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.
Red-Flag Warning In Effect For Mountains, Valley AreasA red flag warning remains in effect Tuesday for the mountain and valley areas of Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange counties, with forecasters saying strong winds and low humidity threaten to give rise to wildfires.
Recent California Wildfires Cost State $60MAbout a dozen wildfires in the northern and eastern county destroyed 44 houses, an 18-unit apartment complex and several businesses.
Southland Residents Urged To Be Prepared For WildfiresFire agencies around the Southland urged residents to be prepared for the possibility of wildfires.
Calif. To Hire Several Hundred FirefightersCalifornia is set to hire several hundred seasonal firefighters to respond to the increase in wildfires across the state.
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