Showing posts with label wildfires. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wildfires. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2018

EU Offers Further Support for Sweden in Fighting Wildfires

EU Offers Further Support for Sweden in Fighting Wildfires
The European Commission is coordinating further EU member-states' assistance to help Sweden battle vast forest fires across the country, the Commission said in a press release.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sweden struggles to contain wildfires as heatwave continues

Sweden struggles to contain wildfires
Dozens of forest wildfires are raging across Sweden, prompting the country to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the region.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Up to 43 people still missing after California mudslides; dead identified

California mudslides
Search and rescue teams are looking for dozens of people who are still missing after this week's torrential rains caused mudslides in Southern California, authorities said.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Mudslide danger looms in Southern California as fire threat diminishes

As firefighters gain control of Southern California wildfires, state and local officials are assessing burned slopes and culverts to try and prevent flash floods and mudslides that sometimes follow such fires.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Firefighters battling California's wild fire on Christmas Day

California's wild fire
Even on Christmas Day, more than 1,500 firefighters are still battling the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire on record in history of the U.S. western state of California, said the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) on Monday.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages

California wildfires
Much of California's avocado crop has been destroyed by wildfires that have ripped through the southern part of the state, industry experts say.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

200,000 people flee Southern California as wildfires continue to rage

California  wildfires continue to rage
Hundreds of Los Angeles area schools shut their doors on Thursday as raging wildfires wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing about 200,000 people to flee and destroying hundreds of houses.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Growing Wildfire Threatens Hundreds of Homes North of Los Angeles

Wildfire Threatens Hundreds of Homes North of Los Angeles
A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened hundreds of homes on Monday and forced nearby residents and students at a small college to evacuate, officials said.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Portugal's interior minister quits amid criticism of gov't wildfire response

Portugal's interior minister quits amid criticism of gov't wildfire response
Portugal's interior minister resigned Wednesday as the government faced mounting criticism of its handling of wildfires that have killed over 100 people since June.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California death toll rises to 40, 235 people still missing

The fires have damaged or destroyed about 5,700 structures
Authorities in the US are hoping weaker winds will help the more than 10,000 firefighters battling the deadliest fires in Californian history, which have killed at least 40 people and have forced thousands more to evacuate.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Californian governor to visit wildfires-hit areas as death toll climbs to new high

wildfires-hit areas
California Governor Jerry Brown offered his sympathy Thursday to the victims of wildfires that are ravaging the state, and will visit the effected areas soon, as the death toll hit a new high of 29, local media reports said.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Firefighters struggle to contain California wildfires

California wildfires
Firefighters facing a resurgence of high winds have struggled to halt wildfires that have killed at least 23 people, destroyed 3,500 structures and left hundreds missing in chaotic evacuations across northern California.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wildfires sweep through N. California forcing over 20,000 people to evacuate

10 dead as wildfires rage through N. California
More than 20 wildfires erupted from Sunday night to Monday in California, killing 10, seriously injuring at least two, destroying at least 1,500 structures and forcing over 20,000 people to evacuate by Monday afternoon.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

California residents evacuated as wildfire grows to 2,000 acres

Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate
Hundreds of California residents were ordered to evacuate as a wildfire grew to 2,000 acres overnight and threatened homes.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Spain burns at record rate under hot summer

Spanish countryside destroyed by wildfires
A dry spring and hot summer means that Spain is burning at an almost record rate during 2017, according to figures published by the Spanish ministry for agriculture, fisheries and the environment on Tuesday.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Kythera island declared in state of emergency amid raging wildfire

Kythera island in the southwestern Aegean Sea was declared in a state of emergency on Saturday night due to a raging wildfire that burns since Friday, Greece's Civil Protection Service announced on Sunday.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Spain: 300 Evacuated as Forest Fire Burns 1,000 Hectares

150 firefighters supported by air units were fighting the fire
Regional government authorities in southeastern Spain said a wildfire has forced the evacuation of 300 people and burned 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) of pine forest.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wildfires under control in France, but danger persists

tourists on the Cote d'Azur
Huge fires that forced mass evacuations of residents and tourists in southern France are "under control", although firefighters have warned new blazes are still starting.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

US suffers third worst wildfire year in decade

In California, wildfires are spreading throughout more than 217,000 acres
Year to date, 2017 is the third-worst year in the past decade in terms of fire coverage for the United States, which has been suffering more than 35,000 wildfires.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Firefighters quell wildfires raging across Europe

Firefighters battled to douse wildfires in Croatia and Montenegro today, as blazes also raged in Italy, France and Portugal.

EL News