Reports say fire services were delayed in arriving at the scene and took two hours to bring the blaze under control.
Several people were taken to hospital in Lebanon after a fire at a Syrian refugee camp that state media said was started deliberately
Firefighters from the Iraqi state-owned North Oil Company put out a fire at an oil well in the northern Khabbaz oil field which has been raging for a week.
Plumes of smoke billowed across the Australian city of Brisbane as firefighters fought a blaze at a recycling plant.
Police fired tear gas at protesters in Paris during a rally against a proposed security law that would restrict sharing images of police officers in France.
Thousands of people in the US state of Colorado are fleeing a wildfire that hasn't stopped burning since mid-August.
Army helicopters were dispatched on Saturday to help douse the fire, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Some 300 firefighters tried to put out two large forest fires that are still active in a mountainous area of Córdoba province, in central Argentina.
Skies were so dark at times that it appeared more night than day.
Sri Lankan officials have warned massive environmental damage is possible if the MT New Diamond vessel leaks or explodes.
One of the trains was loaded with dangerous materials, including flammable gas and a corrosive substance.
A year ago, "Fire Day," a day to intentionally light fires, sparked international concern when the number of forest fires in the Novo Progresso region, a city in the Amazon region of Pará, spiked massively.