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Donald Trump pledges support in fighting California wildfires

Donald Trump pledges support in fighting California wildfires

United States President Donald Trump has said that the federal government will stand with the people of California after the devastating wildfires blazing through the region claimed 15 lives.

Oct 11, 2017, 06:41 AM IST

Over 100 people evacuated in Portugal as wildfire rages

According to the National Authority for Civil Protection (ProCiv), 970 firefighters, 260 fire trucks and 15 airplanes were deployed to combat the flames, reports Efe news.

 

Aug 17, 2017, 17:36 PM IST

After four days, Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

A wildfire that killed 64 people last weekend has been brought under control, Portuguese authorities said on Wednesday as a minute of silence was held in memory of victims of the country's deadliest natural disaster in decades.

Jun 21, 2017, 23:41 PM IST

Fire continues to rage in Mount Abu for fourth day

The wildfire that broke out at Mount Abu continued to blaze at scattered places in the region on the fourth day on Monday.

Apr 17, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

Hundreds evacuated after wildfire in Oklahoma in US

Red flag warnings have been issued for western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and parts of West Texas.

Feb 13, 2017, 08:24 AM IST
Disasters cost world economy $71 billion in first half of 2016: Swiss Re

Disasters cost world economy $71 billion in first half of 2016: Swiss Re

From earthquakes in Japan to wildfires in Canada, disasters cost the world economy $71 billion (62 billion euros) in the first half of the year, reinsurer Swiss Re said on Thursday.

Aug 18, 2016, 19:12 PM IST

Southern France battles bush fires as 1,000 evacuated

France mobilised 1,500 firefighters on Wednesday to tackle wildfires in countryside north of Marseille that have gutted buildings and forced more than 1,000 people to flee their homes.

Aug 11, 2016, 09:04 AM IST
California's Soberanes Fire seen from space by NASA's Aqua satellite – See pic!

California's Soberanes Fire seen from space by NASA's Aqua satellite – See pic!

This natural-color satellite image was taken by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite, says NASA.

Aug 10, 2016, 10:07 AM IST
California wildfire spreads to over 11,000 acres

California wildfire spreads to over 11,000 acres

Wildfire fuelled by high heat has so far spread across at least 11,000 acres in California`s Santa Clarita Valley area, fire officials said.

Jul 24, 2016, 09:03 AM IST