Los Angeles Police are searching for a man who was caught on camera breaking into homes in Studio City between November 28 and December 3, wearing a Santa hat and scarf.
The LAPD press release said the suspect knocked on doors and rang door bells to assess if anyone was home. “When no one answered the door, the suspect would gain entry to the backyards of the homes, smash a rear patio sliding door or back window, then enter the homes,” the press release said. “Once inside, the suspect removed cash, jewelry, safes, and firearms before leaving. A get-a-way driver has been seen in a dark sedan.”
Ventura County Fire Department shot this time-lapse video of a plume of smoke collapsing and creating dangerous conditions on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, during the Thomas Fire. As the massive smoke plume generated by the fire continues to rise, it gathers heat energy from the flames below, Fire Capt. Brendan Ripley told residents in a meeting as reported by the Los Angeles Daily News. The unstable column of air can collapse at any time, resulting in dramatic 180-degree wind shifts that pose a major danger to firefighters, he said.
Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, December 10, 2017. Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, a seaside city in Santa Barbara County that has been under fire threat for days.
Cal Fire reminds those in any potential evacuation zone to "remember the 6 P's" in case of evacuation. These are the top six important items that you will want to have ready to go. All are important, but some are more crucial that others (e.g. No. 1).
For the first time since she was kept busy dodging hotspots during the Nuns Fire, mountain lion P1 and her one surviving kitten were seen. Audubon Canyon Ranch posted video on December 5, 2017, of the family near Bennett Valley, Sonoma County. Dr. Quinton Martins used newly acquired trail cameras after the recent fires destroyed the old ones. The kitten is now a rather large 8-month-old. They were feasting on a big buck that P1 had killed a few days prior.
Mandatory evacuation orders were issued Wednesday, Dec. 6, after the Skirball Fire burned along the 405 Freeway. The fire started just after 4 a.m. and was accompanied by 25 mph Santa Ana winds, according to NBC Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times reported more than 50 acres had burned by 6:20 a.m. Wednesday and homes were on fire.
A wind-whipped blaze erupted Thursday afternoon in the Murrieta area of Riverside County, north of San Diego County, and authorities say it's moving dangerously fast. A key stretch of Highway 101 between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties was closed intermittently Thursday as flames jumped lanes.
A rapidly growing fire in the foothills of Angeles National Forest destroyed 30 homes on Dec. 5, the LA Times reported. Aerial footage of the blaze, dubbed the Creek Fire, was recorded by Michael Dubron of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Raked by ferocious Santa Ana winds, explosive wildfires northwest of Los Angeles and in the city's foothills burned a psychiatric hospital and scores of homes Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. The fire grew wildly in Ventura County.
Three illegal sideshows popped up in Sacramento on Saturday night and Sunday morning on the weekend of November 11, 2017, including one that stopped traffic on Highway 50 while cars spun in circles across the freeway.