Guess How Many Dumpster Fires St. Louis Had Last Night

Ashley Feinberg · 07/05/16 02:30PM

Do you live in or around the St. Louis area? And is your dumpster currently engulfed in flames? I’m not surprised. Because can you guess how many dumpster fires were put out by the St. Louis Fire Department last night? The answer is 23. Twenty-three dumpster fires.

Entire Skyscraper Burning in Dubai

Sam Biddle · 12/31/15 01:04PM

The Address hotel in downtown Dubai is currently on fire, coinciding with the emirate’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

Brendan O'Connor · 07/18/15 08:40AM

In the foreground, a landscape of embers, left this morning by the “North Fire,” which prompted people to abandon their cars on the 15 freeway near Victorville, California, smolders. Two people were injured. In the distance, a new fire, dubbed the Pine Fire, takes hold. Funny how that happens!

A Dubai Skyscraper Called the "Torch Tower" Was on Fire

Sam Biddle · 02/20/15 06:32PM

UPDATE 02/21: According to Gulf News, firefighters brought the blaze under control at around 4:24 a.m. local time. 10 residents of the tower suffered from smoke inhalation, but no casualties or major injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Foul play is not currently suspected.

Seven-Alarm Fire Burning in Williamsburg

Brendan O'Connor · 01/31/15 01:20PM

More than 200 FDNY firefighters have been fighting what is now a six-alarm fire at a warehouse in Williamsburg since early this morning, The New York Times reports. More than 200 firefighters are working to contain the fire from both land and boats on the East River.

BuzzFeed Pulls Writer’s Employment Offer Over Leak Allegations

J.K. Trotter · 01/06/15 05:30PM

The small staff of, the breaking-news site associated with The Boston Globe, is still reeling from weeks of internal unrest stemming from a series a viral posts about a Harvard professor and a Chinese restaurant published in early December, which resulted in a retraction, some disciplinary actions, and a suspension for one staffer. The turmoil’s latest casualty, however, involves a previously unrelated party: a young journalist who was about to start a fellowship at BuzzFeed.

Tom Scocca · 10/07/14 04:42PM

Another firetruck has caught fire in the course of fighting fires, this time en route to a blaze in in Silver Spring, Maryland. "Damage to the building was estimated at $150,000," the Washington Post reports, "and truck damage was put at $200,000."