Tagged With "fire safety"

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FAA posts warning: E-cigarettes can cause onboard fires

PHeymont ·
The FAA has notified airlines that e-cigarettes in checked bags, possibly left on accidentally, can—and have—caused fires in cargo holds and on the ground.  DETAILS
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Sept. 5, 2018: Fireplug, Switzerland

George G. ·
George G shares an unusual Swiss fire hydrant in today's Pic of the Day.
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May 6, 2018: Old Fire Truck, Gold Hill

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was delighted to find this ancient fire truck sitting in the Colorado mountain town of Gold Hill.
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Las Vegas 777 fire still a mystery; pilot retires

PHeymont ·
The dramatic engine fire on a British Airways 777 that was about to take off from Las Vegas Tuesday is likely the last flight of pilot Chris Henkey, who has been lauded for a "textbook example" of how to safely evacuate a plane.   Henkey, who is...
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Where's Smokey the Bear when you need him?

PHeymont ·
That's really gotta hurt and the pain shows on the face of Bavaria's Forestry Minister Helmut Bunner, who thought he was dumping dead ashes in a small forest near his house.   A few hours later, he noticed flames in the area and called fire...
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Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
    Tired of the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas?  Had enough of the concrete canyons and smoked filled casinos of Sin City?  Not sure if it's day or night (there are no clocks allowed in Vegas casinos)?  Then you should do...
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

GarryRF ·
Some of those settings look familiar. Maybe a few old cowboy films were shot there. Las Vegas with its free beer is too hot for summer. Would not tackle those rocks on a sunny day ! Would love to treck through in the Autumn.
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

DrFumblefinger ·
You are correct, GarryRF. There have been a number of movies filmed in the park. Lifted straight from Wikipedia , here is a listing of these: Film History : Valley of Fire is a popular location for shooting automobile commercials and other commercial photography. It has provided a setting for the following films and television shows: The Professionals with Burt Lancaster , Lee Marvin , and Claudia Cardinale was filmed in 1966. As of November 2012 a piece of the movie set is still up for...
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Re: Why You should visit Nevada's Valley of Fire

GarryRF ·
Thanks DrF. I can remember Lee Marvin as the angry young man - so it must have been a few years ago. The heat of summer in Vegas is just not nice. Must be what's meant by a "Seasoned Traveller" When we go at just the right time of year. Like the word "Posh" Port Out - Starboard Home To keep a cool cabin on a round trip to India on the sea. (Before A/C)
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Rome airport's Terminal 3 to re-open soon

PHeymont ·
Terminal 3 at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino airport will re-open by the end of July, the local mayor told an Italian Senate panel on Tuesday. That will allow the restoration of normal service at the airport, although the terminal will still need...
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Florence's Uffizi closes a gallery that wasn't open

PHeymont ·
Fire safety concerns have closed a centuries-old gallery connecting two of Florence's top museums, just as plans were underway to open it to the public.
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The Cabins, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #107)

DrFumblefinger ·
  This was a tough puzzle which eluded even our great TG travel sleuths.  In the above quiz photo we see evidence of a constructed dwelling in a place of red-rock, but not much else.   As Jonathan L pointed out, the image screams...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Ottoman ·
  One of the things I love best about traveling are those great unexpected moments that you will never forget, moments that make you say "Wow"!   Such was the case when my family and I recently traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada.  We decided...
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London is burning to remember 1666 Great Fire

PHeymont ·
London has a month-long series of events and displays to commemorate the 1666 Great Fire that forever changed the city.
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Re: London is burning to remember 1666 Great Fire

GarryRF ·
Visit the streets of London before the fire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPY-hr-8-M0
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

IslandMan ·
This must have been a rare treat, Ottoman. It's always interesting to see wildlife in their natural habitat
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 12, 2015: Desert Bighorn Sheep, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

Ottoman ·
Hi IslandMan You are so right. I could've sat there and watched these two lovely animals all day, but unfortunately the amount of daylight we had was rapidly dwindling. Oh well, there's more traveling to be done and more "Wow!" moments to capture. Thanks for the feedback. Take care and best wishes to you.
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Re: The Cabins, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada (Where Gumbo Was #107)

Travel Luver ·
That night shot is great! Thanks!
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Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 3 of 3

Samantha ·
The final part of our visit to the replica lighthouses of Lake Havasu, narrated by Samantha.
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 3 of 3

Travel Rob ·
Thank you for the series! I hope to get there!
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