California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 09:53 PM PST

Men Ordered to Pay $9M for Starting Colby Fire

Men Ordered to Pay $9M for Starting Colby Fire

The three men convicted of sparking the Colby Fire which burned 1,900 acres and destroyed six residences in Southern California earlier this year were ordered to pay $9 million in restitution.

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...

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 08:50 AM PDT

California Wildfires Destroy Homes

California Wildfires Destroy Homes

At least 100 homes were destroyed late Monday as one of almost a dozen California wildfires overtook a small town.

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 AM PDT

Evacuations Lifted as Crews Continue Battling Silverado Fire

Evacuations Lifted as Crews Continue Battling Silverado Fire

Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted Sunday as more than 1,000 firefighters continued battling the Silverado Fire, which burned 1,600 acres of heavy brush in the unincorporated mountains of Orange County.

Friday, Sep 12, 2014 at 02:15 PM PDT
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By Kelly Goff

Brush Fire Burns in Cleveland National Forest

Firefighters responded to a fire in Cleveland National Forest in Orange County. See Full Gallery

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