Author Archives: Michael Shedd

Russian research facility known to house Smallpox virus involved in explosion, and fire

  CNN   (CNN) – An explosion has caused a fire at a Russian biological research facility that’s one of only two centers in the world known for housing samples of the smallpox virus. The blast occurred Monday during repair work of a sanitary inspection room at the Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology, known as Vector, near the ...

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Multi Car Train Derailment in rail yard; Heavy smoke and fire with direct involvement of multiple cars, fire suppression efforts underway

East Carondelet, Ill. – First responders are at the scene of a train derailment in the 4400 block of Carondelet Avenue near Dupo, Illinois. Video from Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter shows a train collision. There is a fire at the scene of the crash. There are also flames spreading on top of the water in a nearby creek. Firefighters tell ...

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Baltimore Officials Say Suspicious Van Was Stealing Diesel After Evacuating Parts Of Inner Harbor

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After evacuating part of downtown Baltimore and an hours-long investigation, police now believe the suspicious van leaking gas in a parking garage near the Inner Harbor was being used to steal diesel fuel, and was not as hazardous as initially believed. Police are continuing to do precautionary sweeps of buildings and parking garages in the area. Mayor ...

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8 people taken to hospitals after a HazMat incident at a Market Basket

  Boston.Com  Emergency personnel responded to the Market Basket in Rowley on Thursday afternoon for a report of an unknown gas leak, police and fire officials said in a release, referring to the situation as a “Tier 1 Hazmat incident.” The call came in at about 3 p.m., and the entire strip mall where the supermarket is located on Newburyport ...

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U.S Postal Service, DEA, pinpoints and prosecutes man who sold Fentanyl through mail system that killed 25 year old Florida man

USPS   On the day after Christmas in 2017, Wyatt Cox died after overdosing on the drug fentanyl. The loss devastated the 25-year-old Florida man’s family. Investigators soon discovered Cox had received a bottle of fentanyl-infused nasal spray in the mail. That’s when the Postal Inspection Service got involved. The agency — working with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of ...

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Building Collapse after Gas Leak reported; Officials report “Gas Explosion” on site

WJLA   COLUMBIA, Md. (ABC7) — Emergency crews are responding to reports of a loud explosion in Howard County. Howard County Fire confirms there was a gas explosion just before 8 a.m. in the business area of the 8800 block of Stanford Blvd. in Columbia, Maryland. At around 7:30 a.m., a gas leak was reported at the same location. Officials say ...

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Boston Haz-Mat mitigates Level 3 hazmat leak at Deer Island

  WHDH    BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston firefighters contained a Level 3 hazmat situation at Deer Island Saturday after a gallon of hydrogen peroxide leaked in a building, officials said. Firefighters responded to Deer Island at 7:20 p.m. for reports of one gallon of hydrogen peroxide leaking, officials said. The leak was classified as Level 3, which is the most dangerous ...

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18 people sickened by carbon monoxide at apartment complex.

ABC13     HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Firefighters are responding to a carbon monoxide leak at the Raveneaux Apartments at 14500 Cutten Rd in northwest Harris County. Champions Fire Department confirms at least 18 people are being treated, and one person was airlifted via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Firefighters on the scene believe the exposure was caused by a vehicle ...

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Bomb Squad, HazMat teams remove dangerous material from home

WIBW  ESKRIDGE, Kan. (WIBW) — The Riley Co. Police Department’s bomb squad and hazardous material response team, along with multiple law enforcement agencies, all responded to an Eskridge home on Tuesday. According to the Wabaunsee Co. Sheriff’s Office, a family reported there may be explosive material inside a home, at 210 Mulberry St. The response teams located “dangerous and hazardous” ...

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2 SBI agents injured while rendering safe homemade explosive device

WRAL     A man is in custody after two State Bureau of Investigation agents were injured during an explosion early Friday in Sampson County, authorities said. Jimmy Tyndall, 33, was being held on several charges including larcency, possession of a weapon of mass destruction and mephedone possession. He was being held on a bond of $151,000 at the Sampson County ...

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