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08 Sep 2021

Fire at a prison in Indonesia kills at least 41 people

At least 41 prisoners have been killed and at least eight injured after a fire tore through an overcrowded prison block on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, police said.

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01 Sep 2021

Caldor Fire reaches Lake Tahoe

Firefighters battled the monstrous Caldor Fire on Tuesday, protecting alpine communities and shielding some of the country’s

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24 Aug 2021

Raging wildfires in California forced 42,000 to evacuate and drove Reno residents indoors due to historically bad air quality

(CNN)Health officials in Reno, Nevada, are warning residents to remain indoors as smoke from the Caldor Fire

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23 Aug 2021

9 national forests close in California as state grapples with drought fueled wildfires

Nine national forests in California are closed Monday as firefighters struggle to contain 11 large wildfires burning in the state.

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11 Aug 2021

Wildfire rips through Algeria killing 65 people including soldiers

(CNN)Forest fires in Algeria killed 65 people on Tuesday, including 28 soldiers deployed to help put out the blaze, the state-run Algeria Press Service (APS) and Algerian media said.

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10 Aug 2021

Greece faces disaster of unprecedented proportions as wildfires

Greece is facing a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions as 586 wildfires burn in "all corners" of the country, according

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07 Aug 2021

Dixie Fire is officially the third largest wildfire in California history

Lashed by strong winds the Dixie Fire jumped to 434,813 acres in Plumas and Butte counties on Friday

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02 Aug 2021

The animals are on fire say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey

Manavgat Turkey CNN In the small village of Kacarlar on Turkey's southern coast

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28 Jul 2021

12 Massachusetts firefighters hospitalized with chemical burns at MIT apartment

Twelve firefighters in Cambridge were hospitalized after sustaining chemical burns while battling a blaze on Massachusetts Avenue early

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25 Jul 2021

The largest fire in the US continues to defy crews' efforts to tame it

(CNN)Despite the efforts of firefighters battling the Bootleg Fire, the raging flames of the nation's largest wildfire continued to spread in southern Oregon as officials declared weather warnings in the area.

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13 Jul 2021

Wildfires in California this year have scorched 3 times more land

(CNN)A severe drought, coupled with human-induced climate change, has resulted in a fire season that has already seen more than three times as much land burned in California so far this year than during the same time span last year

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13 Jul 2021

More than 60 people killed in fire at Iraqi hospital treating Covid 19 patients

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN)At least 64 people have been killed in a fire at a hospital

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10 Jul 2021

Bangladesh juice factory owner arrested after 52 killed in blaze

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN)The owner of a factory where at least 52 people died in a blaze in Bangladesh has been arrested along with seven other people.

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30 Jun 2021

Four arrested in connection to fatal fire at assisted

Four people have been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal fire at a residential assisted living center in Spring Valley, New York, that killed a firefighter and a resident in March, the Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh announced Tuesday.

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13 Jun 2021

Homemade fireworks to blame for starting fatal house fire

The fire that destroyed three homes and prompted an hours-long lockdown in Eagleville on Thursday was started by a resident with homemade fireworks, police said Friday.

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08 Jun 2021

Disused Dumfries factory fire started deliberately

Police say they believe a fire at a former rubber works in Dumfries was started deliberately.

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07 Jun 2021

Eighteen dead in India chemical plant fire

At least 18 people have died in a fire that broke out at a chemical plant on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Pune

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06 Jun 2021

More than 200 firefighters battle massive recycling yard fire in Phoenix

More than 200 firefighters were battling a fire Saturday at a Phoenix recycling yard that drew the largest response in the history of the city's fire department, officials said

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04 Jun 2021

Egypt.. Fire at detention centre kills six teenagers

A fire at a juvenile detention centre in Egypt has killed at least six teenagers and injured 20 others

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03 Jun 2021

Bradford warehouse fire started accidentally

A blaze which caused a power cut and led to some people having to leave their homes is believed to have been accidental, the fire service has said.

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02 Jun 2021

Large Iranian navy ship sinks in Gulf after blaze

A large Iranian navy ship has sunk after catching fire in the Gulf of Oman during a training mission, state news agencies say.

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01 Jun 2021

Niarbyl blaze caused by discarded cigarette

A large blaze on the Isle of Man was started by a discarded cigarette.

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31 May 2021

Indonesia ferry fire.. More than 270 people rescued from blaze near remote islands

One person is still missing, and 274 were rescued, after a fire aboard a passenger ferry near Indonesia's remote Sula Islands

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25 May 2021

Chemical fire and explosion on ship off Sri Lanka

The crew of a container ship off the coast of Sri Lanka had to be evacuated after a chemical fire caused an explosion.

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13 May 2021

Gas hoarders Hummer destroyed after it catches fire with four 5 gallon drums inside

A Hummer went up in flames in Florida after improperly transporting gasoline, resulting in one injury.

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04 May 2021

Fire crews tackle large blaze in Glasgow city centre

Firefighters worked through the night to bring a large fire under control in the centre of Glasgow.

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02 May 2021

Three firefighters shocked by live power wire while fighting 4-alarm fire

Three firefighters were shocked by a live power line Friday afternoon while responding to a four-alarm structure fire in the city of Orange, authorities said.

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26 Apr 2021

N.J. woman found dead in house fire.. authorities say

A 66 year old woman was found dead Monday following an early morning fire in her North Jersey home, authorities said

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19 Apr 2021

Table Mountain fire.. historic buildings destroyed

Thousands of university students have been evacuated from Cape Town.

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17 Apr 2021

Metropole fire.. Safety measures stopped hotel blaze spreading

A significant fire at a major mid Wales hotel was accidental, say firefighters investigating the cause.

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16 Apr 2021

Northampton substations fire leaves homes without power

Twelve people were evacuated from their homes and left without power after a fire at two electricity substations.

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15 Apr 2021

Niger school blaze, Trapped children die in Niamey

At least 20 children have died after they became trapped in a fire at a school in Niger's capital, Niamey.

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12 Apr 2021

Dewsbury fire crews tackle large factory blaze

A large fire has broken out at a factory on an industrial estate in Dewsbury.

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10 Apr 2021

People waited to call 911, allowed fire to grow to 8-alarm

The raging fire that tore through a Queens apartment building and left 240 people homeless was made worse by a “delayed notification” to 911, FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said Wednesday.

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10 Apr 2021

National Museum Cardiff fire

Firefighters have been tackling a fire at the National Museum in Cardiff.

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03 Apr 2021

Two FDNY firefighters seriously injured when barbershop roof collapses on them during 4-alarm blaze

Two city firefighters became trapped inside a burning Queens shop as a massive fire tore through a row of storefronts early Saturday, leaving one of them with severe burns, officials said.

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28 Mar 2021

Maryland firefighter injured after falling through a roof

A Maryland firefighter is recovering after falling through a roof while trying to create a vent hole.

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23 Mar 2021

At least one dead and one firefighter still missing in blaze that destroyed nursing home in New York

One Empire State firefighter is missing and several others reported to be injured following a blaze that destroyed a Spring Valley assisted living facility, killing one resident.

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16 Mar 2021

South Florida plane crash on neighborhood street caught by ring doorbell

A single-engine plane with two people inside crashed nose-first into an SUV carrying an adult and child in Pembroke Pines Monday afternoon, before skidding on the street and bursting into flames, video shows

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15 Mar 2021

Chinese factories set on fire and at least 38 killed in Myanmars deadliest day since coup

Myanmar security forces killed at least 38 people Sunday in one of the deadliest days since the military seized power in a coup, and declared martial law in six areas after Chinese-funded factories were set on fire

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14 Mar 2021

Everton Women stadium fire.. Police launch investigation

A fire at Everton Women's stadium that badly damaged a stand is being investigated as a suspected arson attack.

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09 Mar 2021

Bata explosion.. Equatorial Guinea blasts kill 31

A series of explosions on Sunday in Equatorial Guinea is now known to have killed 31 people, officials say. The number of those injured rose to 600

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06 Mar 2021

At least 6 people hospitalized after a natural gas explosion and fire in Texas

t least six employees of CenterPoint Energy were transported to local hospitals Friday after what the company described as a natural gas incident.

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03 Mar 2021

Firefighter seriously injured at a 2-alarm fire in Queens residence

An FDNY firefighter was hospitalized with serious injuries after he suffered a fall as he and his team put out a roaring blaze in a Queens home early Wednesday, officials said.

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27 Feb 2021

Massive industrial fire in California leaves one firefighter injured

A massive fire erupted in an industrial area of Compton early Friday, engulfing several structures and spreading to a lot where the blaze burned at least a dozen charter and school buses.

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12 Feb 2021

House in Whiteley ravaged by early-morning fire

A house has been badly damaged by an early-morning fire in Hampshire.

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11 Feb 2021

Huge fire breaks out across Dartmoor near Tavistock

A huge fire has broken out across an area of moorland in Dartmoor, Devon.

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04 Feb 2021

Fire burns under renovation veteran housing project in Marshfield

A fire on Wednesday burned the inside of a more than century-old building at 2033 Ocean Street which is being renovated to become housing for homeless veterans

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03 Feb 2021

3 injured in explosion that sparked brush fire north of LA

Three people were critically injured late Tuesday afternoon in an explosion that sparked a brush fire in Valencia, authorities said

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01 Feb 2021

Fire badly damages popular N.J. boardwalk amusement park

A fire that ripped through a building on the Ocean City boardwalk Saturday morning caused extensive damage to Playland’s Castaway Cove, an outdoor amusement park.

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31 Jan 2021

21 FDNY Firefighters injured battling four-alarm fire

Plans to renovate a languishing, city-owned Harlem apartment building went up in smoke after a massive fire tore through the property Saturday morning — injuring almost two dozen firefighters battling the blaze in the frosty January air.

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27 Jan 2021

West Street 3-alarm fire displaces more than 20 people in Worcester, as weather hampers firefighters at scene

More than 20 people were displaced and several pets were missing following a three-alarm fire at 69 West St. on Tuesday evening

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26 Jan 2021

3 firefighters injured battling large Chula Vista commercial fire

Three firefighters were injured Monday evening including one who sustained second-degree burns while battling an intense commercial structure fire in Chula Vista, authorities said.

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25 Jan 2021

3 firefighters, 1 resident injured in Suffolk fire

Three firefighters were injured early Sunday morning when a wall collapsed as they battled a Suffolk house fire, officials said.

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24 Jan 2021

One dead, two injured in crash with Denver Fire engine

One person has died and two were injured in a crash between a vehicle owned by Denver Fire and a private vehicle Saturday afternoon.

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22 Jan 2021

1 dead after extra-alarm fire in South Austin apartment house, officials say

One person died after a two-flat style home in the South Austin neighborhood caught fire Thursday morning, according to officials

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19 Jan 2021

Early morning fire destroys 6 buses used to transport seniors, persons with disabilities

The Westland fire marshal is investigating an early morning fire that destroyed six buses used to transport seniors and people with disabilities in five Wayne County communities, according to the director of the transit agency that operated the buses

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15 Jan 2021

Venice beachfront property destroyed in early-morning fire

A fire that broke out before dawn Wednesday in Venice destroyed a two-story building along the beachfront, authorities said.

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14 Jan 2021

Four-alarm fire roars in New Orleans East apartment complex

A four-alarm fire broke out Wednesday night at a two-story apartment building in New Orleans East

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12 Jan 2021

Fire erupts at West Plains transportation company

Dozens of firefighters from at least five different agencies converged Monday on a fire at a building containing petroleum products and commercial vehicles belonging to a Spokane transportation company

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11 Jan 2021

Families displaced after fire rips through N.J. apartment building

Seven people from two families were displaced Sunday after a fire swept through a multi-family building in Bergen County, authorities said.

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09 Jan 2021

Seven firefighters injured in six hour blaze during Queens nail salon fire

Seven firefighters were injured fighting a massive Queens fire that erupted Friday night inside a nail salon and raged for more than six hours, authorities said.

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07 Jan 2021

Sacramento firefighters find body in two-alarm apartment fire in South Natomas

Sacramento fire officials are investigating after one person was found dead in a two-alarm fire that burned units Wednesday in an apartment complex in South Natomas.

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05 Jan 2021

Kensington Avenue fire displaces seven residents, injures firefighters in Somerville

Around 2 a.m. in the morning of Dec. 30, the Somerville Fire Department responded to a house fire at 20 Kensington Ave.

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04 Jan 2021

Plumes of smoke, flames in commercial section of S.I. injures 3 firefighters

Multiple FDNY units responded Sunday afternoon to a commercial section of Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor for a fire inside a one-story building.

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31 Dec 2020

Firefighter burned, five residents injured in house fire in San Diego

A firefighter was burned and five residents were hurt — including three children who suffered smoke inhalation — in a house fire in the Oak Park area Wednesday evening, fire officials said.

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30 Dec 2020

Firefighters battle two blazes in Montgomery

Montgomery firefighters battled two fires Monday after an active Christmas weekend of extinguishing structure fires.

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28 Dec 2020

Brush fire in Fallbrook that charred more than 4,200 acres 90 percent contained

A brush fire that ignited late Wednesday in North County and burned more than 4,200 acres was 90 percent contained by Saturday evening, authorities said.

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28 Dec 2020

Overnight fire causes significant damage inside Charlotte theater’s auditorium

A fire early Monday damaged part of Theatre Charlotte’s auditorium on Queens Road, the theater said

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26 Dec 2020

21 injured.. two rescued from scaffolding after explosion at Baltimore Gas and Electric building

An explosion at the Baltimore Gas and Electric offices in downtown Baltimore Wednesday morning left left 21 people hospitalized and two workers briefly trapped on dangling scaffolding, the fire department said.

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21 Dec 2020

Accelerant found at scene of Queens building fire that killed 3, possible arson

A deadly fire in NYC was possibly a case of arson, according to officials.

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18 Dec 2020

Firefighter injured in four-alarm blaze that collapsed building roof

A firefighter was injured by falling debris while battling a four-alarm blaze in Passaic County early Thursday morning, authorities said

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18 Dec 2020

Drayton Manor theme park fire caused by electrical fault

A large fire at a theme park started accidentally after an electrical fault, investigators have found.

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17 Dec 2020

Fire kills as many 240,000 chickens at Dade City egg farm

DADE CITY — As many as 240,000 chickens may have been killed when fire swept through three barns at a Dade City egg farm early Thursday.

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15 Dec 2020

Fire at Russian care home kills 11 elderly residents with mobility issues

Eleven elderly residents were killed in a fire at a care home in Bashkortostan, Russia early on Tuesday morning, according to the state-run news outlet Tass

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11 Dec 2020

Extra-alarm fire hits West Side auto supply business, sending 250 firefighters to scene

About 250 Chicago firefighters were battling an extra-alarm fire in a commercial building in the Lawndale neighborhood Thursday morning, according to the Fire Department.

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07 Dec 2020

Rapid City sees five fires in seven hours, four are suspicious

The Rapid City Fire Department responded to five fires in less than seven hours, including four that are suspicious and occurred in the same area.

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06 Dec 2020

Historic New York church destroyed after six-alarm fire jumps from vacant building

Devastated parishioners gathered outside a historic 19th century East Village church gutted early Saturday by a raging six-alarm fire that left only its massive stone facade intact.

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04 Dec 2020

Bond fire swells to 6,400 acres, injures firefighters, forces evacuations

A wind-driven wildfire in Silverado Canyon that destroyed homes and forced at least 25,000 residents to evacuate exploded to more than 6,400 acres on Thursday and injured two firefighters

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02 Dec 2020

34 people perish in fire while trapped below dive boat deck, captain facing charges

federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted the captain of the Conception dive boat on 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter, accusing him of not implementing adequate safety protocols before the boat caught fire off the coast of Southern California last year, trapping and killing all of its passengers and one crew member

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30 Nov 2020

Fire heavily damages Grist Mill restaurant in Warrensburg

Fire ripped through the historic Grist Mill restaurant in Warrensburg early Sunday morning

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27 Nov 2020

6 fire departments arrive to fight small desk fire at Rochester Hills hospital

A fire alarm at a Rochester Hills hospital Thanksgiving morning drew 40 firefighters from six different departments.. in what turned out to be a small fire under a desk that was quickly extinguished

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27 Nov 2020

Man arrested accused of arson after fire set in Renton hotel housing homeless people

A man was arrested around noon Wednesday on investigation of arson after a couch was set on fire in a sixth-floor room at the Red Lion Hotel in Renton, according to the Renton Police Department. Since April, the hotel has provided shelter to more than 200 people who are homeless in an effort to thin out crowded shelters and protect people from the spread of COVID-19

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25 Nov 2020

4 Jacksonville firefighters injured battling blaze at Acorn Street home

Four firefighters suffered burns battling a house fire Tuesday afternoon in the city’s College Gardens area, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department

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24 Nov 2020

Ardmore firefighters save local business with quick response

Ardmore firefighters quickly put out a fire at a local insurance business Friday night, saving the building and others attached to it from burning down

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23 Nov 2020

Six-alarm fire in Berkeley burns seven-story building under construction

A six-alarm fire burned a seven-story building under construction Saturday in downtown Berkeley, authorities said

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22 Nov 2020

Man killed and three firefighters injured in Oklahoma home explosion

A house fire call turned deadly when an oxygen tank exploded during a search and rescue operation to pull a man out of a burning building.

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22 Nov 2020

Two Boston firefighters injured and 12 people displaced during four-alarm fire

Boston firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze in Dorchester on Saturday morning that spread to a second home, displacing a dozen people and sending two firefighters to the hospital.

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20 Nov 2020

11 rescued from balcony after fire breaks out at Boise hotel early Thursday morning

Idaho firefighters rescued nearly a dozen people trapped on a Boise hotel balcony during an early morning fire on Thursday.

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19 Nov 2020

A dozen residents injured in NYC apartment blaze

A dozen people, including five firefighters, were injured early Thursday after a fire tore through an Upper West Side apartment, according to officials and reports

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19 Nov 2020

Fires rage along California Nevada border destroying homes in Reno and forcing evacuations

A pair of fires ignited Tuesday afternoon along the California- Nevada border, burning more than 30,000 acres and damaging at least 20 homes in a Reno neighborhood

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18 Nov 2020

Firefighters rescue two teens from burning Syracuse apartment complex

Firefighters rescued two teenagers from a burning Syracuse apartment complex on Tuesday morning

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17 Nov 2020

Creek Fire updates.. Containment increases with slow burn; dozer line repair grows

Containment of the Creek Fire grew to 78% Sunday with total acres burned growing by 93 acres to 379,895, the U.S. Forest Service reported

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16 Nov 2020

Berlin underground station in flames – injuries feared

Dozens of firefighters were battling a large fire at a Berlin underground station late Sunday, where emergency services say an unknown number of people have been injured

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15 Nov 2020

Former firefighter, now nurse, saves hospital after patient intentionally starts fire

A nurse at a Wichita hospital put his experience as a firefighter to use after a patient started a fire in an emergency room

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11 Nov 2020

Graham hotel catches fire

The Embers Motor Lodge caught fire early Tuesday morning. Around 12:39 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, a resident called 911 saying there was smoke coming through the walls of his room at the lodge, which is located at 127 Pravas Lane in Graham.

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09 Nov 2020

Oakland.. Firefighters extinguish Lake Merritt encampment fire

The cause of a fire that damaged multiple tents at a homeless encampment Sunday beside Lake Merritt is under investigation, authorities said.

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06 Nov 2020

Fayetteville’s Secret Sandwich Society gutted by fire

Richie Pettit had just arrived for the early prep shift at Fayetteville’s popular Secret Sandwich Society Thursday morning when he noticed smoke coming from the century-old building in the center of town.

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05 Nov 2020

4 homes damaged in early morning Noe Valley fire, 1 firefighter injured

A three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood damaged four homes early Wednesday morning, according to the San Francisco Fire Department

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03 Nov 2020

Assam fire.. Indias longest burning gas blaze is destroying lives

Labanya Saikia, a single mother of three in India's north-eastern state of Assam, lost her house to a raging fire that started from a nearby gas well of the state-run Oil India Limited (OIL) in June.

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02 Nov 2020

Three-alarm fire destroys church in south Modesto, displaces 10 people

A three-alarm fire at a church in south Modesto on Saturday afternoon displaced 10 people who were living in its residential portion, according to officials.

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30 Oct 2020

Northern Cyprus.. Suffolk tourist died in hotel fire.. inquest hears

A British holidaymaker died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a fire in her Northern Cyprus hotel, an inquest heard.

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28 Oct 2020

Fire in Sumter building so massive it’s seen on satellite images

Firefighters battled an overnight fire in Sumter that was so large it could be seen on satellite images. Hours after it was first reported, the fire is considered contained, but is not expected to be fully extinguished for days or even a week, Sumter Fire Department Division Chief Joey Duggan told The State Wednesday. The fire broke out at a building on South Lafayette Drive and Fulton Street, according to the Sumter Police Department. That’s

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27 Oct 2020

60,000 evacuated in Orange County as wind-driven brush fire rapidly swells to 2,000 acres

LOS ANGELES — A wind-driven brush fire broke out in Orange County on Monday morning, threatening communities and forcing residents from their homes, amid conditions forecasters were calling the most dangerous fire weather of the year.

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25 Oct 2020

East Trouble Fire burns 190,000 acres, Colorado firefighters hoping cool weather stunts growth

The East Troublesome fire burned through more of Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday and forced new evacuations in Estes Park as high winds pushed the fire toward the mountain community

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25 Oct 2020

Royal Cornwall Hospital fire Crews tackle blaze in ward

Firefighters have tackled a blaze in a ward side room at Cornwall's main hospital. Crews were called to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, on the outskirts of Truro, at about 09:30 GMT. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said hospital staff "followed their procedures and performed an evacuation" and everyone was accounted for. The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) said the cause was being investigated. The fire service said four appliances were sent after an automatic fire alarm was activate

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20 Oct 2020

Jeanette DeForge.. Fire at Bondis Island landfill in Agawam could burn for days

Oct. 16– AGAWAM — A fire at Bondi’s Island which has blanketed the region with thick smoke and ash may burn into the weekend

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20 Oct 2020

At least 26 homes destroyed in Colorado's CalWood Fire as historic wildfire season continues

At least four new wildfires sparked over the weekend in Colorado and Utah during what has been a record-breaking fire season in the western US.

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17 Oct 2020

Colorado wildfire.. Huge smoke plumes from Cameron Peak Fire, largest in state history

The US state of Colorado is battling the largest wildfire in its history.

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16 Oct 2020

At least 13 injured in boat fire on the New River in Fort Lauderdale

Nearly two dozen people were aboard a boat that caught fire on the New River in Fort Lauderdale Thursday, and at least 13 have burn injuries of varying degrees, authorities said.

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15 Oct 2020

Cameron Peak fire flares up again in Colorado; Wild Horse fire crews on alert

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Strong winds along the Front Range Wednesday sent a huge smoke plume from the Cameron Peak fire over northern Colorado as flames continued to spread eastward, forcing new evacuation orders by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, including Lory State Park

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10 Oct 2020

Fire which destroyed Derby school.. treated as arson

A blaze which destroyed a primary school is being treated as arson, the fire service has said.

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10 Oct 2020

Hampshire motorway closed by double-decker bus fire

A motorway had to be closed on Thursday evening after a double-decker bus caught fire.

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09 Oct 2020

Fire at South Korea 33-level tower block brought under control

A fire that ripped through a 33-storey tower block in the southern South Korean city of Ulsan has been brought under control, local media said.

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05 Oct 2020

Fire destroys multiple recreational vehicles Saturday afternoon

Jacksonville firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed several recreational vehicles Saturday afternoon on the city’s Westside

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02 Oct 2020

A big fire fight .. Risk of Glass Fire threatening to spike as Bay Area braces for heat and wind

Thick smoke hampered efforts to slow the spread of the Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties Thursday even as more than 2,500 firefighters braced for strong, dry winds this weekend that could overwhelm the containment lines established so far.

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01 Oct 2020

The Glass and Zogg Fires are less than 10 precent contained and threaten even more destruction

(CNN) - The Glass and Zogg fires in California have killed four people and torn through more than 100,000 acres in a matter of days, and they threaten to forever alter the lives of those still in their path

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01 Oct 2020

Fire damages 4 Department of Correction buses, cops say

Fire damages 4 Department of Correction buses, cops say

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30 Sep 2020

Ballymena.. Child dies following house fire

A 12-year-old girl has died following a house fire in Ballymena, County Antrim.

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29 Sep 2020

Horrifying Glass Fire burns homes, with 68,000 from Santa Rosa to Napa fleeing

Horrifying Glass Fire burns homes, with 68,000 from Santa Rosa to Napa fleeing

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28 Sep 2020

Portland Fire responds to fire in downtown Portland church building

Portland Fire & Rescue responded Sunday night to an active fire in a three-story former church building at the corner of SW 10th Avenue and Clay Street in downtown.

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28 Sep 2020

Fire in Sumter building so massive it has seen on satellite images

Firefighters battled an overnight fire in Sumter that was so large it could be seen on satellite images

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27 Sep 2020

Wildfire plane crashes, pilot dies while battling Schill Fire in Idaho

One person is dead after a single-engine airplane fighting the Schill Fire crashed to the ground outside of Emmett on Tuesday evening, according to Idaho Fire Information, which is operated by the Bureau of Land Management.

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27 Sep 2020

Swansea garage fire.. Homes evacuated at Pentrechwyth

Seventy-five people have been evacuated from their homes after fire broke out at a garage and industrial units.

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26 Sep 2020

Walsall derelict building fire thought to be arson

A severe fire at a derelict building is believed to have been started deliberately, a fire service said.

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25 Sep 2020

Many refuse to evacuate as August Complex fire, Cal’s largest ever, approaches marijuana farms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nate Trujillo sat on a windy ridge and watched California’s largest wildfire, the August Complex, work its way toward the cannabis-growing enclave of Post Mountain-Trinity Pines, where many of the locals are refusing to evacuate.

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25 Sep 2020

Bournemouth hotels evacuated due to fire nearby

Two hotels have been evacuated after a fire broke out at a derelict hotel next door..More than 110 firefighters were at the blaze at the four-storey premises in Bournemouth.

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24 Sep 2020

100 firefighters from Mexico arrive in San Bernardino, will battle wildfire in Tulare County

U.S. Forest Service officials on Wednesday, Sept. 23, welcomed 100 firefighters from Mexico who after landing at San Bernardino International Airport will soon be sent to Tulare County to battle the Castle fire

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23 Sep 2020

Lebanon explosion destroys Hezbollah arms depot

A big explosion in southern Lebanon has destroyed what security sources said was a Hezbollah arms depot.

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23 Sep 2020

Nottingham rubbish fire.. 200 tonnes of waste creates plume of black smoke

A 200-tonne rubbish fire has sent a plume of black smoke into the air across a city.

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23 Sep 2020

Freymoyer’s Hotel in Muhlenberg Township damaged by fire

Freymoyer’s Hotel and Restaurant, a landmark building in Muhlenberg Township, was damaged by a fire that started in one of the apartments Sunday evening, fire officials said.

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23 Sep 2020

Creek Fire live updates.. More Fresno County evacuations lifted.. Kings Canyon National Park reopening

The Creek Fire, which ignited a little more than two weeks ago, grew by 3,000 acres on Monday.

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22 Sep 2020

Colorado’s Cameron Peak fire surges after weeks of steady containment

Wellington firefighters assist on the Cameron Peak fire in Colorado. The fire caused a closure in Rocky Mountain National Park Tuesday, August 18, 2020, according to a news release from park officials. The fire is still burning and grew over the weekend by more than 1,500 acres. (Courtesy Wellington Fire Protection District/TNS)

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21 Sep 2020

Chula Vista playground fire sparks arson investigation

Fire investigators inspected a Chula Vista playground fire Saturday for signs of arson, a city police lieutenant confirmed.

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20 Sep 2020

Uganda Makerere University fire.. Ivory Tower gutted

A fire has gutted an iconic building at Uganda's Makerere University, which is a prominent landmark in the capital

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18 Sep 2020

Armenian church building burns in San Francisco, arson suspected

A fire gutted two floors of a four-story community center owned by the neighboring St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church in San Francisco early Thursday

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17 Sep 2020

Footage of fire at Telford recycling plant

Eye-witnesses have filmed the scene at a huge fire in Telford.

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17 Sep 2020

Eastbourne fire.. Claremont Hotel blaze caused by gas leak

A fire which engulfed a Victorian seafront hotel was caused by a gas leak, an investigation has found

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17 Sep 2020

Commercial fire in Oakland’s Chinatown generates plume of smoke

The Oakland Fire Department responded to a commercial fire at 718 Webster in Oakland’s Chinatown Wednesday morning.

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17 Sep 2020

New evacuations as Bobcat fire jumps north, firefighters battle at Mt. Wilson

The Bobcat fire continued shapeshifting overnight, expanding to the northeast, while all eyes remain on the southern foothill communities and the Mt. Wilson Observatory to the west.

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16 Sep 2020

Smoke and flames rise from large Ashford warehouse fire

A large fire has broken out in a warehouse on an industrial estate in Kent.

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15 Sep 2020

Lebanon crisis.. Fire erupts in Zaha Hadid-designed shopping centre in Beirut

A fire broke out at a shopping centre being built in Beirut, marking the third blaze in a week in a city still reeling from a devastating explosion in August

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15 Sep 2020

Newcastle park playground destroyed by fire

An investigation has been started by police after a children's play area was destroyed by fire.

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15 Sep 2020

Pitsea fire.. Gas explosion in top-floor flat

A fire has broken out following a gas explosion in a top-floor flat of an apartment block.

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14 Sep 2020

Dungannon farm fire kills 6,000 chickens

About 6,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a farm in County Tyrone.

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13 Sep 2020

Death toll rises in US as wildfires continue in West Coast states

More than 30 people have been killed by wildfires that are sweeping through US West Coast states, officials say.

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13 Sep 2020

Five-alarm Brooklyn blaze injures 6 firefighters as residents are evacuated

Six New York City firefighters were injured in a five-alarm fire in Brooklyn on Saturday night, officials said on Twitter.

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12 Sep 2020

Fire breaks out at Florida Gators’ Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

A fire broke out at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, September 12.

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11 Sep 2020

Huge fire erupts at Beirut port a month after devastating blast

Panic engulfed the city of Beirut on Thursday as a huge fire broke out at a warehouse storing tyres and oils, a little more than a month after a massive blast at the same spot in the Lebanese capital’s port area

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10 Sep 2020

Fire ravages Europe's largest migrant camp on Lesbos

Europe's largest migrant camp, Moria, has been devastated by massive fires that broke out early Wednesday at the overcrowded site on Greece's Lesbos island.

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07 Sep 2020

New Brighton fire sparks large FDNY response

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A fire tore through a New Brighton home Sunday night, causing extensive damage to the building and prompting a large FDNY response.

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05 Sep 2020

Washington firefighter loses wife & kids in house fire while he’s away battling Palmer Fire

According to KRME, Benton City firefighter Raul Garcia-Santos was battling the Palmer Fire in a nearby town when this deadly house fire occurred.

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04 Sep 2020

Multiple crews respond to German Flatts fire

Multiple fire departments were called to the scene of a structure fire Thursday afternoon in the town of German Flatts after a young neighbor saw smoke coming from the house on Old Forge Road.

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04 Sep 2020

Hoo fire.. Huge explosion as fire rages at industrial unit

A large fire has broken out in an industrial building and people have been evacuated from the nearby area.

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25 Aug 2020

7 dead, multiple structures destroyed as 625 fires burn in California

The death toll from the historic firestorms hitting Northern California rose to seven Monday as officials used a small break in the weather to make progress against a series of lightning-sparked blazes that have been burning for a week

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23 Aug 2020

Iran plane crash.. Cockpit exchange recorded after missile hit Ukraine jet

A black box recorder recovered from a Ukrainian passenger jet mistakenly shot down by Iran in January captured a conversation in the cockpit moments after a missile strike, officials say

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19 Aug 2020

Crews fight 5 fires in Harrisburg overnight, all believed to be arson

Five fires were believed to be set in Harrisburg early Wednesday morning, causing damage around the city’s Allison Hill neighborhood

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12 Aug 2020

4 families escape fire in Haverhill

HAVERHILL — About 15 people were able to safely escape a four-apartment Victorian home at 8 Vine St. Tuesday evening after fire broke out in a shed behind the building and spread to the home, fire officials said.

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10 Aug 2020

Large wildfire along Highway 395 is burning toward south Kennewick

Tri-Cities fire crews from 10 fire agencies are battling a large wildfire south of Kennewick near the same area that burned out of control two years ago.

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09 Aug 2020

Eleven die in fire in Czech Republic tower block

Police in the Czech Republic are investigating a fire that killed 11 people, including three children.

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08 Aug 2020

Newhaven Huge fire in industrial unit near an East Sussex seafront

Sixty firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at an industrial unit near an East Sussex seafront. The building, in Beach Road, Newhaven, partly collapsed in the fire that started shortly before 09:30 BST.

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05 Aug 2020

Beirut explosion Frantic search for survivors of deadly blast

Rescue workers in Lebanon are searching for dozens of people missing a day after a huge explosion devastated the port area of the capital, Beirut.

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13 Jul 2020

21 injured after an explosion and fire on a naval ship in San Diego

Twenty-one people were injured after an explosion and fire on board a ship at the US Naval Base in San Diego, US Navy officials said.

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13 Jul 2020

A massive fire has destroyed a 249-year-old church in California

California firefighters are investigating the origin of a fire that destroyed a historic 249-year-old Catholic church.

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06 Jul 2020

Mystery fire at Iranian nuclear facility is the latest in a series of unexplained incidents

It is the world's most scrutinized shed. Exactly what happened to an outer building at an Iranian nuclear facility means both everything and nothing, as Tehran grapples with protecting its regional clout during the twin ravages of the coronavirus and US sanctions.

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14 Jun 2020

Protesters set fire to Wendy’s restaurant where man was fatally shot by police

Protesters shut down a major highway in Atlanta on Saturday and set fire to a restaurant where a black man was shot by police.

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17 May 2020

A Los Angeles explosion melted firefighters' helmets and set their coats on fire. 4 responders are in the ICU

Los Angeles (CNN)An explosion in downtown Los Angeles forced firefighters to walk though "a fireball," setting their coats ablaze and sending four crew members to an intensive care unit.

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14 May 2020

Raging 5,000 acre brush fires force evacuations, close highway in Florida

Far-reaching brush fires wreaked havoc in southwest Florida on Wednesday as homes were evacuated and a portion of a prominent highway was closed.

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06 May 2020

Blaze engulfs UAE skyscraper, injuring 12 residents

Abu Dhabi — At least 12 people were wounded in a massive fire that engulfed a residential tower in the United Arab Emirates, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

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05 May 2020

9 Michigan fire departments battle massive blaze overnight

Kent County, MI – Firefighters from nine departments battled an overnight fire at a six-unit townhouse in Plainfield Township.

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23 Apr 2020

Miami Dade firefighters battle brush fire at Everglades National Park

On Sunday afternoon, a wildfire began burning south of U.S. 41 and west of Krome Avenue, said Scott Peterich, a wildfire mitigation specialist with the Florida Forest Service. The fire was consuming about 400 acres before it moved into the fringes of Everglades National Park.

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21 Apr 2020

Maryland firefighter falls through floor responding to fire at RE/MAX office

A Reisterstown volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries early Saturday morning after falling through the floor of a commercial building in Westminster.

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20 Apr 2020

Seattle firefighters rescued little girl hiding in a toy trunk from house fire

Seattle — When a fire broke out inside a Monroe, Wash., home Sunday morning, a little girl hid inside a toy trunk and was rescued unharmed by a firefighter, according to a spokeswoman for Snohomish County Fire District 7.

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15 Apr 2020

Amazon warehouse three-alarm fire brings 50 Fresno firefighters, burns solar panels

A fire on the roof of the massive Amazon warehouse in south Fresno grew to three alarms Tuesday afternoon.

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05 Apr 2020

Two counties called in for mutual aid to put out airport fire, 3,500 vehicles destroyed

A massive brush fire that scorched 15 acres along the Fort Myers airport and burned for nearly 24 hours is finally under control in Florida.

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30 Mar 2020

Baltimore firefighters worked to extinguish 4-alarm fire at Urban Bible Fellowship Church

Baltimore — A fire at the Urban Bible Fellowship Church Saturday morning caused part of the steeple to fall.

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18 Mar 2020

Massachusetts firefighters battle stubborn 3-alarm house fire

Worcester — A stubborn three-alarm fire heavily damaged a house at 90 East Central St. on Monday night.

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16 Mar 2020

Firefighters quickly douse blaze at Texas restaurant probably caused by improper disposal of cigarettes

Faulty wiring may have caused a fire in a Northwest Side Tex-Mex restaurant Sunday night. Leon Valley firefighters responded at about 10 p.m. to Chachos restaurant, located at 6757 Poss Road, to find the storage area in flames.

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04 Mar 2020

California firefighters battle 4-alarm blaze for hours at a pallet yard

San Jose — Firefighters were battling a four-alarm blaze Tuesday after a yard full of wooden pallets and used tires caught fire, fire officials said.

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26 Feb 2020

Firefighters battle large fire over night after explosion at Marathon oil refinery

A large fire is burning at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Carson, sending flames at least 100 feet into the air, according to preliminary news reports. The fire prompted a brief closure of all lanes of the 405 Freeway at Wilmington Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. All lanes reopened by about 11:45 p.m. after closing for about 30 minutes.

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19 Feb 2020

2 California firefighters killed during massive blaze at library

Two Porterville firefighters died Tuesday night as crews struggled to put out a massive fire at the Porterville library, according Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux.

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19 Feb 2020

2 firefighters killed during massive blaze at library started by teens

UPDATE: Authorities Wednesday morning confirmed that two 13-year-olds were booked on manslaughter charges connected to the fire. The firefighters were identified as Raymond Figueroa, 35, and Patrick Jones, 25. The teens face manslaughter, arson and conspiracy charges.

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15 Feb 2020

15 children were killed in a fire at a Haiti orphanage run by a US Christian group

(CNN)At least 15 children were killed Friday when a fire broke out at a Haiti children's home run by an American religious nonprofit, police said. The blaze took place at the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding in Port Au Prince, said Jennifer Melton, Haiti's chief of child protection for UNICEF, the United Nations' children's agency.

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09 Dec 2019

Delhi factory fire More than 40 dead in India blaze

A large fire has swept through a bag factory in the Indian capital Delhi, killing 43 workers, officials say. The blaze broke out at the four-storey building in the city's congested old quarter early on Sunday morning.

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12 Oct 2019

Some evacuees are returning home after Saddleridge Fire burns 7,500 acres

Los Angeles (CNN)Robin Navickas left behind her hearing aids and even her shoes when the Saddleridge Fire was creeping toward her home. When she returned hours later, everything was reduced to piles of ash.

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30 Aug 2019

The Amazon in Brazil is on fire - how bad is it?

Thousands of fires are ravaging the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - the most intense blazes for almost a decade. The northern states of Roraima, Acre, Rondônia and Amazonas have been particularly badly affected. Huge fires have also been burning across the border in Bolivia, devastating swaths of the country's tropical forest and savannah. So what's happening exactly and how bad are the fires?

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14 Aug 2019

Russia says rocket explosion caused 16-fold radiation spike

Radiation levels near the site of a deadly rocket explosion in Russia's far north spiked 16 times above normal, Russia's weather service has said.

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09 Aug 2019

Russia explosion Five confirmed dead in rocket blast

Five people were killed and three injured following a rocket explosion on an Arctic naval test range in Russia on Thursday, state nuclear company Rosatom confirmed. Rosatom said the accident occurred during tests on a liquid propellant rocket engine. The three injured staff members suffered serious burns in the accident. Authorities had previously said that two people died and six were injured in the blast at the site in Nyonoksa.

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16 Apr 2019

Notre Dame fire Millions pledged to rebuild cathedral

Hundreds of millions of Euros have been pledged to help rebuild Notre-Dame after a devastating fire partially destroyed the French cathedral. The fire, declared fully extinguished some 15 hours after it began, ravaged the 850-year-old building's roof and caused its spire to collapse. But firefighters who worked through the night managed to save the Paris landmark's main stone structure, including its two towers. The cause of the fire is not yet clear. Paris public prosecutor Rémy Heitz said

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15 Apr 2019

Notre-Dame de Paris Fire

On 15 April 2019, just before 18:50 CEST, a fire broke out beneath the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. By the time it was extinguished 15 hours later, the building's spire and most of its roof had collapsed, and its interior, upper walls, and windows had been severely damaged; even more extensive damage to the interior was prevented by its stone vaulted ceiling, which largely contained the burning roof as it collapsed.

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