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(Matt Bigler/CBS)

Police Say OnStar Mistakes Delayed Rescue Of Woman Trapped In San Jose Ravine For 19 Hours

The family of a woman rescued 19 hours after she drove into a ravine in the East San Jose foothills afternoon thanked rescuers for finding her. Meanwhile, questions are being raised about the OnStar system in the woman’s car after it led crews to the wrong locations.

10/14/2014

(Matt Bigler/CBS)

Officer Uses iPad To Find Woman Trapped Inside Car Overnight In San Jose Ravine

A rescue is underway Tuesday morning along Mount Hamliton Road in San Jose for a woman who became trapped inside a car that drove over an embankment and into a ravine Monday afternoon, authorities said.

10/14/2014

Smoke billows from the Dog Rock fire. (Yosemite National Park.)

Cal Fire Makes Gains On Northern California Wildfires

Firefighters gained the upper hand Friday night on a wildfire along Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that threatened 1,000 homes.

10/11/2014

The remains of a home burned to the ground in the Dog Rock Fire in Placer County. (CBS)

Yosemite Officials Say Sparks From Vehicle Started Wildfire That Killed Pilot; 5 Homes Destroyed

Yosemite park officials say sparks from a vehicle caused the wildfire that led to a former U.S. Navy pilot’s death.

10/09/2014

An air tanker crashed while fighting a fire in Yosemite. (Source: KCRA)

State Air Tankers Grounded After Deadly Yosemite Fire Crash

Air tankers were grounded Wednesday in California after one of the aircraft crashed into a steep canyon wall while fighting a blaze in Yosemite National Park, killing the pilot, officials said.

10/08/2014

WEED, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: A firefighter cools off hot spots in the remains of a destroyed home on September 16, 2014 in Weed, California. Fueled by high winds, a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town of Weed yesterday afternoon, burning 100 structures that included the high school and a lumber mill. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Exhausts Initial Firefighting Budget Before Entering Wildfire Season

California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year.

09/30/2014

(CBS)

Bay Area Fire Crews Sent To Battle King Fire Near Lake Tahoe

As part of statewide mutual aid, the Santa Clara County Fire Department has sent a strike team, to El Dorado County’s King Fire, one of the largest wildfires burning in California.

09/17/2014

(CHP Placerville)

Crews Battle King Fire’s Explosive Growth Threatening 500 Homes

Just days after a wildfire tore through the small Northern California town of Weed and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.

09/17/2014

One of the homes destroyed during a wildfire in the town of Weed in Siskiyou County on September 15, 2014. (CBS)

Northern California Lumber Town Of Weed Takes Stock After Devastating Wildfire

Officials said the fast-moving fire caught residents in the small town of Weed near the Oregon border off guard and damaged or destroyed 100 homes and a church in this tiny town.

09/16/2014

Bridge Fire

Yosemite Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Of Campers

A 400-acre wildfire in Yosemite National Park has prompted the evacuation of about 100 campers, officials said.

09/07/2014

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