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CalFire Increases Seasonal Ranks Ahead Of Schedule

The threat of wildfire heightened by the state’s drought has prompted CalFire to beef up its seasonal firefighting ranks ahead of schedule.



Crews Battling Wildfire Northeast Of Chico

Fire officials say thunderstorms predicted for parts of Northern California are expected to bring strong winds but little rain as crews continue to battle a wildfire burning northeast of Chico.


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Many Employers Now Actively Seeking Veterans

Those returning home to Sacramento from military service may find an especially receptive job market.


The 16 Complex fire is actually two fires burning on both sides of Highway 16, south of Highway 20, in the Rumsey Canyon area. It’s in rugged terrain and no structures are threatened, according to Cal Fire. It was still only 10 percent contained Wednesday afternoon.

Additional Fire Crews Arrive To Battle 16 Fire In Colusa County

More firefighters have arrived to help as crews struggle to contain a massive wildfire in Colusa County.


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Crews Making Progress In Colusa County Fires

Firefighters made progress in battling several blazes burning thousands of acres across California as a heat wave showed some signs of peaking late Tuesday.


The Dale Fire near Redding as seen from the air. (credit: CalFire)

Fire Near Redding Forces Evacuations, 5 Homes Saved

Authorities say a 1,200-acre wildfire near Redding in northern California is 30 percent contained and has destroyed two outbuildings. Officials say five homes were damaged but firefighters were able to save them all.


A large home in rural Napa County is threatened by wildfire on Thursday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

UPDATE: 3 Homes Threatened By Rural Napa County Wildfire

Authorities say three homes are threatened as a wildfire burns in rural Napa County. The blaze is being fueled by strong winds.


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Heavy Winds Causing Problems; CAL FIRE Increasing Staffing

Heavy winds are already causing problems across the state with the peak gusts yet to hit.



Hit-And-Run Leaves CALFire Fire Fighter In Critical Condition

A Cal Fire firefighter is in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital after being run over by a car following an early morning altercation on Thanksgiving Day.


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Butte County Volunteer Firefighter Suspected Of Arson

A Butte County volunteer firefighter has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to multiple structures and igniting grass fires.


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Calaveras County Fire’s Progress Halted

Fire officials say a wildfire that had come close to some homes in the Calaveras County community of Mountain Ranch is now 40 percent contained.


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Experts “Hot Tap” Lincoln Tanker Car Fire To Drain Propane

Firefighters in Placer plan to remove propane from a burning tanker car and put it in a manmade pond to prevent a catastrophic explosion in the town of Lincoln.