Australia’s most populous state was paralysed by “catastrophic” fire conditions amid soaring temperatures, while one person died as wildfires also ravaged the country’s southeast.
Hundreds of hectares of Turkey’s woodland were set alight by the PKK last week. But this is not the first time the terror group has been linked to such wildfires.
Temperatures soared in Spain amid European heatwave, causing wildfire to devour land as hundreds of firefighters battled the blaze through the night.
Northern California residents who fled deadly wildfires await permission to return to their homes as firefighters gained more control of the sixth most destructive blaze in state's history.
Wildfires sweeping through a Greek resort town have killed at least 81 people including families with children found clasped in a last embrace as they tried to flee the flames.
Authorities ordered the evacuations of over 2,000 residents. The fire has scorched 3,000 acres and threatened 600 buildings. The Pawnee fire is one of several wildfires burning in California and it's fuelled by erratic winds and high temperatures.
Several wind-whipped fires broke out on Monday that caused more than 200.000 people to evacuate from their homes in California.
Authorities issued a "purple" alert -- never used before -- because of the extreme danger, warning that winds could reach 128km/h severely limiting firefighting efforts.
The blazes have blackened more than 245,000 acres, (86,200 hectares) and destroyed an estimated 4,600 homes along with wineries and commercial buildings since erupting on October 8 and 9.
The wildfires in California that erupted earlier this month have killed at least 42 people and gutted 5,700 homes and businesses. And now stories are emerging of the rescue of not just people, but also some of the region's thousands of animals.
Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa has accepted the resignation of Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa, who has been criticised for her handling of wildfires that killed more than a hundred people in the past four months.
At least 40 people have died and 5,700 structures destroyed in over a dozen wildfires burning in northern California for a week. The fires have consumed an area larger than New York City, while the city of Santa Rosa lost entire neighbourhoods.
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