Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground.
It’s a destructive combination no one, especially fire crews, likes to see: drought and lightning. And the results can be explosive.
A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.
A wildfire burned out of control near homes in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains early Thursday, fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers into neighborhoods in the city below, igniting trees. Evacuations were ordered for houses at the edge of the fire.
Officials are optimistic that a wildfire in California’s Big Sur region that has destroyed 14 homes and several other buildings will soon be put out.
A former firefighter is in custody on suspicion of murder and arson in a rural Northern California wildfire that left one person dead and destroyed hundreds of structures, a state fire official said Wednesday.
A fire that raged in forestland in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous “moonscape” in the Sierra Nevada mountains larger than any in centuries.
Fire crews have fully contained a blaze that killed one man and destroyed nearly 70 homes in far northern California.
A key highway into Yosemite National Park that has been closed amid a massive wildfire for nearly three weeks is finally open again.
Fire crews have increased containment of a wildfire that destroyed nearly 70 homes in rural Northern California.
A wildfire burning in a state park in the San Francisco Bay Area has grown to 400 acres and has led to the evacuation of several dozen homes.
Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches.