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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Wildfire Smoke Fills the Air at Yosemite National Park

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

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Monday, 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.

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, 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...

Thursday, 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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Wednesday, 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.

Tuesday, 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.

Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Thomas Fire: Before-and-After Images of Burn Areas

Thomas Fire: Before-and-After Images of Burn Areas

The before-and-after images in the map above show the changed landscape left behind by one of the largest and most destructive wildfires on record in California. The Thomas fire started Dec. 4 in Ventura County.

Friday, Dec 15, 2017

12 Days of Fire Weather Warnings Come to an End in LA County

12 Days of Fire Weather Warnings Come to an End in LA County

Twelve straight days of red flag warnings in Los Angeles County came to an end, but the risk of wildfire is not yet over and Red Flag warnings remain in effect for other parts of Southern California.

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

How Small 'Controlled Fires' Can Prevent Monster Infernos

How Small 'Controlled Fires' Can Prevent Monster Infernos

California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling...

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