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# Wildfire

Last month
August 2023
Greece blaze is 'largest wildfire ever recorded in EU'
Eleven planes and one helicopter from the EU fleet have been sent to help Greece counter the fire.
Firefighters in Greece struggle to tame wildfires raging for a sixth day
The wildfires are now the largest in the EU on record for 2023 and the second largest since 2000, according to the EU.
Residents in Canada's far north speed up evacuations as fire bears down on remote city
The nearest evacuation center to Yellowknife is 700 miles away, in Alberta, where several sites have been set up.
Thousands of people evacuated as out-of-control wildfire scorches Tenerife
Some 250 firefighters and members of the Spanish army are tackling the blaze.
Survivors of Maui wildfires face power cuts as teams work to identify the dead
The death toll has reached 106 after the blaze on the Hawaiian island, and is expected to rise.
Biden pledges to visit Hawaii soon as 99 confirmed dead in Maui wildfires
Last week’s inferno on the island of Maui is already the deadliest US wildfire in a century.
Criticism of government inaction grows as Hawaii fire death toll nears 100
No emergency sirens sounded, and many residents spoke of learning about the blaze from neighbours running down the street or seeing it for themselves.
Hawaii wildfire death toll reaches 55 with more fatalities expected
‘We’ve lost everything but so has everybody else,’ said one Irishman living in Maui.
At least six dead from wildfires that devastated parts of Hawaiian island of Maui
At least two dozen people were injured by the fires, including several who were flown for treatment in Honolulu.
Crews battle ‘fire whirls’ in California's Mojave Desert as major wildfire crosses into Nevada
The York Fire was mapped at roughly 120 square miles yesterday with no containment.
This year
Thousands evacuated as wildfire rages on La Palma in Canary Islands
The situation could worsen because a heatwave has made the terrain tinder-dry, officials have told residents.
Prolonged drought and record-high temperatures: Spain braces for massive wildfires
The country has already endured record-high temperatures this year, and July and August tend to be the hottest and driest months.
Last year
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New evacuations as firefighters struggle to control raging wildfire in Oregon
The Bootleg Fire has now torched an area larger than New York City.
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.
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.
Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire
One firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation.
Oregon fires force 500,000 to flee as death toll rises across western US
Some 14,000 firefighters are working along the West Coast.
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.
Villages evacuated as over 100 firefighters battle wildfire in Greece's Mani peninsula
Greece annually grapples wildfires during the dry summer season.
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.
Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn
Since September, the fires have killed 28 people and burned more than 2,600 houses.
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.
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.
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.
Gran Canaria wildfire sparks evacuation of hundreds of people
Police said they detained a man for allegedly starting the fire by using welding equipment.
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.
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.