A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr Fire in Redding, California, in July 2018.  November’s Camp and Woolsey fires in the state resulted in dozens of deaths and cost tens of millions of dollars in property damage. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Douglas Mac Donald has lived in the Alpine Oaks Estate mobile home park for the past 10 years. At about 11am on July 6th last year, in the midst of a (...)

A firefighter is silhouetted by a burning home along Pacific Coast Highway during the Woolsey Fire in California.  Photograph: AFP

Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smouldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections o(...)

Chimneys were all that remained of some residences gutted by fire in Paradise, California.  Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Even in a state hardened to the ravages of wildfires, the infernos that raged at both ends of California on Friday were overpowering. At least nine p(...)

A house is consumed by wildfire, as seen   from a helicopter, in the Calabasas section of Los Angeles. Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP Photo

A wildfire that tore through Malibu mansions and working-class suburban homes in southern California has killed two people and more than doubled in si(...)

A firefighter hoses down flames as a wildfire advances onto a residential district Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Redding, Calif. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

California firefighters on Monday were gaining ground on a massive wildfire that has killed six people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses,(...)

A burning home is reflected in a pool during the Carr fire in Redding, California on July 27th, 2018. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

A monster wildfire in northern California grew by two-thirds overnight after killing two firefighters, destroying hundreds of buildings and sending th(...)

 Children play in the water fountains at the Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada. Photograph: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty

Ireland is not the only country experiencing abnormally hot weather. Canada, a country more often associated with cold snaps and snow, is at the end (...)

Firefighters tackle flames as they advance on homes  in Carpinteria, California. Photograph: Reuters

The largest California wildfire advanced on coastal towns near Santa Barbara on Sunday, stoked by the gusty winds and dry conditions that have fuelled(...)

Volunteers rescue horses at a stable during the ‘Lilac fire’ in Bonsall, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structure(...)

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 (...)

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