Desert Homes Threatened by Enormous California Wildfire

JUNIPER HILLS — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday, but officials said calmer winds could help crews corral the flames. At 165 square miles, the Bobca...

10 Dead as California Fire Becomes Deadliest of Year

GRIDLEY — The terrible toll of California's wildfires became more evident as a mother confirmed her 16-year-old son was among those killed when an inferno tore through several hamlets in the foothills of the Si...

USDA Official: We Need to Thin Forest to Prevent Wildfires

A federal official surveying the Creek Fire this week says thinning the forest could help prevent future disasters. James Hubbard, the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, met with elected officials an...
Photo of the Creek Fire

Creek Fire Adds To 2M Acres Burned in State Already This Year

SHAVER LAKE — Wildfires have burned more than 2 million acres in California this year, setting a state record even as crews battled dozens of growing blazes in sweltering temperatures Monday that strained the electrical grid and threatened power outages for mi...

Neighbors With Hoses Target Fires as Crews Urge Them To Stop

REDWOOD CITY — With California firefighters strapped for resources, residents have organized to put out flames themselves in a large swath of land burning south of San Francisco, defending their homes despite orders to evacuate and pleas by officials to get ou...