Archiv: fires


22.11.2020 - 13:02 [ New York Times ]

Protesters in Guatemala Set Fire to Congress Building Over Spending Cuts

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Guatemala’s capital on Saturday, setting fire to the nation’s congressional building in a show of anger over a budget bill passed this week that cut funding for health care and education.

The demonstrations in Guatemala City, which also included peaceful marches in the central plaza, rocked a nation still recovering from back-to-back hurricanes that displaced thousands of people, destroyed homes and obliterated critical infrastructure.

12.09.2020 - 20:25 [ CNN ]

26 people have been killed and dozens more are missing as fires ravage the West Coast

Nintety-seven large fires were burning Saturday in the West overall, including 12 in Idaho and nine in Montana, the National Interagency Fire Center said.

12.09.2020 - 20:20 [ The Oregonian / Youtube ]

Oregon town of Blue River reduced to ash, rubble by Holiday Farm firef

Sandi Elwood grew up in Detroit, Oregon and went back on Wednesday, September 9, the day after a destructive wildfire nearly leveled the town where her mom stills lives. Her mother escaped before the flames burned her entire home. „It didn’t sink in to anyone that it was really happening,“ Elwood said of the wildfire which took out most of her hometown.

19.06.2020 - 02:21 [ ABC News (Australia) ]

Bushfire royal commission told Aboriginal people routinely ignored in post-disaster commissions

Euahlayi man and ANU researcher Bhiamie Eckford-Williamson told the commission that the Black Summer bushfires created extraordinary public interest in Aboriginal people’s land management practices, especially burning.

01.06.2020 - 17:49 [ Nashville Tennessean ]

Nashville police: Arrest made in historic courthouse fire

A fire is started outside the Metro Courthouse in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, after the “I Will Breathe” rally to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day. Police identified the man shown as Wesley Somers, 25, and charged him with arson on Sunday.

01.06.2020 - 07:27 [ Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post / Twitter ]

NEW: Fire was in basement of St. Johns, and is out, my @washingtonpost colleague @phscoop reports from DC fire department. Firefighters got there w/ a police escort and quickly put out the blaze. Did NOT appear to cause any significant damage, and it is unclear how it started.

01.06.2020 - 07:18 [ Chris Jansing, msnbc / Twitter ]

NBC news has confirmed on Friday – the president was taken by secret service to the underground bunker at the WH. This is the same bunker that was used for former VP Cheney during the 9-11 attacks.

He was there for a “very short period” out of an abundance of caution.

01.06.2020 - 07:08 [ Fenit Nirappil / Twitter ]

Buildings near White House set ”ablaze — including St. John’s Church, a historic landmark opened in 1816 and attended by every president since James Madison. The basement fire, the cause of which remains unclear, was quickly extinguished.”

02.01.2020 - 09:18 [ abc.net.au ]

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian declares state of emergency, as thousands flee South Coast ahead of horror fire weekend

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said Saturday is likely to bring conditions more dangerous than New Year’s Eve, when bushfires left seven dead and thousands in peril.

„There’ll be real challenges and very real risks associated with what’s being forecast and predicted for fire spread under the sorts of weather conditions we’re expecting as we head into Saturday,“ he said.

17.04.2019 - 16:15 [ Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / CounterPunch ]

The Burning Cathedral and the Dead Turtle

Craig Murray connected the event to imperialism: “France is a country which has spent hundreds of billions of euros on nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction, and hundreds of billions of euros on other military capabilities. France possesses the technological capability to utterly flatten a city the size of Paris in minutes. Yet it does not possess the technological capability to prevent one of its greatest buildings from being destroyed by fire.”

17.04.2019 - 14:10 [ Buzzfeed ]

Notre Dame Cathedral Staff Couldn’t Find The Fire For 23 Minutes After The First Alarm Went Off

When he left the building about 20 minutes later, Vexo said there was still no evidence of a fire, adding that he thought it was a false alarm.

Monsignor Patrick Chauvet, the rector of Notre Dame, told French radio station France Inter that the cathedral has fire supervisors who go up to the attic to examine the frame three times a day.

17.04.2019 - 12:03 [ teleSUR ]

5 Other Historic Sites Lost or Damaged in the Last Decade

While many are mourning the partial destruction of this monument, this article highlights times during the last decade when multiple other equally important historical and cultural sites have also been lost or damaged due to wars, negligence or mere foolishness by human actions.

17.04.2019 - 06:48 [ msn.com ]

Twenty-three minutes that could have saved Notre Dame? Alarm was raised during mass at 6.20pm but staff could not find the fire until 6.43pm ….when the inferno was raging out of control

Paris public prosecutor Rémy Heitz announced on Tuesday that firefighters were called to the world-famous cathedral at 6.20pm CET, almost half an hour before the roof caught fire.

But after an initial inspection they said they were unable to find any evidence of fire.

17.04.2019 - 06:25 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Notre Dame fire: cathedral staff took 23 minutes to discover devastating blaze

Staff checked under the roof and saw nothing, according to a Paris judicial official, speaking anonymously.

But 23 minutes later a second smoke detector went off, at which point it was too late to stop the inferno.

17.04.2019 - 06:23 [ theSun..co.uk ]

Notre Dame fire alarm went off 23 MINUTES before staff found blaze raging out of control

„We are favouring the theory of an accident,“ he said, adding that 50 people were working on a „long“ and „complex“ probe into what caused the blaze.

He said they would be interviewing workers from five companies that had been hired to work on renovations to the cathedral’s roof, which was where the fire is thought to have started.