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Los Angeles wildfire spreads — 100,000 ordered to evacuate

Whipped by the Santa Ana winds, a wildfire in the San Fernando Valley of California grew to nearly 5,000 acres overnight, damaging dozens of homes and prompting swift evacuations for more than 100,000 people.

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

Monta - A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria Monday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an "environmental tragedy".

More evacuations as Canary Islands fire out of control

Monta - A wildfire raged out of control on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria Monday, forcing more evacuations as flames in some parts rose so high even water-dropping planes were unable to operate, authorities said.

Spain battling largest wildfire in 20 years as Europe sizzles

More than 500 firefighters and soldiers are battling Spain's largest wildfire in two decades as Europe continues to wither under an extreme heat wave.

Wildfire in B.C.'s central interior prompts evacuations

Prince George - Warm and windy conditions have fanned the flames of a wildfire believed to be human-caused in British Columbia, Canada, near the community of Lejac, about five kilometers east of Fraser Lake.

Town destroyed in wildfire has cancer-causing chemical in water

Paradise - Paradise, California was nearly destroyed in November 2018 by the nation's worst wildfire in over a century. The wildfire took the lives of 85 people, but the town's troubles are not over yet. The drinking water supply is contaminated with benzene.

Camp Fire in Northern California is already visible from space

Paradise - Tens of thousands of people in northern California were ordered to evacuate a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in size Thursday to over 8,000 acres in Butte County.

Wildfire that closed key California highway explodes in size

Redding - The massive Delta fire that forced the shutdown of a 14-mile stretch of Interstate 5 in Northern California this week continues to grow, and the major north-south artery is expected to remain closed until at least Sunday, authorities said.

Wildfires near Sequoia, Yosemite National Parks continue to grow

El Portal - A raging wildfire just outside of Yosemite National Park is evading the efforts of thousands of firefighters as it burns through dry brush and rugged terrain, growing daily and heading toward populated areas.

Extremely dangerous California wildfire burns near Yosemite

Sacramento - A deadly California wildfire more than doubled in size and raged through more than 14 square miles of brush and forest Monday, blanketing much of Yosemite National Park in smoke and forcing the closure of a major access road to the park.

Firefighters tackle second wildfire in northern England

London - Firefighters in northern England launched a "large-scale attack" on a new moorland blaze Sunday, as emergency responders continued to battle another nearby wildfire that has been burning all week.

Thomas Fire on track to become largest fire in state's history

The monstrous Thomas Fire north of Los Angeles is leaving its place in the state's record books as it is now officially the second largest fire in California history, consuming 272,000 acres (110,075 hectares).

Largest wildfire in Los Angeles' history forces evacuations

The unofficial end of summer hasn't made a difference in the extreme heat that has been baking the western United States today, challenging crews battling wildfires all across the region.

Mental health issues studied one year after Fort McMurray fire

Fort Mcmurray - A psychiatrist with the University of Alberta is studying how the 2016 wildfire has affected the lives of children in Fort McMurray. Other studies are also being conducted regarding anxiety, depression and PTSD among those who lived through the ordeal.

Okefenokee wildfire grows to over 30 square miles in size

Fargo - Lightning started a fire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near the Georgia-Florida state line on April 6. The fire has now grown to cover about 30 square miles (80 square kilometers) of public lands, threatening nearby towns.

Last evacuation orders rescinded in damaging Lake County fire

Lower Lake - All evacuation orders for a small Northern California town were lifted Sunday and residents were allowed to return after firefighters contained a 4,000-acre blaze that tore through the south end of Clear Lake.

Massive Blue Cut fire in Southern California destroys 96 homes

San Bernardino - Nearly 100 homes and more than 200 other buildings have been destroyed by the giant Blue Cut fire in Southern California wildfire that is burning 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

Residents begin to return to fire-ravaged Northern California town

Lower Lake - Some residents of a small Northern California town that was nearly consumed by a wildfire that started Saturday were given the OK Wednesday to return to their properties to see what's left.

Authorities were aware of suspect in Northern California wildfire

Lakeport - The man suspected of starting this week's Northern California wildfire that devastated a Lake County town and displaced thousands of nearby residents had been an inmate firefighter while serving a five-year prison sentence on drug and firearms charges.

Clearlake man accused of starting latest Northern California fire

Lower Lake - A 40-year-old Northern California man has been accused of starting a destructive wildfire that has burned thousands of acres and destroyed at least 175 homes in a small town on the south tip of Clear Lake.

San Bernardino wildfire triples in size overnight to 4,500 acres

As of August 8, 2016, wildfires in California have consumed 145 square miles of the state. A fire that started Sunday in the San Bernardino mountains has already grown to 7.0 square miles after tripling in size overnight.

Investigators: Giant Big Sur blaze caused by illegal campfire

Carmel Valley - California fire investigators say an intense wildfire that has already burned more than 50,000 acres near scenic Big Sur was started by an illegal campfire.

Fires are needed to restore the Great Plains of the U.S.

To restore the grasslands of the Great Plains, a high intensity fire is required. The best way to achieve this, an ecologist argues, is with the use of drones.

Tens of thousands flee fire-ravaged northern Alberta city

Fort Mcmurray - Canadian police and soldiers help thousands of residents evacuate south of Fort McMurray, Alberta, as a wildfire continues to burn out-of-control in the country's oil sands region.

Dry conditions in Alberta created a 'perfect storm' for a fire

A perfect storm of conditions created a monster fire from Hades, forcing over 80,000 people to flee for their lives in Alberta, Canada.

Cal Fire: Butte Fire report, $90 Million and 2 lives lost

Jackson - The ultimate cause and the consequent blame for the Butte Fire in California late last year has been detailed in a report from Cal Fire.

Rachel Platten scores Top 5 album with 'Wildfire'

Rachel Platten has a major reason to celebrate. Her newest album "Wildfire" reached the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 charts.

Review: Rachel Platten amazing on new 'Wildfire' studio album Special

Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten will be releasing her "Wildfire" album tomorrow, on Jan. 1, and it is an excellent studio effort.

Rachel Platten to release new album, to embark on 'Wildfire' tour

Esteemed songstress Rachel Platten will be releasing her debut studio album, "Wildfire" on Columbia Records on January 1.

Firefighters gaining control over deadly Northern California fire

San Francisco - Firefighters in Northern California say they have reached 50 percent containment of the deadly Valley Fire that has killed at least five people and destroyed hundreds of homes in rural Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties.
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Susie Fire on August 4  2011 northwest of Elko  Nevada
Susie Fire on August 4, 2011 northwest of Elko, Nevada
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The burnt area as seen from the north shore of Big Bear Lake on August 24  2015
The burnt area as seen from the north shore of Big Bear Lake on August 24, 2015
Alberta SRD helicopter.
Alberta SRD helicopter.
While in Prince George  getting a first-hand update on the Little Bobtail Lake wildfire  Premier Chr...
While in Prince George, getting a first-hand update on the Little Bobtail Lake wildfire, Premier Christy Clark is reminded the public to do their part to prevent wildfires.
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Entrance to the town of Weed with Mt. Shasta in the distance
Entrance to the town of Weed with Mt. Shasta in the distance
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Close-up of the burnt area
Close-up of the burnt area
The Fort McMurray wildfire has destroyed one of the oilsands camps north of the city and is roaring ...
The Fort McMurray wildfire has destroyed one of the oilsands camps north of the city and is roaring eastward toward others in its path. This image from the Suomi NPP satellite taken on May 17, 2016 shows the fires heading in that direction.
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This is a tweet from Mark Tarello. Credit for the picture: @thepooh912 #GatlinburgFire #TNwx
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A western wind fanned the flames through tall pine trees
A western wind fanned the flames through tall pine trees
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Sept. 10  2013 scene of bush fires in Sydney  Australia s western suburbs and Blue Mountains.
Sept. 10, 2013 scene of bush fires in Sydney, Australia's western suburbs and Blue Mountains.
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From Stater Brothers shopping center  a view of the fire approaching Snow Summit ski resort. You can...
From Stater Brothers shopping center, a view of the fire approaching Snow Summit ski resort. You can see a firefighting airplane at the bottom left.
Smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire can be seen at nearby Coronado High School in western Colorado Spri...
Smoke from the Waldo Canyon Fire can be seen at nearby Coronado High School in western Colorado Springs, Colo
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MODIS-aqua satellite view of the smoke from the #KingFire across the Sacramento valley and adjacent ...
MODIS-aqua satellite view of the smoke from the #KingFire across the Sacramento valley and adjacent foothills.
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A view of the Colorado wildfires as seen from a resident s house
A view of the Colorado wildfires as seen from a resident's house
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UNDER CONTROL: Smoke from the Rocky fire in Lake County  Calif.  is visible to the Moderate Resoluti...
UNDER CONTROL: Smoke from the Rocky fire in Lake County, Calif., is visible to the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard NASA's Terra satellite, as seen in this photo taken July 30.
NASA Goddard's Jeff Schmaltz
Many evacuees told Spanish media they fled with just the clothes on their backs.
Many evacuees told Spanish media they fled with just the clothes on their backs.
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The West Mims Fire in Okefenokee NWR is now estimated at over 130 942 acres  12 percent contained  a...
The West Mims Fire in Okefenokee NWR is now estimated at over 130,942 acres, 12 percent contained, and with 535 personnel assigned.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
A NASA satellite images shows the various fires raging across Colorado
A NASA satellite images shows the various fires raging across Colorado
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