Wildfire

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.

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California wildfires leave 3 dead; smoke turns skies orange

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.

Deadly Northern California wildfire is finally contained

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.

15 dead, 100s injured in California mudslides; rescue operation on

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.

California wildfires burn area larger than New York City

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.

Southern California wildfires extend to Bel-Air, damage to multimillion-dollar properties

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.

Wildfires spreading fast in southern California, thousands evacuate

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.

California wildfires: 17 people dead, at least 150 reported missing

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.

California: Wild fires spreading fast through wine county

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.

Firefighters make gains against largest wildfire in Los Angeles' history

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.