{FD} Firefighter dies battling California’s 4th largest fire in history, officials say

A firefighter was killed battling a massive blaze northwest of Los Angeles that is now considered to be California’s fourth largest wildfire in the state’s history, fire officials announced Thursday.

{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.

{FD} Colossal Thomas Fire now 4th largest in California history

The colossal wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles became the fourth largest in California history and authorities said it would likely keep growing and threatening communities as hot, gusty winds fanned the flames.

{FD} Crews struggle to keep wildfire flames from coastal California neighborhoods

The fifth largest wildfire in California history is expanding — into an area of California that has remained in at least moderate drought, even after last winter’s powerful rains and heavy mountain snowfall eliminated drought symptoms in much of the rest of the state.