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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Uttarakhand forest fires: Things as they happened on Sunday

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

China sounds red alert for forest fires as heat wave persists

Reeling under one of its harshest summers, China on Friday sounded a red alert for forest fires as hot weather persisted in most parts of the country.