Wildfires

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Fast-moving Delta Fire traps drivers on highway, destroys homes and forces evacuations, California

Delta Fire began 3.2 km (2 miles) north of Lakehead in Shasta County, California on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Forest Service classified the cause as 'human.' The fire has since rapidly grown to 8 900 hectares (22 000 acres) and is 0% contained as of...

September 07, 2018

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B.C. declares state of emergency as nearly 600 wildfires burn across the province, Canada

British Columbia has declared a province-wide state of emergency on August 15, 2018, due to raging wildfires. Although 2018 is already the 4th worst season on record, it's still far behind record-breaking 2017. Previous declarations were in 1996, 2003 and 2017,...

August 15, 2018

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Mendocino Fire Complex in California now largest in state's history

As of August 7, 2018, the Mendocino Complex of fires in California has burned 117 638 hectares (290 692 acres) of land, making it the largest fire in state's history. It is 34% contained. Estimated containment date is August 15. The Mendocino Complex eclipsed...

August 07, 2018

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Mendocino Fire Complex explodes in size, now 2nd largest fire in history of California

The Mendocino Fire Complex in California exploded in size over the weekend and is now the second largest wildfire in the history of California. It's on the pace to become the largest wildfire in state's history. The fire has consumed 110 747 hectares (273...

August 06, 2018

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California fires: 8 killed, 880+ structures destroyed and more than 37 000 people evacuated

California Governor Jerry Brown issued emergency proclamations for Riverside, Mariposa, Shasta, Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties over the past couple of days after raging wildfires claimed lives of 8 people, forced more than 37 000 to evacuate and destroyed...

July 30, 2018

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At least 80 killed as major wildfires destroy hundreds of homes and vehicles in Attica, Greece

Hundreds of homes and vehicles have been destroyed and at least 80 people died in Attica region following a number of devastating wildfires that ignited near Athens, Greece on Monday, July 23, 2018. Regional Governor Rena Dourou declared a state of emergency for...

July 24, 2018

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Historic wildfire outbreak hits Sweden amid record-breaking heat

Scandinavia is experiencing exceptionally warm temperatures, over 11 °C (20 °F) above average, for more than a month. Above-average temperatures combined with drought, lightning, and human negligence to cause what Swedish authorities are describing as the...

July 19, 2018

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Mohave Fire: Amazing video of firenado becoming a waterspout, Arizona

A rare phenomenon of a firenado turning into a waterspout was recorded in Arizona on July 14, 2018. The cause of Mohave Fire, which started on the same day the video was recorded, is still under investigation. This amazing video was recorded in Blythe, on the...

July 16, 2018

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Rare high-elevation tornado forms at the edge of Weston Pass Fire, Colorado

A rare high-elevation tornado touched down on the edge of Weston Pass Fire in Park County, Colorado on Thursday, July 5, 2018. The National Weather Service said the tornado touched down around 13:30 MDT (19:30 UTC) south of Fairplay, central Colorado at an...

July 06, 2018

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State of emergency in Northern California as Pawnee Fire destroys 22 buildings, threatens 600

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Lake County on June 25, 2018, due to the effects of the Pawnee Fire, which has destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure, caused power outages and the evacuation of residents. A...

June 26, 2018

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Arizona governor declares state of emergency as Tinder Fire chars over 11 000 acres

In response to a growing Tinder Fire in the Coconino National Forest near Payson, Arizona, governor Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency. The fire broke out around 18:25 UTC (11:45 local time) on April 27, according to InciWeb and is still zero percent...

May 02, 2018

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Rhea Fire: Deadly Oklahoma wildfire has now consumed over 100 000 ha (246 000 acres)

The Rhea Fire that started on April 12, 2018 in Western Oklahoma grew quickly with Red Flag fire weather conditions and has now consumed over 100 000 hectares (246 000 acres). The fire is blamed for the death of 1 person so far. This fire is located in Dewey County,...

April 17, 2018

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Fast-moving wildfire wipes out 69 homes in Tathra, Australia

A fast-moving wildfire engulfed Tathra, a small seaside town with a population of 1 622 located on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Australia late March 18, 2018, destroying at least 69 homes and damaging 39. According to NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), the fire...

March 19, 2018

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Major wildfires rage in Australia, killing cattle and destroying homes

Bush and grass fires rage in Australia's state of Victoria on Sunday, March 18, 2018, as hot and blustery conditions continue affecting the region. The fires are expected to get larger in size before firefighters place them under control. Dozens of fires in...

March 18, 2018

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Roads melting, bushfires destroy buildings as heatwave hits Australia

A short, sharp burst of very hot desert air hit South Australia and the southeastern States on Friday and Saturday, January 5 and 6, 2018, pushing temperatures above 40 °C (104 °F) and forcing authorities to issue total fire bans and health advisories....

January 06, 2018

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Thomas Fire grows to largest in California history

At 273 400 acres (110 641 ha) on Saturday, December 23, 2017, the Thomas Fire has become the largest wildfire in the history of California. So far, it destroyed 1 063, damaged 280 and still threatens 18 000 structures. It is now 65% contained and the estimated...

December 23, 2017

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Thomas Fire grows to 3rd largest in history of California, new evacuations ordered

The Thomas Fire in California is burning for the 13th day in a row and has now grown to 259 000 acres (104 813 ha), making it the third largest wildfire in the history of California. As of December 16, the fire is only 40% contained and is still growing. One...

December 16, 2017