Category: Weather, Natural Disasters

Firefighters struggle to contain blazes as Soda Fire becomes largest in US

Wildfire Soda Idaho 16 August 2015

Firefighters across the northern Rocky mountains and the Pacific northwest are trying to contain flames that have been fed by drought. Photograph: Joshua Bessex/AP

Idaho fire burns 265,000 acres of land as winds help stoke wildfires sweeping across the Pacific northwest and elsewhere on Saturday

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Ecuador declares state of emergency over volcano

A general view from Saquisili village, of an ashes column spewed by the Cotopaxi volcano in Pichincha province, Ecuador, 15 August 2015.

A general view from Saquisili village, of an ashes column spewed by the Cotopaxi volcano in Pichincha province, Ecuador, 15 August 2015.

Ecuador President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity at the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital, Quito

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