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How to help California fire victims in Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Diego

Wildfires are ripping through Southern California — here's how you can donate money and time to help victims.
Wildfires leave behind scar (black) while burning up plants and buildings (red) in Ventura County, California, on Dec. 8, 2017.

Incredible satellite photos of Southern California’s wildfires show the disaster’s evolution from space

New photos of the wildfires in Ventura, Los Angeles, and other Southern California counties reveal burning homes and wilderness from space.

5 major fires are raging in Southern California — here’s the latest size, location, and damage of each

Firefighters are battling five blazes throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego counties.
Firefighters battle to save one of many homes burning in an early-morning Creek Fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, in Sylmar, California, U.S., December 5, 2017.

Horrifying images of the raging wildfires in Southern California show how rapidly destruction has spread

A series of wildfires have broken out around Southern California — and they're showing no signs of stopping.

The devastating California wine country fires have made the air worse than in Beijing — and it’s showing no signs of stopping

On Friday, the air quality index for the Bay Area was 162 — higher than Beijing's reading of 122. It's expected to reach 180.
Fire consumes a barn as an out of control wildfire moves through the Napa area on October 9.

Why wildfire season is getting longer and more destructive

Climate change is largely to blame for the increase in fire season length, but other human behaviors play a role in increasing fire risk as well.
California wildfire survivors

A couple survived the raging wildfires in California by jumping in their neighbor’s pool and staying there for 6 hours

Jan and John Pascoe spent six hours waiting out the wildfire in their neighbor's freezing pool, while their house and neighborhood completely burned down.

A wine country neighborhood was leveled by the fires ravaging California — here are the photos

Wildfires burned the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa, California, to the ground on Monday. Before-and-after photos show the devastating loss.
A GigaCrete home in the US Virgin Islands.

These cheap, fire-resistant homes could save lives and property in future disasters

In light of California's extreme wildfire season, GigaCrete's non-flammable homes could represent the future of disaster-resilient housing.
Cows stand on a patch of unburned grass after an out of control wildfire moved through the area on October 9, 2017 in Glen Ellen, California.

The fire ravaging parts of California wine country threatens the region’s $1 billion agriculture industry

The fires in California wine country are ripping through farm and dairy land, and many farmers are evacuating the area — and bringing livestock with them.