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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 03:35 PM PST

Exhausted Firefighters Sleeping Outside Inspires Thanks

Exhausted Firefighters Sleeping Outside Inspires Thanks

A photo of exhausted Kern County firefighters battling the Thomas Fire in Montecito finally got a chance to shut their eyes, sleeping outside, after working incredible 24-hour shifts.

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 12:53 PM PST

Raw Video: Brush Fire Burns Near Riverside Homes

Raw Video: Brush Fire Burns Near Riverside Homes

A fire broke out in the Santa Ana River bottom in Riverside Thursday Dec. 21, 2017. This video was sent to NBC4 by a user in the area.

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 12:51 PM PST

Watch: Fire Burns Near Riverside Neighborhood

Watch: Fire Burns Near Riverside Neighborhood

Fire broke out in the Santa Ana River bottom in Riverside Thursday Dec. 21, 2017. 

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 02:01 PM PST
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By Heather Navarro

Riverside Fire Threatens Homes, Sends Smoke Billowing Into Air

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Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 03:55 AM PST

Fire Quickly Spreading Toward Homes in Riverside

Fire Quickly Spreading Toward Homes in Riverside

A wildfire that broke out Thursday in the Santa Ana River bottom near downtown Riverside blackened 50 acres and spawned multiple spot fires amid high winds before being partially contained.

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 07:31 AM PST
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By Jonathan Lloyd

NASA Images Show Thomas Fire Smoke Plume Come and Go

A few days and the tireless efforts of thousands of firefighters have made a...View gallery

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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017 at 10:02 AM PST

Fire Evacuation Orders Lifted in Santa Barbara County

Fire Evacuation Orders Lifted in Santa Barbara County

All evacuation orders related to the Thomas fire in Santa Barbara County were lifted Thursday, more than two weeks after the wildfire started in Ventura County and grew into one of the state's largest blazes on...

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 at 09:45 PM PST
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By Anna Conkey

4 Pets Still Unclaimed from Lilac Fire

The Carlsbad Animal Services shelter reported four animals remain unclaimed after...View gallery

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Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 07:50 AM PST

Businesses Back Open, Feeding Firefighters in Montecito

Businesses Back Open, Feeding Firefighters in Montecito

Montecito has been a ghost town as the growing Thomas Fire burns, but now businesses are open again. Marin Austin reports for the NBC4 News at 11 Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 08:07 AM PST

Evacuated Homeowners Brace for Next Onslaught of Winds

Evacuated Homeowners Brace for Next Onslaught of Winds

Thousands of people under wildfire evacuation orders in Southern California are left wondering whether they'll be home for the holiday as fire officials braced for a new round of strong winds Wednesday....

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