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    NDRF, IAF choppers continue to battle wildfire in Nagaland's Dzukou valley

    India | January 02, 2021 11:28 IST

    The wildfire broke out in Dzukou range in which the majestic Dzukou valley, a tourist hot spot in Nagaland is located, on Tuesday afternoon. On Friday, authorities had deployed an Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter for the firefighting mission at the Dzuko valley, along with a C-130J Hercules aircraft.

  • Wildfire, gusty winds threaten homes in Reno, Nevada

    News | November 18, 2020 18:39 IST

    Dozens of homes were threatened and evacuations were ordered as a wildfire moved into a neighborhood amid high winds in southwestern Reno, Nevada.

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    Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze

    World | October 27, 2020 11:33 IST

    Southern California Edison said its equipment may have sparked a fast-moving wildfire that forced evacuation orders for some 100,000 people and seriously injured two firefighters on Monday as powerful winds across the state prompted power to be cut to hundreds of thousands to prevent just such a possibility.

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    Epic scale of California wildfires continues to grow

    World | October 06, 2020 9:55 IST

    The staggering scale of California’s wildfires reached another milestone Monday: A single fire surpassed 1 million acres.  

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    Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres

    World | October 05, 2020 7:06 IST

    In a year that has already brought apocalyptic skies and smothering smoke to the West Coast, California set a grim new record Sunday when officials announced that the wildfires of 2020 have now scorched a record 4 million acres — in a fire season that is far from over.

  • A woman watches as the Bobcat Fire burns in Juniper Hill, Calif., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/

    Enormous California wildfire threatens desert homes near LA

    World | September 22, 2020 7:10 IST

    An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen major fires burning across California.

  • Boeing provides $700k to wildfire affected communities

    Boeing provides $700k to wildfire affected communities

    World | September 19, 2020 10:55 IST

    American airplane giant Boeing has announced $700,000 in grants to help communities affected by the raging wildfires along the US West Coast.

  • Firefighters rest during a wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Firefighters trying

    Firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flames

    World | September 19, 2020 7:54 IST

    They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with embers. They lose track of time when the sun is blotted out by smoke, and they sometimes have to run for their lives from advancing flames.

  • California Wildfire: Not scenes from a movie, but it's Real and Deadly

    News | September 10, 2020 23:02 IST

    At least 3 people, including a 1-year-old child, have died, hundreds of home are threatened, a town is almost gone, in Northern California wildfire that spread upto 25 miles between Tuesday and Wednesday after winds (upto 45 km per hour) whipped it.

  • Wildfire smoke turns skyline of San Francisco orange

    News | September 10, 2020 18:07 IST

    San Francisco in United States is witnessing unusual sky colour, a hazy orange due to wildfire smoke.

  • Flames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire along Highway 168 on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Fres

    Firefighters overtaken by flames in California mountains

    World | September 09, 2020 8:19 IST

    More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames Tuesday, and several were hurt. Elsewhere, military helicopters rescued more than 150 people stranded in a burning forest.

  • Los Angeles Fire Department firefighters hike into the Sepulveda Basin to fight a brush fire in the

    California avoids major power outages as wildfires rage

    World | September 07, 2020 13:33 IST

    Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety over the weekend after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest, one of dozens of fires burning amid record-breaking temperatures that strained the state’s electrical grid and for a time threatened power outages for millions.

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    Weather slows California wildfires; thousands allowed home

    World | August 29, 2020 9:04 IST

    California wildfires were slowly being corralled Friday as cooler, humid weather and reinforcements aided firefighters and tens of thousands of people were allowed back home after days of death and destruction.

  • Fire burns in the hollow of an old-growth redwood tree in Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Calif., Mon

    Redwoods survive wildfire at California’s oldest state park

    World | August 25, 2020 7:29 IST

    When a massive wildfire swept through California’s oldest state park last week it was feared many trees in a grove of old-growth redwoods, some of them 2,000 years old and among the tallest living things on Earth, may finally have succumbed.

  • Firefighters Cody Nordstrom, Kyle Harp and Robert Gonzalez, from left, of the North Central Fire sta

    California Wildfires: Fighters dig in ahead of high winds

    World | August 24, 2020 7:35 IST

    Three massive wildfires chewed through parched Northern California landscape Sunday as firefighters raced to dig breaks and make other preparations ahead of a frightening weather system. 

  • Firefighter Jeremy Damon of the Nevada Yuba Placer Fire Dept. monitors a controlled burn in the back

    In just a week, wildfires burn 1 million acres in California

    World | August 23, 2020 7:34 IST

    Firefighters in California were racing to slow the spread of wildfires that burned nearly one million acres in a week and destroyed hundreds of homes as weekend weather threatened to spark new fires and overwhelm the state’s firefighting ability.

  • Pam, who declined to give a last name, examines the remains of her partner's Vacaville, Calif., home

    California wildfires some of largest in state history

    World | August 22, 2020 8:35 IST

    Lightning-sparked wildfires in Northern California exploded in size Friday to become some of the largest in state history, forcing thousands to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and other structures as reinforcements began arriving to help weary firefighters.

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    Google unveils new California wildfire map in Search, SOS alerts

    Technology | August 21, 2020 13:49 IST

    Google has taken help from satellite data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES constellation of satellites and Google Earth Engine's data analysis capabilities.

  • Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn in unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday,

    At least 3 people killed in Northern California wildfires

    World | August 21, 2020 8:42 IST

    Dozens of wildfires raging throughout Northern California have now claimed at least three lives, including the first civilian, and threaten tens of thousands of homes, authorities said Thursday.

  • Bill Nichols, 84, works to save his home as the LNU Lightning Complex fires tear through Vacaville,

    California wildfires chase people from homes into smoky air

    World | August 20, 2020 7:59 IST

    Crews worked in blistering heat Wednesday to beat back wildfires that ignited across Northern California, sending thousands of people from their homes into smoky air, briefly halting traffic on an interstate and killing a pilot on a firefighting mission.