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California firefighters battle blaze overnight at auto scrap yard

A fire erupted Wednesday afternoon at an auto wrecking yard near the airport in Otay Mesa, sending thick black smoke billowing over the South Bay.

San Francisco firefighters rescue driver from burning car after slamming into...

San Francisco firefighters rescued a man surrounded by flames in his crumpled car early Friday after he plowed into a fuel storage tank at a Chevron gas station, officials said.

Massive fire engulfs Pennsylvania apartment building, 11 injured including 5 officers...

A massive apartment fire that broke out in Montgomery County Wednesday night injured 11 people.

FDNY Firefighters find body with hands bound behind back, burned after...

The charred corpse of a New Yorker was found at a Queens construction site, in what appeared to be a brutal execution.

Firefighters extinguish flames after man barricades himself in home, sets fire...

A man was hospitalized for evaluation Wednesday after barricading himself in a home, setting a fire inside it and then leaving through a back window, authorities said.

Firefighters rescue man from vehicle after driving into freezing river

An 18-year-old whose car skidded off an icy Iowa road and into a river Tuesday was rescued after asking Siri to call 911.

Dog sets kitchen on fire, nearly burns down house after turning...

A house in England nearly burned down Monday after the family's husky inadvertently turned on a microwave that had food inside, according to the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.

Firefighters, hazmat techs investigating box leaking ‘highly contagious’ outside theatre contain...

Officials have determined that a box reading "highly contagious human substance" left outside the North Bend Theatre, which led to one person being taken to the hospital Friday night, contained human urine.

California firefighters come to the rescue of a baby sea lion

A 5-month-old sea lion was tuckered out Sunday after firefighters rescued the little pup who had strayed from his Bay Area home.

Virginia officers body-cam show them saving unconscious woman from burning car

Body-camera video captured two Virginia police officers and two citizens rescuing an unconscious woman from a burning vehicle after a crash early Friday morning.