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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Saturday, Jul 7, 2018

Brush Fire Evacuations Lifted for Burbank

Brush Fire Evacuations Lifted for Burbank

Mandatory evacuations were in place as a brush fire burned in Burbank Saturday afternoon.

Friday, Jul 6, 2018

Truck Fire Spreads to Brush Near 15 Freeway in Cajon Pass

Truck Fire Spreads to Brush Near 15 Freeway in Cajon Pass

A brush fire that broke out next to the 15 Freeway in the Cajon Pass grew to 100 acres Friday morning and forced lane closures on the route between Southern California and Las Vegas.

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.

Monday, Jun 4, 2018

Firefighters Text Evacuated Residents as They Protect Homes

Firefighters Text Evacuated Residents as They Protect Homes

Firefighters helped ease evacuated residents' fears over the weekend when they provided text message updates as they protected homes from a wildfire that threatened a neighborhood in Orange County.

Friday, Jun 1, 2018

Six Months After It Started, the Thomas Fire Is Out

Six Months After It Started, the Thomas Fire Is Out

After months of putting out hot spots, the largest fire on record in California was officially declared out on Friday.

Friday, Jan 12, 2018

CA's Largest Wildfire on Record is 100-Percent Contained

CA's Largest Wildfire on Record is 100-Percent Contained

The largest wildfire on record in California is 100-percent contained more than a month after it began in the hills of Ventura County, according to Los Padres National Forest officials.

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

Cal Fire Report Shows 2017 Nearly Doubled Wildfires in 2016

Cal Fire Report Shows 2017 Nearly Doubled Wildfires in 2016

Cal Fire released 2017's year-end wildfire totals on Tuesday, and the numbers are startling.

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017

After Cool, Calm Conditions, Flames Wane in Fire Zone

After Cool, Calm Conditions, Flames Wane in Fire Zone

The wildfire that scarred a huge area of Southern California this month is producing very little active flame now. Officials say the Thomas fire is 88 percent contained Tuesday and is not expected to make...

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

'Thank You, Firefighters': Signs of Gratitude in the Smoke

They have been fighting one of California's largest and most destructive...View gallery

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