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Call Kurtis Investigates: Explosive Danger During Fire Season

In the heart of fire season, a Call Kurtis Investigation has uncovered the same types of explosives that are used for target practice have sparked California wildfires.

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09/22/2014

View of the Lodge Fire from Cal Fire Boonville Battalion Chief Mark Steward.

8 Firefighters Burned Battling California Wildfire

Eight firefighters who suffered minor burns while battling a wildfire in Northern California left the hospital Saturday as crews gained enough ground on other blazes across the West to allow hundreds of people to return to their homes.

08/09/2014

Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Lake Tahoe

Smokey Bear Turns 70, But Don’t Bring Candles

Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday — but don’t bring any candles to the party, please.

08/08/2014

(Credit: PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lightning Sparks Dozens Of New Fires In Northern California

Firefighters in Northern California are getting little rest after lightning sparked dozens of new wildfires, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that has forced the evacuation of about 120 people.

08/01/2014

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

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