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Heavy showers bring relief to fire-ravaged Oregon as death toll rises in California

The blazes, described as ‘unprecedented’ in scope and ferocity, have largely incinerated several small towns, along with thousands of homes

19 Sep 2020 9:23 AM

Major fire engulfs commercial building; no casualty

At least 12 fire engines and 11 jumbo water tankers are engaged in extinguishing the inferno, the official said.

14 Feb 2020 3:03 AM

500 firefighters to battle blaze in French forest

No buildings have been destroyed or people injured, but warned that the wind strength was forecast to strengthen during the day.

15 Aug 2019 12:48 PM

700 firefighters tackle wildfires as heatwave in Europe breaks records

More than 700 firefighters and 10 aircraft were mobilised to tackle the fires in the Gard.

29 Jun 2019 7:52 PM

A Monumental loss

A massive fire destroyed large parts of the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday evening.

16 Apr 2019 10:41 PM


Technology playing an increasing role in wildfire fights

Firefighters count on accurate data from satellites and heat-sensing instruments to chart the size, location and direction of a fire.

17 Sep 2018 9:15 AM

3 killed in explosion in Nothern Germany row house

Investigators were still trying to determine cause of explosion, which destroyed most of the home.

28 Jun 2018 1:38 PM

Ecstasy may relieve the agony of PTSD: study

\A month after their second dose, 86 percent of the 75 mg group no longer met the diagnostic criteria for PTSD, said the study authors.

02 May 2018 4:17 PM

4 killed in Leicester explosion, cause yet to be Determined: UK Police

The cause of the blast on Sunday evening has yet to be determined but police say the incident is not being linked to terrorism.

26 Feb 2018 4:54 PM

California wildfire: Firefighters struggle as they stop 6 large fires from spreading

More than 5,700 firefighters from across California worked to stop the spread of six large wildfires that erupted since Monday.

08 Dec 2017 7:37 PM


Gym goer gets penis stuck in dumbbell

Horrifically swollen manhood forces firefighters to free him with a grinder.

11 Nov 2017 1:53 PM

Mumbai: Fire at fuel tanks on Butcher Island yet to be doused; cooling ops on

The firefighters had brought the blaze under control, but 'excessive heat' led to reignition at the tank around 4.30 am

07 Oct 2017 1:42 PM

Fire at Islamic school in Malaysia kills 25 people, mostly teenagers

Firefighters rushed to the scene and the blaze was out within an hour but not before it wreaked terrible devastation.

14 Sep 2017 10:56 AM

Japan: Huge fire breaks out near Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market

A total of 43 fire engines were deployed to extinguish the fire, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said.

03 Aug 2017 5:49 PM

54 injured in Barcelona train crash

At the time of the accident many passengers were standing up in the busy carriages, which increased the number of injuries.

28 Jul 2017 5:10 PM


US: Evacuation of Mariposa ordered due to Detwiler Fire in California

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ordered evacuations for some residents living southwest of Yosemite National Park.

19 Jul 2017 11:12 AM

3 dead in fire in Honolulu high-rise apartment building

Images posted online showed orange flames raging on several floors and debris falling from windows.

15 Jul 2017 3:36 PM

Spain fights forest fire near nature reserve, 1,000 evacuate

The flames have advanced westward and have entered Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves.

25 Jun 2017 5:01 PM

Residents evacuated as fire breaks out at low rise building in east London

The London Fire Brigade is also working to evacuate residents from an estate in north London.

25 Jun 2017 11:57 AM

Portugal forest fire: Firefighters search for more bodies; toll rises to 62

Portugal is prone to forest fires in the dry summer months and temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius hit the area in recent days.

19 Jun 2017 8:15 AM