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View of the Monticello Fire Friday night. (Credit: Gary Simmons)

Fire Along Southeast Shore Of Lake Berryessa Prompts Evacuations

Evacuations have been ordered after a fire along the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa.

07/05/2014

Mandatory evacuations have been ordered for the town of Julian in San Diego County while a fire burning in Napa County grows to over six square miles. (Jonathan Alcorn/Getty Images)

Wildfires Grow In Southern And Northern California

200 homes evacuated in San Diego County; fire in Napa County grows to over six square miles.

07/03/2014

Tom Steyer says his Climate Disaster Relief Fund will help victims of environmental disasters like the recent southern California wildfires. (Getty Images)

California Billionaire Promises To Help Victims Of Global Warming

Tom Steyer is creating a fund to help victims of extreme weather disasters, starting with wildfires in California and other western states.

06/06/2014

A house burns in the Cocos fire in San Marcos.  (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Arson In San Diego Fire

57-year-old man has been charged with setting one of the wildfires that burned through San Diego County.

05/16/2014

Tens of thousands more homes were ordered evacuated ahead of wildfires in San Diego County. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

Flare-Up Keeps San Diego Fire Situation Tenuous

Firefighters have made varying degrees of progress against the wildfires burning in San Diego County.

05/15/2014

A sign over a highway in Glendale, California warns motorists to save water in response to the state's severe drought, February 14, 2014.  US President Barack Obama is visiting drought-stricken California today and is expected to announce more than $160 million in federal financial aid to help California recover from the crippling drought that is threatening the state's agriculture industry. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Orders More Actions On California Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a second executive order to deal with California’s drought, taking additional steps to help fight wildfires and assist cities and farmers.

04/25/2014

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.

04/16/2014

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.

03/20/2014

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

California Drought Felt From Forests To Farms

Signs of drought are everywhere.

01/18/2014

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.

01/15/2014

Rim Fire

$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.

08/21/2013

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.

06/30/2013

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