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samsung’s sdi facility in china briefly caught fire, note7 batteries could be to


early this morning on february 8, a small area of samsung’s sdi facility in china caught fire. the local fire department said that the cause of the fire was due to waste products including faulty batteries, probably the same ones that were in the galaxy note7.the local officials said that “material that caught fire was lithium batteries inside the production workshops and some half-finished products.” thankfully, the fire was put out with no casualties reported, that’s after the local fire department of tianjin showed up with 110 firefighters and 19 fire engines. that’s how you fight fires.samsung should hope nobody misinterprets this event as any indication that the company plans to use inferior batteries for the galaxy s8. speaking of which, the galaxy s8 is said to be revealed at a sams






monster fire blazes in downtown raleigh, n.c.


raleigh, n.c. -- firefighters are battling a huge five-alarm fire in downtown raleigh, cbs affiliate wncn-tv reports.the fire was first reported shortly after 10 p.m.the fire main building involved in the fire is under construction, but has spread to other buildings, according to raleigh fire officials. no injuries are yet reported and there are no indications that anyone is trapped inside the building, officials said.big blaze burns in downtown raleigh, north carolina on night of march 16, 2017 wncn-tv wncn posted video of a particularly stunning moment:wncn chief meteorologist wes hohenstein reports the smoke from the blaze is appearing on radar:the red cross was mobilizing volunteers to help people displaced by the blaze. a local church was opening as a shelter downtown.the cause of the






how period movies use fire incorrectly


lots of historical movies use fire––they use torches, fire pits, even fire breathers. this video shows you how wrong those movies get fire.full story at youtube.more history. posted by josh urich






​samsung sdi battery factory caught fire


a minor fire broke out at samsung sdi's factory in tianjin, china early wednesday, which started in a warehouse storing waste material.the fire was extinguished by the fire department immediately and there were no casualties. operations were unaffected and the situation has returned to normal, the company said.samsung china told local media that the precise cause was still under investigation and denied that it was caused by lithium batteries.tianjin fire department said 19 fire trucks and 110 personnel were sent to extinguish the fire in its sino weibo account but the post has since been deleted.samsung sdi, along with china's atl, were the battery suppliers for the ill-fated galaxy note 7 made by samsung electronics. samsung said batches from both suppliers had defects that caused fires.






man seriously injured in hull fire and explosion


image caption three fire officers are believed to have been hurt in the explosion on beverley road a man was seriously injured in a fire and explosion at a house in hull.the blaze broke out on beverley road at about 06:00 gmt. the victim was taken to hull royal infirmary with serious injuries. three fire officers also suffered minor injuries in the incident, humberside police said.a joint police and fire investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire. a cordon remains in place around the property.more on this and other local stories from across east yorkshire image caption a cordon has been put in place the incident is near hull and east riding institute of the blind (herib). beverley road was closed between alexandra street and queens road for up to three hours.






man seriously injured in hull fire and explosion


image caption three fire officers are believed to have been hurt in the explosion on beverley road a man was seriously injured in a fire and explosion at a house in hull.the blaze broke out on beverley road at about 06:00 bst. the victim was taken to hull royal infirmary with serious injuries. three fire officers also suffered minor injuries in the incident, humberside police said.a joint police and fire investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire. a cordon remains in place around the property.more on this and other local stories from across east yorkshire image caption a cordon has been put in place the incident is near hull and east riding institute of the blind (herib). beverley road was closed between alexandra street and queens road for up to three hours.






authorities say fire was intentionally set at florida mosque


tampa, fla. — an intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a tampa-area mosque early friday, investigators said.the arson occurred at the islamic society of new tampa, hillsborough county fire rescue said in a news release.fire investigators responded at around 2 a.m. after gathering evidence, they determined the fire was intentionally set. no one was at the mosque when the fire started."it is worrisome that our community has fallen victim of what appears to be another hate crime," said wilfredo amr ruiz, spokesman for the council on american-islamic relations in florida.an alarm company notified a mosque board member early friday, and he found first responders there when he arrived, cair said.investigators from the u.s. bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms and explosives also res






larimer county fire burns 500 acres near wellington


the cattleman fire, north of wellington, has burned nearly 2,000 acres as of 6:15 p.m. saturday, but is now 85 percent contained.according to the wellington fire department, the fire is burning near county road 92.earlier, several homes were placed on pre-evacuation orders because of the wildfire.the fire was first reported about 4 p.m.






larimer county fire burns 500 acres near wellington


the cattleman fire, north of wellington, had burned an estimated 500 acres as of 5 p.m. saturday.according to the wellington fire department, the fire is burning near county road 92.several homes were placed on pre-evacuation orders because of the wildfire, which was 15 percent contained.the fire was first reported about 4 p.m.






weld county fire burns more than 50 acres – the denver post


a fire was started sunday evening between lochbuie and brighton from somebody shooting a gun.the fire is estimated to have burned more than 50 acres in weld county but is under control, said natalie ridderbos, brighton fire rescue’s spokeswoman.the fire started around 6 p.m. at county road 4 and freestone street. fire crews were still working on hot spots at 7:30 p.m., but windy and dry conditions contributed to the fire’s rapid spread.no structures were threatened and no injuries have been reported, ridderbos said. no suspects are currently under investigation.






steak-n-egger in pilsen catches fire


a small fire broke out at the steak-n-egger diner in the pilsen neighborhood thursday morning, according to authorities. the fire began around 9:25 a.m. at the restaurant in the 1100 block of west cermak road. the fire was mostly extinguished by the first fire crews, who worked to ventilate the restaurant and check for fire in the attic area, according to larry langford, a spokesman for the chicago fire department. "should be out shortly. they're still working, mostly on ventilation right now," langford said shortly before 10 a.m.no one was injured, langford said.check back for more information. 






st. charles house fire caused by discarded ashes, officials say


a sunday afternoon fire left a st. charles home uninhabitable, fire officials said.the st. charles fire department was called to a house in the 1800 block of south third place shortly after 1:40 p.m., according to a news release from the fire department. when firefighters arrived at the home, they found a fire had burned from the exterior of the building into the house and the attic, they said.the fire is believed to have been accidental and has been attributed to ashes from a recreational fire the previous evening that were discarded into a plastic garbage can, according to fire officials.no one was home at the time of the fire, and a neighbor called 911, according to the department. fire officials estimated there was about $125,000 worth of damage to the home and its contents. the occupa






ny firefighters fly drone to monitor 4-alarm blaze


the new york city fire department has an $85,000 drone that allows firefighters to monitor blazes remotely, from the air. the drone was used for the first time march 6, 2017, at a four-alarm fire in the bronx, n.y.(photo: courtesy: new york fire department) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorenew york city firefighters used their drone for the first time to monitor a dangerous blaze, illustrating how local governments have deployed remote-controlled aircraft for years before the explosion in commercial drones.the $85,000 drone equipped with high-definition and infrared cameras was flown at the four-alarm fire monday in the bronx to keep an eye on the roof of an apartment building that firefighters feared would collapse. two firefighters suffered minor injuries in the fire."the roof started to fail a






ny firefighters fly drone to monitor 4-alarm blaze


the new york city fire department has an $85,000 drone that allows firefighters to monitor blazes remotely, from the air. the drone was used for the first time march 6, 2017, at a four-alarm fire in the bronx, n.y.(photo: courtesy: new york fire department) 5 connectlinkedinemailmorenew york city firefighters used their drone for the first time to monitor a dangerous blaze, illustrating how local governments have deployed remote-controlled aircraft for years before the explosion in commercial drones.the $85,000 drone equipped with high-definition and infrared cameras was flown at the four-alarm fire monday in the bronx to keep an eye on the roof of an apartment building that firefighters feared would collapse. two firefighters suffered minor injuries in the fire."the roof started to fail a






steak-n-egger in pilsen catches fire


a small fire broke out at the steak-n-egger diner in pilsen thursday morning, according to authorities. the fire was broke out around 9:25 a.m. at the restaurant in the 1100 block of west cermak road. the fire was mostly extinguished by the first fire crews, who worked to ventilate the restaurant and check for fire in the attic area, according to larry langford, a spokesman for the chicago fire department. "should be out shortly. they're still working, mostly on ventilation right now," langford said shortly before 10 a.m.no one was injured, langford said.check back for more information. 






fire at gay sauna in berlin kills 3 men, injures 1


berlin — german officials say three men have died and one was seriously injured in a fire at a gay sauna in berlin.the fire broke out late sunday at the steam works club in the german capital's schoeneberg district. berlin's fire department said in a statement monday that 25 people were able to escape the fire on their own.emergency workers searched the club, which has dozens of rooms, and found the three bodies. one 48-year-old man was taken to the hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation.the cause of the fire wasn't yet known.






ex-nfl player quentin moses, 2 others die in house fire


monroe, ga. — fire officials say former nfl linebacker end quentin moses and two other people have died in a house fire in georgia.monroe fire department chief keith glass tells local news media that the 33-year-old moses, 31-year-old andria godard and her 10-year-old daughter jasmine godard died after the fire started around 6 a.m. sunday. moses was found unconscious and moved outside the house. he was pronounced dead at a hospital.moses was a defensive end for the georgia bulldogs from 2003-2005. he played four seasons with the miami dolphins from 2007-2010 as a linebacker.moses was an assistant coach at reinhardt university.glass says the house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. the cause of the blaze is under investigation.






minneapolis apartment fire sends woman to hospital


an apartment fire in north minneapolis sent one woman to the hospital early friday evening, according to fire officials.the woman was the sole resident of the unit hit by fire in a building in the 2100 block of 44th avenue n., they said on twitter. the fire was reported about 5 p.m.no other injuries were reported.other residents of the building were sheltered in a bus as firefighters worked. after the fire was knocked down, those in apartments unaffected by the blaze were allowed to return to their homes.the fire, which appears to have begun in the basement, remains under investigation, officials said.twitter: @karenanelzamora






4 children, mother die in massachusetts blaze


warwick, mass. (ap) — a mother and four children were killed when flames swept through their rural massachusetts home early saturday, fire officials said.two other family members escaped the fire, which broke in the single-family house at about 12:45 a.m. investigators said initial indications were the blaze was accidental and possibly started in a wood stove in the kitchen.the bodies of the victims were recovered in the rubble of the home several hours later after the fire was extinguished, authorities said.“there was nothing we could have done different, unfortunately,” an emotional fire chief ron gates said during an afternoon news conference. “when we got on scene, the house was totally engulfed.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the town of less than 800 reside






crews battle m ive house fire in barrington


fire crews were battling an extra-alarm house fire in northwest suburban barrington early tuesday, officials said.the fire was called in about 2 a.m. in the 26100 block of cuba road and was quickly declared a 4-alarm due to lack of water in the area. firefighters had to transport water to the home due to lack of fire hydrants in the area.no one was reported injured.officials said the home was about 6,000 square feet and appeared to be under renovation.barrington countryside fire chief jim kreher said neighbors reported seeing flames shooting from the roof before it collapsed.the fire is the second barrington house fire since sunday, when a vacant house on west russell street was damaged by a fire.check back for updates






the latest: official: space heater led to fatal oregon fire


portland, ore. — the latest on a house fire in rural oregon that killed four children (all times local):11:50 a.m.the fire chief in a rural oregon town says a house fire that killed four children and critically burned three other people was caused by a portable space heater.riddle fire protection district chief rich holloway said thursday on the fire district's facebook page that the fire was caused by combustible materials placed too close to the heater.the authenticity of the post was confirmed by city manager kathy wilson.holloway says a component of the family's fireplace that circulated heated air back into the house had malfunctioned several days before.the family bought the space heater to stay warm until they could get the fireplace repaired.four children ages 4 to 13 died in the b






monster fire blazes in downtown raleigh, n.c.


raleigh, n.c. -- firefighters are battling a huge five-alarm fire in downtown raleigh, cbs affiliate wncn reports.the fire was first reported shortly after 10 p.m.the fire main building involved in the fire is under construction, but has spread to other buildings, according to raleigh fire officials. no injuries are yet reported and there are no indications that anyone is trapped inside the building, officials said.the fire could be seen from the wncn tower cam, which is north of the city’s downtown. the flames were visible against the city’s skyline.wncn chief meteorologist wes hohenstein reports the smoke from the blaze is appearing on radar:






monster fire lights up raleigh, n.c. skyline


raleigh, n.c. -- firefighters battled a huge five-alarm fire in downtown raleigh thursday night, cbs affiliate wncn-tv reports.the blaze was first reported shortly after 10 p.m. and was finally extinguished by around 1:30 a.m. friday, wncn says/fire officials told wncn the flames started on the third floor of an apartment building under construction and spread quickly because of the structure’s wood construction. strong winds spread smoke, as well.the fire spread to four other buildings, according to raleigh fire officials.no injuries were reported,and there are no indications anyone was trapped in the building, officials said.big blaze burns in downtown raleigh, north carolina on night of march 16, 2017 wncn-tv wncn posted video of a particularly stunning moment:wncn chief meteorologist w






crews battle m ive house fire in barrington


fire crews were battling an extra-alarm house fire in northwest suburban barrington early tuesday, officials said.the fire was called in about 2 a.m. in the 26100 block of cuba road and was quickly declared a 4-alarm due to lack of water in the area. firefighters had to transport water to the home due to lack of fire hydrants in the area.ryan mckeon, spokesman for barrington countryside fire protection district, said fire crews were still on scene as of 9:30 a.m.no one was reported injured.officials said the home was about 6,000 square feet and appeared to be under renovation.barrington countryside fire chief jim kreher said neighbors reported seeing flames shooting from the roof before it collapsed.the fire is the second barrington house fire since sunday, when a vacant house on west russ






crews battle m ive house fire in barrington


fire crews were battling an extra-alarm house fire in northwest suburban barrington early tuesday, officials said.the fire was called in about 2 a.m. in the 26100 block of cuba road and was quickly declared a 4-alarm due to lack of water in the area. firefighters had to transport water to the home due to lack of fire hydrants in the area.ryan mckeon, spokesman for barrington countryside fire protection district, said fire crews were still on scene as of 9:30 a.m.no one was reported injured.officials said the home was about 6,000 square feet and appeared to be under renovation.barrington countryside fire chief jim kreher said neighbors reported seeing flames shooting from the roof before it collapsed.the fire is the second barrington house fire since sunday, when a vacant house on west russ






man found dead in hermosa fire


a 67-year-old man was found dead in a house fire about 11:40 p.m. friday in the 1700 block of north pulaski road in the hermosa neighborhood, police said. officials found the man in the attic apartment, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. no one else was injured. it appears it was an electrical fire, police said. the chicago fire department said the fire remained under investigation. check back for updates. 






woman dies in west seattle house fire


a woman was killed by a house fire early wednesday in west seattle, the fire department says. three other people in the house escaped.a house fire in west seattle killed a woman early wednesday, the seattle fire department said.the fire, in the 9800 block of 44th avenue southwest, broke out before 4:40 a.m. wednesday. three other people in the house escaped, fire department spokeswoman alice kim said.fire crews were on scene, near fauntleroy park, and the fire was not extinguished as of 7:15 a.m. wednesday, kim said.






firefighters in wisconsin fight fire at their own firehouse


mayville, wis. — firefighters in the wisconsin community of mayville had to respond to a fire at a familiar scene — their own firehouse.firefighters were dispatched round 10 p.m. saturday after a passer-by reported seeing flames at the station, which is not staffed around the clock.the volunteer fire department said in a statement sunday that crews arrived to find a vehicle on fire inside the station and put it out. the fire was confined to the vehicle, but the station had to be ventilated due to the heavy smoke.investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the fire. the department says the fire won't affect its operations.cleanup was underway sunday.mayville is about 45 miles northwest of milwaukee.






the latest: deputy: 4 dead, 3 injured in oregon house fire


portland, ore. — the latest on fatal house fire in oregon (all times local):2:45 p.m.a sheriff's official says four people are dead and three seriously injured in a house fire that broke out overnight in a small oregon town about 200 miles south of portland.douglas county sheriff's deputy dwes hutson didn't immediately release further details wednesday but said more information would be forthcoming.he previously said there were fewer than 10 people in the home when the fire broke out around 2 a.m. in riddle.south umpqua school district superintendent tim porter says students in his district were involved in the fire.porter could not provide more information but says the district is offering grief counseling at its schools.all of the injured people were transported to legacy emmanuel medica






huge fire engulfs apartment building under construction


raleigh, n.c. — firefighters are battling a massive fire that has engulfed an apartment building under construction in north carolina's capital city.raleigh police spokeswoman laura hourigan says preliminary information indicates there were no injuries. she says the fire began shortly after 10 p.m. thursday in the building in downtown raleigh, a city in the eastern part of the state.a witness, pedro tapiak, told the news and observer of raleigh (http://bit.ly/2m83hbj) that spreading flames caused a construction crane to collapse.firefighters on extended ladders dumped water on the flames as wind gusts spread smoke for blocks around. local media reports say there were no signs of anyone trapped in the building.the cause of the fire is under investigation.






crews battle m ive house fire in barrington


fire crews were on the scene of an extra-alarm fire in northwest suburban barrington early tuesday, officials said.the fire was called in about 2 a.m. in the 26000 block of cuba road and was quickly declared a 4-alarm due to lack of water in the area.firefighters had to transport water to the home due to lack of fire hydrants in the area.barrington countryside fire chief jim kreher said neighbors reported seeing flames shooting from the roof before it collapsed.no injuries were reported.






resident, 2 officers injured in orland park house fire


a woman burned by a fire at her aurora apartment monday morning was taken to the hospital, according to fire officials.at 7:31 a.m. monday, aurora firefighters responded to an activated fire alarm on the 400 block of north lake street on the city's near west side, according to a news release from...






the latest: mother, 4 children die in massachusetts blaze


warwick, mass. — warwick, mass. (ap — the latest on a house fire that killed five people in warwick, massachusetts. (all times local):3:25 p.m.officials say a mother and four children were killed when flames swept through their home in the small massachusetts town of warwick.two other members of the family escaped the fire, which broke in the single-family home around 12:45 a.m. saturday.the names of the victims were not immediately released.an emotional town fire chief ron gates said at an afternoon news conference that the house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and there was little they could do to prevent the tragedy.officials said early indications were that the fire may have started in a wood stove in the kitchen.the town of less than 800 residents has no fire hy






the latest: flags ordered at half-staff for firefighter


harrisburg, pa. — the latest on a fire official who died of his injuries in a crash while responding to a fatal fire (all times local)5:10 p.m.gov. tom wolf has ordered flags in the commonwealth to be flown at half-staff to honor a central pennsylvania fire official who died after he was injured in a crash while responding to a fatal fire.lt. dennis devoe, a 21-year veteran of the harrisburg fire department, died saturday. officials said he was on his way to the station to pick up his gear before heading to the scene of friday night's fire when his vehicle was hit at an intersection. authorities said the female driver fled but was later arrested.the governor said flags would remain at half-staff at the capitol complex and at state facilities in york and dauphin counties until his interment






fire crews rescue iguana from eastern oregon house fire


pendleton, ore. — fire crews slipped an oxygen mask over the face of a 20-pound iguana after rescuing the creature from a house fire in oregon.pendleton fire department assistant chief shawn penninger tells the east oregonian (http://bit.ly/2mxrer2) that only an adult human and the reptile were home at the time of the fire on friday afternoon. the person was unharmed.penninger says crews removed the iguana from the heavily damaged home and gave it oxygen.the fire department on saturday said they didn't know the iguana's name.investigators say a preliminary investigation shows the cause of the fire to be improperly disposed smoking material.an estimate of damages to the home — where a family of three lives — also wasn't available.






dead man found after officials respond to lake forest fire


an investigation is underway into the discovery of a dead man sunday morning when officials responded to a garage fire in lake forest.lake county coroner dr. howard cooper said the man was found in the garage area of the home, but declined to comment further on the possible cause of death.a lake forest police spokesman said sunday afternoon that a news release would be issued later in the day.the lake forest fire department responded to a fire call in the 700 block of waveland road and discovered a garage fire, which was quickly extinguished, according to fire department shift commander andy allan. he said the fire was contained to the garage and was put out "in two or three minutes."the highland park fire department automatically responded to the call as well, but allan said the fire did






the latest: 2 die, 16 hurt in fire at anchorage apartments


anchorage, alaska — the latest on a deadly fire in anchorage, alaska (all times local):11:45 a.m.fire officials in anchorage say burn victims from a fire at an apartment complex had to be distributed to four area hospitals.the anchorage fire department says two people died and 16 were transported by ambulance from the royal suite lodge apartment complex.four adults were transported in critical condition. four children were taken to hospitals, including two in serious condition.anchorage police identified one of the dead as 38-year-old teuaililo nua.a 911 call on the fire came in 2:30 a.m. wednesday.firefighters arrived within three minutes. a quarter of the building was burning and within 10 minutes, the fire had spread to half the complex.burn victims were transported to providence alaska






man, 83, dead in nw side house fire


an 83-year-old man was killed in a house fire early saturday in the ravenswood manor neighborhood, officials said.crews arrived at the 2900 block of west giddings street about 12:40 a.m. for a blaze in the basement of a brick bungalow. the fire was struck out about 15 minutes later.an elderly man who had evidently been trapped inside the house was found dead, according to a fire department spokesman.he had been smoking while using oxygen, fire officials said.he was taken to swedish covenant hospital and pronounced dead. no other injuries were reported.






thornton gr fire causing traffic delays on i-25 – the denver post


a gr fire in thornton is causing traffic delays on interstate 25 southbound as firefighters work to get it under control.the i-25 off-ramp to 92nd avenue and thornton parkway remains closed, according to a tweet from the thornton fire department.the fire, which had burned three to four acres wednesday afternoon, had forced traffic on i-25 at 104th avenue to one lane, said sara farris, a spokeswoman for the north metro fire rescue district.firefighters had the fire under control as of 3:30 p.m. but were still fighting spots, farris said. no structures had been threatened, but the fire e close to the property line of north mor elementary school in northglenn.






facebook atwitter over friendly fox sightings in southern minnesota


a friendly pet fox named notchi has gone missing from his lakeville home and is gallivanting across southern minnesota, despite multiple run-ins with humans, a social media paign and a $1,000 reward for his return.notchi, a tame, 8-month-old red fox, was rescued from a fur farm as a kit by mikayla raines, 21, who has a usda license to keep foxes. notchi has distinctive silver and white markings because foxes used for fur often are bred over generations for unique colors.foxes generally make poor pets, raines said, because they mark their territory and chew things up.“there’s just a special bond that i have with foxes that i can’t explain,” raines said. “you have to work hard to bond with a fox, but i like the challenge.”more than 50 people have spotted notchi traipsing from lonsdale to was