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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:45 AM PST

State Fire Chiefs Asking For $100M to Prepare for Wildfires

State Fire Chiefs Asking For $100M to Prepare for Wildfires

California fire chiefs said Wednesday that reinforcements were too slow to arrive in last year's ferocious firestorms and asked lawmakers for $100 million to call in extra firefighters when weather conditions...

Monday, Feb 26, 2018 at 07:37 PM PST

Sonoma County Fell Short During North Bay Firestorm: Report

Sonoma County Fell Short During North Bay Firestorm: Report

An independent report released by state officials on Monday indicated that the steps Sonoma County took to alert residents during the deadly North Bay firestorm fell short.

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 08:32 AM PST

Red Flag Warning: LA, Ventura Counties Face Strong Winds

Red Flag Warning: LA, Ventura Counties Face Strong Winds

Strong, gusty winds will buffet Southern California Wednesday and combine with low humidity levels to create an elevated risk of wildfire in mountain, forest and valley areas of Los Angeles and Ventura...

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 at 09:38 PM PST

Power Lines Sparked 2 Northern California Wildfires: Report

Power Lines Sparked 2 Northern California Wildfires: Report

Power lines buffeted by heavy winds ignited at least two small fires the night of Oct. 8 in Northern California neighborhoods, according to investigators.

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:40 AM PST

Insurance Claims From California Wildfires Near $12 Billion

Insurance Claims From California Wildfires Near $12 Billion

Insurance claims from last year's deadly California wildfires have reached $11.8 billion, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Wednesday, making it the most expensive series of wildfires in state history.

Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at 12:24 PM PST

Firefighters Attack Early Morning Brush Fire in Malibu

Firefighters Attack Early Morning Brush Fire in Malibu

An early morning brush fire forced mandatory evacuations in the Malibu area during a warm, dry and windy start to Monday.

Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 at 09:25 PM PST

Bears Burned in Thomas Fire Go Holistic for Pain

Bears Burned in Thomas Fire Go Holistic for Pain

Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient -- a 5-month-old mountain lion -- did...

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018 at 10:57 PM PST

Cal Fire Report Shows 2017 Nearly Doubled Wildfires in 2016

Cal Fire Report Shows 2017 Nearly Doubled Wildfires in 2016

Cal Fire released 2017's year-end wildfire totals on Tuesday, and the numbers are startling.

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 02:08 PM PST

CA's Largest Wildfire on Record is 100-Percent Contained

CA's Largest Wildfire on Record is 100-Percent Contained

The largest wildfire on record in California is 100-percent contained more than a month after it began in the hills of Ventura County, according to Los Padres National Forest officials.

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 07:11 PM PST

President Trump OKs California Wildfire Disaster Declaration

President Trump OKs California Wildfire Disaster Declaration

President Donald Trump on Tuesday approved California's request for a presidential major disaster declaration in response to recent wildfires in the state, including those in Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura and...

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