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  • Play on the third day of the qualifiers for the high profile Australian Open tennis tournament was completely cancelled because of the ‘unhealthy’ quality of the ‘smoke filled’ air caused by the country’s ongoing bushfire crisis. The danger to players had been highlighted 24 hours......

  • A battery operated mobile phone bank has been blamed for starting a fire in the cabin of a Virgin Atlantic flight that was forced to make an emergency landing at Boston airport in America. Despite smoke filling the jet’s cabin all 217 passengers were safely......

  • A fire that raged quickly through a barn at a poultry farm in the American state of Michigan killed around 300,000 hens before firefighters could control it. About 50 people who worked in the cage-free barn were evacuated safely and the fire was prevented from......

  • Dubai police seized more than 25,000 fake fire prevention products during two raids carried out on warehouses in the Raz Al Khor Industrial area The raids were part of a wider police department exercise to cut down counterfeiting and forgery groups that saw a wide......

  • Firefighters at Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh airport were praised for their speedy reaction when a plane belonging to Ukraine’s SkyUp airline developed a fire as it was landing. The flames were from a tyre on which hydraulic oil had been leaked but they were extinguished......

  • More than 160 people had to be evacuated when fire broke out in a residential building and neighbouring premises  in the Al Hamra area of Umm Al Quwain. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. However, fire chief Colonel DR......

  • One person died after a car flipped over and caught fire near the Trade Centre roundabout in Dubai causing heavy lunchtime traffic delays in the area. Although firefighters rushed to the scene and controlled the blaze they were not able to save the driver because......

  • An early morning fire that was reportedly caused by an electrical power surge burned 12 corpses among the 102 bodies being kept in a mortuary at a teaching hospital complex in Osun State, Nigeria. It was only the speeding intervention of the college’s in-house security......

  • At least 65 passengers died when a fire ripped through three carriages of a train travelling between the cities of Karachi and Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Sheik Rashid Ahmed, Pakistan’s minister for railways, said that the fire was started by the explosion of a portable gas......

  • Two Emirati brothers, aged three and one-and-a-half years old, died in the Mina area of Abu Dhabi after being left alone in a vehicle with its engine running and later caught fire. Alerted to the incident police and civil defence reached the scene very quickly......

  • Every year, thousands of volunteer fire fighters give up their free time and risk their lives to help their follow citizens and Australian Pump Industries, decided to find out what makes a fire fighting volunteer tick! The company launched a programme to pull entries from......

  • A factory fire killed 19 workers in the eastern Chinese county of Ninghai, despite the government’s crackdown on safety precautions that have to be introduced in oil and chemical industrial sites. The policy was introduced after a 2015 explosion in a Tianjin chemical warehouse in......

  • Three neighbouring governments answered an appeal for help as the Chouf and Metri regions of Lebanon were hit by a series of massive wildfires described by Civil Defence director Raymond Khattar as the ‘worst to have hit the country in decades.’ Cyprus , Italy and......

  • The smokey atmosphere created by the huge wildfires that have swept through bushland in California has become a problem for the state’s winemakers even though many of their vinyards have escaped direct damage from the blazes. According to the California Association of Winegrape Growers most......

  • More than 9,500 residents living within a 12-mile radius of an ammunition dump in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia had to be evacuated after fires broke out in stores housing an estimated 55,000 artillery shells. There were only six reports of injuries, with none of......