Massive wildfire scorches half of Fraser Island – Queensland, Australia

Massive wildfire scorches half of Fraser Island – Queensland, Australia

A massive bushfire is burning across Fraser Island off Queensland's coast, scorching up to 74 km (46 miles) as of November 23, 2020– it has covered more than half of the 122 km (76 miles) long island since it was first reported in mid-October. Firefighters have…

Cameron Peak Fire grows to largest in Colorado’s history

Cameron Peak Fire grows to largest in Colorado’s history

The Cameron Peak Fire started on August 13, 2020, on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests near Cameron Pass and Chambers Lake in Colorado. By October 14, it surpassed both the 2002 Hayman and 2020 Pine Gulch fires to become the largest wildfire in history…

Wildfires rage across South America, causing ‘total destruction’

Wildfires rage across South America, causing ‘total destruction’

Wildfires have been tearing through parts of South America this year, particularly Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay, causing 'total destruction' in some parts of the continent, according to primatologist Martin Kowalewski, who measured the scale of…

Devastating wildfires prompt state of emergency in Paraguay

Devastating wildfires prompt state of emergency in Paraguay

Paraguay has declared a national state of emergency as more than 5 000 wildfires rage amid drought and record hot temperatures across South America. Paraguay’s Congress declared a national emergency on Thursday, October 1 as more wildfires broke out, scorching…

500 000 forced to evacuate as massive wildfires rage through Oregon, U.S.

500 000 forced to evacuate as massive wildfires rage through Oregon, U.S.

The number of people forced to evacuate their homes in Oregon rose to an estimated 500 000 by Friday, September 11, 2020. This is more than 10% of the state's 4.2 million people and the number keeps growing. The fires have so far consumed a record 364 000 ha…