Firefighters scrambled to control a southern California brush fire started by a small plane crash Sunday night, reported federal and local authorities, which ordered residents of one threatened canyon to evacuate.
A fire in steep canyons and rural communities near Los Angeles, California, originated in a mulch pile, investigators have found, and they are trying to determine how it started, a fire official said Wednesday.
A raging wildfire in northern California scorched more than 5,000 acres and hundreds of firefighters struggled to bring it under control Friday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.
A wildfire that has engulfed dozens of homes and displaced thousands of people kept roaring in Southern California on Friday, as fire officials acknowledged they're not sure how much luck they'll have slowing the blaze.
Mudslides on fire-scarred land in the eastern Sierra Nevada forced people from their homes, while milder weather in Northern California helped firefighters get a leg up on blazes there and allowed residents of several fire-weary towns to return home
The prognosis is "poor" for a firefighter who suffered burns over 90 percent of his body while battling a sprawling Southern California wildfire, the chief of the hospital where the man is being treated said Friday.
Heavy rains are forecast for California's fire-ravaged Yucca Valley on Sunday, a welcome relief for firefighters but the monsoon system could cause massive flooding in the desert area, the National Weather Service and a local police official told CNN Radio.
Firefighters battling a wildfire that has charred more than 24,000 acres northwest of Los Angeles have contained about two-thirds of the blaze and expect to have it fully under control Monday, according to fire officials.
Slower winds, lower temperatures and higher humidity brightened Tuesday's outlook for firefighters battling a nearly 6,000-acre wildfire in Los Angeles County, where residents were being kept away from about 350 homes.
Sizzling heat and shifting winds hindered firefighters trying to contain a wildfire moving across the Santa Clarita foothills northwest of Los Angeles on Sunday, prompting authorities to order hundreds of residents to evacuate.