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Coverage of brush fires across the state

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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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.

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
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By Jonathan Lloyd

NASA Images Show Thomas Fire Smoke Plume Come and Go

A few days and the tireless efforts of thousands of firefighters have made a...View gallery

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