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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)

Interactive guide to the Silver Fire

An interactive showing the location and statistics of the Silver wildfire, including photos, can be viewed here.

08/08/2013

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

An air tanker makes a drop on the Mountain Fire near Lake Hemet, Calif. on Tuesday July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Frank Bellino)

Interactive guide to 50 years of wildfires

Click here to see an interactive guide to 50 years of wildfires.

07/19/2013

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Experts say expect bigger, fiercer wildfires in West

LOS ANGELES (AP) – There’s a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer: More heat, more drought, more fuel and more people in […]

07/05/2013

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Senators protest cuts to wildfire prevention funds

DENVER (AP) — A bipartisan group of Western U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires rather than taking money from programs that clear potentially hazardous dead trees and […]

06/28/2013

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2 held for dozens of Yosemite-area arson fires

COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say they’ve arrested a couple suspected of setting dozens of grass fires, including one that destroyed a home near Yosemite National Park. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says […]

06/26/2013

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Fast-moving fire burns in Santa Barbara County

ORCUTT, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say they’re going door to door to order the evacuation of hundreds of homes as a wind-fanned vegetation fire threatens structures in northern Santa Barbara County. County fire spokesman […]

06/20/2013

A US Army helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AP Photo)

Full containment expected Thursday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – With evacuees anxious to return, firefighters are working to dig up and extinguish hot spots to protect homes spared by the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history. The labor-intensive work […]

06/16/2013

A Colorado Springs resident takes a photo of the wildfire in the Black Forest area, Colorado. (AP Photo)

360-plus homes destroyed in Colo. Springs wildfire

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning northeast of Colorado Springs has destroyed at least 360 homes, making it the most destructive in state history. El Paso County sheriff Terry Maketa said Thursday that […]

06/13/2013

An LA County firefighter. (AP Photo)

Forest Service to hire 500 fewer firefighters

WASHINGTON (AP) — As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by […]

06/04/2013

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1 lane of I-5 north of LA closed after wildfire

CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Crews continue to build containment lines around a 50-acre wildfire started by a burning tractor-trailer north of Los Angeles that forced the closure of one lane of Interstate 5. Forest Service […]

05/14/2013

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Wildfire burns along the 101 freeway

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire sparked in dry brush on a ridge next to a Ventura County freeway is moving towards homes in a suburban community. The Ventura County Fire Department says the blaze […]

05/02/2013

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