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300 Porta-Potties Set Ablaze by New Year's Fireworks

Fire started in grass, spread to rental business

(Newser) - A New Year's fireworks display went extremely awry last night, when investigators say the fireworks sparked a blaze that ultimately destroyed 300 porta-potties. The San Antonio fire started in the grass and spread to a rental business, News 4 reports. No one was injured except one firefighter who stepped... More »

Eco Group: We Need Port-a-Potties on Everest

Environmentalists say excrement is a big problem

(Newser) - When you gotta go, you gotta go—even on Everest. And an environmental group says it's high time the mountain has portable toilets. "Human waste is a problem," explains the director of Eco Nepal, who thinks Everest would stay cleaner if the hordes of climbers who brave... More »

Flush and Burn: Port-a-Potty Pyro Strikes Again in SF

Fire officials probe toilet-focused arsonist

(Newser) - For the seventh time in two months, port-a-potties at construction sites in an upscale San Francisco neighborhood have been set ablaze by unknown parties, the Chronicle reports. Fire officials won’t say how the late-night pyrotechnics started, but they’re asking construction workers to be sure their “comfort stations”... More »

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