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King Wildfire In El Dorado County 94% Contained; Forest Areas Reopen

The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of the massive King Wildfire.

10/01/2014

A young woman is sitting at the beach of Lake Constance on April 17, 2007, near Lindau, Germany. The un-seasonably warm weather has heralded the start to what weather forecasters predict will be a record breaking summer. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Warmer-Than-Average Bay Area Weather, Higher Fire Danger In Store For Early October

The Bay Area is warming up just in time for October.

09/30/2014

Cellphone camera image of a burning 1999 Lincoln Town Car limousine on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, May 4, 2013. (CBS)

Limo Companies Face New Regulations Under Bill Signed By Gov. Brown Following Deadly San Mateo Bridge Fire

A new law signed by California Governor Jerry Brown lays out new safety requirements for limo companies.

09/30/2014

Flames and smoke from a fire in the Oakland Hills as seen from Chopper 5, July 17, 2014. CBS)

Residents In East Bay Hills Dread Fire Danger Amid Rising Temperatures, Dry Winds

The Bay Area is about to be rolled over by an October heat wave and blown dry by the infamous Diablo winds creating the conditions for extreme fire danger. That has many in the East Bay hills nervous as some residents say they have been waiting for federal money for years to remove combustible eucalyptus trees in the area.

09/30/2014

WEED, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: A firefighter cools off hot spots in the remains of a destroyed home on September 16, 2014 in Weed, California. Fueled by high winds, a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town of Weed yesterday afternoon, burning 100 structures that included the high school and a lumber mill. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Exhausts Initial Firefighting Budget Before Entering Wildfire Season

California has exhausted its initial firefighting budget just three months into its fiscal year.

09/30/2014

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2 Men Arrested For Allegedly Starting 8 Fires In Alameda Identified

Two people arrested for allegedly setting a series of fires throughout Alameda early Sunday morning have been identified as 27-year-old Stephen Petersen and 22-year-old Andrew Gutierrez.

09/29/2014

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1 Hurt In Richmond Apartment Fire; Residents Displaced

One person was injured and more than a dozen were displaced in a fire at an apartment in Richmond on Saturday night.

09/28/2014

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2 Arrested For Arson After Alameda Firefighters Battle 8 Overnight Blazes

Two people suspected of setting a series of fires throughout Alameda overnight have been arrested, public safety officials said Sunday morning.

09/28/2014

Fire damaged homes at Habitat for Humanity construction site in San Francisco.

Home Destroyed In Arson Fire At SF Habitat For Humanity Construction Site

A three-alarm fire at a Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco construction site destroyed a home and damaged two others in San Francisco’s Oceanview neighborhood late Friday night.

09/27/2014

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1-Alarm House Fire Extinguished In Oakland Fruitvale Neighborhood

Firefighters brought a one-alarm house fire in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood under control Saturday morning.

09/27/2014

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