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'Disturbing, disastrous': TikTokers in Pakistan starting wildfires for videos

TikTokers are starting wildfire to shoot their TikTok videos in the background of a raging fire, a trend that has been receiving massive backlash on social media. 
As the video drew flak, TikToker Humaira Asghar said she did not start the wildfire and there is nothing wrong is shooting a video. 
As the video drew flak, TikToker Humaira Asghar said she did not start the wildfire and there is nothing wrong is shooting a video. 
Published on May 18, 2022 07:20 AM IST
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Houston Braces for Flooding and Tornadoes as West Texas Wildfires Burn

While the fire threat remains high in the state’s western plains, tornado warnings blared across the state’s central corridor.
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Published on Mar 22, 2022 10:14 AM IST
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Extreme wildfires set to get worse globally, says UN

  • Even the most ambitious efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions will not prevent a dramatic surge in the frequency of extreme fire conditions, a report commissioned by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) concluded.
Large wildfires, which can rage uncontrolled for days or weeks, cause respiratory and heart problems, especially for the elderly and very young.(AFP Photo. Representative image)
Large wildfires, which can rage uncontrolled for days or weeks, cause respiratory and heart problems, especially for the elderly and very young.(AFP Photo. Representative image)
Updated on Feb 24, 2022 05:05 AM IST
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Wildfire along California's Big Sur forces hundreds to evacuate, highway shut

The fire broke out Friday night in a steep canyon. Fanned by wind gusts of up to 50 mph (80 kph), it quickly burned at least 2.3 square miles (6 square kilometers) of brush and redwood trees, said Cecile Juliette, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Authorities shut a stretch of Highway 1 with no estimated time for reopening. In picture - The Colorado Fire burns along Highway 1 near Big Sur, California.(AP)
Authorities shut a stretch of Highway 1 with no estimated time for reopening. In picture - The Colorado Fire burns along Highway 1 near Big Sur, California.(AP)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 03:46 AM IST
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Crews box in Colorado wildfire as investigators seek cause

  • About 200 firefighters were working to douse smoldering spots in damaged buildings and bone dry vegetation that serves as tinder to fan wildfire flames as the gusty winds descended from the Rocky Mountains.
A fire burns near a home Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, north of Boulder, Colo. (Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP)
A fire burns near a home Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, north of Boulder, Colo. (Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 10:59 AM IST
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