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Thomas Fire Becomes Fifth Largest Wildfire in State History

Thomas Fire Becomes Fifth Largest Wildfire 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.

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

List: California's Deadliest Wildfires

List: California's Deadliest Wildfires

A look at some of the California's deadliest wildfires.

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Grief, Shock Left in Paths of Northern CA Wildfires

Wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through Northern California, sending...View gallery

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Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

'Horrible Loss': Homeowners React to Canyon Fire 2 Ruin

'Horrible Loss': Homeowners React to Canyon Fire 2 Ruin

In a neighborhood still smoldering, residents on Tuesday returned to Anaheim Hills to take stock of their losses after a vicious brush fire destroyed more than a dozen structures.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Canyon Fire 2: Evacuations, School and Road Closures

Canyon Fire 2: Evacuations, School and Road Closures

Here's what you need to know as a brush fire burns in Anaheim about evacuations and school and road closures:

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