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Nevada County Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Orders

Firefighters are battling a fire south of Grass Valley that has prompted evacuations and destroyed a couple of homes Saturday afternoon.

09/13/2014

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Fast-Moving Fire East Of Mariposa Forces Evacuations

A fast-moving wildfire east of Mariposa has forced evacuations of in the Ponderosa Basin area Friday afternoon.

09/05/2014

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Wildfire Threatens 150 Far Northern California Homes

A fast-growing wildfire in Northern California has forced the evacuation of an unknown number of homes near of the historic town of Weaverville.

08/24/2014

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Wildfire Near Yosemite Ebbs, Some Evacuees Return

A wildfire that surged early and gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned.

08/20/2014

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Firefighters Brace For Next Round Of Thunderstorms

It’s a destructive combination no one, especially fire crews, likes to see: drought and lightning. And the results can be explosive.

08/10/2014

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Fire Near Winters Grows Quickly; Contained At 369 Acres

Firefighters are trying get a handle on a fire near Winters that has quickly grown to 150 acres.

08/09/2014

View of the Sand Fire. (Source: CHP Placerville)

Sand Fire: 13 Homes Destroyed, Containment Grows To 65 Percent

Firefighters in Northern California on Sunday battled a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills, while a fire near Yosemite National Park destroyed one home and grew significantly overnight.

07/27/2014

View of the Sandridge Fire from E16 (Mt. Aukum Road) at Bertone Drive. (Source: CHP Placerville)

More Evacuations Ordered As Sand Fire Rages On

Cal Fire officials have announced new evacuations after the Sand Fire raging in Amador and El Dorado counties nearly tripled in size Saturday.

07/26/2014

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Cal Fire: Sacramento Man Sparked Shasta Co. Fire On Way To Illegal Pot Grow

A Sacramento man by the name of Freddie Alexander Smoke III has been arrested for starting the Bully Fire in Shasta County.

07/12/2014

A viewer sent this photo of a helicopter carrying water to the Bible Fire. Credit:  Cecilia Kavanaugh

Bible Fire Scorches 30 Acres

Cal Fire crews and El Dorado County firefighters battled a grass fire that burned 30 acres of brush Wednesday afternoon. The so-called Bible Fire began at 2:34 p.m., along Mt. Aukum Road, near Pioneer Bible […]

07/10/2014

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Monticello Fire Evacuations Lifted, But Challenges Still Ahead For Firefighters

Fire crews were able to make some progress Sunday despite the challenges they faced. Temperatures reached the triple digits and the wind continued to blow embers.

07/06/2014

View of the Monticello Fire Friday night. (Credit: Gary Simmons)

Evacuations Lifted For Monticello Fire

A rural fire in Northern California raged throughout the night, challenging firefighters Sunday with rising temperatures and the threat of shifting winds, officials said.

07/06/2014

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