290 fire related incidents in Delhi on Diwali

Firefighters in the national capital received 290 calls related to minor fire incidents on Diwali.

Bomb blast in Kolkata factory; at least one dead, two hurt

At least one person died and two others were injured in an explosion at a factory here in West Bengal, police said on Friday.

Tianjin blasts: Death toll mounts to 123


Beijing: The death toll from a warehouse blast in north China's major port city of Tianjin has risen to 123 while 50 people were still listed in the country's worst industrial tragedy, authorities said today.

The dead included 70 firefighters and seven policemen.

Australia, New Zealand firefighters to aid with US blazes

Australia and New Zealand are sending firefighters to help tens of thousands of US emergency personnel struggling to contain deadly blazes raging across the American West, authorities said Friday.

Greece beats back wildfires as one body found

 Firefighters in Greece on Saturday succeeded in bringing two large wildfires in Athens and the Peloponnese under control, but an off-duty police officer is believed to have died in the flames.

Firefighters battle major blazes as US West faces more heat
Firefighters battle major blazes as US West faces more heat

 Firefighters in Alaska, Oregon and drought-hit California on Monday fought several massive wildfires that have blackened swathes of overheated U.S. West Coast states, as crews braced for warmer temperatures later this week, officials said.

Chinese firefighters punished over on-the-job selfies: Report

Firefighters in southwestern China have taken heat for snapping photos of themselves while responding to an emergency, state media reported Tuesday.

Canada police launch criminal wildfire investigation

Hundreds of firefighters battled a massive wildfire in western Canada for a 10th straight day on Tuesday as federal police launched a criminal investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Hot tub fire at home of Manchester United`s Chris Smalling
Hot tub fire at home of Manchester United`s Chris Smalling

Firefighters were required to put out a fire in a hot tub at the home of Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling, according to British media reports on Wednesday.

Residential building in Mumbai collapses after catching fire, several injured
Residential building in Mumbai collapses after catching fire, several injured

A portion of a four-storey ​residential building in Mumbai's Kalbadevi area has collapsed after a major fire broke out in it. The building is over century-old.

Fire at fourth floor of AIIMS due to short circuit

A major fire broke out on Sunday morning at the fourth floor of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences).

Fire put out on Russian nuclear submarine in shipyard

 Firefighters have put out a blaze on a nuclear submarine which was undergoing repairs at a shipyard in Russia`s northern province of Arkhangelsk on Tuesday.

Chemical plant blast, anti-pollution protest in China

More than 800 firefighters battled for almost 24 hours to put out a vast fire at a controversial chemical plant in the Chinese city of Zhangzhou, state media said Tuesday, the second accident at the site in two years.

Dale Steyn praises firefighters for saving Cape Town home
Dale Steyn praises firefighters for saving Cape Town home

South African spearhead Dale Steyn praised firefighters who saved his Cape Town mountain home from the devastating flames which have engulfed one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

Firefighters contain 12-hour blaze on main Warsaw bridge

Firefighters battled for 12 hours to contain a blaze that tore through the main bridge in Warsaw, cutting off one of the capital's key transport links.

Fire in residential building in South Mumbai, one dead

A major fire has broken out in a multi-storey residential building in South Mumbai's Nagpada area.

More homes destroyed as Australia battles major bushfire

More than 30 homes are feared destroyed as firefighters battle the worst bushfire in South Australia for three decades, with officials warning Sunday of a threat to lives even as weather conditions improve.

Police hunt for tiger on the loose near Paris

Police and firefighters were desperately hunting for a tiger on the loose near Paris Thursday after a local resident took a photo of the fearsome animal and sounded the alert, authorities said.

Slow-moving lava hits first house in Hawaii town

A stream of lava set a home on fire in a rural Hawaii town that has been watching the slow-moving flow for months.

Fears over fresh eruption halt Japan volcano search

Volcanic tremors and fears over a fresh eruption forced rescuers with gas masks to halt operations to recover bodies from a Japanese mountain on Tuesday, 72 hours after its eruption.