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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Wildfires

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Hotels and homes evacuated as Greece battles four major wildfires
More than 450 people were evacuated at the Vatera holiday resort on Lesbos.
Emergency action planned to save giant sequoia trees from wildfires
The world’s largest trees are facing an increased risk of fire.
France and Spain fight spreading wildfires as heatwave fries Europe
Towns are being evacuated in south-western France as thousands of firefighters tackle the flames.
Forest fires rage in scorching southwest Europe
Fire season has hit parts of Europe earlier than usual this year.
Firefighters battle wildfires as Europe is hit by heatwave
The worst damage was in Spain’s Zamora province, but three villages in Germany had to be evacuated because of an approaching blaze.
Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California
The number of square miles burned so far this year is more than double the 10-year national average.
‘Unprecedented’ weather expected to fuel wildfires in New Mexico
Many families have already been left homeless and thousands of residents have been evacuated due to the flames.
Firefighters battling New Mexico blaze brace for windy conditions
Fire managers have warned of windy conditions expected in the coming days. Officials urged residents to remain vigilant for further possible evacuation orders.
California utility to pay €50 million over massive wildfires
Pacific Gas & Electric has been blamed for more than 30 wildfires since 2017 that killed more than 100 people.
'Man-made fire is now a permanent feature of our year': Minister condemns 300-hectare fire in Wicklow
The heritage minister has called those that deliberately start wildfires “a scourge on society”.
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Dry lightning and winds in California unleashes risk of new wildfires
A warning for dangerous fire weather took effect in much of fire-scarred Northern California.
Fire crews continue efforts to subdue wildfire near French Riviera
The blaze has killed two people and injured 26.
Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes as an “ecological disaster”.
Thousands evacuated as crews battle wildfire in southern France
France is the latest of a number of Mediterranean countries to be hit by extreme weather and wildfires.
Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.
Russia extends state of emergency over wildfires in Siberia
Emergencies minister Yevgeny Zinichev declared the state of emergency for Sakha-Yakutia.
New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires
Four water-dropping aircraft and six helicopters have been sent to control the new fire.
Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis described the 586 fires as “a natural disaster of exceptional magnitude”.
Deadly California wildfire 'could take two weeks to extinguish'
The Dixie Fire now covers an area larger than Los Angeles.
Russia evacuates two villages in Siberia because of wildfires
A dozen villages were threatened by blazes in the vast area.
Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires
One volunteer firefighter died after suffering a head injury from a falling electricity pole.
Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes
Thousands of residents and vacationers have fled approaching flames by land and by sea.
Thousands evacuate fast-moving California wildfire
The Dixie Fire is already the sixth biggest in the state’s history,.
Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.
Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.
California homes destroyed as wildfires merge to pose new threat
Fire officials said the blaze had charred nearly 298 square miles acres of timber and brush in Plumas and Butte counties.
'The situation has vastly improved': Gorse fires on Howth Head now contained
The fires have burned an area of approximately 65 acres since last month.
California wildfires prompt evacuations as crews continue to battle mammoth blaze
Fire officials expect active or extreme fire behaviour tomorrow.
Firefighters work in searing heat as they struggle to contain biggest California wildfire of year
Elsewhere, power supplies were affected after another huge fire in Oregon.
700 feared dead in Canada as national temperature record of 49.6 degrees is reached
Most of the wildfires were caused by lightning strikes.
Farmers' association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should 'face full rigours of the law'
Fires engulfed Killarney National Park over the weekend.
Opinion: As half Killarney National Park is lost, we must end the cycle of infernos
Pádraic Fogarty of the Irish Wildlife Trust says Government policy, particularly around the burning of land for agriculture must be overhauled.
Helicopters monitoring 'hotspots' after fires in Killarney National Park extinguished
Dry ground and strong winds helped the fire to spread.
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 now under control in Killarney National Park, as Mourne Mountain fire operations begin to wind down
The Taoiseach said the Kerry blaze has caused “devastating” damage.
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.
Government condemns 'irresponsible and reckless' wildfires in Wicklow and Laois
The blazes broke out on Saturday night with fire crews tackling the fires throughout the weekend.
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.
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.
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.
PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California
Three people have died in the latest blaze.