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  • Maui Fire Department Battalion Chief Arrested for Child Sex Crimes

    06/03/2024 7:34:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun. 3, 2024 | Anthony Scott
    Maui Fire Department battalion chief Shawn Rogers has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a minor under the age of 14. Hawaii News Now reported an indictment alleged Rogers raped a child for years, starting when the victim was around 11 years old. The indictment alleged the sexual abuse occurred between 2019 and 2021. In a statement, Maui Fire Chief Brad Ventura stated: “Today, the County of Maui was made aware that Shawn Rogers (52), a 25-year veteran of the Department of Fire and Public Safety, was arrested and charged for Sexual Assault in the First Degree and Continuous...
  • Thousands urged to evacuate as wildfire rages near Ballarat, Victoria

    02/23/2024 6:32:46 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 1 replies
    Watchers.news ^ | 2/22/24 | Staff
    An emergency warning has been issued for 28 communities west of Ballarat, Victoria, as residents are urged to evacuate due to an out-of-control bushfire. The fire, which ignited along Bayindeen-Rocky Road, is being fought by 1 000 firefighters with support from 24 aircraft and 100 vehicles. Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan and emergency officials emphasize the rapidly evolving situation, with no properties reported damaged yet but significant disruptions including road closures and power outages affecting over 2 100 customers. Thousands of residents in 28 communities are being urged to evacuate immediately as an out-of-control wildfire threatens areas west of Ballarat, Victoria,...
  • Colorado hit by increasingly dire wildfire-driven insurance exit

    02/07/2024 5:45:55 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    Wild Fire Today ^ | 1/30/24 | Hunter Bassler
    Insurance isn’t the sexiest topic to either write or read about, but an extreme weather-driven downtrend of insurance agency availability is tightening the noose on an already suffocating national housing market. The U.S. had its highest number — 28 — of annual billion-dollar weather disasters in 2023, including the Lahaina wildfire, California flooding, and Tropical Cyclone Idalia in Florida, according to a NOAA report. Homeowner insurance agencies’ response to the continually rising costs has either been to drastically increase their insurance rates or to back out from certain areas entirely. The dire situation first made national headlines last year when...
  • Quebec man who blamed wildfires on government pleads guilty to setting 14 fires

    01/16/2024 4:53:11 AM PST · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    A Quebec man who posted conspiracy theories online that forest fires were being deliberately set by the government has pleaded guilty to starting a series of fires himself that forced hundreds of people from their homes. Brian Paré, 38, pleaded guilty Monday to 13 counts of arson and one count of arson with disregard for human life at the courthouse in Chibougamau, Que. Prosecutor Marie-Philippe Charron told the court that two of the 14 fires set by Paré forced the evacuation of around 500 homes in Chapais, Que...
  • Lahaina Reopens To Residents, Business Owners After Devastating Wildfire

    12/13/2023 4:56:30 AM PST · by spirited irish · 20 replies
    OANN ^ | 12/23 | James Meyers
    After suffering devastating wildfires in the area of Lahaina, a historic town in Maui, it has officially reopened to residents and business owners. The move announced on Monday, comes three months after the deadly wildfires torched the island and killed over 100 people.Areas that were reopened included the Banyan Tree Park, with the 150-year-old banyan tree burned in the August wildfires that takes up over an acre of land, according to the Associated Press.
  • Here’s Proof all those Summer Fires were Arson – not Climate Change

    10/02/2023 5:38:38 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    The Exposé ^ | 10/1/23 | Dr. Vernon Coleman
    No one with functioning brain tissue believes this summer’s fires were natural events – let alone that they had anything to do with fake climate change. Now, Janet and Cyntha, the amazing team who put together the eternally stunning Fall of the Cabal videos, have produced a video proving – beyond a scintilla of doubt – that the fires were man-made. And they’ve shown just how the fire starters did the job. You can see their just under two-hour-long video HERE. The Fall of the Cabal special presentation, entitled ‘Fire!!! Things that make you go HMMMMM’ make you realise just...
  • Smoke from Canadian wildfires could once again reach NYC Monday

    10/02/2023 10:57:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/02/2023 | David Propper
    New Yorkers could wake up to hazy skies Monday morning as smoke from ongoing Canadian wildfires is expected to reach the Big Apple by sunrise. New York City officials sounded the alarm Sunday over the potential plume of wildfire smoke two days after Mayor Eric Adams faced backlash for not issuing a more forceful warning leading up to heavy rain that flooded parts of the city Friday. Current forecasts indicate the Air Quality Index will be about 55, which means “there may be some risk to people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution,” the city said in a press...
  • Canada’s unprecedented fire season burns into fall

    10/01/2023 5:50:39 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 24 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | September 26, 2023 | Ian Livingston
    An unprecedented fire season in Canada that began in May is set to roll into October still going strong. About 44 million acres (18 million hectares) have burned this year as 2023 continues its journey deep off the charts when it comes to areas scorched across the nation. Large fires in the west engulfed hundreds of thousands of acres of forest over recent days as a strong area of low pressure offshore helped crank up winds in the drought-afflicted region. Mixed fire weather signals ahead include wind and some rain for British Columbia and Alberta, a building heat dome in...
  • As a Scientist, I’m Not Allowed to Tell the Full Truth About Climate Change

    09/06/2023 2:26:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 5, 2023 | Patrick T. Brown
    If you’ve been reading any news about wildfires this summer — from Canada to Europe to Maui — you will surely get the impression that they are mostly the result of climate change. Here’s the AP: Climate change keeps making wildfires and smoke worse. Scientists call it the “new abnormal.” And PBS “NewsHour”: Wildfires driven by climate change are on the rise — Spain must do more to prepare, experts say. And the New York Times: How Climate Change Turned Lush Hawaii Into a Tinderbox.
  • Second Person Dies as Wildfires Scorch Louisiana amid Heat Wave

    08/29/2023 11:57:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/2023 | Amy Furr
    Two people have died in the wildfires ravaging Louisiana as residents and leaders are desperate for rain to help quell the blazes. An 84-year-old woman in St. Tammany Parish was found unconscious Sunday when an official noticed a brush fire on her property, the Louisiana Illuminator reported Monday. The victim was taken to a hospital in New Orleans, where she died. Hers was the second fatality in recent weeks attributed to the state’s wildfires. “Although temperatures are expected to back down slightly from record levels this week, the forecast still doesn’t call for substantial rain — which first responders have...
  • Hawaiian Electric points finger at Maui County over devastating wildfires, stock jumps 40%

    08/28/2023 12:52:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/28/2023 | Spencer Kimball
    The utility said power lines toppled by high winds likely caused the morning brush fire in Lahaina but electricity had been off for hours when a second fire occurred that afternoon. [emphasis added] Hawaiian Electric said power lines appear to have caused the brush fire that started at 6:30 a.m. local time at the intersection of Lahainaluna Road and Hookahua Street in the historic town. The small fire near the downed poles spread into a field near Lahaina Intermediate School. The Maui County Fire Department responded to the morning fire and declared it had been extinguished, according to the company’s...
  • Maui Fires | The Cover Up Story - The Perfect Crime?

    08/28/2023 12:30:46 PM PDT · by left that other site · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/27/23 | Maui Real Estate (Eric)
    I am sharing this because I really care about what has happened in Maui. Watch till the end, as Eric closes with prayer. He's a Good Guy. He expresses that, if it can happen on a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean, it can happen to anyone. (This is what I've been saying all along. If it can be done to them, it can be done to you.) A Call for Clear Communication and Unity. I know it's You Tube, but this is a tragedy that transcends our opinions of that platform.
  • Greek police arrest dozens for arson as EU’s largest-ever wildfires rage

    08/26/2023 5:44:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25, 2023 | Eleni Giokos, Xiaofei Xu, and Niamh Kennedy
    Greek authorities have arrested dozens of people on arson-related charges as deadly wildfires – the largest ever recorded in the European Union – rage across the country. Wildfires in Mount Parnitha, north of the Greek capital Athens, are still out of control Friday, with more forest destroyed overnight. The biggest fire front line in Greece remains near the northeastern town of Alexandroupolis, in the Evros region. The burned body of a man was found on a rural road near Dadia national park, near the border with Turkey, state media AMNA reported Friday. Earlier this week, 18 people were found dead...
  • Greece Condemns Arsonist Scum as Police Make 79 Arrests over Widespread Wildfires

    08/26/2023 4:23:48 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 29 replies
    Greek City Times ^ | 8/25/2023
    Greece has strongly condemned the actions of "arsonist scum" after the police apprehended 79 individuals suspected of arson in connection with the devastating wildfires sweeping the country. Vassilis Kikilias, the Civil Protection Minister, revealed that there have been multiple attempts by arsonists to ignite fresh fires on Mount Parnitha, located northwest of Athens. The nation is currently grappling with hundreds of wildfires that have tragically claimed the lives of at least 20 people this week. The Police and Greek intelligence service EYP are currently investigating the incidents. Pavlos Marinakis, the government spokesperson, stated that out of the 140 arrests made...
  • Narrative Busting: Two Arrested on Arson Charges for Allegedly Starting Greek Wildfires

    08/26/2023 7:18:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/26/2023 | Ian hatchett
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek fire department officials arrested two men on Saturday for allegedly deliberately starting wildfires as hundreds of firefighters battle blazes that have been blamed for 21 deaths. One man was arrested on Evia for allegedly deliberately setting fire to dried grass in the island’s Karystos area. The fire department said the man confessed to having set four other fires in the area in July and August.
  • Journalist claims Maui police put him in 'headlock' for pressing mayor on missing kids

    08/25/2023 8:55:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Just the News ^ | August 23, 2023 | Addison Smith
    "I know at this point that the government has not been truthful about the death toll," he said during an interview. An independent journalist in Maui, Hawaii, who flew there to cover the devastating wildfires, claims that he was put in a "headlock" by Maui police for pressing the mayor on the unknown number of missing children and claims the government is hiding the severity of human loss. "I know at this point that the government has not been truthful about the death toll," Nick Sortor, who traveled to Maui last week, told BlazeTV host Sara Gonzalez. "They’re not talking...
  • Greece wildfires: 79 people arrested for arson

    08/25/2023 10:36:33 AM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8-25 | By Andre Rhoden-Paul
    The large fire front which erupted on Saturday near the port city of Alexandroupolis has become the EU's largest on record, according to European commissioner Janez Lenarcic. Greece has called out "arsonist scum" after police made 79 arson arrests over wildfires ravaging the country. Civil Protection Minister Vassilis Kikilias said there had been several attempts by arsonists to start new fires on Mount Parnitha, north-west of Athens. The blaze is one of hundreds in the nation where wildfires have already killed at least 20 people this week. "You are committing a crime against the country," Mr Kikilias said. "Arsonist scum...
  • Oprah Conspiracy Theory Takes Off After Maui Wildfire Response Backlash

    08/24/2023 10:14:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/17/23 | Sophie Lloyd
    An unsubstantiated online conspiracy theory is blaming Oprah Winfrey for the devastating wildfires in Maui, where the TV host owns a property. Wildfires began sweeping through the Hawaiian island last week, fueled by Hurricane Dora. The number of fatalities stands at 111 so far, with over 1,000 people still missing. West Maui in particular was ravaged by blazes, including the seaside town of Lahaina, an hour away from where the 69-year-old Winfrey owns a ranch. The media mogul was spotted supporting survivors at an emergency shelter at Wailuku's War Memorial Complex, where a CBS News crew filmed her handing out...
  • Louisiana wildfires: Quit flying drones, tossing cigarettes, Louisiana officials urge

    08/23/2023 8:02:37 PM PDT · by Sertorius · 12 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 08/21/23 | Rebecca Holland
    Scorching heat and a lack of rain have made much of Louisiana a tinderbox, causing wildfires across the state. As firefighters tackle the blaze, state officials are urging people not to go sightseeing for them — and to stop sending drones up to take pictures. "We have aircraft in the air and people’s drones are getting in the way," Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said. Strain emphasized that there is a statewide burn ban in place, and urged residents to be hypervigilant about fire risk. "It is imperative that everyone adhere to the burn ban and take...
  • British Columbia Wildfires Intensify, Doubling Evacuations to Over 35,000

    08/23/2023 7:55:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2023 | Chris Helgren and Nia Williams
    (This Aug. 19 story has been corrected to rectify the premier's first name to David in paragraph 3) Forest fires in Canada's western province of British Columbia intensified on Saturday, with the number of people under evacuation orders doubling from a day earlier, as authorities warned of difficult days ahead. The province declared a state of emergency on Friday to access temporary authoritative powers to tackle fire-related risks, as out-of-control fires ripped through interior British Columbia, partially shutting some sections of a key highway between the Pacific coast and the rest of western Canada, and destroying many properties. "The current...