A Cal Fire air taker makes a drop on a wildfire in California. Photograph: Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP

Thousands more Californians evacuated their homes on Saturday as fierce wildfires spread due to constantly shifting winds, and officials expected the (...)

A destroyed neighbourhood in Santa Rosa, California. Photograph: John Mabanglo/EPA

Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in northern California that have killed at least 31 people and le(...)

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Wild Geese: From Old Bawn to Big Sur
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Fiachra “Figs” O’Sullivan grew up in Old Bawn in Tallaght in Dublin. “I’ve met lots of guys named Fiachra, my age, who are nicked-named “Figs”. I thin(...)

Irish chef and teacher Frances Wilson, living in Berkeley, California: “It is so awful to think of what the beautiful Napa and Sonoma Valleys will look like for years to come”.

Northern California’s wine country, home to some of the US’s most celebrated wineries, has been devastated by this week’s wildfire outbreaks. At least(...)

Santa Rosa resident Phil Rush looks at the remains of his home destroyed by wildfire. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters began to gain ground on Thursday against the spread of wildfires that have killed at least 24 people in Northern California and left hund(...)

The main building at Paras Vinyards burns in the Mount Veeder area of Napa in California. Photograph: Jogn Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Strong, dry winds may fan new wildfire outbreaks on Wednesday in California’s wine country, where blazes have killed at least 21 people and destroyed (...)

A helicopter drops water on a wind driven wildfire in Orange, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

At least 13 people have died in northern California after what officials are describing as an “unprecedented” wildfire that has already destroyed over(...)

Firefighters assess the scene as a house burns in  the Napa  region of California, the US. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

At least one person has been killed and two seriously injured in fast-spreading wildfires in northern California’s wine country, officials say. CalFi(...)

Guns & Guitars in Mesquite, Nevada, where Stephen Paddock had a home. Paddock bought his last home in this retirement community of 18,000, about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, seemingly with cash. As with his other properties, he spent very little time here. Photograph: Isaak Brekken/The New York Times

Stephen Paddock was a contradiction: a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them. Someone who l(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)