California wildfire

Baptism of fire: The largest Californian wildfire of the year

Lightning strikes in the Beckwourth Complex of California's Plumas National Forest gave rise to a forest fire that spread across to neighbouring states, damaging vegetation, property and threatening power supply.

published on : 12th July 2021

IN PHOTOS | California wildfires: Why has the state turned into a tinderbox again?

It's wildfire season again in California and it seems to be getting more intense by the year. California's governor declared a statewide emergency on October 27 as a huge blaze, fanned by strong winds, forced mass evacuations and power blackouts as bore down on towns in the famed Sonoma wine region. Dozens of other fires have broken out throughout the state in recent days, fed by strong winds, low humidity and high temperatures.

published on : 30th October 2019

California wildfire: Ten photos that explain the Paradise 'heat'

The flames all but obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, and ravaged surrounding areas last Thursday. About 7,700 homes were destroyed.  

published on : 15th November 2018

Northern California wildfire remains untamed

Firefighters struggling to contain destructive Northern California wildfires found themselves facing a new blaze.

published on : 29th July 2018