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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Wildfires

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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.
Irishman confirmed to have died in Greek wildfires
He has been named as Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp.
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.
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.
Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74
Authorities said that 26 bodies were discovered at a seaside resort this morning.
'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.
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 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.
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.
California struck by devastating wildfires as flames creep towards renowned art gallery
The fire has been burning since Monday.
At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain
A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal.
'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.
Death toll hits 31 in deadliest wildfire disaster in California's history
The fires have been raging in northern California since last Sunday.
15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country
The state fire prevention agency Calfire forecast strong winds for today, which could fan the fires.
'Everything, everything is gone': 10 dead and thousands evacuated in California wildfires
A state of emergency has been declared in three counties.
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.
'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.
'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.
Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave
Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.
A dry weekend has sparked a series of gorse fires across Ireland
The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has recorded at least 15 wildfires.
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.
US federal government sues man for $25 million over massive wildfire
He is being blamed because of a poorly maintained electrical junction box.
Alberta wildfires destroy 1,600 homes as 80,000 people forced to flee
No fatalities have been reported.
19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days
Many of the fires took place in areas protected for nature conservation.
PHOTOS: Wildfires incinerate homes in California
At least one person has been killed.
PHOTOS: Thousands of firefighters battle "monster" California wildfire
13,000 people have been forced from their homes since the enormous wildfire started last week.
In pictures: Raging wildfires engulf homes in California
Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate.
One dead as Australian blaze razes around 50 homes
The fire follows from other devastating fires last year.
The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year
From Commander Hadfield to Batkid, here are the most striking photographs from 2013.
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.
Reports of looting as Australian wildfires rage
Two teenage boys have also been charged in relation to deliberately starting fires.
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 cause death and devastation in New South Wales
The bushfires across Australia’s most populous state are among the worst in the past decade.
Fourth firefighter killed as wildfires rage in Spain and Portugal
The fires have consumed large parts of forests in the two countries.
Yosemite fires cause tourists to flee national park
A state of emergency has been declared in some parts of California.
Villages evacuated as wildfires rage on Greek islands
The Greek islands of Rhodes, Crete and Serifos have all been affected by the outbreak of fires.
Hotter planet will increase risk of wildfires
The nature of wildfires is changing – in the US, they eat through twice as many acres per year as they did 40 years ago.
PICS: Family jumps in sea to shelter from raging wildfires
The Holmes family had to shelter under a jetty to escape from the sweltering heat and flames, as wildfires raged around them.