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Wildfires Rage On Across California

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green

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Drought-Ravaged West Erupts In Dangerous Wildfires

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green

 A hand crew member starts a backfire along Baldy Mesa Road late Friday, July 17, 2015, as the North Fire continues to burn near Interstate 15 i...

Containment Up On Fire That Destroyed 40 Homes In California

AP | By MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green

SWALL MEADOWS, Calif. (AP) — More than 200 residents of two communities ravaged by a wildfire along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada were allo...

Autumn Heat Wave Hits California

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While people in some other parts of the country are watching the leaves turn a kaleidoscope of fall colors as they contemplate un...

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 ...

Man Faces Arson Charge For Wildfire Still Burning In California

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deli...

Out-Of-Control Wildfire Doubles In Size In California

AP | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that was threatening more than 2,000 homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, c...

California Woman's Home, Belongings Reduced To Ash In Wildfire

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead. A day late...

Ongoing Wildfires Force Evacuations Throughout California

AP | Posted 11.14.2014 | Green

OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one ne...

Wildfire Near Yosemite Tamed By Firefighters

AP | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green

KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities...

State Of Emergency Declared Over California Wildfires

AP | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 squa...

At Least 6 Major Wildfires Keeping Firefighters Busy In California

AP | Posted 10.03.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of federal, state and local firefighters were feverishly attacking at least six major wildfires in central and far no...

Lightning Ignites Dozens Of New Wildfires In California

AP | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California were battling several lightning-sparked wildfires Friday, including a blaze in rural Modo...

Wildfire Burns Near Giant Sequoia Grove

AP | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park from reac...

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...

Firefighters Tame Two California Blazes

AP | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire Monday in a rugged patch of far Northern California faced another day of triple-digit temperatures ...

This Is What It Looks Like When A Wildfire Threatens Your Home

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green

A scourge of wildfires tore through California's San Diego County earlier this month, scorching more than 27,000 acres and forcing thousands from thei...

Obama Administration Presses New Funding Plan For Wildfires

AP | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, the U.S. Forest S...

Gov Prepares For The Worst

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — All evacuation orders were lifted Sunday as firefighters gained the upper hand on the remaining four of nearly a dozen blazes that ...

California's Wildfire Threat Is So Severe That The Season Started Early

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green

Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only c...

Kathleen Miles

California May Have Hit Its Driest Point In 500 Years And The Effects Are Frightening

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

California is dry as a bone, and the effects are like something out of an apocalyptic film. Cities are running out of water. Communities are fighti...

Small Wildfires Sweep Through Parts Of California

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Large swaths of California remained at risk for wildfires Wednesday as dry and windy weather conditions persisted. ...

8 People Hospitalized In Brentwood Fire

AP | Posted 12.18.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight people, including a young girl in critical condition and three firefighters, were taken to hospitals on Frid...

Red-Flag Fire Warning

Ventura County Star | Cheri Carlson | Posted 12.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Ventura County has wrapped up one of its driest rainfall seasons on record, threatening water supplies and raising fire dangers to extreme levels. Ra...

Wildfire Stories 2012: Fire Weather

W. Scott Olsen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
W. Scott Olsen

There has to be a moment. Imagine the fire nearly out. Your smokejumper or hotshot or engine crew is nearby, each of you working the still burning stumps, the residue on the ground that might still catch a bit of wind and grow again toward fire.