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Fire crews struggling to save California giant sequoias

Firefighters wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth...

Russia extends state of emergency over fires in Siberia

Russian authorities have expanded a state of emergency in north-east Siberia to bring in outside resources to combat wildfires that have engulfed the vast...

Huge California fire grows as Montana blaze threatens towns

California’s largest single wildfire in recorded history continued to grow after destroying nearly 550 homes while authorities in Montana ordered evacuations as a wind-driven...

Dozens of deadly fires devour Algeria’s northern forests

Firefighters and residents armed with simple tools are battling a rash of forest fires in northern Algeria that the nation’s interior minister said have...

Wildfires endanger villages and fuel site in Russia’s Siberia

A dozen villages in Russia’s vast Siberia region have been endangered by wildfires, prompting authorities to evacuate some residents. In north-eastern Siberia, 93 active forest...

Firefighting planes resume flights over wildfire north of Athens

Firefighting planes have resumed operations to tackle a major forest fire on the northern outskirts of Athens that forced thousands to flee their homes...

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats on Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the...

Oregon blaze grows as wildfires burn across western US

The largest wildfire in the US has torched more dry forest in Oregon – one of dozens of major blazes burning across the west...

Wildfire consumes small town that hit 49C in Canadian heatwave

A wildfire that forced people to flee a small town in British Columbia that had set record temperatures for Canada on three consecutive days...

Death toll climbs as fires continue to rage in US

At least 31 people have died as wildfires continue to rage across the West Coast of the United States. Authorities are expecting more fatalities, and...

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