How Would L.A. Fare in a Nuke Attack? Better Than New York

A handy map app lays out all sorts of grim scenarios

With No Cleanup Plan in Place, Santa Susana Field Lab Still Stokes Contamination Fears

The Woolsey Fire started near the site of a 1959 reactor meltdown that released more radiation than the three mile island incident. Now Malibu residents worry their homes were tainted by radioactive fallout from the blaze
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Wind is Blowing Smoke from the Getty Fire All Over L.A.’s Westside

The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory on Wednesday
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Stunning Images Show the Easy Fire Creep Perilously Close to the Reagan Library

Firefighters (and goats) have kept the flames at bay
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Dash Cam Video Shows How the Getty Fire Started

Officials say a branch blowing into power lines ignited the blaze
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As Fire Evacuees Look to Hotels for Shelter, Officials Are on Price Gouging Alert

What California's anti-price gouging law means–and what to do if you think you're a victim
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Update: Getty Fire Evacuation Lifted for Most of L.A.’s Westside

Amid the Getty Fire, Mayor Garcetti signed an emergency declaration this morning
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Burning Trash Reportedly Sparked the Sandalwood Fire That’s Killed at Least One

A "hot load" dumped near a mobile home park in Riverside County is being blamed for the conflagration

The Fast-Moving Saddleridge Fire Ravages the San Fernando Valley Overnight

An uncontained fire that started in Sylmar has already burned thousands of acres and resulted in at least one death
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Coast Guard Calls Off Its Search for Victims of a Deadly Labor Day Boat Fire

A mayday call reveals frightening details about a disaster that's claimed the lives of at least 20 people