Egyptian church fire kills at least 41, most of them children- sources

Egyptian church fire kills at least 41, most of them children- sources

Fire broke out during gathering for Mass Church located in city of Giza near Cairo At least 45 people injured in blaze CAIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) – An electrical fire swept through an Egyptian Coptic Christian church during Mass on Sunday, causing a stampede and killing at least 41 people, most of them children and … Read more

France battles ‘monster’ wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe

France battles ‘monster’ wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe

HOSTENS, France, Aug 11 (Reuters) – A “monster” wildfire raged for a third day in southwestern France on Thursday, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. With no let-up in scorching temperatures likely before the weekend, firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft battled on many fronts, saying the massive fire could change direction … Read more

Wildfires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

Wildfires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires tore through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had clambered onto rooftops as the flames got closer. Black-and-orange skies, darkened by the smoke billowing from forests and lit up by the flames, were seen … Read more

Cuba gets help from Mexico, Venezuela to fight oil fire

Cuba gets help from Mexico, Venezuela to fight oil fire

HAVANA, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Cuba appeared to make progress on Sunday bringing under control a fire at its main oil storage facility that has killed one firefighter, drawing on help from Mexico and Venezuela to fight the raging flames. A lightning strike on Friday ignited one of eight storage tanks at the Matanzas super … Read more

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Silos a towering reminder of Aug. 4, 2020 explosion Smouldering fire had put Beirut residents on edge for weeks 2020 blast seen as symbol of corruption of Lebanese elite BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of the grain silos at Beirut Port collapsed on Sunday just days before the second anniversary of the massive explosion … Read more

Greek wildfire rages near Athens; homes, hospital evacuated

Greek wildfire rages near Athens; homes, hospital evacuated

ATHENS, July 19 (Reuters) – A Greek wildfire fuelled by gale-force winds raged in the mountainous region of Penteli near Athens on Tuesday, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of at least four areas and a hospital. Heavy clouds of smoke were rising into the sky billowing over Mount Penteli where the fire broke out … Read more

London’s burning: Fire engulfs homes as UK temperatures hit record 40C

London’s burning: Fire engulfs homes as UK temperatures hit record 40C

UK hits record 40C at Heathrow Airport Train routes cancelled due to the heat Heatwave prompts focus on climate change promises LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Britain recorded its highest ever temperature of 40C (104F) on Tuesday as a heatwave gripping Europe intensified, forcing train tracks to buckle and fuelling a spate of fires across … Read more

Cargo plane crashes near Greece’s northern city of Kavala

Cargo plane crashes near Greece’s northern city of Kavala

ATHENS, July 17 (Reuters) – A cargo plane with eight people on board crashed near the city of Kavala in northern Greece late on Saturday, the fire brigade and state TV said. State TV ERT reported that the aircraft was an Antonov An-12 owned by a Ukrainian company, which was flying from Serbia to Jordan. … Read more

Drone attack may have caused Russia refinery fire near Ukraine -governor

Drone attack may have caused Russia refinery fire near Ukraine -governor

Fire broke out on Wednesday morning Blaze has been put out Russia investigating attacks on its oil installations This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 22 (Reuters) – The Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia’s Rostov region, bordering Ukraine, suspended operations on Wednesday after … Read more

Wildfire in southern Spain forces town evacuation; three hurt

Wildfire in southern Spain forces town evacuation; three hurt

BENAHAVIS, Spain, June 9 (Reuters) – A wildfire in mountains in southern Spain has forced evacuation of 2,000 people from the centre of the town of Benahavis and injured three firefighters, authorities said. The blaze started on Wednesday afternoon on the slopes of Pujerra mountain in the Sierra Bermeja, above the Costa del Sol, a … Read more