Esperanza Fire

Firefighters carry a hose while battling a wildfire, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Southern California wildfire 25 percent contained

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters launched a fleet of retardant-dropping airplanes Friday against Southern California’s latest destructive wildfire, a blaze that experts say is part of an early siege of conflagrations in the state. Some […]

08/09/2013

Palm trees burn in a wildfire on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Silver Fire grows to more than 15 square miles (see photos)

BEAUMONT, Calif. (AP) — A growing wildfire chewed through a rugged Southern California mountain range on Thursday, damaging buildings, threatening as many as 600 homes and forcing some 1,500 people to flee. A thousand firefighters, […]

08/08/2013

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