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Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 7 December, 2019

#Fires

From TheJournal.ie Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn Bushfires

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Sydney has been engulfed in toxic smoke for weeks and occasionally sprinkled with snow-like embers.

From TheJournal.ie Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued Bushfires

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four Bushfires

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four

A man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland near the New South Wales town of Kempsey.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump threatens to withhold funding for fighting California wildfires Fires

Donald Trump threatens to withhold funding for fighting California wildfires

Trump blamed the California governor for the fires.

From TheJournal.ie Fire fighters attacked with rocks while tackling blaze in Dublin city centre Halloween

Fire fighters attacked with rocks while tackling blaze in Dublin city centre

Dublin Fire Brigade officers were targeted on Halloween night.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of firefighters battle California wildfires as more people forced from their homes Los Angeles

Thousands of firefighters battle California wildfires as more people forced from their homes

Around 180,000 people are currently under a mandatory evacuation order.

From TheJournal.ie Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds Fire Fatalities

Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds

The Health Research Board found there were 101 fires recorded in closed inquest cases between 2014-2016.

From TheJournal.ie Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities Fires

Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities

The facilities are owned by Aramco.

From TheJournal.ie 60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires Burning Ban

60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires

However, activists have doused hopes that the ban would work.

From TheJournal.ie US ready to fight Amazon forest fires ... but only if it involves working with Brazilian government Amazon

US ready to fight Amazon forest fires ... but only if it involves working with Brazilian government

On Monday, the countries of the G7 pledged €18 million to tackle the Amazon fires.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know Climate Change

Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know

There is huge concern about the local, national and international impact of the fires.

From TheJournal.ie G7 commits $20 million to Amazon as new fires flare up in world's largest rainforest Fires

G7 commits $20 million to Amazon as new fires flare up in world's largest rainforest

Aircraft have poured thousands of litres of water on the rainforest.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon Blazes

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Something strange is going on': 1,300 firefighters battle blazes in Portugal Castelo Branco

'Something strange is going on': 1,300 firefighters battle blazes in Portugal

Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.

From TheJournal.ie After record breaking temperatures, some cooler weather hits parts of Europe Mercury Falling

After record breaking temperatures, some cooler weather hits parts of Europe

But the reprieve was not universal, with Germany measuring a record high temperature for June.

From TheJournal.ie Anger over 'shocking seven-hour delay' in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal Gorse Fires

Anger over 'shocking seven-hour delay' in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal

The Air Corps responded in the afternoon but noted that it did not run a dedicated firefighting service.

From TheJournal.ie 77 dead, 993 missing and 10,000 homes destroyed as California waits on rain Tragedy

77 dead, 993 missing and 10,000 homes destroyed as California waits on rain

Firefighters managed to expand containment to 65% of the 234-square-mile burn zone over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sad' Donald Trump visits site of California wildfires and again blames forest mismanagement Paradise Lost This post contains videos

'Sad' Donald Trump visits site of California wildfires and again blames forest mismanagement

The US President said that other countries ‘do it differently’.

From TheJournal.ie Town of Paradise turns to 'hell on earth' after deadly wildfires devastate California Death Toll

Town of Paradise turns to 'hell on earth' after deadly wildfires devastate California

Nearly 230 residents of the town were unaccounted for, the sheriff said.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll rises to 25 as California wildfires rage on Death Toll

Death toll rises to 25 as California wildfires rage on

It is expected to increase again.

From TheJournal.ie Nine die in California wildfires as tens of thousands forced to flee Death Toll

Nine die in California wildfires as tens of thousands forced to flee

Dozens are reported missing.

From TheJournal.ie 11 dead as California is scorched by raging wildfires the size of LA Evacuations

11 dead as California is scorched by raging wildfires the size of LA

Some 14,000 firefighters, including reinforcements from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, have arrived to combat the firestorm.

From TheJournal.ie Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees Heatwave

Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees

The country is trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly wildfires.

From TheJournal.ie Two children aged four and five among the latest victims to die in California wildfires Searches

Two children aged four and five among the latest victims to die in California wildfires

Some 38,000 people have been evacuated after the Carr Fire roared into the outskirts of Redding in Shasta County.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands flee deliberate California fire that has destroyed 500 buildings Wildfires

Thousands flee deliberate California fire that has destroyed 500 buildings

An official yesterday announced the death of a firefighter battling the inferno.

From TheJournal.ie Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others' Groom Missing

Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp married Zoe Holohan last Thursday and they had just gone on their honeymoon.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people travelling to Greece urged to contact travel provider as wildfires continue to rage Deadly Blazes

Irish people travelling to Greece urged to contact travel provider as wildfires continue to rage

Irish tourists already there are being urged to monitor local news reports and follow the advice of local authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Bus and cars set on fire and bomb scare at airport as UVF threatens 'serious disorder' Eleventh Night

Bus and cars set on fire and bomb scare at airport as UVF threatens 'serious disorder'

Bonfires are traditionally lit on the Eleventh Night, the eve of the Twelfth of July, and police are expecting trouble.

From TheJournal.ie Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger Reptile Weather

Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger

The warm weather means they can reach their optimal temperature without having to bask for hours.

From TheJournal.ie 'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires Danger Danger

'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires

Yesterday marked the sixth consecutive day that the Defence Forces deployed the Air Corps to assist firefighting operations.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters attacked with stones as they put out May Eve bonfires Limerick

Firefighters attacked with stones as they put out May Eve bonfires

A number of stones hit the vehicle, but nobody was injured.

From TheJournal.ie 'Really busy, all day and all night' - Fire crews just had one of their busiest Halloweens in years Anti-social Behaviour
From TheJournal.ie Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones 'extensively' in the run up to Halloween Bonfires

Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones 'extensively' in the run up to Halloween

It will also use a live feed showing bonfires and other incidents similar to the one used for Storm Ophelia.

From TheJournal.ie 15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country Napa

15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

The state fire prevention agency Calfire forecast strong winds for today, which could fan the fires.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of homes evacuated due to 'biggest fire in Los Angeles history' California

Hundreds of homes evacuated due to 'biggest fire in Los Angeles history'

The LA fire is one of several major fires burning in the western United States.

From TheJournal.ie Residents evacuated as firefighters warn of worsening wildfires in Portugal Abrantes

Residents evacuated as firefighters warn of worsening wildfires in Portugal

“There are still two active fronts which are a cause for concern,” authorities said.

From TheJournal.ie A campfire started a gorse fire in the Wicklow Mountains last night Kilternan

A campfire started a gorse fire in the Wicklow Mountains last night

Firefighters also dealt with rubbish being set on fire in a wooded area near a children’s playground.

From TheJournal.ie Four-year-old boy whose parents were on honeymoon among dead in Portugal fires Victims

Four-year-old boy whose parents were on honeymoon among dead in Portugal fires

At least 64 people have died in fires that swept through the centre of the country at the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks Up In Flames

Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks

There have been more than 100 serious gorse and forest fires in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Gorse fires blaze at Mosney as fire brigade warns public to be careful Meath

Gorse fires blaze at Mosney as fire brigade warns public to be careful

Dublin Fire Brigade and Louth Fire Service both were called into fight yesterday’s fire.

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