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Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 at 10:37 AM PDT

Carr Fire Evacuee's Fish Kept Alive by Police, Firefighters

Carr Fire Evacuee's Fish Kept Alive by Police, Firefighters

Devin Heffelfinger had to evacuate Shasta County for more than two weeks and he had to leave behind a family pet when the Carr Fire threatened to destroy his home and hundreds of other structures. Heffelfinger...

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 03:06 PM PDT

Lake Elsinore Man Vows to Rebuild Home Lost in Holy Fire

Lake Elsinore Man Vows to Rebuild Home Lost in Holy Fire

The fast-moving Holy Fire, which exploded to 18,137 acres overnight and was only 5 percent contained Friday, claimed a house above Lake Elsinore off Ortega Highway. The home is among 13 structures lost in the...

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 at 01:36 PM PDT

Yosemite to Reopen 14 Days After Closure

Yosemite to Reopen 14 Days After Closure

Yosemite National Park will reopen Tuesday, 14 days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. Park spokesman Scott Gediman said Friday visitors should expect limited hours...

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 at 09:43 PM PDT

Man Suspected of Sparking Holy Fire Appears in Court

Man Suspected of Sparking Holy Fire Appears in Court

A man arrested in connection with the 18,100-acre wildfire burning in Cleveland National Forest and charged with several arson-related counts is due Friday in court.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 at 05:17 AM PDT

What to Know: Holy Fire Evacuations, Road Closures

What to Know: Holy Fire Evacuations, Road Closures

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday declared a state of emergency for Riverside and Orange counties as the Holy Fire has burned 10,236 acres of the Cleveland National Forest and was only 5 percent contained. Here's...

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 at 07:49 AM PDT

More than 21,000 Residents Ordered to Evacuate Due to Holy Fire

More than 21,000 Residents Ordered to Evacuate Due to Holy Fire

An 18,100-acre wildfire allegedly set by an arsonist has forced the evacuation of more than 7,400 homes and destroyed about a dozen buildings as it rampaged through dry brush and into a Riverside County...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 01:50 PM PDT

Arson Suspect Charged in Cleveland National Forest Wildfire

Arson Suspect Charged in Cleveland National Forest Wildfire

A man arrested in connection with the 9,600-acre wildfire burning in Cleveland National Forest was charged Thursday with several arson-related counts.

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM PDT
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Fire’s Foe Turns 74: Smokey Bear Throughout the Years

Smokey the Bear turns 74 on August 9. Research shows the fire prevention mascot...View gallery

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Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 07:15 AM PDT

Watch: Layer of Holy Fire Smoke Settles Over Southern California

Watch: Layer of Holy Fire Smoke Settles Over Southern California

Smoke from a 6,200-acre wildfire in Cleveland National Forest is drifting over a widespread part of Southern California. This video is from NewsChopper4 early Aug. 9, 2018 as it arrived in the Lake Elsinore area...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 08:04 PM PDT

Explosive Holy Fire Grows to Nearly 10,236 Acres

Explosive Holy Fire Grows to Nearly 10,236 Acres

New evacuations were ordered Thursday afternoon for a neighborhood near an explosive fire that grew to more than 10,000 acres as it raced through dry brush in the Cleveland National Forest and spread toward...

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