Wildfires 2019

Hell on Earth: And now the wildfires rage out of control after Continental Europe rocked by record 45.9 degrees Celsius (114 degrees Fahrenheit)
Hundreds of firefighters battled on Saturday to contain wildfires in southern France as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least three people in Italy.
In the Gard region, where France's highest temperature on record was registered on Friday at 45.9 degrees Celsius (114 degrees Fahrenheit), scores of fires burned some 600 hectares (about 1,500 acres) of land and destroyed several houses and vehicles, emergency services said.
More than 700 firefighters and 10 aircraft were mobilized to tackle the fires in the Gard, some of which caused sections of motorways to be temporarily closed.
Several firefighters were hurt but no serious injuries were reported.

European forecasters warn that "hell is coming," huge forest fire breaks out in Spain as temperatures set to hit 45 deg C (113 deg F)
A huge forest fire has broken out in Spain as a deadly heatwave affecting much of Europe continues to intensify.
Temperatures across the continent are expected to continue to soar further still on Thursday, the result of an "enormous" reservoir of warm air drawn from northern Africa, dubbed a Saharan Bubble. Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic have already recorded their highest ever June temperatures this week, while France, Switzerland, and Belgium could now follow.
It comes as hundreds of firefighters and soldiers battled a dramatic forest fire in north-east Spain which raged into Wednesday night.

Mexico on fire! Hundreds of wildfires surrounding the outskirts of Mexico City causing a chronic air quality problem for residents
Photo Time.com
The imminent impact on the health of Mexicans continues to increase as a result of the wildfires roaring out of control in and around the country's capital over the past four days.
The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis reported that the level of Extraordinary Atmospheric Environmental Contingency is being maintained due to dangerously high levels of ash particles and ozone in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico.
"The Government of Mexico continues the fight against fires.

Its the headline of 2019: "Record" high temperatures causing massive forest fires in Chile as government declares a 'state of catastrophe'
Chile on Tuesday declared a 'state of catastrophe' in three regions ravaged by forest fires that have killed two people and razed 10,000 hectares of land.
Declaring catastrophe in parts of Biobio, La Araucania and Los Rios paves the way for the armed forces to take part in the efforts to battle the blazes, said acting Interior Minister Rodrigo Ubilla.
He told reporters that the fires have "increased significantly," prompting officials to take more drastic measures.
"High temperatures, strong winds and low humidity have been factors" in sparking and spreading the fires, said Ubilla.



Temperatures on a 20 year high in parts of Australia thousands of residents come under attack from an out-of-control bushfire that is thought to have been deliberately lit
Photo EPA
As deadly temperatures so high petrol pumps have seized up and the mercury hitting 49.3 Celsius (120.74 F) in parts of Australia, forty firefighters have come under attack from an out-of-control bushfire that is suspected to have been deliberately lit in central Gippsland.
Thousands of residents in 14 towns are on high alert as hundreds of firefighters and aircraft continue to battle the blaze, which spread from 600 hectares on Friday to 10,000 hectares overnight as strong winds swept in from the south-west with the evening's cool change.

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