A firefighting helicopter prepares to drop water on the Ponderosa Fire in Northern California on August 21, 2012. (CBS)

Northern California Wildfire Grows To 30 Square Miles; 50 Structures Burned

Fire officials say dozens of buildings, many of them likely homes, have been destroyed in a fire burning outside the Northern California community of Manton.


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San Jose Woman Dies From Burns, Husband Accused Of Murder

San Jose police have arrested a man suspected of fatally burning his wife Monday night.


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Pollution Down As Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Days End

The Winter Spare the Air season has ended, and there’s good news to report, as pollution levels from wood burning are down in the Bay Area.


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Steady Weather Pattern To Prompt More Bay Area Spare-The-Air Alerts

Two more winter Spare the Air alerts were issued over this past holiday weekend, and once again hundreds of complaints were made about people burning wood fires in their homes.


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Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Season Begins

Winter is approaching, which means it’s time for us all to think about air quality, as Winter Spare the Air season officially begins Tuesday.


From left Israel Hoagland (with child), J.T. Archuleta and Fred Holland (CBS)

Courageous Neighbors Pull Man From Burning Martinez Home

A Martinez man may owe his life to some alert neighbors who helped save him from his burning home.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/27/2011

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Hercules Woman Rescued From House Fire

A Hercules woman was airlifted to a hospital after firefighters rescued her from a blaze in her home early Saturday morning, a fire dispatcher said.


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San Jose Pair Escape Burning Home

A man and a woman who were inside a burning house in San Jose Saturday morning jumped out a bedroom window and are safe, a fire captain said.

CBS San Francisco–01/29/2011

Bay Area Residents Reminded To Spare The Winter Air

Monday marked the start of the winter Spare the Air season. Residents were warned not to burn wood on nights when the air quality was deemed unhealthy.


Fla. Minister Cancels Quran Burning

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ The leader of a tiny church on Thursday backed off his threat to burn the Quran, saying he gave up the plan in exchange for a deal to move a planned […]





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