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California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932

California battling third-largest wildfire since 1932

California is battling its third-largest wildfire since 1932, and winds and dry conditions may help the blaze grow even further, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said …

Coast Fire Breaks Out In Lompoc, Santa Barbara County

Coast Fire Breaks Out In Lompoc, Santa Barbara County

Another wildfire broke out in Southern California Thursday afternoon, this time in Santa Barbara County. The Coast Fire started at about 12:45 p.m. local time near San Julian Road south of Lompoc …

California Fire Map Update: Photos of Wildfire Blaze

California Fire Map Update: Photos of Wildfire Blaze

The Golden State is still ablaze. … -sized threat, as firefighters have only contained 25 percent of the fire. As of Wednesday morning, the Thomas fire was the fifth-largest fire in California history and it continues to elude containment …

Wednesday Fire Conditions Update

Wednesday Fire Conditions Update

Oxnard, California – As of this morning, the Thomas Fire has consumed more than 237,500 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and is 25 percent contained. “Red Flag” severe fire weather conditions are expected to continue through Thursday, Dec. 14 and are marked by low humidity, off shore winds and high temperatures. Weather conditions along with high […]

California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems

California fire damage to homes is less ‘random’ than it seems

By Faith Kearns, Academic Coordinator, California Institute for Water Resources, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Can California update its building codes …

New blaze ignites near LA as fierce California wildfires rage

New blaze ignites near LA as fierce California wildfires rage

California motorists commuted past a blazing inferno Wednesday as wind-whipped wildfires raged across the Los Angeles region, with flames triggering the closure of a major freeway and mandatory …

Fast-moving wildfire burns in Bel-Air – Several homes burning in Bel-Air as fire closes the 405 Freeway and forces evacuations

Fast-moving wildfire burns in Bel-Air – Several homes burning in Bel-Air as fire closes the 405 Freeway and forces evacuations

By Melissa Etehad and Sonali Kohli everal homes in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air neighborhood were burning Wednesday morning as a wind-driven wildfire prompted a full closure of the 405 Freeway as well as mandatory evacuations in an area of multimillion-dollar homes. The fire was estimated to cover about 50 acres by 6:20 a.m., but Los Angeles fire officials […]

Advisory: Oxnard and Moorpark College Closures

Advisory: Oxnard and Moorpark College Closures

Colleagues, though we are not in imminent danger, for the safety of our faculty, staff, and students we will be closing Moorpark College and Oxnard College at 4:00pm.  There will be no evening classes.   Get Citizensjournal.us Headlines free  SUBSCRIPTION. Keep us publishing – DONATE

Winds Spreading Southern California Wildfire

Winds Spreading Southern California Wildfire

High winds are helping spread a wildfire in the western U.S. state of California that has prompted authorities to order 8,000 households to evacuate. The fire is located in Ventura County, about 40 …

Mandatory evacuations ordered in 700-acre fire in Cleveland National Forest

Mandatory evacuations ordered in 700-acre fire in Cleveland National Forest

LOS ANGELES — A fast-moving wildfire that ignited in a remote off-road vehicle park in the Cleveland National Forest in Southern California grew to 700 acres overnight, officials said Friday …

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