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Portugal community centre blaze death toll rises to nine

Lisbon - The death toll following a fire at a community centre in northern Portugal rose to nine on Wednesday after a 67-year-old man died in hospital, a government spokesman said.

Fire kills eight, injures dozens at Portugal community centre

Lisbon - Fire ripped through a community centre in northern Portugal, where dozens of people were watching a weekend football match, killing at least eight and injuring many more, officials said Sunday.

French kosher store burns down on attack anniversary

Paris - A French kosher grocery store was gutted in a suspected arson attack Tuesday, reviving anti-Semitism fears three years to the day since an assault on a Jewish supermarket by an Islamist gunman.

French kosher store burns down on attack anniversary

Cr - A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store revived fears over anti-Semitism on Wednesday, three years to the day since an assault on a Jewish supermarket by an Islamist gunman.

Monkeys killed in UK safari park blaze

London - A British safari park's entire troop of 13 Patas monkeys was killed in a fire that ripped through their shelter on Tuesday.

Deadly NY blaze sparked by boy playing with stove

New York - A three-year-old boy playing with stove burners accidentally ignited the fire that ripped through a New York apartment building, killing 12 people including four children, the city's fire department chief said Friday.

Worst New York fire in decades kills 12 in the Bronx

New York - A fire tore through a Bronx apartment building on Thursday, killing at least 12 people, including a toddler, and leaving four others fighting for their lives in New York's deadliest blaze in decades.

Huge fire at Mumbai restaurant kills at least 14

Mumbai - At least 14 people were killed when a huge blaze tore through a popular restaurant in Mumbai early Friday, police said, in the latest disaster to raise concerns over fire safety in India.

More than 30 bodies found, criminal probe into Philippine mall fire

Davao - Firemen Monday found the bodies of "around" 36 people after a deadly blaze at a shopping mall in the southern Philippines, a fire official said as the government launched a criminal investigation.

Philippines launches criminal probe after deadly mall fire

Davao - Philippine authorities ordered a criminal investigation Monday into a shopping mall fire that killed dozens of people, most of them call centre staff from an American firm.

Dozens feared dead in Philippine mall inferno

Davao - At least 37 people, including call centre staff from an American firm, are believed to have perished in a fire that tore through a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said on Sunday.

37 feared dead in Philippine mall blaze: vice mayor

Davao - Thirty-seven people were believed killed in a fire that engulfed a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said on Sunday.

Aardvark, meerkats killed in London Zoo fire

London - A large fire at London Zoo killed an aardvark and four meerkats on Saturday, while several staff were treated for smoke inhalation.The zoo, which attracts 1.

Fire at London Zoo, one aardvark missing

London - A fire broke out at London Zoo early on Saturday morning, engulfing a cafe and shop near an animal petting area, and leaving one aardvark missing.

South Korea blaze evokes Grenfell Tower fire: experts

Seoul - Flammable materials on the outside of a South Korean building fuelled a major blaze that killed 29 people, experts said Friday, evoking comparisons with the Grenfell Tower disaster in London.

Sixteen dead in sauna blaze in S. Korea: fire service

Seoul - Sixteen people were killed and 22 injured in a major blaze at a building housing a sports centre and public bath in the central South Korean city of Jecheon, the fire agency said Thursday.

Grenfell probe warns of unfit UK building regulations

London - A review launched after London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire called Monday for an overhaul of building regulations, warning that the current system and culture allowed for cost-cutting at the expense of safety.

Families of London tower fire victims call for diverse inquiry

London - Survivors and relatives of the 71 victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire on Tuesday delivered a petition to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding an "impartial" investigation with additional diverse panel members.

Grenfell Tower fire probe 'unprecedented': UK police

London - The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire in London in which 71 people were killed is "unprecedented", a police spokesman said on Monday at the opening of a public inquiry into the blaze.

Survivors traumatised six months after London tower blaze

London - Six months after a fire ripped through the Grenfell Tower apartment block in London killing 70, survivors are traumatised and bitter, saying they have been abandoned to their fate.

Georgia vows punishment after hotel blaze kills 11

Tbili - Georgian leaders have vowed to punish those responsible for a blaze that killed 11 people at a five-star hotel in Georgia's Black Sea resort city of Batumi.

Deadly Beijing fire prompts investigation and demolitions

Bejing - Chinese authorities on Sunday launched an investigation into a fire in a low-income Beijing housing block that killed 19 people, as workers evacuated hundreds from nearby apartments and demolished other buildings.

Peru fire ravages ancient archaeological site

- A fire destroyed a 2,000-year-old mural and much of the vestiges of an archaeological site in northern Peru on Sunday, the director of the Tumbas Reales de Sipan Museum said.

Bahrain accuses Iran over pipeline fire

Dibai - Gulf kingdom Bahrain has accused Iran of being behind a pipeline fire that temporarily halted oil supplies from Saudi Arabia, but Tehran rejected the allegation as "childish".

EU to re-think civil protection aid after Portugal fires

Lisbon - The European Union is re-thinking civil protection assistance, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Monday, after a request from Portugal which this year suffered several deadly forest fires.

Indonesian fireworks factory owner named suspect over deadly blaze

Jakarta - Three suspects have been named in connection to a deadly blaze at an Indonesian fireworks factory that killed 48 workers and was caused by sparks from welding equipment, police said Saturday.

Indonesia police question factory staff over deadly blaze

Jakarta - The owner of an Indonesian fireworks factory where 47 people died after a blaze tore through the building is being questioned, police said Friday, as labour organisations said the incident has exposed inadequate workplace safety standards.

Indonesia fireworks factory blaze kills 46, injures dozens

Tangerang - At least 46 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside Jakarta, police said Thursday, triggering explosions and sending plumes of black smoke into the air.

Indonesia fireworks factory fire leaves 23 dead, dozens injured

Jakarta - Newly two dozen people have been killed and dozens injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, triggering explosions and sending plumes of black smoke into the air.

Chile acquits Mapuche defendants over arson deaths

Santiago - A Chilean court Wednesday acquitted 11 Mapuche people accused of terrorism over an arson attack that killed an elderly couple, part of a series of indigenous rights protests.
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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Canadian Tire set ablaze in Toronto's Leaside.
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