Washington, D.C. – Hot and dry. NASA says these are the watchwords for large fires. While every fire needs a spark to ignite and fuel to burn, it’s the hot and dry conditions in the atmosphere that determine the likelihood of a fire starting, its intensity and the speed at which it spreads. Over the past several decades, as the world has increasingly warmed, so has its potential to burn.
Since 1880, the world has warmed by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit, with the five warmest years on record occurring in the last five years. Since the 1980s, the wildfire season has lengthened across a quarter of the world’s vegetated surface, and in some places like California, fire has become nearly a year-round risk.
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Ecosystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured imagery of fires in the Amazon regions of Brazil and Bolivia on Aug. 23, 2019.
The red areas in the images – in eastern Bolivia and northern Brazil – are where surface temperatures exceeded the maximum measurable temperature of the instrument’s sensor (approximately 220 degrees Fahrenheit, or 104 degrees Celsius), highlighting the burning areas along the fire fronts.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police and Clarksville Fire Rescue are working together to determine the cause of a fire occurring at 261 Stonecrossing Drive, the office of Samson K Orusa, MD, PC, around 1:30 am this morning, August 28th, 2019.
The building is not considered a total loss but there was extensive damage.
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument, aboard the Aqua satellite, has produced new data that shows the movement high in the atmosphere of carbon monoxide associated with fires in the Amazon region of Brazil.
This time series maps carbon monoxide at an altitude of 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) from August 8th-22nd, 2019. As the series progresses, the carbon monoxide plume grows in the northwest Amazon region then drifts in a more concentrated plume toward the southeastern part of the country.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Tennesseans to not send fire safety on a summer vacation. Overall, summer is statistically less deadly than winter when it comes to fires.
However, summer comes with its own set of dangers that parents and homeowners shouldn’t forget. Remember: Your family’s survival during a home fire this summer could depend on the preparations you take today.
Historical fire data from the Tennessee Fire Incident Reporting System (TFIRS) illustrates some of the fire risks during the summertime.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reports Smoke Inhalation More Dangerous than Burns in House Fires
Nashville, TN – The importance of smoke alarms has never been greater in the survivability of a house fire. Most fire fatalities are caused by smoke inhalation, not by burns.
As the toxicity and speed of smoke increases, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is sharing tips on how you can keep your family safe from the toxic smoke and fumes produced by a home fire.
When a fire grows inside a building, it will deplete most of the available oxygen which slows the burning process.
Clarksville Police Department (CPD)
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department received a call about a structure fire about 1:45pm at 202 Notgrass Road today, Tuesday, February 18th, 2019.
The mobile home was already evacuated when emergency responders arrived on scene.
There was one man that sustained smoke inhalation and was transported by ambulance to Tennova Healthcare.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Reminds Everyone to “Candle with Care” ahead of Valentine’s Day
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)
Nashville, TN – Along with chocolates and flowers, decorative candles are often given by sweethearts at Valentine’s Day (Thursday, February 14th, 2019). While candles are fragrant home décor, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds consumers that candles must be used properly to avoid the potential loss of life, injury, and property damage from an accidental fire.
Though candles might make a house feel more like a home, they can also cause tragedy if they aren’t used correctly.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO)
Nashville, TN – With most of the Volunteer State experiencing frigid temperatures this week, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding residents that decreasing temperatures bring an increased risk for fires and fire deaths.
When temperatures drop below 15°F, structure fires are twice as likely to occur than when temperatures remain above 32°F, according to state fire data and information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department
Clarksville, TN – Due to a local apartment fire, the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department reports that the Crow Recreation Center is being utilized as an emergency shelter by the American Red Cross and is closed to the public through at least Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.
All activities scheduled during that time have been canceled.
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