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4 years 1 month ago

California wildifre chars 6,000 acres

Firefighters are gaining ground on a California forest fire in the southern Sierra Nevada that has blackened more than 6,100 acres and destroyed one home. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Cindy Thill says the fire "got very active" Wednesday afternoon, but a fierce air and ground attack kept the flames...

4 years 3 months ago

1,200 homes under evacuation orders in LA County

Firefighters plan an aggressive air attack at first light Friday against a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in northern Los Angeles County, chewing through more than 4,500 acres of dry brush, forcing thousands of evacuations and burning at least three structures. There is zero containment, authorities said. Three water-dropping...

5 years 1 month ago

California residents return to survey fire damage

Bulldozers are carving fire breaks along the southeast flank of a menacing 219-square-mile Southern California wildfire to keep a flare-up of flames away from foothill homes in Pasadena, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Duarte and Monrovia. Fire spokeswoman Jennifer Sanchez said early Thursday that the vegetation-clearing construction of containment lines is designed...

5 years 1 month ago

Flames seen near observatory

Flames have been seen near the historic observatory atop Mount Wilson north of Los Angeles. But the flames spotted from a TV helicopter appear small, and firefighters are still on the mountain trying to protect the site. Mount Wilson is also home to at least 20 TV transmission towers and...

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