Angeles National Forest

(AP Photo)

Residents watched, waited until flames descended

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Residents of the rural community of Lake Hughes in northern Los Angeles County are waiting out a wildfire at a Red Cross shelter in nearby Palmdale. Dozens of people fled the […]


Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Powerhouse Fire rages out of control

PALMDALE (CNS) – The Powerhouse Fire raging out of control in the Angeles National Forest since Thursday has scorched about 29,500 acres and is about 40 percent contained today, with full containment expected only next […]


Smoke rises from the Powerhouse Fire. (AP Photo)

Southern Calif wildfire explodes in size overnight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that destroyed at least five structures and threatened hundreds of others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two communities north of Los Angeles. Erratic wind spread the […]


The Powerhouse Fire, San Francisquito Canyon. (AP Photo)

New evacuations ordered in fire north of LA

SANTA CLARITA (CNS) – Air crews planned to take to the air this morning and resume their attacks on a brush fire that has blackened 1,000 acres in sparsely populated San Francisquito Canyon northeast of […]


(AP Photo)

Fire danger level rises to high in Angeles National Forest

ARCADIA (CNS) – The fire-danger level in the Angeles National Forest was raised today from “moderate” to “high” because of a lack of significant winter rain and a large amount of tall dry grass, authorities said.


(AP Photo)

Dangerous wildfire season predicted for California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians can expect a dangerous summer wildfire season due to a dry winter that has left the normally green hills of spring parched and tinder-dry, authorities warned.


San Gabriel Mountains

Park Service: Protect more SoCal wilderness

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The National Park Service is recommending protections and improved management of Southern California’s San Gabriel River and San Gabriel Mountains.



6 boys stuck hiking in LA, airlifted out uninjured

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angles fire officials say six boys got stuck on a precarious hillside while hiking and had to be hoisted out by helicopter.


Acton, California (Photo: Google Maps)

Girl, 9, walks to get help after crash kills dad

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-year-old girl crawled out of a mangled SUV, climbed out of a canyon and walked about a mile in the middle of the night to find help after surviving a highway crash that killed her father in Southern California, authorities said.


Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

Half dozen stranded hikers rescued in mountains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A half-dozen stranded hikers have been rescued safely in Southern California mountain areas.


Human remains found near LA-area forest grave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have found human remains in a Los Angeles-area forest, days after hikers found a shallow grave nearby.


Lawsuit leaves 'Meatball' cold

GLENDALE (CNS) – The saga surrounding the now-famous bear captured in Glendale and being kept in San Diego County took another twist today, with a Colorado wildlife sanctuary filing a lawsuit over the caged ursine. […]