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Firefighters Say Safe And Sane Fireworks Aren’t Big Threat For Fires In Drought

While some residents are concerned fireworks stands are going up in California during the drought, fire officials say they’re not the ones that are the problem.


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Natomas Hopeful Second Ambulance Could Be Coming Soon

Chris Andrew of Sacramento’s firefighters union says the fire department’s goal is to have an ambulance at the scene of life-threatening calls in eight minutes or less. But with one ambulance serving 100,000 Natomas residents, that doesn’t always happen.


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3-Alarm Fire Burns At Williams Energy Plant

A three-alarm fire burned on top of a rice hull silo at a business this morning in Williams.


(Battalion Fire Chief Rob DePietro/Manchester Fire/Rescue/EMS)

Connecticut Man Dies While Shoveling Roof, First Responders Finish Job

First responders who tried to save a man’s life when he collapsed while shoveling snow off his roof returned to finish the work after he died.


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UC Davis Student Firefighters Get Rare Hands-On Opportunity Through Program

They’re a team of 15 UC Davis student resident firefighters. They train alongside career firefighters and help out on real emergency calls. In exchange for certain shifts a month, they get free housing at Station 34, and they’re paid for any hours beyond what’s required.


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Yuba City, Firefighters At Odds Over How Many Are Needed To Respond To Calls

After 16 sessions at the negotiation table neither side could agree. At issue, the number of firefighters and a balanced city budget.


Scene of the fire Monday where three firefighters were hurt. (Credit: CBS13)

3 Firefighters Rescued From Burning Sacramento Home

Three firefighters are being treated for injuries they suffered while battling a house fire in Sacramento this morning. The fire began just before 6 a.m. at the home on 22nd Avenue, just off Stockton Boulevard.


Credit: CBS13

Food Bank In Nevada County Moving After Worker Threatened With Knife

A Nevada County food bank is now searching for a new place to do business after a worker giving out turkeys was threatened with a knife.


booking photo of Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa. (credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Office)

Woman Arrested After Getting Stuck In Chimney

A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.


Fallen Firefighters Honored At Ceremony

Ceremony Held In Sacramento To Honor Fallen Firefighters

A solemn procession today through Capitol Park honored California firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.


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Firefighters Gain Ground On 459-Acre Applegate Fire

Firefighters gained the upper hand overnight on a wildfire along Northern California’s Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that threatened 1,000 homes.


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King Fire Grows To 89,574 Acres; 35 Percent Contained

Crews have nearly doubled containment of a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California, as they brace for dry heat and erratic winds that could undo their progress.