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6 dead after fuel spill sparks massive fire on Florida interstate

Florida

(KALB) GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Highway officials say six people have died after a crash and diesel fuel spill sparked a massive fire on a Florida interstate. The Florida Highway Patrol says two tractor-trailer rigs and two passenger vehicle were involved in Thursday’s wreck on Interstate 75 about a mile (1.6 kilometers) south of Alachua, near Gainesville. Authorities say the ...

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Chemical fire at Orange car wash supply company

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(NBC) Bridge City Fire Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, Orange County ESD #1, 2, 3 and 4 all responded to the scene. No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire as of Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, Orange County ESD #2 said. The cause of the fire remains undetermined. ORANGE — Highway 62 was closed both north and southbound ...

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4 dead in apparent gas explosion in Russia

Explosion

(ABC) Hundreds of rescue workers raced bitterly cold weather in Russia’s Ural Mountains region Monday as they searched for survivors in the hulking concrete blocks from a partially collapsed apartment building where at least four people died. The nation’s top investigative agency, the Investigative Committee, said an explosion triggered by a gas leak apparently caused the pre-dawn collapse in the ...

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All-Clear given after suspicious package found outside Virginia building

(NBC 12) HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – Henrico police, fire and Hazmat crews investigated a suspicious package Monday morning just after 8 a.m. at the Anthem building on Staples Mill Road. Police say a witness saw someone on the grounds wearing a backpack – that same backpack was found unattended later. A bomb squad was deployed to destroy the backpack. “Public ...

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Acid found inside vehicle left in Chester County tow yard

Acid

  (ABC) COATESVILLE, Pa. (WPVI) — Hazmat crews and first responders were called to an incident at a Chester County tow yard early this morning. A car had been taken to the Fling’s Towing on Hurley Road in Coatesville after it was involved in an earlier accident. A gallon of muriatic acid had been left in a car and it ...

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Wichita Falls FD crews hindered during severe weather

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  (News Channel 6) WICHITA FALLS, TX (RNN Texoma) – The wet weather on Wednesday caused slick roads and several crashes across Texoma. Wichita Falls fire fighters said one of those wrecks led to a spill after a semi-trailer jack knifed on Huntington Lane off of Highway 287. The semi began to spill diesel fuel onto the road during the ...

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Maryland Suicide Attempt Results in Bomb Squad, Haz-Mat Response

  TheBaltimoreSun.Com Baltimore County Fire and Police units responded to a reported Suicide on Monday, after a male subject was found in a vehicle, triggering bomb squad response for possible explosives. One man was found unresponsive in a car near a business park on N. Park Drive, said Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson. The man was later pronounced dead ...

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Bomb squad dispatched to HAZMAT incident in Gaston

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(KGW.com) One man was taken to the hospital in a hazmat situation at the Riverside Apartments in Gaston, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution, the sheriff’s office said in a series of tweets. There was a strong chemical smell at the apartments. The man, 55, was spotted in distress by a woman ...

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