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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 03:01 PM PST

Lilac Fire 50 Percent Contained, Holding at 4,100 Acres

Lilac Fire 50 Percent Contained, Holding at 4,100 Acres

A wildfire that sparked amid extreme fire weather conditions in San Diego's North County, destroying homes and forcing thousands of evacuations, is now 50 percent contained.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 08:52 AM PST

Evacuations Remain as Skirball Fire Continues to Burn

Evacuations Remain as Skirball Fire Continues to Burn

Firefighters Saturday improved containment lines around the 4-day-old Skirball Fire in the Sepulveda Pass and Bel-Air to 75 percent, authorities said.

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 09:20 AM PST

Ventura Woman Protects Home From Thomas Fire

Ventura Woman Protects Home From Thomas Fire

A Ventura woman fought to protect her home from the Thomas Fire when she used the garden hose in her front yard to douse the flames that were seen just across the street.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:20 PM PST

Body of Woman Found at Thomas Fire Evacuation Site Is ID'd

Body of Woman Found at Thomas Fire Evacuation Site Is ID'd

A body found in a canyon that was evacuated in the Thomas Fire was identified Friday as Virginia Pesola, 70, of Santa Paula.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:47 PM PST

Victims Warned of Price Gouging After Fires

Victims Warned of Price Gouging After Fires

The NBC4 I-Team is informing people of price gouging and how it's illegal after an emergency has been declared. Randy Mac reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:45 PM PST

Creek Fire Evacuees Return Home

Creek Fire Evacuees Return Home

Residents from the Santiago Estates in Sylmar return to see what's left of their homes. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for NBC4 News on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:40 PM PST

Protecting Your Home From Fires

Protecting Your Home From Fires

Residents are finding new ways to protect their homes from fires and useful tips are shared from firefighters. Vikki Vargas reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:02 PM PST

Pilots Face More Risk Firefighting Than in Combat: Air Guard

Pilots Face More Risk Firefighting Than in Combat: Air Guard

You have probably seen the giant airplanes dropping red liquid on the wildfires. What you may not know is that these airdrops are some of the most dangerous missions a pilot can fly. NBC4 got an exclusive...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:24 PM PST

LAUSD Provides Meals to Displaced Students

LAUSD Provides Meals to Displaced Students<br />

LAUSD is offering free food at three locations for all students affected by fire closures, making sure families and children have access to a secure food source. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News on...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 05:17 PM PST

Brush Fire in Sherman Oaks Quickly Doused

Brush Fire in Sherman Oaks Quickly Doused

Firefighters quickly extinguished a brush fire Friday in Sherman Oaks.

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