May 1, 2016

Thousands battle forest fires in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand

Thousands of laborers backed by water-carrying helicopters battled to control fires that have killed two people in India’s northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, officials said Sunday. Fires have swept through more than 1,900 hectares (4,700 acres) of forest but have so far not threatened ...

Chile contains huge blaze threatening UNESCO city

Mar 16, 2015

Chile contains huge blaze threatening UNESCO city

Firefighters have contained a huge forest blaze that had threatened the picturesque Chilean port city of Valparaiso, officials said Sunday, adding the government plans to charge those responsible for the fire. One person died and thousands were evacuated on Saturday from around the UNESCO ...