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A homemade marijuana extractor used in the early days of industrial processingBY JESSE ROMAN • 3 MINUTE READ

Home Pot Extraction Blamed in Two Explosions

Two explosions within 24 hours in the same Michigan town are both thought to be linked to homemade marijuana extraction, local authorities said. Fire crews in Mt. Morris Township were called to put out fires in residential homes on the evening of Monday May 27 and then again at a different home…

Aerial view of National Museum in Brazil after massive fire, the ceiling is completely gone.BY ANGELO VERZONI • 2 MINUTE READ

Faulty air conditioning unit sparked Brazil museum fire

Local authorities announced this week that the cause of the massive fire that gutted Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in September 2018 was an improperly installed air conditioning unit on the ground floor of the museum. The fire destroyed roughly 90 percent of the facility's 20 million artifacts. "[The] air conditioners…

A bus fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan killed over 50 people in January 2018.BY ANGELO VERZONI • 2 MINUTE READ

After deadly bus fire in China, learn about similar incidents worldwide

Last week, a bus carrying tourists to Mao Zedong's hometown in southern China burst into flames, killing more than two dozen people. The cause of the fire wasn't initially reported, but one survivor said it seemed to break out at the back of the…

Students embrace outside of  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High SchoolBY ANGELO VERZONI • 3 MINUTE READ

Parkland shooting report lacks ‘whole community’ approach outlined in NFPA 3000

The findings of a nine-month investigation by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDHS) Public Safety Commission into the MSDHS shooting, which left 14 students and three staff members dead in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018, were officially presented to Florida state officials last month. This Thursday is the…

Arial photo of the Ghost Ship warehouse after fireBY ANGELO VERZONI • 5 MINUTE READ

Read NFPA Journal staff's favorite articles from 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, the NFPA Journal editorial staff has each chosen his favorite article from the past year. From a story covering a primetime cry-fest to one covering a groundbreaking new NFPA standard, here are our choices, presented with explanations on why we chose them. Executive Editor Scott Sutherland's pick: "This is…


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