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    Kiev Residents Told to Stay Indoors as Smoke from Chernobyl Fires Blankets the City

    Kiev residents were told to shut their windows and stay indoors yesterday after thick smoke from wildfires in the Chernobyl exclusion zone blanketed the Ukrainian capital. The authorities insisted, however, that the blanket of thick yellowish smoke, which came in from forest fires smouldering...
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    Brazil Sends Army to Tackle Amazon Fires

    Brazil's leader has ordered the armed forces to fight record forest fires in the Amazon, amid international outrage over rising deforestation. President Jair Bolsonaro deployed soldiers in nature reserves, indigenous lands and border areas beset by fires. The move is an apparent reversal...
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    Putin Has Ordered the Army to Help Tackle Massive Wildfires Raging in Siberia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the army to help tackle massive wildfires raging in Siberia and other regions in the east. The decision was taken after Mr Putin was briefed on the growing crisis by the head of the emergencies ministry. About three million hectares (7.4 million...
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    More than 100 Arctic wildfires burn in worst ever season

    The Arctic is suffering its worst wildfire season on record, with huge blazes in Greenland, Siberia and Alaska producing plumes of smoke that can be seen from space. The Arctic region has recorded its hottest June ever. Since the start of that month, more than 100 wildfires have burned in...
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    June 2019 Canada Wildfires Destroy Homes and Force Thousands to Evacuate

    NASA released this view of Canada from space in a Tweet on Saturday June 1 showing smoke from wildfires raging in northern Alberta. At least 10 wildfires are burning out of control in Alberta, and the massive blaze that has forced the evacuation of High Level is nearing half the size of...
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    2018 Greece Wildfires More than 80 Dead [PHOTO GALLERY]

    More than 80 people have died in wildfires in the Attica region around Athens, in Greece's worst fire crisis in more than a decade. A local official gave the death toll to local media after flames devastated the seaside village of Mati. Rescuers found the bodies of 26 adults and children...
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    Wildfires burn out of control north of Los Angeles

    Fire crews in California are struggling to contain a wildfire that has destroyed 18 homes and threatens hundreds of others in mountains north of Los Angeles. The fire covers more than 22,000 acres and residents of about 1,500 homes near Santa Clarita have been evacuated. A body has been...
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    Residents flee from the Greek island of Chios as massive wildfires surrond villages

    A forest fire is raging on the island of Chios in the Greek archipelago and villagers and tourists are fleeing to the beach to escape the flames. Over 200 fire-fighters, soldiers and volunteers are involved in the operation and have been joined by eight aircrafts and two helicopters. At...
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    Terrifying wildfires rage through Catalonia

    Three people were killed and 24 others injured as wildfires raged out of control in north-eastern Spain. One man died of a heart attack while dousing flames around his home, while a father and his teenage daughter fell to their deaths when they jumped into the sea after being surrounded by...
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    Forest fires continue to burn out of control in Siberia

    Firefighters and rescuers in Russia's Far East extinguished 16 forest fires over the past 24 hours, but 67 more wildfires remain active in the region, a statement from the regional forestry department said on Tuesday. Some 1,500 people, 370 units of specialized vehicles and 17 aircraft...
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    Thousands evacuated as Colorado wildfires spread

    A wildfire near Colorado Springs erupted and grew out of control to more than 3 square miles over the weekend, prompting the evacuation of a popular vacation town and the closure of nearby highways Sunday. At least 11,000 residents of the town of Manitou Springs and nearby communities of...
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    Massive inferno in the mountains of northwest Nevada, thousands flee Reno

    A massive inferno burning across the mountains of northwest Nevada has evacuated thousands from the area to residents horror as firefighters fight for the many homes and potential lives swept up in the blaze. Police in Reno went house to house in the middle of the night, pounding on doors...
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    Fierce Texas wildfires destroy more than 300 homes and kill mother and child

    Texas is battling its worst fire season in state history. A record 3.5 million acres have burned since the start of the season in November as hot and dry weather, coupled with a historic drought, made conditions ripe for rapid fire growth. The wildfire southeast of Austin, Texas, destroyed...
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    June 2011 Dorset Wildfire

    Upton Heath, Dorset UK. Photo taken June 9, 2011 One firefighter was taken to hospital with 'extreme exhaustion' and another suffered burns to his arm. Firefighters managed to get the blaze under control overnight but 250 acres of heathland has been affected
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    April 2011 Texas Wildfires [GALLERY]

    A home under construction that just missed the damage from wildfires near Possum Kingdom Lake. There is now growing fear that this wildfire may get as far as Fort Worth - one of Texas' largest cities with nearly 750,000 residents. The Texas Forest Service undertook a series of...
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