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Ukrainian emergency officials said Tuesday they have extinguished forest fires in the radiation-contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but acknowledged that grass was still smoldering in some areas.
Emergency teams in Ukraine on Monday continued battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears.
The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged $20 million to help Amazon countries fight fires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said rich countries were treating the region like a “colony.”
The Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance, Spokane Parks and Recreation and REI will be rehabbing burned areas of Spokane’s Beacon Hill on Sept. 29.
Greece’s public order minister resigned Friday over the deadly forest fire that killed at least 87 people in a seaside area near Athens last week, after spending days defending the way authorities under his supervision handled the disaster.
Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe’s deadliest forest fire in more than a century.
Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece’s capital, killing at least 20 people by early Tuesday and injuring more than 104, including 11 in serious condition, in the deadliest blaze to hit the country in more than a decade.
Winds swirled like little tornados just yards from the Multnomah Falls Lodge. The air alternated between hot and cold. Thick smoke boiled in, burning his eyes. Buck, the proprietor of the historic 1925 building, felt helpless.
Beloved hiking trails, forests, meadows and scenic areas are engulfed in flames, leaving those who long have been inspired by the region to wonder what will remain once the damage is known.
The Missoula County sheriff’s office has downgraded a mandatory evacuation order for part of the western Montana town of Seeley Lake.
Smoke from wildfires has led Xanterra Parks and Resorts to close Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park for the season.
Law enforcement officers have ordered new evacuations near two western Montana wildfires.
Oregon wildfires already have burned nearly 500 square miles this year, as one of the state’s many multimillion-dollar forest fires this season smolders and flares away.
Firefighters are confronting extremely hot and dry weather on the fire lines of two large blazes burning in southwest and central Oregon.
Some evacuation orders have been lifted on a western Montana wildfire that blew up last week, destroying two homes and eight outbuildings. However residents allowed to return are still asked to be ready to leave on short notice.
Authorities ordered the evacuation of about 16 residences north of Lincoln as wind increased fire activity.
The threat of major U.S. wildfires will remain high throughout August in Southern California, northern Nevada and parts of the Northwest and northern Great Plains, forecasters said Tuesday.
Firefighters in eastern Montana are increasing containment of wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes and scorched about 421 square miles of farmland and public land.
Fire managers are beginning to scale back forces devoted to suppressing the Craig Mountain Complex that has burned nearly 50,000 acres south of Lewiston.
Montana’s $60 million wildfire reserve fund could be halved by budget cuts next month at the peak of what state officials say is emerging to be a very active and expensive summer for fighting fires.