California wildfire forces evacuations as blazes hit U.S.
09 July 2017 | 3:00 pm
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a fast-moving wildfire burning through steep terrain near California's central coast, after searing temperatures have fueled dozens of blazes in the U.S. West.
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Videos released on social media on Sunday (August 12) showed raging wildfires fanned by strong winds near Psachna on the Greek island of Evia, where two other villages have been evacuated.
13 Nov 2018
Remains have been recovered from at least 42 people killed by a devastating wildfire that largely incinerated the town of Paradise in northern California, making it the deadliest in state history, the Butte County sheriff said on Monday.
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As a heat wave continues to scorch parts of Western Europe, a wildfire has broken out in northeastern Spain and France measured its highest-ever June temperature. The heat is expected to continue into the weekend.
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Power is shut off in the San Francisco Bay Area as blackouts set to affect millions of Californians begin in the face of hot, windy weather that raises the risk of wildfires. Pacific Gas & Electric, which announced the deliberate outage, is working to prevent a repeat of a catastrophe last November in which faulty power lines it owned were determined to have sparked California's deadliest wildfire in modern history.
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A wildfire that was sparked in the hills north of Los Angeles has now reached neighborhoods. Firefighters are scrambling to contain the out-of-control blaze as dozens of homes have been destroyed.
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Footage of a brush fire in Napa Valley, where the “Hennessey Fire” has been burning for a couple of days.
3 Jul 2021
Over 90% of the small town town in British Columbia was destroyed, prompting the evacuation of over 1,000 people. Prior to the fire, Lytton had seen three consecutive days of record high temperatures.
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"I was out there. I saw the flames creeping up the side of the bluff," recalls Frank Lee Smith, a resident of Klamath County in southern Oregon, who had to evacuate due to the Bootleg Fire, which continues to grow. "It's slowly sinking in that I got no place to go to and now I gotta figure things out." Whipped up by dry conditions and strengthening winds, the Bootleg Fire has already devoured more than 212,758 acres (86,000 hectares) - the equivalent of 120,000 soccer fields.
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The massive fire raging in southern Oregon for the past 10 days is likely to continue due to unstable weather. A 'fire cloud' collapsed threatening firefighters with strong downdrafts and flying embers.
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A wildfire rages through the village of Afidnes, north of Athens - a blaze that firefighters had hoped to control but which regained strength after already destroying large areas of pine forest. Dozens of blazes have torn through Greece this week in the country's worst heatwave for over three decades.
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A forest fire in France's Var region, near the glitzy Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez, has left at least two dead and forced thousands of residents and tourists to flee. The flames have scorched some 5,000 hectares in a region known for its forests, vineyards and fauna since it broke out in the Plaine des Maures nature reserve on Monday evening.
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