Fire

Two killed in hospital blaze in Russia's Astrakhan

Two killed in hospital blaze in Russia's Astrakhan

Investigators have confirmed that two people lost their lives in a fire at a regional infectious diseases’ hospital in the Astrakhan Region, the Investigative Committee in the regionsaid on Friday. Earlier, a source in the …

More than 20 feared dead in building fire in Osaka

More than 20 feared dead in building fire in Osaka

 A fire swept through a psychiatry clinic in the Japanese city of Osaka on Friday, with 27 people feared dead and police reported to be investigating possible arson. The blaze broke out on the fourth floor of an office building in …

Big fire in gas pipe in west of Tehran contained

Big fire in gas pipe in west of Tehran contained

A fire in a gas pipeline in the Shadabad district in the west of Tehran has been extinguished by the fire department, according to spokesman for the Tehran gas company Jalal Maleki. It was announced yesterday that a massive fire broke …

Gas explosion injures 18 in Uzbekistan

Gas explosion injures 18 in Uzbekistan

A gas explosion and fire injured 18 men in a workers’ dormitory in Sergeli district of the Uzbek capital, the Uzbek Emergency Ministry said on Monday. A gas explosion occurred early in the morning and caused a fire in a dormitory …

Evacuation of coalmine workers underway in Russia's Kemerovo

Evacuation of coalmine workers underway in Russia's Kemerovo

The number of those injured following a fire inside the Listvyazhnaya coalmine in the Kemerovo Region has increased to 41, a source in the emergency services said. "Currently, 41 coalmine workers have been injured. They all have …

Fire brakes out in one of shopping centers in Almaty

Fire brakes out in one of shopping centers in Almaty

Aksai shopping center caught fire in Almaty. According to preliminary data, a fire broke out in the furniture assembly shop, which was located in this shopping center, Sputnik Kazakhstan reports. It is noted that there is no …

Seven Russians arrested in Turkey over forest fire

Seven Russians arrested in Turkey over forest fire

Turkey's gendarmerie forces arrested seven Russian tourists Monday on charges of causing a forest fire in the southern Turkish province of Antalya. The tourists allegedly set up a campfire in a forested area and paved the way for the massive …

Fire kills two inmates in Georgia's Rustavi Prison

Fire kills two inmates in Georgia's Rustavi Prison

Two inmates have died in a fire in Rustavi Prison No.17 yesterday, the Georgian Justice Ministry said.  The fire broke out at around 14:00 yesterday allegedly in the prison dinery. Six fire brigades with 11 fire engines were …

Four Kazakh servicemen die when fighting fire at army depot

Four Kazakh servicemen die when fighting fire at army depot

Four people have died on the fire response mission at a military warehouse in the Jambyl Province, Kazakhstan that saw explosions on Thursday, Kazakh Defense Minister Nurlan Yermekbayev told a briefing on Friday. "Unfortunately, …

Top forestry official recounts Turkey’s biggest wildfire

Top forestry official recounts Turkey’s biggest wildfire

This was not a fire, this was a disaster, head of the Directorate of Forestry in Turkey's Antalya Vedat Dikici said. Dikici explained how the wildfires spread in Antalya where they caused destruction for 10 days. …

Israel seeks help from abroad to battle fires

Israel seeks help from abroad to battle fires

Israel is seeking international help to battle wildfires outside Jerusalem that have forced hundreds to evacuate and sent clouds of smoke billowing over the city, the foreign ministry said on Monday. Planes and crews fought the blaze …

All wildfires in Turkey taken under control

All wildfires in Turkey taken under control

Turkish agriculture and forestry minister Bekir Pakdemirli on Thursday said all wildfires across the country were contained and authorities decided to suspend hunting activities in the fire-affected areas of southern Antalya and southwestern …

Fire contained in Georgia's Kvareli municipality

Fire contained in Georgia's Kvareli municipality

About 60 firefighters have contained a fire in the forest of Kvareli municipality, in eastern Georgia, where the lower cover of the deciduous forest began burning early morning on August 11, according to the Emergency Management Service of …

Fire in Turkey's Bodrum taken under control

Fire in Turkey's Bodrum taken under control

A fire broke out in grassy areas and macquis groves in the Turkish district of Bodrum in Muğla in the evening on August 10. The firefighting teams intervened into the fire from both land and air. While the flames spread fast to …

Fire breaks out in Iranian petrochemical factory

Fire breaks out in Iranian petrochemical factory

A fire broke out in an Iranian petrochemical factory on Khark Island in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday morning, according to Iranian news agency Irib. According to the report, the factory was emptied of all oil and petrochemical …

Turkey to send 2 firefighting airplanes to Greece

Turkey to send 2 firefighting airplanes to Greece

Turkey will send two firefighting airplanes to Greece, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Monday in a phone call with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. “I thanked him (Çavuşoğlu) as he informed me that …