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  • Hundreds of volunteers help control wildfire in Brazil

    Hundreds of volunteers help control wildfire in Brazil

    Hundreds of men and women have joined forces with firefighters to help control a wildfire that has ravaged more than a quarter of a national park in Brazil's central state of Goias. Brazil's Environment Ministry says nearly 160,000 acres of......

    October 29, 2017
  • Death toll from California wildfire rises to 40

    Death toll from California wildfire rises to 40

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has announced that the death toll from the week-long wildfire has reached 40 while 75,000 people remain evacuated. After six days of hard work, firefighters continue to fight a fire that, for......

    October 16, 2017
  • 15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

    15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

    Firefighters battled wildfires in California's wine region as the death toll rose to 15 and thousands were left homeless in neighborhoods reduced to ashes. "The homes are gone, they are like dust," said Jack Dixon yesterday, a personal trainer who......

    October 11, 2017
  • Deadly wildfire sweeps through California's wine region

    Deadly wildfire sweeps through California's wine region

    Parts of California's wine region in the US are being ravaged by fast-spreading fire that has killed at least one person and seriously injured two others. Mass evacuations have been announced as several others are reportedly missing, BBC reported on......

    October 10, 2017
  • Los Angeles declares emergency due to wildfire

    Los Angeles declares emergency due to wildfire

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared an emergency in response to the largest wildfire in the US city's history. The La Tuna fire has reportedly grown to about 8,000 acres, prompting mandatory evacuations in some areas. Three structures were destroyed......

    September 3, 2017
  • Forest fire in Spain extinguished

    Forest fire in Spain extinguished

    The wildfire that began on Wednesday evening in the Sierra Calderona natural park between the cities of Valencia and Castellon on the east coast of Spain was finally extinguished in the early hours of Saturday morning, Valencia regional government said.......

    July 2, 2017
  • Wildfire continues in Spain

    Wildfire continues in Spain

    A wildfire which began earlier this week between Spain's Valencia and Castellon cities has continued to spread on Friday, according to emergency services. It has destroyed around 1,000 hectares of forest in the Sierra de la Calderona natural park, reports......

    June 30, 2017
  • Firefighters tackle forest blazes in Spain

    Firefighters tackle forest blazes in Spain

    A wildfire that spread through a national park in southeastern Spain has been brought under control, but efforts to tackle a separate blaze in the country's east were ongoing, firefighting services said on Thursday. Forest fire specialists managed to subdue a......

    June 29, 2017
  • Death toll in Portugal wildfire rises to 64

    Death toll in Portugal wildfire rises to 64

    The death toll in the wildfire that devastated central Portugal has risen to 64, according to the latest assessment by the authorities. They also said on Monday that 70 per cent of the fire that was raging since Saturday has......

    June 20, 2017
  • Over 1,000 evacuated in New Zealand wildfire

    Over 1,000 evacuated in New Zealand wildfire

    A wildfire has destroyed at least 11 homes and forced the evacuation of more than 1,000 people in New Zealand's Christchurch city, authorities said on Thursday. Around 450 homes were officially evacuated on Thursday morning.  A state of emergency was declared in the......

    February 16, 2017
  • 82,000 forced to evacuate as fire rages in US

    82,000 forced to evacuate as fire rages in US

    At least 82,000 persons were forced to evacuate California's San Bernardino county as wildfire broke out in the region, the media reported on Wednesday. Hot weather conditions, dry winds and heavy bushes quickly spread the flames which were sparked on......

    August 17, 2016