March 16, 2013 |
LAFAYETTE, Colo. -- A Colorado wildfire that forced hundreds of evacuations west of Fort Collins was about 45% contained by Saturday evening, and officials said residents could soon return home. The blaze started accidentally on Friday, a day of record high temperatures and gusty winds. Between 750 and 1,000 acres burned near Lory State Park, where one of the largest wildfires in state history destroyed hundreds of homes last year. Several hundred evacuation notices were sent to local homeowners.
September 17, 2012 |
Officials evacuated Louisiana State University on Monday after yet another bomb threat forced students to leave a campus. A caller phoned in a vague threat to 911 that was received by the East Baton Rouge Parish emergency center at 10:32 a.m., university spokesperson Kristine Calongne told the Los Angeles Times. University officials blasted out an evacuation notice on social media platforms a little over an hour later, at 11:37 a.m. By Monday evening, law enforcement officials were allowing students to return to dorms and some other facilities while continuing to inspect the rest of the campus.
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March 24, 2013 |
The Beverly Center has reopened after it was evacuated Sunday afternoon when a shopper alerted police that his car parked in the shopping center's multi-level garage, as well as a briefcase inside the vehicle, had been moved. Police received the call about 12:30 p.m., and the LAPD bomb squad was dispatched to the scene, police said. About 1,300 shoppers and employees in the enormous Westside shopping center were evacuated. Police located the car and used a remote-control robot to remove the briefcase, which was later detonated, police said.
November 30, 2012 |
The Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande, Ariz., was evacuated Friday morning after an explosion, authorities said. A small, simple device exploded and charred the outside of the building's side doors about 8:25 a.m., said Case Grande Fire Marshal Barbara Rice. A car near the entrance appeared to be damaged. “It wasn't a pipe bomb or anything of that nature,” she said. There was smoke damage inside the building and briefly a fire, but no one was injured, Rice said.
August 1, 2012 |
San Antonio International Airport officials gave the all-clear Wednesday afternoon after a phoned-in bomb threat forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 passengers and personnel. Some flights were landing again as scheduled, the airport said , after the terminals and nearby parking garages were examined and cleared by bomb squads. Police left the airport to direct traffic, which grew congested as more people tried to leave the area. The incident began just after 2 p.m. when airport officials received a “very specific threat” alleging that three packages had been left in the basement of the short-term parking garage.
June 30, 2012 |
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Ten thousand people in and around this mountain city remained under evacuation orders Saturday, a week after the Waldo Canyon fire erupted to become the most destructive in state history. The blaze, which has destroyed an estimated 346 homes and killed two people, continued to burn in a 26-square-mile expanse of mountains near Colorado's second-largest city, but was not growing in size, authorities said at a Saturday morning news conference. More than 150 National Guard troops will be deployed to patrol neighborhoods and man roadblocks around evacuated areas starting Saturday, freeing up local law enforcement for normal duties, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey told reporters.