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PG&E agrees to $13.5 billion payout for deadly California fires

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Faulty Pacific Gas & Electric powerlines are blamed for sparking Camp Fire, the deadliest in the state's history

PG&E. The Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) logo is displayed on a hard hat at a work site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Trump threatens to withhold emergency aid from fire-hit California

Nov 04, 2019 - 2:59 PM

Taking a line of attack he first used last year when fires killed 86 people in northern California, Trump blames Governor Gavin Newsom, saying he had done 'a terrible job of forest management'

CALIFORNIA FIRES. An avocado farm burns in the Maria Fire, which exploded to 8,000 acres on its first night, on November 1, 2019 near Somis, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

California fires: new blazes as dangerous winds fan the flames

Oct 31, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Fire crews race to protect the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library surrounded by dense brush as helicopters and aircraft dropped water and fire retardant on the flames fed by powerful wind gusts

A firefighter (L) speaks to an inmate firefighter as they prepare to put out flames on the road leading to the Reagan Library during the Easy Fire in Simi Valley, California on October 30, 2019. Firefighters in California battled a new fast-moving blaze on Wednesday that threatened the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, as rare "extreme" red flag warnings were issued for much of the Los Angeles region. The so-called Easy Fire in the Simi Valley northwest of Los Angeles erupted around 6:00 am, forcing the evacuation of the library and nearby homes as it spread to more than 900 acres (365 hectares), officials said.  Mark RALSTON / AFP

More evacuations as wildfire breaks out in Los Angeles

Oct 29, 2019 - 10:56 AM

The so-called Getty Fire ignites overnight near a major freeway and quickly spreads south and west towards neighborhoods, scorching some 240 hectares and sending people fleeing in the dark

Firefighters battle the Getty Fire in houses on fire in Brentwood, California on October 28, 2019. A wildfire broke out early Monday near the renowned Getty Center in Los Angeles, forcing widespread evacuations as the flames destroyed several homes in hillside communities. The so-called Getty Fire broke out overnight near a major freeway and quickly spread south and west, scorching 500 acres (202 hectares) and sending people fleeing in the dark.  Apu Gomes / AFP

Millions face power cuts as California fires spread

Oct 27, 2019 - 2:17 PM

The Kincade Fire, which is only 10 percent contained, has grown to 25,955 acres

FIREFIGHTERS. Members of an inmate firefighting crew are silhouetted against a hillside with a track of PG&E lines during firefighting operations to battle the Kincade Fire in Healdsburg, California on October 26, 2019. Photo by Philip Pacheco/AFP

Tens of thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in California

Oct 25, 2019 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Around 40,000 people are told to flee the Tick Fire, which is raging across 4,000 acres just north of Los Angeles

A building is engulfed in flames at a vineyard during the Kincade fire near Geyserville, California on October 24, 2019. fast-moving wildfire roared through California wine country early Thursday, as authorities warned of the imminent danger of more fires across much of the Golden State. The Kincade fire in Sonoma County kicked up Wednesday night, quickly growing from a blaze of a few hundred acres into an uncontained 10,000-acre (4,000-hectare) inferno, California fire and law enforcement officials said. Josh Edelson / AFP

Southern California wildfires burning unchecked

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:35 PM

A red flag warning of critical fire danger – strong winds and very low humidity – has been extended into the weekend

Brazil's Bolsonaro open to G7 aid if Macron 'withdraws insults'

Aug 27, 2019 - 10:29 PM

'To talk or accept anything from France, with the best possible intentions, he has to withdraw these words, and from there we can talk,' says Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro

CONDITION. In this file photo taken on April 9, 2019 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the appointment ceremony of his new Education Minister Abraham Weintraub at Planalto Palace in Brasilia. File photo by Evaristo Sa/AFP

More fires flare up in Amazon as Brazil warplanes fight blazes

Aug 26, 2019 - 10:56 PM

The worsening crisis has fueled a row between President Jair Bolsonaro and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who has been piling pressure on Bolsonaro to do more to protect the forest

Protests to greet G7 leaders as they discuss Amazon fires, trade

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) United States President Donald Trump and his fellow G7 leaders will meet in France as wildfires rage in the Amazon rainforest and trade tensions heat up

Oxfam activists wearing firefighters costumes and "big head" masks depicting (from 2nd-L) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German Chancellor Angela Merkel perform druing a demonstration in Biarritz on August 23, 2019, on the eve of the Group of Seven (G7) summit. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / AFP)

Amazon wildfires 'acute emergency,' belongs on G7 agenda – Germany

Aug 23, 2019 - 6:57 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron's bid at rallying world leaders on the issue has been immediately blasted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who accused the G7 summit host of having a 'colonialist mentality'

PROTEST. A man walks past protestors as they hold posters highlighting environmental hazard, wildfires and deforestation of the Amazon outside the Brazilian embassy in Mumbai on August 23, 2019. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Portugal wildfires '90%' under control

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'Despite a significant effort carried out overnight... 10% of the perimeter of the fire is still active... mainly in hard to reach areas,' Pedro Nunes, the spokesman for Portugal's civil protection force, says

PORTUGAL'S FIREFIGHT. Firefighters are at work to extinguish a wildfire in Cardigos village in Macao, central Portugal on July 21, 2019. Photo by Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP

1,700 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:34 PM

(UPDATED) Some 1,700 firefighters and 400 vehicles are deployed in one of the biggest mobilizations ever seen in the area to fight the blazes in the heavily forested Castelo Branco region

The world in 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

A look back at some of the major events that marked 2018

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, head to Tijuana in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving Mexicali on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

At least $9 billion in insurance claims from California fires

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:23 PM

'The devastating wildfires of 2018 were the deadliest and costliest wildfire catastrophes in California's history," says California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.

Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. - Thousands of firefighters spent a fifth day digging battle lines to contain California's worst ever wildfire as the wind-whipped flames cleaved a merciless path through the state's northern hills, leaving death and devastation in their wake. The Camp Fire -- in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento -- has killed 29 people, matching the state's deadliest ever brush blaze 85 years ago. More than 200 people are still unaccounted for, according to officials. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

California's deadliest wildfire finally tamed

Nov 26, 2018 - 8:08 AM

A total of 153,336 acres are affected by the fire, with nearly 14,000 homes and hundreds of other structures destroyed

A FIRE TAMED. Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Death toll in California fire rises to 87

Nov 25, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The California state fire authority says the fire is now 98% contained

IN RUINS. A Butte County sherriff deputy stands by at a destroyed home where a deceased victim of the Camp Fire on November 10, 2018 in Paradise, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: November 17-23, 2018

Nov 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

RAINY DEPARTURE. China's President Xi Jinping carries an umbrella while walking up a set of stairs to his plane as he departs from Manila at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on November 21, 2018. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Toll rises to 77 in deadliest California wildfire

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:06 PM

More than 10,000 homes are destroyed in the blaze which has devoured an area roughly the size of Chicago, and essentially wiped the community of Paradise off the map

DEATH TOLL RISES. Alameda County Sheriff Coroner officers search for human remains at a burned residence in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Often divisive Trump switches to Consoler in Chief role

Nov 18, 2018 - 6:29 PM

'I just felt this was something we had to do,' says US President Donald Trump, seemingly shocked by the intensity of what he'd witnessed

IN RUINS. President Donald Trump (C) surveys the damage from the Woolsey fire in Malibu on November 17, 2018. Photo by Genaro Molina/POOL/AFP

The week in photos: November 10-16, 2018

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FASCINATING. Russia's Tiffani Zagorski (left) and Jonathan Guerreiro perform during the ice dance free dance event at the figure skating NHK Trophy in Hiroshima on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Number of missing jumps to more than 1,000 in California fire

Nov 17, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea emphasizes that their list of missing is constantly fluctuating and that not everyone on it is presumed dead

PARADISE, CA - NOVEMBER 10: A Butte County sherriff deputy stands by at a destroyed home where a deceased victim of the Camp Fire on November 10, 2018 in Paradise, California. Fueled by high winds and low humidity, the rapidly spreading Camp Fire ripped through the town of Paradise and has quickly charred 100,000 acres and has destroyed over 6,700 homes and businesses in a matter of hours. The fire is currently at 20 percent containment. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Firefighters battle blazes on 2 fronts in California, 44 dead

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:46 PM

Most of the fatalities have been reported from the town of Paradise, population 26,000, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains about 80 miles north of Sacramento

PARADISE FIRE. Chris and Nancy Brown embrace while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp fire tore through the region in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Deadliest fire in California history kills 42 people

Nov 13, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Thousands of firefighters spend a fifth day digging battle lines to contain the "Camp Fire" in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Sacramento, while search teams are on a grim mission to recover the dead

SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD. Alameda County Sheriff Coroner officers search for human remains at a burned residence in Paradise, California on November 12, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

California wildfire toll matches deadliest ever with 29 victims

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:38 AM

The 'Camp Fire' is the largest and most destructive of several infernos that have sent 250,000 people fleeing their homes across California, razing 6,400 homes in the town of Paradise and effectively wiping it off the map

FIRE DEATHS. Yuba County Sheriff officers carry a body away from a burned residence in Paradise, California, on November 10, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

New wildfire rips through northern California

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:51 AM

The wildfire in Lakehead area has already devastated almost 10,000 hectares in just two days and continues to spread

WILDFIRE. Shutterstock file photo.

Twin blazes form California's largest wildfire in history

Aug 07, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, the wildfires have burned through 114,850 hectares – an area nearly the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles – and are just 30% contained

WILDFIRES. An air tanker drops retardant on the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, burning along High Valley Rd near Clearlake Oaks, California, on August 5, 2018. Photo by Noah Berger/AFP

The week in photos: July 28-August 3, 2018

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIETNAM ATTRACTION. Visitors walk along the 150-meter long Cau Vang "Golden Bridge" in the Ba Na Hills near Danang on July 31, 2018.  Photo by Linh Pham/AFP

'Come and get me,' boy pleaded before California fire death

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Northern California's Carr Fire has killed 6 people since July 26, including a 70-year-old woman and her two great-grandchildren, aged 4 and 5

CARR FIRE. A Los Angeles city firefighter walks through a charred field as he looks for hot spots after the Carr Fire burned through the area on July 29, 2018 in Redding, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Death toll in wildfires in Greece rises to 91

Jul 30, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Another 25 remain missing, says a spokeswoman, giving a precise figure for the first time after mounting criticism over the issue

BURNED. A photo shows a burnt house following a wildfire at the village of Neos Voutzas, near Athens, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

Blame game blows up over deadly Greek wildfires

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Forensics experts press ahead with the difficult task of identifying the bodies of those who perished in the catastrophe, where at least 87 people perished

WILDFIRE. A fireman investigates the interior of a burnt out restaurant at the seaside resort od Mati, in the eastern Attica region after the deadly fires swept the area earlier in the week on July 27, 2018. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

'Serious' signs arson started deadly Greek wildfire

Jul 27, 2018 - 10:38 AM

Authorities are also examining whether another fire, which broke out hours earlier on July 23 near Kineta to the west of the Greek capital, was 'intentionally' lit

WILDFIRE. A picture taken on July 26, 2018 shows burnt cars parked outside a football stadium following a wildfire at the village of Rafina, near Athens. Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

Greek wildfires toll rises to 81 amid search for survivors

Jul 25, 2018 - 5:17 PM

(UPDATED) Firefighters continue to search for bodies after receiving numerous calls reporting people missing

WILDFIRE'S CASUALTY. A charred body lies next to a car during wildfires in the village of Mati near Athens, on July 23, 2018.  Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

Greece in mourning as horrifying wildfires kill 74

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:37 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The death toll could surpass that from the blazes which hit Greece's southern island of Evia in 2007 in which 77 people perished

WILDFIRE. A firefighter reacts as a house burns during a wildfire in Kineta, near Athens, on July 23, 2018. Photo by Valerie Gache/AFP

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Jul 18, 2018 - 10:33 PM

Swedish authorities say 44 fires are burning across the country, urging locals living close to the blazes in the central counties of Gavleborg, Jamtland and Dalarna to evacuate

WILDFIRES IN SWEDEN. Firefighters use helicopters to fight wildfires outside Hammarstrand in Sweden, on July 16, 2018. Photo by Mats Andersson/TT News Agency/AFP

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

Returning winds churn up heightened alert in fire-hit California

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The National Weather Service issues a red alert for 'gusty winds and low relative humidity' in the affected area of Santa Barbara County

Evacuations ordered for California's third-largest wildfire since 1932

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Winds and dry conditions are threatening to help the blaze grow

FIRE FIGHTING. A Hot Shot crew climbs a hill while cutting a line among homes at the Thomas Fire on December 16, 2017 in Montecito, California. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: December 9-15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:43 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A boy looks at a rainbow during a sunset in Bogota on December 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

Firefighter killed in massive California blaze

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:04 AM

San Diego-based Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson died fighting the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, according to Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott

THOMAS FIRE. Smoke from the Thomas Fire is seen from Santa Paula, California as it rises over Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, December 12, 2017. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Monster fire slows as California homeowners pick up pieces

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Nearly 6,400 firefighters have been toiling for a week against blazes fueled by bone dry conditions and powerful winds

STILL ABLAZE. Fire rages along Romero Canypn hillsides in Montecito, north of Santa Barbara, California on December 12, 2017. Frederick J. Brown/AFP

As winds relent, scorched California hopes for fire relief

Dec 10, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Some Californians are finally able to return home to inspect the damage wrought by the wildfires, which forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee and destroyed some 700 structures

ABLAZE. Flames rise as a fire front approaches the Lake Casitas area on December 8, 2017 near Ojai, California. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Nearly 700 structures including multi-million dollar mansions have been destroyed by wildfires raging on 6 different fronts

RAGING FIRE. Vehicles pass beside a wall of flames on the 101 highway as it reaches the coast during the Thomas wildfire near Ventura, California on December 6, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

Wildfires rage across southern California, 1st death reported

Dec 08, 2017 - 8:46 AM

(UPDATED) Winds with hurricane-force gusts of up to 130 kilometers per hour are fueling the blazes, creating apocalyptic scenes of hillsides engulfed in billowing smoke and towering plumes of flame

THOMAS FIRE. A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop at the Thomas Fire on December 7, 2017 near Fillmore, California. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:35 AM

The flames have swallowed about 80,000 acres (32,000 hectares) in just over a day since the 'Thomas' fire, currently the state's largest, broke out, leaving at least one dead

RAGING FIRE. Vehicles pass beside a wall of flames on the 101 highway as it reaches the coast during the Thomas wildfire near Ventura, California on December 6, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

Filipinos along path of California wildfires urged to evacuate if needed

Dec 06, 2017 - 9:57 AM

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles estimates that there are 25,800 Filipinos in Ventura County, where the Thomas Fire is wreaking havoc

WILDFIRE. Firefighters battle strong winds as they try to save a house during the Thomas wildfire in Ventura, California on December 5, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Thousands flee fast-moving California wildfire

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:28 AM

The Ventura County Fire Department says more than 27,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes as the fast-moving fire grows

BURNING UP. Firefighters try to knock down a burning house during the Thomas wildfire in Ventura, California on December 5, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

The week in photos: October 14-20, 2017

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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Wildfire toll hits 41 in Portugal and Spain but rain brings respite

Oct 17, 2017 - 11:02 PM

Portugal's civil protection agency says the 15 biggest fires, which had raged through the center and the north of the country, had been brought under control. In Spain, the death toll rises to 4 from the fires.

PORTUGAL WILDFIRES. Firefighters inspect a burnt house in Lufreu near Penacova following wildfires on October 17, 2017. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP