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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 08:08 AM PDT

Disaster Fires Take Physical, Emotional Toll on Firefighters

Disaster Fires Take Physical, Emotional Toll on Firefighters

As flames and destruction grip the state firefighters and their families are dealing with stress and emotional pain on a scale never seen before, veteran firefighters say.

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 03:38 AM PDT

More Holy Fire Evacuations Lifted as Firefighters Make Progress

More Holy Fire Evacuations Lifted as Firefighters Make Progress

A mandatory evacuation order was lifted for another community affected by the Holy Fire, which is 78 percent contained Thursday after blackening 22,986 acres in the Cleveland National Forest in Orange and...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 09:41 PM PDT

Yosemite Reopens to Visitors With Smoky Air, Tight Lodging

Yosemite Reopens to Visitors With Smoky Air, Tight Lodging

Yosemite National Park reopened its scenic valley Tuesday after a nearly three-week closure due to nearby wildfires but advised visitors to expect some smoke in the air and limited lodging and food services...

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 at 01:40 PM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Scenes From the Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite National Park

Smoke from a wildfire burning near the west end of Yosemite National Park and...View gallery

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Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 10:26 AM PDT

California Fires May Make Homeowner's Insurance Harder to Get

California Fires May Make Homeowner's Insurance Harder to Get

California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance headaches even if their houses weren't affected by this year's blazes.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 09:53 AM PDT
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Photos: Firefighters Defend Homes From the Holy Fire

The Holy fire began in a spell of hot and dry weather, allegedly set by an arson...View gallery

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Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 07:29 AM PDT
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By Elizabeth Campos

The Holy Fire as Seen From Around Southern California

A fast moving brush fire exploded in the Cleveland National Forest.View gallery

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Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 10:05 AM PDT

Ash From Holy Fire Could Be Toxic

Ash From Holy Fire Could Be Toxic

County health officials warned residents in and around the Holy Fire burn area to take precautions when cleaning up ash that has fallen on their cars, driveways and homes.

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 09:55 AM PDT

Holy Fire Edges Toward Lake Elsinore Retirement Community

Holy Fire Edges Toward Lake Elsinore Retirement Community

Firefighters made steady progress over the weekend in battling a wildfire that destroyed 16 structures as it raged through Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 at 12:27 AM PDT

Holy Fire Progress Slowed as Containment Increases

Holy Fire Progress Slowed as Containment Increases

Firefighters have slowed the progress of a suspected arson fire that forced thousands of evacuations as it burned in Riverside and Orange Counties.

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