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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 01:02 AM PST

Maps: Wildfire Burn Areas Threatened by Winter Storms

Maps: Wildfire Burn Areas Threatened by Winter Storms

A historic year of wildfires left residents who live near burns areas facing another threat this winter in California. Even moderate amounts of rain can cause damaging floods and debris flows in wildfire burn...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:27 PM PST

Brush Fire Burns Off 57 Freeway in San Dimas Area

Brush Fire Burns Off 57 Freeway in San Dimas Area

A brush fire was reported Friday morning off the 57 Freeway in the San Dimas area. The fire was near Covina Boulevard, just off the freeway on a hillside.

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 10:24 PM PST

Thomas Fire Now 91 Percent Contained

Thomas Fire Now 91 Percent Contained

Firefighters are close to completing containment lines around the remnants of the huge wildfire that scorched two Southern California counties this month and added to the state's enormous bill for fighting...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 05:22 AM PST

Firefighters Knock Down Big Tujunga Canyon Brush Fire

Firefighters Knock Down Big Tujunga Canyon Brush Fire

Fire crews contained a brush fire Thursday that scorched 13 acres across Big Tujunga Canyon.

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 05:15 AM PST

Mountain Lion Cub Burned in Thomas Fire Rescued

Mountain Lion Cub Burned in Thomas Fire Rescued

An orphaned mountain lion cub whose paws were burned during the massive Thomas fire was rescued Dec. 22 by the Santa Paula Police Department. The cub -- who most likely would have starved and died if she was not...

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017 at 01:31 PM PST

After Cool, Calm Conditions, Flames Wane in Fire Zone

After Cool, Calm Conditions, Flames Wane in Fire Zone

The wildfire that scarred a huge area of Southern California this month is producing very little active flame now. Officials say the Thomas fire is 88 percent contained Tuesday and is not expected to make any...

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017 at 06:18 AM PST

Friend Suits Up to Keep Lilac Fire Family's Tradition Alive

Friend Suits Up to Keep Lilac Fire Family's Tradition Alive

Bill Porter, a Bonsall resident, helped give Erin English and her family just what they needed to keep their decades-old tradition alive.

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017 at 06:55 AM PST

Community Shares Christmas With Firefighters

Community Shares Christmas With Firefighters

Some of the firefighters battling the Thomas fire have been away from their families for weeks. On Christmas, they were treated like family in Ventura. John Cadiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on...

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017 at 06:48 AM PST
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'Thank You, Firefighters': Signs of Gratitude in the Smoke

They have been fighting one of California's largest and most destructive wildfir...View gallery

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Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 09:45 PM PST

California Wildfire Now Largest in State History

California Wildfire Now Largest in State History

A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze ever officially recorded in California on Friday,...

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