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    A fire has engulfed a luxurious celebrity-haunt hotel in southern Greece, forcing guests including US tourists to flee in the middle of the night. Amanzoe, a five-star ultra-luxe resort on the Peloponnese peninsula frequented by the likes of Rita Ora and Cristiano Ronaldo, was evacuated late Monday after a wildfire broke out nearby. Terrifying videos show how guests who had rushed to the beach club for safety were confronted by a wall of flames before being evacuated to safety by boat. Guests at an ultra-luxe five-star Greek holiday resort were forced to evacuate overnight after a huge wildfire engulfed nearby forests Tourists - including at least one American family - fled the hotel on boats via the private beach club, as flames lapped at the water Laird Landmann, who works for a California-based asset management firm, posted an image looking back on the resort from the ocean as he fled - writing: 'My hotel the Amanzoe is burning down! Seems like everyone got out safe.' Miltos Kambourides, who part-owns the resort, also posted about the fire on social media -...
    Fifteen people including nine children have been hospitalized after an apartment fire in Kansas City, Missouri.  Two of the children are said to be in critical condition and five adults are in serious condition after suffering severe burns and smoke inhalation.   The fire broke out at 12.34am in a home inside the Stonegate Meadows Apartments.  It is unclear if all of those injured are from the same home, or if they are neighbors.  Flames could be seen inside the first and second floor of the building.  Fox 4 Kansas City reports that neighbors were seen jumping from the second floor of the building to try to escape the flames.  The fire department says the blaze destroyed the staircases leading out of the building.   The fire broke out at 12.34am in a home inside the Stonegate Meadows Apartments. It is unclear if all of those injured are from the same home, or if they are neighbors Flames could be seen inside the first and second floor of the building. By 5am, it appeared to have been contained  Firefighters work at the scene...
    A major fire in an apartment building in the Bronx has left more than 50 injured.  The five-alarm blaze erupted shortly before 11 am on the third floor of a 10-story building at 333 East 181st St in Fordham Heights.  The fire at the Twin Parks North West complex quickly progressed. It is now in as 'probably will hold' status.  More than 200 firefighters across the borough have responded to the scene and are actively trying to put out the fire as more people are rescued.  At least 54 people have been injured, the FDNY said.  The five-alarm blaze erupted shortly before 11 am on the third floor of a 17-story building at 333 East 181st St in Fordham Heights RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The Gates of Hell will be CLOSED! Turkmenistan president... Tourists question blizzard tragedy in scenic Pakistan town Share this article Share Nineteen were treated at the scene and 35 others have beed taken to nearby hospitals, many of whom are in serious conditions,...
    A survivor of the 09/11 terrorist attacks has appeared on the Lorraine show to pay tribute to the unknown firefighter who saved her life. California-based Shumi Brody, was just 22-years-old, and on her first day on her new job as a legal assistant when two commercial jets were flown into the Twin Towers in worst ever terrorist attack in the US, which killed almost 3,000 people. According to the now mum-of-three, people in the tower had no idea what was going on when the planes hit. She said: 'It was really hard to tell what had happened, at no point when I was in the building would I have ever thought that it was a commercial jet liner that had hit us. 'It felt like an earthquake, which was very strange for New York City. It shook the building violently and then all of a sudden came to a stop.' According to Shumi, she was waiting on the 44th floor to take the elevator to the 56th floor when the plane hit the building.  She added:  'I was all alone, I wasn't...
    In this Saturday, July 24, 2021, file photo a firefighter passes a burning home as the Dixie Fire flares in Plumas County, Calif. AP Photo/Noah Berge,File 72-year-old Alan Kuhl was trapped by California's Dixie Fire last week. Unable to drive through the blaze, he considered killing his dog and then himself to avoid burning to death.  Firefighters were able to rescue him and he now plans to leave California for Michigan.  10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. A California man trapped by the raging Dixie Fire said he was prepared to shoot his dog, then himself to avoid burning to death — but managed to escape the inferno.  During an interview in the evacuated town of Chester, 72-year-old Alan Kuhl told the Record Searchlight he "barely survived," and planned to shoot his labrador, Slim, before turning his 9-millimeter handgun...
    OREGON'S Bootleg Fire is now a third of the size of Rhode Island as thousands have been evacuated to escape the nation's biggest blaze. Since the massive blaze started burning on July 6, it has scorched more than 300,000 acres and is one of the largest fires in Oregon's history. 4The fire has scorched more than 300,000 acres of landCredit: Reuters 4More than 2,000 firefighters are working to control the massive fireCredit: Reuters The blaze has already burned through an area larger than the city of Los Angeles, as more than 2,000 firefighters work to keep it under control. The Bootleg Fire is burning about 300 miles from the state's largest city, Portland, in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest. At least 2,000 homes have been evacuated at some point over the past two weeks and thousands more may need to follow as the blaze rages on. Fortunately, there have been no reported deaths. There has been significant damage, though. At least 160 homes and buildings have been destroyed. However, James Johnston, a researcher...
    It takes a lot of teamwork to escape the flood and thousands of firefighters have to work together to build boats until the water recedes. The timeless video now shows how this brilliant insect on these rafts makes direct conveyor belts to help riders reach dry land. These scenes show how Ant Raft with a small area changed its shape Ants The ant moves like a boat for a few hours from the main part of the tent. These bridges are formed from the combined action of two groups of ants: so-called structural ants – an insect that floats the colony – rotating from the bottom to the top of the pile, and the surface ants move freely upwards. Then they moved on. To support positions under their friends and relatives. Related: Image Gallery: Ants of the World There are more than 20 ants worldwide, but especially in one species, the red imported ant (Solenopsis invicta), Which has large colonies of more than 300,000 workers, According to North Carolina State University. When their underground tunnels are submerged in...
    The family of a 26-year-old woman who fell from the fire escape from a five-story building in Manhattan paid tribute to 'an awesome young lady' Tyler Marie Thorp, 26, fell from the five-story building at East 28th Street in Kips Bay on Friday.   Family paid tribute to Thorp, who was the second young woman in a week to die after falling from a building in the city. 'She was an awesome young lady,' her mother Leslie Stewart, 51, told the Daily News on Saturday. 'Very artistic. Very talented young lady... It was horrible. We had to identify her just now.' Family remembered 26-year-old Tyler Marie Thorpe (pictured) as 'an awesome young lady' The medical examiner removes the body of Tyler Marie Thorp, 26,  who fell from the five-story building in Manhattan A friend said Thorp was headed to the top floor of the building with several friends to hang out when she slipped and fell through the staircase Thorp lived with her mother and grandmother in the Bronx.  'She was the apple of my eye,' Thorp's grandmother Annette...
    (CNN)A heart monitor beeps in the background when Andre answers his phone, his voice still slightly raspy. He is recovering from a first round of surgery after being shot as he and dozens of others fled a terrorist attack in the northern Mozambique town of Palma. Andre is in pain but knows how fortunate he is. Dozens of others were killed when Islamist militants attacked Palma 10 days ago. Many more are still unaccounted for. Foreigners and locals among dozens killed in Mozambique terror attackAndre is a foreign contractor who doesn't want his real name disclosed for fear of repercussions. The memories of his three-day ordeal are etched on his mind. He and his team had been working at the huge complex run by French oil company Total a few miles north of Palma. Read MoreIt was early afternoon and he had just finished taking a shower at the Amarula Hotel when he first heard gunfire. The hotel is just one of a handful in the area and popular with contractors. Palma was under attack from three directions by Islamist...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — No one was injured in an overnight house fire in New Castle. This happened early Sunday morning on East Laurel Boulevard. KDKA crews spoke with one of the people inside. They say a combination of the smoke and a neighbor pounding on their door alerted them to the fire. The family of four and their dog were able to escape. There is no word at this time of what caused the fire.
    ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Estes Valley Fire Protection District firefighters responded to Highway 36 late Saturday night after a car drove off the edge and landed upside down among some trees. It happened between Estes Park and Lyons. (credit: Estes Valley Fire Protection District) (credit: Estes Valley Fire Protection District) Three people were inside; two were able to escape safely and walk up the embankment. Firefighters rescued the third person using a ladder rope system. (credit: Estes Valley Fire Protection District) That person was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries. (credit: Estes Valley Fire Protection District) It’s not clear what caused the car to go off the highway.
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Five boaters have been able to escape from a burning vessel in the Chesapeake Bay. The Capitol Gazette reports that the incident occurred Saturday afternoon off the southern end of Maryland's Kent Island. Authorities said the fire broke out near the engine cabin of a 45-foot Chris-Craft Sportfish that is named Wire Nut. Firefighters knocked down the blaze and prevented it from spreading to 300 gallons of fuel aboard. Damages were estimated at $40,000. Anne Arundel County firefighters and Maryland Natural Resource Police officers located the boaters aboard a passing boat. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Delaware, Maryland, Associated Press
    An exclusive floating villa in Sydney's Palm Beach has been destroyed in a dramatic blaze. NSW Fire and Rescue crews were called to the scene in Pittwater Bay at about 2.20pm on Sunday as the $1,450-a-night floating villa called Lilypad caught fire. Two people were on board the mooring when the fire set in, who both escaped uninjured. A NSW Fire and Rescue spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia they managed to 'self evacuate safely'. A luxurious floating rental property in Sydney called Lilypad has been destroyed in a dramatic blaze (pictured) The spokesperson said the cause of the fire was as yet unknown, but 'seemed accidental' with investigations ongoing. Several fire crews are at the scene fighting the blaze, which is under control, while the Lilypad villa has been destroyed. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Water place to stay! The astonishing solar-powered floating... Neighbour from hell sets elderly woman's home on FIRE as she... Share this article Share NSW Police and ambulance officials are both also at the scene. Lilypad Palm...
    CHICO (CBS SF/AP) –Search teams have recovered the remains of two new fire victims, raising the death toll in the North Complex West Zone blaze to 14, authorities announced Sunday night. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea announced the latest recoveries at the nightly update. He did not release any other details. However, Honea did release information about a third victim — Khawar Bhatti — he was a 58-year-old man who died in Berry Creek. He also said the number of missing has been reduced from 16 to 7. On Sunday, survivors of the fire told frightening tales of their panicked escape from Berry Creek as the wall of flames roared through early Wednesday. Particularly of encountering a traffic jam on the two-lane bridge leading out of town. The blaze had traveled 30 miles over an 18-hour stretch after it jumped over the fire lines Tuesday, leaving in its wake a path of death and destruction. Squarely in fire’s path was Berry Creek — an unincorporated town of about 1,200 people. Among those trying to escape were Misty Spires and her...
    BERRY CREEK (CBS SF/AP) — As a wall of flames roared toward the Butte County mountain community of Berry Creek, panicked residents trying to escape ran into a traffic jam on the two-lane bridge leading out of town. The blaze had traveled 30 miles over an 18-hour stretch after it jumped over the fire lines Tuesday, leaving in its wake a path of death and destruction. Squarely in fire’s path was Berry Creek — an unincorporated town of about 1,200 people. Among those trying to escape were Misty Spires and her boyfriend, Jonathan Gonzales, who had spent time Tuesday night trying to save their home and other structures with a fire hose from the volunteer fire department hooked up to a hydrant. But by 4 a.m. Wednesday, they decided it was time to go. Propane tanks began exploding and they were dodging embers “as big as my feet,” Spires told the Associated Press on Sunday. They didn’t get far before they ran into a jammed two-lane bridge leading out of town. “It was like a war zone, like standing in...
    A 13-year-old boy who was killed in an Oregon wildfire this week died after huddling in a car with his dog to try to escape the flames.  Wyatt Tofte died Tuesday in the Santiam Fire in Marion County, along with his 71-year-old grandmother, Peggy Mosso. Their devastated family broke their silence to tell how the teenager's parents desperately searched for their son as the flames ripped through the neighborhood where they lived.   At least 29 people have been killed in the devastating wildfires that continue to ravage the West Coast with Oregon officials bracing for a 'mass fatality event' after 10 percent of the population has been forced to flee their homes and two large blazes threaten to merge around the most populated part of the state. A 13-year-old boy who was killed in an Oregon wildfire this week died after huddling in a car with his dog to try to escape the flames. Wyatt Tofte pictured New details emerged Friday about the final moments of 13-year-old Wyatt, one of an unknown number of people who have died in...
    The first named victim of a devastating California wildfire that has so far killed 10 has been identified as a 16-year-old student who was 'supposed to leave with his brother' but couldn't escape the flames.  Josiah Williams, 16, died in the North Complex fire that ripped through the community of Berry Creek in Butte County, California, this week. His devastated family broke their silence to announce his death after several fraught days searching for the teen culminated in the discovery of his body.   This comes as the West Coast continues to be ravaged by almost 100 major wildfires that have scorched almost 4.4 million acres and killed at least 23 across 12 states.     The North Complex fire is now California's deadliest blaze of the year with 10 people confirmed dead after Butte County sheriff's deputies found seven bodies Thursday - one day after three other victims were discovered.  Fears are mounting that the death toll will continue to rise as officials warned at least 16 people are currently unaccounted for.  The first named victim of a devastating California wildfire that has...
    From left to right: Angie Mosso, Wyatt Tofte, Peggy Mosso, and Coby Bertalotto. Lonnie Bertalotto At least 46 wildfires are burning in Oregon, including the Santiam/Beachie Creek Fire, which grew from 469 to over 131,000 acres overnight from Monday to Tuesday. That fire, currently at 182,000 acres, killed a 12-year-old boy, Wyatt Tofte, and his grandmother, Peggy Mosso. Their bodies were found Wednesday near their home in Mehama. Family members said Mosso was a devoted, fun-loving mom and grandma, and Tofte was a shy but adventurous kid.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Monday night, Peggy Mosso called her son to tell him that she'd fallen and broken her knee. The timing wasn't good: The Santiam/Beachie Creek Fire was burning not far from her home in Mehama, Oregon, where Mosso lived with her daughter, her daughter's partner, and her 12-year-old grandson. Officials had issued a level 2 evacuation order for the area, meaning people should prepare to leave at a moment's notice.  "When we went to bed, it was 15 miles away, everyone assumed it was...
    By Cheri Mossburg and Holly Yan| CNN Hundreds of people narrowly escaped a fast-moving wildfire in Central California when rescue crews airlifted them to safety. At least 224 people were rescued from the Mammoth Pool Reservoir area after the Creek Fire blocked the only road out of the popular recreation site, Madera County Sheriff Tyson Pogue said Sunday. About 20 evacuees had injuries ranging from broken bones to burns. Two people had to be carried on a stretcher, Pogue said. “The situation only can be described as just hellish conditions out there for those poor people,” the sheriff said. Juliana Park was outside the Mammoth Pool Reservoir area when she had to flee in a car surrounded by flames. She posted video of the harrowing escape. “A backpacking trip cut short by unforeseen thunder, ash rain, and having to drive through literal fire to evacuate #SierraNationalForest in time,” Park tweeted. “Grateful to the SNF ranger who led us down… wish we … got her name.” The inferno quickly exploded in size since it started Friday evening in the Sierra National...
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Smoke set the scene for much of the day, making the neighborhood just north of Vacaville seem eerily apocalyptic. The corner of Gibson Canyon and Cantelow Roads was a hot spot for activity Wednesday morning as people evacuated nearby neighborhoods and first responders worked to keep their community safe. People who live nearby spent the morning cutting their grass and spraying water on their home, not knowing when their home could be in danger. Throughout the morning, flames could be seen over one of the hills seemingly far away. Until around 9 a.m., when the fire came barreling down towards CBS13 crews, and ravaged through fields and threatened nearby homes. The wind, only 3 miles per hour at the time, but was even stronger in the hills and canyon, pushing the flames, and fast. It was only a matter of minutes before nearby homes were no longer visible and shrouded in smoke and flames reached the road, forcing CBS13 crews out of the area. READ: LNU Lightning Complex Fire Explodes In Size; Evacuations Ordered In Vacaville, Fairfield Outskirts...
    A California man says he had to put the “pedal to the floor” in order for his vehicle to break through a wall of flames threatening to consume the area around his home. Jack Thompson, who lives near the Whitewater Preserve outside of Palm Springs, is now speaking out about his harrowing escape from the Apple Fire on Sunday. The blaze, as of midday Tuesday, has burned nearly 27,000 acres and is only 15% contained, Cal Fire says. Thompson told the Los Angeles Times that his ordeal began when he noticed a “brand new fire” growing in his backyard, prompting him to call out to his wife to “grab the dog and the packed suitcases.” Firefighters watch the Apple Fire in Banning, Calif., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) APPLE FIRE IN CALIFORNIA WAS SPARKED BY VEHICLE MALFUNCTION  The couple then raced down a one-way-in, one-way-out road in their Toyota 4Runner – until they reached a point where a wall of flames and smoke was directly ahead, according to the newspaper. “My wife grabbed hold of my right hand, gave it a squeeze and wondered aloud, ‘Jack?’” Thompson told the Los Angeles Times. “'We’re going to be all right,’ I said, then I put the pedal to the floor. We...
    WHITEWATER, Calif. —  Ash from the massive Apple fire was falling like snow as Jack Thompson was double-checking clearances around his home at the Whitewater Preserve, a canyon wilderness about 12 miles northwest of Palm Springs. He noticed a nearby column of black smoke and that worried him. “I knew right away that this was a brand-new fire in my backyard,” said Thompson, 40. He called out for his wife to “grab the dog and the packed suitcases. We’re getting out of here.” She went to work, and moments later they were in their Toyota 4Runner heading down Whitewater Canyon Road, a five-mile serpentine one-way-in, one-way-out access lane linking the preserve to I-10. They were less than a quarter mile down the road Sunday afternoon when they made a hairpin turn and found themselves surrounded by a wall of fire and smoke. “My wife grabbed hold of my right hand, gave it a squeeze and wondered aloud, ‘Jack?’ “‘We’re going to be all right,’ I said, then I put the pedal to the floor. We broke through the...
    The drama was narrowly avoided. Two children aged 3 and 10 narrowly escaped a fire, which broke out in a building in Grenoble (France) on Tuesday, by jumping out the window. A fall of more than 10 meters, from which they were saved by residents of the neighborhood. The images are impressive. With the third-floor apartment in flames, the boys took refuge in a window, from which thick black smoke rose. In the video, we see the youngest of the children, aged 3, suspended in the void. He is first held back by the clothes by his 10-year-old brother, who then lets go of him. It falls 10 meters below, where a group of people retrieve the child at the foot of the building. A few moments later, the eldest child in turn throws himself into the arms of the neighbors. The children escaped unharmed. They were hospitalized for inhaling fumes, along with 17 other residents of the building. Two of their rescuers were also taken to hospital on suspicion of a broken forearm. The mayor of...
    Move over J.Lo, there’s a new set of abs in town. On Tuesday, Sarah Silverman, who turns 50 at the end of the year, shared a couple of images that she snapped while basking in the sun on her fire escape. “took at unprecedented vitamin d break on the fire escape and it felt so good,” she captioned the pics. The “Wreck It Ralph” star has been holed up during the coronavirus lockdown with pal Annie Segal in New York, where the duo has been documenting their love of the video game “Call of Duty.” Silverman has also been snapped enthusiastically cheering and banging on a pot with a wooden spoon at 7 p.m. in support of essential care workers. She had originally moved to the Big Apple to work on a musical based on her 2010 memoir, “The Bedwetter,” which was set to open this month at the Atlantic Theater Company. It has now been indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Silverman’s co-lyricist on the project was Grammy-winning Fountains of Wayne frontman Adam Schlesinger, who died due to...
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