Obama vows action against California wildfire

US president promises to provide all resources needed to halt one of state's largest wildfires in history.

Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 10:45
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

President Barack Obama has promised the state of California whatever resources it needs to halt ones of its largest wildfires in history.

Firefighters have struggled to contain the blaze, which has edged into Yosemite National Park.

Melissa Chan reports from west of Yosemite National Park, California.


Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.