California wildfire: Los Angeles orders 100,000 to evacuate
14 October 2019 | 8:50 am
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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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.
5 Jul 2021
Fires have devastated towns in British Columbia, with the military on standby to respond to the threat.
6 Jul 2021
Emergency services fight flames after an explosion sparked a fire at a plastics factory on the outskirts of Bangkok, killing at least one firefighter and wounding 29 people, according to officials.
12 Jul 2021
Wildfires blazed through California, Arizona, and Oregon, fueled by winds and a lack of humidity. Two firefighters lost their lives during an aircraft rescue operation in Mohave County.
14 Jul 2021
Crews from the Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue use bulldozers to construct firelines to help stop the spread of an "aggressive" fire near Reno, Nevada. A combination of two blazes sparked by lightning near the California-Nevada border last week, the Beckwourth Complex fire has rapidly grown to some 90,000 acres. It is reportedly California’s largest fire so far this year and has prompted evacuations in both states.
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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.
18 Jul 2021
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.
21 Jul 2021
Firefighters rescue trapped passengers from a flooded subway station in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou, where deadly torrential rains have wreaked havoc.
24 Jul 2021
Firefighters rescue residents from deadly flooding in China's Henan province. The rainfall in the region was the heaviest since record-keeping began 60 years ago.
27 Jul 2021
Some residents have decided not to leave their homes despite the Dixie Fire that has been raging in the forests of northern California since mid-July. The fires have grown so big that it is generating its own weather system.
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A total of 141 firefighters have been mobilised to contain a forest blaze at the base of Mount Penteli north of Athens. The fire service are backed by 10 helicopters and eight firefighting planes, but said strong winds were complicating operations.
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