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Wildfire

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

A Cal Fire firefighter looks on as the Rim Fire burns through a grove of trees on August 25, 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 7 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Conditions Intensify Wildfire Fears; Cal Fire Adds Staff Early

Cal Fire is staffing up its wildfire response crew earlier than normal the year after an uncommonly dry winter across most of the state.

03/31/2014

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Wildfire In Remote Hills Near Fairfax Is Fully Contained

Fire officials in Marin County say a wildfire burning in the remote hills west of Fairfax since last night is now fully contained.

01/18/2014

Chopper 5 over the scene of a brush fire on Kimball Island near Antioch on January 14, 2014. (CBS)

Brush Fire On Island North Of Antioch Prompts Evacuations

Fireboats and helicopters joined a battle to extinguish an out-of-control fire Tuesday that prompted the evacuation of Kimball Island.

01/14/2014

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Forest Service To Meet Thursday With Those Affected By Big Sur Fire

The U.S. Forest Service Wednesday announced plans to hold a meeting in the Big Sur area of Monterey County on Thursday for people affected by a forest fire that damaged 34 homes before it was contained last Friday.

12/25/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Fully Contained

Officials are optimistic that a wildfire in California’s Big Sur region that has destroyed 14 homes and several other buildings will soon be put out.

12/20/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Near Full Containment, At Least 20 Structures Destroyed

Officials are optimistic that a wildfire in California’s Big Sur region that has destroyed 14 homes and several other buildings will soon be put out.

12/19/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Full Containment Of Big Sur Fire Expected By Friday

A forest fire burning in Monterey County near Big Sur that has destroyed more than 20 homes and blackened nearly 770 acres should be fully contained by Friday night, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said Wednesday.

12/18/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Pfeiffer Fire Near Big Sur 20 Percent Contained

An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific.

12/17/2013

Smoke is visible from a wildfire in the Los Padres National Forest near Big Sur, December 16, 2013. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Destroys 15 Homes, Nearly 100 Evacuated

A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean.

12/16/2013

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