Global & Disaster Medicine

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Wildfire rages on the island of Evia generating clouds of smoke that have reached Athens, 70 miles away.


The Portugal forest fires

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An Idaho wildfire sparked by a lightning strike burned 90,000 acres in less than 24 hours

CNN


7/18/64: The great fire of Rome breaks out and destroys much of the city

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Suspected Arsonist Fire At Kyoto Animation with Sixteen Confirmed Dead and over 30 Injured

Kotaku


Massive brushfire in Maui

CNN


7/11/1978: A truck carrying liquid gas crashes into a campsite, crowded with vacationers, in San Carlos de la Rapita, Spain killing more than 200 bathers.

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The Mountain Fire has burned about 7,200 acres in the national forest northeast of Phoenix

CNN


5/22/1967: A fire at the L’Innovation department store in Brussels, Belgium, killing 323.

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5/17/1994: A fire in an overcrowded Honduras prison kills 103 people

HxC

“……The fire started in one of two small refrigerators located in the cell block at about 1:30 a.m…….. Guards reported that they had to fire their guns in the air in order to keep the prisoners from attacking the firefighters and escaping. Inmates claimed that the guards were preventing the prisoners from fleeing the fire. ….”


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