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North, South Korean troops exchange border fire

Seoul - North and South Korean troops briefly exchanged fire Sunday in the latest in a series of minor border skirmishes that have raised military tensions on the divided peninsula.

Sneak Peak of LA’s STEAM Carnival will be at a Hacker Preview Day

Los Angeles - An entertainment engineering company called Two Bit Circus will hold the world’s 1st “Carnival from the Future.” A Hacker Preview day will be held beforehand to show what types of experiences will be seen at the carnival.

Weed man charged with starting Northern California wildfire

Weed - A 24-year-old Northern California man was arrested and charged Saturday with starting the Boles fire that burned through the tiny lumber town of Weed, destroying more than 150 homes.

Massive King fire in Northern California fully contained

Placerville - California's disastrous King fire that burned nearly 100,000 acres of mostly forested land in Northern California has been fully contained, officials said Thursday.

U.S. flight chaos after Chicago air-traffic control arson

Chicago - Hundreds of flights were grounded at two major Chicago airports after an employee at an air traffic control center lit a fire and tried to commit suicide, officials said.

California burns — and there's worse to come

Los Angeles - Wildfires are nothing new in California. But in the third year of a historic drought, the tinder-dry western US state is battling near-record numbers of blazes.And the normal fire season has only just begun.

Firefighters report gains against California's giant King fire

Pollock Pines - Firefighters in California appeared to be winning the race this week to contain the huge King fire consuming forest and threatening thousands of homes in the Sierra foothills, but shifting winds could imperil recent gains.

Local man accused of setting massive Sierra foothills fire

Placerville - Authorities still have not explained why they think a 37-year-old man Pollock Pines, Calif., man deliberately set a massive forest fire that has burned nearly 100,000 acres of timber and threatens more than 10,000 homes.

California wildfires force thousands from their homes

Weed - Thousands of Northern California residents were forced to evacuate their homes Tuesday as a series of wildfires burned out of control in the drought-afflicted countryside.

Amazon Fire phone gaining popularity slowly but can it compete?

The Amazon Fire smartphone was up for sale just a week ago and few smartphone users are excited about the release. This isn't very surprising considering Amazon does not have an established customer base for smartphones.

India jails 10 over 2004 school fire that killed 94 children

New Delhi - A court in India on Wednesday sentenced a headmistress and nine others to jail over a school fire that killed 94 children a decade ago, in the first convictions surrounding the tragedy.

Video shows bartender accidentally lighting person's face on fire

A bartender in Lithuania was making a 'Flaming Lamborghini' when she ended up accidentally lighting a customer's face on fire.

Firefighters battle wild blazes in Spain

- Spanish firefighters on Saturday battled forest blazes that have destroyed hundreds of hectares of parched land and forced scores of people from their homes, authorities said.

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.

Australia bushfire survivors in record class action win

Sydney - Survivors of a devastating 2009 bushfire in Australia won a nearly Aus$500 million (US$470 million) payout Tuesday in the biggest class action settlement in the nation's history.

Photo Essay: Wildfires — When the woods burn around your homes Special

Wildfires put communities in danger and interrupts daily activities. A single fire can destroy homes leaving many homeless. And owners sometimes will die in a tragic and futile effort to save their homes.

Truck carrying $100,000 worth of lobster slams into bridge

Westwood - On July 1, 2014, a truck carrying $100,000 worth of lobster crashed into the East Street Bridge in Westwood, Massachusetts. The incident occurred around 4:50 a.m.

Woman charged with arson after trying to set spider on fire

A woman from Kansas is facing an arson charge after she lit a small fire with towels in order to catch a spider and kill it.

Most U.S. firearms aren't protected from fire

According to the latest data published by the National Fire Protection Association, there are now more than 365,000 home fires in the U.S. every year, causing upwards of $5.7 billion in damages, to say nothing of lost life.

All-natural mixture is a promising fire retardant

A dash of clay, a dab of fiber from crab shells, and a dollop of DNA is not a magic potion but the ingredients of promising green fire retardant.

Fire kills six typhoon victims in Philippine tent city

Manila - Six members of the same family died after a fire struck a tent city set up for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on Wednesday, a police official said.

S. Korea hospice fire kills 21, patient arson suspected

Gwangju - A fire swept through a South Korean hospice for elderly and infirm patients early Wednesday, killing 21 people in what police suspect was an act of arson by an 81-year-old suffering from dementia.

21 dead in S.Korea hospital fire: Yonhap

Seoul - A fire swept through a hospital in South Korea early Wednesday, killing 21 people and leaving six others in a critical condition, according to a report.

21 dead in S.Korea hospital fire: Yonhap

Seoul - A fire swept through a hospital in South Korea early Wednesday, killing 21 people and leaving six others in a critical condition, according to a report.

Boy's death raises Colombia bus fire toll to 32

Bogot - The death toll from a Colombian bus fire rose to 32 after a boy hospitalized with severe burns succumbed to his injuries, authorities said Friday.

Colombia grieves young victims of bus inferno

Fundaci - Tiny shoes and charred toys are still strewn along the road in Fundacion, Colombia, two days after a tragic bus fire claimed the lives of 31 children.

Driver arrested in bus fire that killed 33 in Colombia

Fundaci - Colombian authorities have arrested the unlicensed driver who fled his overcrowded bus after it burst into flames, burning to death 33 young children, according to an official.

31 children burn to death in Colombia bus accident

Bogot - Thirty-one children were burned to death when their bus caught fire and exploded in northern Colombia on Sunday, the Red Cross said.

Man charged with arson amid raging California fires

Los Angeles - A 57 year-old man was charged with starting one of the several fires tearing across southern California that has killed at least one person, local police said.

Wildfires rage across southern California

San Marcos - Raging wildfires threatened more homes after thousands of residents fled towering flames fanned by high winds and record-breaking temperatures in baking southern California.
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Kenya's Naivasha township
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River Shay walks his dog Smash in the front yard of his Grand Isle  Louisiana house planted with cro...
River Shay walks his dog Smash in the front yard of his Grand Isle, Louisiana house planted with crosses with the names some of the marine life, seafood dishes and recreational activiites that are being lost due oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico June 7, 2010
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Kenya s Naivasha township: The fire left a charred landscape
Kenya's Naivasha township: The fire left a charred landscape
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A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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A U.S. Forest Service aircraft breaks away as a Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 ...
A U.S. Forest Service aircraft breaks away as a Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 begins dropping retardant on a section of the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
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Yogi Bear shows off his many skills in 'Yogi Bear'
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Bentonville Fire Department fire truck.  Bentonville  Ark.
Bentonville Fire Department fire truck. Bentonville, Ark.
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Transformation by fire
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A view of the Colorado wildfires as seen from a resident s house
A view of the Colorado wildfires as seen from a resident's house
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Views of the La Atalaya area after the fire. The sky is still full of smoke.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7  2013.
Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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Sunset behind the Mount Charleston fire.  Henderson  Nevada.  July 9  2013
Sunset behind the Mount Charleston fire. Henderson, Nevada. July 9, 2013
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A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
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Division Commander of Toronto Fire Services  Bob O Hallaran.
Division Commander of Toronto Fire Services, Bob O'Hallaran.
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At midtown Toronto  black smoke could be seen in the sky due to a fire on top of a condo at the Wate...
At midtown Toronto, black smoke could be seen in the sky due to a fire on top of a condo at the Waterfront.
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Kenya s Naivasha township: The fire consumed the slum at an alarming rate due to the time of the day...
Kenya's Naivasha township: The fire consumed the slum at an alarming rate due to the time of the day and hot and dry temperature.
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
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