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Los Angeles City Sued Over Massive 2018 Fire At Boyle Heights Warehouse

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A company that was a tenant in a Boyle Heights warehouse where three firefighters were injured fighting a...
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Blaze Erupts In Santa Ana River Bottom Near Norco, 20% Contained

By ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer NORCO (CNS) - A wind-whipped brush fire in the Santa Ana River...
Meade firefighters help extinguish apartment fire off post- Photographer: Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs Office

Suspicious Blaze Guts Mobile Home In El Cajon

EL CAJON (CNS) - An investigation was underway today into a possible arson fire that destroyed a residential trailer in El Cajon.  ...
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Blaze Erupts In Santa Ana River Bottom Near Norco

NORCO (CNS) - A wind-whipped brush fire broke out today in the Santa Ana River bottom on the east end of Norco,...
In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, photo, Jason Meek, whose Northern California wine country home was destroyed in 2017, walks through the remains of his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. A $13.5 billion settlement between victims, including Meek, of California's catastrophic wildfires and Pacific Gas & Electric was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation. Instead, it has sparked confusion, resentment, suspicion and despair as the victims, government agencies, and lawyers grapple for their piece of the settlement fund. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

California Wildfire Victims Fear They’ll Be Last In Payout

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $13.5 billion settlement between victims...
A fire burns after an explosion at the Marathon Refinery in Carson on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)

Refinery Fire In Metro LA Controlled By Firefighters

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Carson, Calif. (AP) — A fire at a large refinery in metro Los Angeles was under control early Wednesday and no injuries...
Los Angele Fire Department PIO Capt. Erik Scott, center at podium, briefs the media on a fire that broke out at a 25-story high-rise apartment building, which started on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels in West Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.(AP Photo Damian Dovarganes)

Man, 19, Gravely Injured in Los Angeles High-rise Fire Dies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 19-year-old French citizen who was gravely injured when flames tore through a high-rise apartment tower this week...
This image from video by Jenna Fabian shows a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter on a ladder rescuing a man who had climbed out on the side of a 25-story high-rise apartment, escaping flames from a burning apartment balcony, after a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels in West Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Courtesy of Jenna Fabian via AP)

14 People Injured In West L.A. High-Rise Fire, One In Grave Condition; Building Did...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The origins of a "suspicious'' fire that broke out on the seventh floor of a 25-story apartment building...
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Several Injured In Fire In High-Rise Residential Building In West LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A fire broke out today in a 25-story residential building in West Los Angeles, leaving several people injured.  ...
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Los Angeles Sets Record For Lowest Number Of Fire Fatalities In 2019

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles set a record in 2019 for the lowest number of structure fire fatalities, the city Fire...
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Angeles National Forest Service Sending 20 Firefighters To Australia

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Angeles National Forest Service is sending 20 firefighters to Australia to help battle the raging wildfires in...
Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Fighting

Fire Damages Strip Mall In Woodland Hills, Causes Roof Collapse

WOODLAND HILLS (CNS) - Fire damaged a strip mall in Woodland Hills this morning, causing a portion of the roof to collapse...
A firefighter pulls a hose along Chalk Hill Road as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Cash Ablaze: California Firefighters’ Overtime Costs Jump 65%

Due to large increases in wildfires across the state of California, the overtime costs for firefighters surged by 65% over the past...
Wildfire

California Bans Insurers From Cancelling Fire Policies In Wildfire Zones

California passed temporary restrictions on Thursday banning insurers from declining or refusing to renew home-insurance policies for homeowners in certain wildfire-prone parts...
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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) Sued By Federal Government Over 2017...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power is defending itself against a federal lawsuit that...
A firefighter pulls a hose along Chalk Hill Road as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Wildfire Outside Santa Barbara, California, Threatens homes, Causes Evacuations

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. Nov 26 (Reuters) - Fire ripped through brush and woodland on hills above Santa Barbara, California, early on Tuesday, causing...
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Fire Threat On High Alert: PG&E Could Leave Thousands of Californians Without Power

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Nov 17 (Reuters) - About 180,000 customers in California could find themselves in the dark as Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) warned...
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Wildfire Threat Darkens California Dream, Residents Say

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By Ellen Wulfhorst HEALDSBURG, Calif., Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - K insey Metts moved to California for its wilderness...
A firefighter pulls a hose along Chalk Hill Road as he battles the wind-driven Kincade Fire in Windsor, California, U.S. October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

PG&E to offer $13.5 bln in compensation to wildfire victims – Bloomberg

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Nov 11 (Reuters) - Bankrupt California power producer PG&E Corp is offering $13.5 billion in compensation to wildfire victims as part of...
Firefighters remove a flag off a barn, as the wind driven Kincade fire burns near the town of Healdsburg, California, U.S., October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

FEATURE-As Wildfires Worsen, Californians Harness Tech for Help

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By Ellen Wulfhorst HEALDSBURG, Calif., Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a wildfire threatened Margie Hanselman's home in...
Smoke from a bushfire fills the sky near the Warner Bros. Studios at the Universal City area in northwest Los Angeles March 30, 2007. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES)

Small Brush Fire Breaks Out Above Warner Bros. Lot in Burbank

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By Erin Nyren LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A small brush fire broke out in the Hollywood Hills above the Warner Bros. studio lot...

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