California’s largest ever fire was a force that could not be stopped

The fire left the mountains ghostly gray, vast slopes frozen still but for dust devils wandering the ash. Fire crews were conducting a last big operation in the high country, burning a ridge above Hartman Ranch to keep the main … Read More

California wildfires by the numbers: $177M spent, more than 1,000 structures destroyed

A spate of Southern California wildfires has destroyed an area larger than New York City and Philadelphia — combined. And the end might be weeks away. Blustery Santa Ana winds literally added fuel to the fires. which began Dec. 4. Here are … Read More

Firefighter dies while battling Thomas fire in California

A California firefighter has died while battling the Thomas fire that is threatening the Golden State’s Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, officials said. The firefighter was an engineer with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection from San Diego, … Read More

On The Road Of Destruction To The Thomas Fire

MARCUS YAM VIA GETTY IMAGES LOS ANGELES ― There is smoke everywhere. It’s Monday morning at 10 a.m., and I’m driving north up California’s famously stunning coastline toward the Thomas fire, the largest and most uncontrolled of five massive wildfires … Read More

California wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures … and counting

(CNN) One week after the Thomas Fire exploded from a brush fire to a raging inferno, thousands of firefighters made some headway Monday in their struggle to contain it. The blaze is larger than all of New York City and about … Read More