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Coverage of brush fires across the state

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.

Friday, Jun 1, 2018

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

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  • From Thousand Oaks
  • Between Moorpark and Fillmore
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.

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