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Russian research facility known to house Smallpox virus involved in explosion, and fire

  CNN   (CNN) – An explosion has caused a fire at a Russian biological research facility that’s one of only two centers in the world known for housing samples of the smallpox virus. The blast occurred Monday during repair work of a sanitary inspection room at the Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology, known as Vector, near the ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Departments still facing challenges after NC industrial fire

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Chlorine plant fire produces dangerous fumes, closes Pulaski Skyway

      News12   A fire at a Chlorine plant in Hudson County is producing dangerous fumes and forced the closure of the Pulaski Skyway. The fire started around 10 p.m. Friday at the Alden Leeds Corporation plant on Jacobus Avenue. Thick smoke could be seen for miles. Due to the chemicals burning in the fire, officials in northern New ...

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