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 The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City.

Firefighters battle to contain New Zealand wildfire as 1,000 evacuated

 Hundreds of firefighters and dozens of aircraft fought a massive wildfire threatening New Zealand's third largest city Christchurch on Thursday.

Portion of major highway reopens as California wildfire rages

 A portion of a major highway connecting Los Angeles and Las Vegas has been reopened, as a wildfire that forced the evacuation of some 80,000 Southern California residents continued to rage virtually unchecked.

Thousands of firefighters battle fast-spreading wildfire near Los Angeles

 More than 1,600 firefighters battled on Monday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that has forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles, destroying 18 homes, killing at least one person

California wildfire prompts new round of evacuations

A new wildfire burning through bone-dry grass, shrub and timber has forced the evacuation of dozens of homes in a mountain community in central California and more houses could be in the inferno's path, fire officials said on Saturday. 

Canadian wildfire edges south, leaves thousands stranded

 The 88,000 residents who fled a wildfire that has ravaged the Canadian oil town of Fort McMurray in Alberta will not be able to return home anytime soon, officials warned on Thursday,