Search-and-rescue teams, with dogs in tow, were deployed across the blackened ruins of southern Oregon towns on Sunday as smoldering wildfires still ravaged US Pacific Coast states after causing widespread destruction.
Facebook has started removing false claims that the deadly wildfires in Oregon were started by various left-wing and right-wing groups, a spokesman for the social media company said on Saturday, after the rumours left state officials inundated with queries for information.
Firefighters took advantage of a welcome break in hot, dry weather on Saturday to make gains against massive wildfires burning across three western states as US President Donald Trump said he would travel to California to see the devastation first-hand.
An elderly man has died after two informal structures caught alight and were destroyed at Steenberg, in Cape Town.
Hundreds of people have been left homeless in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, in the Cape Peninsula after a fire swept through the informal settlement and destroyed hundreds of dwellings.