fires

Nov 30, 2020 03:09 PM

Australia bushfire rips through heritage-listed island

[BRISBANE, Australia] Australian firefighters are struggling to control a massive bushfire that already destroyed 40...

Nov 16, 2020 06:52 AM

Seven dead in Hong Kong apartment fire: officials

[HONG KONG] Seven people were killed and several others were injured when a blaze tore through an apartment in Hong...

Nov 14, 2020 10:37 AM

General Motors recalling nearly 69,000 Bolt EVs for fire risks

[DETROIT] General Motors (GM) said on Friday it was recalling 68,677 electric cars worldwide that pose a fire risk...

Oct 22, 2020 12:46 PM

Nearly a third of Indonesia forest fires are in pulp, palm areas: Greenpeace

[SINGAPORE] Forested areas greater than the size of the Netherlands have been burned in Indonesia in the past five...

Oct 5, 2020 12:36 PM

Wildfires raze dozens of homes in New Zealand

[WELLINGTON] Wildfires have destroyed up to 50 homes in New Zealand, authorities announced Monday, saying it was a...

Sep 26, 2020 12:24 PM

Three dead in fire at Huawei campus in southern China

[BEIJING] Three people have been found dead after a huge fire broke out at an unfinished research facility belonging...

Sep 24, 2020 10:42 AM

Airbus-backed startup sees drones reseeding fire-ravaged forests

[SYDNEY] A startup backed by billionaire venture capitalist Chris Sacca and Airbus says it can turbo-charge forest...

Sep 17, 2020 07:37 AM

Fires continue to rage in US as smoke reaches Europe

[LOS ANGELES] Devastating wildfires that have ravaged the US West Coast continued to rage on Wednesday as smoke from...

Sep 4, 2020 04:42 PM

Sri Lanka tows supertanker away from coast after fire

[COLOMBO] Sri Lanka began towing a fully loaded supertanker that had caught fire off its east coast after it began...

Sep 4, 2020 05:50 AM

Blaze breaks out again on supertanker off Sri Lanka; cargo area intact

A NEW fire broke out on a supertanker in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Sri Lanka, spokesmen for the country...

Sep 3, 2020 08:37 PM

Blaze breaks out again on supertanker off Sri Lanka, cargo area intact

[COLOMBO] A new fire broke out on a supertanker carrying about 2 million barrels of oil in the Indian Ocean off the...