Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala’s Congress and burned part of the building amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut educational and health spending.
A change in the weather – with winds easing and humidity rising – helped firefighters battling massive blazes in the US state of Oregon that have taken a deadly toll from one end of the state to the other.
Some 85,000 artifacts that tell the story of the Chinese migration to the United States may have been lost in a blaze that ravaged a building in the heart of Manhattan’s Chinatown, a museum official said.
From a physics and chemistry standpoint, fire is an incredibly complicated phenomenon — so much so that 19th century physicist Michael Faraday built an entire series of six lectures around the flame of a single candle at the Royal Institution in 1848. Fuel, heat, and oxygen, combined under the right conditions, ignite into a sustained chemical reaction: Fire.