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Greece Wildfires: Massive blaze north of Athens forces hundreds to abandon their homes

A massive wildfire near a forest north of Athens, Greece has forced hundreds to leave their homes as the fires reached residential areas. Thick plumes of smoke passed over the capital on Tuesday and prompted multiple evacuations near Tatoi, 20km north of Athens. People fled their homes in cars and on motorcycles and headed towards […]

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More than 70 wildfires swamp Turkey; 4 dead, thousands evacuate

The death toll from wildfires on Turkey’s southern coast has risen to four as firefighters were battling blazes for a third day on Friday after the evacuation of dozens of villages and some hotels. More than 70 wildfires have broken out this week in provinces on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as well as inland […]

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Wildfires in western United States and Canada cause severe air pollution as far as New York City

Wildfires raging across the United States and Canada, on Tuesday have caused harmful air pollution as far away as New York City. In 13 western states, more than 80 large active wildfires have charred almost 1.3 million acres of drought-parched vegetation in recent weeks, an area larger than Delaware, according to the National Interagency Fire […]

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Massive forest fires rage in Syria, Lebanon, Israel. 2 dead

Forest fires in Syria this week have killed at least two people and burned swaths of land, state media reported. Syrian state television on Saturday said hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria’s coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province. The health ministry said two people died in […]

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California: Firestorms sparked by over 11,000 lightning strikes forces thousands to evacuate

Thousands of people were forced to evacuate in the midst of a heat wave and a pandemic on Thursday as lightning-sparked firestorms raged through dry brush, grass and chaparral around San Francisco Bay. An estimated 11,000 lightning strikes, mostly in northern and central California, ignited more than 370 individual fires this week, spawning nearly two […]

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Rare fire tornado spotted in California

A rare and fiery tornado was spotted on Saturday near a fire in California. The National Weather Service Office issued a tornado warning for a pyrocumulonimbus cloud that formed by the Loyalton Fire, saying it was “capable of producing a fire-induced tornado and outflow winds in excess of 60 mph”. A pyrocumulonimbus cloud forms above […]

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Mumbai Hospital Fire Claims 8 Lives

Eight people were killed after a major fire engulfed a Mumbai hospital. Over 140 people were rescued and many remained critical. The incident broke out at Kamgar Hospital, Andheri area of Mumbai. The patients were evacuated and shifted to other hospitals, about ten fire tenders rushed to douse the raging blaze. The hospital failed a fire […]

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Bushfires first, now cyclone Queensland

A bushfire emergency was declared in Australia’s Queensland state. The residents on the path of the blaze were asked to evacuate immediately. Over 144 bushfire incidents were reported simultaneously. The strong winds and high temperatures across the area is making it more difficult for the firefighters. Bushfires in Deepwater, Eungella, Tinnanbar, Karara, Warwick and North […]