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Up In Smoke : Wild Fire In Argentina

Up In Smoke : Wild Fire In Argentina

As Argentina suffers through one of its worst droughts in decades, fires in the Paraná Delta – the country’s largest wetland – are billowing smoke as far away as Buenos Aires, residents said. The fires, on land normally used for grazing, appear to have been sparked by ranchers burning pastures to clear them, a traditional […]

Heavy Rain Douses Australia’s East Coast Bushfires

Heavy Rain Douses Australia’s East Coast Bushfires

Australian authorities issued evacuation orders as heavy rain lashed Sydney and the east coast of the state of New South Wales (NSW) on Monday, bringing chaos to the country’s largest city while dousing bushfires that have raged since November. Between 200 and 400 millimetres (7.9 to 15.8 inches) of rain drenched the Sydney area out […]

Firefighters Struggle Against Massive, Wind-Whipped California Wildfire

Firefighters Struggle Against Massive, Wind-Whipped California Wildfire

Crews lost ground on Sunday against a wind-driven wildfire that has blackened a wide swath of California’s picturesque wine country and driven 180,000 people from their homes as they hoped for a break in the hot, dry weather. About 3,000 people were battling the Kinkade Fire, the worst of more than a dozen major blazes […]

South African Firefighters in Canada to assist in Battling Raging Wildfires

South African Firefighters in Canada to assist in Battling Raging Wildfires

It was with excitement and tears of joy as the 301 fire fighters and management members made their way to board flight AirCanada Boeing 777. The crew is expected to fly for over 20 hours before landing at their final destination, Canada where they will be assisting to supress wildfires. We wish them well. “As […]