Tag: fires

Eight thousand people evacuated from towns in southwestern France

Eight thousand people evacuated from towns in southwestern France

© EPA Author: Portugal/TSF Some 8,000 people are being “preventively evacuated” this Monday from two towns in southwestern France affected by a major fire several days ago, the municipality announced. The Gironde department has been affected for a week by two gigantic fires, in La Teste-de-Buch, a town in the Bay of Arcachon, and Landiras, […]

Member of the fire brigade dies in Zamora

Member of the fire brigade dies in Zamora

The other elements managed to escape from the scene. © Brais Lorenzo/EPA Author: Lusa A member of a firefighting brigade died this Sunday when he was caught in the flames, in a forest fire that broke out in the afternoon in the municipality of Losaico, in the Spanish province of Zamora, reported a source from […]

Western Europe continues to fight fires caused by heat wave

Western Europe continues to fight fires caused by heat wave

In the Gironde department, around 10,500 hectares of forest have been burned since Tuesday. © Ismael Herrero/EPA Author: Lusa The fight against forest fires resulting from an extreme heat wave continues this Sunday in several parts of Western Europe, meteorologists warned, noting that several temperature records could occur early next week. In southwestern France, the […]

At least 12,000 people were evacuated and 9,150 hectares were burned by fires in France.

At least 12,000 people were evacuated and 9,150 hectares were burned by fires in France.

© EPA Author: Lusa At least 12,000 people were evacuated and some 9,150 hectares of forest were burned in two fires that broke out on Tuesday in the Gironde department, whose capital is Bordeaux, in southwestern France. The French authorities said this Saturday, on the social network Twitter, that the fire that started in the […]

Fires in Spain. More than three thousand people preventively withdrawn

Fires in Spain. More than three thousand people preventively withdrawn

The fire also affects the municipalities of Alhaurín el Grande and Alhaurín de la Torre. © Alvaro Cabrera/EPA Author: Lusa More than 3,000 people have been preventively evacuated from two municipalities due to a fire that is ravaging the region, specifically the Serra de Mijas, in Malaga, southern Spain, local authorities reported this Saturday. The […]

From Spain to Turkey. Southern Europe affected by a week of fires

From Spain to Turkey. Southern Europe affected by a week of fires

Girona, Spain © David Borrat/EPA Author: carolina rich Portugal is not the only country in Europe devastated by fires in recent days. As a result of the heat wave, with temperatures above 40ºC, Spain, France, Croatia, Greece and Turkey are also facing fires that threaten forests, homes and lives. In Extremadura, in the region of […]

California, Yosemite Park Fires: Flames Spread, Giant Sequoias at Risk

California, Yosemite Park Fires: Flames Spread, Giant Sequoias at Risk

Burns Yosemite National Park, California. A massive fire threatens the park’s largest giant sequoia forest, and in one day its size has more than doubled. Firefighters worked through difficult terrain yesterday to protect iconic trees and a small mountain town. Campers and residents near the fire were evacuated, but the rest of the vast park […]

Spanish authorities warn of extreme heat and fire risk

Spanish authorities warn of extreme heat and fire risk

© Orestis Panagiotou/EPA (File) Author: Lusa The Spanish authorities put the island of Gran Canaria on red alert this Sunday and parts of the rest of the country on orange due to the heat, which also caused alerts for extreme or very high risk of fires. Like Portugal, Spain is facing a hot situation, with […]