The Lion Wildland Fire continues to grow

The Lion Wildland Fire continues to grow

The Lion Wildland Fire was ignited by lightning on July 8 and is located in the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Sequoia National Forest. The Lion Fire, presently at 17,436 acres, continues to grow as firefighters focus on securing the perimeter and containing the fire.

Arctic tundra wildfires return after 10000-year absence

Arctic tundra wildfires return after 10000-year absence

After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a University of Florida study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames.In a study published in the July 28 issue of the journal Nature, UF ecologist Miche

Wildfire smoke over the Sea of Okhotsk

Wildfire smoke over the Sea of Okhotsk

Smoke from wildfires streamed across the Sea of Okhotsk in late July 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on July 27, 2011.Nearly 120 fires were burning in the Russian

Russia battles fires amid tropical heat

Russia battles fires amid tropical heat

Russia on Thursday sweltered in abnormally hot summer weather as the emergency services sought to control expanding countryside blazes to prevent a repeat of last year’s devastating wildfires. The central city of Volgograd was Russia’s hottest city with temperatures

Fires in Russian Federation continues to burn

Fires in Russian Federation continues to burn

57 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 4 819.77 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 64 hotbeds with the area of  15 193.08 ha have been extinguished. 104 hotbeds, including those emerged earlier

Mysterious spontaneous fires burn houses in South Africa

Mysterious spontaneous fires burn houses in South Africa

Mysterious fires that apparently ignite spontaneously have over the past two weeks destroyed the homes in Hopewell near Thornville. The freakish fires have burned through the Mthembu family’s main house, two low-cost houses in the yard, and another low-cost…

365.21 hectares still burning in Russian Federation

365.21 hectares still burning in Russian Federation

69 hotbeds of wildfires with the total area 1 710.075 hectares have been registered in the Russian Federation within twenty four hours. 60 hotbeds with the area of  1 227.635 ha have been extinguished. 97 hotbeds, including those emerged earlier and 3 large ones

Fires near Yakutsk, Russia

Fires near Yakutsk, Russia

Deep green needle-leaf forests stretch away from the Lena River in Russia’s remote eastern reaches. Siberian larch trees mingle with patches of fragrant pine, while brush and moss cling to the ground. Unlike most coniferous trees, the larch sheds its needles at the

Russia’s wildfires still burning – Damage is triple last year’s

Russia’s wildfires still burning – Damage is triple last year’s

Russian wildfires since the start of the year have destroyed almost three times the forest and crop areas damaged a year earlier, when the country experienced its worst drought in half a century, the government said.Wildfires have ravaged almost 635,568 hectares