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Friday, September 17, 2021



Spanish wildfire kills 1 firefighter, forces 1,000s to evacuate

September 10, 2021 8:24 am

Authorities in southern Spain say one firefighter has died and nearly 1,000 people have been evacuated as a worsening wildfire is tearing through forest land

Wildfire in northeastern Minnesota grows to 1,500 acres

August 17, 2021 12:38 pm

Governor Tim Walz on Sunday night authorised the Minnesota National Guard to assist in the firefighting efforts, with fire dangers expected to remain high over the next several days.

Disoriented by wildfires, migrating storks die crossing Greece

August 09, 2021 8:26 pm

Every year, storks cross the Attica region around Athens, heading for Cape Sounion about 70 km southeast of the capital where they wait for favourable winds to help carry them across the Mediterranean into Africa for the winter.

No end to Greek inferno as wildfires rage into the night

August 07, 2021 11:45 am

The fire, which broke out on Tuesday, burned around the main highway linking Athens to northern Greece and hundreds of firefighters with water-bombing aircraft battled to contain it.

Fire that reached Turkey power plant contained, others burn

August 05, 2021 5:48 pm

Strong winds drove the fire toward the Kemerkoy power plant in Mugla province late Wednesday, prompting evacuations from the nearby seaside resort of Oren. Navy vessels were deployed to help ferry away residents.

Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

August 05, 2021 9:15 am

Turkey's defense ministry said it was evacuating people by sea as the fires neared the plant. The state broadcaster TRT said the flames had "jumped" to the plant. Strong winds were making the fires unpredictable.

Record wildfire burns amid drought on Hawaii's Big Island

August 03, 2021 8:24 am

Firefighters have gotten more control over a Hawaii wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island.

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.

'If you don't leave, you're dead': Oregon wildfire forces hundreds from homes

July 15, 2021 9:35 am

Ranking easily as the largest of at least 10 active wildfires burning across the Pacific Northwest, the Bootleg has spread mostly unchecked in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest, about 250 miles (400 km) south of Portland, since erupting July 6.

Manipur: Four IAF choppers, NDRF join fight to extinguish Dzuko valley wildfire

January 02, 2021 7:37 pm

The wildfire reportedly started on December 29 last year from the Nagaland side and spread into Manipur’s Mount Iso, the highest peak in the state.


Devastating wildfires rage in Greece, forcing mass evacuations

August 09, 2021 9:35 pm

Greece's island, Evia, has been battling a massive forest fire for the last seven days, since it started on August 3. The country has been facing its worst heat wave in three decades, with temperatures soaring to 45 degrees Celsius for days.

In Pics: Dozen homes gutted in Greece wildfire; over 100 Turkish blazes brought under control

August 01, 2021 7:08 pm

A heat wave across southern Europe, fed by hot air from Africa, has led to wildfires across the Mediterranean, including in Italy and Greece.


‘I didn’t know if I was gonna make it' | Wildfires Rage in California

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

A fire ravaged Northern California on Thursday, damaging homes and injuring residents. Another fire started northwest of Los Angeles the following day, forcing more residents to evacuate.