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Photo of Hardwood provided by the Fresno County Sheriff.

Orangevale Woman, 62, Goes Missing During Hike In Fresno County

Authorities say the search is on for an Orangevale woman missing in Fresno County.

08/22/2015

A firefighter holding a hose stands in a scorched landscape at the Warm Fire on August 16 in the Angeles National Forest north of Castaic.  More wildfires could be in store for the state if the drought continues, according to a new study.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

New Study Paints Bleak Picture For California If Drought Lasts

The carcasses of salmon, trout and more than a dozen other newly extinct native species lie in dry streambeds around California.

08/20/2015

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.

08/08/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 03:  A large plume of smoke from the Rocky Fire is visible behind a sign about wildfires on August 3, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Nearly 3,000 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that has burned over 60,000 acres has forced the evacuation of 12,000 residents in Lake County. The fire is currently 12 percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes. 6,300 homes are threatened by the fast moving  blaze.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Authorities Lift All Rocky Fire Evacuation Orders

All evacuations were lifted Saturday after cooler weather helped firefighters gain more ground against a Northern California wildfire that has forced hundreds of people from their homes.

08/08/2015

US President Barack Obama signs the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on August 7, 2015. The act designates specified parcels of federal land in central Idaho as wilderness areas and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. (Credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Wildfires Worsened By Climate Change

President Barack Obama says wildfires in the western U.S. are getting worse in large part due to climate change.

08/07/2015

CLEARLAKE OAKES, CA - AUGUST 04:  Laureen Lee (R) embraces her daughter Bella Lee (L) as they listen during a fire update at the Moose Lodge where several dozen Rocky Fire evacuees are staying on August 4, 2015 in Clearlake Oakes, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Evacuees From Huge Rocky Fire Return To Ruins

About 800 of the thousands who fled a fierce Northern California wildfire were allowed to return home, but for some, the relief quickly turned to grief when they found only remnants of the places they left.

08/07/2015

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Services For South Dakota Firefighter Killed In California Planned For Weekend

A Rapid City firefighter and avid outdoorsman who died fighting a wildfire in California will be honored in a procession, memorial service and funeral in South Dakota starting this weekend.

08/05/2015

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Crews Stop Spread Of Wragg Fire After It Jumped Containment Line

A wildfire east of California’s Napa Valley has now charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steeped terrain that was baking in triple digit temperatures.

07/29/2015

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Call Kurtis: My Home Insurance Wasn’t Renewed Because Of Fire Risk

Approaching what could be a bad fire season residents in the foothills are finding out they may not have home insurance for long.

07/02/2015

Monsoonal moisture surged into California, bringing some sprinkles. (Credit: NWS Hanford)

Lightning Strikes Spark New Wildfires In Northern California

Hundreds of lightning strikes overnight have sparked three dozen new wildfires in Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

06/28/2015

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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.

Our undercover investigation found it’s not hard to find these products, and you can buy as many as you want.

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

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