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The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Pfeiffer Fire Near Big Sur 20 Percent Contained

An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific.

12/17/2013

Flames from the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park block a road in the Stanislaus National Forest, August 21, 2013. (CNN)

Wildfire Near Yosemite Grows To 25 Square Miles

An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, large wildfires dotting the western U.S. on Wednesday.

08/21/2013

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Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against Timber Company That Sparked NorCal Wildfire

A Plumas County judge has dismissed a state lawsuit against California’s largest timber company for a 2007 wildfire that destroyed more than 100 square miles of forest in Northern California.

07/30/2013

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Crews Battle Wildfire Northeast Of Chico

Fire officials say thunderstorms predicted for parts of Northern California are expected to bring strong winds but little rain as crews continue to battle a wildfire burning northeast of Chico.

05/04/2013

The scene of a shooting and oil spill at a San Jose PG&E substation on April 16, 2013. (CBS)

Vandalism At San Jose PG&E Substation Called ‘Sabotage’

In apparent acts of “sabotage” in the South Bay early Tuesday, someone cut fiber optic cables, knocking out some 911 service, and then fired a rifle at a PG&E substation, Santa Clara County’s sheriff said.

04/16/2013

An aerial view of flames from one of two wildfires in Lake County, August 13, 2012. (CBS)

California Pushes To Recover Cost Of Wildfires

California officials are pushing hard — some say too hard — for money to recover the costs of fighting wildfires.

02/17/2013

Ponderosa Fire damage (CBS)

Governor Declares Emergency Over Ponderosa, Chips Fires

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties where wildfires have forced evacuations, closed roads and destroyed dozens of homes and other structures.

08/22/2012

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Wildfire In Shasta County Prompts Evacuations; Homes Damaged

A 1,200-acre wildfire near Redding in Shasta County is now 40 percent contained after destroying two outbuildings and damaging five homes, according to authorities.

07/06/2012

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Recent Showers Do Little To Lessen Fears As Fire Season Begins

In the North Bay, all CalFire stations now have extra staffing and rigs. Homeowners whose property abuts open space should create 100 ft. of defensible space around their property.

06/04/2012

Fire crews at the scene of one arson fire in Novato, January 8, 2012. (CBS)

$15,000 Reward Offered For Help Catching Novato Arsonist

Federal investigators are now involved in the hunt for information leading to the arrest of anyone involved with dozens of arson fires in Novato.

01/11/2012

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