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Southern California Fires

Firefighter Posts Selfie After Battling Blaze, Gets Thousands Of Grateful Messages On Viral Pic

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.20.2014 | Good News

It's midday. Smoke drifts around you and your exhausted fellow firefighters. You snap a quick picture of yourself to let your wife and three kids know...

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...

Fire In Redding

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.07.2012 | Los Angeles

REDDING, Calif. -- Authorities say a 1,200-acre wildfire near Redding in Northern California is now 60 percent contained after destroying two outbuild...

A Clockwork Apocalypse: The Southern California Wildfire

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris McGowan

Can we change our land-use patterns and fire-safety behavior to avoid tragic deaths and property loss during these wildfires, and reduce the millions of dollars spent fighting them?

It's Not Just You: California Wildfires Turn Cranky

Beth Lapides | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Lapides

Yesterday, just as we were peaking the cranky meter, Mike Dietrich, the U.S. Forest Service incident commander, said the California Station Fire had turned from "angry" to "cranky."

What Dangerous Particles Did LA Residents Breathe During The Fires?

LA Times | Bettina Boxall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Los Angeles times reports on some Californians' worst fears -- that the wildfires put something bad in the air: It was full of tiny particles -- ...

Southern California Homes Devastated By Walls Of Towering Flames

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — More residents of Southern California were urged to leave their homes Sunday despite calming winds that allowed a major ae...

Wildfire Engulfs Homes Above Malibu

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A fast-moving wildfire pushed by Santa Ana winds raced through the canyons and mountains of this wealthy enclave for the second time in little more th...

Could Fire Destruction Have Been Avoided?

AP | Aaron C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Several aircraft were able to fly in strong winds on the first full day of last month's Southern California firestorms, contradicting officials' earli...

Videos: Southern California Wildfires

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home