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Two people were killed in a massive explosion at a Houston manufacturing plant Friday

Two people were killed, and Northwest Houston residents were jolted awake early Friday, when a manufacturing plant exploded.
Police cars are seen parked in front of Roosevelt High School after a shooting incident in Hawaii January 28, 2014.

2 Honolulu police officers were killed in a shooting as a nearby house burned

Videos of the scene near the Diamond Head area of the island show a massive fire shooting flames and smoke into the sky as shots rang out.
A composite image showing a still from video footage of rain in Melbourne shared by 9 News Australia presenter Jo Hall on Wednesday and firefighters tackling a blaze in New South Wales on December 31, 2019.

After months of devastating bushfires Australia is finally getting rain, but it won’t stop the fires, and is bringing new extreme weather condit...

Firefighters welcomed rain in areas like Victoria and New South Wales. They say it is helping to weaken fires, but will not distinguish them.
A NASA visualization of the fires over Australia on January 1 2020 based on satellite data.

Australia’s bushfires are producing so much smoke that NASA expects it to travel all the way around the world and return to Australia

NASA said the smoke from the fires devastating Australia had already traveled "halfway around Earth" last week, reaching South America.

Australia’s bushfires are ravaging the country. Here’s how it all happened.

Bushfire season in Australia began in September 2019 following a prolonged drought. Photos and detailed maps show when and how the Australian bushfires started.
Firefighters struggle against the strong wind in an effort to secure nearby houses from bushfires near the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales, December 31, 2019.

Australia’s fires are 46% bigger than last year’s Brazilian Amazon blazes. There are at least 2 months of fire season to go.

Since September, 25 million acres have burned in Australia's unprecedented season of bushfires. Here's why the fires are so severe and unstoppable.

More than a billion animals are feared dead in Australia’s bushfires

Hundreds of fires have razed more than 9.9 million acres across five states in Australia since September.

Australian babies are being born in smoke-filled hospitals as hundreds of bushfires burn across the country

Steve Robson, who works as an obstetrician at a hospital in Canberra, Australia, told BuzzFeed News that he's delivering babies while fires rage on.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban donated $500,000 to Australia’s fire services amid devastating bushfires

Actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, singer Keith Urban matched a $500,000 donation from Pink to help fight Australia's bushfires.

Detroit firefighters are being investigated after posing in front of a burning house on New Year’s Eve

The photo was initially posted on the Detroit Fire Incidents Facebook page, with the caption "Crews take a moment to get a selfie on New Years!"