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  • Hundreds evacuated as wildfire in South Africa burns on

    About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday.
  • South African firefighters battle wildfire for a third day

    A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday, injuring a firefighter as it caused an explosion at a lodge, an emergency services spokeswoman said. At first light, helicopters began dropping water onto the flames,...

    South Africa: Wildfire destroys 5 homes in Cape Town

    Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain was engulfed by an orange blaze Monday, blowing thick smoke to the city below, as a wildfire burned across the city's southern peninsula, destroying at least five homes and thousands of acres of rare plants. The fire,...

    Preventive fire in Northern California burns out of control

    Preventive fire in Northern California burns out of control
    About 100 firefighters were battling a 200-acre blaze Wednesday in Northern California that started when a prescribed fire blew out of control, authorities said. What's now known as the Stephens fire began Tuesday about 12:15 p.m. when a preventive...

    Brush fire in east Orange County forces partial evacuation of apartments

    Brush fire in east Orange County forces partial evacuation of apartments
    A 1.5-acre brush fire got within 100 yards of an apartment complex in east Orange County Friday evening before firefighters knocked it down, according to Orange County Fire Rescue. The fire, behind the Waterford East apartment complex on Island Bay...