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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.
23 Nov 2018
A family recalls the night they lost a Malibu home to the Southern California wildfires.
13 Nov 2018
Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research, discusses damage estimates for the California wildfires and the amount of infrastructure that is at risk.
13 Nov 2018
California is battling the most destructive wildfires in the state's history that could potentially cause at least $19 billion in damages.
27 Jul 2018
Emergency services in Greece continue to search for the remains of victims of wildfires that killed at least 81 people. DW went to the coastal town of Mati to report on the resilience and helpfulness of the residents.
9 Dec 2017
Officials have reported the first death in wildfires ravaging parts of Southern California. They say the body of a woman was found burned next to her overturned car.

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