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Germany's firefighters on the decline as aging strikes
Fire departments are struggling to find new recruits — crucial for a country where 95% of the firefighters are volunteers. Without them, Germany could see more out-of-control wildfires, like elsewhere in Europe.
Siberian fires continue to wreak havoc, Greenpeace calls it a 'climate catastrophe'
Authorities have suggested the wildfires were started intentionally in order to cover up illegal logging. Greenpeace has expressed outrage at the way the situation has been handled.
Malibu home engulfed in flames
23 Nov 2018
A family recalls the night they lost a Malibu home to the Southern California wildfires.
California wildfires intensify as blazes spread over 196,000 acres
13 Nov 2018
Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research, discusses damage estimates for the California wildfires and the amount of infrastructure that is at risk.
California Ravaged by wildfires driven by winds, drought
13 Nov 2018
California is battling the most destructive wildfires in the state's history that could potentially cause at least $19 billion in damages.
Neighbor helping neighbor after tragic fires in Greece
27 Jul 2018
Emergency services in Greece continue to search for the remains of victims of wildfires that killed at least 81 people. DW went to the coastal town of Mati to report on the resilience and helpfulness of the residents.
First death reported in raging California wildfires
9 Dec 2017
Officials have reported the first death in wildfires ravaging parts of Southern California. They say the body of a woman was found burned next to her overturned car.
California wildfires take personal, economic toll
8 Dec 2017
Wildfires in Southern California's Ventura and Santa Barbara counties have destroyed hundreds of homes and scorched at least 50,000 acres of land.
Remembering California wildfire victims
29 Oct 2017
A remembrance ceremony was held in Santa Rosa, California, for victims of the deadly wildfires and to honor the first responders.
California fire death toll hits 38
15 Oct 2017
Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday and at least 38 deaths are being blamed as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds.
Over 2,000 firefighters sent to battle major blazes in Portugal
15 Aug 2017
Over 2,000 Portuguese and Spanish firefighters have been battling eight wildfires in central Portugal.
Residents flee as wildfires blaze in Greece
14 Aug 2017
Wildfires broke out on Sunday in a village near Greece's capital forcing residents out of their homes.