California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 09:28 AM PDT

Brush Fire Above Santa Barbara 50 Percent Contained

Brush Fire Above Santa Barbara 50 Percent Contained

An evacuation warning was lifted Friday morning as firefighters worked to contain a fire burning in the Montecito area above Santa Barbara, officials said.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 03:58 PM PDT

Daughters Blame PG&E For Dad's Death in Butte Fire

Daughters Blame PG&E For Dad's Death in Butte Fire

Two daughters are blaming a single tree – and the lack of its care – for their father’s death in a California wildfire, and they want PG&E and a tree trimming service to be held responsible.

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 at 01:40 PM PDT

8th Anniversary of 2007 Firestorm: Historic Loss

8th Anniversary of 2007 Firestorm: Historic Loss

Two wildfires that ravaged San Diego County are among the top 10 largest loss fires in U.S. history.

Monday, Oct 12, 2015 at 11:14 PM PDT

Cienega Fire is at 200 Acres, Zero Percent Containment

Cienega Fire is at 200 Acres, Zero Percent Containment

A fire sparked south of Hollister Monday evening and grew to 200 acres within five hours, fire officials said.

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 at 06:07 AM PDT

Brush Fire Burns Brentwood Hillside

Brush Fire Burns Brentwood Hillside

Firefighters on the ground backed by water-dropping helicopters battled a small brush fire early Tuesday in the hills above Brentwood.

Monday, Oct 12, 2015 at 10:47 AM PDT

Criminal Activity Among Calif. Inmate Firefighters

Criminal Activity Among Calif. Inmate Firefighters

A 10-year tally on criminal behavior by inmates assigned to firefighting camps shows firefighters are not immune to the violent behavior found in higher-security prisons, though officials said the rate of...

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 at 12:59 PM PDT

5 Fwy Lanes Closed for Brush Fire North of LA

5 Fwy Lanes Closed for Brush Fire North of LA

At least two lanes are closed for a brush fire burning of the 5 Freeway in northern Los Angeles County.

Friday, Oct 2, 2015 at 11:18 AM PDT

LA County Boosts SuperScoopers Fleet

LA County Boosts SuperScoopers Fleet

Los Angeles County has leased two additional SuperScooper firefighting aircraft from Canada as a precaution in case of fall wildfires in Southern California.

Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 08:42 PM PDT

Free Pot Products Donated to Valley Fire Victims

Free Pot Products Donated to Valley Fire Victims

Two Santa Rosa cannabis providers are coming to the rescue of Valley Fire victims. Care by Design and AbsoluteXtracts have teamed up to donate $20,000 worth of medical marijuana products to Lake County...

Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 06:57 AM PDT

Valley Fire at 97 Percent Containment

Valley Fire at 97 Percent Containment

The devastating Valley Fire has scorched 76,067 acres and is 97 percent contained as of Monday morning.

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