Southern California

MALIBU, Calif. | More Southern California fire evacuees return home

MALIBU, Calif.  — More residents were allowed Friday to return to homes they fled during the rapid spread of Southern California’s huge wildfire. Authorities reopened more areas in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, but kept some locations within the Woolsey Fire zone off-limits due to hazards ranging from burned power poles to compromised gas lines … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif. | More Southern California fire evacuees return home

CHICO, Calif | The Latest: Officials plan to rebuild TV sets that burned

CHICO, Calif. — The Latest on California’s wildfires (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Officials from the National Park Service say they plan to rebuild the burned-down buildings and movie sets of Southern California’s Paramount Ranch and reopen within two years. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Superintendent David Szymanski announced the plan Friday as he … Continue reading CHICO, Calif | The Latest: Officials plan to rebuild TV sets that burned

MAGALIA, Calif | The Latest: San Francisco cable cars halted over smoky air

MAGALIA, Calif. — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 5:40 p.m. San Francisco’s iconic open-air cable cars have been pulled off the streets because of choking air wafting in from a wildfire in Northern California. The city’s transportation agency said Thursday that because of the poor air quality, “all cable cars will … Continue reading MAGALIA, Calif | The Latest: San Francisco cable cars halted over smoky air

LOS ANGELES | Fire claims popular recreation spots in Southern California

LOS ANGELES— Southern California residents faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire also are grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. The Woolsey Fire has charred more than 83 percent of National Park Service land … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Fire claims popular recreation spots in Southern California

MALIBU, Calif. | 3rd body reportedly found in Southern California fire zone

MALIBU, Calif.  — Authorities were investigating a report of a body found within the burn zone of a huge wildfire in Southern California, but the coroner’s office was unable to confirm Wednesday whether it was burned. Two deaths were previously linked to the weeklong blaze in Ventura and Los Angeles counties that was 47 percent … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif. | 3rd body reportedly found in Southern California fire zone

MALIBU, Calif  | Residents return but Southern California fire still has life

MALIBU, Calif.  — Thousands of people have returned to neighborhoods evacuated during Southern California’s deadly wildfire but officials said the threat is far from over. The huge blaze briefly gained renewed life Tuesday with a flare-up in the Santa Monica Mountains before water- and fire retardant-dropping aircraft beat it back. However, except for an apartment … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif  | Residents return but Southern California fire still has life

PARADISE, Calif. | Grim search for more fire victims; 31 dead across California

PARADISE, Calif. — As wildfires raged at both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: Six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. It matched California’s record for deaths in a single fire and brought the statewide total to 31 as authorities … Continue reading PARADISE, Calif. | Grim search for more fire victims; 31 dead across California

MALIBU, Calif | Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern Californian wildfire

MALIBU, Calif. — Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, causing flare-ups of a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles, but no additional structures were believed to have been lost, authorities said. Huge plumes of smoke rose in the fire area, which stretches miles from … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif | Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern Californian wildfire