Wildfires scorch northern New Mexico, U.S.

Wildfires scorch northern New Mexico, U.S.

Strong, gusty winds, extremely low humidity and an exceedingly dry landscape fueled an early and severe fire season in New Mexico, U.S.

Wildfire near Big Sur prompts evacuations, closes major highway, California

Wildfire near Big Sur prompts evacuations, closes major highway, California

The Colorado Fire near Big Sur in Monterey County, Palo Colorado Canyon, California has so far consumed 283 ha (700 acres) of land as is 35% contained, as of 04:25 UTC on January 24, 2022. The fire started on January 21 in a steep canyon and quickly spread toward…

Caldor Fire – Entire South Lake Tahoe under evacuation order, California

Caldor Fire – Entire South Lake Tahoe under evacuation order, California

The entire South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California is under an evacuation order on Monday, August 30, 2021, due to the rapidly spreading Caldor Fire. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the eastern Sierra and western Nevada through September 1. Authorities…

Italy battles hundreds of wildfires, death toll rises to 5

Italy battles hundreds of wildfires, death toll rises to 5

More than 500 wildfires are burning across Italy on Thursday, August 13, 2021, prompting large-scale firefighting operations. Three more fatalities were confirmed on August 12 — two in Calabria and one in Sicily, bringing the death toll since last week to 5….

Destructive wildfires leave at least 65 dead in northern Algeria

Destructive wildfires leave at least 65 dead in northern Algeria

Algerian authorities are reporting at least 65 lives were lost in wildfires raging through the mountainous region in the country's north over the past couple of days. ​As many as 50 fires broke out in a short period of time and spread rapidly due to high…

Dixie Fire destroys 893 structures, threatens 16 000 more, California

Dixie Fire destroys 893 structures, threatens 16 000 more, California

The massive Dixi Fire burning in Northern California since July 13, 2021, has destroyed 893 structures, damaged another 61 and threatens 16 000 more. At 198 378 hectares (490 205 acres) as of August 10, Dixie Fire is the second-largest fire in California history.1…

California wildfires – Dixie and River Fire updates

California wildfires – Dixie and River Fire updates

The River Fire in northern California exploded in size on August 4, 2021, as it burned through the Nevada and Placer counties, triggering multiple evacuations. The fire has so far scorched 566 ha (1 400 acres) of land and is 0% contained. On the same day, the Dixie…