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Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 01:52 PM PDT

Holy Fire Flares Up in Cleveland National Forest

Holy Fire Flares Up in Cleveland National Forest

Firefighters responded Monday to a flare-up of the nearly 23,000-acre Holy Fire in the Cleveland National Forest. A water-dropping helicopter and hand crew were dispatched to the flare-up. Flames were not...

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 01:48 PM PDT

Officials to Discuss Flood Threats in Cranston Fire Burn Area

Officials to Discuss Flood Threats in Cranston Fire Burn Area

A community meeting to discuss potential flooding and debris flows in areas of the San Jacinto Mountains blackened by the Cranston Fire has been set for Monday.

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 03:42 PM PDT

California Plan Would Let Utilities Bond Out Wildfire Debt

California Plan Would Let Utilities Bond Out Wildfire Debt

California utilities could sell bonds and pass on the cost to their customers to help cover debt incurred when their equipment starts wildfires, under proposed legislation outlined on Friday. The proposal is...

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 at 07:40 AM PDT

Full Holy Fire Containment Pushed Back to Sunday

Full Holy Fire Containment Pushed Back to Sunday

The Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest was to have been 100 percent contained Tuesday, but the full-containment target has been pushed back to Sunday, mostly because the burn area includes spots...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 05:42 PM PDT

Holy Fire Suspect Shows Bizarre Behavior in Court

Holy Fire Suspect Shows Bizarre Behavior in Court

With a judge questioning the defendant's mental competency, criminal proceedings were suspended Friday and a pair of psychiatric evaluations were ordered for the man accused of setting the nearly 23,000-acre...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 07:48 AM PDT

US Vows To Work More Closely With States To Fight Wildfires

US Vows To Work More Closely With States To Fight Wildfires

As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 at 09:25 AM PDT

Firefighter Was Killed by Calif.'s Biggest Recorded Fire Tornado

Firefighter Was Killed by Calif.'s Biggest Recorded Fire Tornado

In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the...

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 at 11:03 PM PDT

Holy Fire Now 92 Percent Contained

Holy Fire Now 92 Percent Contained

The Holy Fire burning in Riverside and Orange counties is 92 percent contained Friday, having charred 22,986 acres, with full containment expected. Aug. 21.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 07:19 PM PDT

Friends Vow to Rebuild Home for 'Guru on the Mountain'

Friends Vow to Rebuild Home for 'Guru on the Mountain'

A community is vowing to help rebuild Bedrock, the unofficial center for serenity, inspiration, and music in a mountain area burned in the Holy Fire.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 04:42 AM PDT

'Want Popsicles': Boy Thanks CA Firefighters With Otter Pops

'Want Popsicles': Boy Thanks CA Firefighters With Otter Pops

A young boy and his father handed out water bottles and popsicles last weekend to the firefighters battling the Holy Fire in Riverside and Orange counties – a simple gesture to thank the crews who defended their...

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