Greece battles big brush fire south of Athens

Aug 1, 2017

Greece battles big brush fire south of Athens

Dozens of firefighters are battling a large brush fire south of Athens, though no inhabited areas are in immediate danger, Greek authorities said Monday. The fire service said that by late Monday, when nightfall prevented water-dropping aircraft from operating, the situation had improved considerably and ...

Crews finally slow spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

Jul 24, 2017

Crews finally slow spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday. The blaze burning for a week has scorched just over 118 sq. miles (305 sq. ...

3,000 battle wildfire spreading rapidly near Yosemite

Jul 21, 2017

3,000 battle wildfire spreading rapidly near Yosemite

A raging wildfire in Central California that has forced thousands from their homes spread rapidly on Thursday, threatening a town outside Yosemite National Park, fire officials said. The so-called Detwiler Fire, which is menacing Mariposa and other communities in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is only ...

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 on ...

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 San ...