Putin orders state of emergency after huge fuel spill inside Arctic Circle | Environment | The Guardian

About 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel has spilled into the Ambarnaya River outside Norilsk.

Vladimir Putin has ordered a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into a river inside the Arctic Circle.

The spill occurred when a fuel reservoir at a power plant near the city of Norilsk collapsed on Friday.

The plant is operated by a division of Nornickel, whose factories in the area have made the city one of the most heavily polluted places on Earth.

During a video conference on Wednesday that was broadcasted on television, Putin lambasted the head of the Nornickel subsidiary that owns the power plant, NTEK, after officials said the company failed to report the incident.

Source: Putin orders state of emergency after huge fuel spill inside Arctic Circle | Environment | The Guardian

100 firefighters respond to two-alarm blaze in Southwest DC on Sunday | WTOP

A large fire broke out in an apartment on the third floor of a building at 300 M Street in Southwest D.C. just after 2 p.m. on Sunday.

D.C. Fire and EMS responded to the blaze that “heavily involved” an apartment in fire and left a number of people in distress, according to spokesman Vito Maggiolo.

The second alarm call went out at that point, bringing an additional 20 fire and rescue units and 100 firefighters to the 10-story building just across the street from Metro’s Waterfront station.

Firefighters controlled the fire and helped a number of people to safety, including some who climbed down ladders, Maggiolo said.

Source: 100 firefighters respond to two-alarm blaze in Southwest DC on Sunday | WTOP

Bank president, second survivor are pulled from wreckage of Pakistan plane crash | Fox News

New footage and images show the incredible moment that survivors were pulled from the airplane crash in Pakistan.

New footage and images show the incredible moment that survivors were pulled from the airplane crash in Pakistan.

Photos show Bank of Punjab president Zafar Masood and at least one other passenger, identified as Muhammad Zubair, after they were freed from the smoldering wreckage. The survivors sat at the front of the plane, which may have contributed to their survival.

PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES PLANE CARRYING 98 PEOPLE CRASHES IN KARACHI; AT LEAST TWO SURVIVE

Footage shows a number of locals carrying Masood, their arms like a stretcher, stumbling over the wreckage as they struggled to keep him from falling.

“Thank you so much. God has been merciful,” Masood said, according to officials who spoke to him in the hospital after the crash.

Source: Bank president, second survivor are pulled from wreckage of Pakistan plane crash | Fox News

Macy’s CEO: $10B in sales up for grabs because of retail bankruptcies

  • “We see there’s about $10 billion worth of opportunity that’s up for grabs right now based on on what’s going on with the competitive climate,” CEO Jeff Gennette said.
  • Already during the pandemic, department store chains Neiman Marcus, Stage Stores and J.C. Penney have filed for bankruptcy protection.
  • Pier 1 Imports is winding down its business. Stage Stores could liquidate as well.

Source: Macy’s CEO: $10B in sales up for grabs because of retail bankruptcies

J.C. Penney is closing 240 stores as part of its bankruptcy plan – CBS News

The 118-year-old retail chain has not said which stores will close. The company filed for bankruptcy last week.

The company’s bankruptcy comes days after J.C. Penney gave its top executives millions of dollars in bonus pay. Soltau received $4.5 million, while chief financial officer Bill Wafford, chief merchant officer Michelle Wlazlo and chief human resources officer Brynn Evanson each got $1 million.

Source: J.C. Penney is closing 240 stores as part of its bankruptcy plan – CBS News

Fire Destroys Restaurant In Monroeville – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh

The Overlook Lounge In Monroeville was destroyed by a massive fire on Saturday afternoon. KDKA’s Royce Jones has the story from the scene.


Source: Fire Destroys Restaurant In Monroeville – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh

Fire And Explosion In Downtown L.A. Leave 11 Firefighters Injured – Deadline

A massive fire broke out in downtown Los Angeles Saturday evening, touching off an explosion and leaving nearly a dozen firefighters injured.

“There was a significant explosion that caused a mayday report,” Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said in a briefing carried live on Twitter. “This was upgraded to a major emergency category.”

Several firefighters suffered injuries while trying to bring the raging flames under control.

“Tragically, we have 11 firefighters with burn injuries,” Scott said. Their exact conditions were not known.

The fire was initially reported at 327 East Boyd St. just before 6:30 p.m. It started in a single-story commercial building, and quickly spread to other nearby structures.

Source: Fire And Explosion In Downtown L.A. Leave 11 Firefighters Injured – Deadline

10 people without homes, 4 firefighters hurt after large blaze in Etna

ETNA — Multiple homes were damaged by a large fire in Etna Saturday afternoon.

Channel 11 crews confirmed the blaze spread to three homes on Wilson Street before crews were able to contain the flames. According to TribLIVE, four firefighters were injured while battling the fire.

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Source: 10 people without homes, 4 firefighters hurt after large blaze in Etna

Truck found at bottom of Pennsylvania lake

FLEETVILLE, Pa. — Authorities are investigating a fisherman’s discovery of a truck at the bottom of a northeastern Pennsylvania lake.

WNEP-TV reports that someone on a fishing boat noticed what appeared to be a vehicle on the bottom of the Benton Township lake in Lackawanna State Park in Lackawanna County.

The fisherman contacted authorities who confirmed the presence of some sort of truck at the bottom of the lake. Officials decided it was too difficult to remove the vehicle or send divers to investigate at night. The investigation was to continue Sunday.

Source: Truck found at bottom of Pennsylvania lake