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# wildfire - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge A couple used a raging wildfire as a backdrop for this amazing wedding photo Little Sparks

# wildfire - Friday 2 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Shirtless guy tries to pick up reporter during live news report Cool Story Bro

Shirtless guy tries to pick up reporter during live news report

Can’t blame him for trying.

# wildfire - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Minister warns recent good weather means high risk of wildfires

Tom Hayes urged the public to be careful if out and about over the Easter weekend and to report any unattended fires or illegal burning.

# wildfire - Friday 6 September, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day

# wildfire - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Watch: Stunning time lapse video of the Yosemite wildfire

Officials say the blaze is now 30 per cent contained but it is not expected to be fully surrounded for at least another three weeks.

# wildfire - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# wildfire - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Photos: Firefighters battle blaze near Yosemite National Park

The fire, which broke out almost a week ago, is still only five per cent contained.

# wildfire - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Hotter planet will increase risk of wildfires

The nature of wildfires is changing – in the US, they eat through twice as many acres per year as they did 40 years ago.

# wildfire - Monday 1 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine things to know before you start your day.

Whole crew of 'hotshot firefighters' die in US wildfire

Nineteen firefighters died yesterday afternoon in Arizona – the largest death toll of firefighters on duty since the 9/11 attacks.

# wildfire - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Photos: Firefighters battle wildfires in California

The local fire department warned that just 20 per cent of the blaze has been contained.

# wildfire - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Australia bushfires rage in 'catastrophic' conditions

Wildfires raged across Australia’s most populous state today, threatening homes and triggering evacuations.

# wildfire - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Police in Australia fear deaths in wildfires with 100 missing

The government has also warned of further danger across the nation from extreme heat predicted in several states this week.

# wildfire - Saturday 5 January, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# wildfire - Friday 31 August, 2012

Thousands flee deadly wildfire in Spain

At least one person has been killed by the forest fires and five injured, officials say.

# wildfire - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Wildfires threaten world heritage site on Canary Island

Meanwhile a blaze on the island of Tenerife has led to the evacuation of residents.

# wildfire - Monday 11 June, 2012

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico Wildfire This post contains videos This post contains images

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico

Fire on Colorado grew to more than 80 sq km in one day.

# wildfire - Monday 26 March, 2012

Fire warning as "wildfire season" begins

The warning comes a year after the worst wildfires in the history of the State. Landowners are being warned not to illegally burn waste, particularly as in the current weather conditions fires could spread easily.

# wildfire - Friday 20 January, 2012

In pictures: Thousands evacuated as fires destroy Nevada homes US This post contains images

In pictures: Thousands evacuated as fires destroy Nevada homes

It is not clear what sparked yesterday’s fire which spread quickly in a valley south of Reno.

# wildfire - Friday 8 July, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# wildfire - Friday 3 December, 2010

Thank you: Turkey's aid to Israeli wildfire crisis breaks diplomatic stalemate Israel This post contains images

Thank you: Turkey's aid to Israeli wildfire crisis breaks diplomatic stalemate

Israeli and Turkish prime ministers have their first phone conversation since 2009 in wake of fires which have killed 42 people.

# wildfire - Tuesday 3 August, 2010

AT LEAST 40 people have died in the wildfires raging across Russia

Flames have been spreading uncontrollably following a sweltering heatwave, which began last month and still shows no signs of letting up.

According to weather reports, temperatures in Moscow are due to hit 38C this week.

The authorities have admitted that they have lost control over some of the fires that are raging across parched regions east and south of Moscow.

Seven provinces are under a state of emergency, and tens of thousands of volunteers have been recruited to assist the 10,000 firefighters and thousands of troops already battling the flames.

The fires are spreading at a lightening speed, making them almost impossible to fight.

The video below allegedly shows a group of volunteers trying to drive back through the road they had taken just half an hour before; completely surrounded by furious orange flames, the men in the car begin to panic, screaming at other drivers to move.

One describes the experience as “like being in hell.”

# wildfire - Monday 2 August, 2010

FIREFIGHTERS in Russia are battling more than 400 fires and are facing the possibility that things could get much worse, with  weather of over 40 degrees estimated for central and southern Russia according to BBC News.

The news comes just as Russia felt it was getting over the worst of the wildfires.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that over 34 people have been killed, while thousands have lost their homes since the fires began last week. The area effected by the fires has spread to over 110,000 hectares. Strong winds have been fanning the flames, forcing villages, summer camps and hospitals to be evacuated. Many have been forced to stay in temporarily refugee centers.

240,000 people and 226 aircraft were sent to fight the blazes according to Sergei Shaposhnikov, the head of the civil defense department at the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Although the fires are a “traditional August disaster”, they seemed to strike early this year. A hot dry summer and temperatures of over 39 degrees (the hottest since records began in 1879) in Moscow, didn’t nothing to quench the disaster. The fires happen once every few decades and are part of a heatwave that has had an enormous effect on Russia.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promptly ordered local officials, including governors, to work on weekends.

“Neither fire nor wind have days off, so we can’t take any days off,” Putin said during a video conference Saturday.

Putin also said that homeowners who’s houses have been destroyed, will be compensated. He said Moscow will also begin an investigation into the lack of action from officials.

Artificial climate change could be the solution to the Russian fires. Test pilot Aleksandr Akimenkov says:

“Dispersing clouds may not really be a job for the air force, but aviation can provide a solution until we find another way. Regarding the Chernobyl explosion, our crews hampered the rains and helped stop the spread of radioactive substances throughout the Soviet Union. It could work well in the present drought,” he believes.

The Beginning of Fire in Tamboles Village in Russia – contains strong language.

Russia Today report.