A forest fire that engulfed a hill in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso destroyed at least 70 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 500 families, officials said on Thursday.Friday, 15 February, 2013, 3:48pm
Cities across Brazil are cracking down on nightclubs to ensure that they comply with fire regulations after a weekend blaze destroyed a club in the southern university town of Santa Maria, killing 235 people.30 Jan 2013 - 12:03pm
Australians who fled for their lives from bushfires faced the trauma on Friday of returning to see if they still had a home, as firefighters battled worsening conditions to douse more than 100 blazes.11 Jan 2013 - 11:46am
An official in central China says six county officials have been suspended after a fire at an illegally run orphanage killed six children and one young adult.
The deaths on Friday in Henan province’s Lankao county have spotlighted China’s lack of government-run child services. They are often left to private citizens with few resources and no legal authority8 Jan 2013 - 1:15pm