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Greece Fire: Strong winds push flames towards villages; hundreds evacuated by ferry

Wildfires are continuing to rip through the Greek island of Evia with strong winds driving flames towards villages.More than 2,000 people have already been evacuated from the island, many of those by ferry.A number of wildfires have struck the country in recent days. One blaze in the northern suburb of Athens is said to have […]

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Pantanal Wildfires: Blazes have consumed 28% of the world’s largest wetland

South America’s Pantanal region, the world’s largest tropical wetland on earth has been ablaze for months now. The blazes have already consumed about 28% of the vast floodplain that stretches across parts of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. They are still not completely under control. The fires have destroyed unique habitats and wrecked the livelihoods of […]

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‘GIGFIRE’ California wine country fire burns over 1 million acres so far

The fires in northern California wine country grew to over 1 million acres as on Monday. In Napa Valley’s wine-growing region, diminishing gusts late on Sunday and early on Monday helped crews gain some ground over the Glass Fire, after heavy gusts and scorching weather kept firefighters on the defensive over the weekend. The 2020 […]

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Oregon wildfires declared federal disaster as thousands continue stay at shelters

Thousands of people continued their stay at shelters and cars for the second week after being displaced by deadly wildfires in Oregon. Meanwhile, fire crews battled on, and search teams scoured the ruins of incinerated homes for the missing. President Donald Trump approved a request from Oregon’s governor for a federal disaster declaration, bolstering U.S. government […]

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Dozens missing in Oregon as wildfires continue to sweep US West Coast states

Scores of people are missing in Oregon, state Governor Kate Brown has said, as deadly wildfires continue to sweep through US West Coast states. Fanned by winds amid record heat, the blazes have burnt millions of acres, destroyed thousands of homes, and killed at least 25 people in the United States this year. Firefighters are […]

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California fires double in size; Governor urges residents to flee

560 wildfires burning in central and northern California that killed at least six people has doubled its size on Friday, becoming one of the largest in the state’s history. The blaze injured 43 firefighters and civilians. The fires that swept through last week have blackened area larger than the size of  U.S. state of Rhode […]

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7,800 people forced to evacuate after wildfires burn east of Los Angeles

Wildfires burning in Cherry Valley, California, east of Los Angeles, has grown to a size of 12,000 acres, forcing about 7,800 people to evacuate, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The Apple Fire began Friday shortly before 5 p.m. PST the fire department said. As of Sunday morning, the fire is 12% contained, and […]