Southern California welcomes cooler temperatures and spotty rain as a tropical storm veers off the Pacific Coast, helping put an end to a blistering heatwave that nearly overwhelmed the US state's electrical grid.
Rapidly moving Mill Fire in northern California burns about 1,620 hectares of land and prompts evacuations of thousands of American residents.
Northern California wildfire destroys multiple homes and forces as many as 7,500 residents to leave immediately, jamming roadways at the start of a sweltering Labor Day weekend.
Wildfires ravaging 14 districts of the African country leave at least 26 people dead and dozens injured, officials say.
Spain and neighbouring Portugal struggle to fight raging blazes while three firefighters die battling a wildfire in northern Morocco.
The European Space Agency warns about the effects of "extreme" land temperatures and shrinking rivers on agriculture and other industries.
France continues to suffer successive heat waves, like the rest of Europe, with the latest wildfire sweeping across the southwest of the country.
The area that was burned this year was estimated to be more than double the size of Luxembourg, an amount of burned land never before recorded in Europe by August.
Out of control Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park grows into one of the biggest blazes of the year in the western US state, forcing thousands of residents to flee, officials say.
It erupted as firefighters made progress against an earlier blaze that burned to the edge of a grove of giant sequoias in the southernmost part of Yosemite park.
Seven planes and a helicopter has been deployed to fight the blaze which is heading towards two villages in Lesbos.
The Met Office says "substantial" changes in working practices and daily routines will be required and there is a high risk of failure of heat-sensitive systems and equipment.
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