About 700 residents are evacuated from a New Zealand town as a forest fire threatens the area.
Californian officials warn that "extreme" wind conditions were set to fan wildfires across the north of the US state as residents were ordered to evacuate and millions faced power cuts.
A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the US West, threatens hundreds of homes and businesses after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000...
The massive Canadian wildfire that displaced thousands of people in Alberta has officially spread to neighbouring Saskatchewan.
Hundreds of Canadian oil workers have been ordered to evacuate camps near the fire-hit town of Fort McMurray as a resurgent wildfire heads towards them.
About a fifth of homes have been destroyed in Fort McMurray, a Canadian city ravaged by a huge wildfire, the local MP has told the BBC.
The only land convoy evacuating the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has been disrupted due to 200ft (60m) flames flanking the road, officials say.
A state of emergency has been declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forced all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee.
A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city.
Last year was the second hottest on record in the contiguous United States, and included 10 major weather and climate events, such as droughts and storms, that each led to over $1 billion in...