Category Archives: Wildfires

Quebec forest fire causes widespread blackouts for a 2nd day

July 5, 2013 – CANADA – Half a million Hydro-Québec customers were without power at rush hour for the second straight day, as widespread outages caused by forest fires in northern Quebec affected transmission lines. The utility said Montreal and … Continue reading

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19 firefighters die battling raging Arizona wildfire

July 1, 2013 – YARNELL, Ariz.— Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in … Continue reading

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Worst environmental crisis in a decade: apocalyptic smog engulfs Singapore

June 20, 2013 – SINGAPORE – Fast-food deliveries have been cancelled, the army has suspended field training and even Singapore’s top marathon runner has retreated as residents try to protect themselves from the smog that has descended on the city-state. … Continue reading

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Record high temps, and dry weather fuels forest fires in Colorado: thousands evacuated

June 12, 2013 – COLORADO – Thick smoke plumes, visible for miles, billowed from fires near Colorado Springs, in southern Colorado, and in Rocky Mountain National Park to the north. A wildfire in a residential area northeast of Colorado Springs … Continue reading

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Drought-fueled wildfires rage in California and New Mexico

June 3, 2013 – CALIFORNIA – A trio of drought-fueled wildfires raged in New Mexico and California on Sunday, with the biggest blaze forcing the evacuation of more than 2,000 people from their homes north of Los Angeles. The Powerhouse … Continue reading

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A tale of fire and ice: California wildfires- 28,000 acres burned in Ventura County

  May 4, 2013 – CALIFORNIA – The wildfire burning through Ventura County has scorched 28,000 acres, and firefighters have only 20% of the blaze surrounded, officials said. The Ventura County Fire Department said the air attack would end at … Continue reading

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Sydney scorches in record high temperatures of 46.5 degrees (115.7°F)

  January 19, 2013 – SYDNEY – Sydney endured its hottest ever day on Friday, with records smashed across the city and thousands of people suffering from the heat. The mercury topped 45.8 at Sydney’s Observatory Hill at 2.55pm, breaking … Continue reading

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