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Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 11:46 AM PDT

Biggest Wildfire on Record in California Is Fully Contained

Biggest Wildfire on Record in California Is Fully Contained

The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained. The agency made the announcement Wednesday about the so-called Mendocino Complex of twin fires that erupted in...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:17 AM PDT

Firefighters Protect Hillside Homes From Tujunga Brush Fire

Firefighters Protect Hillside Homes From Tujunga Brush Fire

Firefighters protected homes Tuesday from a brush fire that burned uphill in the Tujunga area of the northeast San Fernando Valley.

Sunday, Sep 9, 2018 at 09:57 PM PDT

Firefighters Halt Progress of Wildfire Near Azusa

Firefighters Halt Progress of Wildfire Near Azusa

One firefighter suffered a minor injury and campers and visitors using the popular swimming holes in San Gabriel Canyon were evacuated Sunday, as a brush fire broke out in East Fork above Azusa, according to...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 02:05 PM PDT

Delta Fire Keeps California I-5 Closed Through Weekend

Delta Fire Keeps California I-5 Closed Through Weekend

A stretch of a major highway near the California-Oregon border will remain closed through the weekend as crews try to tame a roaring wildfire burning on both sides of the north-south route, authorities announced...

Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 07:54 AM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Truckers Abandon Big Rigs to Escape Northern California Fire

Nearly 20 big rigs were abandoned Wednesday on the 5 Freeway due to a fast-moving...View gallery

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Friday, Sep 7, 2018 at 12:05 AM PDT

Delta Fire Continues Rapid Spread; I-5 Remains Closed

Delta Fire Continues Rapid Spread; I-5 Remains Closed

Truckers abandoned big-rigs and motorists screamed in fear as they came dangerously close to an explosive wildfire that shut down about 45 miles of a major California interstate near the Oregon border that...

Monday, Sep 3, 2018 at 07:57 AM PDT

Driven by Climate Change, Fire Reshapes US West

Driven by Climate Change, Fire Reshapes US West

Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western state including many that are not...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:21 AM PDT

Carr Fire in Shasta County 100 Percent Contained: Cal Fire

Carr Fire in Shasta County 100 Percent Contained: Cal Fire

A massive California wildfire that destroyed more than 1,000 homes and claimed eight lives has been fully contained. State fire officials said Thursday that the Carr Fire is surrounded. However, firefighters...

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
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 11:38 AM PDT

Invasive Plants Could Exacerbate Wildfire Danger

Invasive Plants Could Exacerbate Wildfire Danger

There's a danger lurking on the hillsides of Southern California that's exacerbating the wildfire threat — invasive plants called The Evil 25.

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