March 14, 2013 |
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.
October 17, 1996 |
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.
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.
July 11, 2010 |
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.
February 14, 1995 |
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.
June 30, 1989 |
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.
May 11, 1995 |
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.
January 2, 2009 |
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.
September 21, 2012 |
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.
May 26, 1994 |
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.