Cal Fire Firefighters Fight For Higher PayThe Cal Fire union says city and county fire agencies pay firefighters far more to do the same job than Cal Fire.
Giant Super Scoopers Arrive In LA To Help In Big FirefightsTwo giant water-dropping aircraft arrived in Van Nuys Saturday. The water tankers are in place about three weeks earlier than normal.
1st US System To Keep Drones Away From Wildfires Kicks OffThe first national system intended to prevent hobby drones from interfering with planes and helicopters fighting wildfires has launched, federal authorities say.
Officials Warn Of Upcoming Bad Fire SeasonPeople living in wildfire-prone areas are urged to clear the brush from around their homes and create an evacuation plan.
Safety Concerns Linger Over Plan To Allow Violent Inmates To Join State Firefighting EffortsCalifornia officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.
LA County Leases Two Additional Firefighting Aircraft From CanadaLos Angeles County has leased two additional SuperScooper firefighting aircraft from Canada as a precaution in case of fall wildfires in Southern California.
Southern California Firefighters Worry That They're Facing Similar Situations As They Are Up NorthThe command staff of the Orange County Fire Authority watches with a pit in their collective stomach.
Bill To Penalize Drone Operators Near Wildfires Passes SenateLegislation endorsed by Riverside County supervisors that would establish fines for drone operators whose remote-controlled aircraft disrupt aerial firefighting efforts received unanimous approval in the state Senate on Tuesday.
Schools Closed For Second Day As Firefighters Battle Snow Summit BlazeSchools were closed for a second day in the Southern California mountain community where crews battled a small but smoky wildfire burning through timber near a popular ski resort.
Firefighters Continue To Battle More Than 20 Wildfires In CaliforniaFirefighters continued to battle a 250-acre brush fire on Monday near Ojai.
D.A.: Operators Will Be Prosecuted For Murder If 'Intentional Act Of A Drone' Were To Cause DeathAuthorities in San Bernardino County issued a stern warning Wednesday for anyone caught flying an unmanned aerial vehicle over dangerous situations, such as wildfires.
$75,000 Reward Approved For Information Leading To Pilots Who Flew Drones Over FiresAuthorities in San Bernardino County have approved a $75,000 reward for information leading to those responsible for flying drones over three recent wildfires.