Russia: 7,000+ fight massive Siberia wildfires – nearly 100 homes and social facilities burned (Vesti) – Published 28 Apr 2017 1920z (GMT/UTC)

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“FEMA and the Department of Defense stepped up in Siberia, where Raging wildfires.

Now in the Federal District with fire fighting more than 7 thousand people and 2 thousand units. In a region already transferred aviation: aircraft IL-76 and “amphibian be-200. At any time to help firefighters ready to come over 25 000 soldiers from the reserve of the Ministry of defence. The military also provided nearly three dozen Army helicopters for aerial reconnaissance.

Fight fire with rescue workers hampered by weather, reports tv channel “Russia 24”. Strong wind provokes new ignition. The fire covered thousands of hectares of forest, including — near human settlements.

In hazardous areas remain towns in Irkutsk oblast and Buryatia. On the eve there already burned nearly 100 homes and social facilities. The fire has so far sent to relatives in hotels and temporary accommodation. For people organized a gathering of aid they will receive compensation. Regional authorities have promised to provide victims new housing or materials for the construction of houses” – Vesti (Translated by Bing) April 30, 2017 06:10

However Russia’s EMERCOM (April 30, 2017 08:01) stated that ther wildfire situation in Krasnoyarsk Territory is under control – all settlements are safe 

“The Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov has conducted a meeting of the Governmental Emergency Response Committee dedicated to fire safety in the Siberian Federal District.

It was mentioned that by decision of the Governmental Commission, the Emergency Situation mode of operation was enabled in all constituent territories of Siberia and special fire fighting regime was enabled in many municipalities.

“from 25 to 28 April, more than 2000 fires were put out by joint efforts of the Federal and regional fire departments, patrol groups of the municipalities and other services. More than 150 settlements in 22 municipalities were saved from fires”, pointed out Vladimir Puchkov.

Fire fighters and especially “The Institute of Village Elders” actively instruct population on fire safety. More than 95% of fires that occurred in KrasnoyarskTerritory were taken under control within the first day.

More than 700 administrative infractions for dry grass burning and campfire building were given by the Emergencies Ministry’s specialists in KrasnoyarskTerritory since beginning of 2017. Forestry workers already fined more than 3.7 million rubles.

The First Deputy Governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Chairman of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Government, Viktor Tomenko reported that since 25 April the region experiences heat wave with strong wind gusting. The situation is the same, as in Khakassia in 2015, where people died due in major fires. Since 20 April special fire fighting regime was enabled in KrasnoyarskTerritory.

“Despite all taken preventive measures we detected several major violation of the regime by citizens. Due to casual handling of fire, nine houses were destroyed in 5 settlements of three municipalities”, said Viktor Tomenko. 15 people lost their houses. Nobody was killed or injured. According to Tomenko, all payments will be carried out from the regional budget and assistance from the federal budget is not required.

While mentioning forest fires, the Vice-Governor pointed out that these fires have no threat to settlements.

Despite this, a ground force consisting of more than 27,000 people and 1,500 units of equipment was created to protect the settlements in KrasnoyarskTerritory.

According to daily monitoring, the air is nor contaminated and there is no threat to health of KrasnoyarskTerritory residents.

“We completed the most important objective – we prevented human casualties. According to order of the Russian President Vladimir Putin we carry out comprehensive preventive efforts, provide aid and support to every affected person. All affected families must immediately receive compensations. I ask all social workers to take such cases under special control and help people to draft necessary documents”, pointed out Vladimir Puchkov.

The Emergencies Minister also pointed out that many people will leave towns for May Holidays. For that reason, it is necessary to organize additional efforts and protect all recreational sites. Vladimir Puchkov underlined that as a lot of people will go to their summer residences from towns, the motorways may get overloaded and he ordered Traffic Police to check once again preparedness of roads.

“We must not forget that spring flood is still ongoing and that requires additional work and preventive efforts. On one hand, wildfire risks are gradually decreasing, while on the other a lot of people leaving towns for holidays, skyrocketing these risks”, said the Minister.

Vladimir Puchkov also asked KrasnoyarskTerritory to assist Buryatia and Irkutsk Region in combating wildfires.

“KrasnoyarskTerritory has powerful group of personnel, this is why I ask you to organize cooperation with border constituents, such as Buryatia and Irkutsk Region that have adverse wildfire situation and unfavorable weather forecasts, provide necessary aid to stop fire spreading towards KrasnoyarskTerritory. Aircraft and ground forces are already fight fires there”, said Vladimir Puchkov.”

Source: http://en.mchs.ru/

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UK (England): Man injured in major Hackney blaze in East London – Published 150615 1420Z (GMT/UTC)

 Man rushed to hospital with burns & smoke inhalation as over 70 firefighters tackle Hackney shops blaze

Crews working hard fighting the fire on Yorkton St in Hackney range of shops and roof alight (Image: London Fire Brigade)

Crews working hard fighting the fire on Yorkton St in Hackney range of shops and roof alight (Image: London Fire Brigade)

Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers are tackling a fire at a joinery workshop on Hackney Road in Hackney. One man was injured and taken to hospital suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.

Thick black smoke from the fire was visible for miles around and residents were advised to keep their windows and doors closed if affected.

Station Manager Keith Cunnew who is at the scene said:

“A member of the public spotted smoke and called the Brigade. On arrival crews wearing breathing apparatus helped three women and three men to leave the properties either side of the fire and two other people left the property before the Brigade arrived. The structure of the building has been seriously damaged by the blaze.

“We expect to be at scene for a number of hours. We are making good progress, but it will take some time to fully damp down the fire.”

Firefighters from Soho, Islington, Holloway, Shoreditch, Homerton, Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Tottenham and Poplar fire stations are at the scene.

The Brigade was called at 1301. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

 

Location of fire (Image: London Fire Brigade)

Location of fire (Image: London Fire Brigade)

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Thick black smoke coming from the blaze on Yorkton St (Image: London Fire Brigade)

Thick black smoke coming from the blaze on Yorkton St
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LFB making good progress tackling the fire at Yorkton St in Hackney (Image: London Fire Brigade)

LFB making good progress tackling the fire at Yorkton St in Hackney (Image: London Fire Brigade)

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(Image: London Fire Brigade)

(Image: London Fire Brigade)

(Image: London Fire Brigade)

Crews are currently working hard to contain a substantial fire in a row of shops in Hackney. (Image: LFB BEXLEY ‏@bexleyfire)

Crews are currently working hard to contain a substantial fire in a row of shops in Hackney. (Image: LFB BEXLEY ‏@bexleyfire)

London Fire Brigade making steady progress fighting the fire in Hackney & busy damping down for some time - LFB 1542 BST (Image: London Fire Brigade)

London Fire Brigade making steady progress fighting the fire in Hackney & busy damping down for some time – LFB 1542 BST (Image: London Fire Brigade)

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Wales: Major fire at Indian Restaurant, Monk Street, Abergavenny. Person jumps from window – Published 030115 0922z (GMT/UTC)

Sundaarbon Indian Restaurant fire at Abergavenny. Picture credit: @LoveBreconBeaco

Jennie Griffiths

@GriffithsJECtrl

(Head of South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Fire Control and Designate Head of Fire Controls at the Joint Emergency Centre SWP HQ Bridgend:)

“At 03.26 a 999 call was received to a flat on fire with persons reported as trapped on Monk Street. Abergavenny crews responded

Update Abergavenny: at 03.34 on arrival crews requested 2 further fire engines one person had jumped from a window

Update Abergavenny: Blaenavon+Brynmawr crews responded to the incident further people were believed still to be inside the building

Update Abergavenny: At 03.38 crews requested 2 further fire engines as they were still searching inside the building for people trapped

Update Abergavenny: Cefn Fforest and New Inn crews responded also an Aerial Ladder and a water bowser

Update Abergavenny: at 03.46 crews reported this was a terraced property well alight 3 storeys in well developed fire 5 people led to safety

Update Abergavenny: At 04.12 crews reported a row of 3storey terraced properties well alight + crews in BAs were still searching for people

Update Abergavenny: At 04.14 crews requested a further 2 fire engines making the total 8 fire engines Cwmbran+Abersychan responded

Update Abergavenny: At 05.44 crews reported all persons safe and the fire was under control 3 persons rescued by crews in adjoining property

Update Abergavenny:At the height of the fire 8 fire engines,Aerial ladder+2 bowsers fought the fire using 6BAs 2jets 2hosereel+water tower

Update Abergavenny: 5 fire engines a water bowser and aerial ladder remain in attendance the building was used as an Indian Restaurant

Update Abergavenny: Fire investigation officers and Police will liaise at 0900 this morning to investigate the cause”

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UK: Massive blaze at the Assembly Rooms, Derby – Updated 140314 2148z

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service are attending a massive blaze at the Assembly Rooms, Derby – they have 10 pumps +4 alps in attendance – they request people avoid the area

The Fire Service will be there for considerable time dealing with a fire which looks to have started in the plant room

Update 2148z:

Fire Brigade update 2139z: We will be scaling down operations at assembly rooms shortly,however will have a presence all night. Fire investigation to commence tomorrow.

The car park is currently closed following this evenings incident. If your car is in the assembly rooms car park you will not be able to enter the car park this evening & will not be able to access your car. The car park will be secure overnight vehicles will be safe. We hope you will be able to access your car tomorrow (sat 15/3) from 12 noon.please call the Carelink team to confirm details on 01332 642201. If you incur expense as a result of your car being kept overnight at the Assembly Rooms then please keep a receipt & the council will reimburse you. There will be no charge for your car being in the car park. – @DerbyshireFRS

Events cancelled: Assembly Rooms announce more event cancellations. http://t.co/qvr16iR7Vv

News Reports

BBC

Derby fire: Smoke seen from Assembly Rooms car park

Assembly Rooms car park Witnesses have reported seeing “large, thick, black smoke” in the skies above the city

A large fire has caused roads to be shut off in the centre of Derby.

Firefighters were called to tackle the blaze on the top floor of the Assembly Rooms car park in Market Place shortly before 18:00 GMT.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said 10 fire engines were at the scene and asked people to avoid the area because traffic delays have built up with the road closures.

Witnesses have reported seeing “large, thick, black plumes of smoke”.

Full Street is also closed between Sowter Road and Corporation Street.

BBC Radio Derby reporter Wesley Malin, who is at the scene, said it is believed the fire started in a room of the multi-storey car park where machinery is kept.

He said debris was also falling from the car park.

Derbyshire Police said they had widened the cordon with the danger of vehicles in the car park “exploding”.

A force representative said officers were in the process of evacuating nearby buildings.

Derby Live confirmed that dancer Anton Du Beke’s show, which had been scheduled for the Assembly Rooms on Friday night, had been cancelled.

Assembly Rooms car park BBC Radio Derby reporter Wesley Malin said debris could be seen falling from the car park

Massive blaze at Assembly Rooms car park in Derby – Derby Telegraph

“A LARGE fire has broken out at the top of the Assembly Rooms car park in Derby.

Three fire crews are on scene and are currently using water from the Derwent to tackle the blaze.

Fire fighters have been moved away from the scene due to the ferocity of the flames.

It appears the whole of the top floor of the Assembly Rooms car park is on fire.

Thick, acrid black smoke is filling the air as well as 30-40 foot flames.

The flames appear to be spreading quickly to the top of the Assembly Rooms itself.

Explosions have also been heard at the scene.

Joey Severn, a reporter at the scene has spoken to someone who works at the car park.

He said there are materials on the top of the car park which are hazardous and potentially explosive.

Joey added: “They are pumping water from the river up to the appliances next to the Assembly Rooms, the aerial platform is out however firefighters have been moved away due to the ferocity of the flames.

“The fire’s getting worse and there are fire tornadoes running along the edge of the building.” – derbytelegraph.co.uk

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Assembly Rooms fire, Derby City Centre

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Derby assembly rooms fire

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Bolivia: At least 8 dead, others injured, in Amazon plane crash – 041113 1030z

An Aerocon turboprop with 18 people on board crashed Sunday in northern Bolivia, killing eight and leaving the other 10 people injured, the airline said.

Aerocon spokesman Nelson Kinn said that the plane had technical issues that led to the plane catching fire on landing in the small city of Riberalta near the Brazilian border, where the Madre de Dios River joins the Beni River.

There were 16 passengers and two crew on board the Fairchild Metro 23 aircraft. “As they were landing, on touchdown, the plane had some kind of problem that led to fire. The people who died sustained multiple injuries and burns,” Kinn said. Authorities were investigating the causes of the tragedy.

Monday, 04 November, 2013 at 04:27 (04:27 AM) UTC RSOE

Other reports

Deaths in Bolivia aircraft crash

Jet crashes while trying to land during bad weather in the northern part of the country, killing eight.

Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 02:20

“A spokesman for the airline said the plane had technical issues that led to it catching fire while landing [Reuters]

An aircraft carrying 18 people has crashed while trying to land during bad weather in the north of Bolivia, killingeight passengers and injuring the others on board.

Heavy rain was falling as the small turboprop plane operated by local airline Aerocon tried to land in Riberalta, near the Brazilian border, according to witnesses.

Aerocon spokesman Nelson Kinn said that the plane had technical issues that led to the plane catching fire on landing.

“As they were landing, on touchdown, the plane had some kind of problem that led to fire. The people who died sustained multiple injuries and burns,” Kinn told AFP news agency.

“[There were] 16 passengers and the pilot and co-pilot, of whom 10 survived and 8 died,” director of the Riberalta hospital, Jose Luis Pereira, told the Reuters news agency.

“The pilot and the co-pilot are in the gravest situation … Seven [bodies] are [so] charred, we can’t identify them.”

President Evo Morales said he had ordered “a deep investigation” into the accident and “drastic sanctions on the company”. ” – Al Jazeera

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An aeroplane has crashed in Bolivia’s northern Amazon region, killing at least eight of the 18 people on board.

The pilot and the co-pilot have survived but are in a serious condition.

The turboprop plane caught fire as it landed at around 16:00 local time (20:00 GMT) in the remote town of Riberalta, near the border with Brazil.

 

Vietnam: Massive explosion(s) guts Phu Tho fireworks factory in military complex – At least 23 dead, 98 injured & some 2,000 evacuated – 131013 1910z

Update Sunday, 13 October, 2013 at 04:33 UTC RSOE:

At least 21 people died and several were injured Saturday in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northern Vietnam, local media said. Authorities said that thousands of people have been evacuated from the scene of the accident in Phu Tho province while the search for victims continues, according to the daily Thanh Nien News. Gen. Le Quang Dai, head of the military-run fireworks factory, said that scores of workers were on hand when the explosion occurred and that most were able to escape. Police and soldiers are investigating the causes of the accident and helping provide aid at the factory, located some 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Hanoi.

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Saturday, 12 October, 2013 at 09:12 (09:12 AM) UTC RSOE:
At least seven people died early today in an explosion at a fireworks factory within a military complex, state media reported.The explosion prompted the evacuation of some 2,000 people living near the Z121 military facility, around 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Hanoi, police said, adding incident was yet to be brought under control. “At least seven people have died and more are injured in the explosion,” the official Vietnam News Agency reported, without providing details on the number of injured. Residents in Thanh Ba district — where the complex is located — said they felt the ground shake in repeated explosions, the VNExpress news site reported. “The fire and explosion are ongoing. Firemen and soldiers have not been able to get access,” policeman Pham Quang Minh told AFP from near the accident site. “About 2,000 people around the Z121 factory have been evacuated,” he added. One local resident told AFP that locals have fled to the Viet Tri township, about 40 kilometres away, fearing further damage.”We have received warnings from authorities that there could be further explosions which could be very destructive,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity. No information on the cause of the explosion was immediately available.

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Other Reports

 

(Translated by Google)

(Note 3 reports from VNExpress – note different time stamps)

Thousands m2 gutted by the explosion in Phu Tho

Sunday, 10/13/2013 15:47 GMT +7

One day after fireworks warehouse explosion, regional operators, warehouses and factories littered Z121 factory in ruins.

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A workshop near the main gate of the factory wide Z121 thousand m2 pressure of the explosion blew half the roof. According to the report of the General Department of Defence Industry, the explosion did the whole production line and warehouse fireworks factory blast – fireworks burned down and some of the damaged buildings.

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Trees along the path from the studio to a broken gate and leafless fine.

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Executive Building was also heavily damaged.

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The destructive power of the explosion to a few thousand meters wide areas devastated.

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2 storey concrete house also under pressure from the explosion hit desolation. Most rooms no doors …

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The tradition of the unit near the main gate collapsed roofs, tattered.

Damage 52 billion in fireworks depot explosion

Sunday, 10/13/2013 10:37 GMT +7

Morning 13/10, reported Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, Lieutenant General Nguyen Duc Lam, Chairman of the General Department of Defence Industry said the fireworks depot explosion has killed 23 people, 52 billion damage.

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Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai inspect the scene of the fire. Photo: midwife

Mr Lam said the fireworks explosion at a warehouse of the factory 4, Z121 factory, no workers but many people working in the warehouse next to impossible to get up dead and injured.

Afternoon 12/10, 17 corpses were transferred to a funeral home, and the other victims have not been identified to the hospital for evaluation 103.

In relation to the injured, Mr. Lam said 73 people, but Monday afternoon, the Health Ministry reported 98 people injured, most seriously injured.

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The explosion leveled part of the factory Z121. Photo: midwife

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai direct cause investigation assessment and lessons learned after the explosion. He expressed condolences to the victims, asked the Defense Ministry to coordinate with local combined rescue the wounded. Deputy Prime Minister asked the province to assess the damage of the surrounding population to support the plan, adequately compensated.

8am this morning, the port Fireworks Factory – Explosive defense of factory Z121 continues to tighten security with over 10 soldiers work to protect. Area warehouses factory explosion fireworks drug is only a rubble more than 2 m high. outer, a few tens of meters are police forces and local militias. C continuous light factory gate to welcome the convoy opened fire and military vehicles carrying sea water spray to cool fire just off. Dozens of factory workers continue digging through the rubble. A truck constantly moving to the area and residual materials into other areas.

Talking with VnExpress, Lieutenant General Truong Quang Khanh said last night, after reviewing the number of workers present at the time of the fire, the authorities confirmed that no trapped victims Back at the scene.

“The body did not match the identification number of the missing victims. Department of Defense has identified these people moved to the hospital for conditions forensics, identify personal, family handed over in the earliest time, “said Khanh said, the Defense Ministry is urgently address the policy for victims, support the injured quick recovery.

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In addition to factory exploded completely destroyed, other buildings outside the factory walls adjacent to unroofed well. Photo by midwives.

According to Lieutenant General Khanh, “the accident was completely controlled, no risk of recurrence.” After cleaning, check the whole, the plant will continue to produce because this task is the only factory producing fireworks festival to serve the country and exported abroad.

Share on accidents causing particularly serious consequences, General Khanh said the Defense Ministry has always placed priority on safety over the top and this was fully aware. The incident took place, the initial cause was attributed to ignite explosives made ​​of fireworks warehouse fire, explosion and resulting fire spread to the factories. “This is the most tragic accidents in the past 15 years” Mr Khanh said.

In meeting this morning, said Phu Tho t INH has mobilized all forces from the police, the military, health workforce, the local leaders to coordinate the remediation.

‘We have gone all out to rescue hundreds of victims’

Sunday, 10/13/2013 00:00 GMT +7

This morning, hundreds of patients from the scene of the explosion at fireworks factory in Phu Tho Z121 was rushed into hospital Phu Tho town, many people can no longer heal itself.

8 am 12/10, two communal ground Khai Xuan Phu Tho and Lao Vo shaking with the continuous deafening explosion. Numerous houses were unroofed pressure caused, burning furniture. Thousands of panicked residents out into the street.

Many military vehicles, emergency, fire set to move to the direction of factory Z121, which specializes in producing the country’s biggest fireworks. All the health facilities in Phu Tho patients receiving mobilization, which is the largest hospital in Phu Tho town.

Around 8h15 cases first brought here. As long as 10-15 minutes a whistle ambulances rushed to the emergency department. The nurses, doctors welcome patients continuously. Hundreds of people flock to find relatives of the victims. Emergency Zone 2 storey home with people ken.

Most patients with head injuries, broken limbs, burns … The oxygen tank is filled outdoors antiseptic, gauze quality stainless steel table.

Tuan, head of the emergency department, said this morning that day off. Listen notice the explosion, he draped blouse hustle and colleagues embarked cure patients. Smell of disinfectant concentration anonymously spread to all areas of the park.

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Hospital Phu Tho town received more than 200 victims of the explosion affected. Favorites: Do Vietnam

In the surgical ward, nearly 10 doctors for emergency’re focused Nguyen Thi Van (29 years old), one of the most severely ill patients, with multiple burns and injuries. After nearly an hour of first aid, the victim has not regained consciousness. Standing in the hallway, Ms. Van relatives sobbed.

Dr. Hoang Thi Kim Vinh shared morning when the victim is too many, hospitals have mobilized hundreds of teachers, college students and help health care Phu Tho. “Never Institute we receive many emergency patients virtually the same time as this,” said Dr. Vinh.

Dr. Bui Anh Giao, said hospital director, had mobilized all human and material resources are used to rescue the victim. 40 people have voluntarily donated blood.

He Transportation share, from morning till now not a moment to rest. “We’ve gone all out to rescue the victims,” ​​said Transportation said.

After a winter aid for patients, more than half had been transferred to hospital in Phu Tho province, 103 Military Hospital, Central Hospital burns, Vietnam-Germany Hospital for treatment.

In the emergency department resuscitation, Vietnam Duc Hospital in Hanoi, said Swedish girl sitting bandaged hand not stunned. Tran Thi Lieu, 29, his daughter, a worker at the factory Z121, wounded in the legs, thighs, traumatic brain injury, is preparing to surgery.

“After a loud explosion and saw smoke rolling up, I hurriedly took up motorcycle plant but not in it. Components of not healthy, I hurried back to the car to the town of Phu Tho Hospital and found baby,” said Sweden recounts his voice still shaking. Due to her injuries were transferred to Touches Vietnamese Hospital in Germany at noon.

Touches Her husband said: “When I saw the smoke, I ran home and saw the collapsed wall, just hurry up to take the car to get the car to pick up the two posts to go.”

Dr. Duong Trong Hien (deputy dean emergency gastrointestinal surgery, shift leader) said outside her Lieu, Vietnam-Germany Hospital patients also received other a lighter, so he moved back to the province. The hospital has also sent a delegation including 2 doctors and 2 nurses to support hospital in Phu Tho Province Vietnam Tri city.

One of the patients with severe burns, being special care in the intensive care department, National Institute of Burns named Jade, 26 years old, 4 months pregnant, the body burns. She is a worker in fireworks factories in the factory Z121.

“The charred grandchildren. In the morning, when the lead in Phu Tho General Hospital, I see that I no longer recognize their children anymore. I’m pregnant with a second heavy people should not start running up. Not that I do not have to keep “her mother said Jade choked. According to the doctors, Jade patients with deep burns 70% rate.

The same was transferred to the intensive care department National Institute of Burns this afternoon, Nguyen Thi Kim Tuyen severe injury by 90%. She burned the body, from head to toe, is in critical condition fairly.

19 pm tonight, another patient was Bui Van Nhan (23) also burns hospitalized in a state of severe burns and stamping femur. The patient’s surgery has been rearranged femur Vietnam Tri Hospital before moving to the National Burn Institute.

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Nguyen Thi Ly told, after the explosion, her son – a factory worker Z121 – thrown on the pole and break down the entire leg and arm fractures caused. Photo: Minh Thuy

Nguyen Thi Ly’s mom said her son was doing at the factory Z121 2 years. 9 o’clock this morning, her limbs fall off when he heard the news reported dead in blast at fireworks factory. She loved the run up scattered plants, but was not able to 20km due to congestion. “Thank God, then I got the call from the factory they said it is not dead, just broken limbs, has been transferred to hospital. I rushed to the hospital, that I was moved from the stretcher to the ambulance, who was covered in blood, “Ms. Li said.

She added that, while the Phu Tho hospital, he’s there once woke up, she saw the tears flowed, including “After the explosion, I was knocked up and break down the column. You could just go down the fibro sheets nearby heard the roar. 5 minutes later if no one pulled me over, I’m dead. I thought I died, I just worry about her, “her brimming Li said. He’s been out of state rescue lost a lot of blood, broken femur fractures, burns along the body from the chest, two to the leg side.

By about 9 pm tonight, the National Burn Institute has received at least 6 patients injured by the explosion at the factory moved to Phu Tho Z121. The figure at Army Hospital 103 is 15.

Initial information said the explosion caused 20 deaths, 98 people were injured. The reason for the incident was spontaneous explosion of fireworks.

Z121 plant under the General Industrial Defense (DOD) is the only domestic production and supply of fireworks to the celebration service

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Deadly explosions at Vietnamese fireworks factory

BBC

Amateur footage purported to show an explosion at the complex

A series of explosions at a fireworks factory in northern Vietnam has killed at least 15 people and left many others injured.

Witnesses said the explosions continued for several hours, sending a large cloud of smoke into the sky.

The factory at a military complex 120 km north of the capital, Hanoi, employs about 300 workers.

A large area around the plant was cordoned off and residential areas nearby were evacuated.

The fire was later brought under control, according to police, but they feared more bodies could be found inside the wreckage.

Residents said many local people had fled after their homes were rocked by a series of powerful detonations.

Officials said the fireworks were being produced at the factory in Phu Tho province for military and other official ceremonies.

UK: Sainsbury’s probe gas leak at Hedge End store, near Southampton, that left 62 needing medical treatment – 180913 2235z

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More than 60 people treated by paramedics after gas leaks from Sainsbury's fridge


Staff and customers wait to be treated in the sites car park (Photo: Robin Jones/Digital South via Telegraph)

Early Report

A major gas leak at a shopping centre tonight left at least 19 people needing urgent medical treatment.

The mystery gas left shoppers and staff at Hedge End retail park near Southampton, Hants, coughing and gasping for breath.

The alarm was first raised at around 5pm when people at the checkout tills of a Sainsbury’s store at the park started feeling ill.

At least one elderly woman was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance and others were treated at the scene.

Dozens of shoppers were later seen wrapped in turquoise, foil emergency blankets as they waited to be checked over by paramedics.

Police evacuated the park, which also includes a large Marks and Spencer store, and placed a 60-yard cordon around the site.

Firemen wearing protective clothing from Hampshire Fire Brigade’s specialist hazardous materials unit were called in to try and find the source of the leak.

A spokesman for the brigade said they had not yet been able to establish the type of gas at the centre of the incident.

More than 10 ambulances were on the scene. South Central Ambulance Service said everybody had been accounted for.

The Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and Southampton General Hospital said they were preparing to receive patients if needed. In a statement, Sainsbury’s said: “We can confirm there has been an incident at our Hedge End store this evening.
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013 at 03:34 (03:34 AM) UTC RSOE

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Investigation After Gas Leak At Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s has started an investigation after 62 people needed medical treatment because of a gas leak at their Hedge End store near Southampton.

All three emergency services were called to Sainsbury’s in Tollbar Way and the Marks & Spencer next door, just after 5pm on Tuesday 17 September, after shoppers complained of feeling unwell at the tills in Sainsbury’s. Both stores were evacuated.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue confirmed that the source was a leaking refrigerator at the Sainsbury’s store, but said the gas was ‘non-toxic’. M&S was also closed as a precaution.

62 people were checked over for symptoms including coughing, difficulty breathing, chest pains and runny eyes and noses. One person was taken to hospital as a precaution. No-one was seriously affected by the gas.

A 60-yard exclusion zone was put round the stores by police, and hospitals in the area were put on standby.

The fire service checked out the store but later said there was no further risk to the public. Cordons were lifted at around 9pm.

A fire service spokeswoman confirmed that the gas had been identified as a refrigerant. She said:

“We have attended a refrigerant leak at the Hedge End Retail Park on Toolbar Way, Hedge End, Hampshire.

“Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to reassure residents in the local area that there is no public health warning, following earlier reports of a gas leak.”

Sainsbury’s says an investigation into the cause of the gas leak is underway, and anyone affected is asked to call their customer careline.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said:

“Last night at around 6pm, our Hedge End store was evacuated, along with the neighbouring M&S store. Following air quality checks, the emergency services confirmed the site safe at 8.25pm.

“We have worked overnight to conduct further tests and have found no cause for concern, so have reopened the store at 7am today.”

An M&S spokeswoman said that a total of 100 of its staff had been evacuated from the store, and 40 had been treated as a precaution. She said:

“We were advised by police to evacuate our Hedge End store following the detection of a gas leak in an adjacent store. The store remains closed and we are supporting the emergency services.”

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Published on Sep 18, 2013

At least 62 shoppers fell ill at Sainsbury’s and M&S supermarkets after gas leaked from a fridge

A shopping centre had to be evacuated and 62 people required medical treatment after a suspected gas leak from a faulty supermarket fridge.
Hazardous materials officers were called to the retail centre at Hedge End, in Southampton, after staff and shoppers at a Sainsbury’s fell ill at the checkout.
A neighbouring Marks and Spencer store also had to be evacuated last night.
Officers from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service entered the building in protective clothing and found the gas was a refrigerant.
Police cordoned off a 60-yard exclusion zone around the two stores.
The alarm was raised when people at the Sainsbury’s check-outs complained of feeling unwell shortly after 5pm.
The Marks and Spencer store was also cleared because it shares the same heating system.
More than ten ambulances were at the scene with paramedics treating people inside the vehicles.
One elderly woman was put into an ambulance and driven away to hospital.
Writing on Twitter, website manager Richard Hillier said: ‘Hopefully the gas leak wasn’t serious.
‘Left Sainsbury’s Hedge End just as emergency services turned up. Haven’t stopped coughing since leaving.’

US: Massive fire on the historic Seaside boardwalk along the New Jersey shore, fanned by strong wind, out of control – 120913 2210z

The Ocean (NJ) Boardwalk 6 Alarm fire continues to rage out of control.

(Picture courtesy of John Lobello twitter account)

Fire thought to have started about two or more hours ago (estimate) at 1807 Boardwalk (Fun Town Pier). Heavy winds are driving the blaze.

Entire boardwalk will be lost. Heavy winds and water supply issues. 4 storey condo building 3 blocks north of main fire now burning, no apparatus available to respond. Situation dismal.

Seaside Park NJ chief: “We’re in trouble here. We’ve got major problems.”

(All the above sourced from @Alertpage – credit)

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Seaside Boardwalk Fire NJ – Fire erupts on Seaside Park NJ boardwalk

A stretch of boardwalk on the Jersey Shore was engulfed in flames this afternoon when a five-alarm fire broke out in Seaside Park, N.J.

The boardwalk is near the same stretch of sand where a rollercoaster landed upright in the ocean after Superstorm Sandy hit the coastline in October 2012.

The fire began at a Kohr’s frozen custard stand on the boardwalk, according to WABC.

Officials told ABC News that the section of boardwalk that is on fire is the only stretch that was not rebuilt after Sandy. It was part of the old boardwalk that was not destroyed in the storm, they said.

Children’s rides and amusements were also located along the part of the boardwalk affected by the fire.

There is no immediate word on how the fire started, according to WPVI. Seaside Park officials did not immediately respond to calls from ABC News.

Parts of the famed boardwalk — home of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and to amusements and restaurants — was destroyed in the storm but quickly rebuilt in order to open by the summer of 2013.

Europe: Fourth firefighter killed as wildfires rage in Spain and Portugal – 270813 1955z

 

Fourth firefighter killed as wildfires rage in Spain and Portugal

The fires have consumed large parts of forests in the two countries.

Firefighters carry fire hoses as they work to extinguish a forest fire outskirts of Cebreros, Spain, Sunday 4 August
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“FIREFIGHTERS AND LOCAL residents struggled today to tackle raging wildfires that have consumed large swathes of forest in Portugal and Spain and cost the lives of four emergency workers.

Firefighter death

A volunteer firefighter who tackled the same blaze as a female colleague killed last week in the mountains of central Portugal has died from his injuries, his commander Carlos Coelho said.

The 23-year-old’s death brings the number of emergency responders killed in Portugal’s August fires to four.

More than 800 firefighters were mobilised in Portugal to tackle the blazes, which have intensified overnight due to high winds.

A spokesman for Portugal’s emergencies agency repeated his call for France to remain in the country after two French planes were dispatched to drop water on affected regions this week.

“The French mission is supposed to be completed Thursday, but we asked for an extension. We are waiting for a response,” said Miguel Cruz, spokesman for the Civil Protection Authority.

Two Spanish planes had also helped Portuguese authorities take on the fires but returned home at the weekend.

‘Difficult situation’

Cruz said Portugal would not ask neighbouring Spain for more help because of their own “difficult situation”, as firefighters and water-dumping planes battled a large wildfire in Spain’s northwest that drove residents from their homes, according to officials.

The blaze, one of hundreds to ravage Spain’s parched land over the summer, broke out late yesterday near Oia, a village on the Atlantic coast near the border with Portugal.

Firefighters backed by aeroplanes and helicopters were battling to curb flames that ravaged 1,200 hectares as they spread, the regional government said in a statement.

An alert was declared after the fire came close to some houses and residents were evacuated, an official in the Galicia region rural affairs ministry told AFP, but no one was reported hurt.

“The situation has improved since last night,” the official said. “We are not aware of the fire reaching any houses, although there were some evacuations.”

Spanish newspapers said the number of evacuations was at least 176.

The ministry said firefighters had controlled four other fires in the region in recent days, which burned thousands of hectares between them.

The central government said it had sent firefighting planes and personnel to the Oia fire and two others, in the Asturias region and the Tarragona area west of Barcelona.

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Wildfires ravage Portugal and Spain

SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA Updated: 21:48, Tuesday August 27, 2013

“Around 1000 firefighters are trying to put out 11 major wildfires in Portugal amid continuing hot weather and strong night-time winds.

The National Civil Protection Authority said on Tuesday the biggest blaze was near Viseu, about 200 kilometres north of the capital Lisbon.

It said four water-dropping aircraft were helping more than 360 firefighters working in thick woodland and ravines there.

Temperatures above 30C were forecast for northern areas where wildfires have caused the most damage, but winds were expected to drop.

Officials said a 23-year-old firefighter died on Monday night from severe burns he sustained in a wildfire last week. That blaze killed another firefighter at the scene.

Forest blazes have caused the death of four Portuguese firefighters this northern summer.

In Spain, firefighters and water-dumping planes were battling a large wildfire in the northwest that has driven local residents from their homes.

The blaze, one of hundreds to ravage Spain’s parched land over the northern summer, broke out late on Monday near Oia, a village on the Atlantic coast near the border with Portugal.

Firefighters backed by aeroplanes and helicopters were battling to curb the flames which have ravaged 1000 hectares as they spread, the regional government said in a statement on Tuesday.

An alert was declared after the fire came close to some houses and residents were evacuated, an official in the Galicia region rural affairs ministry told AFP, but no one was reported hurt.

‘The situation has improved since last night,’ the official said. ‘We are not aware of the fire reaching any houses, although there were some evacuations.’

The ministry said firefighters had controlled four other fires in the region in recent days, which burned thousands of hectares between them.” – skynews.com.au

Weather warnings: Spain

 

Weather warnings: Portugal

Venezuela: Oil refinery fire blamed on lightning strike (Videos) – 120813 1435z

A huge pillar of black smoke enveloped the Venezuelan town of Puerto La Cruz on Sunday after a bolt of lightning set fire to one of the country’s largest oil refineries, prompting residents to evacuate the immediate area.

Firefighters battling the blaze in heavy rain managed to extinguish the fire, according to vice-president of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, Asdrubal Chavez.

He congratulated fire crews for their “sustained effort which allowed us to control this important fire in record time.”
Monday, 12 August, 2013 at 09:57 (09:57 AM) UTC RSOE

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‘Lightning’ to blame for Venezuela oil refinery fire

Homes were evacuated on Sunday after a fire broke out at one of Venezuela’s largest oil refineries.

According to authorities, the blaze at the Puerto La Cruz refinery in the eastern part of the country was sparked by lightning during a thunderstorm – but was extinguished after four hours.

Alvaro Ricciardelli reports.


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BBC News – ‘Lightning’ to blame for Venezuela oil refinery fire

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Venezuela: oil refinery fire blamed on lightning strike

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Published on Aug 12, 2013

Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: oil refinery fire blamed on lightning which struck a storage tank. Firefighters battling the flames in a steady rain, fire completely extinguished. Luckily, no casualties. Aug 11, 2013 video /

Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: incendie d’une raffinerie pétrolière attribué à la foudre qui a touché un réservoir de stockage. L’incendie a complètement éteint, les pompiers luttent contre les flammes dans une pluie. Heureusement, aucune victime. 11 août 2013 /

Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: Öl-Raffinerie Feuer auf einem Blitz, der Schlaganfall einen Vorratstank verantwortlich gemacht. Das Feuer vollständig gelöscht, Feuerwehrmänner, die Flammen in einem regen. Zum Glück keine Verletzten. 11. August 2013 /

Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: olieraffinaderij brand toegeschreven aan een blikseminslag die een beroerte een opslagtank. Het vuur volledig gedoofd, brandweerlieden vechten tegen de vlammen in een regen. Gelukkig, geen slachtoffers. 11 augustus 2013 /

Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: raffineria di petrolio fuoco attribuito a un fulmine che ha colpito un serbatoio di stoccaggio. Il fuoco completamente spento, i vigili del fuoco combattono le fiamme in una pioggia. Per fortuna, nessuna vittima. 11 agosto 2013 /

Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: fogo refinaria de petróleo atribuída a um relâmpago que traço um tanque de armazenamento. O fogo completamente extinto, os bombeiros combatendo as chamas em uma chuva. Felizmente, não houve vítimas. 11 de agosto de 2013 /

Puerto La Cruz, Wenezuela: pożar rafinerii obwiniać piorun który skok w zbiorniku. Ogień całkowicie ugaszony, strażacy walczą z płomieniami w deszczu. Na szczęście nie było ofiar. 11 sierpnia 2013 /

Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: oljeraffinaderi eld skyllde på en blixt som slår en lagringstank. Branden släckt helt, brandmän slåss lågorna i ett regn. Lyckligtvis inga offer. Aug 11, 2013 /

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Lightning sparks massive fire at refinery in Venezuela

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Published on Aug 11, 2013

A huge pillar of black smoke enveloped the Venezuelan town of Puerto La Cruz on Sunday after a bolt of lightning set fire to one of the country’s largest oil refineries, prompting residents to evacuate the immediate area. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/srvtpj

Drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico collapses after fire

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The operator of the natural gas rig burning out of control in the Gulf of Mexico has begun preparations to move a jack-up rig to the location to potentially drill a relief well…The well suffered a blowout Tuesday morning and the rig caught fire later Tuesday night when the leaking natural gas ignited…

No one was on board at the time of the ignition and no one was injured, according to BSEE. The burning rig is southwest of Grand Isle, about 55 miles offshore, authorities said.

As the rig fire continues, the beams supporting the derrick and rig floor have folded and have collapsed over the rig structure, BSEE stated on Wednesday morning.

The Coast Guard said the rig caught fire at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday and BSEE stated that the source of the ignition remained unknown on Wednesday morning…The description of the incident…lists that 47 people had been evacuated from…

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US: 3 Alarm fire in Webster, MA forces 2 men to jump out 2nd floor window – Speculation that fire hydrant not working, delaying water to blaze – 310513 1220z

(NECN: Kathryn Sotnik)

“A fire has destroyed a house in Webster, Mass. It forced people inside to literally jump out the second-floor windows.

The 3-alarm fire is at 4 Goddard Street. Fire officials are on scene at the multi-family home.

Everyone did get out safely, however one man is badly injured after jumping out of a second-floor window.

There were five people at home when the fire started. There were two people on the second floor and three people on the first.

The two people on the second floor were two 49-year-old men. Both of them had to jump to safety out the second floor window. The first guy to jump out the window apparently broke his hip and was rushed to a local hospital.

NECNs Kathryn Sotnik spoke with the second man, John Noga, who jumped out the window but only has minor injuries.”

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Published on 31 May 2013

“Fire in Webster, MA – 4-something AM. Across from the corner of Lake and Harris St. Heard some of the neighbors talking about hearing on the scanner that the fire hydrant wasn’t working and another one was taken out. Please note that this is hearsay and I can’t verify this one way or the other. It appeared that the blaze was going for quite some time before the firefighters were able to get water on it.”

(Words of youtuber SteveSynaptic)

Ukraine: Kharkiv blaze in 9 storey hostel leaves 3 dead, 10 injured, 41 rescued and 105 evacuated – 070513 0820z

(Photo: kyivpost.com) Fire at a hostel in Kharkiv

This morning, May 6, fire in a dormitory at 33 Timurovtsev Street in Kharkiv killed three people, the press service of the Kharkiv City Council informs.
According to deputy mayor of Kharkiv for health and social welfare Svitlana Horbunova-Ruban, a fire started in a nine-storey building with elevator shaft and spread across the entrance of an apartment building.
As a result of fire and heavy smoke, three people were killed, nine were hospitalized.
According to assistant chief of the state Emergency Service department in the Kharkiv region Ihor Lupandin, 41 resident of the dormitory were saved, 106 people were evacuated while fighting a fire.
Assistant chief noted that now rescuers, doctors, psychologists, members of all city utilities and emergency services representatives from the departments of the executive committee of the Kharkiv City Council are working at the scene.
A census of residents is conducted. Stations of food services, psychological aid and medical first aid are installed. A tent was also set up for the needs of residents of the burnt house.
Monday, 06 May, 2013 at 19:52 (07:52 PM) UTC RSOE
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Interfax-Ukraine
Three people were killed and ten were hospitalized in a fire at a hostel in Kharkiv early on Monday, the main office of the State Service on Emergency Situations in Kharkiv region has reported.
The message about the fire in a nine-storey building at 33 Tymurovtsiv Street came at 0613. Rescuers said upon arrival at the scene of the fire that household things were burning in the corridors on the third and fourth floors of the building. The total area of the fire was about 800 square meters.

Because of thick smoke rescue workers had to rescue residents of apartments on the upper floors. Forty-one residents of the house were rescued through a fire ladder and stairwells, and 105 people were evacuated.

Three people (residents of apartments in the nine-story building), among them two women born in 1967 and 1960 and a man born in 1990, were killed in the fire. Ten people, including four children, were injured. They were taken to hospital.

One of the firefighters was injured during the rescue operation and hospitalized.

Fourteen vehicles and 60 rescuers were working at the scene.

The fire was contained at 0851 and extinguished at 0900. The causes of the fire and damages are being established.

Russia: At least 36 dead in fire in psychiatric hospital nr Moscow, 3 survive (named) – 260413 1150z

At least 38 people have been killed in a fire at a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Moscow that housed as many as 41 people, including medical staff.

The fire started around 2:30 am Moscow Time (22:30 GMT) in Psychiatric Hospital 14 in Ramenskoe.By the time fire rescue arrived, the entire one-story building was engulfed in flames. The fire started in a wing for special treatment patients. One nurse managed to escape the blaze, bringing two patients out of the building to safety, where they were found by firefighters. The nurse told reporters that she was woken up by the fire alarm, and ran into the hallway where she saw a chair burning. She remembers seeing a flash. Firefighters found the bodies of 12 dead people, according to ITAR-TASS. Four were found near the exit of the hospital, while eight others were found in the wards.

The hospital had bars on its windows, preventing people from escaping. Most of the bodies were found still in their beds. “The fire started when they were asleep,” a law enforcement source told TASS, adding that people had little chance to escape. “Some of them tried to escape but were poisoned by the products of combustion,” he said. The fire, meanwhile, has now been fully extinguished but the building “burned down almost completely.” “Some windows had bars, some did not,” doctor-in-chief of the facility, Murat Shahov told lifenews. He said that only two patients in the facility could not walk, the rest suffered severe psychological illnesses. “There were patients with acute psychosis, alcoholics and one drug addict. We also had patients with schizophrenia.”

Authorities point to faulty electric wiring and a short circuit as the possible cause. Forty five police have cordoned off the area and are investigating the cause of the fire. Currently there are 120 people working at the site of the tragedy, including 30 pieces of machinery. According to the Ministry of Health 18 ambulances were on site. The Emergencies Ministry has published a list of 41 patients and medical staff who were inside the facility when the fire started (full list in Russian). The patients ranged in age from 20 to 76. The two medical staff listed as “to be verified” are believed to be dead.

Friday, 26 April, 2013 at 04:39 UTC RSOE

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Dozens dead in fire in psych ward near Moscow, 3 survive

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RUSSIA TODAY Published time: April 26, 2013 00:50

Edited time: April 26, 2013 10:48

Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened a criminal investigation into the fire, reporting that 36 people died, including two nurses. However, the Emergency Ministry has said that 38 died in the blaze.

Authorities point to faulty electric wiring and a short circuit as the possible cause. But, the investigators are looking into all possible causes of the fire, śincluding careless use of fire”, Investigative Committee representative Irina Gumennaya told the media.

The fire started around 2:30 am Moscow Time (22:30 GMT) in Psychiatric Hospital 14 in Ramenskoe in a wing for special treatment patients. By the time fire rescue arrived, the entire one-story building was engulfed in flames. The fire burned an area of about 420 square meters.

One nurse managed to escape the blaze, bringing two patients out of the building to safety, where they were found by firefighters.

The nurse told reporters that she was woken up by the fire alarm, and ran into the hallway where she saw a couch burning. She remembers seeing a flash.

Emergency response team eliminates fire at Mental Hospital No. 14 in the village of Ramensky of the Dmitrovsky District in the Moscow Region (RIA Novosti/Press-service of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry)

Emergency response team eliminates fire at Mental Hospital No. 14 in the village of Ramensky of the Dmitrovsky District in the Moscow Region (RIA Novosti/Press-service of Russian Emergency Situations Ministry)

Authorities have recovered 36 bodies at the scene. “Seven died from carbon monoxide poisoning, while others perished from burns”, Gumennaya said.

Experts have begun to identify the dead bodies at a local hospital, the Emergency Ministry reported.

Rescuers found eight of the dead bodies by the exit inside the psychiatric hospital, suggesting that they were trying to escape but were prevented by the effects of carbon monoxide, RIA Novosti reported, quoting a source close to the investigation. 

Firefighters were delayed getting to the scene because of a closed river crossing – the trip took an hour instead of the expected 20 minutes, local media reported.

The hospital had bars on its windows, preventing people from escaping. Most of the bodies were found still in their beds.

śThe fire started when they were asleep,ť a law enforcement source told TASS, adding that people had little chance to escape. śSome of them tried to escape but were poisoned by the products of combustion,” he said. The fire, meanwhile, has now been fully extinguished but the building “burned down almost completely.ť

Emergency response team working on the fire scene at a mental hospital in the village of Ramensky. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

Emergency response team working on the fire scene at a mental hospital in the village of Ramensky. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

śSome windows had bars, some did not,ť doctor-in-chief of the facility, Murat Shakhov told LifeNews tabloid. He said that only two patients in the facility could not walk, the rest suffered severe psychological illnesses.

śThere were patients with acute psychosis, alcoholics and one drug addict. We also had patients with schizophrenia.ť

Forty five police have cordoned off the area and are investigating the cause of the fire. Currently there are 120 people working at the site of the tragedy, including 30 pieces of machinery. According to the Ministry of Health 18 ambulances were on site.

Emergency response team working on the fire scene at a mental hospital in the village of Ramensky. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

Emergency response team working on the fire scene at a mental hospital in the village of Ramensky. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

A half-meter-long tunnel was discovered dug out under the burned hospital, suggesting that one of the patients may have been planning an escape, according to Interfax.

Investigators reported that the fire started in the hospital’s common room.

“One of the patients who survived the fire told investigators that when he woke up, the blaze had already begun and a couch in a common room was burning. He added that a new patient was recently admitted who suffered from drug addiction and constantly smoked, disregarding safety rules”, Gumennaya added.

Another eyewitnesses described how firefighters could not extinguish the blaze due to a lack of water: śThe first car arrived without water. Then another came – also empty. It was only the third car that had water,ť local resident Yefim Volkov told the media.

Emergency response team working on the fire scene at a mental hospital in the village of Ramensky. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

Emergency response team working on the fire scene at a mental hospital in the village of Ramensky. (RIA Novosti/Andrey Stenin)

Some sources claimed that the patients were unable to escape the building in time because they were sedated by powerful drugs, Korrespondent.net reported.

śThe chief psychiatrist of the hospital told the investigative team that there were special headgear available in case of a fire, but none of them were used,ť an investigator told the media.

One of the firefighters at the scene told reporters that the “building itself was all wooden, which made it easier for the fire to spreadť. 

The Emergencies Ministry has published a list of 41 patients and medical staff who were inside the facility when the fire started (full list in Russian). The patients ranged in age from 20 to 76. The two medical staff listed as śto be verifiedť are believed to be dead.

Fire inspectors made two visits to the hospital in 2012. During the first visit, a number of fire safety violations were found that were later fixed in time for the second inspection in August that same year.

Relatives of those killed in the fire will be paid 500,000 rubles ($16,000) in compensation, RIA Novosti quoted Moscow regional governor Andrey Vorobyov as saying.

Moscow declared April 27 to be a day of mourning for those killed in the psychiatric hospital fire.

Tragic history of fires in medical facilities

Tragic blazes in medical facilities are common in Russia, with at least 18 cases in the past seven years.

Among the most notable was in 2009 in the Russian Republic of Komi, where a blaze in an old people’s home in the region took the lives of 23 people. Only three were saved in the incident.

23 people died in a fire at a wooden care home in the village of Podyelsk, Republic of Komi (RIA Novosti)

23 people died in a fire at a wooden care home in the village of Podyelsk, Republic of Komi (RIA Novosti)

Two years earlier, a fire in the city of Tula, again in a home for the elderly, resulted in 32 victims. 247 patients, including medical staff were saved.

That same year, in 2007, another inferno in a care home claimed the lives 61 of victims. Only 35 people were saved.

Over 20 psychologists providing information and psychological support

Today 13:09
Over 20 psychologists of the Center of emergency psychological aid of the the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the Central Regional Centre and the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in the Moscow region are working with the relatives of victims in a fire at a psychiatric hospital №14, Ramenskoye, Dmitrovsky district, Moscow region.
Psychological help is being provided by hot line 8 (800) 775-17-17, which has already received 114 calls.

LIST of administrative staff and patients the mental health facility №14of Moscow Region, Dmitrovsky Municipal district, Kulikovsky rural settlment, Ramenskoye settlement,

Bolnichnaya St.6(as of06.0026.04.2013)

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Last, first and middle names Date of birth Location Annotation
1 Gladkikh Dmitry Andreevich 1987 evacuated patient
2 Kulikova Diana Vladimirovna 1945 evacuated patient
3 Volkova Victoria Viktorovna 1983 evacuated administrative staff
4 Ambramenkov Vladimir Nikolaevich 1949 specified patient
5 Arkhipova Valentina Aleksandrovna 1957 specified patient
6 Gertsev Grigory Nikolaevich 1965 specified patient
7 Glinkin Denis Anatolievich 1976 specified patient
8 Gluboko Vyacheslav Nikolaevich 1951 specified patient
9 Grishin Igor Vladimirovich 1963 specified patient
10 Grushin Aleksandr Mikhailovich 1988 specified patient
11 Yegorushkin Vladimir Yurievich 1988 specified patient
12 Zhivotkov Aleksey Stepanovich 1941 specified patient
13 Ivanova Lubov Viktorovna 1993 specified patient
14 Isktin Nikolay Alekseevich 1956 specified patient
15 Kosachev Mikhail Nikolaevich 1972 specified patient
16 Kocheshkov Anatoly Viktorivich 1953 specified patient
17 Kruglyakov Igor Nikolaevich 1969 specified patient
18 Krylov Yuriy Vladimirovich 1957 specified patient
19 Kutyanin Yuriy Grigorievich 1941 specified patient
20 Lobzev Aleksandr Evgenievich 1954 specified patient
21 Maksman Boris Avgustovich 1960 specified patient
22 Medvedev Kiril Andreevich 1987 specified patient
23 Mensitova Marina Rustamovna 1963 specified patient
24 Netryakhin Evgeny Mikhailovich 1945 specified patient
25 Mikhailenko Olga Aleksandrovna 1977 specified patient
26 Sergey (Last and middle name was not determined) presumably 1979 specified patient
27 Noskov Yuriy Mikhailovich 1961 specified patient
28 Peskov Aleksandr Vladimirovich 1977 specified patient
29 Podshibyakina Alevtina Vladimirovna 1974 specified patient
30 Prokhin Yuriy Aleksandrovich 1981 specified patient
31 Pchelkin Andrey Vladimirovich 1960 specified patient
32 Smartseva Valentina Vasilievna 1950 specified patient
33 Sokolova Maria Georgievna 1972 specified patient
34 Stepanova Svetlana Gurievna 1937 specified patient
35 Stroganov Boris Semenovich 1948 specified patient
36 Tomin Sergeevich 1960 specified patient
37 Frolov Genadiy Yurievich 1955 specified patient
38 Salimov Yuriy Leonidovich 1939 specified patient
39 Shchyukin Aleksandr Ivanivich 1979 specified patient
40 Popova Tamara Sergeevna 1941 specified administrative staff
41 Mayorova Tatiana Anatolievna
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