Rappler's latest stories on fires
June marks the start of the dry period and there were 2,248 recorded fires, leaving analysts expecting a worse year for the rainforest than the devastating 2019
The councilors of Malay, Aklan say that the Bureau of Fire Protection personnel must be held accountable for allegedly breaching quarantine protocols and potentially exposing residents and health workers to the virus
A Bureau of Fire Protection staffer roamed Boracay while waiting for her coronavirus test results. She turned out positive.
One person sustained injuries during the evacuation of security personnel, says Mandaue City Administrator James Jamaal Calipayan
US President Donald Trump removes State Department Inspector General Steve Linick in his latest abrupt dismissal of an official tasked with monitoring wrongdoing inside a government agency
A source in Russia's emergencies ministry says 5 patients had died and 150 had been evacuated after a fire broke out in the early morning on the sixth floor of Saint George hospital
(UPDATED) The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurs on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off the southern coast of the Islamic republic, state television says
(UPDATED) Investigators say the victims whose burnt bodies were recovered were aged between 66 and 90.
The blaze at the unfinished four-storey building in Icheon also injures 7, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports
Eighteen firefighters and one forestry guide die fighting a huge forest fire in southwestern China
The temblor strikes at 1:45 am with an epicenter 255 kilometers south of the town of Nusa Dua, reports the US Geological Service
Milk tea shop Fire Tiger by Seoulcial Club is now open at Bonifacio Global City
Residents suspect the fire started in the house of a couple who, because they had no electricity, used candles at night
Ash mixed with sand rains down on towns as far as 10 kilometers from the belching crater near Indonesia's cultural capital Yogyakarta.
Damage caused by the fires is estimated at over P2 million
Fire investigators blame faulty wiring for starting the fire that displaced hundreds of families. Damage is estimated at P1.5 million.
The announcement is triggered more by the forest fires that hit the town of Kabayan in Benguet instead of the threat of the novel coronavirus
Lack of rains and easterly winds fan these fires, which hit mostly uninhabited areas
Among those killed in the fire are a retired judge and his wife
Days of recent rainfall have extinguished the largest fires and brought those that remain under control
The Skyway Stage 3 will not likely open by April, as previously planned. But San Miguel Corporation says it will resume construction 'at the soonest possible time, with the least delay.'
Known for his striking, Joshua Pacio manages to stand tall against BJJ champion Alex Silva at ONE: Fire and Fury
(5th UPDATE) The huge blaze causes a portion of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3, which is under construction, to collapse
Joshua Pacio wraps up a near perfect night for Filipino fighters as he successfully defends his strawweight title against Alex Silva
Danny Kingad looks to apply the lessons he learned from his loss to Demetrious Johnson when he faces Xie Wei in the ONE Championship: Fire and Fury
Joshua Pacio will dangle his ONE Championship strawweight belt against Alex Silva as he looks to start the year on a high note
Filipino Joshua Pacio looks to retain his ONE Championship strawweight belt against Brazilian Alex Silva
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government has been criticized for its slow response to the emergency, pledges Aus$2 billion – or about $1.4 billion – of taxpayer money for a national recovery fund
Experts on Kangaroo Island say half the koala population has been wiped out
The fire in Sitio Bucog also destroys properties worth P500,000
'Today's decision puts more boots on the ground, puts more planes in the sky, puts more ships at sea,' says Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has been pilloried for his response to the deadly months-long disaster
Devastating conditions overnight help flames rip thorough the island's Flinders Chase National Park and threaten more heavily populated areas of the island
The tragedy sparks an outpouring of sympathy, with tearful visitors lighting candles and leaving flowers and soft toys at the entrance of the zoo
Fire hits a residential area in Sta Ana, Manila, during the New Year festivities
As many as 4,000 people are trapped on the foreshore of the encircled seaside town of Mallacoota, as smoke turned day to night and the authorities said nearby fires were causing extreme thunderstorms and 'ember attacks'
Volunteers who battled blazes can enjoy payments of up to Aus$300 per day for a maximum of Aus$6,000 per person
Stabilization of the landmark cathedral is still the priority, with rebuilding only likely to start in 2021
The residents, whose houses were razed by the fire at the height of the typhoon, are sad because they have to start from scratch again. It was only 6 years ago, when Super Typhoon Yolanda made them homeless.
Interior Minister Gonzalo Blumel says there are 'indications' the fire 'could be intentional'
Workers continue to repair and rebuild the Paris landmark 8 months after a devastating fire
Police say some 150 people were working in the tin-shed ground floor factory when a fire broke out with a loud bang in one of the rooms
The World Bank's cost estimate does not include longer-term effects of repeated exposure to haze, such acute respiratory illnesses, or lost school time after students and teachers were advised to stay home
(UPDATED) An assistant commissioner of police says most victims were sleeping when the fire broke out and died due to asphyxiation
After back-to-back blowout losses and wallowing in the cellar, Knicks management have had enough
Faulty Pacific Gas & Electric powerlines are blamed for sparking Camp Fire, the deadliest in the state's history
The workers are getting help under DOLE's emergency employment program