Wildfires

An armoured recovery vehicle of the German Armed Forces creates a fire lane at the edge of the burning forest area in Jessenitz, eastern Germany, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. During a tour organized by the Ludwigslust-Parchim district, representatives of the press were able to get an idea of the work, and access to the actual fire area has so far been refused. The situation in the forest fire area on a former military training area near L'btheen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has eased slightly for the first time since the outbreak of the fire. The first inhabitants were able to return to their houses which had been cleared as a precaution. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 9:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — German officials say thousands of firefighters, soldiers and civil defense personnel are beginning to get a massive wildfire burning northwest of Berlin under control but the situation remains critical. German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that armored military bulldozers were...
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Firefighters spray water on a road in Alt Jabel, Germany, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Thousands of firefighters, soldiers and civil defense personnel are battling a large wildfire at an area used for military exercises in northern Germany. Officials said Tuesday that the blaze in Luebtheen, about 170 kilometers (106 miles) northwest of Berlin, is the biggest in the history of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
July 03, 2019 - 4:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — German officials say thousands of firefighters, soldiers and civil defense personnel are beginning to get a massive wildfire northwest of Berlin under control but that the situation remains critical. Armored military bulldozers have been working to clear a fire break around the blaze...
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Smoke rises as a forest fire rages near Vielank, Germany, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Thousands of firefighters, soldiers and civil defense personnel are battling a large wildfire at an area used for military exercises in northern Germany. Officials said Tuesday that the blaze in Luebtheen, about 170 kilometers (106 miles) northwest of Berlin, is the biggest in the history of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 4:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of firefighters, soldiers and civil defense personnel are battling a large wildfire at an area used for military exercises in northern Germany after weeks of dry weather. Officials said Tuesday that the blaze in Luebtheen, about 170 kilometers (106 miles) northwest of Berlin...
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Helicopters trying to extinguish a wildfire near Cadalso de los Vidrios, outskirts Madrid, collects water from a livestock water reserve, Monday, July 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
July 01, 2019 - 12:14 pm
MADRID (AP) — A wildfire in hills near Madrid was contained but still not extinguished Monday after burning for four straight days, authorities said. More than 500 firefighters supported by 49 vehicles and 14 water-dropping aircraft attended the blaze some 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of the...
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Two firefighters look at burned terrain in La Palma d'Ebre, Spain, Friday June 28, 2019. A major wildfire in northeastern Spain that began in a pile of chicken dung raged out of control for a third straight day Friday with more than 600 firefighters and six water-dropping aircraft battling the blaze in the Catalonia region. Spain is forecast to endure the peak of a recent heat wave, with temperatures expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Jordi Borras)
June 29, 2019 - 4:15 am
MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain say they have contained a major wildfire in the northeastern Catalonia region. But they warn that wind and temperatures forecast to remain around 40 C (104 F) could give the blaze fresh impetus Saturday. Miquel Buch, the regional interior minister, says the fire...
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Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire in Palma d'Ebre, near Tarragona, Spain, Thursday, June 27, 2019. Authorities suspect the cause of the outbreak was a deposit of improperly stored manure. Firefighters say that high temperatures and a drop in humidity will likely fan the flames. (AP Photo/Jordi Borras)
June 28, 2019 - 11:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern Spain amid a heat wave. Authorities said more than 700 firefighters, eight helicopters and six water-dropping...
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June 27, 2019 - 5:30 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters battled for hours Thursday to contain a wildfire near an arms factory some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Athens, while the blaze forced the evacuation of a small refugee camp but did not threaten homes. The fire service said three water-dropping helicopters...
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The burned landscape after a wildfire in Torre de l'Espanyol, near Tarragona, Spain, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The Catalonia region of Spain has seen its biggest forest fire this year, with more than 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres) believed to have been burned and hundreds of people evacuated.(AP Photo/Jordi Borras)
June 27, 2019 - 7:01 am
MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire in northeastern Spain that has spread over 5,500 hectares (13,590 acres) and forced the evacuation of 53 residents. A Spanish military unit with 120 specialists has joined local firefighters, who had worked overnight to...
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June 27, 2019 - 6:09 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters are battling to contain a wildfire near an arms factory some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Athens. The fire has forced the evacuation of a small refugee camp but is not threatening homes. The fire service says three water-dropping helicopters are assisting more...
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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2017 file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows flames burning near power lines in Montecito, Calif. Pacific Gas & Electric's key lenders have offered a $30 billion plan to pull the utility out of bankruptcy, and give the tarnished company a new name. The Sacramento Bee reports the proposal filed Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court would set aside up to $18 billion to pay claims on the 2017 and 2018 wildfires caused by PG&E equipment. The plan would rebrand PG&E as Golden State Power Light & Gas Company. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
June 25, 2019 - 5:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric's key lenders on Tuesday offered a $30 billion plan to pull the utility out of bankruptcy and give the tarnished company a new name. The proposal filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court would set aside up to $18 billion of that $30 billion to pay claims...
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