The death toll in wildfires raging across Australia’s most populous state has risen to four as authorities warned of worsening weather conditions to come.
Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes on Thursday as hot weather and dry winds fed flames and incited fear in a state still jittery from devastating wildfires in the past two years.
The cost of Scottish farm fires almost doubled last year, according to NFU Mutual.
New satellite images published by the European Space Agency show an increase in air pollution in the Brazilian Amazon as fires burned in the region last month.
Northern Heating based at Whitemyres Avenue in Aberdeen have fully refurbished their heating product showroom in an extensive refit and refresh.
Brazil has banned most legal fires for land-clearing for 60 days in an attempt to stop the burning that has devastated parts of the Amazon.
Brazil’s president has said he has accepted four planes from Chile to help fight Amazon fires, and he accused the French president of portraying himself as “the one and only person” concerned about the environment.
Lingering smoke in the Amazon is causing concern among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems – particularly among children and the elderly – have increased as fires in the region rage.
Leaders of the Group of Seven nations have said they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the fight against blazes that have caused global alarm.
A nature expert has warned campers against the dangers of starting fires on peaty soil.
A section of road in Elgin has been closed off due to safety concerns after a fire destroyed a woman's home on the street and left it at risk of collapse.
A north-east ranger service has warned of the high risk of blazes after discovering an abandoned bonfire.
The number of deliberate fires in the north-east has soared over the past 12 months.
A Lossiemouth man who deliberately started a large gorse fire in the coastal town last summer left identifying documents at the scene.
Fire crews are currently in attendance at a large wildfire close to a Moray loch.
A Speyside landowner has hailed firefighters for preventing a large wildfire from spreading to a nearby wind farm.
Preventative measures being taken in Moray to avoid catastrophic wildfires affecting the region again
Emergency services in Moray have stepped up their efforts to prevent a repeat of last year's disastrous wildfires - described as some of the worst in 30 years.
The north and north-east is on high alert after a widespread wildfire warning was put in place across large swathes of the region.
A Moray school fire station faced one of its busiest years on record, as student its student crews were called out to tackle a spate of gorse fires across the region.
The number of accidental house fires in Aberdeen has dropped by nearly 20% this year, according to a new report.
Police have arrested a teenager in relation to wilful fire-raising on an Aberdeen hillside which has been hit by a spate of dangerous blazes.
Police have charged a second teenager in connection with a spate of alleged wilful fire-raisings in the Danestone area of Aberdeen.
Horrified eyewitnesses have described a series of “frightening” shed fires that ripped through a quiet Aberdeen suburb, forcing one family to evacuate.
The number of deliberate fires in Highland has dropped to its lowest for five years, according to the fire service.
Farmers and crofters are being urged to take precautions to protect their property after the number of fires in rural areas reached a peak last year.
A blaze which broke out in an Aberdeenshire nightclub is not being treated as suspicious.
Firefighters were called to a blaze at a north-east business earlier today.
Sixteen north-east firefighters graduated into active service yesterday with a display of their new life-saving skills.
Firefighters were called out to tackle a grass fire near Fort William in Lochaber this afternoon.
Blair Firefighters were called to Aberdeen’s new Ikea store yesterday. A fire and rescue team from Altens were sent to the store at Wellington Circle, at 1.20pm, but quickly discovered it was a false alarm. It is not clear if the shop had to be evacuated.
The developer behind a £80million north-east golf resort designed by Jack Nicklaus has stepped up patrols on the site after a deliberate fire.
An Aberdeenshire man has spoken of his fight against a huge blaze which ruined thousands of pounds worth of possessions and threatened his home.