California Wildfires

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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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As LA-Area Fire Wanes, Dangerous Conditions Remain

A wildfire in the suburbs of Los Angeles was a smoldering shadow of its former self, but hundreds of residents of a foothill neighborhood remained evacuated and extremely dangerous fire conditions were expected to last well into Saturday.

01/18/2014

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UPDATED: 2 Homes Burn, 3 Arrested In California Wildfire

A wildfire burned out of control near homes in the dangerously dry foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains early Thursday, fanned by gusty Santa Ana winds that spit embers into neighborhoods in the city below, igniting trees. Evacuations were ordered for houses at the edge of the fire.

01/16/2014

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Big Sur Wildfire Nearly Contained

Officials are optimistic that a wildfire in California’s Big Sur region that has destroyed 14 homes and several other buildings will soon be put out.

12/20/2013

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Former Firefighter Arrested In Deadly Clover Fire

A former firefighter is in custody on suspicion of murder and arson in a rural Northern California wildfire that left one person dead and destroyed hundreds of structures, a state fire official said Wednesday.

12/18/2013

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Nearly 40 Percent Of Rim Fire Land A ‘Moonscape’

A fire that raged in forestland in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous “moonscape” in the Sierra Nevada mountains larger than any in centuries.

09/18/2013

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Crews Contain Destructive Clover Fire Near Redding

Fire crews have fully contained a blaze that killed one man and destroyed nearly 70 homes in far northern California.

09/15/2013

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Yosemite Highway Reopened After Long Fire Closure

A key highway into Yosemite National Park that has been closed amid a massive wildfire for nearly three weeks is finally open again.

09/14/2013

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Containment Of Clover Fire Increases

Fire crews have increased containment of a wildfire that destroyed nearly 70 homes in rural Northern California.

09/13/2013

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UPDATED: At Least 50 Homes Evacuated Near Mt. Diablo Fire In Bay Area

A wildfire burning in a state park in the San Francisco Bay Area has grown to 400 acres and has led to the evacuation of several dozen homes.

09/08/2013

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Scientists Assess Damage From Rim Fire Burning In Yosemite Area

Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches.

09/08/2013

Last year's Rim Fire managed to burn parts of Yosemite, gaining national coverage and serving as a flashpoint over climate change discussion. Credit: Getty Images

Rim Fire Near Yosemite Burns Into Fourth Week

As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its fourth week Saturday, environmental scientists moved in to begin assessing the damage and protecting habitat and waterways before the fall rainy season.

09/07/2013

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