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U.S.: Massive Wildfires in California Rage On

In United States, at least 11 people have died in the most destructive wildfires ripping through north and south California. More than 2.5 lakh people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. Firefighters were powerless in stopping a wildfire destroying the northern …

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US: Nine people killed in California wildfires

Only a day after it began, the blaze near the town of Paradise had grown to nearly 110 square miles and was burning completely out of control. With fires also burning in Southern California , state officials put the total number of people forced from their homes at 157,000. Evacuation …

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Wilder wildfires ahead?

At roughly 415,000 acres, Northern California’s Mendocino Complex Fire is now the state’s largest recorded wildfire, surpassing the record held by Santa Barbara and Ventura counties’ Thomas Fire, which occurred less than a year before. Roughly 10 other large-scale conflagrations are threatening the state. And California is not yet even …

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Toll in Greek wildfires rises to 79 amid search for survivors

Scores of locals and holidaymakers fled to the sea to try to escape the flames as they tore through towns and villages near the capital stoked by 100-km-per-hour wind gusts, devouring woodland and hundreds of buildings. Greek media have described the disaster as a “national tragedy”, while Prime Minister Alexis …

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Raging wildfires kill at least 74 in Greece

Orange flames engulfed pine forests, turning them to ash and leaving lines of charred cars in the smoke-filled streets of seaside towns near Athens after the fires broke. Rescuers rushed to evacuate residents and tourists stranded on beaches. The charred bodies of 26 people, including small children, were discovered in …

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New Mexico wildfires force hundreds to evacuate

The two fires, about 250 miles (400 km) apart in the drought-parched Four Corners region of the southwestern United States, have consumed nearly 32,000 acres (12,000 hectares) between them, officials said. The larger of the two, the so-called Ute Park Fire in Colfax County, New Mexico, was zero percent contained …

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