Wildfire four times the size of Birmingham rages in US
Firefighters in California are battling against wildfires four times the size of Birmingham following a prolonged period of hot, dry weather.
The blaze is now the largest in the state's history, having doubled in size over the weekend. The fire has reportedly destroyed 75 homes across multiple counties in California.
Hot, dry and windy conditions are contributing to the growth of the devastating wildfires, leaving firefighters exhausted from the dangerous conditions they face whilst fighting the fires.
US President Donald Trump has blamed the state's environmental laws as the cause of the fires, saying that they are disrupting progress in fighting the blaze.
On Monday evening, he wrote: "California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amounts of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Must also tree clear to stop fire from spreading!"
In Portugal, people have been evacuated from their homes as thick black smoke cloaked the skies over the Algarve. During the early hours of Tuesday morning, homes in Portuguese villages were evacuated as flames grew ever closer. It comes as climate experts warn of 'hothouse Earth' - irreversible damage to the planet if action is not taken to stop global warming.
Good Morning Britain reporter Nick Dixon is in Portugal where fires are threatening the town on Monchique.