California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 06:22 PM PDT

Firefighters Prep for "Unprecedented" Conditions

Firefighters Prep for "Unprecedented" Conditions

Bracing for one of the worst fire seasons on record, firefighters on Monday sounded a cautiously optimistic tone as they said they were ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at them.

Monday, Jun 23, 2014 at 09:33 AM PDT

Fire Burns 150 Acres in Hills Above Glendale

Fire Burns 150 Acres in Hills Above Glendale

Firefighters monitored hot spots overnight after nearly 200 firefighters worked Sunday to contain a 150-acre brush fire that burned in steep terrain in the hills above Glendale

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 08:40 PM PDT

Upcoming Fire Season to Be "Incendiary," Experts Say

Upcoming Fire Season to Be "Incendiary," Experts Say

Los Angeles officials are concerned about the upcoming fire season, citing an increase in wildfires this year and the ongoing drought in California as warning signs for a dangerous few months ahead.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014 at 08:10 AM PDT

Evacuations Lifted in Kern County Fire

Evacuations Lifted in Kern County Fire

A wildfire burning in the southern Sierra Nevada was 50-percent contained Tuesday as crews continued to protect homes in the region near California's Lake Isabella.

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 03:57 AM PDT

Cost of San Diego Firestorm Over $55 Million

Cost of San Diego Firestorm Over $55 Million

The disastrous wildfires that ripped through San Diego last week cost $27.9 million to fight, and $29.8 million in losses to private property owners, the County of San Diego confirmed Friday. County officials...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM PDT

Proposal Calls for Firefighting Funds Before Dry Summer

Proposal Calls for Firefighting Funds Before Dry Summer

Funding for agencies to fight destructive wildfires like the fires that destroyed homes and burned more than 30 square miles in California last week will be part of a 2015 budget proposals disccused Tuesday...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 05:05 PM PDT

Fire Victims Return to Wreckage

Fire Victims Return to Wreckage

The fires have died out and the smoke has cleared. Now many residents are returning home only to find they no longer have a home.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 06:38 AM PDT

Repair Issues Vex SD Fire Backup Rigs

Repair Issues Vex SD Fire Backup Rigs

San Diego's Fire-Rescue reserve engine fleet saw some front-line action in the first of last week's firestorms.

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 06:57 AM PDT

Gov. Brown: Calif. Bracing for Tough Fire Season

Gov. Brown: Calif. Bracing for Tough Fire Season

The wildfires in Southern California are winding down, but there are still big fears it is going to be a really bad fire season. On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown said the state is bracing for its toughest...

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 08:27 PM PDT
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By Joseph Young

Touching Moments Amid Firestorm

As San Diegans dealt with the loss and devastation caused by a string of major... See Full Gallery

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