As fires continue to burn across the state, a new blaze in Ventura County exploded to more than 8,000 acres Friday, prompting more evacuations and damaging at least two structures. The Maria fire broke
A large brush fire whipped by lingering Santa Ana winds made a run toward Santa Paula on Friday, burning toward neighborhoods just beyond the Santa Clara River. The Maria fire broke out atop South Mountain,
Some residents remained under evacuation in Brentwood as firefighters continued to work on containment of the Getty fire, which broke out Monday near the Getty Center and burned 12 homes and 745 acres.
A week after it started, the Kincade fire that roared through Sonoma County wine country was under control Thursday as more evacuations were lifted. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Fierce winds that whipped up early Thursday sparked new fires across Southern California, including a destructive blaze that tore into neighborhoods in north San Bernardino, consuming homes and forcing
At the top of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, the winds were so powerful that people couldn’t stand up straight. In Fontana, gusts blew over big-rig trucks on the freeway. And across
Rob Lawrentz and Angel Brown, a retired couple from West Virginia, were on their dream vacation, cruising the California coast on Highway 1. She had never seen the Pacific Ocean. He wore a shirt that Heaven.”
It’s unlikely any previous California governor has faced such a cannonade of calamities — a grand slam of disasters. All at the same time: power blackouts in both Southern and Northern California, and
Extremely critical fire weather will continue Thursday in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and particularly in the mountains of Southern California, the National Weather Service said. Red-flag warnings,
Buffeted by unusually strong winds, brush fires broke out across Southern California on Wednesday, sending thousands of people fleeing, closing major freeways and threatening the Ronald Reagan Presidential
It’s a familiar scene: A fire erupts, firefighters battle the flames from the ground and water is sprayed across the land from the sky. The aerial fight occurs often, even when winds are strong, raising
When the Easy fire erupted early Wednesday morning in Simi Valley, the stakes of this particular firefight quickly came into focus: The pre-dawn blaze, stoked by strong easterly winds, was racing toward
On a hill in Simi Valley overlooking Southern California, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is the final resting place of the 40th president and his wife, and the site of his Air Force One aircraft.
As the fast-moving Easy fire tore through Simi Valley on Wednesday, dozens of neighbors helped evacuate panicked horses from ranches in Ventura County’s rural Santa Rosa Valley, often struggling to push
Fires were breaking out across Southern California on Wednesday, fueled by intense winds. By midday, the region was facing peak extreme fire weather, with winds of up to 78 mph at Boney Peak in the Santa
Perched on a hill overlooking Simi Valley and Moorpark, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library offers sweeping views. But that location has long made it vulnerable to wildfires. On Wednesday, the fast-moving
Following three major bouts of winds that hindered firefighters’ efforts battling the massive Kincade fire and prompted “public safety power shut-offs” to millions, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. started power
Most mandatory evacuations were lifted Wednesday as firefighters continued to tame the Getty fire in Brentwood. All evacuation orders were lifted with the exception of the area between Kenter Avenue on
The Easy fire erupted shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday near Easy Street and Madera Road in Simi Valley and quickly began burning out of control toward the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. By midmorning
Fast-moving Easy fire expands to 1,300 acres, forces thousands to flee in Simi Valley near Reagan Library
A major brush fire swept by gusts of Santa Ana winds up to 65 mph raced through Simi Valley hillsides toward neighborhoods Wednesday, threatening 7,000 homes and forcing thousands of residents to flee.
Authorities have released the identity of a second woman killed when a wildfire tore through a mobile home park in Riverside County this month. Hannah Labelle, 61, of Calimesa died after the Sandalwood
Even after several years of devastating wind-driven fires in Southern California, forecasters fear that the next two days could bring new levels of danger. “Extreme” fire weather began in the Los Angeles
Wildfires can start in a variety of ways. Mostly, they’re caused by humans — by our own activity or our equipment. A study published in 2017 found that 84% of U.S. wildfires were caused by human-related
Southern California Edison said its electrical equipment will probably be found to be “associated” with 2018’s deadly Woolsey fire, which burned more than 1,000 homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.