Dying Winds Give Crews Hope in Northern California Fires

SAN FRANCISCO — Easing winds gave California firefighters a break Tuesday as they battled a destructive wildfire that was driven by strong winds through wine country north of San Francisco and another rural blaze that killed three people. Breezes replaced t...

Firefighter Dies Battling Wildfire Sparked by Gender Reveal

SAN BERNARDINO — A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby's gender. The death happened Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the U.S....
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NorCal Fire That Killed 3 Threatens Thousands of Homes

OROVILLE — A Northern California wildfire threatened thousands of homes Thursday after winds whipped it into a monster that incinerated houses in a small mountain community and killed at least three people. Several other people have been critically burned a...

Firefighting Crews Make Slow Progress With California Fires

SAN FRANCISCO — Fire crews made slow progress Saturday battling some of the largest wildfires in California history — thanks to improved weather conditions and additional resources coming from others states. The fires that started this week have killed five...