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Homeowners Blame Untended Lot For Destructive South Sacramento Fire

It’s not uncommon to see open, undeveloped land around the city. For one reason or another, the owner decides not to build. But those lots can turn into dry, open fields and fuel for a fire like the one that hit Sunday.


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Southern California Wildfire ‘Creeping And Smoldering’

A fire in the Southern California mountains that threatens thousands of buildings was 40 percent contained on Friday — double the previous figure — as cooler weather helped slow the spread of the blaze.



UPDATE: Washington Fire Burns More Than 25 Square Miles Near Lake Tahoe; No containment

Wildfires are tearing through some drought-stricken areas of California. They include a massive blaze in a remote area and some smaller but dangerous fires. Here’s a look at the latest hotspots and what crews are doing to control them.


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Fire Danger Prompts Fire Restrictions For Parts Of Stanislaus National Forest

High fire danger has prompted the Forest Service to enact temporary fire restrictions in moderate and high-hazard areas of the Stanislaus National Forest to prevent wildfires.


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Washington Fire Near Markleeville Grows To 8,000 Acres

Firefighters say about 8,000 acres have burned in a wildfire burning about eight miles south of Markleeville, California, which is south of Nevada’s Douglas County.


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Pot Grow Discovered At South Sacramento Home During Fire; 2 People Arrested

Two people are under arrest after a house fire this morning in South Sacramento.



High Winds Spark Fast-Moving Elk Grove Fire

Investigators say the strong winds that fueled the flames are also to blame for starting the fire. The winds caused a high-voltage power line to arc, sending sparks down to the dry grass below.


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Grass Fire In Elk Grove Damages Home

Firefighters are at a one-acre fire in the area of Bond and Waterman roads in Elk Grove.


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Police Arrest Man Accused Of Starting South Sacramento Apartment Fire

Crews are investigating an overnight fire in South Sacramento that’s being called suspicious. The fire happened just before 4 a.m. in the Pine Manor Apartments on Valley Hi Drive, near Mack Road.


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Lightning-Sparked Fire Damages Antelope Home

Lightning sparked a house fire in Antelope on Friday night.


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Vegetation Fire In Modesto Put Out; Second Fire Near Airport Contained

A vegetation fire burning in Modesto Tuesday in the Tuolumne River Regional Park has been contained, say firefighters. The fire was burning near Mitchell Road, near the Modesto Airport.


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1 Person Detained Following Grass Fire In South Sacramento

One person has been detained in connection with a fire that burned in South Sacramento on Monday morning.