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Wildfires

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  • California wildfire: Firefighters defend naval base at Point Mugu

    California wildfire: Firefighters defend naval base at Point Mugu
    As the Springs fire hopped past the Pacific Coast Highway on Friday and burned toward the Los Angeles County line, it also crept closer toward the naval base at Point Mugu. A spokeswoman for the Naval Base Ventura County said some brush and wooden...
  • California wildfire: Winds shift, flames threatening homes

    California wildfire: Winds shift, flames threatening homes
    A shift in the wind has quickly limited the visibility for firefighters trying to battle the Springs fire, which has destroyed more than 10,000 acres in Ventura County and continues to burn out of control. Television footage from media helicopters shows...
  • California wildfire: Investigators search for cause, origin point

    California wildfire: Investigators search for cause, origin point
    Investigators are interviewing witnesses and residents in Camarillo Springs to try to determine the cause of a wildfire that’s scorched through more than 10,000 acres and threatened more than 4,000 homes, officials said Friday. Authorities have...
  • California wildfire: Fire roars toward luxury homes in Hidden Valley

    California wildfire: Fire roars toward luxury homes in Hidden Valley
    The Springs fire made a harrowing about-face Friday afternoon after a shift in winds sent the blaze roaring inland, placing some homes that had escaped the first wave of flames again in the fire's path. Officials said flames crept within 100 feet of...
  • California wildfire: Malibu resident refuses to evacuate

    California wildfire: Malibu resident refuses to evacuate
    Shari Bernath knows a thing or two about fires. Living on a self-described ranch -- her property contains a lime green house, a trailer and a barn -- that sits off several windy dirt roads in Malibu’s northwestern hills, Bernath watched her home...
  • California wildfire grows to 18,000 acres; 20% contained

    California wildfire grows to 18,000 acres; 20% contained
    The Springs fire has scorched at least 18,000 acres between Pacific Coast Highway and the 101 Freeway, damage worsened by a harrowing about-face shift in winds that sent the fire roaring back to the north.  The latest estimate from the Ventura County...
  • Wildfires slow commutes in north Los Angeles County

    The wildfires raging along the Ventura County line added to Friday commuting headaches for many Los Angeles County residents, according to traffic data. The Springs fire, which started Thursday around 6:30 a.m., has scorched more than 18,000 acres...
  • California wildfires: 28,000 acres burned in Ventura County

    California wildfires: 28,000 acres burned in Ventura County
    The wildfire burning through Ventura County has scorched 28,000 acres, and firefighters have only 20% of the blaze surrounded, officials said. The Ventura County Fire Department said the air attack would end at sunset and the Springs fire would be...
  • California wildfires: Better weather gives firefighters a chance

    As night fell, improving weather in Southern California was giving firefighters a chance to keep wildfires away from homes. By late Friday, firefighters had beaten back flames from an exclusive community of multimillion-dollar ranch homes in Ventura...
  • California wildfires: Blaze south of Banning grows to 650 acres

    California wildfires: Blaze south of Banning grows to 650 acres
    A wildfire in steep forestland in the San Jacinto Mountains has quickly doubled in size to 650 acres. The blaze, named the Gorgonio fire, is in Riverside County south of Banning, a town of 30,000 in the mountain pass between Riverside and Palm Springs....
  • Energy officials brace for another summer without San Onofre

    Energy officials brace for another summer without San Onofre
    Energy officials expect to get through another summer without blackouts even if the San Onofre nuclear plant remains shuttered -- but damaging fires in the months ahead could undermine that prediction. An assessment released Monday by the California...