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Spain Wildfires: Thousands flee homes after fires near popular resort town Costa del Sol

Around 2,000 people left their homes after wildfires broke out in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. One emergency worker has been killed in the blaze, which began on Wednesday on high ground above the popular resort town of Estepona on the Costa del Sol. The Spanish government has deployed a military unit to help […]

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Joe Biden approves emergency in California over Caldor wildfire as winds provide hope

US President Joe Biden approved a declaration of emergency for the state of California and federal assistance to help firefighters combat the Caldor Fire. The White House announced the moves late on Wednesday as crews fought back the wind-driven wildfire, managing to save South Lake Tahoe, the largest town along the rim of North America’s […]

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Paraguay: Wildfires rip through world’s largest wetland; affecting indigenous people and biodiversity

Paraguay officials are battling fierce wildfires for a third consecutive year as a severe drought and a winter heatwave hit the South American country. Vast areas of Paraguay have been affected, with blazes concentrated in the northeastern administrative departments of Concepcion and Amambay. Thick smoke has reached the capital Asuncion, leaving the sky yellow and […]

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Greece: New wildfires outside Athens threatens homes, villages evacuated

Powerful winds stirred two wildfires outside Athens, Greece, threatening homes and forcing the evacuation of villages. More than 500 wildfires have broken out in recent weeks across Greece, which, like other countries in the Mediterranean region including Turkey and Tunisia, has seen some of its highest temperatures in decades. On Monday, a blaze broke out […]

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Algeria: Multiple wildfires spread in the North African country, at least seven dead

At least seven people have been killed in Algeria as forest fires spread in the North African country, the civil defence authority said on Tuesday.Two people were seriously injured, it added.State radio reported that some houses were completely destroyed, and al-Bilad newspaper reported that schools in Tizi Ouzou province were receiving citizens displaced by the […]

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Greece’s prime minister apologies for failure to tackle wildfires: ‘I understand pain of whose houses burnt’

Greece’s prime minister has apologised for failures in tackling the wildfires tearing across the country.Hundreds of firefighters have been battling huge blazes that have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and destroyed dozens of properties.”We may have done what was humanly possible, but in many cases it was not enough,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.Thick […]

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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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‘We are in unchartered territory’: Over 5,000 firefighters tackle California’s second largest wildfire in state history

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a wildfire in northern California which has become the second largest in state history. The Dixie Fire has already destroyed nearly all of the historic Gold Rush town of Greenville and authorities warn it could take weeks to contain. There are currently 11 major wildfires burning in the state. Rescue […]

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Greece Wildfire: Hundreds evacuated by the sea as fires encroach land

Thousands of people fled wildfires burning out of control in Greece and Turkey on Friday, as a protracted heatwave turned forests into tinderboxes and flames threatened populated areas, electricity installations and historic sites. On the Greek island of Evia, the coastguard mounted a major operation to evacuate hundreds of people by sea, using patrol boats […]

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Couple whose gender reveal party triggered California wildfires last year face up to 20 years in prison

A couple whose gender reveal party triggered wildfires in California last year face up to 20 years in prison. Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr and Angela Renee Jimenez have been charged with several offences, including involuntary manslaughter, over the El Dorado fire. Officials say a smoke bomb used at the gender event last September sparked the […]

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Bootleg ‘monster’ wildfire so large that it triggers its own weather pattern

The monster Bootleg blaze continues to wreak havoc in Oregon, since it first began some two weeks ago. The wildfires have posed a more direct risk to life and property. The Bootleg blaze has blackened 388,600 acres of desiccated brush and timber in and around the Fremont-Winema National Forest, about 250 miles south of Portland, since […]

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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 […]