Drought-hit 'tinderbox' California braces for fires in months ahead

World Jun 2, 2021

Drought-hit 'tinderbox' California braces for fires in months ahead

"Now, when there's smoke here, everybody panics," said Steve Crowder, mayor of the small town of Paradise that was almost wiped off the map by California's deadly 2018 wildfires. The former police officer still struggles to hold back tears when talking about the blaze that ...

National Mar 15, 2021

Forest fire north of Tokyo put out after three weeks

A forest fire that broke out in late February on a mountain north of Tokyo has finally been extinguished after scorching about 106 hectares, the local government said Monday. With firefighters pointing to the possibility of a hiker having caused the fire in Ashikaga, Tochigi ...