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Firefighters battle the Ponderosa Fire near Manton, Tehama County, August 23, 2012. (CBS)

NorCal Residents Relax As Wildfire Threat Abates

Residents of a tiny mountain town breathed easier Friday after air tankers and helicopters blunted the run of a massive wildfire in Northern California just outside Lassen Volcanic National Park.

08/24/2012

Firefighters battle the Ponderosa Fire near Manton, Tehama County, August 23, 2012. (CBS)

More Than 80 Structures Destroyed In NorCal Ponderosa Fire

The Ponderosa Fire was 57 percent contained, with full containment expected early next week. But the blaze threatened 900 other homes Thursday as it burned a new front to the south.

08/23/2012

A firefighting helicopter prepares to drop water on the Ponderosa Fire in Northern California on August 21, 2012. (CBS)

Northern California Wildfire Grows To 30 Square Miles; 50 Structures Burned

Fire officials say dozens of buildings, many of them likely homes, have been destroyed in a fire burning outside the Northern California community of Manton.

08/21/2012

Emergency vehicles in front of flames from the Ponderosa Fire in Tehama County. (Redding Record-Searchlight/Redding.com)

Huge Northern California Wildfire Threatens Thousands Of Homes

A huge wildfire sparked by lightning in Northern California burned to the edge of three small towns Monday, scorching nearly 20,000 acres, and threatening thousands of homes as fearful residents sought safety miles away at an emergency shelter.

08/20/2012

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Shasta County Wildfire Forces Thousands To Evacuate Homes

A state fire spokesman said that 3,500 homes, spread out across a rural area along the border of Tehama and Shasta counties, are threatened.

08/19/2012

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