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Californians Flee as Strong Winds Push Fire Through Canyons

LOS ANGELES — Powerful winds pushed flames through Southern California canyons early Thursday as an out-of-control wildfire burned near homes and forced residents to flee. The blaze in Orange County’s Silverado Canyon began late Wednesday as a house fire that …

Crews Battle Wildfires Amid Brutal Heat Wave in California

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters struggled to contain three wildfires near Los Angeles on Saturday as forecasters warned that the risk of new fires was high with temperatures expected to spike and humidity levels to drop across California. In Northern California, …

Evacuations Ordered as Crews Battle Massive California Fire

LOS ANGELES — Crews struggled Thursday to reign in a Southern California wildfire that exploded in size in a matter of hours north of Los Angeles, prompting evacuation orders for about 100 homes and other buildings as it tore through …

Northern California Hit by Another Big Wildfire

Thousands were forced to flee their homes Monday as major wildfires encroached on a charred area of Northern California still recovering from severe blazes in recent years, sparking concern the state may be in for another destructive series of wildfires …

Power Tool Used to Clear Brush Blamed for Sparking LA Hillside Fire

More than 250 firefighters raced to the hills overlooking Los Angeles, Calif., to battle a blaze Tuesday afternoon they say was sparked by someone using a power tool to clear brush in a neighborhood of multimillion-dollar mansions. Helicopters repeatedly dropped …

New California Wildfires Sparked by Lightning

Firefighters rushed to put out nine wildfires that were sparked by lightning in the northeastern corner of California on Sunday as a stubborn blaze to the west in Mendocino County continues to challenge crews. The new fires in Lassen, Modoc …