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Cal Fire: Catalytic Converter Caused Ferguson Fire Near Yosemite

Cal Fire investigators revealed on Friday that July’s 96,901-acre Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park was started by a super-heated catalytic converter. The California Department of Forestry (Cal Fire) determined that Ferguson Fire — which killed two firefighters, injured another

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Big Temperature Drop to Help Contain Holy Fire

Firefighters expect big gains toward containing Southern California’s Holy Fire in the coming days, as AccuWeather predicts high temperatures will fall by 19 degrees from earlier this week.

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Mudslides in Montecito as Winter Rains Hit Fire-Ravaged SoCal

A mudslide shut down the 101 Freeway in Montecito, California, on Tuesday morning as heavy winter rains hit the region devastated by the recent Thomas fire. #BREAKING: Mudslide shuts down the 101 in Montecito. People asking to be rescued from

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Wall of Fire Bears Down on Santa Barbara Gateway Towns

Firefighters are bracing Sunday morning to stop a wall of fire that is advancing on Carpenteria and Montecito, two towns that line the southeast approach to Santa Barbara along Highway 101 and that stand in the direct path of the massive Thomas fire.

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LA Mayor Officially Ends Flood Risk on 92 Degree Day

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ended on a near-record 93-degree day the emergency snowpack flood risk he declared eight months ago. According to his website lamayor.org, “Mayor Garcetti introduced the pLAn in 2015 to guide Los Angeles toward an environmentally healthy,

Anaheim Hills 2 fire (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

Orange County Blaze Under Control, 45% Contained

Cooler weather brought on by onshore winds helped more than 1600 firefighters knock down the “Canyon Fire 2” that ravaged the Orange County hillsides around Anaheim, Tustin, and Orange Monday and Tuesday.

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240 Missing in California Wine Country Fires

California fire authorities listed 82 active fires burning across the state, with the worst devastation in the Wine Country, where nine major fires have burnt over 84,000 acres, causing at least 15 deaths and leaving 240 residents missing.

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‘Canyon Fire 2’ Rages Through Orange County Hills

Gale-force winds gusting upwards of 70 mph fueled a fast-moving brush fire in the Anaheim Hills area of Orange County Monday, destroying at least 24 structures and consuming 7,500 acres as it raged through the night, forcing thousands to remain evacuated.