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Dublin: 18 °C Wednesday 18 September, 2019

#Wildfires

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

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

The man was subsequently released without charge.

From TheJournal.ie No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012 Gorse Fires

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A Holy mess': Pleas for more support as Donegal locals help battle another gorse fire Wildfires This post contains videos

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

Donegal Fire Service and gardaí are at the scene.

From TheJournal.ie Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires Gorse Fires This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories Through The Lens This post contains images

The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We were lucky to get out': Fair City actor describes fleeing his home in California wildfires Victor Burke

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

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

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 Fast-moving wildfires kill at least five people and force 157,000 to evacuate their homes in US Natural Disaster

Fast-moving wildfires kill at least five people and force 157,000 to evacuate their homes in US

Fires are burning across the western US state of California.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters and soldiers battle Algarve fires as temperatures hit 45 degrees Portugal

Firefighters and soldiers battle Algarve fires as temperatures hit 45 degrees

The fires have left 32 people injured.

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 'There are testimonies': Serious signs arson started deadly Greek wildfires Mati

'There are testimonies': Serious signs arson started deadly Greek wildfires

At least 82 people, including an Irish citizen, were killed in the wildfires.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman who died in Greek wildfires praised for his 'no-nonsense, can-do' charity work RIP

Irishman who died in Greek wildfires praised for his 'no-nonsense, can-do' charity work

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp was on his honeymoon when he and his wife Zoe Holohan were caught in the fires.

From TheJournal.ie 79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires National Tragedy

79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires

An Irish couple are reported to have been caught up in the giant wildfires which broke out on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman confirmed to have died in Greek wildfires Wildfires

Irishman confirmed to have died in Greek wildfires

He has been named as Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp.

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 Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires Wildfires

Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires

While the woman has since been hospitalised, the man remains missing.

From TheJournal.ie Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74 Athens

Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74

Authorities said that 26 bodies were discovered at a seaside resort this morning.

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 California mudslides: 18 people confirmed dead, with two-year-old girl among those missing Santa Barbara

California mudslides: 18 people confirmed dead, with two-year-old girl among those missing

Seven people remain missing and dozens of homes have been destroyed.

From TheJournal.ie French Alps on maximum avalanche alert as Storm Eleanor rips through Europe French Alps

French Alps on maximum avalanche alert as Storm Eleanor rips through Europe

In other extreme weather, three hundred goats were killed in the wildfire at Chiatra-Canale di Verde.

From TheJournal.ie Mansions belonging to Beyonce and Rupert Murdoch among those evacuated due to wildfires Los Angeles

Mansions belonging to Beyonce and Rupert Murdoch among those evacuated due to wildfires

Over 200,000 people have been evacuated due to the raging wildfires.

From TheJournal.ie California struck by devastating wildfires as flames creep towards renowned art gallery Wildfires
From TheJournal.ie At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain Wildfires

At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain

A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hell on earth': Californian wildfires are now 100 miles wide as death toll reaches 40 California's Burning

'Hell on earth': Californian wildfires are now 100 miles wide as death toll reaches 40

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department has received 1,308 missing persons reports so far and 1,052 people have been located.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll hits 31 in deadliest wildfire disaster in California's history Wildfires

Death toll hits 31 in deadliest wildfire disaster in California's history

The fires have been raging in northern California since last Sunday.

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 'Everything, everything is gone': 10 dead and thousands evacuated in California wildfires Trail Of Destruction

'Everything, everything is gone': 10 dead and thousands evacuated in California wildfires

A state of emergency has been declared in three counties.

From TheJournal.ie A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife Wildfires

A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife

The Irish Wildlife Trust has reported 97 illegal wildfires to the European Commission.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are winning the fight': Fires that forced mass evacuations in France almost under control Wildfires

'We are winning the fight': Fires that forced mass evacuations in France almost under control

“In such dry conditions, we really fear that fires could start again,” one firefighter said.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a disaster area. There's nothing left': Wildfires rage over south-east of France Cote D'azur

'It's a disaster area. There's nothing left': Wildfires rage over south-east of France

Residents of Corsica and Saint-Tropez have described “apocalyptic” scenes from the wildfires.

From TheJournal.ie Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave Triple Digit Temperatures

Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave

Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie A dry weekend has sparked a series of gorse fires across Ireland Summer Sun This post contains videos

A dry weekend has sparked a series of gorse fires across Ireland

The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has recorded at least 15 wildfires.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Raging wildfire engulfs California homes and film set Sand Fire

Photos: Raging wildfire engulfs California homes and film set

The Sand Fire has turned out to be one of the worst in this region in decades.

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