Idyllwild-Pine Cove California

Location of Idyllwild, Calif., where 6,000 people were forced to flee wildfires. (AP)

Evacuations continue from S. Calif. wildfire

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California wildfire that destroyed seven homes and cabins in the mountains above Palm Springs grew overnight and continued to threaten the town of Idyllwild Friday as crews kept an […]


Irene Jenke, evacuates from her home on Morris Ranch Rd. with her pets from the Mountain Fire near Lake Hemet on Tuesday July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Frank Bellino)

Wildfire forces evacuation of Idyllwild

HEMET, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in the Southern California mountains shut down the famed Pacific Crest Trail and was threatening a popular tourist destination Thursday, forcing the evacuation of an estimated 6,000 residents and […]


Helicopter crews work the Mountain Fire as it burns in the wilderness near Lake Hemet, Calif. Tuesday, July 17th, 2013. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Jay Calderon)

SoCal wildfire forces more evacuations

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities issued evacuation orders for hundreds of homes Wednesday as a major wildfire approached in the mountains southwest of Palm Springs. Large parts of the Southern California communities of Idyllwild and […]


Calif. squirrel tests positive for plague exposure

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a squirrel at a Southern California campground has tested positive for exposure to fleas infected with the bacteria that can cause plague.Riverside County officials said Tuesday the discovery at […]



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