Tag: fires

Four killed, 110 homes destroyed in forest fire in eastern Ukraine

The fire has destroyed 80 dacha holiday cottages and 30 houses in two villages.

Australia issues new evacuation alerts as monster bushfires regenerate

Twenty-six people have died, thousands have been made homeless and thousands of others have had to evacuate repeatedly as the monster fires have scorched through more than 10.3 million hectares (25.5 million acres) of land, an area the size of South Korea.

Australian navy begins mass evacuations as new fire threat looms

Andrew Crisp, emergency management commissioner for Victoria, urged people in at-risk areas to leave their homes immediately and not count on luck to avoid disaster.

Residents, holidaymakers urged to leave Australian region as fire conditions worsen

"We've got some deteriorating weather conditions over the coming days, particularly Monday and worsening through to Tuesday," said the NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons.

Lack of forecast rains to prolong Australian bushfires threat

The death toll from the fires rose to four on Thursday.

Photos: Australians ordered to flee flames as fires rage in east...

Australian officials on Wednesday ordered residents and tourists to get out of the way of fast-approaching flames as firefighters struggled to contain...

‘Leave now’: Australians urged to evacuate as ‘catastrophic’ fires loom

Authorities declared a state of emergency across a broad swath of Australia's east coast on Monday, urging residents in high risk areas...

Indonesian agency says it expects rainy season to help end forest...

Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said it expects forest fires that have been raging through parts of Sumatra island and in Kalimantan...