Latest Wildfires News

Raging wildfire destroys much of California Gold Rush town

Aug. 05, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire tore through a Northern California mountain town, leaving much of the downtown in ashes as crews braced for another explosive run of flames in the midst of dangerous weather. The Dixie Fire, swollen by bone-dry vegetation...

Forest fires rage in Greece, threaten Olympics birthplace

Aug. 05, 2021 06:25 AM EDT

LIMNI, Greece (AP) — One of the major forest fires burning in Greece amid a protracted heat wave threatened the archaeological site at the birthplace of the modern Olympics as the Greek military prepared Thursday to increase its involvement in preventing new blazes from raging out of...

Fire that reached Turkey power plant contained, others burn

Aug. 05, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

MUGLA, Turkey (AP) — A wildfire that reached the compound of a coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and forced nearby residents to flee in boats and cars was contained on Thursday after raging for some 11 hours, officials and media reports said. Strong winds...

Fire engulfs Northern California town, leveling businesses

Aug. 05, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California’s largest wildfire has leveled much of the downtown and some surrounding homes in a small Northern California mountain community. The Dixie Fire tore through the Greenville on Wednesday evening, destroying businesses and homes as...

Northern California wildfire engulfs small town, levels much of downtown amid increasing fire danger.

Aug. 04, 2021 23:49 PM EDT
GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Northern California wildfire engulfs small town, levels much of downtown amid increasing fire danger.

Wildfire reaches Turkey power plant, prompts evacuations

Aug. 04, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

MUGLA, Turkey (AP) — A coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and nearby residential areas were being evacuated Wednesday evening as flames from a wildfire reached the plant, a mayor and local reporters said as sirens from the plant could be heard blaring. Milas...

Greek fires force beach rescue, approach Olympics birthplace

Aug. 04, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

VARIBOBI, Greece (AP) — Greece evacuated people in boats from an island beach Wednesday amid heavy smoke from a nearby wildfire and fire crews fought to keep flames away from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games as the country sweltered under a record heat wave. ...

Huge California fire grows as heat spikes again across state

Aug. 04, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest wildfire exploded again after burning for nearly three weeks in remote mountains and officials warned Tuesday that hot, dry weather would increase the risk of new fires across much of the state. Firefighters saved homes...

This year's summer of climate extremes hits wealthier places

Aug. 04, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

As the world staggers through another summer of extreme weather, experts are noticing something different: 2021′s onslaught is hitting harder and in places that have been spared global warming’s wrath in the past. Wealthy countries such as the United States, Canada,...

Bear cub rescued from Sierra wildfire escapes Tahoe center

Aug. 03, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A bear cub known for being rescued after his paws were burned in a Sierra wildfire escaped from the center where he was recovering. Wildlife officials at Lake Tahoe asked for help finding the 6-month-old black bear — nicknamed...