More Than a Dozen People Rescued From Apartment Fire in Downtown Portland, Oregon
Firefighters rescued four people and at least one dog from a major apartment fire in downtown Portland on Tuesday before they were ordered to fall back.
Plastics Fire Burns in Indiana, Forcing Hundreds From Their Homes
An evacuation order affecting more than 1,000 people remained in place Wednesday night around a large industrial fire in an Indiana city near the Ohio border where crews worked to douse piles of burning plastics.
Deadly Fire at Mexican Detention Center Exposes Challenges for Asylum-Seekers. Here's Why
Here are some questions and answers about the conditions and policies that led to one of Mexico’s deadliest events at an immigration detention center.
High Rise in Hong Kong Engulfed in Flames
A construction site in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district caught fire on Thursday night.
Massive Fire at Cambodian Hotel Casino Kills at Least 16
Police in Cambodia say a fire burning through a hotel casino has killed at least 16 people and injured 50 others.
Teen Helps Save Neighbors From Burning Apartment Building
A Pennsylvania teen is being applauded for some quick action, helping deploy a nearby trampoline to allow neighbors to escape an overnight apartment fire early Tuesday morning near Pittsburgh.
McKinney Fire Explodes in Size Amid Hot, Windy Conditions Near California-Oregon Border
A wildfire in California exploded in size overnight amid windy, hot conditions and were quickly encroaching on neighborhoods, forcing evacuation orders for over 100 homes Saturday.
Mass. Man Indicted in Investigation Into Fires Set at Jewish Institutions in 2019
A Quincy, Mass. man has been indicted on charges accusing him of obstructing an investigation into fires set at Jewish-affiliated institutions in Arlington, Needham and Chelsea, Mass. in 2019, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.
Electric Vehicle Fires Are Rare, But Hard to Fight — Here's Why
Electric vehicles provide a path to better air quality, reduced fuel costs and comprise a growing new category for automakers. But with the transition to electric transportation comes a new challenge: Vehicles with lithium ion batteries can be especially dangerous when they catch fire. The good news is battery electric vehicle fires don’t happen often. Project Director of EV...
Why Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon Has Soared to Its Highest Level in 15 Years
Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest hit a 15-year high between 2020 and 2021.