Posts Tagged wildfires

‘We can’t keep up’ – Brazil residents battle blazes

UNTV News   •   September 6, 2019

Residents in Brazil’s vast Mato Grosso state were battling blazes spreading in dry brush while Brazil’s military arrived at a remote jungle location to fight the fires that continue to...

Bolivia president now open to aid to put out wildfires

Robie de Guzman   •   August 27, 2019

Bolivian President Evo Morales did an about-face on Sunday (August 25) and said he was now open to international aid to fight the blazes that have engulfed rural villages and...

Firefighters in race against time to extinguish fires in Bolivia

Robie de Guzman   •   August 26, 2019

Firefighters battled wildfires raging through Bolivia’s Robore region and the town of San Lorenzo on Sunday (August 25) that have engulfed rural villages and doubled in size since Thursday (August...

Bolivia ramps up efforts to control wildfires

Robie de Guzman   •   August 23, 2019

Bolivian firefighters continued battling on Wednesday (August 21) a series of wildfires ravaging swathes of the country from both land and air. Using a helicopter to dump water on hot...

Amazon burning: Brazil reports record forest fires

Robie de Guzman   •   August 21, 2019

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil’s space research centre INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing...

Man arrested in connection with starting Southern California wildfire

admin   •   August 9, 2018

  A man was expected to be charged in connection with starting the Holy Fire, which has burned more than 4,100 acres in the Cleveland National Forest in Southern California,...

Sadness, anger at candlelight vigil outside parliament for Greek fire dead

admin   •   July 31, 2018

    Several hundred Greeks holding candles gathered silently outside parliament on Monday (July 30) evening to commemorate those who died in a deadly wildfire. Standing around a heart shape...

Deadly Greek fires kill at least 20, residents flee homes

admin   •   July 24, 2018

  At least 20 people died and more than 100 were injured on Monday (July 23) as a wildfire swept through a small resort town in eastern Greece with many...

Bigger wildfires seen to hit California due to climate change

admin   •   April 25, 2018

  The Center for Climate Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has warned of larger and more destructive wildfires to hit the state in the coming years...

Southern California residents advised to “be ready to go” as wildfires continue to roar

admin   •   December 8, 2017

Authorities feared the four major fires — ranging from Los Angeles up the Pacific coast to Santa Barbara County – would be whipped up by the region’s notorious westward Santa Ana...

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