Posts Tagged ‘blaze’

Overnight Blaze In Taiwan Engulfs Building, Kills 46 People

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A building fire that raged out of control for hours overnight in a major city in southern Taiwan left 46 people dead and at least 41 others injured, authorities said Thursday. Flames and smoke billowed from the lower floors of the 13-story building as firefighters tried to douse the blaze from […]

Greece fires: Thousands flee homes as blaze ravages Greek island amid ‘nightmarish summer’

Uncontrolled wildfires have forced thousands of people to flee their homes on the Greek island of Evia after a blaze ripped through vast areas of pristine forest, with ferries on standby to evacuate those living nearby. Residents described losing entire villages to the flames while the country’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said Greece had suffered […]

Western wildfires: Crews make progress on huge Oregon blaze

The nation’s largest wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to threaten homes in neighboring California The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island was […]

VIDEO: Oregon Wildfire Creates ‘Fire Clouds’ Above the Blaze

Smoke and heat generated by a huge wildfire in southeastern Oregon are creating massive “fire clouds” over the blaze. The “fire clouds” are “dangerous columns of smoke and ash that can reach up to 6 miles (10 kilometers) in the sky and are visible from more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away,” the Associated Press […]

Hundreds evacuated as Catalan firefighters battle national park blaze

Catalan firefighters have been battling flames day and night against a wildfire at the national park of Cap Creus in Girona, roughly two hours away from Barcelona. 350 people were evacuated from their homes as flames approached residential areas, firefighters said. The area is a natural paradise attracting many tourists, especially during the peak summer […]

Helicopters called in to massive blaze at Moscow fireworks depot

Russian firefighters were battling a massive blaze at a fireworks warehouse in central Moscow on Saturday. The sound of fireworks exploding rang through the air while a plume of smoke rose skywards from the site on the Luzhnetskaya embankment of the Moskva river. At least two helicopters were being used to empty buckets of water […]

Blaze destroys servers at Europe’s largest cloud services firm

A fire destroyed some servers and temporarily shutdown others at OVHcloud on Wednesday, just two days after the French cloud computing firm kicked off plans for an initial public offering. Europe’s largest cloud services provider told clients including the French government, the Centre Pompidou and cryptocurrency exchange Deribit to activate their disaster recovery plans following […]

Huge blaze on Afghan border didn’t damage Iran’s customs post

TEHRAN – A fuel tanker blast at the Iran-Afghanistan border that caused massive fire did not affect a key crossing on the eastern border with Afghanistan, a local Iranian official has said. The local official from Iran’s Khorasan Razavi province said that the fire in Afghanistan’s Islam Qala border crossing had not spread to Iran’s […]

Romania: Protests after hospital blaze leaves at least five people dead

Hundreds of people protested outside Romania’s Health Ministry the day after a fatal fire at one of the country’s main hospitals for COVID-19 patients, calling Saturday for the resignations of the president, the health minister and the emergencies chief. At least five people died in the fire, which broke out early Friday on the ground […]

Romania: Ten dead in COVID-19 hospital blaze

Romanian officials say a fire at a hospital treating COVID-19 patients has killed 10 people and critically injured seven others. The blaze spread through the intensive care ward designated for people with COVID-19 patients at the public hospital in the northern city of Piatra Neamt, said Irina Popa, the spokeswoman for the local Emergency Situations […]

Greek police fire tear gas at migrants protesting after blaze at Europe’s largest refugee center

    Clashes erupted and police fired tear gas as a large crowd of migrants protested on the Greek island of Lesbos after Moria (or better said Mordor) rapefugee center, the largest in Europe, burnt down earlier this week. The blaze at the severely overcrowded camp, which was initially designed to accommodate about 2,200, left […]

Thousands homeless as Greece’s main migrant camp gutted by blaze

AFP — Thousands of asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos were left homeless Wednesday after fleeing for their lives as a huge fire ripped through the camp of Moria, the country’s largest and most notorious migrant facility. Over 12,000 men, women and children ran in panic out of containers and tents into nearby […]

Massive blaze tears through California forcing thousands to flee

Thousands of residents fled a city in northern California on Wednesday as a series of fast-moving wildfires spread across the state, burning dozens of homes and structures. The fire outside Vacaville, a city of about 100,000 residents located between the state capital Sacramento and San Francisco, is part of a series of blazes that have […]

Firefighters battle massive blaze at Dubai tower, residents evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Dubai Civil Defence said they were working to put out the blaze at Zen Tower in the Marina area on Sunday morning, and confirmed that all residents had been evacuated safely, with no reports of injuries. Dubai Civil Defence is working to put out a fire that broke out in the Zen Tower in the […]

Trump Tower Fire in Azerbaijan Weeks After Deadly Blaze at Building in New York

Firefighters are desperately battling to contain a fire raging through a Trump hotel tower in Azerbaijan. The fire broke out on the middle floors of the 33-storey Trump International Hotel and Tower in Baku on Saturday afternoon. Six fire engines were on site battling the blaze but there were no reports of injuries. The fire in the unfinished […]

Massive blaze engulfs buildings in central New Orleans, 60 firefighters on scene

     Firefighters are battling a large blaze in Bayou St John in Mid City, New Orleans. No-one has been reported injured in the fire but authorities are urging residents to avoid the area. New Orleans Fire Department chief Tim McConnell said the blaze started in a warehouse which houses the ‘NOLA Til Ya Die’ clothes […]

Trump Tower fire is second 2018 blaze in sprinkler-free residential tower

The fire on the 50th floor New York City’s Trump Tower that left 67-year-old Todd Brassner dead and six firefighters injured was the second fire in the building in 2018. President Trump’s centerpiece Manhattan skyscraper opened in 1984, but does not have sprinklers on its residential floors, a measure required in new buildings since 1999. […]

Death toll from Russia shopping mall blaze rises to 64

Press TV- Emergency services minister Vladimir Puchkov said on Russian television, “We have recorded that unfortunately as a result of the accident 64 people died,” up from a previous toll of 56. He said “64 is the final figure,” and included six people still buried under the rubble. The preliminary findings of an inquiry said […]

VIDEO of moment blaze begins at busy shopping mall in Russia’s Kemerovo

Footage published on social media purportedly shows the top floor of the shopping mall in Russia’s western Siberian city of Kemerovo, where the blaze started on Sunday afternoon. A children’s playground is visible in the background, which eventually becomes engulfed in flames. People, including some children, can be seen running as thick smoke fills the […]

3 children, 1 woman die in massive shopping mall blaze in Russia (WATCH LIVE)

The fire broke out on Sunday afternoon local time. Rescuers have managed to get some 120 people out so far, according to the regional emergencies ministry. The victims were in the mall’s playroom, according to the Investigative Committee spokeswoman Svetlana Petrenko. “Some 26 people have also sought medical help or been taken to hospitals,” she […]

100s of safety risks loom ahead, year after Tehran high-rise blaze

Press TV – One year after the tragic blaze at Plasco high-rise in downtown Tehran, experts warn of hundreds more similar safety hazards facing the Iranian capital city. Last week, Iranians marked the first anniversary of tragedy that left over 20 people killed – including firefighters – in downtown Tehran. The 17-story Plasco Building, an iconic commercial […]

Massive blaze after train collides with gas tanker in Canada (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

The fire in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia occurred when a train collided with a fuel truck near the yard’s northern entrance, a spokesperson for Canadian Pacific Railway said, as cited by the Vancouver Sun.  Nearby homes were evacuated as local fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze. “We have evacuated the immediate area,” said Cpl. […]

Rescue teams will enter stricken Iran tanker after blaze is controlled: NITC

SHANA – Firefighting operations to extinguish a burning Iran oil tanker in the East China Sea has begun and rescue teams will enter the tanker as soon the blaze is controlled, National Iranian Tanker Company says. Spokesman of an emergency committee of the Iranian tanker collision with a Chinese balk freighter, Captain Mohsen Bahrami said […]

10 reportedly killed as major blaze engulfs shoe factory in Siberia (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

“According to preliminary estimates, 10 people have died,” a source in the emergency response team told Interfax. “Having noticed signs of a fire at the factory, they attempted to extinguish the blaze on their own, before the arrival of firefighters, but died from carbon monoxide poisoning.”  A source in the local branch of the Emergencies Ministry […]

Huge multi-storey car park blaze ‘destroys 1,400 vehicles’ in Liverpool, UK

     A fire in a multi-storey car park in Liverpool has destroyed hundreds of vehicles, say police. A huge blaze has destroyed up to 1,400 vehicles in a multi-storey car park in the northern English city of Liverpool. An accidental fire in one vehicle spread to others nearby, according to initial assessments by Merseyside Fire […]

Largest Wooden Temple in Asia Burns to the Ground in Mysterious Blaze

     The structure, known to be the tallest of its kind in Asia, was completely destroyed by the time the fire was extinguished. On December 10, a fire broke out at the Lingguan Mansion complex in Mianzhu, China’s Sichuan province. The flames were extinguished about four hours later, by which time a 16-story wooden pagoda […]

Gas pipeline blaze rocks Moscow region (VIDEOS)

The incident took place in the town of Lukhovitsy in the Moscow region, some 135 km southeast of the capital on Friday morning, emergency services said, as cited by TASS. “The gas service has closed the site,” an emergency services official said, adding that firefighters are currently working in the area. No one was killed or […]

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Glenn Beck announces mass layoffs at The Blaze

Source: The Hill The Blaze will be conducting mass layoffs in an effort to “become more nimble” and “keep pace with the massive changes” in the media business, Glenn Beck, the company’s founder, said Thursday. “Today, we said goodbye to just over 20 percent of the combined workforce of Mercury Radio […]

Arson suspected in northeast London blaze (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

     Up to 100 firefighters have been called to a blaze at a Poundland discount store on Old Church Road in Chingford, northeast London on Wednesday evening, according to local media reports. “At this early stage, the fire is being treated as suspicious. Three suspects were seen to leave the area soon after the fire […]

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