Fire season

Aaron and Angela Wiebe anxiously monitor progress on the Butts Fire from a Red Cross evacuation center in Middletown, Calif.

Butts Fire Forces Middletown Couple To Evacuate Their Dream Home

Aaron and Angela Wiebe were drawn to the Berryessa Heights subdivision now ravaged by the Butts fire because of Pope Valley’s natural beauty and solitude.

07/03/2014

A house burns at the Cocos fire on May 15, 2014 in San Marcos, California. Fire agencies throughout the state are scrambling to prepare for what is expected to be a dangerous year of wildfires in this third year of extreme drought in California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown: ‘We’re Getting Ready For The Worst’ California Fire Season

California governor Jerry Brown warned he was gearing up for what could be this drought-stricken state’s worst wildfire season ever.

05/18/2014

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cal Fire Hiring Seasonal Firefighters, Busy Season Expected

Cal Fire announced they’re hiring more seasonal firefighters in response to the state having already seen three times as many wild fires this year than normal.

04/14/2014

An aerial view of the Morgan Fire on Mount Diablo. (R. Drew)

Mount Diablo Wildfire Doubles In Size As Nearby Residents Flee

A wildfire burning in Mount Diablo State Park grew to six square miles Monday, more than doubling in size over the 24-hour period since it broke out, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke advisory for area residents.

09/09/2013

Fire truck at Station 84. (Contra Costa County Fire Protection District)

Pittsburg Wildfire Prompts Changes At CoCo Fire Protection District

A recent 500 acre grass fire in Pittsburg possibly sparked by illegal fireworks showed how critically understaffed the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has become, Chief Darryl Louder said Tuesday.

07/10/2013

A DC-10 fire tanker, capable of carrying up to 12,000 gallons of fire retardant, makes a drop along the lines of the Crown Fire northeast of Los Angeles on Friday, July 30, 2010. (CBS)

California Firefighting Aircraft Ready To Battle Wildfires Weeks Ahead Of Normal

The early arrival of dangerous fire conditions has prompted state emergency responders to spring into action earlier than usual.

05/03/2013

Crews battle a house fire in Martinez (CBS)

Contra Contra Fire Investigators Believe Martinez Blaze Set By Squatters

Contra Costa County fire officials are seeing a dangerous trend of squatters starting fires in foreclosed houses they have broken into.

06/12/2012

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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

(CBS)

Firefighters Take On Livermore Grass Fire

According to Cal Fire officials, firefighters took on a 200-acre grass fire east of Livermore on Tuesday…

CBS San Francisco–08/23/2011

(CBS)

Bay Area Firefighters Concerned As Wildfire Season Begins

There is a concern among Bay Area fire officials that the late season wet weather could cause problems this fire season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/13/2011

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