Fire kills 82 at Iraqi Covid hospital, health minister suspended

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 14:37:19 +0000

BAGHDAD: More than 80 people died Sunday in a fire that ripped through an Iraqi Covid-19 hospital, sparking anger and prompting the suspension of top officials in a country with a long-dilapidated health infrastructure. Many of the victims were on respirators and were suffocated or burned in the smoke and flames when the blaze at […]

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Fire in one’s belly

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 16:51:35 +0000

BY FORMER SENATE PRESIDENT MANNY VILLAR I received a very uplifting message from my Facebook page last week. It was from Rudy Alquero who recalled that I was the contractor of his family’s house at BF Resort Village in 1977-78. He recalled: “Manny Villar, I could not forget your generosity…You noticed that the house has […]

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4 dead , 2 injured in Davao City fire

Credit to Author: Ruth Palo| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 04:41:18 +0000

Four persons, including three children, died when their house was razed by fire early Monday, February 15, in Davao City. The blaze spread quickly, trapping the victims inside, according to Senior Fire Officer 4 Ramil Gillado, chief of the Intelligence and Investigation division of the Davao City Fire District. The fire erupted at 3:45 a.m. […]

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Fire hits Cebu City hotel

Credit to Author: Rhea Ruth Rosell| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 02:52:20 +0000

FIRE razed a six-story hotel in Cebu City on Thursday morning. Firefighters rushed to the White Knight Hotel (formerly Mango Park Hotel) in Barangay Caretta, in Cebu City, Cebu to put out the fire. The Cebu City Fire Department said that it  received the alarm at 8:45 a.m. Firefighters are still in the area as […]

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6 Graphics Explain The Climate Feedback Loop Fueling US Fires

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:30:31 +0000

Fires blazing across the Western United States have claimed dozens of lives, destroyed countless properties, displaced hundreds of thousands of residents, and worsened air quality at a time when the coronavirus pandemic threatens respiratory health

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Fires As A Call To Action — Thoughts From A City Under Siege

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:23:21 +0000

I’ll never forget when the fires first woke me up. It was 2017, and a dumb local teenager threw a firework into a tinder box of dry trees and plants, and in a blink of an eye the beloved Columbia River Gorge was on fire and the City of Portland was covered in smoke for days on end

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