06/30/2021 -- Ohio River Fire Halted


Washington KC—The Ohio River Fire may finally be coming to an end. The brutal wildfire that has swept across much of the northeastern United States met its match when put up against the resiliency of the people of New York.

Firefighters and volunteers from the New York Safe Zone have battled back the blaze utilizing an unexpected resource: sound. Engineers at Raytech Industries have deployed a non-weaponized version of the company’s patented Banshee non-lethal weapon to project a wide-band low frequency sound that can suffocate fires with a great range.

According to sources within the NYPD, this technique was discovered by SCOUT Lieutenant Elisabeth Harrison and quickly communicated out to the New York firefighting force. Modified Banshees were deployed alongside autonomous Yamagato Tetsujin drones into the worst of the fire-affected areas, while local weather-manipulating evolved continued to do their best to keep the unusually persistent fire at bay.

In spite of this, the New York Safe Zone still suffered significant damage from the fire when it crossed the Hudson. Leaking fuel in the river led to a massive fire that burned for sixteen hours and destroyed several ships on the river. SESA’s New York branch, which was in the process of evacuating by ferry when the river ignited, was caught directly in the disaster.

The fire also crossed, albeit briefly, into the Manhattan Exclusion Zone as it burned through sewer tunnels that had not collapsed during the Civil War. The fire was snuffed out at its entry point into the Exclusion Zone by a controlled demolition of an affected building.

Casualty estimates in the Safe Zone are estimated to be in the thousands, but could have been significantly worse were it not for the efforts of local firefighters, volunteers, and emergency responders.

Still yet, rumors of active gunfights in and around the Safe Zone during the worst of the fire have yet to be corroborated. Reuters reached out to the mayor’s office, but they did not reply in time for the printing of this article.

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