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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Wildfire

Last year
# Hawaii
Large wildfire burning amid drought on Hawaii’s Big Island
High winds and extremely dry conditions are making it difficult for crews to contain the blaze.
# France
10,000 evacuated as wildfires ravage pine forests in south-west France
One of the fires is in woodlands just south of the resort town of Arcachon.
# Wildfires
Firefighters battle wildfires as Europe is hit by heatwave
The worst damage was in Spain’s Zamora province, but three villages in Germany had to be evacuated because of an approaching blaze.
# Wildfire
'Incredibly difficult' to prosecute people for starting illegal fires, Heritage Minister says
Malcolm Noonan yesterday condemned an illegal 300-hectare fire in Wicklow Mountains National Park.
# South Korea
Thousands flee as South Korean wildfire destroys homes
The fire began on a mountain in the seaside town of Uljin and has spread across more than 14,800 acres.
# Wildfire
Three people missing in Colorado wildfire as almost 1,000 homes destroyed
Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee the blazes with very little warning from Thursday.
# Colorado
Hundreds of victims of Colorado wildfire begin new year surveying destruction
At least seven people were injured, but there have been no reports of any deaths.
All time
# Wildfire
'She was intensely, vibrantly alive': Nika McGuigan's final film tells story of sisters marked by trauma
Nika McGuigan and Nora-Jane Noone star in the debut feature from Cathy Brady.
# The Dixie Fire
Huge California wildfire grows as Montana blaze threatens remote towns
The Dixie Fire is the largest single fire in California history and the largest currently burning in the US.
# Wildfire
Firefighters battle blazes on Greek island of Evia for seventh consecutive day
Greece and neighbouring Turkey have been battling devastating blazes for nearly two weeks.
# fighting fire
EU sends help to Turkey as wildfire death toll rises to eight
Residents and tourists had to be evacuated as the holiday resorts of Antalya and Mugla were threatened by the blazes.
# bootleg fire
Oregon wildfire: Biggest inferno in US is now larger than the city of Los Angeles
The blaze has prompted over 2,100 evacuations and destroyed 67 homes.
# bootleg fire
New evacuations as firefighters struggle to control raging wildfire in Oregon
The Bootleg Fire has now torched an area larger than New York City.
# Cyprus
Four people found dead in 'most destructive' wildfire ever in Cyprus
A government minister said the blaze is the ‘most destructive’ in the eastern Mediterranean island’s history.
# kerry wildfire
Public urged to stay away as large wildfire continues to burn in Killarney National Park
The fire brigade is currently at the scene alongside staff from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The fire brigade is currently at the scene alongside staff from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Emergency services have used a helicopter to douse the flames using water from a nearby lake.
# Perth
Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire
One firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation.
# Wildfires
Oregon fires force 500,000 to flee as death toll rises across western US
Some 14,000 firefighters are working along the West Coast.
# Wildfire
Remote towns evacuated as California battles wildfires and heatwave
Firefighters working in steep terrain saved a small town from flames that roared down hillsides towards a marina.
# Greece
Villages evacuated as over 100 firefighters battle wildfire in Greece's Mani peninsula
Greece annually grapples wildfires during the dry summer season.
# California
Wildfire in California mountains was caused by malfunctioning diesel vehicle, officials say
The blaze has consumed more than 41 square miles of dry brush and timber since it broke out.
Firefighters struggle to contain blaze in southern California
The so-called Apple Fire that broke out on Friday near the city of San Bernardino has so far charred more than 20,000 acres.
# Destruction
Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn
Since September, the fires have killed 28 people and burned more than 2,600 houses.
# Wildfire
Hundreds of koalas feared dead in out-of-control bushfire on Australia's east coast
The bushfire believed to have been sparked by a lightning strike on Saturday north of Sydney.
# Emergency
California in 'state-of-emergency' as wildfires spreading forces thousands to flee their homes
Many homes have been evacuated and power has been cut due to the fires.
# Wildfire
Gran Canaria: 5,000 evacuated as 'extremely fierce' wildfire sweeps holiday island
More than 600 firefighters and 14 aircraft have battled to contain the flames.
# Spain
Gran Canaria wildfire sparks evacuation of hundreds of people
Police said they detained a man for allegedly starting the fire by using welding equipment.
# Castelo Branco
Winds revive Portugal wildfires as over 30 people injured by the flames
Seven regions of Portugal have been on fire alert today because of the dry weather and high temperatures.
# maui
Thousands of people told to evacuate Hawaii towns due to wildfires
People were told to seek shelter in a nearby community centre or elementary school.
# Heatwave
Spain hit by more wildfires as European heatwave continues
The heat has already claimed several lives, including a 17-year-old harvest worker in Spain and a 72-year-old homeless man in Italy.
# europe heatwave
France has just recorded its hottest EVER temperature at 44.3 degrees
Mainland Europe is in the grips of an unprecedented heatwave.
# unseasonably mild
Firefighters battle gorse fire in Dublin Mountains and UK records hottest February day ever
In Roscommon, temperatures topped 17 degrees and over in Wales it was above 20.
# Devastation
California wildfires: 63 dead, more than 600 missing
At least 63 people have been confirmed dead so far.
# California
Death toll from California wildfires rises as 130 people still missing
The “Camp Fire” has destroyed some 7,600 homes and 260 commercial properties.
# California
'A toxic wasteland': Hundreds of people still missing after California wildfires
The death toll has now risen to 48.
# Wildfire
'Mass casualty' teams search ruins as death toll from California blaze reaches 42
The north California fire is now the deadliest wildfire in state history.
# Bray
Fire in Bray destroys fleet of buses at special needs facility
It’s believed the fire was caused by an electrical fault.
# forecast
Storm Ernesto is on the way - and will bring some Californian wildfire smoke with it
The smoke is visible on satellite imagery.
# Anger
'You left us to God's mercy': Greek Defence Minister confronted as he visits area devastated by wildfires
Greeks are seeking answers as the death toll from the devastating wildfires continues to mount.
# hot weather
Air Corps deployed to battle blazes in six different counties
The Air Corps has responded to requests in Dublin, Wicklow, Limerick, Cork, Tipperary and Offaly.
# Fire
Firefighters in England tackle 'aggressive' moorland wildfire after two blazes merge
Crews from Manchester and the surrounding county of Lancashire are tackling a “rapidly developing, aggressive fire”.