Largest wildfire in the US spreads toward mountain resort towns in northern New Mexico, prompting officials to issue evacuation alerts, while a separate wildfire burns 20 homes in California state.
Driven by gusting winds the fire reached a highway that is the only way out of the village of Chacon where some people have stayed to defend homes, officials say.
Villagers in the southwestern American state have decided to defend their centuries-old homes, officials say, even though many of them are running low on resources such food and water.
Officials in Boulder, Colorado have urged around 19,000 residents to evacuate as wildfires reach residential areas.
New research warns that as wildfires increase, previously unaffected areas could be hit by blazes.
The US state's second largest ever wildfire was ignited by a tree hitting electrical distribution lines west of a dam in the Sierra Nevada, state authorities said.
Wind-fuelled fires prompt evacuation orders for more than 30,000 residents in two towns just east of the Rockies near Colorado state's Denver city, authorities say.
Bird flu kills at least 5,200 cranes in the northern region, forcing farmers to cull chickens, as authorities race to pick up carcasses of the migratory birds.
The men were accused of starting fires in Syria that killed at least three people and damaged 370 homes in September of last year.
In Russia’s coldest region of Yakutia, fires have burned through an area larger than Portugal, with 50 forest fires currently ablaze.
France dispatches hundreds of firefighters to battle a wildfire that broke out in Var in the south, where several campsites have been evacuated and people asked to avoid congesting the roads.
Photographs posted on social media show huge walls of flame and billowing clouds of smoke towering over villages in the forested hills in Algeria, becoming the latest Mediterranean country to be hit by wildfires.
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