California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 10:12 PM PST

Fire "Strike Teams" Prep for Brush Fires

Fire "Strike Teams" Prep for Brush Fires

Fire strike teams will work in the Angeles National Forest over the next few days as heat and humidity combine to make for tinderbox conditions.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 02:42 PM PDT

Wildfires Destroy Five Homes in Placer County

Wildfires Destroy Five Homes in Placer County

A series of small wildfires that broke out along Interstate 80 burned one home, threatened dozens more and brought the partial shutdown of the key highway between Northern California and Nevada.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 09:32 AM PDT

Cal Fire S-2T Fleet Grounded

Cal Fire S-2T Fleet Grounded

A fleet of Cal Fire firefighting aircraft was grounded after Tuesday's fatal crash at Yosemite National Park. Patrick Healy reports for Today in LA on Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014.

Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014 at 08:07 AM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Cal Fire's Firefighting Equipment and How It's Used

A look at Cal Fire's equipment and how it's used. See Full Gallery

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 08:02 PM PDT

Wind-Whipped Wildfire Devastates Small Northern California Town

Wind-Whipped Wildfire Devastates Small Northern California Town

A fast-moving wildfire ripping through the small Northern California town of Weed has destroyed more than 150 homes, churches and structures, injured three and charred 375 acres, Cal Fire crews said.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 08:40 AM PDT

Metal Sheet Ignited 1,000-Acre Brush Fire: Authorities

Metal Sheet Ignited 1,000-Acre Brush Fire: Authorities

The four-day-old Silverado Fire, which has burned 1,500 acres, was apparently ignited by the sun reflecting off metal sheeting put up by someone trying to keep rodents out of a vegetable garden, a fire official...

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