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#Fires

# fires - Last month November 2022

Dublin Fire Brigade received almost 170 calls about Halloween-related fires yesterday
# Halloween
# Halloween

Dublin Fire Brigade received almost 170 calls about Halloween-related fires yesterday

Nov 1st 2022, 9:44 AM 17,873 Views 18 Comments

Dublin City Council said there was limited anti-social behaviour towards firefighters and paramedics last night.

# fires - This year 2022

Fire crews fight separate blazes in Dublin and West Cork during high temperature warning
# Fires
# Fires

Fire crews fight separate blazes in Dublin and West Cork during high temperature warning

Updated Aug 11th 2022, 10:05 PM 50,722 Views 5 Comments

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
# Fires
# Fires

London Fire Brigade faced busiest day since WW2 as fires blazed in 40-degree heat

Updated Jul 20th 2022, 10:26 AM 23,848 Views 10 Comments

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
# Forest Fires
# Forest Fires

Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal

Jul 15th 2022, 11:03 PM 19,080 Views 4 Comments

A heatwave has left much of southwestern Europe sweltering over the past week.

# fires - Last year 2021

Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween
# Halloween
# Halloween

Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween

Nov 1st 2021, 9:28 AM 25,822 Views 24 Comments

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
# French Forest Fires
# French Forest Fires

Two killed as forest fires continue to burn near French Riviera

Aug 18th 2021, 10:03 PM 17,501 Views 3 Comments

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
# Greece
# Greece

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires

Aug 13th 2021, 1:16 PM 6,423 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
# Greece
# Greece

Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks

Aug 11th 2021, 9:20 PM 9,457 Views 13 Comments

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

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Aug 1st 2021, 4:17 PM 27,825 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
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Jul 31st 2021, 4:20 PM 25,538 Views 3 Comments

Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Vicar Street venue in Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

Firefighters tackle blaze at Vicar Street venue in Dublin

Jun 28th 2021, 12:59 PM 51,272 Views 11 Comments

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
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Opinion: A roaring fire might be cosy, but it's causing serious health issues

Mar 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 70,429 Views 101 Comments

Irish Heart Foundation CEO Dr Tim Collins says we need to understand just how dangerous open fires are to our health.

# fires - All time

15 people killed and 500,000 others evacuated as US West Coast wildfires continue
# California
# California

15 people killed and 500,000 others evacuated as US West Coast wildfires continue

Sep 11th 2020, 7:42 PM 18,182 Views 23 Comments

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

PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California
# San Francisco
# San Francisco

PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California

Sep 10th 2020, 8:03 AM 33,699 Views 27 Comments

Three people have died in the latest blaze.

Wildfires wreak havoc as thousands evacuated amid 'extraordinary weather' in California
# Emergency Situation
# Emergency Situation

Wildfires wreak havoc as thousands evacuated amid 'extraordinary weather' in California

Aug 20th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,356 Views 12 Comments

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
# Australia
# Australia

'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in

Jan 31st 2020, 8:39 AM 23,276 Views 30 Comments

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
# Destruction
# Destruction

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

Jan 19th 2020, 12:15 PM 17,770 Views 46 Comments

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
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises

Jan 12th 2020, 8:34 AM 16,016 Views 44 Comments

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
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes

Jan 9th 2020, 7:36 AM 16,128 Views 14 Comments

Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.

Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn
# Fires
# Fires

Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn

Jan 7th 2020, 7:14 AM 9,952 Views 10 Comments

Hot and dangerous conditions could return late this week.

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises

Jan 1st 2020, 10:16 AM 26,589 Views 34 Comments

Blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

Dec 21st 2019, 7:40 AM 16,580 Views 25 Comments

A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Dec 7th 2019, 9:57 AM 15,479 Views 15 Comments

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
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Nov 21st 2019, 7:36 AM 10,376 Views 17 Comments

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four

Nov 14th 2019, 7:34 AM 7,063 Views 0 Comments

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
# Fires
# Fires

Donald Trump threatens to withhold funding for fighting California wildfires

Nov 4th 2019, 8:04 AM 32,031 Views 54 Comments

Trump blamed the California governor for the fires.

Fire fighters attacked with rocks while tackling blaze in Dublin city centre
# Halloween
# Halloween

Fire fighters attacked with rocks while tackling blaze in Dublin city centre

Nov 1st 2019, 7:37 AM 47,505 Views 67 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade officers were targeted on Halloween night.

Thousands of firefighters battle California wildfires as more people forced from their homes
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Thousands of firefighters battle California wildfires as more people forced from their homes

Oct 29th 2019, 8:37 AM 7,315 Views 6 Comments

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
# Fire Fatalities
# Fire Fatalities

Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds

Oct 16th 2019, 4:21 PM 4,300 Views 5 Comments

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
# Fires
# Fires

Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities

Sep 14th 2019, 4:35 PM 19,506 Views 19 Comments

The facilities are owned by Aramco.

60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires
# Burning Ban
# Burning Ban

60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires

Aug 30th 2019, 9:34 AM 6,661 Views 8 Comments

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
# Amazon
# Amazon

US ready to fight Amazon forest fires ... but only if it involves working with Brazilian government

Aug 29th 2019, 7:08 AM 7,371 Views 15 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 PM 13,166 Views 30 Comments

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
# Fires
# Fires

G7 commits $20 million to Amazon as new fires flare up in world's largest rainforest

Aug 26th 2019, 10:45 PM 8,705 Views 32 Comments

Aircraft have poured thousands of litres of water on the rainforest.

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon
# Blazes
# Blazes

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

Aug 23rd 2019, 7:36 AM 25,306 Views 92 Comments

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

'Something strange is going on': 1,300 firefighters battle blazes in Portugal
# Castelo Branco
# Castelo Branco

'Something strange is going on': 1,300 firefighters battle blazes in Portugal

Jul 21st 2019, 2:39 PM 44,478 Views 19 Comments

Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.

After record breaking temperatures, some cooler weather hits parts of Europe
# Mercury Falling
# Mercury Falling

After record breaking temperatures, some cooler weather hits parts of Europe

Jun 30th 2019, 5:36 PM 22,277 Views 9 Comments

But the reprieve was not universal, with Germany measuring a record high temperature for June.

Anger over 'shocking seven-hour delay' in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

Anger over 'shocking seven-hour delay' in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal

Apr 23rd 2019, 8:17 AM 30,081 Views 105 Comments

The Air Corps responded in the afternoon but noted that it did not run a dedicated firefighting service.

77 dead, 993 missing and 10,000 homes destroyed as California waits on rain
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

77 dead, 993 missing and 10,000 homes destroyed as California waits on rain

Nov 19th 2018, 7:53 AM 10,525 Views 3 Comments

Firefighters managed to expand containment to 65% of the 234-square-mile burn zone over the weekend.

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