Structure fire in Springfield considered accidental

first_imgVermont State Police At approximately 2145 hours on 11/07/18, the Springfield Fire Department was notified and responded to a reported structure fire at the above stated address. This structure was reported as an occupied residential building. While en-route to this call, it was confirmed as a working structure fire. The Springfield Fire Department responded and upgraded this response to a second alarm bringing in several mutual aid departments from the area. Upon arrival the fire department was met with heavy fire on the west side of the structure. Fire extended up the exterior and interior walls of this structure spreading to the 3rd floor and roof area. Fire Departments were able to contain the fire to the structure of origin. The building suffered heavy fire and water damage. Damage is estimated to be in excess of $120,000. During his assessment of the fire, the Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson contacted the VT Department of Public Safety Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit for assistance with the origin and cause determination.  Investigators from the VT State Police and VT Division of Fire Safety responded to the scene during the morning hours on 11/08/18 and began an investigation. It was determined the fire originated in the west side area of the basement.  This area was determined to be the area of origin for this fire.  The investigation showed that this fire originated in the area of a pellet stove exhaust pipe and the structures sill plate area.  Investigation showed that the fire spread from this area to the nearby combustible materials which were being used as insulation.  These materials lead to a rapid fire spread throughout the structure.   This fire is not considered suspicious.  No injuries were reported at this fire.  The residents were not home at the time of this fire.  Numerous pets inside the residence survived the fire without injury.This fire is currently classified as accidental with no suspicious circumstances. This fire was caused by heat from the vent pipe of the pellet stove in too close a proximity to nearby combustible materials.Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact the VT State Police barracks in Rutland at 802-773-9101, Detective Senior Sergeant Thomas Williams at 802-773-9101.The Vermont Arson Tip Award Program offers a monetary reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in an arson fire. Please call 1-800-32-ARSON(1-800-322-7766).STATE OF VERMONTDEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FIRE & EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION UNITVERMONT STATE POLICE – RUTLAND BARRACKSCase # 18B106730FIRE INVESTIGATORS: Detective Senior Sergeant Thomas Williams VSP, Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz, Det. Sgt. Mike LaCourse VSP, & Assistant State Fire Marshal Tim Angell from Division of Fire Safety.STATION: RutlandCONTACT# 802-773-9101DATE/TIME: 11/07/18 @ approx. 2145 hrs.INCIDENT LOCATION: 50 Valley St., Springfield,(link is external)  VT(link is external)INCIDENT: Structure Fire InvestigationVICTIM: Michael Hopkins,Yeslast_img read more

Carson Wentz embracing Eagles’ decision to draft Jalen Hurts

first_imgLast Updated: 5th May, 2020 09:43 IST Carson Wentz Embracing Eagles’ Decision To Draft Jalen Hurts The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to draft Jalen Hurts in the second round has been one of the most intensely debated NFL topics over the past 10 days COMMENT Associated Press Television News The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to draft Jalen Hurts in the second round has been one of the most intensely debated NFL topics over the past 10 days. Carson Wentz isn’t questioning it. “I’m excited to add him to the team,” Wentz said Monday. “I know how important the quarterback position is and how important the dynamic is for me and the other guys in that room. I’ve been blessed to have not just incredible quarterbacks but incredible humans and friends in that quarterback room. We really endure a lot together and go through a lot together. … Excited to add him to the fold and create a really good and healthy competitive, challenging environment for all of us.”The Eagles picked TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor in the first round and used the No. 53 pick to draft another quarterback instead of adding another playmaker on offense to help their franchise quarterback. The team then stocked up on speedy wideouts on Day 3, acquiring speedster Marquise Goodwin from the 49ers, and drafting Boise State’s John Hightower in the fifth round and Southern Mississippi’s Quez Watkins in the sixth. Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins was on the board when personnel boss Howie Roseman chose Hurts. Dobbins went two picks later to Baltimore, which had the league’s top rushing offense in 2019. “If I were to start questioning Howie and the management now, I’d really be questioning myself,” said Wentz, who signed a $128 million, four-year contract extension last summer. “When I signed the deal that I did, it was really my way of showing that I trust and believe in what we’re doing in Philly and they trust and believe in me, so I have nothing but confidence and excited to get to work.” Written By LIVE TV Wentz’s AO1 Foundation had to cancel its annual charity softball game that was scheduled for Friday at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies. Instead, his foundation, which already allocated $100,000 toward an initiative for coronavirus relief efforts in the Philadelphia area will host a “day of relief” on Friday. It’s a “24-hour virtual fundraising campaign to support its latest initiative, Love From The Crumb.”“It’s a fun, interactive way to give back,” Wentz said. “To just give grocery boxes to people on the front line, people struggling in need, that’s been fun to see people be blessed during these challenging and difficult time we’re living in.” Hurts transferred from Alabama to Oklahoma after losing his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa and was runnerup for the Heisman Trophy last year when he threw for 3,851 yards and 32 touchdowns. The Eagles will look to develop his skills and perhaps use him in variety of ways on offense.“All I’ve wanted to do is win and stand up there and hold that Lombardi trophy,” said Wentz, who was forced to watch from the sideline when a knee injury ended his sophomore season and Nick Foles led the team to the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. “Whatever that takes and whatever that looks like, I’m on board. I’m a competitor. I want to be out there. I want to have the ball in my hands; we all do. But at the same time, whatever is going to help us win, I’m confident the coaches and everyone is going to put us in the best situation.” SUBSCRIBE TO US Wentz led an injury-depleted offense to four straight wins in December with a group of receivers off the practice squad and waiver wire. The Eagles won the NFC East title but lost to Seattle in a wild-card game after Wentz suffered a concussion in the first quarter. “It’s scary stuff,” Wentz said of the concussion. “It kind of changes a lot of things in your brain, and you only get one of these brains and you’ve got to protect it. It was tough to see the finish of that game. That was the end of our season. It was frustrating not to be out there.” Wentz became a first-time dad last week when his wife, Madison, gave birth to a daughter, Hadley Jayne. He’s been able to spend more time with his family because teams are conducting offseason workouts virtually during the coronavirus shutdown. WATCH US LIVE First Published: 5th May, 2020 09:43 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

ESL and Intel expand partnership through to 2021

first_imgTurtle Entertainment‘s ESL has expanded its partnership with technology company Intel through to 2021. As of writing, the two parties have been working together for 18 years.As part of this new deal, the two parties will launch new esports tournaments in the Asia-Pacific region and plan to “trial new technologies during large-scale tournaments”. Over $100 million (£79 million) will be invested over the next three years.Intel is ESL’s global technology partner and will continue to work with the tournament organiser on ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) events, ESL CS:GO Pro League, and the Intel Grand Slam (which Astralis just won).Ralf Reichert, Founder and co-CEO at ESL commented on the long-standing partnership: “ESL and Intel have worked side by side on growing esports for nearly two decades. We built a number of cornerstones of this industry together and helped many gamers in becoming legends of the sport. The long-term extended partnership with Intel opens even more opportunities for us to take our efforts to a whole different level on a global scale.”IEM, a series of international esports tournaments, was founded in 2007 as ESL-sanctioned events that are sponsored by Intel. Over its tenure, IEM has hosted titles such as StarCraft II, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Hearthstone. Tournaments have been hosted in locations such as Katowice in Poland, Chengdu in China, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and Los Angeles in the United States.John Bonini, Vice President and General Manager of VR, Gaming and Esports at Intel Corporation added: “This joint investment with ESL into the ecosystem means that the esports growth and innovation that we’ve led over the past two decades will continue. This partnership will advance the rapid evolution of esports, and Intel is committed to ushering in this new era with technology solutions that place the gaming community and fans first.”The Intel Grand Slam is a $1,000,000 initiative that sees the winning team receive the total prize pool. Danish organisation Astralis, which is owned by RFRSH Entertainment, recently took home the inaugural run of the Grand Slam by winning four of the 10 most recent premier tournaments it competed in.Esports Insider says: ESL and Intel have been working together longer than some professional players have been alive! The two companies have become synonymous with each other when discussing flagship events in the industry, so it’s great to see that their partnership will continue and is still growing.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more