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A woman gave birth in the Plumas National Forest after getting lost. (CBS)

Stranded Woman Starts Forest Fire In Desperate Attempt To Get Help After Giving Birth In Woods

What started out as a shortcut turned into a four day ordeal for a woman who was nine months pregnant and eventually gave birth while lost in the Plumas National Forest.

06/29/2015

A grass fire burns in Livermore in the area of Tesla Road near Lake Del Valle, June 25, 2015. (CBS)

Firefighter Injured In Livermore Grass Fire

A grass fire east of Livermore has spread to 40 acres, burned a structure and injured a firefighter Thursday afternoon, according to Cal Fire.

06/25/2015

Fire burning vegetation (Getty Images)

Cal Fire Suspends Outdoor Burning In Three Bay Area Counties

Cal Fire has suspended all permits for outdoor residential burning starting Monday in areas of Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa counties that are not served by a city or county fire department, Cal Fire officials said Thursday

06/25/2015

Cal Fire planes spray slurry on a wildfire in the Altamont Pass, May 28th, 2015 (Photo by @brianjtarte, used with permission)

Hobby Drone Prevents Firefighting Aircraft From Flying Over California Wildfire

A hobbyist flying a drone prevented firefighting aircraft from fighting a wildfire in Southern California Wednesday, a Cal Fire officer tweeted.

06/24/2015

Flames scorched a hillside just outside Antioch in the area of Contra Loma Regional Park and Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, June 24, 2015. (CBS)

Hikers Brought To Safety As Growing Antioch Area Wildfire Burns

Two hikers were brought to safety as a growing wildfire in Contra Costa County burned out of control Wednesday.

06/24/2015

Cal Fire planes spray slurry on a wildfire in the Altamont Pass, May 28th, 2015 (Photo by @brianjtarte, used with permission)

Cal Fire Battles 200+ Acre Vegetation Fire In Altamont Pass Area

Cal Fire is battling a 242-acre vegetation fire in Alameda County Thursday afternoon, Cal Fire officials said.

05/28/2015

A bark beetle (National Park Service)

California Drought Causes Bark Beetle Infestation; 800,000 Acres Of Trees Destroyed In 2014

Californias historic drought is causing an infestation of bark beetles that’s destroying trees in the states forest lands.

05/05/2015

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Cal Fire Announces Broad Burn Permit Requirements For Rural Areas Across State

Starting May 1, Cal Fire will require residents in Bay Area and neighboring fire units to obtain a burn permit for any outdoor open burning in rural, unincorporated areas.

04/27/2015

CHP Helicopter

Rollover Crash In Monterey County Ravine Kills 1, Injures 4

A car crash on federal land in Monterey County took the life of at least one person and injured four others after a vehicle rolled roughly 600 feet down a ravine.

04/19/2015

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Cal Fire Crew Rescues Man Who Fell Down 200-Foot Cliff Near Santa Cruz

A man was hospitalized after falling some 200 feet from a cliff in a state park near Santa Cruz Saturday morning, according to a Cal Fire captain.

03/28/2015

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