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

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 10:18

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 06:02

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

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 10:41

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 deployed to douse Nagaland forest fire

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 19:57

The IAF has deployed two of its helicopters equipped with large-size buckets to douse widespread fire in forests of Mount Japfu in Nagaland raging since January 31.

IAF choppers douse Nagaland forest fire

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 22:22

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 09:32

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 05:51

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.

Fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite threatens power in San Francisco

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 12:07

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

Last Updated: Sunday, August 18, 2013, 21:49

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 00:30

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 20:59

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 09:24

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