Latest Fires News

At least 40 Indians die in a fire at a building housing foreign workers in Kuwait

Jun. 12, 2024 15:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire swept through a building that housed foreign workers in Kuwait early Wednesday, killing at least 40 Indian nationals and injuring more than 50, India's external affairs ministry said. Local officials said the blaze appeared to be linked to code...

Kuwait's state-run news agency says at least 35 people have died in a building fire

Jun. 12, 2024 04:53 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's state-run news agency says at least 35 people have died in a building fire.

Idaho police force loses millions worth of gear and vehicles in fire

Jun. 11, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Police in northern Idaho lost millions of dollars worth of law enforcement equipment and vehicles in a fire that tore through a department building over the weekend, Coeur d’Alene police said. No one was injured in the fire that broke out early...

Palace of Versailles is briefly evacuated due to smoke from roof works, with no damage or injuries

Jun. 11, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Palace of Versailles was briefly evacuated on Tuesday afternoon after plumes of smoke were spotted amid renovation work on the roof near the Marble Court, an area of the original château built in 1623 by French King Louis XIII. The palace press office told The...

Fire at Thailand's famous Chatuchak Weekend Market kills hundreds of caged animals

Jun. 11, 2024 03:13 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Hundreds of caged animals died Tuesday after a fire struck Chatuchak Weekend Market, one of the most famous markets in Thailand’s capital. The fire was reported early in the morning and quickly swept across more than 100 shops in the market's pet section, according...

Massive fire at 4-story Miami apartment building displaces at least 40 people

Jun. 10, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A massive fire broke out at a four-story apartment complex in Miami on Monday morning. Firefighters and police officers arrived at the building just west of Interstate 95 near downtown Miami after receiving calls about a fire around 8:15 a.m., and began rescuing...

Russia suspected of being behind a recent failed arson attack in Prague, Czech prime minister says

Jun. 10, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech authorities suspect that Russia may have been behind last week’s attempt to set Prague public transport buses on fire, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said Monday. A 26-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday and charged with terrorism in connection with Thursday's...

How a grassroots Lahaina fundraiser found a better way to help fire survivors

Jun. 10, 2024 11:06 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Maui wildfire fundraiser created by three local volunteers within days of the disaster has now distributed nearly $780,000 to displaced families. While that’s a small portion of the tens of millions raised via online fundraising campaigns, the Help Maui Rise...

Overnight fire damages or destroys about 15 boats at a Nevada marina

Jun. 09, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the cause of a fire early Sunday that damaged or destroyed about 15 boats at a Lake Mead National Recreation Area marina in Nevada. National Park Service officials said the fire began around 12:30...

Kia recalls nearly 463,000 Telluride SUVs due to fire risk, urges impacted consumers to park outside

Jun. 07, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kia America is recalling nearly 463,000 Telluride SUVs — and urging owners to park their cars outside and away from other structures until an issue posing a fire hazard is fixed. The front power seat motor on the affected Tellurides from the 2020-2024 model years...