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Lake Tahoe Threatened By Massive Fire, More Ordered To Flee

Aug 30, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

By nightfall, all residents on the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin were warned to evacuate the region, after fire officials had stressed for days that protecting the area was their top firefighting priority.

Wildfire Engulfs Northwest Of Greek Capital, Hundreds Of Firefighters In Action To Douse Fire

Aug 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The fire near the village of Vilia, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) from Athens, broke out on Monday, one of hundreds of wildfires that have burned across Greece this month.


Wildfires Wreak Havoc In Greek Forests, Cut Large Island In Half

Firefighters were fighting through the night to save Istiaia, a town of 7,000 in northern Evia, as well as several villages, using bulldozers to open up clear paths in the thick forest.

Ravaging Wildfires Endanger Villages, Fuel Site, In Russia's Siberia

Aug 07, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A fire engulfed dozens of houses in the village of Byas-Kuel, and all village residents were evacuated, according to the local task force dealing with the emergency.


Huge California Fire Grows As Heat Spikes Again Across State

Evacuations were ordered for the community of about 1,000 people as well as for the east shore of nearby Lake Almanor, a popular resort area.

03 August, 2021

Massive Wildfire Ravages Hawaii's Big Island

Associated Press (AP)

Fires in Hawaii are unlike many of those burning in the US Western. They tend to break out in large grasslands on the dry sides of the islands and are generally much smaller than mainland fires.


03 August, 2021

Heatwave Sweeps Southeast Europe, Wildfires Continue To Ravage Turkey

Associated Press (AP)

Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F) in inland areas of Greece and nearby countries on Monday and are expected to remain high for most of the week.


30 July, 2021

Three Dead As Wildfires Blaze On Southern Turkish Coast

Associated Press (AP)

Wildfires are common in Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean regions during the arid summer months, although some previous forest fires have been blamed on arson.


28 July, 2021

Western Wildfires Calm Down In Cool Weather, But Losses Continue To Grow

Associated Press (AP)

The Dixie Fire has scorched more than 325 square miles (842 square kilometers), an area bigger than New York City, and it was partially contained Tuesday. More than 10,000 homes were threatened in the region about 175 miles (282 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco.


25 July, 2021

California's Largest Fire Torches Homes As Blazes Lash West

Associated Press (AP)

The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already levelled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny town of Indian Falls after dark


02 July, 2021

Wildfire Threatens British Columbia Village That Hit 121 F

Associated Press (AP)

Erica Berg, a provincial fire information officer, said the evacuation order was issued about an hour after the blaze began but she did not know the size of it.


08 April, 2021

Uttarakhand HC Tells Govt To Use Artificial Rain To Douse Forest Wildfires

Outlook Web Bureau

According to forest officials, there are 40 active fire spots in the forests of Garhwal and Kumaon regions with Nainital, Almora, Tehri and Pauri districts being the worst-hit.


12 March, 2021

Simlipal Park Fire Under Control After Rainfall: Official

Outlook Web Bureau

The move comes after the opposition BJP and the Congress claimed that the fire wouldn't have assumed such huge proportion, had the state government taken timely action.


01 January, 2021

Manipur SOS To Douse Wildfire From Nagaland's Dzukou

PTI

The fire broke out in the Dzukou Range in Nagaland on Tuesday and has crossed over to Manipur side: Officials


20 January, 2020

Threatened Species Hit Hard By Australia's Bushfires

AFP

More than 80 per cent of the known or likely habitats of 49 species has fallen within fire zones, while another 65 species have seen 50-80 per cent of their distribution areas affected.


14 January, 2020

Melbourne's Air Quality Drops To ‘Hazardous’ Levels Due To Bushfires Smoke

PTI

The raging Australian bushfires, one of the worst in its history, have killed at least 26 people, burned over 10 million hectares of land, destroyed over 2,000 homes and pushed many species towards extinction.


13 January, 2020

Australia May List Koalas As 'Endangered' After Raging Bushfires

PTI

The raging Australian bushfires, one of the worst in its history, has killed at least 26 people, burned over 10 million hectares of land, destroyed over 2,000 homes and pushed many species towards extinction.


10 January, 2020

Australian Animals Face Extinction Threat As Bushfire Toll Mounts

AFP

Australia's extinction rate for mammals is already the highest in the world, but there are growing fears this year's bushfires could cause localised extinctions.


Photo Gallery

A security personnel cuts the sleeve of a candidate's cloth for security purposes during the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET), in Ajmer.

PTI Photo

Indian Air Force aircrafts perform during an air show in Srinagar.

AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan

Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur inspects the Zojila Tunnel in Ladakh.

PTI Photo

Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress workers take part in a cycle rally to protest against the hike in fuel and LPG prices, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo

Indian Air Force aircrafts perform during an air show in Srinagar.

AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan
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