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# 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.

# fires - Thursday 6 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge 4 Stages of Ronan Keating's Reaction to his Album Selling 181 Copies Firefighting

4 Stages of Ronan Keating's Reaction to his Album Selling 181 Copies

According to the Kübler-Ross hypothesis of grief management.

# fires - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

California wildfires force hundreds of evacuations

At least four buildings were destroyed and several people were hurt by wildfires raging across southern California today.

# fires - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Fires begin to ease on Canary Islands

The fires caused the evacuation of one of the smallest islands, and affected 10,000 acres of land.

# fires - Thursday 2 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge WATCH: Ronan Keating acts, runs and cries in new video for Fires Welcome Back

WATCH: Ronan Keating acts, runs and cries in new video for Fires

If this isn’t the best thing you see today, we’ll give you your money back.

# fires - Monday 23 July, 2012

Three killed, 100 injured by Spanish wildfires

Catalan firefighters have described the situation as “very serious”.

# fires - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Fires blaze across the Algarve in Portugal

Fires have hit the Madeira islands and the mainlands over the past 72 hours.

# fires - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Dramatic photos of canyon wildfires as Colorado residents flee flames Wildfires This post contains images

Dramatic photos of canyon wildfires as Colorado residents flee flames

Thousands of residents have been forced from their homes as Waldo Canyon fire grows.

# fires - Monday 25 June, 2012

Thousands evacuated and 250 homes lost in Colorado wildfire (pics) Colorado This post contains images

Thousands evacuated and 250 homes lost in Colorado wildfire (pics)

Eight fires are now burning in Colorado as residents and tourists flee their homes.

# fires - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Utah governor issues firearms appeal over fires

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Friday due to blaze officials say was accidentally sparked by target shooters.

# fires - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

LA fires suspect also involved in German arson investigation

The 24-year-old man was arrested in LA on Monday in connection with over 50 fires in the city last weekend.

# fires - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Man arrested after LA fires cause over $2 million in damage

The 24-year-old was arrested early yesterday morning, according to police in West Hollywood.

# fires - Sunday 25 December, 2011

A FAMILY in Tallaght, Co Dublin has been hospitalised after a fire broke out at their house overnight. RTÉ reports that a woman and three children were in the house at the time. Emergency services also tackled house fires in Dublin’s Harold’s Cross and in Louth through the night, but no other injuries have been reported.

# fires - Friday 26 August, 2011

Two more arrested in Donegal arson investigations

Two men aged 20 and 21 are arrested in connection with arson attacks in the Buncrana area, as charges are prepared against others.

# fires - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

PM David Cameron: Rioters will feel the full force of the law

There will be 16,000 police officers on the streets of London tonight. Cameron warned that “if you are old enough to commit these crimes, you are old enough to face punishment”.

# fires - Monday 8 August, 2011

Over 100 arrests in second night of London "copycat" riots

Police blame “copycat criminal activity” as over 100 are arrested following violence in Enfield, Brixton and Walthamstow.

# fires - Sunday 7 August, 2011

Riots in London as protest turns violent Riots This post contains images

Riots in London as protest turns violent

A protest over the shooting dead of a local man by police turned into a riot in Tottenham, north London, last night, with cars being set on fire and shops smashed and looted.

# fires - Saturday 14 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your Fix this evening: The palace is looking forward to the Queen’s visit but Sinn Féin most definitely is not; the woman who was decapitated in Tenerife yesterday is named; Haiti’s new president takes office; Dylan gets defensive; and Jedward goes global.

Total cost of forest and gorse fires set to rise above €7 million

The fires which hit various parts of the country earlier this month did €5 million worth of damage to State owned forests with a further €2.4 million worth of damage inflicted on privately owned forests.

# fires - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Fires cause €5 million worth of damage with 985 hectares of land destroyed

Coillte estimates that it will take this much to cover the extra expense from fire fighting, replacement of trees lost and forgone revenue from timber.

# fires - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Gorse fires continue in midlands and north-west

The Army continues firefighting efforts as widespread fires continue to blaze in counties Donegal, Sligo and Offaly.

# fires - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Chief fire officers say geographical spread of wildfires were ‘unprecedented’ Fires This post contains images

Chief fire officers say geographical spread of wildfires were ‘unprecedented’

Rain forecast for some afflicted areas in next 48 hours may help in battle as Clare Chief Fire Officer condemns those who set blazes deliberately.