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Over 100 large wildfires in US as new blazes erupt

Over 100 large wildfires in US as new blazes erupt

More than 30,000 personnel, including firefighters from across the United States and nearly 140 from Australia and New Zealand, are battling the blazes.

Portugal puts out Algarve fire, firefighters keep vigil

Portugal puts out Algarve fire, firefighters keep vigil

Europe's biggest wildfire this year forced nearly 300 people to leave their homes but nobody died.

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

Aggressive wildfire threatens homes in California city

The fire, which was 5% contained, was being fuelled by dry brush covering steep terrain and stoked by erratic wind gusts during the night.

Portugal wildfires rage along smouldering stretch of Algarve

Portugal wildfires rage along smouldering stretch of Algarve

Wildfires blazed along a smouldering stretch of Portugal's Algarve Thursday, as hundreds of firefighters battled to control flames that have menaced the popular tourist region for a week.

Firefighters gain on deadly California wildfire

Firefighters gain on deadly California wildfire

More of the tens of thousands of Northern California residents who fled a deadly wildfire were awaiting permission to return to their homes on Wednesday.

Firefighters get upper hand on California wildfires

Firefighters get upper hand on California wildfires

Firefighters are gaining momentum as they battle several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in California.

Firefighters make progress on Northern California wildfire

Firefighters make progress on Northern California wildfire

Firefighters in Northern California have made progress on a stubborn blaze west of Sacramento, allowing some residents to return to their homes after they were evacuated.

Homes evacuated as British moorland fire rages

Homes evacuated as British moorland fire rages

More than 30 homes have been evacuated near Greater Manchester in northern England as firefighters battle a blaze which has been spreading for days in hot weather across the hills of Saddleworth Moor.

100 firefighters tackle blaze at central London hotel

100 firefighters tackle blaze at central London hotel

The fire brigade said "around 100 firefighters are tackling a large fire at a hotel of 12 floors in Knightsbridge", a luxury area of central London where Harrods department store is located.

Five firefighters among 7 dead in Taiwan factory blaze

Five firefighters among 7 dead in Taiwan factory blaze

Seven people -- five of them firefighters -- died in a fire that broke out late Saturday in an electronics factory in northern Taiwan, the local fire department said.

Woman dies in fire at care home in London

Woman dies in fire at care home in London

A woman died in a fire at a care home for people with learning disabilities in northeast London on Friday.

South Korea's Moon agonises over series of disasters

South Korea's Moon agonises over series of disasters

Flames and toxic smoke swept through the Sejong Hospital in the southern city of Miryang on Friday, injuring more than 150 people.