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March 14, 2013 | By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY - This time there was no doubt. There was no new pope yet, and the mystery of who - and when - was as thick as the unmistakable heavy black smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel chimney. As thousands waited in a cold night rain in St. Peter's Square, the cardinals signaled Tuesday that they had failed on their first attempt to find a leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church. "It's black, it's black, it's waaay black!" screamed Eliza Nagle, a 21-year-old Notre Dame theology major on an exchange program in Rome, as the smoke poured from the 6-foot-high copper chimney.
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October 17, 1996 | For The Inquirer / PATRICK CAVANAUGH
Black smoke spewed from a Route 17 SEPTA bus yesterday morning after it caught fire at 20th Street and Snyder Avenue. The blaze was reported at 10:19 a.m., according to a SEPTA spokeswoman, and was extinguished by firefighters by 10:40 a.m. All passengers reportedly exited without injury, and the bus was towed to a SEPTA garage for examination. The cause of the fire was under investigation.
NEWS
December 27, 2011
Firefighters in North Jersey could be close to putting out a warehouse fire that has burned since last week. The blaze at the former Burry's Biscuits warehouse in Elizabeth broke out Wednesday, spewing black smoke that could be seen for miles. The fire was contained over the weekend, but safety concerns have kept firefighters from fully attacking the fire. Fire personnel say a demolition company could be on the scene as early as Tuesday to assess the best way to penetrate the building and put out the remaining fire.
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July 11, 2010 | By Barbara Boyer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A two-alarm fire at a company that manufactures waxes and specialty oils burned for more than five hours Sunday in Bridgeport. Flames at C.J. Robinson Co. in the Continental Business Complex in Montgomery County were reported at 2:44 p.m. Sunday, with black smoke billowing for hours as at least 11 fire companies responded. One firefighter was treated for chest pains, but authorities said it did not appear life-threatening. No other injuries were reported. The fire's cause remained under investigation Sunday night.
NEWS
February 14, 1995 | By Craig LaBan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It took little more than 30 minutes yesterday morning for a vicious fire to all but destroy the little brown house at 26 Mary St. By 11:15 a.m., just 15 minutes after police received the call, the house was engulfed in flames and black smoke, which billowed out the broken third- floor windows and from underneath the metal roof, which was beginning to melt. Windows were shattered on the first and second floors, revealing nothing but charred remains within. No one was injured in the blaze.
NEWS
June 30, 1989 | By Edward Moran and Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writers
Carl Donato had just carried two children out of the hot and smoky fire when the frightened mother insisted there was another child trapped inside. "I asked her if she was sure," Donato said, "She said, 'Darrell was still up there.' So I went back. " Donato soaked a steaming and partially melted blanket in water once more and wrapped it around himself before he charged back up the stairs of the two- story apartment, climbing over the burning mattress blocking his way. Once inside a bedroom, the 36-year-old auto mechanic groped through the black smoke past a bed to where he had found the first two children.
NEWS
May 11, 1995 | By Nicholas Wishart, Alison Fitzgerald and Lillian Micko, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS Inquirer correspondents Jane Reynolds and Terri Sanginiti contributed to this article
A fire in a sprawling commercial building in the Glendora section last night sent out thick, billowing black smoke and flames that were visible from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and forced the evacuation of at least a two-block area. A nursing supervisor at West Jersey Hospital in Voorhees reported that they were expecting to admit one firefighter who was being administered oxygen at the scene. Flames were reported shooting as high as 150 feet into the air. Officials said the fire broke out at 8:05 p.m. in a building that is home to at least three businesses - Shea's Welding Co., Advanced Automotive, and John's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning - at 11th Avenue and the Black Horse Pike.
NEWS
January 2, 2009 | By Cynthia Burton and Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Fires killed a woman in her 70s in Northeast Philadelphia and a drifter in his 50s in Camden just after the New Year was rung in. Neither person was identified by officials and both fires caused severe property damage. At the 51-unit Bradford Arms, the apartment house at Bustleton Avenue and Hoffnagle Street where the woman died, residents stood outside yesterday, hoping to get into their homes to recover belongings. Vadim Gubov somberly recalled the previous night. Just after popping champagne, he said, he heard a fire alarm, ran down the hall, and saw a plume of black smoke pouring from a neighbor's unit.
NEWS
September 21, 2012 | By Karin Laub, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Regime air strikes hit a gas station in northern Syria on Thursday, setting off a fiery explosion that killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens, opposition activists said. Amateur video showed thick black smoke engulfing the scene. Earlier Thursday, a Syrian military helicopter crashed near the capital of Damascus, and Syria's Information Ministry said the helicopter went down after its rotor accidentally clipped the tail of a Syrian passenger plane with 200 people on board.
NEWS
May 26, 1994 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A borough family was left homeless yesterday when fire heavily damaged its two-story stucco house in the 600 block of Sharp Avenue. A resident of the house, Jennifer Tinsley, 23, said she discovered the fire about 1:30 p.m., when flames began shooting from a basement doorway on the back of the house as she was helping her two young children into a backyard wading pool. No one was injured. No one was inside when Tinsley discovered the blaze, but she ran back into the kitchen to call the fire department.
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June 2, 2013 | By Michael Graczyk, Associated Press
HOUSTON - Four firefighters searching for people they thought might be trapped in a blazing Houston motel and restaurant Friday were killed when part of the structure collapsed and ensnared them, authorities said. At least five other firefighters were hospitalized in the blaze that became the deadliest in the 118-year history of the Houston Fire Department. Flames were shooting from the roof of the Southwest Inn, along one of Houston's most heavily traveled freeways, U.S. Highway 59, and black smoke was blanketing the area as firefighters tried to extinguish the fire.
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March 14, 2013 | By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
VATICAN CITY - This time there was no doubt. There was no new pope yet, and the mystery of who - and when - was as thick as the unmistakable heavy black smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel chimney. As thousands waited in a cold night rain in St. Peter's Square, the cardinals signaled Tuesday that they had failed on their first attempt to find a leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church. "It's black, it's black, it's waaay black!" screamed Eliza Nagle, a 21-year-old Notre Dame theology major on an exchange program in Rome, as the smoke poured from the 6-foot-high copper chimney.
NEWS
February 25, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Steve Tyszka was at home Saturday afternoon in Mount Ephraim when his entire house shook. His girlfriend typed a status on Facebook: "Wow, what was that?" A firefighter friend answered her: An apartment building had exploded at 101 White Horse Pike in nearby Haddon Heights. Tyszka started his car. That, he said, was where his daughter Emily lived. He called her on the mile-long drive to the building and learned she was out with her boyfriend, far away from White Horse Pike - but for an excruciating two minutes, he said, "I didn't know what to think.
NEWS
September 21, 2012 | By Karin Laub, Associated Press
BEIRUT - Regime air strikes hit a gas station in northern Syria on Thursday, setting off a fiery explosion that killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens, opposition activists said. Amateur video showed thick black smoke engulfing the scene. Earlier Thursday, a Syrian military helicopter crashed near the capital of Damascus, and Syria's Information Ministry said the helicopter went down after its rotor accidentally clipped the tail of a Syrian passenger plane with 200 people on board.
NEWS
December 27, 2011
Firefighters in North Jersey could be close to putting out a warehouse fire that has burned since last week. The blaze at the former Burry's Biscuits warehouse in Elizabeth broke out Wednesday, spewing black smoke that could be seen for miles. The fire was contained over the weekend, but safety concerns have kept firefighters from fully attacking the fire. Fire personnel say a demolition company could be on the scene as early as Tuesday to assess the best way to penetrate the building and put out the remaining fire.
NEWS
July 11, 2010 | By Barbara Boyer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A two-alarm fire at a company that manufactures waxes and specialty oils burned for more than five hours Sunday in Bridgeport. Flames at C.J. Robinson Co. in the Continental Business Complex in Montgomery County were reported at 2:44 p.m. Sunday, with black smoke billowing for hours as at least 11 fire companies responded. One firefighter was treated for chest pains, but authorities said it did not appear life-threatening. No other injuries were reported. The fire's cause remained under investigation Sunday night.
NEWS
September 30, 2009 | By Amy S. Rosenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The owner of a boardwalk flag store was pulled from a smoky fire in his shop yesterday afternoon by a passing bicyclist and employees of Johnson's Popcorn, according to police and witnesses. Smoke filled the Flags & Specialty Gifts store - whose interior was reduced to a charred rubble - and the iconic Johnson's next door on the boardwalk near 14th Street, Johnson's employees said. James Schatzle, 72, was taken to Shore Memorial Hospital and was expected to be released last night, according to Ocean City Police Lt. Steven Ang. Schatzle's vehicle registration lists him as a resident of Palm Beach, Fla., Ang said.
NEWS
January 2, 2009 | By Cynthia Burton and Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Fires killed a woman in her 70s in Northeast Philadelphia and a drifter in his 50s in Camden just after the New Year was rung in. Neither person was identified by officials and both fires caused severe property damage. At the 51-unit Bradford Arms, the apartment house at Bustleton Avenue and Hoffnagle Street where the woman died, residents stood outside yesterday, hoping to get into their homes to recover belongings. Vadim Gubov somberly recalled the previous night. Just after popping champagne, he said, he heard a fire alarm, ran down the hall, and saw a plume of black smoke pouring from a neighbor's unit.
SPORTS
July 19, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
The Baltimore Orioles were forced to postpone last night's game against the Texas Rangers because of a train derailment in the vicinity of Camden Yards. The game was scheduled to be the second half of a day-night doubleheader, but was postponed as heavy, black smoke billowed above Oriole Park about 90 minutes before the scheduled 7:05 p.m. start. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader today. The ballpark was evacuated after the train carrying hazardous materials derailed in a tunnel that runs about a mile north of the Camden Yards sports complex.
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