In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.
The fire burned through 750 acres in the Topanga Canyon area in Los Angeles County and was at zero percent containment on Saturday night, fire officials said.
Two men and one woman died after a shooting and a townhouse fire, which were related, officials said. The police fatally shot the gunman.
The Delta Fire burned more than 63,000 acres and forced a portion of Interstate 5 to close for days, the authorities said.
A 23-year-old Brainerd, Minn., man was also ordered to pay $12 million for his role in the fire in Minneapolis, U.S. prosecutors said.
The Flag Fire has consumed 600 acres in the Hualapai Mountains in northwestern Arizona and prompted the evacuation of about 200 households, the authorities said.
A blast caused by an exploding oxygen cylinder swept through a hospital that lacked smoke detectors and had flammable false ceilings.
A blast caused by an exploding oxygen cylinder swept through a hospital that lacked smoke detectors and spread partly because of flammable false ceilings, an official said.
The fire, which began Sunday and is still being fought, ravaged a library that housed first-edition books, films, photographs and other primary sources documenting Southern African history.
An off-duty firefighter in Las Cruces, N.M., whose hobby is beekeeping, safely removed the swarm from the man’s car in an Albertsons supermarket parking lot.
Gov. Kristi Noem said the monument was not under threat but that gusting winds could cause conditions to change quickly.
The state-owned oil company, Pertamina, which operates the refinery on Java island, suggested the fire may have been caused by a lightning strike. No deaths were reported.
Rows upon rows of police cars, fire trucks and construction vehicles showed up for Logan Lloyd’s 6th birthday, a day after his father was killed while battling a blaze at an assisted living center.
The blaze at a refugee camp in Bangladesh left at least 15 people dead and hundreds missing. “This is the second time I lost everything in my life,” said one person whose home was destroyed.
More than 100 residents were evacuated from the facility in Spring Valley, N.Y. “Numerous” residents and firefighters were injured and some were hospitalized, the police said.
Much like the legend that Catherine O’Leary’s cow started the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, historians doubt the story that the home was built for her — or that she ever lived there.
The losses emergency responders witnessed are beyond what human minds can grasp.
Investigators said David M. Crawford, who resigned as the police chief of Laurel, Md., in 2010, had targeted “victims with whom he had previous disagreements.”
The explosion damaged cars and storefronts and caused power failures on Manhattan’s East Side, the authorities said.
The driver, Antonio Ornelas-Velazquez, is accused by the authorities of dumping a burning load of trash that sparked a deadly fire in 2019 that also destroyed more than 70 structures.
Afghan officials say they do not know what caused the tanker to explode and set fire to more than 100 other nearby fuel tankers at a customs post on the border with Iran.
Accusations stretching back 25 years have spurred city officials to acknowledge racism within the department and pledge to address it.
Buildings were burned in the southern town of Panguipulli after the fatal shooting, which was captured on video.
Fire crews used two helicopters to put out a brush fire, which burned an acre of a hillside in Santa Clarita, Calif., the authorities said.
Residents on the outskirts of Perth in Western Australia fled their homes in the middle of the night, just days after being told to stay in because of the coronavirus.
The authorities said there was no indication that the August 2020 arson was a hate crime but described it as one of the most heinous cases they had investigated.
This week, in a first, firefighters are demanding independent testing for cancer-linked chemicals known as PFAS in their gear and that their union drop sponsorships from chemical and equipment makers.
A Connecticut fire department released an official report on the November death of Tony Hsieh, the former Zappos chief executive.
Some relatives of those killed in the Oakland warehouse fire in 2016 said they were outraged that prosecutors had a deal with the defendant that they said would allow him to avoid additional time behind bars.
A campy Gothic house in Poughkeepsie’s “Witchcraft District” that served as a gathering place for the atheist group went up in flames.
The blaze comes as officials in Bangladesh look for longer-term solutions for the refugees from Myanmar, who fled anti-Muslim violence.
From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.
The explosion happened on the 16th floor of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company building. The cause was not immediately clear, but the utility said it was likely a construction accident.
The police said the men started an illegal campfire, but experts said the region would remain vulnerable to more fires as climate change worsens dry conditions.
One firefighter fell through a floor while responding on Saturday morning to a fire in the Elmhurst section of Queens.
The financial loss from the fire, which destroyed two barns owned by Cal-Maine Foods in Dade City, Fla., was estimated at $1 million, officials said.
Many primary care doctors, firefighters and others at risk of exposure are waiting to learn when they will get vaccinated.
For one reporter, documenting the destruction of redwoods and sequoias was a heartbreaking assignment.
The fire tore through a vacant building early Saturday morning and then spread to Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue. Four firefighters had minor injuries.
Federal officials said the captain of the Conception, who was indicted on charges of seaman’s manslaughter, neglected key safety measures that contributed to the deaths of passengers.
The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard will instead be decommissioned and some of its spare parts will be used in other naval vessels, officials said.
A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.
After two hurricanes displaced thousands of people and wrecked infrastructure, a bill that cut spending on health and education and bolstered lawmakers’ meal stipends touched off a wave of anger in the capital.
The shocking Romanian documentary “Collective” revisits a 2015 fire that killed scores of people and brought down the government.
“It looked like what a bomb must look like when it goes off,” the organization’s executive director said.
A police helicopter dropped an explosive charge onto the roof of a rowhouse during an armed standoff in 1985. The resultant fire destroyed 61 homes in a West Philadelphia neighborhood.
Holden Matthews, 23, said he had set fire to the churches in order to raise his profile among ‘‘black metal” musicians, prosecutors said.
Elif Perincek, 3, clung to the hand of one of her rescuers as she was lifted from her collapsed home in Izmir.
About 60,000 people were affected by evacuation orders near Irvine, Calif., the authorities said, as the state prepared for strong winds that risked new fires.
The plane crashed into a residential area. No civilians on the ground were injured, the authorities said.