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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Oct 13, 2018

Thunder Storms, Powerful Winds Increase SoCal Fire Threat

Thunder Storms, Powerful Winds Increase SoCal Fire Threat

Potentially powerful winds combined with dry weather are raising the threat of wildfires in California.

Aug 17, 2018

US Vows To Work More Closely With States To Fight Wildfires

US Vows To Work More Closely With States To Fight Wildfires

As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.

Jul 24, 2018

Vigilant, Patient Lookouts Still Crucial to Stopping Fires

Vigilant, Patient Lookouts Still Crucial to Stopping Fires

Fire-lookout towers perched atop remote, craggy peaks across the U.S. West may seem like quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled air tankers.

Aug 14, 2018
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Scenes From the Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite National Park

Smoke from a wildfire burning near the west end of Yosemite National Park and...View gallery

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Jul 9, 2018

Crews Build Containment Around Destructive California Fires

Crews Build Containment Around Destructive California Fires

Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California on Sunday.

Jun 25, 2018

Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Northern CA Fire

Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Northern CA Fire

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for a Northern California wildfire that remains uncontained by firefighters.

Jan 2, 2018

President Trump OKs California Wildfire Disaster Declaration

President Trump OKs California Wildfire Disaster Declaration

President Donald Trump on Tuesday approved California's request for a presidential major disaster declaration in response to recent wildfires in the state, including those in Los Angeles, San Diego, Ventura and...

Dec 21, 2017
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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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Dec 20, 2017

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.

Dec 19, 2017

Thomas Fire Now the Second-Largest in Modern State History

Thomas Fire Now the Second-Largest in Modern State History

The Thomas Fire is on track to becoming the largest wildfire in California history as the blaze had burned 272,000 acres by Tuesday evening, according to Cal Fire.

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