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California Wildfires

Behind The Scenes Look At Wildfires

Kurt Kamm | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime
Kurt Kamm

While there are differences and similarities between many wildfire arsonists, perhaps the most consistent trend is the increase in acts of fire setting during the harshest weather conditions.

Wildfires Burn Along California Interstate

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Sparks from a vehicle caused a wildfire at the edge of Yosemite National Park that led to the death of a firef...

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...

Californians Flee Ahead Of Racing Wildfire

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green

WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lum...

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...

Drones Pose Threat To Firefighters, Wildfire Managers Say

AP | By KEITH RIDLER | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Drones flying over wildfires could lead to firefighter injuries and force retardant bombers to be called off, wildfire managers ...

Meet Some Of The Brave Men And Women Fighting The Nation's Forest Fires

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

As wildfire season roars on in the western states, thousands of wildland firefighters from across the country are working to save homes and keep us ou...

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...

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...

Chronic Dryness Hinders Fight Against West's Fires

AP | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — A day of diminishing temperatures brought big gains toward containment of a wildfire in rugged and steep terrain in Northern ...

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 ...

California Wildfires Burn Homes, Threaten More

AP | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that destroyed two homes left a Southern California mountain town without its popular Fourth of July celebrations, ...

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...

Billionaire Starts Fund For Victims Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green

In light of the devastating wildfires in California, hedge fund billionaire and climate change activist Tom Steyer is launching a new fund to aid vict...

To the Superhero Who Saved Me From a Fire

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

In 1978, we lost our home to a fire, which I started with matches. I was home alone for a brief, yet obviously tragic time. Although I have resolv...

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...

The Road Home: Our Story of the San Diego Fires

Raluca State | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

When we finally came home, the house smelled like old campfire. My kids asked if the fire would come and get them in their bedrooms, scared and tired from a day of seeing and hearing too much. The news continued to update in real-time and we watched it late into the night.

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 ...