Wildfires

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Record weather conditions across USA in the first half of October

A strong early-season snowstorm pounded several parts of the United States in the first half of October. The unusual weather set records, with snowstorm blanketing the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions have hit Dakota, while Denver...

October 14, 2019

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Saddleridge Fire explodes in Southern California, mandatory evacuation in San Fernando Valley

Critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions continue on Friday across portions of Southern California due to gusty winds and a very dry airmass. These conditions should subside by the weekend as an upper level trough approaches the region. The setup has...

October 11, 2019

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Slow-moving nor'easter affecting parts of the Northeast, anomalously cold air mass drops into the Central USA

Heavy rain and gusty winds produced by a potent, slow-moving ocean storm / nor'easter are expected to linger over southeastern New England into Saturday, October 12, 2019. Meanwhile, an early-season major winter storm continues across the Northern Plains as an...

October 11, 2019

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Winds raise fire risk in California, prompting a public safety power shutoff that could affect 800 000

Winds from the same storm set bringing another round of cold air and heavy snow to the interior Northwest increase wildfire ignition threats and spread over California. As a safety precaution, electricity will be turned off for some parts of California on October 9,...

October 09, 2019

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Bolivia loses 1.2 million ha (3.2 million acres) of forest land this year as wildfires continue

Forest fires continue raging across Bolivia's forests, damaging almost 1.2 million hectares (3.2 million acres) of land this year. The municipalities of Ascensión, Concepción, El Puente, San Antonio de Lomerío, San José, and San...

August 30, 2019

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INPE: Record number of wildfires in Brazil's Amazon

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) said the country's Amazon rainforest has seen 72 843 wildfires so far this year. The number represents an 83% increase over the same period of 2018 and a record since 2013 when their record-keeping began....

August 22, 2019

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Unprecedented wildfire rips through the island of Gran Canaria, Spain

An unprecedented wildfire is burning on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain’s Canary Islands since August 17, 2019. Although it has now started to subside, it engulfed around 10 000 ha (24 710 acres) of land, leading to the evacuation of over 9 000 people from...

August 21, 2019

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Thousands evacuated as major wildfire rages on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

More than 8 000 people were evacuated from dozens of towns on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain after wildfire which broke on Saturday, August 17, 2019, near the town of Tejeda spread in two directions and scorched more than 1 700 (4 200 acres) of land by Sunday...

August 19, 2019

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Wildfires burning in heavily forested Castelo Branco region, central Portugal

More than 1 000 firefighters are battling several large wildfires in central Portugal since July 20, 2019. Fanned by strong winds, the fires are burning in heavily forested Castelo Branco region, 200 km (124 miles) N of capital Lisbon. Several national highways were...

July 21, 2019

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Wildfires force evacuation of hundreds of homes, Israel

Hundreds of homes were evacuated early Wednesday, July 17, 2019, as several wildfires broke out across Israel. The fires are reportedly a result of a heatwave affecting most of the country, with temperatures in some cities reaching 50 °C (122 °F). The first...

July 17, 2019

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Massive wildfire on Hawaii's Maui Island

A wildfire that broke out on Hawaii's Maui Island at 10:30 LT on July 11, 2019 spread to 4 040 ha (10 000 acres) by Friday morning. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate but were allowed to return after conditions improved. The fire grew out of control by...

July 12, 2019

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The largest forest fire in the history of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

A forest fire reignited across Ludwigslust-Parchim District, west of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern State, Germany on June 30, burning an area of more than 450 ha (1 111 acres) so far and becoming the largest forest fire in the history of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The fire is...

July 02, 2019

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Spain battling Catalonia's worst wildfire in 20 years

At least 4 000 ha (10 000 acres) are affected by rapidly-spreading wildfires near the town of La Torre de l'Espanyol, 80 km (50 miles) from the coastal city of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The Catalan regional government described the fires as the worst the...

June 27, 2019

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High Level wildfires out of control at over 300 000 ha (740 000 acres), Alberta, Canada

Devastating wildfires continue burning across Alberta, Canada, with 8 of total 24 out of control as of June 1, 2019. 60 fire bans are in place across the state, including in the cities of Edmonton and Red Deer. More than 11 000 people have been evacuated and another...

June 02, 2019

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Massive wildfires burning in Alberta, Canada

Several wildfires have broken out through Northern Alberta Region, Canada since May 23, forcing authorities to evacuate thousands of people. Provincial authorities reported 17 active fires on May 23, with the most affected area near the town of High Level, Mackenzie...

May 27, 2019

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Severe heatwave, devastating wildfires affecting Israel

Severe heatwave, record-breaking in parts of the country, is affecting Israel over the past couple of days, along with numerous devastating wildfires in multiple locations across the country. Central Israel has been severely affected by forest fires in the last 24...

May 24, 2019

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Wildfires scorch over 44 000 ha (109 000 acres) across Russia

According to a statement released by the Federal Aerial Forest Protection Service (Avialesokhrana) on Saturday, May 11, 2019, wildfires have scorched over 44 000 ha (109 000 acres) in 18 Russian regions. As of May 11, 2019, a total of 54 forest fires are active in...

May 13, 2019