Weather & Natural Disasters Wildfires

  • A Cal Fire firefighter monitors a burning home as the Camp Fire moves through the area on November 9, 2018 in Magalia, California. 

    An attorney for a group of victims of the so-called Camp fire in Northern California on Wednesday alleged that there's "pretty overwhelming" evidence that PG&E was at fault for the deadliest wildfire in the state's history.

  • Sheriff deputies carry a body bag with human remains that were discovered at a  home that was destroyed by the Camp Fire on November 14, 2018 in Paradise, California. 

    Authorities reported eight more fatalities from the Northern California blaze, bringing the total number of dead so far to 56. 

  • Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire as it continues to burn in Malibu, California, U.S., November 11, 2018. 

    Two incredibly devastating wildfires are raging across California, already killing at least 31 people, displacing over 250,000 residents and destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

  • California fires continue to claim lives and land

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports from Camarillo, California on the latest of the California wildfires.

  • Deadly wildfires burning across California

    CNBC's 'Squawk Box' team discuss the wildfires in California.

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 11- The death toll from wildfires raging in California rose to 31 on Sunday after six more people were found killed in what was poised to become the deadliest wildfire in state history. Officials said the bodies of five people were found in their burned-out homes and the sixth was found in a vehicle in northern California's Camp Fire, Butte...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 11- Two deadly wildfires fueled by "devil winds" tore through opposite ends of California on Sunday, with residents urged to heed evacuation orders by officials forced to leave their own homes. In northern California, the Camp Fire is one of the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history, killing at least 23 since it broke out on...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 11- Crews faced hot dry "devil winds" as they battled two giant wildfires raging at opposite ends of California on Sunday, including a blaze in the north that is now one of the deadliest and most destructive in the state's history. At least 23 people have been killed by the Camp Fire that broke out on Thursday northeast of Sacramento and consumed...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 10- Crews on Saturday fought two massive, out of control wildfires burning at both ends of California, including a blaze now considered the most destructive in state history and a conflagration menacing the tony beach colony of Malibu. At least nine people were killed in and around the Northern California community of Paradise as the Camp...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 10- Two monster wildfires in California, including the most destructive in state history, burned out of control on Saturday, having already killed at least nine people, destroyed scores of buildings and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. Nine people were found dead in and around the Northern California town of Paradise, where...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 10- Two monster wildfires in California, including the most destructive in state history, burned out of control on Saturday, having already killed at least nine people, destroyed scores of buildings and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. Nine people were found dead in and around the Northern California town of Paradise, where...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 9- Wildfires burned out of control on Friday across California, killing at least nine people in a mountain town and forcing residents to flee the upscale beach community of Malibu in the face of a monster fire storm. All nine victims were found in and around the Northern California town of Paradise, where more than 6,700 homes and businesses...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 9- Five people died in Northern California when flames engulfed their vehicles as they attempted to flee Paradise, a mountain town north of Sacramento mostly destroyed by one of three wildfires raging across the state, authorities said on Friday. Nearly 500 miles to the south, a second blaze forced the evacuation of the upscale oceanside city...

  • California wildfires force 157,000 to evacuate

    CNBC's Jane Wells calls into 'Power Lunch' to report on the wildfires in Southern California.

  • Voluntary evacuations of 75,000 homes were called for because of the Woolsey Fire that affected parts of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, the site of a shooting massacre this week. Many schools were closed in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Parts of the oceanside city of Malibu, about 30 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, were under...

  • PARADISE, Calif., Nov 9- Three fast-moving wildfires burned in California on Friday morning, including one that spurred the evacuation of 75,000 homes near a city that was still reeling from a mass shooting. Voluntary evacuations of 75,000 homes were called for because of the Woolsey Fire that affected parts of Thousand Oaks in Ventura County northwest of Los...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Searchers on Friday uncovered the first body in the rubble of the Florida town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 18 and was expected to climb further. "I've watched on television, thinking of what others have experienced, like in the Carolinas and Texas,"...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Searchers on Friday found the first body in the rubble of the Florida coastal town of Mexico Beach, which was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, as the toll from the historic storm rose to at least 17 and was expected to rise. "I've watched on television, thinking of what others have experienced, like in the Carolinas and Texas," Mexico...

  • Searchers found one person dead in the rubble of Mexico Beach, said Joseph Zahralban, Miami's fire chief and the task force leader of a search and rescue unit. "I've watched on television, thinking of what others have experienced, like in the Carolinas and Texas," Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told reporters. The number of fatalities is expected to rise further as...

  • MEXICO BEACH, Fla., Oct 12- Rescue crews confronted with shattered roads, fallen trees and miles of ruins struggled on Friday to get to Florida Panhandle communities hardest hit by Hurricane Michael, saying they expected the death toll of 14 to rise. None of the confirmed 14 fatalities were reported from the oceanfront communities, such as Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe...