{FD} Insurance firms dispatch private firefighters in California

Among the army of firefighters who have been protecting neighborhoods at the front lines of Southern California's monstrous wildfire are small teams hired by insurance companies to provide personalized prevention and protection for threatened homeowners.

{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.