Luxury LA mansions threatened as fierce California wildfires rage
Local emergency officials warned of powerful winds on Thursday that will feed wildfires raging in Los Angeles, threatening multi-million dollar mansions with blazes that have already forced more than 200,000 people to flee.
California fire toll rises to 33, winds cause concern
The death toll from California's wildfires rose to 33 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern.
23 dead in 'catastrophic' California wildfires
More than 200 fire engines and firefighting crews from around the country were being rushed to California on Wednesday to help battle infernos which have left at least 23 people dead and thousands homeless.
Wildfires rage as California sizzles
A wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills north of Sacramento was only two percent contained and had destroyed 10 homes by midday, scorching 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of forest and sparking small-scale evacuations.