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17 Apr
An elderly couple has been killed by a wildfire in a town in the southwestern US state of New Mexico, where fast-moving blazes have destroyed dozens of homes.
15 Sep 2021
The blaze continues to rage close to a popular Costa del Sol resort, fanned by strong winds and late summer temperatures.
28 Aug 2021
Firefighters continue to battle a large wildfire in Juqueri State Park in Brazil, which caused soot to rain over Sao Paulo.
20 Aug 2021
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.
6 Aug 2021
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.
16 Jul 2021
"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.
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.
25 Oct 2019
A wildfire in Northern California has spread to 10,000 acres fueled by strong winds and dry conditions. The fast-moving brush fire comes as PG&E Corp. began shutting off power to 179,000 customers in 17 California counties including Sonoma County on Wednesday, as part of a second major intentional blackout this month meant to head off potential wildfires.
14 Oct 2019
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.
28 Jun 2019
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.
11 Nov 2018
The charred remains of 14 more people have been found in and around a Northern California town overrun by flames from a massive wildfire, raising the death toll to at least 23.
29 Dec 2017
Wildfire rages in Spain's Mallorca - eyewitness

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