Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Tire Burst Into Flame After It Exploded

Phoenix International Raceway hasn't been kind to right rear tires during today's CampingWorld.com 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Sam Hornish Jr. ate the wall earlier after his right rear tire failed, but it was Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s tire that was the most explosive failure of them all. » 3/15/15 6:23pm 3/15/15 6:23pm

News Chopper Live-Streamed This Unbelievable Highway Fire In Michigan

WXYZ Detroit has a helicopter circling highway I-94 near Dearborn, Michigan right now and it's streaming live video of the most hellacious conflagration I've ever seen. A tanker truck reportedly hit a car and exploded at around 11:00AM EST, taking several smaller vehicles with it. » 3/11/15 11:46am 3/11/15 11:46am

Pierce Brosnan Loses Aston Martin Vanquish In House Fire

A garage fire at the Malibu home of former James Bond, current cool-guy Pierce Brosnan broke out two weeks ago, and it has now been revealed that the only victim of the fire was the actor's 2002 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, which was part of about one million dollars in damage. » 2/27/15 8:18am 2/27/15 8:18am

Brand New 2015 Jeep Cherokee Goes Up In Flames 36 Hours After Purchase

I've driven the new Jeep Cherokee, and while I liked the car, its possible I may have mentioned in passing to a Jeep engineer that it'd be nice to have an option to have the car burst into flames a day or so after you got it. For, you know, that exotic Italian car feel. Looks like maybe someone took me seriously. » 1/06/15 2:18pm 1/06/15 2:18pm

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

Fernando Alonso's F1 Car Catches Fire Just Like A Street Ferrari

When Fernando Alonso's car started to catch fire during during the second round of practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix, he simply pulled over, got out of the car and brought over a fire extinguisher as if this were a normal, expected thing to do. » 11/07/14 1:12pm 11/07/14 1:12pm

I Watched Some Halloween Decorations Burn Half A House Down Last Night

My alarm had already gone off three times by 1AM. "Smokey odor," was elevated to "smoke showing," and finally "structure fire in progress." When my station, almost ten miles from the scene, was called to action I knew it was gonna be a long night. » 10/27/14 3:57pm 10/27/14 3:57pm

Investigation Calls Out LA Fire Department For Rampant Nepotism

It's exceedingly difficult to become a professional firefighter. But in Los Angeles County, it seems one insurmountable hurdle may be standing between hundreds of would-be applicants before they're even allowed to attempt rigorous entrance exams: nepotism. » 10/27/14 9:45am 10/27/14 9:45am

Lotus Prototype Drives Into Pit Lane On Fire

There are good days in racing. There are bad days in racing. Sometimes, there are cars that just won't stop being on fire in racing, too. For the Lotus CLM P1/01 at the 6 Hours of Fuji, this was one of those crazy never ending pit lane fire days. » 10/16/14 2:58pm 10/16/14 2:58pm

Car Candle Causes Catastrophic Conflagration (In Florida)

In case you needed a reminder to *not* drive around with fire in your car; check out the complete obliteration wrought on this Ford Fusion when it was left unattended with a burning candle inside at a gas station. » 10/09/14 9:59pm 10/09/14 9:59pm

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

Tumbleweed Fire Tornado Looks Like Hell Itself Is Bleeding Onto Earth

This blazing whirlwind of tumbleweeds is the result of a prescribed burn blown out-of-control fueled by high wind. But it looks like the dramatic entrance of some kinda movie-villain devil, encircled by hellfire and... flying Frosted Mini Wheats? » 8/17/14 3:17pm 8/17/14 3:17pm

Cars exploding in drag races look like they are made out of Jell-O

The NHRA put together this gnarly video compilation of wild rides from the first half of the 2014 season and it's just nuts. These drag races look a lot more like horizontal rocket launches crossed with the flames of Ghost Rider than the cars you and I drive. » 8/09/14 1:11pm 8/09/14 1:11pm

Driving Through A Forest Fire Is Like Driving Through A Vision Of Hell

As thousands of firefighters mobilize in Northern California to battle out-of-control wildfires, sometimes the requirements of the job necessitate that you actually drive through the fire itself. And when you do that, it looks like Dante's Inferno. » 8/04/14 2:18pm 8/04/14 2:18pm

100 Things That Professional Firefighters Wish They'd Learned Earlier

#65: "The name on your helmet represents who you work for. The name on your coat represents who raised you. Do them both justice." » 7/31/14 2:45pm 7/31/14 2:45pm

How This ISS Fireball Revealed a New Type of Cool, Invisible Flame

Remember that flame burst recorded by an astronaut aboard the ISS? Well, it wasn't just for the fireworks. In fact, that great ball of fire led to the discovery of a previously unknown type of cool-burning flame that isn't even visible to the naked eye. » 7/29/14 12:12pm 7/29/14 12:12pm

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

Watch This Maniac Torch His Truck And Dance Around It In Traffic

Apparently some nutter hopped out of his Ford F-150, set it on fire, and danced around it blocking four lanes on the San Francisco Bay Bridge this morning. » 6/19/14 12:27pm 6/19/14 12:27pm

News Photographer Gets Bombed With Fire Retardant By DC-10 Tanker

KUSI San Diego news photographer Taylor Schuss got bombed by a DC-10 tanker that was being used to fight the wildfires near San Marcos, CA. » 5/16/14 12:41am 5/16/14 12:41am