Brush Fire

Death and destruction, hope and heroism in California fires

SANTA ROSA, CA/October 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Even as an unprecedented toll of death and destruction kept mounting, California communities were getting glimpses of heroism, humanity and hope as wildfires burned around them. Firefighters made major gains against most of the blazes on Friday, a lucky few of the nearly 100,000 people who fled their … Continue reading Death and destruction, hope and heroism in California fires

Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker

LOS ANGELES/May 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — More than 150 firefighters battled a 30-acre brush fire on a Los Angeles hillside on Sunday that investigators said was sparked by a weed whacker. The fire, which triggered the evacuation of five homes, broke out on a steep chaparral-covered hillside of Mandeville Canyon above Brentwood and sent up … Continue reading Brush fire on Los Angeles hillside sparked by weed whacker