The meteors consist of rock or gravel grains and sometimes fall into the atmosphere of the soil, but this is unusual. Most often, the grains are so small that they are burned before they land on the ground.
The stones from the space on the Earth are called meteorites. When a bigger meteor falls to the ground, the crater can cause an impact.
The recent crash example in Russia appeared in 1908, when the fire was strong, as the sun seemed to be too sparsely populated in Siberia.
Source: National Clopidine