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By Jonathan Lloyd

Fire Burns Simulated Disaster Zone Used to Train Search Dogs

Search dogs and their handlers are trained to respond to natural disasters.View gallery

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Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

The Thomas Fire as Seen From Around Southern California

Fanned by dangerous Santa Ana wind gusts, the fire has generated a towering smoke...View gallery

  • Between Moorpark and Fillmore
  • From Fillmore
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Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Elderly Couple Loses Home in Fire

Elderly Couple Loses Home in Fire

It's tight quarters, but Ruth and Jack Forehand, their daughter Dawn and dog Bambi are grateful.

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Thomas Fire Grows to 236K Acres

Thomas Fire Grows to 236K Acres

The fifth largest wildfire in California history was threatening thousands of homes Tuesday as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Thomas Fire Becomes Fifth Largest in State History

Thomas Fire Becomes Fifth Largest in State History

Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history.

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Thomas Fire Reaches Santa Barbara County, Burning 230K Acres

Thomas Fire Reaches Santa Barbara County, Burning 230K Acres

Scorching through Ventura County for a sixth day, the Thomas Fire reached Santa Barbara County on Saturday and by Sunday had scorched 230,000 acres.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Officials Warn of Price Gouging as Wildfires Char SoCal

Officials Warn of Price Gouging as Wildfires Char SoCal

With several dangerous fires burning around Los Angeles, state and local law enforcement officials issued a consumer alert Wednesday, warning residents to be on the lookout for instances of price gouging.

Monday, Nov 6, 2017

Fire Officials Reveal Causes of Orange County Canyon Fires

Fire Officials Reveal Causes of Orange County Canyon Fires

Fire officials Monday revealed the findings of the investigation into Canyon Fire 1 and Canyon Fire 2 which swallowed thousands of acres, causing devastation in Orange County months prior.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Map: Buildings Damaged, Destroyed in October Fire Siege

Map: Buildings Damaged, Destroyed in October Fire Siege

Click here for a map that displays the known status of buildings in the path of the deadly 2017 Northern California wildfires. The fires began in early October and, fanned by strong wind gusts, left behind...

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017

Wine Country Wildfires Have Destroyed 8,900 Buildings

Wine Country Wildfires Have Destroyed 8,900 Buildings

The number of buildings destroyed by wildfires that ripped through Northern California this month is up to 8,900, according to state fire officials who are meeting with legislators this weekend.

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