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Deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo ‘now a global emergency’

  Sky.com Some 1,650 people have died as government officials and aid agencies have struggled to contain the virus over the past year.   An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a global public health emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Some 1,650 people have lost their lives as government officials and international aid agencies ...

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At least 1 dead, 15 injured in gas explosion at California home

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Dallas firefighters gear-cleaning service suspended until further notice

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Residential structure fire injures 2 firefighters, State Police; Haz-Mat response after HME operation found

  WHDH     CONCORD, MASS. (WHDH) – Two firefighters and a teenager were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a house fire in Concord triggered a potential hazardous materials situation, officials said. A fire at a home on Old Bedford Road prompted firefighters to declare a Tier 1 hazmat situation. Crews responding to the scene around 7:45 p.m. say they ...

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Chemical suicide attempt interrupted by state troopers; Haz-Mat response after troopers exposed to unknown chemicals in vehicle

Syracuse.com     HMN-State troopers pulled a man from the front seat of his Jeep Cherokee as he was allegedly attempting suicide; by using chemicals. Check out THE GRAY AREA by Phil Ambrose on Go/No Go decision making for cases like this one. LAFAYETTE, N.Y. — A Cicero man tried to kill himself early Monday by mixing chemicals in the front ...

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Gas explosion damages commercial building, leaves mass damage

Local10     A gas explosion was reported Saturday at The Fountains shopping center in Plantation. Plantation Fire Rescue confirmed on Twitter that there are multiple patients. “A bomb just went off,” a man says in a video sent to Local 10 News. The video shows heavy damage to the LA Fitness and nearby buildings at the shopping center on South University Drive ...

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Facebook headquarters evacuated after chemical nerve agent “Sarin” detected in mail room

Fox Carolina   MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Facebook mail processing warehouse has been evacuated as Silicon Valley officials try to determine what caused a bag of mail to test positive for the nerve agent sarin. Menlo Park Fire Marshal Jon Johnston said Monday that incoming mail going through routine processing tested positive for sarin. He said authorities are ...

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Law Enforcement conducts narcotics raid; haz-mat response after agents find bulk amounts inside residence

Cherokee Tribune     Local drug agents raided a suspected heroin processing facility inside a Woodstock house on Thursday, seizing the biggest cache of the drug in the county’s history, authorities said Friday morning. According to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker: Agents with the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad discovered a “heroin processing facility” at a house off Trickum Road ...

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Court House evacuated after “unknown substance” reported as found inside letter addressed to facility, Possible Anthrax Scare

CBS46     DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) — DeKalb County fire crews and EMS are at the county courthouse due to a scare from an unknown substance, according to DeKalb Fire officials. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond told CBS46 the material that sparked the evacuation was an “unknown substance” Thurmond said the first floor clerk’s office had been evacuated and that ...

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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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