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Chile forest fires: Death toll now rises to six Map of Maule River Chile  Interior Minister Mario Fernandez said two police officers were found in the Maule River, adding to the deaths of four firefighters Forest fire destroys homes in hills above Chilean port city Map of Playa Ancha Valparaiso Chile  Fire driven by strong winds swept over forest land in the hills outside Valparaiso, destroying dozens of homes, injuring at least 19 people Spain forest fires force evacuation   Spanish firefighters are battling a huge forest blaze on the Costa Blanca that has forced the evacuation of thousands of people including to... Forest fire started by lit toilet paper spreads in Spain   4-day-old blaze started by a German man burning his soiled toilet paper has consumed between 3,500-4,000 hectares of forest   Greece, UK and Israel help tackle deadly forest fire in Cyprus   Aircraft from Greece, the UK and Israel have joined efforts in Cyprus to tackle one of the country's largest forest fires in years Uttarakhand fires: Thousands battle deadly blaze in Indian state   Thousands of people are battling deadly forest fires in India's northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. At least six people have died   Puerto Rico officials find 7 tourists lost in popular forest   Rescue crews in Puerto Rico say they have found seven tourists who got lost in a popular tropical forest on the island's northeastern corner Brazil indigenous reserve blazes contained   Brazilian officials have managed to contain several forest fires that have destroyed half of an indigenous reserve in the Amazon region Major forest fire forces evacuation of 100s of people   A wildfire racing through forested hills in northeastern Spain broke out Sunday afternoon in dry woodland and was being fanned by steady win... Wildfires break out in Spain, Portugal after heat wave   More than 1,350 residents have been evacuated in Aragon as a wildfire spreads through a pine forest amid a lingering heat wave Firefighters battle blaze in protected forest Forest fire breaks out near Chernobyl nuclear plant Wildfire near Chile port of Valparaiso reported contained Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated Map of Valparaiso Chile
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B. 2017-06-18 Portugal forest fires: Three days of mourning for 61 victims Pedrógão Grande, Portugal
2017-06-17 60 dead from forest fires in central Portugal Pedrogao Grande, Portugal
D. 2017-01-25 Chile forest fires: Death toll now rises to six Maule River, Chile
E. 2017-01-02 Forest fire destroys homes in hills above Chilean port city Playa Ancha, Valparaiso, Chile
F. 2016-09-05 Spain forest fires force evacuation Javea, Spain
G. 2016-08-06 Forest fire started by lit toilet paper spreads in Spain La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
H. 2016-06-20 Greece, UK and Israel help tackle deadly forest fire in Cyprus Troodos, Cyprus
I. 2016-05-01 Uttarakhand fires: Thousands battle deadly blaze in Indian state Uttarakhand, India
J. 2016-03-14 Puerto Rico officials find 7 tourists lost in popular forest

60 dead from forest fires in central Portugal Map of Pedrogao Grande Portugal
Portugal forest fires: Three days of mourning for 61 victims Map of Pedr%F3g%E3o Grande Portugal


June 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jun.18   Portugal
  Four children are among the victims, many of whom were found dead inside their cars as they tried to flee the central forested region
Jun.17   Portugal  
  Many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over a road. 600 firefighters are trying to put out the fires since Saturday



January 2017 ... more > Top ^
Jan.25   Chile
Jan.2   Chile  


year 2016 Top ^

Sep.5   Spain  
Aug.6   Spain  
Jun.20   Cyprus  
May.1   India  
Mar.14   Puerto Rico  


year 2015 Top ^

Oct.30   Amazon  
Jul.26   Spain  
Jul.5   Spain
May.1   Dominican Republic
Apr.28   Ukraine
Mar.14   Chile
Mar.13   Chile  
  A serious forest fire in Chile is spreading quickly and threatening to reach the nearby port cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar


year 2014 Top ^

Nov.26   Amazon Deforestation drops in Brazil's Amazon
Jun.30   Indonesia Indonesia deforestation 'passes Brazil' Apr.13   Chile   Forest fire kills 16, destroys 500 homes Map of Valparaiso Chile  A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful port city. More than 10,000 people were evacuated Apr.12   Chile   Forest fire destroys 150 homes in Chilean city Map of Valparaiso Chile  President Michelle Bachelet has declared the port city of Valparaiso a catastrophe zone, which puts the Armed Forces in charge of maintaining order Mar.25   Venezuela Forest fire cuts power line, blacks out parts of Venezuelan capital

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.13   North East India   Train mows down, kills 7 elephants in east India
Map of Jalpaiguri India  the train traveling at 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour) plowed into a herd of nearly 40 elephants in Chapramari forest in Jalpaiguri district Jun.24   Jakarta   Indonesia formally apologizes for smoky haze
  Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has apologized to Singapore and Malaysia for record-bad pollution caused by forest fires in his country
Jun.23   Malaysia   Malaysia declares smog emergency
  Malaysia has declared a state of emergency in two southern districts after smog triggered by forest fires in Indonesia reached hazardous levels
Jun.22   Malaysia   Worst of haze shifts from Singapore to Malaysia
Map of Muar Malaysia
  Malaysian authorities are declaring a state of emergency in a southern district after a smoky haze blamed on Indonesian forest fires
May.18   Sweden   Denmark crowned Eurovision winners Map of Malmo Sweden
  Emmelie de Forest, 20, had been the overwhelming favourite among the 26 entries, with her song Only Teardrops
Apr.13   Honduras Forest fire smoke shuts down airport in Honduras Map of Tegucigalpa Honduras
  The main airport for Honduras' capital has been closed for several hours because smoke from forest fires reduced visibility
Mar.4   Central Africa Forest elephants decline by 62% in 10 years

year 2011 Top ^

Jun.8   Southern India     Elephants rampage in Indian city   Two wild elephants have gone on a rampage, killing at least one person.The animals walked into the city from a nearby forest

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.2   Northern Israel   Dozens killed in northern Israel forest fire
Map of Haifa Israel
  A bus carrying up to 50 people overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle because of the fire and surrounding smoke.    The blaze had scorched more than 750 acres in the Carmel Forest near Ha...


year 2009 Top ^

Oct.31   Amazon   Brazilian Indians find plane survivors
  A plane crashed in a river in the rain forest with 11 people onboard. Of the two people missing one is believed to be dead
Jul.7   Los Angeles     Jackson's body arrives at Staples Center  Jackson's family and closest friends attended a gathering at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills before going to the public memoria Jul.6   Los Angeles     Jacksons 'plan private ceremony'  Pop star Michael Jackson's family is to hold a 'private function' at the Forest Lawn Cemetery

year 2008 Top ^

Nov.14   Paraguay   Tribe wins legal battle over loggers  A small tribe of Indians who have had virtually no contact with the outside world won a legal battle over a Brazilian company from bulldozing... Jul.25   Greece   Fire causes mass evacuations from resorts
Map of Rhodes Greece  Police evacuated more than 2,000 European vacationers from a strip of holiday resorts as fierce forest fires swept through the island

year 2007 Top ^

Aug.27   Greece MPs row over fire response
Aug.25   Greece   63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese
Aug.16   Athens   Forest fire grips Athens suburbs
  A fire intensified by fierce winds has swept across the northern outskirts of the capital, destroying dozens of homes
Aug.5   Croatia Dubrovnik menaced by major fire
Jul.31   Spain   Canaries fires force evacuations Map of Canary Islands Spain
  Forest fires on 2 of Canary Islands have forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people


year 2006 Top ^

Aug.8   Spain Two held as Spain battles fires
Map of Galicia Spain
  Police have arrested 2 suspected arsonists in the Galicia region, where 64 forest fires are raging


year 2005 Top ^

Jul.17   Spain Fire kills 14 firefighters


year 2004 Top ^

Sep.8   Russia New details emerge on siege rebels


year 2003 Top ^

Aug.11   Barcelona   5 die trying to flee fire
  Five people, apparently all from the same family, have been found dead after trying to flee a forest fire near Barcelona
Aug.8   Kenya     Elephant tramples poacher
  40-year-old farmer was killed by an elephant while he was trying to poach timber in a forest


year 2002 Top ^

Oct.29   Sicily   Etna burns through forests
  Boiling lava has swallowed swathes of Sicilian forest, but towns are not at risk of being engulfed Sep.5   Moscow   Forest fire smog chokes Moscow
  Millions of Muscovites have been advised to stay indoors. Choking fumes brought traffic to a virtual standstill
Aug.26   India   Forest bandit nabs former minister
  Veerappan, most wanted man, is suspected to have kidnapped a former provincial minister
Jun.16   Colorado   Forest worker charged over fires
  Forestry technician Terry Barton, 38, has been arrested for starting a wildfire that have been raging for more than a week
Jun.10   Colorado   Fire burns 500 acres an hour Map of Denver Colorado
  A wildfire burning in the Pike National Forest southwest of Denver is growing to 25,700 acres


year 2001 Top ^

Feb.26   Kiev   Body identified as journalist
  A headless body found in a forest has been identified as that of Heorhiy Gongadze two months after he disappeared


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