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Eleven die in fire at a welfare home in Japan

 Eleven people have been killed after a fire at a Japanese residential facility for people in financial difficulty.

House fire kills two in Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two women were killed in a fire that broke out in a house in Ha Noi’s Hai Ba Trung District in the early hours today.

Two fires in Hanoi; no injuries reported

 VietNamNet Bridge – Fire broke out in two houses in two different parts of Ha Noi today. No injuries were reported.

Hanoi headache: steel house frames

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dilapidated houses and new buildings with illegal extensions of steel frames have become a headache for local authorities in Ha Noi, with the buildings at high risk of fire and difficult for firefighters to access.

Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles

 More than 1,600 firefighters battled on Monday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles, destroying 18 homes, killing at least one person

Firefighters protect Canada's oil sands battling 1,100 C flames

Fighting massive forest fires is dangerous and taxing enough, but those sent into Canada’s oil sands are not only wrestling with one of the worst wildfires in the country’s history. They are doing it surrounded by the volatile, explosive chemicals

Canada getting handle on Alberta wildfire, no restart yet for oil operations

 Canadian officials showed some optimism on Sunday they were beginning to get on top of the country's most destructive wildfire in recent memory, as favorable weather helped firefighters and winds took the flames southeast,

Canadian wildfire forces evacuation order for entire city

The Canadian province of Alberta raced to evacuate the entire population of Fort McMurray where an uncontrolled wildfire was taking hold in the heart of the country's oil sands region, with dry winds forecast for Wednesday that could fuel the blaze.

More than 100 homes lost in Australia's Christmas Day bushfires

More than 100 homes burned down in a leading Australian tourist area in bushfires on Christmas Day and the situation remained dangerous on Saturday, as officials predicted more blazes to come later in the hot southern summer.  

Firefighters battle inferno in central HCM City

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of firefighters battled a blaze that devastated at least eight houses and caused chaos for many hours in central HCM City yesterday, Dec 1st.

China explosions: Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts

 Fires are still burning at the site of two massive explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin, some 36 hours after the blasts.

China explosion: Tianjin death toll rises in port blasts

 At least 44 people are now known to have died, and more than 500 injured, following two major explosions in China's northern port city of Tianjin.

Five members of family die in fire

 VietNamNet Bridge – Five persons, including two elderly and one child, were killed in a huge blaze that destroyed a house in alley 190 of Hoang Mai Road, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi, early this morning.

Capital ill equipped to fight major fires

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi was not equipped or prepared to put out fires, as evidenced by the 126 fires and 18 fire-related deaths so far in 2014.

Japan volcano: Search suspended as eruption intensifies

 Efforts to recover the bodies of at least 24 climbers have been suspended again after the eruption on Japan's Mount Ontake intensified.

At least five believed killed at Russian An-12 aircraft crash

 An An-12 cargo plane crashed en route from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk in Russia's Southern Siberia, killing at least five crew members onboard, local emergency authorities said Thursday.

At least 4 dead, 67 injured in New York train derailment

 At least four people were killed and 67 others injured when a passenger train derailed in New York City borough of Bronx Sunday morning.

Bar blaze kills at least six people in Ha Noi's Zone 9

 VietNamNet Bridge – At least six people were killed and many others fainted in a fire at Fuse Bar yesterday, Nov 19.

Firefighters tackle textile factory blaze

 VietNamNet Bridge – A large fire at a factory in HCM City's Tan Tao Industrial Park has been successfully stamped out after firefighters spent five hours tackling the blaze.