Wildfire sweeps across California highway

A fast-moving wildfire torched at least 20 cars and five houses as it swept across the main highway between Southern California and Las Vegas, the media reported on Saturday.

Canada wildfires displace nearly 7,000

Nearly 7,000 people in Canada`s Alberta province have been evacuated from the path of wildfires which threaten to ravage homes and businesses, including oil refineries in the region, officials said Tuesday.

Chernobyl wildfire controlled: Ukraine

 Firefighters have brought under control a forest fire near Ukraine`s Chernobyl plant, scene of the world`s worst nuclear accident in 1986, the emergency services said on Wednesday.

Russian TV channel admits reporter dropped butt at wildfire scene

 A Russian state television reporter dropped a lit cigarette butt at the scene of raging wildfires in Siberia, sparking a fire in grass a few metres from a village, his channel said on Thursday.

Siberia wildfire kills five with scores hurt

Five people died and scores were injured when a wildfire caused by the burning of dry grass swept through southern Siberia, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents, Russian officials said.

Chile wildfire reported contained; many evacuees return home

A wildfire burning near the Pacific ports of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar was contained but still a threat, authorities said, as many of 7,000 people who had been evacuated began returning home.

Survivors of Australian bushfire get $235 mn in biggest class action

Survivors of one of Australia`s deadliest wildfires won compensation of AUD 300 million (USD 235 million) in a pre-trial settlement on Friday, bringing to a close the country`s costliest series of class action lawsuits.

Australian firefighters battle to contain worst wildfires in 30 years

Hundreds of firefighters are battling to contain Australia`s worst wildfires in 30 years as the danger is expected to rise with soaring temperatures and changing winds on Wednesday. 

Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of a day-old wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes.

Fighter jet clicks massive `fire cloud`

A fighter jet has taken some stunning pictures of a huge "fire cloud" above California where wild-fires have been burning for days.

Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

Firefighters in Northern California today battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

Man accused of starting California wildfire

Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.

New soot particle from wildfire emissions discovered

A study led by Indian-origin researcher Rajan Chakrabarty has found a previously unrecognised form of soot particle, identified by the authors as "superaggregates", from wildfire emissions, offering new insights into global climate study.

Hundreds flee wildfire in Spain`s Costa del Sol

Around 600 people were evacuated from a village in Spain`s Costa del Sol as a wildfire threatened to engulf homes in the tourist hotspot, local authorities said.

Central California wildfire burns out of control, threatens 100 homes

A wildfire burning west of Yosemite National Park in central California threatened more than 100 homes on Tuesday as it raged out of control in brush left bone dry by severe drought, state fire officials said. 

Wildfire forces 20,000 evacuations near San Diego

A wildfire roaring through Southern California forced evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes, but so far only one mobile home burned as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to the parched state.

Three arrested as LA fire forces evacuations

Three men are in custody after a wildfire scorched forests near Los Angeles, casting a huge plume of smoke over the city and forcing nearly 900 homes to be evacuated on Thursday.

Australian wildfire razes 40 homes

A fast-moving wildfire destroyed at least 40 homes in western Australia`s Perth, officials said Monday, with one man dying as he prepared for the approaching inferno.

Man dies in Australian wildfire, 27 houses lost

A man has died fighting a wildfire that razed wooded hills near Australia`s west coast city of Perth, destroying at least 27 houses.

Australian bushfire: State of emergency declared in New South Wales

The huge wildfire in Australia’s most populous state New South Wales is set to worsen as the hot weather and strong winds is expected to spread the fire across the region.