Wildfires

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Record-breaking November temperatures continue to spark bushfires across Australia

Large areas of Australia saw a blast of extreme heat last week, causing November max temperature records to tumble across the country and Catastrophic Fire Danger in parts of Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria. In Victoria, winds of 100 km/h (62 mph)...

November 25, 2019

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Catastrophic bushfire conditions in Australia, over a dozen temperature records smashed

More than a dozen temperature records have been broken across South Australia on November 20, 2019, as bushfires continue to create catastrophic conditions all over the state, with blazes still burning at emergency levels. Over 100 schools have been closed,...

November 20, 2019

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577 homes destroyed in NSW bushfires, burn area more than 1.6 million ha (40.7 million acres), Australia

According to data provided by the Rural Fire Service, nearly 577 homes have been destroyed in New South Wales since the start of the fire 2019/20 season which quickly turned into the worst on record. Statewide, the burn area now covers more than 1 650 000 ha (40 772...

November 19, 2019

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Huge hailstones batter Queensland, causing significant damage to cars and homes, Australia

Hailstones up to 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter hit north of Brisbane as dangerous thunderstorms moved across southeast Queensland on November 17, 2019, causing severe damage to cars and homes. The hail came shortly after an emergency warning was issued for bushfires...

November 17, 2019

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3 fatalities confirmed, 5 missing as unprecedented bushfires burn in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia

Devastating bushfires are burning in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia since November 4, 2019. Authorities have reported more than 150 properties destroyed, 3 fatalities, 5 people missing, and 40 others injured, as of November 9. Out of the 74 fires burning,...

November 09, 2019

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Unprecedented bushfires rage across New South Wales, Australia

A series of unprecedented bushfires are burning across New South Wales, southeastern Australia on Friday, November 8, 2019. Over 1 000 firefighters have been battling more than 90 blazes, 17 of which are emergency-level, and strong winds. Heat up to 35 °C (95...

November 08, 2019

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Extremely dangerous fire weather conditions for California, 26 million people under red flag warning

Critical and extremely critical fire weather conditions continue across parts of California through Thursday, October 31, 2019, especially for southern California. At least 10 fires are burning across the state on October 30, with more than 26 million people under...

October 30, 2019

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200 000 Sonoma County residents under 'largest' mandatory evacuation ever as Kincade Fire grows, California

A total of 200 000 residents in Sonoma County were put under mandatory evacuation on Sunday morning, October 27, 2019, due to the rapidly growing Kincade Fire which started burning Wednesday last week, October 23. According to deputies, it is the largest evacuation...

October 28, 2019

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Kincade Fire explodes to 4 047 ha (10 000 acres), mandatory evacuations ordered, California

A fast-moving wildfire has exploded in rural Sonoma County late Wednesday (LT), October 23, 2019. The so-called Kincade Fire further intensified by 113 km/h (70 mph) winds, consuming around 4 047 hectares (10 000 acres) by October 24 and forcing hundreds of...

October 24, 2019

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Deadly wildfires leave widespread devastation in California

Wildfires have been raging across California, killing a number of residents, forcing mass evacuations, destroying properties, and wreaking havoc in the region. 100 000 residents had to flee on Friday, October 11, after Saddleridge Fire swept through the northern...

October 15, 2019

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Over 100 huge wildfires rage through Lebanon, the worst in decades

More than 103 huge fires raged through thousands of square meters of forest and several villages in Lebanon on Monday night, October 14, 2019. The affected towns and villages include Mechref, Kfar Matta, Daqoun, Zagharta, and Dibbiyeh, according to the National News...

October 15, 2019

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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