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K9 Officer Hurt During Marijuana Grow Raid Near Lassen National Forest

A 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 Tree

California firefighters are mourning the loss of yet another firefighter killed in the line of duty.


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Firefighter Killed By Tree In Lake Tahoe Area Firefight

The Forest Service says a second male firefighter who was also injured in the incident has been treated and released from a nearby hospital.


Ruthie Rosemary, who despite having some singed eyebrows and whiskers, seems healthy. (Credit: US Forest Service - Shasta-Trinity National Forest)

Cat Thought Lost Survives Northern California Wildfire

A 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 Fire

Four firefighters battling the Lowell Fire in Nevada County are recovering after being burned Sunday.



Firefighters Warn Drones Could Hinder Battle Against California Wildfires

Cal Fire says drones are becoming an increasing problem, interrupting wildfire fighting efforts in California four times in the last week.


View of the fire from a web cam and satellite. (Credit: NWS Hanford)

Roadside Truck Fire Sparks Central California Wildfire

A pickup truck that caught fire along a Central California road has sparked a wildfire, burning hundreds of acres and shutting down several campgrounds.


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Convicted ‘Eco-Terrorist’ Freed Because Of Dispute Over Evidence

Eric Taylor McDavid spent nine years in federal prison on charges related to alleged plans to destroy several government buildings in Northern California forests.


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U.S. Forest Service Pulls $10 Million Public Relations Campaign After Backlash

A 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.


One of the sites targeted by volunteers. (Credit: U.S. Forest Service - Sierra National Forest)

Trash Cleared From Illegal Pot Grow Sites In Sierra And Sequoia Forests

Volunteers have helped remove more than three tons of trash from illegal marijuana growing sites on national forest land in Central California.


The August blaze burned over 250,000 acres of land in the Sierra Nevadas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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Forest-Thinning Project To Begin At North Tahoe

The U.S. Forest Service plans to soon launch a major forest-thinning project on Lake Tahoe’s north shore that’s designed to reduce the risk of severe wildfire and improve forest health.