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As new information regarding a gas leak that lead to a fiery explosion and building collapse in East Harlem comes to light, we’re learning that the owner of one of the destroyed buildings actually avoided using gas for that same reason. Wednesday’s blast killed eight and injured dozens. City officials and residents told reporters that […]

Fire officials and New York City police officers working through the night to search for survivors from the gas explosion and building collapse in East Harlem yesterday morning have confirmed that the death toll is now at a staggering seven. According to the New York Times: Just after midnight, they found a fourth victim. Around […]

UPDATE: 12:00 PM EST New York City police have confirmed a second person has died in the fire and building collapse in East Harlem. UPDATE: 11:15 AM EST According to Reuters, one person is dead after a building collapse and fire in East Harlem. At least 17 have been injured, four seriously. —– UPDATE: 10:50 […]

Well, we’ve never heard this one before. A teenager from Maine recently suffered burns after her iPhone caught fire inside of her pants while it was in her back pocket. According to USA Today, the girl was sitting down in class with the phone in her back pocket, when she all of a sudden  she […]

  On Monday, 8-year-old Tyler J. Doohan begged his mother to stay the night with his grandfather at a family member’s mobile home in upstate New York. But when Tyler, of East Rochester, noticed a fire in the single-wide trailer, he knew he had to do something. While firefighters responded to the home around 4:45 […]

Kanye West is a man of many astonishing words and things are no different in his recent sit down with British film director Steve McQueen for the February issue of Interview Magazine. Yeezy channels the God of Fire as he heats things up on The Men’s Issue cover, while rocking a grill and breathing flames […]

Lawd jeezus! So a 15-year-old high school student thought it would be a fun idea to set his teacher’s hair and clothes on fire during class earlier this week. Gabriela Peñalba, a science teacher at West High School in Knoxville, reportedly had her back to the classroom when the teen snuck up behind her and ignited her hair and shirt […]

A Detroit mailman turned “firefighter” is being hailed a hero after saving a burning house he passed during his mail route. And as if Darrian Crutcher didn’t do enough on that Tuesday, he also finished his mail route. “I wouldn’t say a hero,” he told WJBK-TV. “It was a blessing for me to be at that […]

The man who set himself on fire at the National Mall in Washington D.C. last week has finally been identified. John Constantino of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, gave the Capitol building a military salute and ignited his fuel-logged clothes, setting a ferocious blaze that a few Good Samaritans tried to put out. He was airlifted […]

UPDATE 10-5-13 11:54 AM EST: Sadly, the man who set himself on fire on the National Mall has died of his injuries. The AP reports: Officer Araz Alali says the man died Friday night at a Washington hospital where he had been airlifted. He says the man was so badly burned that he will need […]

Congress didn’t just shut down the government yesterday – they missed the deadline to reauthorize Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or welfare. The grant was originally scheduled to be reauthorized in 2010, but Congress extended it multiple times. The most recent extension was part of a continuing resolution passed in March that funded the government […]

Sadly, the Jersey Shore can’t catch a break. Yesterday, more than 400 firefighters worked for hours to control a massive 10-alarm fire, which started at a Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard stand around 2:15 PM and went on to ravage more than 80 percent of the Seaside Park boardwalk. The fire destroyed Seaside Park boardwalk and […]