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.

Indonesia formally apologizes for smoky haze

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday apologized to Singapore and Malaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.

Fires ravage 20,000 hectares of Himachal forests

A forest department official said the prolonged dry spell, particularly in the mid and low hills, has led to widespread forest fires.

About 30,000 hectares forest area affected by forest fire

Nearly 30,000 hectares of jungle area in Uttarakhand have so far been affected by wild fire that caused a loss of forest wealth.

Forest fire burning 3085 hectares in Russia

Twenty one forest fires are burning on a total of 3,085 hectares including 2,600 hectares in Buryatia and 485.7 hectares in Khabarovsk territory, officials said.

Arunachal forest fire threatens ecosystem

A forest fire has been raging in
the Dariya Hills in Arunachal Pradesh for the last three days.

Forest fire threatens to engulf China`s famous sacred mountain

Strong winds are directing the fire towards Mount Tai.

Israel`s top policewoman dies from fire burns

Tomer was driving behind prison guards` bus when flames engulfed both vans.

Obama calls Israeli PM, offers help to battle fire

Israel is battling the biggest forest fire in the Jewish country`s history.

Worst smog yet hits Moscow, seeps into homes

Smog from wildfires in the countryside has cloaked the city of Moscow.

French forest fire `under control` after wide damage

A forest fire near Marseille has forced the evacuation of some 2,000 campers.