Jul 6, 2015

Four siblings missing after fire guts Oita home

Four siblings aged from 5 to 14 of a family of 10 were missing late Sunday after a fire gutted their two-story house in the city of Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture. Police and local fire brigade sources said a phone call to the emergency 119 ...

Tokyo to create helicopter-based fire rescue unit

Jun 29, 2015

Tokyo to create helicopter-based fire rescue unit

The Tokyo Fire Department will launch a helicopter-based unit called Air Hyper Rescue to battle fires in high-rise buildings. The megalopolis had around 12,500 11-story or higher buildings as of 2013, up 50 percent from a decade earlier, the department said Monday. The annual ...

Seven bodies found after fire guts home in Akita

May 2, 2015

Seven bodies found after fire guts home in Akita

Seven bodies have been recovered after a fire burned down a house and spread to two nearby structures in Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture, on Friday night, police and firefighters said. The authorities are trying to identify the bodies, believing that they are the seven members ...

Fire underground causes chaos in London

Apr 2, 2015

Fire underground causes chaos in London

An underground blaze in central London Wednesday caused mass evacuations and forced several West End shows to cancel performances as firefighters tackled the blaze, which sent out a pall of thick smoke. More than 2,000 people were forced to leave nearby buildings, including the ...