Fires around the world


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A massive fire broke out at the Rue du Parc in the French city of Versailles, the city Commissariat announced.

According to videos emerging on social media, a huge column of smoke can be seen rising from the area. Police have cordoned off the perimeter and urged passersby to avoid the area.

Translated from French by Microsoft
Rue Albert Joly Versailles fire in a car warehouse

While there is no immediate information as to how the fire started or which building caught on fire, some social media users have claimed that the blaze started in a car warehouse.

No information on casualties or damages has been made available so far.



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Translated from Arabic by Microsoft
Urgent now A huge explosion occurred in an industrial area surrounding Heathrow Airport in the British capital London

A huge fire has broken out in the West Drayton area, near Heathrow Airport.

Pictures and video footage on social media shows a massive cloud of thick smoke billowing from near the airport buildings on Sunday afternoon (April 28).

Several witnesses have posted on Twitter, expressing their shock at the size of the blaze.

One wrote: "Big fire north of Heathrow".

Another wrote: "God hope everyone is ok. This seems like a massive fire. We can here the explosion from a far. West Drayton area."

London Fire Brigade has confirmed there are ten fire engines at the scene.



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Translated from Russian by Microsoft
In the Chelyabinsk region, six children were injured during a fire in the church. The children were brought to the temple for a tour – and during the service the fire started. The temple in the fire suffered very seriously, but all people managed to bring to the street.

MOSCOW, April 10. /TASS/. More than 7,000 people were killed in Russia in fires last year, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee told TASS after analyzing human deaths in fires.

"The bodies of the Russian Investigative Committee received 6,286 reports of human deaths in fires in 2018. A total of 7,296 people were killed," the Investigative Committee reported.

The highest number of blazes that entailed human deaths occurred in the:
Moscow Region (205 fires, 219 people killed),
Sverdlovsk Region (202 fires, 245 people killed),
Perm Region (199 fires, 238 people killed),
Krasnoyarsk Region (182 fires, 189 people killed),
Chelyabinsk Region (162 fires, 183 people killed),
Leningrad Region (156 fires, 178 people killed),
Nizhny Novgorod Region (155 fires, 165 people killed.

More than 100 blazes with human deaths occurred in the Voronezh, Rostov, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Tver, Volgograd, Kirov, Samara and Saratov Regions, as well as in some other regions.

The Investigative Committee expressed serious concerns over the children’s deaths, including in large families. In 2018, 458 minors were killed, and 359 minors died in fires in 2017.

"Pre-investigation checks were carried out for all cases. A decision was made not to launch criminal cases for 5,468 reports, and for 496 reports criminal cases were launched under Sections 109, 216 and 219 of the Russian Criminal Code ("Infliction of death by negligence," "Violation of safety rules during construction or other work", "Violation of fire safety rules")," the Investigative Committee said.

Edited time: 29 Apr, 2019 06:30


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May 8, 2019 - Over 250 forest fires extinguished in Russia over last 24 hours
"According to regional forestry departments, 248 forest fires were extinguished on the territory of 39,761 hectares over the last 24 hours. As of 12am Moscow time on 8 May 2019, 100 wildfires continue blazing on the territory of 52,397 hectares. Firefighting efforts are underway," the press service said.

Most forest fires are reported in the Kurgan region (13,500 hectares), Irkutsk region (13,000 hectares), Amur region (around 10,800 hectares), Zabaikalsky region (9,100 hectares). Wildfires are also reported in the Krasnoyarsk region, Buryatia region, Tyva region and other regions. A total of 6,000 people and 1,500 units of equipment are involved in extinguishing forest fires.

May 11, 2019 - Wildfires scorch over 44,000 hectares across Russia - federal agency
Wildfires have scorched over 44,000 hectares in 18 Russian regions, the Federal Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesokhrana) said in a statement on Saturday, adding that 155 forest fires had been extinguished in the previous 24 hours.

"As of May 11, 2019, a total of 54 forest fires are active in Russia, which engulf 44,245 hectares, active efforts are underway to extinguish the fires," the statement reads.

As many as 17 forest fires have been registered in Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk region, while the number of wildfires active in the Kurgan, Irkutsk and Trans-Baikal region ranges from four to six. Firefighting activities involve 3,600 personnel and 835 pieces of equipment.

The fire season has begun in 77 Russian regions. A state of emergency has been declared in six regions, namely the Kurgan, Trans-Baikal, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk and Tuva regions, as well as in certain districts of the Chelyabinsk region, the Federal Aerial Forest Protection Service pointed out.


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Published time: 8 Jun, 2019 10:00
Goa Airport in India was shut down on Saturday as firefighters tackled a blaze which started after an Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter jet dropped its fuel tank while taking off.

A portion of the runway caught fire during the incident which took place at around 2pm local time.

According to a spokesperson for the airport, which is used for both civilian and military aircraft, Indian Navy personnel were quickly dispatched to the scene, “cleaning the fuel from the runway and carrying out repair along the stretch.”

“These are external fuel tanks outfitted to aircraft in order to enable them to cover more distance. One such tank attached to a MiG-29K got jettisoned off the jet during a sortie and landed on the runway,” the spokesperson stated.

The Navy published photos of the black fumes rising from the blaze on the runway. A spokesperson added that flights have now resumed.

Edited time: 8 Jun, 2019 02:36 / Numerous Video @ Picture Tweet's
One of the towers of the Warsaw Hub, a luxury hotel and office complex under construction in the Polish capital, has caught fire.

Photos and videos from the site show a crown of flames illuminating the construction cranes on top of the building. Firefighters have responded to the scene, but the blaze is not yet under control.

The fire broke out after 11 pm local time on Friday, local media reported. It has affected the top three floors of the unfinished tower. The immediate vicinity of the building has been cordoned off to prevent injuries from falling construction material and scaffolding.

No one was inside the building at the time, and there have been no reports of injured civilians. About twenty firefighters are attempting to put the blaze under control, Brigadier Karol Kierzkowski, spokesman for the Mazovian Voivodeship fire service, told local media.

The effort to extinguish the blaze continued into the night, with a total of 120 firefighters working to put down the flames. By 2.00 am, the fire was nearly brought under control. “It’s almost the end of the fire," Kierzkowski said, as cited by TNV. After the fire is contained, firefighters would continue to douse and monitor the building for the next 8 to 12 hours.

Advertised as “Warsaw’s most forward-thinking building,” the office tower complex is located south of the Rondo Daszynski underground station, at the intersection of two major thoroughfares, Prosta and Towarowa, on the left bank of the Vistula.

The complex has been under construction by the Belgium-based Ghelamco Group since 2016. The second tower was topped off on May 30, and was supposed to be completed by the first quarter of 2020.

Edited time: 7 Jun, 2019 09:23
A huge column of smoke can be seen billowing out of a restaurant in central London’s affluent Mayfair area as dozens of fighters battle a major blaze.

The fire is raging in a restaurant on Albemarle Street and London Fire Brigade has revealed that half the kitchen floor and ducting from the ground floor to roof level are alight. It was called to the scene at 4:08pm local time.

“We now have eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters at the fire at a restaurant,” the fire brigade said on Twitter.

Fire crews from Soho, Lambeth, Kensington, Euston, Paddington, Chelsea and Dowgate fire stations are at the scene. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.



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Translated from French by Microsoft
#Canicule #Chaleur- The risk of #incendie increasing - The fires have been quickly brought under control in France so far but on the other side of the, #Pyrénées 6500 hectares have burned since Wednesday in #Catalogne(Le #Espagne ) - Figaro: L'Espagne affronte son incendie le plus grave depuis 20 ans


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Huge fire erupts near power plant in Moscow region: 1 dead, 13 injured
Published on Jul 11, 2019
Flames soared 50 meters above a power plant near Moscow, where a fire broke out on Thursday. One person was killed and more than a dozen were injured in the blaze. The incident occurred near the Severnaya thermal power plant in Chelobit’yevo, Moscow region. The bright flames were seen from the MKAD, the large highway encircling the capital, as local drivers shared videos of the fire.



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By HNN Staff | July 11, 2019 at 1:30 PM HST - Updated July 11 at 5:52 PM
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thousands of residents have been ordered to evacuate areas of Kihei and Maalaea as firefighters work to control a brush fire that is burning out of control in Central Maui.

Authorities are directing those impacted by the flames to seek shelter at the War Memorial Gymnasium. A second shelter, the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center, was scheduled to open at 5 p.m. Thursday.

[Click here for more information about where to evacuate if you’re impacted by the flames.]

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, authorities said the Kamalii School shelter was full at this time — but also that as it continued to get later in the day, there were other major concerns.

“We are going to do everything possible, because once it gets dark and we haven’t been able to contain this fire, we’re in trouble. We’re in deep trouble,” said Maui Mayor Mike Victorino.

By late in the day, as the flames became dangerous enough to warrant evacuations, Victorino said it might only be a matter of time before the situation became dire.

“Then we’ll have to move, and I think the fire department will have to move into a protect mode, to protect property and lives,” the mayor said.

The fire began burning Thursday morning, and authorities closed Kuihelani Highway between Honoapiilani Highway and Maui Lani Parkway because of the fire response.

By about 2:30 p.m., the fire had grown out of control and was deemed dangerous enough to warrant emergency evacuations. Emergency alerts were sent to mobile phones from emergency management officials that read: “KIHEI RESIDENTS NORTH OF OHUKAI RD EVACUATE NOW. KAMALII SCHOOL SHELTER OPEN NOW.”

Just more than an hour later, at around 3:45 p.m., residents of Maalaea ― located due west of the initial evacuation ― were also told to seek shelter immediately.

Maui County officials say their Emergency Operations Center has been activated, and they’re warning residents across the island that the fire could have widespread impacts.

“We are asking everyone to conserve energy, conserve water, and do what you can to be prepared," Mayor Victorino said. "If you need to evacuate please be aware of what’s going on around you.”

In addition to the smoke and traffic impact, Maui Electric Company officials say parts of South Maui are experiencing an outage as a result of the fire.

Winds fanning the flames were estimated to be blowing between 15 and 20 miles per hour, with higher gusts. At least two helicopters were reported to be conducting water drops in the area.

The cloud of smoke from the fire is so big it can be seen from outer space, the National Weather Service says.

For a period early Thursday afternoon, the most immediate danger appeared to have been to be at the Maui Humane Society, where officials were forced to evacuate several hundred animals away from the area.

Though the animals are now all reported to be safe, the humane society took to social media earlier Thursday to ask for help from the community to bring supplies and to help transport the animals to the Maui High School parking lot.

This story will continue to be updated.



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Published time: 18 Jul, 2019 04:11 Tweets Snip:
At least one person has died and over 30 have been injured after fire engulfed a three-story building in western Japan that houses a famed animation studio. A suspected arsonist was taken into custody.

Police have detained a male suspect who allegedly poured gasoline at the Kyoto Animation's 1st Studio before setting it on fire. The suspect was also injured in the incident, and was taken to hospital. He is a 41-year-old male, but other than that, details have been scarce so far.

Videos and photos of the incident show a thick pillar of white smoke billowing from the badly scorched building, while raging fire can be seen devouring it from the inside.



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There is a big, huge, extraordinary fire here on Gran Canaria. A fire of great dimension, unstoppable. This fired started Saturday afternoon. He is destroying everything on his passage, parcs, forests, everything. 40 villages has been evacuated, more then 5 thousand people who do not know if their houses are safe. It is a real tragedy for this little island that is considered a little paradise with her natural sites and forests. Now it is an inferno.

Gran Canaria: Wildfires displace 4,000 on holiday island

Around 4,000 people have been evacuated as wildfires rip through Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.

The fires, which started on Saturday, are advancing on two fronts in a mountainous area of the island.

Ten planes and helicopters, as well as about 700 firefighters on the ground including 200 from the military, are being deployed.

Efforts to tackle the fires are being hampered by high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity, officials say.

"The fire is not contained nor stabilised or controlled," Canary Islands regional president Angel Victor Torres told a news conference.

Requests for assistance had been made to the Spanish central government, he added.

The fires started near the town of Tejeda. Around 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) have been destroyed and 11 roads have been closed.

------------- It is more then 1,700 hectares. Now around 4,000------------

Source: Wildfires displace 4,000 on Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria: 4,000 evacuated as wildfires rip through island for second time in a week

This is the second series of wildfires to burn through the same area on the popular tourist island in a week.

Thousands of people have been evacuated from dozens of towns on Gran Canaria as firefighters battle to contain out-of-control wildfires.

The fires, which broke out on Saturday for the second time in a week, have forced around 4,000 people to evacuate at least 40 towns near Valleseco, a town situated on the north of the popular tourist island.

They had spread in two different directions and razed more than 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) by Sunday afternoon, according to the island's provincial government.

There is currently a huge operation under way involving nine helicopters, two planes and 600 emergency responders to control the fires, which officials say has "great potential" to spread further.

Angel Victor Torres, the Canary Islands' regional president, told a news conference that the blaze was neither "contained nor stabilised or controlled".

He confirmed he had also requested help from the central government in Spain during a conversation with the country's acting prime minister, Pedro Sanchez.

"The environmental damage has already been done," Mr Torres was later reported as saying by the Europa Press Agency.

source: Gran Canaria: 4,000 evacuated as wildfires rip through island for second time in a week



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With these little airplanes they will never ever stop this fire. Someone is having fun I think so.

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In St. Petersburg, localized fire in the warehouse

MOSCOW, October 4 - RIA News. Rescuers localized a fire in a warehouse in southeastern St. Petersburg, which collapsed over the entire area, according to the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

Earlier it was reported that on 5.11 there was information about a fire at a warehouse in the village of Petro-Slavyanka at 96 Sofiyskaya Street. The fire was assigned the third rank. The blazing warehouse collapsed, additional firefighters sent forces to the place. No injuries were reported. The collapse of the roof occurred on an area of 1.4 thousand square meters. In total, 125 people and 31 units of equipment were involved in the elimination of the fire.

"The fire is localized at 06.58," the report said
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