Some 85,000 artifacts that tell the story of the Chinese migration to the United States may have been lost in a blaze that ravaged a building in the heart of Manhattan’s Chinatown, a museum official said.
From a physics and chemistry standpoint, fire is an incredibly complicated phenomenon — so much so that 19th century physicist Michael Faraday built an entire series of six lectures around the flame of a single candle at the Royal Institution in 1848. Fuel, heat, and oxygen, combined under the right conditions, ignite into a sustained chemical reaction: Fire.
Fire swept a hotel apartment building that provides transitional housing for the poor in the US city of Minneapolis early on Wednesday, leaving about 250 people homeless in freezing temperatures on Christmas Day, city officials said.
Police believe a fire that tore through World Heritage-listed Shuri Castle in Japan’s southern-most island of Okinawa this week was not likely to have been caused by arson, Kyodo news agency reported, citing sources.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday repeated a demand for French leader Emmanuel Macron to withdraw recent remarks, accusing France and Germany of "buying" the Latin American country's sovereignty with Amazon fire aid.
Aircraft sprayed water early on Wednesday in a bid to douse the flames of a huge wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal from authorities for assistance from European partners.