Friday, December 1, 2017

2017 - NOV - Spotlight Stories

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-01 - Hydrogen sulfide smog hits Lahore (Pakistan):

Quote: "Experts said that greenhouse effect, Hydrogen Sulphide and 'high level reading' of pollution in the air were the major reasons of dense smog in the provincial metropolis."

2017-11-01 - 'Gas odor' hits school in Parker (Colorado), kids sent home:

Quote: "A gas smell at Southeast Christian School in Parker has ended classes for the day. There have been no reports of sick students, but parents have been asked to pick up their kids, Parker Police said in a tweet."

2017-11-01 - Unknown odor hits Gloucester (Britain), near the River Severn:

Quote: "Some think it is a bit fishy? Others can only smell tripe but there's one thing pretty much everyone agrees on today - there is a really weird smell in Gloucester. It is especially bad in Quedgeley and along the Bristol Road with some people taking to social media to complain about the pong."

2017-11-01 - Mysterious explosion and flash of light shakes homes in Bridgewater Township (New Jersey), 14 miles from the coast:

Quote: "A Bridgewater resident's home video surveillance captured a bright flash followed by a loud boom heard across the township Wednesday night."

2017-11-01 - Refinery damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in Baton Rouge (Louisiana):

2017-11-01 - Chemical plant hit by fire, building under construction burns, in Gales Ferry area in Ledyard (Connecticut):

2017-11-01 - Thermal power plant rocked by explosion in Unchahar (India), 29+ killed, 85 injured:

2017-11-01 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Bedminster (Britain):

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-02 - Foul odor hits school in Las Vegas (Nevada), school evacuated:

Quote: "Las Vegas Fire and Rescue investigated reports of a foul odor at Ralph Cadwallader Middle School, near Elkhorn Road and Buffalo Drive."

Quote: "After an extensive search of the school by firefighters of the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Hazardous Materials Response Team and technicians of Southwest Gas, nothing unusual or out of the ordinary was found in the school. Crews took extra precautions after two students were transported to local hospitals after complaining of difficulty breathing."

Quote: "Two kids were taken to an area hospital by LVFR for unrelated pre-existing medical issues."

2017-11-02 - Unknown chemical-sewage smell hits Des Moines (Iowa):

Quote: "One of those complaints came from the center of downtown near the Civic Center, and the caller described the odor as a chemical smell. The other was a sewage smell along East Walnut."

2017-11-02 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in coastal San Diego (California):

Quote: "Geologist and Weather Expert Dr. Pat Abbott told Fox 5 it's likely the answer lies above us. 'If anything happened in the ground we would have known, because we monitor that.  So, that means it’s up in the atmosphere,' said Dr. Abbott."

Quote: "USGS did not report any earthquakes in the area around that time. A training session at Camp Pendleton was scheduled for Thursday, although military officials said the impact from live mortar fire would not be felt or heard to the degree it was reported. A local rock quarry told Fox 5, a blast was conducted, but it was yesterday. U.S. Navy officials said jets launched off the U.S.S. Carl Vinson, but it wasn't until after 11 a.m."

Quote: "In Skyline, a woman heard the boom just before 11 a.m. '[I heard it] about 15 minutes ago. Not sure of the direction. But my house shook and my curtains blew inward.'"

Note: So all the military possibilities were eliminated, it wasn't an earthquake, and it wasn't quarry work. The windows blowing inward was the result of a shockwave from an explosion though, probably somewhere off the coast. San Diego is about 80 miles southeast of Huntington Beach, where hydrogen sulfide's been blowing in off the ocean and a committee has been formed to find out why, last mentioned in the 2017-10-02 update. When the ocean belches up gases, it's likely to be a combination of methane and hydrogen sulfide, both explosively flammable. If the concentration is high enough, then the bubble of gas may auto-ignite and explode as soon as it reaches the atmosphere at the surface of the ocean. If it's not concentrated enough for auto-ignition then it may just blow ashore and induce fires or 'electrical explosions' and/or sicken or kill people. So the explosion might actually have been a good thing, in a way - some gases would burn off in the explosion and the explosion itself would help disperse whatever was left. Still, poison gas blowing ashore, huge shockwave-generating explosions, record-breaking 'blast furnace' type wildfires destroying large swaths of land, cars regularly bursting into flame and igniting brush fires, these are obviously not good signs...

2017-11-02 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane returns to coastal Cork (Ireland):

Quote: "An investigation is underway after smoke was discovered on an Aer Lingus flight earlier. The plane was directed back to Cork Airport after smoke was discovered on-board. It is believed it was found in the cockpit of the Aer Lingus plane, which was en-route to London Heathrow."

Note: This is the 99th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-02 - Plague outbreak plunges Madagascar into a state of emergency:

2017-11-02 - Chemical plant heavily damaged by huge fire at 1 AM in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-11-02 - Mattress foam factory heavily damaged by fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

Category: Other Stories Of Interest

2017-11-03 - Unknown 'sweet odor' hits area in Valdosta (Georgia):

Quote: "'At 7:10 pm a citizen called 911 to report an unidentifiable odor in the area of Clay and Howell Roads. According to Lowndes County Emergency Management Director, Ashley Tye, multiple public safety agencies are currently conducting an investigation to determine the origin of the odor. As a precaution, citizens in the area are being asked to remain inside with doors and windows closed.'"

Quote: "Paulk stated the odor was reportedly 'sweet smelling' but dissipated before the source could be found."

Note: At LOW concentrations hydrogen sulfide smells like rotten eggs. At non-trivial concentrations many people report the smell as 'flowery' or 'sweet' or 'sickly sweet' or like 'licorice' and sometimes just 'chemically'. I've smelled that odor myself, twice. Once was when some workers were pumping crap out of some porta-potties into an open sewer manhole at a construction site, and the other time I smelled it was during the wee hours just walking down a street, and there was no logical source for it that time other than that there was simply a cloud of poison gas blowing by in the atmosphere. In both cases I immediately held my breath, turned 90 degrees and got as far away as I could before taking another breath. When it smells 'sweet', that's when you may be in imminent danger of dying. You'd think that such a deadly poisonous gas would smell just horrible at ANY concentration, but it really doesn't smell that bad at higher concentrations, which makes it even more insidious. And your ability to smell it fades rapidly too, because of 'olfactory fatigue' or 'olfactory paralysis', which makes it yet more insidious.

The most insidious aspect of all though is that you can get poisoned on one day but not drop dead until 2 or 3 days later, which makes it very easy for 'the authorities' to disguise the deaths as 'natural causes' or 'heart attacks' or 'Sudden Adult Death Syndrome' or 'untimely death', and that also makes the poisoning/dying look somewhat more random than it actually is. Of course, because hydrogen sulfide is water-soluble, contaminated water can kill you too, and you may very well have no smell at all to warn you in that case. Any water that comes from a source that's exposed to the atmosphere could be contaminated now, including rainwater, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, oceans, wells, even municipal water supplies. Another insidious way to die is this: 1) a cloud of gas blows through, probably in the wee hours, and coats matter like grass, vehicles, railings, trash, doorknobs, etc, via adsorption; 2) you touch that invisibly-contaminated matter, getting invisible poison on your fingers/hands; 3) you eat food or rub your eyes with your contaminated fingers/hands. And you still may not drop dead for 2 or 3 days. You definitely won't smell it when you're smearing poison onto your fingers/hands by touching something that itself has poison smeared on it, which could be pretty much anything nowadays, especially outdoor stuff.

Don't expect your government to tell you anything about this. They can't protect you, so it's to their advantage if you're ignorant of what's happening - or at least remain quiet about what's happening - and die randomly like everyone else. That's the status quo and they aren't going to disturb it. Of course, the wheels do fall off that wagon of deception at some point, regardless, since there's no way people are going to remain oblivious until the very last person dies. It's really just a question of how many people will still be alive when people wake up. And on a personal level, it's a question of whether YOU will still be alive - and whether you would even want to be - when people wake up.

2017-11-03 - Unknown vapor sickens several people at business in Conway (South Carolina):

Quote: "Crews discovered that vapor had filled the building, not smoke, and now rescue crews are treating victims suffering from breathing difficulties."

2017-11-03 - Ocean turns black and emits stench in coastal Pattinapakkam (India):

2017-11-03 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #78, October 28th to November 2nd 2017:

2017-11-03 - Arctic sea ice volume hits lowest level ever recorded for this time of year:

2017-11-03 - Massive government report says climate is warming and humans are the cause:

2017-11-03 - Report says impact of climate change on humans 'potentially irreversible':

Note: Drop the 'potentially' for increased honesty...

2017-11-03 - Guy McPherson on abrupt climate change:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-04 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame, fire gets big, in coastal Bootle (Britain):

2017-11-04 - Gas well explodes and burns in Robertson County (Texas):

2017-11-04 - Wildfire breaks out in Chailuri (Georgia):

Quote: "An unusually high number of wildfires occurred in Georgian forests this summer. The largest one was in Borjomi Gorge that burnt for seven days before being put out in late August. An investigation is underway to find out the causes of frequent forest fires in Georgia this year."

2017-11-04 - Wood pellet warehouse destroyed by huge fire in Massena (New York), 2100 feet from the Raquette River:

2017-11-04 - Around 20 tons of plastic bales go up in flames on Redhills Road in Milton (Britain):

2017-11-04 - Laptop bursts into flame inside home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Londonderry (New Hampshire):

2017-11-04 - Sauna bursts into flame in the St. Croix Casino Lodge in Danbury (Wisconsin), near the St. Croix River:

2017-11-04 - Clubhouse destroyed at Tapatio Springs Resort near Boerne (Texas):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-05 - Recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in Walsall (Britain):

2017-11-05 - Cars and car showroom go up in flames in Rajkot (India):

2017-11-05 - Passenger train bursts into flame in coastal Quezon City (Philippine Islands):

2017-11-05 - At least 40 luxury RVs go up in flames at 2:41 AM while parked at business in Junction City (Oregon):

Quote: "A fire sparked at Premier RV Services in Junction City on Sunday morning, causing damage to more than 40 luxury motor homes at the storage facility. Fire crews worked through the night to contain the large structure fire, and officials are saying this fire will result in millions of dollars worth of damages."

Quote: "Gary Obermire, a co-owner of the RV business who was reached by phone late Sunday afternoon, said the fire took place in a single, 65,000-square-foot building and caused upward of $10 million in damage."

2017-11-05 - RVs, RV storage facility and race car parts business destroyed by huge fire in Tyler (Texas):

Quote: "Residents who live at the CubeSmart Self Storage, at 12324 Highway 155 South, called in the fire that appeared to have started where RV’s and motor homes are stored, according to fire officials. McCoy-Wasson said the roof collapsed and officials are not sure how many RVs were damaged or destroyed by the fire. McCoy-Wasson said high winds are blamed for spreading the fire to the nearby Racer’s Choice Inc., 12001 County Road 1114, a business that manufactures parts and safety equipment for race cars."

Quote: "The roof collapsed so they are not sure how many RVs were damaged or destroyed by the fire."

Note: I'll just call it two RVs, but I'm sure that's conservative. Some of these places store dozens of RVs, or more. These are the 523rd-564th RVs to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-05 - Lawn tractor bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, garage and vehicle destroyed, home heavily damaged, in Pughkeepsie (New York):

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-06 - 'Gas odor' hits school near Lake Orlando in Orlando (Florida):

2017-11-06 - US Navy P-8A Poseidon airplane bursts into flame after takeoff in coastal Corpus Christi (Texas):

Quote: "Emergency crews were called out to the Corpus Christi International Airport just after noon Monday after a plane's engine caught fire upon takeoff and had to circle back to land. According to CCIA officials, a U.S. Navy 737 jet that took off from the airport circled around after a problem was reported with its left engine during takeoff. The jet circled around and landed back on the same runway, where emergency crews were on standby but were not needed. Witnesses called 3News reporting a low-flying plane approaching the airport with flames coming from its engine."

Note: This is the 100th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-06 - Yacht goes up in flames and kills man while docked in coastal San Pedro (California):

Quote: "A man found on a burning yacht was taken in critical condition to a hospital, where he died, authorities said Monday."

Note: This is the 951st boat/ship to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-06 - Electrical business destroyed by fire just before 6 AM in Westville (Illinois), nobody there:

2017-11-06 - Commercial building heavily damaged by fire shortly before 1:30 AM in coastal Los Angeles (California), nobody there:

2017-11-06 - Minibike bursts into flame at 2:45 AM on Estcourt Street in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Estcourt Street, Hull. Mon 6 Nov 2017 02:45 (No:24191) Fire involving mini motorcycle. One hose reel in use."

2017-11-06 - Wooden posts go up in flames at 11:02 PM on Dringshaw in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Dringshaw, Hull. Mon 6 Nov 2017 23:02 (No:24307) Wooden posts on fire. Hose reel in use."

2017-11-06 - Wood chippings go up in flames on The Ridings in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "The Ridings, Hull. Mon 6 Nov 2017 18:58 (No:24284) Wood chippings on fire. Scotty Backpack and hose reel in use."

2017-11-06 - Washing machine bursts into flame at home on Mullion Close in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Mullion Close, Hull. Mon 6 Nov 2017 18:21 (No:24271) Fire involving washing machine. 2 BA and hose reel in use. Natural ventilation of property."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-07 - Unknown odor evacuates school in Blythewood (South Carolina):

Quote: " Midlands High School has been evacuated as Columbia Fire teams investigate reports of an unknown odor. A Columbia Fire Department hazmat support team and two engines were dispatched to Westwood High School in Blythewood around 10:15 a.m., said Capt. Brick Lewis, spokesman for the agency. Lewis stressed the odor has not been identified as a gas leak."

2017-11-07 - 'Chemical smell' hits home on Redland Drive in Kirk Ella area in coastal Hull (Britain), 3 miles from the coast:

Quote: "Redland Drive, Kirk Ella. Tue 7 Nov 2017 18:36 (No:24369) Report of chemical smell in property. Inspection carried out, nothing found."

Note: Maybe a suburb of Hull. The address comes back as: 'Redland Dr, Kirk Ella, Willerby, Hull HU10 7UX, UK'

2017-11-07 - Passenger plane engine bursts into flame as it lands at airport in coastal Sea-Tac (Washington):

Quote: "A Hawaiian Airlines plane with only a crew on board landed safely at Sea-Tac International Airport Tuesday night after one of its engines caught fire, officials said."

Note: This is the 101st aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-07 - Pallet factory destroyed by fire at 11:19 PM in Camden (Michigan):

Quote: "A local pallet factory in the village of Camden was destroyed in an overnight fire. The Camden Fire Department was initially dispatched to the scene at 11:19 p.m. Monday night, according to Camden Fire Chief Mike Kurtz, who added that crews immediately began calling for mutual aid from neighboring departments."

2017-11-07 - Two pallets of cardboard burst into flame inside warehouse in Tonica (Illinois):

Quote: "Illinois Valley Mineral employees prevented further damage of a warehouse when they moved two burning pallets with a forklift. Tonica Fire Department responded to a call around 10 p.m. Monday at Illinois Valley Mineral, 575 N. 19th Road, according to a press release from Tonica Fire Department. Upon arrival they found employees extinguishing two pallets of compressed cardboard just outside of a building. They had used a forklift to move the pallets from inside the building and were using fire extinguishers to contain the fire, according to Tonica Fire Department."

2017-11-07 - High-rise building under construction heavily damaged by fire in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-11-07 - Multiple people go nuts, some strip naked, bark like dogs, in Sullivan (Missouri), near the Meramec River:

Quote: "Police in Sullivan said they responded to multiple reports of bizarre human behavior over the weekend, likely the result of the drug 'Flakka,' a synthetic drug known to cause crazy behavior. Sullivan police told News 4 they responded to reports of people barking like dogs, running nude, and breaking into homes and business. They received at least one report of a person stripping naked to shower in a soda fountain."

Note: Yeah, they tried to blame bath salts or Flakka for the two guys who stripped naked and ate the faces off people too, but after testing, neither proved to have any drugs in their system. That seems to be their 'go to' excuse for this kind of behavior. Maybe this particular event WAS Flakka, but given the track record of blaming Flakka or bath salts for such events and then it not turning out to be any drugs at all, it'd obviously be foolish to make such an assumption. Eventually everyone who doesn't burn to death or fall over dead or die in a traffic accident or starve to death from a collapsed biosphere or whatever will go nuts just like these people. This may become widespread and start happening regularly at any time. Some people went nuts similarly earlier this year in and around coastal Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and no drugs were found in any of them, mentioned in the 2017-03-03 update...

2017-11-07 - Stephen Hawking says we have 600 years left before Earth becomes a fireball:

Note: First he said we had 1000 years but didn't mention fire. Now it's down to 600 years and he mentions fire. I said a long time ago that scientists are going to be moving closer to what I'm saying - since what I'm saying is accurate and truthful - or else they're gonna look oblivious and stupid. Welp, they're moving closer, or at least Stephen Hawking is. He still needs to lop off about 580 years or so from that timeframe though. Maybe he'll have seen enough to do that before he's dead. Time will tell!

2017-11-07 - Climate and Extreme Weather News #79, November 3rd-7th 2017:

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-08 - Hydrogen sulfide blowing around in Birmingham and Royal Oak (Michigan), near the Rouge River:

Quote: "There’s something foul in Birmingham and Royal Oak. Just ask the hundreds of residents who’ve flooded the phone lines of the Birmingham and Royal Oak fire departments along with Consumers Energy in the last few weeks reporting a gas smell. Royal Oak assistant Fire Chief Jim Cook says an odor of gas can be detected when crews go out to investigate but when Consumers arrives with it’s equipment, no gas leak can be found. Most of the calls are in the area of 14 mile and Coolidge, west of Crooks and East of Woodward."

Quote: "Cook says after weeks of searching they believe the culprit is hydrogen sulfide. A common sewer gas which at low levels may not present a health threat, but at higher levels can be deadly."

Note: Like I've said numerous times, people are confusing the smell of the additive added to natural gas, methyl mercaptan, with the smell of hydrogen sulfide. This is another example of that...

2017-11-08 - Unknown odor suddenly sickens multiple workers at health clinic in Rogersville (Tennessee):

Quote: "Investigators were trying to determine what caused nine employees at a Rogersville health clinic to suffer a sudden illness Wednesday afternoon after being exposed to a patient emanating a chemical odor. Shortly before 3:30 p.m., staff at the Hawkins County Rural Health Consortium on Route 66 reported a mass illness. Hawkins County EMA Director Gary Murrell said a 52-year-old male came in for a regularly scheduled appointment when all of a sudden multiple staff members fell unconscious."

Quote: "The symptoms are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, and one went into a seizure."

2017-11-08 - SUV bursts into flame and kills 81-year-old man in coastal Washington DC:

Quote: "A D.C. police spokesman said foul play is not suspected."

2017-11-08 - Car explodes and burns and kills 68-year-old man in Partington (Britain):

Quote: "A human body has been found in the burning wreck of car which is believed to have exploded. Police were called just before 7.50pm this evening to reports that a car had exploded and was on fire in Partington, Greater Manchester."

Quote: "Greater Manchester Police have now revealed there were ‘no suspicious circumstances’ and said no-one else was involved in the fire."

Note: It's always best when your car explodes into flame and kills you unsuspiciously!

2017-11-08 - Passenger plane hit by smoke and fumes, plane makes emergency landing in Dallas (Texas):

Quote: "An American Airlines flight that originated in Tulsa landed at its Dallas destination under emergency conditions Wednesday, with passengers reporting they saw smoke and smelled fumes on board."

Note: This is the 102nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-08 - More than a dozen cars go up in flames at 6 AM while parked at towing business in Pineville (North Carolina):

2017-11-08 - Five cars go up in flames while parked at car rental business at airport in coastal Newark (New Jersey):

2017-11-08 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at spy agency headquarters in Moscow (Russia):

Quote: "Russian news reports said the fire erupted in a tunnel housing cables under the SVR's headquarters in Moscow's southwest."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-09 - Auto salvage yard rocked by explosion and fire in on Riverview Avenue in Napoleon (Ohio), 560 feet from the Maumee River, 1 killed:

2017-11-09 - Cosmetic plant devastated by explosion and fire at 11:41 PM in Tucson (Arizona), 5 injured:

2017-11-09 - Grocery store destroyed by explosion and fire in Dayton (Ohio), nobody there:

2017-11-09 - Electrical substation damaged by fire on Waterloo Road in coastal Widnes (Britain):

2017-11-09 - Soufriere Hospital damaged by fire at 3:14 AM on the island of St. Lucia, 500 feet from the ocean:

2017-11-09 - Passenger train bursts into flame at 5:20 AM in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-11-09 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked in parking garage in coastal Clearwater (Florida):

2017-11-09 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at home, fire spreads, home destroyed, in Bear Creek Township (Michigan):

Quote: "The Resort Bear Creek Fire Department said the fire started from a car in the garage and spread to the rest of the house."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-10 - Underground electrical explosion and fire hits hotel in Houston (Texas), 2 injured:

2017-11-10 - Transformer explodes near Quinnipiac University in Hamden (Connecticut):

2017-11-10 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Van Nuys (California):

2017-11-10 - Landfill fire rages in Delhi (India):

2017-11-10 - U-Haul building devastated by fire and explosions in coastal Surrey (Canada):

Quote: "The flames are coming from a U-Haul building, a US equipment and storage rental company."

2017-11-10 - Luxury cars and auto shop destroyed by fire at 3 AM in Sun Valley (California), nobody there:

Quote: "The connected repair shop was deemed a complete loss and authorities said there were a few luxury cars inside at the time of the blaze. Employees had left the shop around 7 p.m. so no one was on site at the time of the fire."

2017-11-10 - Auto shop destroyed by fire, strip mall damaged, in Greenfield (Indiana):

2017-11-10 - Car bursts into flame while parked in garage at townhome, fire spreads to four townhomes, on Mill Street in Batavia (Illinois):

Quote: "Crews from numerous fire departments were called in to assist in containing the fire, which was originally reported as vehicle on fire in a garage but was upgraded to a structure fire as the flames spread to a second-floor bedroom above the garage and then into three connected townhouse units."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-11 - Unknown odor sickens cop in coastal Seattle (Washington), 3600 feet from the ocean:

Quote: "A Seattle police officer was transported to a local hospital on Saturday after he fell ill from being exposed to an unknown odor, according to the Fire Department. The officer reportedly became sick near 6th Avenue and Lander Street around 11:30 a.m., officials said."

2017-11-11 - Two people found dead in burning car at 4:35 AM at home in Ardmore (Oklahoma):

2017-11-11 - Large pile of scrap metal erupts in flame at scrap metal yard in coastal Williamsburg (New York):

Quote: "Firefighters battled the flames at a scrap metal yard in Williamsburg for several hours overnight. Officials say the fire started in a large pile of scrap metal and kept smoldering."

2017-11-11 - Power plant damaged by fire, fire spews toxic smoke, near Brussels (Belgium):

2017-11-11 - Waste transfer station erupts in flame in Hampton Park (Australia):

2017-11-11 - Waste facility hit by fire, 200 tons of waste burns, in Pegswood (Britain):

2017-11-11 - Car bursts into flame just after 6 AM while parked in garage at home, fire spreads to home, in Columbus (Ohio):

2017-11-11 - Homeland Security to release chemical and spores into the air near the Kansas-Oklahoma border:

Quote: "Department officials plan to execute a 'low-level outdoor release' of 'chemical and biological simulant materials at the old Chilocco Indian School in Newkirk' in January and then again in June so they can determine how well protected someone would be inside should biological weapons be used during a terror attack."

2017-11-11 - India to spray water over Delhi in attempt to reduce horrifying air pollution, United cancels flights:

Quote: "Delhi has declared a public emergency as toxic smog continues to engulf the city, threatening residents with concentrations of dust 12 times the acceptable level. The government plans to use fire trucks and water cannons, normally used for riot control, to spray water across the city as a last-ditch attempt to clear the thick haze, an environment ministry official revealed."

Quote: "United said the city’s air conditions were severe enough to be considered a natural disaster, and to be avoided like a hurricane or wildfire would be."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-12 - Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes near the Iran-Iraq border, 430+ killed, 7150+ injured:

Quote: "Iran's state-run news agency says the death toll from a powerful earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 430 in that country. The report from the IRNA news agency says Tuesday morning the number of injured has risen to 7,156 people. More than half of the casualties are from the Kurdish-majority town of Sarpol-e Zahab in Kermansh province. The only hospital in the town was heavily damaged and the army has set up field hospitals. The magnitude-7.3 quake was centered 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Iran's government declared Tuesday as a national mourning day."

2017-11-12 - Magnitude 6.5+ earthquake strikes in the ocean just off the coast of Costa Rica:

2017-11-12 - Underground electrical explosion and fire disrupts parade in coastal Folkestone (Britain):

2017-11-12 - Ferry ship damaged by car fire near the island of Mallorca (Spain), 26 injured:

Quote: "Fire erupted in one of the cars on cargo deck of ferry TARIQ IBN ZIYAD at night Nov 11 when vessel, with some 500 people on board, was under way from Marseille to Algeria in Balearic sea norh of Mallorca. Fire spread on cargo deck and probably, went to other decks."

Quote: "Around 40 cars have been completely wrecked and others have been damaged."

2017-11-12 - Charter boat 'My Brother' bursts into flame while docked in coastal Falmouth (Massachusetts):

Note: These are the 972nd and 973rd boats/ships to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-12 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 5 AM and kills woman and daughter on highway in Balotra (India):

Quote: "A 25-year-old woman and her two-year-old daughter were charred to death when a moving passenger bus caught fire in Rajasthan’s Barmer district on Sunday morning. The bus of the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC), carrying 13 passengers from Jaipur, was on its way to Barmer when the accident took place around 5am near Khed Road in Balotra, about hundred kilometres from district headquarters, Barmer."

Note: This is the 751st bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-12 - Seven times as many homes are burning in wildfires now compared to the 1970s:

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-13 - Unknown 'gas odor' hits school for the third time in a month in Flint (Michigan):

Quote: "Classes have been canceled on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at International Academy of Flint after complaints of a natural gas smell at the school's campus surfaced once again. Students were sent home during late morning hours Monday, Nov. 13 at International Academy of Flint after complaints of the smell, the third such instance in less than one month's time at the Saginaw Street school on the city's south end. Crews with Consumers Energy were called out on Monday morning, as well Oct. 19 and Nov. 9, but no traces of natural gas were found after testing including a bar test in which a hole is created in the ground to check for any pressure."

Note: Flint's about 36 miles from Royal Oak and Birmingham, which have been getting hit by hydrogen sulfide, which has a rotten egg odor and which was confused with the smell of natural gas, mentioned in the 2017-11-08 update...

2017-11-13 - Massive number of snails crawl out of the ocean onto beach in coastal St. Petersburg (Florida):

Quote: "A bizarre video shows millions of snails taking over a popular beach in St. Petersburg Florida. The entire length of the beach is covered in what looks like black rocks, but are in fact cerith snails. The filmer wrote online: 'I grew up in Florida and have spent most of my life on the water. I have never seen or heard of this happening before.' The video only shows about one-quarter of the total invasion of snails.  Cerith snails don't often come onto land. They are usually found on sandy bottoms, flat reefs, or coral rock in warm and temperate areas."

Note: Maybe there's 'something' in the water they don't like...

2017-11-13 - More than 15,000 scientists sign letter warning humanity of imminent apocalypse:

Quote: "More then 15,000 scientists from around the world have signed a terrifying letter warning of an imminent apocalypse. The message is called 'Warning to Humanity' and is an ominous vision of the grim fate awaiting our planet."

Note: More scientists creeping closer to what I've been saying all along. Notice they mention ocean 'dead zones'. That's spreading oceanic anoxia, which leads to hydrogen sulfide and methane emissions and mass extinction, which has already begun. And hey, at least I can see a big pack of scientists in the rear view mirror now, so that's something. But ya better hurry up, scientists, before y'all die looking like a buncha foos!

2017-11-13 - RV goes up in flames and kills couple in Desert Hills (Arizona), RV trailer goes up in flames and kills person near Lake Havasu City (Arizona):

Quote: "On Saturday, deputies responded to a home in the 3400 block of London Bridge Road for an RV fire. Fire officials from Desert Hills fire said they found a man and woman deceased in the RV."

Quote: "Deputies responded to a fire late Monday morning in the desert area of the Eureka Mine, a rock pit located north of Lake Havasu City, according to an MCSO news release. Two trailers were on fire, and Lake Havasu Fire Department personnel found a deceased victim inside the burnt fifth wheel."

Note: This is the 574th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-13 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes and alarms people in coastal Cape Coral (Florida):

2017-11-13 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in Kenosha (Wisconsin):

2017-11-13 - Transformer destroyed by fire at substation, massive blackouts hit Dimapur and Peren (India):

2017-11-13 - Underground carpark erupts in flame at apartment building in coastal Sydney (Australia):

Quote: "The blaze, which broke out in a locked garage in the building's underground car park, was brought under control by five fire crews, and several remain at the scene ventilating the building, as investigators try to work out what sparked the blaze."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-14 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes across broad swath of northern Alabama:

Quote: "Shortly after 1:40 p.m., a loud 'boom' was heard across North Alabama in Blount, Jefferson, Walker, Cullman, Talladega, Calhoun, Clay, Winston, Randolph, Tuscaloosa, and St. Clair counties. Alabamians flocked to Twitter, with many reporting the event shook their homes."

2017-11-14 - Mysterious explosions increasing in intensity across the US:

2017-11-14 - RV goes up in flames and kills mother and daughter near Amity (Oregon):

Note: This is the 575th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-14 - Man found burned to death in burned-out car in Newbridge (Ireland):

Quote: "The man's body was found in the front of the burned-out vehicle. According to a spokesperson, Gardai are not treating the incident as suspicious."

2017-11-14 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, pile of scrap burns, in coastal Port Arthur (Texas):

2017-11-14 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame near the Mississippi River in North St. Louis (Missouri):

2017-11-14 - Railroad bridge over the Gasconade River goes up in flames in Osage County (Missouri):

2017-11-14 - Passenger train bursts into flame at the Ryde Pier in coastal Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Britain):

2017-11-14 - Several golf carts destroyed by fire at midnight while parked in lot in coastal Bonita Springs (Florida):

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-15 - Unknown 'gas smell' evacuates school in Chapin (South Carolina):

Quote: "Chapin High School was evacuated for the safety of the students after there was a suspected gas leak detected in a portion of the building Wednesday afternoon. Ladder 11 responded out of the Chapin station as did several other units including some haz-mat equipment out of Round Hilland, supervisor out of Lexington. The school is located at 300 Columbia Avenue inside the town’s limits of Chapin. Firefighters, led by Captain Chris Ballington, a Chapin native who grew up across from the high school and one of the fire service's most experienced captains, investigated the smell and were unable to identify its source."

2017-11-15 - Seven people sickened by unknown cause at cafeteria at school in coastal Miami (Florida):

2017-11-15 - RV trailer goes up in flames on Goldie Farm Place and kills woman in Waldorf (Maryland), another fatal fire nearby too:

Quote: "Flames engulfed a mobile home on Bryans Road around 5:40 a.m., leading to a man’s death. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. The two fires happened more than 10 miles away from each other."

2017-11-15 - Man ignites while gassing up at gas station in Springfield (Missouri):

Quote: "A man suffered life-threatening injuries after a fire at a Springfield gas station Wednesday. It happened at the Kum and Go at the corner of Campbell and Whiteside, just south of Bass Pro Shops. A Springfield fire marshal tells us a man was filling up when he caught fire, suffering severe, life threatening injuries."

2017-11-15 - Oil and gas business damaged by explosion in Beeville (Texas), 1 injured:

2017-11-15 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, cars and tires burn, in coastal Wilmington (California):

Quote: "Tires and cars burned Wednesday as fire swept through a Wilmington auto salvage yard, firefighters said."

2017-11-15 - Three junk boats go up in flames while parked in boat storage facility in coastal Essex (Maryland):

2017-11-15 - Commercial warehouse destroyed by massive fire near the Mississippi River in St. Louis (Missouri):

Quote: "The fire is certainly one of the biggest and longest fires in St. Louis history. Flames and black smoked continue to pour water on from what`s left of Park Warehouse Services at 39th and Park. Our cameras were rolling and you could hear the sound of one of walls collapsing. A St. Louis fire truck was smashed when a wall of the building collapsed. The truck was worth about $500,000."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-16 - 'Gas-like smell' at night hitting coastal Vadodara (India):

Quote: "Months after a strong gas-like smell had gripped the Banyan City, citizens have once again started experiencing the stench since past couple of days at night. On Thursday night too, panicked citizens residing in Gotri, Vasna, Old Padra Road and Subhanpura experienced the smell and dialled fire brigade and other officials for help."

Quote: "Citizens experienced the stench on Tuesday and Wednesday night too, but the intensity of the smell on Thursday night was more."

2017-11-16 - Unknown cause sickens three staff members at school in Holyoke (Massachusetts):

Quote: "Emergency crews have cleared the scene of a hazardous materials investigation in Holyoke. Holyoke Police Lt. Jim Albert said that crews responded to the area of Cabot Street and Maple Street early Thursday evening. According to fire officials on-scene, three staff members of the Lawrence Elementary School all became sick around the same time and that prompted a hazmat investigation. Those three people were taken to an area hospital to be checked out as a precaution. Shortly after 6 p.m., fire officials told Western Mass News reporter Jeff Cramer that the 'all-clear' was given after a sweep of the building found nothing hazardous."

2017-11-16 - Minivan goes up in flames and kills man at the Red Cedar Motel in Bolivar (Missouri):

Quote: "Morrison said his department's investigation is also ongoing. He said detectives have determined foul play did not factor into the incident."

2017-11-16 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes at 11 PM in Lewiston (Idaho):

2017-11-16 - Passenger plane hit by smoke at airport in Eugene (Oregon):

Note: This is the 103rd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-16 - Oil site erupts in flame in Weld County (Colorado), 3 injured:

2017-11-16 - Oil factory explodes and burns before 4 AM in Patiala (India), 1 killed:

2017-11-16 - Underground electrical fire breaks out under the Airport Viaduct on Nimitz Highway in coastal Honolulu (Hawaii):

2017-11-16 - Transformer explodes and burns near Conroe (Texas), blackouts ensue:

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-17 - Man's charred corpse found near Town Branch Trail in Fayetteville (Arkansas):

Quote: "The coroner was at the scene and police believe the body was that of a homeless man. The exact cause of death is unknown, but Murphy did tell 5NEWS that the male body was badly burned."

2017-11-17 - Man found dead and on fire at 11:30 PM in Mission Bay Park in coastal San Diego (California):

2017-11-17 - Underground electrical fire blows manhole cover off in Madison (Wisconsin):

2017-11-17 - Underground electrical explosion blows manhole open on Liverpool Road in Chester (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters from Chester attended reports of a small explosion on Liverpool Road. On arrival it was found that a manhole had exploded due to an electrical fault."

2017-11-17 - Electrical substation damaged by fire in Tulsa (Oklahoma), 2000 homes go dark:

2017-11-17 - Metal recycling center rocked by explosion in Englewood (Colorado), 1 killed:

2017-11-17 - Auto storage yard hit by fire, multiple cars burn, in Las Vegas (Nevada):

Quote: "Fire crews are investigating multiple cars catching fire in a tow yard near the Stratosphere."

2017-11-17 - Chainsaw explodes and burns, ignites and kills man, in Dover (Pennsylvania):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-18 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills woman in Cherry Valley Township (Michigan):

2017-11-18 - Transformer bursts into flame near train station in Brook Park (Ohio):

2017-11-18 - USPS mail delivery truck bursts into flame on Oakhurst Place in Menlo Park (California):

2017-11-18 - Car bursts into flame just before 5 AM while parked at home on Worley Street in Columbia (Missouri):

2017-11-18 - Car bursts into flame on Highway 63 in Columbia (Missouri):

2017-11-18 - Remote control car bursts into flame in trunk of car, fire spreads, 3 cars destroyed, at Halpatiokee Regional Park (Florida):

2017-11-18 - Eight motorcycles and police station go up in flames in the wee hours in Ludhiana (India):

Quote: "A massive fire engulfed the Tibba Police post in Ludhiana in the wee hours of morning today. The fire has been doused off, but a massive loss of property has been reported. 'Around eight-ten motorbikes burned in the fire and a large quantity of yarn worth lakhs was reduced to ashes,' said police post in-charge, Assistant Sub Inspector Kapil Sharma."

2017-11-18 - Nursing home destroyed by huge fire in Pocatello (Idaho):

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-19 - Underground explosion at 1 AM hits Montclair (New Jersey):

Quote: "Montclair firefighters rushed to the area near 316 Bloomfield Avenue after neighbors reported hearing an explosion around 1 a.m. on Sunday. Upon investigation, firefighters discovered that a manhole cover had exploded and requested the assistance of PSE&G officials."

2017-11-19 - Electrical substation explodes just after 11 PM in Nelson (Britain):

Quote: "Witnesses said they heard the explosion just after 11pm on Sunday and saw the sky over Lomeshaye Business Village in Nelson light up blue, green and orange."

2017-11-19 - Freight train bursts into flame in Parry Sound (Canada), near Lake Huron:

2017-11-19 - Party bus bursts into flame on street in coastal Vancouver (Canada):

Note: This is the 760th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-19 - Two vans and home destroyed by fire in coastal Ocean Shores (Washington), 1000 feet from the ocean:

2017-11-19 - Auto shop heavily damaged by huge fire at 5:13 AM in Walthamstow area in coastal London (Britain):

2017-11-19 - In separate incidents, two benches ignite in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Waterloo Street, Hull. Sun 19 Nov 2017 20:39 (No:25268) Bench on fire. Hose reel in use."

Quote: "Rosmead Street, Hull. Sun 19 Nov 2017 16:06 (No:25243) Bench on fire in park. One hose reel in use."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-20 - 'Sewer gas' smell hits bank in Casa Grande (Arizona):

Quote: "Around 9 a.m. the Chase Bank at 1202 E. Florence Blvd. was evacuated for about 15 minutes after employees thought they smelled sewer gas. A Casa Grande fire official said no cause for the odor could be found and the bank reopened around 9:15 a.m."

Note: 'Sewer gas' is the common term for hydrogen sulfide. The source was the atmosphere...

2017-11-20 - Mysterious home-shaking explosions are on the increase around the world:

2017-11-20 - RV bursts into flame and kills man while parked in coastal Los Angeles (California):

Note: This is the 586th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-20 - Natural gas line explodes and burns in Orion Township near Detroit (Michigan):

2017-11-20 - Cosmetics factory heavily damaged by fire and explosions in New Windsor (New York), 1 killed, 125+ injured:

Quote: "Officials say the number of people treated for injuries after two explosions and a fire at an upstate New York cosmetics factory has topped 125."

2017-11-20 - Plastic bag factory devastated by fire, building collapses, in Ludhiana (India), 11+ killed, 20 missing:

2017-11-20 - Scrap metal bursts into flame at dock in coastal Sheerness (Britain):

Quote: "In the end, only one fire engine was needed to put out the blaze which is believed to have been in scrap metal."

2017-11-20 - Passenger train bursts into flame in coastal Cape Town (South Africa):

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-21 - Unknown smell in the late hours regularly blowing through and sickening people in Ahwatukee (Arizona):

Quote: "Something stinks in Ahwatukee; a smell so rancid it's making some people sick, and they don't know what it is. Several Ahwatukee residents called ABC15 hoping we could look into the situation and uncover the source of the stench.  'It comes in waves for hours and hours,' said Cynthia Garcia, a resident of Ahwatukee who lives near 40th street and Pecos Road. 'It's actually starting to make us feel physically nauseous because the smell is so strong.' Other neighbors reported smelling the stink as far west as 24th Street, and all the way to 48th Street to the east between Pecos Road and Chandler Boulevard. Residents said it usually peaks overnight and into the morning. 'Sewer gas,' said one Ahwatukee resident, describing the smell while on a neighborhood stroll. 'Sulfer, sewage...maybe even gas,' said Garcia."

Quote: "'My concern is that it's a gas, and that it's starting to affect our health because it's been going on for about six months,' said Garcia."

2017-11-21 - RV trailer and SUV go up in flames and kill man at logging camp on Rock Creek Road near Dixie (West Virginia):

Quote: "A night watchman at a logging camp was killed Tuesday morning in a blaze. Authorities said a company camping trailer where the night watchman lived on Rock Creek Road burned along with a sport utility vehicle that was parked nearby."

2017-11-21 - RV trailer goes up in flames and kills man in Watson (Arkansas), home burns nearby too:

Quote: "A 22-year-old man died in a camper fire in Watson -- a small town in Desha County -- Tuesday night. Watson Area Volunteer Fire Chief Cody Moreland spent Wednesday evening looking at what little remained of the camper that caught fire. 'I wish that there was more that could have been done,' said Moreland. Moreland and a crew of ten men  -- 2 short of the full team  -- were busy fighting a house fire about a mile away, when they were told about a camper engulfed with someone trapped inside."

2017-11-21 - Van bursts into flame while parked in carpark on Lower Ebor Street in York (Britain), 360 feet from the River Ouse:

Quote: "Lower Ebor Street  Time 13:26 A crew from York attended a van that was on fire in a car park. The crews used hydraulic spreaders to open the van and extinguish the fire using their hose reel jet. The fire is believed to have started from an electrical fault in the cab of the van. The crews made the scene safe and left it for the Police to attend."

2017-11-21 - SUV bursts into flame while parked on Franklin Street in Fremont (Ohio):

2017-11-21 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside auto shop in coastal Jacksonville (Florida):

2017-11-21 - Car bursts into flame at 11:30 PM while parked at church in coastal Washington DC:

2017-11-21 - Trucks, forklifts, payloader, farming equipment and storage building destroyed by fire on Lakeshore Road in St. David (Maine), 300 feet from Long Lake:

2017-11-21 - Car and home destroyed by fire in Dayton (Ohio):

Quote: "A car that was in the garage has been destroyed as well."

2017-11-21 - Auto shop destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Fort Pierre (South Dakota):

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-22 - RV goes up in flames just after 6 AM and kills two people while parked in Winchester (California):

Note: This is the 589th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-22 - Metal recycling center hit by fire, several scrap cars burn, in Durham (North Carolina):

2017-11-22 - Passenger plane hit by unknown odor, plane diverts to Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "A flight headed from Las Vegas to Nashville carrying 178 passengers and six crew members got redirected to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wednesday after the cockpit crew caught wind of an unusual smell."

2017-11-22 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing in Delhi (India):

Quote: "In an incident that could have proved disastrous for 170 passengers, a Vizag-bound IndiGo aircraft on Wednesday allegedly malfunctioned in mid-air, with smoke coming out of the cockpit. The flight was returned to Delhi immediately after a full-blown emergency was declared. It was reported that a total of 170 passengers were onboard the IndiGo flight 6E719."

2017-11-22 - Medical transport plane bursts into flame after takeoff then crash-lands at airport in Presque Isle (Maine):

Quote: "The plane experienced an engine fire after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport when it lost power and landed short of the runway."

Note: These are the 104th and 105th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-22 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to two homes, in Shreveport (Louisiana):

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-23 - Stench regularly spewing from sewer and sickening people in downtown Gainesville (Florida):

Quote: "On any given day, at any moment, a foul stench will creep up from a sewer into one of Gainesville’s oldest downtown buildings, where several businesses are located. The issue has been going on for more than six months. Employees located in the Wilson Building, on the corner of Northeast First Street and East University Avenue, have complained of a gaseous odor, as well as suffering from symptoms that include a sore throat, a weird taste in their mouths, burning eyes and respiratory issues, resulting in some taking sick days."

2017-11-23 - As the world warms, more methane being released, which causes more warming, which releases more methane, and so on:

Quote: "Due to climate change, including rising temperatures, more and more methane is bubbling up from lakes, ponds, rivers and wetlands throughout the world. The release of methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- leads to a further increase in temperature, thus creating a positive feedback loop (also known as a 'vicious circle')."

2017-11-23 - Mysterious home-shaking explosions on the rise around the world, scientists baffled:

Note: The atmosphere is filling up with explosively flammable gases. It'd be odd if there weren't an increasing number of 'mysterious explosions'. The rise in these 'mysterious explosions' coincides with the rise of methane levels in the atmosphere and the increasing frequency of unknown rotten egg or 'gas odors' hitting cities around the world. Scientists can always drop by here if they want the explanation, or they can remain 'baffled' until they burn to death or fall over dead or whatever...

2017-11-23 - Underground electrical fire breaks out in coastal Cardiff (Britain):

2017-11-23 - Belgian waffle factory heavily damaged by huge fire in Brussels (Belgium):

2017-11-23 - Update on missing Argentinian submarine 'San Juan' - destroyed by explosion, all 44 aboard killed:

Quote: "Relatives of 44 crew members on board a submarine have been told they 'are all dead' following reports of an explosion on the day it vanished."

Note: A fire was mentioned when it first went missing, so I already counted it as a boat/ship fire, just clarifying its ultimate fate here...

2017-11-23 - Heatwave bakes southern California:

2017-11-23 - Record-tying Thanksgiving heat hits Salt Lake City (Utah):

2017-11-23 - Heatwave bakes South Australia:

2017-11-23 - Heatwave bakes the South Island (New Zealand):

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-24 - Unknown 'gas odor' hits Goodwill in Parker (Colorado):

2017-11-24 - Person found dead at 5:30 AM at site of brush fire in Mead Valley in Riverside County (California):

2017-11-24 - California's 2017 wildfire season was the worst on record:

Quote: "California's 2017 wildfire season was the worst on record according to the state's firefighting agency. More than a half-million acres have burned so far this year, and unseasonably warm weather in Southern California is extending the fire season there. CAL FIRE Spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said the season was already at near record numbers prior to last month's massive fire outbreak in Northern California."

2017-11-24 - Passenger bus bursts into flame at 4:30 AM and kills two people in Kolhapur (India):

Note: This is the 764th bus to burn in 2017...

2017-11-24 - Tow truck, nine vehicles and auto shop destroyed by fire at 4:02 AM in Manistique (Michigan), 2300 feet from Lake Michigan:

Quote: "This spreading fire also engulfed and destroyed five vehicles, including the business wrecker truck. There were five other vehicles also destroyed in the fire, two of which were in the building being worked on and another three that were parked alongside the building for a total of ten vehicles destroyed."

2017-11-24 - Ambulance bursts into flame and explodes on street in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-11-24 - Car destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM, two more cars and condo building damaged, in Longview (Washington):

Quote: "One car was totaled and two were damaged. Two condo units above the initial fire, including Byers’, suffered major fire damage, Thompson said. The total damage is estimated to be $300,000 for the structure and another $40,000 for damaged items."

2017-11-24 - Two duplexes and a home destroyed by fire at 5:30 AM in coastal Sea Isle City (New Jersey), nobody there:

2017-11-24 - Hundreds of homes, market and some businesses destroyed by massive fire in coastal Davao City (Philippine Islands):

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-25 - Unknown odor hitting Cheltenham (Britain):

Quote: "Residents across Cheltenham have been complaining about a pungent smell in the town over the last few days – and mystery surrounds its source. Several complaints have been made to Gloucestershire Live over the foul odour that has hit people’s noses in the spa town over the last few days."

2017-11-25 - Man, 86, found dead at scene of grass fire in Poweshiek County (Iowa):

2017-11-25 - Underground electrical fire blows manholes covers off in coastal Manhattan (New York):

2017-11-25 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at 3 AM in coastal Berkeley (California):

2017-11-25 - Transformer bursts into flame near Shahpura (India):

2017-11-25 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame, fire gets big, in Ilkeston (Britain):

Quote: "Firefighters spent more than five hours battling a huge fire at a waste metal recycling plant in Ilkeston last night (November 25). Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were called out to Merlin Way yesterday evening at around 7pm and were fighting the blaze long past midnight."

2017-11-25 - Recycling center erupts in flame at 12:22 AM in Clifton Park (New York):

2017-11-25 - Recycling center hit by fire in Anderson (South Carolina):

Quote: "Anderson County dispatch says crews are responding to a fire at a recycling center. According to dispatch, crews are on scene at Taylor Pallets and Recycling on Abbeville Hwy."

2017-11-25 - Car bursts into flame at 3:40 AM while parked at apartments, fire spreads to more cars and apartments, in Escondido (California):

Quote: "The Escondido Fire Department (EFD) said a car fire sparked at around 3:40 a.m. in the alley near an 8-unit apartment complex between W. 6th and 7th avenues. The flames quickly spread, tearing through several carports, destroying an SUV and damaging other cars. The fire then spread to two apartment units on W. 7th Avenue where residents had just seconds to gather themselves and run to safety."

2017-11-25 - Pickup truck, seven cars and barn destroyed by fire at 2 AM in Miami County (Ohio):

Quote: "The incident occurred at 2 a.m. Saturday morning and firefighters did not clear the scene until 6 a.m. Seven parked cars and a pickup truck were destroyed along with the barn."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-26 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes, again, in Birmingham (Alabama):

Quote: "Another unexplained loud boom was heard over the Birmingham area Sunday morning, the latest in a series that has defied explanation."

2017-11-26 - Kaggadaspura Lake begins frothing and spewing stench in Karnataka (India):

Quote: "The menace of lake frothing is back to haunt city residents. This time, Kaggadaspura lake, and not Bellandur lake, is in news. And the toxic foam generated in the lake near a children’s park in CV Raman Nagar area has left the local residents worried. The level of lake pollution can be gauged from a distance, courtesy the stench that is spreading to a huge area."

2017-11-26 - Massive explosion levels buildings in coastal Ningbo (China), 2 killed, dozens injured:

Quote: "An explosion at a factory killed at least two people and caused several buildings to collapse in eastern China, state media reported. The blast took place at 9 a.m. Sunday local time (10 p.m Saturday ET) in the port city of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, Xinhua news agency reported."

Quote: "Police have ruled out human factors in a deadly explosion in East China's Zhejiang province on Sunday, which killed two and injured 19."

Quote: "Previous investigation confirmed that the center of the explosion was a septic tank, and excluded the possibility of a piped gas explosion."

Note: So not piped gas, and no human involved in the explosion, but a septic tank was at the center of the debris field. Sewer gas, e.g. methane and hydrogen sulfide...

2017-11-26 - Metal recycling center destroyed by massive fire at midnight in Sycamore (Georgia):

Quote: "A scrap metal yard in Sycamore is a total loss after a massive overnight fire. Turner County Fire Chief Mark Robinson says his department responded around 12 a.m. Sunday to Sycamore Scrap Metal. It took firefighters nearly eight hours to put the fire out, but then it blazed back up."

2017-11-26 - Scrapyard erupts in flame, fire gets huge, in coastal Mumbai (India):

2017-11-26 - Six cars go up in flames at 1:59 AM while parked inside locked compound in coastal Hull (Britain):

Quote: "Trevor Street, Scott Street, Hull. Sun 26 Nov 2017 01:59 (No:25702) Fire involving 6 cars inside works compound. Forced entry made through two sets of metal gates. Cutting gear, two jets and two BA. In use."

2017-11-26 - Passengers feel light-headed and nauseous on passenger plane, plane diverts to coastal London (Britain):

Quote: "A United Boeing 767-300, registration N653UA performing flight UA-31 from Munich (Germany) to Newark,NJ (USA), was enroute at FL320 about 180nm west of London,EN (UK) when the crew decided to turn the aircraft around and divert to London Heathrow after a number of passengers complained about feeling light headed and sick with nausea."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-27 - Unknown odor hits school and three students 'coincidentally' have seizures in coastal Baltimore (Maryland):

Quote: "Baltimore fire officials say it was a 'coincidence' that three students at a Baltimore school experienced seizures Monday morning. Fire crews responded to Furman L. Templeton Prep Academy School in the Upton neighborhood Monday morning to assist after reports of a suspicious odor. But Baltimore fire crews said there was 'nothing suspicious' at the school and that the three seizures were 'just coincidence.'"

Note: So counting the odor, that was FOUR 'coincidental' incidents at the same school on the same day on the coast. Coincidence, suuuure...

2017-11-27 - RV goes up in flames at 4:30 AM and kills man in Potter Valley (California):

Quote: "Firefighters extinguishing a burning Potter Valley recreational vehicle Monday found a body inside, according to a Mendocino County sheriff’s official. Officials believe it was a man who’d been staying in the RV on Westside Potter Valley Road, but because the body was burned, efforts are underway to gain official identification, sheriff’s Lt. Shannon Barney said Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the blaze about 4:30 a.m."

Note: This is the 594th RV to burn/explode in 2017...

2017-11-27 - Car goes up in flames and kills driver on I-93 near Londonderry (New Hampshire):

Quote: "An unidentified driver died early Monday afternoon when a motor vehicle ignited on Interstate 93, state police said. Motorists reported that a vehicle traveling south on Interstate 93 left the highway near exit 5 and stopped about 30 feet from the road. Moments later, witnesses told state police the vehicle was on fire. Troopers rushed to the scene but were unable to rescue the driver, who was inside the vehicle, state police said."

Note: I bet the driver smelled smoke or saw fire and pulled over, but couldn't exit the vehicle, either because the smoke or lack of oxygen knocked him or her out or because the windows and locks were disabled by the fire. Once your car is on fire, you have seconds to act, and if you don't have something handy with which to break windows and cut seatbelts then that might just be the end of the line...

2017-11-27 - Man's bed ignites and burns him to death in Samba (India):

Quote: "A 75-year-old ex-Armyman died of burn injuries after his bed allegedly caught fire during sleep under mysterious circumstances in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today."

2017-11-27 - Oil-shale fire erupts on cliff at beach near coastal Santa Barbara (California):

Quote: "A small, naturally occurring oil-shale fire was burning Monday in a hillside about a mile west of Arroyo Burro Beach near Santa Barbara."

Quote: "Officials recommend staying away from the immediate area because low levels of hydrogen sulfide have been detected within 50 feet of the cliff face."

2017-11-27 - High-rise office building damaged by basement parking garage fire in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "A fire broke out in the Viacom building in Times Square on Monday evening, forcing the evacuation of more than 100 people, officials said. Approximately 84 firefighters responded to the 45-story building on 45th Street and Broadway around 4:15 p.m. after reports of smoke in a basement parking garage, officials said."

2017-11-27 - Underground electrical fire breaks out just before 5 AM, car damaged, in coastal Manhattan (New York):

Quote: "A manhole fire forced the evacuation of a mens homeless shelter in Washington Heights Monday morning. The fire broke out on West 168th Street just before 5 a.m., damaging a car."

2017-11-27 - Underground electrical explosion and fire near the River Tyne hits Newcastle (Britain):

2017-11-27 - Paint business explodes, burns and collapses in coastal Jaffa (Israel), 3 or 4 killed, 5+ injured:,7340,L-5048805,00.html

Quote: "A building in Jaffa collapsed in a ball of flames after a large explosion there late Monday night, killing at least four people and injuring five, including one man in a serious condition. The blast took place at a paint store on Yefet Street in the southern Tel Aviv neighborhood, completely leveling the one-story building."

Category: Other Stories Of Interest

2017-11-28 - Unknown odor hits area in coastal Long Beach (California):

Quote: "A strong smell led police to what they initially thought was a drug lab at a Long Beach motel Tuesday afternoon, but it turned out to be a false alarm, according to authorities. Police got a call about a strong chemical odor near Atlantic Avenue and 3rd Street around 1:10 p.m., Long Beach Police spokesman Sgt. Brad Johnson said."

2017-11-28 - Sewage smell hitting coastal Surfside Beach (South Carolina):

2017-11-28 - Two boys, 14 and 15, have unknown 'medical emergencies' at school in Glen Rock (New Jersey):

Quote: "Authorities have not revealed the nature of the emergency, only saying that shortly before 12:30 p.m., police and emergency medical services were dispatched to the school after two 14- and 15-year-old students had succumbed to an 'unknown medical emergency.'"

Quote: "Earlier published reports online said the two teens had reactions to drugs. However, Ackermann wrote in an email Tuesday evening that the two youths' condition 'was in no way shape or form, an OD.'"

Note: Three students 'separately' had seizures the day prior at the same school, and the school was also hit by an unknown odor, in coastal Baltimore (Maryland), mentioned in the 2017-11-27 update...

2017-11-28 - Man, 27, has medical problems on tanker ship near coastal Galveston (Texas):

Quote: "The US Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old man in the afternoon of Nov 27, 2017, from the 'Miss Claudia' 13 miles east of Galveston, Texas. The tanker contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that a crew member was in need of medical assistance."

2017-11-28 - High school boy feels dizzy and collapses, goes into cardiac arrest, resuscitated, at basketball game in coastal Surrey (Canada):

2017-11-28 - Man, rugby player, collapses at gym, goes into cardiac arrest, resuscitated, in coastal Llanelli (Britain):

Quote: "A rugby player was left fighting for life after collapsing during a training session in Llanelli. The male was in the gym at Coleg Sir Gar college campus on Sandy Road when the incident happened on Tuesday night. The Welsh Ambulance Service say they were called to the Graig Campus at 7.25pm and sent an ambulance crew, paramedic and members of the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service in Wales in a car to the scene. The man was taken to Morriston Hospital in Swansea where it is understood he is currently in intensive care. It is also understood a fellow rugby player gave him CPR when he collapsed, as other players raced to get a defibrillator."

2017-11-28 - Man, 53, has 'medical event' while diving in coastal Whangamata (New Zealand):

Quote: "A free diver was airlifted to hospital after suffering a medical event while diving. The 53-year-old man was diving with his family in Whangamata when the incident happened on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter."

2017-11-28 - Atmospheric methane levels have doubled in the last 3-5 years:

2017-11-28 - Atmospheric CO2 levels this week:

2017-11-28 - Exceptional heat pushes up ocean temperatures off Australia:

2017-11-28 - Mount Agung continues erupting on the island of Bali (Indonesia), airport closed for third day, 100,000 people evacuated:

Quote: "Bali's Ngurah Rai airport will remain closed until at least Wednesday morning local time. 'The Volcanic Ash Advisory shows that the plane routes have been covered by volcanic ash, this is dangerous for the flights,' Indonesian AirNav official Wisnu Darjono said. Indonesia has warned the first major eruption of Mt Agung on the tourist island of Bali is imminent, with authorities closing the airport and ordering 100,000 residents living near the volcano to evacuate the area immediately."

Category: Fires And Explosions

2017-11-29 - Woman burns to death while burning leaves at home in Burke County (North Carolina):

2017-11-29 - Multiple mysterious explosions shake the ground and alarm people in southern Arizona:

Quote: "Residents of southern Arizona are baffled by mysterious booms being felt and heard across the southern part of the state, which have caused the ground to shake and pets to tremble. No one seems to have an explanation for the weird occurrences. The spooky events happened two nights in a row – on Tuesday between 8pm and 8:30pm, and on Wednesday just after 3pm, according to Tucson News Now. It's not just one or two people who have reported the strange booms, as the media outlet says it has been 'inundated' with calls, emails and Facebook messages from witnesses."

2017-11-29 - Mysterious explosion at 2 AM shakes homes in Rockford (Illinois):

2017-11-29 - Mysterious explosion alarms people in George (Iowa):

Quote: "KIWA has been receiving listener reports today (Wednesday) about a loud boom sound that startled residents in and around George about 8:30 last (Tuesday) night. One George resident we talked to described it as sounding like a shotgun going off, something very heavy being dropped, or even like an electrical transformer exploding."

2017-11-29 - Wood recycling center hit by massive fire at 2 AM in Jurupa Valley (California):

Quote: "Several wood piles that reached up to 300 feet tall burned behind a Jurupa Valley wood recycling yard early Wednesday morning, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire officials said. About 2 a.m., firefighters were called to Rios Recycling in the 5000 block of Wilson Street, where they found multiple large piles of pallets and mulch, some of which were 100, 200, and 300 feet tall, according to a press release."

2017-11-29 - Tug truck bursts into flame at 4 AM while towing passenger plane at airport in coastal Singapore:

2017-11-29 - Vehicle bursts into flame while parked in barn, fire spreads, barn and other equipment destroyed, in Adamstown (Maryland):

Quote: "The barn and equipment lost to the fire cost an estimated $1.5 million, Faulring said."

Category: Variety Pack

2017-11-30 - Unknown foul odor hits school in Kutztown (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-30 - Mysterious explosion shakes homes in Caledonia (Mississippi):

2017-11-30 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame before 4 AM, fire gets big, in Cleveland (Ohio):

2017-11-30 - Gas well erupts in flame in Brothersvalley Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-30 - Recycling center erupts in flame in Salinas (California), transformer explodes in coastal Seaside (California):

Quote: "Nearly 5,000 PG&E customers were without power at 5 p.m. because a power pole transformer 'blew up' in Seaside, 911 dispatchers said."

2017-11-30 - Lumber yard heavily damaged by huge fire in Upper Leacock Township (Pennsylvania):

2017-11-30 - Two pickup trucks destroyed by fire at 4:51 AM while parked at home on Beechnut Avenue in Medford (New York):

2017-11-30 - Hot ocean water off Southeast Australia fuels life-threatening rain bomb event:

2017-11-30 - Monster heat wave reaches Greenland, bringing rain and melting its ice sheet:

2017-11-30 - Rising temperatures and thawing permafrost wreaking havoc on Alaska:

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