Thousands of university students have been evacuated from Cape Town.
A significant fire at a major mid Wales hotel was accidental, say firefighters investigating the cause.
Twelve people were evacuated from their homes and left without power after a fire at two electricity substations.
At least 20 children have died after they became trapped in a fire at a school in Niger's capital, Niamey.
A large fire has broken out at a factory on an industrial estate in Dewsbury.
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.
Firefighters have been tackling a fire at the National Museum in Cardiff.
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.
A Maryland firefighter is recovering after falling through a roof while trying to create a vent hole.
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.
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
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
A fire at Everton Women's stadium that badly damaged a stand is being investigated as a suspected arson attack.
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
t least six employees of CenterPoint Energy were transported to local hospitals Friday after what the company described as a natural gas incident.
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.
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.
A house has been badly damaged by an early-morning fire in Hampshire.
A huge fire has broken out across an area of moorland in Dartmoor, Devon.
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
Three people were critically injured late Tuesday afternoon in an explosion that sparked a brush fire in Valencia, authorities said
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.
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.
More than 20 people were displaced and several pets were missing following a three-alarm fire at 69 West St. on Tuesday evening
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.
Three firefighters were injured early Sunday morning when a wall collapsed as they battled a Suffolk house fire, officials said.
One person has died and two were injured in a crash between a vehicle owned by Denver Fire and a private vehicle Saturday afternoon.
One person died after a two-flat style home in the South Austin neighborhood caught fire Thursday morning, according to officials
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
A fire that broke out before dawn Wednesday in Venice destroyed a two-story building along the beachfront, authorities said.
A four-alarm fire broke out Wednesday night at a two-story apartment building in New Orleans East
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
Seven people from two families were displaced Sunday after a fire swept through a multi-family building in Bergen County, authorities said.
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.
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.
Around 2 a.m. in the morning of Dec. 30, the Somerville Fire Department responded to a house fire at 20 Kensington Ave.
Multiple FDNY units responded Sunday afternoon to a commercial section of Forest Avenue in Mariners Harbor for a fire inside a one-story building.
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.
Montgomery firefighters battled two fires Monday after an active Christmas weekend of extinguishing structure fires.
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.
A fire early Monday damaged part of Theatre Charlotte’s auditorium on Queens Road, the theater said
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.
A deadly fire in NYC was possibly a case of arson, according to officials.
A firefighter was injured by falling debris while battling a four-alarm blaze in Passaic County early Thursday morning, authorities said
A large fire at a theme park started accidentally after an electrical fault, investigators have found.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Fire ripped through the historic Grist Mill restaurant in Warrensburg early Sunday morning
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
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
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
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
A six-alarm fire burned a seven-story building under construction Saturday in downtown Berkeley, authorities said
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.
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.
Idaho firefighters rescued nearly a dozen people trapped on a Boise hotel balcony during an early morning fire on Thursday.
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
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
Firefighters rescued two teenagers from a burning Syracuse apartment complex on Tuesday morning
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
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
A nurse at a Wichita hospital put his experience as a firefighter to use after a patient started a fire in an emergency room
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.
The cause of a fire that damaged multiple tents at a homeless encampment Sunday beside Lake Merritt is under investigation, authorities said.
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.
A three-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood damaged four homes early Wednesday morning, according to the San Francisco Fire Department
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.
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.
A British holidaymaker died from carbon monoxide poisoning after a fire in her Northern Cyprus hotel, an inquest heard.
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
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.
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
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
Oct. 16– AGAWAM — A fire at Bondi’s Island which has blanketed the region with thick smoke and ash may burn into the weekend
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.
The US state of Colorado is battling the largest wildfire in its history.
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.
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
A blaze which destroyed a primary school is being treated as arson, the fire service has said.
A motorway had to be closed on Thursday evening after a double-decker bus caught fire.
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.
Jacksonville firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed several recreational vehicles Saturday afternoon on the city’s Westside
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.
(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
Fire damages 4 Department of Correction buses, cops say
A 12-year-old girl has died following a house fire in Ballymena, County Antrim.
Horrifying Glass Fire burns homes, with 68,000 from Santa Rosa to Napa fleeing
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.
Firefighters battled an overnight fire in Sumter that was so large it could be seen on satellite images
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.
Seventy-five people have been evacuated from their homes after fire broke out at a garage and industrial units.
A severe fire at a derelict building is believed to have been started deliberately, a fire service said.
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.
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.
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
A big explosion in southern Lebanon has destroyed what security sources said was a Hezbollah arms depot.
A 200-tonne rubbish fire has sent a plume of black smoke into the air across a city.
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.
The Creek Fire, which ignited a little more than two weeks ago, grew by 3,000 acres on Monday.
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)
Fire investigators inspected a Chula Vista playground fire Saturday for signs of arson, a city police lieutenant confirmed.
A fire has gutted an iconic building at Uganda's Makerere University, which is a prominent landmark in the capital
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
Eye-witnesses have filmed the scene at a huge fire in Telford.
A fire which engulfed a Victorian seafront hotel was caused by a gas leak, an investigation has found
The Oakland Fire Department responded to a commercial fire at 718 Webster in Oakland’s Chinatown Wednesday morning.
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.
A large fire has broken out in a warehouse on an industrial estate in Kent.
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
An investigation has been started by police after a children's play area was destroyed by fire.
A fire has broken out following a gas explosion in a top-floor flat of an apartment block.
About 6,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a farm in County Tyrone.
More than 30 people have been killed by wildfires that are sweeping through US West Coast states, officials say.
Six New York City firefighters were injured in a five-alarm fire in Brooklyn on Saturday night, officials said on Twitter.
A fire broke out at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday, September 12.
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
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.
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.
According to KRME, Benton City firefighter Raul Garcia-Santos was battling the Palmer Fire in a nearby town when this deadly house fire occurred.
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.
A large fire has broken out in an industrial building and people have been evacuated from the nearby area.
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
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
Five fires were believed to be set in Harrisburg early Wednesday morning, causing damage around the city’s Allison Hill neighborhood
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.
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.
Police in the Czech Republic are investigating a fire that killed 11 people, including three children.
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.
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.
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.
California firefighters are investigating the origin of a fire that destroyed a historic 249-year-old Catholic church.
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.
Protesters shut down a major highway in Atlanta on Saturday and set fire to a restaurant where a black man was shot by police.
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.
Far-reaching brush fires wreaked havoc in southwest Florida on Wednesday as homes were evacuated and a portion of a prominent highway was closed.
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.
Kent County, MI – Firefighters from nine departments battled an overnight fire at a six-unit townhouse in Plainfield Township.
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.
A Reisterstown volunteer firefighter suffered minor injuries early Saturday morning after falling through the floor of a commercial building in Westminster.
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.
A fire on the roof of the massive Amazon warehouse in south Fresno grew to three alarms Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Baltimore — A fire at the Urban Bible Fellowship Church Saturday morning caused part of the steeple to fall.
Worcester — A stubborn three-alarm fire heavily damaged a house at 90 East Central St. on Monday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.