Heat wave causes California wildfire to worsen, threatening homes

Sep 28, 2016

Heat wave causes California wildfire to worsen, threatening homes

A heat wave stifling drought-stricken California worsened a wildfire Tuesday that burned some buildings and forced people from their homes in remote communities along the Santa Cruz Mountains. The blaze in a rugged area about 30 miles south of San Jose destroyed two houses ...

Sep 14, 2016

Fires rips through shantytown on edge of Sao Paulo

A fire swept through a slum on the outskirts of Brazil’s biggest city Tuesday, and authorities said hundreds of people had to flee as flames consumed wooden homes. Fire department officials said the fire destroyed most of the shantytown in Osasco, a suburb on ...

Canyon wildfire veers away from ritzy California enclave

Jun 6, 2016

Canyon wildfire veers away from ritzy California enclave

Firefighters made gains on Sunday against a fast-moving brush fire in the hills outside Los Angeles that has burned more than 500 acres and threatened homes in the affluent city of Calabasas, authorities said. After some 5,000 people were forced to evacuate the area ...

Alberta's 'out of control' wildfire has jumped border into Saskatchewan

May 20, 2016

Alberta's 'out of control' wildfire has jumped border into Saskatchewan

A massive wildfire raging in Canada’s oil sands capital has moved into Alberta’s neighboring province of Saskatchewan, but officials said Thursday that they hope cooler temperatures and rain forecast for the coming days will help mitigate its spread. News of the fire’s spread comes ...

Obama declares Northern California fire a major disaster

Sep 23, 2015

Obama declares Northern California fire a major disaster

President Barack Obama declared a major disaster Tuesday in a Northern California wildfire that has destroyed at least 1,200 homes and killed at least three people. The declaration issued for the fire that broke out in Lake County 90 miles (145 km) north of ...