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King Fire Update: Rain Tames Blaze Even as Warm, Dry Weather Returns

September 29, 2014 | 4:15 pm

King Fire Update: Rain Tames Blaze Even as Warm, Dry Weather Returns

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Several days of rain on Sierra Nevada forests appear to have stopped dangerous fire in its tracks.

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California Wildfire Portrait: At the Heart of the Happy Camp Fire

September 26, 2014 | 3:15 pm

California Wildfire Portrait: At the Heart of the Happy Camp Fire

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Glimpses of a fire that has burned near Northern California’s Klamath River since mid-August.

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How Do You Say How Big a Really Big Fire Is?

September 23, 2014 | 4:44 pm

How Do You Say How Big a Really Big Fire Is?

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What’s the best way to describe the size of a blaze? Acres? Square miles? Or a telling comparison?

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Weed Fire Aftermath: Mill a Key to Town’s Recovery

September 20, 2014 | 6:00 am

Weed Fire Aftermath: Mill a Key to Town’s Recovery

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As town assesses damage, it’s looking to one of its biggest employers to reopen soon.

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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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