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International Firefighters’ Day 2020: How a tragic incident in Australia motivates world to observe the day; all you need to know
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International Firefighters’ Day 2020: How a tragic incident in Australia motivates world to observe the day; all you need to know

The date 4 May was chosen as it is linked to the feast day of St Florian, the first known commander of a firefighting squad in the Roman Empire.

Rakhine rebels abduct 31 after storming Myanmar bus; colonel says insurgents mistook citizens for armed forces
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Rakhine rebels abduct 31 after storming Myanmar bus; colonel says insurgents mistook citizens for armed forces

'We are still following them', Colonel Win Zaw Oo said, adding that the insurgents may have mistaken the firemen for members of the armed forces

Bolivian wildfires destroy 10 million acres of forest since August, govt declares red alert
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Bolivian wildfires destroy 10 million acres of forest since August, govt declares red alert

Beni is the second-worst affected area, with nearly 900,000 hectares destroyed so far by the fires so far.

Notre-Dame fire: World expresses grief over loss of heritage as Paris's famous cathedral structure goes up in flames
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Notre-Dame fire: World expresses grief over loss of heritage as Paris's famous cathedral structure goes up in flames

A massive fire consumed France's Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark. Firefighters saved the main bell towers and outer walls from collapse before bringing the blaze under control.

Five dead, several injured as fire breaks out in residential highrise in Mumbai's Chembur; rescue ops underway
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Five dead, several injured as fire breaks out in residential highrise in Mumbai's Chembur; rescue ops underway

Five people, including four women, were killed while several others including a fireman were injured after a major fire broke out in a 16-storey residential building in Chembur on Thursday evening.

Fire breaks out in commercial building in Mumbai's Andheri; no casualty reported but fireman receives burns
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Fire breaks out in commercial building in Mumbai's Andheri; no casualty reported but fireman receives burns

A fire broke out Tuesday in a commercial building in suburban Andheri, an official said. A fire personnel received burn injuries while trying to douse the flames, he said.

California's Carr wildfire continues to rage, causes another death as it becomes state's destructive six-month-long fire
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California's Carr wildfire continues to rage, causes another death as it becomes state's destructive six-month-long fire

California's deadly Carr wildfire — now the state's sixth most destructive — has claimed another life with a power linesman killed on the job its seventh fatality

Carr Fire: Thousands displaced, mass destruction caused in California's Redding city as flames engulf residential areas
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Carr Fire: Thousands displaced, mass destruction caused in California's Redding city as flames engulf residential areas

Major fire broke out in California's Redding city on 23 July when a car malfunctioned on Highway 299 in Whiskeytown, according to Cal Fire.

Fire in South Korean hospital kills 33, injures 70; PM holds emergency meeting to discuss response
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Fire in South Korean hospital kills 33, injures 70; PM holds emergency meeting to discuss response

At least 33 people were killed in a blaze at a hospital in South Korea on Friday, firefighters said, with more than 70 injured.

Peru bus accident: Death toll rises to 51; six survive after vehicle plunges off 'Devil's curve'
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Peru bus accident: Death toll rises to 51; six survive after vehicle plunges off 'Devil's curve'

Over 50 people have been killed in Peru on Tuesday after the bus they were riding collided with a truck along a precarious stretch known as the 'Devil's Curve' and was thrown off a seaside cliff

Prison riot in Brazil kills 9, injures 14; over 100 inmates escape after rival gangs engage in violence and start fires
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Prison riot in Brazil kills 9, injures 14; over 100 inmates escape after rival gangs engage in violence and start fires

Inmates from rival gangs battled at a prison in Goias state on Monday, leaving nine dead and 14 injured, authorities said.

Fire breaks out at duplex flat in upscale Walkeshawar in Mumbai, rescue operations in progress
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Fire breaks out at duplex flat in upscale Walkeshawar in Mumbai, rescue operations in progress

A fire broke out at a duplex flat in a 32-storey residential building in the upscale Walkeshwar area of South Mumbai on Monday afternoon.

California wildfires: Thomas Fire 60 percent contained, authorities say strong winds might return
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California wildfires: Thomas Fire 60 percent contained, authorities say strong winds might return

Firefighters in California said Thomas wildfire was about 60 percent contained but they warned strong winds were still forecast.

California fire second-largest in state history after burning down 425 acres of land; blaze still only 55 percent controlled
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California fire second-largest in state history after burning down 425 acres of land; blaze still only 55 percent controlled

A wildfire that's burned hundreds of homes in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles is now the second-largest blaze in California history.

Wildfire erupts in Los Angeles as firefighters battle destructive blazes across Southern California
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Wildfire erupts in Los Angeles as firefighters battle destructive blazes across Southern California

A new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles on Tuesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California.

Major fire leads to collapse of four-storey building at Mansarovar Garden in Delhi; no casualties reported
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Major fire leads to collapse of four-storey building at Mansarovar Garden in Delhi; no casualties reported

A major fire broke out at a four-storeyed building in West Delhi's Mansarovar Garden, leading to the collapse of the whole complex on Monday

Fire engulfs Butcher Island fuel tank farm off Mumbai coast; firefighting underway
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Fire engulfs Butcher Island fuel tank farm off Mumbai coast; firefighting underway

Efforts are still on to extinguish the fire that broke out at a fuel tank farm of the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) located on Butcher Island off the east coast of Mumbai

Death toll in Hurricane Harvey rises to 38: Rescuers begin search of Houston homes; blast reported at flooded chemical plant
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Death toll in Hurricane Harvey rises to 38: Rescuers begin search of Houston homes; blast reported at flooded chemical plant

Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes as they looked for anyone who might have been left behind in Harvey's floodwaters.

Under fire: Fifteen Italian firefighters arrested for starting blazes to receive bonuses
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Under fire: Fifteen Italian firefighters arrested for starting blazes to receive bonuses

Fifteen firefighters have been arrested in Sicily on suspicion of having started fires in order to receive bonus payments, police on the Italian island said Monday.

London Camden Market fire: 70 firefighters and ten fire engines manage to bring blaze under control
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London Camden Market fire: 70 firefighters and ten fire engines manage to bring blaze under control

Firefighters have brought under control the fire in a building in London's Camden Market, the London Fire Brigade said on Monday.