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California Wildfires

Coverage of brush fires across the state

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Northern California Wildfire Blazes Path of Destruction

A wildfire that began Friday July 7, 2017 in the grassy foothills of the Sierra...View gallery

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  • California Heat Wildfires
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Wildfire Burns Thousands of Acres in Santa Barbara County

The Whittier and Alamo fires in Santa Barbara County were two of several major...View gallery

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Monday, Jul 10, 2017

Thousands Evacuated Due to 14 Large Wildfires

Thousands Evacuated Due to 14 Large Wildfires

Major wildfires in California, including one that tore through a Boy Scouts camp in Santa Barbara County, have forced nearly 8,000 people out of their homes during a weekend of hot and dry conditions.

Friday, Jun 30, 2017

CA Wildfires Have Burned Nearly 30,000 Acres This Year

CA Wildfires Have Burned Nearly 30,000 Acres This Year

Wildfires in California have already burned 30,000 acres this year with more severe conditions expected later this season. California has so far not had the type of monster fires that have destroyed hundreds or...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

The Firefighting DC-10 Airtanker in Action Over California

When firefighters need to deliver a powerful punch in one swoop, they turn to...View gallery

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Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

California Wildfires: Prevention, Safety Tips

California Wildfires: Prevention, Safety Tips

Safety advice to follow during the hot, dry months of summer, when a small spark can become a devastating wildfire. You'll find a homeowner's checklist, tips for keeping pets safe and a list of items to keep in...

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Pilot Fire Burns in San Bernardino Mountains

The Pilot fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains sent thick smoke over the...View gallery

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  • Pilot Fire Water Drop
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Thursday, Jun 23, 2016

Baby Eagle Gets Stay Away Zone During Wildfire

Baby Eagle Gets Stay Away Zone During Wildfire

The eagle's nest isn't threatened by the fire burning in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles, but wildlife officials want to avoid scaring the little bird.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016

Mountain Firefight Moving in 'Right Direction'

Mountain Firefight Moving in 'Right Direction'

The battle against an 8-square-mile wildfire in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles continued Wednesday as firefighters warned residents about shifting winds that could lead to more evacuations.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Wildfires Burn Above San Gabriel Valley Homes

Two wildfires broke out Monday June 20, 2016 in the mountains above the San...View gallery

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