Elmira Heights Police arrested two 16-year-old boys and charged them with arson. Officer Stephen Cook of the Elmira Heights Police Department tells WENY News the teens became persons of interest around around midnight. Around 3 A.M. the teens were arrested and brought before a judge. Authorities haven't released how the teens allegedly caused the fire. Police says the teenagers will be charged as adults but their names wont be released because they're eligible as youthful offenders.
The flame was at least three stories tall and you saw the fire department on standby with the hoses ready. I was sitting 20 yards away and I could feel my eyebrows wicking together from the heat. At that moment I decided to not rush my project too fast because I still had 4 years to finish.
The county fire marshal Alan Carson, saw the fire around 1.30 am and he defined the fire was a big one. Added that the weather and
The history of fires goes back to the 17th century. They were called, “Fire buckets”. They came into existence because there was no fireman. Fire buckets were people organizing themselves like a human chain with buckets passing around. There was at least two to three buckets full of
A short time later juvenile #2 arrived at the residence and knocked on the front door. Juvenile #1 stated he opened the front door and was struck by juvenile #2 repeatedly in the face with closed fists. Juvenile #1 was adamant the assault was unprovoked. Christine stated she was looking through the front window and observed the assualt take place. Christine and other neighbors chased juveniles #2, 3 and 4 south from the residence and then west on Oak St. The group caught of with the juveniles at Wadsworth School.
One man saw the fire and tried to get someone to use the fire box to get the fire department to send a fire truck. Sadly he had no such luck in notifying them. Fire boxes were boxes located on the street corner for people to use to alert the closest fire department, because telephones were not commonly available at that time. The other man just insisted that a fire truck had probably already been called and was on its way. The fire was so destructive because there were many mistakes and dangerous
It was finally under control on the morning of Tuesday, October 10, 1871 (“Chicago Fire of”). All people could see was “smoldering ruins for miles” (Warburton 24-47). Police set up morgues in places where buildings had been burned down to try to determine who had died (Warburton 24-47). Only 120 bodies were ever found, but more than 300 people were suspected to be lifeless (Warburton 24-47). Some bodies were too burned to even be identified (Warburton 24-47). Police also thought that people had drowned, trying to jump into Lake Michigan (Warburton 24-47).
The Cedar Fire burned for two weeks before the fire could be contained. During this two week timeline, the fire consumed approximately 500 buildings, 2,300
Arson cases are hard to investigate sometimes. Sometimes things are too burnt down to figure out how a fire was started. In this case Joshua Powell burned down his home with his two sons inside of it. He had lost custody of his kids and was mentally unstable. Sine there was a CPS officer at the scene who witnessed the situation and smelled gas it will be an easy start for the arson investigators.
This alone would have help suppress and extinguish the fire before it got out of control. The only other suppression and detection systems to stop the fire either failed or were not present. There were only seven exits, four elevators with only one of them fully functional, two stairways down to the street but one the doors were locked, and one fire escape which was too narrow for a safe exit. The only elevator that was fully functional failed just after a few trips up and down. The one door to the stairway that was not locked was already engulfed in flames. Some of the workers were able to get to the roof but others who were trapped to extreme measure to get out of the fire. As the firefighters arrived, they watched as workers jumped form the eighth floor crashing on the concrete below. They attempted to put out a safety net but it quickly ripped under the weight and force of the falling workers. It only took 18 minutes for the fire to take all 145 workers. This incident caused an outbreak and forced safety measures to be enforced.
The fire, which was fully involved when firefighters arrived, took several hours to bring under control, said Haun, noting there were no others home at the time of the fire.
“The heat of the fire and the great masses of flaming gas created great whirlwinds which mowed down swaths of trees in advance of the flames” (Koch, 1978). Women and children gathered the belongings they could and piled into Trains in seek of safety from the fire while the men were told to report to battle. Multiple towns were incinerated by the morning of the next day. The two day long fire had burned a total of 3 million acres of Idaho and Montana and took the lives of 85 people along with countless animals unable to outrun the burning fire. The smoke from the fires reached New England and soot traveled to Greenland (Forest History Society,
All over in half an hour nothing like it has been seen in New York since the burning of the General Slocum. The fire was practically all over in half an
Sheriff's deputies responded, secured the scene, and contacted the bomb squad for assistance. Bomb squad techs and an investigator from the Maine State Fire Marshal's Office responded to the scene.
Thousands of fires occur on a yearly basis throughout the United States. Whether it is forest fires, house fires, or any other event that involves uncontrollable flames, the outcome will always be the same; high amounts of destruction and physical damage. When fire emergencies occur, responding to the incident may not be much of a complication as apposed to determining the source from where the fire started or what triggered its behavior, which is truly the challenge. In order to do so, a fire investigator has to be present at the scene of the fire after it has been eliminated. The investigator, after reviewing any possible marks or behavior trails, will conclude if the incident was indeed an accident or intentional, thus making it an act