Running On Empty: Fighting Fires The drought is making a difficult fire season even tougher, forcing Cal Fire to rethink the way firefighters use water.
California To Award Funds For Wildfire Prevention The funds will be awarded as part of a one-time grant process after lawmakers included a $10 million appropriation in the new state budget.
C-130 Air Tankers Take Part In Aerial Firefighting Drills Near Channel IslandsPilots and flight crews are conducting aerial training exercises in Ventura County in preparation for what officials fear could be a dangerous wildfire season.
FEMA OKs Funding To Help Battle Colby Fire In GlendoraThe Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized funding to help fight the wildfire that's destroyed two homes in the foothills east of Los Angeles.
Calif. Inmates Transferred To Firefighting Camps Under Realignment PlanNearly two dozen California prison inmates were set to be transferred Wednesday from a state detention center to a civilian firefighting camp.
'Super Scoopers' Firefighting Aircraft Arrive From Canada Two Bombardier 415 Super Scoopers and an Erickson S-64 Air-Crane Helitanker are on lease from Quebec to bolster Los Angeles County Fire Department's efforts against wildfires.
Firefighters Rescue Family Trapped In Fire Firefighters rescued a family on Sunday that was trapped in an apartment fire that left 60 residents displaced.
Cal Fire Debuts Plane-Mounted Infrared Camera To 'See' Through Smoke Firefighters in Southern California now have an "eye in the sky" to help them battle wildfires.
LA County Unveils 'Super Scooper' Firefighting Aircraft The aircraft — which are on lease from the Canadian Provence of Quebec — are renowned for their ability to reload their tanks from skimming on lakes and reservoirs.
Rural Homeowners Fight Back Against Calif. Fire Prevention 'Tax' An estimated 800,000 homeowners will be asked to pay as much as $150 per each rural property annually to fund firefighting efforts amid what Sacramento is calling an increased wildfire risk.
County Renews Lease For Firefighting Air TankersThe Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a $13.75 million, five-year lease renewal of two amphibious air tankers, or SuperScoopers, from Quebec to help fight wildfires.
Budget Cuts Force Cal Fire To Cancel Deal For DC-10 Supertanker California is about to lose one of its most effective firefighting weapons to state budget cuts.
Brown Plan To Transfer Inmates May Strip Firefighter Support Crews A cost-cutting move to transfer tens of thousands of state inmates to county jails could potentially cripple a key component of California's firefighting force.
Costa Mesa May Outsource Firefighting, Street Sweeping ServicesThe city manager for Costa Mesa says ballooning pension fund costs are a big reason why lawmakers may need to cut key services.