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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Sep 8, 2017 at 12:09 AM PDT

Gilroy Brush Fire Caused by Fireworks; Arrests Made: Police

Gilroy Brush Fire Caused by Fireworks; Arrests Made: Police

The cause of the Bally Fire in Gilroy has been determined to be from the use of illegal fireworks, and a four male juveniles were deemed responsible, according to the Gilroy Police Department.

Friday, Sep 8, 2017 at 03:57 AM PDT

Here's Why This US Wildfire Season Is Among the Worst

Here's Why This US Wildfire Season Is Among the Worst

Acrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in...

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 11:24 AM PDT

Crews Close in on Full Containment of La Tuna Fire

Crews Close in on Full Containment of La Tuna Fire

Crews were getting closer to full containment of the La Tuna Fire on Wednesday after gaining momentum on the blaze the day before.

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 at 02:27 PM PDT

Crews Make Progress in Battle Against Palmer Fire

Crews Make Progress in Battle Against Palmer Fire

Evacuated residents were allowed back home Sunday afternoon, and roads were reopened, as firefighters on Monday continued efforts to clear a ring of cleared space around a brushfire in the foothills west of...

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 at 11:17 AM PDT

How the La Tuna Fire Developed

How the La Tuna Fire Developed

A closer look at how the La Tuna fire developed and the firefighting response. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Monday Sept. 4, 2017.

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 06:24 AM PDT

Most La Tuna Fire Evacuees Return Home

Most La Tuna Fire Evacuees Return Home

There were no visible flames in the Verdugo Mountains, and firefighters continued to concentrate their efforts on putting out embers and digging fire lines around the 7,000 acres of brush that burned over the...

Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 at 10:40 PM PDT

State of Emergency Declared as La Tuna Fire Ravages LA Area

State of Emergency Declared as La Tuna Fire Ravages LA Area

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday declared a state of emergency as flames from the La Tuna Fire continued to burn in Los Angeles County.

Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 at 06:08 PM PDT

As Palmer Fire Spreads, Firefighters Battle for Containment

As Palmer Fire Spreads, Firefighters Battle for Containment

All evacuations and road closures ordered due to the Palmer Fire were lifted Sunday as firefighters made progress containing the large brush fire burning in the foothills west of Calimesa.

Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 at 11:58 PM PDT

Firefighters Continue Battle Against La Tuna Fire

Firefighters Continue Battle Against La Tuna Fire

A portion of the Foothill (210) Freeway closed for more than two days by the massive La Tuna Fire was reopened Sunday, while a brief downpour, cooler temperatures and a heavy bank of clouds today helped...

Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 at 07:17 AM PDT

Brush Fire Blackens at Least 3,300 Acres Near Beaumont

Brush Fire Blackens at Least 3,300 Acres Near Beaumont

Firefighters Sunday had 15 percent containment of a large, fast-moving, 3,300-acre brush fire that started west of Calimesa and triggered mandatory evacuations in Riverside County and neighboring Redlands.

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