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Coverage of wildfires in California, including breaking developments, public safety information, maps, video and longterm outlooks.
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Cause of 26,450-Acre Apple Fire Was Vehicle Malfunction, Fire Officials Say

Firefighters were beginning to make progress against the 15,000-acre Apple Fire today, achieving 12% containment in Cherry Valley, where the blaze charred at least one home and was threatening dozens ...

  • Castaic Lake Aug 2

    Fire Crews Hold Lake Castaic Brushfire at 170 Acres

    Firefighters have stopped at 170 acres a brushfire burning today along a cove at Lake Castaic. “A rapid and aggressive attack by the Forest Service and Los Angeles County Fire have stopped the forward rate of spread holding the fire at appropriately 170 acres,” said Incident Commander Oscar Vargas. All aircraft were released and crews w...
  • San Gabriel Valley Aug 1

    Unhealthy Air Quality Today in Parts of Southland

    Air quality will be unhealthy Saturday in the Santa Clarita Valley, the East San Gabriel Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains, officials said.

  • Wildfires Jul 31

    Triple-Digit Scorcher Keeps Firefighters Busy as Small Brush Fires Burn SoCal Hotspots

    The triple-digit summer scorcher kept firefighters busy across Southern California on Friday as the fire threat remained high during tinderbox conditions. Fires were burning near the Ventura County line in the San Fernando Valley, in Sunland and a small fire contained to less than an acre was out in Riverside County. A 25-acre brush fire was threat...
  • Wildfires Jul 31

    Map: See Where Wildfires Are Burning in California

    The map below shows where California’s wildfires are burning (updated daily). The red fire symbols classify the fire by acres. The symbol increases in size as the fire increases in coverage. The polygons show current perimeters. The map legend also shows Hazardous Wildfire Conditions: Red Flag Warning and Fire Weather Watch. 2020 Wildfires as...
  • Wildfires Jul 31

    Brush Fire Burns Near Chatsworth in Scorching Heat and Rocky Terrain

    A brush fire broke out Friday afternoon on a rocky hillside in the Chatsworth area during one of the warmest days of the year in Southern California. One home was threatened by the Shirley Fire in the Box Canyon area, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The fire was reported in the 200 block of West Box Canyon Road….

  • Wildfires Jul 31

    Night-Flying Helicopters Attack Brush Fire in Hills Above Azusa

    A brush fire burned more than 200 acres north of Azusa in the Angeles National Forest as extreme heat overtook the region, forcing evacuations. The Los Angeles County Fire Department reported the blaze was burning at 9501 San Gabriel Rd. near Morris Dam at about 2 p.m. The fire had burned 217 acres and was 40-percent contained Friday morning. The&#...
  • California Wildfires Jul 28

    Applicants Sought for Forest Service's Women-In-Wildfire Basic Training Camp

    U.S. Forest Service fire management officials are seeking 30 candidates for the fourth annual Women-in-Wildfire Basic Training Camp based at Little Tujunga Hotshot headquarters in Sylmar, it was announced Tuesday. The six-day camp, which begins on Nov. 16, is designed to introduce and prepare women for entry-level wildland firefighter jobs througho...
  • Wildfires Jul 28

    Ridge Fire in Gorman Area Burns on Both Sides of Highway

    All lanes of Highway 138 at Ridge Route Road in the Gorman area were closed due to the Ridge Fire, which was burning on both sides of the highway, according to Caltrans District 7. The two-alarm fire blackened about 300 acres Monday afternoon in the northwest Antelope Valley between Gorman and Lancaster. The fast-moving blaze, dubbed the Ridge Fire...
  • Huntington Beach Jul 27

    Firefighters Contain Brush Fire Just 100 Yards Away From Homes in Huntington Beach

    Firefighters managed to contain a 62-acre brush fire Sunday that was burning near homes in Huntington Beach. “Firefighters made a great stop approximmately 100 yards from homes in the Brightwater neighborhood,” the Huntington Beach Fire Department tweeted. The fire started around 4:02 p.m. in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, according to the O...
  • Jurupa Valley Jul 26

    Structures Threatened as Fire Breaks Out in Jurupa Valley

    A 150-acre brush fire broke out in Jurupa Valley Saturday, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire had grown to 150 acres and was 10% contained as of 6:25 p.m. and burning near Sierra Avenue and Karen Lane, giving the fire the name “Karen Fire.” Sierra Avenue was shut down near the fire. No injuries were reported and...
  • Lakeview Terrace Jul 19

    Brush Fire Threatens Homes in Lake View Terrace Area

    A small brush fire was pushing smoke onto the 210 Freeway and burning dangerously close to homes in the Lake View Terrace area Saturday. The fire was burning in the 11400 block of Osborne Street, across from Hansen Dam Recreation area to the north, and grew to 3 acres, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Newschopper4 Bravo observed smoke&#...
  • fire Jul 19

    Small Brush Fire Erupts in Sepulveda Basin

    A four-acre brush fire erupted in the Sepulveda Basin Saturday and could be seen for miles. The fire was burning in the 5600 block of Woodley Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. No structures were immediately threatened and only vegetation was burning, with 63 firefighters battling the flames as of 3:50 p.m., according to the LAFD...
  • Riverside County Jul 13

    Fast-Moving Brush Fire Burns Field in Mead Valley

    A fast-moving brush fire burned at least five acres in a field in the Mead Valley area Sunday. The fire was reported at 3:37 p.m. near Cole Avenue and Landin Lane in the community of Woodcrest, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Over 100 firefighters were battling the blaze in extreme heat. Aircraft assistance was requested by fire ...
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