A fire on board an oil platform in Mexico has resulted in the emergency evacuation of 300 workers, a spokesperson for Mexican oil company Pemex said. Advertisements
A wildfire that has been blazing in North Korea has crossed over the heavily militarised border into South Korea, prompting the closure of border passages.
A major forest fire in Chile has forced authorities to declare a state of emergency, evacuating thousands from their homes in the cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar.
At least five people have been killed and a further 25 are missing after a major fire broke out at a shopping centre in the Russian city of Kazan.
Firefighters in South Africa are reportedly struggling to deal with a major wildfire that has erupted on the sides of the city’s mountain range.
A major forest fire is reportedly burning out of control in Argentina’s Patagonia region, in the country’s vast southern region – which is remote and sparsely populated.
A major fire in south-east London has destroyed a storage warehouse, as well as damaging surrounding equipment.
A major fire at a wholesale market building in the city of Huidong in China’s southern Guangdong province, killing at least 17 people and injuring several others.
At least 24 miners have died and a further 54 are injured following an underground fire at a mine in China’s northeastern Liaoning province.
An Australian tourist is believed to be among the five victims of a large fire at a nightclub in Cambodia.