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Environment/Nature news & information for Orense province

Firefighter dies as 16 fires burn thousands of acres in northern Spain
Environment Tue, Oct 18, 2011

Firefighter dies as 16 fires burn thousands of acres in...

A firefighter lost his life today while working to put out one of the many forest fires still raging in the north of Spain. The dead man was a member of the Castilla y León fire brigade and died after being surrounded...

Elderly fire-starter found dead at scene
Environment Fri, Aug 29, 2008

Elderly fire-starter found dead at scene

The body of 96-year-old Severino Basalo Cid, a convicted serial arsonist, was found by fire-fighters at the point of origin of a forest fire that destroyed 0.01 hectares (0.025 acres) of chestnut tree woods near Viana...

Rain aids Galicia firefighters
Environment Thu, Aug 25, 2005

Rain aids Galicia firefighters

The only fire still active in Galicia this morning is the one near the town of Laza in the province of Ourense, which has been classified as a level one blaze, which means that people and property are at risk. The...

Brake failure causes 2nd Beariz hydroplane crash
Environment Fri, Aug 27, 2004

Brake failure causes 2nd Beariz hydroplane crash

One of the three hydroplanes operating from the Beariz air base on Wednesday crashed on landing owing to a brake failure. The pilot, who was badly shaken up but otherwise uninjured, had been involved in fighting a...

Forest fires force road closures in Ourense province
Environment Mon, Aug 2, 2004

Forest fires force road closures in Ourense province

A forest fire forced the closure of a stretch of the N-550 between Celanova (Ourense) and the Portuguese border at 5pm yesterday afternoon, and Guardia Civil officers ordered the removal of cars parked in the danger...

Five forest fires break out in Ourense province
Environment Mon, Jul 26, 2004

Five forest fires break out in Ourense province

More than 300 forestry worker fire-fighters and volunteers worked throughout the night last night to control five fires in the province of Ourense without the continued support of helicopters and hydroplanes which were...

Argentinian pilot killed fighting Beariz forest fire
Environment Fri, Jul 23, 2004

Argentinian pilot killed fighting Beariz forest fire

A 30 year old Argentinian pilot helping to fight a forest fire near the village of Beariz (Ourense) was killed yesterday evening when his light aircraft crashed for reasons as yet unknown. The accident happened at 7pm,...

Forest fire in Ourense
Environment Fri, Apr 16, 2004

Forest fire in Ourense

A forest fire broke out yesterday morning in the Serra de Quegas, which is located in the Xurés Natural Park between the villages of Venceáns, Vilar and Quegas. Throughout the course of the day, the fire spread to an...

Forest fires hit Ourense province
Environment Mon, Mar 29, 2004

Forest fires hit Ourense province

Around 70 people were involved in controlling a large forest fire which started in the hills around the village of O Irixo in the province of Ourense. Local volunteers and firemen battled the blaze throughout the...

Galicia remains on weather alert
Environment Wed, Dec 3, 2003

Galicia remains on weather alert

The Department of Civil Protection has taken Cantabria and Asturias off weather alert today, but more snowfalls and heavy rain is still predicted for Galicia and 4 other regions (Castilla León, Cataluña, Baleares, and...

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