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Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 02:57 PM PDT

Firefighters Make Dent in Holy Fire as Burn Area Increases

Firefighters Make Dent in Holy Fire as Burn Area Increases

A 22,158-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...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 08:17 PM PDT

14,000 Fight California Fires, Some From Prisons or Overseas

14,000 Fight California Fires, Some From Prisons or Overseas

Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September. The blaze north...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 07:14 AM PDT

See How Big California's Biggest-Ever Fire Would Be in Your City

See How Big California's Biggest-Ever Fire Would Be in Your City

See how much of your hometown would be scorched by a fire as big as the record-breaking Mendocino Complex.

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 10:33 AM PDT

Dramatic Photos Show CA's Largest Fire From Space Station

Dramatic Photos Show CA's Largest Fire From Space Station

Plumes of smoke from the largest wildfire on record in California were captured in dramatic photos from crew members aboard the International Space Station, providing a haunting view of the devastation from...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 06:47 AM PDT

Watch: Holy Fire Flares Up at Sunrise Above Lake Elsinore

Watch: Holy Fire Flares Up at Sunrise Above Lake Elsinore

Video from NewsChopper4 shows a flare-up of the Holy fire as it burned in Cleveland National Forest toward the Lake Elsinore area Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018. 

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 11:01 AM PDT

Battling 18 Blazes, California May Face Worst Fire Season

Battling 18 Blazes, California May Face Worst Fire Season

The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 05:35 PM PDT

Mandatory Evacuations Ordered Due to Holy Fire Flare-Up

Mandatory Evacuations Ordered Due to Holy Fire Flare-Up

The Holy Fire exploded to 6,200 acres on Wednesday as it chewed through tinder-dry brush in the Cleveland National Forest and spread closer to homes, forcing mandatory evacuations.

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 03:59 AM PDT

Trump's Tweets on California Wildfires Baffle Experts

Trump's Tweets on California Wildfires Baffle Experts

President Trump claimed in a pair of tweets that water that could be used to fight California’s deadly wildfires is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. The reaction from California? “Completely ridiculous,”...

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 05:35 AM PDT
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How a Modified Airliner Delivers Its Firefighting Power

When firefighters need to deliver a powerful punch in one swoop, they turn to...View gallery

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Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 at 12:52 PM PDT

Fast-Moving Holy Fire Burns in Extreme Heat, Rugged Terrain

Fast-Moving Holy Fire Burns in Extreme Heat, Rugged Terrain

Firefighters faced punishing heat Tuesday as they attacked a fast-moving brush fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest near the Orange and Riverside counties divide that forced the evacuation of the...

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