Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

Fire breaks out in building near Mumbai`s CST station

A fire broke out in a building near Mumbai`s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station on Friday evening.

2 Chinese firefighters plunge to deaths holding hands

Two Chinese firefighters plunged 13 storeys to their deaths hand-in-hand while battling a blaze at a residential building in China`s commercial hub Shanghai.

Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

Firefighters struggled for a second night on Monday to contain blazes that have killed 12 people, injured 500, destroyed 2,000 homes and forced 10,000 people to flee the densely populated hills that gave this Chilean port city its unique beauty.

Firefighters battle blazes in scorching Australia

Lightning strikes ignited more than 250 fires across southeast Australia overnight, officials said on Wednesday, as firefighters battled to put out the flames and the country sweltered under a heatwave.

Fire in Brazil leaves 250 families homeless

About 250 families had to abandon their homes due to a fire of unknown origin that spread Tuesday across several city blocks in Paraisopolis, a shantytown here in Brazil`s largest city, authorities said.

Australia firefighters start to gain upper hand

Firefighters in Australia took advantage of lighter winds on Friday to get on top of a nine-day bushfire emergency as officials said the military could be liable for compensation after starting one of the worst blazes.

Australia merges blazes in wildfire battle

Firefighters today deliberately merged two major blazes in southeastern Australia in a desperate battle to manage the advancing infernos as weather conditions worsen.

11 killed in Belgian plane crash

All 11 passengers aboard a small plane were killed Saturday after it crashed near Fernelmont town in southeast Belgium, media reported.

US fire that kills 19 firefighters spread to 8,400 acres

The fast-moving wildfire that killed 19 firefighters is now more than quadruple in size, as crews battle triple-digit heat and erratic winds in an effort to contain the blaze.

Deadly Arizona wildfire claims 19 firefighters` lives

A fierce wildfire sweeping through Arizona claimed the lives of 19 firefighters near the town of Yarnell on Sunday, officials said.

Four firefighters die in US hotel blaze

At least four firefighters died while battling a hotel fire in Houston, the fourth largest US city, Friday, officials said.

New born baby rescued from toilet pipe in China

A newborn baby was rescued by the Chinese firefighter from a sewage pipe after he was flushed down the toilet, according to BBC.

NY woman arrested in connection with slaying of firefighters

Police say a 24-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the ambush slaying of two volunteer firefighters responding to a house fire in upstate New York.

US firefighters honour John Travolta

US firefighters have honoured John Travolta for his contribution in helping first responders overcome health issues.

US firefighters honour John Travolta

US firefighters have honoured John Travolta for his contribution in helping first responders overcome health issues.

Goa soon to have women firefighters

Women are set to join the Goa Fire
and Emergency Services, currently the preserve of men, from
next year.

Colorado wildfire destroys more than 130 homes

About 3,500 people have been evacuated from about 1,000 homes due to a fire.

Raging California wildfires claim first fatalities

Officials say two firefighters have been killed when their vehicle rolled off a mountainside as they battled a massive wildfire in northern Los Angeles County.

Firefighters claim victory over Athens wildfire

Firefighters claimed victory on Tuesday over a devastating, wind-swept wildfire that ravaged the outskirts of Athens over four days, enabling them to redeploy water-bombers to other blazes in Greece.