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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 at 08:39 PM PDT

Northern California Blazes Now Largest in State History

Northern California Blazes Now Largest in State History

Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the fire season longer...

Monday, Sep 24, 2018 at 09:29 AM PDT
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By Heather Navarro

2018 California Wildfires in Photos

Brush fires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres in California.View gallery

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Sunday, Aug 5, 2018 at 12:49 PM PDT

OC Told to Prep for Evacuations as Temperatures Climb Again

OC Told to Prep for Evacuations as Temperatures Climb Again

With high temperatures forecast for this week, Orange County Fire Authority officials are warning people who live where urban areas meet wildlands to be ready to evacuate should brushfires threaten their homes.

Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 at 02:27 PM PDT

Roads in Cranston Fire Burn Area Reopened

Roads in Cranston Fire Burn Area Reopened

State Routes 74 and 243 in the Cranston Fire burn area re-opened at noon Saturday to Idyllwild, Mountain Center, Apple Canyon and Hemet.

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 01:47 PM PDT

Map: Where Wildfires Are Burning in California

Map: Where Wildfires Are Burning in California

Sixteen large wildfires were burning in California as of Friday Aug. 3, scorching more than 410,000 acres and destroying or damaging more than 1,800 structures.

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 06:04 AM PDT

Mobile Fire Lab to Help Fight California Wildfires

Mobile Fire Lab to Help Fight California Wildfires

Technology created in San Jose could be key in helping plan the attack on the fire that devastated Shasta County.

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 at 12:36 PM PDT

Firefighters Near Full Containment of Riverside County Fire

Firefighters Near Full Containment of Riverside County Fire

A wildfire that destroyed 12 buildings and burned more than 13,000 acres near Idyllwild in the Riverside County mountains was 96-percent contained Friday and all evacuation orders have been lifted.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 12:37 PM PDT

Evacuations Lifted as Firefighters Attack Corona Brush Fire

Evacuations Lifted as Firefighters Attack Corona Brush Fire

Mandatory evacuations were lifted in Corona Thursday afternoon as firefighters attacked a brush fire.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 at 06:10 PM PDT

Wildfires Scorching Homes, Land and California's Budget

Wildfires Scorching Homes, Land and California's Budget

Firefighters battling massive blazes throughout Northern California reported some success keeping the fires away from heavily populated areas Thursday as they made further progress in containing a blaze that...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 08:43 PM PDT

More Than 1,000 Homes Torched in California Wildfires

More Than 1,000 Homes Torched in California Wildfires

A massive wildfire in Northern California has torched more than 1,000 homes in and around the city of Redding, authorities said Wednesday as some evacuees were allowed to return home and new blazes exploded...

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