{FD} Southern California’s Thomas Fire faces calmer winds, aggressive attack by fire crews

One of the biggest wildfires in California’s history continues to threaten coastal communities Monday as fire crews hope to take advantage of a two-day window of calmer winds before potentially dangerous gusts return at mid-week.

{FD} Southern California’s Thomas Fire forces new evacuations, threatens wealthy enclave

One of the biggest wildfires in California’s history sparked new evacuation orders Saturday in Santa Barbara County, as residents in the wealthy enclave of Montecito hoped less powerful winds would keep the flames away from their homes.

{FD} California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires

California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more “controlled burns” to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives.