Dangerous air from U.S. wildfires seeping into homes, businesses and cars: scientists – National

Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park. People in Oregon, Washington state and California have been struggling for a week […]

Some risk real wildfire danger to guard against fake Antifa threats in Oregon – National

Deadly wildfires are destroying homes and killing people in Oregon, but some homeowners have decided to risk the flames in order to stand guard against imaginary Antifa anarchists rumoured to be invading the state. There is absolutely no evidence of Antifa provocateurs at work in Oregon, and any reports about them are falsehoods or […]

Crews search for survivors as wildfires in western U.S. burn millions of acres – National

Crews were to resume searching for the dead on Sunday among blackened ruins left by massive wildfires raging in three western U.S. states, where millions of acres have burned in weeks and “mass fatality” incidents are feared in Oregon. A blitz of wildfires across Oregon, California and Washington has destroyed thousands of homes and […]

U.S. officials battle misinformation about wildfires, including arsonist claims – National

Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires as people spread unsubstantiated social media posts blaming coordinated groups of arsonists from both the far left and far right for setting the blazes. The FBI said Friday that it’s investigated several claims and found them to be untrue, while officials […]

10% of Oregon ordered to evacuate as wildfire death toll rises to 24 – National

Around half a million people in Oregon, or 10 per cent of the state’s population, were ordered to evacuate on Friday and residents of its largest city, Portland, were told to be ready to go as extreme wind-driven wildfires scorched U.S. West Coast states, causing at least 24 deaths. About one hundred wildfires have […]

10 dead, 16 missing as California wildfires rage

The terrible toll of California’s wildfires became more evident as a mother confirmed her 16-year-old son was among those killed when an inferno tore through several hamlets in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada this week. Jessica Williams, who earlier pleaded for her missing son Josiah to call her, told CBS13 Sacramento that DNA […]

Oregon wildfires force 500K to evacuate as others return to charred homes – National

Deadly wildfires in heavily populated northwest Oregon were growing, with hundreds of thousands of people told to flee encroaching flames while residents to the south tearfully assessed their losses. People evacuated statewide because of fires had climbed to an estimated 500,000 — more than 10 per cent of the 4.2 million people in the […]

‘Oregon looks like Mars’: Wildfire photos show apocalyptic red skies – National

Startling images from Oregon this week show otherworldly red-orange skies hanging over parts of the state, where devastating wildfires have destroyed hundreds of homes and driven thousands of people from their communities. The state is now under a state of emergency and fires are burning over 1,300 square kilometres amid extremely hot and windy […]