Forest fire

  • Firefighters, troops battle forest fire outside Madrid
    MADRID, August 3 (Reuters): Spanish firefighters and military emergency personnel battled amid blistering heat on Monday to control a wildfire in the Madrid region that had burned through the night and forced the evacuation of several houses. The director of Madrid's emergency services said early on Monday that firefighters had established a perimeter around the blaze and would now deploy aircraft to drop water on the flames. "There is no risk to any population righ
  • Greek firefighters battle forest blaze for second day near seaside village
    ATHENS, July 23 (Reuters): Greek firefighters on Thursday battled a wind-driven forest fire that burned through pine forest and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people near the seaside village of Kechries in the eastern Peleponnese, officials said. Thick smoke billowed above treetops licked by flames as more than 236 firefighters tackled the blaze, assisted by four helicopters, eight planes municipal staff and volunteers. "The fire burned olive and pine trees in a t
  • One killed, 110 homes destroyed in forest fire in eastern Ukraine
    KYIV, July 7 (Reuters): One person died and nine were hospitalised as a forest fire swept through villages in eastern Ukrainian Luhansk region on Tuesday, Ukraine's emergency service said.   The fire has destroyed 80 dacha holiday cottages and 30 houses in two villages, the service said in a statement.   This spring, forest fires around the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant in the north of the country and elsewhere pushed pollution levels in Ukraine's c
  • Indonesian province declares state of emergency over forest fires
    JAKARTA, July 1 (Reuters): Indonesia's third-largest province declared a state of emergency from Wednesday after identifying more than 700 fires, as the Southeast Asian nation braces for its annual fire season.   The declaration comes as Indonesia scales back protection for some of the world's most important tropical forests. The team that identifies fires and helps put them out has seen its budget halved due to the economic impact of the coronavirus, an environ