Presidential candidate Joe Biden calls President Trump a ‘climate arsonist’ responsible for ‘hellish’ wildfires
The Democratic Party's nominee for president blamed major fires on the Trump administration's refusal to endorse an environmental theory. Joe Biden has strangely suggested fewer severe natural disasters would occur if the Oval Office recognized higher carbon dioxide levels have a long-term impact on weather patterns. "[President] Donald Trump warns that immigration ...
Firefighters entered a firestorm, and were lucky to escape with their lives
Catastrophic fires raging in Australia have claimed seven lives in the past few days, taking the toll to at least 17 lives lost this bushfire season. Fears are held for the safety of two people still missing in fire-ravaged areas. A 72-year-old man at Belowra, about 50km (31 miles) northwest ...
Washington state assistant fire chief badly burned in wildfire succumbs to injuries, dies
Okanogan County, assistant fire chief who was badly burned while fighting a wildfire died more than a month after being injured. According to a news release from Okanogan County Emergency Management, Christian Johnson, 55, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Harborview Medical Center, surrounded by his family and friends. “The family is ...
Recovery starting 100 days after Paradise burned
It's been 100 days since a wildfire nearly burned the town of Paradise off the map. The Nov. 8 blaze destroyed nearly 15,000 homes in the Northern California city of 27,000 residents. The long recovery is just starting.
Government shutdown taking toll on wildfire preparations
Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the break from the ...
Olympians make surprise visit to California schools hit by wildfire
Olympic athletes brought new sports equipment and delivered much-needed cheer to students at two schools that narrowly avoided being destroyed by a fierce wildfire
Brazil fire engulfs 600 stilt homes in Manaus city; thousands flee
No deaths were reported from the blaze, which may have been triggered by a pressure cooker explosion
Eleven listed as missing after california wildfire, down from 1,000
Evacuation orders lifted for parts of devastated town of Paradise
California wildfire toll rises to 85 with 475 missing
A break in the rain Saturday helps teams in their search for victims remains, but more rain is on the way
Steady rain helps to extinguish California fire, complicates search
Hundreds of volunteer rescuers comb through debris looking for the remains of victims
California fire almost completely contained; toll at 84
84 people are reported dead and more than 560 missing
Trump calls for ‘great climate’ and ‘safe forests’ while surveying California wildfire wreckage
President Donald Trump doubled down on his call for better forest management while surveying wildfire damage in Northern California with Gov. Jerry Brown and other officials. “Other countries do it differently. It’s a whole different story,” Trump said Saturday, mentioning that Finland manages forests by “raking and cleaning things, and they ...
President Trump tours Paradise area, calls wildfire a ‘really bad one’
From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he came to the heart of California’s killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape. “We’re going to have to work quickly. ... Hopefully this is going to be the ...
Experts blame multiple causes for California fires
California wildfires are getting worse as the climate warms, precipitation patterns change, and neighborhoods move to edge of wilderness areas, experts say
California wildfires death toll climbs to 50
Blaze deadliest and most destructive in state's history; 200 people still unaccounted for as searches continue
National guard to search for victims of California’s deadliest fire
Northern California Camp Fire continues to spread as winds fan the flames; up to 48 people dead as rescue teams search for victims
Exotic animals survive Malibu wildfire
Stanley the giraffe and other exotic animals rode out the firestorm at the Malibu Wine Safari because the risk of moving them was too great
Paradise lost: Grim search under way in incinerated California town
University anthropologists, trained in spotting bone fragments and other blackened body parts, systematically mined the ash of buildings wiped out in the wildfire
Deadliest wildfire in California history with 31 dead statewide, 228 people unaccounted
Northern California sheriff reports 6 more fatalities, matching deadliest wildfire in state history with 31 dead statewide. Northern California sheriff also says 228 people still unaccounted for in massive wildfire. At least five search teams were working in Paradise — a town of 27,000 that was largely incinerated on Thursday — and ...
Camp Fire grows to 105,000 acres, California declares state of emergency
According to Cal Fire, the Camp Fire has grown to 105,000 acres and is 20 percent contained. The Butte County Sheriff's Office has confirmed 14 additional fatalities due to the Camp Fire, bringing the official death toll to 25. 15,000 structures remain threaten, 6,453 single residences have been destroyed, and 260 commercial ...
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