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How to Extinguish a Battery Fire

After the explosion of an iPhone inside an Apple Store, resulting in a few minor injuries, you might be wondering “Oh shit, how do I stop my smartphone/laptop/robot dog from burning my house down?” Instead of running for dear life, or dousing your device with spring water, here are the steps you should follow to…Read […]

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Good GIFs of the Holidays on Fire, From the Government

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission put out its annual reminder that holiday decorations can turn your home into a deathtrap. So as we’ve told you before, remember to water your Christmas tree, don’t leave open flames unattended, and check that your lights were tested for safety (and that they haven’t gotten…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Blanketing California in Fire Retardant Is Potentially Very Harmful

As a firestorm rages across Southern California near the end of one of the state’s worst wildfire seasons, much attention has been drawn to the bright red foam that’s dropped from planes in an effort to slow the fire’s spread. Chemical fire retardant can be an important firefighting tool. But it can also have some…Read […]

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Three US Airlines Will Start Banning Some Smart Luggage in January

Smart luggage has been a small revolution for people who love charging their electronic devices from their suitcases. But—and maybe blame the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for its inspiration—airlines are instituting bans on some of these suitcases for fear of fires.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Don’t Plug a Space Heater Into a Power Strip

This time of year, you’ve gotta do some work to keep your home warm and cozy. Christmas lights, decorations, an extra throw blanket on the couch. And, of course, a space heater. But with all those decorations, plugs are at a premium. No problem, you think, I’ve got a power strip. Well let me say: […]

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Why Airplanes Dump Red ‘Water’ On Fires

California is weathering the worst fire season many of us have seen out here and responders are still inundated with heavy work. One question I keep seeing, besides “remember Volcano?”, is “why are the firefighting planes dropping red water?” Well, there is a reason. And that’s not just water.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Six Weird Ways to Start a Survival Fire Without a Lighter or Matches

The times when you need a fire and the times when you have things to start a fire easily don’t necessarily coincide. For those instances, when your survival depends on you keeping warm, you have to get creative with what you can find. These six methods use some unusual tools to turn dry tinder into […]

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Aston Martin Rolls Into Winners’ Line-Up On Fire At The 6 Hours Of Shanghai

Famed Lotus fourder Colin Chapman had a cruel reputation for saying that a race car only has to survive through the checkered flag, but he’s not wrong there. Fellow British marque Aston Martin proved that spectacularly at today’s 6 Hours of Shanghai by rolling into the winners’ line-up on fire. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Exclusive: EMBRZ – Fire ft Pennybirdrabbit (Tyzo Bloom Remix)

Up and coming DJ/producer Tyzo Bloom takes on Dublin-born EMBRZ‘s original track “Fire” with a remix that is certainly easy vibe to. With more than 113,000 SoundCloud plays on his most recent release, “Before You Go,” Bloom is proving his worth in providing an elegant, indie-electronic sound to any track he touches.Released off renowned dance music label […]

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Give Your Kids Fire Tablets For Up to $30 Off

Anecdotally, it seems that the biggest market for Fire Tablets is kids. Or rather, parents who want to keep their kids quiet and entertained for not much money. They even make kids editions of their tablets, and you can save up to $30 today on the already-affordable gadgets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ghost Ship warehouse owner to receive $3 million insurance payout from deadly fire

Chor Ng, the owner of the Ghost Ship warehouse which burned at a 100% Silk showcase in Oakland last December and tragically killed 36, is now reportedly set to receive an insurance payout worth more than $3 million for the building.The report comes in after KTVU FOX 2 confirmed that Commercial Industrial Buildings Owners Alliance Insurance Company insured […]

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Nearly 1.5 Million Acres Are Burning Across the West: What You Need to Know Right Now

While states in the South struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the potential damage-to-come of Hurricane Irma, the hot and too-dry West continues to battle a mass of post-Labor Day wildfires unlike any other year. Flames have displaced families, destroyed homes and property, closed highways and roads,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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