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California wildfires sweep through wine country

Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people. A state of emergency was declared in northern areas after mass evacuations, with 1,500 properties destroyed.

Kenya schoolgirl held over dormitory fire

Police in Kenya have been allowed by the court to detain a schoolgirl who is alleged to have deliberately caused the fire outbreak at a girls school in the capital Nairobi.

Kenya: 8 schoolgirls die in dormitory fire

Eight schoolgirls in Kenya have been confirmed dead in a fire outbreak at their boarding school dormitory in Nairobi on Saturday. Officials said 10 more have been hospitalized and have not yet identified the cause of the fire.

Johannesburg building blaze kills Seven

Seven people died in a high-rise apartment block fire in Johannesburg on Wednesday including a man who jumped to his death to escape the flames, emergency services said. Emergency workers said there could be more bodies inside the Cape York…

Zambia’s largest market gutted by fire

Fire gutted part of Zambia's biggest market in the nation's capital on Tuesday in what the government suspected was an act of arson as tensions rise following the arrest of an opposition leader. United Party for National Development (UPND…

South Africa: 10,000 residents evacuated amid fire

Up to 10,000 people have been evacuated from a scenic coastal town in South Africa that has been devastated by wildfires, officials have said. Military equipment was being deployed to douse more than 25 fires in Knysna, they added. At least…