La Tuna Brush Fire, Los Angeles - Sept. 2, 2017

A fast-moving brush fire has consumed over 5,000 acres in the hills just north of Los Angeles threatening homes in nearby communities. Hundreds of firefighters and law enforcement officers from numerous agencies have converged on the fire to battle the erratic fire behavior as well as facilitate evacuations and residential security. © Craig Durling /


"Deer Fire" Kern County Wildfire - July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016 - A few shots from the "Deer Fire" which started at just after 2pm and has since burned approximately 1,800 acres of wilderness near the town of Arvin in Kern County, California. The community of Bear Valley was evacuated as flames quickly approached. Numerous ground crews, fixed wing and helicopter resources continue to battle the blaze.

"Fish IC" LACoFD Brush Fire - Duarte, CA - June 20, 2016

While en route to the "Reservoir IC" brush fire on Highway 39 in the Angeles National Forest I diverted to a new start in the nearby city of Duarte, this one threatening homes and horse stables.  Making already difficult fire conditions worse, those on the fireground also had to battle 113 degree temperatures.  At the time of this writing the "Fish Incident" (Fish IC) was reported to be at 2,000 acres with one LASD Deputy being transported to a local hospital with heat exhaustion.  The cause of this fire is under investigation.  © Craig Durling/DurlingMedia

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"Princeton Incident" - Ventura County Brush Fire - Nov. 7, 2015

The Ventura County Fire Dept. responded to a fast moving brush fire with multiple starts along the 118 freeway in Moorpark, CA in the afternoon hours of November 7, 2015. Through the quick efforts of VCFD and assets from LACoFD, CalFIRE and others, the fire was kept to approximately 50 acres. The cause of the fire(s) is currently under investigation. Did I mention that our press briefing took a direct hit from a Super Scooper? © 2015 Craig Durling /