A California wildfire has exploded in size as dangerously windy weather prompted the state’s largest utility company to impose electrical blackouts in an effort to prevent any catastrophes.
Around 30 firefighters were needed to bring a gorse fire in Moray under control.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has said he might send the military to battle the massive blazes engulfing the Amazon amid an international outcry.
As global concerns rise over raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil’s government has complained that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation.
The wind has dropped in the Canary Islands, allowing firefighters to make progress against Spain’s biggest wildfire so far this year, raising hopes it might be contained within two days and evacuated residents may soon be able to return.
An out-of-control wildfire in Spain’s Canary Islands that is throwing flames 160 feet into the air has forced emergency services to evacuate more than 9,000 people from Gran Canaria.
Fire chiefs have issued new advice on staying safe after it emerged that the number of grass and woodland fires quadrupled in Scotland last summer.
Talks between agencies involved in the massive response to wildfires in Moray will be held tomorrow.
Talks have been arranged in Moray to discuss the many concerns sparked by massive wildfires in the region.
It is almost 9pm when Alex McKinley calls, and his softly spoken lilt floats down the line.
Firefighters have voiced concern about unreliable equipment, a lack of specialist training and IT problems.
The recent massive wildfires in the Highlands and Moray were caused by a perfect storm of conditions - and the danger is not over yet despite the recent rain, the north's senior fire officer has warned.
Firefighters have been battling a blaze outside Forres for nearly 6 hours.
Fears that homes in Moray may have to be evacuated were present throughout Friday as a massive wildfire burned its way into a third day.
Firefighters captured the scene of a huge wildfire in Moray on camera.
Dozens of firefighters returned to remote moorland in Moray yesterday following the outbreak of another huge wildfire.
Around 45 firefighters are currently on site of a wildfire in Johnstripe near Dunphail.
Fire crews have been called to a wildfire in Moray. Nine crews are currently in attendance at an area of open land near Dunphail, south of Forres. A fire service spokeswoman said: “The call came into us at 4.13pm. “It is an area of open ground, it appears some heather and gorse is on fire.”
Power supply wiped out as wildfires grip the north and close a section of busy North Coast 500 route
A wildfire in the far north yesterday wiped out the power supply to locals within the vicinity and even forced the closure of a section of the North Coast 500.
Gamekeepers who helped battle a huge wildfire in Moray have urged investigators to keep an open mind about whether it was set deliberately.
A fire chief yesterday warned that the public needs to be educated on the dangers of wildfires to help prevent them.
Fire crews battling a wildfire near to Gairloch in Wester Ross have brought the blaze under control with two crews this morning standing watch over the area to ensure the area does not reignite.
Dozens of firefighters battled through the night to curb a wildfire that took hold near a wind farm scheme on Skye.
Fire crews yesterday returned to the scene of one of the largest wildfires in the UK after it reignited.
Firefighters battling a wildfire on Speyside that is entering its fourth day believe the blaze could be the largest ever seen in the UK.
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead has called for a better understanding on the impact wildfires can have.
Firefighters remained at the scene of a large wildfire last night more than 24 hours after the alarm was raised.
A firefighter's video from Paul's Hill shows the ongoing battle emergency services are facing after a wildfire broke out more that 24 hours ago.
UPDATE: 15:00: A waterbombing helicopter has been drafted into help combat four separate fires that have spread almost ten miles from a Speyside windfarm to Dallas.
Firefighters have worked through the night tackling a huge wildfire in Moray.
Fire crews from across the north-east were called out to deal with a wildfire at a farm yesterday.
Fire crews are currently dealing with a wildfire in the north-east town of Rosehearty.