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Coverage of brush fires across the state

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...

Monday, Jun 4, 2018

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

LIST: Largest California Wildfires

This list shows the locations of California's 10 largest wildfires. Each fire includes the cause of the fire, date, location, acres burned, number of buildings damaged and fatalities.

Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Evacuations Ordered in 1,600 Acre Fire

Evacuations Ordered in 1,600 Acre Fire

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for a canyon area in the path of a 1,600 acre brush fire in Silverado Canyon, Orange County Sheriff's officials said.

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Crews Make Gains on 2 Calif. Wildfires

Crews Make Gains on 2 Calif. Wildfires

Fire crews have gained ground on two of the largest wildfires in California, The Associated Press reported. The fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of Sacramento, which forced the evacuation of more...

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Drone Almost Blocks California Firefighting Planes

Drone Almost Blocks California Firefighting Planes

A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, The Associated Press reported. However, the fire in the Sierra Nevada...

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