This post has been updated to correct information about the victim's identity. Twenty-year-old Duarte man Alex Rodriguez was declared dead early Sunday morning. He had driven his Honda sedan off the side of the windy, cliffside San Gabriel Canyon Road -- also known as Highway 39. A 16-year-old gir ... More >>
Las Vegas SunView of the fire from those lucky enough to already be in Vegas.Updated after the jump: The 15 South will reportedly be closed all night. The northbound lanes are open, but moving like molasses. Your Vegas trip: Officially a bust. Originally posted at 3:50 p.m. All those early b ... More >>
sfistHere we go againUpdated after the jump: The L.A. City Fire Department received 17 percent more calls than on a typical Fourth of July. At one point, there were 26 brush fires raging. Judging by the American flag-shaped sunburns on our foreheads and bottle-rocket scars rendering our thum ... More >>
An herbal forest.Snakes, rough terrain and dangerous temperatures aren't the only things you have to look out for in your local federal forest this summer. For at least the second year in a row the U.S. Forest Service has issued a warning to summer hikers: Beware of "marijuana grow sites" ... More >>
kevindean via FlickrMore than a year after the Station Fire spread from Angeles National Forest to wipe out 89 homes and take the lives of two firefighters, the U.S. Forest Service still can't point to a culprit for its embarrassingly slow response, which allowed a small blaze to become a mon ... More >>
Murdered Arizona rancher Rob Krentz's family talk about his life and death
File photoThe Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday urged the U.S. Forest Service to allow nighttime air attacks on brush fires. The board cited damage done and momentum gained in the first night of the deadly Station Fire in August, which ended up as the largest wildfire in coun ... More >>
By Donna Barstow It turns out, we all lost someone in the Station Fire. The L.A. Times reported on the big animals killed in the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest weeks ago, and since that time a Google keyword phrase that people have been using most often to find my Griffith Park-orie ... More >>
Ugly allegations that fire officials reduced air support, tankers and backup crews
British Columbia resident Wayne Coulson says he has the tool that will save hundreds of homes threatened by California fires annually. It is called the Martin Mars water bomber. Owned by the Canadian company, Coulson Flying Tankers, the 162,000-pound Martin Mars can drop 7,200 gallons of water and ... More >>
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Two culprits for the Southland’s fires
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