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California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 01:55 AM PST

Firefighters Contain Brush Fire Near Occidental College

Firefighters Contain Brush Fire Near Occidental College

Firefighters contaned a two-acre brush fire Thursday near Occidental College in Eagle Rock.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 06:12 PM PST

Some Evacuation Orders Lifted in Thomas Fire Zone

Some Evacuation Orders Lifted in Thomas Fire Zone

Firefighters worked on increasing fire lines Friday in the Ventura County community of Fillmore after gusts died down slightly, providing a brief respite from the critical combination of low humidity and strong...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 01:47 PM PST

List: California's Deadliest Wildfires

List: California's Deadliest Wildfires

A look at some of the California's deadliest wildfires.

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:24 PM PST

How Small 'Controlled Fires' Can Prevent Monster Infernos

How Small 'Controlled Fires' Can Prevent Monster Infernos

California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling...

Friday, Jun 2, 2017 at 05:43 AM PDT

Send Us Your Wildfire Photos

Send Us Your Wildfire Photos

Click here to send your wildfires photos to NBC4.

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 05:17 AM PDT

California Wildfires: Prevention, Safety Tips

California Wildfires: Prevention, Safety Tips

Safety advice to follow during the hot, dry months of summer, when a small spark can become a devastating wildfire. You'll find a homeowner's checklist, tips for keeping pets safe and a list of items to keep in...

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:22 AM PST

California Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules for Utilities

California Wildfires Prompt Tougher Rules for Utilities

Devastating California wildfires this year — and expectations of more to come under the extremes of climate change — prompted regulators Thursday to toughen rules for utility companies to keep power lines clear...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 12:05 PM PST

Watch: Dec. 14 Thomas Fire Flare-Up

Watch: Dec. 14 Thomas Fire Flare-Up

Burning for a 10th day in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, the 242,000-acre Thomas fire flared up Thursday Dec. 14, 2017 in the Fillmore area. Thick smoke plumes could be seen from NewsChopper4 at mid-day.&n...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 08:55 AM PST

Raw Video: Thomas Fire Burns for Ninth Day

Raw Video: Thomas Fire Burns for Ninth Day

Firefighters battled the Thomas fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties for a ninth day Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017. 

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 at 10:43 AM PST
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By Whitney Irick

Photos: Thomas Fire Burns in Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties

The Thomas Fire that broke out near Santa Paula Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, had scorch...View gallery

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Updates on Southern California's wildfires, including video, viewer images and real-time information on the firefight.