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Ironman Organizers Say Triathlon In Lake Tahoe Still A Go Despite King Fire

While the organizers of Ironman Lake Tahoe said the event is still on for this Sunday, some are worried that smoke from the King Fire, burning near Pollock Pines, could create a health hazard for competitors.

09/18/2014

(CBS SF)

Fast-Moving King Fire Explodes To 70,000 Acres Overnight, Doubling In Size

The King fire has burned 70,944 acres, a growth of 43,000 acres overnight as flames made a run to the northwest forcing mandatory evacuations for residents in Quintette and Volcanoville.

09/18/2014

(CHP Placerville)

King Fire In El Dorado County Only 5 Percent Contained, More Than 2,000 Homes Threatened

In the fire east of Sacramento, a total of 2,500 firefighters were now taking on the blaze that was threatening 2,003 homes and another 1,505 smaller structures, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

09/17/2014

(CHP Placerville)

Crews Battle King Fire’s Explosive Growth Threatening 500 Homes

Just days after a wildfire tore through the small Northern California town of Weed and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.

09/17/2014

The remains of a home destroyed by the Boles Fire is shown in front of Mount Shasta on September 16, 2014 in Weed, California. Fueled by high winds, a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town of Weed yesterday afternoon, burning 100 structures that included the high school and a lumber mill. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Evacuations Still In Place, 150 Structures Damaged Or Destroyed In Weed Wildfire

The Boles Fire is only 25 percent contained as almost a thousand firefighters are trying to bolster containment lines.

09/17/2014

Wildfire destroying a structure in the town of Weed in Siskiyou County. (CBS)

State Coordinating Response To Battle Massive Wildfires Throughout California

Officials with the California Office of Emergency Services near Sacramento are making sure local communities have all the resources they need to fight these fires, from staffing, to tankers, to shelters.

09/16/2014

One of the homes destroyed during a wildfire in the town of Weed in Siskiyou County on September 15, 2014. (CBS)

Northern California Lumber Town Of Weed Takes Stock After Devastating Wildfire

Officials said the fast-moving fire caught residents in the small town of Weed near the Oregon border off guard and damaged or destroyed 100 homes and a church in this tiny town.

09/16/2014

(Madera County Sheriff)

Hundreds Flee Wildfires Near Sierra Nevada Foothills, Over 400 Homes Threatened

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes.

09/15/2014

San Dimas Brush Fire LA

5-Acre Brush Fire Burns Above LA Suburb Of San Dimas

Firefighting helicopters have made progress against a small brush fire in the San Gabriel Mountains foothill community of San Dimas.

09/10/2014

(CBS)

Grass Fire Burning Near Lake Chabot On Outskirts Of San Leandro

A grass fire burning near Lake Chabot is causing street closures on the outskirts of San Leandro Monday afternoon, police and fire officials said.

09/08/2014

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