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Siberian fires continue to wreak havoc, Greenpeace calls it a ‘climate catastrophe’

Authorities have suggested the wildfires were started intentionally in order to cover up illegal logging. Greenpeace has expressed outrage at the way the situation has been handled.

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Firefighters are tackling blazes for a third day in Turkey's Mediterranean and southern Aegean region. It's not known how the devastating fires started, but one official says he can't rule out "sabotage."
15 Aug
Firefighters in Italy continue to battle raging blazes. Late Friday, some 150 people were trapped in two seaside areas in the port city of Catania, before being rescued.
15 Aug
Four people have died as the country reels from the devastation wreaked by the fires. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the country "will continue to take all necessary steps to heal our nation's wounds."
8 Aug
Turks react to the deadly fires that have been raging in Turkey for several days. The nation of 84 million has been transfixed in horror as the most destructive wildfires in generations erase pristine forests and rich farmland across swaths of Turkey's Mediterranean and Aegean coasts.
8 Aug
Russia's Yakutia region, which has a border with the Arctic Ocean and sits atop permafrost on a territory nearly five times the size of France, is a canary in the coal mine for the global climate crisis. And with this summer being Yakutia's driest in 150 years, according to local officials, the region became a tinderbox that has seen wildfires tear through more than 1.5 million hectares (3.7 million acres) of its swampy taiga forest.
15 Aug
Amid the current heatwave, Italy is struggling to contain the wildfires that are raging around the country. In addition to the scorching heat, there is a variety of reasons why wildfires have become such a problem.
15 Aug
Fires rage in Castel di Lucio, Sicily. Emergency services are rushing to stem the blazes which are scorching parts of Italy's southern regions of Sicily and Calabria.
11 Aug
Blazes have destroyed forests in Greece and left families homeless, but the outlook is more mixed in Turkey due to rain in hard-hit areas. Follow DW for the latest.
10 Aug
Macedonian firefighters, supported by their Austrian, Bulgarian and Slovenian colleagues, battle a wildfire near the town of Berova in the east of North Macedonia. The wildfires have been raging for several days in North Macedonia, particularly in the east of the country, destroying more than 3,000 hectares of land and forcing the government to declare a 30-day state of emergency.
13 Aug
As wildfires on Greece's Evia island continued to rage, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised compensation amid criticism of the state's handling of the disaster.
11 Aug
There’s a sense of optimism that the Greek town of Evia, in the crosshairs of a wildfire, could be saved. The arrival of firefighting aircraft has helped in efforts to battle the blaze.
12 Aug
A timelapse video shows the sky above the island of Evia turning into a red haze during sunset due to the wildfires that have been raving the Greek island.