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#Wildfires

# wildfires - Friday 10 September, 2021

Dry lightning and winds in California unleashes risk of new wildfires
# California
# California

Dry lightning and winds in California unleashes risk of new wildfires

Sep 10th 2021, 1:44 PM 5,398 Views 5 Comments

A warning for dangerous fire weather took effect in much of fire-scarred Northern California.

# wildfires - Friday 20 August, 2021

Fire crews continue efforts to subdue wildfire near French Riviera
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Fire crews continue efforts to subdue wildfire near French Riviera

Aug 20th 2021, 6:50 AM 7,849 Views 0 Comments

The blaze has killed two people and injured 26.

# wildfires - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say

Aug 18th 2021, 7:48 AM 7,093 Views 4 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes as an “ecological disaster”.

# wildfires - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Thousands evacuated as crews battle wildfire in southern France
# Fire
# Fire

Thousands evacuated as crews battle wildfire in southern France

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 7:19 PM 51,581 Views 9 Comments

France is the latest of a number of Mediterranean countries to be hit by extreme weather and wildfires.

# wildfires - Monday 16 August, 2021

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
# Athens
# Athens

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital

Aug 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 6,498 Views 0 Comments

A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.

# wildfires - Friday 13 August, 2021

Russia extends state of emergency over wildfires in Siberia
# Siberia
# Siberia

Russia extends state of emergency over wildfires in Siberia

Aug 13th 2021, 2:42 PM 6,874 Views 9 Comments

Emergencies minister Yevgeny Zinichev declared the state of emergency for Sakha-Yakutia.

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires
# Greece
# Greece

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires

Aug 13th 2021, 1:16 PM 6,379 Views 1 Comment

Four water-dropping aircraft and six helicopters have been sent to control the new fire.

# wildfires - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks
# Greece
# Greece

Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks

Aug 11th 2021, 9:20 PM 9,423 Views 13 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis described the 586 fires as “a natural disaster of exceptional magnitude”.

# wildfires - Monday 9 August, 2021

Deadly California wildfire 'could take two weeks to extinguish'
# Dixie Fire
# Dixie Fire

Deadly California wildfire 'could take two weeks to extinguish'

Aug 9th 2021, 9:17 AM 7,151 Views 3 Comments

The Dixie Fire now covers an area larger than Los Angeles.

# wildfires - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Russia evacuates two villages in Siberia because of wildfires
# Yakutia
# Yakutia

Russia evacuates two villages in Siberia because of wildfires

Aug 8th 2021, 4:14 PM 13,998 Views 6 Comments

A dozen villages were threatened by blazes in the vast area.

Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires
# Burning
# Burning

Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires

Aug 8th 2021, 10:09 AM 12,097 Views 8 Comments

One volunteer firefighter died after suffering a head injury from a falling electricity pole.

# wildfires - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes
# Heat Wave
# Heat Wave

Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes

Aug 7th 2021, 12:24 PM 8,890 Views 6 Comments

Thousands of residents and vacationers have fled approaching flames by land and by sea.

# wildfires - Friday 6 August, 2021

Thousands evacuate fast-moving California wildfire
# Dixie Fire
# Dixie Fire

Thousands evacuate fast-moving California wildfire

Aug 6th 2021, 7:18 AM 12,942 Views 4 Comments

The Dixie Fire is already the sixth biggest in the state’s history,.

# wildfires - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Aug 1st 2021, 4:17 PM 27,773 Views 9 Comments

This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.

# wildfires - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Jul 31st 2021, 4:20 PM 25,501 Views 3 Comments

Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.

# wildfires - Sunday 25 July, 2021

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat
# Dixie Fire
# Dixie Fire

California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat

Jul 25th 2021, 7:46 PM 15,910 Views 1 Comment

Fire officials said the blaze had charred nearly 298 square miles acres of timber and brush in Plumas and Butte counties.

# 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

Jul 23rd 2021, 12:23 PM 10,023 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

Jul 22nd 2021, 7:01 AM 9,828 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 18,667 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 29,464 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 13,506 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 33,069 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 26,850 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 47,806 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 16,170 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 14,331 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 32,360 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 18,157 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 19,694 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 33,616 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 17,302 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 20,222 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 21,344 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 24,358 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 20,437 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 18,651 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 23,197 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 30,189 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 20,161 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 19,701 Views 6 Comments

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

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