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Record California wildfires burn over 4 million acres

The most-populous US state suffered five of its six largest wildfires in history this year

05 Oct 2020 12:18 PM

Californians airlifted from fires as dangerous winds arrive

In northwestern Washington state, 330,000 acres burned in just 24 hours - more than in any of the last 12 fire seasons

09 Sep 2020 1:19 PM

Fire on all sides: Californians trapped by wildfire airlifted to safety

The blaze was 0% contained on Sunday afternoon, while nearly 15,000 firefighters were battling some two dozen fires across the US state

07 Sep 2020 11:06 AM

Lightning-sparked fires in California force thousands out of home

Nearly 11,000 lightning strikes in 3 days have led the country’s firefighters trying to fight off 23 major fires or groups of fires

20 Aug 2020 9:15 AM

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04 Mar 2019 1:03 AM


California wildfire death toll rises to 77, over thousand still missing

Authorities stressed that many of those reported missing may be safe and unaware they have been reported missing.

19 Nov 2018 4:42 PM

California wildfires: At least 66 dead, over 600 missing, Trump set to visit

Butte County Sheriff said number of missing was likely to fluctuate as people call in to report loved ones unaccounted for or found alive.

16 Nov 2018 2:08 PM

California wildfire Death toll matches deadliest ever at 29, likely to rise

Evacuation orders have been issued to over a quarter million people in California, with officials urging residents to take heed of warnings.

12 Nov 2018 3:53 PM

Death toll rises to 23 as California grapples with wildfire

Firefighters are battling raging fires at both ends of the state, but there is little hope of containing the flames anytime soon.

11 Nov 2018 10:19 AM

California wildfires: Nine dead, tens of thousands forced to flee

All fatalities were reported in a massive inferno in Paradise, in Butte County, where the entire population of 26,000 was ordered to leave.

10 Nov 2018 1:52 PM


More than 100 large wildfires now burning in US after new blazes erupt

The number is expected to increase, sparked by lightning strikes on bone-dry terrain, authorities said on Saturday.

12 Aug 2018 4:04 PM

California wildfires: Twin blazes become largest in state history

The Mendocino Complex is 30 percent contained, still growing and threatens around 11,300 buildings.

07 Aug 2018 3:05 PM

Winds fan growing California wildfires, thousands evacuated

Erratic wind and heat gripping a swath of California from San Jose to the Oregon border drove the flames.

25 Jun 2018 11:18 AM

California fires largest in state history, kills 2, burns down 700 homes

By Thursday, most of the southern end of the fire also was surrounded and the last mandatory evacuation orders were called off.

23 Dec 2017 5:11 PM

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19 Dec 2017 12:16 AM


California's deadliest fire kills 31

The fires have swept through California's wine country, leaving thousands of people homeless.

13 Oct 2017 11:54 AM

23 dead, many missing in 'catastrophic' California wildfires

Thousands of people have been left homeless and 25,000 people have evacuated their homes in Sonoma County alone, according to officials.

12 Oct 2017 12:05 PM