Photo of the Way Fire burning at night in the hills above Wofford Heights in California's Kern County.

SoCal Edison Pays $900K to Resolve Kern County Wildfire Claim

Southern California Edison has paid $900,000 to resolve a federal claim for damages from a 2014 wildfire that burned Forest Service lands in Kern County, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said Monday. The  4,392-acre Way Fire started on Aug. 18, 2014, in Woff...
Photo of New South Wales Rural Fire Service crew members from Horsley Park RFS carrying the casket of Andrew O'Dwyer

Australian Crews Race to Contain Blazes as Damage Bill Soars

BALMORAL, Australia — Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses against deadly wildfires before the blazes flare again within days when scorching temperatures are expected to return....
Photo of a helicopter dropping water on the Cave Fire

Wildfire Burning in California Mountains Grows

GOLETA — A wildfire burning Tuesday on Southern California mountains north of Santa Barbara forced as many as 6,300 people from their homes, but an approaching storm offered hope that the flames would be doused, authorities said. The fire was mainly burning...