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Firefighters damp-down a hot spot at a residence levelled by the Erskine Fire in South Lake, California, USA
Smoke fills the air as a small plane flies overhead in Fort McMurray, Alberta
A fire-fighting plane drops water at the site of a wildfire that broke out the day before, on Friday near Cerbere, south-western France
A house is engulfed in flames as firefighters attempt to put it out during the Valley fire in Seigler Springs, California.
A DC-10 firefighting aircraft drops fire retardant on a ridge in front of the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has burned over 60,000 acres has forced the evacuation of 12,000 residents in Lake County
A wall of flames lurches over a ridge as a resident of Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, California, prepares to evacuate because of the 3,000 acre Rocky Fire that has taken hold in Lake County.
An helicopter of firefighters fly over smokes billowing over Athens, on Friday as firemen were battling a brush fire in northeastern Athens and another wildfire in the southern Pelopponese peninsula that prompted the evacuation of five villages
Smoldering remains of overnight fires on the hillsides of San Marcos, San Diego county, California, USA, early Friday. Over 1,000 firefighters battled a series of fast-moving southern California wildfires that spread across the region despite the efforts of more than 20 firefighting aircraft.
A firefighter fights a forest fire at Ferreira de Aves, in Satao, Portugal on Friday. Some 247 firemen, using 67 land vehicles and four airplanes, are trying to extinguish the fire.
Civil defence and forest brigade members at the site of a wildfire in Riveira, northwest Spain, on Wednesday.
Firefighters and local residents struggle on Tuesday to tackle raging wildfires that have consumed large swathes of forest in Portugal and Spain and cost the lives of four emergency workers.
Local residents try to extinguish a wildfire at Fornelo do Monte near Vouzela, Portugal, on Wednesday. Several hundred firefighters, backed by two Spanish Canadair planes, were tackling forest fires raging in the north and centre of the country. Portugal has sought help from Spain and France. Some 31,000 hectares have been lost to fire in Portugal this year
Firefighter Jesus Acosta holds a candle during a vigil and memorial gathering in Prescott, Arizona, US, for 19 colleagues who died in the Yarnell Hill fire, a wildfire caused by record heat and erratic winds. The victims were members of an elite “hotshot” unit and was the biggest loss of firefighters’ lives since the September 11 attacks and the most from a US wildfire in 80 years
Chris and Christine Walker watch the Black Forest fire gain steam as it burns out of control for a second straight day near Colorado Springs, Colorado
A firefighter monitors a flare up of the Springs Fire at Point Mugu State Park on Friday morning. A wind-driven wild fire raging along the California coast north of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles near threatened neighbourhoods.