Tag Archives: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

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One man dies as wind-driven Los Angeles wildfire forces 100,000 to flee

10 October, 2019 8:09 am 8:09 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A fierce, wind-driven wildfire swept through foothills and canyons along the northern edge of Los Angeles , engulfing homes, closing roads and devouring acres of dry brush and chaparral as 100,000 residents were forced to flee. At least one death was attributed to the fire, a man who authorities said suffered … Read More

Gusting winds, heat to menace California wildfire battle

08 August, 2018 9:44 am 9:44 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Crews battling the largest wildfire in California’s history face a return of gusting winds and high temperatures on Thursday that are expected to stoke a blaze that has burned an area nearly the size of Los Angeles. Northern California’s Mendocino Complex fire was 47 percent contained , up from 34 percent … Read More