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#Wildfires

From TheJournal.ie New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone Chernobyl

New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone

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

From TheJournal.ie Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia Australia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires Canberra

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win Australian Wildfire Crisis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires Wildfires

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video Australia

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23 A Difficult 24 Hours

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger' Wildfires

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis Australia

Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis

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

From TheJournal.ie Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave Wildfires

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New California fire grows as crews make headway on other blazes California

New California fire grows as crews make headway on other blazes

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

From TheJournal.ie Electrical equipment, a eucalyptus branch and high winds sparked California fires, utilities companies say Fire Starter

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

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands flee their homes as US emergency services battle fierce wildfires California

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

Several fires have struck the state of California this week.

From TheJournal.ie Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California Wildfires

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California

There were no immediate reports of injury.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles Evacuation

Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles

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

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.

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