Chernobyl: Ukraine crews extinguish forest fires in exclusion zone
Firefighters worked for 10 days to extinguish fires that broke out in the forest around the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Ukrainian officials say they've tracked down two men who are believed to be behind the blazes.
Chernobyl in Ukraine: Firefighters battling radioactive forest
Emergency units are trying to contain fires in radiation-contaminated forest near the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant. The fires have caused a spike in radioactivity in the area.
Chile: Red alert and over 150 houses destroyed by fires in Valparaiso
Some 150 houses have been destroyed, nearly 2,000 people are without electricity and 12 firefighters have been injured in an ongoing voracious forest fire that affects the tourist Chilean port of Valparaiso.
Aerial views of battle to contain Australian bushfires
Firefighters and aircraft work to protect properties and slow the spread of the Myall Creek fire in New South Wales, Australia. Drought and unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled unprecedented bushfires in the country this year.
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.
California wildfire: Los Angeles orders 100,000 to evacuate
A wildfire that was sparked in the hills north of Los Angeles has now reached neighborhoods. Firefighters are scrambling to contain the out-of-control blaze as dozens of homes have been destroyed.
Germany's firefighters on the decline as aging strikes
Fire departments are struggling to find new recruits — crucial for a country where 95% of the firefighters are volunteers. Without them, Germany could see more out-of-control wildfires, like elsewhere in Europe.
Firefighters in 1920s and 1930s Paris conduct drills at Notre-Dame
Firefighters in 1920s and 1930s Paris conduct drills at Notre-Dame.