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View of the Lodge Fire from Cal Fire Boonville Battalion Chief Mark Steward.

8 Firefighters Burned Battling California Wildfire

Eight firefighters who suffered minor burns while battling a wildfire in Northern California left the hospital Saturday as crews gained enough ground on other blazes across the West to allow hundreds of people to return to their homes.

08/09/2014

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How Paramedics Are Becoming Sacramento Metro Firefighters

Eager Sacramento Metro Fire recruits have crossed the finish line into a new career.

07/03/2014

Pit bull puppy got stuck in a rim.  (credit: Kern County Fire Department)

California Firefighters Free Puppy From Auto Wheel

Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot.

06/24/2014

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Fire Behind Auburn Home Spreads To Kitchen, Causes Thousands Of Dollars In Damage

Fire crews are investigating what caused a propane tank to explode and cause a fire at an Auburn home overnight.

06/09/2014

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Rain Brings Relief To Fire Crews Battling Reno wildfire; 47% Contained

Rain falling in the Sierra Nevada is a welcome relief for crews trying to snuff out a wildfire on the edge of Reno. But it’s also bringing new challenges in the steep, slippery, canyons prone to landslides northeast of Lake Tahoe.

05/20/2014

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Huge Fire Burns Through San Jose Land Fill

A large fire that broke out at a San Jose land fill is under control but is spewing huge plumes of smoke and burning through fuel.

05/11/2014

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Sacramento Father Being Hailed As Hero For Braving Fire To Save Kids

Sacramento firefighters are calling a South Sacramento father a hero after an early morning fire.

02/13/2014

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Two People Injured, 146 Displaced By Blast At Rancho Cordova Apartment

Two people were critically injured by an explosion at a Rancho Cordova apartment on Wednesday night. Firefighters say the people were burned when the blast occurred in the ground floor apartment at 10531 Mills Tower Drive.

01/22/2014

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Dozens Of Former NY Cops, Firefighters, Prison Guards Charged With Faking Psychiatric Problems

Scores of retired New York City police officers, firefighters and prison guards were charged Tuesday with faking psychiatric problems to get federal disability benefits — with some falsely claiming their conditions arose after the Sept. 11 attacks, prosecutors said.

01/07/2014

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Fire Damages 2-Story Apartment Building In West Sacramento

Fire crews battled a fire at a vacant two-story building in West Sacramento on Monday.

12/30/2013

Firemen enter a Boeing 777 airplane that crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport July 6, 2013 in San Francisco, California. An Asiana Airlines passenger aircraft coming from Seoul, South Korea crashed while landing. (Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images)

SFO Runway Death Prompts New Firefighter Training

Firefighters who work at San Francisco International Airport are receiving additional training on how to respond to airplane crashes following the Asiana Airlines accident in which a teenage girl was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles while lying wounded on the runway.

12/14/2013

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Davis City, University Fire Departments Merger Met With Criticism

The two fire departments in the city of Davis share much of the same coverage area, but a decision to merge the two is coming with criticism and concern.

12/07/2013

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