Report soon on Malaoro fire

He would not comment on the cause of the fire, adding that the report is anticipated to be released soon.

Meantime, NCD Fire Commander Akia Koia says that investigations are going well despite being halted initially to deal with rioters.

Investigations continue at Malaoro

The delay was a result of reported looting on Wednesday by opportunists at Malaoro wanting to take out food stuff from the scene.

NCD Fire Chief Akia Koia says that he will need to do initial interviews with staff at the store as well.

Malaoro fire investigation to start tomorrow

Fire fighters who were at the scene say it is likely the fire may have started at the top part of the store’s warehouse.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

One official at the Boroko Fire station said firemen carried out a defensive, which means they remained outside the premises to manage and distinguish the flames.

Helicopter pilot dies fighting New Caledonia fire

Last night a rescue operation was underway to recover the victim who was helping to douse the flames of a fire at Voh in the north of the territory.

Homes were evacuated and the main highway was cut on Sunday when fire engulfed bush in the area.

About 200 hectares of vegetation was burnt and about 20 homes threatened.

Three helicopters were brought in to help fight the fire which also involved security personnel who led convoys of motorists to safety.

Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 7

The early morning blaze happened in a residential compound known as Radium in the eastern city of Khobar. It is used by the state oil giant Saudi Aramco, which oversees petroleum production in the OPEC powerhouse.

The company said an investigation has begun into the cause of the fire.

Fire destroys two shops in Kimbe

Police reports claim a fire started at one of the shops and then spread to the other, destroying  the shops.

It started inside the Welcome Trading premises and rapidly spread to Kakaruk Trading as well.

The Kimbe Fire Service was alerted by police in the morning on Thursday but ran out of water to hose down the flames.

Another two buildings,  the Wal mart Shop and Able Computing, who share with Police Savings and Loans office, were saved from the fire.

Police were on full alert after the fire, controlling possible looters and opportunistists.

Hundreds still in hospital after fire at Taiwan music party

The fire late Saturday was sparked by an accidental explosion of a coloured theatrical powder thrown from the stage in front of about 1,000 people, the local fire agency and media said. 

The powder for the one-time event called "Color Play Asia" ignited along the ground, mainly burning people's lower bodies, said Wang Wei-sheng, a liaison with the New Taipei City fire department command center.

The exact cause of the fire was still being investigated, but Taiwan Premier Mao Chih-kuo banned public activities that use the colored powder.

15 dead, 5 injured in Mexico border nursing home fire

Mexicali Mayor Jaime Diaz Ochoa said another five people were being treated at a local hospital for burns, and were in serious condition.

He said the cause of the blaze was being investigated by the state prosecutors' office.

The fire broke out early Tuesday at the nonprofit facility located in a rural area about a half-hour's drive outside Mexicali.

Diaz Ochoa said 23 residents had been taken to a temporary city shelter, and would be referred to a city elderly care center. He said most were apparently over 75 years old.

Police investigate Gabagaba school fire

Acting Police Station Commander at Kwikila Waida Kosa says the suspect taken into custody yesterday is yet to be questioned.

He says he will be questioned once forensic investigators complete their investigations at the fire scene.

Kosa says investigators also went into Gabagaba village today to talk to villagers in a bid to establish a lead.

“We are confident more suspects will be identified and those responsible will be charged accordingly," he added.