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Fire Near Rancho Murieta Burns 355 Acres

A grass fire burned more than 300 acres near Rancho Murieta early Thursday morning.

07/02/2015

sarah's family

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Douglas’ Family Recalls Horror Of Murder, Pain Of Trial

While Stephanie Douglas, her mother Trudy and cousin Barbara try to remember Sarah Douglas in happier times, it’s not hard to think about how the 26-year-old’s life came to a violent end.

06/26/2015

drones

Cal Fire: Drones Ground Planes, Complicating California Wildfire Fighting Efforts

“Whether it’s damage to the aircraft, whether it’s injuries to our pilots, to our firefighters, or worse case, a mid-air collision,” said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. “These are not risks we are willing to take.”

06/25/2015

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Closing Arguments Being Heard In Trial Of Former Cal Fire Batallion Chief

Closing arguments begin this morning — in the murder trial of former Cal Fire Battalion Chief Orville Fleming.

06/22/2015

MT. HAMILTON, CA - JUNE 03: A Cal Fire firefighter practices extinguishing a grass fire during a live fire training on June 3, 2015 in Mt. Hamilton, California. Cal Fire firefighters are training ahead of what is expected to be an explosive wildfire season as California pushes through its fourth year of severe drought. The state has had over 1,000 wildfires since the beginning of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Feeling Dry Wildfire Season From North To South

Hot, dry California was beginning to feel the full brunt of fire season as blazes burned throughout the state, threatening hundreds of homes, although most areas dodged serious destruction.

06/20/2015

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Ex-Cal Fire Chief Says He Felt Like Zombie While Stabbing Girlfriend To Death

Orville Fleming said they were arguing when he went into the kitchen and grabbed a knife, and in his words, just lost it. He said he felt like a zombie when he stabbed her and doesn’t remember anything else after that.

06/16/2015

Scene of the fire. (Source: Diana Duncan)

Firefighters Battling Grass Fire In El Dorado County

Crews are fighting a grass fire near Highway 49 in the Placerville area.

06/15/2015

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Trial Begins For Ex-Cal Fire Battalion Chief In Girlfriend’s Slaying

A jury trial is beginning for a former California fire battalion chief charged with murder in the death of his 26-year-old girlfriend.

06/15/2015

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Cal Fire: Homes Evacuated Near Shingle Springs Due To Fire

Homes were evacuated due to a fire near Shingle Springs, Cal Fire says.

06/12/2015

lightning fires

Cal Fire Crews, Meteorologists Team Up To Track Thousands Of Lightning Strikes

With thousands of lightning strikes over the course of two days from this recent storm, fire crews have their eyes on the skies looking for fires.

06/10/2015

fire fees

Nevada County Supervisor Says Cal Fire Isn’t Doing Enough With Fire Fee

He says Cal Fire could do much more to help prevent a devastating blaze. He says for four years, the state has forced many property owners throughout California to pay $117 per year for a state fire prevention fee.

05/22/2015

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Grants Repair Cal Fire Lookout Towers Ahead Of Busy Fire Season

The lookout towers, including one at Wolf Mountain in Grass Valley, will now reopen. They need volunteers to keep watch. Persistent vandalism forced Cal Fire to shutter the towers for the past two fire seasons.

05/19/2015

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