Forest fires force hundreds to evacuate in Appalachia

Dozens of wildfires ravaging forests in Appalachia are prompting mass evacuations — including an entire town in western North Carolina, a state official said. The Party Rock Fire, which has consumed about 2,000 acres, was headed toward Lake Lure, a community of about 1,200 people, beside a lake by the same name in Chimney Rock… viaContinue reading “Forest fires force hundreds to evacuate in Appalachia”

At least 7 people are injured after a Colonial Pipeline explosion in Alabama — RareRare

HELENA, Ala. — At least seven workers were injured Monday when an explosion occurred along the Colonial Pipeline in rural Alabama, not far where it burst last month, authorities said. The explosion sent flames soaring over the forest about a mile west of where the pipeline burst in September, Gov. Robert Bentley said in a… viaContinue reading “At least 7 people are injured after a Colonial Pipeline explosion in Alabama — RareRare”

Record breaking HEAT is Resulting Wildfire Damage & Destruction

Good News in Forecast for Firefighters in Northwest Cooler and wetter weather in the Northwest will be good news for those fighting several wildfires in the region. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack revealed Thursday a record $243 million was spent last week combatting wildfires raging around the country. The U.S. Forest Service has been forced toContinue reading “Record breaking HEAT is Resulting Wildfire Damage & Destruction”