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(CBS SF)

More Than 500,000 Gallons Of Retardant Used On King Fire In Sierra, Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

09/19/2014

(CBS SF)

Higher Humidity Creates Calmer Conditions For Crews Battling King Wildfire In El Dorado County

Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive wildfire in El Dorado County that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate.

09/19/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Man Facing Arson Charge Due In Court As Massive El Dorado King Wildfire Rages On

A man with a long criminal history is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that he set a huge wildfire still burning in El Dorado County.

09/19/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Suspected King Fire Arsonist Has Prior Convictions In Santa Cruz County

A man suspected of deliberately starting the massive King Fire burning east of Sacramento has prior felony convictions in Santa Cruz County, El Dorado County prosecutors said Thursday.

09/18/2014

Jacqueline Alexandra Rivera

Peninsula Woman Pleads No Contest To Setting Ex-Boyfriend’s Bed On Fire While He Was Sleeping

A 20-year-old woman pleaded no contest Monday to setting her ex-boyfriend’s bed on fire while he was sleeping in 2012.

09/09/2014

Charred cars in the carport after a suspicious 2-alarm fire in Mountain View.

Suspicious Carport Fire In Mountain View Destroys Several Cars

A two-alarm blaze injured one person and damaged 12 vehicles in a carport in Mountain View Saturday.

07/26/2014

Oakland Apartment Fire

Suspects Sought In Explosion, Fire At Oakland Apartment Building

Police are looking for two people in connection to a suspicious fire that caused an Oakland apartment building to fall off its foundation on Friday night.

06/28/2014

Police have released three photos of a man believed to be responsible for the fires. (San Francisco Police Department)

San Francisco Arson Suspect Arrested After Series Of Fires

San Francisco police arrested a suspect Wednesday night in a series of arsons that have occurred in the South of Market neighborhood this month, according to a spokesman.

06/25/2014

Police have released three photos of a man believed to be responsible for the fires. (San Francisco Police Department)

San Francisco Police Release Video Of Serial Arson Suspect

San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect and possibly others responsible for a series of arsons in the city’s South of Market neighborhood since earlier this month.

06/24/2014

(Holly Quan/CBS)

San Francisco Fire Officials Investigate Recent Dumpster Fires

San Francisco fire officials say there has been a rash of dumpsters set on fire by one or more arsonists over the last few weeks, most of which have occurred in the South of Market area.

06/19/2014

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