Authorities have issued a smoke advisory for portions of Riverside and Orange counties as winds push smoke into the area from multiple fires burning in San Diego County.
Humans are the primary cause of fires and start roughly six times more blazes than lightning strikes in a given year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, which tracked fire causes between 2001 and 2013.
A brush fire has prompted the evacuation Wednesday of California State University at San Marcos.
The northbound and southbound sides of the 405 Freeway in Mission Hills were closed for a period of time on Wednesday after a fire broke out near the roadway’s junction with the 118 Freeway.
Several homes were burning Wednesday and mandatory evacuation orders were in effect for thousands of residents due to a fast-growing brush fire in north San Diego County.
A brush fire has broken out alongside the eastbound I-105 freeway just before the Vermont exit.
Firefighters have gained a handle on a five-acre brush fire that burned near homes in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.
Firefighters say a slow-moving brush fire that charred six acres near Lake Elsinore was contained overnight.
Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.
A small brush fire was reported in Newport Beach on Wednesday evening.
The fatal crash and fire left Highway 74 with only one lane open to handle both directions.
Firefighters battled a small brush fire in Griffith Park early Wednesday morning.
With last summer’s brush fires fresh in memory, residents in the Inland Empire are worried about a repeat in 2014, due to rising Spring temperatures.
The fire was reported at 2:30 p.m. at Mission Inn Avenue and Scout Lane, near a Boy Scout camp adjacent to the Santa Ana River bed.
A raging brush fire blackened 350 acres in Thermal on Saturday before being contained.