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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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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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