VIDEO: Parker residents were warned to expect smoky conditions for several hours Monday morning while firefighters and equipment operators work to extinguish a blaze near Twenty Mile Road and South Parker Road.
The fire started in hay bales at 11321 Dransfeldt Road. South Metro first sent out a Twitter message about the department’s initial response to the fire at 1:31 a.m.
Not quite 45 minutes later, South Metro’s follow-up message stated the fire “would continue to burn for an extended period of time.” There are no evacuations necessary, the fire is contained, and no one has been injured, the department added. But gusty winds have complicated the already difficult task of extinguishing the hay fire.
A haunted house was destroyed.
Fire trucks called tenders are shuttling water to the area. Twenty Mile Road is currently closed as part of this operation.
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VIDEO: If you’re a developer, what’s one way to get rid of some houses to clear space for a new project?
Let ’em burn.
Having bought nearly $17 million worth of real estate in the southern Las Vegas Valley, Richmond American Homes donated houses to the Clark County Fire Department for training. One Friday afternoon last month, after fire crews trained in a house over the course of three days, they stripped the drywall, went outside and watched as the one-story house went up in flames.
The so-called live-fire training, off Valley View Boulevard and Cactus Avenue, offered a glimpse into a seemingly little-known slice of Las Vegas’ housing market: Instead of demolishing homes, builders sometimes give them to firefighters to burn to the ground.
Southern Nevada homebuilders frequently buy project sites that are empty tracts of land, with no structures to demolish.
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PHOTOS: When the Beeville Volunteer Fire Department received its latest piece of firefighting technology, it took Assistant Chief Kirk Delgado just four words to sum up what it would do for the department.
“This will save lives,” Delgado quipped, describing the MSA Lunar, an advanced thermal imaging and search-and-rescue device manufactured by MSA Safety.
The Lunar is a handheld wireless image device that can detect heat signatures as well as the edges of doors and windows. Edge detection, according to the device’s description from MSA, is a “thermal palette exclusive to Lunar, which accentuates areas of temperature difference with bright green highlight over a white-hot overlay.”
It’s not the department’s first wireless thermal imaging device, but it is about half the size of the department’s current device, making it much easier for firefighters to carry with them while battling a blaze.
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Decatur’s oldest working fire station took its last call on Monday.
The doors of Fire Station 3, the small fire station at the entrance of Fairview Park, closed as the firefighters and their equipment were moved around the corner to the new Fire Station 6 in Fairview Plaza.
Capt. Paige Griffy has answered emergency calls from the old brick building for nearly eight years.
“I’m in charge of this house on this day,” he said. “There’s three shifts and there’s a captain on the other two shifts. We just keep rotating.”
The building is nearly 100 years old, with additions being made throughout the years. According to Griffy, the location was ideal for the neighborhoods, which includes Millikin University and Fairview Park.
“That doesn’t happen very often,” he said. “Usually you have to compromise somewhere.”
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Although most COVID-19 patients recover after their initial infection, about 10% to 20% experience new, returning, or lingering symptoms for weeks or months. Over the past year this condition has been called many names, including “long COVID” and “chronic COVID-19 syndrome.”
But until now, there was a lack of an official clinical definition that detailed the time of onset, duration, and types of symptoms. For over a year, medical professionals and researchers have struggled to diagnose patients and provide them with the right care. To address the challenges brought by the absence of globally standardized terminology for the long-term effects of the condition, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently published an official definition.
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