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Fire in India's financial hub of Mumbai kills 4, injures 16

Fire in India's financial hub of Mumbai kills 4, injures 16

A fire in India's financial hub of Mumbai killed four people and injured 16 on Wednesday, authorities said, as the blaze spread quickly through a tall, residential building.

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

The fire, which was 5% contained, was being fuelled by dry brush covering steep terrain and stoked by erratic wind gusts during the night.

Five dead as California wildfire consumes more homes

Five dead as California wildfire consumes more homes

More than 38,000 people remained under evacuation orders on Sunday in and around the city of Redding, about 257 km north of the state capital Sacramento.

Thousands flee new California blaze, governor asks aid

Thousands flee new California blaze, governor asks aid

Thousands of people in Southern California had fled a deliberately set blaze southeast of Los Angeles by Saturday morning, after the state's governor requested federal aid to help battle a deadly fire elsewhere.

Homes evacuated as British moorland fire rages

Homes evacuated as British moorland fire rages

More than 30 homes have been evacuated near Greater Manchester in northern England as firefighters battle a blaze which has been spreading for days in hot weather across the hills of Saddleworth Moor.

Five firefighters among 7 dead in Taiwan factory blaze

Five firefighters among 7 dead in Taiwan factory blaze

Seven people -- five of them firefighters -- died in a fire that broke out late Saturday in an electronics factory in northern Taiwan, the local fire department said.

Trump Tower fire kills one, injures four

Trump Tower fire kills one, injures four

An elderly man died late Saturday and four firefighters were injured after a blaze erupted on the 50th floor of Trump Tower in New York, officials said.

Venezuela jailbreak attempt sparks blaze, 68 dead

Venezuela jailbreak attempt sparks blaze, 68 dead

A fire allegedly set during an attempted jailbreak from Venezuelan police holding cells killed 68 people on Wednesday, the country's top prosecutor and an inmates' rights group said.

Rescue crews struggle to tame China oil tanker fire

Rescue crews struggle to tame China oil tanker fire

Concerns were growing that the tanker, which hit a freight ship on Saturday night in the East China Sea, may explode and sink as the inferno grew.

Firefighters douse blaze at London Zoo, aardvark missing

Firefighters douse blaze at London Zoo, aardvark missing

More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday and although no animals were immediately reported to have been injured, one aardvark was missing.

South Korean city cancels Olympics celebration as it mourns blaze victims

South Korean city cancels Olympics celebration as it mourns blaze victims

The small South Korean city of Jecheon was reeling Friday, a day after a fire ripped through an eight-storey building, killing at least 29 people, mostly women trapped in a sauna ...

California wildfire close to becoming 3rd largest ever in state

California wildfire close to becoming 3rd largest ever in state

A California wildfire was close on Saturday to becoming the state's third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire's growth.