wildfire

October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019

Millions face power cuts as California fires spread

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.

February 8, 2019
February 8, 2019

700 evacuated from New Zealand town as wildfire threatens

About 700 residents are evacuated from a New Zealand town as a forest fire threatens the area.

July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017

Thousands evacuated for central California wildfire

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...

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

Canadian wildfire crosses border into Saskatchewan

The massive Canadian wildfire that displaced thousands of people in Alberta has officially spread to neighbouring Saskatchewan.

May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016

Canada oil workers flee wildfire

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.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

‘Canada wildfire destroys 20% of Fort McMurray homes’

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.

May 7, 2016
May 7, 2016

Canadian wildfire disrupts evacuation convoy

The only land convoy evacuating the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has been disrupted due to 200ft (60m) flames flanking the road, officials say.

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

Emergency declared over Canada city fire

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.

May 4, 2016
May 4, 2016

Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation

A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 60,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

NOAA says 2015 was US' second hottest year on record

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...