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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at 01:17 AM PST

San Diego Firefighter Killed in Battle Against Thomas Fire

San Diego Firefighter Killed in Battle Against Thomas Fire

A 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer from northern San Diego County was killed Thursday while fighting the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County.

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 07:14 AM PST

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

This list shows the locations of California's 10 largest wildfires.

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 05:00 AM PST

Crews Closing in on Creek Fire With 98 Percent Containment

Crews Closing in on Creek Fire With 98 Percent Containment

Crews are closing in Wednesday on the containment of the 9-day-old Creek Fire, which has destroyed dozens of homes and scorched more than 15,600 acres in the hills above Sylmar.

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:51 AM PST

Illegal Cooking Fire is Dubbed Cause of Skirball Fire

Illegal Cooking Fire is Dubbed Cause of Skirball Fire

Authorities are nearing full containment Wednesday of the week-old Skirball Fire, which was determined to have been caused by "an illegal cooking fire" at a homeless encampment in a brush area next to where...

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 06:19 PM PST

Crews Gain on Huge California Fire But Wind Threat Remains

Crews Gain on Huge California Fire But Wind Threat Remains

After announcing increased containment on one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials warned that communities remain at risk and the threat could increase as unpredictable winds whip up...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 05:38 PM PST

Elderly Couple Loses Home in Fire

Elderly Couple Loses Home in Fire

It's tight quarters, but Ruth and Jack Forehand, their daughter Dawn and dog Bambi are grateful.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:49 AM PST

Assistance Center Opens to Help Fire Victims

Assistance Center Opens to Help Fire Victims

The city and county of Los Angeles will open a Local Assistance Center Tuesday in Lake View Terrace for people who have suffered negative impacts from the Creek, Rye and Skirball fires.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 03:49 PM PST

Time-Lapse Shows Rise and Collapse of Wildfire Smoke Plume

Time-Lapse Shows Rise and Collapse of Wildfire Smoke Plume

Video posted Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017 by the Ventura County Fire Department shows the dramatic rise and collapse of a wildfire smoke plume in Southern California. The Thomas Fire began Dec. 4, 2017 in Ventura...

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 04:28 AM PST

Thomas Fire Grows to 236K Acres

Thomas Fire Grows to 236K Acres

The fifth largest wildfire in California history was threatening thousands of homes Tuesday as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 05:41 AM PST

Neighbors Work Together, Save Dozens of Homes from Fire

Neighbors Work Together, Save Dozens of Homes from Fire

More than 100 homes were destroyed in the Lilac Fire, but three people were able to save a whole neighborhood.

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