Cerritos fire near Hemet held at 200 acres, evacuations lifted
The spread of a brush fire burning in the unincorporated Nuevo area of Riverside County was stopped at 200 acres Thursday morning, Dec. 3. All evacuations ...Continue reading on Press-Enterprise
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Fire engulfs Waterville home during early morning hours Thursday
The blaze in the city's South End drew firefighters from multiple communities across central Maine.Continue reading
Man in extreme critical condition, several people displaced after fire on city's west side
Firefighters were dispatched just before 3:30 p.m. to 37 N. Traub Ave., where they found heavy fire and smoke coming from multiple floors, IFD spokesperson Rita Reith said in a release. A 74-year ...Continue reading
2 firefighters injured as wind-driven Bond Fire burns 6400 acres in ...
A wind-driven brush fire that erupted in Silverado Canyon late Wednesday night has burned thousands of acres, injured two firefighters and forced about 25000 ...Continue reading
Snow Blankets Cameron Peak And East Troublesome Fires As ...
Crews expect warmer weather later this week to dry out some fuels, which could mean the fires will continue to grow.Continue reading
Fight Against Colorado's Two Largest-Ever Fires Continues, Aided ...
The fires are burning across more than 400000 acres and have reached Rocky Mountain National Park.Continue reading
Silverado Fire: Update and Evacuation Information | Chapman ...
We realize that many in our Chapman community are impacted by the Silverado Fire, which includes areas north of Irvine Blvd and between the 5 Freeway and ...Continue reading
Orange County Battles Multiple, Fast-Moving Fires As Santa Anas ...
Two Orange County Fire Authority firefighters were critically injured on Monday battling a wind-fueled brush fire called the Silverado Fire.Continue reading
Silverado Fire in Irvine Prompts Thousands of Californians to Evacuate
About 60000 people were affected by evacuation orders near Irvine, Calif., the authorities said, as the state prepared for strong winds that risked new fires.Continue reading
1-Acre Brush Fire Damages Home In Fullerton, Temporarily Forces ...
FULLERTON (CBSLA) — Crews quickly contained a one-acre brush fire Monday that damaged one home and temporarily forced evacuations. The blaze broke ...Continue reading
East Troublesome Fire Activity Slowed By Snow, Firefighting Crews ...
Fire managers on Monday morning wrote from Granby that the snow has slowed fire activity, but downed logs and other large fuels are expected to smolder. The ...Continue reading
The Silverado Fire Area Burned Not That Long Ago
The Santiago Fire broke out on October 21, 2007 and consumed more than 28,000 acres, destroyed 42 structures, and caused an estimated $28 million in ...Continue reading
Silverado Fire: Two Firefighters Seriously Hurt, 4000+ Acres Burned ...
The Orange County Fire Authority Handcrew members were hurt around 12:15 p.m while battling the Silverado Fire, officials said. Both of the unidentified ...Continue reading
Tick Fire: Canyon Country blaze burns 850 acres as evacuations ...
CANYON COUNTRY, Calif. -- Homes were threatened as a wind-driven brush fire quickly grew to at least 850 acres in Canyon Country Thursday.Continue reading
Tick Fire: Rapidly growing blaze prompts evacuations in Southern ...
A wildfire is burning out of control north of Los Angeles, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes, fire officials said.Continue reading
A Forecast for a Warming World: Learn to Live With FireA Forecast ...
SAN FRANCISCO — Facing down 600 wildfires in the past three days alone, emergency workers rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people in Southern ...Continue reading
Fires explode across California, from wine country vineyards to ...
Fueled by violent winds from the northeast, fires erupted on dry hills across California, tearing through oaks and vineyards in Sonoma County and burning ...Continue reading
Live updates: Kincade Fire grows to 16000 acres, 5 percent contained
Latest developments on the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County and the latest wave of PG&E shut-offs in Northern California.Continue reading
Fire forces thousands to flee California wine country
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials ordered 2,000 people to evacuate their homes and businesses in Northern California wine country Thursday after a ...Continue reading
Fast-moving Los Angeles fire destroys homes, forces 100000 to evacuate
LOS ANGELES — The wind-driven blaze sweeping through Los Angeles County's San Fernando Valley continued to spread Friday afternoon, destroying at least 25 homes and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for more than 100,000 people as ...Continue reading
Tens of thousands ordered to evacuate after wildfire explodes in Southern California
The Los Angeles Fire Department said Friday afternoon the Saddle Ridge Fire had grown to more than 7,500 acres and was 13% contained. At least 25 homes had been damaged, Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said. A middle-aged man who was near the fire ...Continue reading
Community reeling after Calimesa fire obliterates mobile home park, killing woman
Residents were reeling Friday after a fast-moving fire started by burning trash quickly swept through their mobile home park, killing an elderly woman who could not escape the flames. Family members of Lois Arvickson confirmed the 89-year-old died in the ...Continue reading
Authorities Say Burning Trash Dumped By Truck Sparked Sandalwood Fire, Killing One, Destroying 74 Structures
A fire that authorities say was sparked when a trash truck dumped its burning load near brush has killed one person and destroyed more than 70 structures, including many homes in a Calimesa mobile home park. The individual was killed in the Villa ...Continue reading
Hot, dry, and windy conditions in California have sparked big fires
Wildfires are burning across California this week as risks for more blazes remain high throughout the state. Dry, warm weather and strong seasonal winds this week have created a “recipe for explosive fire growth,” according to the National Weather Service.Continue reading
LAUSD keeps many Valley schools open during fire, posing a problem for some teachers and parents
This was not the learning environment that parent Evelyn Alemán had in mind, nor what school district officials had anticipated when they kept scores of San Fernando Valley schools open as the Saddleridge fire raged in the hills above. The fire emergency ...Continue reading
25 Homes, More Than 7500 Acres Burn In Saddleridge Fire Near Los Angeles
LAFD reports the fire is at 13% containment, with more than 1,000 firefighters assigned to combat it. Personnel from the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service are on the scene, helping with the effort.Continue reading
Saddleridge fire northwest of LA swells to 4600 acres, forcing thousands to evacuate
A wildfire whipped by the treacherous Santa Ana winds jumped two freeways northwest of Los Angeles overnight Friday and forced the evacuation of more than 13,000 homes. Several homes were set ablaze in the Granada Hills, and the Los Angeles fire ...Continue reading
Son says mother, 89, missing after fire burns in California; Interstate 210 closed
CALIMESA, Calif. – Don Turner's 89-year-old mother was missing Thursday night after a wind-driven wildfire sparked by burning trash swept through a Southern California mobile home park, destroying dozens of residences. Lois Arvickson called her son ...Continue reading
Fast-Moving Sandalwood Brush Fire Destroys Homes In A Riverside County Community
An explosive brush fire Thursday near the 10 Freeway in Riverside County prompted mandatory evacuations and destroyed 74 structures, including homes at a mobile home park in Calimesa. At 8:00 P.M., Cal Fire Riverside officials said the fire remained at ...Continue reading
Saddleridge Fire Burns 4600 Acres, Prompts More Than 12000 Evacuations
The fire, dubbed the Saddleridge Fire, was reported just after 9 p.m. near the Yarnell Road exit off the 210 Freeway. Flames had scorched roughly 4,600 acres and had 0 percent containment as of about 4 a.m. Friday, according to the Inciweb fire information ...Continue reading
The Latest: PG&E restores power to more than 1M people
Authorities have ordered mandatory evacuations in the Granada Hills, Porter Ranch and Oakridge Estates neighborhoods. Several homes were seen burning in Granada Hills, and the LA fire department said an "unknown number" of homes were potentially ...Continue reading
Los Angeles wildfire spreads to 4000 acres, forcing evacuations in San Fernando Valley
"That fire, wind got behind it; it was a wind-driven fire," said Al Poirier, chief deputy for emergency operations for the fire department. "We have lost some homes." The wildfire was zero-percent contained early Friday and has destroyed at least one commercial ...Continue reading
Wildfire explodes in Southern California, prompting mandatory evacuations amid power outages
A blaze also ripped through a mobile home park in Calimesa, a city about 65 miles east of Los Angeles, destroying dozens of residences. The fire began when a trash truck dumped burning garbage into dry grass, CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett ...Continue reading
Saddleridge fire: Evacuation zones, evacuation centers, school and road closures
Cause. The Los Angeles Fire Department says it is investigating the cause. Resources. Multiple fire agencies are on scene, including ground crews and choppers. Nearly 800 firefighters are on scene and additional resources have been requested.Continue reading
Citywide Tactical Alert Called for Saddle Ridge Fire Near Sylmar
L.A. authorities said late Thursday that the city was on tactical alert to respond to the Saddle Ridge Fire near Symar. LAPD officials said via Twitter that they're working with the city fire department to "carry out any necessary evacuations. If you live in the area of ...Continue reading
Saddleridge Fire: Rapidly-growing brush fire explodes to 1600 acres, threatening homes: WATCH LIVE
A separate spot fire broke out after strong winds in the area picked up some embers that traveled a few miles and ignited on the westside of the 5 Freeway near Granada Hills. Those flames rapidly erupted to at least 30 acres, west of Balboa Boulevard and ...Continue reading
Saddleridge Fire Burns Amid High Winds Near Homes in Sylmar, Mandatory Evacuations Issued
The flames then jumped west across the 5 Freeway, igniting a 30-acre spot fire. Additional evacuations were ordered for neighborhoods of Granada Hills and Porter Ranch, north of Sesnon Boulevard, between Balboa Boulevard and the Ventura County line, ...Continue reading
Raging wildfire skips two freeways in Los Angeles as firefighters race to save homes
The Saddleridge Fire exploded to 1,600 acres Friday, leading to mandatory evacuations in some areas in Sylmar. "The fire is in such a dynamic state, we're just trying to protect homes," the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The fire's jumped the 210 and 5 ...Continue reading
Saddleridge fire explodes, threatening numerous communities; major freeways closed
The Saddleridge fire in the San Fernando Valley exploded to 1,600 acres early Friday amid powerful Santa Ana winds, threatening numerous foothill communities and closing the 210 and 5 freeways. The fire, which started in Sylmar, is moving rapidly to the ...Continue reading
Wildfire in Calimesa, California, races through mobile home park
LOS ANGELES — A rapidly growing wildfire fire destroyed numerous structures and injured an unknown number of people at a mobile home park east of Los Angeles on Thursday as power companies began expanding fire-prevention blackouts to the ...Continue reading
Massive Saddleridge fire threatening hundreds of homes: Here are the details
The Saddleridge fire broke out in Sylmar near the 210 Freeway on Thursday night and is now burning out of control, threatening numerous communities. Location. Main fire: The Saddleridge fire started about 9 p.m. on the north side of the 210 Freeway near ...Continue reading
Fast-Growing Saddlebridge Fire Burning Near Homes In Sylmar Area, Evacuations Ordered
SYLMAR (CBSLA) — A fast-growing brush fire is threatening homes in the Sylmar area with mandatory evacuations ordered for residents of Oakridge Estates. The blaze was reported around 9 p.m. burning near Yarnell Street, said Margaret Stewart with LA ...Continue reading