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California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

April 13, 2014 | 8:00 am

California Wildfire Study: Spend on Prevention to Save on Disasters

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Better forest management could shrink future wildfires and save hundreds of millions of dollars. Read more …

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April 7, 2014 | 5:23 pm

Three-Alarm Fire Put Out in West San Jose

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A PG&E gas line complicates firefighting efforts.

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News Pix: Lightning Strikes Berkeley, Gay Cowboys, and the Aftermath of the Rim Fire

April 4, 2014 | 2:02 pm

News Pix: Lightning Strikes Berkeley, Gay Cowboys, and the Aftermath of the Rim Fire

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Fires and lightning caused havoc statewide, and hundreds of cowboys turned out for a gay rodeo.

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San Francisco Firefighters Mopping Up Massive Mission Bay Blaze

March 12, 2014 | 9:10 am

San Francisco Firefighters Mopping Up Massive Mission Bay Blaze

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Five-alarm blaze guts sprawling apartment complex under construction near UCSF campus and AT&T Park.

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Solano County Fire Spreads Smoke, Prompts Health Alert for Bay Area

October 4, 2013 | 4:22 pm

Solano County Fire Spreads Smoke, Prompts Health Alert for Bay Area

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Air-quality officials issue a smoke advisory as 1,000-acre blaze burns near Fairfield.

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Mount Diablo Blaze Grows Rapidly, Forces Evacuations

September 9, 2013 | 4:55 pm

Mount Diablo Blaze Grows Rapidly, Forces Evacuations

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Blaze prompts residents to flee homes in a sparsely populated area east of Mount Diablo.

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May 3, 2013 | 12:02 pm

Firefighters Battle Series of California Wildfires; Map, Updates

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Update on June 3, 2013: A large fire is raging north of Los Angeles CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A huge Southern California wildfire carved a path to the sea and burned on the beach Friday, but firefighters got a break as gusty Santa Ana winds turned into breezes. Temperatures remained high, but humidity levels were […]

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May 2, 2013 | 3:12 pm

Hot Dry Conditions Raise Fire and Drought Fears in the Bay Area

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It didn’t rain very much. It’s unusually hot. And now the state is literally on fire. Up on Echo Summit in the Sierra, Frank Gehrke, chief surveyor for the California Department of Water Resources told the Associated Press he wasn’t finding a snowpack. “I’m finding nothing,” he said. “Seriously, there is no snow on the […]

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May 1, 2013 | 2:28 pm

Wildfires Scorch 200 Acres in Napa and Sonoma Counties

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(BCN) Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to battle three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties this afternoon. The biggest of the three blazes is the Yellow Fire in Sonoma County, which has burned at least 125 acres of oak woodland and rolling hills east of Healdsburg, according to Cal Fire. It started around […]

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April 12, 2013 | 12:48 pm

Chevron Admits to Inspection Failure in Richmond Refinery Fire

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RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – Chevron Corp. says it failed to properly document tests of a corroded pipe near the one that failed and caused a fire at a Northern California refinery, and the oversight led to a failure to inspect all corrosion-prone pipes in the same area. The company on Friday released its investigative report […]

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