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Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:59:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:15:00 +0100thedailystarBD (en)

A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said yesterday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

12:46 New Zealand Wildfires Destroy Homes and Forces Evacuations

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:51:00 +0100plenglish (en)

16 de febrero de 2017, 12:46 Wellington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The New Zeland Civilian Defence confirmed one deade and one thousand evacuated because of the wild fires in Port Hills,near the city of Christchurch. According to the sources the authorities have evacuated 400 houses located near two....

Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:39:00 +0100thetimes-za (en)

Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front. Christchurch City Council said more than 1,800 hectares (4,500 acres) of land had been torched in the Port Hills, an....

Residents flee New Zealand wildfire Two wildfires burning for days have converged into one huge front on the outskirts of Christchurch, destroying 11 homes. Prime Minister Bill English told reporters he thought the fires looked "suspicious."

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:43:00 +0100deutschewelle-en (en)

An out-of-control fire in New Zealand destroyed eleven homes near Christchurch on Thursday, authorities reported. Hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate the South Island city as civil defense officials declared a state of emergency. Two separate blazes that had been burning for days converged....

Hundreds evacuated as massive fire destroys homes in Christchurch

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:40:00 +0100thejournal (en)

A WILDFIRE HAS destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

New Zealand wildfires see more than 1,000 flee their homes Sky News

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:32:00 +0100msn-uk (en)

More than 1,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as wildfires threaten homes in New Zealand's third-largest city. The fire in the Port Hills district of Christchurch began earlier this week and was thought to have been started by an electrical problem.

Wildfire destroys homes in New Zealand

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:17:00 +0100RTERadio (en)

A wildfire has destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late last night as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:51:00 +0100emirates247 (en)

A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:32:00 +0100thepeninsulaqatar (en)

Wellington: A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been....

New Zealand wildfires see more than 1,000 flee their homes

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:38:00 +0100heart (en)

More than 1,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as wildfires threaten homes in New Zealand's third-largest city. The fire in the Port Hills district of Christchurch began earlier this week and was thought to have been started by an electrical problem. It spread rapidly overnight on Wednesday to cover more than 1,800 hectares.

New Zealand wildfires see more than 1,000 flee their homes

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:38:00 +0100piratefm (en)

More than 1,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as wildfires threaten homes in New Zealand's third-largest city. The fire in the Port Hills district of Christchurch began earlier this week and was thought to have been started by an electrical problem. It spread rapidly overnight on Wednesday to cover more than 1,800 hectares.

Ombudsman Karen Stevens' home under-insurance warning

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:17:00 +0100Stuff (en)

If a homeowner elects a sum that is too low, in the event of their home's destruction in a natural disaster, they would face either having to build a smaller home, or pay the shortfall out of their own pocket. Insurers made the switch to sum insured policies when claims in Christchurch showed their....

Port Hills fire: Homeowners lose everything in blaze

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:32:00 +0100rnzi (en)

Frightened residents flee. Early Valley Road resident John Gordon has lost everything apart from a couple of pictures and a computer in the fire. The family were evacuated last night and had no idea their house, and more than 40 classic cars had been lost, until they returned home the next morning.

Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:56:00 +0100news-yahoo (en)

A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been smouldering for days merged into a single giant fire-front.

Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:48:00 +0100business-times (en)

[WELLINGTON] A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday. Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes that had been....

More than 1,000 people flee wildfires in NZ

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 03:06:00 +0100skynews (en)

The fire in the Port Hills district of Christchurch began earlier this week and was thought to have been started by an electrical problem. It spread rapidly overnight on Wednesday to cover more than 1,800 hectares. A state of emergency has been declared and Prime Minister Bill English has arrived in the city to monitor the situation.

Wildfire razes homes in New Zealand city of Christchurch; state of emergency declared

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:39:00 +0100straitstimesSG (en)

WELLINGTON (AFP) - A wildfire destroyed at least 11 homes and forced hundreds of terrified residents to evacuate in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, authorities said Thursday (Feb 16). Civil defence officials declared a state of emergency in the South Island city late Wednesday as two blazes....

Port Hills wildfires: Voices of the fire

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:54:00 +0100nzherald (en)

Massive wild fires whipping through the Port Hills have caused a state of emergency in Christchurch and Selwyn, and forced nearby residents from their homes. These are their stories. James Frost. Tragedy has struck twice for James Frost, who lost his home in the 2011 earthquake and now he's watched his home burn down in the Port Hills blaze.

Un orage en forme de pénis repéré en Australie, le web foudroyé (IMAGE)

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:45:00 +0100francais (fr)

Une ville australienne a été frappée de plein fouet par un orage, dont la visualisation satellitaire a révélé une forme un peu particulière, au grand régal des internautes à l’esprit mal tourné. Dans la région du Queensland, en Australie, la ville de Toowoomba a été touchée par un orage le 13 février.

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