More than 500 firefighters struggled through the night to contain a large forest fire on the outskirts of Athens, which raced into residential areas Tuesday, forcing thousands to flee.
Firefighters have gotten more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned strong winds Monday could raise the danger again.
Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation's largest wildfire. Other states report good progress too.
Austin firefighters last week participated in a trailblazing training program designed to better protect homes from widespread wildfire devastation, classes that local wildfire experts say will save lives when flames threaten the area.
More than 100 wildfires have been brought under control in Turkey, according to officials Sunday, as firefighters worked to battle fires that continued in popular seaside destinations.
Area firefighters have been sent west to assist with wildfires earlier this year compared to last year, officials said, which indicates a long fire season ahead. The air quality in the Midwest has been impacted by the most recent fires as well, officials said.