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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wikinews on the scene of massive warehouse fire in Buffalo, New York

Wikinews accredited reporter Jason Safoutin, who lives in Buffalo, New York, was on the scene for about 4 hours after a massive warehouse complex of at least 5 buildings caught on fire. He witnessed several explosions and spoke to people at the fire site.

He wrote the article "Smoke from massive warehouse fire in Buffalo, New York USA can be seen 40 miles away", based on his experience and also other news reports of the fire, and he furnished it with images of the thick plume of black smoke.

The article is currently a featured article candidate, with Jason commenting: "I don't normally nominate my own writing, but this was an excellent story, great coverage and has excellent pictures."

Over the last 14 days, Wikinews editors have claimed Original Reporting on 17 articles, including 2 interviews. A list of recent original contributions can be viewed on the Original reporting portal.

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