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February 6, 2023, 1:25 AM

At least 24 dead as Chile battles out-of-control wildfires

At least 24 people are dead as dozens of wildfires rage in Chile amid a prolonged heat wave, Chilean authorities confirmed to ABC News.
February 6, 2023, 1:25 AM
At least 24 dead as Chile battles out-of-control wildfires
February 5, 2023, 7:06 PM

Massive wildfires killed at least 22 people in Chile

So far the fires have destroyed at least 45,000 hectares of forests nearly the size of the city of San Jose, California.
February 5, 2023, 7:06 PM
Massive wildfires killed at least 22 people in Chile
February 2, 2023, 8:41 PM

2 dead as McKinney Fire explodes to more than 57,000 acres in California

A fire burning out of control in a Northern California national forest is now the largest wildland fire in the state this year, officials said.
February 2, 2023, 8:41 PM
2 dead as California wildfire explodes to more than 57,000 acres
February 2, 2023, 5:08 AM

PG&E to face manslaughter trial over deadly California fire

A judge says Pacific Gas & Electric must face trial for involuntary manslaughter over its role in a 2020 wildfire in Northern California that killed four people
February 2, 2023, 5:08 AM
PG&E to face manslaughter trial over deadly California fire
January 26, 2023, 11:38 PM

AI wildfire detection bill gets initial approval in Colorado

Colorado lawmakers unanimously voted to push forward a bill that would create a $2 million pilot program to use cameras and artificial intelligence technology to help identify fires before they burn out of control
January 26, 2023, 11:38 PM
Colorado lawmakers look to AI to detect wildfires earlier
January 26, 2023, 11:38 PM

AI wildfire detection bill gets initial approval in Colorado

Colorado lawmakers unanimously voted to push forward a bill that would create a $2 million pilot program to use cameras and artificial intelligence technology to help identify fires before they burn out of control
January 26, 2023, 11:38 PM
Colorado lawmakers look to AI to detect wildfires early
January 19, 2023, 11:23 PM

Feds send $930 million to curb 'crisis' of US West wildfires

The Biden administration is directing $930 million toward reducing wildfire dangers in 10 western states by clearing trees and underbrush from national forests
January 19, 2023, 11:23 PM
Feds send $930 million to curb 'crisis' of US West wildfires
1 month ago

New Mexico delegation seeks changes to wildfire aid rules

FEMA is preparing to wrap up public comment on the rules.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Deadly fire in Cambodia tears through popular casino

The blaze took 12 hours to be extinguished at the Grand Diamond City casino.
1 month ago
Deadly fire in Cambodia tears through popular casino
3 months ago

Firefighter injured in central Texas as wildfires rage on

Extreme weather conditions around the country are causing the wildfires.
3 months ago
Firefighter injured in central Texas as wildfires rage on
3 months ago

Wildfire near Boulder, Colorado, has officials 'nervous' for fire season

Diminishing winds on Sunday were helping firefighters battle a wildland fire that came close to homes near Boulder, Colorado.
3 months ago
Colorado wildfire has officials 'nervous' for fire season
3 months ago

Texas governor declares state of disaster as wildfire burns over 1,000 acres

As wildfires continue to blaze through central Texas, one particular fired named Das Goat Fire has prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to declare a state of disaster.
3 months ago
State of disaster announced as wildfire burns 1,000 acres
3 months ago

California fires stretch resources as evacuation orders grow

Complex fires continue to burn across California, stretching resources and expanding evacuation orders calling for thousands to leave their homes.
3 months ago
California fires stretch resources as evacuation orders grow
3 months ago

Wildfires continue to rage on Mount Kilimanjaro

The fires were first spotted on Oct. 21 near the Karanga area, a popular tourist point on the southern side of Africa’s highest peak.
3 months ago
Wildfires continue to rage on Mount Kilimanjaro
3 months ago

Official: 2021 Colorado wildfire losses surpass $2 billion

A wildfire that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and businesses in suburban Denver last winter caused more than $2 billion in losses, making it by far the costliest in Colorado history
3 months ago
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Regulators propose $155M fine for PG&E for 2020 wildfire

California regulators have proposed fining Pacific Gas & Electric more than $155 million for sparking a 2020 wildfire in Northern California
3 months ago
3 months ago

Fires in Nebraska, Iowa spur evacuations, destroy homes

Prairie fires pushed by winds topping 60 mph led to evacuations in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa and destroyed homes and injured two firefighters south of Nebraska's capital city
3 months ago
Fires in Nebraska, Iowa spur evacuations, destroy homes
4 months ago

Mother-daughter firefighters team up to battle wildfire

Katie Jo Benitz and her mother Bonnie Rogers said they hope to inspire other women to become firefighters as well.
4 months ago
Mother-daughter firefighters team up to battle wildfire
4 months ago

Firefighter mom and daughter team up to battle wildfire

Katie Jo Benitz was inspired to join the fire department by her mom Bonnie Rogers, who has been a firefighter for more than 20 years.
4 months ago
Firefighter mom and daughter team up to battle wildfire
5 months ago

Mosquito Fire now largest in California this year

The wildfire that has destroyed dozens of homes in California is now the largest in the state this year.
5 months ago
Mosquito Fire now largest in California this year
5 months ago

Mosquito Fire now the largest in California this year

The wildfire that has destroyed dozens of homes in California is now the largest in the state this year.
5 months ago
Smoke from wildfires in the West will affect air quality in these cities
5 months ago

Mosquito Fire in Northern California has destroyed dozens of homes

A fast-moving wildfire scorching through Northern California has destroyed dozens of homes and is creating dangerous smoke conditions in regions farther north.
5 months ago
This wildfire is so intense it's creating hazardous conditions in other states
5 months ago

West battles wildfires and flash flooding from storms

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth reports as states in the West face dangerous conditions from both fire and water.
5 months ago
West battles wildfires and flash flooding from storms
5 months ago

Deadly wildfire forces evacuations as temperatures soar in California

Record heat has pushed the power grid to the limit and a new fire has exploded in size to force mass evacuations.
5 months ago
Deadly wildfire forces evacuations as temperatures soar in California
5 months ago

Raging wildfire turns deadly

At least 2 people were killed in a blaze that tore through more than 130 homes in Northern California, authorities said. ABC News’ Rhiannon Ally reports.
5 months ago
Raging wildfire turns deadly
5 months ago

2 killed in Northern California wildfires: Sheriff

As firefighters appeared to be getting a handle Sunday on one Northern California wildfire, another blaze burning in the same county was giving them new challenges.
5 months ago
2 killed in Northern California wildfires: Sheriff
5 months ago

Thousands of acres burn in California amid prolonged drought

Scorching temperatures and strong winds fueled two large wildfires in Northern California, sparking an evacuation order.
5 months ago
Thousands of acres burn in California amid prolonged drought
5 months ago

Firefighters battle 2 wildfires in Northern California

The California governor declared a state of emergency as firefighters try to contain the Mountain and Mill fires and prevent them from causing more damage.
5 months ago
Firefighters battle 2 wildfires in Northern California
5 months ago

Fire crews continue to battle Northern California wildfires

The Mill Fire burning near Weed, California, was 25% contained Sunday after burning 4,254 acres since Friday, according to Cal Fire officials.
5 months ago
Fire crews continue to battle Northern California wildfires
5 months ago

Evacuations in place as Northern California county battles 2 blazes

Both fires ignited Friday in rural Siskiyou County.
5 months ago
Evacuations in place as Northern California county battles 2 blazes
5 months ago

Mill Fire rages in Northern California

A Mill Fire rages in Northern California, with the entire town of Weed being told to evacuate immediately as the entire Western U.S. suffers from prolonged heat wave.
5 months ago
Mill Fire rages in Northern California
5 months ago

Raging Route Fire injures 7 firefighters, prompts evacuation orders in southern California

Seven firefighters were injured and evacuations were issued in the raging Route Fire burning in southern California.
5 months ago
Multiple firefighters hospitalized in raging California fire
6 months ago

Forest fires reach record levels across globe

The U.S. has lost 29.7 million acres of tree cover from forest fires since 2001, according to Global Forest Watch.
6 months ago
Forest fires reach record levels across globe
6 months ago

Wildfire rips through French countryside amid drought

Nearly 10,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes and farms in the Bordeaux region as 1,200 firefighters try to cut fire lines and save several towns.
6 months ago
Wildfire rips through French countryside amid drought
6 months ago

Thousands flee wildfire emergency in famed wine region

A wildfire is raging in the famed wine region of Bordeaux, France, and the prefecture of Gironde has ordered an estimated 10,000 residents to evacuate the area.
6 months ago
Thousands flee wildfire emergency in famed wine region
6 months ago

Thousands forced to evacuate as wildfire rages in France amid heat waves

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee discusses the raging wildfires in France where thousands of people were forced to evacuate as Europe deals with unprecedented heat waves and droughts.
6 months ago
Thousands forced to evacuate as wildfire rages in France amid heat waves
6 months ago

Thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in France

Wildfires in the French wine region have caused the evacuation of 10,000 residents. French officials are now asking volunteers to help battle the blaze, which has been exacerbated by dry conditions.
6 months ago
Thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in France
6 months ago

Wildfires ravage France's famous wine region

A wildfire is raging at an “unprecedented” rate south of Bordeaux, France, firefighters said Wednesday.
6 months ago
Wildfires ravage France's famous wine region
6 months ago

Wildfires ravage France's famous wine region

Firefighters say the fire near Bordeaux, France, is growing at an "unprecedented" speed.
6 months ago
Wildfires ravage France's famous wine region
6 months ago

Dozens of wildfires burn in southwestern France

Dozens of wildfires are burning in southwestern France amid Europe's successive heatwaves and drought, destroying homes and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate.
6 months ago
Dozens of wildfires burn in southwestern France
6 months ago

Fast-moving 1,400-acre brush fire prompts mandatory evacuations in California

A fast moving brush fire in California has prompted mandatory evacuations.
6 months ago
Fast-moving 1,400-acre brush fire prompts mandatory evacuations
6 months ago

Death toll rises to 4 in Northern California's McKinney Fire

Firefighters battling a massive blaze in the Northern Californian are simultaneously fighting another growing fire in the same drought-dry wooded land, officials said.
6 months ago
2 more bodies recovered in California wildfire
6 months ago

2 dead as McKinney Fire rages in Northern California

The blaze has destroyed more than 55,000 acres since it began Friday, causing evacuation orders for 3,000 residents.
6 months ago
2 dead as McKinney Fire rages in Northern California
6 months ago

California fire explodes to more than 55,000 acres

A fire burning out of control in a Northern California national forest is now the largest wildland fire in the state this year, officials said.
6 months ago
California fire explodes to more than 55,000 acres
6 months ago

McKinney wildfire is California's largest fire this year

The McKinney Fire in northern California is now the largest wildfire in the state this year, growing to 55,000 acres.
6 months ago
McKinney wildfire is California's largest fire this year
6 months ago

Puppy rescued from ruins of McKinney Fire

A photographer capturing the damage caused by California wildfires comes to the aid of a puppy wandering through the ruins of the area.
6 months ago
Puppy rescued from ruins of McKinney Fire
6 months ago

McKinney Fire becomes California’s largest wildfire this year

The large wildland fire has torched more than 52,000 acres since Friday, and emergency responders have found at least two people dead.
6 months ago
McKinney Fire becomes California’s largest wildfire this year
6 months ago

McKinney Fire burns more than 51,000 acres in Northern California

California declared a state of emergency on Saturday for Siskiyou County due to the McKinney Fire, which has become the largest wildland fire in the state this year.
6 months ago
McKinney Fire burns more than 51,000 acres in Northern California
6 months ago

Wildfire spreads in northern California

The McKinney Fire has only been burning for two days, but it’s already scorched more than 51,000 acres, officials said.
6 months ago
Wildfire spreads in northern California
6 months ago

Massive wildfire explodes on California-Oregon border

The fire has now grown to at least 30,000 acres.
6 months ago
Massive wildfire explodes on California-Oregon border