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Dry lightning and winds in California unleashes risk of new wildfires
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Dry lightning and winds in California unleashes risk of new wildfires

Sep 10th 2021, 1:44 PM 5,398 Views 5 Comments

A warning for dangerous fire weather took effect in much of fire-scarred Northern California.

Fire crews continue efforts to subdue wildfire near French Riviera
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Fire crews continue efforts to subdue wildfire near French Riviera

Aug 20th 2021, 6:50 AM 7,846 Views 0 Comments

The blaze has killed two people and injured 26.

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say
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Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say

Aug 18th 2021, 7:48 AM 7,081 Views 4 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes as an “ecological disaster”.

Thousands evacuated as crews battle wildfire in southern France
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Thousands evacuated as crews battle wildfire in southern France

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 7:19 PM 51,567 Views 9 Comments

France is the latest of a number of Mediterranean countries to be hit by extreme weather and wildfires.

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
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Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital

Aug 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 6,498 Views 0 Comments

A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.

Russia extends state of emergency over wildfires in Siberia
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Russia extends state of emergency over wildfires in Siberia

Aug 13th 2021, 2:42 PM 6,872 Views 9 Comments

Emergencies minister Yevgeny Zinichev declared the state of emergency for Sakha-Yakutia.

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 6,375 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 9,419 Views 13 Comments

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

Deadly California wildfire 'could take two weeks to extinguish'
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Deadly California wildfire 'could take two weeks to extinguish'

Aug 9th 2021, 9:17 AM 7,149 Views 3 Comments

The Dixie Fire now covers an area larger than Los Angeles.

Russia evacuates two villages in Siberia because of wildfires
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Russia evacuates two villages in Siberia because of wildfires

Aug 8th 2021, 4:14 PM 13,994 Views 6 Comments

A dozen villages were threatened by blazes in the vast area.

Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires
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Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires

Aug 8th 2021, 10:09 AM 12,097 Views 8 Comments

One volunteer firefighter died after suffering a head injury from a falling electricity pole.

Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes
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Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes

Aug 7th 2021, 12:24 PM 8,890 Views 6 Comments

Thousands of residents and vacationers have fled approaching flames by land and by sea.

Thousands evacuate fast-moving California wildfire
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Thousands evacuate fast-moving California wildfire

Aug 6th 2021, 7:18 AM 12,941 Views 4 Comments

The Dixie Fire is already the sixth biggest in the state’s history,.

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 27,769 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.

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat
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California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat

Jul 25th 2021, 7:46 PM 15,906 Views 1 Comment

Fire officials said the blaze had charred nearly 298 square miles acres of timber and brush in Plumas and Butte counties.

'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained
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'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained

Jul 23rd 2021, 12:23 PM 9,937 Views 12 Comments

The fires have burned an area of approximately 65 acres since last month.

California wildfires prompt evacuations as crews continue to battle mammoth blaze
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California wildfires prompt evacuations as crews continue to battle mammoth blaze

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:01 AM 9,826 Views 3 Comments

Fire officials expect active or extreme fire behaviour tomorrow.

Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year
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Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year

Jul 12th 2021, 9:27 AM 18,664 Views 9 Comments

Elsewhere, power supplies were affected after another huge fire in Oregon.

700 feared dead in Canada as national temperature record of 49.6 degrees is reached
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700 feared dead in Canada as national temperature record of 49.6 degrees is reached

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:13 AM 29,456 Views 12 Comments

Most of the wildfires were caused by lightning strikes.

Farmers' association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should 'face full rigours of the law'
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Farmers' association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should 'face full rigours of the law'

Apr 28th 2021, 10:51 AM 13,502 Views 46 Comments

Fires engulfed Killarney National Park over the weekend.

Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos
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Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos

Apr 27th 2021, 1:13 PM 33,037 Views 46 Comments

Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust says Government policy, particularly around the burning of land for agriculture must be overhauled.

Helicopters monitoring 'hotspots' after fires in Killarney National Park extinguished
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Helicopters monitoring 'hotspots' after fires in Killarney National Park extinguished

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 4:20 PM 26,850 Views 32 Comments
  • Thousands of acres of the national park were engulfed in flames
  • Gardaí and parks services are investigating the cause of the fire
  • The fire service and air corps are continuing to monitor the situation
Wildfires now under control in Killarney National Park, as Mourne Mountain fire operations begin to wind down
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Wildfires now under control in Killarney National Park, as Mourne Mountain fire operations begin to wind down

Updated Apr 25th 2021, 6:05 PM 47,805 Views 15 Comments
  • The Taoiseach said the Kerry blaze has caused “devastating” damage.
  • Thousands of acres of the national park were engulfed in flames.
  • In the Mourne Mountains, firefighting operations are being wound down.
Government condemns 'irresponsible and reckless' wildfires in Wicklow and Laois
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Government condemns 'irresponsible and reckless' wildfires in Wicklow and Laois

Mar 9th 2021, 11:22 AM 16,170 Views 18 Comments

The blazes broke out on Saturday night with fire crews tackling the fires throughout the weekend.

Crews from around the state deployed to northern California as new fire threat looms
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Crews from around the state deployed to northern California as new fire threat looms

Oct 15th 2020, 9:08 AM 14,331 Views 3 Comments

More than 8,500 wildfires have burned more than 6,400 square miles in California since the start of the year, most since mid-August.

United States wildfires death toll climbs to 33 with one person still missing
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United States wildfires death toll climbs to 33 with one person still missing

Updated Sep 13th 2020, 7:38 PM 32,360 Views 47 Comments

The flames have destroyed neighbourhoods and driven tens of thousands of people from their homes.

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 18,152 Views 23 Comments

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

Oregon fires force 500,000 to flee as death toll rises across western US
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Oregon fires force 500,000 to flee as death toll rises across western US

Sep 11th 2020, 7:36 AM 19,694 Views 12 Comments

Some 14,000 firefighters are working along the West Coast.

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

Sep 10th 2020, 8:03 AM 33,606 Views 27 Comments

Three people have died in the latest blaze.

California wildfires burn a record two million acres
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California wildfires burn a record two million acres

Sep 8th 2020, 10:00 PM 17,302 Views 18 Comments

Two of the three largest fires in state history are burning in the San Francisco Bay Area.

California wildfires some of largest in state history
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California wildfires some of largest in state history

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:50 AM 20,222 Views 17 Comments

Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes by the intense summer blazes.

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.

Huge wildfire near Los Angeles prompts evacuations
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Huge wildfire near Los Angeles prompts evacuations

Aug 13th 2020, 10:15 PM 24,353 Views 15 Comments

Firefighters have been aided in their attempts to quell the blaze by light winds and scattered thundershowers.

Fire crews tackle gorse fires in Wicklow Mountains as illegal burning of vegetation condemned
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Fire crews tackle gorse fires in Wicklow Mountains as illegal burning of vegetation condemned

Apr 17th 2020, 8:19 AM 20,436 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Heritage said: “At a time of so much demand on our emergency services this carry-on is criminal and morally reprehensible.”

New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone
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New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone

Apr 16th 2020, 6:28 PM 18,651 Views 19 Comments

Firefighters battled large blazes in the area for 10 days earlier this month.

Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia
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Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia

Updated Jan 23rd 2020, 8:41 AM 23,197 Views 20 Comments

The C-130 Hercules plane went down in the Snowy Monaro region in the state of New South Wales.

'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires
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'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires

Jan 20th 2020, 11:18 AM 30,186 Views 29 Comments

Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.

Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win
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Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win

Jan 9th 2020, 1:32 PM 20,161 Views 10 Comments

The Queensland man, who wishes to remain anonymous, used his wife’s “special numbers” on the ticket.

Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires
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Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires

Jan 6th 2020, 8:20 PM 19,701 Views 6 Comments

At least 25 people have been killed and 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes.

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