Wildfires threaten California`s treasured Sequoias

Wildfires sweeping across California are threatening the US state`s famed Sequoia trees, with firefighters scrambling to protect the national treasures.

At least 400 California homes consumed by fire, toll seen climbing

A Northern California wildfire ranked as the most destructive to hit the drought-stricken U.S. West this year has claimed one life and burned at least 400 homes to the ground, fire officials reported on Monday, saying they expected the property toll to climb.

US limo fire: Driver mistook first plea for help

The driver of a lim that burst into flames on a San Francisco Bay area bridge, killing five women, says he at first misunderstood what one of the passengers in the back was saying when she complained about smoke.

Two adults, five children killed in US fire: Coroner

A fire that erupted at a rural Kentucky home has killed two adults and five children inside, authorities said.