L.A. County, Forest Service Prepare for Fierce Santa Ana Winds
A scorching fall heat wave has Southern California firefighters keeping an anxious eye on drought-parched hillsides. The heat wave, combined with the unseen threat of Santa Ana winds on top of four years of drought have firefighters worried over potentially devastating wildfires -- and L.A. County is beefing up firefighting resources.
Lake County Faces Long, Tough Recovery From Valley Fire
Rebuilding after any big wildfire is challenging. But it may be especially so in Lake County, one of the poorest in California. The Valley Fire scorched 118 square miles, killed four people and left at least 3,000 homeless in this rural area two hours north of San Francisco. The flames are out now, but the struggle for residents there is far from over.