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forest fires

A burning problem

Local communities can play a better role in the prevention of forest fires

Uttarakhand’s toll in forest fires rises to eight

Raghuvir Lal, 65, a retired PWD employee, was charred to death when he was engulfed in flames while trying to extinguish a blaze in Soniyala forest area.

Forest fires keep staff on their toes in Eturunagaram

According to the officials, nearly 450 forest fire incidents have been recorded in Mulugu district so far this summer.

Most forest fires caused by humans: Forest Officer

People living on forest fringes deliberately start fires to induce growth of grass for cattle grazing or crop rotation

Bolivia declares national emergency over forest fires

President Jeanine Anez also instructed the Ministry of Defence to transfer its civil defence team so that it could work with the Ministry of the Environment and local governments to address the crisis.

Two satellites watch for forest fires in Telangana, forest fires down by 15 per cent

Terming majority of the fires in Telangana forests as routine "Advance Operations" undertaken to prevent major forest fires, the Forest Department said there has been a decline in forest fires by 15 per cent so far this year , and also the intensity of forest fires has come down drastically thanks to the preventive measures.

Forest fire in three locations of Nallamala

Shiva Swamys who enter the forest to reach Srisailam are alleged for the fires

Indonesia seals off 30 companies over forest fires

Poor visibility caused by smoke had caused delays of several flights in Indonesia and Malaysia and prompted authorities to shut schools in some parts of the two countries this week.

Hundreds of schools shut as forest-fire haze blankets SE Asia

A US study said the 2015 fires may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths due to respiratory and other illnesses.

Greece wildfires death toll reaches 50

The Greece government also asked other European countries for helicopters and additional firefighters to help tackle the fires.

20 killed in Greece wildfires

Greece declared a state of emergency and appealed to its European Union partners for assistance in dealing with the fires, Efe news reported.

Telangana Forest Departmen issues advisory on forest fires

The State Forest Department said it will not allow any unauthorised persons to enter the forest areas, especially in areas that are prone to fires. It also instructed its field staff to immediately intensify patrolling of all entry and exit points of forests.

Massive wildfires rage on in Canada; thousands unable to return home

Food and water were being handed out underneath canvas awnings, while evacuees were offered counseling or help filling out compensation forms.

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