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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — More than a million people in California were without electricity Wednesday as the state’s largest utility pulled the plug to prevent a repeat of the past two years when windblown power lines sparked deadly wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes. The unpopular move that disrupted daily life — prompted by forecasts […]

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MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Southern California’s huge wildfire roared to life again Tuesday in a mountain wilderness area even as many neighborhoods were reopened to thousands of residents who fled its advance last week. A massive plume rose suddenly at midmorning in the Santa Monica Mountains near the community of Lake Sherwood, prompting authorities to […]

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Jamie Foxx was just one of many celebrities affected by the multiple wildfires tearing through California, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Caitlyn Jenner, Khloe and Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, Orlando Bloom, and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer had homes in the path of the blaze, and just like Foxx, all were forced […]

The wildfires going on in California are some of the worst that we have ever seen. Guy lives in downtown Los Angeles, so thankfully his home isn’t in direct danger. He says from where he is you can see the flames in the sky and at night the sky is orange. We will continue to […]

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Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days. The blaze, centered near the community of Upper Lake, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters took advantage of calm winds in Southern California to reach 50 percent containment of a massive wildfire, officials said. “We’ve had a very productive day,” said Deputy Chief Mark Brown of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protections. “The weather conditions were just right for us.” Monday was the […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion-dollar houses and tract homes alike. Hundreds of homes across the L.A. metropolitan area and beyond were feared destroyed since Monday, […]

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory Tuesday and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains. Firefighters on the ground and in the […]

In the midst of the lost and destruction in the wildfires that have swept through Northern California, marijuana farms are getting hit hard. According to the Los Angeles Times, about seven farms growing marijuana have been destroyed. Months before California licensed legal sales of marijuana. An industry leader told the Los Angeles Times that it’s […]

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SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history. Winds up to 45 mph (72 kph) were expected to pummel areas north of San Francisco where at […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is on track to backing President Donald Trump’s request for billions more in disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat. Thursday’s hurricane aid package totals $36.5 billion and sticks close to a White House request, […]

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jose Garnica worked for more than two decades to build up his dream home that was reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes by the deadly firestorm striking Northern California. Garnica, who moved to the U.S. from Mexico over 20 years ago, had finally decided he could afford to […]