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  • NASA image shows north-south disparity of wildfires in California

    NASA image shows north-south disparity of wildfires in California
    A recent image captured by NASA's Aqua satellite provides a stark reminder of how Northern California continues to grapple with a series of wildfires, many of them sparked by lightning, while the southern part of the state enjoys relative calm.
  • Progress made on wildfire burning near California gold mining town

    Weaker winds and cooler temperatures allowed firefighters to make significant progress on a large wildfire sparked by an unhitched boat trailer near one of California's historic Gold Rush-era towns. In addition to strengthening their containment line on...

    Wildfire near California Gold Rush-era town sparked by boat trailer

    Wildfire near California Gold Rush-era town sparked by boat trailer
    A spark from a trailer started a fast-moving wildfire that consumed 650 acres in Northern California near a historic Gold Rush-era boom town. Fire investigators determined the trailer, which had been tugging a boat, became unhitched, dragged along the...

    Crews make progress against wildfire near Gold Rush-era town

    Crews make progress against wildfire near Gold Rush-era town
    Firefighters were making progress early Monday against a wind-driven wildfire in Northern California that has scorched 650 acres near a Gold Rush-era town and forced evacuations of 200 homes. The blaze, dubbed the Oregon fire, started about 4:36 p.m....

    More than 125 firefighters worked to extinguish Van Nuys brush fire

    More than 125 firefighters battled a brush fire for more than two hours near Van Nuys before it was contained late Friday afternoon. The fire burned on both sides of Burbank Boulevard, near the intersection with Woodley Avenue. As of 7 p.m. crews were...