Fire rages at Hong Kong campus entrance as protesters fend off police: AFP
A large fire burns near an entrance to a besieged Hong Kong campus after protesters threw Molotov cocktails to fend off a police advance on the university, according to AFP reporters at the scene.
Brazil's next fire disaster, in the Pantanal wetlands
Brazil's Pantanal wetlands are on fire. While the world was shocked by the wildfires that ravaged the Amazon, few seem to have noticed the destruction of the world’s largest tropical wetland area.
Fire erupts in Lagos’ Balogun market
On Tuesday, 5 November 2019, fire broke out at a shopping plaza situated at the popular Balogun Market, Lagos. Fortunately, personnel of the Lagos State Fire Service was able to prevent the blaze from spreading to other buildings.
Grenfell Tower report criticizes London fire brigade response
A leaked report found that the fire department's preparation was "gravely inadequate" and that lives could have been saved. The London fire brigade defended its actions, saying there was no "safe alternative strategy."
California wine country fires expand, trigger blackouts
A fire in one of California's wine-growing regions could leave half a million homes and businesses without power. Large portions of the state were already under fire alert when the blaze began.
California wildfires: Millions face weekend blackout
Authorities are preparing to cut power amid concerns that high-voltage power lines could cause additional blazes. Thousands of people have been evacuated as the wildfires continue to rage.
Man opens fire on street in Halle, Germany
Images show an alleged gunman opening fire near a Turkish restaurant in the German city of Halle. At least two people were shot dead on a street in the city, police said, with media and witnesses reporting that a synagogue and a Turkish restaurant were the targets.
Tanker truck explosion in Mali leaves at least seven dead
At least seven people died and nearly 50 people were injured in the explosion of a tanker truck following an accident in the Malian Capital Bamako, according the the Malian government.
Greece wants Turkey to take 10,000 migrants after deadly fire
The Greek government wants to start returning thousands of migrants to Turkey following a deadly fire which broke out at an overcrowded camp. Officials called for action to ease pressure on overcrowded migrant camps.
Goats help prevent wildfires in California
In California, authorities use goats to prevent wildfires as the animals eat up brush that could lead to infernos. The practice, which began in recent years, has become common since the tragic Santa Rosa's Tubbs fire in 2017 and the one in Paradise in 2018.