US wildfire

California wildfire records grim milestone as 31 dead, four million acres of land burnt 

Fire crews at a blaze in the wine country north of San Francisco were on high alert Friday as forecasters warned of extreme fire danger into Saturday.

published on : 3rd October 2020

Three killed in Northern California wildfire; nearly 70,000 people evacuate

The fires that began Sunday in the famed Napa-Sonoma wine country about 45 miles north of San Francisco came as the region nears the third anniversary of deadly wildfires that killed 22 people.

published on : 29th September 2020

Western US wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets

The wildfires racing across the tinder-dry landscape in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are extraordinary, but the long reach of their smoke isn't unprecedented.

published on : 17th September 2020

Western US wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets

While there are only small pockets in the southeastern U.S. that are haze free, experts say the smoke poses less of a health concern for those who are farther away.

published on : 17th September 2020

'Nothing left in the bucket': California's wildfire resources run thin

This year's blazes have taxed the human, mechanical and financial resources of the nation’s wildfire fighting forces to an extraordinary degree.

published on : 16th September 2020

Satellites show smoke from US wildfires reaches Europe

Data collected by the EU's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service found smoke from the fires had traveled 8,000 kilometers through the atmosphere to Britain and other parts of northern Europe.

published on : 16th September 2020

Death toll from wildfires reaches 33 in US' West Coast; flames destroy neighbourhoods

The flames have destroyed neighborhoods, leaving a barren, gray landscape in their wake, driven tens of thousands of people from their homes and cast a shroud of smoke over the region.

published on : 13th September 2020

Officials battle online misinformation along with wildfires

The FBI said it worked with local authorities to investigate claims that extremists set wildfires and found them to be false.

published on : 12th September 2020

Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state

Some other states only allow journalists behind fire lines with escorts, while others rarely grant permission for reporters to get anywhere near an active wildfire, saying that safety is paramount.

published on : 12th September 2020

US wildfires: Dozens missing as firefighters battle two large Oregon blaze

The state's emergency management director, Andrew Phelps, said officials are “preparing for a mass fatality event” and that thousands of structures have been destroyed.

published on : 12th September 2020

'Evacuate now': Wildfires grow in US' Oregon as 5,00,000 people flee, ten dead so far

People evacuated statewide because of fires had climbed to an estimated 500,000, more than 10 percent of the 4.2 million people in the state.

published on : 11th September 2020

California wildfire: Five killed, 700 homes torched as changing weather prompts more fear

Smoke from the fires made the region's air quality dangerous, forcing people to stay inside.

published on : 23rd August 2020