Scores of wildfires continue to rage across vast tracts of Australia’s drought-stricken east coast, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes, some for the second time in a week.
At least three people are dead, several remain missing and dozens have been injured as wildfires continue to raze Australia’s drought-stricken east coast.
Californian authorities have lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress on a large blaze that led to thousands of people fleeing homes and farms north-west of Los Angeles.
President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state.
Firefighters have struggled to contain a big southern California wildfire amid shifting winds, forcing authorities to expand evacuations as forecasters extended fire weather warnings into the weekend.
A new wildfire has erupted in wind-whipped southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends of the state struggled with blazes, gusty weather and deliberate blackouts.
Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have died in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia’s east coast.
Electrical equipment led to a fatal wildfire which swept through Southern California last year and another currently burning near Los Angeles, utilities companies have said.
A wildfire has swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles, destroying several homes and forcing thousands to flee, including Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and basketball star LeBron James.
Firefighters are battling wildfires in Northern California and the wealthy west side of Los Angeles that have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes.
California’s governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday, with ferocious winds driving multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation and nearly 200,000 people ordered to leave their homes.
California’s governor has declared a statewide emergency, with nearly 200,000 people ordered to flee their homes because of wildfires fuelled by historic winds.
Howling winds fuelling wildfires across California began to die down on Friday, but residents in the north of the state braced for another round of power outages aimed at preventing expected strong gusts from sparking more blazes this weekend.
California’s biggest utility company has admitted its electrical equipment may have ignited a devastating wildfire despite blackouts imposed to prevent blazes.
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 wildfire in the San Fernando Valley on the edge of Los Angeles is now 33% contained, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Tens of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes as firefighters battle a wildfire raging on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting on preserving the Amazon and ministering to its indigenous peoples on Sunday as he fended off attacks from conservatives who are opposed to his ecological agenda.
Irish premier Leo Varadkar has warned that Ireland will not back the controversial EU-Mercosur deal unless Brazil’s government protects its rainforest.
Boris Johnson has vowed to use the gathering of major world leaders this weekend to “call for a renewed focus on protecting nature” following the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest.
Fire bosses in Moray have warned that the huge rise in blazes is expected to continue due to the "unprecedented" number of wildfires this year.
A spate of wildfires along the Moray coast has led to the amount of deliberate blazes in the region hitting a five-year high.
A teenager who admitted starting a string of wildfires in Aberdeen has been locked up for nine months.
Fire bosses say an extraordinary eight-fold rise in the time they spend battling wildfires because of climate change and other factors shows how urgently they need more resources.
Fire chiefs have received backing after calling for greater resources to boost their fight against the growing spread of wildfires.
Fire service to scramble helicopters more quickly and train up specialists in response to massive Moray wildfire
The fire service will train 10 national wildfire specialists and gain quicker access to water-bombing helicopters to ensure the blazes are dealt with as quickly as possible in the future.
Calls for the increased use of controlled burning to combat wildfires have been made by land managers following a spate across the Moray and Highland regions.
The huge Moray wildfire that raged for more than four days through the countryside and moorlands was finally declared extinguished yesterday.
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.
Police and partner agencies in Skye & Lochalsh are reminding landowners about their rights and responsibilities if burning vegetation during muirburn.
Singer Robin Thicke’s house has been destroyed by the wildfires in California.