Alex Wigglesworth is an environment reporter who covers wildfires for the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the newsroom in 2016, she was a general assignment reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com. A Philadelphia native, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Inglewood.
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Dozens of vehicles on the Smith River Complex fire were found to have been fueled up with gasoline instead of diesel, or vice versa, forcing a tactical pause.
Sept. 17, 2023
A man was arrested at a Robert F. Kennedy Jr. campaign event in Los Angeles on Friday after he allegedly impersonated a U.S. Marshal while carrying a loaded gun, police said.
Sept. 16, 2023
Scientist Patrick T. Brown said he withheld the full truth to get his California wildfire research published in Nature. A firestorm followed.
Sept. 12, 2023
Global warming is ratcheting up the risk of extreme wildfire growth in California and will continue to do so for decades, even if emissions are reduced.
Sept. 4, 2023
Tropical Storm Hilary left most of Southern California relatively unscathed. But Coachella Valley residents must deal with messy aftermath.
Aug. 22, 2023
For at least the last 165 years, three conditions have kept California hurricane-free, experts say. So what’s changed to make Hurricane Hilary possible?
Aug. 20, 2023
Southern California braces this weekend for heavy rain, flooding from tropical storm as Hurricane Hilary moves closer to the Pacific Coast.
Aug. 19, 2023
Hurricane Hilary: SoCal residents stock up on emergency supplies
Aug. 19, 2023
A red-roofed house appears untouched amid the devastation of the Lahaina fire. Its owner says recent renovations may have helped make it fireproof.
Aug. 18, 2023
One of two firefighting helicopters involved in a fatal midair collision last week lacked an electronic warning device that alerts pilots to nearby aircraft.
Aug. 17, 2023