A plume of smoke turns large parts of the sky orange, with the ancient Acropolis hill at centre, as a forest fire burns in a mountainous area west of Athens, sending nearby residents fleeing, Monday, July 23, 2018. The fire department said five water-dropping planes and two helicopters were battling the blaze Monday in the Geraneia mountains near the seaside settlement of Kineta between Athens and Corinth, along with 30 firetrucks and 70 firefighters. (AP Photo/Theodora Tongas)
July 23, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on forest fires in Greece (all times local): 2:55 a.m. A spokesman for the Greek government says the death toll from two big wildfires raging on the outskirts of Athens has risen to at least 20. Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said early Tuesday that at least 69 other people...
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This image made from video released by the Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday, July 22, 2018 shows Israeli soldiers on hand as family members of the White Helmets load into buses to Jordan. The call to get ready came at night. In the raging war zone of southwestern Syria, with enemy government forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets were told to bring spouses, children and but a few belongings to two collection points. Fabled rescuers themselves now in need of rescue, they embarked on a hair-raising journey through Israel, a supposed enemy, enroute to reluctant haven in Jordan, a country already burdened with multitudes of refugees. One woman gave birth along the way, many colleagues were left behind to a fate uncertain, and Syria called the multinational operation by several Western powers a crime. (Israeli Defence Forces via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 3:48 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The call came on Saturday night. In the raging war zone that is southwestern Syria, with enemy forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets volunteers brought their spouses, children and a personal bag each. A total of 421 people massed at two collection points where they were to make...
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July 03, 2018 - 12:07 pm
(CBS NEWS/KNX 1070) -- Cooler weather in northern California is helping crews begin to get a handle on the big wildfire in Yolo and Napa Counties. The County fire is now 30 percent contained and has burned 86,000 thousand acres, according to Cal Fire Twitter. Daniel Sanchez of Cal Fire says...
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June 02, 2018 - 2:57 pm
(KNX 1070) - A total of 458 personnel are assigned to the Aliso Fire, which is now at 175 acres, 75 percent contained. Four minor firefighter injuries were reported, according to the Orange County Fire Authority Public Information Officer. No structures were lost or damaged. The fire burned in a...
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June 02, 2018 - 11:55 am
DURANGO, Colo.(CBS NEWS) -- Firefighters are battling a wildfire that has forced evacuations and closed a highway in southwest Colorado. The blaze, called the 416 Fire, was spotted Friday morning and has so far burned more than 1,100 acres. Over 825 homes have been evacuated with another 750 under...
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