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Wildfires raging in Europe burn second biggest area in two decades

Record wildfires in Southern Europe have burned huge swatch of land with fire season only half over.

Europe wildfires burn second biggest area in two decades

Watch: Man caught in wildfire escapes with clothes ablaze

A Spanish man trying to protect his town from a wildfire came inches from being burned to death Monday.

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2 large fires spread in northern Israel

Firefighters struggle to bring blazes which broke out in Golan Heights and Kiryat Shmona under control.

2 large fires spread in northern Israel

Tens of thousands evacuated following fires outside Denver

Two towns near Boulder evacuated after wildfires burn some 580 homes, a hotel and a shopping center.

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Algeria blames Israel and Morocco for wildfires

Algeria says group backed by Morocco and Israel is one of two groups responsible for devastating wildfires that hit the country this month.

Algeria blames Israel and Morocco for wildfires

Watch: 42 dead as wildfires engulf Algeria

Forest fires in Algeria killed 42 people, including 25 soldiers, as authorities blamed arsonists for the destruction.

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Israel to send delegation of fire fighters to Greece to battle wildfires

Following Greek government's request for assistance, Foreign Ministers of Israel & Greece met and approved delegation.

Israel to send fire fighter delegation to Greece

Israeli firefighters arrive in California to help battle wildfires

Israeli firefighters arrived in Sacramento, California, to assist with battling a wave of wildfires sweeping through the area.

Israeli firefighters arrive in Calif. to help battle wildfires

'Australia fires are impacting physical, mental health'

Doctors in Australia are warning citizens about serious public health effects resulting from the country’s devastating wildfires.

'Australia fires are impacting physical, mental health'

In first time in Australian history, reservists called up to battle wildfires

Soaring temperatures in Australia, breaking a heat record of 80 years, has escalated disaster 'to entirely new level,' Australian PM says.

In first for Australia, reservists called up to battle wildfires

Jewish institutions closed amid California wildfires

Jewish institutions in LA area, northern California close, residents evacuate amid spate of large wildfires.

Jewish institutions closed amid California wildfires

Israeli delegation lands in Ethiopia to help fight wildfire

Israel sends 10 firefighters to Ethiopia to help fight large fire which has raged for 2 weeks.

Israeli delegation lands in Ethiopia to help fight wildfire

KKL-JNF offers help for California forest fires recovery

Israeli environmental organization offers aid to US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service after devastating California fires.

KKL-JNF offers help for California forest fires recovery

Rabbi saves Torah scrolls from destruction in California fires

Community leader rescues scrolls as wildfire engulfs area in Thousand Oaks, CA - where shooter had killed 12 only a day before.

Rabbi saves Torah scrolls from destruction in California fires

Most Jewish institutions resume operations after Skirball Fire

Jewish institutions reopen, Los Angeles Fire department says blaze was caused by illegal cooking fire.

Most Jewish institutions resume operations after Skirball Fire

LA Jewish institutions close as Skirball fire approaches

Synagogues in path of massive wildfire tearing through southern California.

LA Jewish institutions close as Skirball fire approaches

Fires rage in southern California

Wildfires raging in southern California destroy over 300 buildings, force 200,000 to evacuate area.

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'Black goat' to thrive again in Israel

Israeli government backs bill encouraging goats to graze in appropriate areas, aiding fire prevention.

'Black goat' to thrive again in Israel

Israeli winery offers solace in the face of tragedy

Golan Heights Winery's native Californian winemaker looks to give back to his home state after massive wildfires leave thousands homeless.

Israeli winery offers solace in the face of tragedy

Kosher winery damaged in California fires partially reopens

California authorities begin to gain control over wildfires which have left dozens dead.

Kosher winery damaged in California fires partially reopens

40 dead, thousands homeless in California as fires rage on

Wildfires grow to 100 miles wide, tear through northern California killing 40, destroying nearly 6,000 homes.

40 dead, thousands homeless in California as fires rage on

California wildfires damage kosher winery

Death toll rises to 31, hundreds missing.

California wildfires damage kosher winery

Death toll rises to 17 as fires ravage California

Thousands homeless after wildfires ravage Northern California's wine country, killing 17. Tens of thousands of homes still at risk.

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10 dead in California wildfires

At least 10 dead, 1,500 buildings destroyed as more than 14 fires ravage eight counties throughout Northern California.

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Israel, Greece and Cyprus agree to cooperate on wildfires

Israel, Greece and Cyprus have agreed to fight wildfires together, as well as cooperating on natural gas production.

Israel, Greece and Cyprus agree to cooperate on wildfires

Tennessee: Wildfires were 'human-caused'

As death toll in massive Tennessee forest fires rises to 11, reports indicate that fires may have been man-made.

Tennessee: Wildfires were 'human-caused'

Images from inside the inferno

Dramatic images of firefighters battling the blazes that raged across Israel last week.

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Watch: Bar Mitzvah celebration in fire-ravaged community

Nevo Reisman of Neve Tzuf was to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, but the fire changed the plans. The event was held Tuesday.

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Wildfires rage in Tennessee

Wildfires have forced the evacuation of thousands in Tennessee, less than one week after fires across Israel.

Wildfires rage in Tennessee

Jewish Agency to provide aid to fire victims

Jewish Agency for Israel to provide immediate financial assistance to families across Israel who cannot return to their homes.

Jewish Agency to provide aid to fire victims

Rivlin thanks Erdogan for firefighting assistance

President Rivlin speaks with Turkish counterpart, thanks him for his country's assistance during the recent wave of fires.

Rivlin thanks Erdogan for firefighting assistance

Netanyahu thanks Abbas for firefighting assistance

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks PA chairman for sending firefighters to assist in extinguishing the fires in Israel.

Netanyahu thanks Abbas for firefighting assistance

Residents affected by fires to receive 2,500 shekels

Kahlon announces that residents who lost their homes in fires will receive an initial compensation of 2,500 shekels per person.

Residents affected by fires to receive 2,500 shekels

Supertanker arrives in Israel

The largest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world can carry up to 19,600 gallons of retardant or water.

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Watch: Netanyahu meets firefighting air crews

Prime Minister Netanyahu visits the Hatzor Air Base where a majority of the firefighting planes are based.

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