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Oregon wildfire displaces 2,000 residents as blazes flare across US West

July 16, 2021 10:47 am

The Bootleg fire has charred more than 227,000 acres (91,860 hectares) of desiccated timber and brush in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest since erupting on July 6 about 250 miles (400 km) south of Portland.

Raging for over 30 hours, Mizoram forest fire spreads to towns, gutting homes; IAF called in

April 26, 2021 8:42 am

On Sunday evening, as the fire continued to burn, the Indian Air Force — requisitioned by the Mizoram government — deployed two Mi-17V5 helicopters, equipped with Bambi Bucket, to control it.

Where fighting forest fires takes a day of travel — by road, boat, trek

April 16, 2021 8:00 am

The forest department had also started awareness programmes at villages and roped in locals to help in the exercise.

No bird, animals died in 3,031 forest fires in 3 years: Gujarat govt

April 10, 2021 8:06 pm

Most of these forest fires have broken out in tribal areas of the Gujarat that have dense forest cover.

MP: Bandhavgarh National Park fire put out, officials say animals safe

April 01, 2021 8:12 am

Officials refused to divulge the areas affected but the fire is said to have spread across six ranges, including Panpatha, Khitoli, Tala and Manpur.

Panel of experts being sent to help Odisha govt manage forest fire: Environment minister

March 10, 2021 5:12 pm

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the experts will coordinate with teams deployed on the ground and help in dousing the blaze effectively.

1,300 forest fires reported in Mizoram in 2020

February 09, 2021 12:47 pm

As per the India State of Forest Report (ISFR)-2019 released by the Forest Survey of India (FSI), Mizoram has a forest cover of 85.41 per cent, down from 86.26 per cent in 2017.

Brazilian military planes douse flames as Amazon fires reach Bolivia

August 26, 2019 7:32 am

Brazil's Ministry of Defense has authorized some 40,000 troops to take part in operations to combat the blazing wildfires. Smoke from the fires has covered the city of Porto Velho and brought protesters into the streets.

Flames in the forest

April 21, 2018 12:29 am

Concerted effort involving officials, communities will protect jungles from fires.

Theni forest fire toll now 10, probe ordered

March 13, 2018 3:00 am

While police sources in Theni confirmed that they have taken one of the organisers of a Chennai-based trekking club custody, the expedition was organised by the Chennai Trekkers Club.


Forest fires in Himachal, Uttarakhand show signs of abating

May 03, 2016 2:30 pm

Wildfires are an annual occurrence in Uttarakhand, though they have been bigger and more widespread this year