Australian authorities urge evacuations ahead of ‘catastrophic’ fire threat

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Authorities in Australia’s Queensland and New South Wales states declared a state of emergency on Monday as

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Firefighters make gains against wildfire in Southern California farm country

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Firefighters began to get the upper hand on a destructive wildfire in a Southern California farming

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Southern California blaze sears homes, orchards, threatens oil fields

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A fast-moving scrub fire threatened orchards, oil fields and homes while displacing thousands of residents in

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Thousands ordered to flee California wine country blaze

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California firefighters raced against time on Saturday as they cut defensive lines against a wildfire in

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California firefighters take offensive against blazes in wine country, L.A. suburbs

(Reuters) – California firefighters aided by subsiding winds on Friday took the offensive against two major wildfires at opposite ends

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