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Fire season

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

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

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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

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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

Firehouses Fully Staffed for Fourth

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS) Most Bay Area firehouses are fully staffed in anticipation of a busy Fourth of July holiday weekend.

07/03/2010