wildfire

Wildfire on Mount Kilimanjaro reignites

The blaze began on Friday evening near the Karanga site used by climbers ascending the famous peak, at about 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) altitude on its south side.

published on : 26th October 2022

Thousands flee, several hurt as wildfire scorches California

The fire that began on Friday afternoon on or near a wood-products plant quickly blew into a neighbourhood on the northern edge of Weed.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Injuries, destruction reported in Northern California blaze

The Northern California blaze Friday forced as many as 7,500 residents to leave. Suzi Brady, a Cal Fire spokeswoman, said several people were injured and taken to a hospital.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Firefighters combat major wildfire blaze in France 

Temperatures were expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday in the region. The blaze forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people and destroyed at least 16 houses.

published on : 11th August 2022

US wildfire: Washington residents evacuate from town, homes burned 

In Washington, the Adams County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook early Thursday afternoon that residents of Lind needed to flee due to the encroaching flames.

published on : 5th August 2022

California Governor declares emergency over wildfire near Yosemite 

The Oak Fire started on Friday afternoon southwest of the park near the town of Midpines in Mariposa County and by Saturday had grown to nearly 19 square miles (48 square kilometers).

published on : 24th July 2022

Thousands ordered to flee California wildfire near Yosemite National Park

By Saturday morning, the fire had destroyed 10 residential and commercial structures, damaged five others and was threatening 2,000 more structures.

published on : 24th July 2022

US takes emergency action to save sequoias from wildfires 

The forest service's announcement is among a wide range of efforts underway to save the species found only on the western slope of Sierra Nevada range in central California.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Expect extreme weather to turn more calamitous

Even if all the countries decrease emissions to stick to the 2 degree-level as per the Paris Agreement, there will still be an increase in extreme weather and climate events.

published on : 23rd July 2022

As fires ease in southern Europe, blaze hits Greek capital

At least two people were hospitalised in the Greek capital with breathing problems and minor burns.

published on : 20th July 2022

Western Europe reels under second heatwave in weeks; temperature touches 40 degrees Celsius

In southern France since Tuesday afternoon, a wildfire ripped through 800 hectares of pine trees just south of Bordeaux, pushing 150 residents to evacuate their homes.

published on : 13th July 2022

Yosemite National Park in California partially closed due to Washburn Fire

The Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System tweeted that the fire had spread to 46 acres burned in the lower portion of the Mariposa Grove, home to more than 500 mature giant sequoias.

published on : 8th July 2022

Europe experiences historic 'early' heatwave; Spain, Germany's wildfire make things worse 

The EU is expanding a shared pool of planes and helicopters on standby this summer to provide cross-border support and is expected to partner with more nations outside the bloc.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Firefighters in Spain battle wildfires across the country

There have been no reports of lives lost, but the flames reached some villages both in Zamora and in central Navarra. Videos shot by passengers showed flames licking the sides of the road. 

published on : 19th June 2022

Biden to visit New Mexico, will discuss administration’s efforts to tackle wildfires

Evacuations have displaced thousands of residents from rural villages with Spanish-colonial roots and high poverty rates while unleashing untold environmental damage.

published on : 11th June 2022

Warmer April triggers uptick in forest fires in Uttarakhand this year

Uttarakhand has witnessed 30% uptick in forest fires this April compared to the corresponding month last year.

published on : 2nd May 2022

US: 2 dead, more than 200 homes charred in New Mexico wildfire

Thousands of customers in the area remain without power, and Ruidoso schools have been closed until next week.

published on : 15th April 2022

Wildfire destroys at least 150 structures in New Mexico town of US 

No deaths or injuries were reported from the fire fanned by winds gusting between 80 kph and 155 kph. The cause of the fire was under investigation.

published on : 13th April 2022

Wildfire reduces forest cover in Balangir

More than 120 hectare of forest cover has been destroyed by wild fire in the district this year.

published on : 10th April 2022

Odisha forests in the grip of wildfire again

As mercury spikes, incidence of wildfire in key protected areas including Similipal and Karlapat have begun to haunt the Forest Department in the State. 

published on : 4th April 2022
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