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10,000 gallons of crude oil floods half-mile area in Los Angeles after pipeline ruptures

(Reuters) – Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled over a half-mile area in Los Angeles on Thursday due to a break in an above-ground Plains West Coast pipeline, the city fire department said. The spill was 10,000 gallons, according to Jamie Moore, a public information officer with the Los…

Vienna firefighters abseil down buildings to owl’s rescue

Special Viennese firefighters flew to the rescue and abseiled down buildings Tuesday after they received an emergency call to save a distressed… owl caught in a net. Residents alerted the fire department after noticing the bird trapped upside down in a net meant to ward off pigeons, in the courtyard…