Shipping containers are on fire aboard a ship carrying mining chemicals off Canada's Pacific coast, with most crew evacuated amid concerns for the environment.
A series of historically-significant graziers' and miners' huts dotted throughout the NSW Snowy Mountains will be rebuilt after being destroyed by bushfires.
Russian authorities say a blast at an industrial explosives production facility has killed at least 17 people.
Christian Thiele, dpa
A fire that broke out in a gunpowder factory in western Russia has left 16 people dead, officials say.
South Australia's Country Fire Service says the concept of bushfire-safer places remains a mystery to many people living in bushfire prone areas of the state.
Several people have been injured in a refinery fire in Kuwait but operations and exports have not been affected.
Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen pays respect to the 46 people who died in a building inferno this week, and visits the survivors in hospital.
A number of leads are being pursued into the cause of a fire in a rundown building in Taiwan's port city of Kaohsiung in which 46 people died.
Some 1500 car and truck tyres have caught alight in a gully of the Mount Lyell mine at Queenstown on Tasmania's west coast.
A building fire in southern Taiwan has killed 14 people and injured 51.
A dedicated emergency recovery body will be created to help Victorian communities get back on their feet after catastrophes like the black summer bushfires.
Prescribed burning in the jarrah forests while trees are in bud or flower means many beekeepers will lose significant income from premium honey, and the State will lose export markets.
Firefighters have contained a blaze that broke out at a fuel storage tank in southern Lebanon.
California wildfires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias in groves of the majestic monarchs in the Sierra Nevada.
The man accused of starting the Wooroloo bushfire that destroyed 86 homes has indicated he will make a bid for bail.
Many houses and businesses have become engulfed in flames on the Honduran island of Guanaja during a large fire, with multiple injuries reported.
A fire at a hospital in Romania's port city of Constanta has killed seven people, with President Klaus Iohannis saying he is appalled by the tragedy.
Emergency WA says a bushfire burning near Broome in the state's northwest is a threat to lives and homes.
Lower temperatures have helped suppress the wildfire that's threatened a grove of ancient sequoias in California, including the gigantic General Sherman.
The world's largest tree is wrapped in a fire-resistant blanket as crews try to protect a grove of giant sequoias from Californias raging wildfires.
US President Joe Biden will survey the damage from recent wildfires in California after approving a disaster declaration for the state.
Around 2000 residents have now been evacuated and soldiers are being deployed against a major wildfire burning for a fourth day in Spain's southeast.
Greenpeace says it estimates, based on satellite data, that more than 17.6 million hectares have burned in wildfires in Russia this year.
A firefighter has lost his life and nearly 1000 people have been forced to evacuate as a wildfire rips through southern Spain.
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