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Chile battles huge fire in port of Valparaiso

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

Brazilian cities crack down on nightclubs after deadly fire

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 face trauma of returning to razed homes

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

Six officials suspended after fatal orphanage fire

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 authority

8 Jan 2013 - 1:15pm