California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

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.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015 at 10:44 PM PDT

Firefighters Fear Weather Conditions Could Hurt Effort to Contain Rocky Fire

Firefighters Fear Weather Conditions Could Hurt Effort to Contain Rocky Fire

Firefighters struggled to make progress to contain the Rocky Fire overnight, as they braced for the possibility of thunder and lightning that could make conditions for fighting the largest of California’s...

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 08:53 PM PDT

Mulch Fire Knocked Down Along 118 Freeway

Mulch Fire Knocked Down Along 118 Freeway

Firefighters knocked down a mulch fire that broke out along the 118 Freeway in Porter Ranch on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 12:27 PM PDT

Rocky Fire Blazes Into New Territory as Total Area Charred Grows to 65K Acres

Rocky Fire Blazes Into New Territory as Total Area Charred Grows to 65K Acres

The Rocky Fire raging in Northern California blazed through unprecedented territory as it grew by 3,000 acres overnight, jumping a highway and eating up wildland fuel that has never burned in recorded history.

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 03:04 PM PDT
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By Daniel Sircar

Wildfires Continue to Ravage Drought-Stricken California

A massive wildfire west of Sacramento, fueled by brittle brush and timber parched... See Full Gallery

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 06:03 AM PDT

13,000 in California Urged to Flee Wildfires

13,000 in California Urged to Flee Wildfires

The Rocky Fire racing across Northern California had burned 62,000 acres and was 12 percent contained as of Monday evening, according to Cal Fire. At least two dozen homes were destroyed over the past few days...

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, Jun 24, 2015 at 07:21 PM PDT

Bouncing Back From Wildfires When Fire Season Never Ends

Bouncing Back From Wildfires When Fire Season Never Ends

California is in the fourth year of a drought — a bone-dry spell that has brought unprecedented water restrictions -- and blazes like the one that threatened Mejia's house are becoming more frequent.

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 12:47 PM PDT

Ojai Wildfire Burns Hundreds of Acres

Ojai Wildfire Burns Hundreds of Acres

A wildfire burned at least 200 acres in the Los Padres National Forest and forced evacuations just north of Ojai Sunday night, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

Monday, Aug 3, 2015 at 06:13 AM PDT

Massive California Fire Swells to 54,000 Acres

Massive California Fire Swells to 54,000 Acres

Northern California's Rocky Fire jumped 20,000 acres overnight, charring 54,000 acres as of Sunday night, Cal Fire said. The blaze, located southeast of Clearlake in Lake, Yolo and Colusa Counties, is only...

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