Post Tagged with: "Fires"

Six killed as fires hit hundreds of forests in Portugal, Spain

October 16, 2017 5:40 am
Six killed as fires hit hundreds of forests in Portugal, Spain

Firefighters and civilians attempt to subdue wildfire flames in Vigo, northwestern Spain, October 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Three people have been killed in Portugal as the country is hit by a record number of forest fires, and three more have died in Spain where blazes sparked by arsonists have […]

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Gusty winds fan California wildfires, force more evacuations

October 14, 2017 9:31 pm
Gusty winds fan California wildfires, force more evacuations

The Pocket wildfire burns in the hills above Geyserville, California, US, October 13, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Rising winds fanned the Northern California wildfires again Saturday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in the state’s fabled wine country and destroying more buildings. The winds kicked up several […]

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California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

4:30 am
California fire toll rises to 32, winds a concern

A search and rescue team searches for bodies at a property where a person was reported missing in Santa Rosa, California The death toll from California’s wildfires rose to 32 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. “We’re not […]

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Deadliest fires in California’s history kill 31, 100s still missing

October 13, 2017 7:00 am
Deadliest fires in California’s history kill 31, 100s still missing

Local US officials have confirmed that the death toll from this week’s wildfires in the state of California has climbed to 31, making it the deadliest series of blazes in the state’s history.  Fire officials said on Thursday the tally could rise further in the eight counties which have been […]

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At least 23 dead, hundreds missing in California wildfires

October 12, 2017 7:31 pm
At least 23 dead, hundreds missing in California wildfires

More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the United States were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos, which have left at least 23 people dead and thousands homeless. “This is a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” California fire chief Ken Pimlott told reporters. “We’re […]

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17 dead, 180 missing as massive wildfires ravage parts of California

October 11, 2017 5:35 am
17 dead, 180 missing as massive wildfires ravage parts of California

Flames ravage a home in the Napa wine region in California, October 9, 2017, as multiple wind-driven fires continue to whip through the region. (Getty Images) At least 17 people have been killed in California due to wildfires which have so far damaged over 2,000 residences and other buildings, authorities […]

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Firefighters battling massive powerful wildfire in California suburbs

September 27, 2017 7:09 pm
Firefighters battling massive powerful wildfire in California suburbs

Firefighters battle to save homes as Canyon fire continues to burn in 4200 block of San Ramon Drive in Corona, California, September 25, 2017. (Photo by AP) Southern California firefighters saved nearly 2,000 homes from a powerful wildfire that burned up to the edges of suburban canyon neighborhoods. Crews hosed […]

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At least 24 people, mostly teen boys, killed in Malaysian school fire

September 14, 2017 9:00 am
At least 24 people, mostly teen boys, killed in Malaysian school fire

At least 24 people, mostly teenagers, have been killed in a fire that broke out in an Islamic school dormitory on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, officials say. The tragic incident occurred in the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah — a three-storey boarding school where students learn to […]

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Wildfires across US West force thousands to flee their homes

September 4, 2017 5:30 pm
Wildfires across US West force thousands to flee their homes

Flames rise behind a firefighter at the La Tune Fire on September 2, 2017 near Burbank, California. (Photo by AFP) Wildfires forced thousands to flee their homes across the US West during a sweltering, smoke-shrouded holiday weekend of record heat. The fires Sunday caused evacuations in Glacier National Park in […]

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Largest wildfire in Los Angeles history forces hundreds to evacuate

September 3, 2017 6:04 am
Largest wildfire in Los Angeles history forces hundreds to evacuate

The La Tuna Canyon fire burns in the hills above Burbank, California, September 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A wildfire on the northern edge of Los Angeles rapidly grew on Saturday into what the mayor called the largest blaze in the city’s history, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people […]

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