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Firefighters work to put out a fire in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, Chile Read more

Firefighters work to contain fires from a resident's backyard at Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains. Firefighters have deliberately merged two major blazes in southeastern Australia in a desperate battle to manage the advancing infernos as weather conditions worsen.

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Firefighters work to contain the flames at Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains, southeastern Australia. Two major blazes have been deliberately merged in a desperate attempt to manage the advancing infernos as weather conditions worsen.

Policemen stand guard while firefighters are spraying foam from behind the barricades

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Policemen stand guard while firefighters are spraying foam from behind the barricades during a protest near the Lambermont in Brussels, the residence of the Belgian prime minister, while ministers were holding a cabinet meeting to discuss the budget. Firefighters are asking for more funding for their service.

A Belgian firefighter takes part in a protest for better work conditions in central Brussels.

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A Belgian firefighter takes part in a protest for better work conditions in central Brussels.

A fireman with his dog on the picket line at Euston London Fire Brigade station house, London as firefighters and Fire Service staff across England and Wales walked out on strike today in a bitter row over pensions, with the threat of further action if the dispute is not resolved. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 25, 2013. Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) left their stations and set up picket lines, leaving brigades to put into place contingency plans. See PA story INDUSTRY Fire.

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A fireman with his dog on the picket line at Euston London Fire Brigade station house in London. Firefighters and Fire Service staff across England and Wales striked on Wednesday over pensions, with the threat of further action if the dispute is not resolved.

Firefighters walk among thousands of exploded propane cylinders that litter storage yard of propane plant after massive explosions overnight in the plant's yard, in Tavares...Firefighters walk among thousands of exploded propane cylinders that litter the storage yard of a propane plant after massive explosions overnight in the plant's yard, in Tavares, Florida, July 30, 2013. Dozens of explosions rocked a propane tank servicing plant in central Florida, northwest of Orlando, late on Monday, injuring seven workers, at least three critically, and prompting the evacuation of nearby homes, authorities said.

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Firefighters walk among thousands of exploded propane cylinders that litter the storage yard of a propane plant after massive explosions overnight in the plant’s yard, in Tavares, Florida. Dozens of explosions rocked the propane tank servicing plant northwest of Orlando, late on Monday, injuring seven workers, at least three critically, and prompting the evacuation of nearby homes, authorities said.

U.S. forest firefighters get their rest in tents at the command post as the fire lights up the night skies from the Mountain Fire near Idyllwild...U.S. forest firefighters get their rest in tents at the command post as the fire lights up the night skies from the Mountain Fire near Idyllwild, California July 18, 2013. The blaze erupted on Monday afternoon about 100 miles (161 km) east of Los Angeles in the scenic but rugged San Jacinto Mountains that overlook Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and several smaller desert towns.  REUTERS/Gene Blevins  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

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US forest firefighters take a rest in tents at the command post as a mountain fire lights up the night skies near Idyllwild, California on Thursday. Read more

Firefighters work to put out a fire as white phosphorus exploded after a violent collision when a truck crashed into another vehicle on a highway in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on April 19, 2013

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Firefighters work to put out a fire as white phosphorus exploded after a violent collision when a truck crashed into another vehicle on a highway in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province on April 19, 2013. One of the two truck drivers was killed in the accident while the other succeeded to get out of the truck before the explosion. Read more