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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 at 11:52 AM PDT

Firefighter Dies Battling Wildfire Near Yosemite Nat'l Park

Firefighter Dies Battling Wildfire Near Yosemite Nat'l Park

A second-generation California firefighter who was using a bulldozer to prevent a wildfire from spreading was killed Saturday near Yosemite National Park, state fire officials said. Heavy Fire Equipment...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 04:58 PM PDT

Cal Fire Warns: Most California Wildfires Are Sparked By People

Cal Fire Warns: Most California Wildfires Are Sparked By People

According to Cal Fire, 95 percent of wildfires in California are sparked by humans in one way or another.

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 10:06 AM PDT
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By Heather Navarro

2018 California Wildfires in Photos

Brush fires have burned tens of thousands of acres through early July in Califor...View gallery

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Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 08:50 PM PDT
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By Hannah Preston

Irwindale Brush Fire Erupts Near 210 Freeway

A brush fire in Irwindale broke out Wednesday afternoon. By 6:11 p.m. the blaze...View gallery

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

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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...

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 04:53 PM PDT

Griffith Observatory Closed Until Saturday After Fire

Griffith Observatory Closed Until Saturday After Fire

The area around the Griffith Observatory will remain closed until Saturday after a brush fire scorched the popular Hollywood Hills destination on Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:09 AM PDT
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By Hannah Preston

The Griffith Park Firefight in Photos

A small brush fire erupted near the Griffith Observatory Tuesday afternoon, burn...View gallery

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Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018 at 08:16 AM PDT

Firefighters Contain Fire That Burned in Griffith Park

Firefighters Contain Fire That Burned in Griffith Park

A brush fire broke out Tuesday afternoon in Griffith Park, sending up smoke that could be seen for miles and prompting the evacuation and closure of the nearby Griffith Observatory.

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 06:55 AM PDT
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By Rudy Chinchilla

PHOTOS: 'Holiday Fire' Ravages Goleta

A fire burning in the city of Goleta in Santa Barbara County forced thousands of...View gallery

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