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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 08:42 AM PST

Small Brush Fire Contained in Malibu

Small Brush Fire Contained in Malibu

A second-alarm brush fire erupted in Malibu Thursday morning as firefighters battled several other major fires across the region.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 10:44 AM PST

7K-Acre Rye Fire in Santa Clarita Now 25 Percent Contained

7K-Acre Rye Fire in Santa Clarita Now 25 Percent Contained

Firefighters continued Thursday building lines around the Rye Fire, a 3-day-old wind-driven blaze in Santa Clarita that caused burn injuries to a firefighter and was 25 percent contained Thursday night after...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 10:32 AM PST

Skirball Fire 30 Percent Contained

Skirball Fire 30 Percent Contained

The Skirball Fire in the Sepulveda Pass and Bel-Air was about 30 percent contained Friday, and officials said some evacuated residents would be allowed to return home.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:04 AM PST

Lyft Helps Wildfire Evacuees by Offering Free Rides

Lyft Helps Wildfire Evacuees by Offering Free Rides

In an effort to offer assistance to those affected by the major wildfires in Southern California, Lyft is offering free rides to evacuees.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 01:47 PM PST

Destructive Thomas Fire Prompts State of Emergency

Destructive Thomas Fire Prompts State of Emergency

As the Thomas Fire has charred more than 115,000 acres in Ventura County, firefighters were bracing for a tough battle Friday against flames driven by unpredictable, clocking winds and Gov. Jerry Brown declared...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:56 PM PST

California Wildfires Trigger New Evacuations

California Wildfires Trigger New Evacuations

The biggest and most destructive of the windblown fires raking Southern California shut down one of the region's busiest freeways Thursday and threatened Ojai, a scenic mountain town dubbed "Shangri-La" and...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 06:51 PM PST

How LAFD Determines Wildfire Danger in Los Angeles

How LAFD Determines Wildfire Danger in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Fire Department uses a Burning Index rating to determine the level of fire danger/threat to the area. They use a scale to assess the threat from 0 (low) to 162 and above (extreme).

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 07:45 PM PST

Celebs Evacuate LA Homes Amid Wildfires

Celebs Evacuate LA Homes Amid Wildfires

As wind-fueled wildfires rage on throughout Southern California, many thousands of residents have had to evacuate their homes. And the Skirball Fire, which started early Wednesday near Los Angeles' ritzy Bel Air...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:44 PM PST

'We're Not Out of the Woods Yet': CA Fire Chief

'We're Not Out of the Woods Yet': CA Fire Chief

California's top fire chief urged the public Wednesday to heed warnings to evacuate if another fire were to erupt amid winds he said could reach 80 mph.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 03:50 PM PST
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By Jason Kandel

SoCal Fires Aftermath

Major wildfires wreaked havoc in Southern California during the first week of...View gallery

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