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California fires claim 6 lives, threaten thousands of homes

Many of the fires were sparked by lightning strikes, nearly 12,000 of them caused by brief thunderstorms since last weekend

22 Aug 2020 11:47 AM

Thousands evacuated as forest fire rages on in Southern France

Some 1,800 firefighters are battling the blazes, which broke out on Tuesday afternoon, fanned by strong winds

05 Aug 2020 2:17 PM

Indonesia starts cloud seeding to keep forest fires at bay

Last year's fires were the worst since 2015 due to dry weather, with around 1.6 million hectares of land razed by the blazes

28 May 2020 3:28 PM

43 per cent jump in deforestation in the world's largest rainforest

Revised data shows deforestation in Brazil Amazon at decade high.

29 Nov 2019 10:05 AM

Hundreds of schools shut as forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia

Air quality has dropped to 'unhealthy' levels in and around Kuala Lumpur.

10 Sep 2019 2:59 PM


Europe heatwave puts Spain wildfire out of control

The fire could eventually devour 20,000 hectares in what was presented as an 'extreme risk'.

27 Jun 2019 8:44 PM

Himachal Pradesh witnessed more than 500 cases of forest fire

The forest fire incidents in and around Shimla town are also increasing each day.

12 Jun 2019 9:35 AM

Climate conditions affects forest regeneration post wildfire

Recent studies reveal that climate change affects forest recovery after wildfire.

14 Mar 2019 3:40 PM

Fire kills 10 in Tamil Nadu, govt orders probe

Seven women and three men were killed in the fire at Kurangani Hill ranges in Western Ghats.

13 Mar 2018 2:13 AM

A needless tragedy

The government too must formalise trekking, and make it mandatory for groups to use seasoned foresters as guides before going on hilly terrain.

13 Mar 2018 12:16 AM


15 trekkers rescued from forest fire in Tamil Nadu

With little or no communication facilities in the remote woods, due to lack of mobile phone towers, information was hard to get.

12 Mar 2018 5:45 AM

Major forest fire in TN: Over 20 students trapped, rescue operations underway

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was informed that 10-15 students have been rescued.

11 Mar 2018 7:45 PM

NASA detects drop in forest fires worldwide

Across Africa, fires collectively burned an area about half the size of the continental US every year.

30 Jun 2017 6:37 PM

Collies help restore Chilean forests

Three dogs with satchel bags are helping replant burnt down forest.

30 Jun 2017 11:50 AM

Portugal forest fire: Firefighters search for more bodies; toll rises to 62

Portugal is prone to forest fires in the dry summer months and temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius hit the area in recent days.

19 Jun 2017 8:15 AM


Deadly forest fire in Portugal kills 62; at least 59 injured

Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said 43 people burned to death, mostly trapped in their cars engulfed by flames in Leiria.

18 Jun 2017 6:15 PM

Deadly forest fire in Portugal kills 57; at least 59 injured

Secretary of State for the Interior Jorge Gomes said 43 people burned to death, mostly trapped in their cars engulfed by flames in Leiria.

18 Jun 2017 10:11 AM

SGNP to tackle forest fires on war footing with new technology

The park will develop a fire line network to pre-empt blazes from occurring at a particular place one day in advance.

02 Jan 2017 2:33 AM