More than 30 people, including employees and seven Firefighters, were injured when two explosions and a fire hit the Verla International cosmetics factory in Orange County (northern NYC Suburb) NY this morning.
The incident drew more than 100 Firefighters and EMS personnel to Verla, which has a history of safety violations.
Seven Firefighters from the City of Newburgh were injured by the second explosion (reported as a smoke explosion) as they entered Verla’s plant. After all were accounted for, one of Newburgh’s Firefighters was transported to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla with facial burns. Other firefighters and employees were treated at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, but no Firefighters had injuries considered life-threatening. KTIYP’s.
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Former Northern Arizona University Professor Melissa Ann Santana, was arrested on Oct. 30 on charges of felony stalking and making false statements. She allegedly threatened, stalked and harassed three Firefighters of the Flagstaff and Globe “Hotshot” firefighting crews, one of their fiancees, and an NAU student. She reportedly made these connections via Tinder. The Firefighters reportedly met the married interior design associate professor—who went by “Ann” as well as other names who was seeking “daytime fun”—on Tinder. But then some of the relationships ended…and not well.
Ms. Santana took it badly and she began harassing them under other aliases, saying at one point, “why not be like the granite mountain hotshots and go die in the fire, like the other dumb– losers there” (a reference to the 19 firefighters who died in 2013).
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