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California: explosive wildfire more than doubles in size overnight

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An explosive wildfire that erupted in California on Fourth of July more than doubled in size overnight, quickly consuming more than 3,000 acres by Tuesday morning. The fast-moving Electra fire, burning through the dri...

Peru wildfire threatens Machu Picchu as remote location hampers efforts to control blaze

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Peruvian firefighters were fighting to contain a forest fire near the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu as the blaze threatened to close in on the ancient city in the Andean mountains on Thursday. The fire, which had engulf...

Peru wildfire threatens Machu Picchu as remote location hampers efforts to control blaze

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Peruvian firefighters were fighting to contain a forest fire near the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu as the blaze threatened to close in on the ancient city in the Andean mountains on Thursday. The fire, which had engulf...

Biden faces anger over huge New Mexico wildfire sparked by federal burns

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Joe Biden landed in New Mexico on Saturday amid anger and frustration from wildfire survivors as he visited the state to review efforts to fight its biggest blaze in recorded history – which was started by federal off...

California vineyard laborers wanted wildfire safety. Then came a shadowy counter-movement

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When Margarita García, a 39-year-old mother from Oaxaca, Mexico, picks wine grapes during a wildfire, the sky is red and thick with smoke. Ash falls on her face, irritating her throat and eyes. The hot, fast work make...

New Mexico wildfire rampages on as fresh blaze engulfs California mansions

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Extreme fire conditions are continuing to fuel a massive wildfire in northern New Mexico, making it difficult for crews to contain the largest blaze in the US, which grew to nearly 260,000 acres acres on Thursday. Th...

New Mexico wildfire spreading north toward mountain resort towns near Taos

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Many houses near America’s largest wildfire survived the latest barrage of howling winds and erratic flames but New Mexico’s governor said on Tuesday the risk of more destruction is high and that the long-term costs o...

Potentially historic winds forecast as firefighters battle New Mexico wildfire

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Extreme wind conditions described as potentially historic were forecast for New Mexico on Saturday and for the next several days as hundreds of firefighters and a fleet of airplanes and helicopters worked feverishly t...

New Mexico crews battle largest wildfire burning in US as residents flee

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Fire crews were battling on several fronts to keep the largest wildfire burning in the US from pushing into more populated areas as it fed on drought-parched landscape in northern New Mexico. Authorities were encourag...

‘Turning the dial up’: US south-west braces for extended wildfire season amid drastic drought

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Hot, dry winds will continue to spur flames burning through the drought-stricken landscapes in the south-west and the American plains, complicating efforts to extinguish roughly a dozen destructive wildfires that have...

Huge wildfire sweeps across Canford Heath nature reserve in Dorset

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Families have been evacuated from their homes after a wildfire swept across heathland in Dorset, destroying about 17 hectares (42 acres) of wildlife-rich habitat. Canford Heath in Poole is a 340-hectare nature reserve...

‘This is not typical’: Arizona wildfire fighters brace for threat ‘on steroids’

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Firefighters working to keep more homes from burning on the edge of a mountain town in northern Arizona were treated to scattered showers and cooler temperatures early on Friday, but the favorable weather was not expe...

Wildfire smoke in Pacific north-west erasing reductions in emissions – study

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The billowing black smoke that has cloaked the US Pacific north-west during wildfire disasters in past years has caused atmospheric carbon monoxide levels to spike, with the contaminants offsetting recent reductions i...

Pacific Gas & Electric agrees to pay $55m to avert California wildfire prosecution

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Pacific Gas & Electric, the nation’s largest utility provider, has agreed to pay more than $55m to avoid criminal prosecution for two large wildfires started by its ageing power lines in northern California. PG&am...

Big Sur wildfire burns near California highway – video

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Hundreds of people in California were told to evacuate because of a new blaze as authorities were forced to shut one of the state's main highways. Firefighters were battling the blaze that broke out in rugged mountain...

Big Sur wildfire causes evacuations as Harris visits state to tout federal plan

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On the day Vice-President Kamala Harris visited California to highlight new funding for fighting wildfires, residents in the Big Sur area in the north of the state were told to evacuate due to a new blaze. The wind-d...

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