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2014-05-16 09:15:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: May 16, 2014 (9:15AM CDT) The ongoing California wildfires have apparently claimed their first victim, as firefighters discovered a badly burned body in a transient encampment in Carlsbad, city officials confirmed on Friday. According to Erik Ortiz and Erin McClam of NBC News, the body was found in the area of Ambrosia and Calliandra. The individual has not yet been identified, and officials said that there were no...

Fires In Southern California Still Blazing
2014-05-15 03:24:45

NASA The single fire that ignited and split into nine separate fires still blazes in Southern California today. Firefighters are hoping for a break today (Thursday, May 15, 2014) but it doesn't look like luck may be on their side. Conditions continue to be bone dry with unseasonal heat (98-106 degrees) and the Santa Ana winds are kicking up and allowing these fires to easy jump fire lines. This particular fire started on Wednesday as a single fire and within a day is now nine separate...

2008-10-22 15:00:18

Firefighters in Southern California said they holding their own against a wildfire that broke out east of Los Angeles as dangerous weather conditions set in. The blaze in San Bernardino County quickly scorched 250 acres in Fontana and triggered a voluntary evacuation of about 100 homes situated near a Buddhist temple. "They're holding the line," Angie Samayoa, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Fire Dept. told the Los Angeles Times. The National Weather Service posted a red-flag...

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. The two fires -- which destroyed more than 50 homes, blackened more than 19,000 acres on the edge of the city and were blamed for two deaths -- eased up when strong, dry desert winds diminished. A red flag warning of dangerous fire conditions remained in effect for much of Southern California today as low humidity levels...

2008-10-15 09:00:18

Calmer winds have helped California firefighters battle twin fires in California's San Fernando Valley but another blaze has consumed more than 13,000 acres. The Santa Ana winds, which fed the Southern California wildfires, were expected to dissipate Wednesday but fire officials say the Santa Ana winds season has just begun and no rain is in the forecast anytime soon, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. Fire officials blame the twin blazes for two deaths -- four people have died...

2008-10-15 08:00:00

By Oren Dorell Firefighters in the hills around Los Angeles hope a break in winds today will help them douse two major wildfires, one of which doubled in size to 10,000 acres Tuesday. Fire crews used hose lines and tools to keep the fire from reaching homes in the hill towns north of Los Angeles such as San Fernando, Granada Hills and Chatsworth, said Inspector Ron Haralson of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Helicopters and airplanes saturated brush and trees from the air "so when...

2008-10-14 18:05:00

Los Angeles firefighters were holding their own Tuesday afternoon as two stubborn wildfires threatened suburban neighborhoods. Santa Ana winds remained relatively light for much of the day, giving crews in the San Fernando Valley a welcome advantage as they battled fires that had burned a combined 14,000 acres and nearly 59 structures. "This thing is not over," Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Paul Hartwell told the Los Angeles Times. "This is halftime. Don't get comfortable." The National...

2008-10-14 15:00:14

Firefighters at the northern edge of California's San Fernando Valley got a break Tuesday as Santa Ana winds eased up after fueling deadly twin wildfires. Firefighters continued to battle blazes that so far have claimed two lives -- in addition to two other deaths reported elsewhere -- 10,000 acres and 49 structures, the Los Angeles Times reported. Meanwhile, fire officials reported the 4,824-acre Marek fire near Lake View Terrace was 70 percent contained Tuesday. The 9,872-acre Sesnon...

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. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, warning residents that Santa Ana winds made the fires dangerous and unpredictable, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Monday's death raised to three the total number of fatalities officials blame on the recent string of...

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The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range
2012-07-17 13:48:38

The Sierra Nevada Mountains located along the Eastern portion of California and the Western Portion of Nevada have a huge impact on the weather in this region. The first is the Sana Anna winds. These are very warm winds that ascend from the mountains westward back into the basins of California in such places like Los Angeles. These are very dry winds that can heat the temps up into the 100s and can cause rapidly forming fires. When weather systems come in from the west they hit these...

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