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California wildfires burn a record 2 million acres

Wildfires have burned a record 2 million acres in California this year, with the US Forest Service announcing the closure of all eight national...

200 airlifted to safety as California wildfires rage

Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety over the weekend after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in...

California residents told to prepare to be away from home for days as fires rage

California fire officials are cautiously optimistic after dodging a major lightning storm, but authorities are pleading with residents to stay out of evacuation zones...

Deadly California wildfires threaten thousands of homes

Wildfires in California have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes, straining firefighting resources by the sheer vastness...

Residents who fled California wildfire allowed to go home

Most of the thousands of people who fled a raging California wildfire in the mountains north of Santa Barbara have been told they can...

Wildfire erupts near Reagan presidential library in California

A new wildfire has erupted in wind-whipped southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends...

Residents of California town levelled by wildfire cleared to go home

Some residents of a northern California town devastated by a deadly wildfire will be allowed to return home, authorities said, nearly a month after...

California rains could help fire fight but risk complicating search efforts

Rain in the forecast could aid crews fighting California’s deadly wildfires while raising the risk of flash floods and complicating efforts to recover remains...

California wildfire death toll rises as number on missing list tops 1,000

More than 1,000 people are now on a list of those unaccounted for following a deadly Northern California wildfire – but authorities have stressed...

Number of people missing in California wildfire rises to more than 600

At least 63 people have died in a Northern California wildfire while 631 people are sill unaccounted for, authorities have said. Butte County Sheriff Kory...

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