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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Aug 17, 2018

Firefighter Was Killed by Calif.'s Biggest Recorded Fire Tornado

Firefighter Was Killed by Calif.'s Biggest Recorded Fire Tornado

In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields. An official report describes in chilling detail the...

Aug 8, 2018

14,000 Fight California Fires, Some From Prisons or Overseas

14,000 Fight California Fires, Some From Prisons or Overseas

Firefighters said for the first time Wednesday that they have made good progress battling the state's largest-ever wildfire but didn't expect to have it fully under control until September. The blaze north...

Aug 8, 2018

Battling 18 Blazes, California May Face Worst Fire Season

Battling 18 Blazes, California May Face Worst Fire Season

The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season...

Aug 6, 2018

Northern California Blazes Now Largest in State History

Northern California Blazes Now Largest in State History

Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the fire season longer...

Aug 3, 2018

Firefighters Near Full Containment of Riverside County Fire

Firefighters Near Full Containment of Riverside County Fire

A wildfire that destroyed 12 buildings and burned more than 13,000 acres near Idyllwild in the Riverside County mountains was 96-percent contained Friday and all evacuation orders have been lifted.

Aug 2, 2018

Wildfires Scorching Homes, Land and California's Budget

Wildfires Scorching Homes, Land and California's Budget

Firefighters battling massive blazes throughout Northern California reported some success keeping the fires away from heavily populated areas Thursday as they made further progress in containing a blaze...

Aug 3, 2018

Map: Where Wildfires Are Burning in California

Map: Where Wildfires Are Burning in California

Sixteen large wildfires were burning in California as of Friday Aug. 3, scorching more than 410,000 acres and destroying or damaging more than 1,800 structures.

Jul 30, 2018

Wildfires Barrel Toward Northern California Lake Towns

Wildfires Barrel Toward Northern California Lake Towns

The number of people ordered to flee from two Northern California wildfires has swelled to 15,000, authorities said Monday as flames rolled toward several small towns in a rural area of lakes, forests and...

Jul 30, 2018

Destructive Fires Continue to Rage Across Northern California

Destructive Fires Continue to Rage Across Northern California

A pair of wildfires that prompted evacuation orders for nearly 20,000 people barreled Monday toward small lake towns in Northern California, and authorities faced questions about how quickly they warned...

Nov 19, 2018

List: California's Most Destructive Wildfires

List: California's Most Destructive Wildfires

In just a few days, the monster Camp Fire in Northern California tore through a Butte County community to become the state's most destuctive wildfire on record. And, it's likely to cause even more destruction.

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