forest fires

Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

Europe sizzled under a continent-wide heatwave on Wednesday, with London bracing for Britain`s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal struggled to stamp out deadly forest fires.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

Canada fires spew dust all the way to Switzerland

The wildfires, which forced the evacuation on May 3 of about 100,000 residents of Fort McMurray and surrounding areas in Alberta province, remains out of control.

Jun 04, 2016, 01:35 AM IST

Canada fires now advancing more slowly

Authorities had expressed fear the fire could spread east to Saskatchewan province. But Notley said the worst fears from Saturday had not been realised, at least not yet.

May 09, 2016, 04:16 AM IST

Uttarakhand forest fires show signs of abating

Forest fires raging through large parts of Uttarakhand began showing signs of abating as two IAF choppers and over 10,000 personnel continued firefighting operations for the second day on Monday.

May 02, 2016, 23:38 PM IST
NDRF says ‘fire out in 70% of affected areas’, Centre sends team to probe Uttarakhand forest fires

NDRF says ‘fire out in 70% of affected areas’, Centre sends team to probe Uttarakhand forest fires

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) confirmed that of the 427 locations, fire in 70 percent of the areas were out.

May 02, 2016, 06:55 AM IST
IAF choppers dump water to douse forest fires; Centre sends probe team to Uttarakhand

IAF choppers dump water to douse forest fires; Centre sends probe team to Uttarakhand

Three Mi 17 choppers of the IAF on Sunday dumped loads of water on forest fires raging for days in Nainital and Pauri districts in Uttarakhand.

May 02, 2016, 00:21 AM IST

Uttarakhand forest fires: Things as they happened on Sunday

Raging forest fires have destroyed vast swathes of forested land across Uttarakhand. 

May 01, 2016, 22:29 PM IST
After Uttarakhand, now Himachal faces the brunt of forest fires, 50 ha of woodland destroyed

After Uttarakhand, now Himachal faces the brunt of forest fires, 50 ha of woodland destroyed

Majority of fire incidents are reported from the pine forests during summers every year when pine trees shed their dry needles, which are highly inflammable, the report added.

May 01, 2016, 18:30 PM IST
Uttarakhand forest fire LIVE: 1500 villages under threat, govt issues alert

Uttarakhand forest fire LIVE: 1500 villages under threat, govt issues alert

Over 1500 villages on Sunday were under threat from the raging forest fires in Uttarakhand, prompting the centre to deploy three teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to bring the inferno under control.

Apr 30, 2016, 19:10 PM IST
Forest fires threaten to wipe out 1,500 villages in Uttarakhand, NDRF, IAF step in to mitigate crisis, govt issues alert

Forest fires threaten to wipe out 1,500 villages in Uttarakhand, NDRF, IAF step in to mitigate crisis, govt issues alert

On Saturday, Indian Air Force has also deployed an 11-member team equipped with a Mi-17 helicopter to control the blaze. This comes after the state government sought its help.

Apr 30, 2016, 17:27 PM IST
Indonesia to take action over forest fires

Indonesia to take action over forest fires

The Indonesian government has initiated legal action against companies allegedly involved in causing forest fires in the country that have resulted in a haze enveloping Singapore and Malaysia, police said on Tuesday.

Sep 15, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

Indonesia deploys military to fight forest fires

 The Indonesian military sent over 1,000 soldiers to South Sumatra province on Thursday to put out ongoing forest fires, the media reported.

Sep 10, 2015, 14:25 PM IST
We're not acting fast enough on global warming: Barack Obama in Alaska

We're not acting fast enough on global warming: Barack Obama in Alaska

Addressing a Arctic climate change conference in Alaska, Barack Obama made an urgent plea to the world to identify the dangers of global warming.

Sep 01, 2015, 09:54 AM IST

Dozens flee homes as wildfires rage in Greece, PM urges calm

Forest fires fanned by strong winds and high temperatures broke out around Athens and in other parts of southern Greece on Friday, sending residents fleeing from flames threatening their homes.

Jul 18, 2015, 06:14 AM IST

Hundreds of wildfires ravage Canada

Large areas in Canada were battling several hundred fierce forest fires Thursday that have caused thousands to flee their homes, local authorities said.

Jul 10, 2015, 05:17 AM IST
Forest fires scorch over 11,000 hectares in Himachal

Forest fires scorch over 11,000 hectares in Himachal

Forest fires raging across the hills of Himachal Pradesh scorched over 11,000 hectares of wooded areas and grasslands in the past two years, the state assembly was informed on Tuesday.

Mar 24, 2015, 18:24 PM IST
Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix

Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix

A smoky, `unhealthy` haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state`s glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race.

Sep 18, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Forest fires threaten Portugal

Portugal`s fire protection agency after conducting a study has found that the country is at high risk of forest fires in around 20 regions.

May 15, 2014, 02:08 AM IST

More than a dozen forest fires raging in Chile

Sixteen forest fires continued to rage across various parts of Chile Tuesday, but 14 other blazes were brought under control, the National Forestry Corporation, or Conaf, said.

Jan 15, 2014, 06:28 AM IST

Southeast Asia approves anti-haze system

Southeast Asian leaders on Wednesday approved a new system aimed at cracking down on illegal forest fires blamed for the region`s worst smog crisis in years.

Oct 10, 2013, 10:03 AM IST