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An explosion caused by a tumbler dryer failure resulted in a partial collapse of a house in the UK.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 18 December 2019

A massive fire engulfed a building that accommodated students in Bolton, United Kingdom, resulting in 2 injuries.

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  • Date occured Friday, 15 November 2019

A 4-story building located in south Glasgow, Scotland collapsed due to an overnight fire that initiated on its ground floor.

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  • Date occured Sunday, 10 November 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral, a historic symbol of Paris for over 850 years, was highly damaged after its famous wooden spire was engulfed by flames and collapsed on Monday, April 15, 2019.

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  • Date occured Monday, 15 April 2019

A massive explosion was caused by fire in a residential building located in the northeastern area of Paris, France.

An out-of-control Ferry smashed into the port of Barcelona causing a crane to collapse and triggering a huge fire.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 31 October 2018
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Police expect further casualties, as they do not anticipate finding any more survivors

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Plasco commercial building, an iconic high-rise structure in central Tehran, collapsed following a fire that broke out on the top floors on 8 am local time (Thursday 19/1) and was burning for hours. According to the local media, at least 30 firefighters have been killed, although it is still unclear whether their death was due to the fire or the building’s collapse.  The 17-storey tall structure came down in a matter of seconds and there are fears there could be more people trapped inside.

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 12:12

All Lanes Reopen After I-15 Bridge Fire

Officials reopened southbound lanes of Interstate 15 in Hesperia, California on Wednesday morning after an overpass fire closed down the freeway for more than 24 hours. The northbound lanes were reopened on Tuesday around 5:30 pm. The fire caused 20-mile long backups in either direction on Monday along the popular route between Southern California and Las Vegas. Firefighters and crews worked around the clock to clear the debris from collapsed bridge to reopen the interstate.

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  • Date occured Monday, 05 May 2014