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Eight-Year-Old Tosses Mattress from Burning Chicago Home’s Window, Leaps to Safety

An eight-year-old girl in Chicago whose mom was at work tossed a mattress from her third-story window when a fire broke out and jumped on it to escape, a fire official stated Thursday. “Firefighters who arrived at the burning apartment on the city’s South Side just before midnight Wednesday found the girl safe outside,” the…

FACT CHECK: Does The Fire Suppression System In Yale’s Beinecke Library Cut Off Oxygen...

An image shared on Facebook claims the fire suppression system at Yale University’s Beinecke Library cuts off all oxygen during a fire, killing “all who are inside in order to protect the rare books.” Verdict: False Beinecke Library uses a fire suppression system that is safe for humans, according to the communications director for the…

Two Washington State Churches Damaged By Fires On Same Day, Authorities Suspect One Case...

Two churches in Washington state were damaged by fire Sunday morning, and investigators suspect arson in one of the cases, numerous sources reported. Police in Brewster are investigating a fire at New Testament Baptist Church, where firefighters were called at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and discovered “quite a bit of fire to deal with,” according…

Hundreds Airlifted To Safety After California Wildfire Cuts Off Escape Route

September 06, 2020 6:58 PM ET Over 200 people were airlifted from the Mammoth Pool Reservoir in California on Sunday after wildfires blocked exit roads. The rapid moving wildfire, nicknamed #CreekFire on social media, tore through the public recreation area and blocked the only park access road. Rescue crews had to make several trips to…

Three-Alarm Fire Destroys California Amazon Warehouse

A massive fire consumed an Amazon Distribution Center in Redlands, California, early Friday morning. First reported at 5:30 a.m., the conflagration burned through the structure with flames rising hundreds of feet into the air. An adjacent freeway was temporarily closed as the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded. Several Amazon shipping trucks were also destroyed.…

FACT CHECK: Did Nigeria Lose 700 Billion Naira From A Coronavirus Relief Fund In...

An image shared on Facebook claims the Nigerian government lost 700 billion naira from a COVID-19 relief fund to a fire. Verdict: False The Nigerian Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning refuted the claim on Twitter. Fact Check: The Facebook post features a screen grab of an article, which put up the headline “We…

Report: Connecticut Woman Sparks Deadly Fire Using Hand Sanitizer as Molotov Cocktail

Destiny Waite allegedly set fire to her Hartford, Connecticut, apartment building on Monday using a “molotov cocktail” fueled by hand sanitizer. The 28-year-old responded to a “domestic verbal and physical altercation” with her girlfriend by igniting a bottle of hand sanitizer and throwing it at her. The fire sparked by that bottle spread throughout the building,…

Police Evacuate Historic Paris Train Station After Fire Deliberately Set Nearby

February 28, 2020 5:49 PM ET The historic Gare de Lyon train station in Paris was evacuated after an individual or group of people deliberately set fire to scooters parked outside on Friday. The fire was set by people protesting singer Fally Ipupa’s concert, who they accused of being too close to the Congolese government,…

Thousands Stranded on Beach Encircled By Flames as Bushfires Rip Through Australia

Thousands of tourists and locals were left stranded on a beach in southeast Australia on Tuesday as bushfires ravaged a popular tourist area, leaving no escape by land.As the Epoch Times’ Katabella Roberts reports, up to 4,000 people are trapped on the foreshore of the encircled seaside town of Mallacoota, in the East Gippsland region…

FIRE: Long Island University Post Requires Students to Have ‘Respect for Authority’

Long Island University Post (LIU Post) has fallen under scrutiny by free speech advocates for a school policy that apparently requires its students to have “respect for authority.” One LIU Post student had found himself under investigation by school officials for alleged possession and distribution of flyers deemed to be disrespectful. The Foundation for Individual…

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