New California fire grows as crews make headway on other blazes

2019-11-02 11:08

A new wildfire in California grew to nearly 9,000 acres (3,700 hectares) on Friday, sending thousands of people fleeing and further stretching resources in a state struggling with a spate of wildfires this season.

Firefighters battle fierce wildfires across California

2019-10-26 09:58

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.

Tens of thousands evacuated as California wildfires spread

2019-10-12 09:20

Much of California was on high alert as wind-driven wildfires tore through the state's south, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and destroying multiple structures and homes.

WATCH | Indonesia's 'bloody' sky as forest fires rage on

2019-09-23 14:55

Forest fires in Jambi, Indonesia, turn the sky red, making it look like Mars. The forests burn every year during the dry season, but this is the first time the sky turned red and the air quality is now too dangerous for people.

WATCH | Fighting forest fires: Indonesia fires surge

2019-09-13 14:14

The number of blazes in Indonesia's rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data shows, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming.

Saving the Amazon, but what is the cost?

2019-09-09 13:27

The Amazon rainforest is on fire; every minute, an area the size of a football pitch is being wiped out - a priceless resource under threat.

WATCH | Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults'

2019-08-28 10:27

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesperson said.

Images from a NASA satellite show the quickly increasing levels of carbon monoxide in the atmosphere from the Amazon fires

2019-08-24 16:26

An animation collected by a NASA satellite show the release of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere from the Amazon fires from August 8-22, 2019.

Portugal firefighters control wildfires, but warn of strong winds

2019-07-22 18:21

Portuguese firefighters have been cautiously optimistic that they have largely controlled a massive wildfire in a central region where dozens of people were killed in huge blazes in 2017, but warned that strong winds could cause the remaining flames to spread.

UK wildfires rip through 'Winnie the Pooh' forest

2019-02-28 05:12

Unseasonably warm and dry weather have fueled fires in Britain, with blazes at Ashdown Forest – made famous by the "Winnie the Pooh" books – as well as West Yorkshire's Saddleworth Moor and Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.


Millions face power cuts as California fires spread

2019-10-26 21:44

Californian officials are warning that "historic and extreme" wind conditions are set to fan raging wildfires in the north of the state, as millions of residents face power cuts.

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires engulf California

2019-10-25 12:48

California firefighters battled through the night to contain a fast-moving wildfire driven by high winds that was threatening to engulf thousands of buildings.

'Media is lying' about Amazon devastation - Bolsonaro

2019-09-25 10:23

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says it was a lie that the Amazon was being devastated by fire and accused countries critical of him of having a "colonialist spirit".

Bolivia wildfires burn more than 4 million hectares - NGO

2019-09-20 13:08

Wildfires in Bolivia have razed more than four million hectares (10 million acres) of forest and grassland since August, an NGO warns, as a state of emergency spread to the country's northeast.

2 million hectares torched in Bolivia wildfires since August

2019-09-10 12:26

Wildfires in Bolivia have torched two million hectares of forest and grassland since August, including some environmentally protected areas, officials say.

WATCH | Indigenous tribes pray to end Amazon fires

2019-09-02 10:48

As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world's largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations.

Brazil rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires - government

2019-08-27 15:01

Brazil rejected aid from G7 countries to fight wildfires in the Amazon, with a top official telling French President Emmanuel Macron to take care of "his home and his colonies".

The Amazon is burning at a rate not seen since we started keeping track. The smoke is reaching cities 3,000 kilometres away.

2019-08-22 10:04

The Brazilian Amazon has experienced more than 74,000 fires this year, whereas last year's total was around 40,000.

WATCH: Wildfire threatens about 100 homes near Reno

2019-07-16 10:18

Nevada emergency officials say they continue to fight a wildfire that has threatened about 100 homes near Reno. At last report, the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District said the fire had burned about 3 square kilometr

WATCH: Photographer rescues elderly couple, dazed man as Betty's Bay wildfire burns

2019-01-13 12:35

Three Betty's Bay residents have narrowly escaped injury – or worse – with the help of photographer and filmmaker Justin Sullivan as a roaring fire ravaged the Overstrand area.

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