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In World
August 4, 2017 12:17 pm gmt |
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 A forest fire continued to rage on Thursday (August 3) in Verin, northern Spain forcing emergency services to cut off different highways in the area as firefighters worked overnight. On Friday (August 4) firefighters continued to battle the blaze with 22 squads, 12 helicopters and four airplanes. Sp...
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June 18, 2017 12:24 pm gmt |
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Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the victims of what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest blaze in Portugal. The forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday. The pope, conducting his weekly Angelus prayer at the Va...
In Europe
August 15, 2016 7:48 am gmt |
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The forest fire on Portugal’s Madeira Island has been brought under control after causing three deaths and forcing thousands of islanders to evacuate. The continuous drought last week led to the fire which spread quickly from the hills to the seaside and the capital Funchal. Steep hill slopes and den...
In India
June 7, 2016 8:40 am gmt |
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Fire broke out in two forest regions of India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir state on Monday (June 06). Large swathes of forest land were destroyed in Doda district on Monday evening. Fire tenders were rushed to the spot, who toiled till late in the night to douse off the flames. “We receiv...
In India
June 6, 2016 8:38 am gmt |
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A massive fire broke out in the forests of Rajouri district in India’s Kashmir on Sunday (June 05). Fire tenders were rushed to the spot to put off the flames that engulfed large swathes of the forest land. Similar incidents of forest fire had been reported from the district in the past few wee...
In India
May 3, 2016 10:49 am gmt |
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A massive fire broke out in a forest in Shimla city of India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state on Monday (May 02), engulfing almost 10 hectares within hours. The fire broke out late night in the forest near old barrier cemetery area on the outskirts of the city. “I noticed the fire in the...