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More than 100 large wildfires in US as new blazes erupt

2 months, 6 days ago
Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning strikes on bone-dry terrain, authorities said on Saturday. More…

Fire at Karachi’s furniture market guts 10 shops

10 months, 25 days ago
KARACHI: Firefighters extinguished the fire that erupted in furniture market of Karachi's Orangi Town area after hectic efforts lasting four hours on Thursday morning. No loss of life has been reported in the incident, however the blaze…

Many firefighters dead, trapped in Tehran high-rise collapse

1 year, 8 months ago
TEHRAN: Many firefighters were killed and others missing under the rubble after the Iranian capital's oldest high-rise building collapsed Thursday following a blaze, officials said. Rescue workers, soldiers and sniffer dogs were…

Death toll rises to 17 in blasts at Gadani ship-breaking yard

1 year, 11 months ago
KARACHI: At least 17 workers were killed and more than 60 injured on Tuesday after at least two blasts ripped through an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard, trapping others inside the vessel, local officials said. Another explosion…

Firenadoes rage in California as blaze threats 82,000

2 years, 2 months ago
PHELAN, UNITED STATES: An inferno scorching swathes of southern California threatened the homes of more than 82,000 people Wednesday, sending flaming "firenadoes" tearing across the brush and prompting a state of emergency.

Wind shift expected to help suppress deadly California wildfire

2 years, 2 months ago
SACRAMENTO: A deadly wildfire near California's Big Sur coast raged mostly unchecked for a ninth day after gutting nearly 60 dwellings and forcing hundreds from homes and campgrounds, but a wind shift late on Saturday was expected to help…

17 die in fire at Ukraine home for elderly

2 years, 4 months ago
LITOCHKY: Seventeen people died when an unlicenced home for elderly people outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev caught fire in the early hours of Sunday, a fresh tragedy to shake the conflict-riven country.

Fire at Russian psychiatric hospital kills 23

2 years, 10 months ago
MOSCOW: Twenty-three psychiatric patients, most of them elderly, died when a fire ripped through their care facility in southern Russia Saturday night, in the latest tragedy to hit mental health hospitals in the country.