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California wildfire threatening over 500 homes

WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - State officials say a fast-growing wildfire near the Northern California town of Weaverville is threatening about 520 homes and businesses. The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said late Sunday the fire was about 2 miles west of the historic town and has forced the evacuation...

4 years 1 month ago

Mother Nature helping California firefighters

Cooler temperatures and calmer winds are helping firefighters in their battle against the wildfire that's burned homes and forced hundreds of evacuations near California's Mojave Desert. The more than 1,400-acre blaze that chased residents from the Old West Ranch community about 10 miles south of Tehachapi was 25 percent...

4 years 1 month ago

California wildfire threatens entire town

A wildfire that's destroyed at least 40 homes near the Mojave Desert is threatening an entire town and firefighters say they're worried that afternoon winds will kick up the flames. Kern County Fire Engineer Dustin Allegranza says crews worked through the night to burn out a firebreak ahead of...

4 years 1 month ago

California wildfire destroys 30 homes

Two wildfires that erupted and spread quickly in Southern California have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of the state's Kern County. The most destructive of the fires was burning about 10 miles southeast of Tehachapi, a city located in a mountainous area between Bakersfield...

4 years 11 months ago

California wildfire communities brace for storm

Southern California communities below wildfire-scorched mountains prepared Monday for the possibility of fast-moving floods laden with mud and rocks as a Pacific storm headed for the West Coast. Sandbags and concrete barriers called K-rail were placed on streets in suburbs northeast of Los Angeles to try to direct any...

4 years 11 months ago

California wildfire stalled by record low temperatures

A low-pressure system that's brought record low temperatures to Southern California is helping firefighters battle a blaze near the mountain community of Wrightwood. The fire in the San Bernardino Mountains was 75 percent contained Wednesday morning and hadn't grown. Evacuation orders for thousands of people were lifted on Tuesday. The...

5 years 1 week ago

Investigation of wildfire is bolstered

Six more homicide detectives have been added to the case, as investigators try to find out who set a giant wildfire outside Los Angeles. Police are also reviewing dozens of tips from the public. The fire has ravaged a 250-square-mile stretch of national forest, and killed two firefighters. It destroyed...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Deadly LA wildfire creeps deeper into forest

The ferocious wildfire burning north of Los Angeles is now a creeping giant, steadily chewing through thick and dry chaparral on its eastern flank. While crews report good progress, the blaze that's claimed the lives of two firefighters is still far from being fully contained. The huge wildfire has burned...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Fire flares up in Southern California

A massive wildfire near Los Angeles has flared up and a new evacuation order has been issued for homes in a remote canyon. John Huschke of the U.S. Forest Service says 15 to 20 homes were ordered evacuated at around 4 a.m. Thursday as winds pushed flames into Pacoima Canyon...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Dozens of homes burned by massive fire

Smoke is billowing around the iconic Hollywood sign as firefighters in Southern California struggle to contain a massive blaze. The deadly fire has mowed down more than 50 homes and is burning dangerously close to a vital mountaintop broadcasting complex. The blaze is blamed for the death of two firefighters...

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