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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 21 October, 2018

#Fires

# fires - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

11 dead as California is scorched by raging wildfires the size of LA

Some 14,000 firefighters, including reinforcements from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, have arrived to combat the firestorm.

# fires - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Portugal prepares for fires as temperatures set to soar to 45 degrees

The country is trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s deadly wildfires.

# fires - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Two children aged four and five among the latest victims to die in California wildfires

Some 38,000 people have been evacuated after the Carr Fire roared into the outskirts of Redding in Shasta County.

# fires - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Thousands flee deliberate California fire that has destroyed 500 buildings

An official yesterday announced the death of a firefighter battling the inferno.

# fires - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp married Zoe Holohan last Thursday and they had just gone on their honeymoon.

# fires - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Irish people travelling to Greece urged to contact travel provider as wildfires continue to rage

Irish tourists already there are being urged to monitor local news reports and follow the advice of local authorities.

# fires - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Bus and cars set on fire and bomb scare at airport as UVF threatens 'serious disorder'

Bonfires are traditionally lit on the Eleventh Night, the eve of the Twelfth of July, and police are expecting trouble.

# fires - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Irish lizards thriving in the heat, but fires pose a particular danger

The warm weather means they can reach their optimal temperature without having to bask for hours.

# fires - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires

Yesterday marked the sixth consecutive day that the Defence Forces deployed the Air Corps to assist firefighting operations.

# fires - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Firefighters attacked with stones as they put out May Eve bonfires

A number of stones hit the vehicle, but nobody was injured.

# fires - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

# fires - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade to use drones 'extensively' in the run up to Halloween

It will also use a live feed showing bonfires and other incidents similar to the one used for Storm Ophelia.

# fires - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

The state fire prevention agency Calfire forecast strong winds for today, which could fan the fires.

# fires - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Hundreds of homes evacuated due to 'biggest fire in Los Angeles history'

The LA fire is one of several major fires burning in the western United States.

# fires - Friday 11 August, 2017

Residents evacuated as firefighters warn of worsening wildfires in Portugal

“There are still two active fronts which are a cause for concern,” authorities said.

# fires - Saturday 5 August, 2017

A campfire started a gorse fire in the Wicklow Mountains last night

Firefighters also dealt with rubbish being set on fire in a wooded area near a children’s playground.

# fires - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Four-year-old boy whose parents were on honeymoon among dead in Portugal fires

At least 64 people have died in fires that swept through the centre of the country at the weekend.

# fires - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks Up In Flames

Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks

There have been more than 100 serious gorse and forest fires in recent weeks.

# fires - Friday 14 April, 2017

Gorse fires blaze at Mosney as fire brigade warns public to be careful

Dublin Fire Brigade and Louth Fire Service both were called into fight yesterday’s fire.

# fires - Thursday 22 December, 2016

60 inmates take over part of jail in Kent

A number of fires are said to have been lit.

# fires - Friday 9 September, 2016

Hotels evacuated as wildfires hit Portugal's tourist Algarve region

The Algarve, which is known for its sandy beaches and golf courses, is one of Europe’s top vacation spots.

# fires - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Three houses set ablaze in Belfast after bonfire burns out of control 12th Of July This post contains images

Three houses set ablaze in Belfast after bonfire burns out of control

Today marks the anniversary of the victory of Dutch Prince William of Orange over the Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

# fires - Friday 29 April, 2016

19 wildfires reported across the country in just 10 days

Many of the fires took place in areas protected for nature conservation.

# fires - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Ambulance comes under attack during a chaotic night for emergency services

DFB’s control centre processed a total of 700 calls.

# fires - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Dublin Fire Brigade is receiving a 999 call every 40 seconds

The message is to use common sense.

# fires - Monday 14 September, 2015

PHOTOS: Wildfires incinerate homes in California Lake County This post contains images

PHOTOS: Wildfires incinerate homes in California

At least one person has been killed.

# fires - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

PHOTOS: Thousands of firefighters battle "monster" California wildfire

13,000 people have been forced from their homes since the enormous wildfire started last week.

# fires - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Why will lots of bonfires be lit across the country tonight?

You’re much more likely to know what it’s all about if you live in a rural area.

# fires - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Minister accused of being 'clueless' over wildfires

The Irish Wildlife Trust is not impressed with Heather Humphreys.

# fires - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

If you're out walking this spring, don't start forest fires

Only who can stop them?

# fires - Friday 31 October, 2014

Smoke from large fire in north Dublin close to airport flight path

Emergency services have attended dozens of incidents this evening.

# fires - Friday 24 October, 2014

Dublin City Council has been confiscating wood and tyres ahead of Halloween

The Council is cracking down on bonfires.

# fires - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Man tries to kill spider, ends up burning his house down Along Came A Spider

Man tries to kill spider, ends up burning his house down

KILL IT WITH FIRE! Except maybe don’t.

# fires - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Fourth firefighter killed as wildfires rage in Spain and Portugal

The fires have consumed large parts of forests in the two countries.

California wildfire continues to blaze - and can be seen from space

The cause has not been determined for the fire, but fire officials have expressed optimism about the situation.

# fires - Monday 5 August, 2013

Dozens in hospital after Norway tunnel fire

A firefighter said that it was “pure luck” that no one has died.

# fires - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Hotter planet will increase risk of wildfires

The nature of wildfires is changing – in the US, they eat through twice as many acres per year as they did 40 years ago.

# fires - Friday 3 May, 2013

Bank Holiday forest and land fire warning

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney warned farmers and forest owners that there are “very high risk fire conditions”.

# fires - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Cooler weather aids Australia firefighters

Firefighters are taking advantage of cooler temperatures to quell bushfires across Australia, but warn of hotter weather will return this weekend.

# fires - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Sean 'Diddy' Combs urged to act after Bangladesh factory fire

Activists want the rapper to campaign for safer conditions at clothing factories in Bangladesh, one of which burned down at the weekend killing 110 staff.

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