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Man accused of starting California wildfire

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 14:39

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:51

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 06:01

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 11:21

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 09:06

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

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 05:05

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

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 10:02

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

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 05:16

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

Bushfires in Australia still raging but major threat averted

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 19:30

The firefighter officials battling the wildfire in the state of New South Wales in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney said that the worst fears from the blazes are over but the crisis are far from over yet.

Military exercise sparked big Australian wildfire

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:54

A military training exercise ignited the largest of the wildfires that have ravaged Australia`s most populous state in the past week, investigators said on Wednesday.

Australian bushfire: State of emergency declared in New South Wales

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11:54

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

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 09:34

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.