Disaster Scenarios

Bomb Squad response for explosive found by man maintaining lawn; disposes of ordnance found

  ArkLaTex   TEXARKANA, Texas – (KTAL/KMSS) An explosive ordinance disposal team from Barksdale Air Force Base today detonated a early 1900s-manufactured tank wound found by a Texarkana man mowing his yard Sunday afternoon. The man said as he was mowing the yard of house on Magnolia Street when he noticed something sticking out of the ground. When he stopped to check ...

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Evacuation order issued for those living within a half mile radius of zinc plant fire in Mooresboro

  Fox Carolina 21      MOORESBORO, NC (FOX Carolina) – Early Monday morning officials issued an evacuation warning for residents within a half mile radius of the American Zinc Products Plant in Mooresboro. Deputies with the sheriff’s office are going door to door to get citizens evacuated after a fire at the plant has become hazardous, releasing sulfuric acid into ...

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Beach Park Chemical Spill Prompts Hazmat Response; 1 mile vapor cloud reported

  NBC 5     A dangerous chemical spill prompted a hazardous materials response in suburban Beach Park, forcing residents to shelter-in-place for several hours and closing schools Thursday morning. At 5 a.m., the Lake County sheriff’s office tweeted that anyone within a one-mile radius of the intersection of North Green Bay Road and East 29th Street should stay inside with ...

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Suicide bombers kill more than 207 people and hurt 500 in ‘targeted attack on Christians’ on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Americans, British and Dutch among the dead in eight blasts at churches and five-star hotels

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Pipe bomb explodes inside mailbox, damages residence after explosion

  BBC    A 65-year-old-woman is being treated for shock after a pipe bomb attack in Craigavon, County Armagh. The device was pushed through the letterbox of a house in the Burnside area at about 12:50 GMT on Thursday and exploded inside the property. The blast caused damage to the front door and hallway of the property. The woman was upstairs at ...

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Firefighters rescue worker trapped at bottom of 40-foot hole in Ballantyne

WSOCTV.com     CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Emergency crews worked tirelessly Tuesday morning to rescue a contractor who they said was stuck at the bottom of a 40-foot concrete hole in the Ballantyne area. Police and fire crews were called just after 10:30 a.m. to the scene off Bridgehampton Club Drive, near Ardrey Kell Road. Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the scene ...

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Industrial CO2 Leak Prompts Emergency Response At Facility

  Scotia, NY- A CO2 leak occurred at an industrial site in Soctia. A local source reported “2 above ground horizontal tanks holding 70,000 lbs of CO2, The relief valves froze open emptying most of the tanks”.     The following images are from from Scotia Firefighters, IAFF Local #842. We thank them for allowing us to share, all photos ...

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CSX train derails on Jacksonville’s Northside, Haz-Mat Teams Conducting Assessments

News4JAX   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A CSX train derailed Sunday night near the Busch plant on Jacksonville’s Northside.  A major cleanup was underway Monday as eight rail cars, two of which were carrying ethanol, went off the tracks around 10 p.m. at Main Street North and Busch Drive, CSX reported. CSX representatives said no one was injured in the incident and there are no ...

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Chlorine Leak Reported In Eastern Georgia Train Derailment, Evacuations Underway

Fox54 / wrdw.com  A Haz-Mat team from the City of Augusta Fire Department is currently preforming damage assessments on a train derailment in Jefferson County, GA where an active Chlorine Leak was reported post derailment.   Local reporters are reporting a chlorine gas smell, and a “fog effect” in the air.  This incident comes on the final hours of the 14th ...

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Unknown White Powder Incident At Wal-Mart; Multiple Victims Exposed, Haz-Mat Investigating

KHQ Details are limited at this time on an ongoing incident at a Spokane, Washington Wal-Mart involving cash, and a reported white powder incident.  As of posting 5 people have been transported by EMS from the scene. SPOKANE, Wash. — The Walmart in North Spokane on Colton was evacuated Sunday evening after the discovery of some suspicious white powder. Fire ...

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