Latest California wildfires Stories

2009-09-08 16:00:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company has donated $10,000 to Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire and Rescue in Santa Cruz, Calif., to support its services in responding to fire, medical and other emergencies.

2008-10-17 06:00:14

By William M. Welch LOS ANGELES -- One wildfire is completely contained, and a second should be wrapped up this weekend if winds remain calm, fire officials said.

2008-10-15 18:20:00

California fire officials Wednesday speculated downed power lines may have triggered one of two wildfires that have scorched 18,000 acres near Los Angeles.

2008-10-14 09:00:06

Twin wildfires raced through acreage north of California's San Fernando Valley, killing at least one person and destroying 49 structures, officials said. California Gov.

2008-10-13 09:00:25

Firefighters were battling a wildfire in California's Angeles National Forest Monday, triggering the evacuation of 1,200 residents, officials said.

2008-08-31 12:00:20

By Wendy Leonard Deseret News Late summer heat and dry winds didn't help firefighters battling blazes throughout the state. Mobile homes in Toquerville were spared from flames as an approximately 100-acre fire came close enough to threaten them Saturday afternoon.

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Jennifer McLain Local firefighters were expected to return home over the weekend after being called out to assist on a blaze that has burned 53 square miles west of Yosemite National Park.

2008-08-03 12:00:17

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters are close to containing a 53-square-mile wildfire that has destroyed more than 20 homes in the mountains outside Yosemite National Park. Fire officials say the blaze was about 90 percent contained Saturday afternoon. All evacuation orders have been lifted.

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By Ben Winslow and James Davis Deseret News Utah firefighters were scrambling Friday to control three blazes - - two of which prompted evacuations of homes and campgrounds. "Everything came together. We've had hot, dry temperatures. We've had gusty winds," said Loyal Clark, of the U.S.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.