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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

Redding wildfire, fire

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

(CBS)

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

A wildfire burns in the Altamont Pass area west of Tracy on July 14, 2011. (CBS)

Wildfire Burns Hundreds Of Acres In Altamont Pass Area

Firefighters have contained a large grass fire that burned close to Interstate 580 in the Altamont Pass area near Tracy on Thursday afternoon.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/14/2011

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