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Scores Dead in Nigerian Fuel Truck Explosion

Scores Dead in Nigerian Fuel Truck Explosion

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LAGOS, Nigeria) — At least 95 people were killed Thursday in Nigeria while siphoning oil from a fuel truck that had crashed on a highway.  Authorities say the victims died when the truck exploded.A spokesman for Nigeria&rsq…

Train Derailment in Ohio Sparks Explosion, Prompts Evacuations

Train Derailment in Ohio Sparks Explosion, Prompts Evacuations

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — A train in Columbus, Ohio, derailed early Wednesday morning, sparking an explosion and the evacuation of about 100 people near the fire, ABC News affiliate WSYX-TV reports.At least two people have been injur…

How to Use Fire Extinguishers Correctly: Think P.A.S.S.

How to Use Fire Extinguishers Correctly: Think P.A.S.S.

Sarah Netter/ABC News(NEW YORK) — When Kerri Braun was asked to attend a demonstration on family fire drills recently in Mahwah, N.J., she got quite a surprise when she was given a fire extinguisher and told to put out a blaze right behind her.It took…

Texas Police Search for Woman Who Allegedly Set Sister on Fire

Texas Police Search for Woman Who Allegedly Set Sister on Fire

Temple Police Department(TEMPLE, Texas) — Police are searching across two states for a woman who allegedly set her sister on fire in Temple, Texas, and fled the scene.When responding to a report of a domestic disturbance and a burn victim Saturday aft…

Fire Marshall Warns of Fabric Softeners After Girl’s Nightgown Goes Up in Flames

Fire Marshall Warns of Fabric Softeners After Girl’s Nightgown Goes Up in Flames

(CLARK COUNTY, Wash.Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) — A girl from Clark County, Wash., is in critical condition after her nightgown went up in flames, and fire department officials say liquid fabric softener may have played a role in accelerating the …

Massachusetts Man Catches Fire After Applying Sunscreen

Massachusetts Man Catches Fire After Applying Sunscreen

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A Massachusetts man said he suffered second-degree burns from a grill after applying sunscreen lotion on parts of his body.Brett Sigworth said he applied Banana Boat sunscreen to his body before walking over to his grill, not know…

Chinese Students Leave University in the Dust…Literally

Chinese Students Leave University in the Dust…Literally

CEN(LIAONING, China) — As summer starts, Chinese students from Liaoning province are leaving their college … in the dust.It looks like these students in northern China are celebrating the end, literally, of their school as it goes up in smoke. …

Pregnant Woman Who Was Kidnapped, Set on Fire and Shot Gives Birth

Pregnant Woman Who Was Kidnapped, Set on Fire and Shot Gives Birth

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(DETROIT) — A pregnant woman who was kidnapped, set on fire and shot in the back, in what police say was a horrific attempt to kill her unborn baby, gave birth to a boy Tuesday, hours before her ex-boyfriend and another man…

Seven Injured After Fire Aboard Nuclear Sub in Maine

Seven Injured After Fire Aboard Nuclear Sub in Maine

U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jhi L. Scott(KITTERY, Maine) — Seven people were injured Wednesday evening after a fire broke out aboard a nuclear-powered submarine docked at a shipyard in Kittery, Maine.Firefighters responded to the…

Rocks Found on California Beach Catch Fire in Woman’s Pocket

Rocks Found on California Beach Catch Fire in Woman’s Pocket

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A California mother is recovering from second- and third-degree burns after colored rocks her family collected from a southern California beach unexpectedly caught fire while in her shorts pocket.”We were talking abo…

Tyler Perry’s Latest Woes

Tyler Perry’s Latest Woes

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(ATLANTA, Ga.) — Tyler Perry is no stranger to trouble. After overcoming a traumatic childhood and months of homelessness as a struggling artist, the 42-year-old movie mogul faces new problems—racial profiling and, most…

Fire Damages Tyler Perry Studios

Fire Damages Tyler Perry Studios

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — A fire broke out at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Tuesday night, causing one building at the complex to partially collapse.
The cause of the four-alarm blaze — which started before 9 p.m. and was extinguished…

‘Suspicious’ Washington State House Fire Kills Two Women

‘Suspicious’ Washington State House Fire Kills Two Women

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — A “very suspicious” house fire near North Bend, Wash., that killed two women on Sunday is being investigated as a homicide, according to officials.The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking fo…

Burning Bodies Discovered in Florida Were Two Young Men

Burning Bodies Discovered in Florida Were Two Young Men

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Two bicyclists out for an early morning ride in Florida made a gruesome discovery when a fire turned out to be two burning bodies.  Police have now disclosed that the victims were two young men.The Or…

New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Neighbor From Fire

New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker Rescues Neighbor From Fire

Cindy Ord/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker said Friday he’s no hero and was just doing “what most neighbors would do” when he ran into a burning house to save a woman.Booker recounted his “come to Jesus&rdq…

Cruise Ship That Caught Fire Repaired, Heading to Malaysia

Cruise Ship That Caught Fire Repaired, Heading to Malaysia

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A cruise ship that caught on fire after leaving the Phillipines with over 1,000 people on board has been repaired and is on its way to Malaysia, the BBC reports. A fire erupted on the Azamara Quest one day af…

West Virginia House Fire: Ninth Victim, a 7-Year-Old Boy, Dies

West Virginia House Fire: Ninth Victim, a 7-Year-Old Boy, Dies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — A ninth victim, a 7-year-old boy, died on Sunday from the tragic house fire in Charleston, W.Va., that killed two adults and six other children. Bryan Timothy Camp was taken off life support this morning. “I…

Fire in West Virginia Home That Was Overdue for Inspection Called Worst in 40 Years

Fire in West Virginia Home That Was Overdue for Inspection Called Worst in 40 Years

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — The Charleston, W.Va., home where eight people were killed in a fast-moving fire was supposed to be inspected last month, but the fire department official was turned away because there was no adult home, cit…

Two Adults and Six Children Dead in West Virginia Slumber Party Fire

Two Adults and Six Children Dead in West Virginia Slumber Party Fire

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Flames engulfed a Charleston, W.Va. home early Saturday morning killing eight people, including a group of children. Six children, all under the age of eight years old, died in the fire, officials sa…

Meth Lab Explosion Causes Fire in Ohio Nursing Home

Meth Lab Explosion Causes Fire in Ohio Nursing Home

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ASHTABULA, Ohio) — A fire erupted at an Ohio nursing home where individuals had set up a methamphetamine lab to cook up the drug, Ashtabula police said Tuesday.The Sunday night fire at the Park Haven Nursing Home resulted in the…

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