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The remains of a home and a car destroyed by a wildfire are seen on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, near Banning, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Firefighters make progress battling Silver Fire

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress battling Southern California’s latest destructive wildfire, which has burned 26 homes and threatened more than 500 others in the San Jacinto Mountains. The Silver Fire, which charred […]

08/10/2013

Tanker 911, operated by 10 Tanker Air Carrier drops retardant over the Sharp Fire, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in Wrigthwood Calif. (AP Photo/The Victor Valley Daily Press, James Quigg)

Calif. faces longer, tough wildfire season

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — California truly is the Golden State this summer — golden brown — and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the […]

08/10/2013

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

A firefighter battles a wildfire on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in Cabazon, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Silver Fire spreads, threatening hundreds of homes

CABAZON, Calif. (AP) — Susana Medrano stood in her front yard, mesmerized by the orange and red flames creeping along the wind-swept mountain ridge behind her home, and struggled to leave. Her children sat in […]

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

Multiple structures burn in the Poppet Flats area as the Silver Fire roared through the area along Hwy 243 between Banning and Idyllwild, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Frank Bellino)

Southern California wildfire grows extensively (see photos)

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A thousand firefighters battled a growing wildfire in the inland mountains of Southern California early Thursday, trying to save small communities where some home have been lost and an estimated 1,500 […]

08/08/2013

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Crews gain on 2 SoCal wildfires

  LEBEC, Calif. (AP) — Crews have built containment lines around most of a 612-acre wildfire north of Los Angeles that threatened canyon homes near the Grapevine area of Interstate 5. Kern County fire spokesman […]

07/24/2013

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350-acre wildfire erupts north of Los Angeles

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) — A brush fire north of Los Angeles is threatening homes in a canyon near the Grapevine area of Interstate 5. Kern County fire spokesman Corey Wilford says the blaze began on […]

07/23/2013

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

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