Tag Archives: fire

This afternoon.

Killeigh, county Offaly.

Workers evacuated from factory fire in Co Offaly (RTÉ)

What does fire look like without gravity? Like this. To wit:

In the gravity on Earth, heated air rises and expands, causing flames to be teardrop shaped. In the microgravity of the air-filled International Space Station (ISS), however, flames are spheres. Fire is the rapid acquisition of oxygen, and space flames meet new oxygen molecules when they float by randomly from all directions — creating the enveloping sphere. In the featured image taken in the ISS’s Combustion Integration Rack, a spherical flame envelopes clusters of hot glowing soot. Without oxygen, say in the vacuum of empty space, a fire would go out immediately. The many chemical reactions involved with fire are complex, and testing them in microgravity is helping humanity not only to better understand fire — but how to put out fire, too.

(Image: NASA)

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This morning/afternoon.

Top pic via Dublin Up To Date

Earlier….

Update: Dublin Fire Brigade have put out the fire.

Meanwhile…


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A drone shot of Wicklow Fire Service on Scar Mountain last night

Last night.

Wicklow Mountains.

Pic: Wicklow Civil Defence

Balbriggan, County Dublin last Sunday

This morning.

Further to the house fire in Balbriggan, County Dublin blamed by some as a racially-motivated, gang-related arson attack..

Jakub Zarkowsk on Gofundme writes:

My very close friend Dare lost his house on August the 9 to a fire. The news and media is making it out to be some sort of gang related incident. Honestly it has nothing to do with that. This was a complete accident.

Thankfully his mother and sister weren’t home, his step dad and little brother were in the house at the time but made it out safely. Thank god there all safe but they left behind everything in that house. Any help (at link below) would be greatly appreciated thank you.

€5,030 to date.

A New Home (GoFundMe)

Monday: Putting Out The Fire