Chile declared state of emergency and requested international help to fight worst in decades forest fires

Firefighters, forestry service personnel and members of the military were battling 18 separate blazes in the center and south of the country that have been fueled by strong winds and a heat wave, according to VoA. The largest has consumed 24,000 hectares

Canada’s Alberta declared state of emergency over wildfire

As CTVNews reports, the northern Alberta town, which is Canada’s oilsands capital, was caught off guard by a quick-spreading conflagration on Tuesday. By Wednesday afternoon, more than 80,000 people had heeded a mandatory evacuation order, and tens of thousands were staying