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Chile forest fires: Death toll now rises to six   Interior Minister Mario Fernandez said two police officers were found in the Maule River, adding to the deaths of four firefighters Forest fire destroys homes in hills above Chilean port city   Fire driven by strong winds swept over forest land in the hills outside Valparaiso, destroying dozens of homes, injuring at least 19 people Peru Lima shopping centre fire: Five people killed   The blaze started in a recently-renovated cinema in expensive shopping center where a film screening was taking place for journalists Puerto Rico: Huge blackout after power plant fire Blaze destroys much of 16th century Peru church   A fire has ruined much of a famed church in the city of Cuzco. The blaze that burned into Friday morning destroyed the ornate, gilded altar Nicaragua struggles to control fire at sole refinery Brazil: passenger plane engine catches on fire, no injuries Brazil chemical fire extinguished after two days Explosion unleashes toxic gas in Santos, Brazil   A chemical explosion at a cargo warehouse in Brazil has spread a plume of toxic gas over the country's biggest port, Santos 1 dead, 7 injured when fire erupts as they gather fuel near tapped pipeline Sao Paulo fire wrecks historic railway station Brazil indigenous reserve blazes contained Delta Air Lines evacuates plane, aborts takeoff after report of fire Venezuela prison fire: Tocuyito blaze kills 17 Firefighters battle blaze in protected forest Fire sends plume of smoke above Mexico City Massive fire kills 4 workers on Mexican oil rig Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated Map of Valparaiso Chile  A serious forest fire in Chile is spreading quickly and threatening to reach the nearby port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar Bus fire in Colombia kills at least 32 children Map of Fundacion Colombia  A bus carrying young people home from a church service caught fire on a street in a northern city. 50 people were on the bus when it burst into flames Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims   Brazil has declared three days of national mourning for 231 people killed in a nightclub fire in the southern city of Santa Maria Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Map of Santa Maria Brazil
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B. 2017-05-14 Dozens of shops lost to blaze at traditional market Mercado Oriental, Managua, Nicaragua
C. 2017-03-09 Death toll rises to 35 in youth shelter fire in Guatemala Virgen de Asuncion, San Jose Pinula, Guatemala
2017-03-08 Guatemala mourns after children's home fire kills 35 girls Virgen de Asuncion, San Jose Pinula, Guatemala
4. 2017-01-26 Chile's worst wildfires destroy town, death toll at 10 Santa Olga, Chile
5. 2017-01-25 Chile forest fires: Death toll now rises to six Maule River, Chile
6. 2017-01-02 Forest fire destroys homes in hills above Chilean port city Playa Ancha, Valparaiso, Chile
H. 2016-11-16 Peru Lima shopping centre fire: Five people killed Larcomar, Lima, Peru
I. 2016-09-21 Puerto Rico: Huge blackout after power plant fire
J. 2016-09-16 Blaze destroys much of 16th century Peru church Temple of San Sebastian, Cuzco, Peru

  Chile's worst wildfires destroy town, death toll at 10 Map of Santa Olga Chile
  Dozens of shops lost to blaze at traditional market   More than 60 stalls and shops at the Mercado Oriental have been lost to the blaze, which began in the early hours on Sunday   Death toll rises to 35 in youth shelter fire in Guatemala   A blaze that killed girls at a shelter for troubled youths erupted when some of them set fire to mattresses to protest rapes and other mistr... Guatemala mourns after children's home fire kills 35 girls Map of Virgen de Asuncion San Jose Pinula Guatemala


May 2017 ... more > Top ^
May.14   Nicaragua


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Mar.9   Guatemala
Mar.8   Guatemala
  Guatemala has declared three days of national mourning after a fire killed at least 21 teenage girls at a children's care home


January 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jan.26   Chile
  Flames from one of Chile's worst wildfires completely consumed the town of Santa Olga as the death toll from the blazes since November rose to 10

Jan.25   Chile
Jan.2   Chile


year 2016 Top ^

Nov.16   Peru
Sep.21   Puerto Rico
Sep.16   Peru
Aug.19   Nicaragua
Feb.14   Brazil
Jan.16   Brazil
Jan.14   Brazil


year 2015 Top ^

Dec.23   Mexico
Dec.21   Sao Paulo
Oct.30   Amazon
Oct.12   Jamaica
Sep.1   Venezuela
May.1   Dominican Republic
Apr.19   Mexico
Apr.2   Yucatan
Mar.13   Chile


year 2014 Top ^

May.18   Colombia


year 2013 Top ^

Jan.27   Brazil
  Brazil
  At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say
 The fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Rio Grande do Sul. Many victims inhaled toxic fumes or were crushed as panicking clubbers tried to escape. President Dilma Rousseff has been visiting survivors at the city's Caridade hospital


year 2012 Top ^

Feb.15   Honduras Nearly 300 killed in Honduras prison fire
Map of Comayagua Honduras
  At least 272 inmates were dead and the fate of 105 others was unknown as families clamored to learn whether their loved ones perished.    Many victims were burned or suffocated to death in the...
Jan.28   Peru At least 26 killed in Peru rehab center fire   15 were rescued from a fire at a rehabilitation center in Lima. A witnesses said a mattress was set on fire during a melee inside the buildi...

year 2009 Top ^

Oct.23   Puerto Rico   Fire rages at fuel depot
Map of San Juan Puerto Rico  It could take a week to extinguish a massive fire that sending a thick black cloud of smoke over large parts of metro San Juan

year 2007 Top ^

Aug.23   Brazil At least 20 prisoners die in prison fire   The inmates broke out of a cellblock and set a fire in an apparent attempt to settle scores with a rival gang in the south-central state of Minas...

year 2005 Top ^

Mar.7   Dominican Republic Prison fire 'kills 140'  Clashes between rival gangs in the prison in the eastern town of Higuey led to a fire

year 2004 Top ^

Dec.30   Argentina 175 dead in Buenos Aires club fire
  The fire began about 11 p.m. during a rock concert in the Republica Cro Magnon disco, in the Once section Aug.1   Paraguay Supermarket fire death toll tops 300
  The fire broke out at the Ycua Bolanos supermarket while it was crowded with Sunday shoppers. Dozens were injured


year 2002 Top ^

Dec.1   Venezuela Nightclub Blaze in Caracas Kills 47
  A fire ripped through a packed basement. Most of the victims suffocated by smoke Jul.20   Peru Nightclub fire kills 28  A fire swept through a dance club that had no sprinklers and poorly marked exits

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.29   Peru Fireworks blaze kills 230
Map of Lima Peru  Blaze swept through a popular shopping district in the capital Lima May.21   Chile 28 die in prison riot fire


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