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Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018

Full Holy Fire Containment Pushed Back to Sunday

Full Holy Fire Containment Pushed Back to Sunday

The Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest was to have been 100 percent contained Tuesday, but the full-containment target has been pushed back to Sunday, mostly because the burn area includes spots...

Friday, Aug 17, 2018

US Vows To Work More Closely With States To Fight Wildfires

US Vows To Work More Closely With States To Fight Wildfires

As wildfires choke California and other Western states, the Trump administration pledged Thursday to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires from ever starting.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

Friends Vow to Rebuild Home for 'Guru on the Mountain'

Friends Vow to Rebuild Home for 'Guru on the Mountain'

A community is vowing to help rebuild Bedrock, the unofficial center for serenity, inspiration, and music in a mountain area burned in the Holy Fire.

Monday, Aug 13, 2018

California Fires May Make Homeowner's Insurance Harder to Get

California Fires May Make Homeowner's Insurance Harder to Get

California homeowners may find themselves facing insurance headaches even if their houses weren't affected by this year's blazes.

Monday, Aug 13, 2018

Holy Fire Edges Toward Lake Elsinore Retirement Community

Holy Fire Edges Toward Lake Elsinore Retirement Community

Firefighters made steady progress over the weekend in battling a wildfire that destroyed 16 structures as it raged through Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

Lake Elsinore Man Vows to Rebuild Home Lost in Holy Fire

Lake Elsinore Man Vows to Rebuild Home Lost in Holy Fire

The fast-moving Holy Fire, which exploded to 18,137 acres overnight and was only 5 percent contained Friday, claimed a house above Lake Elsinore off Ortega Highway. The home is among 13 structures lost in...

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018

Man Suspected of Sparking Holy Fire Appears in Court

Man Suspected of Sparking Holy Fire Appears in Court

A man arrested in connection with the 18,100-acre wildfire burning in Cleveland National Forest and charged with several arson-related counts is due Friday in court.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Photos: Firefighters Defend Homes From the Holy Fire

The Holy fire began in a spell of hot and dry weather, allegedly set by an...View gallery

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Saturday, Aug 11, 2018

More than 21,000 Residents Ordered to Evacuate Due to Holy Fire

More than 21,000 Residents Ordered to Evacuate Due to Holy Fire

An 18,100-acre wildfire allegedly set by an arsonist has forced the evacuation of more than 7,400 homes and destroyed about a dozen buildings as it rampaged through dry brush and into a Riverside County...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

Explosive Holy Fire Grows to Nearly 10,236 Acres

Explosive Holy Fire Grows to Nearly 10,236 Acres

New evacuations were ordered Thursday afternoon for a neighborhood near an explosive fire that grew to more than 10,000 acres as it raced through dry brush in the Cleveland National Forest and spread toward...

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