Los Angeles County firefighters are ready for what some say could be a particularly harsh fire season, and they’ve got the hardware to back it up.
The blaze was reported shortly before 4:30 p.m. in the 19300 block of Quebec Avenue, according to CAL FIRE in Riverside.
Campers and hikers scrambled to leave the most popular recreation in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday as a fast-moving brush fire swept through the area.
State energy officials Friday warned the statewide drought and continued threat of wildfires could pose challenges to power supplies in coming weeks.
Fire crews are battling a 25-acre brush fire in the hills above Brand Park in Glendale.
Deputies spent the night urging residents to leave a Central California community that remains threatened by a smoky wildfire near Bakersfield.
Firefighters have contained five percent of a 500-acre brush fire in Kern County.
Fire lines have been completed around 30 percent of a brush fire early Saturday, and firefighters estimate the “Bogart Fire” has charred 100 acres near Cherry Park, north of Beaumont.
A brush fire that erupted Friday along the perimeter of a Cherry Valley park has burned at least 100 acres and was 50 percent contained.
A third man was convicted Thursday of accidentally causing the 1,900-acre Colby wildfire after setting an illegal campfire in the Glendora Hills.
The Los Angeles fire and police departments Sunday held an evacuation exercise in Mandeville Canyon, amid concerns that this year’s drought conditions are similar to what caused the disastrous wildfire there in 1978.
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 wildfire that surged amid high heat and dry winds in drought conditions brought evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes in and around San Diego, but all residents were told they could return home Tuesday night just a few hours later as cooler, calmer darkness fell.
Firefighters have made progress overnight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.