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California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 04:28 PM PST

Southern California Wildfires Create Unhealthy Air Quality

Southern California Wildfires Create Unhealthy Air Quality

As several different wildfires raged in Southern California, officials urge individuals to stay inside.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 03:55 PM PST

'God Bless the Fire Department': Resident Braves Flames

'God Bless the Fire Department': Resident Braves Flames

Arash Daghighian woke up, looked out his Bel Air window Wednesday and saw a huge plume of smoke and fire burning across the canyon. He walked out onto the edge of his deck to get a closer look.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 01:10 PM PST

How to Sign Up for Fire Evacuation Alerts in Your Area

How to Sign Up for Fire Evacuation Alerts in Your Area

In the past, residents would have to be listening to the radio or watching television to get an emergency alert warning them to evacuate. But now the California Office of Emergency Services can send emergency...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 01:13 PM PST

Stay Inside: Smoke From SoCal Fires Causes Poor Air Quality

Stay Inside: Smoke From SoCal Fires Causes Poor Air Quality

Smoke from four wildfires raging across Southern California has resulted in unhealthy air quality across the San Fernando Valley, along with coastal areas and surrounding portions of Los Angeles County.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:28 PM PST

LAFD to Deploy Drones for the First Time in Firefight

LAFD to Deploy Drones for the First Time in Firefight

For the first time, the Los Angeles Fire Department Thursday plans to deploy drones to help coordinate its battle against a pair of wildfires threatening homes in the city.

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:30 AM PST

Santa Ana Winds Remain a Threat as Wildfires Burn

Santa Ana Winds Remain a Threat as Wildfires Burn

The strongest Santa Ana windstorm so far this season entered its second day Tuesday, churning up powerful winds and threatening Los Angeles and Orange counties with wildfires amid low humidity levels.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:41 PM PST

Hillside Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations Near Getty Center

Hillside Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations Near Getty Center

Firefighters are battling a raging 475-acre brush fire that shut down the 405 Freeway near the world-famous Getty Center for part of Tuesday afternoon, prompting mandatory evacuations for residents and shutting...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 11:14 AM PST

Brush Fire Breaks Out in Huntington Beach

Brush Fire Breaks Out in Huntington Beach

Firefighters were battling a brush fire in Huntington Beach on Thursday morning.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:24 AM PST

Insurance Claims for Northern California Wildfires Reach $9B

Insurance Claims for Northern California Wildfires Reach $9B

More than $9 billion in insurance claims have been filed following wildfires that ravaged Northern California two months ago, the state's top insurance regulator said Wednesday.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 10:53 AM PST

Those Evacuated in Creek Fire Allowed to Return Home

Those Evacuated in Creek Fire Allowed to Return Home

Tens of thousands of residents forced to evacuate because of the Creek Fire in the hills above Sylmar were being allowed to return home Thursday night as firefighters continue to make progress against the...

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