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#Wildfires

# wildfires - Friday 23 July, 2021

'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained

Fri 12:23 PM 9,408 Views 12 Comments

The fires have burned an area of approximately 65 acres since last month.

# wildfires - Thursday 22 July, 2021

California wildfires prompt evacuations as crews continue to battle mammoth blaze
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

California wildfires prompt evacuations as crews continue to battle mammoth blaze

Thu 7:01 AM 9,790 Views 3 Comments

Fire officials expect active or extreme fire behaviour tomorrow.

# wildfires - Monday 12 July, 2021

Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year
# California
# California

Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year

Jul 12th 2021, 9:27 AM 18,653 Views 9 Comments

Elsewhere, power supplies were affected after another huge fire in Oregon.

# wildfires - Saturday 3 July, 2021

700 feared dead in Canada as national temperature record of 49.6 degrees is reached
# Canada
# Canada

700 feared dead in Canada as national temperature record of 49.6 degrees is reached

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:13 AM 29,345 Views 12 Comments

Most of the wildfires were caused by lightning strikes.

# wildfires - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Farmers' association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should 'face full rigours of the law'
# Kerry
# Kerry

Farmers' association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should 'face full rigours of the law'

Apr 28th 2021, 10:51 AM 13,479 Views 46 Comments

Fires engulfed Killarney National Park over the weekend.

# wildfires - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos

Apr 27th 2021, 1:13 PM 32,924 Views 46 Comments

Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust says Government policy, particularly around the burning of land for agriculture must be overhauled.

# wildfires - Monday 26 April, 2021

Helicopters monitoring 'hotspots' after fires in Killarney National Park extinguished
# Kerry
# Kerry

Helicopters monitoring 'hotspots' after fires in Killarney National Park extinguished

Updated Apr 26th 2021, 4:20 PM 26,814 Views 32 Comments
  • Thousands of acres of the national park were engulfed in flames
  • Gardaí and parks services are investigating the cause of the fire
  • The fire service and air corps are continuing to monitor the situation

# wildfires - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Wildfires now under control in Killarney National Park, as Mourne Mountain fire operations begin to wind down
# Emergency Response
# Emergency Response

Wildfires now under control in Killarney National Park, as Mourne Mountain fire operations begin to wind down

Updated Apr 25th 2021, 6:05 PM 47,767 Views 15 Comments
  • The Taoiseach said the Kerry blaze has caused “devastating” damage.
  • Thousands of acres of the national park were engulfed in flames.
  • In the Mourne Mountains, firefighting operations are being wound down.

# wildfires - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Government condemns 'irresponsible and reckless' wildfires in Wicklow and Laois
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Government condemns 'irresponsible and reckless' wildfires in Wicklow and Laois

Mar 9th 2021, 11:22 AM 16,154 Views 18 Comments

The blazes broke out on Saturday night with fire crews tackling the fires throughout the weekend.

# wildfires - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Crews from around the state deployed to northern California as new fire threat looms
# Renewed Threat
# Renewed Threat

Crews from around the state deployed to northern California as new fire threat looms

Oct 15th 2020, 9:08 AM 14,322 Views 3 Comments

More than 8,500 wildfires have burned more than 6,400 square miles in California since the start of the year, most since mid-August.

# wildfires - Sunday 13 September, 2020

United States wildfires death toll climbs to 33 with one person still missing
# United States
# United States

United States wildfires death toll climbs to 33 with one person still missing

Updated Sep 13th 2020, 7:38 PM 32,354 Views 47 Comments

The flames have destroyed neighbourhoods and driven tens of thousands of people from their homes.

# wildfires - Friday 11 September, 2020

15 people killed and 500,000 others evacuated as US West Coast wildfires continue
# California
# California

15 people killed and 500,000 others evacuated as US West Coast wildfires continue

Sep 11th 2020, 7:42 PM 18,141 Views 23 Comments

The August Complex Fire became the biggest recorded blaze in Californian history yesterday.

Oregon fires force 500,000 to flee as death toll rises across western US
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Oregon fires force 500,000 to flee as death toll rises across western US

Sep 11th 2020, 7:36 AM 19,677 Views 12 Comments

Some 14,000 firefighters are working along the West Coast.

# wildfires - Thursday 10 September, 2020

PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California
# San Francisco
# San Francisco

PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California

Sep 10th 2020, 8:03 AM 33,567 Views 27 Comments

Three people have died in the latest blaze.

# wildfires - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

California wildfires burn a record two million acres
# United States
# United States

California wildfires burn a record two million acres

Sep 8th 2020, 10:00 PM 17,294 Views 18 Comments

Two of the three largest fires in state history are burning in the San Francisco Bay Area.

# wildfires - Saturday 22 August, 2020

California wildfires some of largest in state history
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

California wildfires some of largest in state history

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:50 AM 20,213 Views 17 Comments

Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes by the intense summer blazes.

# wildfires - Thursday 20 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 20th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,335 Views 12 Comments

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

# wildfires - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Huge wildfire near Los Angeles prompts evacuations
# California Burning
# California Burning

Huge wildfire near Los Angeles prompts evacuations

Aug 13th 2020, 10:15 PM 24,346 Views 15 Comments

Firefighters have been aided in their attempts to quell the blaze by light winds and scattered thundershowers.

# wildfires - Friday 17 April, 2020

Fire crews tackle gorse fires in Wicklow Mountains as illegal burning of vegetation condemned
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Fire crews tackle gorse fires in Wicklow Mountains as illegal burning of vegetation condemned

Apr 17th 2020, 8:19 AM 20,420 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Heritage said: “At a time of so much demand on our emergency services this carry-on is criminal and morally reprehensible.”

# wildfires - Thursday 16 April, 2020

New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone

Apr 16th 2020, 6:28 PM 18,642 Views 19 Comments

Firefighters battled large blazes in the area for 10 days earlier this month.

# wildfires - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia
# Australia
# Australia

Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia

Updated Jan 23rd 2020, 8:41 AM 23,190 Views 20 Comments

The C-130 Hercules plane went down in the Snowy Monaro region in the state of New South Wales.

# wildfires - Monday 20 January, 2020

'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires
# Canberra
# Canberra

'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires

Jan 20th 2020, 11:18 AM 30,174 Views 29 Comments

Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.

# wildfires - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win
# Australian Wildfire Crisis
# Australian Wildfire Crisis

Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win

Jan 9th 2020, 1:32 PM 20,152 Views 10 Comments

The Queensland man, who wishes to remain anonymous, used his wife’s “special numbers” on the ticket.

# wildfires - Monday 6 January, 2020

Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires

Jan 6th 2020, 8:20 PM 19,688 Views 6 Comments

At least 25 people have been killed and 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes.

# wildfires - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video
# Australia
# Australia

'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video

Jan 4th 2020, 2:32 PM 30,623 Views 17 Comments

Shadow minister for international development Pat Conroy accused Morrison of trying to “exploit a national tragedy”.

Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23
# A Difficult 24 Hours
# A Difficult 24 Hours

Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23

Jan 4th 2020, 8:24 AM 14,530 Views 28 Comments

Australia is bracing itself for one of the worst days of the crisis yet today.

# wildfires - Friday 3 January, 2020

Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 12:34 PM 30,690 Views 39 Comments

Thousands have already fled at-risk coastal areas in Australia, creating traffic gridlock in places.

# wildfires - Monday 30 December, 2019

Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis
# Australia
# Australia

Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 3:46 PM 19,631 Views 23 Comments

Wildfires in the past several weeks have killed nine people and razed more than 1,000 homes.

# wildfires - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Australian PM says volunteer firefighters from public sector will get paid leave

Dec 24th 2019, 10:14 AM 11,941 Views 13 Comments

Nine people have been killed and more than 950 homes destroyed in the wildfires.

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien
# Bushfire Crisis
# Bushfire Crisis

Sydney's smoke: Looking out my daughter’s window the city was blanketed in orange dust, writes Dr Suzanne O'Brien

Dec 24th 2019, 6:15 AM 25,141 Views 38 Comments

Of course, here among the bricks and the concrete of inner city terraces we know we are lucky, we are safe.

# wildfires - Saturday 2 November, 2019

New California fire grows as crews make headway on other blazes
# California
# California

New California fire grows as crews make headway on other blazes

Nov 2nd 2019, 2:00 PM 11,545 Views 22 Comments

Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said fire crews had been thwarted by people flying drones in the area.

# wildfires - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Electrical equipment, a eucalyptus branch and high winds sparked California fires, utilities companies say
# Fire Starter
# Fire Starter

Electrical equipment, a eucalyptus branch and high winds sparked California fires, utilities companies say

Oct 30th 2019, 10:04 AM 9,764 Views 8 Comments

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes.

# wildfires - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Tens of thousands flee their homes as US emergency services battle fierce wildfires
# California
# California

Tens of thousands flee their homes as US emergency services battle fierce wildfires

Oct 26th 2019, 11:16 AM 13,235 Views 23 Comments

Several fires have struck the state of California this week.

# wildfires - Friday 25 October, 2019

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California

Oct 25th 2019, 8:48 AM 9,996 Views 5 Comments

There were no immediate reports of injury.

# wildfires - Friday 11 October, 2019

Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles

Oct 11th 2019, 10:49 PM 17,023 Views 27 Comments

The Los Angeles Fire Department said the blaze had expanded over six square miles.

# wildfires - Sunday 21 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 21st 2019, 2:39 PM 44,453 Views 19 Comments

Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.

# wildfires - Thursday 2 May, 2019

Man arrested over gorse fires in Donegal that destroyed house on Good Friday
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Man arrested over gorse fires in Donegal that destroyed house on Good Friday

May 2nd 2019, 10:13 PM 19,702 Views 7 Comments

The man was subsequently released without charge.

# wildfires - Saturday 27 April, 2019

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

Apr 27th 2019, 10:00 PM 18,751 Views 43 Comments

This burning of land is illegal from 1 March to 31 August, but there’s only been 11 prosecutions in over 10 years.

# wildfires - Monday 22 April, 2019

'A Holy mess': Pleas for more support as Donegal locals help battle another gorse fire
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

'A Holy mess': Pleas for more support as Donegal locals help battle another gorse fire

Apr 22nd 2019, 12:40 PM 29,629 Views 27 Comments

Donegal Fire Service and gardaí are at the scene.

# wildfires - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

Council criticises 'uncontrolled burning' as Irish Air Corps drops 42,000 litres on Wicklow fires

Updated Feb 27th 2019, 10:50 PM 32,204 Views 16 Comments

Firefighters have been battling blazes along the Wicklow-Dublin border since Monday.

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