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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 13,458 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 32,800 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 26,795 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 47,740 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 16,144 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 14,322 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 32,354 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 18,138 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 19,670 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 33,555 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 17,290 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 20,211 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 21,335 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 24,345 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 20,407 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 18,640 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 23,190 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 30,170 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 20,149 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 19,687 Views 6 Comments

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

'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video
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'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video

Jan 4th 2020, 2:32 PM 30,623 Views 17 Comments

Shadow minister for international development Pat Conroy accused Morrison of trying to “exploit a national tragedy”.

Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23
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Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23

Jan 4th 2020, 8:24 AM 14,530 Views 28 Comments

Australia is bracing itself for one of the worst days of the crisis yet today.

Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'
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Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 12:34 PM 30,686 Views 39 Comments

Thousands have already fled at-risk coastal areas in Australia, creating traffic gridlock in places.

Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis
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Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 3:46 PM 19,631 Views 23 Comments

Wildfires in the past several weeks have killed nine people and razed more than 1,000 homes.

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave
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Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave

Dec 24th 2019, 10:14 AM 11,941 Views 13 Comments

Nine people have been killed and more than 950 homes destroyed in the wildfires.

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien
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Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien

Dec 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,139 Views 38 Comments

Of course, here among the bricks and the concrete of inner city terraces we know we are lucky, we are safe.

New California fire grows as crews make headway on other blazes
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New California fire grows as crews make headway on other blazes

Nov 2nd 2019, 2:00 PM 11,544 Views 22 Comments

Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said fire crews had been thwarted by people flying drones in the area.

Electrical equipment, a eucalyptus branch and high winds sparked California fires, utilities companies say
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Electrical equipment, a eucalyptus branch and high winds sparked California fires, utilities companies say

Oct 30th 2019, 10:04 AM 9,764 Views 8 Comments

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes.

Tens of thousands flee their homes as US emergency services battle fierce wildfires
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Tens of thousands flee their homes as US emergency services battle fierce wildfires

Oct 26th 2019, 11:16 AM 13,235 Views 23 Comments

Several fires have struck the state of California this week.

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California
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Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California

Oct 25th 2019, 8:48 AM 9,996 Views 5 Comments

There were no immediate reports of injury.

Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles
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Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles

Oct 11th 2019, 10:49 PM 17,023 Views 27 Comments

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the blaze had expanded over six square miles.

'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 44,452 Views 19 Comments

Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.

Man arrested over gorse fires in Donegal that destroyed house on Good Friday
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Man arrested over gorse fires in Donegal that destroyed house on Good Friday

May 2nd 2019, 10:13 PM 19,696 Views 7 Comments

The man was subsequently released without charge.

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012
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No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

Apr 27th 2019, 10:00 PM 18,746 Views 43 Comments

This burning of land is illegal from 1 March to 31 August, but there’s only been 11 prosecutions in over 10 years.

'A Holy mess': Pleas for more support as Donegal locals help battle another gorse fire
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'A Holy mess': Pleas for more support as Donegal locals help battle another gorse fire

Apr 22nd 2019, 12:40 PM 29,624 Views 27 Comments

Donegal Fire Service and gardaí are at the scene.

Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires
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Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 10:50 PM 32,202 Views 16 Comments

Firefighters have been battling blazes along the Wicklow-Dublin border since Monday.

The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories
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The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories

Dec 29th 2018, 7:00 PM 19,137 Views 10 Comments

Conflict in Syria, wildfires in California, political uncertainty in Britain…

'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 23,626 Views 50 Comments

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

California air quality worse than polluted South Asian cities as wildfire death toll hits 63
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California air quality worse than polluted South Asian cities as wildfire death toll hits 63

Nov 16th 2018, 8:10 PM 11,221 Views 5 Comments

US president Donald Trump is set to visit the tinder-dry state tomorrow.

'We were lucky to get out': Fair City actor describes fleeing his home in California wildfires
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'We were lucky to get out': Fair City actor describes fleeing his home in California wildfires

Nov 13th 2018, 6:12 PM 38,987 Views 29 Comments

Victor Burke said that his family’s home is destroyed, along with many other buildings in the area of Malibu he lives.

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