Forest fire Archive

Climate ‘overwhelming’ driver of Australian forest fires: Study

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SYDNEY: Climate change is the “overwhelming factor” that is driving the country’s increasingly intense forest fires, according to Australian government researchers – who directly contradict claims made by the country’s political leaders. In a peer-reviewed study, researchers at the government agency CSIRO reviewed 90 years of data and concluded

Climate change fueling Australian bushfires: report

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CANBERRA, November 27 (Xinhua) — Climate change has been found to be an “overwhelming factor” in both the increase in frequency and intensity of Australian bushfires, according to a major report from the country’s national science body. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) released an analysis of

Flames Jump Next to Great Argentine Highway as Wildfire Burns in National Park

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A massive fire broke out in Ciervo de los Pantanos National Park in Campana, Argentina on Monday (November 22nd), allowing drivers to see the flames along a national highway, local media reported. According to local media, the fire started on Monday afternoon and spread more than a kilometer along

Crew Fights Kruger Rockfire Near Rocky Mountain National Park

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The crew planned to fight a fire growing near Estes Park in Colorado on the night of November 16, hours after it was first reported. On Tuesday evening, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office estimated that the Kruger Rock fire had reached 133 acres and set containment at 15 percent.

Local couple “honoring survivors” as forest recovers from wildfires in Kia

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Mick Harewood and Sue Norman walk around their property together every morning. But for a while it was too depressing. “I couldn’t walk through the forest without seeing the flames,” said Ms. Norman. “You looked at the blackness on the tree trunks and imagined what it was like.” Two

Victoria Fire Services Receive Half A Billion Dollar Investment To Prepare For Bushfire Season

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Victorians can look forward to a milder bushfire season this coming summer, but authorities warn residents must remain vigilant in the face of changing climatic conditions. Key points: Victoria Fire Services Expect More Moderate Wildfire Season More than half a billion dollars have been invested in forest fire prevention

Woman charged with setting fire to grass in York Peninsula in South Australia

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The woman was charged with deliberately setting fire to six grass fires in the York Peninsula yesterday afternoon. Key points: York Peninsula wildfire season kicks off last week Firefighters reacted yesterday to fire around Maitland The woman will stand trial next Monday Emergency services were called due to a

Australian goats will help prevent bushfires

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SYDNEY, November 4 (Xinhua) — Australian firefighters have found surprising allies with a herd of goats chewing through acres of potentially combustible vegetation in the state of New South Wales (NSW) as the country prepares for bushfire season. About 40 four-legged “fires” are taking part in a trial program

Contains 60% of Estrada Fire near Watsonville; All Evacuation Warnings Removed – CBS San Francisco

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY (CBS SF) — Estrada Fire in Santa Cruz County It started on Friday when a controlled burn bypassed containment lines. According to Cal Fire, now after 148 acres have burned, 60% has been contained. The figures, first released on Sunday morning, were the same as Cal

Alisal Fire Crosses 17,000 Acres in Santa Barbara County

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The Alisal Fire burning in Santa Barbara County has crossed 17,000 acres, authorities reported on Saturday, October 16. This image, released by the Santa Barbara Fire Department, shows an airplane downing a flame retardant near the western points of the fire on Friday. Authorities ordered an evacuation this week