Bolivian volunteer firefighters, exhausted from battling blazes sweeping rapidly across the country’s lowlands, are starting to lose hope and retreat from the front lines of some infernos in the drought-stricken region.
Firefighters on Sunday called for the evacuation of some 24,000 people from the Brazilian town hit by a deadly mudslide from a ruptured mining dam as rains added to concerns a second dam could collapse.
Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command.
Spokesman of Tehran Fire Department Jalaleddin Maleki said on Thursday that rescue teams at the site of the tragic collapse of Plasco trade center in downtown Tehran have retrieved bodies of four more firefighters from the rubble, rising the total number of victims to 19.