Los Angeles (CNN)An explosion in downtown Los Angeles forced firefighters to walk though "a fireball," setting their coats ablaze and sending four crew members to an intensive care unit.
Far-reaching brush fires wreaked havoc in southwest Florida on Wednesday as homes were evacuated and a portion of a prominent highway was closed.
Abu Dhabi — At least 12 people were wounded in a massive fire that engulfed a residential tower in the United Arab Emirates, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
Kent County, MI – Firefighters from nine departments battled an overnight fire at a six-unit townhouse in Plainfield Township.
On Sunday afternoon, a wildfire began burning south of U.S. 41 and west of Krome Avenue, said Scott Peterich, a wildfire mitigation specialist with the Florida Forest Service. The fire was consuming about 400 acres before it moved into the fringes of Everglades National Park.
A Reisterstown volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries early Saturday morning after falling through the floor of a commercial building in Westminster.
Seattle — When a fire broke out inside a Monroe, Wash., home Sunday morning, a little girl hid inside a toy trunk and was rescued unharmed by a firefighter, according to a spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 7.
A fire on the roof of the massive Amazon warehouse in south Fresno grew to three alarms Tuesday afternoon.
A massive brush fire that scorched 15 acres along the Fort Myers airport and burned for nearly 24 hours is finally under control in Florida.
Baltimore — A fire at the Urban Bible Fellowship Church Saturday morning caused part of the steeple to fall.
Worcester — A stubborn three-alarm fire heavily damaged a house at 90 East Central St. on Monday night.
Faulty wiring may have caused a fire in a Northwest Side Tex-Mex restaurant Sunday night. Leon Valley firefighters responded at about 10 p.m. to Chachos restaurant, located at 6757 Poss Road, to find the storage area in flames.
San Jose — Firefighters were battling a four-alarm blaze Tuesday after a yard full of wooden pallets and used tires caught fire, fire officials said.
A large fire is burning at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Carson, sending flames at least 100 feet into the air, according to preliminary news reports. The fire prompted a brief closure of all lanes of the 405 Freeway at Wilmington Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. All lanes reopened by about 11:45 p.m. after closing for about 30 minutes.
Two Porterville firefighters died Tuesday night as crews struggled to put out a massive fire at the Porterville library, according Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux.
UPDATE: Authorities Wednesday morning confirmed that two 13-year-olds were booked on manslaughter charges connected to the fire. The firefighters were identified as Raymond Figueroa, 35, and Patrick Jones, 25. The teens face manslaughter, arson and conspiracy charges.
(CNN)At least 15 children were killed Friday when a fire broke out at a Haiti children's home run by an American religious nonprofit, police said. The blaze took place at the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding in Port Au Prince, said Jennifer Melton, Haiti's chief of child protection for UNICEF, the United Nations' children's agency.
A large fire has swept through a bag factory in the Indian capital Delhi, killing 43 workers, officials say. The blaze broke out at the four-storey building in the city's congested old quarter early on Sunday morning.
Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade. The northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondônia and Amazonas have been particularly badly affected. Huge fires have also been burning across the border in Bolivia, devastating swaths of the country's tropical forest and savannah. So what's happening exactly and how bad are the fires?
Radiation levels near the site of a deadly rocket explosion in Russia's far north spiked 16 times above normal, Russia's weather service has said.
Five people were killed and three injured following a rocket explosion on an Arctic naval test range in Russia on Thursday, state nuclear company Rosatom confirmed. Rosatom said the accident occurred during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine. The three injured staff members suffered serious burns in the accident. Authorities had previously said that two people died and six were injured in the blast at the site in Nyonoksa.
Hundreds of millions of Euros have been pledged to help rebuild Notre-Dame after a devastating fire partially destroyed the French cathedral. The fire, declared fully extinguished some 15 hours after it began, ravaged the 850-year-old building's roof and caused its spire to collapse. But firefighters who worked through the night managed to save the Paris landmark's main stone structure, including its two towers. The cause of the fire is not yet clear. Paris public prosecutor Rémy Heitz said
On 15 April 2019, just before 18:50 CEST, a fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. By the time it was extinguished 15 hours later, the building's spire and most of its roof had collapsed, and its interior, upper walls, and windows had been severely damaged; even more extensive damage to the interior was prevented by its stone vaulted ceiling, which largely contained the burning roof as it collapsed.