California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 at 06:37 AM PDT

Calgrove Fire Chars 398 Acres, Evacuations Lifted

Calgrove Fire Chars 398 Acres, Evacuations Lifted

Firefighters are battling a three-alarm brush fire in the Newhall area Wednesday afternoon, prompting evacuations.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 at 02:04 PM PDT

2015 California Fire Conditions The Worst on Record

2015 California Fire Conditions The Worst on Record

Four years of drought and a lack of rain have set up fire conditions in 2015 as the worst on record, Cal Fire said. “We have seen, we saw it last year and we will see it again this year, we'll be reaching...

Monday, Jun 22, 2015 at 08:38 AM PDT

17,000-Acre Lake Fire Estimated to Cost $5M

17,000-Acre Lake Fire Estimated to Cost $5M

The wildfire blazing for four days in a Southern California national forest has already cost $5 million and is only 21 percent contained, officials said Sunday.

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 11:24 PM PDT

IE Forest Fire Grows to 16,000 Acres

IE Forest Fire Grows to 16,000 Acres

Firefighters battled a wildfire in the wilderness of Southern California to a stalemate through Saturday night, maintaining 15 percent containment while it swelled to 16,000 acres, according to national...

Friday, Jun 19, 2015 at 01:35 PM PDT

Homes Burn in Riverside County Fire

Homes Burn in Riverside County Fire

The Grapefruit Fire that broke out amid triple-digit temperatures in Riverside community Thermal, was 25 percent contained as of 8:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Saturday, Jun 20, 2015 at 04:17 AM PDT

Thick Smoke Billows From 13,000-Acre Fire

Thick Smoke Billows From 13,000-Acre Fire

Firefighters were working to try and contain a fire burning near Big Bear in the San Bernardino National Forest which grew exponentially the previous day.

Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 at 11:41 PM PDT

Lake Fire Burns 10,000 Acres

Lake Fire Burns 10,000 Acres

A fire burning near Big Bear in the San Bernardino National Forest continues to swell, forcing evacuations and confounding firefighters' efforts to contain it.

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 at 07:27 AM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Live Fire Training With Cal Fire Firefighters

Cal Fire firefighters conduct live fire training June 3, 2015 in Mt. See Full Gallery

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 07:40 AM PDT

MAP: Largest California Wildfires

MAP: Largest California Wildfires

This map shows the locations of California's 20 largest wildfires.

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

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