Forest fire

Climate change-induced 'zombie fires' haunt Siberian forests

After winter -- when summer temperatures soar -- the fires can return from the dead, igniting dry grass on the surface and spreading over large areas.  

published on : 24th September 2020

Bolivia declares national emergency over forest fires

Jeanine Anez also instructed the Ministry of Defence to transfer its civil defence team so that it could work with the Ministry of the Environment and local governments to address the crisis.

published on : 17th September 2020

Winds pose continued threats in California wildfire

In Southern California, fires burned in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, and the forecast called for the arrival of the region's notorious Santa Anas.

published on : 9th September 2020

California fires claim five lives, threaten thousands of homes

Three major collections of fires, dozens in all, carved their way on Thursday through forests, canyons and rural areas in the San Francisco Bay Area and central California.

published on : 21st August 2020

Thousands evacuated as forest fires rage in southern France

Some 1,800 firefighters are battling the blazes, which broke out on Tuesday afternoon, fanned by strong winds.

published on : 5th August 2020

Forest fire triggers landmine blasts along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

The fire broke out across the LoC and spread to this side of the border in the Balakote sector, resulting in mine blasts early Friday.

published on : 29th May 2020

Viral photos of Uttarakhand forest fire on social media 'mostly fake': Govt

After the fake picture went viral, Uttarakhand Chief Minister took to Twitter to say that impact of the wildfires is not the same as propagated

published on : 27th May 2020

Wildfire moves within a mile of Chernobyl nuclear power plant raising concerns

The campaigners said satellite images showed the fire at its closest point was just 1.5 km from the protective dome over the ruined reactor.

published on : 14th April 2020

Two women charred to death in forest fire in Uttarakhand

The fire was in a small patch of forest and could not be sighted by the satellites.

published on : 6th April 2020

Fire breaks out in Mulugu forest

Speaking to Express, District Forest Officer (DFO) SV Pradeep Kumar Setty stated that 14 quick response teams with five fire watchers each were on high alert to combat forest fires.

published on : 1st April 2020

China's bad days continue: 18 firefighters killed in massive forest fire

They were trapped in the fire due to a sudden change in the wind direction, the report said.

published on : 31st March 2020

Forest fire triggers mine blasts along LoC in J&K's Poonch

The fire broke out in the Balakot sector and spread to various areas.

published on : 18th February 2020

Forest fire in Nallamala controlled

Atmakur divisional fire officer S Venkatesh told TNIE that the forest team visited the spot and controlled the fire. 

published on : 18th February 2020

Uttarakhand gears up with fund, force to check forest fires

Ahead of the fire season, the Uttarakhand government has sanctioned funds worth `16 crore to fight forest fires which devastate large tracts of land every year.

published on : 17th February 2020

Uttarakhand government sanctions Rs 16 crore to fight forest fire

The department had completed the precautionary exercise of rotational burning and controlled burning to prevent the outbreak of forest fire out of control in February 2019. 

published on : 16th February 2020
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