Pacific Crest Trail

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

Thunderstorm threat a wildcard for So Cal Wildfire

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) – The threat of weekend thunderstorms could bring much-needed moisture to a huge wildfire in the Southern California mountains near Palm Springs. Unfortunately it could also bring wind, lightning and other volatile […]

07/20/2013

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 […]

07/19/2013

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 […]

07/18/2013

A female inmate hand crew from Puerta La Cruz and firefighters in an engine company with them set fire to reinforce the line to stave off part of the Mountain Fire burning up a hill toward them on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 off Apple Canyon Road near Lake Hemet, Calif. Tuesday, July 17th, 2013. (AP Photo/The Desert Sun, Crystal Chatham)

Idyllwild wildfire grows (PHOTOS)

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire in mountains west of Palm Springs burned seven homes and led to the evacuation of dozens more, officials said. The blaze destroyed three houses, damaged another and destroyed three […]

07/17/2013

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