, a student at Shadow Hills, said people started smelling something weird during lunch, some saying it smelled like gas. School officials then immediately started rounding students up and sent them outside."

Note: So it smelled like (natural) gas, e.g. a 'rotten egg' odor, but no natural gas was detected and no leaks were found. That was hydrogen sulfide. They're lucky people didn't start foaming at the mouth, having seizures and/or dropping dead. Of course, that may happen the next time some poison gas blows through...

2017-10-05 - Unknown 'gas odor' hits middle school two days in a row in Crofton (Maryland), 4 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A reported gas smell at Crofton Middle School has caused a brief delay in morning classes for the past two days. Firefighters were called to the school Wednesday and Thursday around 8 a.m. for a reported smell of gas inside the school, Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Russ Davies said. While responders combed the building with gas meters to detect any possible leaks, Davies said no leaks were located and the building was cleared within a half-hour in both instances."

2017-10-05 - High school girl collapses and goes into cardiac arrest at school, resuscitated, in Peabody (Massachusetts), 2 miles from the coast:

Quote: "School nurses and the principal of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School resuscitated a student who suffered a medical emergency on Thursday afternoon."

2017-10-05 - Restroom explodes at courthouse in Lucknow (India):

Quote: "Panic gripped the Lucknow’s district and sessions court premises after a mysterious explosion took place in a washroom on the first floor of the district judge building here in Wazirganj locality on Wednesday afternoon. Police officials, including Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), were rushed to the site immediately but no traces of explosive substance were found during extensive checking on the premises."

Quote: "He said the reason behind the explosion was not clear yet as no explosive content was found from the site. The ATS suspected that the flush tank would have exploded due to formation of some gas inside it."

2017-10-05 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 10 cars and a caravan burn, at Fishponds Trading Estate in Bristol (Britain), near the River Avon:

Quote: "Three main jets were used to tackle the fire which is believed to have involved 10 cars and a caravan at the scrapyard."

2017-10-05 - In separate incidents, within 10 minutes, truck and van burst into flame on Highway 99 near Livingston (California):

Quote: "Two cars on Highway 99 caught fire just before noon in separate incidents, according to California Highway Patrol. A truck was fully engulfed in flames at about 11:45 a.m. on the northbound shoulder about a mile north of Hammatt Avenue, the CHP said. About 10 minutes later, a caller reported a van caught fire and burned in the center divider north of Plainsburg Road, according to CHP."

2017-10-05 - Volcano Colima erupts again in Mexico:

2017-10-05 - Volcano Shinmoedake shaking and rumbling in Japan, alert level raised:

2017-10-05 - Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Fukushima (Japan):

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2017-10-06 - Unknown odor evacuates high school in Thurmont (Maryland):

Quote: "A mysterious odor caused Catoctin High School to be evacuated for about 20 minutes on Friday morning. Guardian Hose Company responded at about 9:15 a.m. and investigated after receiving reports of an unidentified odor, said Michael Doerrer, Frederick County Public Schools' communications director."

2017-10-06 - Unknown stench hits coastal Cardiff (Britain):

Quote: "It might be Friday, but there seems to be something strange happening in Cardiff city centre this afternoon - after people started complaining it smelt like sick. Some puzzled people took to social media to voice their disgust at the pong which seemed to be hanging around The Hayes and St Mary Street area."

2017-10-06 - Metal recycling center hit by fire in Lafayette (Louisiana):

2017-10-06 - Refinery rocked by explosion and fire in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), 4 killed:

2017-10-06 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Simi Valley (California):

2017-10-06 - ATV bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in coastal Port St. Lucie (Florida):

2017-10-06 - Person has 'medical emergency' before 2 AM at home, ambulance picks person up, then ambulance driver has 'medical emergency' and crashes, in Ephrata (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Two cars and an Ephrata Borough home were damaged after an ambulance driver suffered a medical emergency early Friday. The accident happened after Ephrata Community Ambulance responded to a medical emergency in the first block of Akron Road around 1:30 a.m., according to police. Emergency medical technicians loaded the patient into the ambulance, and a male EMT was driving the ambulance away when he 'suffered a medical emergency,' police said."

Note: Somebody call an ambu...oh.

2017-10-06 - King tides cause flooding on coastlines in Florida:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-10-07 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station, mammoth explosions ensue, in coastal Accra (Ghana), 7+ killed, dozens injured:

Quote: "Ghanaians on Sunday pushed the government to improve safety at fuel stations after seven people were killed when a tanker truck carrying natural gas caught fire in the nation’s capital, triggering explosions."

Quote: "The huge explosion has rocked the town of Accra in Ghana, with shockwaves being felt as far as two miles away. Video and pictures shared on social media show a fireball – reminiscent of a nuclear explosion – rising of the town in the suburb of Legon."

2017-10-07 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Yazman (Pakistan):

Quote: "An oil tanker having thousands of litres of petrol was damaged in a fire during filling of a reservoir at a fuel station in Kudwala area of Yazman about 30 kilometres from here on Saturday."

2017-10-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near Polk County Road 14 in Crookston (Minnesota):

2017-10-07 - Nine tractor trailers go up in flames at 1:32 AM while parked at business in Shifnal (Britain):

Quote: "At 01:32 on Saturday, 7 October, 2017, SFRS Fire Control received a call reporting a fire classified as Fire Commercial in Shifnal. 6 fire appliances including the Incident Command Unit and the Water Carrier were mobilised from Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury, Telford Central, Tweedale and Wellington. Operations, Hazmat and Safety officers were in attendance. Fire involving 9 HGVs inside industrial unit crew extinguished fire using 4 breathing apparatus and 2 main jets."

2017-10-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A14 near Brampton Hut (Britain):

Note: These are the 1837th-1849th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-10 in Indio (California):

Note: An unknown odor just hit a school and sent several students to the hospital in Indio, mentioned in the 2017-10-05 update...

2017-10-07 - Car bursts into flame on Orchard Lane near the South Fork Eel River near Redway (California):

Note: A person was just found dead in the South Fork Eel River too, north of Redway (California), mentioned in the 2017-10-06 update...

2017-10-07 - Mattress business hit by fire, huge pile of mattresses burns, near West Mill Street in San Bernardino (California):

Quote: "Firefighters from several agencies battled a blaze Friday night that consumed a pile of mattresses more than 100 yards high, a San Bernardino County Fire Department spokesman said Saturday."

Note: Wow, a pile of mattresses as tall as a 30-story building on fire!

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2017-10-08 - Unknown foul smell blows in off the ocean and hits coastal Kaohsiung (Taiwan):

Quote: "Mysterious smell wafts over Taiwan harbor town of Kaohsiung. Smell came from over sea, but nature and origin unknown..."

Quote: "Virtually all the areas from where the more than 30 phone calls had originated, were situated close by the water, while the wind at the time was blowing in from the west, from over the sea, leading investigators to conclude that the cause must lie somewhere over the water."

Note: Kaohsiung is also where the most devastating underground fire so far occurred. Massive explosions and fires in the underground sewer system blew a bunch of streets apart in Kaohsiung in 2014, killing 24+ people and injuring more than 270 people, mentioned in the 2014-07-31 update...

2017-10-08 - Landfill spewing foul sulfur odor in coastal Naples (Florida):

Quote: "Many residents in Southwest Florida woke up to an unusual smell Sunday morning. Fox 4 received emails from our viewers about the unpleasant odor. The Collier County Solid Waste Department is telling us that the smell is originating from the county landfill off Collier Boulevard."

Quote: "The Solid Waste Department said a large buildup of waste from Hurricane Irma over the past month created the sulfur-like smell. 'What I smelled this morning was a foul, sewage smell. It was real hard and foul,' said Frantz Adeclat of Naples."

Note: Calm down, people, it's just poison gas!

2017-10-08 - Lake spewing rotten egg odor near coastal Port Augusta (Australia):

Quote: "Imagine a really big area filled with rotten eggs and dead fish, that’s what the smell is like."

2017-10-08 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in Winston-Salem (North Carolina):

Quote: "Winston-Salem Police say several people have called them about a sound similar to a loud explosion and the windows of their homes shaking. Police started getting the calls around 10:45 p.m. Saturday night. Police say those reporting this information live in a several mile-wide radius spanning from Tommy's Lake Road to Bethania-Rural Hall Road."

2017-10-08 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, 50-100 scrap cars and two homes burn, in American Canyon in Napa Valley (California):

Quote: "A fire ripped through a sprawling scrap yard in American Canyon on Sunday afternoon, burning 50 to 100 junked cars and destroying two structures while sending plumes of black smoke into the air that was visible as far away as Oakland."

Quote: "Two houses and a barn on the grounds are presumed lost, said Cruz and another property owner, Charles Baker."

2017-10-08 - Car dealership destroyed by huge fire in Calgary (Canada), nobody there:

Quote: "Fire crews battled a fire on Sunday morning at a car dealership in southeast Calgary. 'The fire was very large. We had multiple fires in the building. We had smoke and flames coming from various sides and from the roof,' said acting battalion chief Frank Ostrow."

Quote: "No one was inside and no injuries were reported."

2017-10-08 - Construction market and parking garage devastated by massive inferno in Moscow (Russia):

Quote: "Witnesses reported hearing explosions, as TASS news agency, citing sources in emergency services, said several cars exploded in the market’s underground parking. The 'entire parking lot is ablaze,' according to the source."

2017-10-08 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap metal burns, in Kingswinford (Britain):

Quote: "Crews were called to the site on Oak Lane, Kingswinford at around 12:30pm today to reports of a blaze involving around 50 metres squared of scrap metal which was in danger of spreading."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-10-09 - Car goes up in flames and kills 51-year-old man at Penistone Hill Country Park near Haworth (Britain):

Quote: "Radford coroners officers have named the man whose body was found at the scene of a car fire on the edge of Haworth earlier this month. The body of Ian Taylorson, 51, from Accrington, was found early in the morning of Monday October 9 at Penistone Hill Country Park. West Yorkshire Police have said his death is not believed to have been suspicious."

2017-10-09 - Numerous massive wildfires rage in California, 1500+ structures destroyed, 10+ people killed:

Quote: "Ten people have died — seven in Sonoma County, one in Mendocino County and two in Napa County. More than 100 people were being treated at Napa- and Sonoma-area hospitals for fire-related injuries or health issues including burns, smoke inhalation and shortness of breath. An estimated 1,500 structures have been destroyed and 57,000 acres burned in eight counties. A wildfire in Anaheim, in Southern California, has spread to 4,000-5,000 acres and burned at least six buildings."

Quote: "Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties. Smoke was thick in San Francisco, 60 miles south of the Sonoma County fire. John Dean was driving to his Sonoma County home early Monday when he saw a house on fire along the road. Soon he saw more houses engulfed in flames. 'I mean blazing, falling down on fire,' he said."

Quote: "The fires throughout the region were among the deadliest in California history, and fire officials expected the number of fatalities to increase."

2017-10-09 - Amazon forest fires pushing climate change ‘beyond human control’:

2017-10-09 - Underground electrical explosions and fire hit coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "A string of manhole explosions rocked a street in Queens on Monday afternoon."

2017-10-09 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2017-10-09 - Transformer bursts into flame off East Lake Road in coastal Pinellas County (Florida):

2017-10-09 - Cargo loading vehicle and container go up in flames at plane at airport in coastal Hong Kong (China):

Quote: "An American Airlines Los Angeles-bound flight from Hong Kong was canceled Monday after a container being loaded into the cargo bay caught fire."

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2017-10-10 - Hydrogen sulfide in the late hours and wee hours hitting coastal Goleta (California):

Quote: "Residents in western Goleta are complaining about a bad odor in the early mornings and late evenings. Resident Paula Reynosa says she's noticed the odor for a couple of days now, some days worse than others. 'Smells like rotten eggs, very putrid. It just gets into your nose and it's kind of like irritating to your breathing. (I) noticed a lot more coughing, a lot more sneezing,' she said. Janet Belch says this isn't the first time she's had to deal with the smell. 'I've experienced it for many, many years as an on and off thing and we've all asked a number of times to have it be investigated,' she said. The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and agencies are investigating the cause. Inspectors detected hydrogen sulfide, a gas that produces a rotten egg smell, in the Elwood Canyon area on Sunday."

Note: About 117 miles northeast of Huntington Beach, where they just formed a committee to investigate why THEIR city is being hit by hydrogen sulfide, mentioned in the 2017-10-02 update. And roughly in the middle, between Goleta and Huntington Beach, in coastal Malibu, Tom Petty recently dropped dead at age 66, also mentioned in the 2017-10-02 update...

2017-10-10 - Two men ignite inside apartment, one runs out on fire and dies, another jumps out window, in coastal Queens (New York):

Quote: "Rahim was engulfed in flames when he ran from the apartment into the courtyard, where he collapsed dead, neighbors and police said."

Quote: "Fire officials at the scene said that the blaze was small and that there was very little damage inside the apartment. It wasn't immediately clear what sparked the fire, but it does not appear to be suspicious, officials said."

Note: So this fire was primarily the two men burning, not the apartment...

2017-10-10 - Mysterious explosion alarms people at 1:30 AM in Riverview (Michigan), near the Detroit River:

Quote: "A loud noise some say sounded like an explosion awakened numerous Riverview residents at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. It’s not entirely clear where the noise came from, or what caused it."

2017-10-10 - Child, 7, has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, dies shortly later, plane lands in coastal Kuwait City (Kuwait):

Quote: "An Emirates flight headed for Munich had to make an emergency stop in Kuwait on Tuesday, after a passenger died on board. The airline confirmed in a statement that flight EK049 from Dubai to Munich was diverted to Kuwait International Airport due to a 'medical emergency'. 'The passenger received immediate medical attention upon landing, but unfortunately was pronounced dead by an emergency doctor on the ground,' an Emirates spokesperson said."

Quote: "A Munich-bound flight from Dubai had to make an emergency landing after a child passenger onboard died, according to local press reports. The plane was diverted to Kuwait on Tuesday, Oct. 10 after the child died, Gulf News reported citing an unnamed source from Emirates Airline."

2017-10-10 - Man in his 60s goes into cardiac arrest and dies on passenger plane between coastal Manila (Philippine Islands) and coastal Los Angeles (California):

Quote: "The male passenger suffered a cardiac arrest around two-and-a-half hours before the Philippines Air flight PR102 landed at LAX on Tuesday evening, sources told A man in his sixties suffered a heart attack and died in the middle of a 14-hour flight from Manila to Los Angeles. The male passenger suffered a cardiac arrest around two-and-a-half hours before the Philippines Air flight PR102 landed at LAX on Tuesday evening, sources told"

2017-10-10 - Passenger, man, has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

Quote: "A United Express flight from Appleton to Chicago has been diverted to Milwaukee because of a medical emergency. Emergency crews rushed to the plane after it landed at Mitchell International Airport around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday. Airport officials said a male passenger suffered a medical emergency on the flight and had to be treated by paramedics."

2017-10-10 - Russian Su-24 supersonic bomber crashes and burns during takeoff from Hmeimim Air Base (Syria), 2 miles from the coast, 2 killed:

2017-10-10 - Small plane crash-lands at airport in Louisburg (North Carolina), landing gear problem, 1 injured:

2017-10-10 - Small plane makes emergency landing near restaurant near Durango (Colorado), engine failure:

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2017-10-11 - Two cops sickened by unknown fumes while sitting in police car in Detroit (Michigan):

Quote: "Two Detroit police officers were rushed to a hospital Wednesday after becoming sickened by chemicals, police said. The officers were on the job and in their patrol car when they had to radio for help, police said. They were investigating an abandoned vehicle when they were overcome by fumes while sitting in the cruiser they were parked in, officials said. Police don't know exactly what got to the officers."

2017-10-11 - Unknown odor sickens people at business in Bradley (Illinois):

Quote: "At least seven people were taken to local hospitals after an unknown odor caused the evacuation of Menards on Wednesday. According to Bradley Deputy Fire Chief Lavern Learned, employees and customers were complaining of eye irritation and coughing. He said the seven people were treated and released. Learned said investigators were unable to determine where the irritant originated or identify what it was."

2017-10-11 - Unknown foul stench hits coastal Belfast (Ireland):

Quote: "Mystery last night surrounded the source of a foul smell across the city of Belfast early yesterday. Northern Ireland Water said they were investigating reports of the stench, which prompted many people to take to social media to question what was causing it."

Quote: "A spokeswoman from Phoenix Gas said the company "received and responded to four reports of a smell of gas via Belfast City Council on Wednesday 11th October within the BT1 and BT12 areas. 'Phoenix Natural Gas engineers conducted safety checks of the area, as per protocol, and found no traces of gas in these areas'."

Note: So the stench had a 'rotten egg' odor but wasn't natural gas...

2017-10-11 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Lahore (Pakistan):

Quote: "A passenger plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) made emergency landing in the country's eastern Punjab Province after emission of smoke from its cargo section, officials said Wednesday. The plane, which took off from Sialkot airport, landed at the neighboring airport in the provincial capital of Lahore when its pilot informed control tower about smoke emission, PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said."

2017-10-11 - Military C-130 plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Windsor Locks (Connecticut):

Quote: "A C-130 aircraft made an emergency landing at Bradley International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. According to the Connecticut National Guard, the aircraft had an issue with smoke in the cockpit about five minutes after takeoff. The smoke prompted the aircraft to immediately return to Bradley Air National Guard."

2017-10-11 - US Marine Corps helicopter bursts into flame after emergency landing - or vice versa - in coastal Okinawa (Japan):

Quote: "'When the US Marine Corp CH-53 helicopter landed, a fire started. We have received information that all crew members were safe,' Mr Onodera told reporters."

Quote: "A transport helicopter made an emergency landing after catching fire on Wednesday in a United States military training area on the northern part of Okinawa in Japan..."

Note: So some stories say it caught fire and then made an emergency landing, and some say it made an emergency landing and then burst into flame. Well, either way, we can be sure of at least one thing: it burned! These are the 90th, 91st and 92nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-11 - RV goes up in flames at 6:45 AM and kills woman near North San Juan (California), near the Yuba River:

Note: This is the 483rd RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-11 - Man ignites while gassing up car in Billings (Montana):

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2017-10-12 - Unknown 'smell of gas' hits train station in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "A spokeswoman for SGN also confirmed they were called out to Dalmarnock station and said engineers were currently on site and carrying out safety checks. She later confirmed that engineers could not find any gas readings in the area after carrying out safety checks."

2017-10-12 - Unknown odor hits office building in Montgomery County (Maryland):

2017-10-12 - Underground peat fire breaks out near Roxhill Park in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2017-10-12 - Explosion results in crater in the ground, cause unknown, in coastal Cairns (Australia):

2017-10-12 - Auto salvage yard devastated by massive fire on coastal Mitchell Island (Canada):

Quote: "The fire broke out just before 8 p.m., and 75 to 100 per cent of the buildings in an auto-wrecking yard were up in flames when firefighters arrived, said Tim Wilkinson, deputy chief of operations with Richmond Fire Rescue."

2017-10-12 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, large pile of cars burns, in St Marys (Australia):

Quote: "It's believed the fire broke out just before 2pm on Thursday afternoon, when a large pile of cars caught alight."

2017-10-12 - California wildfires become deadliest in history as death toll climbs to 31:

Quote: "The raging, out-of-control wildfires across Northern California have now killed at least 31 people, marking the deadliest week of wildfires in state history, officials said late Thursday. Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano said Thursday night that two more people have been confirmed dead there. That raises the statewide death total from 29 to 31. While no one fire currently burning has killed that many, collectively this is the deadliest series of simultaneous fires in the state since records have been kept."

Quote: "California's deadly wildfires have claimed the home of 'Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz but his widow has escaped the flames."

2017-10-12 - Man, president of Iceland, loses consciousness and collapses, breaks his nose:

Quote: "President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson had an accident last night. On his Facebook page he writes that 'as he was enjoying a hot and comfortable bath,' he fainted, fell and hurt himself."

Note: So he collapsed unconscious after he had contact with water. Same as all the people collapsing and/or dying in or near lakes, rivers, canals, beaches, swimming pools and such...

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2017-10-13 - Person found dead in burning car on Blue Ball Road near Ripponden (Britain):

2017-10-13 - Small plane bursts into flame, crashes into lake, near Cuilo (Angola), all 7 aboard killed:,d24f0f7c-17e9-4a84-9f8f-1d5d0c869dff.html

Quote: "He considered it very premature to advance the true causes, but that in communication between the aircraft and the tower on the malfunction in the engine followed by fire as well as adverse weather conditions."

Note: This is the 93rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-13 - Large pallet fire breaks out in industrial area in Fresno (California):

Quote: "Fresno City Fire put out a large pallet and plastic debris fire Friday afternoon. It started in the industrial area of Chestnut and McKinley Avenues approximately 2:00 p.m."

2017-10-13 - Huge pallet fire erupts in Lichtenberg, Berlin (Germany):

Quote: "Several hundred wooden pallets caught fire at a 1,000 square meter site in Alt-Hohenschönhausen, a district in Lichtenberg, Berlin, on October 13, sending billowing clouds of smoke up into the evening air."

2017-10-13 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, co-pilot, stewardess and passengers overcome, plane makes emergency landing in Paris (France):

Quote: "An easyJet flight to London with more than 100 people on board made an emergency landing after the co-pilot, a stewardess and some passengers were overcome by what the airline described as a 'smell event'. Flight EZY2278 from Palma, Mallorca, to Luton on October 3 was forced to divert to Paris where paramedics met the aircraft and the first officer was taken away in an ambulance."

2017-10-13 - Woman has 'medical issue' on passenger plane, plane diverts to Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "A flight carrying the Chicago Cubs to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico early Friday due to a medical issue on board."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-10-14 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame on Methilhaven Road in Leven (Scotland):

2017-10-14 - Auto parts factory heavily damaged by fire in Gurgaon (India):

2017-10-14 - California wildfires now 100 miles wide as death toll climbs to 40 with 300+ missing:

Quote: "The California wildfires raced toward wineries and the historic town of Sonoma on Saturday, chasing hundreds more people from their homes and threatening to roll back firefighters' modest gains against fires that stretched across a 100-mile swath of Northern California."

2017-10-14 - Fabric warehouse destroyed by huge fire in Boyle Heights area in coastal Los Angeles (California):

2017-10-14 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, near Hemet (California), 3 injured:

Quote: "Three people were hospitalized today in a vehicle fire that spread to brush on both sides of State Route 74 east of Hemet, prompting highway closures in both directions."

2017-10-14 - Golf cart bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, brush fire almost wipes out homes, in Redding (California):

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2017-10-15 - Unknown smell hits coastal areas in and around Portsmouth (Britain):

Quote: "We’re aware of a reported unusual smell in the areas of Gosport, Portsmouth, Fareham, Netley, Southampton and the Isle of Wight."

2017-10-15 - 2017 US firefighting costs hit record high:

Quote: "The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground crews and machinery required to fight them. The federal government spent more than $2.7 billion on firefighting in its most recently finished budget year, a record that far surpassed the previous high point of $2.1 billion set just two years ago."

2017-10-15 - Hundreds of wildfires raging across Portugal and northwestern Spain, state of emergency declared, 39+ killed:

Quote: "Late season wildfires that broke out over the weekend in Portugal have killed at least 35 people, including a 1-month-old infant, authorities said Monday, making 2017 by far the deadliest year on record for forest blazes in the country. In neighboring Spain, wildfires have also killed at least four people and prompted the evacuation of thousands in the northwest region of Galicia, as the remnants of winds from Hurricane Ophelia fanned the flames along Iberia's Atlantic coast. The fires returned to Portugal four months after a summer blaze claimed 64 lives in one night. The year's current total of 99 deaths is far higher than the previous annual record of 25, in 1966."

Note: Same exact scenario as in California, with high winds blowing off the ocean onto the western coast of the land mass followed by devastating fires...

2017-10-15 - Vacant salvage yard erupts in flame in Eugene (Oregon):

2017-10-15 - Landfill erupts in flame, spews toxic smoke, near the Ganges River in Ghazipur (India):

2017-10-15 - Pickup truck bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on I-15 near coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "Firefighters Sunday responded to a small blaze sparked by a car fire on Interstate 15. A white truck was reported to be on fire in the shoulder of southbound I- 15 at Carmel Mountain Road at 4:06 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol."

2017-10-15 - Car bursts into flame at 4:05 AM, ignites brush fire, near the Oakland Zoo in coastal Oakland (California):

Quote: "Crews were called to Elysian Fields and Golf Links Road at 4:05 a.m. and found a car fire extended into the vegetation when they arrived..."

Note: More brush fires caused by vehicle fires in coastal areas in California, a trend that's been accelerating over the last year or two...

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2017-10-16 - Electrical substation damaged by fire in coastal Marazion (Britain), blackouts ensue:

2017-10-16 - Landfill fire breaks out at 6:45 AM in Duckmanton (Britain):

2017-10-16 - Passenger has 'medical emergency' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in New Delhi (India):

Quote: "A Vietnamese Airlines (VNA) plane en route from Hanoi to Paris was forced to make an emergency landing in India on Monday (Vietnam time) after a passenger required urgent medical attention."

2017-10-16 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in coastal Dublin (Ireland):

Quote: "There was an emergency landing at Dublin Airport this morning after a report of smoke in the cockpit."

Note: This is the 94th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-16 - Multiple passenger planes diverted in Britain because of unknown odors, blamed on storm:

Quote: "Several flights to British airports have been diverted because of unusual odors on board thought to be associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia."

Note: Never seen that happen before and I'd have remembered it if I did...

2017-10-16 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, plane makes emergency landing at Hawarden Airport in Saltney Ferry (Britain):

Quote: "A plane has been forced to land at an airport in Flintshire after an 'unusual odour' was detected in the cockpit."

2017-10-16 - Mount Agung could erupt at any moment as volcanic activity soars and magma rises to the surface on the island of Bali (Indonesia):

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2017-10-17 - Boy, 17, has 'medical incident' at swimming pool, punches himself in the head, dies shortly later, in Lambton (Australia):

Quote: "Bystanders who came to the aid of a boy who died after suffering a 'medical incident' at a popular Newcastle pool were 'courageous' in their efforts to help the teenager, police said. It was understood the 17-year-old boy, who was in the company of a carer, began punching himself in the head and attempting to bang his head on the concrete path at the Lambton Pool on Tuesday evening when staff and bystanders restrained him..."

2017-10-17 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes on coastal Oak Island (North Carolina):

2017-10-17 - Refinery damaged by fire in coastal El Segundo (California):

2017-10-17 - Oil storage facility damaged by explosion and fire in La Salle County near Dilley (Texas), 2 injured:

2017-10-17 - Chemical factory heavily damaged by fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-10-17 - Multiple wildfires send people fleeing in Alberta and Saskatchewan (Canada):

Quote: "A second fire, ignited by a train that caught fire near the Agrium Plant, was burning near Highway 910 and Range Road 264."

2017-10-17 - Stedelijk Museum heavily damaged by exploding and burning humidifier at 12:15 AM in Zwolle (Netherlands):

2017-10-17 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, on US 101 near Nipomo (California):

Quote: "A car fire along the south side of Highway 101 near Nipomo is backing up traffic. CHP reported a vehicle on the side of the road was engulfed in flames around 9pm, which then spread to the nearby hillside."

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2017-10-18 - Giant methane craters appear for third consecutive year in Siberia (Russia):

Quote: "According to Russian geologists, the giant sinkholes were formed as a result of emissions of methane from the melting permafrost."

Quote: "Giant sinkholes in the ground formed as a result of emission of gas in the Yamal-Nenetsk autonomous region have grown in size in three years."

Note: I said when these first appeared in 2014 that this is the kind of event where if you see it happen once, it's highly likely it's going to happen again and again, and it is. It had actually already started before 2014, on the sea floor in the Arctic, with hundreds or even thousands of kilometer-wide methane seeps, but it took a little while before the problem spread to land. Now the only question is where ELSE the ground will begin exploding on land. I'd bet on Canada and/or Alaska, since both are already experiencing rapidly escalating permafrost melt...

2017-10-18 - Permafrost continues thawing in the northern regions of North America, and it's going to get much worse:

2017-10-18 - Two charred corpses found in burning ditch at 6:30 AM in Alexandria (Louisiana):

Quote: "On October 18, two bodies were found near the 5800 block of Old Boyce Road. According to RPSO, a call came in around 6:30 a.m. as a ditch fire. Deputies found human remains inside the fire."

2017-10-18 - Wildfires in Portugal have killed 41 people and injured 71 people:

Quote: "At least 41 people have died in Portugal, where firefighters are slowly gaining control over 15 major wildfires. The fires, which have ripped through the centre and north of the country, have been brought under control with the help of overnight rain and lighter winds. Portugal has begun three days of mourning for the victims as 71 people recover from injuries, 16 of them in a serious condition. There is one person still missing, officials have said. Jose Carlos Alexandrino, mayor of Oliveira do Hospital near Coimbra, told broadcaster RTP: 'Most of the victims were killed in their cars, but we also found them inside their houses. The whole city looked like a ball of fire, surrounded by flames on all sides.'"

2017-10-18 - Underground sewer fire breaks out in Great Falls (Montana):

2017-10-18 - Landfill fire breaks out just before 4:30 AM in Atherton (Britain):

2017-10-18 - Fruit plant devastated by massive inferno at 5:45 AM along the Columbia River in Bingen (Washington):

2017-10-18 - Septic building destroyed by fire on coastal Whitehead Island (Maine), nobody on the island:

Quote: "Authorities say no one was on the island when the fire broke out. The fire destroyed a small, wooden structure used for septic equipment."

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2017-10-19 - Unknown human-cat creature found in Malaysia:

Note: The authorities say it's a toy. Look at the video and watch it move, arch its neck, try to bite the hand of the person holding it. The latter indicates awareness of its surroundings. That's no toy. And if it were a toy then they'd have had no problem pointing to a web page where you could purchase one. Did they do that? Nope. I looked for it online myself and couldn't find anything remotely like that for sale anywhere, and if someone was selling these, they'd have ads up all over the place and they'd be making gobs of money and a name for themselves. So the authorities made up the toy story to hide the fact that this thing is real. I'm from the Show Me State - if they want to say it's a toy, fine, then show me a page where I can order one. It appears to be not a toy, but a genetic chimera, human-cat perhaps, or human-something anyway, something with claws and fangs, which was probably abandoned by its mother...

2017-10-19 - Unknown foul odor hits Cedar Rapids (Iowa):

Quote: "'Strange smell,' said Cedar Rapids Resident Bo Johnson. 'It's smelly. It's stinky.' 'It was nauseating,' said Tara Farris. 'It was really bad.' 'It just smelled awful. I thought somebody had passed gas,' said Trenton Richard. 'I don't know what it was but it was the most disgusting thing ever.' It's the sniff without a source that has people in Cedar Rapids on edge."

2017-10-19 - Unknown 'smell of gas' hits train in coastal Glasgow (Scotland):

Quote: "The rail company closed Dalmarnock Train Station at around 3.30pm on Thursday and cancelled low level services leaving from Glasgow Central Station while emergency services investigated a reported smell of gas. No gas was found and services resumed at 6.20pm."

Quote: "When we were passing through the tunnel between Bridgeton and Dalmarnock the smell of gas was intoxicating and I felt sick. Some folk were joking about not striking a match but I didn’t feel very comfortable passing through it. It was really strong and filled the whole train."

Quote: "A spokeswoman for ScotRail Alliance said investigations showed the smell was not the result of a gas leak."

Note: Excellent, not natural gas. So probably just some poison gas then...

2017-10-19 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire at 2 AM, 80+ scrap cars burn, in Red Lodge, near Mildenhall (Britain):

Quote: "The fire involved around 80-100 cars and they were all well alight when we arrived..."

2017-10-19 - Lakeside Kandawgyi Palace destroyed by massive fire at 3 AM in Yangon (Myanmar), 2+ killed:

2017-10-19 - California wildfire update - 42 killed, 7000 homes/businesses destroyed:$1b-in-damage-burn-7000-buildings/2551807/

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2017-10-20 - Woman, 24, found on fire along Highway 23 near Lake Superior College in Duluth (Minnesota):

Quote: "Lake Superior College officials tell WDIO-TV the 24-year-old woman was not a student or teacher. A passer-by saw the woman on fire along Highway 23 about 2 p.m. Thursday and extinguished the flames."

2017-10-20 - Woman, 34, found dead near or in burning dumpster just before 6 AM in Langley (Canada):

2017-10-20 - Passenger train engine bursts into flame near Davis Street station in Evanston (Illinois):

2017-10-20 - Passenger train bursts into flame between Tangier to Casablanca (Morocco):

2017-10-20 - US government urges laptop ban in checked bags on planes due to risk of explosion and fire:

2017-10-20 - Forecasters predict warmer-than-average winter in majority of the US:

Note: It was warmer than average in the Midwest last year too. Maybe they need to redefine 'average', cuz the times, they are a-changin'...

2017-10-20 - Oceans can rise in sudden bursts:

Quote: "Fossilized corals off Texas show that in the past, sea level rose several meters in just decades, probably due to collapsing glaciers..."

Note: Like the glaciers that have been begun collapsing all around the planet recently?

2017-10-20 - Scientists are watching China's glaciers disappear:

Quote: "We come up here each month to check it, to see how fast the glacier's melting. Each year, the glacier is 15 feet thinner."

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2017-10-21 - Person found dead in burning SUV near Henry Street in New London (Wisconsin), 2400 feet from the Thames River:

Quote: "Police say nothing appears suspicious at this time and the public is in not in danger."

2017-10-21 - Person found dead in burning minivan shortly after midnight on Wadena Street in Cleveland (Ohio):

2017-10-21 - Human CO2 emissions flatlined for third year in a row:

Note: And yet CO2 levels in the atmosphere are rising faster than they ever have. So what's that mean? That means that the Earth itself is adding CO2 to the atmosphere at an increasing rate and the human race is now irrelevant. Not quite as irrelevant as we'll be once we're all dead though...

2017-10-21 - Record heat expected in San Diego County (California):

Quote: The National Weather Service says that record heat and gusty Santa Ana winds could fan wildfires on Monday and Tuesday across San Diego County, where the weather has been unusually warm and the vegetation is dry."

Quote: "100-106 degrees on Monday and Tuesday [in Los Angeles]. Overnight lows in the 70s. Isolated lower 80s possible in the foothills."

Note: Wow, that's craaazy, 100F+ temps in late October! Must be that ice age I hear some people speaking of...

2017-10-21 - Four cars destroyed by fire while parked at condo building, fire spreads to building, in Valley Village (California):

Quote: "A fire on Saturday in Valley Village began with thrashing four vehicles — including a BMW 335i owned by Khiry Bright — before spreading to a condominium unit but resulted in no injuries."

2017-10-21 - Five cars go up in flames at 6 AM while parked at business in coastal Kent (Washington):

Quote: "Puget Sound Fire crews responded and doused a fire that burned five vehicles in a Kent car lot early Saturday morning. Flames were seen coming from a landscaping supply yard at the 700 block of North Central around 6 a.m."

2017-10-21 - Car bursts into flame, ignites brush fire, in coastal Ventura (California):

Quote: "The fire began as a car fire that spread to nearby brush and spread from there, according to the Ventura County Fire Department."

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2017-10-22 - Clothes and prayer mats mysteriously burst into flame at home in Kampung Penambang (Malaysia):

Quote: "Six years ago, Zainab Sulaiman and her family claimed to have suffered from 'paranormal activity', including mysterious fires at their home in Kampung Penambang Mas near Pantai Cahaya Bulan. The phenomena lasted for several months, resulting in the former petty trader and her family suffering huge losses, including the destruction of their wooden house and other valuable properties. Though still unable to explain the things that were happening to her family, Zainab was glad when the occurrences stopped. But the 80-year-old and her family are now suffering again, claiming that the paranormal activity began again last month. Zainab claimed unexplained fires again occurred, damaging her house and another belonging to her sister. 'The latest incident happened on Friday. I was at our rental homestay with my daughter Ropeah Zakaria, 50, and her three children, aged between 17 and 21, when suddenly five unexplained mysterious fires started to burn our clothes and prayer mats.'"

Note: On the east (downwind) side of a river near the coast. Here's a Google Maps link of the area. Clothing will adsorb methane and hydrogen sulfide. Once there's enough - and nobody will smell or see methane - then spontaneous combustion can occur. This problem is what's been killing the people who have themselves burst into flame (as opposed to homes or vehicles igniting and killing the occupants). This can happen to anything flammable and porous, like clothes, cardboard, dried wood. There's nothing paranormal about this - it's chemistry and physics...

2017-10-22 - Huge floating mass of plastic and styrofoam found off the coast of Honduras:

Note: Looks very landfill-ish. What do landfills produce? Hydrogen sulfide and methane...

2017-10-22 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, 12 vehicles burn, in Hempnall (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters have dealt with a fire involving 12 vehicles at a scrapyard. Norfolk fire and rescue service said appliances from Long Stratton, Carrow and Harleston attended the blaze at Hempnall, near Norwich, this afternoon."

2017-10-22 - Waste transfer station erupts in flame in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-10-22 - Wildfire rages on the island of Corsica (France):

2017-10-22 - Man, 61, has 'medical event', SUV veers off road, mows down bicyclists, in coastal Dewey Beach (Delaware), 940 feet from the ocean, 2 killed:

Quote: "Police: Driver suffered ‘acute medical event’"

2017-10-22 - More than 600,000 gallons of sewage escapes from sewer systems and spills into coastal Mobile Bay (Alabama):

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2017-10-23 - Hoverboard bursts into flame at 3 AM inside townhome, fire spreads, four homes destroyed, in Manchester (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Officials say a hoverboard is to blame for causing a fire that destroyed four homes and left 13 people displaced in Pennsylvania, according to WPMT."

2017-10-23 - Oil and gas facility damaged by fire near Santa Maria (California):

2017-10-23 - Fires becoming significantly more destructive across Utah:

Quote: "This year's fire season in Utah is turning out be to be much more destructive than last year. According to the latest figures for the 2017 fire season, there has been a huge increase in the number of urban fires, acres burned and homes destroyed across the state..."

Note: Obviously it's not just Utah. The worst fires in California history this year, the biggest fires in BC history in Canada this year, the biggest wildfire in Kansas history this spring before fire season began, the deadliest fires in history by far in Portugal, a bizarre long-lasting fire in Greenland, fires burning across Siberia, the Amazon forest burning up in Brazil, massive coastal fires in Crimea and Chile, etc, etc. What's happening is a planetary extinction event, not a localized Utah problem...

2017-10-23 - Car bursts into flame at 1:24 AM while parked at apartments, fire spreads to building, in Castle Creek (New York):

Quote: "Officials are investigating the cause of a fire at an apartment house in Castle Creek. Firefighters from seven departments responded to the blaze on Hyde Street at 1:24 a.m. October 23, which appeared to have started as a car fire and spread to the building."

2017-10-23 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, home scorched too, in coastal Egg Harbor Township (New Jersey):

2017-10-23 - Electric bike bursts into flame in living room at home on Airlie Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Airlie Street, Hull. Mon 23 Oct 2017 13:33 (No:22950) Electric bike involved in fire in living room of property. Two hose reel, four BA, and PPV fan in use. Electrics isolated by Fire Service. Smoke detectors actuated."

2017-10-23 - Volcano Stromboli erupts, launches lava bombs, off the coast of Italy:

Quote: "A strong explosion occurred at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 14:04 UTC on Monday, October 23, 2017, ejecting bombs on a vast area around the crater. There were no people near the volcano at the time of the explosion and there are no reports of damage or injuries."

2017-10-23 - Pyrosomes spreading as far north as Alaska:

Quote: "Researchers at NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center are reporting a never-before-seen phenomenon in Alaska waters—an influx of strange organisms that resemble flattened, translucent sea pickles. It may sound like déjà vu. A similar story made headlines along the West Coast last summer, but this is a new situation for Alaska. Scientists call these jelly-like organisms pyrosomes. The creatures typically live in tropical waters around the world, occasionally emerging a little farther north in sub-tropical waters. But no one has ever recorded pyrosomes as far north as Alaska."

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2017-10-24 - Rotten egg odor hits area in Keene (New Hampshire):

Quote: "An area of Keene has been deemed safe after city police and fire officials responded to multiple calls about a gas-like odor Tuesday morning. The first call came in about 9:45 a.m. from the Cheshire County Courthouse at 33 Winter St., where someone reported a propane-like smell outside the building. Three additional calls then came in from properties on Summer and Castle streets reporting the smell, too. Three fire engines from Keene responded to the scene. The odor was ruled 'unfounded' after officials used a detection device on each street and found no levels of gas. Lt. Caleb Dodson said the odor could be smelled in the Cheshire County Courthouse. 'You could smell it outside and inside," Dodson said. 'It came in through the windows.' Dodson said the odor dispersed, and the source wasn't identified."

Note: Just east (downwind) of the Ashuelot River Reservoir. Not propane or natural gas, but smelled like rotten eggs, soooo...?

2017-10-24 - 'Gas odor' hits shopping center in Carlisle (Pennsylvania):

Quote: "Crews were called to report of a gas odor at a shopping center in Carlisle. According to 911 dispatchers, Carlisle Fire and EMS units responded Tuesday night to the Premier Rental Purchase at Carlisle Crossing and cleared the scene an hour later. No injuries were reported."

2017-10-24 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Birmingham (Alabama):

Quote: "An American Airlines flight was forced to return to Birmingham early Monday morning after the pilot reported smoke in the cabin."

Note: This is the 95th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-24 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-10-24 - Underground electrical fire breaks out on Newgate Street in Cottingham (Britain):

Quote: "An underground electricity supply in East Yorkshire caught fire. A spokesperson for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to Newgate Street, Cottingham, after reports of a fire at about 9.45am yesterday. An underground electricity supply in the street was on fire, and the flames spread to nearby bushes."

2017-10-24 - Electrical substation damaged by explosion and fire in Thebarton (Australia), 5 miles from the coast:

2017-10-24 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, numerous junk vehicles and boats burn, in coastal Bourne (Massachusetts):

Quote: "When firefighters arrived, they found that five campers, three boats, and two trucks had caught fire, Cody said. A pile of vehicles near the back of the junkyard consisting of the trucks, boats and all but one of the campers, had caught fire, he said. Another camper about 60 feet away was also on fire, Cody said."

2017-10-24 - In separate incidents, within 2 hours, SUV and car burst into flame while parked in Brenham (Texas):

Note: Also see the two tractor trailers that went up in flames at the same time but around 5 miles apart on this day near Fontana (California), as well as the two tractor trailers that went up in flames within 50 minutes on this day on either side of Katherine (Australia). These events are obviously not coincidences. But what could these multi-vehicle but 'separate' fires have in common? The atmosphere. That's it, nothing else...

2017-10-24 - Heat records obliterated across southern California:

Quote: "Temperatures took off at LAX Tuesday morning, and they didn’t even need a runway. The National Weather Services reported 104 degrees at the airport, upping the previous record set on this date in 1965 — 96 degrees. But that wasn’t the only record melting away on Tuesday as a heat wave that began baking Southern California continued its second day. In fact, the NWS  Twitter feed was essentially a list of broken records."

Quote: "Temperatures reached 108 degrees in San Luis Obispo, shattering the previous record of 103 set in 1959, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey. Santa Maria also saw a record high temperature for the second straight day Tuesday, coming in at 102 degrees and passing the previous mark of 97 set in 1965, Lindsey said."

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2017-10-25 - 'Smell of gas' hits area in coastal Timaru (New Zealand):

Quote: "Washdyke station officer Trevor Chapman said he suspected the smell had come from the sewers."

Note: So it was probably 'sewer gas', e.g. hydrogen sulfide. It might have blown in off the ocean, like the hydrogen sulfide hitting Huntington Beach and surrounding areas in California, or maybe it blew in off the ocean, infiltrated the sewer system and then came back out. Either way, there's some deadly poison gas blowing around town...

2017-10-25 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes on the Jersey Shore (New Jersey):

Quote: "A loud boom and shaking sensation was reported throughout Southern New Jersey on Wednesday morning that baffled people from the Shore to Burlington County."

Quote: "Someone who answered the phone at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst said it was possible the cause was a supersonic jet flying off the coast. But they added that MDL does not have jets capable of breaking the sound barrier."

Quote: "But the Navy had no training operations in the area this morning, said Lt. Liza Dougherty, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman."

Quote: "And it wasn't something from the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, said Dawn Nickerson-Banez, a spokeswoman there. The base does not have supersonic jets."

Quote: "And it likely wasn't a meteorite crashing to Earth, said Harold Connolly Jr., the chair of Rowan University's geology department who studies asteroids and meteorites. He told NJ Advance Media that he hadn't seen any reports of regarding an object falling from space."

Note: Well, now we know all the things it wasn't, but that doesn't leave a whole lot. One thing they haven't eliminated as a cause is an atmospheric explosion, probably of methane. There is enough methane dissociating right off the East Coast there to cause 250,000 ten-kiloton explosions. If it bubbles out of the water, hits the atmosphere, auto-ignites and explodes, nobody would SEE the explosion if it's past the horizon, but they might still hear the sound and feel the explosion shaking the ground. Either way, once that 5 trillion pounds of methane really starts spewing out of the ocean off the East Coast, it's probably not gonna be very fun to be on the East Coast or in western Europe...

2017-10-25 - Underground electrical fire hits Elgin (Illinois):

2017-10-25 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits Hartford (Connecticut):

2017-10-25 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at 3:30 AM at the Queensborough Bridge in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

Quote: "The bridge was shut down completely around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday after a fire was discovered coming from a manhole under the bridge."

2017-10-25 - Around 40 high-end collector cars destroyed by huge fire before 4 AM in Langley (Canada), nobody there:

Quote: "A massive fire in Langley is believed to have destroyed about 40 collector cars this morning. Firefighters had a real fight on their hands when they showed up to the scene."

Quote: "It is estimated that the total collection is (was) worth about $3 million."

Note: Forty cars, forty times the chance that one ignites and destroys them all...

Category: Variety Pack

2017-10-26 - Unknown 'smell of gas' hits broad area across coastal Fareham (Britain):

Quote: "Engineers are investigating the cause of a ‘strong smell’ which has been wafting across the Fareham area today. Fareham Borough Council said it had received reports of the odd stench and that SGN staff looking into the cause."

Quote: "We have received reports of a strong smell of gas across Fareham. Gas engineers are on site investigating this."

Quote: "SGN have said there’s nothing so far to suggest came from its network."

Quote: "People on social media reported smelling gas in Titchfield Common, Park Gate and Locks Heath as well as in the town centre."

Note: This is at least the third time this city's been hit by an unknown rotten egg odor in just the last few months...

2017-10-26 - Unknown 'chemical smell' hits coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

Quote: "Fire crews have been called to Ryde to investigate a chemical smell. Crews rushed to a building on St Thomas Street following reports of the strange smell. An Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue service spokesperson said crews remained at the scene."

Note: Ryde is about 8 miles south of Fareham, across The Solent (body of water) from Fareham. Here's a Google Maps link of the area...

2017-10-26 - Unknown 'gas smell' hits university building in Rochester (Minnesota):

Quote: "Three fire companies used hazardous materials monitors with gas detecting capability to walk through the entire building, but were unable to find any issues, Jungels said. All gas-burning appliances were checked, including the kitchen and roof top units, but no issues were found. Minnesota Energy responded to assist with the investigation; no gas was detected."

Note: Natural gas is odorless, so they add methyl mercaptan to it, which smells like rotten eggs. Methyl mercaptan is made with hydrogen sulfide. So people are confusing the smell of methyl mercaptan, the odorant added to propane and natural gas, with hydrogen sulfide. That's why so many people have reported 'smelling gas' but when responders or workers show up, they don't detect any natural gas. Natural gas detectors won't detect hydrogen sulfide. This has been happening over and over. Eventually there will be so much hydrogen sulfide blowing around that people will be dropping dead like flies, going insane, and fires and explosions will be rampant. Nobody on the surface of the Earth will be surviving that. We're just seeing who dies in what order as the credits for the Human Race Movie scroll by...

2017-10-26 - Unknown sulfury sewer odor blowing around in coastal Goleta (California):

2017-10-26 - Students sickened and develop skin rashes, unknown cause, at school in Barnsley (Britain):

2017-10-26 - Around 19 people sicken at office building, unknown cause, in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma):

Quote: "What caused 19 people to get sick and nearly 100 to be evacuated from an Oklahoma City building Thursday is still a mystery. KOCO’s Sky 5 flew over as employees were evacuated from the city’s Finance and Technology building on Main Street and Walker Avenue. 'We had a report that there were people on the second floor who were sick,' Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson told KOCO. After nine employees said they were feeling dizzy and light-headed, fire officials evacuated the second floor."

2017-10-26 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane returns to Krasnojarsk (Russia):

Quote: "Updated: 2017-10-26 21:05:08 GMT A UTAir Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, flight UT-132 from Krasnojarsk to Tomsk (Russia) with 67 people on board, was climbing out of Krasnojarsk when the crew reported smell of smoke in the cabin and decided to return for a safe landing."

Note: This is the 96th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-26 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame at 6:30 AM, 100+ scrap cars burn, in Clarksville (Indiana):

2017-10-26 - Fireworks factory devastated by explosions and fire near coastal Jakarta (Indonesia), 47+ killed, dozens injured:

Quote: "Two explosions and a fire at a fireworks factory on the western outskirts of Indonesia’s capital killed 47 people and injured dozens on Thursday (Oct 26), police said, and the death toll was expected to rise."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-10-27 - Unknown odor sickens people in coastal Seaford (Britain):

Quote: "People in a coastal town have been advised to stay in and keep doors and windows shut after reports of a noxious odour. The emergency services issued the warning as people in Seaford, East Sussex, complained of stinging eyes and feeling sick on Friday evening."

Quote: "Around 150 people were treated for breathing problems, stinging eyes and vomiting after a toxic 'mist' hit a town just six miles away from Seaford in August. The mystery gas was blown ashore leaving people in Birling Gap, East Sussex, suffering illness."

Note: Seaford is about 55 miles due east of coastal Fareham as the gas blows, which was just hit by a rotten egg odor the day prior, the same day as an unknown odor hit coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight just south of Fareham across The Solent, both events mentioned in the 2017-10-26 update...

2017-10-27 - Metal recycling center hit by fire at industrial estate 435 feet from the River Medway in Strood (Britain):

Quote: "Kent Fire and Rescue Service has been called to a fire at a scrap metal yard on the Medway City Estate in Strood. Residents living in the close area of the Medway City Estate are being encouraged to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution. Fire control has received a number of calls regarding the large black plume of smoke that can be seen above the fire."

2017-10-27 - Refinery under construction damaged by fire in Tehran (Iran), 6 killed, 2 injured:

2017-10-27 - Underground fire breaks out at landfill in Pasco (Washington):

2017-10-27 - Underground electrical fire and explosion hits Sheffield (Britain):

2017-10-27 - Four warehouses destroyed by fire shortly after 4 AM at potato business in Edinburg (North Dakota):

Quote: "Valley-Edinburg Public Schools have used the warehouses in the past to store buses there. It’s unclear whether any buses were in the building at the time of the fire."

2017-10-27 - Wildfire rages near coastal St Helens (Australia):

Quote: "A large air tanker has waterbombed a bushfire near St Helens on Tasmania's east coast this afternoon, as nearby residents prepare for threatening conditions on Saturday. The blaze on Argonaut Road has already burnt 7,500 hectares of vegetation, and crews remain on high alert with the fire danger rating expected to escalate over the weekend."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-10-28 - RV goes up in flames at 3:55 AM and kills person in Colorado Springs (Colorado):

Note: This is the 515th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-28 - Mysterious explosion reported from Miranda to Myers Flat (California):

2017-10-28 - Mysterious fires erupting and burning forests across Kashmir (India):

Quote: "Mysterious serial fires have engulfed dozens of acres of dense forest cover for the past two months at multiple places in north Kashmir's Kehmil, Zangli and Langate forest divisions, damaging region's precious ecology and threatening people living of the foothills of the these forests. Reports said flames emerging from burning bushes have damaged scores of famed deodar and fir trees besides the medicinal herbs at Karnah, Handwara, Bangus Nowgam forests, 30th, 31st, and 32nd forest compartments at Divar Anderbough, 19th forest compartment at Sogam Lolab, Andernaad Gagal forests, Zab Khurhama Lolab forests, Cheepora Lolab forests, Rangath forests of Hayhama belt, and Redi Panzgam forest belt behind Border Security Force Battle School."

2017-10-28 - Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park ravaged by largest fire in its history in Brazil:

2017-10-28 - Landfill fire breaks out in East Cleveland (Ohio):

2017-10-28 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, crew sickened, at Logan Airport in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Quote: "An American Airlines flight from Logan Airport was delayed Saturday afternoon after all six crew members reported a smell on board the plane and requested medical attention, a spokesperson for the airline said."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-10-29 - Government holds meeting to figure out how to stop landfill fires, in Delhi (India):

Note: The only way I can think of to stop the landfill fires is to put the landfills inside some gigantic chambers that contain no oxygen. Without oxygen there will be no fires. Or put the landfills on the Moon. Otherwise, they're gonna continue to have more and more landfill fires, regardless of how many meetings they have...

2017-10-29 - Huge rise in wildfires hits Europe:

2017-10-29 - Passenger plane hit by galley fire, plane makes emergency landing at Logan Airport in coastal Boston (Massachusetts):

Note: The crew of a passenger plane was just sickened by an unknown odor on the tarmac at Logan Airport the day prior too, mentioned in the 2017-10-28 update. This is the 96th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-29 - Around 400 motorcycles destroyed by fire in the wee hours at 3 businesses in Indore (India):

Quote: "Today morning a fire broke out in three vehicle shops located in Agrasen Chouraha area in which approximate 400 two-wheelers were gutted. As per information, the blaze started in one of these shops, and quickly spread to the other two adjacent outlets. The shops were being used to sell second hand vehicles, most of them two-wheelers. The vehicles were parked close to each other inside these shops, as a result the flames spread rapidly."

2017-10-29 - Jetty ignites on waterfront along Wharf Road in coastal Gravesend (Britain):

Quote: "Kent Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call at 7.19am to reports that a jetty in Wharf Road, Gravesend was on fire. Three fire engines and a fire launch were immediately sent. This is a tidal boat which can fight fires from the water but was returned to station as it was not required. Crews dealt with the fire which involved tyres and asbestos sheeting that was alight on the waters edge."

2017-10-29 - Massive mulch and grass fire breaks out at business near the Missouri River in Kansas City (Missouri):

Category: Other Stories Of Interest

2017-10-30 - Unknown 'gas odor' hits school in coastal West Haven (Connecticut):

Quote: "West Haven Police and the West Haven Board of Education say that West Haven High School, at 1 Mcdonough Plaza, was evacuated due to a gas odor. However, the superintendent says that students are already back inside the building after there was no leak discovered."

2017-10-30 - Unknown 'gas odor' hits school in Fort Wayne (Indiana):

Quote: "Students at Portage Middle School in Fort Wayne had to be evacuated due to the smell of gas in the building. A school employee told WOWO News this morning the students were moved to Lindley Elementary School next door shortly before 7:30am while employees searched the building for the source of the smell. The students were allowed back in the school shortly before 8am, after an all-clear was given. Another school employee tells WOWO News nothing was found in the search."

2017-10-30 - Unknown odor hits coastal Plymouth (Britain):

2017-10-30 - Unknown odor hits coastal Batumi (Georgia):

Quote: "There is no specific smell in the city today. But for 2 days, according to  the Batumi citizens the unpleasant smell was bothering and in the different districts of the town smelt strong. What is the reason for the smell, our news crew is contacting several agencies. According to the press service of the Environmental Supervision Department information, the investigation was launched, but no specific offense has been fixed yet. The Batumi City Hall says that the issue is beyond their competence. As for the port, there is no factor in the oil pipeline in the port during the last days, and at this stage only dry cargo is being dropped. Batumi terminal eliminates fact."

2017-10-30 - Sewer gas leaking from drain on Brooklands Avenue in coastal Filey (Britain), 600 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "Brooklands Avenue, Filey  Time 11:39 Crews from Filey investigated a report of smoke coming from a drain near on Brooklands Avenue. After investigation this was confirmed as sewer gas escaping from the drain. The incident was reported to the council to follow up."

2017-10-30 - Atmospheric CO2 and methane levels rising faster than ever:

Quote: "Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years."

Quote: "As far as direct and proxy observations can tell, such abrupt changes in the atmospheric levels of CO2 have never before been seen."

Quote: "Scientists warns concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at 'a record-breaking speed' last year, as fears over feedback loops grow..."

Note: So the fact that HUMAN emissions have flatlined didn't slow things down. On the contrary, emissions are rising faster than ever. So humans are irrelevant. The Earth is running amok now. We may have gotten the train rolling down the track but the train is speeding out of control with nobody at the helm at this point and there are no brakes. Next stop, Extinctionville!

2017-10-30 - Man in his 30s has 'medical condition' and collapses on scaffolding in coastal Burleigh Heads (Australia):

2017-10-30 - Woman collapses at business in coastal Colwyn Bay (Britain):

2017-10-30 - Man, 76, starts losing consciousness at 1:47 AM on boat near coastal Bermuda:

Quote: "A boater was taken to hospital after he contacted the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service in a semi-conscious state on Sunday morning. According to a Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesman, the 76-year-old, who was unaware of his exact location, called for urgent medical help at 1.47am. The BFRS requested assistance locating the man’s sailing boat, believed to be in St George’s Harbour, and marine police unit Rescue One was sent out."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-10-31 - RV goes up in flames and kills couple in Geneva (Alabama), 1500 feet from Live Oak Cutoff (stream):

Quote: "An RV fire in Geneva claimed the lives of two people Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded to the fully-engulfed RV located at 305 East Smith Avenue at approximately 7:35 a.m. The victims were identified as Samantha Faye Loyd, 30, and Stancil Earl Jacobs, 44. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Foul play is not suspected at this time."

Note: This is the 518th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-10-31 - Mysterious explosion alarms people at 1:15 AM in Davenport (Iowa):

Quote: "One viewer said they heard it on Denison by the fairgrounds. They said it sounded like a bomb. A KWQC producer also reported being woken up by the 'boom' around 1:15 a.m. She lives in the area of Genesis West Hospital, but couldn't tell where the sound came from."

2017-10-31 - Underground electrical fire and explosions damage SUV in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "Two manholes exploded on the Upper East Side early Tuesday, turning an SUV into a charred wreck and ripping up the street but causing no injuries, police say. Fire officials initially said one person was hurt in the 8:30 a.m. blasts near an apartment building on East 73rd Street, but police later said no one was injured. Con Edison said a manhole fire caused two covers to explode, though there was no electrical work or construction in the area at the time and authorities do not know what caused it."

2017-10-31 - Transformer explodes and burns in Khatloi (India), 14 killed, 7 injured:

2017-10-31 - Refinery rocked by explosion in coastal Texas City (Texas):

2017-10-31 - California wildfire update - 43 killed, 14,000 homes burned, $3.3 billion in claims:

1 comment:

  1. The only story that has been found to be "incomplete" is the LA shooting. Here we are a month after the deadliest shooting in US history and not only do we still not have any answers, the entire story has been completely dropped by the msm like it never happened.

    Independent investigators are running out of eye-witnesses, as they keep inconveniently DYING in odd ways.

    It seems to be yet another "false flag op" by the people who are supposed to be protecting us, like so many others since the JFK HIT.

    Are we supposed to fuggetabotit? Wink-wink, know-what-ah-mean, aye, aye, say-na-more . . .

    I don't see things improving along these lines, if "they" get away with this (too).