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File photo of California Governor Jerry Brown (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Governor Calls Special Session On Rainy-Day Fund

Saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.


Sparks from a titanium-coated club can ignite nearby vegetation. (Getty Images)

Study: Golf Clubs Can Spark Wildfires

Hitting a rock or other obstacle with a titanium-coated club creates sparks that could ignite dry underbrush.


A mud covered boat sits on a dry lakebed. (Getty Images)

California Drought Felt From Forests To Farms

Signs of drought are everywhere.


Hot winds and dry conditions are hampering firefighting efforts across the state. (Getty Images)

Small Wildfires, Fears Of Worse Sweep California

Hot, dry winds are hindering firefighting efforts.


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$1 Billion Wildfire Fight: Busy Season Has Feds Running Out Of Firefighting Funds

“The fires that are ripping through Oregon and Idaho and California and the West are just proof that the fire prevention policy is broken,” Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, said from Lincoln City.


File photo of a firefighter monitoring a wildfire. (Mark Ralston/Getty Images)

Official: 19 Firefighters Die Battling Ariz. Fire

Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years.


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UPDATE: Air Attack Makes Headway In Ponderosa Fire

Residents of a tiny mountain town breathed easier Friday after air tankers and helicopters blunted the run of a massive wildfire in Northern California just outside Lassen Volcanic National Park.


A scorched hillside gives off smoke in El Dorado County near Pilot Hill on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012. (credit: CBS13)

El Dorado County’s Salmon Fire Fully Contained At 100 Acres

Residents in the area of Pilot Hill in El Dorado County can breathe easy again after firefighters announced Thursday they fully contained the Salmon Fire.


Wye Fire By The Road

Crews Making Progress Battling NorCal Wildfires

Hundreds of evacuees have been allowed to return home as crews are continuing to make progress against a Northern California wildfire that has now grown to about 5 square miles.


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Solano County Fire Blamed For Smoky Conditions Over Sacramento

A strong smell of smoke and hazy skies over the Sacramento area on Monday night were blamed on a Solano County fire.


Aerial footage shows a wildfire in Cajon Pass near Victorville slowly advancing on Interstate 15.

Western Wildfire Recovery Likely To Take Years

Wildfires across the West are burning homes, businesses, highways and other infrastructure necessary for everyday life — and the disaster isn’t over when the wildfire is snuffed out and the firefighters go home.


A wildfire burns in Kern County after lightning strikes sparked a number of different fires Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011.

Lightning Sparks Central California Wildfires

Wildfires sparked by lightning strikes burned Sunday near homes in areas of central California, causing some residents to flee some mountain communities.