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# fires - Friday 11 September, 2020

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.

# fires - Thursday 10 September, 2020

PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California

Three people have died in the latest blaze.

# fires - Thursday 20 August, 2020

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

The state of California has recorded 11,000 lightning strikes in 72 hours.

# fires - Friday 31 January, 2020

'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.

# fires - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

Since September, the fires have killed 28 people and burned more than 2,600 houses.

# fires - Sunday 12 January, 2020

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.

# fires - Thursday 9 January, 2020

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.

# fires - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

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

Hot and dangerous conditions could return late this week.

# fires - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

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.

# fires - Saturday 21 December, 2019

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'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

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

# fires - Saturday 7 December, 2019

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.

# fires - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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

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

# fires - Thursday 14 November, 2019

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.

# fires - Monday 4 November, 2019

Donald Trump threatens to withhold funding for fighting California wildfires

Trump blamed the California governor for the fires.

# fires - Friday 1 November, 2019

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

Dublin Fire Brigade officers were targeted on Halloween night.

# fires - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

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

Around 180,000 people are currently under a mandatory evacuation order.

# fires - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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.

# fires - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities

The facilities are owned by Aramco.

# fires - Friday 30 August, 2019

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

However, activists have doused hopes that the ban would work.

# fires - Thursday 29 August, 2019

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.

# fires - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

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.

# fires - Monday 26 August, 2019

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.

# fires - Friday 23 August, 2019

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”.

# fires - Sunday 21 July, 2019

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

Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.

# fires - Sunday 30 June, 2019

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

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

# fires - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

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

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

# fires - Monday 19 November, 2018

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

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

# fires - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'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’.

# fires - Monday 12 November, 2018

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.

# fires - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Death toll rises to 25 as California wildfires rage on

It is expected to increase again.

# fires - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Nine die in California wildfires as tens of thousands forced to flee

Dozens are reported missing.

# fires - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

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.

# fires - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

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.

# fires - Sunday 29 July, 2018

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.

# fires - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Thousands flee deliberate California fire that has destroyed 500 buildings

An official yesterday announced the death of a firefighter battling the inferno.

# fires - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

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.

# fires - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Irish people travelling to Greece urged to contact travel provider as wildfires continue to rage

Irish tourists already there are being urged to monitor local news reports and follow the advice of local authorities.

# fires - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Bus and cars set on fire and bomb scare at airport as UVF threatens 'serious disorder'

Bonfires are traditionally lit on the Eleventh Night, the eve of the Twelfth of July, and police are expecting trouble.

# fires - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger

The warm weather means they can reach their optimal temperature without having to bask for hours.

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