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Favorable weather aiding fight against California wildfire Electra

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Favorable weather is aiding the fight against a wildfire in California’s Gold Country that has forced evacuations in two counties. The size of the Electra fire remained unchanged on Wednesday morning at about 6.1 sq m...

Canadian village entirely destroyed by wildfire in 2021 evacuated due to wildfire

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The British Columbia village that was destroyed by wildfire in 2021 is now under evacuation orders as a quickly growing wildfire once again threatens the area. Lytton made international headlines last year when a fire...

California wildfire explodes near Yosemite and Sierra national parks – video

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A blaze erupted in California on Friday and quickly grew to 11,900 acres (4,800 hectares) in size as the state's governor, Gavin Newsom, declared a state of emergency for the Yosemite area. More than 2,000 people were...

French PM sounds climate crisis alarm as ‘ogre-like’ wildfire rages

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The French prime minister has said France must fight “more than ever” against climate breakdown but also learn to adapt to it, as she met authorities battling a huge wildfire that continued to burn through south-weste...

Fresh California wildfire prompts evacuations as forest blazes grow

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A fresh wildfire in northern California spread rapidly on Thursday, burning homes and prompting evacuation orders in a rural community in Shasta county. Meanwhile, two big forest blazes in the heart of California’s gi...

Wildfire smoke has caused rise in Covid infections and deaths, study finds

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Pollutants in smoke billowing from huge wildfires in the west of America have probably caused an increase in Covid-19 infections and deaths across several US states, new research has found. Last year more than 10m acr...

Spain wildfire: almost 1,000 emergency workers fighting blaze

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Almost 1,000 firefighters and emergency workers are battling one of the most intractable Spanish wildfires in recent years as the blaze rages for a sixth day, after devouring at least 7,400 hectares (18,285 acres) of ...

More than 700 firefighters battling wildfire spreading along California coast

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The main highway in southern California’s coastal mountains remained closed on Wednesday and evacuation orders were in place as a growing wildfire chewed through dry vegetation in the region. More than 760 firefighter...

Weaker winds offer some respite to firefighters battling Oregon wildfire

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The largest current US wildfire raged through southern Oregon on Friday but crews were scaling back some night operations as hard work and weaker winds helped reduce the spread of flames even as wildfires continued to...

‘We do what the Red Cross won’t’: a day in the life of a wildfire Relief Angel

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Valerie O’Dai takes a drag from her cigarette at a donation site in Bly, Oregon, black sunglasses on, ash smeared across her face. She hasn’t showered or seen her husband and children in almost 48 hours. Firefighters ...

Big Sur wildfire burns near California highway – video

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Hundreds of people in California were told to evacuate because of a new blaze as authorities were forced to shut one of the state's main highways. Firefighters were battling the blaze that broke out in rugged mountain...

New Mexico wildfire spreading north toward mountain resort towns near Taos

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Many houses near America’s largest wildfire survived the latest barrage of howling winds and erratic flames but New Mexico’s governor said on Tuesday the risk of more destruction is high and that the long-term costs o...

Biden faces anger over huge New Mexico wildfire sparked by federal burns

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Joe Biden landed in New Mexico on Saturday amid anger and frustration from wildfire survivors as he visited the state to review efforts to fight its biggest blaze in recorded history – which was started by federal off...

‘We went through hell’: friends taking food to firemen find road blocked by Turkish wildfire – video

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When restaurant owner Murat Aktan and his friends hit the road to take hot meals to firefighters battling wildfires in the Turkish Mediterranean town of Manavgat on Thursday evening, they had no idea of the ordeal whi...

California wildfire forces partial closure of Yosemite national park

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Yosemite national park has been partially closed as firefighters try to contain a wildfire that has now stretched across more than 60 acres. The Washburn fire is burning near the southern portion of the park, Mariposa...

Pacific Gas & Electric agrees to pay $55m to avert California wildfire prosecution

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Pacific Gas & Electric, the nation’s largest utility provider, has agreed to pay more than $55m to avoid criminal prosecution for two large wildfires started by its ageing power lines in northern California. PG&am...

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