Burmese authorities have defended earlier claims that the blaze at an Islamic school in downtown Rangoon in early April was caused by an ‘overheated voltage regulator’
Hundreds of mourners gather at a cemetery on the outskirts of Rangoon to bury the 13 boys killed in a fire at an Islamic school.
Thirteen children were killed when a fire broke out in their Muslim school on Tuesday night. Eyewitnesses describe what they saw.
At least thirteen children have been killed in a fire at an Islamic school in Botahtaung township, Rangoon in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Reports suggest the fire was[...]
Thai officials deny allegations of arson, insisting the fire that raged through the Mae Surin refugee camp in northern Thailand on Friday was an accident.
Thirty six people have been killed and around 100 injured as a fire swept though the Mae Surin camp on the Thai-Burmese border.
At least four people were killed when two oil tankers caught fire on the Rangoon river late Monday afternoon. The victims were believed to be workers on the vessels. The[...]
A major fire has broken out in a large Burmese refugee camp on the Thai border, destroying up to 1,000 homes
Official said large pre-dawn explosion at a warehouse in Burma’s biggest city Rangoon on Thursday killed at least 17 people and injured dozens but was not caused by a bomb
Eye-witnesses say that up to five people are seen on the roof of Mingalar market as fire completely destroys the fourth floor
Aug 24, 2009 (DVB), Three people have died after a fire broke out last week in an alcohol factory in Rangoon, causing nearly $US7 million worth of damage. The cause[...]
Mar 12, 2009 (DVB), The fire brigade despatched to tackle the Myingyan blaze on Monday, which left hundreds homeless, have reportedly demanded that locals pay the cost of the gasoline[...]
Mar 10, 2009 (DVB), A fire broke out at Myingyan in Mandalay division yesterday, destroying around 70 homes, including hostels belonging to the local technical college, and leaving hundreds homeless,[...]
Feb 25, 2009 (DVB), A fire in Rangoon division's Daw Pon township yesterday afternoon damaged a plastics factory but caused no casualties, according to local residents. A resident of Daw[...]
Feb 24, 2009 (DVB) , The bushfire that started in northern Kachin state last week has spread into China's Yunnan province, covering more than 200 hectares, according to Chinese media.[...]
Feb 18, 2009 (DVB), Local authorities have forbidden direct donations to victims of the fire last week in Mandalay's Chanmyathasi township and have threatened those who accept donations with prosecution.[...]
Feb 12, 2009 (DVB), More than 1000 people who were left homeless by a fire in Mandalay which destroyed over 300 homes on Monday are in urgent need of blankets[...]
Feb 11, 2009 (DVB), More than 300 homes were destroyed and more than 1600 people left homeless when a fire broke out in Chanmyatharzi township, Mandalay division, on the afternoon[...]
Feb 10, 2009 (DVB), Residents of Moulmein are planning to club together to buy their own fire engines because they cannot rely on the state fire department, a local resident[...]
Jan 22, 2009 (DVB), Seventy people have so far been arrested in connection with a fire at the Kaung Zaw Hein oil company in Magwe’s Myaing township which broke out[...]
Jan 1, 2009 (DVB), Residents of Yenangyaung have been facing shortages of drinking water since the town's three main water pumps broke down and many are worried about the risk[...]
Dec 23, 2008 (DVB), Tensions arose between stallholders and local authorities in Mahlaing township, Mandalay division, after members of the township authorities and Swan Arr Shin burnt down stalls belonging[...]
Dec 16, 2008 (DVB), A fire broke out at Rangoon’s Yuzana Plaza shopping centre on 14 December caused by a power surge following a power cut, according to an official[...]