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Crews used boats to help locals amidst Midwest flooding

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018|10:58 a.m.

ELKHART, Ind.– Crews utilized boats to assist homeowners evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping throughout the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying locations in numerous states.

The storm system beginning pushed heavy rain, snow and ice into the region today, and the weather has currently been blamed for numerous auto accident and several casualties, including the deaths of four individuals in a crash along a slippery interstate in Nebraska.

About 19 individuals had actually been evacuated from houses in Elkhart, a town just east of South Bend, by early Wednesday, stated Mayor Tim Neese. Regional schools were closed due to the fact that of the flooding and an emergency shelter was established to assist evacuees overnight, The Elkhart Reality newspaper reported.

“This city has not seen flooding like this in the last 45 years,” Neese stated. “We also had record snowfall in addition to consistent rain.”

Houses and streets also were flooded in the South Bend area, and forecasters predicted that the inflamed St. Joseph River wouldn’t crest until Thursday.

The National Weather Service has provided flood warnings for parts of several states in the central and southern U.S., spanning from Texas to Illinois and Ohio to Arkansas, where strong winds topped power lines and damages buildings. Winter season weather advisories likewise were issued, including in for Oklahoma and Kansas.

In Michigan, flooded streets stranded drivers and a school bus in Flint, and a washout from heavy rains may have triggered two freight train engines to thwart near Grand Rapids. No injuries were reported there.

Residents in Mattawan, in the southwestern part of the state, utilized sandbags to protect homes and businesses as a nearby river increased above its banks.

“We simply got to wait for it to decrease,” Terry Teeter, who installed pumps to keep water away from his home, informed WOOD-TV. “It’s going to be a few days like this.”

In Illinois, the fear of increasing water along the Illinois River required the evacuation late Tuesday of the LaSalle County Retirement Home in Ottawa. Two days of rain in southern Wisconsin swelled waterways, causing a handful of high-water saves for people stranded in their automobiles.

A 52-year-old female from Bourbonnais, Illinois, was discovered dead Tuesday in a submerged automobile in Peotone, south of Chicago. The woman apparently lost control of her automobile and ended up in a rain-filed ditch, said Peotone Fire Defense District Deputy Chief Bruce Boyle.

In eastern Nebraska, speed and slippery pavement caused a crash between a pickup and a semitrailer along Interstate 80 on Tuesday that eliminated 4 individuals from Colorado, authorities said. The Kansas Highway Patrol said a 38-year-old lady passed away and 2 other individuals were hurt in an accident on an icy highway late Monday.

In Minnesota, state authorities stated winter weather contributed to 400 crashes and 250 spinouts, consisting of 2 deadly mishaps.

The storm system extended to Texas, where weather service officials said three tornadoes struck. One struck early Tuesday in a backwoods near Joshua, damaging a minimum of two mobile houses and significantly destructive numerous others. A mom and her disabled child were hurt when one twister destroyed their mobile home.

TransCanada sends out more crews to Keystone pipeline leak

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017|1:21 p.m.

AMHERST, S.D.– TransCanada Corp. says the business has actually sent additional teams and devices to the site of a 210,000-gallon oil spill in South Dakota from its Keystone pipeline.

TransCanada stated Saturday it is making progress in its investigation into the spill cause on farmland in Marshall County, near the North Dakota border, about 250 miles (402 kilometers) west of Minneapolis. But the business did not elaborate on the cause. The business says extra equipment and employees continue to be dispatched to the site.

Business representative Terry Cunha stated Sunday that about 150 people are now at the site. Cunha stated a gravel roadway has been completed to handle heavy equipment.

Cunha stated a drainage ditch near the leak was protected by a berm and not polluted by the spill. State authorities previously said they did not think the spill has contaminated any surface area water bodies or drinking water supply. A drainage ditch is clearly noticeable in aerial video footage taken by DroneBase on Friday.

Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday after discovering the leak.

TransCanada states the leakage is under control and there is no substantial ecological impact or hazard to the general public.

Nebraska regulators vote Monday on a proposed Keystone XL route, an expansion that likewise would be run by TransCanada.

Crews fight fire at Clark County Wetlands Park

A fire burns at the Clark County Wetlands Park on Nov. 6, 2017. (Peter Dawson/FOX5)A fire burns at the Clark County Wetlands Park on Nov. 6, 2017. (Peter Dawson/FOX5) A fire burns at the Clark County Wetlands Park on Nov. 6, 2017.( Peter Dawson/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )-. Teams are battling a 10- to 12-acre fire

at the Clark County Wetlands Park Monday early morning, inning accordance with the Clark County Fire Department. The fire was reported at 3:39 a.m. at 7050 Wetlands Park Lane near Sam Boyd Arena. Upon arrival, crews stated the fire was about 2 to three-acres.

The department said the fire is burning on underdeveloped land and there is a minimal danger to buildings.

The department the fire is not available to fire engine. Teams are using natural barriers to put the fire out.

The fire could burn for numerous hours, the department stated.

No injuries have actually been reported.

More information have not been launched.

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Fire crews fight smoky conditions, flames in Washington

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015|12:09 a.m.

SPOKANE, Wash.– Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Waterfall Variety injured air quality Wednesday and obstructed efforts by crews battling the flames in Washington state.

Smoky conditions grounded helicopters and airplanes that had been fighting the fires, and air quality was rated as unhealthy for some people in Spokane County, which has almost 500,000 residents.

Teams fighting a 262-square mile blaze near the town of Republic were likewise battling smoke along with flames, fire spokesman Donnie Davis stated.

“Everyone up right here is rubbing their eyes,” Davis said. “It’s harsh.”

Davis said the reason for the fire stayed under examination.

A wildfire in Okanogan– the largest blaze ever recorded in the state– grew to almost 438 square miles and heavy smoke likewise grounded air resources, fire representative Rick Isaacson said.

“We’re still socked in,” Isaacson stated. “There’s maybe one mile of presence.”

Up until now, officials have counted 40 homes and 40 sheds destroyed by the blaze, Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. The fire has to do with 17 percent consisted of by more than 1,300 firemans.

Rogers stated a forecast calling for highs in the 70s and rain in the next couple of days was great news.

“It is looking much better for us,” he stated.

The U.S. remains in the middle of a severe fire season with some 11,600 square miles blistered up until now.

“You can picture how stretched thin everyone is,” said Dan Dallas, deputy incident leader of the Okanogan fire. “We’re all working without the resources that in a regular year– which I do not believe there is such a thing any longer– that we may have.”

So many fires are burning in Washington state that authorities summoned aid from fire supervisors in Australia and New Zealand. They likewise got 200 U.S. soldiers from a base in Tacoma in the first such usage of active-duty soldiers in 9 years.

The Oregon Armed force Department stated soldiers likewise were ready to help fight a wildfire that has actually ruined more than three dozen homes near John Day, about 150 miles east of Portland.

Fires likewise were burning in California, Montana and Idaho.

Schools resumed in a Southern California mountain community where crews were fighting a small fire burning through lumber near a popular ski resort.

Firemans have actually held the blaze in the San Bernardino Mountains to 100 acres.

Some citizens in Riggins and along U.S. Highway 95 in west-central Idaho were informed to leave Wednesday. Fire managers stated the fire grew to 29 square miles with extreme fire behavior that consisted of sustained runs through tree crowns. There was no instant word on the number of evacuees.

A wildfire that began in the Standard location about 30 miles west of Augusta, Montana, led to the evacuation of recreational cabins in the Lewis and Clark National park.

Crews put out fire former prop store near Charleston and Las Vegas Blvd .


Las Vegas Fire & & Rescue replied to a one-story structure in the 500 block of Park Paseo, near Las Vegas Blvd. and Charleston Saturday early morning after receiving calls of smoke coming out of the chimney.

Smoke conditions got worse once firemens showed up on scene. A forced entry was tried however was unsuccessful due to the amount of items stacked versus the front doors. Crews had the ability to go into the structure through a side door.

The fire was located in the middle of the structure after it had currently burned through the ceiling and damaged the attic. Firefighters put out the fire in 15 minutes.

The rest of the building was harmed by smoke. Damages are estimated to be worth $100,000.

According to LVFR, the building was a former prop shop that had actually been closed considering that the owner’s death several years back.

The reason for the fire is still under examination. There were no injuries connected with this fire.

Fire crews resolve consequences of prop store fire

Las Vegas fire teams are working through the consequences of a blaze at a former costume and prop shop next door to the Hartland Estate in Downtown Las Vegas, according to the fire department.

Firefighters responded about 6:30 a.m. to 525 Park Paseo, near Charleston and Las Vegas boulevards, where smoke was wasing made by the chimney of a one-story vacant house, the department tweeted Saturday morning.

The owner of your home, which was made use of as a prop, costume and party decoration shop, died a number of years back, fire department spokesperson Tim Szymanski stated. The business has actually been closed ever since.

Firefighters had the fire out in about 15 minutes, Szymanski said, but since of the quantity of “things” being saved in your home, firefighters need to do an “comprehensive overhaul operation.”

After fire detectives figure out the cause and origin of the fire, firefighters have to go through the boxes and props to make sure there are no embers. This overhaul will certainly be a substantial one due to the fact that the house is loaded, Szymanski stated.

“Everything imaginable is in there,” Szymanski said. “He ares got a big coffin in there. There’s a great deal of things.”

Crews are expected to be at the scene until about 10 a.m., Szymanski said.

No price quote of damage was right away readily available, he stated.

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