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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 10:20 AM PST

Destructive Lilac Fire Injures Three Firefighters

Destructive Lilac Fire Injures Three Firefighters

As diminishing winds and higher humidity levels assisted crews in slowing the Lilac Fire's growth Friday, authorities reduced mandatory evacuation orders to warnings in several areas.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 10:26 AM PST

Skirball Fire Containment Increases to 50 Percent

Skirball Fire Containment Increases to 50 Percent

Containment of the Skirball Fire in the Sepulveda Pass and Bel-Air increased Friday to 50 percent, and some evacuees were back home after evacuation orders were partially lifted.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:14 AM PST

SFV Recreation Centers to Be Open Longer Due to SoCal Fires

SFV Recreation Centers to Be Open Longer Due to SoCal Fires

Los Angeles recreation centers around the San Fernando Valley will add activities and be open longer Friday to accommodate Los Angeles Unified School District students whose schools were closed because of...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 01:04 PM PST

GOP's Tax Bill Could Nix Wildfire Tax Deduction

GOP's Tax Bill Could Nix Wildfire Tax Deduction

With this week's wildfires destroying hundreds of homes as they rampage across Southern California, Democrats are again chastising Republicans for eliminating a natural disaster deduction from the tax reform...

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 04:41 AM PST

Evacuations Underway as 5-Acre Brush Fire Burns in Monrovia

Evacuations Underway as 5-Acre Brush Fire Burns in Monrovia

Fire crews are making "significant progress" Saturday near a five-acre brush fire along Norumbega Drive in Monrovia, authorities said.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 02:38 PM PST

'Firefighting at Christmas' May Become Normal in California

'Firefighting at Christmas' May Become Normal in California

A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms. Firefighters continued battling multiple large wildfires Saturday raging across more than 170,000 acres in California,...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 09:40 PM PST

Neighbor Watched Abandoned Home Next Door Go Up In Flames

Neighbor Watched Abandoned Home Next Door Go Up In Flames

Julio Valera watched an abandoned house burn down right next door as firefighters fought the flames of the Thomas Fire.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 08:56 AM PST

Californians Who Fled Fires Cope With Losing Everything

Californians Who Fled Fires Cope With Losing Everything

They had run for their lives by the thousands when the devastating wildfires raced across a huge swath of brush-covered Southern California hillsides, and they had survived. But hundreds had to flee so quickly...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 09:14 PM PST

Resident Thankful Firefighters Saved His Home

Resident Thankful Firefighters Saved His Home

Embers landed on John Richardson's deck but firefighters put out the hot spots and stayed in his neighborhood all night and day to make sure the wind didn't cause any flare ups.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 10:07 AM PST

Wind Fuels Blaze as It Tears Across North County

Wind Fuels Blaze as It Tears Across North County

A fast-moving wildfire tore across thousands of acres near Fallbrook Thursday, gutting dozens of homes while threatening hundreds of others, injuring several people closing roads and forcing widespread...

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