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Southern California Wildfire

As Fires Rage, Risks to Wildland Firefighters Rise

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Mary Pauline Lowry

While my former crewmates and I were heartbroken at the news, all of my firefighter friends balked at the mainstream media's description of the dead as "fallen heroes," seeing it as a pat, reductive way to avoid taking a hard look at why the tragedy occurred.

WATCH: This Is How Bad The California Wildfires Are Right Now

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Green

WARNING: This video contains strong language. Footage has surfaced online providing an intense, up close and personal perspective on the wildfires ...

Smoke From California Fire Is Visible From Space

Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

A large wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains, about 25 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, is generating plumes of smoke that are visible from s...

3 Arrests Announced In Colby Fire

Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles county has already charred more than 1,700 acres and threatens to engulf residential communitie...

$10 MILLION

Ventura County Star | Cheri Carlson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Los Angeles

The cost of fighting the Springs Fire has risen to $10 million, authorities said. The blaze swept through canyons and hillsides from Camarillo Spring...

Looters Target Homes Near Wildfire

Posted 05.06.2013 | Los Angeles

A Southern California family is grappling with both good and bad news in the wake of the Camarillo Springs wildfire. First, the good: homeowners P...

The Best Way To Say Thanks To The Firefighters

Ventura County Star | Kim Lamb Gregory | Posted 07.05.2013 | Los Angeles

On Saturday morning, Newbury Park residents gathered across from the Wendy Trail entrance to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, wher...

The Most Heartbreaking Photo From The Wildfire

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.03.2013 | Los Angeles

By the second day of the Camarillo Springs wildfire, authorities were grateful that only 15 homes and a handful of RVs were damaged in the Camarillo a...

Frightening Photos Of The Wildfire Creeping Up To Homes

Posted 05.02.2013 | Los Angeles

Frightening photos of the growing Southern California wildfire have emerged on social media as reporters and residents retreat to evacuation centers i...