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Federal lawsuit seeks nearly $25M for Mountain Fire negligence

A federal lawsuit was filed on Thursday, one day before the three year anniversary of the Mountain Fire, seeking $25 million in damages from the owner of a Mountain Center residence and the caretakers for alleged negligence that led to the 2013 wildfire.

Controlled burns planned for Mt. San Jacinto State Park

Forest debris and other vegetation will be set ablaze this week during a prescribed burn in Mt. San Jacinto State Park, so residents and people passing through the area shouldn't be alarmed,  authorities said Monday.

Cutca Fire 50% contained after burning 167 acres

Firefighters are battling a vegetation fire that's sending smoke over part of the Coachella Valley.

'North Fire' 100 percent contained, evacuations lifted

Firefighters have reached 100 percent containment of the North Fire, which sparked on Friday in the Cajon Pass near Interstate 15and scorched 4,250 acres. Evacuation orders were lifted over the weekend for residents in the area.

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Locals remember the mountain fire at the two year anniversary

It's the 2 year anniversary of the mountain fire that burned more than 27,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest.

Fire along Highway 60

Joe Galli

Misfiring cars cause fire hazards along highways

Dry brush borders many of the highways coming in and out of the Coachella Valley, and can be the perfect fuel for a bush fire.

Lake Fire determined to be human-caused

The Lake Fire remains at 98% containmentFirefighters continue to make good progress as they continue to attack the Lake Fire, which has been burning in the San Bernardino National Forest for over two weeks.

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Mill 2 Fire is burning west of Lake Fire

Fire crews are battling a new wildfire north of Yucaipa in the San Bernardino National Forest.  

Fire remains 98% contained going into weekend

More than 3 weeks after the Lake Fire first ignited, 150 personnel remain assigned to the fire going into the weekend.

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Lake Fire now 98% contained

The Lake Fire is now 98% contained with 375 fire personnel still assigned to the fire to deal with any hot spots that remain.

Rain helps firefighters fight Lake Fire, but not without other effects

Rain helps firefighters fight Lake Fire, but not without potential consequences

Recent rain has helped firefighting efforts on the Lake Fire, reporting 65% containment on Wednesday, however heavy rains can lead to flash floods and mudslides. Lightning storms can also spark wildfires not detected till days later.

Photo courtesy of Steve Brown, The Sun Runner

Lake Fire containment up to 65%

Firefighters continue to make progress on the Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains.


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