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Often divisive Trump switches to Consoler in Chief role

Trump makes amends for initially responding to the state's deadliest-ever wild fires with a political attack on forestry management policies, rather than offering help or even sympathy.

Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse

Other factors have also fuelled an increase in the frequency and intensity of major fires, including human encroachment on wooded areas and questionable forest management.

California games still on, but NFL monitoring fires

The ongoing wildfires in California may have an impact on two NFL games to be played there.

Portugal goes on high alert for fires as temperature soars

Several places in the Alentejo are forecast to reach 47C on Saturday, while Lisbon could reach 43C, which is highly unusual for Portugal's capital by the sea.

Calm winds may allow more to return home in California wildfire

Calm winds expected on Wednesday in the Carr Fire area may allow repopulation of communities affected by evacuations.

Blame game blows up over deadly Greek wildfires

Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas on Thursday suggests there were "serious" signs that the worst of the fires were the result of arson.

Rescuers search fire-devastated Greek areas as toll hits 81

Scores of locals and holidaymakers fled to the sea to escape the flames as it burned through towns and villages stoked by 100-kilometre-per-hour winds, devouring woodland and hundreds of buildings.

Rains fail to quench western US wildfires

The wildfires had been ravaging New Mexico and Colorado.

Wind-fanned wildfires threaten to spread in parched Oklahoma

The largest of the wildfires, known as the Rhea Fire, covered over 100,000 hectares in western Oklahoma.

India forest fires kill 9 hikers, injure 18 others

Nine trekkers died and 18 others were left with serious burns as wildfires swept through a popular hiking spot in India's Tamil Nadu state, officials said Monday.

California fires kill 31, deadliest in state’s history

Entire neighborhoods in Santa Rosa have been reduced to ashes, and evacuation orders were issued for additional parts of the devastated city of 175,000 people in Sonoma County.