California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

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

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 12:03 AM PDT

Castaic Brush Fire: 5 Freeway Lanes Reopen

Castaic Brush Fire: 5 Freeway Lanes Reopen

Lanes in both directions of the 5 Freeway in Castaic reopened after smoke from a fast-spreading fire forced closures at Lake Hughes Road, the California Highway Patrol said.

Friday, Jun 5, 2015 at 10:24 PM PDT

Brush Fire Scorches 300 Acres in Lancaster

Brush Fire Scorches 300 Acres in Lancaster

A two-alarm brush fire that broke out near the California Poppy Reserve in the Lancaster area Friday was 80 percent contained after scorching about 300 acres.

Monday, Jun 1, 2015 at 10:54 AM PDT

Third Man Sentenced in Colby Fire

Third Man Sentenced in Colby Fire

One of three men convicted of starting an illegal campfire that spread into the destructive Colby Fire in the hills above a San Gabriel Valley community was sentenced Monday to probation and ordered to pay part...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 01:12 PM PDT

Pot Grower Ordered to Pay $6.5M for Sparking Wildfire

Pot Grower Ordered to Pay $6.5M for Sparking Wildfire

A convicted marijuana grower was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison and ordered to pay a $6.5 million fine for igniting a wildfire that burned a remote part of Sequoia National Forest in Central...

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 at 02:03 PM PDT

Dozens of Firefighters Contain Brush Fire

Dozens of Firefighters Contain Brush Fire

A five-acre brush fire burned and was contained in Ventura County Thursday, fire officials said.

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 at 10:32 AM PDT

Fire Near Dodger Stadium Knocked Down

Fire Near Dodger Stadium Knocked Down

Firefighters knocked down a 2-acre brush fire in Elysian Park near the 110 Freeway Wednesday morning.

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:17 PM PDT

RAW: Helicopter Crews Attack Brush Fire

RAW: Helicopter Crews Attack Brush Fire

Helicopter and ground crews respond to a hillside brush fire Monday April 27, 2015 in the north San Fernando Valley.

Monday, Apr 27, 2015 at 07:59 PM PDT

Two Brush Fires Burn During High Wind Threat

Two Brush Fires Burn During High Wind Threat

A second brush fire broke out in the San Fernando Valley on Monday after a small blaze threatened 10 homes, prompted evacuations and put firefighters on high alert as winds kicked up during a wind warning.

Friday, Apr 24, 2015 at 08:21 AM PDT

IE Brush Fire 100 Percent Contained: Cal Fire

IE Brush Fire 100 Percent Contained: Cal Fire

A wildfire that's burned more than 1,000 acres of the Inland Empire for almost a week is finally completely contained, state fire officials said Friday.

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