Moms may have to deal with a major baby poop problem soon. An explosion at a Japanese chemical plant, which is operated by Nippon Shokubai Co., one of the largest producers of acrylic acid, a primary ingredient used in disposable diapers, has the spectre of a global diaper shortage . An explosion at a Japanese […]
He’s the other hero.
From baby deliveries to unexpected deaths, Mike Bowes, a 911 dispatcher from Quincy, Massachusetts, has handled a wide range of emergency calls. But Monday night, the 44-year-old received an unexpected call from his neighbor: His own house was on fire
Los Angeles firefighters and city crews worked for several hours Tuesday to rescue one of their own: a 22-ton firetruck that was nearly swallowed by a water-logged sinkhole. The incident happened after four firefighters took the truck to the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Valley Village, where flooding had been reported after a water main break, just before 6 a.m.
A fire north of Los Angeles is 42 percent contained and is moving east in the San Gabriel Wilderness area, a U.S.
Greek firefighters planned to continue to work through the night to contain dozens of wildfires, including a massive blaze outside Athens, authorities said. Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis called for calm on Saturday and said ground forces “will continue their superhuman efforts” until dawn, when air operations and water drops will resume. Authorities reported 75 fires across the country.
A firefighter who was trapped in a fast-moving forest fire in eastern Spain Tuesday and hospitalized with severe burns, died Friday near Barcelona, the Catalan regional government said on its Web site. He was the sixth firefighter this week to die from forest fires raging around Spain.
The driver of a fire truck died Thursday while racing to fight a raging forest fire in eastern Spain, the fifth fatality among firefighters this week, authorities said. The 44-year-old firefighter died while heading toward a fire in Teruel province, the regional Aragon government said on its Web site. Four firefighters died Tuesday while battling a forest fire in the eastern Catalonia region, not far from Teruel, CNN partner station CNN+ reported, citing local authorities
Police in China say a fireworks display may be to blame for a massive fire at a newly constructed, unoccupied luxury hotel that killed a firefighter and wounded seven other people in central Beijing Monday. The firefighter died of smoke inhalation, Beijing officials said Tuesday.