Kurdish man set on fire outside UNHCR identified

Kurdish man set on fire outside UNHCR identified

Oct. 28, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
The Kurdish man who set himself on fire outside the UNHCR buildings in Geneva last Wednesday has been identified as a...
Fire in French district sends smoke across Lake Geneva

Fire in French district sends smoke across Lake Geneva

Oct. 17, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
A large fire in a French commercial district sent thick black smoke across Lake Geneva yesterday morning.
Town hall roof collapses in major fire in canton Geneva

Town hall roof collapses in major fire in canton Geneva

Oct. 10, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
Three people have been injured and a town hall is in ruins after a major fire in Satigny in canton Geneva.
Basel bar owner notices missing safe in burnt down bar

Basel bar owner notices missing safe in burnt down bar

Sept. 26, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
Thieves have struck another blow to a bar owner in Basel after her business burnt down.
Coty cosmetics company to fire half of Geneva workforce

Coty cosmetics company to fire half of Geneva workforce

Sept. 20, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
The US cosmetics company Coty says it will be firing more than half of its Geneva workforce as part of a global cost-...
Man dies in unexplained car fire

Man dies in unexplained car fire

Sept. 16, 2019, 9:26 a.m.
Fribourg police are investigating how a car caught fire with a 62-year-old man inside.
Arson victim also culprit

Arson victim also culprit

Aug. 28, 2019, 8:36 a.m.
A man who died in a house fire in Thurgau in April started the blaze himself, say investigators.
Public asked to look out for missing plane engine

Public asked to look out for missing plane engine

Aug. 22, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
American transport safety authorities are now examining an issue with a plane owned by Swiss International Airlines a...
Woman arrested for arson in Zug

Woman arrested for arson in Zug

Aug. 15, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
A woman has been arrested for suspicion of arson after a major fire in a residential apartment block in Zug.
Cantons restrict outdoor fires during heatwave

Cantons restrict outdoor fires during heatwave

July 25, 2019, 10:03 a.m.
Several cantons have brought in strict restrictions on outdoor fires as the country swelters.
Residents of Pratteln warned of toxic fumes

Residents of Pratteln warned of toxic fumes

July 1, 2019, 10:21 a.m.
Residents in Pratteln in canton Basel-Country have been given the all clear to open their windows after smoke from ch...
Bern police puzzled by man on fire death

Bern police puzzled by man on fire death

May 30, 2019, 9:27 a.m.
Bern police are still investigating the mysterious death of a man who seemingly set himself on fire in the town of Ni...
Prisoners evacuated after fire in jail

Prisoners evacuated after fire in jail

May 28, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Several prisoners had to be evacuated from a jail in Fribourg after a fire broke out in a cell. 
Elderly woman dies in Zurich fire

Elderly woman dies in Zurich fire

May 9, 2019, 7:09 a.m.
An elderly woman has died in an apartment fire in Zurich. The blaze broke out in the middle of the city on Tuesday. P...
Tree catches fire after uninsured car crashes into it

Tree catches fire after uninsured car crashes into it

May 2, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
A car burst into flames after crashing into a tree in canton Fribourg. 
Samsung investigates Swiss phone fire

Samsung investigates Swiss phone fire

April 1, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
The Korean electronics giant Samsung says it will investigate why one of their phones caught fire while charging in c...
Electrical fire blacks out central Zurich

Electrical fire blacks out central Zurich

March 28, 2019, 9:07 a.m.
A fire in an electrical sub-station plunged central Zurich into darkness at the height of rush hour last night. 
Over 100 pigs die in barn fire

Over 100 pigs die in barn fire

Feb. 12, 2019, 7:32 a.m.
Police in canton Nidwalden say more than 100 pigs have died in a barn fire.
Child's body recovered from burned apartment

Child's body recovered from burned apartment

Jan. 28, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
A child’s body has been recovered after an apartment building burnt to the ground in canton Bern.
Fire engines couldn't reach blaze due to illegally parked cars

Fire engines couldn't reach blaze due to illegally parked cars

Jan. 9, 2019, 8:35 a.m.
Bernese fire-fighters were forced to tackle a blaze with only hand-held extinguishers due to badly parked cars.
Owner likely victim in Zurich Irish pub fire

Owner likely victim in Zurich Irish pub fire

Jan. 4, 2019, 8:18 a.m.
Regulars at an Irish pub in Zurich are in shock after a fire yesterday which seems to have claimed the life of the ow...
Candles on Christmas tree triggers major fire

Candles on Christmas tree triggers major fire

Jan. 3, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Real candles on a Christmas tree are thought to be the cause of a major fire in Küsnacht in canton Zurich.
Deadly fire claims another life

Deadly fire claims another life

Nov. 29, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
The devasting fire in Solothurn has claimed another victim. 
Deadly fire may have been caused by woman asleep with lit cigarette

Deadly fire may have been caused by woman asleep with lit cigarette

Nov. 28, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
A woman is in custody as Solothurn police continue their investigation into a fire which killed six people and seriou...
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