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

Monday, July 17, 2017


A month after the forest fire the most deadly of the recent history of Portugal, nearly 2,800 firefighters were on the ground on Monday night to fight several outbreaks in the north and centre of the country, including some of the threatened villages.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Thousands flee wildfires burning in the US and Canada

Wildfires barreled across the baking landscape of the western US and Canada, destroying a smattering of homes, forcing thousands to flee and temporarily trapping children and counselors at a California campground.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Radiation levels spike amid wildfire in Ukraine's Chernobyl exclusion zone

Ukraine’s ministry of environment on Thursday detected radiation levels 2.5 times above average after a wildfire approached a nuclear waste storage facility in Ukraine’s Chernobyl exclusion zone, the area most affected by the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wildfire destroys homes in New Zealand

A wildfire has destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Russian plane arrives in Chile to help extinguish wildfires

An Ilyushin Il-76 plane has arrived in Chile to help extinguish raging wildfires and protect local communities, Russia’s Emergencies Ministry told TASS on Monday.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chile's 'most brutal fire in history' kills six

Chile's Ministry of Interior and Public Safety said at least six people have died in fires that have consumed nearly 1,000 square miles of forest.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Catastrophe declared as forest fires rage across Chile

Authorities declared a state of catastrophe in central Chile yesterday as crews fought vast forest fires described as the worst in decades.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Over 50 wildfires raze eastern Australia, threatening urban areas

More than 50 wildfires raged throughout the eastern Australian state of New South Wales on Monday, including one in Port Stephens that has already burned some 6,600 hectares and is now threatening urban areas.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Portugal: plus de 2000 pompiers mobilisés contre les feux de forêt

Plus de 2000 pompiers tentaient lundi soir de venir à bout d'une série de feux de forêt qui faisaient rage à travers le Portugal, favorisés par des températures caniculaires, selon les services de la protection civile.

L'incendie le plus dévastateur, actif sur deux fronts, a été signalé à Soure à une vingtaine de kilomètres de Coimbra (centre), où 315 soldats du feu étaient à pied d'oeuvre, assistés par plusieurs bombardiers d'eau et des hélicoptères.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Spain forest fires force evacuation of at least 1,000 people

Spanish firefighters are battling a huge forest blaze near Valencia that has forced the evacuation of thousands of people including tourists.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Southern California wildfire forces evacuation of 80,000 people

A massive wildfire in Southern California has grown into a major problem, authorities said Wednesday, and has now triggered a state of emergency and forced evacuations of more than 80,000 people.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Thousands evacuated as wildfire in northern California grows

Thousands have been evacuated and 10 homes have been destroyed as the Clayton Fire in northern California expanded.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Grèce: des feux de forêt hors de contrôle

Deux feux de forêt ont échappé à tous contrôles samedi en raison de vents forts et de l'extrème sécheresse.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Strong wildfire hits S. France, four firefighters wounded: ministry

Fast-moving wildfires continue to ravage drought-parched forests in France's southwestern departments, injuring four firefighters, the country's interior ministry said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hundreds forced to leave homes as fires sweep through Portugal

Hundreds of people across mainland Portugal and Madeira were forced to leave their homes due to forest fires which spread rapidly on Tuesday.

Monday, August 08, 2016

After quiet early summer, 10 wildfires now raging across Portugal's forests

Portugal has been hit by 10 large wildfires that have forced the mobilization of 1,200 firefighters and 14 water-dropping aircraft, officials said Monday.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Thousands Forced Out of Homes by 2 California Wildfires

Two large wildfires are raging in Southern California, threatening thousands of homes and forcing evacuations.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fire squadron of the IDF completed the mission in Cyprus

4 aircraft fire squadron of the Israel defense forces, created after the tragedy at mount Carmel, returned to base after taking part in extinguishing the massive fires in Cyprus.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Two fires sweep over Angeles National Forest in LA, forcing evacuation

Two fast-moving brush fires tore through vegetation on Monday in the Angeles National Forest and the foothills above Duarte and Azusa in Los Angeles, burning more than 2,000 acres within three hours amid blistering heat wave.

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