Showing posts with label firefighters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label firefighters. Show all posts

Friday, August 06, 2021

Greek PM says saving human lives top priority as wildfires continue to rage -

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Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday evening that Greece is facing an extremely critical situation with multiple forest fires at the same time, while saving human lives is the government's top priority.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

More than 100 firefighters tackling huge fire in northern London

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More than 100 firefighters are trying to tame a huge fire at a warehouse in north London on Monday evening, local media reported.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Portuguese official says cannot confirm plane crash

Portugal's National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) said on Tuesday that they cannot confirm the earlier report that a Canadair plane from Spain crashed in Louriceira, Pedrogao Grande.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Death toll in London tower block fire rises to 17

The death toll from the devastating tower block fire in west London has risen to 17 and police have warned it is expected to rise further.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

At Least Six Die in Grenfell Tower Blaze but Death Toll Expected to Rise

At least six people have been confirmed killed in a huge fire that ripped through a west London tower block, but police expect the death toll to rise.

27-story apartment building on fire in western London

A huge fire broke out at a 27-story apartment building in western London in the wee hours of Wednesday, with flames observed from the second floor to the top of the building, according to information from the London Fire Brigade.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Russian plane arrives in Chile to help extinguish wildfires

An Ilyushin Il-76 plane has arrived in Chile to help extinguish raging wildfires and protect local communities, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry told TASS on Monday.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chile's 'most brutal fire in history' kills six

Chile's Ministry of Interior and Public Safety said at least six people have died in fires that have consumed nearly 1,000 square miles of forest.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Firefighters caught up in Tehran building collapse

Dozens of firefighters were feared trapped under the rubble after Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV this morning following a fire.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Strong wildfire hits S. France, four firefighters wounded: ministry

Fast-moving wildfires continue to ravage drought-parched forests in France's southwestern departments, injuring four firefighters, the country's interior ministry said on Wednesday.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fire squadron of the IDF completed the mission in Cyprus

4 aircraft fire squadron of the Israel defense forces, created after the tragedy at mount Carmel, returned to base after taking part in extinguishing the massive fires in Cyprus.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Indonesia's forest fire kills 10 more people

Forest and agriculture fires in Indonesia killed 10 more people, bringing the total death toll to 17, a government spokesman said here Saturday.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Over 1,000 Homes Destroyed In California Wildfires

Two separate wildfires burning for the last two weeks have together destroyed over 1,000 homes in Northern California, reports the Arkansas Online. Authorities from Cal Fire, who are assessing the damage caused by this year’s drought-induced wildfires, say the count of homes destroyed by the wildfires have exceeded 1,000 this year.

Monday, September 14, 2015

N. California wildfires destroy hundreds of structures

Firefighters were battling 13 wildfires in California on Sunday, including the one around the northern towns of Middletown and Cobb, where hundreds of structures were destroyed.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fires in US state of Washington largest in its history

A group of wildfires blazing in the western US state of Washington have become the largest in the state's history, officials said Monday.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

California Authorities Unable to Contain 2 Giant Merging Fires

 Two large fires in Lake County, California merged on Tuesday as authorities were not able to contain them, according to local media reports.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Hundreds of firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal

Some 500 firefighters as well as eight planes and six helicopters were deployed in Portugal Sunday to battle four forest fires raging in the north of the country, authorities said.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Evacuations ordered over California wildfire

A wildfire that has destroyed drought-parched terrain in northern California with remarkable speed continues to rage as evacuations expanded and firefighters began to gain some ground against the flames.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

California wildfires expand after death of firefighter

Firefighters rushed to contain a pair of fast-moving wildfires in Northern California on Saturday as they mourned the death of a US Forest Service firefighter killed this week in the battle against one of the blazes, officials said.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

State of Emergency Declared in California in Response to Wildfires

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has declared a state of emergency as wildfires blaze in 15 counties across the Golden State, one of which killed a responding firefighter.

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