Mountain Fire Near Vegas Burns 6 Ranch Structures

Smoke from the Carpenter 1 fire in the Spring Mountains range is illuminated by the setting sun as it billows behind the Stratosphere Casino Hotel (R) on July 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.                                                            (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS — A massive mountain wildfire that cast a smoky pall over Las Vegas on Wednesday destroyed six structures at a desert ranch and left two people in the firefighting force with minor injuries, officials said.

One of the buildings that burned in the Carpenter 1 fire was a commercial structure at Prospect Springs, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Suzanne Shelp said. She didn’t know if any homes were among the buildings destroyed on the ranch several miles from woodsy Mount Charleston hamlets where crews were protecting more than 400 homes, a canyon hotel and a scenic alpine lodge and cabins.

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One person TRAPPED as a cargo train derails and crashes into industrial buildings causing a massive explosion in Baltimore

By Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter

An explosion after a cargo train derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire, officials and witnesses said.

The train went off the tracks at about 2pm in White Marsh, about 10 miles northeast of Baltimore and a fire department spokeswoman said she did not know if there were any injuries.

Hazmat teams were on the scene, Baltimore County Police and Fire said in a series of tweets.

Caught on camera: Baltimore train explosion


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