The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will have to find a new place to live in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation.
The Latest on a wildfire burning in mountains near Los Angeles (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Firefighters have managed to partially corral a wildfire near Los Angeles that forced the evacuation of an historic observatory.
Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state's deadliest group of wildfires ignited.
A dozen aircraft dropped water and fire retardant as crews worked in steep terrain Tuesday to battle a blaze near an historic observatory and communications towers on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 6:15 a.m.
A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods.
The U.S. Coast Guard reportedly ended the search Monday night for a man who was missing after an explosion Sunday on an oil platform on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana.
At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of panic.
The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:20 a.m.
Smoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco has sank air quality level in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as some of China's smog-choked cities, sending people to emergency rooms, forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they step outside.
They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the remains of lost homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the fires rage on.
Neighbors and strangers huddle along streets under siege by wildfires.
The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:10 a.m.
As his house filled with smoke from one of California's devastating wine country fires, Ryan Nelson's thoughts went to his elderly neighbors — one of whom has multiple sclerosis.
Many are missing amid California's storm of wildfires and searches have been marked mostly by confusion.
Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history could gain momentum Thursday and erase even the modest gains firefighters have made.
Mike Rippey stood among pieces of metal, porcelain and other remnants of the California home where his 100-year-old father and 98-year-old mother had died in the raging wine country wildfires.
The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 6:45 a.m.
A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull.
Jose Garnica worked for more than two decades to build up his dream home that was reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes by the deadly firestorm striking Northern California.