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Canary Islands authorities evacuate 4,000 as wildfire spreads

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TEJEDA, Spain (Reuters) – A wildfire sweeping across Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of 4,000 people on Sunday and officials warned tackling the blaze was being complicated by a combination of high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity. The wildfire, which started on Saturday close to the town of Tejeda, Read More

Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands

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MADRID (Reuters) – A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the partial evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a “great potential” to spread. The wildfire started in the town of Valleseco, and an emergency area was declared for the municipalities of Moya and Read More

Nearly 600,000 advised to evacuate as storm makes landfall on Japan

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Heavy rains lashed parts of western Japan on Thursday as tropical storm Krosa made landfall, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and trains as authorities advised more than half a million people to evacuate. A man makes his way amid strong wind by typhoon Krosa in Miyazaki in this photo taken Read More

Fire resurges on Greece’s Evia, challenges firefighters

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots. A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop as a wildfire burns in the village of Makrimalli on the Read More

Japan urges more than 300,000 to evacuate as storm Krosa nears

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A man makes his way amid strong wind by typhoon Krosa in Miyazaki in this photo taken by Kyodo August 14, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan advised more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes on Wednesday and airlines canceled hundreds of scheduled flights as a tropical Read More

Fire rages on Greece’s Evia, threat to people averted

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft sprayed water early on Wednesday in a bid to douse the flames of a huge wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal from authorities for assistance from European partners. Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire burning near the village of Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke from a wildfire burning the Island of Evia, in Athens, Greece August 13, 2019.REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of Read More

Japan braces for tropical storm Krosa in peak holiday season

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High waves pound a beach in Miyazaki, southwestern Japan as typhoon Krosa approaches the country in this photo taken by Kyodo August 13, 2019. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS JAPAN (Reuters) – Japan braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm set to dump heavy rains on western parts of the country, threatening to snarl road, rail Read More

Firefighters tackle blaze on Mount Hymettos near Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A large fire fanned by strong winds that spread quickly over the slopes of Mount Hymettos near Athens was subsiding by early Monday, authorities said. Some 141 firefighters aided by five firefighting aircraft and five helicopters fought the blaze that started after midnight in the city’s eastern suburb of Paiania, the fire Read More

Death toll rises to 44 as typhoon Lekima wreaks havoc in eastern China

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BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 44 people on Monday morning, according to official data, as the storm continued up the coast, racking up billions of dollars in economic losses and widely disrupting travel. Rescue workers help residents stranded in a building partially submerged by floodwaters after Read More