• Tower Inferno – Hundreds forced to evacuate: South Korea

  • Czech Republic – High Rise Fire Kills 11

  • Fitzroy North Fire Tragedy

  • Bundaberg – Fire Backpackers Hostel

  • Apartment fire displaces 16 residents

  • A Lithium-ion battery charger starts unit fire

  • Improperly discarded smoking materials caused apartment fire

  • Smoking linked to Chelmsford mobile home fire

  • Woman dies in apartment fire

  • Early morning fire evacuation

  • Owner of Northern Quarter tower block hit by two fires in as many years explains why alarms didn’t sound until everyone was outside

  • Firefighters contain apartment building blaze in 14 minutes

  • Apartment fire leaves residents displaced

  • Arsonists torch bins next to gas pipe lines near unit complex

  • Firefighters from multiple stations battle two of early morning 2-alarm fires

  • Residents jump from burning building

  • Fire sparks building collapse

  • Tragedy as two die in upstairs Lafayette apartment from early morning house fire

  • London apartment fire

  • Glenelg North, Adelaide

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  • Tower Inferno – Hundreds forced to evacuate: South Korea

    8 October 2020. Hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate a 33-floor apartment building in Ulsan, South Korea as fire tore through the building at around 11 pm. The source of the fire is as yet unknown but firefighters were trying to locate the source. At least 50 people have been treated for smoke inhalation. https://abcnews.go.com/International/video/huge-fire-engulfs-apartment-high-rise-south-korea-73509687

  • Czech Republic – High Rise Fire Kills 11

  • Fitzroy North Fire Tragedy

    Melbourne, Australia:  On 15 August 2020 a fire broke out in a public housing apartment block in Fitzroy North. Fire Rescue Victoria were on scene within 4 minutes of the triple zero call and managed to control the apartment fire within a short time. Numerous apartments were evacuated and fire officers rescued a young child who later died on route to hospital.

  • Bundaberg – Fire Backpackers Hostel

    On 20 July, 2020 a fire destroyed a popular pub and backpacker hostel in the Queensland town of Bundaberg. The fire is believed to have started around 11pm in the the Spotted Dog Tavern before spreading to the Federal Backpackers hostel next door, destroying both buildings. Fire Services fought the blaze and all occupants of the public bar and hostel were evacuated safely.

  • Apartment fire displaces 16 residents

    TUCSON, Ariz. Fire fighters with the Tucson Fire Department are investigating the cause of an apartment fire that displaced 16 people early Saturday afternoon. Teams were able to get the fire under control in 22 minutes from dispatch time, according to the release. Everyone inside was safely evacuated from the apartment block.

  • A Lithium-ion battery charger starts unit fire

    There were no injuries, but one man was displaced from a suite in Nanaimo after a lithium-ion polymer battery burst into flame while it was being charged. “You just can’t treat them like normal batteries,” Fire Officer Millbank said. “They’re not built the same way. I am not an expert on batteries, but these ones require a little special handling. They should not be left near combustible materials. They get hot.”

  • Improperly discarded smoking materials caused apartment fire

    A 2nd alarm fire that heavily damaged an east Vancouver apartment building, displacing more than 25 residents, was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office. The Saturday night blaze started after smoking materials were left in a potted plant, The building was saved, but 10 units were not habitable. The Red Cross is assisting to find shelter for the displaced residents.

  • Smoking linked to Chelmsford mobile home fire

    The Thursday morning fire that left a mobile home a total loss was caused by improper disposal of smoking materials. The blaze comes just over a month after a May 1 fire at 104 Turnpike Road left a 58-year-old woman with injuries that would claim her life about two weeks later. The lady suffered fatal burns in that blaze even though a sprinkler head in her new apartment contained the fire to the recliner in which she was sitting.

  • Woman dies in apartment fire

    A woman who lived at the House Springs Apartments on Spring Creek Road died this morning (May 28) in a fire. Fire fighters were dispatched to the apartments at 1:15 a.m. after someone reported seeing smoke in the hallway of the building. Crews arrived on the scene at 1:22 a.m., and most residents had evacuated the building, but firefighters were informed that one resident had not made it out. Firefighters found the victim within four minutes, but the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Early morning fire evacuation

    Firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment Wednesday morning. Firefighters were called out to the 1580 block of Ansel Rd. just before 7 a.m. Several residents were checked out at the scene. EMS tells FOX 8 one woman was transported to the hospital. The fire was contained to one unit. The fire investigator was called to the scene.

  • Owner of Northern Quarter tower block hit by two fires in as many years explains why alarms didn’t sound until everyone was outside

    Residents were alerted to the blaze in the Lighthouse Apartments on Joiner Street by a security guard who 'screamed at the top of his lungs' to wake people up until help arrived. Several residents reported that they did not hear a fire alarm and were awoken by people shouting and banging pots and pans at around 7.30am on Sunday morning. The fire, which is believed to have started on a balcony on the fourth or fifth floor, is the second one to have broken out in recent years at the 20-storey Lighthouse building. Roger Walters, director at Capital Climb who own the building, said alarms did not go off immediately because the smoke was outside the building. "As the fire was outside, it did not set the alarm off", Mr Walters said. "It looks as though this might have started from a resident throwing a cigarette on the balcony", he said. Fire chiefs warned that the consequences 'could have been grave' without the effort of firefighters and police officers who were able to evacuate the building and put out the blaze. Around 60 people living in the apartments were evacuated while firefighters tackled the blaze.

  • Firefighters contain apartment building blaze in 14 minutes

    A fire that broke out at an apartment building in Sugar Mill Road in Tortola was able to be contained within 14 minutes of firefighters receiving the call about the blaze. Following an immediate response, McLean said his firefighters were “able to confine the fire to the bedroom where it started” and brought it under control by 6:39 pm.

  • Apartment fire leaves residents displaced

    Fire crews responded to an apartment fire that left all of the building's residents displaced Wednesday night. Fire Department Chief said about 20 people lived at the Countryside Apartments, 300 15th Ave. No residents were injured but one firefighter was taken to the hospital with a strained back. A conservative estimate for the damage is $200,000. The Red Cross is helping to relocate the displaced residents. The fire is still under investigation, an accidental kitchen fire appears to have been the cause.

  • Arsonists torch bins next to gas pipe lines near unit complex

    Household recycling bins have been set alight at the foot of a stairwell close to a gas pipeline at a block of flats in Derry. A resident said it’s very lucky the fire didn’t spread to the apartment complex. “Residents they spoke to were fearful of what the consequences could have been of setting the bins on fire beside the stairs.

  • Firefighters from multiple stations battle two of early morning 2-alarm fires

    Firefighters responded to a pair of fires early Wednesday morning that both went to 2nd alarms. Around 1:30 a.m. a fire was reported at an apartment complex. Half of the 24 units were occupied and all those residents had to be evacuated. The building suffered heavy fire, smoke and water damage and the residents were working with the Red Cross to find temporary housing. Displaced residents tried salvaging whatever they could after running for their lives early this morning. “Very Rude awakening, waking up to fire and everything else and hurry up and rushing and getting your stuff, very rude awakening man." A resident said.

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