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Historic Church in Dallas Burns
Historic Church
in Dallas Burns

Historic Church in Dallas Burns

City says building that dates to 1890 'largely collapsed'

(Newser) - A fire all but destroyed the historic church sanctuary at First Baptist Dallas, sending smoke billowing over the city but causing no deaths or injuries, Dallas firefighters said. The fire in the Texas Historic Landmark, a Victorian-style red brick church built in 1890, was reported about 6:30pm Friday and...

Dog Turns on Stove, Starts House Fire
Dog Turns on Stove,
Starts House Fire

Dog Turns on Stove, Starts House Fire

Owner in Colorado Springs was able to extinguish it, but damage is significant

(Newser) - Stories occasionally surface of dogs saving their human families from a fire. This is not that story. Instead, firefighters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, say the pooch in this case started the fire by turning on a gas burner in the middle of the night, reports KKTV . Security video from inside...

Trader Joe's: 'We Urge You to Discard' This Product

Grocery chain recalls Mango Tangerine Scented Candle with 'larger than expected flame'

(Newser) - It probably smells quite lovely, but is the possibility of getting singed (or worse) worth it? Trader Joe's has decided the answer is no when it comes to its Mango Tangerine Scented Candle , which the grocery store chain has now recalled due to a "safety risk." The...

'Vast Majority' of California Evacuees Allowed Home

Crews are continuing to battle Thompson Fire near Oroville

(Newser) - Thousands of people evacuated during a Northern California wildfire were allowed to return home Thursday afternoon as crews continued battling flames amid scorching heat, officials said. Containment of the Thompson Fire near the city of Oroville in Butte County also increased to 29% from 7%, the AP reports. The "...

Man Who Sought Revenge at Wrong Home Gets 60 Years

Kevin Bui pleaded guilty to fire that killed 5 Senegalese family members in Denver

(Newser) - A Colorado man was sentenced to 60 years in prison Tuesday for killing five members of an extended Senegalese family, including two infants, in a house fire. Kevin Bui, now 20, was the last of three teens charged in the Aug. 5, 2020 Denver fire to be sentenced to reduced...

22 Die in Fire at Lithium Battery Factory

Fire extinguishers failed to put out blaze at South Korea plant, officials say

(Newser) - A fire likely sparked by exploding lithium batteries swept through a factory near South Korea's capital on Monday, killing 22 people, mostly Chinese migrant workers, and injuring eight, officials said. The fire began after batteries exploded while workers were examining and packaging them on the second floor of the...

Fire at Dublin Church 'Disastrous for History'

Remains of a 'Crusader' mummy have been destroyed, as have other centuries-old remains

(Newser) - Centuries-old mummified remains, including those of a Crusader , are thought to have been destroyed in a fire deliberately set Tuesday at a historic Dublin church. A man was arrested and charged with an offense under the Criminal Damage Act, per the BBC . He allegedly broke into the the crypt beneath...

Amusement Park Fire Kills at Least 20 in India

Police blame owner for negligence

(Newser) - A massive fire broke out Saturday in an amusement park in Gujarat state in western India, leaving at least 20 people dead, police said. The fire erupted at the park in the city of Rajkot in Gujarat state. Police Commissioner Raju Bhargava said the fire is now under control and...

Canadian Fires Already Causing Problems in US
Canadian Fires Already
Causing Problems in US

Canadian Fires Already Causing Problems in US

Four states had air-quality alerts on Monday

(Newser) - Air-quality alerts from wildfires in Canada were in effect over four US states Monday afternoon, reports NBC News . Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota were affected, with conditions ranging from "moderate" to "unhealthy" under the air quality index established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Fire Rages Through Iconic Danish Building

Citizens scrambled to save treasures from Copenhagen's Old Stock Exchange

(Newser) - A fire raged through one of Copenhagen's oldest buildings on Tuesday, causing the collapse of the iconic spire of the 17th-century Old Stock Exchange as passersby rushed to help emergency services save priceless paintings and other valuables. Danish Culture Minister Jakob Engel-Schmidt said it was "touching" to see...

At Least 29 Dead in Istanbul Nightclub Fire

Building was closed for renovations, but hadn't obtained a permit

(Newser) - A fire at an Istanbul nightclub that was closed for renovations killed at least 29 people on Tuesday, reports the AP . At least six people, including managers of the club, were detained for questioning after the fire at the Masquerade club. Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said the venue had not obtained...

UFC Icon 'Battling for Life' After Rescuing Parents From Fire

Mark Coleman saved them, then ran back in for dog

(Newser) - UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman is hospitalized and "battling for his life" after saving his parents from a house fire in Ohio around 4am Tuesday, his daughter says. Coleman, 59, "managed to carry both of his parents out of the house," she says. He then ran...

In Texas' Biggest Wildfire, Utility Issues a Mea Culpa

Xcel Energy says its facilities 'appear to have been involved' in starting the Smokehouse Creek Fire

(Newser) - The utility provider Xcel Energy said Thursday that its facilities appeared to have played a role in igniting a massive wildfire in the Texas Panhandle that grew to the largest blaze in state history. Texas officials have said they're still investigating the cause of the fire that has burned...

Flying Debris Killed Man a Quarter-Mile From Vape Warehouse Fire

Gas canisters, knives flew up to 2 miles away

(Newser) - The vaping supplies distributor that went up in flames in suburban Detroit on Monday is suspected of illegally storing highly flammable materials, including canisters of butane, which likely contributed to explosions and debris that killed one person a quarter of a mile away. A 19-year-old man was watching the fire...

Cops Near Detroit Tell Locals: 'Please, Please, Please Stay Inside'

Fire at industrial facility causes explosions that rock suburban Detroit

(Newser) - A fire raging at an industrial facility caused multiple explosions that rocked suburban Detroit on Monday night and sent debris shooting far into the air, prompting police to implore residents to stay inside, the AP reports. The debris fell as far as a mile away, the Clinton Township Police Department...

The Force of the Texas Wildfire, in 5 Stats

Blaze, now the largest in Texas history, remains 3% contained

(Newser) - It took just four days for a spark to become the largest wildfire ever seen in Texas. The Smokehouse Creek Fire that erupted Monday had spread to roughly 1.1 million acres on Thursday, topping the 2006 East Amarillo Complex Fire, which burned 907,245 acres, per the Houston Chronicle...

Town Asked to Go Without Water as Huge Fire Burns

17 fire departments responded to Minnesota blaze

(Newser) - Firefighters in Hawley, Minnesota, needed so much water to battle a huge grain elevator blaze that they had to ask the whole town to go without—even canceling school to conserve the water supply, officials said. The cause of the fire isn't yet known, the AP reports. It took...

Cladding Blamed After Fire Rips Through High-Rise

At least 4 dead, up to 15 missing in Valencia fire

(Newser) - At least four people are dead and up to 15 are missing after a fire devastated two residential buildings in Valencia, eastern Spain, including a 14-story apartment building. Witnesses said the fire started in the high-rise Thursday night and, fanned by strong winds, engulfed the entire building in around 30...

Crowd Attacks, Burns Self-Driving Car

This is why we can't have nice things

(Newser) - The self-driving car has met its first mob. In what Reuters calls "the most destructive attack so far on driverless vehicles in the US," a crowd surrounded and set fire to a Waymo self-driving car in San Francisco on Saturday. People were out celebrating the Lunar New Year...

Illegal Gas Site in Nairobi Unleashes Deadly Inferno

At least 3 dead, more than 270 injured following explosions in Nairobi

(Newser) - A truck loaded with liquid petroleum gas cylinders exploded and set off a late-night inferno that burned homes and warehouses in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, killing at least three people and injuring more than 270, officials said Friday, with the death toll expected to rise. At least 24 people were...

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