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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.

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.

Police, fire chiefs replaced after Greek fire disaster

Police, fire chiefs replaced after Greek fire disaster

The Greek government, widely criticised for its handling of the devastating fires east of Athens which killed 90 people, on Sunday replaced its heads of the police and fire brigade.

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Greece's minister responsible for the police, Nikos Toskas, quit on Friday after scores died in wildfires near Athens last month, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said.

Greek PM Tsipras visits scene of wildfire disaster

Greek PM Tsipras visits scene of wildfire disaster

The current death toll of 91 was expected to rise after the coastguard said another body was found underwater near a beach in the affected area.

Greek wildfires toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors

Greek wildfires toll rises to 79 amid search for survivors

Scores of locals and holidaymakers fled to the sea to try to escape the flames as they tore through towns near Athens.

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

In Sweden, where temperatures are the highest for a century, farmers are even sending their animals to slaughter.

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.

California rescuers search for victims of deadly mudslides

California rescuers search for victims of deadly mudslides

The search for victims of last week's deadly mudslides in southern California continued on Monday, with hundreds of rescue workers with dogs and scanners hunting for four people still listed as missing.

Renewed winds hamper fight to tame California wildfire

Renewed winds hamper fight to tame California wildfire

Firefighters trying to tame a blaze that has destroyed hundreds of homes in Southern California were facing bone-dry conditions and the return of powerful wind gusts on Wednesday.

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief

Brutal winds that fueled southern California's firestorm finally began to ease Saturday, giving residents and firefighters hope for respite as the destructive toll of multiple blazes came into focus.