10 Unbelievable Pictures Of House Fires

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House fires can be absolutely devastating to families. Most of them are generated either by accidents or elements of nature that are out of the homeowner’s control. They’re as dangerous as they are breathtaking, but often result in thousands of dollars in damage, and unfortunately lives are lost all to often. It’s always tough to think about some people suffering from the fiery fate, but it leaves images that we’ll never forget. Haven’t seen any of these beasts in person? Here are some of the most amazing, and unfortunate, pictures of homes completely engulfed in flames.

Maple Ridge

A huge fire caused by a propane torch spread to five homes with four completely being destroyed. One of the houses was just recently occupied by new residents a few days before the flames.


Smoke erupts from a vacant home in Toledo. The cause wasn’t found out, but it was the seventh fire in a disastrous weekend for the local fire department.

New York

This blaze looked as horrifying as the unfortunate story was. A gunman felt the need to set up a trap for police and firefighters when he set a house on fire and it damaged seven other properties.


A $5 million mansion was engulfed in flames due to a spark from a Christmas tree. The successful couple and their pets were able to escape without harm, but the house was completely destroyed.


This is an amazing fire that’s completely torched this abandoned house. Because there was no danger, we can witness the beauty of it coming down.


Here’s an astonishing look at a house fire in Skylar Court, completely burning up the top level. It looked to still be under construction, and it’s amazing to think that the houses next to them only received light damage.


A large-scale fire destroyed 2,000 homes and left over 500 injured and 12 dead. Here is a breathtaking look at the blaze from long distance.

San Diego

This is a shocking look at a California wildfire that’s just about completely disintegrated this house. Over 1,000 houses burned down just last year due to wildfires.

Chesapeake City

A house is completely engulfed in fire and dark smoke at a home in a Maryland town. We’re surprised that the house right next to it still looked to be in good shape.

Lake County

A devastating fire that started burning in Lake County expanded to over 50,000 acres and burned up nearly 1,000 homes in the process. It hit 80% of its damage area in a span of just 12 hours.