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Fire danger warnings left for residents in Contra Costa County. (CBS)

Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During Drought

Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.

05/04/2015

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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

A brush fire burns in Vallejo. (CBS)

Grass Fire Burns Near Homes In Vallejo; Highway Connector Closed

A large grass fire was burning near homes and highways in Vallejo Wednesday afternoon.

08/27/2014

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I-80 Off-Ramp In Berkeley Reopens Following Brush Fire

A section of Interstate Highway 80 closed Monday morning at the University Avenue off-ramp in Berkeley due to a nearby brush fire has reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol.

08/04/2014

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Goats Used To Drive Out Homeless From San Rafael Encampment Plagued By Grass Fires

San Rafael is using goats to help clean out a piece of land plagued by brush fires and homeless campers.

07/24/2014

Chopper 5 over the "Butts Fire" in Napa County on July 1, 2014. (CBS)

Some Homeowners Rolling Dice, Deciding Not To Evacuate Homes In Napa County Wildfire Area

While evacuation orders are in effect for hundreds of homes in the potential path of the Butts fire burning in the Pope Valley area of Napa County, but not all homeowners are leaving.

07/02/2014

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3-Alarm Brush Fire Mostly Contained After Threatening Antioch Homes

A resident suffered smoke inhalation at the scene of a three-alarm vegetation fire that threatened about 40 homes in Antioch Tuesday evening, a Contra Costa County fire marshal said.

06/17/2014

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Brush Fire Contained After Burning 15-Acres Near Pittsburg

Firefighters have contained a 15-acre brush fire burning in unincorporated Contra Costa County just south of Pittsburg Tuesday evening, a fire dispatcher said.

05/13/2014

Smoke billows from a brush fire near Concord in the area of Kirker Pass and Hess roads, July 1, 2013. (CBS)

Open Burning Ban Announced For Bay Area Counties

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced a ban on open burning in areas including parts of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, effective Thursday.

05/01/2014

A helicopter crew battles a fire near Palo Alto (CBS)

Brush Fire Burns In Preserve Near Palo Alto

Fire crews were battling a brush fire Wednesday afternoon in the Arastradero Preserve, according to the Palo Alto Fire Department.

08/08/2012

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