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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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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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