Multiple Freeways Closed As Huge Fire Rages In LA

A still-under construction luxury apartment complex in LA by the intersection of the 101 and 110 freeways is burning in Los Angeles, damaging surrounding buildings and temporarily closing down freeways. The full-block complex, called the DaVinci, is still smoldering, but firefighters have it under control. » 12/08/14 8:35am 12/08/14 8:35am

Old Jag's Electrical Problem Leads To Devastating 19-Vehicle Fire

Last month a fire caused $750,000 worth of damage at a Boston area car dealership. Investigators determined the cause was a 2004 Jaguar with electrical problems. The fact that a ten year old Jag would have electrical problems seems quite improbable, but this really did happen. Seriously. » 10/09/14 5:36pm 10/09/14 5:36pm

Chicago Airspace Empties As Bizarre Fire Shuts Down Air Traffic Control

The vitally-important air-traffic Aurora, IL radar facility was shut down this morning when a fire was discovered in the basement, along with a "man with self-inflicted wounds." The Chicago Center facility is one of the busiest in the US, and its shutdown grounded all flights in and out of O'Hare airport. » 9/26/14 9:21am 9/26/14 9:21am

Truck shoots out neat smoke rings of fire as its engine explodes

I don't know why this happened (or if the truck somehow stumbled upon some secret Mario Kart item that lets it shoot out fiery smoke rings like a red shell) but it's such a cool effect. The smoke that blows out of the truck's engine forms perfect o rings and then bursts into flames. » 7/29/14 12:07am 7/29/14 12:07am

A Fire In Air Traffic Control Is Totally Screwing All Chicago Flights

This is not how the airspace around Chicago normally looks. A fire at a TRACON facility in Elgin, Illinois put a stop to all flights in and out of Chicago's major airports, O'Hare and Midway. Flights are currently experiencing major delays and diversions to other cities. » 5/13/14 2:10pm 5/13/14 2:10pm

This Is The Awesome Way Railroads Keep Tracks Warm In Winter

Keeping your commute functioning in winter often means keeping the tracks unfrozen. That's why when temperatures dropped to well below freezing last week, the Long Island Rail Road needed to do something to keep all the moving parts working. And this crazy-looking fire mechanism is how they did it. » 2/08/14 10:05am 2/08/14 10:05am