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Fire, Reported Explosions Prompt Evacuation Of Rural Colfax Neighborhood

A rural Colfax neighborhood is being evacuated after a fire and possible explosion early Friday afternoon.

03/20/2015

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Cal Fire Pilot Dies Of Natural Causes While On Duty

Flags will be flown at half-staff at the state capitol to honor a longtime CalFire helicopter pilot who died while on duty this week.

03/08/2015

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Report: Cal Fire Firefighter Used State Cellphone, Vehicle To Arrange Sex With Escorts

Newly released documents show an assistant state fire chief was demoted for using a state cellphone and vehicle to arrange sex with escorts and a firefighter was fired for sexually harassing a civilian at a graduation celebration near the state’s fire academy.

03/02/2015

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Scathing Cal Fire Report In Wake Of Murder Puts Assistant Chief In Bad Light

The 14-page report to the State Personnel Board links Assistant Chief Mike Ramirez to sexual harassment, drinking on the job and viewing explicit pictures on a state-issued cellphone.

02/20/2015

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2 CalFire Employees Fired, 1 Resigns In Wake Of Homicide Investigation

Two state firefighters have been fired and another has resigned after an investigation prompted by the slaying of a CalFire battalion chief’s girlfriend.

01/21/2015

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Cal Fire Looking For Help Piecing Together California Governor’s Mansion Fire

Far from the flashing camera lights of the governor’s re-election victory party in November, state arson and bomb investigators are now the ones taking photos at the governor’s mansion, and sharing them, after a suspicious fire over the weekend.

01/19/2015

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No Sex Tape, But Investigation Following Murder Has 16 Cal Fire Firefighters On Paid Leave

During the search for Orville Fleming, allegations arose of firefighters having sex with prostitutes at the Ione Fire Academy. That prompted a California Highway Patrol investigation into a possible sex tape that never materialized.

12/29/2014

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Cal Fire Places 16 Firefighters Placed On Leave Following Investigation Spurred By Sex Tape Allegations

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman Janet Upton told The Associated Press that the department placed the employees on leave Monday. The formal results of the California Highway Patrol investigation are expected early next month.

12/29/2014

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Cal Fire Is Looking For New Firefighters—Here’s What You Need To Know To Apply

The job requires being able to handle physical stress and having endurance while being able to adapt to different sleep cycles—sometimes only 6 to 8 hours in 72 hours of work.

11/21/2014

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Marysville Severing Ties With Cal Fire After 17 Years In Cost-Cutting Move

That direction will effectively end the agreement between the city and Cal Fire, which has staffed Marysville’s fire station. The cost-cutting move has the city deciding it’ll do better on its own.

11/18/2014

DOG ROCK FIRE COURTESY NATIONAL PARK SVS

Containment Of Dog Rock Fire Up To 95 Percent

Fire crews have significantly increased their containment of a fire at the edge of Yosemite National Park where an air-tanker pilot fighting the blaze died last week.

10/12/2014

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Applegate Fire Destroys 5 Homes, Burns 420 Acres

Officials say a wildfire burning along a Northern California interstate has destroyed five homes.

10/09/2014

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