Firefighter goes missing battling wildfire in Montana as more than 86 wildfires burn across US

By Joe Sutton, Robert Shackelford and Hollie Silverman, CNN Authorities are searching for a firefighter who went missing while battling a wildfire in Montana Sunday, officials said. The firefighter was working the Granite Pass Complex Fire near Montana’s border with Idaho when he disappeared, a news release from the official information site for the fire … Read more

Crew battling Tamarack Fire makes narrow escape out of fire and flames

By Dakin Andone, CNN California’s largest wildfire has destroyed multiple buildings and is threatening thousands more as the battle against the blaze stretched into its 12th day. Low moisture in vegetation and limited access in the remote area have hampered firefighters, officials said. The Dixie Fire had grown to 190,625 acres and was 21% contained … Read more

Australia once reveled in being the ‘lucky country’ on Covid-19. Now weary Aussies ‘feel like prisoners’

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN A postcard of kangaroos lounging among gumtrees arrives in our letterbox in London, addressed to my 4-year-old daughter. “My darling,” it says. “How are you? Are you enjoying school? Do you have friends? Your brother is one year old now. I hope you can come and see me in Australia one … Read more

With wildfires blazing across the West, more counties are declaring states of emergency

By Aya Elamroussi, CNN As dozens of wildfires burn across the West, officials declared additional states of emergency for counties in California and Nevada while the nation’s largest blaze in Oregon continued to swell Friday. The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon has scorched 401,601 acres since it was sparked by lightning on July 6, according … Read more

Fear stalks Haitians as their murdered president is buried and gangs terrorize the capital

By Caitlin Hu, CNN Kidnapped from church, shot at during an evening commute, chased out of their homes as flames licked up the street. Stories of abduction, lethal attack and indiscriminate destruction are endless in Haiti’s seaside city of Port-au-Prince, where everyone seems to know someone who barely made it out alive — and where … Read more

Hundreds are still under evacuation orders as the nation’s largest wildfire chars nearly 400,000 acres

By Aya Elamroussi, CNN The Bootleg Fire, which has been burning in southern Oregon since July 6, is now the state’s third-largest since 1900 — and more than 2,000 people are still under some form of evacuation orders, officials said Thursday. “It’s kind of a dubious honor,” said Marcus Kauffman, spokesperson for the Oregon Department … Read more

Severe storms threaten the Northeast but will also help clear wildfire smoke from the skies

By Hannah Gard and Monica Garrett, CNN The rain-drenched Northeast has another threat for severe weather on Wednesday, including New York City and Boston, as a cold front pushes eastward from the Great Lakes. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) warns of a slight risk (level 2 of 5) Wednesday of severe weather for coastal portions … Read more

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