VIDEO: Trevor Bayne's NASCAR Lead Ends In Giant-Ass Fireball

PROTIP: In motorsports, the car should not be on fire. This unfortunate phenomenon cost Trevor Bayne his lead spot during the Nationwide Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway this afternoon. » 11/01/14 5:15pm 11/01/14 5:15pm

Detroit's Under-Funded Fire Departments Use a Soda Can For a Fire Alarm

Where absent money leaves gaps, ingenuity fills in. Nowhere is that more true than in Detroit's fire departments, where, as Detroit Free Press reporter Tresa Baldas shows us, a soda can full of jangling coins and screws alerts the Motor City's long-suffering heroes when there's an emergency. » 9/06/14 9:20am 9/06/14 9:20am

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

Watch A Raging Inferno Totally Engulf A $24 Million Yacht

Watching someone's dreams, someone's tangible proof of accomplishment, completely go up in flames is always a Sad Thing. But that doesn't make it any less hypnotizing to watch, as the unstoppable onslaught of fiery destruction totally consumes this guy's yacht. » 6/21/14 11:29am 6/21/14 11:29am

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s Car Engulfed In Flames At Texas Motor Speedway

Today's weather-delayed running of the [Corporate Sponsor] 500 in Texas got bad for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. very quickly as his car lost a tire then caught on fire after hitting the wall. » 4/07/14 12:59pm 4/07/14 12:59pm

2015 GMC Yukon Explodes In Flames During Test Drive

It's not like General Motors needs to worry about any more of its products catching fire or anything, but we'll withhold judgment before we know the full circumstances on how a brand-new SUV suddenly caught fire while a potential customer was testing it. » 3/24/14 2:40pm 3/24/14 2:40pm

Watch Two Fire-Fighting Planes Steal Water From A Lake

We've already seen a helicopter stealing water from a pool to fight a fire in Portugal. But when the Colby fire in California spread to over 1,900 acres, a little helicopter wasn't enough to fight the flames. They needed planes. Two of them. And seeing the way they scoop water up close is incredible. » 1/19/14 10:09am 1/19/14 10:09am

Massive Train Explosion Levels Huge Swath Of Quebec Town [UPDATE]

A long train of oil-filled tanker cars derailed and crashed in the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec early this morning, leading to a massive explosion and fireball. Sixty people have been reported missing, though so far no casualties have been confirmed. » 7/06/13 3:46pm 7/06/13 3:46pm

A Boeing 777 Has Crashed In San Francisco [UPDATING]

A Boeing 777 is on fire at San Francisco International Airport. The emergency slides have deployed, though it is not immediately clear what caused the crash and conflagration, nor if there are any injuries. » 7/06/13 3:02pm 7/06/13 3:02pm

There Is A Huge Industrial Fire In Windsor Right Now [UPDATE]

Firefighters in Windsor, Ontario, are battling an enormous fire at what seems to be a plastic warehouse a plastics recycling facility, a blaze that's causing vicious black smoke to cloud the city and can even be seen across the river in Detroit. » 5/21/13 5:02pm 5/21/13 5:02pm

Why You Should Go See The Documentary On Detroit Firefighters

About halfway through the harrowing documentary "Burn: One Year on the Frontlines of the Battle to Save Detroit" there's a moment where multiple shots of derelict structures are shown to accentuate one of the biggest obstacles the city's firefighters face in their job — Detroit's 80,000 vacant buildings. » 4/05/13 4:12pm 4/05/13 4:12pm

This Crazy Explosion Is What Happens When A Factory Full Of Race Fuel…

A racing fuel warehouse in Winnipeg exploded last night. No one was hurt in the fire, but it caused an estimated $15 million in damages and rained down ash on an entire neighborhood. » 10/02/12 1:20pm 10/02/12 1:20pm

An Epic Car Fire That Nearly Blew Up A California Gas Station Was…

Cars are like, so confusing, you guys. Especially the part about the pedals. There's two of them! How are we supposed to know which one does what? Hell, mine has three of them, and a wobbly stick thing in the center console. I don't even know what's going on half the time! » 9/22/12 11:15am 9/22/12 11:15am

EXCLUSIVE: NHTSA To Launch Jeep Wrangler Fire Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will announce a formal investigation later today into the Jeep Wrangler fires we first reported on in March, Jalopnik has exclusively learned. » 4/01/12 12:00am 4/01/12 12:00am

It looks like all of Texas is on fire

A few months ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a declaration asking Texans to pray to God to bring rain to their parched state. Judging by this amazing photo taken from the median of a Texas highway, God apparently answered by trying to light his entire state on fire. » 9/06/11 4:45pm 9/06/11 4:45pm

Chrysler replaces police Charger after suspicious fire

Back in March, a rural Oregon sheriff's department lost its newest police-spec Dodge Charger "Pursuit" when it caught fire after 6,000 miles. Turns out Chrysler was willing to provide a new one for free — for just a nondisclosure form. » 5/31/11 10:30am 5/31/11 10:30am

This Corvair Is Exactly Why We Need The Evergreen 747 Supertanker

What's left of this first-generation Chevy Corvair found in front of what's left of its garage yesterday in Tujunga, California is exactly the reason we need the Evergreen 747 Supertanker fighting the Station Fire. Save the Chevys! » 9/01/09 11:00am 9/01/09 11:00am

Evergreen 747: World's Biggest Fire Extinguisher Makes First U.S. Flight

Evergreen Aviation's 747 Supertanker has the same capabilities as any long-range Boeing 747, except that thanks to 20,500 gallons of tank space, it's the world's biggest fire extinguisher. The plane made a first-ever U.S. drop over LA yesterday. » 9/01/09 9:00am 9/01/09 9:00am

How To Do A Burnout With An Automatic Transmission, Rear-Wheel Drive…

Of course you know how to do a burnout. We all talk a big game when it comes to hoonage, but as we get ready for the Woodward Dream Cruise this weekend, we're sure there's got to be someone out there who might appreciate a simple instructional video. For this lesson, we'll be showing you how to do a burnout with a… » 8/15/08 2:30pm 8/15/08 2:30pm