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A firefighter from Windsor, California, walks next to a wall of flames as he starts a back fire in tall dry grass while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency Over Wildfires, Says California Has Turned Into A ‘Tinderbox’

Gov. Jerry Brown is declaring a state of emergency throughout California as wildfires rage in the parched state.

07/31/2015

A firefighter from Windsor, California, walks next to a wall of flames as he starts a back fire in tall dry grass while battling the Rocky Fire on July 30, 2015 in Lower Lake. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rocky Fire In Lake County Grows To More Than 13,000 Acres

The Rocky Fire continued to grow Thursday, scorching more than 10,000 acres of rugged terrain in Lake County, about 100 miles northeast of San Francisco.

07/30/2015

Chopper 5 over a grass fire on Brannan Island on July 30, 2015. (CBS)

Fast-Moving Fire On Brannan Island Destroys Half A Dozen Homes

A fast-moving fire on Brannan Island in the Delta has damaged at least half a dozen homes Thursday.

07/30/2015

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Firefighter Injured Battling 4-Alarm Grass Fire In Moraga

A firefighter received a minor injury battling a four-alarm grass fire in Moraga Thursday afternoon, according to officials with the Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District.

07/30/2015

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National Guard Sending Helicopter Fleet To Aid Firefighters Battling 14 Northern California Wildfires

The California National Guard is sending in a fleet of helicopters to back up firefighters battling flames raging across the northern half of the state.

07/30/2015

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Crews Hold Ground Against Wragg Fire As Lake County Blaze Doubles In Size Overnight

Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California’s Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said.

07/30/2015

Firefighters on the scene of the Rocky Fire in Lake County on July 29, 2015. (CBS)

Rocky Fire In Lake County Explodes In Size To 8,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered

A brush fire that broke out in Lake County on Wednesday afternoon has scorched 8,000 acres overnight, prompting the evacuations of several hundred people.

07/29/2015

A firefighter climbs his truck as smoke from the Wragg fire billows in the background near Winters, California on July 23, 2015. The fire has grown to over 6,000 acres and is 15 percent contained. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Wragg Fire Contained After Jumping Line; Mandatory Evacuations Still In Place

The Wragg Fire in Wildhorse Canyon near Napa Valley has now charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steeped terrain that was baking in triple digit temperatures.

07/29/2015

Aerial view of brush fire near Highway 24 in Lafayette July 28, 2015. (CBS SF)

Grass Fire Briefly Threatens Home Near Highway 24 In Lafayette

An 8-acre brush fire briefly threatened a home in Lafayette early Wednesday morning, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire marshal.

07/29/2015

WINTERS, CA - JULY 23:  Cal Fire firefighters hike in to battle the Wragg Fire on July 23, 2015 in Winters, California. The fast moving Wragg Fire has burned more than 6,000 acres and threatens nearly 200 homes as it moves through dry brush near Lake Berryessa. Over 500 firefighters are fighting the blaze that is 15 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wragg Fire Reignites, Prompts New Mandatory Evacuations & Road Closures

There has been a flare-up of the Wragg Fire in Solano County that has prompted new mandatory evacuations and road closures Tuesday afternoon, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.

07/28/2015

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