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‘All gone:’ Residents return to burned-out Oregon towns as many West Coast wildfires keep burning

14 September 2020, 4:43 PM

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 removes posts linking Oregon wildfires to activist groups

13 September 2020, 4:51 PM

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.

Weather aids fight against massive wildfires, Trump to visit California

13 September 2020, 5:00 AM

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.

Cape Town man killed in informal structure fire

12 September 2020, 9:25 AM

An elderly man has died after two informal structures caught alight and were destroyed at Steenberg, in Cape Town.

Informal settlement fires

Hundreds left homeless in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, following devastating fires in informal settlements

6 September 2020, 4:41 PM

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.



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