Canadians drive through burning city seeking safety

Canadian police led convoys of cars through the burning ghost town of Fort McMurray on Friday in a risky operation to get thousands of people to safety on the other side.

DNA : How forest fire is melting Himalayan glaciers?

Himalayan glaciers likely to melt at much faster rate after fire in Uttarakhand forest. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Uttarakhand forest fire: Four arrested, says Prakash Javadekar

Uttarakhand forest fire: Four arrested, says Prakash Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that four people have been arrested in connection with the Uttarkahnd forest fire case.

After Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, forest fire now rages in J&K

After Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, forest fire now rages in J&K

After Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, incidents of forest fires were reported from Bathuni and Gambhir areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Sunday.

IAF chopper sprinkles water to douse Uttarakhand​ forest fires; Rajnath Singh reviews situation

IAF chopper sprinkles water to douse Uttarakhand​ forest fires; Rajnath Singh reviews situation

Uttarakhand fires have destroyed nearly 1900 hectares of forest land in 13 districts since February. At least six have died so far. Now, to douse the fire, IAF's chopper MI-17 will drop water in affected areas. Here are all the updates.

Green body raises concern over forest fires in Western Ghats

Green body raises concern over forest fires in Western Ghats

The forest fires that started from January this year have raised suspicions of illegal activities in certain areas, Holla said.

Hundreds of firefighters battle wildfires in Portugal

Some 500 firefighters as well as eight planes and six helicopters were deployed in Portugal Sunday to battle four forest fires raging in the north of the country, authorities said.

Superstitious India: Villagers burn forests in Pratapgarh in hopes of a child

There is a strange superstition prevalrent in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan in which villagers believe that burning forests will grant them a child

Now, a satellite tracking system to tackle forest fires in Himachal

In an effort to save forests in Himachal Pradesh, the state government has set up a satellite tracking system to find forest fires and launched awareness campaigns to safeguard the region's green cover.

Chernobyl wildfire nearly extinguished: Ukraine

Firefighters have nearly extinguished a forest fire near Ukraine`s Chernobyl plant, scene of the world`s worst nuclear accident in 1986, the emergency services said on Thursday.

Sweden battles raging forest fire

Swedish firefighters were battling Tuesday a massive forest fire described as the worst in living memory which has engulfed homes, left one man dead and sent hundreds fleeing their homes.

Forest fire of 66 million years ago could reveal much about last days of dinos

Researchers have said that as far back as the time of the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today.

1,500 battling forest fire in China

More than 1,500 firefighters and soldiers are battling a forest fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in Kunming city in southwest China`s Yunnan province, authorities said.

IAF choppers, Army control forest fire in Tirumala

A joint operation by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army have managed to control a huge fire in Seshachalam forest near Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh.

IAF choppers douse Nagaland forest fire

For the first time in the country`s history, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday carried out at least five sorties to douse a devastating forest fire in Nagaland, a spokesman said.

Parts of Australia braces for heatwave, issues fire alert

Various parts of Australia are preparing for another round of heatwave with temperatures set to cross 40 degrees Celsius and fire alert has been sounded in a few states.

Fire destroys 90% of forest reserve in Argentina

The fire that affected the Argentine tourist region of Claromeco has been brought under control, although the blaze destroyed 90 percent of the forest reserve there, official said Tuesday.

Eight killed in forest fire in China

Eight villagers have been killed while trying to put out a forest fire in northwest China, officials said.

Fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite threatens power in San Francisco

A wildfire raging at edge of Yosemite National Park is threatening power lines that provide electricity to San Francisco, prompting California Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.

Haryana Forest Dept using GPS to map forests damaged in fire

Haryana Forest Department is mapping forests damaged by fire using Global Positioning System (GPS) and plans to use satellite pictures to evaluate changes in forest and plantation areas.