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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Wildfires

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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.
California wildfires some of largest in state history
Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes by the intense summer blazes.
Wildfires wreak havoc as thousands evacuated amid 'extraordinary weather' in California
The state of California has recorded 11,000 lightning strikes in 72 hours.
Huge wildfire near Los Angeles prompts evacuations
Firefighters have been aided in their attempts to quell the blaze by light winds and scattered thundershowers.
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.”
New wildfires start in Chernobyl evacuation zone
Firefighters battled large blazes in the area for 10 days earlier this month.
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.
'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”.
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.
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.
'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.
Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'
Thousands have already fled at-risk coastal areas in Australia, creating traffic gridlock in places.
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.
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.
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.
Electrical equipment, a eucalyptus branch and high winds sparked California fires, utilities companies say
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes.
Tens of thousands flee their homes as US emergency services battle fierce wildfires
Several fires have struck the state of California this week.
Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California
There were no immediate reports of injury.
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.
'Something strange is going on': 1,300 firefighters battle blazes in Portugal
Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.
Man arrested over gorse fires in Donegal that destroyed house on Good Friday
The man was subsequently released without charge.
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.
'A Holy mess': Pleas for more support as Donegal locals help battle another gorse fire
Donegal Fire Service and gardaí are at the scene.
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.
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'Sad' Donald Trump visits site of California wildfires and again blames forest mismanagement
The US President said that other countries ‘do it differently’.
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.
'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.
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.
Death toll rises to 25 as California wildfires rage on
It is expected to increase again.
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.
Firefighters and soldiers battle Algarve fires as temperatures hit 45 degrees
The fires have left 32 people injured.
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.
Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees
The country is trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly wildfires.
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.
Thousands flee deliberate California fire that has destroyed 500 buildings
An official yesterday announced the death of a firefighter battling the inferno.
'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.