Forest fire

'Portugal weeps' as deadly forest fire still rages

More than 1,000 firefighters on Monday battled a giant forest fire that swept through central Portugal at the weekend, killing at least 62 people.

 

Jun 19, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi expresses grief over loss of lives in Portugal forest fire

More than 100,000 hectares of the country`s mainland was devastated by a series of fires last year. 

Jun 18, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

At least 62 killed in forest fire still raging in Portugal

The government declared three days of mourning and sent two army battalions to help the emergency services.

Jun 18, 2017, 19:36 PM IST
Death toll from forest fire raging in Portugal climbs to 57

Death toll from forest fire raging in Portugal climbs to 57

A forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 43 people, a government official said on Sunday.

Jun 18, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

The haze is an annual problem for Southeast Asia, but last year's fires were the worst since 1997, straining relations between Indonesia and its neighbors. 

Aug 26, 2016, 12:32 PM IST

Hundreds leave homes as fires sweep through Portugal

In Madeira, hundreds of people left their homes and two fire fighters were injured.

Aug 10, 2016, 07:19 AM IST