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Florida Man Says His Galaxy Note 7 Exploded And Set His Jeep On Fire

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones have had a busy couple of weeks. They’re exploding all over the place, and as a result, the company has been forced to issue a massive recall and stop shipments of new phones. Oh, and now the spark-happy gadgets apparently set some poor guy’s Jeep ablaze.

An Enormous California Bushfire Could Quadruple In Size

An out-of-control bushfire ripping through California’s central coast is expected to get worse before it gets better. On Saturday, California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) announced that the so-called Soberanes fire, which has already burned an area larger than San Francisco, could quadruple in size and rage for another month.

Thousands Forced To Evacuate As California's Sand Fire Continues To Spread

Shifting winds and blazingly hot temperatures are fuelling a wildfire in southern California that has now spread to 132 square kilometres and is now threatening several neighbourhoods.

Siberia's Sprawling Sawdust Dump Fire Will Burn For Years

Environmentalists in Siberia are expressing concern over an ongoing fire at the world’s largest sawdust dump — a fire that’s been burning since 2013 and will continue to do so for years to come.

Unprecedented Number Of Tree Deaths In California Points To A Catastrophic Fire Season

One more horrific prediction has come to pass for California’s drought-ravaged forests. According to the US Forest Service, trees are dying at an even more astonishing rate than they were last summer (Australia’s winter), creating fuel for what will almost certainly be the worst wildfire season in memory.

NASA Just Lit A Fire In Space

On the list of things you’re not advised to do in closed quarters with a limited oxygen supply, lighting a fire definitely ranks high. But this week, NASA did exactly that: The agency intentionally ignited a “large scale fire” aboard a spacecraft.

A Big LA Fire Isn't Worse Because People Are Finally Preparing For The Worst

It had all the elements of a catastrophe: A truck hit an electrical pole in the bone-dry canyons outside LA, exploding a transformer. Winds were brisk with temperatures above 32C. Despite that, the 500-acre blaze that looked particularly scary has only damaged three structures, reportedly because local residents had take the right precautions to protect themselves from bushfire.

The World's Largest Solar Plant Just Torched Itself

Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility crippled for the time being. It sounds like the plant’s workers suffered through a real hellscape, too.

Satellite Images Reveal The Horrific Scope Of Alberta's Bushfires

Bushfires continue to ravage the Canadian province of Alberta, and experts say they could double in size and take months to extinguish. Here are the latest space-based images of this unprecedented natural disaster.

Another Day, Another Burning Skyscraper In Dubai

Until today, it had been almost three months since the last burning skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates. That all changed when a building went up in flames just outside of Dubai earlier today.

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