The fire, which began Aug. 3, is the most severe of dozens in the past week across Greece. The country has been baked by its worst heat wave in three decades.
By Elena Becatoros, Demetris Nellas, Associated Press
The fire on Evia forced the hasty Friday night evacuation of about 1,400 people from a seaside village and island beaches by a motley assortment of boats after the approaching flames cut off other means of escape.
By Elena Becatoros, Associated Press
Wildfires rampaged through Greek forests for yet another day Saturday, threatening homes and triggering more evacuations a day after hundreds of people were plucked off beaches by ferries in a dramatic overnight rescue.
A catastrophic fire in northern California continued spreading on Friday. It already engulfed one town as it burned into the record books. Amna Nawaz reports.
By Christopher Weber, Noah Berger, Associated Press
People in the tiny mountain town of Greenville are mourning after California's largest fire incinerated much of the downtown. Authorities say at least 100 homes in and around the Sierra Nevada community burned as the wind-driven Dixie Fire exploded Wednesday…
By Noah Berger, Associated Press
A 3-week-old wildfire engulfed Greenville, California, leaving much of its downtown in ashes, while a new wind-whipped blaze also destroyed homes as crews braced for another explosive run of flames in the midst of dangerous weather.
By Seth Borenstein, Frank Jordans, Associated Press
The founder of a disaster database maintained at a Belgian University says, "It is not only a poor country problem, it's now very obviously a rich country problem."…
By Stephanie Sy, Leah Nagy, Sam Lane, Lena I. Jackson
Wildfire season is here and in California alone, this year's fires have already burned more acres than at this time in 2020. In recent years, Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, where wine vineyards dot the landscape and tourism is…
In our news wrap Monday, firefighters in Oregon finally have the upper hand against the giant Bootleg Fire after they made major progress over the weekend. More than 80% of the fire has been contained. Federal health officials in the…
By Mehmet Guzel, Suzan Fraser, Associated Press
For the sixth straight day, Turkish firefighters battled Monday to control the blazes that are tearing through forests near Turkey's beach destinations. Some 10,000 people have been evacuated in Mugla province alone.
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