A wildfire has raged in the countryside outside Los Angeles, forcing the closure of its coastal highway as hundreds of residents evacuated.
Runaway fires have savaged South Africa's scenic winelands, stoked by "perfect conditions" of strong winds and hot weather.
Australian fire crews have been battling hundreds of wildfires and powerful, hot outback winds forcing hundreds to be evacuated out of their homes.
Wildfires sweeping across Texas have destroyed more than 1 000 homes in the last several days as they move into more populated areas.
Russia fought a deadly battle on Tuesday to prevent wildfires from engulfing key nuclear sites.
Russia firefighters on Monday battled to prevent the worst summer wildfires in a generation from claiming more lives as 34 people were confirmed dead.
Wildfires continued to rage in the Southern Cape on Monday, with firefighters beating back flames at different blazes, authorities said.
Wildfires killed two firefighters and turned hills around Los Angeles into fiery orange infernos, threatening thousands of homes.
Firefighters claimed victory on Tuesday over a devastating wildfire that ravaged the outskirts of Athens.
Firefighters wary of unpredictable winds fought on Thursday to keep a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes from burning through Santa Barbara.
Rescue workers dug through the rubble left by tornados and firefighters battled wildfires on Saturday after a storm system cut a swath through the US.
Hundreds of Australian schools and childcare centres will be closed on Friday because of a resurgent threat from wildfires, officials said.
The death toll in the worst wildfires in Australia's history has risen to 208, after seven more bodies were found, police said on Thursday.
Australian authorities charged a man on Friday with arson causing death in connection with one of a swarm of wildfires that killed hundreds of people.
Firefighters struggled on Tuesday to save Australian communities threatened by searing wildfires that have already claimed 181 lives.
Wildfires hop-scotched around Southern California on Sunday although calmer winds slowed flames that have destroyed almost 1 000 houses.
Fires whipped up by hot, gusty and erratic winds darkened Los Angeles skies on Saturday, scorching thousands of hectares and hundreds of homes.
One person was killed and thousands were evacuated on Monday as a series of wind-driven wildfires swept across California.
KwaZulu-Natal has vowed to "get to the bottom" of allegations that fires in the province were sparked by arsonists linked to a land-claims process.
Dozens of fires fanned by gale-force winds left at least 20 people dead over the weekend, officials said on Monday.