Tag Archives: wildfires


Heatwave and high winds threaten to reignite Australian wildfires

01 January, 2020 4:42 pm 4:42 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Swathes of southeast Australia were bracing on Thursday for a days-long heatwave that threatens to stoke bushfires that have been burning for months. As firefighters and residents prepared for the heightened danger, the New South Wales (NSW) state government launched a six-month inquiry to examine both the causes of and response to … Read More


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Smoke stalls rescues as Australia plans for next fiery onslaught

01 January, 2020 11:10 pm 11:10 pm

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials took advantage of better weather on Monday to reopen roads blocked by wildfires and move some people to safety although thick smoke stalled rescue efforts and hundreds of people remained stranded. Fires have ravaged more than 8 million hectares (19.8 million acres) of land across the country, an area nearly … Read More


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World welcomes 2020, but celebrations shadowed by wildfires, protests, Kore...

01 January, 2020 8:43 am 8:43 am

SYDNEY/HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) – The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong and India and new nuclear tensions with North Korea. Large crowds gathered in European capitals for spectacular fireworks displays that lit up the … Read More


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Thousands of people trapped in Australian coastal town by huge wildfires

12 December, 2019 10:31 am 10:31 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Thousands of tourists and residents in an Australian seaside town hunkered down in public buildings or waded into water at the seafront on Tuesday as wailing emergency sirens warned of a looming, fierce firefront. With the coastal town of Mallacoota ringed by wildfires and the main road in and out of town … Read More


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California’s governor declares statewide emergency over wildfires

10 October, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

SANTA ROSA, Calif (Web Desk) – California’s governor declared a statewide emergency as hurricane-force wind fueled wildfires across Sonoma County and prompted mass evacuations in communities to the Pacific Ocean. Washington Post reported that Gov Gavin Newsom (D) pledged to deploy “every resource available” as authorities fought blazes on both ends of the state and … Read More


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Fire rages on Greece’s Evia, threat to people averted

08 August, 2019 11:19 am 11:19 am

ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft sprayed water early on Wednesday in a bid to douse the flames of a huge wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal from authorities for assistance from European partners. A state of emergency has been declared in regions of the … Read More