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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Wildfires

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# Searches
Two children aged four and five among the latest victims to die in California wildfires
Some 38,000 people have been evacuated after the Carr Fire roared into the outskirts of Redding in Shasta County.
# Wildfires
Thousands flee deliberate California fire that has destroyed 500 buildings
An official yesterday announced the death of a firefighter battling the inferno.
# mati
'There are testimonies': Serious signs arson started deadly Greek wildfires
At least 82 people, including an Irish citizen, were killed in the wildfires.
Irishman who died in Greek wildfires praised for his 'no-nonsense, can-do' charity work
Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp was on his honeymoon when he and his wife Zoe Holohan were caught in the fires.
# national tragedy
79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires
An Irish couple are reported to have been caught up in the giant wildfires which broke out on Monday.
# Wildfires
Irishman confirmed to have died in Greek wildfires
He has been named as Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp.
# groom missing
Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'
Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp married Zoe Holohan last Thursday and they had just gone on their honeymoon.
# Wildfires
Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires
While the woman has since been hospitalised, the man remains missing.
# Athens
Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74
Authorities said that 26 bodies were discovered at a seaside resort this morning.
# danger danger
'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires
Yesterday marked the sixth consecutive day that the Defence Forces deployed the Air Corps to assist firefighting operations.
# santa barbara
California mudslides: 18 people confirmed dead, with two-year-old girl among those missing
Seven people remain missing and dozens of homes have been destroyed.
# French Alps
French Alps on maximum avalanche alert as Storm Eleanor rips through Europe
In other extreme weather, three hundred goats were killed in the wildfire at Chiatra-Canale di Verde.
# Los Angeles
Mansions belonging to Beyonce and Rupert Murdoch among those evacuated due to wildfires
Over 200,000 people have been evacuated due to the raging wildfires.
# Wildfires
California struck by devastating wildfires as flames creep towards renowned art gallery
The fire has been burning since Monday.
# Wildfires
At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain
A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal.
# California's Burning
'Hell on earth': Californian wildfires are now 100 miles wide as death toll reaches 40
The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department has received 1,308 missing persons reports so far and 1,052 people have been located.
# Wildfires
Death toll hits 31 in deadliest wildfire disaster in California's history
The fires have been raging in northern California since last Sunday.
# Napa
15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country
The state fire prevention agency Calfire forecast strong winds for today, which could fan the fires.
# trail of destruction
'Everything, everything is gone': 10 dead and thousands evacuated in California wildfires
A state of emergency has been declared in three counties.
# Wildfires
A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife
The Irish Wildlife Trust has reported 97 illegal wildfires to the European Commission.
# Wildfires
'We are winning the fight': Fires that forced mass evacuations in France almost under control
“In such dry conditions, we really fear that fires could start again,” one firefighter said.
# cote d'azur
'It's a disaster area. There's nothing left': Wildfires rage over south-east of France
Residents of Corsica and Saint-Tropez have described “apocalyptic” scenes from the wildfires.
# triple digit temperatures
Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave
Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.
# Summer Sun
A dry weekend has sparked a series of gorse fires across Ireland
The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has recorded at least 15 wildfires.
# Sand Fire
Photos: Raging wildfire engulfs California homes and film set
The Sand Fire has turned out to be one of the worst in this region in decades.
# Los Angeles
US federal government sues man for $25 million over massive wildfire
He is being blamed because of a poorly maintained electrical junction box.
# State of Emergency
Alberta wildfires destroy 1,600 homes as 80,000 people forced to flee
No fatalities have been reported.
# damage to wildlife
19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days
Many of the fires took place in areas protected for nature conservation.
# Lake County
PHOTOS: Wildfires incinerate homes in California
At least one person has been killed.
# raging inferno
PHOTOS: Thousands of firefighters battle "monster" California wildfire
13,000 people have been forced from their homes since the enormous wildfire started last week.
# scorched
In pictures: Raging wildfires engulf homes in California
Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate.
# Wildfires
One dead as Australian blaze razes around 50 homes
The fire follows from other devastating fires last year.
# pics of the year
The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year
From Commander Hadfield to Batkid, here are the most striking photographs from 2013.
# Wildfires
Firefighters deliberately merge two blazes in Australia
Did you know? Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a volunteer local firefighter and worked through the night over the weekend with his brigade.
# Australia
Reports of looting as Australian wildfires rage
Two teenage boys have also been charged in relation to deliberately starting fires.
# Australia
More than 200 homes destroyed as wildfires threaten Sydney outskirts
Officials fear increasing temperatures and strong winds expected tomorrow and on Wednesday could help spread the fires.
# Bushfires
Bushfires cause death and devastation in New South Wales
The bushfires across Australia’s most populous state are among the worst in the past decade.
# Wildfires
Fourth firefighter killed as wildfires rage in Spain and Portugal
The fires have consumed large parts of forests in the two countries.