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Losing London: Grenfell Tower Fire Shows Double Standard at Work in One London District

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




Councilors in London’s Kensington and Chelsea borough, home to some of the city’s wealthiest and poorest residents, are accused of catering to the wealthy and ignoring the poor.

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Portugal Forest Fires Worsen, Fed by Poor Choices and Inaction

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Fire Engulfs Tower in Dubai, One of the World’s Tallest Buildings

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Fire Engulfs Tower in Dubai, One of the World’s Tallest Buildings

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments




The blaze started around 1 a.m. and quickly spread across dozens of floors, but the authorities said everyone made it out safely.

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Fire Engulfs Tower in Dubai, One of the World’s Tallest Buildings

Arson Suspected in Fire in China That Killed at Least 22

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments




A suspect was arrested in the blaze at a two-story house used as a workers’ dormitory in Jiangsu Province.

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Arson Suspected in Fire in China That Killed at Least 22

Fire Tears Through London’s Camden Lock Market

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




It took 70 firefighters and 10 engines three hours to contain the overnight blaze at a popular tourist attraction. No injuries were reported.

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Fire Tears Through London’s Camden Lock Market

Amid Heat Wave, Fire Causes Power Outage for Part of Los Angeles

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments




About 140,000 residents were left without electricity late Saturday after a fire broke out at a receiving station.

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Amid Heat Wave, Fire Causes Power Outage for Part of Los Angeles

At Least 2 Are Killed in Fire in El Salvador’s Finance Ministry

| July 8, 2017 | 0 Comments




President Salvador Sánchez Cerén confirmed that a woman, a union worker, had died in a blaze that sent people jumping from the nine-story building.

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‘This is Appalling’: Evacuated London Residents Try to Cope

| June 24, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety

| June 24, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Nearly 4,000 Residents Evacuated in London Because of Fire Hazards

| June 24, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Forest Fire in Portugal Traps Drivers, Killing at Least 62 People

| June 18, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Forest Fire in Portugal Traps Drivers, Killing at Least 62 People

58 Presumed Dead in London Tower Blaze, Police Say

| June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments




The increase in the toll came as the queen said Britain was trapped in a “somber national mood” after a series of tragedies.

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With Largest Staff Ever, New York City Reimagines How It Works

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Major Fire in London Apartment Tower

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




Footage from British television and social media shows flames leaping into the air after the building caught fire early Wednesday.

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Fire Engulfs Apartment Tower in London

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




Over 200 firefighters were struggling to contain the fire, which spread from the second floor to the top floor of the 27-story building.

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After 37 Die in Attack at Manila Resort, Questions Mount

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments




The Philippine government initially said everyone had been accounted for, raising questions about the identity and the motives of the suspect, who killed himself.

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After 37 Die in Attack at Manila Resort, Questions Mount

Fire Tears Through Building in Ocean Grove, N.J.

| February 7, 2015




The fire destroyed several ground-level stores and about 10 apartments in the heart of the small, historic shore community, officials said.




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City Room: Six-Alarm Blaze at Brooklyn Warehouse

| January 31, 2015




The fire at a records storage company, visible from miles away, was fed by boxes of paper records and was still burning at 12:15 p.m., six hours after it began.




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City Room: Six-Alarm Blaze at Brooklyn Warehouse

5 Die in Fire That Destroys 3 Homes in New Jersey

| December 8, 2014




About 80 firefighters battled a fire in East Orange, N.J., that left five dead, including a 6-week-old baby, and damaged three homes.

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Deadly Halloween Across the Nation

| November 2, 2014




At least 15 people were killed and nine others injured in accidents and a fire connected to the festivities from California to New York.




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Fire Kills 5 in Building Near College in Maine

| November 2, 2014




A three-alarm fire swept through a duplex building in Portland early Saturday morning, killing five people and critically injuring one.




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Rule Change Lets Los Angeles Dream of Spires

| October 21, 2014




The city’s Fire Department has agreed to drop a requirement for all skyscrapers to have flat tops, clearing the way for visions of a more inspiring skyline to rival New York or Chicago.

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Rule Change Lets Los Angeles Dream of Spires