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State urges you to not burn yard debris through May

NC Forest Service officials urge you to reconsider burning yard debris through the end of May, which historically marks the end of spring wildfire season in North Carolina.

Local meteorologist talks challenges of fire forecasting in Australia

As bushfires continue to burn in Australia, some National Weather Service meteorologists have been deployed to help forecasters including one from Wilmington.

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia with 3 aboard

Three people have died when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in the Snowy Monaro region of Australia's southern New South Wales state.

Local meteorologist travels to Australia to help fight wildfires

A local meteorologist is headed to Australia to help forecasters there as wildfires continue to burn across the country.

How to give wisely to help Australia wildfire relief efforts

As the world watches devastating wildfires blaze across Australia, there’s been an outpouring of donations to aid relief efforts. 

How to help support the Australian wildfires relief effort

The wildfires in Australia have destroyed millions of acres of land, killed at least two dozen people so far and left thousands more people and animals in danger.

Raging wildfires trap 4,000 at Australian town’s waterfront

Wildfires burning across Australia's two most populous states have trapped residents of a seaside town in apocalyptic conditions, destroyed many properties and caused at least two fatalities.

Not out of woods yet, but winds driving California fires die

Calmer weather allowed crews to increase containment on wildfires after a three-week siege of gusts fanned blazes across California and led utilities to cut power to prevent winds from blowing branches into electric lines and igniting an inferno.

Hundreds flee fire in California wine country amid blackouts

A Northern California wildfire exploded in size early Thursday amid dangerous winds that prompted the state's largest utility to impose electrical blackouts to prevent fires.

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