Fires force thousands to flee homes in California

October 25, 2019

Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes on Thursday as hot weather and dry winds fed flames and incited fear in a state still jittery from devastating wildfires in the past two years.


Brazil accepts planes from Chile to fight Amazon fire

August 28, 2019

Brazil’s president has said he has accepted four planes from Chile to help fight Amazon fires, and he accused the French president of portraying himself as “the one and only person” concerned about the environment.


G7 leaders vow to help Brazil fight fires and repair damage

August 26, 2019

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations have said they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.


Firefighters called out to Aberdeen’s new Ikea store

May 23, 2016

Blair Firefighters were called to Aberdeen’s new Ikea store yesterday. A fire and rescue team from Altens were sent to the store at Wellington Circle, at 1.20pm, but quickly discovered it was a false alarm. It is not clear if the shop had to be evacuated.