By Friday evening, the strongest blaze, dubbed the Saddleridge Fire, had consumed 7,542 acres (3,052 hectares) in areas of the San Fernando Valley, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of downtown Los Angeles, fire officials said.
The US military confirmed an explosion around 9.00pm (1800 GMT) within a few hundred metres of its post near the town of Kobani, in an area "known by the Turks to have US forces present."
"Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down," Trump said in a tweet.
Battles raged on Friday as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to press an assault against Kurdish forces in Syria, dismissing "threats" from other countries while the US warned Ankara of fresh sanctions.
France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday the European Union would impose sanctions on US products if no settlement was reached with Washington on a trade dispute over
Tariffs are forcing China to pay attention to US concerns, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in Sydney on Thursday. Ross said the United States would have preferred not to implement tariffs
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump did not seek to blackmail him during a phone call in July or a meeting in September.
The United States will soon issue licenses allowing some US companies to supply non-sensitive goods to China’s Huawei, the New York Times said on Wednesday, as high-level officials from the two countries
Trump has faced a bipartisan storm of criticism since a surprise announcement by the White House on Sunday that Washington was pulling back 50 to 100 "special operators" from Syria's northern frontier.