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Statement from Jebel Ali port on portfire incident

Dubai: The fire that broke out in Jebel Ali Port yesterday occurred in a container in a ship carrying flammable materials. Dubai Civil Defense, Dubai Police, and other related authorities took rapid action at the site to fully put out the fire in under 40 minutes. Prudent action ensured that operations were not affected in […]...Read More

Fatal blast in Indian cotton factory kills 12

A major fire and a powerful blast Wednesday rocked a cotton factory warehouse storing chemicals in western India and killed 12 people, a rescue official said. Twelve bodies were recovered from the warehouse on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state, according to National Disaster Response Force spokesman Krishan Kumar. Television images showed several workers […]...Read More

Electric line mishap sparked raging South Cali wildfire, reports say

Southern California Edison, the region’s primary electricity supplier, said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent just such a possibility. A smoky […]...Read More