Southern California endures second straight day of wind-stoked wildfires

The so-called Hillside fire quickly devoured more than 200 acres (80 hectares) of dry scrub and destroyed or damaged at least six homes before firefighters managed to keep the flames from advancing farther, fire officials said. As of the early afternoon, crews had managed to carve containment lines around 50% of the fire`s perimeter. No injuries were reported, but evacuation orders remained in effect for nearly 500 homes, displacing about 1,300 residents.

Nov 01, 2019, 09:55 AM IST

Firefighters struggle against massive, wind-whipped California wildfire

Crews lost ground on Sunday against a wind-driven wildfire that has blackened a wide swath of California`s picturesque wine country and driven 180,000 people from their homes as they hoped for a break in the hot, dry weather.

Oct 28, 2019, 09:15 AM IST

California wildfires: US largest utility to shut off power to 9.4 lakh customers

Over the last few weeks, the utility has been enacting preventative shutoffs all over northern and central California, but this weekend could be the largest this year. The wildfire has burned an estimated 25,455 acres and was 10 per cent contained as of Saturday morning, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Oct 27, 2019, 06:38 AM IST

Arizona wildfire spreads to over 37,000 acres

A crew of 747 fire-fighters are fighting the human-caused blaze ignited on June 8, said the authorities, adding that poor weather condition and tall grass have made it difficult to fully contain the fire.

Jun 18, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

Raging wildfire in California kills at least 44; toll may rise further

The three raging wildfires in California have killed 44 people since it started last week, a record number of deaths from a wildfire in the US state, officials said.

Nov 13, 2018, 09:24 AM IST

California's massive wildfire forces thousands to evacuate

Fuelled by triple-digit temperatures, the blazes have put California on track for its most destructive fire year since 2008.

Aug 04, 2018, 07:46 AM IST

Deadly California wildfire causes massive destruction

Believed to be one of the worst in the American state, the wildfire has displaced thousands.

Aug 04, 2018, 07:19 AM IST

California winds fuel state's third-largest wildfire, 267,500 acres burnt so far

The blaze, centred less than 100 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, has forced evacuations that turned neighborhoods into ghost towns and filled the air with smoke.

Dec 17, 2017, 18:24 PM IST

California: WIldfires rage in Los Angeles area; 200,000 people flee, hundreds of schools shut

Hundreds of Los Angeles area schools shut their doors on Thursday as raging wildfires wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing about 200,000 people to flee and destroying hundreds of houses.

Dec 07, 2017, 21:18 PM IST

Donald Trump pledges support in fighting California wildfires

United States President Donald Trump has said that the federal government will stand with the people of California after the devastating wildfires blazing through the region claimed 15 lives.

Oct 11, 2017, 06:41 AM IST

Over 100 people evacuated in Portugal as wildfire rages

According to the National Authority for Civil Protection (ProCiv), 970 firefighters, 260 fire trucks and 15 airplanes were deployed to combat the flames, reports Efe news.


Aug 17, 2017, 17:36 PM IST

After four days, Portugal contains wildfire that killed 64

A wildfire that killed 64 people last weekend has been brought under control, Portuguese authorities said on Wednesday as a minute of silence was held in memory of victims of the country's deadliest natural disaster in decades.

Jun 21, 2017, 23:41 PM IST

Fire continues to rage in Mount Abu for fourth day

The wildfire that broke out at Mount Abu continued to blaze at scattered places in the region on the fourth day on Monday.

Apr 17, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

Hundreds evacuated after wildfire in Oklahoma in US

Red flag warnings have been issued for western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and parts of West Texas.

Feb 13, 2017, 08:24 AM IST

Disasters cost world economy $71 billion in first half of 2016: Swiss Re

From earthquakes in Japan to wildfires in Canada, disasters cost the world economy $71 billion (62 billion euros) in the first half of the year, reinsurer Swiss Re said on Thursday.

Aug 18, 2016, 19:12 PM IST

Southern France battles bush fires as 1,000 evacuated

France mobilised 1,500 firefighters on Wednesday to tackle wildfires in countryside north of Marseille that have gutted buildings and forced more than 1,000 people to flee their homes.

Aug 11, 2016, 09:04 AM IST

California's Soberanes Fire seen from space by NASA's Aqua satellite – See pic!

This natural-color satellite image was taken by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite, says NASA.

Aug 10, 2016, 10:07 AM IST

California wildfire spreads to over 11,000 acres

Wildfire fuelled by high heat has so far spread across at least 11,000 acres in California`s Santa Clarita Valley area, fire officials said.

Jul 24, 2016, 09:03 AM IST

Two killed, 100 homes destroyed by fast-moving California wildfire

A fast-moving central California wildfire that more than doubled in size on Friday has killed two people and destroyed 100 structures, authorities said.

Jun 25, 2016, 03:47 AM IST

Canada wildfire remains out of control!

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May 09, 2016, 12:48 PM IST