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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 05:29 AM PDT

Crews Build Containment Around Destructive California Fires

Crews Build Containment Around Destructive California Fires

Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California on Sunday.

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 08:04 AM PDT

With Ring Found in Ashes of Burned Home, Man Proposes Again

With Ring Found in Ashes of Burned Home, Man Proposes Again

A Southern California couple who lost their home in a wildfire made a new happy memory Sunday amid the ashes when they found what was left of the wife's wedding and engagement rings.

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 at 06:15 PM PDT

Brush Fire Evacuations Lifted for Burbank

Brush Fire Evacuations Lifted for Burbank

Mandatory evacuations were in place as a brush fire burned in Burbank Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 at 02:34 PM PDT

Brown Declares State of Emergency in Response to Goleta Fire

Brown Declares State of Emergency in Response to Goleta Fire

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in response to a fire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in Santa Barbara County.

Sunday, Jul 8, 2018 at 12:05 AM PDT

Fire Destroys Homes and Sparks Evacuations in Goleta

Fire Destroys Homes and Sparks Evacuations in Goleta

Mandatory evacuations were ordered Friday night as a brush fire destroyed structures in Goleta during a Southern California heatwave.

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 at 07:04 PM PDT

3 Fires Burning at Camp Pendleton; 1,800 Acres Burned

3 Fires Burning at Camp Pendleton; 1,800 Acres Burned

The Vandegrift Fire has burned 560 acres and is 70 percent contained. The Horno Fire has burned 1,200 acres and is 30 percent contained, according to the base.

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 at 09:48 AM PDT

List: Several Fires Burning in Southern California as Temps Soar

List: Several Fires Burning in Southern California as Temps Soar

A number of fires were burning in Southern California Friday as triple-digit heat plagued residents, and fielded the flames.

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 06:11 AM PDT

Devastating West Fire Destroys 34 Homes in Alpine

Devastating West Fire Destroys 34 Homes in Alpine

A brush fire burning in San Diego's East County has destroyed several structures and prompted the evacuation of most of the foothill community of Alpine.

Monday, Dec 18, 2017 at 06:25 AM PST
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By Jonathan Lloyd

The Thomas Fire as Seen From Around Southern California

Fanned by dangerous Santa Ana wind gusts, the fire has generated a towering smoke...View gallery

  • From Ventura County
  • From Thousand Oaks
  • Between Moorpark and Fillmore
Friday, Jul 6, 2018 at 12:11 PM PDT

Truck Fire Spreads to Brush Near 15 Freeway in Cajon Pass

Truck Fire Spreads to Brush Near 15 Freeway in Cajon Pass

A brush fire that broke out next to the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass grew to 100 acres Friday morning and forced lane closures on the route between Southern California and Las Vegas.

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