Southern California fire

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. | Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif.  — Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters made steady progress Sunday in battling a wildfire that destroyed 16 structures as it raged through Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest. The Holy Fire was 41 percent contained Sunday afternoon after burning across 35.5 square miles (92 kilometers) of dry timber and brush, said Lynne … Continue reading LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. | Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

Southern California fire forces thousands to flee homes

SANTA PAULA, Calif. /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Ferocious winds in Southern California whipped up an explosive wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for nearly 8,000 homes, authorities said. The blaze broke out Monday and grew wildly to more than 48 square miles (124 sq. kilometers) in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn’t … Continue reading Southern California fire forces thousands to flee homes