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Yilmaz Denies Turkish Involvement in Greek Forest Fires

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz has denied reports in a Turkish newspaper that implied his country’s government had a part in forest fires that hit Greece in the mid-1990’s. The article said that Mr. Yilmaz claimed another former Turkish prime minister used discretionary funds allocated for security to set Greek forests on fire. He […]

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Firefighters Gain Ground Against Texas Wildfire

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Firefighters in the U.S. state of Texas were for the first time gaining ground against a raging wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 800 homes. Authorities reported Wednesday the blaze was 30 percent contained, after burning out of control for several days. They said firefighters were helped by lighter winds now that Tropical Storm Lee […]

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4 Dead in Texas Wildfires

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from wildfires burning out of control in the parched U.S. state of Texas has risen to four with more than 1,200 firefighters struggling against the flames. Republican Governor Rick Perry cut short a presidential campaign appearance in South Carolina Monday to rush back to his home state. More than 180 fires have […]

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4 Dead in Texas Wildfires

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The death toll from wildfires burning out of control in the parched U.S. state of Texas has risen to four with more than 1,200 firefighters struggling against the flames. Republican Governor Rick Perry cut short a presidential campaign appearance in South Carolina Monday to rush back to his home state. More than 180 fires have […]

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Thousands Flee Texas Fires

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:21 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are fleeing from wildfires that continue to burn out of control in the southern state of Texas. Texas officials say 5,000 residents have been evacuated from the raging fires, which have already burned about 15,000 hectares of land and destroyed more than 1,000 homes. Two deaths – a 20-year old mother and […]

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Wildfires Ravage Texas

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The southwestern U.S. state of Texas is fighting wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and burnt nearly 15,000 hectares of land. Two fatalities have been attributed to the fires. Authorities say a 20-year old mother and her child failed to evacuate their home before fire consumed the dwelling. Sixty-three new wildfires have been reported […]

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Texas Fighting Out-of-Control Wildfires

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 7:31 pm (UTC-5)
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The southwestern U.S. state of Texas is fighting out-of-control wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and burnt more than 13,000 hectares of land. Sixty-three new wildfires have been reported as Texas suffers its worst drought in decades. The parched earth has fueled the fires, worsened by winds from Tropical Storm Lee which came ashore […]

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Texas Suffering from Out-of-control Wildfires

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:41 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in Texas by out-of-control wildfires. More than 60 separate fires have been reported. Texas is suffering its worst drought in decades. The parched earth has fueled the fires, worsened by winds from Tropical Storm Lee which came ashore Sunday in the bordering state of Louisiana. Texas Governor Rick Perry, […]

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Greece Battles Huge Forest Fire Near Turkey

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece has declared a state of emergency in its northern region of Evros and asked its European Union partners for help in battling a major forest fire that continues to burn for a third day. The blaze in Evros, near the border with Turkey, has destroyed about 4,000 hectares of forest and forced the evacuation […]

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