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Review: Diz and the Fam inspirational on 'Fire,' to perform at Joe's Pub Special

New York - Diz and the Fam released their inspirational song "Fire," which features Desi Valentine. They will also be performing in New York this weekend.

Lebanon turns to neighbours for help fighting forest fires

Beirut - Lebanon has turned to its neighbours for help battling forest fires that have ravaged homes and killed a volunteer firefighter in the Mediterranean country, its premier said on Tuesday.

Factory fire kills 19 in east China: official

Bejing - A factory fire has killed 19 people in east China, local authorities said Monday, in the latest deadly incident to hit the country's industrial sector.

Crop ban after French chemical plant fire

Lille - Authorities in northern France where a massive fire this week ravaged a chemicals factory in the city of Rouen on Sunday banned the harvesting of crops and sale of produce of animal origin from the region, as a precautionary measure.

UN, Lesbos mayor urge migrant camp transfers after deadly fire

M - The UN and the mayor of Lesbos on Monday called for the immediate transfer of migrants from an overcrowded Greek refugee camp on the island after a deadly fire sparked riots.

Two dead in Greek migrant camp blaze: report

M - At least two migrants died on Sunday in a fire at a Greek island refugee camp, a report said, with the blaze triggering rioting by angry residents.

At least one dead in Greek migrant camp blaze

M - At least one migrant died on Sunday after a fire broke out in Moria, the over-crowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Greece's Health Ministry said.

Fire at French chemical plant extinguished

Caen - Firefighters said Friday they have extinguished a huge blaze that broke out at a chemical factory in northern France and forced authorities to close schools and warn of pollution risks for the river Seine.

Eight babies killed in Algeria hospital fire: emergency services

Alger - Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through a maternity hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn on Tuesday, emergency services said.

Eight babies killed in Algeria hospital fire: emergency services

Alger - Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through a maternity hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn on Tuesday, emergency services said.

Brazil arrests 63, levies $8.7 million in fines over fires

Bras - Brazil's defense minister said on Monday 63 people were arrested and issued fines amounting to $8.7 million after the military was sent to fight raging fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Indonesia arrests nearly 200 over raging forest fires

Jakarta - Indonesia has arrested nearly 200 people over vast forest fires ripping across the archipelago, police said Monday, as toxic haze sends air quality levels plummeting and sparks flight cancellations.

Subterranean blaze: Indonesia struggles to douse underground fires

Pekanbaru - Thousands of Indonesian firefighters are locked in an around-the-clock game of Whack-a-Mole as they battle to extinguish an invisible enemy -- underground fires that aggravate global warming.

Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

Pekanbaru - Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia, one of the frontlines against fires blamed for aggravating global warming.

At least 11 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 11 people, many of them elderly, were killed when a fire swept through a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as staff and desperate visitors battled to rescue patients from smoke-filled wards.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - A fire erupted in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from the smoke-filled wards.

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

Rio De Janeiro - At least 10 people have died in a fire in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, the fire service in the Brazilian city said, with preliminary reports suggesting a short circuit in a generator could have sparked the blaze.

Crew members were asleep on doomed California dive boat: report

Los Angeles - All six crew members were asleep when a fire broke out last week on board a California dive boat, leaving 34 people dead, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

Brazil FM says 'climatism' a bid to restrict sovereignty

Washington - Brazil's foreign minister charged Wednesday that international efforts to fight climate change amounted to a plot to destroy national sovereignty as his country faces intense criticism over Amazon fires.

Expert breaks down numbers from Amazon wildfires

As Brazil’s wildfires continue to rage, it has been widely reported that the Amazon rainforest is responsible for producing 20 percent of the world’s oxygen supply. This is incorrect, according to carbon cycle expert Neal Blair.

Toll rises to 28 in Mexico bar fire attack

Coatzacoalcos - Gunmen burst into a Mexican strip club in a hail of bullets and killed at least 28 people as they trapped revelers inside and started a raging fire, officials said Wednesday.Many of the dead were dancers who worked there, according to managers.

Morales under pressure over Bolivia's Amazon fires

La Paz - Like his far-right rival President Jair Bolsonaro in neighboring Brazil, Bolivia's leftist leader Evo Morales is facing mounting fury from environmental groups over voracious wildfires in his own country.

G7 pledges millions to help fight Amazon fires

Biarritz - The G7 has agreed to spend 20 million euros ($22 million) on the Amazon, mainly to send fire-fighting aircraft to tackle the huge blazes engulfing many parts of the world's biggest rainforest, the presidents of France and Chile announced Monday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro endorses sexist post about French first lady

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro endorsed a sexist Facebook post about France's first lady Brigitte Macron Sunday, the latest chapter in an escalating war of words between him and his French counterpart over the Amazon crisis.

Finnish minister proposes Brazil beef ban over Amazon fires

Apo - Finland will propose a ban on Brazilian beef imports to protest over Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's response to massive Amazon fires, the country's finance minister said on Friday.

All residents likely to go home as Gran Canaria fire weakens

Madrid - All residents in the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria who were evacuated over a raging wildfire should be able to return to their homes on Wednesday, the regional president said.

Residents return home as Canary Islands blaze weakens

Artenara - Residents forced from their homes when a devastating wildfire erupted on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria began returning Tuesday, although firefighters were still battling to contain the blaze, officials said.

'Good news' as Canary Islands blaze subsides

Madrid - A wildfire that has raged across vast areas of the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria since the weekend has abated as winds have dropped, local officials said Tuesday.

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

Monta - A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria Monday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an "environmental tragedy".

More evacuations as Canary Islands fire out of control

Monta - A wildfire raged out of control on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria Monday, forcing more evacuations as flames in some parts rose so high even water-dropping planes were unable to operate, authorities said.
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A Channel 2 News reporter takes a photo of a firetruck
March 6  2010 saw fire break out at Owens Hall on the Winthrop University campus in Rock Hill  South...
March 6, 2010 saw fire break out at Owens Hall on the Winthrop University campus in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
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At midtown Toronto, black smoke could be seen in the sky due to a fire on top of a condo at the Waterfront.
Canadian Tire store in Toronto s Leaside sets ablaze.
Canadian Tire store in Toronto's Leaside sets ablaze.
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Two gas cylinders exploded on the balcony of an apartment in Moscow causing a fire.
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El Lodge, a luxury ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in Spain has burned to the ground.
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Kenya s Naivasha township: People gathered to hear a public address two days after the fire.
Kenya's Naivasha township: People gathered to hear a public address two days after the fire.
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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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2 factory fires in Pakistan caused at least 261 deaths.
2 factory fires in Pakistan caused at least 261 deaths.
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Views of the La Atalaya area after the fire. The sky is still full of smoke.
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This fire at the  Deonar garbage dump started on Saturday.
This fire at the Deonar garbage dump started on Saturday.
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The 2015 Amazon Fire TV and Voice Remote
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Scene of balloon fire on Friday night.
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A fire on Detroit's West side. Firemen and women work to put out the blaze.
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Kenya's Naivasha township: The fire consumed the slum at an alarming rate due to the time of the day and hot and dry temperature.
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She walks away then returns and sets the pump on fire
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