Edgewater fire takes over social media

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The huge five-alarm Edgewater fire in New Jersey has left hundreds being evacuated from the 408-unit Avalon apartment complex. The huge fire made its way through the building sending flames reaching for the sky. Smoke was so thick and high it could be seen in New York according to social media … [Read more...]

South Oxfordshire DC website down due to fire

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The fire services are battling three fires today, which include the South Oxfordshire district council offices. It was last report to have over 25 Fire and Rescue Service crew talking the blaze. Fire broke out early hours this morning (Thursday 15); it was then fire services were called to tackle … [Read more...]

Twitter, Facebook CFS SA current fire updates

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The SA Country Fire Service (CFS) current incidents are being updated on a regular basis on its official Twitter and Facebook pages. Hundreds of fire fighters are still battling wildfires in Australia, which has been at its worst in over 30 years. High temperatures and ever-changing high winds … [Read more...]

Manchester Dogs home Twitter awareness after fire

Manchester Dogs home Twitter awareness after fire

An unprovoked arson attack on the Manchester Dogs Home has left more than 60 dogs dead with 150 being rescued, since the fire social awareness has been staggering after the Twitter hashtag #ManchesterDogsHome went live. A young lad of 14 is being questioned about the arson attack on the … [Read more...]

Facebook teen fire challenge leads to mums arrest

Facebook disturbing teen fire leads to mums arrest

The disturbing video of a teen setting himself on fire has led to his mums arrest for facilitating the recording, she watched her son douse himself in fingernail polish and then set himself on fire. What is called “The Fire Challenge” is a social media trend, and many have done the unthinkable of … [Read more...]

Fire Department Tweets during blaze: Going too far?

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Twitter is being used more-and-more extensively by public departments these days who are seeing the benefit of social media for communicating with the public and keeping people updated on a situation. Only recently with the Boulder Fire in Colorado for example the Boulder Sheriff’s Department used … [Read more...]

Boulder Colorado Fire and role of social media

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The wildfire in Boulder, Colorado that began on Monday morning still continues to rage on and now dozens of homes have been destroyed and more than 3,000 people evacuated from the area. Shelters for those evacuated have been set up as firefighters continue to battle the blaze. … [Read more...]