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Wildfire near Fort McMurray. ©Reuters
Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes

The 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to leave town as a monster wildfire swept through the region.

Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes
Photo courtesy of witnesses
Man killed in petrol truck explosion in Atyrau

A man has been killed in an explosion of a petrol truck in Atyrau in Kazakhstan's west.

Man killed in petrol truck explosion in Atyrau
Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50
Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50

Four more people have died of injuries sustained in a devastating nightclub blaze in Romania, taking the toll in the inferno that brought down the government to 50.

Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50
Thousands march as Romania disco fire toll rises to 30
Thousands march as Romania disco fire toll rises to 30

Thousands of people marched in central Bucharest to honour the victims of a weekend disco fire as the death toll from the tragedy climbed to 30.

Thousands march as Romania disco fire toll rises to 30
Wildfires more likely in warming world
Wildfires more likely in warming world

A warming climate could lead to a spike in wildfires, according to a study that researched the history of brush blazes in the Rocky Mountains.

Wildfires more likely in warming world
California fires destroy over 1,500 homes
California fires destroy over 1,500 homes

More than 1,500 homes have been destroyed in two immense fires that have torn through California over the last week, causing millions of dollars in damage.

California fires destroy over 1,500 homes
Wildfires threaten California's treasured Sequoias
Wildfires threaten California's treasured Sequoias

Wildfires sweeping through California are threatening an ancient grove of giant Sequoia trees considered a national treasure.

Wildfires threaten California's treasured Sequoias
Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal
Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal

Raging wildfires have turned the shores of the world's largest freshwater lake in Siberia into an inferno, threatening the health and livelihood of locals.

Wildfires threaten Russia's unique Lake Baikal
Fires in US state of Washington largest in its history
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, and 2015 has become the state's worst fire year on record.

Fires in US state of Washington largest in its history
Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport: official
Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport: official

A huge blaze broke out Monday at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport as television images showed plumes of thick black smoke and flames shooting up into the air.

Huge blaze breaks out at steel plant near Tokyo's Haneda airport: official
Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state
Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state

President Barack Obama declared an emergency for wildfire-ravaged Washington state, as Australia and New Zealand sent firefighters to help US crews.

Obama declares wildfire emergency in Washington state
Fire in Almaty. ©Tengrinews
Fire in Almaty shopping mall

Fire has broken out in Passage shopping mall located at the crossing of Kunayev and Zhibek Zholy streets of Almaty city on August 10.

Fire in Almaty shopping mall
Photo courtesy of Ministry of Internal Affairs
Freight train runs off the track in Aktobe Oblast, Kazakhstan

20 train wagons have run off the track in Aktobe Oblast, western Kazakhstan. 6 wagons caught fire.

Freight train runs off the track in Aktobe Oblast, Kazakhstan
France evacuates 10,000 campers as Provence burns
France evacuates 10,000 campers as Provence burns

French officials evacuated 10,000 people from three different campsites as hot winds fanned fires in drought-hit Provence in the middle of the summer holiday season

France evacuates 10,000 campers as Provence burns
'Terrorist' attack on French military foiled: minister
'Terrorist' attack on French military foiled: minister

France has foiled a plan to attack the country's military, the interior minister said, as a source close to the investigation said the suspects had been planning a beheading.

'Terrorist' attack on French military foiled: minister
Photo courtesy of witnesses
Fire in Petropavlovsk pizza house spreads to 5-storey apartment building

A big fire claims a cafe in Petropavlovsk, spreads to the neighboring apartment house and leaves dozens of people homeless.

Fire in Petropavlovsk pizza house spreads to 5-storey apartment building
Deadly Kiev fuel blasts set off blaze near military unit
Deadly Kiev fuel blasts set off blaze near military unit

Hundreds of Ukrainian firefighters battled to keep a blaze sparked by a deadly string of fuel depot blasts from engulfing a strategic military unit outside Kiev.

Deadly Kiev fuel blasts set off blaze near military unit
Almaty's largest shopping mall destroyed in fire

One of Almaty’s largest shopping malls Adem has been destroyed in fire.

Almaty's largest shopping mall destroyed in fire
Firefighters douse fire on Russian nuclear sub
Firefighters douse fire on Russian nuclear sub

Russian emergency crews late Tuesday doused the fire on a nuclear submarine which had been undergoing repairs in dry dock.

Firefighters douse fire on Russian nuclear sub
Peter and Paul Church ©Roza Yessenkulova
Fire in Almaty engulfs church roof

A fire has engulfed the roof of a church under reconstruction in Almaty.

Fire in Almaty engulfs church roof