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California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 09:40 PM PST

Neighbor Watched Abandoned Home Next Door Go Up In Flames

Neighbor Watched Abandoned Home Next Door Go Up In Flames

Julio Valera watched an abandoned house burn down right next door as firefighters fought the flames of the Thomas Fire.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 08:56 AM PST

Californians Who Fled Fires Cope With Losing Everything

Californians Who Fled Fires Cope With Losing Everything

They had run for their lives by the thousands when the devastating wildfires raced across a huge swath of brush-covered Southern California hillsides, and they had survived. But hundreds had to flee so quickly...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 09:14 PM PST

Resident Thankful Firefighters Saved His Home

Resident Thankful Firefighters Saved His Home

Embers landed on John Richardson's deck but firefighters put out the hot spots and stayed in his neighborhood all night and day to make sure the wind didn't cause any flare ups.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 10:07 AM PST

Wind Fuels Blaze as It Tears Across North County

Wind Fuels Blaze as It Tears Across North County

A fast-moving wildfire tore across thousands of acres near Fallbrook Thursday, gutting dozens of homes while threatening hundreds of others, injuring several people closing roads and forcing widespread...

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.

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