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California wildfire toll matches deadliest ever with 29 victims

The “Camp Fire” in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains is the largest and most destructive of several infernos that have sent 250,000 people fleeing their homes across the tinder-dry state, razing 6,400 homes in the town of Paradise and effectively wiping it off the map. “Today, an additional six …

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2,500 Residents Evacuated As Wildfire Rages In Northern California

CALIFORNIA:  A raging wildfire on Sunday threatened to cut off access to a rural community in northern California where authorities have ordered the evacuations of some 2,500 residents. Erratic winds and high temperatures were fueling the Pawnee Fire in the Spring Valley region about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento. The blaze …

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Portugal braces for wildfire season after 106 died last year

The government says that as from today, 13 water-dropping helicopters are available, with other aircraft already contracted for the critical period from June 1. Authorities have enacted a series of measures since last year’s deadly blazes, including a national and mandatory forest cleaning programme. A severe drought last year left …

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