California Wildfires

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PG&E blamed for massive Northern California wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric power lines sparked last summer’s Dixie Fire in Northern California that swept through…

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Father, son arrested on suspicion of starting Caldor wildfire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A father and son were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of starting a massive California wildfire that destroyed…

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Los Angeles

Wildfire That Started Nearly Two Months Ago in Santa Barbara County Is Officially Declared Out

A wildfire in Santa Barbara County that burned a total of 16,970 acres and had forced a key highway to…

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Los Angeles

‘We’re One Cigarette Away’: Illegal Marijuana Farms Pose Wildfire Risk in California’s Parched National Forests

After a two-and-a-half-mile trek through thick brush, Mourad Gabriel stepped into a small clearing. A month earlier, this half-acre swath…

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Los Angeles

Arlanza Fire: Riverside blaze jumps containment line, prompts evacuations

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) — A vegetation fire in the Riverside neighborhood of Arlanza forced nearby residents to evacuate Wednesday evening…

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Los Angeles

High Winds Kick Up Riverside Brusher, While Area Residents Also Deal With Preventative Power Shutoffs

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – A brush fire in Arlanza that started several days ago and was 90% contained reignited Wednesday night as…

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Los Angeles

California’s Mega-Fires Are Rising at an Alarming Rate. Could Fighting Wildfires Actually be Making Them Worse?

Firefighters used to call them “career fires.” They’re fires so large, it was believed they would only experience one in…

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Los Angeles

Santa Barbara County Issues Evacuation Orders for Parts of Alisal Fire Burn Scar

Officials in Santa Barbara County have issued evacuation orders for parts of the county within the Alisal Fire burn scar,…

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Los Angeles

Alisal Fire Update: Shifting Winds Fan Wildfire in Mountains Near Santa Barbara

Shifting winds posed new challenges for firefighters battling a blaze in Southern California coastal mountains that threatened ranches and rural…

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Los Angeles

Air Quality Map: Smoke From Wildfire Near Santa Barbara Drifts Toward SoCal

Smoke from a 14,000-acre wildfire near Santa Barbara is moving southeast toward Los Angeles, which will likely mean a drop…

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