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5 Firefighters Injured Battling California Blaze

AP | Posted 10.26.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say five firefighters are injured after battling a large and "extremely hot" fire that engulfed a storage facility in...

Weekend Rain Helps Crews Make Progress On California Wildfire

AP | By TERRY COLLINS | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as ...

Jaw-Dropping Images Of Fire Surrounding Famous Landmark

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

A towering blaze that started Sunday afternoon east of Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome has grown to 2,600 acres, forced approximately 100 hiker a...

Hikers Evacuated By Helicopter As Wildfire Rages In Yosemite

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

Hikers were evacuated by helicopter from Yosemite National Park's iconic Half Dome on Sunday as a wildfire raged in nearby Little Yosemite Valley. ...

Man Pleads Not Guilty After Being Accused Of Starting California Wildfire

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man accused of starting one of the state's largest wildfires when he lost control of his campfire last y...

8 Firefighters Burned Battling California Wildfire

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight firefighters who suffered minor burns while battling a wildfire in Northern California left the hospital Saturday as crew...

Northern California Wildfire Claims 13 Homes

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flam...

Get Ready For A Possibly Brutal Wildfire Season

AP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less tha...

Northern California Wildfire Continues To Grow

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wildfire in rural Northern California's Napa County damaged two homes and forced the evacuation of 200 others, but so far is ...

California Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Homes

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Federal fire officials accelerated their attack Sunday on a smoky wildfire that threatened more than 500 homes in central...

Man Charged With Starting Destructive California Fire

AP | JULIE WATSON and ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 05.17.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man was charged with setting one of nearly a dozen fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of north...

Lydia O'Connor

How Inmates Will Protect California This Summer

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

As one of the most threatening wildfire seasons in state history looms, Californians will be relying on some unlikely protectors: prisoners. More ...

Firefighting Goats!

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

Nestled between railroad tracks and a cement recycling plant in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood lives a little herd of urban goats with a big a...

Three Men Charged For Setting Off California Wildfire

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Three men were charged in federal court on Tuesday with setting an illegal campfire that ignited a blaze which has s...

WATCH: How Firefighting Planes Refill Water On The Go

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The Colby Fire broke out at approximately 6 a.m. on Jan. 16, and blazed through Glendora and Azusa in east Los Angeles, but is fortunately 95 percent ...

More Than 800 Firefighters Battling Wildfire In California

AP | By HAVEN DALEY | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the scenic Big Sur region...

Southern California Wildfires 20 Percent Contained

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A nearly 4-square-mile wildfire on the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton was reduced to smoldering Monday as hot, dry Santa...

Marine Base Evacuated After Wildfire

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fueled by strong winds, a Southern California wildfire forced 260 residents and hospital patients to evacuate at a military base....

In Heart Of The Rim Fire, Regeneration Has Begun

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. -- In the midst of a foreboding canyon scorched bare by the Sierra Nevada's most destructive fire in centuries, tiny ferns unfur...

WATCH: Time-Lapse Video Of Massive California Fire Is Unbelievable

Posted 09.14.2013 | Green

This six-second time-lapse video summarizes three hours of a six-day fire on the Norther California's Mount Diablo, and shows an entire sky turned an ...

WATCH: Stunning Time-Lapse Video Of The Yosemite Rim Fire

Posted 08.29.2013 | Green

It's been raging for almost two weeks, but it seems that the massive Sierra Nevada Rim Fire is not about to fizzle out any time soon. "My predictio...

LOOK: Google Helps Users Track, Predict Yosemite Fire

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

In the search for the latest updates on California's Rim Fire -- already one of the largest in the state's history -- it seems good old Google Maps mi...

Robin Wilkey

LOOK: Apocalyptic Yosemite Fire Photo Is Absolutely Terrifying

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

In the tidal wave of Yosemite Rim Fire photos, no image has quite captured the awe and terror of the disaster for local residents quite like this shot...

State Of Emergency Declared For Major City

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. -- A giant wildfire raging out of control grew to nearly 200 square miles Friday and spread into Yosemite National Park at the height o...

Making Progress

AP | Associated Press | Posted 08.11.2013 | Los Angeles

BANNING, Calif. -- Firefighters continued to make progress overnight battling Southern California's latest destructive wildfire, which burned 26 homes...