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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Monday, Jun 13, 2016

Region Ripe for Possibly Worst Wildfire Season

Region Ripe for Possibly Worst Wildfire Season

The continuing drought and lack of significant rain from the winter El Nino has made the region ripe for what could be one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, Southland and state fire officials warned...

Monday, Sep 14, 2015

California Fires by the Numbers

California Fires by the Numbers

Here's a look at the Valley Fire and Butte Fires by the numbers.

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Firefighters Hold Wildfire Near Mountain Resort to 100 Acres

Firefighters Hold Wildfire Near Mountain Resort to 100 Acres

Firefighters worked through the night to hold a wildfire burning through timber near a popular ski resort in the San Bernardino Mountains to 100 acres.

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Dying Wildlife, Bigger Fires if Drought Lasts: Study

Dying Wildlife, Bigger Fires if Drought Lasts: Study

The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California.

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Falling Tree Kills Firefighter Battling Calif. Blaze

Falling Tree Kills Firefighter Battling Calif. Blaze

A wildland firefighter was killed Saturday while helping to battle the so-called Sierra Fire near Lake Tahoe in Northern California, according to the U.S. Forest Service. An agency statement indicated that the...

Friday, Jul 17, 2015
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By Jessica Rice

Images: North Fire Burns in Cajon Pass

Cars erupted into flames in Cajon Pass brush fire along Interstate 15 on Friday...View gallery

  • 7-17-15 Cajon Pass North Fire 15 Freeway Aftermath
  • 7-17-15 Cajon Fire 33
  • Cajon Fire cars after 7-17-15
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015

Firefighters Gain Ground on Fire Near Missions

Firefighters Gain Ground on Fire Near Missions

Evacuations have been lifted after the fire burned about 320 acres near La Purisima Mission in Lompoc.

Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015

2015 California Fire Conditions The Worst on Record

2015 California Fire Conditions The Worst on Record

Four years of drought and a lack of rain have set up fire conditions in 2015 as the worst on record, Cal Fire said. “We have seen, we saw it last year and we will see it again this year, we'll be reaching...

Monday, Jun 1, 2015

Third Man Sentenced in Colby Fire

Third Man Sentenced in Colby Fire

One of three men convicted of starting an illegal campfire that spread into the destructive Colby Fire in the hills above a San Gabriel Valley community was sentenced Monday to probation and ordered to pay part...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

This list shows the locations of California's 20 largest wildfires.

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