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Southern California Crews Battle Brush Fire Burning Near Highway 101 In Ventura CountyThe fire was first reported late Friday night and spread rapidly as winds in excess of 50 mph spread embers and fanned flames.
Make Fire-Ravaged Lake County Green Again By Donating Potted Christmas Trees To Valley Fire VictimsYou can spread some green holiday cheer this season by helping the victims of the Valley Fire with your Christmas tree, once you’re done with it.
Power Lines Viewed By Lawmakers As Top Cause Of California WildfiresCalifornia lawmakers focused Wednesday on power lines as a cause of devastating wildfires, possibly including a blaze this summer that killed two people and damaged or destroyed 965 structures in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
13th Largest Wildfire In Modern California History Fully Contained A wildfire that burned for more than three months, becoming one of the largest blazes in state history, is finally contained.
Vegetation Fire Extinguished Behind San Jose High SchoolA small vegetation fire was extinguished behind Yerba Buena High School near Kelley Park in San Jose Thursday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.
Firefighters Contain Early Morning Brush Fire In South San JoseFirefighters have contained a vegetation fire Monday morning in South San Jose.
Valley Fire Victims Have Barely Begun Restoring Their Lives One Month LaterReturning to the scene of the devastating Valley Fire in Lake County finds people dealing with an extrremely daunting task of rebuilding their lives.
Low Humidity, Increased Winds Elevating Fire Risk For North BayA fire weather watch goes into effect starting late Monday night for the North Bay mountains, National Weather Service officials said.
Violent Inmates Have Been Fighting California Fires Since 1990s, Officials SayCalifornia corrections officials say that nearly 40 percent of the state's inmate firefighters have previous convictions for violent offenses.
Firefighter Injured In Brush Fire Near MartinezA five-acre brush fire injured a firefighter and prompted a major response near Martinez Sunday afternoon, according to the Contra Costa Fire District.
California May Allow Inmate Firefighters With Violent PastsCalifornia officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.
Red Flag Warning In Effect For High Fire Danger In North, East Bay HillsA red flag warning for high fire danger went into affect at 6 p.m. Saturday evening and lasts until 10 a.m. Sunday.

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