Raging wildfires in northeastern Algeria have killed at least 38 people and another 200+ have been wounded or suffered from respiratory distress. Nearly 40 fires broke out in 14 regions in the country on Wednesday alone. The voracious fires, fueled by drought that has turned wide swaths of forest into a veritable tinderbox, created a “tornado of fire,” a local journalist told AFP. At least 118 fires are burning across the country including in a wildlife park where 12 people died when their bus was overwhelmed by the fast-moving flames. (AFP, AP, New York Times $, CNN, France24; Climate Signals background: Drought, Wildfires)