Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Fire Rescue and Clarksville Police are on the scene of a fire at 100 International Drive at Action Gymnastics.
Industrial Drive is shut down for through traffic.
Mercantile Road is accessible.
Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route.
Clarksville, TN – When Austin Peay State University (APSU) moved spring and summer classes online in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, professors and students had to adapt.
Greenbelt, MD – NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires across the globe showing that it has circumnavigated the Earth.
In an image created from data gathered by the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) Nadir Mapper on Suomi NPP, a black circle shows the smoke which had been traced from its origins coming back to the eastern region of Australia after having traveled around the world.
Greenbelt, MD – NASA’s Terra satellite provided before and after imagery that showed the extent of the fires that have been ravaging Australia’s Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island lies off the mainland of South Australia, southwest of Adelaide.
About a third of the island is made up of protected nature reserves which are home to native wildlife which includes sea lions, koalas and diverse and endangered bird species, including glossy black-cockatoos which have been brought back from the brink of extinction over the last two decades.
Nashville, TN – The holidays are the time of year that families and friends gather in the kitchen to celebrate. It is also a season to remain vigilant about the dangers of cooking fires.
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office says “Fire Challenge” Poses Health, Safety Threat to Young People
Nashville, TN – As national news outlets report another young person being severely injured while taking a so-called “fire challenge”, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is reminding Tennessee parents, children, and educators that dousing yourself (or others) in a flammable liquid and then setting that liquid on fire carries potentially tragic and possible criminal consequences for all involved.
Since 2012, there have been several incidents of children sustaining severe burns after participating in so-called “fire challenges.” (The SFMO does not have any information about similar incidents occurring in Tennessee.)
Nashville, Tn – With hot and dry weather leading into our fall fire season, Tennessee’s State Forester is requiring a burn permit for all open-air outdoor fires beginning Sept. 23rd.
Typically, burn permits are required statewide Oct. 15th-May 15th. While Tennessee has not seen an increase in the number of wildfires, and indications right now don’t suggest a high fire danger, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is putting burn permits in place early as a precaution. If current weather conditions continue as leaf fall begins, fire danger may escalate.
Hot, dry weather increases Fire Hazards, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts urges residents to heed open burning regulations
Clarksville, TN – Amid ongoing hot and dry weather, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts is urging residents to use caution with outdoor fires and to comply with the City’s open burning ordinance.
The National Weather Service forecast says hot and dry weather will continue through the weekend with drought conditions and fire danger increasing. Monday will offer a slight chance for showers, but only light rainfall amounts are expected. Warm and dry weather is expected for the rest of next week.
Clarksville, TN – A fire that originated from a golf cart stored in an attached garage, has destroyed the home of Clarksville Online’s Publisher.
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.
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