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California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 11:52 PM PDT

Man Arrested in Connection With Montebello Brush Fire

Man Arrested in Connection With Montebello Brush Fire

A 45-year-old homeless man was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of arson in connection with a Southern California brush fire that forced evacuations and shut down sections of the eastbound 60 Freeway,...

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 at 06:52 PM PDT
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By Willian Avila

Firefighters Attack Montebello Brush Fire

As punishing triple-digit heat bears down on Southern California, firefighters... See Full Gallery

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 06:47 PM PDT

Brush Fire in Rancho Palos Verdes Area Under Control

Brush Fire in Rancho Palos Verdes Area Under Control

Firefighters got a handle on a brush fire that threatened homes and scorched three acres in the Rancho Palos Verdes area Saturday afternoon, fire officials said.

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 09:08 AM PDT

Simi Valley Brush Fire Fully Contained

Simi Valley Brush Fire Fully Contained

A brush fire that scorched across Simi Valley, threatening hundreds of homes Friday afternoon was 100 percent contained overnight, fire officials said.

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 01:20 AM PDT

Brush Fire Burns Near Glendora

Brush Fire Burns Near Glendora

Firefighters are battling a small brush fire along Highway 39 above Glendora in the Angeles National Forest that broke out Friday afternoon.

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 02:05 PM PDT

Man Saved from Fire After Crashing Truck, Sheltering in Pipe

Man Saved from Fire After Crashing Truck, Sheltering in Pipe

The driver of a truck that crashed and sparked a brush fire alongside a Ventura County freeway was recovering Friday after crawling into a drainage pipe for safety and being airlifted from the wreckage.

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 05:33 PM PDT

Anza Fire Chars Hundreds of Acres

Anza Fire Chars Hundreds of Acres

A brush fire that broke out Monday near the junction of two state highways in east Anza injured a motorist and scorched more than 300 acres, prompting road closures and evacuations.

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 10:29 AM PDT

Falling Tree Kills Firefighter Battling Calif. Blaze

Falling Tree Kills Firefighter Battling Calif. Blaze

A wildland firefighter was killed Saturday while helping to battle the so-called Sierra Fire near Lake Tahoe in Northern California, according to the U.S. Forest Service. An agency statement indicated that the...

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015 at 06:27 PM PDT

Wildfires Burning Through U.S. Forest Service Budget

Wildfires Burning Through U.S. Forest Service Budget

In 2014, the ten largest fires the service battled cost more than $320 million.

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 06:52 PM PDT

Brush Fire Forces EB Lane Closures of 134 Freeway

Brush Fire Forces EB Lane Closures of 134 Freeway

A brush fire sent smoke billowing over the 134 Freeway just east of the 2 Freeway Friday, forcing the closure of eastbound lanes during rush hour traffic.

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