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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Dec 22, 2017

Exhausted Firefighters Sleeping Outside Inspires Thanks

Exhausted Firefighters Sleeping Outside Inspires Thanks

A photo of exhausted Kern County firefighters battling the Thomas Fire in Montecito finally got a chance to shut their eyes, sleeping outside, after working incredible 24-hour shifts.

Friday, Dec 22, 2017

Fire Quickly Spreading Toward Homes in Riverside

Fire Quickly Spreading Toward Homes in Riverside

A wildfire that broke out Thursday in the Santa Ana River bottom near downtown Riverside blackened 50 acres and spawned multiple spot fires amid high winds before being partially contained.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017

At a Glance: Southern California Wildfires

At a Glance: Southern California Wildfires

Some Southern California wildfires that ravaged the region the previous week are reaching containment, allowing residents to return to their neighborhoods and begin the lengthy process of rebuilding.

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.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

How to Seek Tax Relief After Fire Damages Your Home

How to Seek Tax Relief After Fire Damages Your Home

Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang Friday urged homeowners and owners of other property damaged or destroyed by the wildfires to seek tax relief.

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

SFV Recreation Centers to Be Open Longer Due to SoCal Fires

SFV Recreation Centers to Be Open Longer Due to SoCal Fires

Los Angeles recreation centers around the San Fernando Valley will add activities and be open longer Friday to accommodate Los Angeles Unified School District students whose schools were closed because...

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Man Who Rescued Rabbit From Burning Freeway Shares His Story

Man Who Rescued Rabbit From Burning Freeway Shares His Story

One man inadvertently captured the hearts of thousands of people when he saved a rabbit from the unforgiving Thomas Fire, one of the multiple blazes scorching through Southern California.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Stay Inside: Smoke From SoCal Fires Causes Poor Air Quality

Stay Inside: Smoke From SoCal Fires Causes Poor Air Quality

Smoke from four wildfires raging across Southern California has resulted in unhealthy air quality across the San Fernando Valley, along with coastal areas and surrounding portions of Los Angeles County.

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Small Brush Fire Contained in Malibu

Small Brush Fire Contained in Malibu

A second-alarm brush fire erupted in Malibu Thursday morning as firefighters battled several other major fires across the region.

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