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# wildfires - Thursday 15 October, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

# wildfires - Thursday 10 September, 2020

PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California

Three people have died in the latest blaze.

# wildfires - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

California wildfires burn a record two million acres

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

Several fires have struck the state of California this week.

# wildfires - Friday 25 October, 2019

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California

There were no immediate reports of injury.

# wildfires - Friday 11 October, 2019

Thousands flee homes as wildfire rages on edge of Los Angeles

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

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

The man was subsequently released without charge.

# wildfires - Saturday 27 April, 2019

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

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 This post contains videos

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# wildfires - Saturday 29 December, 2018

The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories Through The Lens This post contains images

The photos that captured 2018's biggest stories

Conflict in Syria, wildfires in California, political uncertainty in Britain…

# wildfires - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'Sad' Donald Trump visits site of California wildfires and again blames forest mismanagement Paradise Lost This post contains videos

'Sad' Donald Trump visits site of California wildfires and again blames forest mismanagement

The US President said that other countries ‘do it differently’.

# wildfires - Friday 16 November, 2018

California air quality worse than polluted South Asian cities as wildfire death toll hits 63

US president Donald Trump is set to visit the tinder-dry state tomorrow.

# wildfires - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

'We were lucky to get out': Fair City actor describes fleeing his home in California wildfires

Victor Burke said that his family’s home is destroyed, along with many other buildings in the area of Malibu he lives.

# wildfires - Monday 12 November, 2018

Town of Paradise turns to 'hell on earth' after deadly wildfires devastate California

Nearly 230 residents of the town were unaccounted for, the sheriff said.

# wildfires - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Death toll rises to 25 as California wildfires rage on

It is expected to increase again.

# wildfires - Friday 9 November, 2018

Fast-moving wildfires kill at least five people and force 157,000 to evacuate their homes in US

Fires are burning across the western US state of California.

# wildfires - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Firefighters and soldiers battle Algarve fires as temperatures hit 45 degrees

The fires have left 32 people injured.

# wildfires - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

11 dead as California is scorched by raging wildfires the size of LA

Some 14,000 firefighters, including reinforcements from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, have arrived to combat the firestorm.

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