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Wildfires

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  • Colorado sheriff: Fire 'is a crime scene until proven otherwise'

    Colorado sheriff: Fire 'is a crime scene until proven otherwise'
    The worst days of the most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history are probably over, but frustrations for the survivors continue. Firefighters, with the help of cooler weather, have beaten back the Black Forest blaze that swept through hundreds of...
  • As Colorado wildfire rages, residents help animals find refuge

    As Colorado wildfire rages, residents help animals find refuge
    CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- The Black Forest fire in Colorado has taken a toll on more than just humans. On Thursday, in a horse stall miles from danger, a gray stallion pokes his head through the bars looking for treats and affection. Firefighters found...
  • Two killed in Colorado wildfire, apparently while trying to flee

    Two killed in Colorado wildfire, apparently while trying to flee
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Black Forest fire, the most destructive in Colorado history, has now turned deadly, with authorities announcing Thursday evening that two people were killed, apparently while trying to flee the flames. Two bodies were...
  • Forest Service to begin nighttime air attacks on wildfires

    Forest Service to begin nighttime air attacks on wildfires
    The U.S. Forest Service, in a major policy change prompted by the devastating 2009 Station fire, has a helicopter ready to begin nighttime operations to battle wildfires, federal lawmakers told The Times. A specially trained crew and helicopter are...
  • Santa Barbara County fire: Second day of high winds expected

    Santa Barbara County fire: Second day of high winds expected
    Firefighters battling a 2,025-acre wildfire in Santa Barbara County will have to endure climbing temperatures and high winds Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. A high-wind advisory is in effect for much of Southern California’...
  • California fires: Residents flee as flames advance

    California fires: Residents flee as flames advance
    Residents watched warily, their packed cars at the ready, as a growing 2,000-acre fire crept closer to hundreds of homes in Newbury Park and Camarillo. “We’re packed and ready to go,” said Jan Moore. “But we’re just...
  • Grass fire threatens San Bernardino mobile home park

    As multiple wildfires burned throughout Southern California on Thursday, San Bernardino firefighters were battling a four-alarm grass fire that threatened a mobile home park. MAP: Southland fires The fire, which broke out early Thursday afternoon, had...
  • California wildfires: 6,500 acres burned, PCH shut down

    California wildfires: 6,500 acres burned, PCH shut down
    Part of Pacific Coast Highway has been closed as crews try to get a handle on a Ventura County wildfire that has scorched at least 6,500 acres in a matter of hours. California Highway Patrol announced about 12:45 p.m. Thursday that the coastal highway...
  • California wildfire: Fleeing the flames, reporting the story

    California wildfire: Fleeing the flames, reporting the story
    Normally, I'm the one reporting on wildfires, the person who shows up, notebook and pen in hand, to ask nosy questions during a traumatic time of panic and worry. It felt a lot different when it was my home being threatened by flames. This morning, as...
  • California wildfire: Air attack to resume as fire rages

    California wildfire: Air attack to resume as fire rages
    The air attack against a wildfire that has burned through more than 10,000 acres in Ventura County will resume at sunrise, state and county fire officials said Friday. The Springs fire, which began before 7 a.m. Thursday south of the 101 Freeway in...
  • California wildfire: Cost of fighting blaze $1.6 million and rising

    California wildfire: Cost of fighting blaze $1.6 million and rising
    The cost of battling the Springs fire in Ventura County has already hit $1.6 million as more than 1,000 firefighters descend on the rugged wilderness, the Ventura County Fire Department said. Overnight and Friday morning, the focus has been on...