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Thomas fire in California now the 2nd largest in state's history
The monster Thomas fire north of Los Angeles is leaving its place in the state's record books as it is now officially the second largest fire in California history. For the past 16 days, the fire that has been turning mountainsides to ash has grown. The fire only needs to consume a couple thousand
Deadly California wildfire could become largest in state's history
The Thomas fire, which has killed two and destroyed more than a thousand structures in Southern California, could become the largest wildfire in the state’s history as the monster inferno continues to grow. The fire led to the deaths of 70-year-old Virgina Pesola who perished in a car accident
Thomas fire continues to grow in southern California
The Thomas fire, now the third largest in state history, has destroyed more than 1,000 structures and threatens to take more homes and require new evacuations.
'Monster' California fire bears down on Santa Barbara
The unforgiving Thomas Fire that has for 14 days ravaged Southern California north of Los Angeles this weekend began to bear down on affluent swaths of Santa Barbara and Montecito. #ThomasFire - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff has issued mandatory evacuation orders and evacuation warnings for
Mild temperatures heading to the Northeast, strong winds and low humidity complicate firefighting in Calif.
Depending on their affinity for the white stuff, residents of Upstate and western New York State found themselves in a winter wonderland Saturday, with nearly 18 inches of lake-effect snow reported in some areas. Cattaragus County, which borders Pennsylvania in western New York state, received 17.6
Firefighter dies while battling Thomas fire in California
A California firefighter has died while battling the Thomas fire that is threatening the Golden State's Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, officials said. The firefighter was an engineer with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection from San Diego, said Cal Fire director Chief Ken
Fire crews on the frontline in battle against California's raging Thomas fire
As massive wildfires continue to scorch Southern California, fueled by the whipping Santa Ana winds , thousands of firefighters brace for more extreme fire conditions in the week ahead. Five fires have raged across California in the past two weeks, covering more than a quarter of a million acres,
Skirball fire sparked by illegal cooking fire, California officials say
The Skirball brushfire that caused residents of Los Angeles' affluent Bel-Air neighborhood to flee their multimillion-dollar mansions last week was sparked by an illegal cooking fire, the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a press release Tuesday. The fire broke out on Dec. 6 just before 5 a.m. at
Huge California wildfire in Ventura, Santa Barbara counties has charred 231,700 acres
The Thomas fire, the worst of five wildfires currently burning in California, grew by more than 50,000 acres on Sunday, making it the fifth-largest wildfire in the state's history, fire officials said. The inferno, just north of Los Angeles in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, is being fought by
California's Thomas fire intensifying
The fire is more than 270 square miles, and it's crossing into Santa Barbara County.