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8 Aug 2021
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.
7 Aug 2021
Wildfires on Turkey's southern coast have killed eight people and forced residents and tourists to flee. Italy and Greece are also seeing blazes amid high temperatures across the Mediterranean.
6 Aug 2021
Fire crews tackle blazes for a fourth day as the number of people killed in forest fires sweeping through southern Turkey rises to at least six.
6 Aug 2021
People are fleeing their homes north of Athens as fires rage for a fourth day in a row. California has lost an entire town while Brazil is bracing itself for another catastrophic fire season. Follow DW for more.
4 Aug 2021
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been criticized for not doing enough to put out the flames. Italy, Greece and Bulgaria are all fighting their own blazes.
4 Aug 2021
The bloc will send three air tankers as President Erdogan and his government face criticism for being out of touch and unprepared. Eight people have been killed over the past six days and thousands evacuated.
1 Aug 2021
Triggered by an alarming drought, the “Dixie Fire” in California has already destroyed more than a dozen buildings, leaving behind a trail of destruction.
31 Jul 2021
Wildfires burn through the forests of north-east Siberia, normally one of the world’s coldest regions. The blazes have destroyed more than 1.5 million hectares (3.7m acres) with more than a month still to go in Siberia's annual fire season. Devastating forest fires have ripped across the region with increasing regularity over the past few years, which Russian weather officials and environmentalists have linked to climate change and an underfunded forest service.
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.
22 Jul 2021
An earlier than usual start to the wildfire season comes after extreme heat affected the region. Unhealthy air quality has been recorded as far away as New York City.
18 Jul 2021
Goats are an unlikely but increasingly popular weapon in California's fight against wildfires, which rage through the western US state every year.
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.

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