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Fire in the dunes near Heemskerk, 16 July 2018
Jul 27 '18 16:00

The number of wildfires in the Netherlands increased significantly this year. So far in 2018 there were already more wildfire reports than there were in the entire 2016 and 2017, according to figures from alarmeringen.nl, RTL Nieuws reports.

In 2016 a total of 1,293 reports were made of forest, heath and other wildfires. In 2017 there were 1,530. The wildfire report counter for this year already stands at 1,728.

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Jul 24 '18 14:43

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima released a statement expressing "enormous sympathy" to those affected by forest fires raging in Greece. So far the fires claimed 60 lives and left some 150 people injured. Whether any Dutch are among the victims is not yet clear, RTL Nieuws reports.

"The raging forest fires in Greece have claimed many victims. We feel enormous sympathy for the victims, their families and those who do not yet know the fate of their loved ones. We share their pain and our thoughts are with them", the Dutch Royals said.

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Jul 2 '18 12:10

The fire brigades in Noord-Brabant and Limburg had their hands more than full with multiple wildfires on Sunday. The fires were caused by continuing drought in the two provinces, RTL Nieuws reports.

In Budel a large wildfire had fire departments from the entire region busy on Sunday. A drone team was deployed to get a complete picture of the burning area. About 10 hectares burnt down. 

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Dec 29 '15 12:08

Dutch woman Maaike Maks and her family were driving along the Southern California freeway towards Santa Barbara while on holiday on Christmas night when they suddenly found themselves in the middle of a wildfire. She recorded the experience and posted it on social media.

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May 20 '15 13:03

The forest fire near Chaam that started during the weekend and rekindled earlier this week was tamed by the fire brigade. Since last Sunday it was burning in the area of over 60 hectares after a teenager supposedly ignited it. The fire is under control, although smoldering embers are still burning in the area.

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