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Putin: The situation with the forest fires east of Moscow is difficult

Russia is facing "a difficult situation" with forest fires due to "unusual" heat, mainly in an area near Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today. "Due to adverse weather conditions, the situation is difficult in many regions...

Portugal on alert – Fighting forest fires

Portugal, which has been hit by a third heat wave since the beginning of July, is fighting several fires today while the country is on alert until tomorrow, Tuesday, due to an increased risk of forest...

Algeria: Fires brought under control – Death toll at 38

Fires that ravaged urban and forested areas in northeastern Algeria on Wednesday and Thursday, killing at least 38 people, have been brought under control, a Civil Protection official said today. "All the fires are fully under control,"...

A major fire on a railway bridge in central London has been brought under control

LAST UPDATE: 15.06 A major fire that broke out on a railway bridge in Southwark, central London, which forced the suspension of trains in the area and the evacuation of some buildings, has now been brought under...

Forest fires: Record burned areas this year in Europe

While the peak fire season is not yet over, the provisional toll is rising in the European Union with already more than 6,600,000 hectares burned since January, a record number for that time period since 2006...

Fires are raging in southwestern France amid a new heat wave

Fires raged in southwestern France yesterday, Tuesday, destroying 16 homes, burning 60,000 acres and forcing nearly 6,000 people to flee the region, which was already hit last month by huge fires. France, like the rest of Europe,...