The Dixie Fire has ravaged 446,723 acres in four counties, up from the previous day's 434,813. That area is larger than Los Angeles, and has surpassed the sweep of the vast Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon.
Wildfires that have engulfed south and southwest Turkey since July 28 are believed to be the worst to hit the country in living memory.
Hundreds of houses and swathes of pine forests burned down on the island of Evia, Greece’s second-largest, as the country tackles more than 90 fires across the country.
Officials say the fire did not damage the main units of the Kemerkoy coal-fuelled power plant in Mugla, southwest Turkey but forced nearby residents to flee in boats and cars.
"Forest fires are an international threat just like Covid-19, and even like the threat from terrorists, that whole world is currently fighting," the Turkish president said.
As Turkey battles wildfires, experts warn that protecting the region's natural habitat is more important than taking quick actions that could be harmful in the long term.
Turkish firefighters, locals and volunteers work at full pace to bring the blazes under control in four southern provinces, with at least eight people killed since the wildfires started on July 28.
In the Middle East and North Africa, non-state actors weaponising the effects of climate change is already a reality, not a future scenario.
Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli says a total of 125 fires have erupted since July 28 and 117 of them have been contained.
President Erdogan thanked Russian counterpart Putin for Russia's allocation of five firefighting aircraft and three more helicopters for supporting Turkey's fight against forest fires across the country, according to a statement.
Four people have been killed along Turkey's southern coast since Wednesday, as soaring temperatures fan wildfires in the region, with the Interior Ministry probing the cause.
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Dixie fire has gained ground and was only 21 percent contained as of Sunday.
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