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As Farm Went Up in Flames, 'I Heard Cows Just Screaming'

800 cows believed dead after fire in Manitoba

(Newser) - A Canadian dairy farm is in mourning after an estimated 800 cows perished in a Monday blaze. Flames were reported before 5am local time at one of Manitoba's largest dairy farms, Pennwood Dairy in Steinbach. Workers inside the facility when the flames erupted were evacuated safely, per CTV News... More »

4 Siblings Died in Day Care Fire

Homeowner's child also killed in Erie blaze

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania mother left her four children at an overnight day care center Saturday while she worked a night shift. None of them survived a devastating blaze that swept through the Erie home Sunday. Authorities say a total of five children died in the blaze, including the four siblings and... More »

Fire at Pennsylvania Day Care Center Kills 5 Children

It's not clear whether any were staying at the overnight facility at the time

(Newser) - A morning fire in Pennsylvania killed five children and sent another person to the hospital, authorities said. The fire was reported in Erie, a northwest lake town, at about 1:15am Sunday, Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department said. The victims ranged in ages from 8 months to... More »

He Woke Up Early at a Sleepover. Then He Smelled Smoke

Quick-thinking Jayden Espinosa, 5, saves 13 people from apartment fire

(Newser) - A 5-year-old at a Chicago sleepover is now being hailed as a hero for saving 12 people and himself from an early-morning fire. WPVI reports Jayden Espinosa was sleeping over at his aunt's apartment last weekend, and he woke up Saturday morning while everyone else was still snoozing. Jayden... More »

11 Years Later, He's Charged With Unspeakable Crime

Ohio's Peter Romans accused in arson that killed his wife and 2 children in 2008

(Newser) - An Ohio man was arrested this week and charged with killing his wife and two children by setting fire to their family home. Beyond the heinousness of the alleged crime is this wrinkle—the fire took place in 2008. Peter Romans, 59, is now in jail on three counts of... More »

Sushi Ingredient Is Spontaneously Combusting

Restaurant fires blamed on tempura flakes

(Newser) - The same phenomenon that causes overheated compost piles to spontaneously combust has been causing fires in sushi restaurants. The culprit is deep-fried tempura flakes, also known as agedama or tenkasu, which have been linked to five restaurant fires in Wisconsin alone, the New York Times reports. Fire investigator Kara Nelson... More »

Man Makes Daring Escape From Burning High-Rise

He scaled down 15 stories

(Newser) - He apparently saw one way to escape. And so a man grasped the side of a 19-story high-rise that had caught fire in Philadelphia on Thursday and started descending. The unidentified man, spotted by news helicopters, climbed down 15 stories to reach the ground in a little less than three... More »

He Escaped the Fire, Then Realized His Niece Was Still Inside

20-year-old Derrick Byrd seriously burned rescuing 8-year-old, but says he'd do it all over again

(Newser) - While every family may have a "fun" uncle, this Washington state family probably prefers having one who's a hero. When a fire broke out at an Aberdeen home early Thursday, with seven family members inside, 20-year-old Derrick Byrd "jumped into action," 14 News reports. He says... More »

They Were Flying From NY to London. Then, Smoke

Fire on Virgin Atlantic flight may have been caused by phone charger

(Newser) - Passengers had just settled in for the flight over the ocean from New York to London when they found out they were touching down on the wrong side of the Atlantic: in Boston. The BBC and AP report the Virgin Atlantic plane bound for Heathrow out of JFK was forced... More »

Russian Sub Fire Spread From Battery Compartment

Nuclear power unit 'in full working condition'

(Newser) - Russian officials still haven't named the submersible on which 14 senior officers died in a fire Monday, but more details are emerging. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday that the submersible was indeed nuclear-powered , as local media reported , but that the reactor had been isolated from the fire,... More »

14 Dead Aboard Russia's 'Most Secret' Submarine

A fire reportedly broke out Monday

(Newser) - A fire on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea submersibles killed 14 sailors, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday without giving the cause of the blaze or saying if there were survivors. The ministry didn't name the vessel that caught fire Monday, but Russian media reported it was... More »

UMG Tried to Downplay Big Fire. Now, a Bigger List of Names

Cher, Dolly Parton, Styx, Rodney Dangerfield—all apparently lost master recordings in 2008 blaze

(Newser) - What's been called "the biggest disaster in the history of the music business" now has an even longer list of victims. A New York Times story documented the destruction of master recordings in a 2008 fire that burned a Universal Music Group vault, with 100 or so artists... More »

Fire Wiped Out Their Masters. Now the Artists Are Suing

They want Universal Music Group to pay up over devastating 2008 blaze

(Newser) - In 2008, a fire at Universal Studios Hollywood also hit a vault of master music recordings owned by Universal Music Group. The full scope of the damage wasn't revealed until earlier this month, when a New York Times investigation labeled it "the biggest disaster in the history of... More »

Wealthy Man Wanted a Secret Bunker, Got a Cell Instead

Daniel Beckwitt handed 21 years, with all but 9 suspended, in death of Askia Khafra

(Newser) - During Daniel Beckwitt's trial, his lawyer explained the Maryland man wanted to build a bunker below his Bethesda home due to his fear of a nuke attack by North Korea. He'll now spend his time in a different sort of confined space. The New York Times reports the... More »

11 Years Later, Full Scope of a Music Disaster Is Revealed

NYT Magazine reports on Universal Studios fire that wiped out priceless master recordings

(Newser) - Some of history's most important music recordings were destroyed a decade ago. That's according to New York Times Magazine , which reports that a 2008 blaze at Universal Studios Hollywood was far more devastating than previously reported. Flames didn't just destroy movies and TV shows already copied to... More »

Man Who Set Himself on Fire Near White House Dies

Witnesses saw him walking while ablaze in White House Ellipse, a national park

(Newser) - Visitors to a national park near the White House were stunned Wednesday to see a man walking while completely on fire, and the Washington Post now reports that the man identified as 33-year-old Arnav Gupta of Maryland has died. Videos were taken— here's one and here's another , but... More »

Fatal Blaze Erupts in Passenger Plane

At least 40 are dead in plane run by Aeroflot

(Newser) - At least 40 people died when an Aeroflot airliner burst into flames while making an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport Sunday evening, officials said. The Sukhoi SSJ100 operated by national airline Aeroflot had 73 passengers and five crew members on board when it touched down and sped down... More »

Short-Circuit Probably Caused Catastrophic Fire, Official Says

Macron, Paris honor firefighters

(Newser) - Investigators say an electrical short-circuit was the most likely cause of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a Paris police official said Thursday, as France paid a daylong tribute to the firefighters who saved the world-renowned landmark Monday. A judicial police official told The Associated Press that investigators have made... More »

A Chance of a Lifetime for Architects After Notre Dame Fire

France seeks designs for new spire

(Newser) - The world watched, horrified, as Notre Dame’s spire toppled in the flames Monday. Two days later, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is already envisioning a new one, "adapted to the techniques and the challenges of our era," per the BBC . All that remains of the spire erected... More »

After Notre Dame Fire, a Call to 'Send Love' to Louisiana

$1.1M raised to rebuild black churches gutted by arson

(Newser) - Less than 24 hours elapsed between President Macron's call for donations to rebuild Notre Dame and nearly $1 billion being pledged, reports Time . In comparison, a nearly week-old campaign seeking funds to rebuild three historically black churches destroyed by arson in Louisiana within the last month had raised only... More »

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