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# wildfire - Friday 11 September, 2020

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 - Monday 7 September, 2020

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.

# wildfire - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Villages evacuated as over 100 firefighters battle wildfire in Greece's Mani peninsula

Greece annually grapples wildfires during the dry summer season.

# wildfire - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

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.

# wildfire - Monday 3 August, 2020

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.

# wildfire - 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.

# wildfire - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

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.

# wildfire - Monday 28 October, 2019

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 - Monday 19 August, 2019

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.

# wildfire - Monday 12 August, 2019

Gran Canaria wildfire sparks evacuation of hundreds of people

Police said they detained a man for allegedly starting the fire by using welding equipment.

# wildfire - Monday 22 July, 2019

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.

# wildfire - Friday 12 July, 2019

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.

# wildfire - Saturday 29 June, 2019

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.

# wildfire - Friday 28 June, 2019

France has just recorded its hottest EVER temperature at 44.3 degrees

Mainland Europe is in the grips of an unprecedented heatwave.

# wildfire - Monday 25 February, 2019

Firefighters battle gorse fire in Dublin Mountains and UK records hottest February day ever Unseasonably Mild This post contains videos

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.

# wildfire - Friday 16 November, 2018

California wildfires: 63 dead, more than 600 missing

At least 63 people have been confirmed dead so far.

# wildfire - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Death toll from California wildfires rises as 130 people still missing

The “Camp Fire” has destroyed some 7,600 homes and 260 commercial properties.

# wildfire - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

'A toxic wasteland': Hundreds of people still missing after California wildfires

The death toll has now risen to 48.

# wildfire - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'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.

# wildfire - Friday 5 October, 2018

Fire in Bray destroys fleet of buses at special needs facility

It’s believed the fire was caused by an electrical fault.

# wildfire - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Storm Ernesto is on the way - and will bring some Californian wildfire smoke with it

The smoke is visible on satellite imagery.

# wildfire - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'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.

# wildfire - Thursday 5 July, 2018

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.

# wildfire - Sunday 1 July, 2018

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”.

# wildfire - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Thirteen people killed in Californian mudslides

The county sheriff said that he expected the death toll to increase, saying “dozens” are still missing.

# wildfire - Friday 8 December, 2017

'I didn't know if we'd make it': Homes and horses burned as 200,000 flee wildfires in California

Evacuations have been ordered in several areas.

# wildfire - Saturday 14 October, 2017

'We're not out of this emergency, not even close': California wildfire death toll rises to 33

An estimated 5,700 structures have been destroyed by the wildfires.

# wildfire - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

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UFC star loses Olympic gold medal in California wildfires

Henry Cejudo says he will be fit for UFC 218 after suffering minor burns while escaping his home.

# wildfire - Friday 11 August, 2017

Residents evacuated as firefighters warn of worsening wildfires in Portugal

“There are still two active fronts which are a cause for concern,” authorities said.

# wildfire - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Hundreds evacuated as massive fire destroys homes in Christchurch

New Zealand’s Prime Minister says the fires may have been lit deliberately.

# wildfire - Monday 5 September, 2016

Hundreds evacuated from popular Spanish resort as crews battle wildfire

Officials suspect the fire was started deliberately.

# wildfire - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Massive Alberta wildfire could double in size today

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated.

# wildfire - Friday 6 May, 2016

The huge wildfire in Canada has grown more than ten times in size

The fire now covers an area the size of Calgary, Alberta’s largest city.

# wildfire - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Entire city evacuated after wildfire burns homes to the ground

It’s hit a location called Fort McMurray.

# wildfire - Monday 28 December, 2015

Koala nursed back to health after being found unconscious during wildfire Australia This post contains videos

Koala nursed back to health after being found unconscious during wildfire

Police officers hand-fed the animal, who has been nicknamed Constable K Bear.

# wildfire - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

WATCH: Family films terrifying escape from wildfire

The left more than four hours after the evacuation order.

# wildfire - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

11 people have been prosecuted for starting wildfires in recent years

The minister said that recent weather conditions resulted in circumstances that made fires more likely to spread.

# wildfire - Monday 20 April, 2015

Pics: Dozens of firefighters battle bogland wildfire for twelve hours Roscommon This post contains images

Pics: Dozens of firefighters battle bogland wildfire for twelve hours

The fire was brought under control by midnight last night.

# wildfire - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Blaze threatened Killarney National Park as wildfires spread across Kerry

It is understood some of the fires are being investigated by gardaí.

# wildfire - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

In pictures: Raging wildfires engulf homes in California

Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate.

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