Containment

(AP Photo)

Fire near Banning 80 percent contained

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — An 11-day-old wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest north of Banning is now 80 percent contained. The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters Wednesday will patrol the nearly 6-square-mile fire […]

06/19/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

Calm, moist air aids fight against So Cal wildfire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) – A big cool-down in weather calmed a huge wildfire burning in Southern California coastal mountains Saturday, and firefighters worked to cut miles of containment lines while conditions were favorable. High winds […]

05/04/2013

Wildfire fire

Firefighters encounter bears at Calif. brush blaze

MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters finishing off containment lines around a brush fire burn area in foothills northeast of Los Angeles are running into a new problem: bears. Fire crews and residents reported bear encounters at least 7 times since Sunday.

04/22/2013

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