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Greece Wildfires
Greece Wildfires Continue To Rage, Toll Reaches 2

For the seventh day, hundreds of firefighters along with residents, volunteers, and international aid crews were trying to contain the biggest blaze that is still raging in the northern part of Evia island.

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Odisha: Raging Forest Fire Engulfs Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary Again

Mayurbhanj: Following a brief two-week respite, wildfire erupted once again in the Similipal Tiger Reserve in Mayurbhanj district on Wednesday, engulfing vast areas and affecting the endangered flora and fauna in the park. According to reports, the menacing forest fire has spread to over 47 different areas under the south zone of Similipal Forest range […]

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Odisha: Steel City Breaths Heavy As Thick Smog Blankets Skyline; Air Quality Tests To Begin

Rourkela: Rourkela has been witnessing bizarre weather condition since the past three days with a thick blanket of smog covering the Steel city as the local administration on Tuesday urged residents to use masks and avoid unnecessary outings till the situation improved. “As long as this condition prevails I would like to request everyone not […]

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Similipal Wildfire: Terrified Deer Takes Cover In Village As Park Burns

Baripada: The raging wildfire in the Similipal biosphere reserve in Mayurbhanj district has forced the wildlife to enter human settlements even as Odisha’s Forest Department Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh on Monday claimed that animals in the core areas of the national park were safe. The unprecedented wildlife emergency in the park was witnessed on Monday […]

Forest fire
Similipal Apart, Forests In Many Other Parts In Odisha Up In Flames

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha forest department is struggling to bring raging forest fire in Similipal biosphere reserve under control, reports of similar incidents of wildfire have surfaced in several parts of the State. A day after a massive fire broke out at the Khandagiri hill, on the outskirts of the Capital city, destroying […]

Odisha Govt Sends Team
Odisha Sends Team To Control Fire In Similipal

Bhubaneswar: As fire continued to ravage the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, the state government on Wednesday sent a high-level team to the spot to examine the forest fire situation and control the raging inferno. Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) and other […]

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California wildfire death toll rises to 78

San Francisco: The death toll from the devastating wildfires in California has increased to 78 with 1,276 people still unaccounted for, authorities said. As of Saturday evening, there were 76 deaths and 9,700 homes destroyed as a result of the 149,000-acre Camp Fire in Northern California, which started on November 8, according to the Butte […]

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44 killed in California wildfires

San Francisco: The three raging wildfires in California have killed 44 people since it started last week, a record number of deaths from a wildfire in the US state, officials said. Of the 44 people killed, 42 died in Northern California’s Camp Fire, while two others were killed in the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, Butte […]

California wildfire kills 9, ravages celebrity homes

San Francisco: Two fast-moving wildfires that exploded in the Southern California hills have claimed nine lives and forced thousands to flee their homes, including the entire city of Malibu, a sprawling naval base and many Hollywood celebrity homes. Fanned by ferocious Santa Ana winds and fueled by dry tinder, the fires immolated a mountain town […]

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California wildfire explodes in size, largest in state's history

San Francisco: Catastrophic wildfires continue to ravage California, as one blaze nearly doubled in size over the last three days, making it the largest in the US state’s history, according to authorities. No one has been injured in the Mendocino Complex Fire, which consists of two fires — the Ranch Fire and the River Fire […]

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California wildfire larger than New York city

Los Angeles: The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area bigger than New York City, stated fire officials. The Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has consumed 230,000 acres since it broke out on December 4, reports the BBC. Fanned by strong winds, it has become the […]

31 killed in Portugal wildfires, 4 in Spain

Coruna (Spain): Hundreds of wildfires ravaging the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula have killed at least 31 people in Portugal and four in Spain’s Galicia region, officials in both nations said on Monday. Patricia Gaspar, a spokeswoman for Portugal’s Civil Protection service, said the latest death toll was still provisional as efforts to gather […]

Deadly wildfire sweeps through California's wine region

Los Angeles: Parts of California’s wine region in the US are being ravaged by fast-spreading fire that has killed at least one person and seriously injured two others. Mass evacuations have been announced as several others are reportedly missing, BBC reported on Monday. About 20,000 people have fled from Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties after […]