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Fire kills two inmates in Georgia's Rustavi Prison

Two inmates have died in a fire in Rustavi Prison No.17 yesterday, the Georgian Justice Ministry said.  The fire broke out at around 14:00 yesterday allegedly in the prison dinery. Six fire brigades with 11 fire engines were …

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Israel seeks help from abroad to battle fires

Israel is seeking international help to battle wildfires outside Jerusalem that have forced hundreds to evacuate and sent clouds of smoke billowing over the city, the foreign ministry said on Monday. Planes and crews fought the blaze …

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All wildfires in Turkey taken under control

Turkish agriculture and forestry minister Bekir Pakdemirli on Thursday said all wildfires across the country were contained and authorities decided to suspend hunting activities in the fire-affected areas of southern Antalya and southwestern …

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Fire contained in Georgia's Kvareli municipality

About 60 firefighters have contained a fire in the forest of Kvareli municipality, in eastern Georgia, where the lower cover of the deciduous forest began burning early morning on August 11, according to the Emergency Management Service of …

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Fire in Turkey's Bodrum taken under control

A fire broke out in grassy areas and macquis groves in the Turkish district of Bodrum in Muğla in the evening on August 10. The firefighting teams intervened into the fire from both land and air. While the flames spread fast to …

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Fire breaks out in Iranian petrochemical factory

A fire broke out in an Iranian petrochemical factory on Khark Island in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday morning, according to Iranian news agency Irib. According to the report, the factory was emptied of all oil and petrochemical …

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Turkey to send 2 firefighting airplanes to Greece

Turkey will send two firefighting airplanes to Greece, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Monday in a phone call with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. “I thanked him (Çavuşoğlu) as he informed me that …

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Turkey battle fierce fires as heatwave continues

In Turkey, 208 fires have lit up since July 28, and 12 were still ablaze on Friday, according to the Turkish presidency. Eight people have died and dozens have been hospitalised across the southern coasts of the country. In …

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Forest fires take hold across Turkey’s south

Turkey’s weeklong efforts to contain wildfires raging across the country paid off, but 13 fires that started this week and last are still bearing down on southern provinces Since July 28, when the first large-scale blazes broke …

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Erdogan: 15 of 187 fires ongoing in Turkey

Some 187 fires broke out in Turkey in the last eight days, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said late Wednesday during a televised interview, adding that 15 of them are currently ongoing. The president also shared information …

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Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

A coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and nearby residential areas were being evacuated Wednesday evening as flames from a wildfire reached the plant, a mayor and local reporters said as sirens from the plant could be heard blaring. …

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