The Latest: Evacuations reduced at Southern California fire

GOLETA, Calif. –  The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Southern California authorities are scaling back evacuation orders for neighborhoods around a wildfire that destroyed 20 homes and other buildings in Santa Barbara County.… Continue Reading

California fire kills 1 as heat stokes blazes in Western US

HORNBROOK, Calif. –  A wildfire raging through drought-stricken timber and brush near California’s border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed multiple structures as it burns largely out of control, authorities said Friday. No other details were released about the… Continue Reading