Wildfires

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The town at the center of California’s climate refugee crisis
When the Camp fire raged through the Sierra Nevada foothills, it turned an existing housing crisis into a growing emergency

Dani Anguiano in Chico with photographs by Rachel Bujalski

22, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Drought, heat and extreme wind bring ‘explosive fire behavior’ to US
New Mexico still battling US’s biggest wildfire as blazes test fire crews in Texas and Colorado

Guardian staff and agencies

20, May, 2022 @9:52 PM

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‘Nothing to go back to’: the way of life lost to New Mexico’s historic fire
The largest wildfire in state history has torn through centuries-old rural communities, displacing thousands

Annette McGivney in Las Vegas, New Mexico, with photographs by Adria Malcolm

18, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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New Mexico wildfire rampages on as fresh blaze engulfs California mansions
Challenging weather hampers firefighting in New Mexico, while in California, wealthy coastal enclave goes up in flames

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

12, May, 2022 @10:46 PM

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Firefighters slow advance of New Mexico blaze as Biden declares disaster
New resources sent to remote stretches of state to tackle America’s largest wildfire, which is burning over 258 sq miles

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

05, May, 2022 @5:41 PM

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Thousands flee New Mexico wildfire as blaze breaches containment lines
About 1,000 firefighters battle Calf Canyon fire, largest active wildfire in US amid warning that refusal to evacuate could be fatal

Oliver Milman and agencies

02, May, 2022 @9:13 PM

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‘Turning the dial up’: US south-west braces for extended wildfire season amid drastic drought
A million acres have already burned across the country already, with La Niña bringing more severe dry climate

Gabrielle Canon

01, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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One dead and thousands forced to flee as wildfires sweep across US
One person killed in Nebraska, while hundreds of structures damaged in New Mexico, where thousands forced to leave

Staff and agencies

24, Apr, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Huge wildfire sweeps across Canford Heath nature reserve in Dorset
Police appeal for witnesses as fire crews describe blaze as the largest in the area for years

Mark Brown and agencies

24, Apr, 2022 @3:11 PM

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‘This is not typical’: Arizona wildfire fighters brace for threat ‘on steroids’
Winds and dryness heighten danger from Tunnel fire as teams battle blazes in American south-west

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

22, Apr, 2022 @5:34 PM

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Wildfire smoke in Pacific north-west erasing reductions in emissions – study
Billowing black smoke during wildfire disasters has caused atmospheric carbon monoxide levels to increase, scientists find

Gabrielle Canon

19, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Couple found dead near their home as fire sweeps through New Mexico village
Wildfire has prompted eviction orders for as many as 4,500 people, and destroyed more than 200 residences

Guardian staff and agency

14, Apr, 2022 @7:14 PM

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