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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.

One man's tireless search for brother in California fires

Paradise - His mouth agape and his hands on his head in disbelief, Jhonathan Clark walks through the charred rubble that was once his home in the California town of Paradise, virtually destroyed by wildfires.

Still alive in Paradise after fire, but then what?

Chico - Some plan to travel far away, while others are determined to rebuild their lives here, but most of the survivors of the deadly fire that ravaged the California town of Paradise are still in shock.

Small team leads harrowing search for California fire victims

Chico - A small team searching for victims of one of California's deadliest fires happen upon a man lying face down between two ash-covered pickup trucks. His body and clothes seem intact, aside from hideous burns around his calves."You never get used to it.

Tales of courage, survival emerge from California wildfires

Paradise - As firefighters battled the devastating California wildlfires for a seventh day on Wednesday incredible tales were emerging of courage and survival.

Wildfire ravages California town of Paradise as residents flee

Paradise - A late-season wildfire ravaged the town of Paradise in northern California overnight, forcing its nearly 27,000 residents to flee for their lives, officials said.

Seven killed in Seoul studio complex fire

Seoul - Seven tenants were killed and 11 others injured early Friday when a blaze ripped through a three-storey studio complex in Seoul, fire authorities said.

Brazil recovers ancient human fossil fragments from burnt Rio museum

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian officials said Friday they have recovered pieces of a 12,000-year-old fossil of a neolithic woman that was among the prized artifacts in Rio de Janeiro's burnt down National Museum.

Two killed by explosion at Russian fireworks factory

Sanktpeterburg - Two people died and several more were injured on Friday in an explosion at a fireworks factory outside Russia's second largest city of Saint Petersburg, regional authorities said.

Ukraine sends aircraft as fire rages at arms depot

Kiev - Kiev said on Wednesday it had sent in aircraft to fight a massive fire as explosions continued at an arms depot in northern Ukraine.

UK official jailed for stealing Grenfell fire cash

London - A public official who stole more than £60,000 (67,600 euros, $78,000) intended for the survivors of London's deadly Grenfell tower disaster was on Friday jailed for five and a half years, police said.

Twelve face trial over Portugal wildfires: prosecutors

Lisbon - Twelve people including three commanders of Portugal's civil protection agency will stand trial over the country's worst ever wildfires which claimed 64 lives in June 2017, prosecutors said Thursday.

Twelve face trial over Portugal 2017 fires: prosecutors

Lisbon - Twelve people including three commanders of Portugal's civil protection agency will stand trial over the country's worst ever wildfires which claimed 64 lives in June 2017, prosecutors said Thursday.

Dozens evacuated as forest fire erupts in southern Croatia

Zagreb - A forest fire erupted Tuesday in Croatia's southern Peljesac peninsula, prompting the evacuation of dozens of villagers and tourists and destroying four houses, officials said.The blaze broke out near the town of Orebic.

Huge blaze forces hundreds from homes in Tuscany

Calci - A vast forest fire has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their houses in Tuscany, with firefighters Tuesday battling to extinguish flames fanned by fierce winds.

French court frees Russian artist who set Paris bank ablaze

Paris - A Paris court on Thursday freed a radical Russian artist imprisoned since last October after he torched the facade of a French central bank building to protest the outsize role of bankers.

Government cuts blamed for Brazil National Museum inferno

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian officials on Monday blamed years of government cutbacks for an inferno that gutted the treasured National Museum, described by President Michel Temer as a "tragic" loss of knowledge and heritage.

Brazil's first human, a 'priceless' loss from Rio's museum fire

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil on Monday mourned the loss of the "first Brazilian," Luzia, after the 12,000-year-old fossil was destroyed in a raging fire that ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum.

Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum

Rio De Janeiro - A massive fire ripped through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest, in what the nation's president says is a "tragic" loss of knowledge and heritage.

Fire engulfs National Museum, one of Brazil's oldest

Rio De Janeiro - A massive fire gutted the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil's oldest, authorities said Sunday, but no injuries were immediately reported.The cause of the fire, which broke out around 2230 GMT, was not yet known, according to local media....

Ten hurt in blast, blaze at German refinery

Berlin - A fire erupted Saturday at a refinery in southern Germany following an explosion, injuring at least 10 people and forcing authorities to temporarily evacuate almost 2,000 local residents, police said.

Greek ferry limps to port after fire on board

Atenas - Hundreds of passengers were safely evacuated early Wednesday from a Greek ferry after a fire broke out in the car deck, officials said.

19 dead as fire guts China spa hotel

Bejing - At least 19 people died and another 23 were injured when a fire ripped through a hot springs hotel complex in northeastern China on Saturday, state media said.

German firefighters stop spread of huge blaze, warn of ongoing threat

Berlin - Firefighters battling a large forest fire near Berlin had stopped its spread on Friday, a local official said, warning the danger from the blaze had not yet passed.

Five children fighting for life after French blaze: firefighters

Paris - A fire in a residential building near Paris on Sunday left seven people with serious injuries including five children who were in a "life-threatening" condition, firefighters said.
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