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#Wildfires

# wildfires - Sunday 31 July, 2022

Wildfires in western US grow in size amid hot and windy conditions
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Wildfires in western US grow in size amid hot and windy conditions

Jul 31st 2022, 10:55 AM 14,542 Views 1 Comment

A fire in California burned down at least a dozen homes and wildlife was seen fleeing the area to avoid the flames.

# wildfires - Monday 25 July, 2022

Fire chief: Last week we witnessed the arrival of climate change in Britain
# Opinion
# Opinion

Fire chief: Last week we witnessed the arrival of climate change in Britain

Jul 25th 2022, 11:59 PM 18,907 Views 17 Comments

Dave Walton of Yorkshire Fire and Rescue describes the extreme conditions they faced last week and warns that it’s just the beginning.

# wildfires - Sunday 24 July, 2022

Greek firefighters continue to battle major wildfires amid heatwave
# Greece
# Greece

Greek firefighters continue to battle major wildfires amid heatwave

Jul 24th 2022, 3:40 PM 11,083 Views 1 Comment

Temperatures were set to rise to 42 degrees Celsius in some regions.

Emergency declared over massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park in US
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Emergency declared over massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park in US

Jul 24th 2022, 7:36 AM 15,288 Views 4 Comments

It exploded in size into one of California’s largest wildfires of the year.

# wildfires - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Hotels and homes evacuated as Greece battles four major wildfires
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Hotels and homes evacuated as Greece battles four major wildfires

Jul 23rd 2022, 6:59 PM 19,144 Views 1 Comment

More than 450 people were evacuated at the Vatera holiday resort on Lesbos.

Emergency action planned to save giant sequoia trees from wildfires
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Emergency action planned to save giant sequoia trees from wildfires

Jul 23rd 2022, 12:01 PM 14,819 Views 9 Comments

The world’s largest trees are facing an increased risk of fire.

# wildfires - Monday 18 July, 2022

France and Spain fight spreading wildfires as heatwave fries Europe
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

France and Spain fight spreading wildfires as heatwave fries Europe

Updated Jul 18th 2022, 5:51 PM 28,098 Views 3 Comments

Towns are being evacuated in south-western France as thousands of firefighters tackle the flames.

# wildfires - Saturday 16 July, 2022

Forest fires rage in scorching southwest Europe
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Forest fires rage in scorching southwest Europe

Updated Jul 16th 2022, 4:38 PM 29,580 Views 15 Comments

Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year.

# wildfires - Monday 20 June, 2022

Firefighters battle wildfires as Europe is hit by heatwave
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Firefighters battle wildfires as Europe is hit by heatwave

Updated Jun 20th 2022, 7:45 AM 29,289 Views 5 Comments

The worst damage was in Spain’s Zamora province, but three villages in Germany had to be evacuated because of an approaching blaze.

# wildfires - Monday 13 June, 2022

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California

Jun 13th 2022, 9:40 PM 11,659 Views 4 Comments

The number of square miles burned so far this year is more than double the 10-year national average.

# wildfires - Saturday 7 May, 2022

‘Unprecedented’ weather expected to fuel wildfires in New Mexico
# US
# US

‘Unprecedented’ weather expected to fuel wildfires in New Mexico

May 7th 2022, 1:55 PM 13,928 Views 1 Comment

Many families have already been left homeless and thousands of residents have been evacuated due to the flames.

# wildfires - Sunday 1 May, 2022

Firefighters battling New Mexico blaze brace for windy conditions
# Us Wildfires
# Us Wildfires

Firefighters battling New Mexico blaze brace for windy conditions

May 1st 2022, 2:20 PM 8,970 Views 0 Comments

Fire managers have warned of windy conditions expected in the coming days. Officials urged residents to remain vigilant for further possible evacuation orders.

# wildfires - Monday 11 April, 2022

California utility to pay €50 million over massive wildfires

California utility to pay €50 million over massive wildfires

Apr 11th 2022, 10:19 PM 15,827 Views 7 Comments

Pacific Gas & Electric has been blamed for more than 30 wildfires since 2017 that killed more than 100 people.

# wildfires - Thursday 31 March, 2022

'Man-made fire is now a permanent feature of our year': Minister condemns 300-hectare fire in Wicklow
# Illegal Wildfires
# Illegal Wildfires

'Man-made fire is now a permanent feature of our year': Minister condemns 300-hectare fire in Wicklow

Mar 31st 2022, 6:12 PM 15,310 Views 9 Comments

The heritage minister has called those that deliberately start wildfires “a scourge on society”.

# 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 5,427 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 7,871 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 7,126 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 51,673 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 6,524 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 6,894 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 6,416 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 9,453 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 7,191 Views 2 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 14,024 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 12,127 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 8,923 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 12,978 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 27,814 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 25,537 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 15,951 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 10,498 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 9,852 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 18,690 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 29,543 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 13,585 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 33,353 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 26,908 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 47,868 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 16,221 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 14,349 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.

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