Groundbreaking ceremony held for new American Legion Post 490
Big changes are happening for the American Legion Post 490 on Galveston Road near Ellington Airport, in Southeast Houston. The post caught on fire last year and since then the Commander and people in the community have been working on a new plan.
Valley agencies respond to large Brooks County fire
A large fire in Brooks County on Friday has stretched more than 300 acres wide and is prompting residents and motorists in the area to take caution, according to authorities. The Falfurrias Police Department said via Facebook that the fire was spotted near the Ranchito Road area. The Texas A&M Forest Service is among several agencies who have responded to the call and is assisting officials in Brooks County with the blaze. The forest service said via Twitter that 50% of the fire had been contained as of 6:20 p.m., with the help of a ground crew and aircraft. According to Edinburg Fire Chief Shawn Snider, his department and other Hidalgo County agencies, such as the Weslaco and McAllen fire departments in addition to all Precinct 4 agencies, are responding to help extinguish the fire.myrgv.com
Firefighter released from hospital after brick wall collapses inside burning home in greater Third Ward, HFD says
A firefighter has been released from the hospital after he was injured while working to put out a multi-structure, two-alarm fire that affected multiple homes in greater Third Ward Wednesday, officials said.
The Fire are seeking to build a 30-acre practice facility on the Near West Side, with the soccer team entering discussions with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Housing Authority
The Chicago Fire’s search for a new, 30-acre training facility in the city has taken the soccer club to the Near West Side after previous plans to build in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood fell through.chicagotribune.com
80-year-old man charged with arson in Arlington Heights apartment fire
Arlington Heights Police and Fire departments responded to the fire about 12:20 a.m. Jan. 7 in the 400 block of West Rand Road. Police arrested the man after he made comments about the fire, the police department said in a news release.chicagotribune.com
McAllen firefighters battling ‘large’ blaze
McAllen firefighters are trying to put out a “large” fire that has caused roadway closures along Business 83, according to a news release the city sent shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday. City officials asked motorists to avoid the area of 26th Street and Business 83 until further notice as McAllen fire crews work to extinguish the large fire. “Currently, Business 83 is shut down to traffic from 23rd Street to 29th Street,” city officials said. “McAllen fire and McAllen police are on the scene and have the situation under control.”City officials did not provide further information about the cause of the fire or if it is threatening any structures. Check back later for more information on this developing story.myrgv.com
1 dead after jumping from 19th floor to escape Mumbai fire
At least one person died after jumping from the 19th floor to escape a fire that engulfed a 61-story luxury apartment building in Mumbai in western India on Friday, a fire official said. Television images showed heavy black smoke billowing into the sky from the 19th floor apartment on Curry Road in south Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital. Kailash Aggarwal, the building owner, said there are 400 apartments in the building and all residents were accounted for.news.yahoo.com
A scheduling conflict at Soldier Field with the Bears forces the Chicago Fire to return to Bridgeview for 1 match. Here’s the hefty price tag.
Sharing Soldier Field with the Bears comes with a price for the Chicago Fire. Here’s how much they have to pay Bridgeview to return to SeatGeek Stadium for one match.chicagotribune.com
‘The fire moved around it’: success story in Oregon fuels calls for prescribed burns
Oregon’s Bootleg fire has offered new evidence that Indigenous techniques can change how megafires behave Smoke from the Bootleg fire billows near Sycan Marsh in Oregon. Photograph: US Forest Service/Zuma Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstock The Bootleg fire stampeded through southern Oregon so fiercely that it spit up thunderclouds. But when the flames approached the Sycan Marsh Preserve, a 30,000-acre wetland thick with ponderosa pines, something incredible happened. The flames weakened and the fire slnews.yahoo.com
Wildfire in western Greece forces village, beach evacuations
A wildfire that broke out Saturday in western Greece forced the evacuation of four villages and people on a beach by the Fire Service, the Coast Guard and private boats, authorities said. The fire was in a mountain forest 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Patras, Greece's third-largest city, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis said late Saturday. Aided by strong winds, the fire raced down the slopes and threatened seaside villages.news.yahoo.com