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    After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed

    World | Oct 24, 2021, 09:17 AM IST

    The hazard trees could potentially fall onto people and cars on section of State Route 180 known as Generals Highway, or they could create barriers for emergency and fire response, the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks said on Friday.

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    California wildfires: Caldor Fire scorches over 100,000 acres

    World | Aug 23, 2021, 03:48 PM IST

    The currently most active fire in California cut a 64.3 km stretch of the Highway 50 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains area, said the Inciweb, an interstate incident information system, in an update on Sunday.  

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    Wildfire UPDATE: New round of winds fuel fury of Northern California

    World | Aug 22, 2021, 01:01 PM IST

    The Caldor Fire in the northern Sierra Nevada already destroyed dozens of homes, and authorities on Friday closed down a 46-mile (74-km) stretch of Interstate 50, the main route between the state capital of Sacramento and Lake Tahoe on the Nevada state line.

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    Explosive California wildfires could burn into December

    World | Aug 21, 2021, 09:25 AM IST

    California has already surpassed the acreage burned at this point last year, which ended up setting the record. Now it’s entering a period when powerful winds have often driven the deadliest blazes.


    National forests closed as California wildfires surge

    World | Aug 20, 2021, 04:28 PM IST

    The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that beginning on Aug. 22 it will close nine national forests from near Lake Tahoe at the Nevada border on the east all the way west to Six Rivers National Forest, which stretches north to the Oregon border and contains more than 1 million acres of land alone.

  • California wildfire, wildfire season, wildlife damage, latest international news updates, California

    California wildfire season sets records, more damage expected

    World | Aug 20, 2021, 01:55 PM IST

    California has already surpassed the acreage burned at this point last year, which ended up setting the record. 

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    Jerusalem covered in smoke as wildfire rages outside city

    World | Aug 15, 2021, 09:30 PM IST

    The cloud stretched over much of the city on Sunday afternoon, covering the skies overhead with a black and orange blanket of smoke.  


    Europe: Wildfires rage as heatwave hits several countries

    World | Aug 14, 2021, 06:58 PM IST

    Experts have linked wildfires to record-high temperatures as Europe is in the midst of the heatwave due to the heat dome which is a high-pressure bubble that traps heat within a certain area.  

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    Wildfires in Algeria leave 42 dead, including 25 soldiers

    India | Aug 11, 2021, 08:00 AM IST

    President Abdelmadjid Tebboune tweeted that the soldiers were “martyrs” who saved 100 people from the fires in two areas of Kabyle, the region that is home to the North African nation’s Berber population.


    Weekend of fear looms for Californians in face of wildfires

    World | Aug 07, 2021, 11:31 PM IST

    The Dixie Fire that incinerated much of the gold rush-era town of Greenville has destroyed more than 180 homes and is threatening more than 10,000 buildings in the northern Sierra Nevada. It had engulfed an area larger than the size of New York City.  

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    California avoids major power outages as wildfires rage

    World | Sep 07, 2020, 01:33 PM IST

    Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety over the weekend after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest, one of dozens of fires burning amid record-breaking temperatures that strained the state’s electrical grid and for a time threatened power outages for millions.

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    California Wildfires: Fighters dig in ahead of high winds

    World | Aug 24, 2020, 07:35 AM IST

    Three massive wildfires chewed through parched Northern California landscape Sunday as firefighters raced to dig breaks and make other preparations ahead of a frightening weather system. 

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    How world's last remaining dinosaur trees were saved during Australian wildfires

    World | Jan 16, 2020, 01:10 PM IST

    Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday. Firefighters winched from helicopters to reach the cluster of fewer than 200 Wollemi Pines in a remote gorge in the Blue Mountains a week before a massive wildlife bore down, National Parks and Wildlife Service Director David Crust said.

  • Facebook steps up Australia bushfires relief efforts

    Facebook steps up Australia bushfires relief efforts

    World | Jan 16, 2020, 09:33 AM IST

    Facebook has announced to match up to $1 million (Australian dollars) in donations made to non-profit organisation GlobalGiving and donating $250,000 to the Australian Red Cross towards bushfires relief efforts. Currently, Facebook Disaster Maps in Australia are being used by a range of national and international relief, response, and academic organizations.

  • Australia orders force evacuation of residents, tourists ahead of horrible fire conditions

    Australia orders force evacuation of residents, tourists ahead of horrible fire conditions

    World | Jan 02, 2020, 08:14 PM IST

    Australian authorities on Thursday declared a state of emergency and forced evacuation of residents, tourists and closure of roads in the bushfire zones in the states of New South Wales and Victoria ahead of Saturday's forecast of "horrible" fire conditions due to the intensified heat wave.