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Wind-Stoked Wildfire Causes Death In Wyoming, Evacuation Notices Issued

Nov 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Downed power lines caused a fire near the community of Clark on Monday night that burned at least two homes and seven outbuildings.

Storms, Flash Floods Predicted In Wild Fire Ravaged California

Oct 23, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The National Weather Service for the San Francisco Bay Area issued a high surf advisory through Friday for a portion of the coast and a flash flood watch Sunday for parts of the region, especially in areas burned by last year's wildfires.


Syria Executes 24 People On Charges Of Igniting Wildfires

Wildfires broke out in several Middle Eastern countries in October 2020 amid a heat wave that was unusual for that time of the year, leaving Syria particularly hard-hit.

California Wildfires May Have Killed Hundreds Of Priceless Sequoia Trees

Oct 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The lightning-caused Kings Canyon national park Complex that erupted on Sept. 9 has burned into 15 giant sequoia groves in the park.


Lake Tahoe Threatened By Massive Fire, More Ordered To Flee

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.

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20 August, 2021

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

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.


08 August, 2021

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

Associated Press (AP)

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.


07 August, 2021

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

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.


04 August, 2021

Huge California Fire Grows As Heat Spikes Again Across State

Associated Press (AP)

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.


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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.


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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


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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