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Crews battle building fire on North Sherman Avenue
Updated: Sep 26, 2013 5:18 PM PST
Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a building on the east side of Indianapolis.
The fire broke out shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of North Sherman Avenue. Smoke can be seen rising from the fire from several points across Indianapolis.
IFD reported on Twitter more than 70 firefighters are fighting the fire with 20 apparatuses at the former Continental Metal Products building. Neighbors told firefighters the building has been unoccupied for about 10 years.
The roof of the building partially collapsed about an hour after the fire started.
Traffic between 10th and Michigan streets in the area of the fire is being re-routed.
Condos collapse into sinkhole near Disney World
gineers on Monday were trying to determine the extent of the damage after luxury resort condominiums crumbled into a massive sinkhole a few miles east of Disney World.
Dozens of guests at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Fla., had only 10 to 15 minutes to escape the cracking, collapsing building, The Orlando Sentinel reports. No injuries were reported, but many fleeing guests left behind all their belongings — including medications.
About 30% of the three-story structure collapsed early Monday, Lake County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Tony Cuellar said. The villa at the Summer Bay Resort had already been evacuated and no injuries were reported.
“My heart sunk. I was sick to my stomach,” resort president Paul Caldwell told the Sentinel after getting a call about 10:30 p.m. Sunday that the 15-year-old building full of guests was splintering. “No doubt there would’ve been injuries if they hadn’t gotten the building evacuated.”
The sinkhole is about 50 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep. Firefighters went door-to-door of building 104, a three-story building of garden-style apartments, to help guests escape from the splintering and cracked building frame.
Spire Permanently Installed on WTC Tower
Workers prepare to raise the silver spire atop the 1 World Trade Center building in New York early Friday May 10, 2013. The 408-foot spire will serve as a world-class broadcast antenna. An LED-powered light emanating from it will be seen from miles away. When it is fully installed on the building’s roof, it will bring the iconic structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
NEW YORK—The silver spire topping One World Trade Center has been fully installed on the building’s roof. That brings the iconic structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the spire’s installation was completed Friday morning.
Pieces of the spire were transported to the roof of the building last week. It weighs 758 tons.
The 408-foot spire will serve as a world-class broadcast antenna. An LED-powered light emanating from it will be seen from miles away.
The new tower is at the northwest corner of the World Trade Center site, which is well on its way to reconstruction with the 72-story Four World Trade Center and other buildings.
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Explosion shakes central Prague, as many as 40 injured
(Reuters) – An explosion in central Prague on Monday, probably caused by gas, injured as many as 40 people, officials said, and neighboring buildings – including the National Theatre – had to be evacuated.
The explosion, in a building facing the Vltava river just a few dozen meters (yards) from the 19th-century theatre, was heard as far away as Prague Castle about a mile away.
A police spokesman said the blast was probably caused by gas and that there had been about 15 people in the building, which included an office of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and an art gallery.
“We estimate up to 40 people were injured,” Zdenek Schwarz, the chief of Prague paramedics, said on Czech Television.
“These are mostly light injuries, cuts, bruises, injuries from glass. We estimate no more than four seriously injured, but this is preliminary information,” he said.
An emergency services spokeswoman said some people may have been trapped in the building, which belongs to the Czech Air Navigation Services company.
A Reuters witness at the site saw about a dozen people being treated by emergency services.
“I was sitting quietly in my flat, making coffee. Then there was an incredible explosion. I thought the building would collapse. I looked out the window, and there was only dust everywhere,” Venceslava Sehnotkova, a pensioner living in a nearby house, told Reuters television.
The blast blew out some of the windows in neighboring buildings, including Prague’s landmark Cafe Slavia. The building where blast occurred also includes the Prague FAMU film school and the social sciences faculty of the Charles University.
A fire department spokeswoman said there were no reports of fatalities.
Several streets around the site were cordoned off by police.
On Sunday, part of a five-storey residential building collapsed – possibly because of a gas explosion – in the northeastern French city of Reims, killing three people and injuring 14, officials said.
(Reporting by Michael Winfrey, David Cerny, Jiri Skacel and Robert Mueller; Editing by Louise Ireland)