Fires around the world

Horseofadifferentcolor

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Thank you for that video link angelburst29. I don't know if any of that is true or not. He talked about the Bundy ranch and all the land grabbing also being a part of the Clinton foundation. He is right about it being odd that they are not letting anyone back in and the national guard presence. 100,000 people lost their homes. To even think that it was done on purpose is truly horrific. I just can not believe that anyone would be crazy enough to be that obvious.

It is sad that none of that help is being taken up on. :headbash:
 

angelburst29

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I haven't come across any updates on the Fort McMurray blaze and wild fire and wonder what has happened to all the residents that were forced out and evacuated? Is the fire still burning?

I did come across an interesting bit of information in an unrelated article:

"Canada wants to replace Russia as a source of energy for Europe, but its tar oil is extremely dirty. Its extraction needs a lot of water with chemicals and there are now huge toxic lakes in Canada, while the boreal forests are burning because all the water has been drained from underneath them. If you want more energy like that, you will have more and more of a climate catastrophe," Maude Barlow, the Council of Canadians chairperson said.
CETA: Canada as a Trojan Horse of US Corporations in Europe
http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160517/1039767101/eu-canada-ceta-deal.html

While people across Europe are fighting tooth and nail against the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), which would make them - and their governments - defenseless against the greed of global, mostly US corporations, a much more toxic deal has been quietly negotiated between the European Commission and Canada.

CETA which stands for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is a dry run for TTIP.

It represents a 'new generation' of trade treaties on behalf of big business (TISA, TPP) that are set to undermine democracy and destroy basic rights of workers and consumers.

Negotiations on CETA started back in 2009, and concluded with a ceremony in Ottawa in September 2014. A number of EU governments were unhappy with the final text agreed by the negotiators, but it was rushed through regardless. No MPs or MEPs were allowed to take part in the talks, which were conducted in secret, and no one was given access to the text of the agreement until it was too late. Key elements of Europe's public services have been bargained away without a shred of public debate, says War on Want, who is coordinating the collection of signatures of Europeans against CETA in the UK.

[...] CETA, like TTIP and other such "new" deals, includes the infamous Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism, which allows companies to sue governments over any new law or policy that might reduce their profits in the future.

In a public consultation held in Europe, over 97 percent of respondents rejected the introduction of these new powers for business. Yet the EU has gone ahead with it anyway, and CETA will introduce ISDS not only for Canadian companies but also for any US firms with offices in Canada (and that's about 85 percent of all US companies).

Official statistics show that 60 percent of all lawsuits against governments have been won by corporations. In one of the latest examples, Slovakia, not a rich country by any standard, lost 29.5 million Euros to a Dutch health insurance company that challenged the nationalization of Slovakia's health system — an election promise by the national government. And in Canada, a fracking company is suing the government for 250 million for a ban on fracking even though it has not done any fracking yet. This has become possible because the ISDS system allows investors to sue governments for "lost future" profit.

[...] In Canada, tar sands oil producers, having been hit with a ban by the Obama administration on imports of their highly toxic substance, are now looking forward to sending it to Europe once CETA is done and dusted. (Article continues.)
 

casper

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Fire Under Elevated Train Tracks in New York Halts Service
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fire-elevated-train-tracks-york-halts-service-39184914

 

sToRmR1dR

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Area of wildfires in Siberia exceeds 20,000 hectares for the first time this year

http://tass.ru/en/society/876373

A total of 889 people and 145 units of equipment are extinguishing fire, along with Russian Emergencies Ministry’s aircraft

CHITA, May 18. /TASS/. The area of wildfires in Russia’s Zabaikalsky Krai continues to grow and has exceeded 20,000 hectares for the first time this year.

"A total of 31 wildfires is blazing in Zabaikalsky Krai on an area of 22,500 hectares, including 20,700 hectares of forests. Eleven wildfires were localized on an area of 4,800 hectares. Fire areas are registered in 13 regions," State Forestry Service said on Wednesday.

A total of 889 people and 145 units of equipment are extinguishing fire, along with Russian Emergencies Ministry’s aircraft, including Be-200ChS and Il-76. Three Mi-8 helicopter, one Mi-2 helicopter and three An-2 aircraft also help in firefighting.

It was earlier reported that the state of emergency was declared in Zabailaksky Krai due to dry windy weather and high temperatures.
 

angelburst29

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Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Drifts Over NYC, Tri-State
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Smoke-From-Canadian-Wildfired-Drifts-Over-NYC-Tri-State-NY-380289301.html

Notice a smoky look in the sky?

On a day when Storm Team 4 called for clear skies over the tri-state, smoke from wildfires raging in Canada wafted over the region, putting a filter on the sunshine.

It's because the wind trajectory recently has been from the northeast, an ideal track to push the smoke hundreds of miles to the southeast.

According to Canada's government agency that tracks wildfires, nine fires are 2,471 acres or greater in size in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.

The smoke is thousands of feet up in the atmosphere, so the risk of health impacts is very low.


Syracuse, N.Y. -- Smoke from the expanding wildfires in the central Canadian plains is once again drifting over Upstate New York.
Smoke from expanding Canadian wildfires floats over Upstate NY again
http://www.syracuse.com/weather/index.ssf/2016/05/smoke_from_expanding_canadian_wildfires_floats_over_upstate_ny_again.html

Satellite images captured images of a belt of smoke moving through Upstate New York from northwest to southeast. The haze is visible in the sky near Syracuse.

The wildfires forced the evacuation of all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray, a city in Alberta, and have now spread to nearly 2,000 square miles.

The wildfires have been fueled by abnormally dry, hot weather in the central plains of Alberta. That weather is the flip side of the cool April and May we've been having in Upstate New York: A stubborn jet stream pattern is keeping warmer air locked up in western and central Canada while cool eastern Canadian air flows toward New York.
 

angelburst29

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angelburst29 said:
Smoke from expanding Canadian wildfires floats over Upstate NY again
http://www.syracuse.com/weather/index.ssf/2016/05/smoke_from_expanding_canadian_wildfires_floats_over_upstate_ny_again.html

Satellite images captured images of a belt of smoke moving through Upstate New York from northwest to southeast. The haze is visible in the sky near Syracuse.

The wildfires forced the evacuation of all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray, a city in Alberta, and have now spread to nearly 2,000 square miles.
Unfortunately, Fort McMurray misses out on this critical rain once again and will see about 10-15 mm with this system. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures over the weekend however, will be an asset.
Over 20 cm of snow kicks off the long weekend in Alberta
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/over-20-cm-of-snow-kicks-off-the-long-weekend-in-alberta/68054

Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:04 PM - Call it bad timing? As the May long weekend kicks off across the country, parts of the precipitation starved province of Alberta are seeing a hefty shot of snow.

"Heavy snow mixed with rain will begin to taper off early this afternoon," says Environment Canada in a snowfall warning issued for parts of northwestern Ontario. "A further 5 to 10 cm is possible."

Drivers are being warned to adjust travel plans based on the changing road conditions as rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.

"Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow," EC warns.

Up to 25 cm of snow is possible in the hardest hit places through Friday.

Even though desperate for precipitation, residents say they weren't quite prepared for this wintry blast.

"After weeks of warm dry weather, just before the May Long weekend, we get a covering of the white stuff," says Weather Network viewer Chris Rhoads from Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Heavy rain and thunderstorm threat

For areas further south, a slow moving system is bringing widespread beneficial rain and cooler temperatures through the long weekend. A thunderstorm threat also covers the region with the potential for isolated severe storms.

"A storm or two may reach marginal severe criteria," says Weather Network meteorologist Tyler Hamilton. "Hail, winds, and heavy rain are possible."

Between 60-80 mm of rain is forecast for major cities like Calgary and Edmonton through Monday, with the risk for locally higher amounts.

Unfortunately, Fort McMurray misses out on this critical rain once again and will see about 10-15 mm with this system. Lighter winds and cooler temperatures over the weekend however, will be an asset.
 

c.a.

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Press TV
Blast at Mexico oil plant kills three, injures 105 (Video)
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/04/21/461787/Mexico-Petroleos-Mexicanos-Pemex-Javier-Duarte
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:52AM
A huge explosion inside a petrochemical facility in southern Mexico kills at least three people, with more than 100 others injured, and sends a toxin-filled cloud into the air.

The incident occurred after 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Wednesday in the Pemex oil company, which is located in the industrial port city of Coatzacoalcos.

According to the local governor, the blast claimed three lives and left 105 people hospitalized, including 58 Pemex workers.

The explosion was heard as far as six miles (10 kilometers) away, forcing evacuation of more than 2,000 people from the area as a precaution.

Nearby schools and businesses have also been suspended, reports said. The cause of the explosion is yet to be clarified.

Residents have been warned to keep away from the site due to what is called a “dissipating cloud of toxic fumes.”

The plant reportedly produces vinyl chloride, a hazardous industrial chemical that is used to make PVC pipes and for other purposes.

Several explosions have been reported at Pemex facilities in recent years. In early February, an explosion at the facility killed three workers and injured seven others.

Providing one-fifth of the Mexican government’s revenue, Pemex produces vinyl chloride, a hazardous industrial chemical that is used to make PVC pipes and packaging materials.


Strange Sounds
Sott.net
Sat, 21 May 2016 19:52 UTC
Extremely bright meteor fireball explodes in loud detonation over Puebla, Mexico
https://www.sott.net/article/318737-Extremely-bright-meteor-fireball-explodes-in-loud-detonation-over-Puebla-Mexico

Hmmmmmm......?
 

sToRmR1dR

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Over 15,000 hectares of forest burnt in Russia over past 24 hours

http://tass.ru/en/society/877663

As of Tuesday, some 128 wildfires engulfed the area of more than 77,000 hectares in Russia

MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Wildfires have consumed some 24,500 hectares in the last 24 hours across Russia, destroying more than 15,000 hectares of forest, the aerial forest protection service Avialesookhrana said on Tuesday.

Firefighters have managed to extinguish 131 wildfires on the total area of 13,300 hectares. The effort involved almost 5,500 people as well as 838 pieces of equipment and 26 aircraft.

As of Tuesday, some 128 wildfires engulfed the area of more than 77,000 hectares in Russia. The wildfires are raging in the Amur Region in the Far East, the Republic of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal Territory in East Siberia. The fire hazardous situation has been registered in 81 Russian regions.

The wildfire area in the Trans-Baikal Territory has grown to 22,400 hectares over the past 24 hours, the region’s forestry service said. Some 742 people are battling the fires in the region, including paratroopers. A state of emergency has been declared in the local forests.
 

c.a.

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sToRmR1dR said:
Over 15,000 hectares of forest burnt in Russia over past 24 hours

http://tass.ru/en/society/877663

As of Tuesday, some 128 wildfires engulfed the area of more than 77,000 hectares in Russia

MOSCOW, May 24. /TASS/. Wildfires have consumed some 24,500 hectares in the last 24 hours across Russia, destroying more than 15,000 hectares of forest, the aerial forest protection service Avialesookhrana said on Tuesday.

Firefighters have managed to extinguish 131 wildfires on the total area of 13,300 hectares. The effort involved almost 5,500 people as well as 838 pieces of equipment and 26 aircraft.

As of Tuesday, some 128 wildfires engulfed the area of more than 77,000 hectares in Russia. The wildfires are raging in the Amur Region in the Far East, the Republic of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal Territory in East Siberia. The fire hazardous situation has been registered in 81 Russian regions.

The wildfire area in the Trans-Baikal Territory has grown to 22,400 hectares over the past 24 hours, the region’s forestry service said. Some 742 people are battling the fires in the region, including paratroopers. A state of emergency has been declared in the local forests.
A bite dated. Vladimir Putin takes all threats seriously. What Guy!
Published on May 12, 2016 (Eng Subs)

https://youtu.be/I-5C94uXElE
Several Dozen Forest Fires have Broken out in Different Parts of Russia.
Vladimir Putin held a videoconference meeting on disaster relief measures following wildfires in several regions around Russia. The heads of the Amur Region, Trans-Baikal Territory and Buryatia took part in the meeting.

California: Wheatland Fire near Lake View Terrace
http://wildfiretoday.com/2016/05/23/48087/
May 23, 2016
A brush fire that has blackened about 183 acres put up an impressive amount of smoke today. The fire broke out in mid-afternoon on Monday and by evening had slowed considerably. Fire officials called it 35 percent contained at 6 p.m.



The Wheatland Fire is north of the 210 freeway in the Lake View Terrace area above Wheatland Avenue in southern California. It burned north away from homes until its progress was impeded by a deepening marine layer and by ridgelines, making it feasible for aircraft to drop water and retardant in those areas, assisting firefighters on the ground and slowing the fire.



Cal Fire
May 23, 2016 - The Fire Situation Report
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWCac1rgP3Q
 

sToRmR1dR

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Massive fire near Moscow engulfs warehouse storing gas cylinders

https://www.rt.com/news/344892-fire-warehouses-gas-cylinders/

A blaze flared up in a storing facility to the northwest of Moscow that reportedly stores cylinders with gas. An area of some 1,200 square meters is on fire.

According to footage posted on social media, a huge pile of smoke can be seen rising from the warehouse in the town of Zelenograd.

Locals are saying loud bangs can be heard in the nearby area. There have been no reports of casualties.
 

angelburst29

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About 15,000 people evacuated from the city of Fort McMurray in the Canadian western province of Alberta during the wildfires, will return to their homes on Wednesday, local media reported.

Some 15,000 People to Return to Canadian Fort McMurray After Fire
http://sputniknews.com/asia/20160601/1040580844/canada-fort-mcmurray-fire.html

This is the first group out of 90,000 evacuees, which has been allowed to come home, the CBC broadcaster said.

Over 200 police officers will be reportedly deployed in the region to provide security during the return.

A state of emergency has been declared in Alberta after a wildfire, discovered near oil-rich Fort McMurray in early May, spread into the city. Some 2,400 buildings have been affected by the fire.
 

c.a.

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SFGATE
Fire near Los Angeles damages buildings, prompts evacuations (Image 1 of 15)
Updated 11:39 pm, Saturday, June 4, 2016
http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Brush-fire-burns-30-acres-near-Temecula-7963669.php

.............. :/
The fire may have started when a car hit a power pole and knocked down a power line, sparking flames in the tinder-dry brush, fire officials said.
Stars, includingKim, Kanye and Kylie Jenner, :zzz: are forced to flee their mansions as huge wildfire.
Jun 4, 2016

https://youtu.be/0JJW0sgV_5k
Fourfires ripped through southern California, including in Calabasas area throughout the day on Saturday Celebrities, including Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, might have to evacuate due to the blazes Jenner sent out Snapchats of plumes of white and gray smoke billowing near her house The fires are believed to be caused by abnormally high heat and dry winds in the southern California area The 200-acre blaze is now threatening 3,000 homes in the area and smoke can be seen as far as 40 miles away
Notice the down Play By CBS, LA. of the Visual
_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC4LI6x6OKc
 

angelburst29

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The area of forest fires in Russia increased by 20% in the past twenty-four hours to 10,000 hectares, with more than half of wildfires raging in the Russia’s Trans-Baikal Territory in East Siberia, the aerial forest protection service Avialesokhrana reported on Wednesday.

Forest Fires Engulf More Areas in Russia
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950319001023

"As of midnight Moscow time on June 8, a total of 65 forest fires were active in Russia on an area of 10,094 hectares, including 12 wildfires in forest areas on a territory of 5,789 hectares in the Trans-Baikal Territory," the service said in a statement, TASS reported.

Apart from Trans-Baikal Territory, the largest area of wildfires was registered in the Republic of Buryatia in East Siberia where almost 2,200 hectares of land are ablaze.

More than 2,700 personnel have been involved in the fire-fighting effort. They have been able to extinguish 70 fire outbreaks on an area of over 1,500 hectares in the past twenty-four hours. Nevertheless, the fire has covered a distance of 3,100 hectares of forests over this time.

Emergency regime has been in effect in Buryatia, the Trans-Baikal Territory and in one district of the Krasnoyarsk and Kamchatka Territories each due to wildfires.
 

c.a.

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Arizona
BLM: Crews making 'good progress' on Tenderfoot Fire which has grown to 700 acres (Video)
http://www.abc15.com//news/region-northern-az/other/now-30-acre-wildfire-near-yarnell-prompts-evacuations?audiencePageId=1711030816
Catherine Mejia
5:00 PM, Jun 8, 2016
YARNELL, AZ - Multiple fire agencies are working to contain a growing wildfire near Yarnell Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The fire covered 700 acres, moving quickly and threatening structures as of 8:30 p.m., Arizona Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Dolores Garcia said. Fire officials are making progress extinguishing it, however three outbuildings were burned and one communication building tied to one of the towers was also burned. No houses have been burned, officials said. However, about 250 homes have been evacuated becuase of the fire.

The Red Cross opened an evacuation center at Yavapai College at 1100 E. Sheldon Street for Yarnell evacuees.

Fire crews from Wickenburg, Congress and Yarnell are all responding to the blaze, which started on a dirt road that leads from Yarnell to Old Stagecoach Road. The U.S. Forest Service and Yavapai County Sheriff's Office are also responding.
 

casper

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c.a. said:
Arizona
BLM: Crews making 'good progress' on Tenderfoot Fire which has grown to 700 acres (Video)
http://www.abc15.com//news/region-northern-az/other/now-30-acre-wildfire-near-yarnell-prompts-evacuations?audiencePageId=1711030816
Catherine Mejia
5:00 PM, Jun 8, 2016
YARNELL, AZ - Multiple fire agencies are working to contain a growing wildfire near Yarnell Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The fire covered 700 acres, moving quickly and threatening structures as of 8:30 p.m., Arizona Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Dolores Garcia said. Fire officials are making progress extinguishing it, however three outbuildings were burned and one communication building tied to one of the towers was also burned. No houses have been burned, officials said. However, about 250 homes have been evacuated becuase of the fire.

The Red Cross opened an evacuation center at Yavapai College at 1100 E. Sheldon Street for Yarnell evacuees.

Fire crews from Wickenburg, Congress and Yarnell are all responding to the blaze, which started on a dirt road that leads from Yarnell to Old Stagecoach Road. The U.S. Forest Service and Yavapai County Sheriff's Office are also responding.
https://twitter.com/stacia_naquin/status/740695019372347392/video/1

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-breaking/2016/06/08/new-fire-yarnell-evacuations-underway/85626896/?hootPostID=8e7b6589f7cb49aee5864ef661d4c71f
 
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