July 13, 2013 |
ThermaCell has designed a bug banisher that multi-tasks as an outdoor lantern. Eight LED lights with low and high settings run on 4 AA batteries (not included). The butane cartridge heats an insect repellent pad (both included), thwarting mosquitoes and other flying insects for up to 15 square feet. The lantern has on/off settings and a button to activate the butane cartridge. The lantern carry handle makes for easy toting. At less than 8 inches tall, the lightweight lantern/repeller makes a good camping or outdoor lounging aid. Recommended for outdoor use only.
October 28, 1985 |
A local industrialist was killed by the explosion of a common butane lighter while he was lighting a cigarette, the Huntington County coroner said Sunday. William Schacht II, who was chairman and president of a rubber firm, died Friday from burns and asphyxiation from heat, Coroner Greg Sprinkle said. Schacht may have released too much fuel before igniting the lighter, Sprinkle said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1986 |
Seven Southern Pacific freight cars, including a tanker filled with 30,000 gallons of flammable butane, derailed in front of Compton City Hall and the Los Angeles County branch courthouse Monday, prompting an evacuation of five downtown blocks for fear of an explosion. No one was injured, but hundreds of government workers were sent home for the day and about 45 stores in and around the Compton Towne Center--the city's business heart--lost as much as $100,000 in Christmas sales, merchants said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2013 |
A 22-year-old Northern California man was severely burned in an explosion sparked while he was using a flammable substance allegedly to make hash oil from marijuana, authorities said Tuesday afternoon. Jeffrey Isaiah Bolds sustained second- and-third-degree burns on his face and hands when the explosion tore through his home in Cottonwood, according to the Shasta County Interagency Narcotics Task Force. A 2-month-old baby and a 17-year-old girl were in another room but were not injured.
June 23, 1988 |
Sparks from a makeshift food stall were blamed Wednesday for a fire that killed at least 47 Christian pilgrims, most of them children, who had camped outside a monastery. Hundreds of tents lay in smoldering heaps after the Tuesday night blaze that was fed by exploding butane lamps.
February 25, 1988 |
About 150 guests in three motels were evacuated early today when a tanker truck carrying highly flammable butane overturned on the Ventura Freeway, closing all lanes to southbound traffic. None of the fuel leaked onto the freeway, but the guests were evacuated while crews transferred the butane into another tanker, Ventura Officer Bonnie Lucking said. The southbound lanes of the highway were closed near California Street while the transfer was under way.