Air quality checks underway following blaze at Ayutthaya chemical store

Officials from the Pollution Control Department have started testing the air quality around a chemical storage warehouse in the Phachi district of Ayutthaya, following a fire last night. It took…

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Cell phone power bank fire on Thai Air Asia flight extinguished quickly

A passenger’s cell phone power bank, in their carry-on luggage, caught fire during a Thai Air Asia flight this morning, but the fire was quickly put out by the crew….

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Fire at a Hua Hin university causes Bt3m in damage

A fire ripped through a building of a university in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin district this afternoon, destroying computers and other property. The damage is estimated at about Bt3…

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Thai Lion Air flight with engine fire lands safely

A Thai Lion Air captain managed to bring his aircraft safely back to Don Mueang airport in Bangkok this morning, after its right engine stopped functioning and caught fire, thought…

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Fire at Khlong Prem prison

A fire broke out at Khlong Prem central prison in Bangkok late last night, destroying three of the six buildings in the complex. Reports from the emergency service say that…

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Rescue workers transport a victim to hospital following a major fire at an apartment block in Hanoi on September 13.//AFP

Fifty-six people killed in Hanoi apartment fire

Fifty-six people died in a fire at an apartment block in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, police said Wednesday, with witnesses reporting screams from inside and a small boy thrown from the building….

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Fire partially destroys Pattaya floating market

A forensic team is at the Talad Nam 4 Park in Pattaya today (Friday), to search for clues to the source of a fire on Thursday night which destroyed a…

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Bangkok governor orders checks of warehouses storing electric car batteries

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has ordered officials in Chatuchak district to undertake a thorough check of a warehouse storing electric car batteries, which burned down in a fire late Wednesday…

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Zen and the art of clay and fire

Following its successful world tour, the “Yakishime – Earth Metamorphosis” exhibition has finally found a home at Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Centre (RCAC) where it will remain on show until…

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Fire fighters work on the scene of a deadly blaze that claimed the lives of dozens of people in downtown Johannesburg Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. / AP

A building fire has killed at least 58 people, many homeless, in Johannesburg, authorities say

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 58 people died when a fire ripped through a multi-story building in Johannesburg that had been overtaken by homeless people, emergency services said Thursday. Spokesman…

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Build-up of heat likely cause of port explosion

Heat is thought to have been the cause of the explosion and fire among containers being stored inside Laem Chabang port in Chon Buri province on Tuesday. The container in…

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Three people rescued from burning townhouse in Bangkok’s Lat Phrao

An elderly couple and a woman were safely rescued after they became trapped in a burning three-story townhouse in a housing estate in Bangkok’s Lat Phrao district late last night…

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Three shop-houses in Bangkok’s Nong Khaem district destroyed by fire

Three shop-houses in Bangkok’s Nong Khaem district were razed by fire before dawn today (Sunday). There were no casualties. Emergency services rushed to Sunthorn Soi 5, off the Bang Bon…

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Large fire in Thonburi community, no injuries

A blaze engulfed a community on Wutthakat Road in Thonburi district early Wednesday morning, burning 31 rented rooms and leaving about a hundred people homeless. Fire fighters took about an…

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Police officers are seen at the Changfeng Hospital in Beijing on April 19, 2023 / AFP

Probe under way after Beijing hospital fire kills 21

An investigation was under way Wednesday after a fire ripped through a hospital in China’s capital Beijing, killing 21 people, state media reported. Emergency response teams first received word just…

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Aircraft join ground forces to control forest fires on Doi Jorakhae in Chiang Rai

An aircraft from the Royal Thai Air Force and helicopters from the Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation carried out fire-fighting missions today (Saturday) on fires on Doi Jorakhae…

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Fires at Khao Laem in Nakhon Nayok under control, but still burning

Bushfires at Khao Laem in Thailand’s Nakhon Nayok province are now under control, but they are still burning in limited area, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Varawut Silpa-archa said…

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Helicopters to help in controlling bushfires in Nakhon Nayok province

Thailand’s Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DPDPM) has been asked to send helicopters to help in the control of bushfires on Khao Laem mountain in Nakhon Nayok province,…

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Paramedics and security forces work amid the covered bodies of migrants who died in a fire at an immigration detention center in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, March 28, 2023. / AP

Video shows guards walking away during fire that killed 40 in Mexico

After migrants in northern Mexico placed mattresses against the bars of their detention cell and set them on fire, guards quickly walked away and made no apparent attempt to release…

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Rohingya refugees search for their belongings after a fire broke out in Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia on March 5, 2023. A major fire in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh’s southeast Sunday burnt 2,000 shelters, leaving around 12,000 people homeless, an official said. Tanbir Miraz / AFP

Fire at Rohingya camp in Bangladesh leaves thousands without shelter

A fire destroyed 2,000 shelters at a Rohingya refugee camp in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, leaving around 12,000 people homeless, an official said. The fire broke out around 2:45 pm (0845 GMT)…

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Fire damaged police building cordoned off as investigation begins

Bang Rak district officials and forensic police have visited the scene of the fire which burned down the building of the 5th division of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) on…

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Fire razes Central Investigation Bureau building on Bangkok’s Sathorn Road

The 3-storey building of the Fifth Division of the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Bangkok’s Sathorn Road burned down early this morning, together with many criminal case documents. No one…

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Ancient chapel in a Lampang temple destroyed by fire Thursday night

An ancient wooden chapel, at a temple in Thailand’s northern province of Lampang, burned down on Thursday night. The abbot of Wat Phae Luang reportedly told the police that the…

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Plastic barrels store in Saraburi province destroyed by fire

A warehouse storing about 5,000 plastic barrels in Kaeng Khoi district of Saraburi was razed to the ground by fire late Wednesday night. More than 20 fire trucks rushed to…

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Seven boats catch fire on Thailand’s Mak Island on Saturday night

Six speed boats and a wooden tour vessel, moored at a wharf on Mak Island, off the eastern province of Trat, were destroyed by fire last night (Saturday). The fire…

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A rescue team searches for victims in a burned out part of the Grand Diamond City hotel-casino following a major fire at the complex in Poipet on December 30, 2022. (Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy and TANG CHHIN SOTHY / AFP)

27 Thais confirmed to have died in Cambodia’s casino fire

Twenty-seven Thai people are confirmed dead and 112 injured in Thursday’s casino fire in Cambodia’s border town of Poipet, according to Sa Kaeo Deputy Governor Chanatip Kokmanee. Of the 27,…

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Four children die in house fire in Phatthalung Province on Friday

Four children were killed in a fire in a detached house in Pa Bon district of Thailand’s southern province of Phatthalung early this morning. The house owner, Arshi Dolah, is…

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A rescue team walks through a burned out part of the Grand Diamond City hotel-casino following a major fire at the complex, in Poipet in Banteay Meanchey province on December 30, 2022. – At least 19 people were killed and many others are feared dead in a fire at a Cambodian casino, officials said, with a rescuer describing how victims hurled themselves from a ledge in a desperate bid to escape the flames. (Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP)

Remains of 10 Thais who died in Cambodia’s casino fire brought home

The bodies of ten Thais who were killed in a Cambodian casino fire on Wednesday were brought back to Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo Province this morning (Friday), to be…

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Two die in a fire in Bangkok’s Samsen community Tuesday morning

Two people were killed in a fire which spread to four houses in Bangkok’s Dusit district early this morning (Tuesday). The fire broke out at about 2.30am in a wooden…

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Bangkok furniture factory destroyed by fire on Saturday night

A fire broke out at a furniture factory in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thian district late Saturday night, razing it to the ground. Initial police reports say that the fire started…

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Three emergency workers injured in a textile warehouse fire

Three rescue volunteers were injured when the wall of a burning textile warehouse collapsed onto them as they were helping fire fighters to control a fire at the warehouse. The…

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23 dead, 11 injured in Vietnam karaoke bar fire

The death toll from a fire that tore through a karaoke bar in southern Vietnam has risen to 23, an official said Wednesday. The blaze engulfed the second floor of…

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22nd Mountain B fire victim dies

A seriously-burned victim of the Mountain B pub inferno died today (Sunday) in a hospital in Chon Buri province, bringing the death toll since the August 5th blaze to 22….

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Mountain B pub fire in Sattahip district claims 21st victim

Another victim of the Mountain B pub fire in Chon Buri on the night of August 5th died yesterday (Saturday) in hospital, bringing the death toll from one of the…

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Mountain B fire families want CSD police to take over investigation

Thirteen representatives of the injured and dead from the Mountain B pub fire in Thailand’s Chon Buri lodged a complaint with the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police today (Monday), in…

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Nineteenth victim of Mountain B pub fire dies Monday

A 23-year-old victim of the deadly fire at Sattahip district’s Mountain B pub on August 5th succumbed to her injuries early this morning (Monday) at Chonburi Hospital, becoming the 19th…

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Death toll in Chon Buri pub fire rises to 17

Another 2 deaths, resulting from the fire at the Mountain B pub in Chon Buri province last Friday, have been confirmed yesterday and today (Thursday), bringing the toll to 17….

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Mountain B pub fire may have been caused by a short circuit

An electrical short circuit near the stage is initially thought to have been the cause of the deadly fire at the Mountain B pub in Sattahip district of the eastern…

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Fire at Ministry of Energy in Bangkok now under control

A fire broke out on the 33rd floor of the Energy Complex building of the Ministry of Energy on Vibhavadi Rangsit highway in Bangkok at about 1.30pm today (Sunday), but…

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Thirteen killed, over 40 injured, in fire at pub in Chon Buri

Thirteen people – 9 men and 4 women – died and more than 40 were injured in a blaze in a pub in Sattahip district of Thailand’s eastern coastal province…

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Passengers, crew rescued after boat catches fire off coast of Chumphon

Twenty people on a passenger boat were rescued this afternoon after the vessel caught fire, possibly caused by an engine fault. The boat was in rough seas about 5 km…

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2 die and 6 suffer smoke inhalation in fire at Chinatown’s Sampeng Market

Two people are confirmed dead and six others, including firefighting volunteers, suffered the effects of smoke inhalation during a blaze at Sampeng Market in Bangkok’s Chinatown area today (Sunday). The…

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Twelve injured in Bon Kai fire, 100+ take refuge, support payments to be issued

More than 100 adults and children are now taking temporary refuge at the local youth centre, after about 30 houses were burned down or heavily damaged in a two-hour blaze…

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Four injured by smoke, 30 houses in Bangkok’s Bon Kai community razed by fire

Four people suffered the effects of smoke inhalation and about 30, mostly dilapidated houses in the Bon Kai crowded community on Rama 4 Road in Bangkok’s Pathumwan district were burned…

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Body of missing crew member from exploding tanker found

The missing crew member from the “Smooth Sea 2” oil tanker, which suffered an on board explosion and fire while moored at the IRPC pier in Samut Prakan province, has…

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Koh Kut luxury resort owner may face charges over faulty fire alarm system

Authorities are planning to press charges against the owner of a luxury resort, on Koh Kut island in Thailand’s eastern province of Trat, for failing to maintain the fire alarm…

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Fire on oil tanker extinguished, one crew member still missing

Firefighters have managed to put out the fire on board the oil tanker “Smooth Sea 2”, as IRPC, a petroleum and petrochemical company which owns a pier near the explosion,…

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Three injured, one missing after oil tanker explosion and fire on Chao Phraya River

Three crew members of an oil tanker were injured and one is missing after the vessel caught fire following an on-board explosion at the pier of IRPC, a petroleum and…

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Koh Kut resort expresses regrets for massive fire, insists smoke detectors were installed

A luxury resort on Thailand’s Koh Kut island has issued a statement regarding Sunday’s massive fire, expressing regret and concern for those affected, while insisting that all villas within the…

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Soneva Kiri fire
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Fire erupts at luxury Koh Kut resort, celebrities have narrow escapes

A fire erupted on Sunday at a luxury resort on Kut Island, off the coast of Thailand’s Trat province, with Thai celebrities recounting their narrow escapes and asking why such an expensive…

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Ukrainians put out fire at nuclear complex after Russian attack – officials

LVIV, Ukraine, March 4 (Reuters) – A fire that broke out in a training building near the largest nuclear power plant in Europe during intense fighting between Russian and Ukrainian…

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)

Bronx apartment fire kills 19, including 9 children

NEW YORK (AP) — A malfunctioning space heater sparked a fire that filled a high-rise Bronx apartment building with thick smoke on Sunday, killing 19 people including nine children in…

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Victims of chemical fire in Samut Prakan call compensation offers derisory

Racha Thewa Tambon Administrative Organization (TAO), in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Samut Prakan, is facing widespread criticism over its handling of compensation paid to households around the Ming Dih chemical…

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Riot re-erupts, fire breaks out at Krabi prison over COVID-19 management

Rioting inmates at Thailand’s Krabi provincial prison set fire at their sleeping quarters at about 5.30pm today (Friday), as health and security officials were trying to screen inmates with rapid…

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Firefighters work outside an office building where a fire broke out in Osaka on December 17, 2021. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

24 dead in Japan fire at mental health clinic

Osaka (AFP) – At least 24 people were killed after a blaze gutted a mental health clinic in a commercial building in the Japanese city of Osaka on Friday, local media said,…

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Massive blaze at engine oil warehouse in Nakhon Pathom now under control

Fire crews have managed to control a huge fire at an engine oil warehouse in Samphran district of Thailand’s central province of Nakhon Pathom, after battling the blaze with chemicals…

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No hazardous chemical residue found from blaze at foam factory in Pathum Thani

No dangerous chemical residue has been found and the air quality in Pathum Thani province remains normal, according to the Pollution Control Department, following a fire that broke out on…

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A gas explosion at a restaurant ripped through a busy street in Shenyang on Oct 21, 2021. (Photo: Weibo/Liaoning Fire Department)

Three killed in gas explosion at Chinese BBQ restaurant

A gas explosion at a restaurant ripped through a busy street in a major Chinese city on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens, state media reported.  …

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Fire put out at shoe factory in Samut Prakan, inspection for chemical residues underway

Fire broke out at a footwear factory in Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan on Tuesday night, causing damage estimated at over Bt100 million. An inspection on chemical residues is underway….

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Chemicals being used to prevent more fires at Samut Prakan chemical factory

Two chemicals are being used to prevent more fires at the Ming Dih Chemical factory, in Thailand’s Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan, according to the Department of Pollution Control…

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Chemical plant fire near Bangkok continues to burn, 5km evacuation radius still in force

Samut Prakan provincial administration has posted on its Facebook page to confirm that the evacuation zone remainswithin a 5km radius of the chemical factory, which caught fire early Monday morning….

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Suvarnabhumi Airport remains open, despite clouds of black smoke over parts of it

Bangkok’s main international airport, Suvarnabhumi, remains open as normal with planes landing and taking off as usual, said Deputy Director of Suvarnabhumi Airport Kittiya Kontong today (Monday). A huge plume of black smoke, billowing from a…

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Four rescue workers killed after burned building collapses

Four voluntary rescue workers and the owner of the house were killed, following a fire at the Krisda Nakhon 31 housing estate in Thawee Wattana district of Bangkok Saturday morning….

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Source: Pattaya municipal official

Fire guts Pattaya’s landmark Ban Sukhavadi mansion

The dome-shaped building, in the grounds of the Ban Sukhavadi seaside mansion, one of Pattaya’s landmarks, has sustained major damage, estimated about 100 million baht, after it was gutted by…

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Former New Economics party leader Mingkwan Saengsuwan

Former New Economics party leader cuts ties with party leadership

Former New Economics party leader Mingkwan Saengsuwan has announced his split from the party’s leadership to become an opposition MP. He said he recently received a phone call, from the…

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Australian authorities warn bushfire reprieve will be over soon

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities warned people on Wednesday to prepare for another wave of evacuations as temperatures in the country’s southeast began to rise after a days-long cool spell,…

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Super yacht catches fire in Phuket

A 100-million baht super yacht caught fire at a pier in Phuket yesterday. Pol Col Thirawat Liamsuwan, superintendent of Thalang district police, said that no one was injured on board…

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(Photo) The blaze in the city of Kyoto appeared to have been started deliberately, police said/AFP

33 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

A suspected arson attack at an animation production company in Japan killed 33 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, after a man reportedly doused the building with flammable liquid…

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