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Two killed as forest fires continue to burn near French Riviera
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Two killed as forest fires continue to burn near French Riviera

Aug 18th 2021, 10:03 PM 17,467 Views 3 Comments

More than 1,100 firefighters were battling the flames as thousands of tourists and locals flee.

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires
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New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires

Aug 13th 2021, 1:16 PM 6,379 Views 1 Comment

Four water-dropping aircraft and six helicopters have been sent to control the new fire.

Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks
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Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks

Aug 11th 2021, 9:20 PM 9,423 Views 13 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis described the 586 fires as “a natural disaster of exceptional magnitude”.

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
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Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Aug 1st 2021, 4:17 PM 27,773 Views 9 Comments

This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
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Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Jul 31st 2021, 4:20 PM 25,501 Views 3 Comments

Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Vicar Street venue in Dublin
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Firefighters tackle blaze at Vicar Street venue in Dublin

Jun 28th 2021, 12:59 PM 51,152 Views 11 Comments

The fire has been brought under control and gardaí said no injuries have been reported.

Opinion: A roaring fire might be cosy, but it's causing serious health issues
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Opinion: A roaring fire might be cosy, but it's causing serious health issues

Mar 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 69,629 Views 101 Comments

Irish Heart Foundation CEO Dr Tim Collins says we need to understand just how dangerous open fires are to our health.

15 people killed and 500,000 others evacuated as US West Coast wildfires continue
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15 people killed and 500,000 others evacuated as US West Coast wildfires continue

Sep 11th 2020, 7:42 PM 18,157 Views 23 Comments

The August Complex Fire became the biggest recorded blaze in Californian history yesterday.

PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California
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PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California

Sep 10th 2020, 8:03 AM 33,616 Views 27 Comments

Three people have died in the latest blaze.

Wildfires wreak havoc as thousands evacuated amid 'extraordinary weather' in California
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Wildfires wreak havoc as thousands evacuated amid 'extraordinary weather' in California

Aug 20th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,344 Views 12 Comments

The state of California has recorded 11,000 lightning strikes in 72 hours.

'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in
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'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in

Jan 31st 2020, 8:39 AM 23,256 Views 30 Comments

Authorities also warned of so-called ember attacks, where winds blow glowing ash ahead of the fire front.

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn
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Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

Jan 19th 2020, 12:15 PM 17,701 Views 46 Comments

Since September, the fires have killed 28 people and burned more than 2,600 houses.

Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises
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Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises

Jan 12th 2020, 8:34 AM 15,996 Views 44 Comments

At least 27 people have now been killed in the months-long crisis.

Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes
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Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes

Jan 9th 2020, 7:36 AM 16,103 Views 14 Comments

Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.

Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn
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Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn

Jan 7th 2020, 7:14 AM 9,879 Views 10 Comments

Hot and dangerous conditions could return late this week.

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises
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Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises

Jan 1st 2020, 10:16 AM 26,557 Views 34 Comments

Blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
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'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

Dec 21st 2019, 7:40 AM 16,551 Views 25 Comments

A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn
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Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Dec 7th 2019, 9:57 AM 15,466 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2019, 7:36 AM 10,355 Views 17 Comments

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

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four
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Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four

Nov 14th 2019, 7:34 AM 7,045 Views 0 Comments

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

Donald Trump threatens to withhold funding for fighting California wildfires
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Donald Trump threatens to withhold funding for fighting California wildfires

Nov 4th 2019, 8:04 AM 32,014 Views 54 Comments

Trump blamed the California governor for the fires.

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

Nov 1st 2019, 7:37 AM 47,441 Views 67 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade officers were targeted on Halloween night.

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

Oct 29th 2019, 8:37 AM 7,288 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Oct 16th 2019, 4:21 PM 4,274 Views 5 Comments

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

Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities
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Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities

Sep 14th 2019, 4:35 PM 19,495 Views 19 Comments

The facilities are owned by Aramco.

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

Aug 30th 2019, 9:34 AM 6,642 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Aug 29th 2019, 7:08 AM 7,357 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 PM 13,125 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Aug 26th 2019, 10:45 PM 8,688 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Aug 23rd 2019, 7:36 AM 25,273 Views 92 Comments

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

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

Jul 21st 2019, 2:39 PM 44,463 Views 19 Comments

Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.

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

Jun 30th 2019, 5:36 PM 22,256 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 8:17 AM 30,047 Views 105 Comments

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

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

Nov 19th 2018, 7:53 AM 10,505 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Nov 18th 2018, 7:53 AM 23,631 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Updated Nov 12th 2018, 9:42 PM 29,199 Views 11 Comments

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

Death toll rises to 25 as California wildfires rage on
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Death toll rises to 25 as California wildfires rage on

Updated Nov 11th 2018, 5:06 PM 20,468 Views 12 Comments

It is expected to increase again.

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

Nov 10th 2018, 8:15 AM 9,469 Views 2 Comments

Dozens are reported missing.

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

Aug 7th 2018, 8:39 PM 12,597 Views 6 Comments

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

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