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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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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.

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017

Map: How the Thomas Fire Became One of CA's Largest Blazes

Map: How the Thomas Fire Became One of CA's Largest Blazes

The Thomas fire started Dec. 4 in Ventura County. Fanned by strong and shifting wind gusts, the fire grew quickly during its first 24 hours and eventually became one of the largest wildfires on record in...

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Mourners Line Southern CA Freeway to Honor Firefighter

Firefighters and other Southern Californians lined a funeral procession route...View gallery

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Friday, Dec 15, 2017
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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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Monday, Dec 18, 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

  • From Ventura County
  • From Thousand Oaks
  • Between Moorpark and Fillmore
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Updates on Southern California's wildfires, including video, viewer images and real-time information on the firefight.