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Q&A: How to improve air quality in wildfire season Special

Wildfires have burned more than 2.2 million acres (8,903 Km2) across California so far this year, despite the coming fire season. The fires are creating poor air conditions for many across the state. What can be done to address this issue?

Going up: Review of California wildfires since 1984

High-severity wildfires in northern coastal California have been increasing, according to new research, by some 10 percent for each decade decade since 1984. This indicates the increased likelihood of wildfires as time passes.

Big Sur fire doubles in size overnight, trapping 14 firefighters

With strong northerly winds fanning flames, a wildfire burning in the rugged mountains of California's Big Sur coastline exploded overnight. It doubled in size, triggering new evacuations and trapping firefighters on Tuesday,

Thousands evacuated in Southern California as wildfire rages

Banning - Evacuation orders remained in place early Monday for thousands of people after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size and forced crews to battle flames in triple-digit heat.

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.
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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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Close-up of the burnt area
Close-up of the burnt area
B.C. Premiere Christy Clark prepares to board helicopter for close up look at wildfire on Friday.
B.C. Premiere Christy Clark prepares to board helicopter for close up look at wildfire on Friday.
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Forced to leave  residents hurry to find a way out of the city.
Forced to leave, residents hurry to find a way out of the city.
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The Emergency Base Camp off Knickerbocker Road near Big Bear Village
The Emergency Base Camp off Knickerbocker Road near Big Bear Village
Extent and location of King Fire can be seen in this satellite photo provided by the California Dept...
Extent and location of King Fire can be seen in this satellite photo provided by the California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection and the USGS.
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Wind allows fire to jump from area to area  making many spot fires.
Wind allows fire to jump from area to area, making many spot fires.
Smoke rises from a wildfire near Boyle Alberta.
Smoke rises from a wildfire near Boyle Alberta.
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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Forest fires are raging out of control in Galicia in northern Spain.
Forest fires are raging out of control in Galicia in northern Spain.
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A western wind fanned the flames through tall pine trees
A western wind fanned the flames through tall pine trees
A scene from the Colorado wildfires
A scene from the Colorado wildfires
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In this photo taken at noontime on Sunday  the Sage Fire had grown to 1 109 acres and was 20 percent...
In this photo taken at noontime on Sunday, the Sage Fire had grown to 1,109 acres and was 20 percent contained.
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Los Angeles Channel 2 news team mingles with firefighters and fire trucks between Snow Summit and Pi...
Los Angeles Channel 2 news team mingles with firefighters and fire trucks between Snow Summit and Pine Summit
Alberta SRD helicopter.
Alberta SRD helicopter.
As night approaches  the fire slows its advance toward Snow Summit
As night approaches, the fire slows its advance toward Snow Summit
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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Firemen pose near the Summit Fire border in Big Bear
Firemen pose near the Summit Fire border in Big Bear
ASHES: The remains of a parking lot and surrounding buildings in the city of Lower Lake  Calif.  are...
ASHES: The remains of a parking lot and surrounding buildings in the city of Lower Lake, Calif., are shown after the Clayton fire swept through town, destroying scores of businesses and homes.
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