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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Wildfires

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Cooler weather aids Australia firefighters
Firefighters are taking advantage of cooler temperatures to quell bushfires across Australia, but warn of hotter weather will return this weekend.
The Evening Fix... now with added Ireland seen from space
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
The Evening Fix: Friday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
California wildfires force hundreds of evacuations
At least four buildings were destroyed and several people were hurt by wildfires raging across southern California today.
Firefighter killed as Spain battles deadly wildfires
One person has been killed and three others injured in forest fires raging across Spain.
Three killed, 100 injured by Spanish wildfires
Catalan firefighters have described the situation as “very serious”.
Houses reduced to ash in Colorado after fierce wildfires
At least 346 homes were destroyed in this week’s blaze.
Dramatic photos of canyon wildfires as Colorado residents flee flames
Thousands of residents have been forced from their homes as Waldo Canyon fire grows.
Thousands evacuated and 250 homes lost in Colorado wildfire (pics)
Eight fires are now burning in Colorado as residents and tourists flee their homes.
Utah governor issues firearms appeal over fires
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Friday due to blaze officials say was accidentally sparked by target shooters.
In pictures: the natural disasters of 2011
Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.
Thousands evacuated as Texan fire destroys almost 500 homes
In photos: Wildfires fanned by strong winds continue to rage across some 25,000 acres, destroying land and homes in Texas.
Wildfires strike Texas and Oklahoma
The fires occurred following dry weather and high temperatures and led to evacuations from homes.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
Video, Photos: Arizona wildfires spreading towards New Mexico border
US officials are warning of a “serious potential health problem” due to high levels of smoke and soot in the air.
Wildfires rage across eastern Russia
So far, 421 wildfires have been reported in eastern Russia over the past 24-hours – sparking fears of a repeat of last summer’s fires which killed dozens of people.
Chief fire officers say geographical spread of wildfires were ‘unprecedented’
Rain forecast for some afflicted areas in next 48 hours may help in battle as Clare Chief Fire Officer condemns those who set blazes deliberately.
In photos: Wildfires continue to rage in Texas
Around 150 homes and 150,000 acres destroyed by blaze which continues to burn in the north of the Lone Star State.
Homeless man charged with arson as crews battle fierce wildfires in Texas
The fires cover an area twice the size of the original estimate. A homeless man has been charged with arson after leaving a campfire unattended.
In photos: Australia's summer of disasters
Australia has been struck by tropical storms, heavy flooding and bushfires over the past two months.
6 killed in return of Russian wildfires
Putin decides to extend grain export ban by several months.
Portugal fires
Moscow smog blamed for doubling death rate
Fires causing air quality to seriously deteriorate.
Moscow update
Moscow: city of smog (photos)
Smoke from peat fires which rage outside Russia’s capital have covered the city in thick smog, but life carries on.
Wildfires continue to ravage Russia
And temperatures are still rising…
Sun fails to rise on city choked by smoke
Russia is still in throes of a heatwave – but residents of Moscow can’t see the sun.
"It was like being in hell..."
Fierce wildfires continue to spread uncontrollably across Russia during the most intense heatwave in the country’s recorded history.