• The Latest: Officials: Death toll in California blazes at 18

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

  • Smoke, ash from wildfires blanket California cities

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians on Tuesday saw their lawns covered in ash and air filled with smoke as firefighters battled ferocious wildfires in the northern and southern parts of the state.

  • AP Explains: Hot, dry Diablo Wind scorched wine country

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Notorious winds linked to many of California’s worst wildfires are known by various names — Diablo, Santa Ana and Sundowner — but all share the common trait of being able to whip a spark into a deadly inferno that seems to come out of nowhere.