Scores of wildfires continue to rage across vast tracts of Australia’s drought-stricken east coast, forcing hundreds of residents to flee their homes, some for the second time in a week.
At least three people are dead, several remain missing and dozens have been injured as wildfires continue to raze Australia’s drought-stricken east coast.
Californian authorities have lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress on a large blaze that led to thousands of people fleeing homes and farms north-west of Los Angeles.
President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US funding to California for aid during wildfires that have burned across the state.
Firefighters have struggled to contain a big southern California wildfire amid shifting winds, forcing authorities to expand evacuations as forecasters extended fire weather warnings into the weekend.
A new wildfire has erupted in wind-whipped southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends of the state struggled with blazes, gusty weather and deliberate blackouts.
Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have died in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia’s east coast.
Electrical equipment led to a fatal wildfire which swept through Southern California last year and another currently burning near Los Angeles, utilities companies have said.
A wildfire has swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles, destroying several homes and forcing thousands to flee, including Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and basketball star LeBron James.
Firefighters are battling wildfires in Northern California and the wealthy west side of Los Angeles that have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes.
California’s governor declared a statewide emergency on Sunday, with ferocious winds driving multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation and nearly 200,000 people ordered to leave their homes.