Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Fire News

Death toll in Peru gas tanker blast rises to eight: ministry

- The death toll from a powerful gas tanker explosion that ripped through a district of Lima rose to eight on Friday, after four more victims succumbed to severe burn injuries overnight, Peru's health ministry said.

Death toll in Peru gas tanker blast rises to eight: ministry

- The death toll from a powerful gas tanker explosion that ripped through a district of Lima rose to eight on Friday, after four more victims succumbed to severe burn injuries overnight, Peru's health ministry said.

Probe begins into deadly crash of firefighting tanker in Australia

Sydney - Investigators Friday began searching the wreckage of a large tanker aircraft which crashed while battling devastating bushfires in Australia, killing three US crew members.

Three US firefighters killed in Australia water bomber crash

Sydney - A large water-bombing plane crashed while fighting fires southwest of Sydney on Thursday, killing all three US crew on board, Australian officials said.

Three American crew killed as firefighting plane crashes in Australia

Sydney - Three American crew helping to battle Australia's devastating bushfires were killed Thursday when their water-bombing plane crashed in mountainous terrain during a sortie to tackle another outbreak of the deadly blazes.

High alert for new Australia bushfires as heat and winds pick up

Sydney - Australian firefighters are on high alert for the possibility that scorching temperatures and strong winds could whip up new bushfires on Thursday, coming after rain brought welcome respite to fire-ravaged areas.

Eleven dead in fire in Siberian workers' shack

Moscow - Eleven people including 10 from Uzbekistan died when a fire ripped through a wooden shack in a remote Siberian village on Tuesday, in the latest tragedy involving migrant workers in Russia.

Australia fires 'devastating habitats' of endangered species

Sydney - Australia's bushfires and other climate change effects are devastating the habitats of critically endangered species and driving the native platypus towards extinction, according to surveys highlighting the country's vulnerability to rising temperature...

Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia

Sydney - Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia's east coast on Monday after "apocalyptic" dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country.

Dust storms and giant hail batter bushfire-weary Australia

Sydney - "Apocalyptic" dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas of Australia over the weekend, with thunder and giant hail battering the east coast, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country.

Threatened species hit hard by Australia's bushfires

Sydney - Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday.

At least eight die in blaze at Czech disability home

Prague - At least eight people died and thirty were injured after a fire at a home for people with learning disabilities in a western Czech town early Sunday, rescuers said.

Australia's farmers count cost after bushfires wipe out livestock

In the wake of ferocious bushfires that tore through Kangaroo Island, local farmer Rick Morris has endured the gruelling task of burying 400 sheep killed when most of his sprawling property went up in flames.

Rainstorms douse bushfires across eastern Australia

Sydney - Rain and thunderstorms doused long-burning bushfires across much of eastern Australia Saturday, but they also brought a new threat of flooding in some areas.

Rain brings joy for Australian firefighters, farmers

Sydney - Drought-breaking storms dumped desperately needed rain on some bushfire-ravaged parts of eastern Australia on Friday, while giving joy to many farmers who have faced losing precious livestock and crops.

Australia to lose billions as bushfires deter tourists

Sydney - Australia will lose billions of dollars in tourism revenue as international visitors cancel trips in droves due to bushfires raging across the country, an industry body forecast Friday.

Fires, then floods: How much can a koala bear?

Sydney - A week ago, koalas at an Australian wildlife park were in the path of raging bushfires. On Friday, they were soaking wet and being carried to safety from flash floods.

Rain hits Australian fires, but blazes still rage

Sydney - Heavy rain fell on bushfires in eastern Australia Friday for a second straight day, offering further relief from a months-long crisis, but dozens of blazes remained out of control.

Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

Sydney - A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as "dinosaur trees", from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials said.

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Nowra - Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.

Race to save animals on Australia's fire-ravaged 'Galapagos'

On an island famed as Australia's "Galapagos" for its unique and abundant wildlife, rescuers are racing to save rare animals in a bushfire-ravaged landscape.

Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires

Nowra - Rain fell across parts of bushfire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change.

Secret mission saves Australia's 'dinosaur trees' from bushfires

Sydney - A secret operation by specialist firefighters has saved the world's last stand of Wollemi Pines, a pre-historic species known as "dinosaur trees", from Australia's unprecedented bushfires, officials said.

Two killed, 8 hurt in blast at Spain chemical plant

La Canonja - Rescuers found a body at a chemical plant in northeastern Spain on Wednesday, raising to two the number of those killed when an explosion ripped through the facility, triggering a massive blaze which raged through the night.

Bushfire smoke disrupts Australian Open build-up

Melbourne - Bushfire smoke disrupted the Australian Open build-up Wednesday for a second straight day, with qualifying rounds delayed following a barrage of complaints about safety from international tennis players.

Makeshift koala hospital scrambles to save dozens injured in bushfires

Dozens of injured koalas arrive at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park's makeshift animal hospital each day in cat carriers, washing baskets or clinging to wildlife carers.

Australian 'megablaze' brought under control

Sydney - Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged by bushfires.

Australia fires 'long way from over' but rain brings relief

Mogo - Massive bushfires in southeastern Australia still have a "long way to go", authorities have warned, even as colder conditions brought some relief to exhausted firefighters and communities on Saturday.

Strong winds create Australian 'megablaze'

Eden - Gale-force winds in Australia merged two enormous fires into a megablaze spanning an area four times the size of Greater London on Friday, while tens of thousands rallied to again demand action on climate change.

Australia bushfires spark 'unprecedented' climate disinformation

Sydney - Australia's bushfire emergency has sparked an online disinformation campaign "unprecedented" in the country's history, researchers told AFP Friday, with bots deployed to shift blame for the blazes away from climate change.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 49 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Fire


Fire Image

Sunset behind the Mount Charleston fire.  Henderson  Nevada.  July 9  2013
Sunset behind the Mount Charleston fire. Henderson, Nevada. July 9, 2013
Scotty Goedeck
Nearly everything Brian owns is in this shopping cart.
Nearly everything Brian owns is in this shopping cart.
Firefighters and police officers form a wall between Westboro Baptist Church protesters and those at...
Firefighters and police officers form a wall between Westboro Baptist Church protesters and those attending the funeral of a Sandy Hook Elementary School victim.
imgur
Members of Nashville s homeless community warm up in front of a fire.
Members of Nashville's homeless community warm up in front of a fire.
WATER DROP: A firefighting plane helps to battle the Kyburz fire in California s Sierra Nevada mount...
WATER DROP: A firefighting plane helps to battle the Kyburz fire in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. State Highway 50 had to be closed in both directions Thursday but began to reopen gradually on Friday as scores of local, state and U.S. firefighters made progress against the flames.
@shania_pence, Twitter
A view of the Colorado wildfires as seen from a resident s house
A view of the Colorado wildfires as seen from a resident's house
LePhotography
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
A fire fighter extinguishes fire at a Bangladesh textile factory.
Abir Abdullah
Bentonville Fire Department fire truck.  Bentonville  Ark.
Bentonville Fire Department fire truck. Bentonville, Ark.
Police officers and firefighters attend the funeral of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim.
Police officers and firefighters attend the funeral of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim.
57UN/Twitter
The Emergency Base Camp off Knickerbocker Road near Big Bear Village
The Emergency Base Camp off Knickerbocker Road near Big Bear Village
Untitled
Video screengrab
View from a house in the La Atalaya area after the fire.
View from a house in the La Atalaya area after the fire.
Mark Sewell
The fire at the Deonar Dumping ground in Mumbai is in its third day.
The fire at the Deonar Dumping ground in Mumbai is in its third day.
One India News
Someone taking a photo of a fire in Helsinki with a cellphone
Someone taking a photo of a fire in Helsinki with a cellphone
Petteri Salunen
Smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire can be seen at nearby Coronado High School in western Colorado Spri...
Smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire can be seen at nearby Coronado High School in western Colorado Springs, Colo
National Guard
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Congreso_Nacional_de_Chile_Valparaiso.jpg
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Congreso_Nacional_de_Chile_Valparaiso.jpg
Oscar Oyarzo/Wikimedia Commons
A Channel 2 News reporter takes a photo of a firetruck
A Channel 2 News reporter takes a photo of a firetruck
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.
Canadian Tire set ablaze in Toronto s Leaside.
Canadian Tire set ablaze in Toronto's Leaside.
Untitled
InciWeb.org

Latest News
Top News