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Southern California Wildfire

Crews Battle California Wildfire Amid Heatwave

AP | By GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire th...

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 ...

Structures Burned, Thousands Evacuated Amid Wildfires In Southern California

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aided by calmer winds made progress Thursday against a series of wildfires burning across San Diego County, a...

20,000 Homes Evacuated As Wildfire Sweeps Through San Diego Area

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A wildfire that surged amid high heat and dry winds in drought conditions brought evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes in a...

Colby Fire Is 78 Percent Contained

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials continue their steady progress in surrounding a wildfire near Los Angeles that has destroyed several homes. ...

Colby Fire 30 Percent Contained, Thousands Still Evacuated

AP | Posted 03.19.2014 | Los Angeles

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the remaining evacuees from a wildfire in the foothills northeast of Los Angeles can now return home. County emerge...

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...

Evacuations Begin After 'Silver Fire' Surges Near Lake Elsinore

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Los Angeles

BANNING, Calif. — Residents and sheriff's deputies were left without an escape route and stuck inside an evacuation area Wednesday night as a hu...

Authorities Say Wildfire Was 'Human-Caused'

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 09.18.2013 | Los Angeles

IDYLLWILD, Calif. — Residents of another 700 homes were advised to retreat to safety on Friday as crews fighting a wildfire in the mountains abo...

Tallying Up The Damage

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | Los Angeles

PALMDALE, Calif. — Officials now say 53 structures including 24 residences were destroyed by the big wildfire in northern Los Angeles County. U...

Homeowner's Hopes Destroyed

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | Los Angeles

PALMDALE, Calif. — Cool, moist air that's sticking around made it easier for thousands of firefighters building containment lines around a destr...

PHOTOS: A Nighttime Battle

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 08.03.2013 | Los Angeles

PALMDALE, Calif. — All that was left of his two-story home with a stunning panoramic view was black twisted metal and ashes. On Monday afternoo...

The Latest On The Powerhouse Wildfire

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Los Angeles

PALMDALE, Calif. — Officials estimate that nearly 3,000 people from some 700 homes are under evacuation orders as a wildfire rages north of Los ...

Wildfire Explodes In Size Overnight

AP | REED SAXON and CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 08.02.2013 | Los Angeles

LANCASTER, Calif. — A wildfire that destroyed at least six homes, damaged 15 others and threatened hundreds more grew quickly Sunday as it trigg...

Authorities Order Evacuations

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Los Angeles

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Crews battling a wildfire in the mountains north of Los Angeles are taking advantage of cool morning weather to make pro...

Believe It Or Not, The Wildfire Has A Silver Lining

AP | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Rains moved across Southern California on Monday, dousing remnants of a wildfire that blackened thousands of acres in coastal mou...

$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...

Why Investigators Ruled Out Arson

AP | Posted 07.06.2013 | Los Angeles

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Rain showers moved across Southern California on Monday, dousing remnants of a wildfire that blackened thousands of acres in...

Epic Photos From The Springs Fire

AP | Posted 07.05.2013 | Los Angeles

CAMARILLO, Calif. — Investigators have ruled out arson as the cause of a huge Southern California wildfire that was 75 percent contained Sunday ...

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...

Powerful California Wildfire Continues To Spread

AP | RAQUEL MARIA DILLON and JOHN ROGERS | Posted 07.04.2013 | Los Angeles

CAMARILLO, Calif. — A big cool-down in weather calmed a huge wildfire burning in Southern California coastal mountains Saturday, and firefighter...

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...