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California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 at 01:10 PM PST

Inmate Crew Member Injured in Malibu Brush Fire

Inmate Crew Member Injured in Malibu Brush Fire

A firefighting inmate crew member was injured Thursday morning during a brush fire in a steep and rugged area of Malibu that forced a canyon road closure.

Monday, Jan 25, 2016 at 12:29 PM PST

$1 Billion Insured Losses in California Wildfires

$1 Billion Insured Losses in California Wildfires

Damage from two destructive Northern California wildfires that killed six and sent thousands fleeing their homes topped $1 billion in insured losses, according to a preliminary estimate by the state's insurance...

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 10:40 AM PST

1,388-Acre Solimar Beach Fire 87 Percent Contained

1,388-Acre Solimar Beach Fire 87 Percent Contained

Firefighters continued to battle a wind-driven brush fire that charred 1,388 acres in Solimar Beach near Ventura.

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 at 03:54 PM PST

Brush Fire Temporarily Shuts Down 10 Freeway in Covina

Brush Fire Temporarily Shuts Down 10 Freeway in Covina

Firefighters were battling a small brush fire that prompted the temporary closure of the westbound 10 Freeway in Covina Saturday, officials said.

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 at 12:11 PM PST
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By Jessica Perez

PHOTOS: Solimar Beach Fire

Firefighters battled a wind-driven fire burning in Solimar Beach near Ventura on... View gallery

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Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 07:57 AM PST

1,236 Acres Burned in Solimar Beach Fire Near Ventura

1,236 Acres Burned in Solimar Beach Fire Near Ventura

A wind-driven brush fire grew to 1,236 acres, forcing road closures and mandatory evacuations in Solimar Beach near Ventura, fire officials said Saturday.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 08:03 PM PST

Wildfire Risk Increases Through Friday

Wildfire Risk Increases Through Friday

Chilly overnight temperatures gave way to dry and windy conditions, leading to a red flag warning in force across much of Los Angeles County.

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 11:09 AM PST

Banister Fire Contained; Red Flag Warning Issued

Banister Fire Contained; Red Flag Warning Issued

Firefighters watched hot spots overnight after a brush fire ripped through the Simi Valley area Wednesday, burning more than 30 acres just ahead of a red flag warning.

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:56 PM PST

Small Brush Fire in Pacific Palisades Knocked Down

Small Brush Fire in Pacific Palisades Knocked Down

Firefighters knocked down a brush fire that scorched less than an acre near a Pacific Palisades neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Sunday, Nov 8, 2015 at 09:03 AM PST

Firefighters Knock Down Brush Fire in Pacific Palisades

Firefighters Knock Down Brush Fire in Pacific Palisades

Firefighters knocked down a brush fire that burned almost three acres in Pacific Palisades Sunday morning.

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