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Thomas Fire Reaches Santa Barbara County, Burning 173K Acres

Thomas Fire Reaches Santa Barbara County, Burning 173K Acres

Scorching through Ventura County for a sixth day, the Thomas Fire reached Santa Barbara County on Saturday with 173,000 acres burned along its destructive path.

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

Creek Fire Contained by 70 Percent, Evacuations Lifted

Creek Fire Contained by 70 Percent, Evacuations Lifted

All evacuation orders connected to the Creek Fire were lifted Friday as containment for the blaze burning in the hills above Sylmar grew to 70 percent.

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.

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017

Wind-Driven Rye Fire Contained by 50 Percent

Wind-Driven Rye Fire Contained by 50 Percent

The 5-day-old Rye Fire in Santa Clarita was 50 percent contained Friday, but firefighters are bracing for a week-long battle, with Cal Fire predicting full containment by next Friday.

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...

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

LAFD to Deploy Drones for the First Time in Firefight

LAFD to Deploy Drones for the First Time in Firefight

For the first time, the Los Angeles Fire Department Thursday plans to deploy drones to help coordinate its battle against a pair of wildfires threatening homes in the city.

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.

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Those Evacuated in Creek Fire Allowed to Return Home

Those Evacuated in Creek Fire Allowed to Return Home

Tens of thousands of residents forced to evacuate because of the Creek Fire in the hills above Sylmar were being allowed to return home Thursday night as firefighters continue to make progress against the...

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