Some 14,000 firefighters, including inmate volunteers, are battling 18 major blazes burning thousands of square miles throughout California with aircraft, assorted vehicles and picks and shovels.

The deadly Northern California wildfire, dubbed the Carr Fire has been named as the seventh most destructive in California’s history.

The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims.

Assisted by calmer winds at their backs, firefighters in northern California on Tuesday tightened their grip on a deadly blaze raging for more than a week around the city of Redding, as 16 people l

At least 79 people have been killed in wildfires burning close to Athens since Monday, a Greek fire brigade official said on Wednesday.

ATHENS, Greece - In what is being defined as the deadliest wildfire in Greece in decades, the death toll rose to 74 on Tuesday, even as rescuers tried to hunt for survivors on all available ground

Sweden is facing an "extreme" risk of more wildfires in coming days because of hot and dry weather, authorities warned Monday, as dozens of fires raged across the Scandinavian country.

At least 20 people died and more than 100 were injured on Monday as a wildfire swept through a small resort town in eastern Greece with many victims trapped by flames as they fled.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Fires, 20/07/2018. The details of forest fire alerts issued to all State/ Union Territory Forest Departments during the last three years is given in Annexure-I. The details of fund released to State/UT Governments for various forest protection measures including forest fire prevention and management under the erstwhile Intensification of Forest Management Scheme (IFMS) and the ongoing Forest Fire Prevention and Management (FPM) during the last three years is given in Annexure-II.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Dutta Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/07/2018 regarding large scale unchecked damage to the environment on account of forest fires specially in the States of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

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