Florida Casino Boat Bursts Into Flames On Water

Dramatic footage shows a Florida casino boat that burst into flames over the weekend.

People are seen leaping overboard into water 8 to 10 feet deep, in some of the coldest waters of the year.

One woman was pronounced dead, and over 15 others injured.


He Was Set To Sell His DeLorean For $70K - Then, A Suspicious Fire

He Was Set To Sell His DeLorean For $70K - Then, A Suspicious Fire

Where there's smoke, there's usually fire—a phrase that may apply doubly to a strange story out of Utah. Daryl Kemsley, a 22-year-old YouTuber and car aficionado, tells Fox 13 that his dream car, a 1981 DeLorean driven just 8,100 miles, began to smoke after it was rear-ended in a hit-and-run in Orem on Friday, after Kemsley had decided to sell it for $70,000. Kemsley says he pulled into a Rite Aid parking lot and watched as the car—one of about 9,000 made between 1981 and 1982—caught flame. The vehicle was eventually destroyed, but Kemsley says he could've saved it—and perhaps avoided minor burns—if a Rite Aid employee hadn't impeded him. According to Kemsley, a female employee refused to let him borrow the store's fire extinguisher, claiming it was company property, and declined to use it herself, saying she didn't know how.

"I stood there in front of her for minutes begging and pleading … all while the flames got bigger," Kemsley writes in a Facebook post. A since-removed comment on the same post points to a different story, per Jalopnik. "I'm the girl who handed you the Rite Aid fire extinguisher, which you refused," it reads. "Why are you lying about this story?" DeLorean Performance Industries has a theory. It says Kemsley had falsely claimed the company fully restored the car "to get a premium in the sale," and "he decided to [destroy-torch] the car in an attempt to collect his assured value." The Orem Police Department's own Facebook post about the fire adds to the suspicion. "We can all speculate as to why this happened this weekend … #youbethejudge," it reads. Kemsley denies wrongdoing, telling Jalopnik that the Facebook commenter "stole" the extinguisher and arrived at the fire too late.


Thief Fights For Life After ‘Blowing Himself Up’ In Bungled ATM Theft

Thief Fights For Life After ‘Blowing Himself Up’ In Bungled ATM Theft

 

CCTV footage has revealed the moment a blundering thief blew himself up while trying to steal from a cash machine. The 51-year-old man has been left fighting for his life after filling the ATM machine with gas before setting it alight.

The Daily Record reported that he suffered extensive injuries to his head and face after attempting the raid at a newsagents in Clydebank in Scotland on Thursday night.

He was blasted in the face by a piece of the ATM, and the footage shows him engulfed in the flames, while moments later his accomplice is seen running away.

 

 

The man was later found unconscious by fire crews after the 11.40pm explosion blew a gaping hole in the front of the store, which activated an alarm.

 

 

Police are searching for the second man, who was seen abandoning his injured accomplice and fleeing the scene in footage obtained by the Record.

 

 

 


Talk About A Hot Head - Woman's Feathered Hat Goes Up In Flames

Talk About A Hot Head - Woman's Feathered Hat Goes Up In Flames

I've heard that Brazilian women are hot heads.


RUSSIA RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR THE MOST RUSSIAN WAY POSSIBLE... BY BURNING AN 80FT CHRISTMAS TREE TO THE GROUND

Usually, when New Year's eve celebrations go awry it's a simple matter of regrettable hookups or an annoying drunk party guest hampering everyone's chill. However, the festivities at a Russian New Year's gathering truly broke the mold of bad parties when an 80 ft Christmas tree caught flames from the celebratory fireworks.

This feels like an avoidable fate, the but optics still present a deeply terrifying way to welcome a new year.

Given the close connections the U.S. holds with Russia, it's only natural for the skeptical (and mildly morbid) among us to wonder if there are larger metaphors to be delved into here. Let's hope not.

 

https://twitter.com/siberian_times/status/947549565900636161

Luckily, the flaming tree didn't cause any deaths or injuries.

However, I'm 100% sure it killed the vibe. Although, many onlookers seem entranced by the beautiful destruction.

https://twitter.com/Buggy__Bugler/status/947564592540082177

https://twitter.com/arwilexx/status/947503117146492928

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Unsurprisingly, by the time they arrived firefighters were unable to salvage any of the tree.

Apparently, none of this stopped the MC from enthusiastically doing his job.

That kind of dedication is #goals.

https://twitter.com/ASLuhn/status/947494307564580864

To be fair, who keeps Christmas trees up after New Year's anyway?!


1.4K Cars Destroyed in New Year's Eve Blaze

1.4K Cars Destroyed in New Year's Eve Blaze

 

A massive fire New Year's Eve in a multi-story parking garage in Liverpool, England, destroyed around 1,400 cars, with one exploding every few seconds at the height of the blaze, authorities say—but no humans or animals were seriously injured. Horses had been stabled in the garage before performances at the Liverpool International Horse Show, but they were moved to safety inside the nearby Echo Arena, the AP reports. Firefighters say six dogs that had been left in cars were rescued, including four from a vehicle on the roof of the seven-story structure and two that were saved from the second floor before the fire took hold, reports the Guardian.

 

 

Police say an "accidental fire within a vehicle caused other cars to ignite." The fire was brought under control Monday morning. The horse show was canceled and shelters were opened for people—and horses—needing emergency accommodation. Visitor Kerry Matthews tells the BBC that he left his car in the parking garage while visiting the city for New Year's Eve. "A fireman said the whole car park is on fire. He said, 'What level is your car on?' We said six," Matthews says. "He said, 'Well, you best go and have a couple of drinks to celebrate [the] new year because you're not going to get your car back.'"

 


Christmas Tree Fire: Watered Tree Vs. Dry Tree

Christmas Tree Fire: Watered Tree Vs. Dry Tree

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree. In this video, NIST fire researchers demonstrate what could happen if a fire starts in a watered Christmas tree vs. a dry Christmas tree.


Jealous Idiot Sets Strip Club On Fire To Keep Girlfriend From Dancing There

Jealous Idiot Sets Strip Club On Fire To Keep Girlfriend From Dancing There

If you’re dating a guy who can’t handle the fact that you’re a stripper then that is probably not the guy for you. And if you’re dating a guy who sets fire to the strip club you work at then he’s definitely not the guy for you.

Creio Chance Bishop, a 21-year-old man from West Virginia, was recently arrested and charged with second-degree arson after he decided to try and burn down JB’s Gentlemen’s Club in Huntington. And why the hell did he do this? To keep his girlfriend, McKayla Biedenbach, from continuing to perform at the strip club. Oh boy.

The fire kicked off at 3:30 AM and damaged the club’s front door, surveillance camera, siding, exterior wall and air conditioner. Hell, according to investigators, Bishop watched the fire burn from across the street and even yelled at a passerby to mind their own business when they began calling 911. This tool was eventually caught by police in the parking lot of a Walmart across from JB’s.

 

According to Jim Reed, the strip club’s manager, Bidenbach had worked at JB’s for six months, although now she might be let go if Bishop makes bail because he doesn’t want to risk keeping her around. Reed also had this to say to WSAZ.

“He might do this again. It might be worse next time. It’s stupid. She’s trying to make a living for herself. He’s not doing nothing. She’s paying the bills, from what I understand.”

So he’s nuts and a loser. Makes sense. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident.

 

 


Grisly Death Has Some Talking Spontaneous Human Combustion

Grisly Death Has Some Talking Spontaneous Human Combustion

 

A grisly mystery in London has police searching for answers. The Independent reports a 70-year-old man named John Nolan was walking near his home Sept. 17 when he burst into flames. Emergency services were called for a "man ablaze" while bystanders tried to put out the fire. The retired construction worker later died at the hospital from "horrific" burns, according to the Telegraph. His relatives say even his internal organs had burned. Despite months of investigation, officials have found no source of ignition or sign of an accelerant and have no suspects. Police say that interviews with witnesses don't indicate Nolan "had been in contact with another person at the time of the fire."

The Telegraph raises the specter of spontaneous human combustion, which it says is "a fiercely debated process" with only 200 deaths ever attributed to it. Bernard Knight, a former pathologist, says it's "ridiculous" to give any credence to spontaneous human combustion. “In the course of my career I saw maybe three or four cases of so-called spontaneous combustion, but they were all indoors near an open fireplace," he says. In the case of Nolan, he says "a failure to find a cause does not mean there isn't one." Meanwhile, Nolan's family just wants answers. “We were just worried that a frail, elderly man was attacked on the street,” nephew Kevin Byrne tells the Journal. “We just don’t know what happened to him and we’d like to know."

 


Guy Pipes Nitromethane Through A Giant Jug And Sets It Alight

Guy Pipes Nitromethane Through A Giant Jug And Sets It Alight

Watch clouds of fire bloom and decay in glorious slow motion 4K.


One Way to Get Rid of Bedbugs: Burn The House Down

One Way to Get Rid of Bedbugs: Burn The House Down

You might want to do anythingto get rid of bedbugs, but adding fire to the mix didn't end well for one Cincinnati woman trying to rid her apartment of the tiny creeps. As the AP reports, she accidentally started a house fire while trying to kill bedbugs with rubbing alcohol on Friday, causing $250,000 in damage and hospitalizing three people with smoke inhalation. Ten people are now homeless. "When I got here the whole house was on fire," one resident tells Fox 19.

"I'll start from scratch. It's like a dream....everything is burnt. I'll start fresh. It's all we can do now." It's worth noting that the fire isn't as much a fluke as one might think: Two weeks ago, a 13-year-old Cincinnati boy set fire to his building in the course of trying to kill bedbugs with alcohol; eight were left homeless in that blaze. Says a Cincy fire chief of proper bedbug removal: "Get a professional."


Morning Commuter Captures Apocalyptic Like Video Of LA Fires

Morning Commuter Captures Apocalyptic Like Video Of LA Fires

Reddit user TooShiftyForYou posted this shocking video of the Skirball Fire approaching the 405 freeway near Bel Air, California.

 

Morning commute on the 405 in LA today

As a resident of Southern California myself, traffic’s actually moving pretty good for the end of days. But then again, it was 5:06 am.

The 405 freeway, which is already considered one of the busy freeways in So Cal, was later shut down for a short period of time in both directions as the fire continued to rage.

It was a rare and eerie site as the 405 sat naked and empty.

Mandatory evacuation orders were given for portions of Bel Air as the fire made its way to homes in the area.

 


I'mma Teach You How To Make Lasagna

I'mma Teach You How To Make Lasagna

This talent deserves more views. I thought it was just going to be a 6 second vine of a guy rapping "I'm going to teach you how to make lasagna" over and over, but oh shit it's actually an entire track really teaching you how to make lasagna.


Ohio Teen Sparks Apartment Fire Trying To Kill Bed Bug, Causes $300K In Damages

Ohio Teen Sparks Apartment Fire Trying To Kill Bed Bug, Causes $300K In Damages

Remember when we told you that a guy set fire to his mobile home trying to kill a bunch of spiders? Well it looks like he might have been outdone by one teen who tried to do everything in his power to destroy a bed bug. Every burn down his apartment.

The 13-year-old boy from Cincinnati, noticed that a bed bug was in his presence. So what is one to do? Well this kid decided that he would soak the bed bug in alcohol. He then decided he would lit a match and burn the hell out of the bug. The only problem is that in doing so, he also kicked off a huge apartment fire. Whoops.

The fire was big enough to cause $300,000 in damages

“This was accidental. He wasn’t in there just playing with matches. It wasn’t the smartest thing, obviously, but he was trying to get rid of a bed bug,” a fire official said.

But now because of this three adults and five children were displaced and now need a place to live. But thankfully, no injuries were reported.

https://twitter.com/Fox19Jessica/status/935805001615716353

The American Red Cross is working to find housing for the folks left without a home, so that’s a plus.

In conclusion, if you’re trying to kill a bug, don’t burn your place to the ground.

 


18 Of The Funniest Thanksgiving Fail Gifs

18 Of The Funniest Thanksgiving Fail Gifs

 

 

 

 


Dude Takes Selfie With Homeless Man Before Setting Him On Fire

Dude Takes Selfie With Homeless Man Before Setting Him On Fire

There are some serious issues with these dudes… How are you going to do something like this to another living person?? Clowns.

Two men have been arrested for allegedly setting a sleeping homeless man on fire.

According to Unilad: The men approached the rough sleeper at a train station before taking selfies with him, CCTV shows them posing with the man.

One sat down and put his arm around the man, who was passed out on a station bench, while his friend took photos during the incident at Munich Train Station.

The two men took numerous selfies with the 51-year-old homeless man before setting his belongings on fire with a cigarette, local German media reports.

Several witnesses recognized the two men from the CCTV footage.

The two men, reportedly both Italian nationals, confessed their actions to the police, telling officers they were ‘just having some fun’.

They’re suspected of attempted GBH and will be brought before a judge to decide if they will be kept longer in custody.

Here is the CCTV video that was shot at the scene:


WOMAN NOT WEARING PANTS CRASHES HER CAR INTO A HOME NEXT TO HOUSE FIRE, TRIES TO RUN

WOMAN NOT WEARING PANTS CRASHES HER CAR INTO A HOME NEXT TO HOUSE FIRE, TRIES TO RUN

 

Toledo Firefighters were putting out a fire at a home on Federal Street when a 4WD drove into the house next door. Video shows the vehicle backing into the front steps, where the firefighters were standing. The woman behind the wheel then opens the door, gets out and starts running down the sidewalk, and she’s not wearing pants.

 


Stephen Hawking Says Earth Will Be 'Sizzling Ball Of Fire By 2600'

Stephen Hawking Says Earth Will Be 'Sizzling Ball Of Fire By 2600'

The way things are going, I would be shocked if this planet makes it to 2020.

Stephen Hawking, who knows all there is to know about everything, is back to depressing us all with another one of his lovely predictions. This time around he says that by the year 2600 the entire planet will turn into a big “ball of fire.” Hey, thanks a lot, Stephen.

 

Speaking via radio link in Beijing, Hawking says that soaring population and demands for energy will be the reason that we will all eventually burn to a crisp. So what does the 75-year-old think we should all do? Get the hell off this planet.

 

Metro

Hawking says his Breakthrough Starshot project could be the first step on the way. Professor Hawking said that he hoped that tiny spaceships propelled by beams of light could reach Alpha Centauri within his audience’s lifetime.

Hawking says, “Such a system could reach Mars in less than an hour, or reach Pluto in days, pass Voyager in under a week and reach Alpha Centauri in just over 20 years.”

Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to the Solar System, so naturally that would be the best bet.

The Breakthrough Starshot spacecraft would travel at a fifth of the speed of light. So with that said, will people still be on this planet by the year 2600? I highly doubt it, but if there is anyone left, well, you better find yourself another planet to live on.  I swear to fuck if humans are still on earth, and only earth, that I will haunt every motherfucker alive.

 

 


FASCINATING FACTS: 10 Incredible Facts Surrounding The Great Fire Of London

FASCINATING FACTS: 10 Incredible Facts Surrounding The Great Fire Of London

Thought by many at the time to be a disaster waiting to happen, the Great Fire of London is probably one of the most well-known events in the history of Stuart England. It began its spread of terror on the evening of September 1, 1666.

The London of 1666 consisted largely of houses constructed from oak timbers, which were covered in flammable tar in order to keep out the rain. The houses were crammed together in narrow streets, where the only real firefighters were neighborhood teams of “bucket brigades” whose only tools of the trade were leather water pails and primitive hand-operated water pumps. The Great Fire of London was said by many at the time to be an event of inevitability, and London’s citizens had been ordered to check their homes for possible fire risks.

Here are ten incredibly bizarre facts that surround the Great Fire of London.

10.It Was the Second Major Catastrophe to Hit the City within Twelve Months

The Great Fire of London began just as the city was starting to recover and rebuild itself from the horrendous effects of The Great Plague of London. Just a year earlier, the city had tragically lost an estimated 100,000 people (almost a quarter of its population) from an outbreak of bubonic plague, which at its peak was claiming as many as 8000 victims a week.

The Great Plague of 1665, originally caused by the Yersinia pestis bacterium, usually transmitted through the bites of infected rat fleas, was thankfully the last widespread outbreak of bubonic plague in England. It was not until February 1666 that the city was once again considered to be adequately safe for the return of King Charles II and his entourage.

9.The Food-Themed Fire Was Started in Pudding Lane by the King’s Baker and Ended at Pie Corner

After a hard day’s work, the King’s baker, Thomas Farriner, raked up the coals in the bakery hearth and went up to bed above his Pudding Lane bakery shortly before midnight on the evening of Saturday, September 1, 1666. The coals reignited a short time later, and the Great Fire had started. Farriner, his daughter Hanna, and a manservant all luckily managed to escape into a neighbor’s home from an upstairs window. The maid, whose name is still unknown was sadly unable to escape from the burning building and perished in the flames, becoming the Great Fire’s first victim.

The fire was finally brought to a halt four days later on Wednesday, September 6, at the corner of Cock Lane and Giltspur Street, known as Pye (or Pie) Corner. A small gilded statue of a child, known as The Golden Boy of Pye Corner still stands at the site as a memorial to The Great Fire of London, and bears the following inscription, “This Boy is in Memory put up for the late Fire of London Occasion’d by the Sin of Gluttony.”

8.The Lord Mayor of London Refused to Take the Fire Seriously

In the early hours of September 2, just as the fire was beginning to take hold, London’s Lord Mayor, Thomas Bloodworth, arrived at the scene of the bakery in Pudding Lane. On the grounds of costs, he defiantly refused to allow the demolition of the adjoining buildings, which would have almost certainly kept the fire contained.

Lord Mayor Bloodworth, in his view of the fire’s insignificance, impatiently, and now infamously, declared that “A woman might piss it out!” He turned on his heels, returned home to the comfort and safety of his bed and left the city to its fate. In view of his behavior and attitude, he has been wholeheartedly criticized and widely blamed for the extent of the damage caused to the city.

7.It Was Not the First Great Fire of London

Whilst undoubtedly the best known and most damaging fire in London’s long history, the Great Fire of 1666 was by no means the first.

The city of London’s history is peppered with tales of notable fires through the ages. Boudica and the Iceni are known to have razed the city to the ground in as far back as the year A.D. 60. Notable fires also occurred in the years 675, 989, 1087, 1135 (which famously destroyed London Bridge), and the 1212 Great Fire of Southwark, which was said by John Stow in his 1603 account to have killed as many as 3000 people, although this figure is now sometimes disputed by historians.

6.Samuel Pepys Buried Cheese in His Garden before Fleeing from the Path of the Fire

We all owe a huge debt of thanks to Samuel Pepys and his fastidious diary-keeping. He kept a detailed daily account of his life throughout the 1660s. His personal diaries were first published in 1825 and have become one of the most important eyewitness accounts and primary sources for both The Great Plague and The Great Fire of London.

Living in the path of the fire’s spread, Pepys, along with hundreds of others, began arranging the removal of his most valuable possessions by cart and river barge to ensure their safety. One of his most cherished possessions was a wheel of Italian Parmesan cheese, much prized amongst the noble classes at the time and highly expensive. His diary entry for Tuesday, September 4, 1666, records how he dug a pit in his garden in which he buried his wine along with his cheese for safekeeping. The subsequent fate of the cheese is not known.

5.The Fire Definitely Did Completely Destroy St Paul’s Cathedral

It has often been thought that the religious heart of the city, St. Paul’s Cathedral, survived the Great Fire of London completely intact. This is simply not true. While the domed London landmark did indeed survive the German aerial bombings of World War II in the 1940s, the medieval cathedral built in 1240 was completely destroyed by The Great Fire of London on Tuesday, September 3, 1666.

Ironically, the architect Sir Christopher Wren had attended a meeting at the cathedral to discuss an ongoing program of its repairs and restoration on August 27, 1666—just eight days later, the building was razed to the ground after the flames began to lick at the cathedral’s timber scaffolding.

With its five-foot (1.5 m) thick stone walls and empty surrounding plaza, the cathedral was seen by many as a safe place of refuge from the fire. The cathedral’s crypts had been filled with papers and books for safekeeping, only to provide further fuel for the fire. One week after the fire, the books were still burning.

By 8:00 p.m., the flames had spread to the roof which measured a huge six acres (2.4 hectares). Covered in lead, this quickly began to melt, and just 30 minutes later, the molten lead was cascading into the cathedral’s nave, onto the surrounding streets, and down Ludgate Hill like volcanic lava. The diarist John Evelyn wrote at the time, “the melting lead running down the streets, and the very pavements glowing with fiery redness, so as no horse, nor man, was able to tread on them.”

As well as being tasked to design the replacement cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren also designed “The Monument,” built to commemorate the fire. It stands an impressive 202 feet (62 m) tall—the exact distance between its base and the site of the fire’s start in Pudding Lane.

4.The Fire Had an Unbelievably Low Death Toll

The extent of the material damage caused by the fire was truly astounding. The fire consumed 85 percent of the city, an area measuring one by 1.5 miles (1.6 by 2.4 km). Eighty-seven parish churches and at least 13,200 homes were completely destroyed, leading to more than 100,000 people evacuating the city southwards across the River Thames and northwards to Clerkenwell, Finsbury, and Islington. The 1673 census revealed that 25 percent of these people did not return to the city.

Despite the horrendous scale of the damage caused to London, just six deaths were (officially) recorded. Incredibly, more people than this have been killed by falling from the top of The Monument erected to commemorate the fire. The actual death toll, though, is thought to have been much higher, as deaths amongst the poor classes were not recorded. In any case, human remains would not have survived the ferocity of the fire, which reached temperatures of 3000 degrees Fahrenheit (1650 degrees Celsius)—high enough to melt stone.

3.An Innocent Man Was Hanged for Starting the Fire

Robert Hubert was a simple-minded French watchmaker in his mid-twenties who claimed to be a French spy and an agent of the Pope. He confessed to starting the fire in Westminster, despite the fact that the fire never actually reached this part of London. When it was brought to his attention that the fire started at the Thomas Farriner’s bakery in Pudding Lane, he then claimed to have thrown a homemade fire grenade through an open window. It later emerged that Hubert was not even in the country at the time of the fire’s outbreak, he was on board a Swedish ship and did not arrive ashore in the UK until the fire had already been raging for two days.

Despite his obvious innocence and the fact that few people believed his confession, a scapegoat for the fire was urgently needed, and Hubert was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death at the courts of the Old Bailey. He was hanged at Tyburn, London on October 27, 1666. When his body was later handed by authorities to the Company of Barber-Surgeons for dissection, it was seized upon and brutally torn apart by an angry mob of baying Londoners.

2.The Fire Gave Birth to the Insurance Industry

The estimated value of the properties destroyed by the fire was £10 million (around £1.5 billion or US$1.9 billion in today’s money). The tenancy contracts of the time ensured that it was the tenants rather than the property owners who were responsible for the repairs and replacement of the houses. Tenants were even expected to pay rent while their burnt homes were being rebuilt.

Reacting to demand, this all led to Nicholas Barbon setting up the “Fire Office,” the first insurance company, in 1680. This was soon followed by the establishment of other insurance companies, and by 1690, one in ten of London’s homes was insured against fire. By 1720, the number of insurance policies underwritten had reached 17,000 worth £10 million—the estimated cost of the damage caused by the fire.

1.Bakers Apologized for the Fire—320 Years Later

In 1986, to mark the 500th anniversary of the granting of their Royal Charter by King Henry VII in 1486, John Copeman, Master of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, publicly unveiled a wall plaque at the corner of Pudding Lane and Monument Street, just feet from the site of Thomas Farriner’s bakery. The plaque finally acknowledged the fact that a fellow baker had been responsible for the start of the Great Fire of London, 320 years earlier. The Lord Mayor of London, Allen Davis, said in a simple response, “It’s never too late to apologize.”

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THIS IS INSANE - These Two Guys' Narrow Escape From Wildfire Is Harrowing To Watch

 

THIS IS INSANE - These Two Guys' Narrow Escape From Wildfire Is Harrowing To Watch

 There was no evacuation warning, and frankly, it's a miracle that these two managed to get out of this alive.

 


Dude Takes Cab After Crashing Car Leaving Date Inside To Burn

 

Dude Takes Cab After Crashing Car Leaving Date Inside To Burn

We have a winner for the biggest scumbag of the year. Maybe on the list of all-time dirtbags. This dude was the driver of the car that crashed and he left his date inside to take a cab to the hospital. What are you doing?! How can someone do this?

According to NYPost:

The driver in a fiery crash on the Gowanus Expressway early Friday morning hailed a cab and left the scene — leaving his female passenger burning to death inside the flame-engulfed car, according to police.

Saeed Ahmad, 23, of Brooklyn took the taxi to Maimonides Hospital in Borough Park, leaving his flaming 2007 Infiniti G35 sedan with the victim inside, cops said.

The charred body of Harleen Grewel, 25, of Astoria, Queens, was discovered in the front passenger seat after fire fighters extinguished the flames from the 4 a.m. crash.

Cops caught up with Ahmed at Maimonides, where he was being treated for burns to his extremities.

He was later arrested on charges of criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and speeding.

Cops say Ahmad, of Mill Basin, had lost control of his car as it was heading westbound near Centre Street in Red Hook. The car burst into flames after striking a concrete barrier.

Ahmad and Grewel may have been dating, the station reported.

Here is video from the news covering the situation. You can clearly see him getting into the cab with the fire going:

 


Pissed Off Wife Tries To Burn Her House Down

Pissed Off Wife Tries To Burn Her House Down

 "You Think I'm Scared?"

 


Terrifying Videos Of The Massive, Fast-Moving Wildfires In California

Terrifying Videos Of The Massive, Fast-Moving Wildfires In California

At least 14 fires raged in Northern California today, killing at least one person, destroying 1,500 buildings and prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. The cause of the fires is under investigation, according to the Los Angeles Times, but the combination of strong winds, high temperatures and dry conditions has helped the fires spread with terrifying speed.

Drone footage from Napa Valley show what resembles a river of fire cascading over a ridge.

 

In this video from Calistoga, fire and smoke seem to fill the entire sky with an ominous red hue.

 

The scenes after the fires have passed through are just as bad. A few small fires still burn in this footage from Santa Rosa. According to the person who shot it, "it looks like a nuclear bomb went off."

 

This video shot at a mobile home park in Santa Rosa shows utter devastation:

 

Meanwhile, in Southern California, about 1,000 homes and several schools and parks in Anaheim Hills were threatened by a quick-moving brush fire. Aerial footage shows smoke pouring off of hills near the 91 Freeway:

 

 


Hellish Footage Of A Wildfire Creeping Up On A California Highway

Hellish Footage Of A Wildfire Creeping Up On A California Highway

The west is enduring a particularly bad summer for wildfires, including a fast-moving wildfire ripped through Corona, south of Los Angeles earlier this week. Amazingly, as the fire moved towards State Route 91, the highway remained open, allowing for these apocalyptic scenes:

https://twitter.com/abc7greg/status/912522907464622080

The evacuation orders have now been lifted, and luckily the fire didn't do a great deal of damage to people or buildings.


Race Car Shoots Burning Fuel On Innocent Spectators, Sets Them On Fire

Race Car Shoots Burning Fuel On Innocent Spectators, Sets Them On Fire

When you're watching a live sports event, there are a few things you hope for.

You hope that the price of concessions haven't been jacked up too much since the last time you visited. You probably also hope you get a good view and aren't blocked by anyone wearing a sombrero or viking helmet. Maybe you'll even catch a foul ball or one of your favorite athletes will acknowledge you during a timeout.

The last thing you're probably hoping for is being doused with fuel and set on fire. Which is exactly what happened to these fans watching a car race in Australia.

And it's horrifying.

 

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/904725193989509120

It occurred at the Red CentreNATS festival, in Alice Springs as a car was doing burnouts for the crowd, when fuel shot out of the automobile and onto nearby spectators getting a closer look at the action. The crowd of 12 was then doused in the fuel and when it caught fire, so did they.

https://www.instagram.com/p/7HLwpPKXNp/

According to The Telegraph, 12 people were transported to the hospital with injuries, including one in critical condition. Reportedly, the accident resulted in two men, a father and son, with burns covering 20 percent of their bodies, including their faces.

“This is a distressing situation, however all patients are receiving the care they need,” the organizers said.

The event ended after the incident, for obvious reasons.

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This Domino Course Powered By Matches Is Absolutely Brilliant

This Domino Course Powered By Matches Is Absolutely Brilliant - 

 

​YouTuber Kaplamino is a genius when it comes to dominos and marble runs. His latest effort uses fire (matches, candles, sparklers, etc.) to power a chain reaction domino course, and it's incredibly inventive stuff:

Kaplamino's magnetized marble run is no less inventive and is well worth a watch (or another watch, if you've already seen it):


What Was She Thinking? Lady Flicks Her Lighter By The Gas Tank!

What Was She Thinking? Lady Flicks Her Lighter By The Gas Tank!

 

 She said "fuck it, im not gonna bbq myself the usual way through fumes...im gonna put my lighter DIRECTLY on the liquid gas and feed it into my car"

 


So Much Grain Poured Out Of This Collapsing Silo That It Combusted

So Much Grain Poured Out Of This Collapsing Silo That It Combusted

​We did not know dust explosions were a thing, but you learn something new and terrifying every day:

A dust explosion can happen with a number of materials, including grain, if the right conditions are in place:

In addition to the familiar fire triangle of oxygen, heat, and fuel (the dust), dispersion of dust particles in sufficient quantity and concentration can cause rapid combustion known as a deflagration.
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Luckily, nobody at the Indiana farm was injured.


Big Ol' Booty Gets Set On Fire

Big Ol' Booty Gets Set On Fire

 

Montego Bay, Jamaica.A woman was twerking in a dance club when someone lights her butt on fire. When the flames won't go out, she removes her shorts.


Man Sets His Pregnant Girlfriend On Fire

Man Sets His Pregnant Girlfriend On Fire

Police in Florida are searching for a man accused of dousing his pregnant girlfriend in gasoline and lighting her on fire.

 


Thousands Evacuated From Tomorrowland Festival In Barcelona After Stage Caught Fire

Thousands Evacuated From Tomorrowland Festival In Barcelona After Stage Caught Fire

 

Late Saturday night, all 22,000 people in attendance were evacuated from the Tomorrowland music festival in Barcelona, Spain after the stage caught on fire. Thankfully, no injures were reported, as everyone was able to make it out safely.

According to NPR, the fire was caused by a technical malfunction. Via Tomorrowland’s Facebook, here’s their statement on the incident.

Tonight, July 29th 2017, the UNITE Barcelona stage caught fire due to a technical malfunction. Thanks to the professional intervention of the authorities all 22.000 visitors were evacuated safely and without reports of injuries. Authorities will follow up and continue the investigation with the local Spanish organizer of UNITE.

Because it’s 2017 and social media is everywhere, there were a ton of videos of the fire posted online. Here are a few examples to demonstrate just how massive this fire was.

https://twitter.com/edwardLOZAN/status/891426036432461824

https://twitter.com/danieljares6/status/891400496757563396

https://twitter.com/ALEXPRIMLOPEZ7/status/891396937869647873

Tomorrowland has been held annually since 2005, and it has grown into one of the most popular music festivals on the planet. Tickets sell out almost instantly, and in an effort to meet demand, the festival is now held over two weekends with concerts taking place simultaneously in different locations across the world. Although Saturday night’s scary scene occurred in Barcelona, Tomorrowland’s main stage is in Boom, Belgium.

 


Car Bursts Into Flames On Highway

Car Bursts Into Flames On Highway

This is the heart-stopping moment a car travelling down an interstate suddenly burst into flames, engulfing the vehicle.


Woman Lights Hair On Fire While Playing Video Game

Woman Lights Hair On Fire While Playing Video Game

A French gamer got quite a shock when she tried to do at least one too many things at the same time. Twitch user AnaPlaying was playing a game of League of Legends while live-streaming herself, chatting with fans, and flicking a lighter on and off. This, of course, ended with her accidentally lighting her hair on fire while a bunch of strangers watched. In the video, AnaPlaying appears not to notice the flames for a few seconds before quickly putting them out and sheepishly laughing it off. She doesn't appear to have been injured.


Surveillance Footage Shows Man Lighting LGBT Youth Center On Fire

Surveillance Footage Shows Man Lighting LGBT Youth Center On Fire

 

The Phoenix Fire Department released this surveillance video they say shows a man pouring liquid on the floors and stepping out before the center catches on fire. The fire is being investigated as arson. No one was hurt.

 


Cinnamon Shower Goes HORRIBLY Wrong

Cinnamon Shower Goes HORRIBLY Wrong

In Denmark we have a tradition about showering anyone who haven't got married by their 25 birthday with cinnamon, this time it was my turn and it went horribly wrong.

He is doing fine no severe injuries.

 


Naked Manitowoc Man Resisting Police Catches Fire After They Tase Him

Naked Manitowoc Man Resisting Police Catches Fire After They Tase Him

 

According to WSAW, a naked 33-year-old Manitowoc man was reportedly standing in the middle of a city street Friday night “yelling that he had a knife and was going to gut someone.”

When several city police officers arrived on the scene and asked Travis Tingler why he was standing in the middle of the road without any clothes on, he told them he “wasn’t doing anything and it wasn’t against the law to walk around with no clothes on.”

The sounds about right for Manitowoc, Wisconsin, but instead of framing this guy for murder like their county counterparts, these city police officers decided to diffuse the situation by escorting the “gentleman” to their squad car. Along the way, they found Tingler’s folding knife in his pants that were laid out on his porch, so they removed the knife and tried to put his pants on for him.

Pants apparently weren’t part of Tingler’s Friday night plans, and he began to scuffle with police while they tried to cover him up. The officers decided to use their tasers in an effort to subdue him, but Tingler was “unfazed” by their first shot.

Now, it’s unknown what Tingler was on at this point other than alcohol, but he would soon be…wait for it…on fire after officers tased him again. You see, kids, Tingler had apparently picked up a cigarette lighter, and the instant officers tased him, it ignited both his beard and chest hair.

Officers quickly attempted to put out the flames, and for their efforts, one of them received a punch in the face courtesy of Tingler. The other officer deployed his taser, and this time it was strong enough to knock Tingler out. Tingler even resisted the EMS crew that arrived on the scene to treat him, so he was eventually sedated.

He now faces charges of felony resisting/battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct and lewd and lascivious behavior.

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27 Hilarious Cooking Fail Nominees

27 Hilarious Cooking Fail Nominees

This Kitchen is my KINGDOM.  THESE BURNING EGGS ARE MINE AND MINE ALONE.

 

 


This Flaming Pile Of Sulfur Looks Absolutely Crazy

This Flaming Pile Of Sulfur Looks Absolutely Crazy

 

WELCOME TO HELL


QUICK THINKING CRANE OPERATOR SAVES MAN FROM BURNING BUILDING

QUICK THINKING CRANE OPERATOR SAVES MAN FROM BURNING BUILDING

 

 A roofer escaped a burning building in the city of Irmabyen, in Rødovre, Denmark on July 6 by holding onto the lifting hook of a crane until he was safely lowered to the ground from the roof of a six-story structure.

As the fire engulfed the building, crane driver John Pedersen jumped into his machine and steered it towards the roofer until he was able to latch on and move free of the thick black smoke.

A local news outlet in the city captured the action on camera and shared it on YouTube. Credit: Rødovre Lokal Nyt via Storyful

 


Fire Breather Sets His Own Face Alight During His Performance

Fire Breather Sets His Own Face Alight During His Performance

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT The daredevil performer was the third fire breather to set himself alight within a matter of minutes at the festival in the Russian city of Kemerovo


A LITERAL FIRE TRUCK - Pyro Builds A Flamethrowing RC Firetruck

A LITERAL FIRE TRUCK - Pyro Builds A Flamethrowing RC Firetruck

 

This is equal parts awesome and deeply frightening.


Just A Family Enjoying A Sunday Barbecue On The Beach

Just A Family Enjoying A Sunday Barbecue On The Beach

 

 When you like char on your burgers.

 


Look How Fast A UK Fridge Burns Compared To American Design

Look How Fast A UK Fridge Burns Compared To American Design

A video showing how British style fridge freezers can go up in flames in less than a minute has been released following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The shocking video, which was released by the London Fire Brigade, shows how the traditional British-style, plastic-backed appliances, burn far easier compared to the the U.S. metal backed models.

In the clip, you can clearly see how the flames do not spread in the American models, with the fire being far more contained – yet it takes just 55 seconds for the British one to become engulfed in flames.

Here is the disturbing footage:

The London Fire Brigade released the video back in February – they were campaigning to get all new fridge’s and freezer’s to have a fully fire retardant backing as standard procedure.

The video has re-surfaced after it emerged that the Hotpoint FF175BP fridge-freezer sparked the Grenfell Tower disaster, which has killed at least 79 people.

Although the particular model in question has not been subject to a product re-call, it will be examined by safety experts as part of the governments-ordered review, reports the Mirror.

The Hotpoint model in question - the FF175BP - were manufactured by Indesit and sold for around £330 at the time.

Although the models were discontinued in 2009, thousands are still thought to be in use.

Hotpoint released a statement to say that they are working alongside authorities but were unable to ‘speculate on further details at this time’.

A Hotpoint spokesman said:

We are addressing this as a matter of utmost urgency and assisting the authorities in any way we can.

We will provide additional updates as our investigations progress.

https://twitter.com/RichSuchet/status/878187737886715904

The Hotpoint spokesman continued:

Words cannot express our sorrow at this terrible tragedy.

We offer our most profound condolences to the victims, those who have lost loved-ones, homes, and possessions, and their friends and families.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved, including the emergency services who risked their lives to extinguish the blaze and rescue those in the building.

 

The London Fire Brigade have said that nearly one fire a day is caused in the capital due to white goods.
Their campaign 'Total Recalls' was set up to try to get the Government, manufacturers and retailers to make changes to improve safety.

One proposed measure calls for manufacturers to use metal rather than plastic to make the backs of fridges, similar to those used with most American-style fridges.

Andy Vaughan-Davies, the watch manager for the London Fire Brigade said:

Once a spark ignites in the compressor which powers the freezer, it can be as little as 90 second before the whole kitchen is engulfed in flames.

The foam used to insulate them is highly ­flammable and is the equivalent to having four gallons of petrol around your freezer.

Once ignited it produces an intense heat three times that of a large bonfire - this is the cause of some of the worst home fires we have had.

Andy continued:

Once they catch fire, they burn extremely quickly producing thick smoke and intense heat.

This has been going on for several years, which is the frustrating part.

It is worth remembering the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower had roots beyond the fridge which ignited the blaze, but the footage of this fridge burning is concerning to say the least.

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Driver Narrowly Escapes His BMW As It Bursts Into Flames

Driver Narrowly Escapes His BMW As It Bursts Into Flames

 

One off my biggest fears while learning to drive was that my car would randomly go up in smoke. Unfortunately for one man in Russia, those fears became reality for him.

An onlooker captures the whole ordeal as a man can be seen looking confused as to why the lower half of his BMW is suddenly catching fire. But instead of getting the hell out of his burning the car, the man decided to speed down the street in panic.

He eventually jumps out of the blazing vehicle. Thankfully the driver was uninjured during the ordeal and was able to put out the unexpected flames with the help of local firefighters.

That’s for not using your turn signals.


Fireproof Material On London Tower Would Have Only Cost $6.5K

Fireproof Material On London Tower Would Have Only Cost $6.5K

Police officials days ago said they didn't expect any more survivors to emerge in the London high-rise blaze, and on Friday, things got more grim: There is "a risk that sadly we may not be able to identify everybody," Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy tells the BBC. The Grenfell Tower death toll currently stands at 30, per the AP; as for how many dead there could ultimately be, Cundy said he hoped the toll would not end up in the "triple figures." The AP reports that officials have said they genuinely don't know what the toll might be. More:

  • The AP counts one entire family among the missing: Bassem Choukeir, wife Nadia, her mother Sariyya, and three daughters. All lived on the 22nd floor.
  • The Times of London reports at least six of the bodies recovered were found outside—suggesting they jumped to their deaths in a bid to escape.
  • The Times also digs into the building's cladding, which has been the subject of controversy in the wake of the fire. It reports the building was in 2015-2016 refurbished at a cost of $11 million, which involved the application of aluminium panels made by US-based Reynobond to the exterior. A Reynobond sales rep tells the paper the version used on the building has a flammable plastic (polyethylene) core and is banned on any building over 40 feet tall in the US because of the potential fire hazard. By the Times' math, the cost of outfitting the building in the fire-resistant version would have tacked $6,500 onto the renovation cost.
  • Why was the cladding added? Per planning documents seen by the Independent, for insulation, but also to "improve [the tower's] appearance especially when viewed from the surrounding area."
  • The Guardian delves into the building's renovation and finds that nine contractors and subcontractors were involved. This raises "concerns among architectural and fire safety experts about the quality of oversight and accountability," it writes.

  • The BBC notes a criminal investigation into the fire has been launched. The AP reports the fire's starting point has been reviewed, and there are no signs it was arson.
  • On the political front, the BBC reports a "political row" emerged over claims PM Theresa May spoke only to London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton and other emergency services workers when visiting the site Thursday, while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke to residents and their relatives. May will be meeting with the injured Friday.
  • The BBC has a harrowing first-person account of a 15th-floor resident who managed to escape. "On one of the floors I tripped badly and fell, as I looked up I saw the face of a dead man. I can still picture him now."
  • "He survived Assad, he survived the war, only to be killed in a tower block in London": read the poignant backstory of the first victim to be identified.


Massive Fire Engulfs Grenfell Tower Block In West London

Massive fire engulfs Grenfell tower block in West London

A massive fire engulfed a 24-floor high-rise apartment building in west London early Wednesday. Police said a number of people were being treated for a range of injuries, but did not provide more specifics. London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted that a major incident had been declared, with 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters at the scene. Flames and smoke were still shooting from the windows of the Grenfell Tower in North Kensington more than four hours after the blaze started around 1am London time. It was not clear if there were residents trapped, but people at the scene spoke of not being able to reach friends and family who had been inside. Witnesses tell the Guardian they saw at least one person fall from the building.

Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home as well, the AP reports. "We saw the people screaming," she said. "A lot of people said 'Help, help, help.' The fire brigade could only help downstairs. It was fire up, up, up. They couldn't stop the fire." Nearby resident Tim Downie told the Press Association he feared the building could collapse. He said he heard sirens, helicopters, and shouting and then saw the building engulfed in flames. "It's the most terrifying thing I've ever seen. I just hope they have got everyone out," he said. "People have been bringing water, clothes, anything they've got to help, out to the cordon."

 


Here's How You Can Start A Fire Using A Sandwich Bag Filled With Water

Here's How You Can Start A Fire Using A Sandwich Bag Filled With Water

It sounds so counterintuitive, but the scientific principles behind it are actually very simple.


Disturbing Video Shows Cops Kicking And Dragging Burning Crash Victim - That Was An Innocent Bystander

Video Shows Cops Kicking And Dragging Burning Crash Victim - That Was An Innocent Bystander

It is rough to watch: A video from NJ.com shows a man in flames emerging from his burning car after a Sunday night wreck. Police officers then arrive on the scene quickly—and begin kicking him before dragging him away from the flames. The officers apparently thought the man was the same one they had been pursuing in a car chase, but it turns out he was a second driver, an innocent victim who got caught up in the chase. The driver police were pursuing has been identified as 48-year-old Leo Pinkston, and he crashed his car into a utility pole while trying to elude cops after fleeing from a traffic stop. That started a fire that engulfed the vehicle of the second man, now in the hospital with severe burns.

"Our investigators have reviewed the video and we believe with certainty that this man is the bystander from West New York who suffered burns, not Leo Pinkston," a spokesman for the Hudson County prosecutor's office tells NBC New York. Friends say the second driver, who has been identified only as a 28-year-old man, had been driving home after work when the accident happened. "This is unacceptable," tweeted Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. "We're IDing officers. We'll pursue termination + criminal charges as appropriate." He separately said "the entire pursuit that was previous to that fiery crash had questionable judgment calls from the officers." Pinkston, also hospitalized, faces charges of aggravated assault and eluding.


Using A Dollhouse To Demonstrate Why Firefighters Sometimes Ventilate Roofs To Quell Fires

Using A Dollhouse To Demonstrate Why Firefighters Sometimes Ventilate Roofs To Quell Fires

 

According to firefighting website FireRescue1, "vertical ventilation is one of the most hazardous tasks" a firefighter can face, so it's a technique they rely on only when it is absolutely necessary.


TRUCK DRIVER SAVES THE DAY - SAVES DOZENS OF PEOPLE FROM BURNING BUILDING

TRUCK DRIVER SAVES THE DAY - SAVES DOZENS OF PEOPLE FROM BURNING BUILDING

UPS driver Paul Pereira had a special delivery for a family whose lives he likely saved when he saw their porch was on fire and rushed to douse the flames and get them to safety.

On Monday, Pereira was making his last delivery of the day in his UPS truck when he noted tall orange flames leaping around the white wraparound porch of Brian and Tracy Lavender and their children in Haverhill, Massachusetts reported WCVB.

While bystanders on the street lingered videotaping the scene, the deliveryman leapt into action, asking someone to get a hose.

 


Thieves Use Blowtorch To Break Into ATM And Accidentally Burn Cash

Thieves Use Blowtorch To Break Into ATM And Accidentally Burn Cash

 

Something tells me these idiots weren’t doing a reenactment of this scene:

Nope, they just don’t have many braincells.

Police in Washington discovered that a bunch of thieves attempted to break into an ATM by using a blowtorch to get through the exterior. The only problem is that they accidentally set all the cash on fire and ended up empty-handed.

All that remains of the thieves attempt to break into the ATM outside Coastal Community Bank is just a charred box. All from their own doing of course. Take a look at the tweet of the aftermath thanks to Everett Police.

https://twitter.com/EverettPolice/status/869565278757113857

According to John Dickson, the Chief Operations Officer of Coastal Community Bank, the suspects did not manage to successfully collect any bills from the failed heist. Nice move, idiots.

The bank will be providing surveillance video to police while detectives investigate. So not only did these dudes end up with no money, but they will now end up behind bars.

 

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Students Almost Hit By Lightning Bolt As ‘Fire Rains Down From Sky’

Students Almost Hit By Lightning Bolt As ‘Fire Rains Down From Sky’

 

 A lightning bolt has come within a few meters of hitting a group of friends as one of them tried to capture the terrifying strike in a Snapchat video.

As a bolt missed him and his pals by just 20 metres, Alex Sawyer, 23, described the shock as the bolt was like “fire raining down from the sky” as it struck a nearby building.

Casually filming the spectacular lightning storm over Plymouth, Alex was on his mobile phone when he got more than he bargained for.

Firefighters were called to the street as several properties were damaged across the city. One bolt struck a house on Houndiscombe Road, Mutley, in another incident also caught on video, the Plymouth Herald reports.

Alex said: “My friends and I were all watching the lightning and I thought, ‘This will make a great Snapchat’. The next thing I know there’s fire raining down from the sky. Torrential rain. We were right in the middle of it.”

The bolt – which University of Plymouth student Alex captured from Rochester Road in Mutley – struck a house in neighbouring Abingdon Road, just 20 metres from where he had been filming.

 


Crazy Exboyfriend Sets Himself On Fire On Facebook Live [Graphic]

Crazy Exboyfriend Sets Himself On Fire On Facebook Live [Graphic]

 OCKING

 Murphys bar in midtown Memphis TN was a hellish scene tonight after Jared McLemore set himself on fire while streaming the act on Facebook Live. no word on if he survived

UPDATE: according to reports on Facebook he died early this morning