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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 10:25 AM PST

Wind-Driven Rye Fire Contained by 50 Percent

Wind-Driven Rye Fire Contained by 50 Percent

The 5-day-old Rye Fire in Santa Clarita was 50 percent contained Friday, but firefighters are bracing for a week-long battle, with Cal Fire predicting full containment by next Friday.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 10:21 AM PST

Over 500 Structures Destroyed in Thomas Fire

Over 500 Structures Destroyed in Thomas Fire

The Thomas Fire grew to 143,000 acres on Friday in steep terrain of Ventura County as firefighters worked to contain the 16th largest fire in state history.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 04:10 AM PST

Thomas Fire Crosses Into Santa Barbara County

Thomas Fire Crosses Into Santa Barbara County

The Thomas Fire reached 155,000 acres as it continued to burn into its sixth day Saturday in Ventura County.

Monday, Dec 11, 2017 at 08:23 AM PST

Evacuation Information for the SoCal Fires

Evacuation Information for the SoCal Fires

Several fires are burning across Southern California as fierce Santa Ana winds hit hard. We've put together a list of evacuations for all the fires that have erupted so far.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 10:20 AM PST

Destructive Lilac Fire Injures Three Firefighters

Destructive Lilac Fire Injures Three Firefighters

As diminishing winds and higher humidity levels assisted crews in slowing the Lilac Fire's growth Friday, authorities reduced mandatory evacuation orders to warnings in several areas.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 10:26 AM PST

Skirball Fire Containment Increases to 50 Percent

Skirball Fire Containment Increases to 50 Percent

Containment of the Skirball Fire in the Sepulveda Pass and Bel-Air increased Friday to 50 percent, and some evacuees were back home after evacuation orders were partially lifted.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 08:14 AM PST

SFV Recreation Centers to Be Open Longer Due to SoCal Fires

SFV Recreation Centers to Be Open Longer Due to SoCal Fires

Los Angeles recreation centers around the San Fernando Valley will add activities and be open longer Friday to accommodate Los Angeles Unified School District students whose schools were closed because of...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 01:04 PM PST

GOP's Tax Bill Could Nix Wildfire Tax Deduction

GOP's Tax Bill Could Nix Wildfire Tax Deduction

With this week's wildfires destroying hundreds of homes as they rampage across Southern California, Democrats are again chastising Republicans for eliminating a natural disaster deduction from the tax reform...

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 04:41 AM PST

Evacuations Underway as 5-Acre Brush Fire Burns in Monrovia

Evacuations Underway as 5-Acre Brush Fire Burns in Monrovia

Fire crews are making "significant progress" Saturday near a five-acre brush fire along Norumbega Drive in Monrovia, authorities said.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 02:38 PM PST

'Firefighting at Christmas' May Become Normal in California

'Firefighting at Christmas' May Become Normal in California

A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms. Firefighters continued battling multiple large wildfires Saturday raging across more than 170,000 acres in California,...

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