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Wildfire Threatens Oakhurst, Town at Yosemite’s Southern Gateway

August 19, 2014 | 5:45 pm

Wildfire Threatens Oakhurst, Town at Yosemite’s Southern Gateway

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Fast-moving fire near southern gateway to Yosemite threatens hundreds of homes and prompts evacuations.

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Northern California on Fire: The View From Space

August 3, 2014 | 4:00 pm

Northern California on Fire: The View From Space

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NASA satellites’ lyrical view of the state as lightning fires erupt throughout northern mountains.

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California Leans Heavily on Thousands of Inmate Firefighters

July 25, 2014 | 12:20 pm

California Leans Heavily on Thousands of Inmate Firefighters

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Firefighters recruited inside prisons save the state money and play key role in responding to wildfires. Read more …

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‘Excellent Progress’ in Containing Fire in Southern Sierra Nevada

June 17, 2014 | 8:50 am

‘Excellent Progress’ in Containing Fire in Southern Sierra Nevada

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Nearly 1,700 firefighters are on the lines as 2,700-acre blaze burns near resort town of Lake Isabella.

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California Wildfires: Training for a Tough Season

May 19, 2014 | 9:42 am

California Wildfires: Training for a Tough Season

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A key to fighting fires is knowing how dry the landscape is and when threats are worst. Read more …

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New Evacuations Ordered in San Diego County Wildfires

May 15, 2014 | 3:23 pm

New Evacuations Ordered in San Diego County Wildfires

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One of nine blazes in county races across hillsides near campus of Cal State-San Marcos.

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San Diego County Fires Prompt Evacuation Notices for 15,000

May 14, 2014 | 3:15 pm

San Diego County Fires Prompt Evacuation Notices for 15,000

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At least 30 homes burned as thousands are forced to flee rapidly advancing flames in Carlsbad.

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Wildfire Burns 1,700 Acres Near Los Angeles, Destroys at Least 2 Homes

January 16, 2014 | 10:32 am

Wildfire Burns 1,700 Acres Near Los Angeles, Destroys at Least 2 Homes

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Authorities say they’ve arrested three people in connection with a brush fire near Glendora.

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Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

August 23, 2013 | 10:55 pm

Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

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Latest post: Blaze Slows But Remains Extremely Dangerous Details, as of 10:30 p.m. PDT Friday: The fire that’s been burning all week just west of Yosemite took another giant leap in size Friday, with U.S. Forest Service and CalFire reporting the blaze, named the Rim Fire, has now covered more than 125,000 acres (more below on […]

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June 3, 2013 | 9:15 am

Wildfires Burn Around California: Map

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by Christopher Weber and Reed Saxon, Associated Press LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters working in darkness doubled containment of a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles to 40 percent overnight, as cool, moist air moved in Monday to replace torrid weather. The fire, which has fed on old brush that hasn’t burned in decades, did […]

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