Wildfire burns in Portugal for fourth day, 1,150 firefighters mobilize

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 - 11:30 GMT

The fire, which started on Friday, grew over the weekend during a heatwave sweeping large parts of Europe.

Massive California wildfire becomes 5th largest in state history

Mon, 06 Aug 2018 - 02:30 GMT

A massive, out-of-control Northern California wildfire that destroyed 68 homes and forced thousands to flee has become the fifth largest in state history.

California fire 'tornado' kills 2 firefighters, thousands flee

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - 11:56 GMT

A fast-growing northern California wildfire killed a second firefighter on Friday after high winds drove it into the city of Redding.

Death toll from California wildfire grows to five as blaze rages on

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 - 11:40 GMT

The death toll from a Northern California wildfire rose to five with the discovery of human remains believed to be those of a missing elderly woman.

Greece to start burying wildfire victims, government facing criticism

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 - 10:10 GMT

Greece will this weekend begin burying the victims of a devastating wildfire near Athens which killed at least 88 people.

Thousands flee new California blaze, governor asks aid

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 - 03:55 GMT

Thousands of people in Southern California had fled a deliberately set blaze southeast of Los Angeles by Saturday morning.

Death toll climbs to 88 from Greek wildfires

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 - 11:35 GMT

A woman has died in hospital taking the death toll from Greece's worst wildfires to 88, many of them children, officials said Saturday.

'Serious' signs arson started deadly Greek wildfire

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 - 11:30 GMT

Greece's government said there were "serious" indications the fire in which most of the 82 people who perished in the country's worst ever wildfires died.

Greek fires kill at least 7 near Athens, residents flee homes

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 - 10:51 GMT

The worst Greek forest fires in a decade burned at least seven people to death near Athens on Monday as they attempted to flee in their cars or on foot.

California wildfire crews gain edge as last evacuation orders lifted

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 11:39 GMT

Crews battling to subdue the remnants of a sprawling Southern California wildfire held their ground on Thursday against a resurgence of winds that proved weaker than expected.

California wildfire crews gain edge as winds weaker than feared

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 04:29 GMT

Firefighters gained an edge in their weeks-long battle against a sprawling wildfire in Southern California on Thursday.

Weather offers some help in battle against California wildfire

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 11:10 GMT

Thousands of weary firefighters, battling a Southern California wildfire that ranks among the largest in state history.

Residents flee as Thomas Fire approaches California enclave

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 - 09:55 GMT

Residents piled into cars and fled on Saturday as surging winds drove one of the biggest fires in California's history toward the wealthy coastal enclave of Montecito.

California wildfire becomes state's 3rd-largest, more evacuate

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 - 11:36 GMT

A raging California wildfire became the state's third-largest on record on Saturday as fresh evacuations were ordered amid a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly blaze.

California wildfire rages as 3rd largest recorded in state

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 - 03:04 GMT

A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state's third largest blaze on record.

Fierce winds to intensify as California wildfire grows

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 03:56 GMT

California firefighting crews may face strong winds on Thursday that could feed a volatile wildfire which has grown into one of the biggest in state history.

Firefighters defend homes as huge California wildfire rages on

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 04:50 GMT

Firefighters grappling with a wildfire that has burned out of control for 10 days on California's scenic coastline.

Alabama Democrat projected to win US Senate race, blow to Trump

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 09:43 GMT

Crews battling wildfires ravaging southern California for a week have managed to slow the spread of the worst of the blazes.

California wildfire rages toward scenic coastal communities

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 - 11:56 GMT

A raging wildfire pushed toward a string of California coastal cities on Sunday, prompting new evacuations as crews fought to save homes in the face of gusty winds.

Corsica wildfire ravages 2,000 hectares of forest

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 12:05 GMT

A wildfire tearing through the French island of Corsica has destroyed 2,000 hectares (nearly 5,000 acres) of forest.