Smog blankets US West Coast as wildfires kill 27; climate change becoming 'existential issue', warns Joe Biden
More than 20,000 firefighters are battling the blazes, with officials warning that a respite provided by the arrival of cooler weather could end on Monday with the return of warmer, drier weather
More than 2,000 homes and other buildings have burned in the fire which began as a lightning-sparked collection of blazes several weeks ago
Since the middle of August, fires in California have killed eight people, destroyed more than 3,600 structures, and forced evacuations in communities near the coast, and along the Sierra Nevada
Forecasters said some weather relief was in sight that could help the overwhelmed firefighters. Meanwhile, a blast of polar air helped slow wildfires in Colorado and Montana
Wildfires burn record 2 million acres in California; 14,000 firefighters pressed into service in San Francisco Bay area
The US Forest Service announced the closure of all eight national forests in California, a state that has seen 900 wildfires since 15 August
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning of high fire danger across the Bay Area and Central Coast from Sunday to Monday afternoon
Three groups of fires, called complexes, burning north, east and south of San Francisco have together scorched 2,566 square kilometers and destroyed more than 500 structures
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California wildfires toll reaches 83: 560 names remain on missing list; 13,000 homes destoryed so far in blaze
A California sheriff said that two more sets of human remains have been found, bringing the death toll from the California wildfire to 83.
California wildfires toll rises to 81: With 75 percent of blaze contained, officials now hope for significant rain
In northern California, the so-called Camp Fire has scored 152,000 acres of land and destroyed more than 12,600 homes.
California wildfires: Toll rises to 78, over 1,200 people still missing; firefighters say blaze contained 50%
A second blaze in Southern California called the Woolsey Fire started northwest of Los Angeles also on 8 November and has been moving toward the Pacific Coast.
California wildfires: Number of people missing crosses 1,000, at least 74 killed so far; rescue operations still underway
The number of people missing in a devastating wildfire in northern California jumped to more than 1,000 on Friday, authorities said, as the remains of eight other victims were found by rescuers.
The Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire are the two deadly wildfires burning at opposite ends of California.
Human activity — from campfires to vehicle sparks — caused over 80% of wildfires in US: estimates.
Citing Kerala floods, UN chief issues grave warning of inaction over climate change, calls for more leadership action
The UN Secretary-General referred to the Kerala floods, among other natural disasters across the world, to highlight the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to step up efforts to reverse course on climate change.
UN chief names Kerala floods, California wildfires in statement, says climate change 'running faster than we are'
Antonio Guterres warned that runaway climate change is a real possibility, with severe implications for communities, economies, peace and the security of nations.
Twin blazes form California's largest wildfire in history, burn through 283,800 acres; two people killed
Collectively dubbed the Mendocino Complex, the wildfires have burned through 283,800 acres (114,850 hectares) — an area nearly the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles — and are just 30 percent contained, according to state fire authority CalFire. Two people have died in the inferno in California.
California wildfire: Over 1,000 homes destroyed as Carr fire rages on; only 35 percent flames contained so far
Authorities say that the California wildfire is only 35 percent contained. The flame that is still raging has destroyed 1,000 homes
California wildfires: Returning winds likely to hinder efforts of firefighters already battling dry climate
After a couple of days of respite heavy winds are expected to return on Wednesday to the California area plagued by a massive fire, potentially hindering the efforts of firefighters battling in an already dry climate.
The quick-moving fires that have forced thousands of Californians to evacuate swept across the southern part of the state on Friday, destroying buildings and taxing fire crew