Author Archives: Michael Shedd

Haz-Mat Incident Results In Business Fire At California Industrial Site

CBS Los Angeles    SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) – A hazmat incident caused a fire at an industrial building in Simi Valley Tuesday morning, prompting evacuations of several nearby businesses. The hazmat incident was reported before 6:30 a.m. in the 100 block of West Cochran Street, which is located in a business district, according to the Ventura County Fire Department. Hazmat ...

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Shake N’ Bake meth spill closes Wal-Mart after book bag leaks throughout store

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Walmart on South Main Street in High Point was evacuated Monday after a suspicious spill. Around 5 p.m., a man had a liquid coming out of his backpack in the bakery area and tracked the liquid into the bathroom. The man then left the store. Employees weren’t sure what the liquid was so ...

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Industrial fire at PA Oil refinery, 2nd fire at this facility. Wide area Monitoring reports residents are ok to remain in area surrounding facility after massive fire.

  AP News     PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A fire at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast turned the early morning sky a bright orange and yellow and awakened startled residents with explosions that shook homes Friday. The fire broke out at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex around 4 a.m., spokeswoman Cherice Corley said. By 9 a.m., emergency ...

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1 hospitalized, 7 treated on scene of industrial hazmat incident

The Journal News      One person was transported to an area hospital, according to Fairfield Fire Chief Don Bennett. Seven others were treated at the scene that were showing signs of respiratory distress. A chemical company employee was filling a tank with a foaming acid when there was a spill, creating a fume or respiratory irritant. “There is one ...

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NC town issuing warning after 5 heroin overdoses, 2 of them fatal, within 36 hours

Fox Carolina ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in eastern North Carolina have issued an alert after five people overdosed on heroin in the span of 36 hours. Two of those people died. Elizabeth City police tell news outlets that they issued the “overdose alert” after responding to the overdoses on Thursday and Friday. A news release says police used ...

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Couple arrested in biological weapons plot appear in court; raid found biological WMD components, explosives

The Local   A Tunisian man and his German wife went on trial Friday, charged with planning a foiled biological bomb attack in Germany with the deadly poison ricin. Sief Allah H., 30, and his wife Yasmin, 43, were arrested a year ago by an anti-terrorist squad that found 84 milligrams of the toxin in their Cologne apartment. The arrests ...

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Confined Space Rescue For Woman Stuck in Storm Drain

  Fox 25     Around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, a woman who had been running through traffic and dodging cars across Broadway Extension jumped into a storm drain and hurt herself. Her screams can be heard on the 911 call Oklahoma City Police received this morning. Reportedly, she fell about 25 feet into the drainage hole. A witness who saw ...

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Mother who learned to make hash oil from YouTube videos charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after house explosion

Yahoo    A mother has been charged for putting her four children in danger after an explosion occurred in her home while she was attempting to make hash oil. It was something, she told police, that she’d learned by watching YouTube videos. In December 2018, Lenne S. Parsons, 34, was attempting to make hash oil in the laundry room of ...

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Multiple rail cars derail resulting in roadway blockages and fire; crews working to stabilize remaining hazards

  Fox 8   WELLINGTON, Ohio – There is a train derailment in the village of Wellington at Magyar and Wheeling street. This is just a few blocks off of main street. The first reports of the derailment came in around 6 a.m.  State Route 18 and 58 are closed. 10 to 15 cars derailed. Assistant Fire Chief Bill Brown says there were ...

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Interstate shut down after highway transport incident involving hydrogen peroxide

Hometown Station   A leaking tanker truck releasing Hydrogen Peroxide along the northbound 5 Freeway just a mile south from Templin Highway has caused a hazmat response from first responders, according to officials. The incident is being called the Templin Incident and has completely shut down the NB I-5 Freeway lanes near the leak for an extended period of time, ...

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