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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Jul 6, 2018 at 08:23 AM PDT

Firefighters Increase Containment Around Irwindale Fire

Firefighters Increase Containment Around Irwindale Fire

A brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in Irwindale scorched nearly 30 acres and threatened structures in a storage area at a nearby brewery.

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 08:16 AM PDT

Nearly 60 Large Wildfires Are Burning in the Western U.S.

Nearly 60 Large Wildfires Are Burning in the Western U.S.

Nearly 60 large, active wildfires are burning across the West, including nine in New Mexico and six each in Utah and California, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The early summer wildfires are...

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 10:14 PM PDT

County Fire Scorches 72,500 Acres; 15 Percent Contained

County Fire Scorches 72,500 Acres; 15 Percent Contained

A massive wildfire burning in rural Northern California has exploded in size, torching at least 72,500 acres in Yolo and Napa counties.

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 07:23 AM PDT

Evacuations Ordered in Northern California as Fire Burns Into Napa County

Evacuations Ordered in Northern California as Fire Burns Into Napa County

Evacuations have been ordered as dry, hot winds fuel a wildfire burning in parts of Yolo, Napa and Lake counties, sending a stream of smoke some 75 miles south into the San Francisco Bay Area.

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 11:45 AM PDT

Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Northern CA Fire

Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Northern CA Fire

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for a Northern California wildfire that remains uncontained by firefighters.

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 07:59 AM PDT

Flames Race Across Rural Northern California, Thousands Flee

Flames Race Across Rural Northern California, Thousands Flee

Hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses were threatened Monday after wind-driven wildfires broke out over the weekend, forcing thousands of residents to flee their homes throughout rural regions...

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 at 11:39 PM PDT

Small Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Griffith Observatory

Small Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Griffith Observatory

A brush fire near the Griffith Observatory burned 3-4 acres in rugged, remote terrain in the Hollywood Hills Tuesday night.

Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 at 12:36 PM PDT

Firefighters Attack Brush Fire in Riverside County

Firefighters Attack Brush Fire in Riverside County

A 15- to 20-acre wildfire burned in the badlands between Moreno Valley and Beaumont Sunday, as firefighters attacked the flames from both the ground and air. Two air tankers and 60 firefighters from 10 engine...

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 07:41 AM PDT

Chiefs Warn Wildfire Season Shaping Up as Bad As Last Year

Chiefs Warn Wildfire Season  Shaping Up as Bad As Last Year<br />

Not as much new wild grass growth to dry out this year, but the region's fire chiefs say they see no end to the trend of larger wildfires during extreme weather conditions. But fire agencies are adding...

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:11 PM PDT

Fire Season Has Begun, Will Be Similar to Last Year

Fire Season Has Begun, Will Be Similar to Last Year

Fire chiefs from various counties gathered for annual meeting with not-so-great news. Patrick Healy reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018.    

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