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Coverage of brush fires across the state

Friday, Apr 13, 2018

Small Brush Fire Erupts Near Griffith Park

Small Brush Fire Erupts Near Griffith Park

A small brush fire was burning near the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park early Friday afternoon, prompting precautionary evacuations.

Friday, Mar 30, 2018

OCFA Vows Changes in Light of Report on Wildfire Response

OCFA Vows Changes in Light of Report on Wildfire Response

An Orange County Fire Authority assistant chief said Friday the agency is overhauling its dispatch and deployment procedures in light of a report identifying a series of missteps that delayed response to...

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

State Fire Chiefs Asking For $100M to Prepare for Wildfires

State Fire Chiefs Asking For $100M to Prepare for Wildfires

California fire chiefs said Wednesday that reinforcements were too slow to arrive in last year's ferocious firestorms and asked lawmakers for $100 million to call in extra firefighters when weather conditions...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

Red Flag Warning: LA, Ventura Counties Face Strong Winds

Red Flag Warning: LA, Ventura Counties Face Strong Winds

Strong, gusty winds will buffet Southern California Wednesday and combine with low humidity levels to create an elevated risk of wildfire in mountain, forest and valley areas of Los Angeles and Ventura...

Friday, Jan 12, 2018

CA's Largest Wildfire on Record is 100-Percent Contained

CA's Largest Wildfire on Record is 100-Percent Contained

The largest wildfire on record in California is 100-percent contained more than a month after it began in the hills of Ventura County, according to Los Padres National Forest officials.

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

Cal Fire Report Shows 2017 Nearly Doubled Wildfires in 2016

Cal Fire Report Shows 2017 Nearly Doubled Wildfires in 2016

Cal Fire released 2017's year-end wildfire totals on Tuesday, and the numbers are startling.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017

Brush Fire Burns Off 57 Freeway in San Dimas Area

Brush Fire Burns Off 57 Freeway in San Dimas Area

A brush fire was reported Friday morning off the 57 Freeway in the San Dimas area. The fire was near Covina Boulevard, just off the freeway on a hillside.

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017

Thomas Fire Now 91 Percent Contained

Thomas Fire Now 91 Percent Contained

Firefighters are close to completing containment lines around the remnants of the huge wildfire that scorched two Southern California counties this month and added to the state's enormous bill for fighting...

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017

After Cool, Calm Conditions, Flames Wane in Fire Zone

After Cool, Calm Conditions, Flames Wane in Fire Zone

The wildfire that scarred a huge area of Southern California this month is producing very little active flame now. Officials say the Thomas fire is 88 percent contained Tuesday and is not expected to make...

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

'Thank You, Firefighters': Signs of Gratitude in the Smoke

They have been fighting one of California's largest and most destructive...View gallery

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