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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.
5 Jul 2021
Fires have devastated towns in British Columbia, with the military on standby to respond to the threat.
19 Apr 2021
Cape Town engulfed in smoke as wildfires destroy buildings
25 Oct 2020
Russia on Wednesday evacuated more than 2,000 people from nearby villages after a wildfire set off explosions at a munitions depot in the Ryazan region southeast of Moscow, officials said.
25 Oct 2020
Aerial images from Russia's Emergencies Ministry show wildfires set off by explosions at a munitions depot in the Ryazan region southeast of Moscow. More than 2,000 people from nearby villages have been evacuated.
14 Sep 2020
Raging wildfires have forced half a million people from their homes in the Pacific state of Oregon. But officials believe one of the fires may have been started deliberately. Police have opened an investigation.
26 Aug 2019
Fire departments are struggling to find new recruits — crucial for a country where 95% of the firefighters are volunteers. Without them, Germany could see more out-of-control wildfires, like elsewhere in Europe.
8 Aug 2019
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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