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Hidden chemical 'bomb' found in devastation of Dhaka fire

Dhaka - Mass funerals were held Friday for victims of a devastating fire in Dhaka -- fuelled by illegally stored chemicals -- that killed nearly 70 people, as investigators revealed that an even bigger disaster was narrowly avoided.

Dhaka fire kills 70 as explosions rain fire on the streets

Dhaka - Fire and explosions that ripped through apartment buildings packed with illegal chemical stores killed at least 70 people in the Bangladeshi capital which was left stunned by its latest disaster.

Fire kills 69 in Bangladesh capital: official

Dhaka - At least 69 people have died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment buildings also used as chemical warehouses in an old part of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, fire officials said Thursday.

Vape pen overheats on aircraft, causing fire

A fire started on-board a SkyWest flight after the battery within a vape pen overheated.. Fortunately, the incident happened just prior to take-off and the fire was put out. The issue raises new safety concerns with vaping devices.

Fire at budget hotel in Delhi kills 17

New Delhi - At least 17 people died when a fire ripped through a budget hotel in Delhi on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a safety check of other buildings in the vicinity.

Delhi hotel fire kills 17

New Delhi - At least 17 people died on Tuesday as a fire tore through a budget hotel in Delhi before dawn, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India.

New Zealand wildfire expected to burn for weeks

Wellington - A large New Zealand wildfire is expected to burn for weeks longer but has moved away from some inhabited areas, allowing residents of an evacuated village to return home soon, firefighters said Monday.

Review: Sister Hazel knows how to light a 'Fire' with new EP Special

On February 8, acclaimed musical group Sister Hazel released their latest studio offering, their new seven-track EP "Fire."

Mother and child die in French fire following bakery blast

Lyon - A woman and a child were killed in a fire in the eastern city of Lyon believed to have been sparked by a gas blast in a bakery, authorities said.

Flamengo fire victims were all aged between 14 and 17

Rio De Janeiro - The bodies of the 10 victims of a fire that ravaged accommodation for youth players at Rio club Flamengo have been identified, Brazilian media reported on Saturday, saying all were between 14 and 17.The fire struck early on Friday.

Brazil mourns after football training facility fire kills 10

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian football was in mourning on Friday after 10 people died when a fire ripped through a youth training facility at the country's most popular club, Flamengo, authorities said.

10 dead in Paris apartment block fire, police suspect arson

Paris - At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that police suspect was deliberately started by a female resident, officials and firefighters said Tuesday.

Zimbabwe fire brigade on frontline after protests

Bulawayo - Zimbabwe's widely respected fire brigade usually tackles house fires and traffic accidents, but it became a symbol of the regime during anti-government demonstrations that turned into violent looting and arson.

Deadly fire at French ski resort Courchevel 'may have been arson'

Albertville - French investigators suspect that a fire that killed two people in the ski resort of Courchevel may have been an arson attack, a prosecutor said Friday.

Erin Brockovich steps in to support California wildfire victims

Environmental and consumer rights activist Erin Brockovich has taken up the cause of California wildfire victims and is seeking compensation, once again, from Pacific Gas & Electric.

Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91

Mexico - Mexico has opened an investigation into what caused a deadly pipeline explosion, including possible negligence by authorities, the attorney general said Monday, as the death toll rose to 91 people.

Death toll from Mexico fuel explosion rises to 89

Tlahuelilpan - The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 89 on Monday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a deliberate fuel-line puncture that drew hundreds of people looking to gather gasoline before it ignited.

Two dead, 25 hurt in French ski resort fire

Lyon - Two people died Sunday and 25 more were injured, four seriously, in a fire at the ski resort of Courchevel in the French Alps, officials said.

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 20, injures dozens: officials

Mexico - A leaking fuel pipeline triggered a massive blaze in central Mexico Saturday, killing at least 20 people and injuring another 54, officials said.

German court rejects suit over Pakistan factory fire

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court Thursday threw out a lawsuit by Pakistani plaintiffs against clothing retailer KiK over a deadly 2012 fire at a Karachi garment factory, saying the statute of limitations had expired.

Man charged in Poland 'escape room' blaze that killed five

Warsaw - Polish prosecutors probing the deaths of five teenage girls in an "escape room" said Sunday they had charged an owner of the facility with deliberately creating a fire hazard that led to the blaze.

Huge fire ravages 600 homes in Brazil's Amazon

Manaus - A huge fire blazed through 600 wooden homes built on stilts next to a river in Brazil's Amazon region overnight, decimating a poor area of the city of Manaus but causing no deaths, authorities said Tuesday.

Japan police investigate cause of blast that hurt 42

Apo - Japanese police were investigating Monday the cause of a powerful blast that ripped through a restaurant in the country's north overnight, injuring 42 people and damaging surrounding buildings.

Six children among 10 dead in Russia house fires

Moscow - Six children and four adults died in house fires in several Russian cities on Sunday, Russian media reported. Three toddlers died in a house fire in a village in Bashkortostan, a region south of the Ural mountains, news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Six dead in Switzerland apartment fire: police

Solothurn - Six people, including children, died when a fire broke out in an apartment building in the northwestern Swiss town of Solothurn overnight, local police said Monday."There were more than 20 people in the building.

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

Los Angeles - The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday.

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

Los Angeles - The deadliest and most destructive fire in California's history was finally brought totally under control by firefighters, more than two weeks after it erupted, authorities said on Sunday."#CampFire ...

California fire mostly contained, death toll rises to 84

Los Angeles - The fire that has ravaged northern California is now almost completely contained, authorities said Thursday as the death toll rose to 84.

Trump's forest remarks 'rake news' for Finland

Apo - Social media in Finland was ablaze with bemused comments on Monday after US President Donald Trump claimed the forest-covered nation prevents wildfires by raking its forest floors.

Victims mourned as toll hits 77 in California wildfire

Paradise - The toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history rose further on Sunday to 77, the sheriff's office said, after a vigil to honor the victims.
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Scene of balloon fire on Friday night.
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The burned playground in Toronto's High Park
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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