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Firefighters Battle Wildfire in Northern Ireland

Wildfire burning since Friday in difficult terrain     LONDON (AP) — Firefighters in Northern Ireland are spending a second day batting fires across difficult terrain on the Mourne Mountains. More than 70 firefighters and 10 fire trucks from across ...

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Cape Town Wildfire Largely Contained

Six firefighters hurt     By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fire crews had largely contained a big wildfire on the slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain on Tuesday as the city started to come ...

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Cape Town Wildfire Under Control

University buildings badly damaged     By GERALD IMRAY Associated Press CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Firefighters in Cape Town finally brought a wildfire under control Monday after it swept across the slopes of the city’s famed Table Mountain, ...

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Wildfire Burns Cape Town, South Africa University

Other buildings caught fire     By ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain spread to the University of Cape Town, burning the historic campus library and forcing the ...

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Firefighters Battle Two Forest Fires in Japan

Military helicopters help firefighters on the ground     TOKYO (AP) — A forest fire broke out in a rural area north of Tokyo on Thursday, near another blaze burning for a fourth day. One man suffered burns and was ...

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Probe of Australia Wildfires Recommends Climate Risk Forecasts

Black Summer fires killed at least 33 people including 10 firefighters     By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An investigation into Australia’s catastrophic wildfire season on Friday recommended greater efforts to forecast the impacts of climate ...

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Officials Ask for Aircraft to Fight Fire on Mount Kilimanjaro

Wildfire on Africa’s tallest mountain     By TOM ODULA Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s government is hoping helicopters and planes will help put out a fire raging on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain at 19,443 feet (5,926 ...

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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Given Greek Citizenship for Wildfire Aid

Family raised funds for 2018 wildfire victims     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A point of pride for Greece was touched by controversy Monday, as the country’s prime minister was criticized by an opposition party for using a military helicopter ...

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Firefighters See Gains Against Greek Wildfire

A total of 72 blazes across the country     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A drop in high winds late Thursday helped firefighters gain ground on a large wildfire in southern Greece that raged for more than a day, forcing ...

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Firefighters in Greece Race to Stop Wildfire

Evacuees bussed to nearby beaches     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft were fighting a blaze for a second day in southern Greece Thursday that forced evacuations and a night-long battle to save seaside homes. The Fire ...

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