‘We Need to Start Now.’ How Chef José Andrés Is Helping California Wildfire Victims

Although he’s stuck sick in bed in Washington D.C., chef José Andrés is making sure people displaced by wildfires in Southern California are fed. Andrés, who has already served about...

‘We’re Still Anxious.’ Firefighters Continue to Battle Growing California Wildfires

(LOS ANGELES) — Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth...

Ferocious Winds Force Firefighters Aside in Southern California Wildfires

(FALLBROOK, Calif.) — Firefighters in Southern California were on high alert for dangerous fire potential even before the first blazes broke out. But once flames met ferocious winds, fire crews...

Missing Woman Was Likely Dead Before Her Body Was Mauled by Lion, Police Say

The body of a 33-year-old woman found dead in California’s American River Canyon Wednesday had apparently been “damaged” by a mountain lion, officials said. Officials and mountain rescue teams from...

Woman Fleeing in Car Is First Death Linked to Raging California Wildfires

Authorities have confirmed that a woman found dead in her car in Santa Paula, Calif., was the first casualty of wildfires ripping through the state. Virginia Pesola, 70, was killed...

Ranch-Hands Race to Free 500 Thoroughbred Horses Amid California Wildfires

Extraordinary footage shows ranch-hands and volunteers fighting to rescue hundreds of racehorses from eight barns which set alight at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in Bonsall, California. The...

See Astonishing Images of the California Wildfires From Space

The high ground of space often makes the Earth’s grandest features shrink to invisibility. You can’t really see the great Wall of China from orbit—at least not with the...

Thoroughbred Racehorses Killed Trying to Escape California Wildfire

SAN DIEGO — Hundreds of elite thoroughbred race horses sprinted away from flames Thursday as one of California’s major wildfires tore through a training center in San Diego County. Not...

Californian Communities Are Under Siege as Destructive Wildfires Continue Their Rampage

(FALLBROOK, Calif.) — A brush fire driven by gusty winds that have plagued Southern California all week exploded rapidly Thursday north of San Diego, destroying dozens of mobile homes...

Wildfire Shuts Down Freeway and Threatens Resort Town in California

(OJAI, Calif. ) — The biggest and most destructive of the windblown fires raking Southern California shut down one of the region’s busiest freeways Thursday and threatened Ojai, a...

What’s Making California’s Wildfires So Dangerous?

The Southern California wildfires spreading through Ventura and Los Angeles counties are among the devastating wildfires residential communities have seen in the decades since developers have expanded further and...

California’s Winds and Wildfires Have Pushed the Alert System Into Uncharted Territory: Purple

(VENTURA, Calif.) — Southern California has felt yellow wind, orange wind, and red wind. But never purple wind. Until now. The color-coded system showing the expected strength of the winds...

Wildfire Erupts in Bel-Air as Flames Consume Parts of Southern California

(LOS ANGELES) — A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped...

L.A. Just Legalized Recreational Marijuana. Here’s When You Can Buy It

(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles will become the nation’s largest city with recreational pot after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales next year. After months of debate and...

Yet Another New Wildfire Is Blazing in Los Angeles, This Time Near Bel Air

(VENTURA, Calif.) — A dramatic new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles early Wednesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California. Flames exploded before dawn on the steep...