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Wildfires burn along entire US west coast, at least 7 dead

Wildfires burn along entire US west coast, at least 7 dead

An unprecedented spate of fierce, wind-driven wildfires in all US West Coast states have destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least seven people, state and local authorities said.

Rains forecast to douse Australia wildfires, raising hopes crisis nearly over

Rains forecast to douse Australia wildfires, raising hopes crisis nearly over

Torrential rain across Australia's east could extinguish all remaining bushfires in the country's most populous state by the end of the week, authorities said on Tuesday ...

Southeast Australia burns as winds fan hungry fires

Southeast Australia burns as winds fan hungry fires

Bushfires burned dangerously out of control on Australia's east coast on Saturday, fuelled by high temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives

State of emergency declared as California wildfires rage

State of emergency declared as California wildfires rage

California's governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as a huge blaze, fanned by strong winds, forced mass evacuations and power blackouts as it bore down on towns in the famed Sonoma wine region.

Firefighters battle fierce wildfires across California

Firefighters battle fierce wildfires across California

Wildfires raged across California on Friday, destroying homes and forcing evacuations, as over 1,000 firefighters tackled flames in the southern part of the state alone.

Fast-moving fires near Los Angeles force more than 40,000 to flee

Fast-moving fires near Los Angeles force more than 40,000 to flee

California firefighters on Friday sought to take advantage of a brief lull in high winds behind fast-moving wildfires that forced the evacuation of more than 40,000 residents north of Los Angeles

More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

More than a thousand firefighters battled Sunday to control wildfires in central Portugal that have forced village evacuations

Soaring temperatures spark early wildfires in Portugal

Soaring temperatures spark early wildfires in Portugal

Hundreds of firefighters were battling two major blazes in northern Portugal on Tuesday, forcing authorities to shut schools and close roads.

Rain on the way as search for missing continues after California wildfires

Rain on the way as search for missing continues after California wildfires

Rain is on the way for fire-scorched and smoke-choked northern California, forecasters said on Sunday, as the search for the dead and missing continued after the state's most destructive wildfires.

Over 100 large wildfires in US as new blazes erupt

Over 100 large wildfires in US as new blazes erupt

More than 30,000 personnel, including firefighters from across the United States and nearly 140 from Australia and New Zealand, are battling the blazes.

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

The fire, which was 5% contained, was being fuelled by dry brush covering steep terrain and stoked by erratic wind gusts during the night.

Portugal wildfires rage along smouldering stretch of Algarve

Portugal wildfires rage along smouldering stretch of Algarve

Wildfires blazed along a smouldering stretch of Portugal's Algarve Thursday, as hundreds of firefighters battled to control flames that have menaced the popular tourist region for a week.