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Forest fires News

With worsening pollution, Indonesia ratifies ASEAN Agreement

Jakarta - The burning of forests in Sumatra and Kalimantan to clear land for commercial operations, like palm and paper plantations, has elevated pollution readings to dangerous levels in Singapore and Malaysia.

Hundreds evacuated in Mallorca due to out-of-control forest fires

Andraitx - 700 people have been evacuated from the town of Estellencs in the west of Mallorca as a fierce forest fire rages out of control. 300 firefighters from all over the island are fighting the blaze.

Spain: Valencia covered in clouds of smoke and ash

Valencia - The beautiful city of Valencia in Spain is covered in a pall of smoke and ash as wild fires burn out of control in the surrounding area. Hundreds of people have had to be evacuated from their homes.

Forest fires ravage parts of Russia

Tyva - Forest fires are ravaging parts of Russia due to irresponsible handling of fires and grass being cut for agricultural purposes.

Forest fires in Spain come early

Normally, the season for forest fires in Spain is the height of summer when high temperatures and dry conditions add to the dangers. However, the fire season seems to have started much earlier this year following a very mild and dry winter.

Six firefighters killed in forest fire in Chile, arson suspected

Temuco - Six firefighters were killed and two were seriously burned while fighting a forest fire in the Araucania region in Chile; another worker is still missing. Authorities believe arson is involved.

Chile: Forest fires continue causing death and devastation

Santiago - Wildfires persist in several regions of the country burning hundreds of homes and causing huge damage, unemployment problems and death; there are 42 active forest fires in several regions of Chile, 24 of which are out of control.

Russia facing wave of wildfires, could be worse than last year’s

Moscow - Wildfires raging across Russia since the start of the year have destroyed almost triple the amount of forests and crops as attributed to last year’s deadly wildfires during the same time period, and conditions show the situation is likely to get worse.

Las Vegas gets first big rainstorm,spectacular lightning storm Special

Las Vegas received a major lightning storm and the first big rains for 2009 Monday night while the National Weather Service issues a flood advisory for all low lying areas until early Tuesday morning.

Early summer storms start lightning strike fires in Nevada Special

Summer storms hit southern Nevada, northern Arizona, and California causing fires in the National Forests. The National Forest Service is fighting several fires Monday.

Fireproofing Homes Helps Prevent Forest Fires

A study, conducted for the very first time, has made a connection between homes that are not fireproofed and the spread of forest fires. Fireproofing not only aids the home but the forest.

Overworked And Exhausted Firefighters Battle Countless Fires Across US

LOS ANGELES - More than 1,500 firefighters and a fleet of helicopters and tankers continued to battle a 63,270-acre wildfire in the Sierra Nevada, with the blaze still only about 15 percent contained and dangerous dry lightning forecast. The fire, ...
 

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Singapore s Downtown Core on 7 October 2006  when it was affected by forest fires in Sumatra  Indone...
Singapore's Downtown Core on 7 October 2006, when it was affected by forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia.
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Crews rescue the remains of six firefighters killed in wildfires in the Araunacía Region of Chile (...
Crews rescue the remains of six firefighters killed in wildfires in the Araunacía Region of Chile (Screengrab from EMOL).
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Woman looks in despair what is left of her home devastated by fires in the Bio-Bio region of Chile (Screengrab from LUN).
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Firefighters battle wildfires in the Araunanía Region of Chile.(Screengrab from EMOL).
Firefighters battle wildfires in the Araunanía Region of Chile.(Screengrab from EMOL).
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Firefighter in Spain
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