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In America
September 3, 2017 4:08 am gmt |
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A wildfire on the northwest edge of Los Angeles spread rapidly on Saturday (September 2) despite light rainfall, a day after it forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents and triggered the closure of a major highway. Fire officials told residents of about 200 houses in northwest Los Angeles and n...
In Canada
August 13, 2017 11:14 am gmt |
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B.C.’s Shambhala Music Festival is ending early after the grounds were placed under evacuation alert because of a nearby wildfire. Organizers of the electronic music festival in B.C.’s Southern Interior announced Saturday afternoon that all acts planned for Sunday had been cancelled. They...
In Latest Stories
August 17, 2016 4:31 am gmt |
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Authorities in southern California ordered the evacuation of 82,000 people on Tuesday (16th Aug) after a wildfire broke out in a mountain pass and rapidly engulfed 9,000 acres (3,642 hectares), an official said. Officials said 700 firefighters were battling the blaze in an area called the Cajon Pass,...
In World
August 16, 2016 8:36 am gmt |
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A wildfire that spread into a small Northern California town over the weekend has destroyed more than 175 homes and businesses, authorities said on Monday (15th Aug), as crews fought to save more dwellings from the flames. The Clayton fire, named for the creek near where it broke out, was driven by f...
In Europe
August 10, 2016 9:39 am gmt |
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Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes on Portugal’s Madeira Island after wildfires ravaged Funchal on Tuesday (9th Aug) evening, destroying dozens of homes. Thick smoke from the fires disrupted flights at the local airport as fire-fighters battled the blaze that spread through dens...
In World
June 24, 2016 10:36 am gmt |
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A fast-growing wildfire that destroyed at least 80 homes near the riverside community of Lake Isabella in central California, continued to burn Thursday (June 23) as the threat to populated areas from five other major blazes across the state diminished, authorities said. The so-called Erskine Fire er...
In Canada
June 7, 2016 12:10 pm gmt |
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Ashley Kelly may have lost her family’s furniture and clothes to smoke damage on Monday, for the second time in a month. She was awakened around 4 a.m. by a neighbour, and looked outside to see flames shooting out from the condo directly across from the one she was renting in south Edmonton. Sh...
In Canada
May 12, 2016 10:47 am gmt |
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Residents of the Canadian province of Alberta have been stepping up to help the more than 80,000 wildfire evacuees from Fort McMurray, as firefighters believe they have gained the upper hand against the devastating blaze. Smoke was still seen rising from the forest near the oil sands town on Wednesda...
In Canada
May 12, 2016 10:27 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement on Tuesday that he plans to visit fire-ravaged Fort McMurray on Friday has sparked mixed reactions among the evacuees scattered across the province of Alberta. It has been one week since the massive wildfire forced tens of thousands of Canad...
In Canada
May 10, 2016 12:22 pm gmt |
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The outbreak of viral gastroenteritis was reported on Monday at evacuation centers housing evacuees from the Fort McMurray wildfire. The outbreak first occurred on Sunday night when several seniors and children suffered nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Alberta Health Services (AHS) said they are still ...
In Canada
May 10, 2016 7:58 am gmt |
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NASA satellites were able to capture the devastation of a wildfire in Alberta, Canada, when the flames were at their worst in both daytime and night-time infrared images posted online on Wednesday (May 4) and Thursday (May 5). As the satellites captured the images, more than 80,000 residents were for...
In Canada
May 9, 2016 9:35 am gmt |
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Dozens of families have fled to a campsite in Lac la Biche, after a blazing wildfire engulfed their homes in the northeastern city of Fort McMurray, Canada. Only days ago the Olivers, who got married in Fort McMurray more than 40 years ago, left almost everything behind and drove about two hours to a...
In Europe
December 30, 2015 11:04 am gmt |
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Wildfires continued to rage in the northern Spanish regions of Asturias and Cantabria on Tuesday (Dec. 29) after an unusual dry spell in a region that is normally rainy, especially in winter. The Asturias Emergency Services reported on Tuesday that eight fires continue to be active in the region, an ...
In America
November 12, 2015 4:43 am gmt |
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A swiftly spreading wildfire roared unchecked through Simi Valley, California, NBC said on Wednesday (November 11). The so-called Brush Fire, is among scores of blazes that have ravaged the drought-stricken western United States this summer, came amid what California fire officials described as ̶...
In America
August 30, 2015 4:08 am gmt |
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Miyuki Harwood, an American hiker, who gone missing for 9 days in California’s rugged Sierra Nevada, has been found alive. She has been finally found near Courtright reservoir in Fresno County yesterday (Saturday). According to the rescuers she had suffered from broken bones but was conscious. ...
In Canada
July 12, 2015 6:49 am gmt |
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Multiple homes have been destroyed by an aggressive wildfire burning northwest of Puntzi Lake, about 300 kilometres north of Vancouver in B.C.’s Cariboo region. The Cariboo Regional District said Saturday that a resort, two permanent homes, a seasonal home and multiple outbuildings on four prop...