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Threat Of El Nino Has Fire Crews Ready To Defend Burn Scars Against MudslidesScientists are projecting that it could be one of the strongest on record, and potentially bring heavy rains to Northern California from January through March.
K9 Officer Hurt During Marijuana Grow Raid Near Lassen National ForestA police dog was injured during a marijuana grow raid near the Lassen National Forest Thursday.
Shingle Springs Man, 21, Identified As Firefighter Killed By Falling TreeCalifornia firefighters are mourning the loss of yet another firefighter killed in the line of duty.
Firefighter Killed By Tree In Lake Tahoe Area FirefightThe Forest Service says a second male firefighter who was also injured in the incident has been treated and released from a nearby hospital.
Cat Thought Lost Survives Northern California WildfireA family coming home to their burned property got at least one bit of good news: their cat somehow survived the flames.
U.S. Forest Service Firefighter Seriously Burned While Fighting Lowell FireFour firefighters battling the Lowell Fire in Nevada County are recovering after being burned Sunday.
Firefighters Warn Drones Could Hinder Battle Against California WildfiresCal Fire says drones are becoming an increasing problem, interrupting wildfire fighting efforts in California four times in the last week.
Roadside Truck Fire Sparks Central California WildfireA pickup truck that caught fire along a Central California road has sparked a wildfire, burning hundreds of acres and shutting down several campgrounds.
Convicted 'Eco-Terrorist' Freed Because Of Dispute Over EvidenceEric Taylor McDavid spent nine years in federal prison on charges related to alleged plans to destroy several government buildings in Northern California forests.
U.S. Forest Service Pulls $10 Million Public Relations Campaign After BacklashA watchdog group and current and retired Forest Service employees had raised concerns that money would be better spent on the ground, instead of trying to enhance the agency's image, while it struggles to pay to fight wildfires, maintain roads and trails, and offer timber sales.
Trash Cleared From Illegal Pot Grow Sites In Sierra And Sequoia ForestsVolunteers have helped remove more than three tons of trash from illegal marijuana growing sites on national forest land in Central California.
California Environmentalists Decry Feds' Rim Fire Tree Plan U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan that will allow loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists have called it a travesty and are threatening to sue.
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