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Dublin: 25°C Wednesday 10 August 2022

#Fires

# fires - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

London Fire Brigade faced busiest day since WW2 as fires blazed in 40-degree heat
# Fires
# Fires

London Fire Brigade faced busiest day since WW2 as fires blazed in 40-degree heat

Updated Jul 20th 2022, 10:26 AM 23,809 Views 10 Comments

A new record for the hottest day ever seen in the UK was provisionally recorded in England yesterday afternoon.

# fires - Friday 15 July, 2022

Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal
# Forest Fires
# Forest Fires

Pilot killed after firefighting plane crashes in Portugal

Jul 15th 2022, 11:03 PM 19,054 Views 4 Comments

A heatwave has left much of southwestern Europe sweltering over the past week.

# fires - Monday 1 November, 2021

Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween
# Halloween
# Halloween

Major decrease in fire brigade call outs in Dublin this Halloween

Nov 1st 2021, 9:28 AM 25,784 Views 24 Comments

186 calls were made to Dublin Fire Brigade yesterday, down from over 480 last year.

# fires - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Two killed as forest fires continue to burn near French Riviera
# French Forest Fires
# French Forest Fires

Two killed as forest fires continue to burn near French Riviera

Aug 18th 2021, 10:03 PM 17,487 Views 3 Comments

More than 1,100 firefighters were battling the flames as thousands of tourists and locals flee.

# fires - Friday 13 August, 2021

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires
# Greece
# Greece

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires

Aug 13th 2021, 1:16 PM 6,409 Views 1 Comment

Four water-dropping aircraft and six helicopters have been sent to control the new fire.

# fires - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks
# Greece
# Greece

Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks

Aug 11th 2021, 9:20 PM 9,448 Views 13 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis described the 586 fires as “a natural disaster of exceptional magnitude”.

# fires - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Aug 1st 2021, 4:17 PM 27,809 Views 9 Comments

This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.

# fires - Saturday 31 July, 2021

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires
# Turkey
# Turkey

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Jul 31st 2021, 4:20 PM 25,530 Views 3 Comments

Fires across Turkey since Wednesday have burned down forests, encroaching on villages and tourist destinations.

# fires - Monday 28 June, 2021

Firefighters tackle blaze at Vicar Street venue in Dublin
# Dublin
# Dublin

Firefighters tackle blaze at Vicar Street venue in Dublin

Jun 28th 2021, 12:59 PM 51,213 Views 11 Comments

The fire has been brought under control and gardaí said no injuries have been reported.

# fires - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Opinion: A roaring fire might be cosy, but it's causing serious health issues
# Air Pollution
# Air Pollution

Opinion: A roaring fire might be cosy, but it's causing serious health issues

Mar 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 70,213 Views 101 Comments

Irish Heart Foundation CEO Dr Tim Collins says we need to understand just how dangerous open fires are to our health.

# fires - Friday 11 September, 2020

15 people killed and 500,000 others evacuated as US West Coast wildfires continue
# California
# California

15 people killed and 500,000 others evacuated as US West Coast wildfires continue

Sep 11th 2020, 7:42 PM 18,172 Views 23 Comments

The August Complex Fire became the biggest recorded blaze in Californian history yesterday.

# fires - Thursday 10 September, 2020

PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California
# San Francisco
# San Francisco

PHOTOS: Wildfires turn sky orange in California

Sep 10th 2020, 8:03 AM 33,677 Views 27 Comments

Three people have died in the latest blaze.

# fires - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Wildfires wreak havoc as thousands evacuated amid 'extraordinary weather' in California
# Emergency Situation
# Emergency Situation

Wildfires wreak havoc as thousands evacuated amid 'extraordinary weather' in California

Aug 20th 2020, 8:47 AM 21,353 Views 12 Comments

The state of California has recorded 11,000 lightning strikes in 72 hours.

# fires - Friday 31 January, 2020

'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in
# Australia
# Australia

'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in

Jan 31st 2020, 8:39 AM 23,266 Views 30 Comments

Authorities also warned of so-called ember attacks, where winds blow glowing ash ahead of the fire front.

# fires - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn
# Destruction
# Destruction

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

Jan 19th 2020, 12:15 PM 17,760 Views 46 Comments

Since September, the fires have killed 28 people and burned more than 2,600 houses.

# fires - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises
# Scott Morrison
# Scott Morrison

Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises

Jan 12th 2020, 8:34 AM 16,008 Views 44 Comments

At least 27 people have now been killed in the months-long crisis.

# fires - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes

Jan 9th 2020, 7:36 AM 16,119 Views 14 Comments

Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.

# fires - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn
# Fires
# Fires

Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn

Jan 7th 2020, 7:14 AM 9,929 Views 10 Comments

Hot and dangerous conditions could return late this week.

# fires - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises
# New South Wales
# New South Wales

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises

Jan 1st 2020, 10:16 AM 26,571 Views 34 Comments

Blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

# fires - Saturday 21 December, 2019

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires intensify in Australia

Dec 21st 2019, 7:40 AM 16,570 Views 25 Comments

A record-breaking heatwave on the east coast has fanned hundreds of fires.

# fires - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Australia braces for heatwave as more than 100 fires burn

Dec 7th 2019, 9:57 AM 15,472 Views 15 Comments

Sydney has been engulfed in toxic smoke for weeks and occasionally sprinkled with snow-like embers.

# fires - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Nov 21st 2019, 7:36 AM 10,368 Views 17 Comments

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

# fires - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four
# Bushfires
# Bushfires

Death toll from devastating Australia bushfires rises to four

Nov 14th 2019, 7:34 AM 7,054 Views 0 Comments

A man’s body was discovered in a scorched area of bushland near the New South Wales town of Kempsey.

# fires - Monday 4 November, 2019

Donald Trump threatens to withhold funding for fighting California wildfires
# Fires
# Fires

Donald Trump threatens to withhold funding for fighting California wildfires

Nov 4th 2019, 8:04 AM 32,020 Views 54 Comments

Trump blamed the California governor for the fires.

# fires - Friday 1 November, 2019

Fire fighters attacked with rocks while tackling blaze in Dublin city centre
# Halloween
# Halloween

Fire fighters attacked with rocks while tackling blaze in Dublin city centre

Nov 1st 2019, 7:37 AM 47,481 Views 67 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade officers were targeted on Halloween night.

# fires - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Thousands of firefighters battle California wildfires as more people forced from their homes
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Thousands of firefighters battle California wildfires as more people forced from their homes

Oct 29th 2019, 8:37 AM 7,297 Views 6 Comments

Around 180,000 people are currently under a mandatory evacuation order.

# fires - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds
# Fire Fatalities
# Fire Fatalities

Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds

Oct 16th 2019, 4:21 PM 4,288 Views 5 Comments

The Health Research Board found there were 101 fires recorded in closed inquest cases between 2014-2016.

# fires - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities
# Fires
# Fires

Drone attacks cause fires at Saudi Arabia oil facilities

Sep 14th 2019, 4:35 PM 19,498 Views 19 Comments

The facilities are owned by Aramco.

# fires - Friday 30 August, 2019

60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires
# Burning Ban
# Burning Ban

60-day ban on burning in Brazil following global outcry over Amazon fires

Aug 30th 2019, 9:34 AM 6,655 Views 8 Comments

However, activists have doused hopes that the ban would work.

# fires - Thursday 29 August, 2019

US ready to fight Amazon forest fires ... but only if it involves working with Brazilian government
# Amazon
# Amazon

US ready to fight Amazon forest fires ... but only if it involves working with Brazilian government

Aug 29th 2019, 7:08 AM 7,360 Views 15 Comments

On Monday, the countries of the G7 pledged €18 million to tackle the Amazon fires.

# fires - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the Amazon - here's what you need to know

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 PM 13,153 Views 30 Comments

There is huge concern about the local, national and international impact of the fires.

# fires - Monday 26 August, 2019

G7 commits $20 million to Amazon as new fires flare up in world's largest rainforest
# Fires
# Fires

G7 commits $20 million to Amazon as new fires flare up in world's largest rainforest

Aug 26th 2019, 10:45 PM 8,700 Views 32 Comments

Aircraft have poured thousands of litres of water on the rainforest.

# fires - Friday 23 August, 2019

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon
# Blazes
# Blazes

Varadkar says Ireland will vote against Mercosur deal unless Brazil protects Amazon

Aug 23rd 2019, 7:36 AM 25,289 Views 92 Comments

He also labelled President Bolsonaro’s attacks on NGOs this week as “Orwellian”.

# fires - Sunday 21 July, 2019

'Something strange is going on': 1,300 firefighters battle blazes in Portugal
# Castelo Branco
# Castelo Branco

'Something strange is going on': 1,300 firefighters battle blazes in Portugal

Jul 21st 2019, 2:39 PM 44,470 Views 19 Comments

Authorities are looking into whether the fires were started deliberately.

# fires - Sunday 30 June, 2019

After record breaking temperatures, some cooler weather hits parts of Europe
# Mercury Falling
# Mercury Falling

After record breaking temperatures, some cooler weather hits parts of Europe

Jun 30th 2019, 5:36 PM 22,270 Views 9 Comments

But the reprieve was not universal, with Germany measuring a record high temperature for June.

# fires - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Anger over 'shocking seven-hour delay' in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal
# Gorse Fires
# Gorse Fires

Anger over 'shocking seven-hour delay' in deploying Air Corps to fight wildfires in Donegal

Apr 23rd 2019, 8:17 AM 30,067 Views 105 Comments

The Air Corps responded in the afternoon but noted that it did not run a dedicated firefighting service.

# fires - Monday 19 November, 2018

77 dead, 993 missing and 10,000 homes destroyed as California waits on rain
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

77 dead, 993 missing and 10,000 homes destroyed as California waits on rain

Nov 19th 2018, 7:53 AM 10,514 Views 3 Comments

Firefighters managed to expand containment to 65% of the 234-square-mile burn zone over the weekend.

# fires - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'Sad' Donald Trump visits site of California wildfires and again blames forest mismanagement
# Paradise Lost
# Paradise Lost

'Sad' Donald Trump visits site of California wildfires and again blames forest mismanagement

Nov 18th 2018, 7:53 AM 23,635 Views 50 Comments

The US President said that other countries ‘do it differently’.

# fires - Monday 12 November, 2018

Town of Paradise turns to 'hell on earth' after deadly wildfires devastate California
# Death Toll
# Death Toll

Town of Paradise turns to 'hell on earth' after deadly wildfires devastate California

Updated Nov 12th 2018, 9:42 PM 29,204 Views 11 Comments

Nearly 230 residents of the town were unaccounted for, the sheriff said.

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