Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Fires/Wildfires’ Category

Barcelona, Spain: A spectacular fire at a music festival forced the evacuation of over 20,000 concertgoers



Overnight wildfires force mass evacuations in southern France (at least 10 000)



The Detwiler Fire has mushroomed to 46,000 acres (18,000 hectares), an increase of about 20,000 acres (8,094 hectares) compared with the day before, and is threatening some 1,500 structures.



Wildfires rolled across dry terrain in the Western United States and through a region of Canada, fueled by lightning, whipping winds and temperatures in the triple digits

NY Times


The Grenfell Tower blaze: “The 13th-richest in the world, and our highest ladder only goes up 30 meters.”

NY Times

Electricity was restored Sunday to tens of thousands of customers (affected 140,000 customers at its worst) who lost service when a power station in suburban Los Angeles caught fire amid a blistering heat wave.



Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western U.S. and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes.



7/6/1944: a fire breaks out under the big top of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, killing 167 people and injuring 682.

History Channel



Thousands in Arizona flee flames as wildfires run amuck

Chicago Tribune


Hundreds of families urgently evacuated apartments in five London high-rises  on Friday because the buildings all had exterior cladding and insulation similar to that used on Grenfell Tower

NY Times


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