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.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts, a newspaper reported.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Weapons exercises at Southern California’s Camp Pendleton Marine base caused a wildfire in warm, windy conditions that has grown to more than 80 acres.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say Santa Barbara County jail is on lockdown after inmates started a fire, refused to evacuate from their cells and taunted firefighters sent to put it out.
FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained the remnants of a wind-driven wildfire that burned two homes and threatened more than 100 others in rural Ventura County.
FILLMORE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in rural Ventura County say a wind-whipped wildfire is 80% contained. Easing winds on Tuesday gave a team of about 400 firefighters a chance to douse the 170-acre wildfire that burned two homes and threatened 160 others.
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.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have helped a homeless couple deliver their baby girl at a Southern California homeless encampment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles firefighters are conducting a rescue operation in a construction trench in Pacific Palisades. Two construction workers were reported trapped in a trench collapse around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
LONE PINE, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds have delayed containment of a 408-acre wildfire in the high desert Lone Pine area. The Inyo County blaze broke out Sunday morning north of State Route 136 in the Owens Valley river bottom about 200 miles north of LA.