In New York City, an enormous amount of evidence collected by police over 20 to 30 years was damaged or destroyed in a fire at a police warehouse on the coast of Brooklyn. This was reported Tuesday, December 13, by NBC New York, citing the city administration.
Eight people were injured in the fire, including three firefighters, three medical personnel and two civilians, said City Fire Chief John Hodgins.
The cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation could take several days, according to the television station. About 150 firefighters are involved in putting out the fire, and drones and boats are also being used.
Earlier, on December 8, several people were injured in an explosion at a plant in the American city of Marengo, Iowa. According to a local TV station, 10 to 15 people were injured in the explosion. There were about 30 people inside the plant at the time of the accident.