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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Illegal Cooking Fire is Dubbed Cause of Skirball Fire

Illegal Cooking Fire is Dubbed Cause of Skirball Fire

Authorities are nearing full containment Wednesday of the week-old Skirball Fire, which was determined to have been caused by "an illegal cooking fire" at a homeless encampment in a brush area next to where...

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Firefighters Determine Cause of Skirball Fire

Firefighters Determine Cause of Skirball Fire

The Los Angeles Fire Department has determined the cause of the Skirball Fire, which burned hundreds of acres in the Sepulveda Pass.

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

LAFD Asks Public Not to Interfere With Firefight

LAFD Asks Public Not to Interfere With Firefight

The Los Angeles Fire Department asked the public Sunday not to go to the areas of the Skirball and Creek fires to take pictures because it would interfere with firefighting operations.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Dry Winds to Persist in SoCal's Fire Areas

Dry Winds to Persist in SoCal's Fire Areas

Forecasters say gusty, dry Santa Ana winds will continue in Southern California for at least another day in areas where crews are battling wildfires, including one that is threatening a seaside city.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

Skirball Fire 85 Percent Contained, Some Evacuations Remain

Skirball Fire 85 Percent Contained, Some Evacuations Remain

The five-day-old Skirball Fire in the Sepulveda Pass is now 85 percent contained and all evacuation orders have been lifted, fire officials said Sunday.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Evacuations Remain as Skirball Fire Continues to Burn

Evacuations Remain as Skirball Fire Continues to Burn

Firefighters Saturday improved containment lines around the 4-day-old Skirball Fire in the Sepulveda Pass and Bel-Air to 75 percent, authorities said.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Air Quality Remains Bad Across LA County

Air Quality Remains Bad Across LA County

Smoke from the wildfires burning across Southern California continued contributing to unhealthy air quality in the San Fernando Valley Friday, along with coastal areas and surrounding portions of Los Angeles...

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017

Skirball Fire Containment Increases to 50 Percent

Skirball Fire Containment Increases to 50 Percent

Containment of the Skirball Fire in the Sepulveda Pass and Bel-Air increased Friday to 50 percent, and some evacuees were back home after evacuation orders were partially lifted.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

'God Bless the Fire Department': Resident Braves Flames

'God Bless the Fire Department': Resident Braves Flames

Arash Daghighian woke up, looked out his Bel Air window Wednesday and saw a huge plume of smoke and fire burning across the canyon. He walked out onto the edge of his deck to get a closer look.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Skirball Fire 30 Percent Contained

Skirball Fire 30 Percent Contained

The Skirball Fire in the Sepulveda Pass and Bel-Air was about 30 percent contained Friday, and officials said some evacuated residents would be allowed to return home.

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