Monday, 26 October 2020

Tag Archives: Firefighters

Death toll in Brazil hospital fire rises to 11

RIO DE JANEIRO: A fire raced through a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, forcing staff to wheel patients into the streets on beds or in wheelchairs and leaving at least 11 people dead, Brazilian officials said Friday. Four firefighters were hospitalized after battling the overnight blaze at Badim Hospital and ...

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1,000 firefighters battle wildfires in central Portugal

LISBON: Some 1,000 firefighters are working to contain wildfires in central Portugal that have already injured eight firefighters and 12 civilians, authorities said. Portugal’s Civil Protection Agency said the fires broke out Saturday across three fronts in the district of Castelo Branco, 200 kilometres (124 miles) northeast of Lisbon, the ...

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Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 50 dead

PARADISE: Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfire in the history of the US state. At least 50 deaths have been reported statewide so far from the ...

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California wildfires now larger than Boston, New York combined

CALIFORNIA: Firefighters are struggling to contain the biggest of six blazes burning in southern California, with the Thomas Fire slipping from 15% containment to 10%. Covering 230,000 acres, the Thomas Fire is now the fifth largest blaze in modern California history. The fires are collectively burning an area larger than ...

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