A Wildfire is a fire in an area of flammable vegetation that usually occurs in the countryside or rural areas. It can be classified into the brush fire, bushfire, desert fire, forest fire, grass fire, hill fire etc. It is specified on the basis of the reason of ignition, physical properties, and the weather’s effect on the fire.
02 Feb 2021
Australia: 30 homes estimated to have been lost in wildfire
An out-of-control wildfire burning northeast of the Australian city of Perth has destroyed an estimated 30 homes and was threatening more on Tuesday, with locals across the region told it's too late to leave.
10 Sep 2020
California wildfires leave 3 dead; smoke turns skies orange
With over two dozen fires raging across the US state of California, residents in the San Francisco area and neighboring regions are witnessing orange skies due to the smoke and ash.
26 Nov 2018
Deadly Northern California wildfire is finally contained
A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California has been fully contained, after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said yesterday.
11 Jan 2018
15 dead, 100s injured in California mudslides; rescue operation on
At least 15 people have reportedly died in Southern California after the storm-hit region recently witnessed mudslides and flooding.
11 Dec 2017
California wildfires burn area larger than New York City
The Thomas fire in California's Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has expanded significantly over the past week, scorching 230,000 acres, an area larger than New York City.
07 Dec 2017
Southern California wildfires extend to Bel-Air, damage to multimillion-dollar properties
After ravaging property worth millions of dollars, the Southern California wildfire has extended to Los Angeles' exclusive Bel-Air section.
06 Dec 2017
Wildfires spreading fast in southern California, thousands evacuate
On 6th December, it was reported that thousands in southern California's Ventura County were forced to evacuate due to rapidly spreading wildfires.
12 Oct 2017
California wildfires: 17 people dead, at least 150 reported missing
California's wine county has been engulfed by fast-spreading wildfires over the past couple of days.
10 Oct 2017
California: Wild fires spreading fast through wine county
At least 10 people have been killed in wildfires that are reportedly spreading fast through California's wine country.
04 Sep 2017
Firefighters make gains against largest wildfire in Los Angeles' history
At least three homes were destroyed and four people reportedly injured in the largest wildfires to hit Los Angeles (LA) in its history.