Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Firefighters gain upper hand in battle against La Tuna Fire

The skies are clearer over the Verdugo Mountains and Burbank as firefighters gain the upper hand on the La Tuna Fire. The huge smoky clouds and, sometimes, flames we saw on those hills over the weekend are no longer visible, but fire officials say the threat is not over yet. The wildfire broke out Friday afternoon, September 1, near La […]
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hazy skies over Burbank due to wildfire

Hazy skies over Burbank due to that wildfire burning in the Verdugo Mountains today. The smoke and ash prompted a recommendation from the Burbank Police Department. “The air quality outside is bad. With temperatures expected to reach the triple digits once again today, we are asking people to please stay indoors and limit your recreational activities. Keep pets indoors and […]
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sand Fire smoke and ash drift to Burbank

  The Sand Fire, burning miles away in the Santa Clarita area, spewed smoke into the air and some drifted over Burbank on Saturday. These photos were taken after 3 p.m. yesterday near the Pavilions market in the Rancho Marketplace Center Shopping Center parking lot on West Alameda Avenue. Also, ash from the wildfire fell from the sky in B-town. […]
Monday, August 31, 2009

Killer wildfire grows to more than 100,000 acres

Photo: Genaro Molina/ Los Angeles Times 08/30/09 — Wildfire rages in Acton. That Angeles National Forest wildfire continues to rampage with over 105,000 acres burned today. This killer wildfire has claimed two lives, 35-year-old Arnaldo Quinones and 47-year-old Tedmund Hall. Both Los Angeles County firefighters were fatally injured in a truck accident in the fire zone yesterday. The temperatures are a bit cooler today, […]
Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wildfire near La Canada Flintridge out of control

      Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times 08/28/09 — Firefighters take a break from battling the wildfire in the hills above La Canada Flintridge.                        A wildfire that sparked in the Angeles National Forest above La Canada Flintridge last Wednesday is now on the rampage threatening several foothill communities today. The fire went from about 5,500 acres overnight to more than 20,000 acres today. Firefighters are battling […]
Friday, August 28, 2009

Wildfires burning in the Southland

Photo: La Canada Flintridge fire  08/27/09 Christine Cotter/Los Angeles Times Heat, smoke, and wildfires in the Southland today. Fire crews battling four brushfires will not get much help from the weather. Another hot dry day is expected with temperatures reaching in the triple-digits in some areas. This is typical August weather, which did not arrive until a few days ago. Overnight that […]
Saturday, May 9, 2009

Firefighters getting the upper hand on the Santa Barbara fire

Photo: Spencer Weiner/Los Angeles Times Firefighters battling that huge Santa Barbara wildfire are getting some help from the weather today. The winds are calm, temperatures have dropped, the humidity is up, and the fog has rolled into the area. Fire officials at a news conference this morning announced they’re taking advantage of this break and are now going “on the offensive” […]
Friday, May 8, 2009

That Santa Barbara wildfire continues to rampage

Photo: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times As the photo above shows, the Santa Barbara wildfire was pretty scary yesterday; today it’s even more so. Those erratic and strong sundowner winds kicked up last night and the wildfire exploded again, burning more acres, homes, and forcing thousands to grab what they could and evacuate. Photo: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times Acting Santa Barbara City […]