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A firefighter battles a spot fire at the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California

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A firefighter battles a spot fire at the Rocky Fire in Lake County, California 

A wall of flames lurches over a ridge as a resident of Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, California, prepares to evacuate because of the 3,000 acre Rocky Fire that has taken hold in Lake County.

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A wall of flames lurches over a ridge as a resident of Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, California, prepares to evacuate because of the 3,000 acre Rocky Fire that has taken hold in Lake County.

An helicopter of firefighters fly over smokes billowing over Athens, on July 17, 2015 as firemen were battling a brush fire in northeastern Athens and another wildfire in the southern Pelopponese peninsula that prompted the evacuation of five villages. More than 120 firefighters had been dispatched to the area, supported by 50 fire engines, four aircraft and two helicopters

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An helicopter of firefighters fly over smokes billowing over Athens, on Friday as firemen were battling a brush fire in northeastern Athens and another wildfire in the southern Pelopponese peninsula that prompted the evacuation of five villages

***BESTPIX*** Petrochemical Plant Ablaze In Shandong...RIZHAO, CHINA - JULY 16:  (CHINA OUT) Flames rise from a petrochemical plant on July 16, 2015 in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out at around 7:40 a.m. on July 16, at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Flames rise from a petrochemical plant in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out on Thursday at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters 

Smoke billows into the sky from one of two fires that started overnight on a petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell at the refineries around the Etang de Berre...Smoke billows into the sky from one of two fires that started overnight on a petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell at the refineries around the Etang de Berre, near Marseille, southern France, France, July 14, 2015.  Marseille firemen were still trying to extinguish one of two fires that started overnight on a petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell and located near the airport of France's second largest city, a Reuters witness reported on Tuesday. Marseille authorities said no one had been injured on site but that reasons behind the two incidents were still unclear

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Smoke billows into the sky from one of two fires that started overnight on a petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell at the refineries around the Etang de Berre, near Marseille, southern France, France, on Tuesday

Chinese People's Liberation Army Barracks Open Day

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A member of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jumps through a fire ring while holding a gun during an demonstration at an open day at the Ngong Suen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday.

A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past as a fire burns through part of Gikomba market, East Africa's largest second hand clothing market, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past destroyed buildings after a fire burnt through part of Gikomba market, East Africa’s largest second hand clothing market, in Nairobi, Kenya.

 A Palestinian protester throws tires into a fire during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on June 19, 2015.

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A Palestinian protester throws tyres into a fire during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on Friday

A man rides a horse cart, as smoke from a fuel depot fire billows in the background, in Vasylkiv...A man rides a horse cart, as smoke from a fuel depot fire billows in the background, in Vasylkiv, Kiev region, Ukraine, June 9, 2015. Emergency services are battling to prevent the spread of a deadly fuel depot fire outside Kiev, the head of the emergency services said on Tuesday, and three firemen were reported missing after the blaze triggered a powerful explosion. The fire burned overnight and by morning had spread to at least 16 tanks, most of them storing petrol, sending a huge pall of smoke over the area surrounding the depot near Vasylkiv, 30 km (19 miles) from Kiev. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

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A man rides a horse cart, as smoke from a fuel depot fire billows in the background, in Vasylkiv, Kiev region, Ukraine. Emergency services are battling to prevent the spread of a deadly fuel depot fire outside Kiev, the head of the emergency services said on Tuesday, and three firemen were reported missing after the blaze triggered a powerful explosion 

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Protestors raise their hands during a demonstration in the Musaga neighbourhood of Bujumbura on Monday

Demonstrators Gather Outside Baltimore Police Station to Protest Death of Freddie Gray...epa04723487 A young girl peers into a destroyed Baltimore City Police car along North Avenue near a CVS that was on fire during a protest for the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 27 April 2015. Gray died of spinal cord injuries on 19 April while in police custody; the US Justice Department announced that they are launching their own investigation into the case.  EPA/NOAH SCIALOM

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A young girl peers into a destroyed Baltimore City Police car along North Avenue near a CVS that was on fire during a protest for the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland

Fire razed 250 houses and killed two residents...epa04667151 Majay Bugarin,5, shows  materials  he collected among debris after a fire that razed a slum area in Malabon City, north of Manila, Philippines, 18 March 2015. According to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), two residents were killed and  more than 500 families were rendered homeless by a blaze that swept through some 400 houses at a shanty town amid the start of the country's fire safety month. Fire Prevention Month is observed in the month of March, with incidents of fire expected to increase during summer.  EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN

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Majay Bugarin, 5, shows materials he collected among debris after a fire in a slum area in Malabon City, north of Manila, Philippines. According to arson investigators from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), two residents were killed and more than 500 families were rendered homeless by a blaze that swept through some 400 houses at a shanty town amid the start of the country’s fire safety month. Fire Prevention Month is observed in the month of March, with incidents of fire expected to increase during summer. 

An Indian Sikh performs fire-breathing

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An Indian Sikh performs fire-breathing during a religious procession to mark Hola Mohalla at the Gurudwara Shri Keshgarh Sahib temple at Sri Anandpur Sahib, on Friday.

Children gather near their burnt home after a fire razed a squatters colony in Tondo, Manila

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Children gather near their burnt home after a fire razed a squatters colony in Tondo, Manila, on Tuesday. About 10,000 families were rendered homeless after 5,000 houses were razed by an overnight fire in Tondo district in the Philippine capital. 

Fire in Cape Town...epa04644360 Rescue personel battle a blaze in Noorhoek Manor old age home in Cape Town, South Africa 02 March 2015. A fire fanned by gale force south easterly winds has raged across the south peninsula of Cape Town from Muizenberg to Hout Bay. Residents in some areas were forced to evacuate. Rescue personel continue to battle the blaze.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

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Firemen battle a blaze in Noordhoek Manor old age home in Cape Town, South Africa. A fire fanned by gale force south easterly winds has raged across the south peninsula of Cape Town from Muizenberg to Hout Bay. 

Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on February 25, 2015 in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions.

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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions

Slum fire in Bangladesh

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Slum dwellers react after losing their shanties in a fire at Agargaon in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday

Acrobatic pilots perform at the Australi...Acrobatic pilots perform at the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield in the city of Lara, southwest of Melbourne on February 24, 2015. Some 180,000 patrons were expected through the gates over the duration of the event.   AFP PHOTO / Paul CROCKPAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images

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Acrobatic pilots perform at the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield in the city of Lara, southwest of Melbourne. 180,000 patrons were expected through the gates over the duration of the event. 

Residents search for a reusable items after a fire hit a residential area at Merville park in Pasay city, metro Manila

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Residents search for reusable items after a fire hit a residential area at Merville Park in Pasay city, Manila on Monday. At least four people were killed, local media reported.

A deer lays dead after a bushfire moved through the area near One Tree Hill in the Adelaide Hills on January 5, 2015. Firefighters raced January 5 to contain a major blaze before the forecast return of strong winds and a heatwave, following the loss of 26 homes in the worst bushfire conditions in South Australia for three decades.  AFP PHOTO / BRENTON EDWARDSBrenton Edwards/AFP/Getty Images

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A deer lays dead after a bushfire moved through the area near One Tree Hill in the Adelaide Hills. Firefighters raced on Monday to contain a major blaze before the forecast return of strong winds and a heatwave, following the loss of 26 homes in the worst bushfire conditions in South Australia for three decades.