Tag: <span>fire</span>

21 killed in fire at Russian psychiatric hospital

Posted December 13, 2015 16:31:47 Associated Story: 17 dead as wildfires sweep by means of Siberia Map: Russian Federation A fire at a psychiatric hospital in southern Russia has killed 21 folks, the country’s emergencies ministry says. “Nineteen bodies were located at the web site of the fire, two other folks succumbed to their wounds…


Volunteer fire units prepare for hot, dry summer season in bush capital

Posted December 13, 2015 12:16:21 Right after the 2003 Canberra bushfires claimed 4 lives and destroyed hundreds of residences, a group of volunteers decided to join the frontline to defend the bush capital from future fire risk. Over the previous decade, the Community Fire Unit (CFU) has grown to more than 1,000 members and Canberra…


Hoverboards can catch fire, cause spinal injuries, ACCC warns

By Jonathan Hepburn Posted December 10, 2015 18:16:53 The Australian Competition and Customer Commission (ACCC) has issued a warning more than hoverboards, saying faulty style has caused fires overseas, and that users could be injured by way of falls. In spite of their name, hoverboards, which retail for amongst $ 200 and $ two,400 according…


Khan pleads not guilty to murder over Rozelle shop fire

Posted December 04, 2015 11:26:34 The man accused of murdering 3 men and women by torching a shop at Rozelle last year, Adeel Ahmad Khan, has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the Sydney Supreme Court. Khan, 44, is alleged to have murdered 27-year-old Christopher Noble, 31-year-old Bianca O’Brien and her infant son Jude…


Man arrested for allegedly lighting a brush fence fire in Adelaide

Posted November 28, 2015 13:05:46 Map: Golden Grove 5125 A man has been arrested after allegedly lighting a brush fence at Golden Grove in Adelaide’s northern suburbs overnight. Police stated a member of the public noticed the man acting suspiciously almost the fence on the Golden Way just ahead of three:00am. She saw the man…


Turkish president Erdogan warns Russia not to ‘play with fire’

Posted November 28, 2015 01:37:21 Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has warned Russia not to “play with fire”, but added he did not want to harm relations with Moscow, comments that appear more likely to inflame than quell the dispute over a downed Russian bomber this week. Relations among the former Cold War antagonists are at…


Fast-moving grass fire travelling towards Wahgunyah in Victoria’s north-east

Updated November 26, 2015 12:13:04 Map: Wahgunyah 3687 A grass fire has broken out at Corowa on the New South Wales-Victoria border, and is travelling fast in a north-easterly direction from the Wahgunyah Racecourse towards the Wahgunyah township. External Link: Tweet: CFA This grassfire is not yet below manage and an Watch and Act message…


‘What am I doing here?’: Resident recalls frightening SA fire experience

Posted November 26, 2015 08:08:00 Photo: George Hooker said he continued driving along the Horrocks Highway as there were no road blocks. (Supplied: George Hooker) A man who saw a property burn down and had flames “lapping” at his auto has described the fire near Tarlee in South Australia yesterday as frightening. Clare resident George…


Interstate fire crews to join fight against deadly SA blaze

Updated November 26, 2015 05:44:20 Photo: Flames engulf a residence north of Adelaide during a bushfire emergency on November 25 2015. (ABC News: Tony Hill) Photo: Fire on a house on the way out of Wasleys in South Australia. (ABC News: Angelique Donnellan) Photo: A shed goes up in flames during a bushfire, north of…