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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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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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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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Fiery Train Derailment Prompts Evacuations in Fort Worth; Incident Command Post catches fire

NBC5     A Union Pacific freight train carrying ethanol went off its tracks in a Fort Worth neighborhood Wednesday morning and caught fire, prompting an evacuation of nearby homes and a hazardous materials response. It happened at about 12:40 a.m. along the 3200 block of Yuma Street, on the city’s southeast side. Firefighters said it’s unclear what caused the cars ...

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Graniteville 14 Years Later: Lessons Learned, And Lives Remembered

  On the early morning hours of January 6th, 2005 the lives of thousands would change forever. With  hundreds hospitalized, thousands evacuated from their homes, 9 people died as a result of the accident.   There have been many learning lessons since the disaster from better understanding the incident management system, to resource ordering, accountability and initial response considerations.  With ...

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