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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 23 October, 2018

#Wildfires

# wildfires - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Firefighters and soldiers battle Algarve fires as temperatures hit 45 degrees

The fires have left 32 people injured.

# wildfires - 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.

# wildfires - 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.

# wildfires - 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.

# wildfires - 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.

# wildfires - Friday 27 July, 2018

'There are testimonies': Serious signs arson started deadly Greek wildfires

At least 82 people, including an Irish citizen, were killed in the wildfires.

# wildfires - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Irishman who died in Greek wildfires praised for his 'no-nonsense, can-do' charity work RIP

Irishman who died in Greek wildfires praised for his 'no-nonsense, can-do' charity work

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp was on his honeymoon when he and his wife Zoe Holohan were caught in the fires.

# wildfires - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires

An Irish couple are reported to have been caught up in the giant wildfires which broke out on Monday.

Irishman confirmed to have died in Greek wildfires

He has been named as Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp.

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.

# wildfires - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires

While the woman has since been hospitalised, the man remains missing.

Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74

Authorities said that 26 bodies were discovered at a seaside resort this morning.

# wildfires - 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.

# wildfires - Saturday 13 January, 2018

California mudslides: 18 people confirmed dead, with two-year-old girl among those missing

Seven people remain missing and dozens of homes have been destroyed.

# wildfires - Thursday 4 January, 2018

French Alps on maximum avalanche alert as Storm Eleanor rips through Europe

In other extreme weather, three hundred goats were killed in the wildfire at Chiatra-Canale di Verde.

# wildfires - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Mansions belonging to Beyonce and Rupert Murdoch among those evacuated due to wildfires

Over 200,000 people have been evacuated due to the raging wildfires.

# wildfires - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

# wildfires - Monday 16 October, 2017

At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain

A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal.

# wildfires - Sunday 15 October, 2017

'Hell on earth': Californian wildfires are now 100 miles wide as death toll reaches 40

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department has received 1,308 missing persons reports so far and 1,052 people have been located.

# wildfires - Friday 13 October, 2017

Death toll hits 31 in deadliest wildfire disaster in California's history

The fires have been raging in northern California since last Sunday.

# wildfires - 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.

# wildfires - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

'Everything, everything is gone': 10 dead and thousands evacuated in California wildfires

A state of emergency has been declared in three counties.

# wildfires - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

A complaint has been made to Europe about Ireland's failure to protect wildlife

The Irish Wildlife Trust has reported 97 illegal wildfires to the European Commission.

# wildfires - Thursday 27 July, 2017

'We are winning the fight': Fires that forced mass evacuations in France almost under control

“In such dry conditions, we really fear that fires could start again,” one firefighter said.

# wildfires - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

'It's a disaster area. There's nothing left': Wildfires rage over south-east of France

Residents of Corsica and Saint-Tropez have described “apocalyptic” scenes from the wildfires.

# wildfires - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave

Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.

# wildfires - Monday 27 March, 2017

A dry weekend has sparked a series of gorse fires across Ireland Summer Sun This post contains videos

A dry weekend has sparked a series of gorse fires across Ireland

The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has recorded at least 15 wildfires.

# wildfires - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Photos: Raging wildfire engulfs California homes and film set

The Sand Fire has turned out to be one of the worst in this region in decades.

# wildfires - Saturday 16 July, 2016

US federal government sues man for $25 million over massive wildfire

He is being blamed because of a poorly maintained electrical junction box.

# wildfires - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Alberta wildfires destroy 1,600 homes as 80,000 people forced to flee

No fatalities have been reported.

# wildfires - 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.

# wildfires - 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.

# wildfires - 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.

# wildfires - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

In pictures: Raging wildfires engulf homes in California

Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate.

# wildfires - Monday 13 January, 2014

One dead as Australian blaze razes around 50 homes

The fire follows from other devastating fires last year.

# wildfires - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year

From Commander Hadfield to Batkid, here are the most striking photographs from 2013.

# wildfires - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# wildfires - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

Firefighters deliberately merge two blazes in Australia

Did you know? Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a volunteer local firefighter and worked through the night over the weekend with his brigade.

# wildfires - Monday 21 October, 2013

Reports of looting as Australian wildfires rage

Two teenage boys have also been charged in relation to deliberately starting fires.

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