Gulf Times - fire
'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria on Monday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an ‘environmental tragedy’.

Notre-Dame cathedral 'still at risk of collapse' after fire

Notre-Dame cathedral 'still at risk of collapse' after fire

Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is still at risk of collapse after being gutted by a fire in April, with more stonework falling during the recent heatwave in the French capital, the government said on Wednesday.

Fire rages on Greece's Evia, threat to people averted

Fire rages on Greece's Evia, threat to people averted

Aircraft dumped water early on Wednesday to douse the flames of a wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal for help from elsewhere in Europe.

Paris scrambles to allay Notre-Dame lead poisoning fears

Paris scrambles to allay Notre-Dame lead poisoning fears

Paris officials on Tuesday downplayed the risk of lead poisoning from the massive fire that tore through Notre-Dame cathedral in April, as tests continue to show worrying levels of the toxic metal at nearby schools.

Fire in commercial centre in India kills at least 17

Fire in commercial centre in India kills at least 17

At least 17 people were killed when a fire broke out in a four-storey commercial building in the city of Surat in India's western state of Gujarat on Friday, police said.

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

Officials warn of lead pollution risks after Notre-Dame blaze

The fire that ravaged the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris last month released lead particles that have settled in potentially dangerous amounts in areas surrounding the church, officials said Thursday.

At least 13 killed after Russian passenger plane catches fire mid-air

At least 13 killed after Russian passenger plane catches fire mid-air

At least 13 people on board a Russian Aeroflot passenger plane were killed on Sunday when the plane caught fire mid-air and made an emergency landing at a Moscow airport on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.

Oman Cables unveils new logo; seminar focuses on fire survival cables

Oman Cables unveils new logo; seminar focuses on fire survival cables

Oman Cables Industry (OCI), a Prysmian Group company and Electro Trade Company (ETC), its strategic distributor in the region, recently held a customer meet and technical seminar on fire survival cables and wires.

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather over Paris

Climbers were brought in on Tuesday to unfurl protective tarpaulins over Notre-Dame to protect it from the rain after the Parisian cathedral was left badly damaged and open to the elements by fire last week.

France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

France on Wednesday announced it would invite architects from around the world to submit designs for replacing the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral after a devastating blaze ...

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Donors pledge 700 mn euros to rebuild Notre-Dame

Pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral reached some 700 million euros (790 million dollars) on Tuesday amid an outpouring of public support for one of Europe's most iconic monuments.

Fire devastates Notre-Dame Cathedral, centuries-old Parisian landmark

Fire devastates Notre-Dame Cathedral, centuries-old Parisian landmark

Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France.