Residents of California Town Leveled by Fire Can Go Home

PARADISE — Some residents of a Northern California town devastated by a deadly wildfire will be allowed to return home Wednesday, nearly a month after the blaze swept through the parched Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said. More than 50,000 people in ...
Photo of structures burning in Fountaingrove, CA in 2017

State Says Seniors Abandoned in California Wildfire

SACRAMENTO — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses...
Photo of a 747 air tanker dropping fire retardant in Lakeport, Calif.

Northern California Cyclone of Flames Hit 143 MPH

Experts say a deadly Northern California wildfire burned so hot at its peak that it created a cyclone of flames that reached 143 mph, ripping through the region with the force of a destructive Midwest tornado. ...
Photo of firefighter overlooking Cranston fire

Arson Wildfire Forces Entire California Town to Evacuate

IDYLLWILD — A fast-moving wildfire — believed to have been sparked by arson — tore through trees, burned five homes and forced evacuation orders for an entire mountain town as California sweltered under a heat wave and battled ferocious fires at both ends of t...