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Greece
Greece
More than 70 wildfires have started across Greece over the last 24 hours - the worst blazes on the mainland since 2007, officials say. A number of homes have been destroyed and thousands of hectares of forest and farmland burnt. Fire fighting authorities have urged people to evacuate their homes, but many residents have stayed to defend them.
Date: 21/08/2009
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Greece
California
California
Date: 13/08/2009
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California
Australia
Australia
The worst fires in the country's history have killed more than 130 people and destroyed towns in the state of Victoria. At least 750 homes have been destroyed and more than 330,000 hectares of land burnt.
Date: 09/02/2009
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Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Rhodos
Rhodos
Over the last four days, the fire has destroyed thousands of acres of pine forest. A blaze north of Athens has been contained. Firefighters struggled to douse more than 60 blazes that broke out across the country, including a large fire north of Athens and another that was burning the island of Rhodes for a third day.
Date: 25/07/2008
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Rhodos
California
California
State, local and federal firefighters continue to battle hundreds of wildfires throughout California. Fires are actively burning and continue to spread. Firefighters are prepared for the potential of new fires due to Red Flag Warnings issued for dry thunderstorm activity in the Northern Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascade Mountain Ranges in northeastern California through 11 p.m. tonight. Numerous lightning downstrikes have been reported in eastern Lassen and Modoc counties. The priority of firefighting is for the protection of life, property and natural resources.
Date: 29/06/2008
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California
Siberia
Siberia
In Southeastern Russia, scores of fires are burning near the border of the Amur and Khabarovsk Provinces (ca.15000 ha)
Date: 30-06-2008
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Siberia
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California's Santa Cruz Mountains has covered 3,000 acres Friday, prompting rescues and evacuations in two counties.
Date: 23-05-2008
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Santa Cruz
California
California
More than a dozen uncontained wildfires raged Monday across Southern California, threatening thousands of structures and forcing 265,000 people to flee homes. In San Diego, the chairman of the County Board of Supervisors said weather conditions had "all the ingredients for a perfect firestorm."
Date: 22/10/2007
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California
Greece
Greece
The 2007 Greek forest fires were a series of massive forest fires that broke out in several areas across Greece throughout the summer of 2007. The most destructive and lethal infernos broke out on August 23, expanded rapidly and raged out of control until August 27, until they were put out in early September. The fires mainly affected western and southern Peloponnese as well as southern Euboea. The death toll in August alone stood at 67 people.[8] In total 84 people lost their lives because of the fires, including several fire fighters.
Date:26/08/2007
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Greece