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'Mega fire' forms north of Sydney

Sydney - Several Australian bushfires have combined to form a "mega fire" that is burning out of control across a swathe of land north of Sydney, authorities said Friday, warning they cannot contain the blaze.

Arson suspected in Athens hotel fire

Athens - Authorities in Greece on Thursday were investigating possible arson in a four-star Athens hotel fire in which three people were hurt, state news agency ANA said.

14 missing in deadly Ukraine fire: president

Kiev - Fourteen people remain missing from a fire that claimed a student's life in Ukraine's southern port city of Odessa, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday.

Chile simmers after another night of unrest

Santiago - Looters sacked a hotel and several supermarkets in Chile in another night of unrest as tensions flared in the crisis-hit South American country.

Australian PM denies climate link as smoke chokes Sydney

Sydney - Australia's Prime Minister on Thursday denied his climate policies had caused unprecedented bushfires ravaging the country and insisted his government was doing enough to tackle global warming.

Bushfire threat spreads in Australia as smoke chokes Sydney

Sydney - The fire danger was elevated across wider swathes of southern Australia on Thursday, with residents warned to avoid at-risk areas as smoke from bushfires choked Sydney and other major cities.

Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

Sydney - Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia's eastern seaboard sent pollution levels soaring in the country's biggest city.

Australian man accused of starting bushfire to protect cannabis crop

Sydney - An Australian man has been accused of deliberately lighting a fire to protect his cannabis crop, sparking an out-of-control bushfire as blazes rage along the country's east coast.

Death toll in Australia bushfires rises to four

Burrell Creek - The death toll from devastating bushfires in eastern Australia has risen to four after a man's body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland, police said Thursday.

Bushfire threat still high as Australia clean up begins

Australians on Wednesday began sifting through the ashes of hundreds of bushfires that have ravaged the country, relieved that their worst fears were unrealised -- but wary of a long and brutal summer ahead.

Helicopter crashes during Australia bushfire operation

Sydney - A helicopter crashed while fighting a bushfire in northern Australia on Wednesday and the pilot managed to survive with only minor injuries, officials said.

Bushfire threat still high as Australia clean up begins

Australians on Wednesday began sifting through the ashes of hundreds of bushfires that have ravaged the country, relieved that their worst fears were unrealised -- but wary of a long and brutal summer ahead.

Raging Australian bushfires hit Sydney suburbs

Sydney - Bushfires raging across eastern Australia singed Sydney's suburbs on Tuesday, with firefighters scrambling planes and helicopters to douse a built-up neighbourhood with water and red retardant.

Australia readies for 'catastrophic' bushfires

Winmalee - Thousands of firefighters fanned out across eastern Australia Tuesday as gale-force winds, scorching temperatures and tinder-dry bushland brought "catastrophic" fire conditions.

Australia bushfires leave three dead, at least 150 homes lost

Bobin - Catastrophic bushfires in eastern Australia have killed at least three people and forced thousands from their homes, with the death toll expected to rise as firefighters struggle towards hard-to-reach communities.

Two dead, at least 100 homes lost in Australia bushfires

Sydney - At least two people have died and 100 homes have been destroyed as an unprecedented number of bushfires tore through eastern Australia Saturday.

'Uncharted territory' as bushfires rage across Australia's east

Sydney - Australian firefighters warned they were in "uncharted territory" as they struggled to contain more than a dozen out-of-control bushfires across the east of the country on Friday.

Amazon fires in Brazil fall to record low in October: official

Rio De Janeiro - The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil fell to a record low in October, even as blazes ripped across the Pantanal tropical wetlands, official data show.

Mourners in Pakistan town bury victims of train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

Massive wildfires hit southern Brazil's Pantanal

S - Wildfires are raging across the Pantanal tropical wetlands in southern Brazil, one of the most biodiverse areas in the world and a major tourist destination, regional authorities said Thursday.

At least 74 killed in Pakistan train fire

Islamabad - At least 74 people were killed and dozens injured after cooking gas cylinders exploded on a train packed with pilgrims in Pakistan on Thursday, some dying after leaping from carriages to escape the inferno, authorities said.

Fire engulfs World Heritage castle in Japan's Okinawa

Apo - A major fire devastated a historic Japanese castle on the southern island of Okinawa on Thursday morning, destroying large parts of the World Heritage site's complex, local authorities said.

London fire service criticised in high-rise tragedy report

London - The emergency response to a 2017 high-rise fire that killed 71 people in London had "serious shortcomings", British media said on Tuesday, quoting an official report into the tragedy.

France opens negligence probe into chemical plant inferno

Paris - French prosecutors on Tuesday opened an investigation into negligence over a devastating fire at a chemicals factory in northern France last month that affected farmers and left local residents complaining of breathing problems.

State of emergency as California fires spread

Healdsburg - California's governor declared a state-wide emergency on Sunday as a huge wind-fueled blaze forced evacuations and massive power blackouts, threatening tourist towns in the state's famed Sonoma wine region.

Firefighters battle fierce wildfires across California

Los Angeles - Wildfires raged across California on Friday, destroying homes and forcing evacuations, as over 1,000 firefighters tackled flames in the southern part of the state alone.

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California

Los Angeles - Some 50,000 people were ordered to flee their homes north of Los Angeles on Thursday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by high winds erupted and raged out of control.

Evacuations as wildfire roars through California wine country

Geyserville - A fast-moving wildfire roared through California wine country Thursday, prompting evacuations and destroying structures as authorities warned of the imminent danger of more fires across much of the state.

Venue fire casts pall over New Zealand's APEC plans

Wellington - A massive fire at the Auckland venue being built to host the 2021 APEC forum raged for a second day on Wednesday, as New Zealand officials insisted the event would go ahead.
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Toronto Community Housing representative.
I found this smoke evocative  considering hominins have been using fire for a million years in this ...
I found this smoke evocative, considering hominins have been using fire for a million years in this place. Was it Homo habilis down there?
A man taking a picture or video of a fire in Helsinki
A man taking a picture or video of a fire in Helsinki
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A fire on Detroit s West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
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Nebraska National Guard crewmembers of Company C 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Battalion dump w...
Nebraska National Guard crewmembers of Company C 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Battalion dump water from a Bambi bucket onto flames of the High Park fire, in Larimer County, Colo., approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins
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View from a house in the La Atalaya area after the fire.
View from a house in the La Atalaya area after the fire.
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Bentonville Fire Department fire truck.  Bentonville  Ark.
Bentonville Fire Department fire truck. Bentonville, Ark.
A tire fire in Bangkok s Rama IV during the political unrest in Thailand
A tire fire in Bangkok's Rama IV during the political unrest in Thailand
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A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
A London Duck Tour boat caught fire on the River Thames.
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A huge explosion caused much damage in Indianapolis on Saturday.
A huge explosion caused much damage in Indianapolis on Saturday.
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An out of control fire on the Norwegian coast has destroyed at least 140 buildings.
An out of control fire on the Norwegian coast has destroyed at least 140 buildings.
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A forest fire rages out of control on Mallorca in the Balearic Islands  Spain - July 2013.
A forest fire rages out of control on Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain - July 2013.
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City of Toronto spokesperson, Rob Andrusevich
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Truck and crew working the Rim Fire
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Fire at the San MIguel Prison in Santiago de Chile leaves 81 inmates dead. (Screengrab)
Fire at the San MIguel Prison in Santiago de Chile leaves 81 inmates dead. (Screengrab)
TRANQUIL: The grounds at Harbin Hot Springs are seen in January  months before the facility was dest...
TRANQUIL: The grounds at Harbin Hot Springs are seen in January, months before the facility was destroyed by the Valley fire that devastated the Northern California city of Middletown this week.
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Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7  2013.
Massive fire engulfs Nairobi International airport forcing closure on August 7, 2013.
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From Stater Brothers shopping center, a view of the fire approaching Snow Summit ski resort. You can see a firefighting airplane at the bottom left.

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