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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Portion of Roller Coaster Catches Fire, Collapses [Video]

On Monday afternoon, a fire broke out at the top of the recently-closed Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Calif.

If you're not familiar with Colossus, it was the roller coaster featured in the 1983 movie "National Lampoons's Vacation."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Woman’s Firefighter Friends Are Bored, So She Sets 51,000-Acre Wildfire [Video]

So, if you have firefighter friends and one of them says that they're bored, maybe offer them a board game to play or go out for a beer or something. But definitely DON'T do what this woman did.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Mother Jailed for Taking Part in Son’s Fire Challenge [Video]

Last week, we showed you a video of the fire challenge.

In the video, a guy put nail polish remover all over his chest while standing in a bath tub and then proceeded to light himself on fire, WKYT-TV reported.

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Free Beer & Hot WIngs: Idiot Kid Burns Himself Recreating Fire Challenge Stunt [Video]

Of all the fads to sweep the Internet, this one is one of the more dangerous. An unidentified teenager in Lexington, Kentucky recently set himself ablaze while joining the 'fire challenge,' a trend in which people set themselves on fire on video.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Great Pool Dunk Features Ring of Fire [Video]

Last summer, we posted a video of what was, at that time, the most impressive swimming pool dunk of all time. It involved eight people and roller skates.

But it looks like we have a new leader of the pack when it comes to pool dunks.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Guy Saves Driver From Burning Car by Bending Door with Bare Hands [Video]

A good samaritan did something pretty unbelievable while driving down the highway in Minnesota and passing a car fire.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Is Why You Don’t Flick Lit Cigarettes Out the Car Window (Video)

So, to all you smokers out there, you should heed this warning: Do not flick lit cigarettes out the car window while driving!

Why? Well, here's why.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Lucky the Pig Saves Family from Fire [Video]

Forget the luck of the Irish. This family's pet pig may be all the luck they need.

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Explosion Destroys Home In Grand Rapids

A home on Grand Rapids' northeast side has been destroyed in an explosion.

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Whitecaps Ready to Move Forward after Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark

Fifth Third Ballpark suffered a major fire on Friday, with more than $500,000 in damage apparently caused by a space heater.

Since the fire, the Whitecaps have made one thing clear: they will be back and ready to play this spring.

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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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From the Bar Stool: Get dumped By Your Girl? Why Not Burn Yourself Alive?!

“I’m no stranger to weird nights drinking at various Grand Rapids establishments and I hear a ton of messed up crap! This is one of those tales. It's another edition of From the Bar Stool."

Holy crap do I hear some F’d up stuff when I’m out drinking! Last weekend we were out slaughtering beers & the subject of Valentines Day came up and one of the guys I was drinking with told me about this guy that went bonkers when his wife left him last year right before Valentines Day. I don’t care how much you love your wife, this is just crazy.

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