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Fire weather continues in the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CN) – Gusty high winds and low humidity levels kept the Southland under a red flag warning today. National Weather Service meteorologists forecast gusts of between 45 and 55 miles per hour in […]

01/06/2014

Firefighters battle a wind-driven brush fire in Simi Valley, Calif. on Dec. 25, 2013. Strong Santa Ana winds spread the fire quickly, however, firefighters gained the upper hand in several hours after an all out assault using water dropping helicopters, engines, and hand crews. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Warm weather increases chances of wildfires in the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Strong winds blew across the Southland today as temperatures rose and humidity levels tumbled, creating a threat of wildfires. A red flag warning denoting a high risk of wildfire was originally […]

12/26/2013

Fire weather watch

Fire weather watch upcoming in SoCal counties

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters say portions of Southern California can expect another round of high winds and hot, dry weather conditions that that will raise the threat of wildfire. The National Weather Service has […]

10/15/2013

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Small fire forces evacuation at So Cal Marine base

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fierce winds stoked several small fires across Southern California on Saturday, forcing 260 residents and hospital patients to evacuate at a military base, causing a key freeway junction to shut down […]

10/05/2013

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Brush fire briefly blocks LA freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Officials have reopened a key freeway junction in the Los Angeles area that was shut down for 90 minutes by a brush fire. City News Service reported Saturday that three fire […]

10/05/2013

Fire weather watch

Santa Anas bring ‘most significant fire-weather threat’ in 5 years

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Fierce Santa Ana winds gusting at more than 50 miles per hour swept much of Southern California today as humidity levels dipped sharply, drying out already bone-dry vegetation and confronting the […]

10/04/2013

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Fire weather continues in the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Rising temperatures and gusting winds will combine to put the Southland under the threat of wildfires beginning tomorrow night, with forecasters saying fire conditions will continue into the weekend. The National […]

10/02/2013

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

Farm workers pick crops with Springs Fire in background. (AP Photo)

Springs wildfire grows to 43 square miles

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — It’s big and unruly, but a wildfire about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles that scorched 43 square miles hasn’t destroyed any homes. Fifteen structures have been damaged. It broke out […]

05/03/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

New evacuation ordered for Springs wildfire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters battling a huge Southern California wildfire have ordered new evacuations in a neighborhood overlooking canyons where flames are surging. The Ventura County Fire Department called Friday for residents to immediately […]

05/03/2013

A bulldozer clears a firebreak near a wildfire burning along a hillside, Thousand Oaks, California. (AP Photo)

Winds ease but Ventura County wildfire threat remains

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Santa Ana winds that sent a Southern California wildfire barreling to the sea have died but flames are still running through coastal canyons, threatening scattered homes and wilderness. Large-scale evacuations were […]

05/03/2013

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