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Savannah Sugar Update – Feb. 14 #1

Update:  Silo fires are out.  Scroll down.  One more body was recovered Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total to seven with one still missing. Search crews were able to retrieve the latest victim from a 2nd-floor break room and they believe ...

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Violent Explosion In Vancouver

AROUND 2:30 AM THIS MORNING IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, a heavy explosion blew out the Taco Del Mar restaurant downtown. [photopress:tacoblast_a_ctv.jpg,full,centered] Canadian Press photo The blast also considerably damaged a Starbucks coffee shop next door and did some lesser damage ...

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Specialist FF’s Brought To Savannah

A PRIVATE FIREFIGHTING COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES in refinery fires arrived this morning to tackle the stubborn fires seated in the two remaining silos at the Dixie Crystals sugar refinery. After a full day of airborne water drops, the fires remain.  ...

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Savannah Sugar Refinery Update

SEARCH TEAMS LOCATED ONE MORE BODY SUNDAY AFTERNOON just before the recovery effort was suspended for the day.  That brings the confirmed death toll to six with two more people still unaccounted for. See previous Firegeezer reports HERE and HERE. ...

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One More Victim Found In Sugar Refinery

RESCUE CREWS FOUND ONE MORE VICTIM of Thursday’s explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar refinery in Savannah. This brings the total fatalities to five with three people still missing.  Today’s discovery was near one of the storage silos where ...

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Sugar Refinery Explosion In Savannah

 Updates are continuing, scroll down. Friday, 6 am:  At a 3 am press interview the Fire Dept. said that they expected the fire would be “under control” in about two to four hours.  The spokesman also said that, “A good majority ...

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Bulgarian Playground Explosion Imperils 14-Yr.-Old

A PLAYGROUND IN SOPHIA, BULGARIA, WAS THE SCENE of a “mystery” explosion yesterday that severely injured a young teenager. The Sophia Echo reports: The life of a 14-year-old girl is in danger after she was severely injured in an explosion ...

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Blast Wrecks, Burns Sydney Restaurant

AT 1:20 THIS MORNING IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, a massive explosion blew out a chicken shop and started a fire that led to the nighttime evacuation of 1,000 people. [photopress:sydchick_d_abc.jpg,full,centered] ABC image The cause of the blast is still under investigation ...

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Toronto Scrapyard Does It Again

FOR THE THIRD TIME IN LESS THAN 18 MONTHS, a scrapyard in Toronto, Ontario, was the scene of a major fire incident. [photopress:scrap_a_ctv.jpg,full,centered] CTV photo Saturday morning a crane operator was puncturing propane tanks that were supposedly empty.  When he ...

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Illegalities In China Kill 40

INDIA IS NOT THE ONLY PLACE THAT HAS A PROBLEM WITH building codes.  China is notorious for its illegal business operations along with their selective enforcement practices. *  An explosion occurred in an illegal fireworks factory in Hebei province this weekend, ...

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