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Heartbreaking: At least 75 dogs dead after fire rips through Ponderosa...

GEORGETOWN — The fence in front of the Ponderosa Pet Resort on North Austin Avenue has been adorned with photographs of dogs, their toys, flowers, and signs and cards offering condolences to the owners.

A home wrapped in foil survived the massive Caldor Fire

When the voracious Caldor Fire raced through the forested Phillips Tract near Sierra-at-Tahoe, it destroyed dozens of cabins but spared a couple. One was wrapped in what looks like aluminum foil, prompting some to describe it as a giant baked potato or an oversized plate of leftovers.

Caldor Fire reaches Lake Tahoe basin as embers fly past fire...

Firefighters battled the monstrous Caldor Fire on Tuesday, protecting alpine communities and shielding some of the country's most beloved outdoor playgrounds in the Tahoe Basin.

Drunk man with knife attacks EMTs while being transported, hijacks ambulance

A knife-wielding drunken man attacked a pair of EMTs driving him to a Bronx hospital early Monday — and briefly hijacked their ambulance, officials said.

Michigan woman sets herself on fire while trying to exterminate bedbugs...

A 31-year-old woman from Pontiac was hospitalized with second-degree burns on Tuesday after attempting to exterminate bedbugs in her car.

12 Massachusetts firefighters hospitalized with chemical burns at MIT apartment

Twelve firefighters in Cambridge were hospitalized after sustaining chemical burns while battling a blaze on Massachusetts Avenue early Wednesday morning, according to fire officials.

Firefighter dies of ‘mechanical asphyxia’ after being trapped in a window...

An Arlington firefighter on vacation in Mexico was accidentally asphyxiated last week when he became trapped in a window as he tried to enter a bathroom, Mexican law enforcement authorities have concluded.

Man hijacks ambulance at gunpoint with patient and EMT in the...

Police in Texas arrested a man Friday morning who they say hijacked an ambulance at gunpoint and tried to flee with two people inside, including a patient

Multiple charges announced for couple who started massive California wildfire with...

In September — as a record heat wave crested over Southern California — a couple set off a smoke-emitting pyrotechnic device at a gender-reveal party in a Yucaipa park.

6 hospitalized after home explosion in Plano, Texas; cause under investigation

Six people were injured when a home exploded Monday afternoon, scattering debris across a Plano neighborhood and shaking homes up to a mile away. Three of those injured were children, authorities said.