Wildfires Quick Read

The new weapon of terror? A massive wildfire in Australia which has hit parts of Sydney started deliberately according to authorities
A massive wildfire in Australia which has hit parts of Sydney and is out of control has been started deliberately according to authorities in which is becoming a very worrying trend in the West recently, with one government in Europe claiming wildfires is the latest terrorist weapon.
With the wild-fire travelling so fast residents have been advised in the area it is too late to leave, advising them to seek shelter as the fire front approaches and to protect themselves from the heat of the blaze.
The large bushfire is threatening homes in Sydney and is likely to have been deliberately started in what is a new trend in recent times, the wild-fire has become the new terrorist weapon.


A state of emergency declared in 55 of Oklahoma state's 77 counties as wildfires have scorched more than 200,000 acres (809 sq. kilometres)
A fast-moving wildfire has forced an evacuation order for about 1,400 people in three northwest Oklahoma small towns.
Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said his deputies are going door-to-door in Seiling, Taloga and Putnam telling residents to leave.
Sander urged people to heed the warning to leave and let firefighters protect property.
Sander said some who had earlier been evacuated from the nearby town of Vici (vi-si) were being allowed to return home.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency Friday in 55 of the state's 77 counties. Blazes have scorched more than 200,000 acres (809 sq. kilometres) in Dewey and neighbouring Woodward counties.
The declaration will help speed up emergency purchases and deliveries to help fight fires.
A turkey hunter was hospitalized with burns after being trapped in one fire.



Continued "climate instability" 60,000 people affected by Argentina's deadly floods in the north: At least 600,000 hectares destroyed by fire in the east
At least 10,000 residents in northern Argentina forced to evacuate their homes.
More than 60,000 people have been affected by Argentina's ongoing deluge, with at least 10,000 in the north forced to evacuate their homes, the Argentine Red Cross reports.
"So far there are more than 60,000 affected; the most complicated situation is in Santa Victoria Este, where 10,000 people have been evacuated and hundreds of families are isolated and without communication," said Cristian Bolado, director of response to emergencies and disasters of the Argentine Red Cross.
The Red Cross is predicting continued "climate instability" throughout the remainder of the weekend in Chaco, Tucuman and Formosa, with Salta falling under "critical watch."




Bushfires approaching Melbourne with heatwave melting highway's in Australia bringing to a close the most incredible start to a new year ever!
It has undoubtebly been the most incredible start to 2018, record warm for Holland and Alaska, record cold for much of the eastern and mid-planes in the US.
Record snow fall for Erie in the US and Florida, the massive snow storm 'Bombogenesis' Grayson along with two massive named storms Eleanor and Dylan which both battered the UK and western Europe.
Throw in a rare heatwave to attack Kenya all this month and two volcano eruptions.



It's been blazing away for the best part of a month the Thomas fire is now officially the biggest fire ever in California and it's not over yet
It's been blazing now for 19 days and yesterday the Thomas wildfire officially became the largest on record in California.
The Thomas fire has gobbled up 273,400 acres (110,641 hectares) which surpasses the previous record of the 2003 Cedar fire in San Diego County that scorched 273,246 acres and killed 15 people, according to Reuters.
According to Cal Fire, the biggest fire in the state's history is now 65% contained.




Since the Civil War, half of Southern California's largest wildfires have occurred in the last 15 years as Thomas fire set to become the biggest ever
Ever since the Thomas fire erupted Dec. 4, it has steadily burned its way up the list of California's largest wildfires since the Great Depression.
That list, however, does not include what some consider to be California's largest known wildfire - the 1889 Santiago Canyon fire, which scorched 300,000 acres in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties.



“There will be no ability to fight fire in these kinds of winds,” 80 mph winds feeding the Californian fires as 200,000 under evacuation orders
“There will be no ability to fight fire in these kinds of winds,” fire official.
High winds topping 80 mph are feeding wildfire Thomas in southern California making it impossible to gain a foothold on the extremely dangerous fire.
The powerful winds are not only fanning and worsening the existing fire but also causing new ones.