“Hasidic man watches as a car goes up in flames at Kingston Ave. and Empire Blvd. late Wednesday during Crown Heights riots.” [August 22, 1991] credit: New York Daily News Archive

“Hasidic man watches as a car goes up in flames at Kingston Ave. and Empire Blvd. late Wednesday during Crown Heights riots.” [August 22, 1991] credit: New York Daily News Archive

The German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee in flames after being scuttled off Montevideo, Uruguay, after the Battle of the River Plate, 17 December 1939. [2480×1640]

The German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee in flames after being scuttled off Montevideo, Uruguay, after the Battle of the River Plate, 17 December 1939. [2480×1640]

Flames from the Valley Fire cover a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, northern California on September 13th. The swiftly spreading wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to flee [3500×2330][OS]

Flames from the Valley Fire cover a hillside along Highway 29 in Lower Lake, northern California on September 13th. The swiftly spreading wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to flee [3500×2330][OS]

Large pipe elbows for the Army are formed at Tube Turns, Inc., by heating lengths of pipe with gas flames and forcing them around a die, Louisville, Ky. 1941 by Alfred Palmer [2048×1600] (/r/HI_Res link in comments)

Large pipe elbows for the Army are formed at Tube Turns, Inc., by heating lengths of pipe with gas flames and forcing them around a die, Louisville, Ky. 1941 by Alfred Palmer [2048×1600] (/r/HI_Res link in comments)

Flames and smoke billow up from fires on the flight deck of USS Essex (CV-9) near the starboard bow, after a McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee jet fighter crashed into parked aircraft in a deck landing accident on 16 September 1951 [3600 x 2806]

Flames and smoke billow up from fires on the flight deck of USS Essex (CV-9) near the starboard bow, after a McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee jet fighter crashed into parked aircraft in a deck landing accident on 16 September 1951 [3600… Continue Reading