California wildfires

California fire firefighter with flames

Megafires are becoming increasingly common in California and climate change is a leading factor

Climate Change

California’s 2018 wildfire season is one of the most destructive on record. More than 7,500 fires burned nearly 2 million acres of land so far this year — the most land burned in a single year since records have been kept.

A blackened landscape

With wildfires raging around the world, California blaze kills two firefighters

Firefighters knock down flames as they advance on homes atop Shepherd Mesa Road in Carpinteria, California, Dec. 10, 2017.

Raging California wildfire becomes the state’s third largest blaze in recorded history

A firefighter puts out a hotspot at an avocado farm after the Lilac Fire, a fast moving wildfire in Bonsall, California, Dec. 8, 2017.

Firefighters race to get control of California wildfires

CA fire

Wildfires in the American West blaze hotter, fiercer and longer than ever before

The World

Arson Said Cause of California Wildfires

Conflict & Justice

The U.S. Forest Service said that arson started the wildfires still burning north of Los Angeles. The Takeaway talks to Steve Julian, Morning Edition host for KPCC in Pasadena, California, with the latest report.

The World

California National Guard troops deployed to fight wildfires


California is still experiencing a wildfire crisis more than two weeks after an initial lightning storm ignited more than 1,700 fires. Authorities said more than 320 fires still were active Thursday. Thousands of Northern Californians continue to evacuate. Guest: Joshpae White, engineer with Cal Fire in Northern California