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6 Jul 2021
Emergency services fight flames after an explosion sparked a fire at a plastics factory on the outskirts of Bangkok, killing at least one firefighter and wounding 29 people, according to officials.
5 Jul 2021
Fires have devastated towns in British Columbia, with the military on standby to respond to the threat.
7 Feb 2021
Firefighters battle a blaze that has destroyed at least 71 homes near Australia's fourth-biggest city of Perth, as authorities told residents to ignore a virus lockdown and evacuate threatened areas.
5 Jul 2020
Firefighters and residents inspect the damage at the Sina At'har health centre in the upmarket northern neighbourhood of Tajrish after a powerful explosion erupted at the clinic the night before, killing 19 people and damaging surrounding buildings.
19 Apr 2020
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.
8 Apr 2020
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.
2 Jan 2020
A New Delhi factory collapses on firefighters as they tackle the third major blaze in the Indian capital in less than a month.
27 Dec 2019
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.
7 Dec 2019
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.
30 Nov 2019
Officials advised Sydney residents to stay indoors as parts of Australia's most populous city were covered in smoke from nearby bushfires. Firefighters warned that more hot and windy days were on the way.
5 Nov 2019
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.⁣⁣
14 Oct 2019
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.

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