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.

Unparalleled danger from Australian bushfires: Officials

Australian fire crews stepped up containment efforts around several major wildfires Sunday with the weather forecast to deteriorate and officials warning of "unparalleled" danger from the worst conditions in 40 years.

Australian wildfire: Military exercise caused Lithgow blaze?

About 200 houses have been destroyed in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney after the huge wildfire in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales.

Progress reported in fighting Yosemite National Park fire

Firefighters dwarfed by towering flames that lit up the night sky in California reported progress as they battled a wildfire near Yosemite National Park for a 10th day on Tuesday.

Wildfire rages overnight near Athens

Greek authorities have announced a series of emergency measures to prevent the outbreak of wildfires during a week of high winds and warm temperatures.

California wildfire forces thousands to evacuate

People fled from thousands of homes as a wildfire pushed toward Southern California mountain communities.

US wildfires force evacuation of 1,000 homes

Fire crews in New Mexico fought two growing wild blazes that have driven people from their homes and scorched thousands of acres, while a shift in the wind prompted evacuation calls for more than 1,000 homes in California.

California wildfire grows, threatens to engulf 4000 houses

As the Californian wildfire grows out of control, it now threats nearly 4,000 houses with the fire department authorities issuing evacuation and struggles to douse the fire, according to a news agency.