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Window cleaners left dangling after explosion in high-rise building

An explosion in a high-rise building in the US has injured 23 people and temporarily trapped a window cleaning crew on dangling scaffolding. Twenty-one people...

More than 100 firefighters tackle warehouse blaze in east London

Twenty fire engines and around 125 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a warehouse in England. Officers from the London Fire Brigade (LFB) were called...

Dozens killed in fire at South Korean construction site

At least 36 people have been killed after one of South Korea’s worst fires in years broke out at a construction site near the...

Firefighters work to contain forest fires near Chernobyl nuclear site

Ukrainian firefighters worked overnight trying to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station. The area was evacuated because...

Firefighters rescue residents including man about to jump from burning high-rise

Firefighters have made a dramatic ladder rescue of a man about to jump from a burning Los Angeles high-rise apartment building. Helicopters plucked 15 people...

London hotel blaze centred on outside of ‘cladding-covered’ building

A fire at a five-storey hotel in west London was on the outside of the building, which a witness says was covered in cladding. About...

Australian state declares emergency as wildfires continue

Australia’s most populous state declared a fire emergency on Monday, with worsening conditions expected from wildfires that have claimed three lives and more than...

UK firefighters battle blaze as wildfires tear through Britain

Firefighters who tackled a large moorland blaze said the fire was highly unusual for February and a product of days of dry weather. The smoke...

Seven children die in Canadian house fire

Seven children, all members of a Syrian family who arrived in Canada about two years ago, have died in a fire that witnesses said...

Grenfell Tower panel-makers ‘cannot control how they are installed’

The US manufacturer of the cladding panels on Grenfell Tower in London, where at least 80 people died in a fire last month, has...

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