Archive for January2012

10 Die On Florida Interstate Due To Wildfire/Fog Conditions

This is hard to understand. The Florida Highway Patrol had closed the road earlier in the evening because of a combination of fog and smoke from a wildfire that had been burning for days. The smallish fire had burned a total of 65 acres by Sunday morning.  According to numerous news accounts motorists piled one […]

Reno, Carson City Nevada Area Wildfire, 10,000 Evacuated, 50% Contained

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Updated reports indicate 26 occupied dwellings have been destroyed. Reno, like much of the west has not seen precipitation for almost six weeks.

California Inmate Firefighter Death Determined As Line Of Duty

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Inmate Firefighter Crisanto Leo Lionell’s death Wednesday has been determined to be a Line of Duty Death by the U.S. Fire Administration. USFA’s narrative reads as follows;

Inmate Firefighter Collapses/Dies On Training Hike in Central California

An inmate firefighter assigned to Cuesta Fire Camp, located at the California Men’s Colony, died while taking part in a County/Cal Fire training program at Camp San Luis Obispo.Cal Fire Capt. Jane Schmitz said the inmate collapsed while hiking on the military base shortly after 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.