All posts tagged "fire"

  • Starbucks
    Man sets himself on fire at Los Angeles coffee shop

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized in extremely critical condition after setting himself on fire in the restroom of a Los Angeles coffee shop. Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott says the flames...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • edgewater
    Korean American community steps up to help victims of Edgewater fire

    A devastating fire broke out at the luxury Avalon apartment complex in Edgewater, N.J., Wednesday, dislocating about 500 residents — about 100 of them Korean American — and destroying 240 homes out of 408. The local Korean...

    • Posted January 23, 2015
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  • Four people were killed and 100 others were injured in a fire that swept through a 10-story apartment building in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, on Saturday. (Yonhap)
    4 dead, 100 injured in apartment building fire in Uijeongbu

    Four people were killed and 100 others injured in a fire that swept through a 10-story apartment building in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, on Saturday, police and firefighters said. Nearly 80 percent of those injured were in...

    • Posted January 11, 2015
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  • (Yonhap)
    One dead, 4 others missing in fishing boat fire off Dokdo

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — One fisherman died and four others went missing Tuesday after a fishing vessel carrying 10 sailors caught fire off South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo, the safety ministry said. The fire on the Munseong...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
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  • A massive fire engulfed an apartment building construction site near downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Crews battled two large fires in Los Angeles early Monday, including a massive one downtown that closed portions of two major freeways and blanketed the area in ash and heavy smoke. (AP Photo/Nancy Yuille)
    2 large fires break out in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two raging fires in Los Angeles destroyed a massive residential complex under construction, heavily damaged a building undergoing renovations, and snarled rush hour traffic while raining ash over a large area early Monday....

    • Posted December 8, 2014
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  • In this aerial still frame from video provided by Fox 11 LA, a waste treatment facity burns after an unstable chemical mixture exploded in Santa Paula, Calif., early Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, sending about 30 people to the hospital for decontamination and prompting an order to evacuate for a mile around the plant, authorities said. No burn injuries were reported, but two drivers on a vacuum truck, three firefighters, hospital medical staff and a few nearby residents were washed down or treated for complaints such as breathing problems, red eyes and skin rashes, said Lori Ross, a spokeswoman for the Ventura County Fire Department. The vacuum truck was delivering a load around 3:45 a.m. when it exploded at the Santa Clara Waste Water Co., authorities said. (AP Photo/Fox 11 LA)
    Crews try to contain unstable substance in Calif. plant fire

    SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Hazardous materials crews are trying to determine how to deal with an unstable substance remaining after an explosion and fire at a Southern California waste treatment facility. Ventura County fire Capt. Mike...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Tanker truck spills 5,000 gallons of fuel and catches fire near downtown LA

    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – One of two fuel tanks being hauled by a truck overturned and caught fire near a Golden State (5) Freeway on-ramp in Boyle Heights today, damaging one nearby home and a vehicle but...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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