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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Fires

This year
Greece reinforces firefighters as massive wildfire shows no sign of abating
The blaze near the Turkish border has destroyed vast tracts of forest and triggered the evacuation of thousands of people.
Greek police arrest 140 on suspicion of arson as firefighters struggle to contain blazes
In the last two days, 19 people believed to be migrants – including two children – have been killed in forest blazes.
Death toll from this week's Greek wildfires hits 20 as firefighters battle to contain new blazes
Over 60 fires had erupted in the last 24 hours, and six countries are sending help.
National Parks and Wildlife Service urges against barbecues and fires in public places
The appeal comes after a nature reserve in Wexford saw three separate fires in 24 hours.
Last year
Dublin Fire Brigade received almost 170 calls about Halloween-related fires yesterday
Dublin City Council said there was limited anti-social behaviour towards firefighters and paramedics last night.
Fire crews fight separate blazes in Dublin and West Cork during high temperature warning
A number of fires were reported around the country today.
London Fire Brigade faced busiest day since WW2 as fires blazed in 40-degree heat
A new record for the hottest day ever seen in the UK was provisionally recorded in England yesterday afternoon.
Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal
A heatwave has left much of southwestern Europe sweltering over the past week.
All time
Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween
186 calls were made to Dublin Fire Brigade yesterday, down from over 480 last year.
Two killed as forest fires continue to burn near French Riviera
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
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
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis described the 586 fires as “a natural disaster of exceptional magnitude”.
Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.
Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.
Firefighters tackle blaze at Vicar Street venue in Dublin
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
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
The August Complex Fire became the biggest recorded blaze in Californian history yesterday.
PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California
Three people have died in the latest blaze.
Wildfires wreak havoc as thousands evacuated amid 'extraordinary weather' in California
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
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
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
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
Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.
Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn
Hot and dangerous conditions could return late this week.
Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises
Blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.
'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.
Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn
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
Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.
Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four
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
Trump blamed the California governor for the fires.
Fire fighters attacked with rocks while tackling blaze in Dublin city centre
Dublin Fire Brigade officers were targeted on Halloween night.
Thousands of firefighters battle California wildfires as more people forced from their homes
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
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
The facilities are owned by Aramco.
60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires
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
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
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
Aircraft have poured thousands of litres of water on the rainforest.
Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon
He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.