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Southern California Wildfires 20 Percent Contained

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A nearly 4-square-mile wildfire on the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton was reduced to smoldering Monday as hot, dry Santa...

Marine Base Evacuated After Wildfire

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by strong winds, a Southern California wildfire forced 260 residents and hospital patients to evacuate at a military base....

Jimmy Kimmel Pranked The Internet With Viral Video of Twerking Girl Who Caught Fire

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Well, life is a lie. No one can be trusted. Jimmy Kimmel revealed that the hilarious video we've all been freaking out over, in which a girl making...

Wildfire Stories: Mortal Work

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

People and equipment move around the country, prepositioned or responding to threats, and the result is a community where openness is as natural as breathing. You might think firefighters have tremendous and selfish egos. Nothing is farther from the truth.

Colorado Forest Fires Captured in Stunning Time Lapse Video

Brandon Ambrosino | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Brandon Ambrosino

By condensing the hours-long footage into short clips, Matt was able to capture the eerie, tireless way a wildfire stalks any and every sign of life in its path.

John Landis Remembers An American Werewolf in London, Which Will Soon Be Recreated as a Maze at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

Jim Hill | Posted 10.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you'd like to see how John Landis' latest collaboration with Universal Creative ultimately turns out, then do make a point of checking out the An American Werewolf in London maze at Halloween Horror Nights 23.

Idaho Wildfire Raging On With Limited Containment

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green

(Recasts to show wind aiding firefighters; evacuation orders lifted for 400 homes) By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, Au...

#SmokeyBDay

Smokey Bear | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Smokey Bear

I turn 69 years old today! Sixty-nine years of wildfire prevention messaging and awareness, waving at parades, standing guard at campsites, showing people how to douse a campfire and even giving out #SmokeyBearHugs.

Massive Fire Rages At Nairobi Airport

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 10.06.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A small fire at Kenya's main airport swelled into a roaring inferno Wednesday that destroyed part of East Africa's largest avia...

Chevron Agrees To Fine After California Refinery Fire

AP | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green

RICHMOND, Calif. — Chevron Corp. on Monday agreed to pay $2 million in fines and restitution and pleaded no contest to six charges in a fire las...

Was This Ecological Reserve Purposefully Set On Fire?

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A fire has raged across an ecological reserve in the capital of Argentina, just a few blocks from the city's political...

Spilled Milk: In Case of Inferno, Evacuate

William Lucas Walker | Posted 09.30.2013 | Los Angeles
William Lucas Walker

A couple of weeks ago a fire tried to eat our town. You may have heard about it on TV. My mother called from 3,000 miles away to say Brian Williams had reported our evacuation on the NBC Nightly News, which I assume meant I wasn't imagining things.

Drawn to Fire: A Fire Starter & His Sustainable Meat Shop

Liza de Guia | Posted 07.26.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Jeremy Stanton, the chef and proprietor of sustainable butcher shop The Meat Market, has a way with fire.

Proof That There's Always A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Disaster Unpreparedness: Wildfire Tragedy Sheds Light on Dangerous Budget Gaps

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

They went in as a team and perished as heroes. From what ongoing investigations have been able to determine, the 19 elite firefighters of the Prescott...

Why Do Firefighters Take Such Risky Jobs?

Lisa Wade | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Lisa Wade

Nineteen firefighters died in Arizona on Sunday. It is a stark reminder that firefighters put their lives on the line to protect other people's property and lives. Why do they choose to take such dangerous work?

Home Fire-Safe Checklist/Defensible Space

Matthew Stein | Posted 09.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Matthew Stein

With the record-breaking heat, drought, and fire storms of the summer of 2012, followed by a horrendous start to the 2013 fire season, most of us want to do what we can to improve the chances that our home will survive a local wildfire.

Chez Panisse's Salty General Contractor on Why He Was the Only Man for the Job

San Francisco magazine | Posted 06.28.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

The rebuild of Alice Waters' Chez Panisse restaurant after a devastating spring fire owes a lot to Gene DeSmidt, the general contractor responsible for the icon's comeback.

Hacking SF: How to (Legally) Build a Fire

San Francisco magazine | Posted 08.17.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

In summer months, you may have wondered if a backyard fire pit is legal, or if you can really build a bonfire on Ocean Beach. How about fireworks? In SF, getting the fire going is the easy part, but neighbors and fire regulations can be strict. So how exactly can you get away with burning stuff?

Tyler Kingkade

UNC 'Intimidation' Case Against Student Alleging Sexual Assault Raises Free Speech Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.14.2013 | College

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has dropped its case against Landen Gambill, a sophomore student UNC accused of creating an intimidating ...

Death Toll From China Poultry Farm Fire Tops 100

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 08.02.2013 | World

BEIJING — A swift-moving fire trapped panicked workers inside a poultry slaughterhouse in northeastern China that had only a single open exit, k...

Fire at Heidelberg

Jenenne Whitfield | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Jenenne Whitfield

As you may have heard by now, a prominent art installation on Heidelberg Street, the Obstruction of Justice House, burned almost entirely to the groun...

What You Wear Might Kill

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Nancy Cohen-koan

As more and more people are arrested over the horrible neglect that led to so many deaths in the Bangladesh factories, one can't help but think of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in 1911, and wonder how much has changed.

Fire in Your House?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sidonie Sawyer

If you live in Florida, like me, the following bit of info might be of help when choosing a home insurance for your new digs. A flagrant scandal has ...

Practice What You Preach: How the US Government Can End Bangladesh's Factory Fires

Bama Athreya | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Bama Athreya

Would it surprise you to learn that the factory was used by companies who make federal uniforms? Labor rights organizations were able to photograph labels in the factory wreckage linking Tazreen to two US government contractors.