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Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

Rio De Janeiro - Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 percent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in 13 years, authorities revealed on Wednesday.

Brazilian Amazon sees worst June in 13 years for forest fires

Rio De Janeiro - Amazon forest fires in Brazil increased by 19.5 percent in June compared to the same month last year, making it the worst June in 13 years, authorities revealed on Wednesday.

Climate change brings fires, floods and moths to Siberia

Moscow - Best known as a vast, cold tundra, Russia's sprawling Siberia region is being transformed by climate change that has brought with it warmer temperatures, forest fires and growing swarms of hungry moth larvae.

Two firefighters killed in Argentina perfume shop blast

Buenos Aires - Two firefighters died and another 15 were wounded after two explosions in a perfume shop in Buenos Aires Tuesday as they were trying to extinguish a blaze, the emergency services said.

Man arrested over deadly arson at Japanese animation studio

Apo - Japanese police on Wednesday formally arrested a man on suspicion of an arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto last year that killed 36 people, a police spokesman said.

Bushfire-hit Australians still in tents as virus slows recovery

Cobargo - Victims of Australia's catastrophic bushfires are still living in tents, garages and makeshift shelters months after the blazes ended, with efforts to rebuild their lives hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.

11 firefighters injured in Los Angeles battling blaze

Los Angeles - Eleven firefighters were injured, three of them critically, in downtown Los Angeles when a fire in a commercial smoke shop sparked a major explosion and spread to nearby structures on Saturday evening, officials said.

Russia launches ventilator probe after five die in 'nightmare' fire

Sanktpeterburg - Officials launched a probe into ventilators used at some Russian medical facilities on Tuesday after five coronavirus patients, including three attached to the breathing machines, died in a fire at a Saint Petersburg hospital.

Nine die in care home fire outside Moscow

Moscow - A fire broke out in a retirement home in the Moscow region, killing at least nine people, local authorities said Monday.

Huge fire ravages Poland's largest nature reserve

Warsaw - Massive wildfires have ravaged Poland's largest nature reserve, the Biebrza National Park, as the country faces its worst drought in years.

Death sparks unrest at major migrant camp in Greece

Athens - A fire ripped through one of Greece's largest migrant camps leaving widespread damage and many people homeless after the death of an Iraqi woman sparked unrest, officials said Sunday.

Kiev says 'no open fire' in forests of Chernobyl nuclear zone

Kiev - Ukraine said Tuesday only small isolated fires remain at the scene of a blaze that erupted 10 days ago in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, scene of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.

Kiev says huge forest fire 'no threat' to Chernobyl nuclear zone

Kiev - Hundreds of firefighters on Monday battled a forest blaze in Ukraine's Chernobyl exclusion zone while officials insisted there was no risk to the ruined reactor and nearby storage facilities for nuclear waste.

Fire guts UNESCO-listed church in Haiti

Port-au-prince - A fire ripped through one of Haiti's oldest churches overnight, officials said Monday, causing the dome of the UNESCO-listed world heritage site to collapse.

Fire will not destroy Venezuelan electoral system: official

Caracas - Venezuela's electoral system was damaged but not destroyed after a fire broke out in a warehouse used to store voting equipment, the National Electoral Council said Sunday.

Fire in Paris, train station partly evacuated during protests: police

Paris - Paris police reported a fire Friday near the Gare de Lyon train station, which was partially evacuated amid violent protests against a Congolese singer due to give a concert nearby.

Australia launches national inquiry into bushfires

Sydney - Australia set up a national inquiry Thursday into its month-long bushfire crisis that affected three in four Australians and prompted widespread criticism of the government for its sluggish response to the blazes.

Fifteen children killed in Haiti orphanage fire

Kenscoff - Fifteen children were killed when a fire swept through an unlicensed orphanage outside Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, a judge told AFP on Friday, highlighting the severe shortcomings of the island nation's child welfare institutions.

Rains 'breaking the back' of Australia bushfire crisis

Sydney - Heavy rain was raising hopes Friday for an end to Australia's unprecedented bushfire crisis, as downpours douse blazes that have burned out of control for months.

Emergency declared for bushfire-threatened Canberra

Sydney - Authorities in Canberra on Friday declared the first state of emergency in almost two decades as a bushfire bore down on the Australian capital.

Australia heatwave renews bushfire worries

Sydney - Australia was bracing for a heatwave to sweep across the country's fire-ravaged southeast in the coming days, with the forecast stoking fears the soaring temperatures could inflame bushfires.

French firefighters demand better conditions in fiery Paris protest

Paris - Thousands of French firefighters on Tuesday took to the streets of Paris in a pyrotechnic protest to demand better working conditions, igniting flares and even setting their fireproof jackets alight.

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...
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Amanda the dog with her puppies after a house fire in Chile
Amanda the dog with her puppies after a house fire in Chile
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TRANQUIL: The grounds at Harbin Hot Springs are seen in January  months before the facility was dest...
TRANQUIL: The grounds at Harbin Hot Springs are seen in January, months before the facility was destroyed by the Valley fire that devastated the Northern California city of Middletown this week.
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Sunset behind the Mount Charleston fire.  Henderson  Nevada.  July 9  2013
Sunset behind the Mount Charleston fire. Henderson, Nevada. July 9, 2013
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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 Wate...
At midtown Toronto, black smoke could be seen in the sky due to a fire on top of a condo at the Waterfront.
Smoke from a fire spreading in the countryside can be seen from Fuengirola on the coast.
Smoke from a fire spreading in the countryside can be seen from Fuengirola on the coast.
Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
Fire in downtown Toronto destroyed heritage building at Dundas and Gould
A Channel 2 News reporter takes a photo of a firetruck
A Channel 2 News reporter takes a photo of a firetruck
Views of the La Atalaya area after the fire.  The sky is still full of smoke.
Views of the La Atalaya area after the fire. The sky is still full of smoke.
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From Stater Brothers shopping center  a view of the fire approaching Snow Summit ski resort. You can...
From Stater Brothers shopping center, a view of the fire approaching Snow Summit ski resort. You can see a firefighting airplane at the bottom left.
Hastings Pier
Hastings Pier
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Canadian Armed Forces video image of HMCS Protecteur adrift in the mid-Pacific after an engine room ...
Canadian Armed Forces video image of HMCS Protecteur adrift in the mid-Pacific after an engine room fire.
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A forest fire rages out of control on Mallorca in the Balearic Islands  Spain - July 2013.
A forest fire rages out of control on Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain - July 2013.
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Cozy fireplace
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Luminarias festival in Spain
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A tire fire in Bangkok s Rama IV during the political unrest in Thailand
A tire fire in Bangkok's Rama IV during the political unrest in Thailand
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A fire engulfed a psychiatric hospital close to Moscow in Russia.
A fire engulfed a psychiatric hospital close to Moscow in Russia.
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Smoke from a fire spreading in the countryside can be seen from Fuengirola on the coast.
Smoke from a fire spreading in the countryside can be seen from Fuengirola on the coast.
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Glendora City, CA
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