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Tag: Forest fire

  • Wednesday, January 25th 2023 - 18:51 UTC

    Forest fire next to Uruguayan city of Piriápolis

    Intentionality has not been ruled out as a possible cause for the fire at Cerro del Toro, Graña explained. Photo: Sebastián Astorga / MercoPress

    A forest fire broke out in the wee hours of Wednesday in the Uruguayan beach resort of Piriápolis, in the department of Maldonado. Firefighters were swiftly deployed to the Cerro del Toro area to keep the flames from reaching Cerro Pan de Azúcar.

  • Sunday, July 7th 2019 - 11:17 UTC

    WWF warns on “super fires” afflicting Europe and calls for forestry management

    The report, released by WWF Spain, said the fires cost the continent an estimated €3 billion (US$3.4 billion) An average of 300,000 hectares of forest burn every year in Europe, European data show.

    Global conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned on Thursday of the risks from new faster-spreading “super fires” in the wake of heat waves and droughts that have been afflicting Europe in what many see as a symptom of climate change.

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 10:45 UTC

    Portugal Forest Fire costs 62 lives and fight not over yet

    Over 140 forest fires continued to hit Portugal by Monday morning.

    Over 1,700 firefighters continued to battled a large-scale forest fire Monday in Portugal that has already killed 62 people. Prime Minister Antonio Costa on Sunday declared three days of national mourning. Number of fatalities feared to rise. There are also 61 people injured, five of them in critical condition - four firemen and one child.