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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
Police evacuated about 30 homes and called in a military bomb squad after a device believed to be a military bomb began smoking Saturday in a Chatsworth man's back yard, authorities said. The man reportedly found the device a week ago in the desert near Edward's Air Force Base and brought it back to his home in the 10300 block of Owensmouth Avenue. "We have no idea why he brought it back," said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Arthur Holmes. "That's a mystery.
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NATIONAL
May 11, 2011 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
The rain-swollen Mississippi River inundated evacuated neighborhoods in the Mississippi Delta on Wednesday and washed away precious crops, as residents farther downstream prepared for the looming floodwaters. After cresting at 47.8 feet Tuesday in Memphis, Tenn., the river's high waters moved south, reaching 58 feet and growing in Natchez, Miss., the National Weather Service said. The river is expected to crest there at 64 feet on May 21. Across Mississippi, about 1,000 structures have been hit by floodwaters, and officials expect to evacuate between 2,000 and 5,000 people in coming days.
NATIONAL
March 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Explosions shook a gas-distribution plant in suburban Miami, creating plumes of smoke and forcing evacuations in the surrounding area as fire threatened scores of gas storage tanks. Nobody was injured, authorities said. The explosions at Airgas South Inc. happened as workers were unloading tanks, including flammable acetylene gas, from a flatbed truck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fumes from a tanker truck being cleaned at a plant prompted evacuations for about two hours, but no one was hurt. Haz-mat crews checked out the truck at Quala Systems in the 8300 block of Wilcox Avenue and determined that the fumes were not toxic. Among the places evacuated was a nearby elementary school.
NATIONAL
August 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Residents of at least 150 homes in the southeastern part of the state were forced to leave as a fire that had charred at least 15,000 acres moved north out of the Umatilla National Forest onto private land. The leading edge of the fire was about 10 miles south of Pomeroy, authorities said. The fire had not been contained, and its cause was not known.
NATIONAL
April 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Flooding forced several thousand people from their homes and closed the New Jersey Statehouse. No deaths or injuries were reported after two days of torrential rain, but acting Gov. Richard J. Codey estimated that property damage would approach $30 million. Bridges across the Delaware River north of Trenton were closed as the river surged over its banks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1991
As many as 200 people were evacuated Thursday evening from an office building after a fire fueled by cardboard and newspapers was started in a stairwell, authorities said. An investigation was under way into what caused the fire, and arson has not been ruled out, a fire dispatcher said. It was not immediately known how much damage was caused by the blaze at the Cal Fed Building, 600 N. Euclid St. However, there were no injuries in the fire, which was reported at 6:19 p.m.
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