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King Fire in El Dorado County Explodes in Size; Arson Suspect Arrested

September 18, 2014 | 3:20 pm

King Fire in El Dorado County Explodes in Size; Arson Suspect Arrested

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Blaze grows fourfold in 24 hours and now stands at 71,000 acres. About 2,000 homes remain threatened.

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Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

September 18, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

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Images of massive and rapidly growing wildfire burning near El Dorado County town of Pollock Pines.

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Bay Area Firefighters Head East to Battle King Fire

September 17, 2014 | 2:44 pm

Bay Area Firefighters Head East to Battle King Fire

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King Fire, burning close to Lake Tahoe and U.S. 50, has consumed about 18,500 acres so far.

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Fire South of Yosemite Burns 20 Homes, Forces Hundreds to Flee

September 15, 2014 | 10:35 am

Fire South of Yosemite Burns 20 Homes, Forces Hundreds to Flee

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Fire near Oakhurst was one of several over the weekend, including a 3,000-acre blaze near Pollock Pines.

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Why More Trees in the Sierra Mean Less Water for California

September 15, 2014 | 9:15 am

Why More Trees in the Sierra Mean Less Water for California

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An unintended consequence of aggressive fire suppression: denser forests that consume more water.

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Yosemite Fire: Half Dome Cables to Reopen; Fire Breaks Out in Shasta County

September 11, 2014 | 9:20 am

Yosemite Fire: Half Dome Cables to Reopen; Fire Breaks Out in Shasta County

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As containment increases, officials start to reopen access to the popular attraction.

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California Wildfire Roundup: Blaze Burns Close to Weaverville

August 25, 2014 | 2:45 pm

California Wildfire Roundup: Blaze Burns Close to Weaverville

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Homes briefly evacuated as fire sparked by highway accident spreads near Gold Rush-era town.

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How to Fight a Wildfire — the Inside Story [Video]

August 22, 2014 | 9:00 am

How to Fight a Wildfire — the Inside Story [Video]

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A look at how Cal Fire command teams plot strategy to combat a dangerous, ever-changing foe.

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California Wildfires: Oakhurst Threat Eases, North State Battle Continues

August 20, 2014 | 3:00 pm

California Wildfires: Oakhurst Threat Eases, North State Battle Continues

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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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