For the 18 million veterans whose records were lost in a 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center, that question can be a recurring nightmare.
Escapes by quad, horse, and skateboard. Birth, death, and tattoos. Also: lost dildos.
The fire, now over three times the size of Toronto, is still considered "out of control" by emergency officials.
Nineteen-year-old Lawson Schalm was set to graduate high school in two months, but will likely have to rethink a career in fire and rescue.
The band's drum tech only cares about his band. Nothing else matters.
"When your face catches on fire, you literally see nothing but flames."
Don't you hate when you get screenshot?
They save a baby from a burning building but things go downhill once they start discussing whether he'll be a doctor or an actor in a Bambi movie.
On January 13 a series of dry storms passed over Tasmania, setting fires with lightning strikes.
The NYPD tweeted out a PSA showing terrifying photos of burned bedsheets left by a phone that overheated and exploded.
"Who shit in your stocking?"
"Every morning before the mall is cleaned, you find kid's toes lying around on the floor."
Jason Jaworski's Labyrinth was created while traveling for 13 days through slums in the Philippines, accompanied by a group of little people.
Fires have now been burning across several islands since September, producing more greenhouse gases than the daily output of the United States.
As the band Goodbye to Gravity played in front of a crowd of nearly 400, pyrotechnics set some large sheets of soundproofing sponge ablaze and the fire spread within seconds.
Timothy O' Connell's photos of dissident republicans in Belfast and housing estate children.
A story about superstition, axes, fear, fire, and a long night that could have ended in murder.
Women are often forced to line up for hours to access pads and tampons. Many bleed through their clothes and are forced to make due with tent cloths.
Two medical marijuana companies are offering a little relief to victims of one of the worst fires in the state's history.
What was he going to do, let them burn?
"People think it's pretty easy, you just set up a camera. But you need a fixed camera position, a good fire, a good glow, and nice sound."
After my house burned down, horror films gave me back my normalcy. In them I saw my tragedy depicted constantly, reverently, in all sorts of different forms.
Fire crews are already experiencing fatigue and have had to take time off—and the fire season is just beginning.
Photographer Yani Clarke spent a month documenting life and death at Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple, where more than 40 bodies are incinerated every day.