Joining the professional firefighting crews on the front lines of the massive California wildfires are thousands of prisoners, brought out of their jails to engage in this dangerous work, all for a dollar an hour or less.
First responders demand action after Verizon throttles data speeds for the fire department during a natural disaster in Santa Clara County, Calif.
The Trump administration's tariffs are raising the cost of imported construction materials, squeezing homeowners seeking to rebuild after losing their homes to natural disasters, including the wildfires scorching parts of California.
Some of the largest fires have ignited within the past few weeks as the state has seen record-setting temperatures—and the historically worst months of wildfire season are still to come.
Many flee their homes after wildfires surge near a small lake town in Northern California, and the state's largest blaze slows slightly after days of explosive growth.
In many southern coastal areas, rising summer temperatures caused by urbanization and the warming climate are driving off once common low-lying morning clouds, increasing the prospect of worse fires.
The majority of casualties are in Montecito, the wealthiest community in Santa Barbara County.
Thousands of firefighters battled Sunday to protect coastal property in Southern California from one of the biggest wildfires in state history.
Firefighters anticipate more danger in the southern part of the state due to continued strong wind gusts, no rain and decades-old dry vegetation.
The wildfires—both recent and ongoing—have affected water and air quality and may pose future threats.