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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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Wildfires in California have forced thousands of evacuations

Wildfires in California have forced more than 100,000 evacuations and seriously injured two firefighters as powerful winds across the state prompted a power outage to hundreds of thousands of residents. Some 60,000 people fled their homes near Los Angeles on Monday as the wildfire raged across more than 3,000 hectares blocking key roads in Orange […]

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Intermittent showers bring relief to flame-stricken Oregon

Intermittent showers brought some relief to flame-stricken western Oregon on Friday, helping firefighters to further subdue deadly blazes that have ravaged much of the state and choked its air with smoke for the better part of two weeks. Wildfires  erupted in Oregon all at once across earlier this month in the midst of catastrophic lightning […]

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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 Wildfires: Why Bay Area’s sky looks like Mars?

California’s Bay area on Wednesday woke up to orange and red sky blanket, a scene straight out of Mars. Not just red skies blanketed San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley, but also ash rained down, with wildfires raging far in the distance. “When the smoke and ash get even thicker close to the wildfires, it can […]

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California Wildfires: 7,000 acres spread El Dorado fire started during a ‘Gender Reveal Party’

A gender reveal party is being blamed for one of several wildfires ranging in the US state of California. A “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” at the event sparked the El Dorado fire, which has now spread over 7,000 acres. It is one of more than two dozen blazes across the state. The California Department of Forestry […]

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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 […]

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Hundreds flee as wildfires rage in parts of Florida Panhandle

Wildfires were burning parts of the Florida Panhandle on Thursday, damaging or destroying a number of buildings and forcing hundreds of people to flee.Two fires tore through Santa Rosa and Walton counties, which are between Pensacola and Panama City Beach.In Santa Rosa County, the Five Mile Swamp Fire — spurred by high winds and low […]